Friday, 22 April 2016

Indie Brand Impulse Cosmetics Haul and Review | The Lipstick Hub

Today I'll be showing you guys my Impulse Cosmetics Haul. Impulse Cosmetics is a brand that I found on Instagram, they are a small, indie, and up-and-coming brand. They are hand-made which I think is amazingly impressive. I ordered a few products so that I could really test out their products and give you guys my thoughts. 

The first product I have to show you guys is their Matte Lip Lacquer in Julep, it's a bright mint colour and is incredibly pigmented. The only problem that I have with the lip products from this brand is that they don't have the shade names on the products which gets annoying when you're trying to post Instagram photos or you know, write blog posts. The packaging isn't too bad, it's just plastic with stickers wrapped around; which I don't mind at all. The full sized Matte Lip Lacquer is only $11 USD so I'm not going to complain about an indie brand's packaging unless it's faulty. The formula is a nice change, it's quite thin but pigmented and it feels really lightweight. It doesn't feel drying or heavy after a long time of wearing them.

The next lot of products I bought were the Duochrome Matte Lip Lacquers. Because I wanted to test out a few of them, I bought samples sizes which is a super cool thing about this brand. It's like a try-before-you-buy. The sample sizes are only $3 USD each for 1.2ml of product, which isn't bad. They come with mini doe-foot applicators so you don't have to worry about how to apply them. The formula is the same as the Matte Lip Lacquer, it does seem a little bit chunky when you first apply it, but when you even it out, then its the exact same. These are super pretty and I'll definitely need to be ordering more ASAP.

L-R: Charisma, Exploit, Hypnosis, Superstition (Duo-chromes), Julep (Matte Lip Lacquer)

The next products are eyeshadow collections, I got the Deathly Hollows sample eyeshadow collection (Halloween, 2015) and the Once Upon A Time sample eyeshadow collection. I picked one eyeshadow out of each collection to swatch because the OUAT collection comes with 10 eyeshadows ($12.50) and the HP collection comes with 12 ($15 USD). The Harry Potter set has a lot of darker colours and has more earthy tones whereas the Once Upon A Time Set has a lot of lighter colours. They don't have matte colours, all of them are like a duochrome eyeshadow with a lot of sparkle which is really awesome. I didn't buy something like a Morphe palette, that I expect to have neutral transititon colours and crease colours etc, I got these collections to have fun with some lid colours or to use as highlighters etc. They are a little difficult to open and they will spill everywhere if you aren't careful.

Once Upon A Time Collection
Harry Potter Collection
Left: Marauders, Harry Potter    Right: Sugarplum, Once Upon A Time

Out of everything I can not fault any of these products. They are all so wonderful and I'm already planning my next order from Impulse Cosmetics. I hope you guys found this mini haul/brand review useful and let me know if you got anything from them in the comments below.