Hello! Hope you're all having a great start to the weekend! I touched up my hair color and took a super long shower, so I'm feeling pretty good! Unfortunately, it's already getting cold here and, while it makes it a little nicer walking to work (at least near the end; in the beginning it's cold and annoying), I hate the cold and am not looking forward to winter (especially after how hard last winter was).
For this post, I want to show you guys my very first Geek Chic Cosmetics order! I've been on an indie cosmetics kick and have been exploring what's out there, so I ordered from a couple different companies! I found Geek Chic Cosmetics through Instagram (which is addicting, especially if you find just the right tag to explore) and thought it would be fun to get some pigments based on the nerdy things I like.
Ever since I got my first Glamour Doll Eyes OTM in August, I've been in love with indie cosmetics. So much so that I placed an order with GDE, which came first, Darling Girl Cosmetics, which had the longest turn-around-time (TAT) and came last, and Geek Chic Cosmetics, which was in the middle! As I said, I found Geek Chic Cosmetics while I was browsing the #indiecosmetics tag on Instagram and I really liked the idea of makeup based on shows/books/movies I like! They had a lot of really interesting colors that I wanted to try, but I restrained myself and kept my purchase to $10. I ordered eight sample sizes; unlike the other indie companies I've looked at who offer three sizes, Geek Chic Cosmetics (GCC because I am lazy) offer two sizes - full and sample. The sample sizes are in little clamshell cases and seem to be an amount in-between what you'd get in a sample baggie versus a sample jar in other brands. At first, I thought I'd really like the clamshell cases over the sample baggies, but as I play with my pigments more, I'm leaning more towards the baggies now.
GCC has a middle of the road TAT of 10-14 business days, sometimes a little longer depending on what's going on in the owners lives, but they say they will let you know if there's going to be any delay. They have a great selection of colors/fandoms and they have products for eyes, lips, face, and nails, though I only ordered eye pigments. Out of the three companies I've ordered from, GCC is the most "bare bones" when it comes to packaging and extras. There wasn't any fancy or extra wrapping on my shadows (wait until you see how cute my Darling Girl Cosmetics order is!) and they didn't include any extras. They do have a "Color Of The Month" that, obviously, changes monthly, but it's only available in a full size and you have to purchase it.
Let's get to the eight pigment samples I got!
Overall, I'm happy with my Geek Chic Cosmetics order. $1.25 per clamshell is a good price, especially since it seems like you get a little more than in other companies' sample baggies. It is very bare bones packaging-wise, and I didn't get any extras, which is kind of disappointing, but they didn't promise me anything extra so I have no reason to expect anything extra. I am a little concerned that two of my colors, Princess in Distress and Sexy in Suspenders are very different both visually and description-wise from what I was promised on the website, but these are handmade, so I assume there would be some slight variation. I really like the fact that Geek Chic Cosmetics has collections and cosmetics based on pop-culture things I like; I can be heavily influenced by the name of a product (I actually thought about this; I'm much more likely to buy a color called "Kitten" than I am one called "Champagne"). I would say give Geek Chic Cosmetics a look if you're into pop-culture/nerd culture; though I'd be curious to see if other people got pigments that were very different from the pictures/descriptions online....
Thanks for reading! <3