(This post was originally written on the 12th April 2018)
Dia duit! I am so excited to show you this GOREgeous palette from Strobe Cosmetics. I found out about them from Angela Mary Tanner who is one of the most talented swatchers out there. I don’t know how she does it! I’ll also leave a link to her review of this palette here.
Creepy Cute is their first ever palette. It cost $35. It’s cruelty free, vegan and paragon free but does have talc. There are 8 shades, 1.5g each which makes for a total of 12 g of product.
I bought it the day of launch from their website. I can’t exactly say how long it takes to arrive as snow and St.Patrick’s day delayed the postal service but it shipped on the 8th of March and arrived on the 20th. I didn’t get charged any customs fees.
Let’s talk about the packaging:
I was immediately drawn to this palette as someone who wears J-Fashion regularly. It reminds me so much of Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and the viral ‘PONPONPON’ video. Whenever I see eyeballs and pastels, I always think of Kyary.
The palette itself is made of a really sturdy cardbaord with a strong magnetic clasp. There’s a great sized mirror and there’s no space wasted. The shade names are listed on the box and also on the palette itself.
The actual logo is incredibly clear and I love the subtle dark purple marbling. It certainly feels worth the price.
As for sizing, it’s similar to the Lime Crime Venus palettes except much thinner so it would definitely be suitable for travelling with.
Here is the back with the ingredients listed
The shadows are super soft to the touch and for pastels, these swatch incredibly well. I struggle finding pastel mattes and I missed out on the Kat Von D Pastel Goth palette when that was released.
Tombstone – Mid to deep grey with blue undertone.
Planchette – Lavender with slight mauve undertone.
Creep It Real – Dark seafood green.
Cold Shoulder – Saxon blue.
Strawberry Milk – Warm toned light pink with very very slight orange undertone.
Take A Hint – Lime green / Chartreuse.
Void – Pure black.
Third Eye – Mid toned/ Tiger orange.
I own a lot of colourful eyeshadows so I decided to root through my collection to see if I had any dupes and how they looked compared to my other shadows.
From left to right:
Strobe, ‘Strawberry Milk’ – Creepy Cute palette.
Juvia’s Place, ‘Créme’ – Douce palette.
Lime Crime, ‘Scallop’ – Venus XL palette.
Black Moon Cosmetics, ‘Strawberry’ – Full Moon palette.
Strobe, ‘Planchette’ – Creepy Cute palette.
Blush Tribe, ‘Lisianthus’ – Blossom palette.
Strobe, ‘Creep It Real’
Blush Tribe, ‘Flax’ – Blossom palette.
Certifeye, ‘Bermuda’ – Tropical Wonders palette.
Certifeye, ‘Bonobo’ – Tropical Wonders palette.
Blush Tribe, ‘Rosa’ – Blossom palette.
Black Moon, ‘Black’ – Full Moon palette.
Makeup Geek, ‘Corrupt’.
I couldn’t find any dupes or shades similar for ‘Tombstone’, ‘Take a Hint’, ‘Third Eye’ or ‘Cold Shoulder’.
Here’s one look I did using the palette.
– I started off using ‘Tombstone’ as my transition shade.
– I deepened it up with ‘Void’ and also ran that on my lower lash line.
– I have ‘Planchette’ all over my lid.
On my lips is Black Moon Cosmetics ‘Sleepwalker’, my favourite black lipstick.
- Extremely unique shades.
- Highly pigmented.
- Super soft and blendable.
- Cute packaging
- Large size mirror.
- Cruelty free and vegan.
- Could do with a white shade.
- Not a stand alone palette (at least for me.)
I hope this review was helpful in some way. Let me know if you decided to pick this beauty up!
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Thanks for reading!