I've had the opportunity to test and review Altered Ego's newest collections -- the 3 Furies Mini Collection and the Evil Women Collection. I'm going to review each of them for you!
Tessa sent it along with a cute little note, glittery black baggies and an ingredient list. I wasn't expecting to receive this so it was a lovely surprise in my mailbox! If you want what I actually received, the sampler set of both collections is available for $10 here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/82894488/3-furies-and-evil-women-collections
Each of the clamshells contain 1/8 teaspoon of pigment, which doesn't sound like much, but there's a lot in each one of these!
Let's talk first about the 3 Furies Mini Collection:
The three colors in this collection are: Alecto, Tisiphone and Megaera. Tessa and Whittney took inspiration from what each Furie does, mostly in terms of punishment. I'll talk more about the Furie versus the color with the swatches.
Alecto is a blood red with slight pink shimmer. This is probably my favorite of the three! Alecto punished 'anger' crimes, so red is quite appropriate.
Tisiphone is a medium lilac-purple with blue shimmer and slight pink shimmer as well. I love the dusky quality of this.Tisiphone punished murderous crimes.
Megaera is a deep blue with slight purple tinge, and lots of blue sparkles. Megaera was all about envy crimes, so the deep tone is interesting (in that it isn't green!).
I think that this a great mini collection! The colors would look great alone or all together. I'm gonna try a smokey eye with Megaera and Tisiphone.
Onto the Evil Women Collection, which has five shadows.
The colors are: Erzsebet, Salome, Vera Renczi, Lucrezia and Morgan Le Fay. This little collection is really interesting, not only in concept... but they are also including a little skeleton key with each set purchased, which is a great touch! Tessa and Whittney felt like these ladies were 'the most evil of all' and decided to take inspiration from a trait about each woman. I will admit to only recognizing a few of the names here, but the website has a little description of each one to give you more information. Again, a nice touch!
Erzsebet is a shimmering white with pink undertones. This is really soft and lovely. Erzsebet is more familiar to you by the name of Elizabeth Bathory, or 'Countess Bathory'. They made it this tone as she wanted to have pale, creamy skin and bathed in the blood of her victims to keep her youth.
Salome is a golden yellow with silver sparkle. There is a slight mustard tone to this.
Vera Renczi is a red-orange with brownish tones. It again has that dusky quality that Salome has where it leans slightly towards rust. This lady killed her victims with arsenic, and they made this shade to mimic its tone.
Lucrezia is a shimmery green, it has a hint of olive to keep it interesting. They refer to this as the 'color of the poison she used on victims'.
Morgan Le Fay is a stunner -- my favorite of all of the colors I received! This looks similar to Lucrezia but has more of a blue/teal undertone. Absolutely beautiful.
Overall, really fascinating collections! I love where the inspiration came from and the thought that was put into the colors and naming them. Morgan Le Fay is a must-have, in my opinion. I also think Alecto and Tisiphone are really lovely.
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I did a FOTD with Erzsebet, Lucrezia and Morgan Le Fay. I used Erzebet on the lid, Lucrezia in the crease and Morgan Le Fay to darken the crease. On my lips is Darling Girl's Ghouls Gone Wild Lip Jelly. I thought the green and pink tones in the gloss went well!
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