|Mini Lip Poison and two loose eyeshadow samples|
Venomous Cosmetics (VC) has quickly become internet-famous for two things: the deadly creatures that inspire the item names (photos of which are on the website so watch out if you hate spiders), and their pressed eyeshadows which are available in adorable miniature pans for samples! I would love to own some of those tiny shadows someday, they look so cute (tiny things rule) and the colors all look beautiful!
But all I ordered was the mini Lip Poison in Dazed ($3.50 for the 3.7mL tube, or $5 for full-sized 5.9mL tube), because it looked like it might be a good dupe for the limited edition color Caqui from the MAC Blogger's Obsessions collection, and I didn't allow myself to splurge on that. I managed to convince myself that persimmon orange would not suit me. Well ... Dazed does look a lot like Caqui (just based on internet swatches I've seen), and I'm still not sure it looks good on me!
|Swatched on bare skin, direct sunlight, no flash|
|Naked lips for reference, direct sunlight, no flash|
|One layer on otherwise bare lips, direct sunlight, no flash|
|L: Surfing the Gold Coast; R: Bravest Astronaut; swatched over Pixie Epoxy, direct sunlight, no flash|
- Surfing the Gold Coast is from the Well-Traveled collection, and is a baby blue with subtle gold shimmer.
- Bravest Astronaut is from the Spaced Out collection and is described on the website as "strong red with magenta shifts," but I would say it's hot pink with blue-violet shift. Both colors are currently available to purchase ($1 for samples, $6.50 for 5g sifter jars).
Overall, I'm very impressed with VC so far! I love the formula of the Lip Poison, especially because it's hard to find good quality non-glittery lip glosses from indie brands for some reason. I also think the loose shadows are normal-to-good quality and fairly original. I definitely would order from them again if I could afford to, and snag some tiny pressed shadows to ooh and ahh over!