Saturday, October 8, 2011

Cinnamon Cosmetics Review!

Back in August I was contacted by Cinnamon Cosmetics offering to sponsor my Facebook contest and also offering to send me some products to review. I am always excited to review a company for the first time, so I gladly accepted!

SHIPPING: On the last day of August, CC let me know what they would be sending me. There were some delays, a package was lost in the mail. The owner of CC kept in good and friendly communication throughout the whole thing, so that was a huge plus. I was notified of a 2nd package being mailed on 9/20. I received the goods on 10/3. Admittedly, there were some shipping difficulties. The company was very apologetic and asked if I had suffered any "financial loss" they could compensate me for. (There was not, but the thought was nice). It was addressed to me that they are making changes to eliminate any future shipping problems. They seem very sincere and were a pleasure to work with.

PRODUCT: I like! I received 5 shadows in 10 gram jars, 2 shadows in 5 gram jars, and 3 samples. 4 of the large jars were sent as giveaway prizes. I kept a 10 gram jar, 2 5 gram jars, and 3 samples for this review.

And some swatches over UDPP:

Halcyon: I think this is my favorite in the bunch! It is such a super-sparkly copper color! It is very smooth, not gritty, and shiny as hell. I LOVE it.

Dusk: A light shimmery gray. The shimmers appear to be light pink and aqua. I think it almost gives off a pinky sheen in certain lights/angles. This shade is gorgeous!

Harvest Moon: A lovely medium yellow with shimmer.

Lorien: While described on the website as a light, pearly, golden shade, I find it to be more of a baby yellow with a subtle pink sheen. I REALLY like this one. I think it would make a great highlight color, but would also be a gorgeous lid color.

Celestial: This one is soooooOOOO pretty. On the site, it is described as: "Celestial appears to be a very light bronze color. When applied over a white or black base, it shifts to a brilliant turquoise in the light." I definitely don't see the bronze, in the baggie nor on my skin. I see it as a baby pink with pink and blue sparkle shimmers. Another that I think would be either an amazing highlighter or lid color. AGAIN, SO PRETTY.

Beledi: Shimmery brown! I normally do not like browns, and I would totally wear this.

OVERALL THOUGHTS: Even though the shipping was rocky, the company was a pleasure to work with, and I believe that they are taking steps to remedy the shipping problems. Product wise, I love them, if you couldn't already tell! The shadows are pigmented, smooth, and I think they make gorgeous shades. Would I order from Cinnamon Cosmetics? I would, and I plan on ordering in the future. They definitely have a lot of shades I want in my shadow collection. I think their product swatches on the website are an accurate representation of the shadows themselves, based on the shades I received which is a huge selling point for me. They seem to have a good selection of bold, bright, and neutral shades, so everyone should be happy here! Prices on the website are reasonable. They offer several different sizes of their products. I LOVE it when a company does that. LOVE. IT. (Based on information found on the website, a full size jar is 5gm, mini is 3gm, and I believe you can request a pro size in the 10gm. Samples and "refills" are also available).

Find Cinnamon Cosmetics:

At their shop
On Facebook
On Twitter

All products were sent to me for free to review.
Opinions are my own, and review was not influenced by that fact. 

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