Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Innocent + Twisted Alchemy April 2016 Subscription Swatches and Review

It's time for my monthly review of Innocent + Twisted Alchemy's subscription service!  This service is usually $12/month but will be increasing the price to $18/month.  The shop's TAT is currently 14 - 18 business days.  I will still be subscribing even after the price increase because I love I+TA's eyeshadow formula and it's a real joy to receive this subscription.  It feels like a surprise present to myself every month and keeps me on my toes.  

This month's theme is inspired by various chocolates.  The label art is adorable and shows a cute girl enjoying chocolates.  I received four mini eyeshadows, one full sized shadow from a guest indie, and a sample eyeshadow from another guest indie.  It was primarily brown themed (obviously) but I still really enjoyed it and loved using the shades together.

Pictures taken under LED bulb and swatched over ELF Glitter Primer (top/left half) and ELF Essential Primer (bottom/right half)

Surfin:  corn yellow with green shimmers

Porcelana:  light bronze with green and red shimmers

Palet D'Or
Palet D'Or:  medium brown with gold and red shimmers

Couverture:  dark brown with silver sparkles and green and red shimmers

Dark Chocolate Turtle
Dark Chocolate Turtle:  antique gold with gold sparkles and copper shimmers.  This was the full size exclusive shadow Baroque Cosmetics made for this sub.  I wasn't expecting much performance wise because of my previous experience with Baroque shadows.  However, I used this shadow on a lazy, sticky-base-less day and it performed wonderfully on my lids!  It was very smooth, pigmented, and long lasting.

Hidebehind:  blue silver with green sparkles and red shimmers.  This was an eyeshadow sample from Meow Cosmetics.  The formula is nice and the color is pretty, however, Meow's website isn't great and their selection is pretty overwhelming.  I have such a large collection now that I just stick to purchasing from brands I already know and love.

Surfin, Porcelana, Palet D'Or, Couverture, Dark Chocolate Turtle, Hidebehind

Overall, I really liked this month's box.  I know it looks a bit monochromatic and I usually don't like that, but for some reason I love this one.  Maybe it's because I+TA's formula is smooth, buttery, and pigmented or that they put a unique twist on neutral shades.  I just feel extremely excited about these colors and I think it may have something to do with the chocolate theme ;)

- Jolie ♥

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