Swatch Saturday: Victorian Disco Cosmetics – a sample eye shadow haul

Posted by Lipglossiping On January - 7 - 2012

I first heard about this new indie brand via Sirvinya’s blog and immediately fell in love with a couple of the eyeshadows featured in her swatches.  I hot-footed it over to the Victorian Disco Etsy page and ordered a batch of sample baggies to have a closer look myself.

Despite the Christmas rush, I received my order (from the U.S.) after only a week – not that I’m saying it’s unusual to receive products promptly from an indie retailer, but… well… you know…

The shadows are finely-milled and well mixed, they apply smoothly and blend beautifully when applied with a dry brush.  With mineral eye shadows, I tend to pat the lid colour on with a wet brush and apply the crease colour with a dry, blending brush to soften the edges and (usually) smoke out.  I haven’t experienced any application issues so far with my usual method.

On with the swatches! (…and official colour descriptions) – these have been swatched with a damp brush on dry, bare skin.

Archduchess: Medium dusty purple with violet, gold and blue sheen
Baroque: Light brown with gold flecks and sheen
Ewok Pajama Party!: Straight black with gold and violet sparkles, slight purple sheen
Lightsaber: Medium blue with a violet sheen
Luna: Deep strong black with a very prominent gold sheen and sparkles
Millenium Falcon: Deep silver with red, purple and 3D sparkles

Pannier: Deep brownish taupe with violet and gold flecks
Powder Wig: Bright metallic white with purple flecks
Revolutionary Ball: Black with a deep blue sheen
Sailor Mars: Rusty red with a pink sheen
The Fett: Deep purple with a light violet red sheen
Tuxedo Mask: Deep reddish black with purple and gold sheen

Pannier bleeds a green tinge around the edges of the swatch and I’d say that some of the colour descriptions are a little off but the shadows are really very, very beautiful.

My top picks are Revolutionary Ball, Sailor Mars, Tuxedo Mask, Ewok Pajama Party!, Archduchess, and Luna.  So, err most of them really.

Here’s a quick FOTD – I’m wearing Millenium Falcon (wet) on the lid with Tuxedo Mask (dry) blended softly into the crease and under the eye.

Also wearing: Kevyn Aucoin The Sensual Skin Enhancer  |  MAC Angel Lipstick  |  Illamasqua Sob Cream Blusher  |  Clinique High Impact Mascara

Any of those swatches show a shade with your name on it?


30 Responses to “Swatch Saturday: Victorian Disco Cosmetics – a sample eye shadow haul”

  1. Robyn says:

    Gorgeous colours. Hearing a lot of good things about this company.. and they have Star Wars stuff, wheeee!

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  2. marie says:

    These colors are amazing. Great swatches :-)

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  3. Nargis says:

    I think the shades Sailor Mars, Tuxedo and Luna refer to my favourite ever anime, Sailor Moon! That is so cool!
    I really like the look of these!

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  4. Mystique says:

    I love those shades and your makeup looks gorgeous! Lovely!

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  5. kelly says:

    wow, they are stunning!

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  6. Oh my god, I need all of these, especially Revolutionary Ball. They look very pretty on you Charlotte! x

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  7. FragrantWitch says:

    Ooh, Revolutionary Ball is gorgeous! And your skin, Charlotte, is just ah-may-Zing….:-)

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  8. Leah says:

    Oops, you did it again. I want them ALL :D

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  9. Jamilla says:

    You look so beautiful!

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  10. Vesna says:

    Oh my! They look stunning! Thanks for amazing swatches, I’m definitely ordering a few colors <3

    p.s. you look lovely :)

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  11. Sirvinya says:

    I always get so nervous when people say “I saw this thing on your blog and bought it”, what if they hate it? Hahah.

    I’m glad you like them and I’m planning on ordering myself in a month or so, there are a few more goodies with my name on them.

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  12. Oh! Panda says:

    They look lush. Revolutionary Ball is stunning! Ahh so many pigments, not enough eyes!
    Rebecca xx

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  13. Amy says:

    I might have to get some just because of the names! Millenium Falcon? Ewok Pajama Party?! Oh my, LOVE.

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  14. Blue says:

    The names… oh, the names!

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  15. Oh my! And here I was wondering why I had received so many orders and was running around like a mad woman :D Your swatches are amazing! And I’ll be linking this to the facebook page and twitter, thank you so much for the review. Also, I think I know what might be making Pannier bleed a bit, I’ll get right on that!

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  16. Annie says:

    Love the colours! Thanks for the swatches!

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  17. Marcey says:

    I wore Pannier yesterday and on me there is quite a greenish tinge. I noticed when I first swatched & even more when I wore it but I happen to love the color with my green eyes. There is another collection coming out mid Feb which has some wonderful purples. Also I love the Star Wars colors – From A Galaxy Far, Far Down the Street!

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  18. Olgie says:

    I’m looking forward to doing an order from Victorian Disco. Your swatches are awesome!

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  19. Chloe says:

    Sailor Moon references? Need.. now!

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  20. Maca says:

    ^Ditto!!

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  21. Cotton Candy says:

    these shades are so so so pigmented and pretty!!!

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  22. Ugh I love the look of every shade you ordered, and the look you created too <3

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  23. Chloe says:

    Since my last comment I have 15 on the way hehe, thanks for the blog post (:

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  24. Luna says:

    OMG I just finished saving the pic with the shade of my name when i saw ur ending question! WAS IT MEANT FOR PPL WHO HAS THE SAME NAME AS MINE?

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  25. Kim says:

    I need pretty much all of those in my life *sigh* Gorgeous swatches! xx

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  26. redtiger21 says:

    They all look lovely, especially Luna, but I just can’t get into loose eyeshadows, I think I do it wrong! If they could be pressed I’d want to buy all of them!

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    • Actually, I have been thinking of making some of the shadows pressed :) It doesn’t take much work and they still give off the same amount of pigmentation if done right!

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