Indie: Kimberly Noel Cosmetics. Attraction, Bubblegum and Tidal Wave

An Indie cosmetics company from the Midwest, you say? I became acquainted with this line while digging around on Reddit’s r/indiemakeupandmore subreddit. I received some samples from Kimberly herself to review. Here’s the look I put together with the colors she sent.

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First up is the pressed eyeshadow in Attraction. It’s a very pretty lilac purple that is sure to please lovers of frosty shades. It’s a very wearable daily color and I found the pigmentation, blend ability and wear to be right on par with any major brand. I do recommend using a primer (but I do that with all my shadows) to get the best color payoff and longest wear.

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On my lid and inner corner I used a loose pink eyeshadow in bubblegum. This was an interesting color! You cannot tell from my picture, but it has a nice darker pink shimmer to it which isn’t noticeable when applied dry, but using a mixing medium like Ben Nye Liquiset or a primer will bring it on. I didn’t get much color payoff applying dry as it was quite powdery. But once a primer was used it was much easier to work with.

I’m not a huge fan of loose shadows in general for those reasons, but all in all  Bubblegum is a unique enough color that it will fit in nicely with my collection.

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I’ve been getting into using gel liners, and was eager to try out Tidal Wave. The shade is a blackened blue. On application it was a bit sheer, and I was unsure if it would work for me. I then used an angle brush to tap more on and build it up around my eye, this seems to be the best method and I liked the color payoff.

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If you are looking to try out an indie company, check out Kimberly Noel Cosmetics at http://www.kimberlynoelcosmetics.com/

Disclosure: I received the above products for free for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

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Review: Mary Kay Cream Eye Color Violet Storm

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The packaging is what you would expect out of a creme eye shadow pot. Very similar to the Maybelline Color Tattoo eye shadows. Glass pot with a screw top.

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The formula is build-able and has a grey/purple sheen to it.

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The above photo is with a flash. I was able to wear this all day. I applied the color using Mary Kay’s cream eye shadow/concealer brush which I love, by the way! I’m going to start using it with my Color Tattoo shades since it makes application a breeze. You are able to blend this easily when its still wet. Once it’s set though, you are good for the day.

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For my final look I blended the Violet Storm color in with a medium matte brown eye-shadow. This purple is a great shade for every day. You could pair it with black or charcoal eye at night for a dramatic smokey eye. If you are on the fence about trying Mary Kay Cream Eye color – don’t hesitate. I never thought Mary Kay had products that I could see myself using. This proved me wrong. Good job Mary Kay!

Disclosure: I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.