A while back I purchased several eyeshadows from 8 Bit Cosmetics. I’d seen them online in a few looks that I thought were gorgeous, so I thought I’d give a new indie company a try. I ordered several clamshell samples.
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About 8 Bit Cosmetics
Creating my own brand has been the best decision of my life. I get to choose what goes into my make up which means I control the pigmentation and everything else. Due to years of wasting my money on make up that looked like a dream and applied like a nightmare I have fairly high standards for my brand.
Cruelty Free Status
All products are cruelty free and not tested on animals. Most products are vegan.
$4.00 full size (sifter or no sifter)
$1.00 sample (clamshell or baggie)
$7 pressed eyeshadow
$9 nail polish
$4 mini nail polish
All eyeshadows swatched on Milani Eyeshadow primer on my arm.
Brassy Bits Collection
white eye shadow is loaded with gold reflecks
white with gold iridescence
warm rosy gold
rosy brown with gold iridescence
a gorgeous gold with black undertone
blackened base with gold iridescence on top
coppery bronze with brown undertones
Everyone’s a Hero Collection
beautiful teal with a slight shimmer
bright teal blue
dark matte purple (not vegan)
dark but vibrant purple matte
We’re All Mad Here Collection
dark grey blue with a slight green sheen
deep greyed blue with a hint of green iridescence
Do Cats Eat Bats
smoky grey with pink tones
deep grey with hints of pink iridescence
We’re All Mad Here
pink toned purple with violet and pink sparkle (not vegan)
pinky purple, great radiant orchid type shade
All glitter swatched on top of Darling Girl Glitter Glue.
Oooo Shiny Collection
a lovely light pink with multicolored sparkle
gorgeous light pink with opalescent glitter
a very pale lavender glitter with multicolored sparkle
light greyed lavender with opalescent glitter
Pretty Guardians Collection
a chartreuse-y gold mixed with a blue cosmetic glitter
light lime green glitter
From the day I placed my order until it shipped, it took 4 days, which wasn’t bad. Then it took about 4 days to receive. So all told, about 8 days from the time I ordered until I received the products. I consider this reasonable for a small indie company.
When I messaged 3 days after placing my order to ask when my order would ship, because I did not see a turn around time listed, I received a prompt, polite reply that my order was currently being packed and would be sent out the next day, which is exactly what happened.
Ingredients are listed on each individual eyeshadow and glitter shade. Each listing also lets you know whether the item is vegan or not. Most items seem to be vegan.
I love the wide variety of eyeshadow colors. They have brights as well as neutrals. The glitters are cute but I have not worn them yet. I’m always nervous about using glitter near my eyes so I keep thinking I’ll use them in a manicure.
The eyeshadows were very easy for me to apply. They lasted for over 11 hours on primer (Too Faced Shadow Insurance) without creasing or fading for me. The colors blend easily with one another. They’re very pigmented, too.
Full size jars are 2 grams of product, while samples are .5 grams of product. I found the amount of product in the clamshells to be quite generous, and definitely enough to keep anyone occupied with the colors for a while.
Because I loved this order so much I placed another order, so you’ll see 8 Bit Cosmetics again.
Have you tried 8 Bit Cosmetics? Any favorite shades to share? What about color combos?
- Budget friendly. It’s hard to beat $4 for a full size.
- Cruelty free
- Many vegan products
- Wide variety of colors including brights and neutrals
- Lack of TAT listed on the storefront