It's Indie Weekends time, and I have some more Geek Chic Cosmetics swatches, and here is the Timey Wimey Collection inspired by the Doctor Who universe!
If you haven't heard of Geek Chic Cosmetics, they sell geeky themed cosmetic collections, eyeshadows, lipsticks, blush, foundation, nail polish, and perfume. They are based in Oregon, and eyeshadows can be purchased in sample clamshells, or in full size jars.
I have done some photo comparison collages of the clamshell packaging and label, the shadow as it looked in the packaging, a swatch done by me over primer, and the Geek Chic Cosmetics website swatch for comparison. I want to mention my swatches are all done in a homemade lightbox with daylight bulbs. I lighten them to get whites as white as possible (which I think could be corrected with another lamp, but for now this will do), without blowing out highlights. I never color correct though.
|Geek Chic Cosmetics - Bad Wolf|
I really like the color that's shown in my swatch, it's a very pretty periwinkle purple. Would I call it royal purple like the description, no not at all. And it looks nothing like the website swatch.
Unique?: No, there are other companies with similar shades.
|Geek Chic Cosmetics - Bigger On The Inside|
Sometimes it's so interesting to see that Indie pigments can look completely different in the jar compared to the actual swatch. I actually like the color shown in my swatch a lot, kind of a golden blue green color, that almost looks olive green. It's not as blue-green as the website swatch, but I like the color. This shade did stain pretty badly. Still had it on my finger the next day.
Unique?: Kind of, finding a certain olive green color is hard enough (trust me, I've tried), but getting one that also looks blue green with golden sheen is quite unique I think.
|Geek Chic Cosmetics - Don't Blink|
The shade shown in my swatch is pretty much just silver. I didn't see much of the holographic glitter, and it wasn't very pigmented when I swatched it.
Unique?: No, silver shadows are pretty easy to come by in the Indie world.
|Geek Chic Cosmetics - Exterminate!|
I noticed in my clamshell of this shade, there was a fiber or a tiny hair or something in it. It was underneath the pigment, so I know it wasn't from me, but I contacted Geek Chic Cosmetics about this, and she is replacing the shade for me. I'm not too bothered by it, but it was something to note. This shade is basically just a copper, my swatch would probably look more similar to the website swatch if they weren't so focused on showing the glitter and sheen in their shades, and instead showed them how they normally looked in normal lighting.
Unique?: No, it's copper. Nothing special.
|Geek Chic Cosmetics - Sexy In Suspenders|
I like the look of this shadow much better in my swatch versus in the clamshell. It's a very pretty color, which I don't even know how to describe. I just know I don't think I have anything like it in my collection already. And you can definitely see the blue sheen when it's in the right light. Same with this one, if the website swatch wasn't so focused on showing the blue glitter, you could probably tell what the color is, but I do like this color.
Unique?: I think so, seeing as how I don't even know what to call this color, I think it's pretty unique.
|Geek Chic Cosmetics - Untimely Love|
I really like this shade! It's like a brick red base color, with green-golden sheen. I don't think it looks anything like the website swatch, the base color isn't as orange as shown, and the sheen is more green gold.
Unique?: Yes, there aren't many shades like this at all.
|Geek Chic Cosmetics - We Are Coming|
Finally a shade you can easily see the blue glitter in! And it looks pretty close to the website swatch! This is the kind of olive green I've been on the search for, or at least close to it. I like this color, I'm kind of obsessed with olive green shadows for fall.
Unique?: Sort of, I've seen similar colors to this, but there aren't many. And none of them have a blue and red glitter.
|Geek Chic Cosmetics - Yes, Sir|
Yes, Sir (discontinued) - "A cool, blue-toned red matte base, shifting with a bright wash of blue interference and accented with a handful of icicle blue sparkles."
It's pink with a silver and blue sheen. Probably my least favorite color of this collection as it doesn't really seem to fit the theme, or go with the rest of the colors. It's too bright for everything else. And the website swatch looks more red-orange, but in my swatch it was definitely pink. Hot pink, but not red. There shouldn't be another red in this collection anyways, Untimely Love had red in it.
Unique?: Not as it looks in my swatch, there are plenty of other similar shadows this color.
|Geek Chic Cosmetics - Timey Wimey Collection|
I think the collection has some great staple shades to use for everyday looks, some neutrals, some pops of color, it will be interesting to see what kinds of looks I can create with just this collection.
What do you think of Geek Chic Cosmetics and the Timey Wimey Collection? Let me know in the comments!
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