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May 26, 2015

Indie Subscription: Innocent+Twisted Alchemy May 2015 Review

This month's Innocent+Twisted Alchemy subscription was inspired by the movie Alien, and had quite a few extras I was excited about! It's also I+TA's 4th anniversary! This month's colors were all pretty neutral, but Linda has promised more colors next month.

AboutInnocent+Twisted Alchemy is based in California, owned by Linda, and specializes in eyeshadow and blush. Many of their collections are inspired by anime, but they also have the "Live Or Die" collection which is inspired by the Saw films. IT+A also has a monthly subscription, that comes in sample or full size form.

Shipping - My subscription shipped 15 days after I was billed, and arrived in 2 days via USPS from within California.

Product SizeI subscribe to the mini subscription, so my eyeshadows are minis.

Free SamplesThere were four free samples with this month's subscription, two of which were exclusive to the sub.

All eyeshadow swatches are done over Too Faced Shadow Insurance primer.

Drone -

This is kind of a dark brown with a dark teal shimmer. I did notice that the shadows were blended much better this month, so kudos to Linda for working on that after I mentioned it last month.

Face Hugger -

This is a light yellow gold with a gold sheen. It's the only light shade we received, and while I don't mind neutrals, I like a good variety of light, mid-tone, to dark shades.

Ripley -

This is a dark brown with a greenish silver sheen. I think it would look good paired with Face Hugger.

Aromaleigh Quarantine -

This shade is exclusive to the subscription, and I really like it. It's kind of a washed out brown with gold shimmer.

Femme Fatale Xenomorph -

Femme Fatale can do a duochrome like no other, and this one is a dark purple with a red orange duochrome. While I love the look of this in a swatch, I just know it will probably look best as a liner. Anything else and the duochrome won't show up. But I can't wait to try it out to see if I can still see the effect.

Limnit Lipsticks Extraterrestrial - "Warm-toned brown"

The description is exactly how I would describe this shade, and sadly it's too brown and too warm toned to look good on me. It might be a nice blending shade though to mix with other lip colors.

Siren Song Cosmetics Waterdere - "A vibrant blue with violet sparkle you could just... dive into."

I think this is the right shade, I forgot to write down which color I had. It looks like everyone received a random sample from Siren Song, which was nice because I had yet to try this brand. This shade is a bright blue, almost matte. It stained quite a bit, so it's probably not something I'll use much.

Overall, I thought the shadows this month were all great neutrals, and I was glad to see some extras from brands I like. But almost everything this month felt really dark and kind of similar. And unfortunately the lip shade probably won't work for me and my skin tone. My favorites were probably Quarantine and Xenomorph, and I'm looking forward to a more colorful month for June.

Customer Service - I did not have to contact customer service regarding any problems with my order.

AvailabilityThis subscription goes up around the 1st of the month to subscribe, so just check the Facebook page for exactly when that happens.

Overall Satisfaction - My favorites were Quarantine and Xenomorph. This month wasn't really my thing, but I do appreciate the neutrals as I tend to use those a lot.

What did you think of this month's Innocent+Twisted Alchemy subscription? Let me know in the comments!

Here's some info about this subscription:

Innocent+Twisted Alchemy Sample Size Subscription: Available on the 1st of the month
• $12/month
• 3 deluxe sized samples that are exclusive ONLY to the subscriptions
 30% off coupon code
 BONUS! Surprise items 

Innocent+Twisted Alchemy Full Size Subscription: Available on the 1st of the month
• $18/month
• 3 full sized samples that are exclusive ONLY to the subscriptions
 35% off coupon code
 BONUS! Surprise items 

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  1. Face hugger was my favorite! It blends out beautifully for a just great highlight :)


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