Finally! I'm sorry it took so long for me get Part Two of this series up, but I hope it was worth the wait!
For those who missed Part One, you can see it here. Also, for a full list of everything that's in the Wet n Wild Fantasy Makers Halloween 2011 collection, click here.
Just a reminder that I'm not covering the entire collection in these two posts; I received a sampling of products so if you'd like to see everything, click the link above. I also spotted some products at my local Rite Aid, and you can get a better look at those (including the eyeshadow duos and polishes) here.
Note: this is not a formal review of these products. I did not have time to test everything for a "real" review, so please consider this more of a "look" at each product.
Mistress of Darkness Face & Body Tattoos
(retail: $2.99, 1 sheet per package)
Feather Fetish Self-Adhesive Eyelashes in Dramatize
Feather Fetish Self-Adhesive Eyelashes in Mesmerize
(retail: $3.99 each)
Glitter Palette in Rising Star
These are cream shadows - actually I hesitate to call them "shadows" because, to me, they feel more like traditional Halloween grease paints for the face than true cream shadows. I haven't played around with these enough to see how long they would last on the eyes, but the texture is VERY creamy so I would advise using them in conjunction with a powder shadow if you wanted to wear them on the eyes. I feel like these might work best for face painting given the consistency.
There are two repeat colors in this palette. The four corners of the palette contain two shades: in two of the corners there is a white pearl shade with an iridescent glitter overspray, and the other corners contain a black matte shade with iridescent glitter overspray.
Here's a closer look at those two shades:
I tried to capture what the white shade looks like on the skin, but my camera had a hard time picking up the iridescent glitter:
In this blurry pic, you can see the glitter a bit better:
If you have a little girl in your life who is planning on being a fairy or princess for Halloween, this would be a lovely shade to use as a highlighter on the tops of the cheekbones. You can sheer it out so that it looks really sparkly; it's very pretty and "girlie" in real life.
The rest of the shades in this palette are VERY pigmented but can be sheered out easily given the creamy consistency. Each shade is full of sparkle (some shades have irridescent sparkle while others have gold sparkle) and lots of shimmer too. My favorite is the copper shade, which would be amazing to use if you were going to be a cat/tiger/etc.
Notice how there's a true gold (top swatch) that's more of a metallic, while there's also a more "mustard" yellow gold that is more of a shimmer.
A closer look:
And last but not least, my favorite products of the collection:
Kiss of Death Lipsticks in Geisha's Kiss and Black
(retail: $1.99 each)
The black lipstick is a creme that has a sheerness to it (but you can layer for more intensity). Geisha's Kiss is a VERY pigmented red with fine gold shimmer. It's a TAD more pink that what my pictures convey, but let me tell you, this is a gorgeous red regardless of Halloween. It's absolutely stunning for fall/winter.
I didn't use a lip brush to apply these lipsticks, but if I did, the coverage would have been better (and more precise). I did need to layer Black to make it as opaque as you see it above, but two passes on my lips got the job done.
I almost didn't want to post this picture because the color is WAY off. It's not a cherry-tomato red in real life, but more of a red with pinkish-blue undertones. The gold shimmer warms it up a bit, and also gives it a bit more dimension.
When I think of red lipsticks in the Halloween aisle, I think of dry, matte lipsticks that tug at the lips during application. The reason why I LOVE these lipsticks is because they're actually real lipsticks, not just drugstore Halloween makeup. They're smooth to apply, creamy and have nice staying power on my lips. Also, there's very little fragrance or flavor to these.
And finally, here's what it looked like when I layered Black on top of Geisha's Kiss. If you don't already have a black lipstick in your collection, I highly recommend picking one up before Halloween's over. It's just such a handy tool to have around when you want to tone down a bright color and make it more vampy. A few swipes of black turned this lipstick into a beautiful, deep scarlet red in seconds.
I hope this series helps those of you on the search for your perfect Halloween (and beyond) makeup! Have you spotted any of the Fantasy Makers displays in your area yet?
A sample of this product was given to Nouveau Cheap for editorial purposes, either directly from the manufacturer or from the agency that works on behalf of the manufacturer. All reviews on NouveauCheap.blogspot.com are the honest opinion of its author and editorial samples do not, in any way, affect the outcome of product reviews.