Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Killer Cosmetics Review
When I posted my poll asking which company people would like to see reviewed next, I was pretty surprised to see that Killer Cosmetics was the winner. The excitement of a new company, I guess, because I didn't find anything they had all that thrilling. The makeup is just one of the things sold on the UV Kitty website. They have a lot of synthetic dreads, and some accessories and things. They do have a blogger package available for $8.50 which includes 4 samples and 1 full size, but I just decided to order two sample sets, for $3.20 each, which include 3 samples. I'd rather have more 6 sample colors to show you instead of 5 colors, one being a full size I'd never use. The website has 16 colors available, which isn't bad at all for a company just starting out. They are all based around some kind of killer- from Smoker's Lung, to Whitechapel (inspired by Jack the Ripper). You would think this would really interest me, since I LOVE horror movies and I think reading about serial killers is totally fascinating (don't lie, you think so too). But for some reason I just don't. I think if they were ALL serial killer based or ALL movie based it would be better, but Smoker's Lung just seems out of place. I also don't like the fact that both Whitechapel and Black the Ripper are both from the same source. I know I'm being pretty picky here. I also didn't like how some of the sentences in the product descriptions were taken word-for-word out of Wikipedia. At least say it's from Wikipedia if you're going to do that. Ok ok, enough with the nitpicking, I know you want to see the products! But first... the packaging! It was really nice and professional looking, and I really like it. Sorry the pictures are slightly dull, I had to turn flash off because I kept just getting big shiny spots. It came with a lot of extra stuff inside. Before I get to the actual shadows- I promise you'll see them eventually- I want to talk about the ordering process, which I thought was weird. You don't actually pick exactly which colors you want, but instead you enter your top 5 choices. I don't even remember exactly what I did since I ordered two of the sample sets. I got my order in 2 weeks, which I think is pretty normal time, since the company is located in Canada. I have never gotten clamshells of shadows before. I would definitely say I am not a fan. I turn into the Hulk when I open eyeshadows, so I always think I'm going to spill these when I open them, or hit the lid and knock them over. There's also nowhere to tap off excess shadow. As you can see in the picture above, the samples were very generous. They were also shrink-wrapped, which was nice. I don't like how they are labeled... I don't remember what LK stands for. I don't see why the full name isn't put on the shadows. Time for the swatches! Top 3: The Overlook, Miss Argentina, LadyKiller Bottom 3: Clockwork, Frog's Breath, Blood Bathory Blogger flipped that last one >:[ The colors are pretty and pigmented, but none of them really stand out to me. There was nothing good enough here to make me interested in ordering again. I'm interested to hear your thoughts, since I've seen only positive reviews so far.