Monday, January 25, 2010

Spectrum Cosmetics - Review & GIVEAWAY

Erica, of Spectrum Cosmetics, was nice enough not only to let me do the interview - but a review of her products! ...AND A GIVEAWAY!

I don't wear eye shadow as much as I used to, and when I do I typically gravitate towards vibrant colors. Usually, with bright eye color (or really any eye color) you get it and it's really bright and pretty in the package, but then when you put it on it's really light, you have to wet it and put it on thicker than you should have to. Then, it just ends up cakey, and lasts an hour...Ugh. No fun at all. If you're looking for pretty shadows and pigments on a budget, you can find yourself hard-pressed to find a good product.

Erica let me choose 5 colors that I would like to try (was difficult choosing, with so many pretty colors), and was very sweet through all of our convos. The 5 colors I chose were: Peacock, Poe, Lenore, Green Man, and Under The Sea.




-THE REVIEW-
Peacock


I REALLY liked this one, it just might be my favorite. The name is very fitting for the color, a very pretty, shimmery blue-green. It's not dark, it's really vibrant and beautiful. I applied it dry, and with only one coat, and got great results! I highly recommend this product. Definitely worth buying...and at $4 you can't go wrong! It would cost the same price (or more) in a drugstore for a lower quality product.

Lenore

I absolutely loved this shade of purple. It went on exactly the same color as shown in the pot above. It's a slightly shimmery purple pigment, a really nice shade of purple. After Peacock and Under The Sea, this is one is my third favorite. I thought it looked nice. If you're looking for some pretty purple pigment - look no further.

Poe

Personally, this wasn't a favorite of mine. I preferred Lenore in terms of a purple color. But, that all depends on what colors you like and what looks good on you. This is a matte purple, a very true shade.

Green Man

This one was my least favorite of the five products I tried. Again, it all depends on what you like and what colors you feel comfortable wearing. This is a matte spearmint green shade. I just didn't feel it looked that great on me, but it could definitely work on some people.

Under The Sea

Loved it. Loved this color. I couldn't decide if this one was my favorite or Peacock, but I would definitely recommend this shade to anyone. It may look similar to Green Man in these pictures, but this one is so much prettier in my opinion. It's shimmery, and not in a weird silvery way that shimmery makeup can sometimes have. I was really impressed with this color. I think it would work on just about anyone. (Side note: Of all the five shades, my boyfriend thought this one was the prettiest by far. Said it was his favorite, no question.)


THE GIVEAWAY!
Erika has offered to giveaway 3 sample pigments of the winners choice!
She has 59 fabulous colors to choose from, so you have a nice selection to choose from. (And might I add, the sample bags are fairly generous you could get at least 2-3 uses out of them.)



TO ENTER:
Leave a comment with your favorite Spectrum Cosmetics color. Leave your email address so that you can be contacted if you win!

EXTRA ENTRIES (LEAVE A SEPARATE COMMENT FOR EACH ENTRY):

- Follow this blog

- Purchase an item from Spectrum Cosmetics. Then come back here and leave a comment with your Etsy username, and that you made a purchase.

- Subscribe to the Spectrum Cosmetics YouTube channel

- Heart the Spectrum Cosmetics shop.

This contest ends February 12, 2010 at 11:59 PM EST.

The winner will be chosen at random and will be announced the following day. This giveaway is only open to U.S. residents. This prize is not redeemable for cash or a shop credit. None of these pictures were touched up. All of the opinions I have given are my own, and I was not paid to give them.

65 comments:

Aero said...

I love these colors!

1. Aztec
2. Dementia
3. Peacock (it looks awesome on you!)

I have golden brown skin (think apple pie crust). Do you think these would be okay?

Gabriella said...

Peacock would look great on your skin tone. And although I have not tried Aztec, I imagine that would also compliment your skin.

Deidre said...

Great giveaway, I love eyeshadow and agree with the problems of some shadows not living up to the colour. My aunt got me a lot of little gifts for my graduation and got my a cheap pack of shadow that worked better than the like 8 bucks I shelled out for a name brand!
anywho I like the Aztec, Lenore, and Under the Sea (I think we might have similar tastes in colour)

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Deidre said...

Hearted the shop too

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Jae said...

Peacock is gorgeous!

Thanks!
Jae
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Jae said...

I follow.

Thanks!
Jae

Aero said...

following blog!

Aero said...

gabriella, i worry about using bright tones on my tannish color but these jewel tones are great! have you heard of limecrime? her makeup tutorials are so whimsical and pretty and Colorful and these look like great mediums to use.

Celebrate Odd Etsy said...

I love Ruby Red and Raven! Peacock is pretty kicking too!
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I subscribed to the youtube channel too (my other sn: fuzzyizmit)

Leah said...

Hi!
My fav's are:
Haze
Numbus
Cupcake

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Leah said...

I follow you!

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Leah said...

I hearted on etsy!
(shopleah)

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Abigail said...

I think Aztec is gorgeous!

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greeneginger said...

So many pretty colors!! I like Coffee Grounds and Ruby Red Slipper;)
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Angie said...

I love gold and browns, so my favorite color was Guilded!

Thanks
Angie
rennieangie@gmail.com

june_spirit2628 said...

Fairy Dust is my fav!
Marci
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Cabootique said...

Neptune looks beautiful!

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erinkpitts said...

My favorite colors are guilded, frost bite, sultana, and neptune.

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erinkpitts said...

I follow this blog.


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erinkpitts said...

I subscribe to the yt channel.




ladyoftheforest15 @ hotmail dot com

erinkpitts said...

Hearted the shop.




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TinaBobeena said...

hi,
what a cool giveaway! i love colorful e/s!!! i like colors that falls in the blue/green, purples, and gold colors. :)
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TinaBobeena said...

I tried leaving a comment, but not sure if it went thru. i like any shades that are like ocean blue, purples, or gold. Thanks!

email: tinahang84'at'yahoo'dot'com

Mujercita said...

I love Neptune, Royalty, and Nimbus!

Alisha L. said...

My faves are Guilded and Envy! Gorgeous :)

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Alisha L. said...

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Alisha L. said...

Subscribedf to Spectrums Youtube Name=Xizelle

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Alisha L. said...

Hearted Spectrums Shop :)

Name=Xizelle

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Sarah L. said...

My favorite is the sinner! So cute and fun :)


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Sarah L. said...

I follow your blog :)

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Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - I love the beautiful red Fatality!

rose said...

I would like to try cupcake, guilded, and coffee grounds. I love all the color choices! ambrerose(at)aol.com

Cynthia said...

I really like Lenore, Flamingo, Fools Gold and Peacock.

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Cynthia said...

I follow this blog

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Shay Lee said...

My favorite favorite Spectrum Cosmetics color is sultana :)

Shay Lee
pinknox(at)yahoo(dot)com

Shay Lee said...

following ur blog

Shay Lee
pinknox(at)yahoo(dot)com

Shay Lee said...

I hearted the shop :)
My username is pinknox


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jennifer57 said...

royalty looks beautiful!

Jessica said...

I love makeup and would love to try such a fun line!

lanky said...

I would love to try frostbite.

lankylegslass(at)hotmail(dot)com

amii said...

guilded, aztec, and sandalwood look so intriguing! thanks for the chance to win!

amii_chong at yahoo dot com

mim said...

miriam dot nussbaum at gmail

i really like
dementia
envy
wicked
scale
haze
key lime
sultana
forrestry

if i won i'd pick 3 from those!

Heather! said...

I like Snap Dragon! I tend to wear browns, but this is way stronger and deeper color than I wear. However, I've been in an experimenting mode with my makeup lately, so I'm playing around with stronger colors. I'd love to try Snap Dragon. Thanks!
h4schaffer at gmail dot com

Heather! said...

I follow this blog! :)
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Heather! said...

I <3ed Spectrum's etsy shop!
(as hybroanglid)
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fashionfrugality said...

I would love to try Aztec!
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fashionfrugality said...

Following your blog!
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fashionfrugality said...

I heart-ed her shop! - bowsnbuttons
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Christi said...

I LOVE that Lenore color you used first! Great color!

You won over at my blog! ;) Come check it out!

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Suanne said...

dementia would work well with my skin and wardrobe.

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409cope said...

I like the Crocus color the most. cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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I follow through google friend. cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

Candy said...

Ooh I love the "scale" color!
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mim said...

miriam dot nussbaum at gmail

now following this blog!

Katie said...

I love Peacock and Lenore!

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jeanette said...

fool's gold looks amazing!

jeanette ~ jethalt at yahoo dot com

Perfect Blue Moon said...

Wow, I absolutely love the ruby red!

Anna
perfectbluemoon@gmail[dot]com

Kathy said...

I may be boring but I like the GUILDED Warm Golden Copper.

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J.E. said...

I love all these colors! But SCALE is my fav, it's beautiful.

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J.E. said...

I love all the colors, but SCALE is my fav.

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J.E. said...

Follow

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J.E. said...

I hearted torik2009 on Etsy under JamieElle.

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Sherlyj said...

1. Clockwork
2. Crush
3. Crocus

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Sara said...

I like haze, nice smoky blue.

Emily said...

Gorgeous colors! I'd choose:
1. Tango
2. Shamrock
3. Eos

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