Geek Chic Cosmetics, a wonderful company that I was introduced to several months ago by Ana, recently released a collection that I believe Ana helped to create, called Big Damn Heroes. The collection is inspired by Firefly, an awesome Joss Whedon tv series.
Image courtesy of Geek Chic Cosmetics. Swatches courtesy of Lipsticks & Lightsabers.
I REALLY love the looks of Ambassador (hey, I went as a Companion to a party!) and Little Albatross. I also think Captain Tightpants looks pretty, but it would probably pull too orange on me. Very Fine Hat is such a neat color, and I always love greens like Inevitable Betrayal.
Of course, all the ‘chic’ and ‘geek’ color descriptions are adorable. I really love the extra step that Geek Chic takes with their colors!
The Chic: This Little Albatross is a deep, steel-blue with blue and silver sparkles. The sparkliest of the bunch.
The Geek: Way I remember it, albatross was a ship’s good luck ’til some idiot killed it. Morbid and creepifying, but brilliant nonetheless. Also, she can kill you with her brain.
The Chic: Ambassador is a rich, reflective plummy-maroon filled with golden sparkle.
The Geek: Plenty of worlds won’t even let you dock without a decent companion aboard! It lends a certain respectability, as does this eyeshadow.
The Chic: Captain Tightpants is a ruddy shiny golden-toned copper; it would look right at home next to his coat, which is… kind of a brownish colour.
The Geek: We love our Captain; he might be bad in the Latin but he’s a nice man, really. Someone must have told Mal he was an autumn, because he’s always decked out in earth-that-was-tones.
Very Fine Hat
The Chic: Very Fine Hat is a very blackened, dirty gold, just right for the sad little king. Deep and dark with a golden sheen lurking beneath.
The Geek: Badger is a businessman, a fine upstanding gentleman with roots in the community and yes – a very fine hat. He also got his hands on a couple of diamonds the size of- well, you know.
The Chic: His was an evil laugh, but Inevitable Betrayal is a reflective golden-toned dinosaury-green.
The Geek: Some people juggle geese, some play with dinosaurs and some wear green eyeshadow. A tribute to the best pilot we know, even if something about him just bothers us.
Have you tried any colors from the Big Damn Heroes collection? If so, what did you like?
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I actually ordered samples when the collection came out! Unfortunately, the mail system rolled my enveloped (they never stamped it) and all my baggies broke at the ziplock part!
I was really upset, and they were AWESOME about replacing it! I even sent them a photo of my envelope so they could yell at the post office
The colors ARE AWESOME. The pictures don’t do them justice. Even all mixed together they were pretty Ambassador goes on very red instead of purple…. which I was sad about. I can’t wear reds without looking bloodshot. But it’s soooo pretty! Albatross & Very Fine Hat are gorgeous!
Yay it’s awesome they gave such great customer service
I love the look of inevitable betrayal! I’m really into greens lately.
Greens can be very sexy!
My boyfriend had been trying to make me watch that show for the last week, he turned me off by calling it like “a space western.” Maybe I should give it a chance rofl.
It is kind of a space western, but it’s SO GOOD.
Hey Samantha! Just GOTTA butt in quick and second Phyrra’s rec for Firefly – it’s AWESOME!
My DH introduced me to it and I REALLY didn’t want to watch it because of the genre. I mean, what in the world is a “Space Western” and how could it *possibly* be any good??!
I was WAY surprised (in a good way) after watching and just wish the series had goneon much longer!
Higly, higly recommend!
I was so sad when it ended! Definitely worthwhile to watch though.
I want the whole Damn palette! lol But seriously, I love shadows that have a hint of sparkle. I don’t want huge glitter chunks, but a shimmering sparkle intensifies my green eyes! And I would probably go with a blend of the Inevitable Betrayal and Very Fine Hat, love em! And maybe just a line of Captain Tightpants, too. Ooh, and the Ambassador. Ok! I’ll take them all!
Heheeh! They really are cool.
I’m honestly hesitant to order from Geek Chic… They’re postage isn’t exactly cheap for sample-only orders, and they only ship them in an plain ole’ envelope. I’ve seen a ton of bloggers report their bags spilling and whatnot. I have a bad feeling my mailman would drop it in the snow!
The sample bags do leak a little, but they give pretty generous samples so it isn’t a big deal. And the full-size jars don’t leak at all!
See my post below regarding the leakage problem (fixed!), but our shipping cost is only 1.00 for the sample envelopes. Maybe you saw the 5.20 flat rate box option?
I’ve not had a problem the times that I’ve ordered, and it sounds like they’ve addressed some of the concerns with shipping?
Captain Tightpants!! I love Mal to death and we share the whole “autumn” thing. WANT!
Hah! I’m not surprised
Regarding the sample baggies, we have started taping up the sides so they don’t leak out the edge anymore. It’s something that I’ve noticed happening when packaging in our most recent round of baggies (think they might been a bad run), but the leaking shouldn’t happen anymore.
Also, we put all sample baggies now in a larger baggie with a Geek Chic logo so it’s a little neater and easier. We’ve explored the idea of bubble mailers, but everyone voted in the poll that they would rather keep the envelopes at a 1.00 shipping cost than upgrade to the bubble mailer, which would be 3.00 domestic and 6.00 international as our chosen flat rate cost to accommodate most sizes. The people spoke, so we kinda have to respect what our customers want.
Thank you for letting us know this
I ordered samples and am really looking forward to them reaching me – there was no way I could resist Firefly-themed eyeshadows! So shiny!
Also as an update! We are going to be re-evaluating the cost to ship bubble mailers plus the cost to buy bubble mailers to get a closer average than our previous estimation, and then we are going to offer it as an additional option to envelopes!
Thanks for updating us
I’m on a total no-buy at the moment, but I caved and bought this set. And yes, I bought it purely because of the theme, but I’m so glad I did because it may well be my favourite collection EVER! The colours are grungy and dusky and just gorgeous. Much to my surprise Inevitable Betrayal is my favourite – it just looks amazing on. And Ambassador makes my heart flutter in a way that’s unusual for me considering how many purple/pink shaded colours I have in my collection.
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This whole themed cosmetics is such a great idea, I really want to order from Shiro, but I don’t want samples…I want the Pokeballs! lol
I don’t know anything about Firefly except little bits and pieces I’ve picked up from fans online. I was curious enough that I recorded Serenity but haven’t watched it yet. Would you all recommend that I track down Firefly episodes and watch those first or just go ahead and watch Serenity already? lol
I would definitely recommend watching the episodes first, you need the background of the series for the movie – the movie ties up an on-going story arc.
I’m such an airhead today. I didn’t finish my thought about Shiro. I meant to say, I want full size, but just can’t afford it at the moment. I will eventually catch them all!
I hope you can catch them all
I hope their full set sale goes on for a while longer… I am broke and totally don’t need any more eyeshadows but I HAVE TO HAVE this set for the names alone! Helps a bit that the shadows all look gorgeous
They do look gorgeous
I wroooteee the descripttioooonnnns! And I helped name everything except Ambassador which was Chantel’s brainwave. I LOVE THEM ALL.