My package from Impulse Cosmetics arrived today! Impulse Cosmetics is an Etsy store that sells lots of eyeshadows, glitters and amazing lipsticks. If you want to check out the store you can go here.
This arrived extremely fast. Normally in Canada I have to wait about 2 weeks to get anything being sent from the US. I purchased this on October 26th and it arrived today, November 4, so just over a week. We also don't get mail delivered on the weekend, so it could have been here sooner if I had ordered it on a different day. Anyone living in the US will probably see their package in under a week. This is what it looked like when I got it:
As you can see, it wasn't packed up very well. It is just in a plastic envelope, not even a bubble mailer. I was a little disappointed with that, but once I opened it everything was fine. Nothing I ordered was particularly breakable. The items were put into a little baggie to keep it all together and the baggie was wrapped in a piece of pink tissue. This is everything once I got it unwrapped:
The actual packaging isn't amazing. The jars are alright, but everything has stickers printed on regular paper and just glued onto everything. It is a small indie company though, so it doesn't really bother me at all. The lipsticks do come in a chapstick tube as opposed to a lipstick tube, but the application isn't as difficult as I thought it would be.
What I ordered from Impulse Cosmetics was their Glam Glue eye base, and eyeshadow in Oil Slick and two lipsticks. The lipsticks are in Smoking Gun, a navy blue, and Psychedelic, a bright purple. The eye base feels very nice on the skin. It gives a lovely smooth base under eyeshadows to make them stick. I can't comment on whether or not it would crease, since I haven't had a chance to try it out for a full day yet. I will keep you posted on that. All the other products are amazingly pigmented!!! Here is a swatch of the 2 lipsticks on the left and oil slick over to of the glam glue on the right.
This picture is a little fuzzy but it very accurately shows the colours. What it does not show is the insanely pretty rainbow glitter in Oil Slick!!! Seriously, I have a lot of different glittery black eyeshadows but this is the prettiest! The eyeshadow cost $4.27 for a 1/2 teaspoon of product. It comes in a 5 gram jar with a sifter. The Glam Glue was $5.89.
The lipsticks cost $7.48 for about 4 grams of product. The lipsticks took about 2 swipes to get that pigmented on my hand, but when I put them on my lips they were opaque in only 1. These lipsticks are amazing!!!! I cannot get over the colours and how good I look in them! Smoking Gun is definitely my favourite. It is a little bit dryer to apply than Psychedelic, but with a chapstick underneath it is just fine. It is also more pigmented. Here is what it looks like on my with no other product on my lips:
This colour is sooooooo pretty! I absolutely love it! It does stain a little bit, but as long as you are careful, its ok. You could also clean up your edges with concealer after to deal with that problem. The other colour is Psychedelic and this is what it looks like on the lips:
This is a really nice medium purple. I think I tried these on in the wrong order. I did the dark blue first and it stained my lips a bit, so getting this on was a bit of a mess afterwards. I have a feeling it will be slightly lighter if I start with completely clean lips next time. My lips also look a bit patchy in this picture but they were very dry and weird after trying to scrub the blue off. I will be doing a lot of looks with these in the future, so we will see how it looks then. The formula on this one is much creamier than the blue. This one feels almost exactly like I am wearing a lip balm. This shade does take a second little swipe to make it completely opaque, but that's ok.
Overall I am very impressed with this company. The lipsticks are amazing and everything else seems really good too. Shipping was also really fast. The only con so far is the packaging, which could be better. I am willing to completely overlook that for the super products inside though! I will definitely be ordering more products from them soon and doing many looks with these ones in the future.
I recommend you check this company out if you haven't already. The products are really great, especially for the price. Let me know if you do!