Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Indie Spotlight: Hello Waffle Cosmetics!

Hey everyone! Time for another Indie Spotlight post!

This time around, the indie brand we'll be checking out is a company that hails from Quebec, Canada and is named after a cat, Hello Waffle Cosmetics! 

Christine, the owner of Hello Waffle had contacted me and asked if I'd like to review some of her products. I had heard of Hello Waffle at the time, but had never ordered or tried anything so needless to say, I was super excited for the opportunity!

Let's start with some eyeshadow collections and swatches!


Features 7 eyeshadows. ((Accidentally left a makeup wipe ontop of some of these and it messed up the cute little graphic/label, poo!))

Sloth - Light olive brown with green sparks
Lust - Dark berry with purple and blue shifts
Wrath- Muted dark gray-green with silver sparks

Pride - Warm dark lilac with light purple sparks
Envy - Medium forest green with multicoloured sparks
Greed - Golden pastel yellow with gold shimmer and blue sparkle
Gluttony - Rich dark chocolate brown with copper/red sparks

Some of my favorites from the Ouroboros collection are Lust, Pride, and Gluttony!

Greek Gods and Goddesses

Features 9 shadows.

Of The Wildland Light lilac with pink to blue shift and a twinkling of pink and purple shimmer.
Goddess of Love - Pale dusty pink with silver to green to blue shift.
The Renowned ArtificerA shimmering golden tan with green to red shift.
Light of the SunIntense metallic gold with a subtle red to blue shift and an explosion of blue and golden green sparkle.

Bringer of StormsStormy purple with a barrage of green to blue shift.
Savior of SailorsGlowing sapphire with turquoise to blue to violet shift.
The UnseenAn inconspicuous brown with silver-green to silver-red to green-gold shift. Some sparkle.
Of the Glinting HelmetDark helmet green with red to orange to pink shift. 
Guide Into the UnderworldDark orange with red to gold to bronze shift.

Some of my favorites from the Greek Gods and Goddesses Collection are Bringer of Storms, The Unseen, Light of The Sun, and Savior of Sailors!

Let's move onto the blushes! I have two Hello Waffle blushes that are both absolutely gorgeous. Both colors are also super unique, and I don't have anything else quite like them in my own collection! 

Malva and Regina

I'm pretty bad at blush swatches, but you can see that Malva is a beautiful warm orchid color with a satin finish. Regina is a little more interesting! Regina is described as a dark indigo with a periwinkle glow. I see some warmed red tones when I swatched this, but it's beautiful nonetheless! I haven't worn it on my face yet, but it would make a beautiful blush with a light hand, or a striking, more intense contour shade! Both are quite pigmented, but not to the point of not being able to blend them out nicely. You can layer on the color for a more intense look, or just apply a sheer wash for a pretty kiss of color on your cheeks! 
Hello Waffle has a gorgeous selection of blush colors. Including some staple, basic colors that everyone loves, and some more unique blush shades that you just can't find elsewhere.

Next I have just a few lip colors to share as well!

I've had the chance to try two lipsticks and three glosses and I've already decided on my favorites!

Rose and Orchid are both lipstick shades. Rose is a gorgeous warm, rose pink. It's just muted enough that it's not too vibrant to wear daily. Orchid is a vibrant warm purple. I love how bright this shade is, but it's got just enough pink in it to make it totally wearable! The lipsticks come in a slim-line style tube, which I love. Traditional lipstick bullets are usually way too big for me to get a nice application without a lip brush. 

The three lip gloss colors I have are It's Mauvelous! which is a perfect mauve color. Audrey 2 is a bright magenta with green sparkles. Marsala is a pretty true marsala color, a bit on the more brown side of the shade. It's perfect for the 2015 color of the year and will only be available during 2015! 
It's Mauvelous is my favorite, FAVORITE of all three! It seriously has not left my purse since I got it, except to show it and take swatch photos! The glosses are all packaged pretty traditionally with a doe-foot applicator wand. 

Overall, I am so in love with everything I've tried from Hello Waffle Cosmetics! They're definitely a great indie brand with the cutest packaging, label designs, color names, collections, ugh. Just everything! If you've tried Hello Waffle before, what are some of your favorite products? If you haven't, what products/colors are you lusting after?!

[All products sent to me by Hello Waffle Cosmetics. All opinions are my own, as always]

1 comment:

  1. I've heard of these guys but haven't tried any products. The blushes and lip colors look particularly interesting, I think!