Hey all! Sorry for the lack of posts. I have been testing many things (they all kind of arrived at the same time…) so I have a lot of drafts in place, but only one face to test everything on, so it’s been quite a weird past few days. I’ve also been out of the house most of the time (there’s an Art Fair going on in Manila now—though today is the last day—and I’m there for a few hours everyday).
I was looking for indie companies on Etsy to support and I found my way to Glory Boon, which seems to be one of the more successful and visible ones (correct me if I’m wrong?). They have quite a bit of skin care stuff so I wanted to try those out, too. For the makeup bits, I got eyeshadow (predictably), concealer (because it seems to be their bestseller), a lip butter/gloss.
I feel predictable, but here, I bought the Chicka Chicka eyeshadow, since it looked good for everyday, like a warm & bright neutral.
I hate the packaging though. This is how it was packaged. Yes, it’s a standard pot/tub for loose eyeshadow, but the label is a) incorrectly named, b) printed on weird paper hanging on a string, taped to the lid.
It’s rather pretty, though, I’ll give it that. The texture is nice, though nothing remarkable. It’s kind of an orangey brown, but nothing too loud. Here I am, wearing it on my lid with Oslo Cosmetics’ Voltanis on the outer corner & outer crease, and mascara & purple liner:
As much as I like it, I find it quite expensive at $ 9.99 when there are a lot of indie companies that sell more remarkable colors at a cheaper price.
Next up is the Heal & Conceal ($12), a “natural cover-up.” As far as I can tell, they only have one shade that blends into all skin colors. I got this because it an item that has been featured in the press, lol. So I wanted to see what the big deal is.
It comes in an oval twist-up tube, like a squished Chap Stick. It’s pretty easy to use and dispense. The texture is on the drier side, but I think that’s to be expected since it’s in stick form.
The color is a bit too cool for my skin tone, but it works great under the eyes. I can blend it alright, but it’s not my favorite concealer to use, since it can turn ashy. I can’t seem to use it for blemishes.
Last but not the least, I got a Lip Gloss in Heaven ($ 9.99). It’s “pink with a hint of purple” and grape-scented, which is my favorite artificial fruit scent/flavor. The gloss comes in a little tin container which I find both cute and annoying.
I’m confused as to why this is called a lip gloss, though. At most, it’s a tinted lip balm, not necessarily a gloss. It gives a bit of a sheen, not much of a shine or a “gloss.” I love using this and smelling grapes, though. Ahhhh.
I think one of the most annoying things about this brand is that the packaging is a little inconsistent. Glory Boon seems to be a company that wants to be seen as one that’s on the top tier of indie companies. I feel that the packaging doesn’t reflect that currently.
I do have a few skin care bits from them as well, and I’m trying to formulate my thoughts on them now. I think that I prefer their skin care stuff more, though, generally.
Have you tried anything from Glory Boon? Do share!
Glory Boon is cruelty-free.