Monday, March 26, 2012

Review: Venomous Cosmetics - I've been bitten!

Venomous Cosmetics was created by Tracy Porter, who combined her love of makeup with venomous animals. As a result, she strives to make colours that are as vibrant as their names suggest.

I first became interested in Venomous Cosmetics when I heard that they sell pressed eyeshadow samples. Who does that? At $2.00 USD a piece, they are very reasonably priced and are the same size as Yaby eyeshadows.

I picked up four eyeshadows: Fer-De-Lance (deep red-toned brown)

Chupacabra (medium plum purple with blue shift)

Gaboon Viper (cool toned smokey brown)

Caribbean Cruise (dirty teal with golden hints). Because the turn-around time was so long, Tracy actually upgraded my Caribbean Cruise eyeshadow to a full size one, and included some extras!

The extras she included were: Nightmare (periwinkle), Black Mamba (shimmery charcoal), Surfing the Gold Coast (bright medium blue with gold sparkle) and Purple People Eater (black with purple shift) loose samples, along with a pen. Yay!

Swatch time, left to right: Fer-de-Lance, Chupacabra, Gaboon Viper and Caribbean Cruise.

Left to right: Nightmare, Black Mamba

Left to right: Surfing the Gold Coast, Purple People Eater

I am really pleased with how pigmented all these shadows are. Both the loose and pressed varieties come out very true to colour, with a beautiful vibrant finish. The quality of these is definitely up there with Yaby and MAC in my opinion.
My favourite is probably Gaboon Viper, and I actually wore this to the Roger Waters - The Wall concert last month. Looked beautiful!
If you like the look of these, don't forget to check out their site and facebook page. I'm already planning my next purchase..

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