Review: Mixology Makeup
Before Ordering: I first came across Mixology on Etsy late last year, in the fall. I decided to finally order when I realized that I wasn’t seeing many reviews for them; reviews are good!
What I Ordered: A “review kit” with 5 clamshell samples of my choice (White Girl and Normal Girl foundations, Mermaid, Sour, and Turbulence eyeshadows), 5 smaller Haiti Relief samples (Asteroid, Bones, Fringe, Iris, and Surfer eyeshadows), and a mini Secret Shadow (limited edition mystery shadow) in purple.
Shipping Time: I placed my order on January 18th, received a shipping notice on January 19th, and received the actual package on January 22nd. This was on First Class shipping from another timezone – very quick!
Packaging: My order was placed in a small baggie and sent in a bubble mailer, along with a handwritten thank you note and a couple business cards, but no copy of the invoice. Free samples of a new eyeshadow named Shiver and an unreleased eye primer (read the review here) were also included.
Ingredients: For the Etsy shop, generally ingredients are listed in the “materials” section. I wasn’t able to find ingredients consistently on the website – a foundation shade would have them listed, while an eyeshadow (or three) would not.
The shadows went on smooth and seemed to blend well. They also wore pretty well; no creasing, but a small amount of fading by the end of the day. I originally created an EOTD with Surfer and my mystery shadow on my lids, and Iris as a liner, but none of the photos turned out because I was in a hurry when I took them.
The foundations unfortunately did not work for me – they seem to have more of a yellow undertone, like the Bare Escentuals line, and I need to use a color with no real undertones or a very well-created neutral. Believe it or not, the Normal Girl shade turned my cheek orange, which is too bad because the foundations seem to have a pretty solid formula with blendability, ease of application, etc (my normal foundation actually has silica in it, which is what I compare against).
Customer Service: When I ordered the review kit, it was necessary to provide a link to my blog to verify, as the kit was specially priced for beauty bloggers/gerus to review or make tutorials with. Rae, the owner, convoed me on Etsy to ask for it shortly after I placed my order, and then convoed again to let me know she spotted the link on one of the invoices and to thank me.
- Was I happy with my purchase? Yes.
- Would I order from Mixology again? Possibly – I prefer bright colors, so it’s dependant on that.
- Rating? 4.5 out of 5 stars.