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8 Bit Cosmetics Review

8 Bit Cosmetics Video Swatches Review

All products purchased by me.

A while back I purchased several eyeshadows from 8 Bit Cosmetics. I’d seen them online in a few looks that I thought were gorgeous, so I thought I’d give a new indie company a try. I ordered several clamshell samples.


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About 8 Bit Cosmetics
Creating my own brand has been the best decision of my life. I get to choose what goes into my make up which means I control the pigmentation and everything else. Due to years of wasting my money on make up that looked like a dream and applied like a nightmare I have fairly high standards for my brand.

Availability
Etsy

Cruelty Free Status
All products are cruelty free and not tested on animals. Most products are vegan.

Price
$4.00 full size (sifter or no sifter)
$1.00 sample (clamshell or baggie)
$7 pressed eyeshadow
$9 nail polish
$4 mini nail polish

My Thoughts

All eyeshadows swatched on Milani Eyeshadow primer on my arm.

8 Bit Cosmetics Swatches

Brassy Bits Collection

8 Bit Gaslight Swatch
Gaslight
white eye shadow is loaded with gold reflecks
My Take
white with gold iridescence

8 Bit Bronze Swatch

Bronze
warm rosy gold
My Take
rosy brown with gold iridescence

8 Bit Mechanic Swatch

Mechanic
a gorgeous gold with black undertone
My Take
blackened base with gold iridescence on top

8 Bit Steampunk Swatch

Steampunk
light bronze
My Take
coppery bronze with brown undertones

8 Bit Cog Swatch

Cog
light gold
My Take
antique gold

Everyone’s a Hero Collection

8 Bit Apocalyptic Swatch
Apocalyptic
beautiful teal with a slight shimmer
My Take
bright teal blue

8 Bit The Cat Swatch

The Cat
dark matte purple (not vegan)
My Take
dark but vibrant purple matte

We’re All Mad Here Collection

8 Bit Curiouser Swatch
Curiouser
dark grey blue with a slight green sheen
My Take
deep greyed blue with a hint of green iridescence

8 Bit Do Bats Eat Cats Swatch

Do Cats Eat Bats
smoky grey with pink tones
My Take
deep grey with hints of pink iridescence

8 Bit We're All Mad Here Swatch

We’re All Mad Here
pink toned purple with violet and pink sparkle (not vegan)
My Take
pinky purple, great radiant orchid type shade

8 Bit Cosmetics Video Review Swatches

8 Bit Cosmetics Video Review Swatches

8 Bit Cosmetics Video Review Swatches

8 Bit Cosmetics Video Review Swatches

Glitter

All glitter swatched on top of Darling Girl Glitter Glue.

8 Bit Glitter Swatches
Oooo Shiny Collection

8 Bit Bottled Fairies Glitter Swatch
Bottled Fairies
a lovely light pink with multicolored sparkle
My Take
gorgeous light pink with opalescent glitter

8 Bit Save Point Glitter Swatch

Save Point
a very pale lavender glitter with multicolored sparkle
My Take
light greyed lavender with opalescent glitter

8 Bit World Shaking Glitter Swatch

Pretty Guardians Collection
World Shaking
a chartreuse-y gold mixed with a blue cosmetic glitter
My Take
light lime green glitter

8 Bit Glitter Swatches Blurred

Blurred to show off the glimmers

8 Bit Cosmetics Tutorial

Purple and Teal Blue Tutorial with Apocalyptic, The Cat, We’re All Mad Here and Gaslight. See the tutorial.

From the day I placed  my order until it shipped, it took 4 days, which wasn’t bad. Then it took about 4 days to receive. So all told, about 8 days from the time I ordered until I received the products. I consider this reasonable for a small indie company.

When I messaged 3 days after placing my order to ask when my order would ship, because I did not see a turn around time listed, I received a prompt, polite reply that my order was currently being packed and would be sent out the next day, which is exactly what happened.

Ingredients are listed on each individual eyeshadow and glitter shade. Each listing also lets you know whether the item is vegan or not. Most items seem to be vegan.

I love the wide variety of eyeshadow colors. They have brights as well as neutrals. The glitters are cute but I have not worn them yet. I’m always nervous about using glitter near my eyes so I keep thinking I’ll use them in a manicure.

The eyeshadows were very easy for me to apply. They lasted for over 11 hours on primer (Too Faced Shadow Insurance) without creasing or fading for me. The colors blend easily with one another. They’re very pigmented, too.

Full size jars are 2 grams of product, while samples are .5 grams of product. I found the amount of product in the clamshells to be quite generous, and definitely enough to keep anyone occupied with the colors for a while.

Because I loved this order so much I placed another order, so you’ll see 8 Bit Cosmetics again.

Have you tried 8 Bit Cosmetics? Any favorite shades to share? What about color combos?

Pros

  • Budget friendly. It’s hard to beat $4 for a full size.
  • Cruelty free
  • Many vegan products
  • Wide variety of colors including brights and neutrals

 Cons

  • Lack of TAT listed on the storefront
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    • Natalie Carlson Brown

      I’m going to have to look into getting some of these samples from 8 Bit! They ARE quite generous. Plus the colors, pigmentation, & last time are great. Thanks for being you. The “Beauty for the Bold” pretty girl! :)

    • http://www.geniabeme.com Eugenia

      I LOVE mechanic! So pretty!

    • TinaBowling

      Totally in love with the look you created with these gorgeous colors! I adore that color combo on you always.

    • Nidia Doherty

      You find the coolest Indie cosmetics. I’m in love with Do Bats Eat Cats and Cog and The Cat. Wish they’d offered you a discount code!

    • http://www.slashedbeauty.com/ Miranda Mendoza

      Awesome pigment on the bright colors! The Cat is calling my NAME!

    • Clever Girl Reviews

      Those are nice and nuanced!

    • Anastasia

      So many pretty shades! I love the look you created, it’s perfect! Thanks for mentioning the sample prices, i think I’ll give them a try.

    • http://libbyspinkvanity.blogspot.com Kimberly

      I are rockin’ these!!

    • MyNewestAddiction

      The last 4 swatches are totally you colors! :D

    • Justina

      I thought Cog was my favorite until I scrolled down to see your look. I love the way you put the brights together!

    • FabZilla_Kath

      The prices are pretty affordable too! I love your eye makeup!

    • http://theplasticdiaries.com Kimmi @ The Plastic Diaries

      It’s a shame The Cat isn’t vegan, but I like Apocalyptic too so there is still something to please me.

    • http://www.painted-ladies.com/ Sheila Arkee

      Wow, there are some gorgeous shades – Do Bats Eat Cats is one of them.

    • Betzy Carmona

      Those pigments are so pigmented :)

    • http://www.citizensofbeauty.com/ Citizens of Beauty

      Gorgeous look you created! I love the apocalyptic!