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Happy Monday! It’s time for another Makeup Wars! Our theme this week is Favorite Indie Products from my favorite indie brands. Of course, I have a ton of cruelty free favorites to share with you.
To start, there’s Fyrinnae. I love the Pixie Epoxy, which is perfect for foiling without the mess (see my post on Best Ways to Apply Loose Eyeshadow). I also love their fantastic eyeshadows, especially the Arcane Magics. (Vegan)
Morgana Cryptoria has always been known for their unusual lipsticks in shades of turquoise, emerald, purple, as well as brights and pastels. Their newer semi-loose eyeshadow formula is amazing. You can find in the Don’t Blink (Dr. Who!) and Witchy Winter Wonderland collections. (Vegan)
Silk Naturals makes such a wide variety of great products from their new Neopolitan HD cream blush trio, Chromatic cream eyeshadows, and beautiful eyeshadows. They have fantastic vegan clones of the UD Naked 1, Naked 2 and Naked Basics. And don’t miss out on their blushes or the Flattery Illuminating powder! Most products are vegan.
Sugarpill is now synonymous with bright color. I love their bright pressed eyeshadows as well as their pretty loose Chromalust loose shadows. Most products are vegan.
Concrete Minerals makes an entire line of bright matte pigments, as well as lots of gorgeous shimmery shades. Most products are vegan.
Makeup Geek pressed eyeshadows and pigments are pretty fantastic. They have a ton of MAC clones. I love seeing how Marlena has chosen to create her line and I always look forward to her new releases.
BFTE has some truly gorgeous eyeshadows, including Poodle Pandemonium (from their pro line), as well as great trios and sets.
Cult Nails makes the perfect one coat black nail polish Nevermore. Maria also makes a ton of great colors for layering like Deception and Hypnotize Me. When I don’t know what to wear, I reach for Nevermore. She also makes my favorite base coat, Get it On.
Literary Lacquers makes gorgeous holographic polish as well as complex jellies. Of course my two favorite shades are Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster and Camille Sepharial D’Artigo.
Meow Cosmetics makes so many beautiful collections and one of the cool things that they do is rotate collections in and out based on seasons. They have special collections for Halloween, Christmas, Summer and more. Right now their Xmas Shoppe is open, as well as their Shades of Meow Vol. 4. Additionally, they also make the first indie foundation that was a perfect match for my skintone – Inquisitive Siamese.
KBShimmer has super lovely glitters of all different types. My favorites are You Go Ghoul!, Witch Way? and Teal Another Tail. Christy also makes my favorite top coat, Clearly On Top.
Geek Chic Cosmetics has pretty geeky shades. I particularly love Bigger On the Inside, Anarchist Priest and We’re All Infected. Dr. Who and Farscape? Yes please!
Darling Girl makes awesome eyeshadows. Susan also has created watercolor paint pots and In Living Color shadow bases, which are great for vibrant looks.
Performance Colors makes an awesome cream to powder foundation, as well as pretty cream eyeshadows and eyeliners. I really love Oilslick, as it’s an amazing shade everyone needs.
Femme Fatale Cosmetics has gorgeous duochrome eyeshadows, blushes and illuminators. Golden Lotus, Witchberry and Snow Lily are great illuminators. Archangel, Dreamstate, Genesis, Haunt, Shooting Stars are some of the gorgeous eyeshadows.
Rainbow Honey makes some lovely polishes. I really love The Kraken. Plus, she has a Final Fantasy VII inspired collection. What’s not to love?
Anyway, these are my picks for favorite indies! What are your favorites?
Tags: BftE Cosmetics, Concrete Minerals, cult nails, Darling Girl Cosmetics, Femme Fatale Cosmetics, Fyrinnae, Geek Chic Cosmetics, KBShimmer, literary lacquers, Makeup Geek, Makeup Wars, Meow Cosmetics, Morgana Cryptoria, Performance Colors, Rainbow Honey, Silk Naturals, Sugarpill
OMG! I expected you to have a lot of favorites, but WOW!
And I didn’t even cover skincare or hair!
I knew you’d have an awesome list! I always come here to drool over Fyrinnae and Makeup Geek!
Both fantastic brands!
Am I the only one to think I’d love this photo you’ve put up done as a poster to cover one wall of my bedroom ? So many pretties !
aww! Glad you like it I always enjoy making collages
Indie is almost all I buy now (besides a few things here and there from UD), so I have quite a few favorites! From Shiro Cosmetics I love their gloss formula. I bought both of their Halloween glosses and they are seriously the best formula I have tried. They just feel so nice! I also love their Gelato Beach blush. It is so gorgeous! Their shadows are great too, but I could never just pick a few (although Alkahestry is a stunner)! Fyrinnae is another favorite, and Pixie Epoxy is definitely my must-have from them. Notoriously Morbid surprised me with their wonderful matte shades that I got in their Black Friday Sealed Judgement set, and I also ADORE their Coffin Kisser lipbalms. My lips have never felt this good
Sounds like the coffin kisser lipbalms are good!
They are! I highly recommend them
You have tried so many more brands than I have. All of your picks look awesome. Been meaning to try Cult Nails for a long, long time.
I’ve tried a lot, these are the best
I’ve tried nearly every brand you listed above and with the exception of
concrete minerals (although they do have quick and friendly refund
policy, thank god) I totally agree! In fact i’ve found about 90% of my
most favorite indy products through your site and I couldn’t be more
grateful ^^ I would toss in shiro cosmetics for some of their fun
eyeshadow selections (tons of glitz!) and myo makeup for the hottest
brightest neons i’ve ever seen in my life! Also impulse cosmetics
(might not be for everyone) my pretty zombie cosmetics and fierce
magenta lipsticks. I’m so glad you did this post ^^ Keep up the great
work Phyrra you are my #1 source for all things beauty related!
Aww, happy to hear it!
Great list of products and companies. I’ve never tried any of these brands.
At the very least you need to check out Cult Nails and Sugarpill
Indie brands are so fun to explore because there are a lot of great hidden treasures!
Agreed! I’m so happy I found them
You have some wonderful picks. I love Pixie Epoxy, Cult Nails and my BFTE pigments. I should have thought about Makeup Geek. I think she’s done an incredible job of building up a business.
She really has! And I love that she continues to offer quality cruelty free products at such a competitive price
These are some really great finds! I especially love all the pigments.
I love love love pigments!
I’ve only tried one Rainbow Honey polish, but I really liked it!
Her polishes are super pretty
Great picks! You are the Queen of Indie brands. I looooove Sugarpill!
Yay! Sugarpill is amazing.
Wow! So much unexplored territory for me, lol. I’ve been loving Oslo Cosmetics this past week (I just got my first order). Have you tried them yet? Their shadows are a weird texture! I love Shiro, too.
I have products from Oslo to review.
I want to try Sugarpill so bad! It’s pretty lame that I haven’t. I am feeling inspired : ) xo
Keep an eye out for sales!
You are indeed my got-to blogger for indie brands; your vast experience is amaze-balls!
Thanks! 5 years of experience
I always see you post about sugar pill, think it’s time I ordered some.
Yes! It’s amazing
Great list! I need to try the Cult Nails polishes!
Yes you do, they’re awesome!
I love it all
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