February 12, 2018

Hello Waffle Cosmetics Visage January 2018 Unboxing & Swatches


Hello Waffle Visage January 2018 swatch review

Hello readers,
Today I have Hello Waffle Cosmetics' January Visage box to share with you. This month's shades were inspired by The Phantom Tollbooth and features a neutral palette with some surprises. Let's take a look at swatches.

Hello Waffle Cosmetics Tock Ticks Eyeshadow

Hello waffle January 2018 visage swatch

Tock Ticks is beautiful pale warm cream colour with a hint of blue sheen. The formula was super pigmented and applied effortlessly. This one is somehow super shiny without being sparkly or glittery.

Hello Waffle Tock Ticks
Hello Waffle Cosmetics Tock Ticks eyeshadow over Urban Decay Primer Potion

Hello Waffle Cosmetics Sunrise Symphony Eyeshadow

Hello waffle January 2018 visage swatch

Sunrise Symphony is a deep metallic rose gold. I call this 'deep' because most rose golds tend to be on the lighter side. This one surprised me when I swatched it. It has such a glowy finish which I just was not expecting based on the jar. It also has a super pigmented easy to apply formula.

Hello Waffle Sunrise Symphony
Hello Waffle Cosmetics Sunrise Symphony eyeshadow over Urban Decay Primer Potion

Hello Waffle Cosmetics Humble Humbug Eyeshadow

Hello waffle January 2018 visage swatch

Humble Humbug has a red-leaning brown base with a soft blue sheen. In the jar in looks more chocolate brown but once applied the warm red undertones come out. I do recommend primer with this one if you want the blue sheen to stand out.

Hello Waffle Humble Humbug
Hello Waffle Cosmetics Humble Humbug eyeshadow over Urban Decay Primer Potion

Hello Waffle Rhyme And Reason Blush

Hello waffle January 2018 visage swatch

Rhyme and Reason is a deep brown leaning mauve blush with teeny gold sparks. This is very pigmented for a blush, and since it's eye safe, I think you could easily use this as an eyeshadow too. I've swatched it fairly heavily below, you can blend it out more which makes it more wearable as a blush.

Hello waffle Rhyme And Reason blush
Hello Waffle Rhyme And Reason blush over bare skin

Hello Waffle Cosmetics Castle In The Air Lipstick

Hello waffle January 2018 visage swatch

Castle In The Air is described as a warm ruddy rosewood but for me it definitely seems more like a terracotta brown with strong orange undertones. It is fairly sheer and lets my natural lip colour peek through. This isn't a great shade for my skintone, but it's sheer enough that I will probably just use it as a lip balm around the house.

Hello Waffle Castle In The Air lipstick
Hello Waffle Cosmetics Castle In The Air lipstick

Apocalyptic Beauty Faintly Macabre Highlight

Hello waffle January 2018 visage swatch

This month's guest indie is a new-to-me brand, Apocalyptic Beauty. Their contribution is Faintly Macabre, a warm beige higlight with a strong green flash. The formula is easy to work and can be built up to get stronger green tones (like in the swatch below) or sheered out.

Apocalyptic Beauty Faintly Macabre
Apocalyptic Beauty Faintly Macabre highlighter over bare skin

Conclusion

When I first opened this month's box I felt a bit underwhelmed by the neutral palette, but I was pleasantly surprised at how many of the items I loved once I took the time to swatch them. I had a hard time narrowing down a favorite this month, but my top three (in no particular order) are Sunrise Symphony, Tock Ticks and Faintly Macabre. You can find Hello Waffle Cosmetics on

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Happy polishing,

Michelle

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