So wayyyyy back in August I placed an order with Hello Waffle, and I got the Blogger pack, which has a lovely little discount.
However, I never reviewed it because I immediately realized that I had picked like 5989 purples and my compulsion to have complete sets kicked in.* I knew I was going to have to place an order to get a more varied sampling of Hello Waffle’s shades.
Well, guilt alleviated, I just ordered a ton of eye shadow samples and her Cattsic Literature collection, and it’s been shipped so AIYEEEE. Now that I know I can properly review her shade selection, I’m going to go ahead and share the first part of my haul.
*All of this is a ruse just to buy more Hello Waffle because she is the bomb.com.
Hello Waffle is based out of Canada, so if you live in the US like me, you are going to have to pay a bit more for shipping. However, I think it’s completely worth it because Hello Waffle’s all about cats and fairytales, and it translates suprisingly well into makeup.
For the blogger pack, I got to pick out two full size shadows, a full size blush, ten eye shadow samples and one blush sample. If you’re not a blogger, Christine, the owner, offers mix and match sample packs so you too can create your own ideal set.
So the pretties.
These were my choices from the Musicians’ Collection.
Pachelbel-Sparkly white-gold, wedding-like
Debussy-Soft pastel green with subtle golden highlights
Mendelssohn-Light pink with golden sheen
Chopin-Romantic soft gray-purple duochrome
So, some strong words: Mendelssohn is my favorite Hello Waffle shade (so far.) But it’s also one of my favorite indie eye shadows in general. Really, I love it that much. It’s a beautiful, versatile color that I can (and have!) use in almost any look, from work to a wedding.
As for the rest, these are so pretty and shimmery, the pigmentation is just beautiful on them. I’ve also had good luck using Hello Waffle over regular primer and glitter primer, so I appreciate that they are pretty easy to use, as well.
Locked Doors-Dirty brown with gold shimmer
Animate Chess Piece-Pale dusty pink sheen with a touch of violet
Sloth- Light olive brown with green sparks
Pride-Warm dark lilac with light purple sparks
Locked Doors is definitely a favorite here, it’s that perfect warm brown that really makes my eyes pop.
This is when I apparently hit the wall and just was like, “GIVE ME ALL DA PURPLES.” I do love me some purple, friends.
Silk-Sparkly metallic purple
Fey-Shimmering golden apricot with rosy undertones
Ethereal Voice-Warm purple with noticeable golden shimmer
Snow Queen-Rich purple shimmer
It’s good to note that although I ordered so many purples, they are all different in some way. For example Ethereal Voice is a bit more mauvey than Silk.
Hello Waffle does make a lovely purple shade.
Finally, my blushes!
I got a full size in Moon Princess (light pink purple) and a sample of Rose Colored Glasses (yellow toned rose). Hello Waffle makes gorgeous blushes, the colors are pigmented but can easily be blended out. They last a long time on me and are very pretty.
All in all, I’m definitely going to be adding Hello Waffle to my indie line-up. Full size eye shadows cost $6 and full size blushes are $9, but you can also get sample bags ($1.25)and halfling sizes($2-4) to check out what you like first.
Hello Waffle is a great place to start if you are new to indies or if you’re an old pro. The colors are beautiful and easy to use, and who doesn’t love cats and fairy tales?
And now I am SO PUMPED about Cattsic Literature, which should be on its way to my home soon! To be continued….
Questions of the Day:
-Have you ever tried Hello Waffle?
-Did I buy too many purples?
-What is your eye shadow color obsession?
3 thoughts on “Hello Waffle Cosmetics: Part 1”
Hello my enabler! Where do you find all of your cool stuff?! I’m so excited to see shades named for composers hahaha. Purple has always been my obsession as well. I’ll have to add these to my “want” list.
I stumbled on a blogger talking about Glamour Doll Eyes, and then I started looking into more indies, and finding more bloggers who write about them, and it just kinda snowballed!
Right now I am also sorta lurking/stalking a reddit subforum, (I don’t know how reddit works, so I’m a little shy about posting until I understand the rules/etiquette). http://www.reddit.com/r/Indiemakeupandmore/
Beware though, if you go there you will find soooooo many pretty things and soooooo much enabling. You basically just throw your wallet away. But it’s fun!
Oh, and I was also on a quest to find cruelty-free makeup when I discovered indies. Every indie company I’ve encountered is cruelty free, and many are vegan. Just another reason to buy….