I had a few things arrive in the mail today.
AromaleighI wanted to pick up some of Aromaleigh‘s mattes to explore mattes some more, as well as some colors in the nude and pin-up girl range.And of course, since I’m obsessed with neon bright sky blue a la Color Club Pure Energy, I had to pick up a full size of Planet Earth and a sample of Bluespark.
Planetearth (full size) – subtly shimmering intense primary blue with pink sparklesIce – a pure white matteFlaxen – golden, cream-colored warmthVenus – quintessential mauve matteBluespark – bright peacock blue with a literal dollop of blue sparksEstranged – lustrous yellow-green chartreusePurple Princess – a deep, satiny purple with rich rose tones and a russet shadowLuster – a luscious and shimmering mid-tone warm beigeWish – a peachy golden pink with slight iridescenceSapphire – sapphire blue medium-deepArbor – A deep pine needle green with fine shimmer
Free SamplesLotus – cerulean blue, silvery and smoothDrama Blue – the deepest glimmer of sapphireMonique – lustrous brown with a rosy shade
ArchetypeAfter receiving many reader emails and comments to try Archetype, I decided to place an order. They do state that it will take 3 to 6 weeks to receive an order from them. My order took exactly 16 business days, which is not bad at all (just over 3 weeks). I did have a minor issue where I didn’t receive my receipt from them & had trouble with emailing them (received a weird delivery failure with gmail, which I’d never seen before), but I contacted Archetype via MySpace and they were very kind and sent me my receipt. They also explained that why orders were taking longer was due to the fact that an employee had unexpectedly quit. In a small business, that can really be problematic and I can totally sympathize with that.
Small Lip Glosses:NAUGHTY KITTY: This feisty little number is a bratty pink that has a hint of a neutral undertone to make it wearable. It’s packed with a naughty aqua sparkle that sets it apart from all the others, and features a hint of pink iridescence too.LOW RED MOON: Beautiful deep warm brick red with intense red shimmer and a hint of blue sparkle. Highly pigmented. On pale skin it looks close to true red.
Small Eye Shadows:CHINA WHITE: A crystalline barely pink base with a pile of aquamarine and purple sparkle. Great highlight color, it’s a nice balance between sheer and opaque. RAVEN’S FEATHER: This is the subtle iridescent purple green found in the highlights of raven wings. Iridescent turquoise purple flash over a soft blueblack base. Slightly shimmery, not sparkly. Picture doesn’t do it justice!
Sample Eye Shadows:Conjunction – an intense pure blueish purple with a veil of iridescence, turquoise and purple and aqua sparklesDirty Blonde – soft off-ivory with hint of peach non-color, moderate gold shimmerErotic Underground – a velvety grey satiny silverypink with blackened green and blue sparklesExquisite Corpse – sheered out true purple with a bit of aqua iridescence and major aqua sparkleFaerie Light – a quizzical shimmery velvety iridescent greysilver with an intense pink flash and a bit of purple sparkleGlass Coffin – veils of turquoise iridescence layered over a hint of delicate violet with turquoise sparkleIntegra’s Dog – intense red redLolita’s Lollipop – a sweet pale pink with some silvery mint green and gold shimmerObsidian Butterfly – an electric, intense blue with turquoise and blue iridescence and sparklesOil Slick – a night-black base packed with multi-colored sparkleSoap Bubble – a sparkly, very translucent white with intense rainbow sparkleAbalone – a cool silvergrey with intense rainbow sparkleVeil of Shadows – a pearly dove grey with a surprise subtle pale red iridescenceTransylvanian Concubine – blackened shimmery forest greenStarfall – cool shimmery light pink with lots of sparkleSpun Sugar – a soft pale pink with a major green iridescent flash and pale gold shimmerQueen of the Nile – tarnished beige gold with lots of gold sparklePlastic Pink – pink pink with extra pink on top and pink shimmer
And Holy crap, the free samples they sent me! Totally not expected! This was over the top and very kind of them.
Full size Scream Queen – looks like a gorgeous sparkling raspberry with golden sparks (couldn’t find this on the website)
Free Samples:Behind the Velvet Mask – looks like a grey with aurora borealis sparkle (couldn’t find on the website)BraaaAAAINS! – looks like a pale pink-grey with pink shimmer (couldn’t find on the website)Dead Roses – deep berry burgundy/russet color, with lots of burgundy glittery sparkle.Lethe – Iridescent turquoise and purple flash over hypnotic grey depths. Switch – Deepest burgundy with major gold sparkle and red iridescence. (this name cracks me up, bonus points if you know why)Feathered Serpent – golden peach with iridescence and shimmerZeljana – Eerie intense teal, more green than blue, with lovely electric blue sparks.False Spring – A gold hued spring green, opaque and with gold sparkle.Kitten Toes – a pretty soft hint of pink color, with light pink iridescent flash and subtle pale green sparkleSalammbo – a tropical, iridescent true green with a golden undertone, and some moderate gold glimmer. (this is lip safe)Fuschias for Simon – a sheered out fuchsia with an intense bluegreen iridescence and green sparkle.Lisa’s Busted Camaro – a cheerful pale shell pink with perky pink iridescence and purple sparkleSpring Lunacy – A very light and airy translucent silvered violetSly – an iridescent deep dark blue with a bare hint of a grape hue to it, packed with coppery sparkleMouse – the taupe. basic brownish-grey with very muted shimmerAngel of Indulgence – Dark iridescent turquoise teal blue, but tip it to the side and a velvety deeper midnight blue/purple reveals itself; green sparkle.
I’m really looking forward to playing with all of these.
I don’t have a problem with long order times as long as the company is up front about them. Since they were up front about it, and it was at the low range of their time frame, I’m happy
Haha wow, that is a lot of free samples! I love it when that happens, I recently ordered some stuff from The All Natural Face, and I got toooooons of awesome samples with my order, it was so lovely and unexpected.
Yeah it was really sweet of them!How do you like The All Natural Face?
I haven’t heard anything from Archetype Cosmetics and I did my order the same day but earlier than you. This really sucks. No receipt, no shipping notice, nothing. And my credit card’s been charged.
Nice haul!! Wow, that’s a lot of free samples!
^I’m glad you are trying more mattes, by the way.
man, that’s a lot of free samples! nice but wow, their processing time is even longer than fyrinnae’s…the colors look real pigmented though
I had weird problems with emailing Archetype. I didn’t get an email receipt from them, only my PayPal receipt. I also got weird temporary delivery failure messages, which I’ve never seen when I’ve emailed someone from my gmail account to their gmail account. So I think something might be messed up with their gmail account receiving emails. However, I was able to contact Archetype and get a response from them via MySpace.
Their MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/archetypecosmetics
It would be nice if they’d post a phone number for a voice mail, or another email address on their website, or have a ‘contact us’ form on their website for when you have problems emailing them. But one I got in contact with them, they were really nice.
Very nice. Those look like some great colors to work with.
Cool haul! I really wanted to order from Archetype samples -theirs are very cheap and I need to save $ in this economy. However, their customer service is absolutely cheap as their pigments. I emailed them thru their gmail, nada. I really wanted to buy theirs, but things don’t arrive, I lose $. On the other hand, their colors are unique and original. I’ll try their myspace. thanks fo the heads up!
I love their colors…my first haul took about 4 weeks to arrive, and my second haul I’m still waiting. I placed an order on 2/28, and Kelli who emailed me about a month ago said my order was sent out. I have send them 3 emails, and no response I guess I will contact them via myspace. Anywhoos, I can’t wait to see what you do with them
Make sure that you let them know that you tried emailing them and got no response. I think something is wrong with their email. I spoke with a really nice person named Lisa. I think (but I’m not 100%) that Kelli is the person who quit.
I’m 99% sure that they’re not getting their emails properly for some reason.