How was your Labor Day? Are you recovering today? Don’t worry, I’ve got just the thing for you: beautiful eye shadows. (And if that doesn’t cut it, drink lots of water and eat a banana. Cures anything.)
I can’t believe I’ve been sitting on my review of Glamour Doll Eyes’ Deadly Hollywood Collection, because it’s become one of my favorite things lately. Like sometimes you can catch me petting the eye shadows and whispering to them lovingly. (That’s normal, right?)
Anyway, this was my first purchase from Glamour Doll Eyes, and it always be special in my heart. But so will the other 146 purchases I plan to make from them.
What did I get? Read on!
So lately I’ve been trying to purchase more products from indie companies. While the siren call of drugstore products still exists for me, I’ve been trying to move towards more cruelty-free makeup products. Indie cosmetics are usually not tested on animals, and I really like the idea that I’m helping to support some very nice female entrepreneurs.
Anyways, Glamour Doll Eyes is one of the more established indie cosmetics companies and they have an amazing turn around time, which is why I decided to make my first indie order with them. (I’m super impatient and stalk the post office workers, so I wanted to avoid this.)
I was also very drawn to the Deadly Hollywood Collection because of its neutrals shades, though each one seemed to have a pretty interesting twist. I ordered sample size jars of the whole collection, as well as a full size of Heedless Heart. (It just looked too pretty not to love. Spoiler Alert: I love it.)
My total cost with shipping was about $22. My order shipped on August 18th, (the day I bought it), and arrived at my house on August 21st. That’s basically like Amazon Prime levels of shipping, which is pretty awesome.
When it showed up, I found I had also received two free sample shades (Electric Chair and Irrational), and a free full size Golden Halo eye shadow as a gift with purchase. Golden Halo, Electric Chair and I area already fast friends given how gorgeous these neutrals are. Irrational is a beautiful shimmery forest green and I’m going to get out of comfort zone and come up with a look to use it in. For about the price of a large pizza, I thought getting all of this was a pretty good deal.
As for the shades in the Deadly Hollywood Collection?
Socialite is the first half of the collection, it includes Espionage, Celebrity Sighting, and Pollution. I love that each of these shadows has a nice neutral base, but the shimmer and sheen has a interesting colorful twists. It’s hard to pick a favorite here, but I might be leaning towards Pollution, because of it’s beige, golden tones.
I was fully prepared to like the Socialite half of the collection more, because it seemed like the shadows I would best be able to incorporate into a daily look. However, the colors in the Outcast half of the collection are just too beautiful not to love. I threw it my cart on a whim, and I’m so glad I did.
The Outcast collection features Corruption, Dirty Mistress, and Overdose. These are dark colors but they pigmentation is lovely, and the shimmer really makes them standout. Corruption is my absolute favorite of the whole bunch. The brown color is beautiful and the shimmer really makes is special.
If you’re considering buying some Glamour Doll Eyes, I would advise you to invest in some e.l.f. Glitter Primer. (And by invest, I mean it’s $2.) Also, don’t be afraid of the bright colors, they have a lot of lovely neutrals, as I hope this post illustrated. There’s really something for everyone.
Overall, between the pricing, fast shipping, little extras, and gorgeous shades, Glamour Doll Eyes has a new customer for life. I’m considering picking up their Halo Collection. And their Bloggers collection. And, oh hell, everything?
Questions of the Day:
-How was your Labor Day?
-Have you ever ordered from an indie cosmetics company? Share!
-Do you ever wear an eye shadow with an edgy name to work and feel like you’re getting away with something? (My coworkers really complimented me on Overdose, for example.)