Wednesday, July 23, 2014

In the Pursuit of Fabulous : Siren Song Cosmetics

*Purchased and Press Samples*
Hello Lovelies!
   I am back again with another indie shop review. This time I am reviewing an indie makeup company called Siren Song Cosmetics. I first heard about this shop when I ran across a thread on Reddit about what series or shows would we like to see makeup collections based off of.  I had just recently finished Attack on Titan! and I was desperate for more!

   For those of you who haven't succumbed to the Attack on Titan Frenzy the plot is basically 100 years before the series starts Titans appeared and started eating people with not reason or remorse and nearly wiped out all of humanity. The series starts where the remainder of humanity resides in peace behind giant walls to keep the Titans out. And from what you can see in the picture above you can piece together what happens next. There is currently only one season out (which is on Netflix) however if you want to read more you can find the manga.

   So this series is SO amazing I had to have more and I wanted awesome Attack on Titan Makeup too. So I was directed to Siren Song Cosmetics by some amazing people on Reddit and I squealed and danced around  like a school girl.

    There was an ENTIRE collection, The Merciless Collection, of 12 beautiful shadows based off the series. I NEEDED them all instantly however due to evil makeup budgets I was only able to pick out a few for myself to try out. However the owner Dee was so kind enough to send me some extra samples ,which were not part of the collection, that really made my day . But don't take my word for it... Take a look at these swatches. All of them were taken outside in sun over Lunatick Cosmetic Labs Primer.

104th Squad
 This is a gorgeous shimmery golden sandy brown. It is described as a soft sandy brown on the site but I love the hint of gold with makes it more that just a sandy brown. This color is perfect for an everyday neutral eye.
Black Magic Beauty
 Black Magic Beauty is described as an orchid purple with a subtle pink and and red glittery shift. This looks much lighter in the container than it does in person so don't let that fool you. It really is a lovely color and the combination of the purple, pink and red makes it more than just orchid.

Eternal Calm
 Eternal calm is described as a mint green with a soft sparkle. It is what I would consider a soft mint green with a hint of shimmery golden sparkles. It is perfect as a part of a look (like the green look below) or just an accent to give your eyes the extra sparkle.
Fathoms Below
   I also have a horrible weakness for blues lately and when I ran across this color on the site I literally gasped and ohhed and ahhed over it. It is described as a deep and shimmery midnight blue. Which it is but it is also so much more. It is almost metallic and a metallic blue just makes my little goth heart a flutter. If you also didn't guess this was another of my favorites.
Forbidden Machina
 Forbidden Machina is described as a rustic bronze gold. It reminds me of what I would think ancient Mechs were made of. It is a gorgeous right soft metallic bronze.
Humanity's Strongest
 This was another one of my favorites from the site that I knew that I HAD to have. It is described as a blackened emerald green. It is that and so much more depending on the light. When applied it can look either black or emerald and often a combination of both. I am always looking for a beautiful emerald green and this is one of my favorites.
Illegitimate Aristocrat
 This is described as a shimmery white with coppery pink shift and gold sparkles.  This is a soft light white with gorgeous golden sparkles and when the sun hits it just right you can capture the gorgeous shift.
 When I saw this color on the site I instantly feel in love. I have such a weakness for reds and Merciless is no exception. It is described as a dark shimmering blood red of a certain scarf. It is a gorgeous shimmery dark blue based red that is just simply perfect.
Road to Dawn
   Road to Dawn is a new unreleased color with is just simply gorgeous. I was super excited to get this sample since I love getting sneak peeks of upcoming collections! I would describe this color as a lovely taupe color which hints of pink and gold. This is a perfect crease color for a neutral eye to give it extra depth.
The Basement
 The basement is described as a blackened olive green with hints of gold sparkle. It is really dark almost black in color but when the sun hits it just right you can see that it isn't really black but green and the gold sparkles give it an amazing POP!
The Fayth
The Fayth is described as an ancient metallic bronze toned gold. This is much darker and richer than Forbidden Machina and even more metallic. I would have to say that this is more of a true bronze metallic.
Thunderstruck is described as a shimmery copper brown with a pink shift and a golden sparkle. It appears much more red on my monitor when I first saw it so I contacted Dee about the swatch to make sure I had the right one. This is the right color and it is notoriously hard to capture (which I can attest to since I look a TON of photos to get this one right) I would say that it is a pinkish soft copper with a hint of gold. Either way it is gorgeous.

While swatches are always awesome to look at I always like to see how the shadows are used in looks to give me a better feel of them. So here are a couple of looks I did with Siren Song Cosmetics..

Forgive the derp eye. I wanted to capture the shift of the colors here.
 I also wanted to do more of a neutral eye for everyday wear. However I couldn't resist placing Fathoms Below as the liner.

 Now I know this is a SUPER long post filled with a ton of pictures but we are finally in the home stretch with the ratings!

Color and Pigmentation: 9.6 out of 10 bats
   I have to say that I am really impressed with the color and pigmentation of Siren Song Cosmetics. Not only are the colors vibrant and gorgeous, they also apply and blend like a dream.

Shipping and Turn around Time: 10 out of 10 bats
  I RARELY EVER give 10 out of 10 for anything since I hate seeing constant 10 out 10s. If you get a ten from me you worked for it and Dee definitely did. When I placed my order I got a mailing confirmation the NEXT day. Yup, you heard me right ONE DAY turn around. It doesn't get more epic than that.

Affordability: 9.7 out of 10 bats
   Siren Song Cosmetics are extremely affordable. From samples in clam shells (yay for clam shells cause I hate baggies!) starting at  $1.15 and full sized packed full jars at $5.49. Theses prices are fantastic and will make you come back for more.

Customer Service : 9.7 out of 10 bats
   As I mentioned above I contacted Dee about my Thunderstruck looking slightly different from the color on the site. Monitors do alter color so I wanted to make sure. She was super quick and helpful to respond and honestly wonderful to work with.

Overall :9.8 out of 10 bats
   I have to say that I am extremely impressed and in love with Siren Song Cosmetics. Not only does she have some gorgeous colors created from kick ass fandom series the quality is really top notch. The turn around time is AMAZING, the prices are fantastic and the customer service can't be beat. I HIGHLY recommend you check Siren Song Cosmetics out and pick up some of her gorgeous colors. You can find Siren Song Cosmetics here, on Facebook and on Twitter.

Run, don't walk over to Siren Song Cosmetics and pick up some fabulous shadows!
I hope that you enjoyed this review and until next time lovelies!


  1. Those are all so pretty! I have some sitting on my dresser that I need to swatch. XD

    1. They are simply gorgeous and simply wonderful to work with!