Happy Monday everyone!
I hope everyone's weeks are off to a great start. I'm seriously dragging today after staying up too late to watch my beloved Patriots win the Superbowl last night! Thank god for coffee.
Today I'm back with the next installation of my Intro to Indie series. You can find part one of my indie beauty series here. Today's post will be featuring the brand Wonderland Beauty Cosmetics! The woman who runs the brand makes cruelty-free mineral eyeshadows in shades as whimsical as the name of the company entails. She's a fellow makeup-lover who started making eyeshadows in hopes that makeup would bring the same joy to others that it brings to her. And she is certainly successful at accomplishing that!
All of the shadows from WBC are loose mineral eyeshadows that are extremely affordable. You get 3 grams of product at a cost of between $2-4 for each full-sized shadow (for reference, a Mac pressed eyeshadow is 1.3 grams and $16). I apply these over my trusty Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy (essentially a glitter glue) so that the sparkle in the shadows really come out to play.
Since they are a loose shadow/pigment, you only need to use a tiny amount to get full pigmentation. Each of the shadows I have are super soft despite the amount of glitter in them. Since these are loose, soft pigments, I like to tap my brush against the containers to remove any excess shadow before applying them to my eyelids to avoid fallout.
The only downfall to these that I've come across is that the containers the shadows come in don't have a sifter. Since the pots are filled to the brim, you have to be extra careful to avoid spilling shadow all over the place. But who's complaining about receiving extra product, right?!
As with most indie brands, WBC includes a gift with purchase for orders over $10 each month along with samples of other shadows. This is super exciting as it gives you a chance to test out other shades you may never have picked out for yourself! The owner also indicates which shades are vegan and lip safe right on the containers which is awesome if you're looking to be adventurous with product usage.
Here's a quick rundown on the shades I own from WBC:
The sample baggies I received are the shades True Love and Dearly Departed.
True Love: Shimmery rose gold shade with tons of golden sparkles. Unfortunately this shade does not appear to be in stock anymore. You may like the shade October, which has a similar base but multi-colored sparkles instead of gold.
Dearly Departed: Deep blackberry shade with with subtle red shimmer.
Iracebeth: Fiery red shade with a golden sheen and fun sparkles of every color. This is one of my favorite shades to wear all over my lid.
The Aunts: Deep, rusty maroon shade with red sparkles that screams autumn. Unfortunately this shade also appears to be sold out :(. The shade Leaf Piles appears to be somewhat similar, but has a much browner base and multi-colored sparkles.
Neverland: Beautiful lavender greige shade that is packed full of tangerine colored sparkles.
Tricks n Treats: Super deep gray with orangey-gold sparkles. The name for this shade makes complete sense, as it channels the black and orange tones you associate with Halloween! This is the last shade that I have that is now sold out - Velveteen appears to have a really similar gray base but lacks the orange sparkles that Tricks n Treats has.
As you can tell from the swatches, I have a wide range of shades from Wonderland Beauty Cosmetics and they are all equally stunning and unique. The shadows are so affordable that if you're looking to play around with loose pigments, you will not be out a lot of money by picking a few of these up. I absolutely love using them and cannot wait to pick up more in the future!
Have you tried any indie makeup? What are your favorite indie brands? Leave a comment below so I can check them out!