Let’s continue the indie brand swatchfest in today’s post as well. I briefly mentioned My Pretty Zombie (here onwards referred to as MPZ) last time, and if you follow me on FB and IG, you’ve already seen a bunch of MPZ eyeshadows used in makeup looks. Nevertheless, I would like to do a full review here, and just tell you what my experience with this indie brand has been so far, show you some swatches and videos (yes, I intend to go on with the video swatches…considering to even do reviews/helpful tips/favourites of indie brands on YT. Still pondering that possibility though…)
Again, I heard about this brand watching a video by Tori, aka the Biohazardous Beauty. Once you go on the MPZ website, you will quickly stumble upon Tori’s eyeball, as she did their eye swatches as well.
I am super grateful that Andrea, the owner of MPZ, offers samples (like most other indie brands actually). Sometimes it can be hard to judge from a photo what the colour would look like live, whether it would suit you, etc and paying high shipping costs to only find out that it’s not what you wanted can be a bummer. Samples are really fantastic that way. MPZ offer a 3 sample pack (you choose the 3 shades) for 3$. I paid 2,25$ additionally for shipping, I believe. About a week later, you get an envelope in your mailbox with a super funky sticker on it, a card with a kitty (yaaay kitties <3!) and your 3 samples in zip-lock baggies. In total, I now have 9 MPZ shadows. The samples look like this:
Haha, you see?!..come to think of it, I may eventually get in trouble if Customs decide that these envelopes look suspicious to only open them and find out they contain sparkly powders called Anthrax and Rabies. Imagine that!!!
I don’t really like to keep my shadows in baggies, so I normally transfer them to jars, that I purchase separately. The amount of product you get is pretty decent, definitely among the more generous samples I have gotten. And they are sooo, soooo pretty, aren’t they:
Now that I’ve given you an idea of how the pretties look like, let’s show you swatches. I did those over Pixie Epoxy from Fyrinnae.
Group 2 includes: Grandma Cleavage, Gangrenous and Homemade Death:
The video swatch is here:
The eyeshadows have fantastic quality and the duochromes are really stunning. Used over a primer + Epoxy, they last 8-10 hours at least. The formulation on these is great, and honestly, they perform quite well over just primer too. I prefer to apply them over Pixie Epoxy for that extra layer of glamour, though 🙂
MPZ ranks highly in my book of favourites, and I would definitely go back and get full sizes of some of these shades, once I run out of the samples. Feel free to roam their website here. I will do a separate post with makeup looks featuring most of these eyeshadows.
Let me know which shades you liked the most, or what you have in your MPZ collection already!