Sunday, March 13, 2016

February 2016 Glamour Doll Eyes Of The Month - Means Girls - Unboxing & Review!

Hello! I hope you're having a great day! For this post, I want to share with you the February 2016 Glamour Doll Eyes Of The Month subscription.
I have a lot of guilty pleasures I like to indulge in (well, not a lot...), and one of those is watching the movie Mean Girls. I have no idea why, but I love that movie, and I know a lot of other people feel the same way. So I was pretty stoked to see that the February 2016 Glamour Doll Eyes Of The Month was Mean Girls themed! It's never explicitly stated as such, but pretty easy to infer.
The quick run-down: Glamour Doll Eyes (GDE) is an indie cosmetic company that is mainly known for their loose pigments, but they also make a variety of other products, including glitters and blushes; the Of The Month (OTM) is a special eye shadow created for that month and it is available through this subscription and in a limited number individually on the website; in the subscription, you get the OTM shadow, plus some extra products, either from GDE or from a different  indie cosmetic company; because the OTM is an indie company, spots for the subscription are very limited and there is a waitlist sign up that is available through the Facebook group; the subscription itself is $8 a month (a full size individual shadow is $6) plus shipping (in the US that makes it $11 a month, internationally it varies due to shipping costs).
Along with the cosmetic products, you get candy every month! For February, we got butter rum Life Savers, which are both weird and delicious.
GDE's info cards are always theme appropriate (for this month, I'm pretty sure it's based on the Burn Book). This year, they seem a lot more compact and are one-sided; last year they were a lot bigger, with a lot more information and they were dual-sided. I prefer the older style of cards but I think Vee (the owner/creator of GDE) mentioned that they were paring down the info cards to focus resources on other parts of the OTM subscription.
The other side of the card continues the theme and includes descriptions and ingredients for all the products included (except for the candy). It's looking like there are going to be three products in each OTM this year; the OTM itself, an extra product from GDE, and another product either from GDE or another indie cosmetics company.
The OTM for February 2016 is Get In Loser, which is one of the best names for an eye shadow ever.
Get In Loser is described as a "light mauve with an intense amount of holographic sparkle".
I swatch these shadows dry on bare, unprimed skin, so they end up being a little more sheer, but you can up the intensity, pigmentation, and opacity by using them over a base/primer and foiling them. I love the holographic sparkle in this shadow and, using it loose, it would make a great transformer shade.
The first extra this month is another GDE eye shadow, called Full Of Secrets.
It is described as a "pink based brown with a strong rose sparkle".
I like how it's definitely brown, but there's a subtle undertone of pink; it's a surprisingly unique shade, even though it's a good neutral. Again, this is dry on bare skin, so if you want a deeper color, you can use it wet or with a primer/base.
The last extra is a highlight from Brija Cosmetics called We Wear Pink. I love how the product description says that you can wear it anytime, but that you'd better wear it on Wednesdays. It amuses me.
We Wear Pink includes a sifter and the color is described as a "light baby pink highlight with a magenta red sheen". It's also eye and lip safe, so you can use it anywhere on your face. Useful!
Since this is so light, it's kind of hard to pick up on my skin, but I prefer my highlight and cheek colors to be on the sheer side. The sheerness also works well if you want to use this over a lipstick to add dimension without adding too much color. Like the other loose shadows, if you want to intensify it, you can use it wet.

And that's the Mean Girls themed February 2016 Glamour Doll Eyes Of The Month! I always love how all the products in the OTMs are theme appropriate and how much thought and care go into this subscription service. I love supporting indie companies and feel very lucky that I was able to get this subscription for another year. Even though this is only the second OTM this year, I've noticed some key differences between this year and last, the largest one being that there seems to be more consistency this year. Based on a current contest that's running in the Facebook group where you can submit ideas for OTM themes (which I totally did), it seems like each month there's going to be the OTM shadow, an extra product from GDE, and then one additional product that will either be from GDE or from another indie cosmetics company.

Since the info cards no longer include spoilers for the next months theme, I'm very excited to see what the March GDE OTM will bring!

Thanks for reading! <3

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