The samples I received were a mix from the 'Galaxy Down the Street', 'Sailor Scouts' and 'Rococo Roller Rink' collections. It's evident to see that Victorian Disco Cosmetics are taking on a couple of themes made popular over the last couple of years in the indie world - geekery and history. Geekery is usually lost on me - but who wouldn't want an eyeshadow called 'Yoda's Yoga Mat'?!
Sample baggies are pretty darn generous, there's loads in there to keep you going until you purchase bigger sizes. The labels are very, very similar to that of Shiro Cosmetics, clean, clear with all the information you could wish to know.
[[ Yoda's Yoga Mat, The Force - Use It, R2, Death Star ]]
'The Force - Use It' is actually one of the most unique and beautiful colours I've ever come across! I wish I could have photographed it better, because I know it doesn't look like much in the swatch. A soft, minty green with soft baby pink duochrome - so gorgeous.
[[ Monarchy, Diana, Tuxedo Mask, Tatooine, Powder Wig ]]
'Powder Wig' is another show stopper - a pale silver with just the faintest hint of pink. I can see 'Tuxedo Mask' becoming popular, it really reminds me of MAC 'Deep Purple' pigment and would be a great liner shade. 'Monarchy' is a definite Urban Decay 'Graffiti' dupe!
[[ Sailor Mercury, Sailor Mars, Sailor Uranus, Sailor Jupiter ]]
Love, love, love 'Sailor Jupiter'! There's a coppery undertone, which makes this otherwise clean, grassy green quite intriguing.
Overall, great pigmentation and blendability, wear time is average over a primer and base and there are no streaks or chalkiness. A lot of the colours were simple, 'stock' type shades (no - not repacked micas, each shade is mixed specially) but stock shades are stock for a reason - people like 'em! There were a few hidden gems, but if you have a lot of indie eyeshadows already, I'd definitely recommend going for the more interesting looking shades. DEFINITELY get a jar of 'The Force - Use It' - I promise you'll love it!
Full Jars - $4.50
Sample Jars - $1.75
Sample Baggies - 10 for $9, 20 for $16.
Available from Victorian Disco Cosmetics Etsy store.
Samples sent for review purposes. All opinions 100% mine and 100% honest - as always.