My next review is of Hello Waffle‘s 1000 Likes collection. This is a little collection with only seven colors, which Christine created to celebrate getting 1000 Likes on Facebook. The collection feels appropriately celebratory to me, cuz it’s pretty much a rainbow with gold sparkles.
Swatch time! As always, Urban Decay Primer Potion on the top/left and Pixie Epoxy on the bottom/right. The top picture is in indoor natural light and the bottom one is in direct sunlight.
23: “Rose gold shimmer, more on the rosy side. [Christine’s] favourite from this collection!” This color is great. A nice rosy pink with a yellow gold sheen, which combine to make it look almost peachy. Over primer it’s more sparkly, and on a sticky base the sparkles form more of a sheen. It’s beautiful either way.
One of Us!: “Dark mauve/plum with golden shimmer.” This is a really pretty plum, a little bit on the reddish side. The shimmery seems gold in some lights, but more coppery in others. It needs a sticky base for all of the shimmer to really shine. (I used this over pixie epoxy in a smoky eye with 23 to blend out the edges a little bit ago. It was stunning.)
Enabling: “Copper with gold shimmer.” This is a coppery orange with a strong metallic gold sheen. It has great pigmentation with or without pixie epoxy.
1000 Likes: “Dark gold shimmer.” Yep. It’s a dark gold. A little bit orangey. Very metallic. The warm orange tones make my blue eyes absolutely pop.
Empty Wallets: “Dark rich green with gold shimmer.” I see this as an olive green with a strong gold sheen to it. None of my pictures came out as green as it seems to me in person and I’m not sure why. It’s a little sheer without a sticky base.
IMAM: “Dark navy with gold sparkles.” IMAM is named after /r/indiemakeupandmore, the subreddit that brought me into the online indie community. It’s a dark navy blue with golden sparkles. Over pixie epoxy a strong metallic blue sheen comes out, which is gorgeous. Over primer it’s sheerer and less sparkly. It pairs beautifully with Heavy Breathing Cat.
Heavy Breathing Cat: “Golden silver shimmer.” This color is interesting in that it’s both silver and gold. It’s a steely silver base with golden shimmer mixed in. It performs well even without pixie epoxy.
Overall Thoughts: This is such a fun little collection! It’s colorful, but not too bright, and the golden sparkles running through the colors helps to tie everything together. The darker colors are a bit sheerer over primer but super shiny and opaque over pixie epoxy, and the lighter colors all work equally well over both bases.
I had so much fun making shimmery colorful looks with these! The looks’ll be up soon, like usual.
Check the looks out here.