February 16, 2016

Hello Waffle Cosmetics Visage February 2016 Swatches & Review



Hello readers,
Today I have my first ever monthly visage subscription from Hello Waffle Cosmetics to share with you.  I made it to the top of the wait list just before Birchbox Canada announced it was shutting down Canadian operations so the timing was perfect.  This month's theme was the novel Bluebeard by Charles Perrault and focused on a bolder look with strong colours.  Let's take a look at what was inside the February installment.

Hello Waffle Cosmetics Visage

Howl Cosmetics Lipstick - The Fairy Key

Howl Cosmetics

The Fairy Key is a cool toned berry plum with a close to but not quite matte finish.  The formula is very pigmented but I did find it tugged a bit when applying it to my lips.  I was a bit concerned with the white streaks in the lipstick bullet but Christine from Hello Waffle got in touch with Howl Cosmetics for me and it was confirmed that it was just some pigment or wax that didn't blend in perfectly.  I really like this colour and it's a nice introduction to a new to me brand.

Hello Waffle Visage
Howl Cosmetics Lipstick in The Fairy Key - Two swipes
Howl Cosmetics Lipstick swatch
Howl Cosmetics The Fairy Key on bare lips

Hello Waffle Cosmetics Eyeshadow - The Closet

Hello Waffle Cosmetics Visage

The Closet features a dark brown-toned burgundy base with a silver sheen.  This one is quite sparkly but the burgundy base is the predominant colour.

Hello Waffle Cosmetics Visage
Hello Waffle Cosmetics The Closet eyeshadow over Urban Decay Primer Potion

Hello Waffle Cosmetics Eyeshadow - A Gentleman

Hello Waffle Cosmetics Visage

The Gentleman features a matte royal blue base with subtle blue sparks.  It is a little sheer (by design) but can be built up nicely over primer if you want a bolder look.

Hello Waffle Cosmetics Visage
Hello Waffle Cosmetics The Gentleman eyeshadow over Urban Decay Primer Potion

Hello Waffle Cosmetics Eyeshadow - Richer and Finer

Hello Waffle Cosmetics Visage

Richer and Finer is a mid-toned dusty rose with lots of shimmer.  I found that once blended out over my skin tone it did end up leaning more neutral/beige but still a very pretty colour that can be paired with lots of other shades.

Hello Waffle Cosmetics Visage
Hello Waffle Cosmetics Richer and Finer eyeshadow over Urban Decay Primer Potion

Hello Waffle Cosmetics Eyeshadow - Plates of Gold and Silver

Hello Waffle Cosmetics Visage

Plates of Gold and Silver is a soft off white with a strong gold sheen.  This shade can also be used as a highlighter.  This is my personal favorite eyeshadow shade from this month's visage.

Hello Waffle Cosmetics Visage
Hello Waffle Cosmetics Plates of Gold and Silver eyeshadow over Urban Decay Primer Potion

Conclusion

I'm really happy with my first Visage experience.  I was also really appreciative of the great customer service from Christine when I had concerns about the lipstick.  The Visage subscription costs 30USD including shipping and typically includes a lip product, three eye shadows and a half-size blush.  Sometimes a guest indie brand is included like Howl Cosmetics was this month.  You can find Hello Waffle Cosmetics on


Happy polishing,

Michelle

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