Yes, it's another Brazen post. And 1 or 2 more Brazen posts are on the way.
There's something about Brazen that's simply fun.
So, I have swatches of the Cirque collection for you. The shiny box the collection came in says, "Inspired by the glamour and drama of the spectacular Circus! You can capture the death-defying beauty with the entire set of coordinating shades."
The collection comprises 5 shades: Show Off, Spectacle, Cirque, Side Show and Main Attraction.
Yes, I just said "comprises". You can take the girl out of the newsroom, but you can't take the newsroom out of the girl. Fun fact: I once worked at a newspaper as a writer and copy editor.
Photos in natural light, swatches over Too Faced Shadow Insurance.
Top row (L to R): Show Off, Spectacle
Second row (L to R): Cirque, Side Show
Bottom: Main Attraction
And now for the shade descriptions, courtesy of the Brazen facebook page.
Show Off: Hot pink-ish vibrant coral with mega gold sparkle.
Spectacle: Spectacle: multi-toned electric yellow with gold sparkles, hint of gold sheen and pink glitter.
Cirque: Blue/Green sparkle with tons of pearl.
Side Show: Bold shimmer purple with green duochrome sheen.
Main Attraction: Medium reddish brown with red and gold sheen.
Brazen really knows how to do pinks. I adore Show Off. Side Show is a very interesting shade, it's hard to capture its depth in the photos. Spectacle is a very spunky yellow. Main attraction is very pretty, it's definitely a far cry from a flat brown. The only shade I was underwhelmed by was Cirque. It just didn't apply as nicely as the other shadows. This might be because it's nearly matte. I rarely use matte shadows because I don't like the way they apply, does anybody have any suggestions for working with matte shadows?