Review: Candii Blossom Cosmetics

22 Apr

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I am always on the lookout for new indie makeup companies to try out. Because, you know, I need more places to spend money. I saw a few swatches from Candii Blossom that looked promising and swiped up a sample pack, because my impulse control doesn’t even exist. But look, how cute is the packaging! TAT was very quick, around a week from my order being placed to the samples getting to me.

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I have to admit that for a moment, I was disappointed when I opened the samples. I am spoiled by Innocent + Twisted Alchemy’s chock-full clamshells, and the colors don’t look that special dry. Trust me, I changed my mind once I swatched them!

From left to right:

Candy Corn is a rose gold with a heavy copper shift

Enchanted Forest is deep moss green with gold glitter

Miami Rose is a lavender-pink with a strong gold shift

Skikomi is an eggplant with reddish-copper undertones and a lot of shimmer

I ordered their sampler pack of three, and Skikomi was thrown in as a freebie! Which is pretty damn generous.

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The shades look pretty in the clamshells, but not particularly wow-worthy. Though Candy Corn sure is sparkly.

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Swatch time! They are all applied over a homebrewed glitter glue. I was shocked at the results–all 4 shadows swatch beautifully! Especially Candy Corn and Miami Rose.

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Under direct sunlight. The shift in Miami Rose is really hard to capture: it looks baby pink here, but there are a lot of lovely cool lavender tones in person. Skikome and Candy Corn are super true to life though: both have an unexpected and almost metallic finish. Enchanted Forest might be the most pedestrian of the four, a simple gold and green mix, but it’s silky smooth and wonderfully vivid.

I am definitely impressed enough with these to order some full sizes when I have the money to: and at only $4 for a full size, it won’t exactly be breaking the bank!

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4 Responses to “Review: Candii Blossom Cosmetics”

  1. Brenda Ortiz April 23, 2014 at 12:48 pm #

    Thank you so much for the review love! So happy you loved the samples and thank you even more for the sales and traffic that I’m getting to my etsy shop :)

    Brenda
    Owner Of Candii Blossom Cosmetics

    • Leah Bayer April 23, 2014 at 6:48 pm #

      Oh, I’m so happy you are getting sales from this. Your shadows are really beautiful! <3

      • Brenda Ortiz April 23, 2014 at 9:39 pm #

        I’m not apart of reddit but was reading the comments and just wanted to let you know that I’m going to start doing international shipping most likely starting no later then Friday this week! I’ve been having a lot of customers ask and did some looking into so please feel free to let your friends and followers know :) Thanks again!

        Brenda

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