July 10, 2012

Madd Style Cosmetics: Fire Works Grab Bag Swatches!

Remember when I mentioned something about a little bird telling me that Madd Style Cosmetics would be releasing a new and exclusive grab bag themed for the 4th of July?? :)

Well, here it is! (and everything is seriously gorgeous!)... The Fire Works Grab Bag!! Released on the 1st of July (so that everyone would have a chance to grab one).
I received mine Monday and made some time to do swatches and blog about it today ;) This time around, each grab bag contained;

  • 3 all new (FULL SIZE!) and exclusive mineral eyeshadows; Bang! Bang!, Pew Pew Pow!, and Kablammy
  • A brand new (also FULL SIZE!) and exclusive lip balm with mango butter base, super fruity scent, and loaded with rainbow sparkles! Appropriately named "Fireworks"
  • &Last but not least.. a deluxe sample of an all new (never before seen) MSC eyeshadow!

All of this was packaged up super-cutely in a colorful star gift bag!:

I won't go over all of the packaging again since I did that in my last post and none of which has changed ;) Instead I'll get right into the swatches (that's the most exciting part anyway, isn't it!?).. All were done over NYX JEP in Milk, as usual, they are patted on. All are photographed in natural sunshine lighting, not altered in any way (unless you count the cropping and collaging) :) Also, descriptions are taken directly from the listing of the grab bag. <3

(BANG! BANG!- It's a saturated pink LOADED with color-shifting sparkles!)

(PEW PEW POW- a vibrant teal EXPLODING with purple sparkles!)
Purple sparklies are very hard to see, but are VERY much there - I promise!

(KABLAMMY- an electric blurple with pinky undertones LOADED with red, pink, blue, and violet sparkles!)

&For the first time EVER, I decided I couldn't wait to order a full size of the new MSC color to swatch. The deluxe size sample was part of the grab bag deal and I'm assuming will be a permanent color to the new line of mattes that are being released? I so dislike despise sample baggies that I never feel compelled to use them and will often just order a full size if I want the color badly enough - well, in this case.. I couldn't wait. haha This color is absolutely gorgeous, and matte! Plus, with a name like "Hallucinogenic Lipstick" - how can you resist!?...

the top swatch is direct sunlight, bottom swatch is slightly shaded lighting - are you drooling yet? this matte was super easy to work with, buttery smooth, and extremely vibrant! :)

Last but not least - I didn't get a swatch of "Fireworks" (the exclusive MSC lip balm) as my camera did not want to pick up on all the sparkle.. and, well, it is colorless! haha  I did manage to capture a bit of the sparkle in the balm itself to show you how pretty it really is:
(FIREWORKS mango butter lip balm: a yummy scented lip balm EXPLODING with rainbow sparkles!)
I think the rainbow sparkle gives this balm a nice pearlescent look, I absolutely adore it!

Once again, the grab bags are very limited, and as of now they are sold out - but you can't say I didn't warn you! ;)  You will definitely want to keep an eye on the facebook fan page for updates on new products, limited edition items (such as the grab bags), and sales/discounts! xo

FTC: These items were paid for by myself/by my boyfriend. I am not being compensated to write this post, these are my honest opinions on the products and company. Descriptions of each eyeshadow/lippie (underneath swatch photos) were copied directly from the listing of the product. All photos were taken by me in natural lighting, are unaltered aside from cropping/collaging!