Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Spectrum Cosmetics: first impressions & swatches!

I got a package from Spectrum Cosmetics in the post yesterday, and I'm super excited to show you what I got!

I placed my order on the 27th of September, so I am very pleasantly surprised that it arrived so quickly. I mean, it was sent from the US to Sweden - it could have taken a lot longer. From what I've read, the TAT (turnaround time) can sometimes be quite long with indie companies, so I'm guessing that Spectrum Cosmetics is one of the quicker ones out there.

So, what did I get? Well, since it is the first time I've bought anything from them, I chose to start off with a small order, just in case. I thought their 5 Mineral Eyeshadow Samples in Jars offer sounded great, so that's what I decided to order. Now, I had read on the site that they ship internationally, but when I went to the checkout page it said "This item does not ship to Sweden.". So I contacted the owner, Erica, and she got back to me almost instantly and told me that it must be something wrong with Etsy, and that she definitely does ship to Sweden. She even created a custom listing for me with all the colors I wanted and shipping to Sweden, so all I had to to was pay. Needless to say, I am very impressed with their customer service!

I bought samples of the following five eyeshadows:

Erica also included a sugar scrub cube sample in Chocolate Mint, which I can't wait to try!

These eyeshadows really come to life once you apply them to your skin! Just look at the difference between the way they look in the jars and the way they look swatched (I have swatched them over e.l.f.'s Mineral Eyeshadow primer by the way). Not only are colors gorgeous, but the formula seems great too! They go on like butter and blend very easily. 

These are just my first impressions of these eyeshadows - I will do a full review on them once I've worn them enough to know how well they wear, etc. But so far, I am pretty damn impressed with my Spectrum shadows ;)

From left - right: Amethyst, Envy & Mystic

From left - right: Peridot & Smoky Quartz

From left - right: Amethyst, Envy, Mystic, Peridot & Smoky Quartz

1 comment:

  1. Whoa! Those are pretty, they look like Sandra colors!