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Quick Archetype Cosmetics Update Friday, March 6, 2009

Posted by kittylamour in Cometics, Reviews.

I’ve had a few messages from people asking me how I’ve gotten on with Archetype cosmetics. Some time back there was a big blow up about how it was taking months to ship orders, orders didn’t arrive etc etc.
After this, Holly took on a lady named Kelli to help fill orders and keep up with emails and things got better – on 1st January they were supposedly down to a two and a half week backlog, and turnaround time was due to be down to 1 week.
However – there have been no more updates since then.

My advice? Trust your own instinct. If you want to place an order, email them first to ask about turnaround time so you have a definite answer from them, and be prepared to keep in contact if need be.

Personally, I love the colours I have from them – the texture is nice, they are well pigmented and the sparklies are dense and vibrant (nothing worse than getting a sparkly colour that doesn’t sparkle!). The price is also so low that I am willing to wait for them to turn up. However, that’s my personal opinion – it you don’t want to wait, you may be better off not ordering.

Ciao for now kitty-cats x


Swatches and Reviews – LA Colors 5 Color Metallic Eyeshadow Palettes Friday, June 13, 2008

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Available from: Cherryculture.com, Ebay, various drugstores in US and Canada

I first saw these palettes on Nessasary Makeup when the lovely Vanessa did a look using the ‘Tease’ set (which was also called Pixie at some point). Inspired by the colours, the price, and Vanessa’s reviews, I ordered 6 sets – Tease, Enchanted, Wildflower, Fabulous, Unforgettable, and Tea Time.



*Bigger images are available to view in my Photobucket – http://s301.photobucket.com/albums/nn46/kittylamour/ without the size constraints of WordPress*

So, what did I think..?


NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencil Swatches Wednesday, June 11, 2008

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I lurve lurve lurve my eyeshadow pencils, and NYX Jumbos are some of the best.


Creamy, pigmented and overall fab, they are great for both lining and colouring the whole lid. Lemon, a fizzy green with golden sparkles, is one of my favourites at the moment, whilst Oyster and Purple are also both iridecent (Oyster is cool pinky lilac with blue iridescence, and Purple is a cool two-tone blue-purple). Because they are quite waxy my tip for getting these babies to last and last is to apply a good base first, such as Benefit Lemonaid, or MAD Minerals Eyeshadow Primer Base. With both products I apply two thin layers, blotting it well into my skin, then allow to set for a few minutes before continuing with colour. Afterwards, set the Jumbo Pencil with a light dusting of transluscent powder or a mineral finishing or setting powder.

Mineral Makeup Reviews – Eye pigments part 2 Wednesday, May 28, 2008

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A little later than originally promised, and I apologise. I have no excuse, well, no good one, anyway. I don’t think the fact that I’ve been watching back-to-back episodes of NCIS counts…

Anyway, swiftly on to my review. If you haven’t read it yet, check out part one in which explained how I use mineral pigments, and reviews MAD Minerals, Fyrinnae, and Pure Luxe. In this review I’m looking at two companies – Taylor Made Minerals, and Archetype Cosmetics. (more…)

Mineral Makeup Reviews – Eye Pigments part 1 Friday, May 9, 2008

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First of all let me say that I am not a big user of mineral makeup as a whole. I have one foundation set that I use occasionally, but personally I prefer liquid or even greasepaint foundation, and I already have enough ‘normal’ blushers, lipsticks and glosses to sink several battleships. Nor am I particularly bothered (although maybe I should be) about the benefits of mineral makeup per se.

However, being a complete colour junkie I am a sucker for pigment eyeshadows, and any internet search will reveal a wealth of online companies selling mineral and pigment eyeshadows. So, where on earth to you start?? I don’t claim to be an authority on product, but as both a personal and professional user I do have a lot of experience to draw on. Do remember, though, that these are all my PERSONAL experiences and opinions, so don’t get mad if you don’t like them 😉

So far I have ordered colours from Pure Luxe Cosmetics, MAD Minerals, Fyrinnae, Taylor Made Minerals, and Archetype Cosmetics (links all available – look right!). As a rule I only order sample sizes as a) I always like to try before I commit to a whole jar and b) I have so many colours and work with such a huge variety of them that it’s rare I will need a whole jar unless the colour is particularly fabulous or turns into a complete staple. So, here goes my reviewing. Right now I’ll review 3 to save your eyes.. and my fingers! (more…)