Monday, 7 April 2014

Geek Chic Swatches and Solid Perfume Review

The final few shadows (and a solid perfume review) from my massive Geek Chic Cosmetics haul! This isn't a single collection but a few random shades from Summoners (Final Fantasy inspired), Timey Wimey (Doctor Who inspired) and Witchcraft and Wizardry (Harry Potter inspired).

Swatches are all done over Pixie Epoxy and photographed in natural light, descriptions are from the Geek Chic site.

Geek Chic Megaflare Swatch
Geek Chic Megaflare Swatch

Bahamut is the undisputed king of Final Fantasy dragons and clearly someone you want on your side. His notable accomplishments include destroying Queen Brahne's armada (IX), and more recently ENDING THE WORLD (XIV).
Mega Flare is a pale shimmering silver with a soft blue sheen and aqua shimmer.

Geek Chic Don't Blink Swatch
Geek Chic Don't Blink Swatch

Don't blink. Don't even blink. Blink and you're dead. They are fast, faster than you can believe. Don't turn your back, don't look away, and don't blink.

Don't Blink is quantum-locked; under the gaze of any living creature it ceases to exist and becomes this gorgeous, sparkling silver tinsel. Incredibly sparkly and festive, brimming over with silver, holographic and iridescent glitter in a silver base.
(I see gold undertones in this, as well as the silver)

Geek Chic Mischief Managed Swatch
Geek Chic Mischief Managed Swatch

"I solemnly swear that I am up to no good." 
Need a map that shows you every room and every secret passage ever plus the location of every person inside Hogwarts? Well, the Mauraders have a map for that. Thank Remus. The Weasley twins considered it essential for pranking before they memorized it, and Harry got quite a bit of mileage out of it himself.
Mischief Managed is a parchment tan with shifting hues of reddish purple and golden shimmer. This color is perfect for an all-over lid wash of soft color, or to blend out a neutral look.

Geek Chic Golden Trio Swatch
Geek Chic Golden Trio Swatch

"Why is it, that whenever anything happens, it's always you three?" 
Wherever situations of mortal peril can be found; Harry, Ron, and Hermione are close by. From dungeon trolls to the dark lord himself, they're probably involved somehow. Saving the wizarding world from evil and all that.

Golden Trio is a cool toned red with raspberry undertones and a hefty pinch snitch golden shimmer.
(mislabelled this, my apologies) 

And if you'd like to see these shadows in action here's a quick look I did using Mischief Managed and Don't Blink:

And finally one of their solid scents, this is from the Les Femmes Tragiques collection, inspired by various tragic women from mythologies around the world.
Sure, curiosity killed the proverbial cat... but long before that was coined, curiosity unleashed evil and destruction on humanity. Pandora, the first human woman in Greek mythology, just wanted to know what the jar (pithos, in Greek) contained. It was hardly fair... Zeus gave it to her under strict orders never to open it. What did he think was going to happen? Why give it to her at all? Oh, of course. Sigh, Zeus.

Pithos of Curiosity is a rich and mysterious blend of smoky, yet sweet aged vanilla beans and ooey-gooey toasted marshmallow, swimming in a pool of decadent and herbal absinthe.

Top notes: Rich, Herby Absinthe
Middle notes: Smokey Vanilla Bean
Base notes: Roasty-Toasty Marshmallow

I adore this scent, it's feminine but not overly girly, and I'm a huge fan of vanilla scents. It doesn't last all day on me, but I do still catch its scent for several hours after application. And the solid wax is easy to apply, it slides on and turns into an oil almost straight on contact but I've not seen it melting even in the warmth of my room. It should also be easy to transport as there is no need to worry about broken glass bottles or spillages, I haven't taken it anywhere yet though!

All these products can be purchased from the Geek Chic Cosmetics website.

Full Size $5.99
Sample $1.25
Solid Scents $3.49

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