Ok, first we need to talk about what Hello Waffle has against it: They ship from Canada. This means that my American butt has to deal with the higher shipping rates everyone else is already used to. I don’t know if there’s a risk of paying extra customs (like there was when I was in Korea) but it’s possible. I didn’t get hit with any this time. Hilariously, I could drive to the Hello Waffle shipping address in about the same amount of time I could fly to Shiro Cosmetics. If I ever find myself heading up the Ottawa way, I will probably place a giant order and see if I can meet up with Hello Waffle at a Tim Horton’s for a shipping-free exchange. This is not a joke at the expense of Canadians, Tim Horton’s is a really delicious place.
You can keep your “bacon” though. That shit’s weird.
I was really impressed with everything I received, which was a lot of eyeshadows and two blushes. I don’t normally wear blush but I wanted to try some of the colors, and they were included in the blogger pack I ordered. The word I want to use to describe the colors is “plush.” I felt like some of the lighter colors didn’t have as much payoff as I wanted, but will still make nice highlight/inner corner colors. It’s also worth noting that I’ve swatched them all but haven’t tried many for their intended purpose as an eyeshadow, so my opinion could change.
And now, some mediocre pictures of the swatches!
So as you can see, I got A LOT of shadows and tried to get at least one from every collection. I’m so pleased with what I received for shadows, they’re all lovely. And Hello Waffle makes a great dark blue. Not that I need anymore dark blues but really.
Now the blushes:
Belle is very pale and shimmery. I think that makes it a pretty versatile blush that would be flattering for most skin tones. I was worried when I swatched Peach Dreams that it would be a little two orange for my pasty, pasty complexion but it blended out nice on my cheeks and just made them look a little more flushed. I probably wouldn’t order more blushes simply because they aren’t something that factors very frequently into my makeup routine, but if you’re on the hunt for a good indie blush I can suggest Hello Waffle.