I had grand swatching plans for this weekend… but they all went out the window when I found Venomous Villains testers had arrived early at my counter. (Don’t worry, folks! The other stuff will still get swatched!)
Venomous Villains releases September 30 in North America, and the collection is broken into four parts. Today I have swatches from Snow White’s Evil Queen. The prices on this collection are a little higher than usual — I think that’s because there are licensing fees associated with the Disney characters on the packaging, not a systemwide price hike.
These two sets of swatches are identical, except that I swatched the blush and beauty powder first lightly, then heavily.
Oh So Fair beauty powder is $25, and will probably work as a buildable blush on fair skintones. Bite of an Apple is $19.50, a matte, beautiful watermelon/guava color.
The eyeshadows and lip products are all $15.50. Her Alter Image is an icy lilac, but I really had to build the color up. Vile Violet is a matte, muted blue-purple, but it felt dry and chalky. Vainglorious is like metal burgundy.
Sinister is a lustre, and it is quite sheer. This brown-burgundy swatch is the built-up color. Toxic Tale is screamingly bright coral. Strange Potion lipglass is more of a pinky coral; Hot House is a sparkly berry.
The Evil Queen’s collection also includes the repromoted Penultimate Brow Marker ($16.50), which I LOVE.
As I was swatching, this lovely lady says to me, “Do you write a blog?” I said yes. She said, “Is it KarlaSugar?”
In that moment, all I could think was how hot and sweaty and windblown and makeup-less and generally awful I looked, and I was unable to make conversation like a normal person. But I thought, “I am being really rude,” and I managed to pull it together. I asked her if she would mind taking a guest photo with me — she graciously agreed!