Cara, the owner, makes and packages the products herself. I love that about small, independent operations. So much care is put into the creation and presentation. It's also very satisfying knowing that I'm getting a domestically-made product!
First of all, I was thoroughly charmed by the package design. It conjures up imagery of some magical, gothic/victorian apothecary. In addition to cosmetics, included in my package were whimsical little extras, such as candy, flower seeds, and a novelty, fortune-telling fish. (I always wanted one of those) It's the little things and attention to detail which makes me develop an affinity for certain brands.
The shadows are richly pigmented in a variety of deep, earthy colors to brights to pastels. The full-sized jars will probably last me a lifetime, while the generous sample bags will probably last for many, many applications. You're getting so much product for such a great price, this is seriously a steal!
I haven't tried the balms yet, but they look and smell wonderful. I'm sure I won't be disappointed, but I'll update you all on my experience with them once I get a chance to try them.
Here is a look I did with some of the shadows. Products listed below.
I did a soft, romantic look using a combination of pink and grey...one of my all-time, favorite color combos.
- Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden
- Etude House black gel eyeliner
- Eyeko Making Eyes gel pencils in Dove Grey and Powder Pink
- Ten Three Labs shadows in Shelley's Big Eye and Antoinette
- Eyemimo Cosmetics eyelashes in GLM13
I love the way the pale pink looks on my lower lash line. I have small eyes and doing this creates a brightening, eye-opening effect!
Head on over to Ten Three Labs to check out Cara's wonderful, handmade beauty products! I highly recommend this brand.
Happy Saturday, all!
*This post contains commercial samples provided by the manufacturer for the purpose of review.