I love makeup - I think it's easy to see with how often I'm creating different characters or looks for my blog posts. But sometimes my makeup styles can suffer, as I tend to fall into the same routine and same basic looks if I'm not careful. That's one of the reasons I'm so glad to know and follow multiple makeup artists who inspire me with their creations and help pull me out of my creative ruts.
One of these inspiring ladies is Rachel Mazurek of Mazzie Cosmetics. I've had the pleasure of working with her for a few different shoots since I began modeling (be it a pop of color in our 60s inspired shoot, or classic 40s vintage styling, I always felt like a different person after she completed my look!).
After my first time working with her, I discovered she had an online store through Etsy, and immediately decided I needed to create a plethora of choices in my arsenal of eyeshadows.
Her business and makeup options have grown since my first purchase, and I jumped at the opportunity to create a more in depth review (my last one was very brief) using a few colors from her makeup line when she asked.
Firstly, I love how everything is packaged!
I received my order and opened it to find everything distributed in two brightly colored draw string bags which included eyeshadow containers, blush containers, three sample colors in small sealable pouches, a business card, and a discount code to use with my next purchase from her Etsy shop!
The individual eye-shadow and blush containers all display her logo on the top, and the bottom of the container includes the name, what type of makeup it is, if it is vegan or non-vegan, and if it is safe for use on more than just it's intended purpose (IE: some shadows can be used on lips as well, while others are not recommended for more than just eyes).
I had asked for some shades of purple to try as it's a color I that goes well with my skin tone, but one I rarely wear due to the limited amount of variation in my arsenal. Not only did I receive more shades than I knew could exist for a single color, but I even received some new blushes to try out!
One of my favorite features with Mazzie Cosmetics is the versatility of the loose powder shadows. I like to start with just a little for light looks, and add more as I go if I'm looking for a vibrant color. It's also easy to create a watercolor effect if you apply it with a wet brush in layers.
While it can get a bit messy if you're not careful of where you put your supplies while applying (from experience, the corner of your counter is not recommended for anything that can spill), the containers do have a screw on top, so they stay well sealed for later storage. I'm personally a big fan of the removable top as I use it on occasion for mixing my shadow with water to create varying consistencies or to blend with other colors before applying.
To create the purple look featured in this post, I used the following:
Mazzie Cosmetics used:
- Vaccination eyeshadow as the inner and upper highlight
- Plum pudding eyeshadow as the main eyelid color
- Shatter eyeshadow as the outer corner color
- Passion Pink blush
Other cosmetics used:
- NYX brow pencil in dark brown
- NYX micro brow pencil in ash brown
- NYX eye shadow base
- Covergirl lashblast mascara
- Covergirl Star Wars limited edition colorlicious lipstick in dark purple
- Too Faced Born This Way foundation in Vanilla
It was so much fun to play around with just a few of the colors from Mazzie Cosmetics. I can't wait to create another look from the additional items I received from her makeup line!
If you want to recreate this look, make sure to check out the Etsy shop for the above mentioned shades, as well as many more!
Any style suggestions you'd like to see created in my next review?