Wednesday, April 11, 2012

8 Bit Cosmetics

I've finally launched my own cosmetics line. Right now i have 14 different eye shadows for sale on etsy in full and sample sizes with another 7 on the way. This is something i have been working one for the past few months and i couldn't be more excited to finally get it out there. As much as i hate to toot my own horn i cant tell you how amazing it feels to rock the eye shadows i created. Nothing beats getting a compliment and being able to respond with "oh these eye shadows? I made them." All of my shadows are incredibly pigmented and apply super easily.
 I've kept it simple with the first three collections. They are all based off the colors of the rainbow.
The Core
The colors in this collection are meant to be true to the rainbow. Like i said before these babies are pigmented but they blend so easily you can mix and match colors for really fun looks. The entire collection is on sale here for a discounted price. I'll put links to the full and sample sizes after the color descriptions.
  • Rage- true matte red, not vegan (bottom right) full sample
  • Avarice- shimmery orange (middle right) full sample
  • Fear- bright shimmery yellow (top right) full sample
  • Will- soft green (center) full sample
  • Hope- sky blue (bottom left) full sample
  • Indigo- blurple...sorry that is the best way i can think to describe this color (middle left) full sample
  • Violet- bright violet with a bit of a yellow undertone (top left) full sample
 The Core Swatches
Top Row left to right: Will, Hope, Indigo, Violet
Bottom Row left to right: Rage, Avarice, Fear
  This was meant to be over UDPP but mine went missing on swatch day (i was so sad). So instead i swatched this batch over Rimmel London Match Perfection Concealer after setting it with Hard Candy Welcome Matte.
 This set is swatched over NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk. This is how i prefer to wear my shadows.
 This set is swatched over NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Black Bean.

Darkest Night
While this collection is also inspired by the colors of the rainbow the colors in the collection are meant to be darker than the bright colors from The Core. Like the colors from The Core these colors are highly pigmented but easy to wear. The whole collection can be found here.
Darkest Night Swatches
Top Row left to right: Will, Hope, Compassion, Love
Bottom Row left to right: Rage, Avarice, Fear
 Swatched over Rimmel London Match Perfection Concealer and Hard Candy Welcome Matte.
 Swatched over NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk.
Swatched over NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Black Bean.

Brightest Day
Sorry there isn't a super awesome picture of this collection yet. At first glance there is nothing special about any of the shadows in this collection...Seriously at first glance it is just a bunch of white eye shadows. And while, yes that is technically what this collection is it is also so much more. This collection is also based off the rainbow in that each eye shadow while being white has a shimmer to it that corresponds to the different colors. My favorite part about these shadows is that not only do they make the perfect highlight but also they look completely different when applied over a dark base.
  • Rage- white with red shimmer
  • Avarice- white with orange shimmer
  • Fear- white with gold shimmer
  • Will- white with green shimmer (i'm starting to feel a little redundant)
  • Hope- white with blue shimmer
  • Compassion- white with turquoise shimmer 
  • Love- white with violet shimmer
Brightest Day Swatches
 Swatched over Rimmel London Match Perfection and Hardy Candy Welcome Matte.
Swatched over NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Black Bean.
As you probably noticed by the lack of links this collection is not up for sale yet though i plan on fixing that in the near future. If you want you can follow my facebook page for updates on when that will be out.

On the Eye Looks

This look is made up entirely of my eye shadows. 
Lid: TC Fear, TC Will, TC Hope
Crease & Lower Lash Line: TC Violet
Inner Corner and Brow Bone Highlight: BD Fear

Inner Half of Lid: TC Hope 
Outer Half of Lid & Crease: DN Love
Lower Lash Line: DN Will

Well that is all for the epically long post about 8 Bit Cosmetics. Make sure to check out my etsy or facebook page for more on 8 bit Cosmetics.