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Brazen Cosmetics Review

After hearing about Brazen Cosmetics from the lovely Grey, I ended up purchasing from them. I picked up the Original Candy Hearts sample set as well as the Screw Cupid sample set. I also snagged the Mango Mango lip scrub. I received some additional samples, as well. (Don’t forget about the Screw Cupid Giveaway I have going on right now, or the 20% Off coupon code: Phyrra, coupon code is only good on Valentine’s Day items)


Ordering from Brazen is easy, as it is with ordering from most places on Etsy. I believe all of the eye shadows are vegan, which is cool.

Shade Descriptions:
Tease – hot bubblegum pink with red/violet duochrome
Miss Independent – vibrant cool reddish burgundy with major sparkles
Vixen – almost-black red duochrome with red metallic shift
Last Call – flat rich black with a hint of burgundy and purple sparkle
Be Mine – soft pearl pink with blue sparkle
Cutie Pie – sweet soft green pearl with gold sparkle
Forever – soft tangerine orange pearl with purple sparkles
True Love – baby blue pearl with green sparkles
Mythic – bright almost-metallic yellow with green shift and plenty of green sparkle
Idol – sparkling shimmering rich gold
Incognito – gorgeous rich plum purple with purple sparkles
Tremor – strong bold royal purple with a satin finish and purple sparkles
Headstrong – rich smokey eggplant purple with a hint of shimmer
Cirque – brilliant blue-green with a satin finish and a teeny hint of gold.
Music Box – medium blue with a hint of teal and mega gold sparkles
Defiant – rich coffee brown with complex green shift and stand out gold sparkle
Mayhem- grey with purple and pink, taupe
Perfect 10 – the best blend of peachy pink with subtly gold shimmer
Shimmy (lip pot) – a merlot wine shimmer stain. V

The colors are all nice, smooth and pigmented. I especially fell head over heels for Tease. That color is just so HOT!

Tease on the inner 2/3 of lid and crease, Miss Independent on the outer 1/3 of lid and crease, Vixen to define the crease and Last Call smudged along lash line.

All of the shadows are really nice. I’ve been happy with all of them so far.
Mythic on center of lid.

The lipgloss was thick and really pigmented. I was impressed because I was expecting it to be sheer, so I was happy when it was not!

Pricing:
$4.99 to $5.99 for full size shadows
There are all kinds of deals on collections.
$4.99 to $5.49 for glitterati
$4.99 for lip glosses
$2.49 for lip scrub
$3.75 to $7.49 for scents

Lip Scrub:
Mango Mango is amazing if you love mango, which I do.
$2.49 for .5 oz, vegan.

The ingredients are:
Rich golden jojoba oil, creamy mango butter, almond oil, coconut oil and vitamin E for antioxidants and super sweet mango flavor create a gotta-have lip scrub that will love your lips.

I completely agree with the listing that says it’s a ‘gotta-have’ lip scrub. I love mangos. I had them for probably the first time when I was sick after my surgery in August, and found them to be divine. I now hunt them out, both in scented products, food and scrubs. It’s such a mouthwatering, awesome flavor to me!

There’s a note that mentions that there is almond oil in the product, in case of allergies.

Shipping:
Starts at $2.15 and goes up to $5, depending on the item and collection.
After shipping so much stuff myself, even buying bubblewrap envelopes in bulk, it costs me at least $2.50 to pay for shipping most places, so I find that shipping cost quite reasonable.

Would I purchase from Brazen Cosmetics again?
Yes! I am in love with the Mango Mango lip scrub. Seriously. I just wanna eat it up. And uhm, I might have eaten a tiny bit. Just a bit!  The eye shadows are lovely, and I like the lippy that I tried. I will definitely be purchasing the lip scrub again if it’s available in Mango. YUM! If you only check out two things, I would highly recommend the lip scrub and Tease eye shadow. They were my favorites.

Some products purchased by me, others sent for consideration. All opinions are my own.

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    • http://www.indiestreak.com Brandy

      The Tease/Miss Independent eye look is gorgeous! I can’t seem to find the Screw Cupid sample set in the store. Did they do away with it or am I missing it?

      • Phyrra

        Check back, they may have all sold out temporarily.

    • http://www.beautysbadhabitblog.blogspot.com Lily

      Vixen, Incognito and True Love look awesome!

    • http://libbyspinkvanity.blogspot.com Kimberly

      The Peach showed some shadows from Brazen, as well as saying you had done a review. Sounds like some great products. Again, adding to a long list due to your recommendations.

      • Phyrra

        Aww glad you like them too!

    • http://dazzlegla.blogspot.com Molly

      I was looking at this site the other day, and came across some of the neutrals as being nice to get. Thanks for the swatches! They look lovely!

      Oh btw I tried using your code, and it didn’t work.

      • Phyrra

        It only works on Valentine’s Day colors. Glad you like the swatches!

    • http://pa1nt3d-pr1nc3ss.blogspot.com/ KittenMittons

      Vixen looks just like AL’s Swoon! I would love that right there for an eyeliner. Dark red liners rock my sox :)

      • Phyrra

        It’s gorg!

    • http://gessoscientist.blogspot.com/ Rachel

      wow, so many pretty colors! thanks for the swatches Phyrra!

      • Phyrra

        You’re welcome Rachel!

    • http://a-crazy-peach.blogspot.com/ The Peach

      Ohhh….so many pretty colors! I agree, I fell in love with Tease also! And I literally want to eat the Mango Mango lip scrub! It smells (and tastes!) so good! I can’t wait to order from them again! I saw Grey’s review and then the look you did with the Screw Cupid colors, and decided I would give them a try. I’m glad I did!

      • Phyrra

        It is! Glad you did, too.

    • DalaLuz

      Gorgeous colors again! I so need to figure out how to work with such colorful shades, I love them when I paint/color, I think that is why I am so lured into your site, but in my make-up I always chicken back to neutral with the occasional color accent… But gold I should be able to pull off!

      • Phyrra

        Try working pinks with purples, or purples and blues.

    • http://www.persephonespassion.blogsppot.com “Persephone”

      I have had my eye on a few of her lippes @ Brazen! I will have to try them out soon :)

      • Phyrra

        Definitely!

    • http://www.lillianfunnyface.blogspot.com Lillian

      Oooh they’re all so pretty! And i forgot you had a discount code. Cheers Phyrra, now I have to buy :P

      • Phyrra

        Woot!

    • http://psychopixie.wordpress.com Julia Mathias

      I loved the shadows, but Cirque just jumped out at me, as soon as I set eyes in the picture. Such a lovely colour!

      And even though I love mango as a fruit, I very rarely like stuff with a mango scent, or “fake mango flavor”. I always find them to different from the real thing.

      • Phyrra

        This stuff just made me wanna eat it up!

    • http://www.brazencosmetics.etsy.com Sandria

      Phyrra- Thank you so much for the review and swatches. I <3 those pinks on you! *swoon*

      @Brandy- the samples sets sold out pretty quick, but I just listed more!

      @Molly-The coupon code has to be entered in the checkout notes & I'll gladly send a refund through paypal. Grrr Etsy doesn't have a way to discount only certain products. Sorry, I didn't clarify. :)

      xo
      Sandi :)

      • Phyrra

        Thank you Sandi!

    • sarah

      I love Music Box!

      • Phyrra

        It is pretty Sarah!

    • http://www.whimsybeading.etsy.com aygee

      Cutie Pie has caught my eye. I’m going to go check them out!

    • http://www.whimsybeading.etsy.com aygee

      Okay, so I didn’t catch this at first. I first saw Brazen as part of Grey’s review. So glad the StIckYcaPs is gone. It’s much easier to read and looks much more professional.

    • http://la3leches.blogspot.com/ Loopz

      Dang it Phyrra, quit making me buy things! LOL.

      I love the way Tease and Music Box look, I must have them lol.

      • Phyrra

        Hehe, Sorry Loopz!

    • http://www.thejadecarver.blogspot.com Jade

      Cirque looks EXACTLY like this beautiful teal nail polish I just acquired! Oh dear :)

      • Phyrra

        It’s pretty!

    • http://silhouettescreams.blogspot.com SilhouetteScreams

      Idol, Cutie Pie and Be Mine are such cute colours! :3 WANT

      • Phyrra

        They are so cute!

    • http://simplystephtee.blogspot.com stephanie

      Cirque really got my attention! I’m a sucker for blues :)

      • Phyrra

        It is pretty!

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    • http://www.audreydao.com Audrey

      wow these eye shadows do look pigmented. i’m eying vixen right now. it looks so pretty!

      • Phyrra

        They’re gorgeous Audrey!

    • keijukainen

      Hey Phyrra, I just heard the discount code has expired on 2/10/11, could you add that to your post?

      Lovely products! I ordered the Valentine set, lip scrubs and some lipglosses. Hope they’ll get here soon.

      • Phyrra

        It’s apparently still going on until Feb. 14 (Monday). Sorry for the confusion!

    • http://www.brazencosmetics.etsy.com Sandria

      Sorry for the confusion everyone! I will continue to offer the 20% off V-day items until 2/14/11 in my Etsy shop. Please just put “Phyrra” in the checkout notes & I’ll happily send a paypal refund. xo!

      • Phyrra

        Thanks for clearing that up!

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    • http://www.stealmyheartlovee.com StealMyHeartLovee

      Great review, the shades are so pigmented!

      • Phyrra

        Yes they are!

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    • Crystal

      Vixen, incognito, and tremor are definitely my kind of colors. They look so pigmented and smooth too!

      • Phyrra

        They really are pretty :)

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