Espionage cosmetics
Photo by DD Crowley

Just Blow Into The Bottom Of The Cartridge: Espionage Cosmetics Unboxing

Here at PopHorror, we don’t just love our makeup horror-themed. Sometimes, we have to entertain other nerds within us as well. I happen to house both horror and video game nerds inside my brain. Luckily for me, there is a makeup company called Espionage Cosmetics that caters to my latter nerd. Check out the unboxing video below, and then keep reading for more information.

We want to send a huge thank you to Espionage Cosmetics for sending these items my way to show to all of you. When I connected with this company, many of the makeup items were sold out, but they did send a couple of things my way, along with a whole lot of nail art. Let’s break it down.

Espionage cosmetics
Photo by DD Crowley

If you are old like me, then you remember when video games came on cartridges like this. I had a red GameBoy that I had with me constantly, and I played Donkey Kong, Home Alone and more on that little device. I think about it a few times a month (like, what the hell did I do with that thing?) But I digress. These small, buildable eyeshadow palettes allow you to pick colors to load into the cartridge. They even come with several video game designs. Mine is made to look like a bootleg Mortal Kombat and has a purple matte and a metallic, snowy silver shade. I didn’t choose these colors, but they do feel nice on the skin.

As someone with a warm, olive skin tone, I could never pull off that frosty shade, but it does have a buttery consistency. The purple matte is much more my style and needs to be built upon before some of the splotchiness blends out. Sometimes that does happen with dark matte shades, in my experience. The frosty shade did come with those markings already in it. I am not sure of the cause, but I didn’t see any debris in the shadow itself.

Espionage cosmetics
Photo by DD Crowley

Here are the first of several nail wraps that Espionage Cosmetics sent our way. If you don’t know, these things replace nail polish, and, if you are anything like me where you smudge your shit as soon as it’s finished, you will like these. They allow intricate manicures without the cost of the nail salon or the need of knowing how to actually do your nails.

First up, we have some literary goodies in the shape of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Bram Stoker’s Dracula. These manicures include lines from the books along with imagery that we connect with those stories. As a bookworm, I adore these. I think they add just enough horror to wear them all year round, but are simple enough that the other moms at the PTA won’t be looking at me funnier than they already do.

The last manicure in this group is the carpet design from The Overlook hotel in The Shining. That carpet design has taken on a life of its own and using these will give you some statement nails for sure.

Espionage cosmetics
Photo by DD Crowley

The next group is full of bloodthirsty fiends with some vamp-themed manicures. I will be honest and say that I am not the biggest fan of the Twilight-themed set. I think that Twilight is not only a trash set of films but poorly also written but that’s just me. However, the 30 Days of Night-themed nails are gruesome, and I like them so much more. Vampires aren’t supposed to sparkle, and I stand by that.

Espionage cosmetics
Photo by DD Crowley

The last two are definitely my favorites out of the bunch. The human skull is eating a Gothic lace style manicure with skulls. It’s a classic theme and fits really well for any time of the year. The last one is the witchiest of the nail art.  The Lunar Phase art is my favorite, and it is the simplest design of the bunch. It features the phases of the moon on each nail. I would pair them with a full on, Stevie Nicks-esque outfit and call it a day. The Espionage Cosmetics nail wraps range in price from around $8-12, and they do go on sale as well.

That’s a wrap (get it?!?) for the Espionage Cosmetics unboxing. I do wish I had gotten a little more of a peek at the makeup itself because the shadows felt really nice to the touch. To see me attempt to figure out how to do the nail wraps on my stubby little fingernails, you’ll have to head to my IG @creepyddcrowley, because that’s where I will post my attempts. I can’t guarantee that it will be pretty.

You can shop Espionage Cosmetics HERE to check out all of their designs and sales. Thanks again to them for sending these items out, and keep an eye on PopHorror for more unboxings headed 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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