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Apocalyptic Beauty Cosmetics Unboxing: Beauty Amid the Ruins

I love makeup. I’m not all that great at it but I try. Not only do I love makeup, but I love makeup whose theme fits my aesthetic. I love all things horror- and spooky-esque, and I appreciate when my favorite brands include themes that speak to my dark soul. Normally, I have to wait until October to get my spooky makeup fill… but no longer. There is a company out there called Apocalyptic Beauty Cosmetics that is spooky 24/7/365. The makeup in this brand is 100% vegan and cruelty free, and it’s all pretty amazing. Check out my less than perfect unboxing video below, and then keep reading for more information on the colors. Also, I’ll explain why swatching on my skin was a lot different than most alternative Youtubers.

I explained in the video, but for those who just kept reading, I need to talk a little bit about swatching makeup. Trust me, there’s a reason. I follow a lot of goth and alternative Youtubers, and I love watching them swatch lipsticks, eyeshadows and the like. The problem is, almost all of those ladies are extremely fair-skinned. I, however, am not so fair. Based on my foundation names, I am pretty beige with a heavy yellow base. Most of these beauty influencers are very pale with a pink base. Therefore, when they try on a lovely color and look great in it, there is a good chance that I will try it on and look moderately corpse-like. So, if you are of a medium skin tone, this try on is especially for you. For the lipstick, gloss and blush swatch, please see the video, because I didn’t include the shadow swatch pics below. Onward!

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First up, let’s talk lips. I received one liquid lipstick, one duo chrome gloss and a balm in this Apocalyptic Beauty Cosmetics care package. The balm is the Hypnotic Kiss lip balm, and it smells so accurately like coffee. I am like Pavlov’s dog, and I start drooling at the sound of the cap coming off. I love coffee. I love the smell of coffee, and as someone who has had to cut out coffee recently, this is the closest thing I can get. Be aware, however, it hurts like a bitch on severely chapped and split lips. Use it as a preventative, not a cure. The gloss is called Surfer Ghoul and has a pink/green shift. It looks like it would be a squeeze tube, but it actually has a nice doe foot. It’s not my favorite gloss, since the green shift clashes a bit with my skin tone, but it still is beautiful (and will look great on a more pinkish-based skin tone) and smells nostalgic in a way. The last lip item is a liquid lipstick called Blood. I. Love. This. Color. It is the color of oxidized blood, and it is so flattering. Not only that, but the formula of the lipstick is matte and not too dry. It feels really nice, and I get a ton of compliments when I wear it. Blood is a total win and costs $12. The Hypnotic Kiss lip balm is $2.85, while the Surfer Ghoul lip gloss goes for $9.85.

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Next up in the Apocalyptic Beauty Cosmetics are items for the face. The package came with one blush called Shy Succubus that is a shimmering, light peachy pink. The color reminds me of Nars’s Orgasm blush, which can be flattering on many skin tones. It is very light, but it is GORGEOUS. In that beautiful glass bottle is a setting spray called Pandora. It smells lightly like patchouli, and I want to spray myself in the face without makeup on just to smell it. The Pandora setting spray is $7.85, and the Shy Succubus blush runs for $6.

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Also included in the care package from Apocalyptic Beauty Cosmetics are two small tubs of glitter. I have seen images on their Instagram of makeup looks using their various glitters, and they look amazing. The first of the two is called All Hallows Eve and contains fine orange glitter, small orange circle glitter and bats in black, orange, and iridescent. This glitter is SO pretty, and I just love all of the bats. With October being the best time of year, this brings a little Halloween to your look to any day. The second glitter in the box is Black Magic. I love the color scheme with moons and circles of black, purple and iridescent colors. Both glitters run for $4.25.

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Look at all the colors! I absolutely love these loose pigments so much. They are super rich and most are safe to add to lipstick or gloss looks to boost your lip look. The first color is a lip safe rusty orange called Ginger Snap with a wee wolf on the label. It is very pigmented, matte and silky smooth. Next is another lip safe pigment called Nevermore-tisha. This one is a more sheer color of steely blue with lovely blue fine glitter. Where the Ginger Snap has staying power, Nevermore-tish blends away a lot easier. The next color is one of my favorites of the loose pigments that they sent. It’s lip safe and called They’re Coming to Get You, Barbara with a maroon brown with an intense green shift. It reminds me of cemetery dirt and grass, and I absolutely love it. When the glitter is wiped away, the maroon brown color stays. This next pigment is the only one that I received that is not lip safe. This light, matte green pigment is called Frog’s Breath, and it has major staying power. It almost feels creamy. The final color is my FAVORITE out of these loose pigments. This is a metallic wine shade called Blood Soiree with very fine, wine colored glitter. This is just a gorgeous color all around. All of the loose pigments are $5.

I was extremely pleased with the items that Apocalyptic Beauty Cosmetics sent for me to try for you guys. My favorite items were the Blood Soiree loose pigment and the Shy Succubus blush. I would recommend cruising their website and checking out all of the amazing items they have. You can do that HERE. Everything has a horror and handmade touch and the quality is there. A huge thank you to Alisha for sending these items and if you like indie beauty with a horror edge, Apocalyptic Beauty Cosmetics is definitely worth looking into. Keep an eye on PopHorror, because we have a ton of awesome unboxings coming your way!

About Dev Crowley

D.D. Crowley has been writing since she could scrawl misspelled words on paper to make a story. Thankfully her writing has improved. An avid horror, paranormal, sci-fi and video game lover, she gets to write about all her favorite nerdy fandoms. Some of her favorites are found footage movies, the original 'Halloween' and 'Resident Evil' (the games not the movies, don't ever ask her about the movies... you have been warned).

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