Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Hello Waffle's Ouroboros Collection

Last month Hello Waffle released their Ouroboros collection and held a sale ripe with delicious codes as celebration. Now, I'm a sucker for sales and a sucker for various fandoms including Fullmetal Alchemist. But most of all I'm a sucker for cute stickers. That's right, I said it. I may be shallow but that's just the way it is. So obviously I had to pick up the entire collection - full sized for them sweet sweet labels. I've never tried anything from Hello Waffle so I was basically diving in head first with this order. Only having heard good things however, I wasn't too worried.

I placed my order on April 19th when the turn around time was about 3-4ish business days. My shipment notice hit my email April 24th - within the stated TAT so all good there. Now, my package was coming all the way to my humble Iowan abode from the magical land of Canada so I knew it'd take a while. It finally showed up on May 5th after what I assume was a waltz through Narnia. But let me tell you: It was worth the wait.

Based of the homunculi from the best anime ever. :D

The gang's all here!

Look at that. That shit is magical. Honestly it's been too long since I watched Fullmetal Alchemist and this has sparked a need in me, fellas. I only watched the first incarnation so I've got my eyes set on Brotherhood. But this isn't a post about anime! It's a post about beautiful eyeshadows!

Medium forest green with multicolored sparks.

Envy over Bare Skin, Too Faced Shadow Insurance, Too Faced Glitter Glue

Envy surprised me - it looks so much bluer in the jar. Once swatched it matches up with the official description and all that lovely green comes out. Dem multicolored sparkles man, dem sparkles. I didn't have much success with it over bare skin though. I'd say glitter glue is your best bet if you want to bring out it's full complexity. And that's kind of the theme with all the shadows I received from Hello Waffle so I wont touch on bases much from here on. (No points against Hello Waffle! I find it's very very rare to find a loose shadow that has any sort of decent payout without a good base.) Anyway, I'm still thinking about how I'd like to wear Envy. I'm thinking it'll be stunning as thick winged liner. Oh yes.

Rich dark chocolate brown with copper/red sparks.

Gluttony over Bare Skin, Too Faced Shadow Insurance, Too Faced Glitter Glue
Unfocused Sparkle Porn

Oh gluttony, you fat fuck. Chocolate is such a fitting choice. Plus those red sparks, umph. That's good stuff. There seems to be some gold in it as well and it swatches a bit warmer than I was expecting. This'll make a nice crease/outer corner color. Or all over the lids and blended out around the edges.

Golden pastel yellow with gold shimmer and blue sparkle.

Greed over Bare Skin, Too Faced Shadow Insurance, Too Faced Glitter Glue

Oh lawd, I barely remember Greed from the anime. Now you know it's been too long. Either way, this eyeshadow, man. This is just gorgeous. That golden metallic sheen, those baby blue sparkles~ It's just dreamy. I'll probably end up pairing this with sooo many purples.

Dark berry with purple and blue shifts.

Lust over Bare Skin, Too Faced Shadow Insurance, Too Faced Glitter Glue

The perfect color for Lust - a rich, sexy burgundy. The blue shift is subtle but shows in real life better than I was able to capture here. There's not too much to say about it - just use those beautiful eyeballs!

Warm dark lilac with light purple sparks.

Pride over Bare Skin, Too Faced Shadow Insurance, Too Faced Glitter Glue

The only Pride I'm aware of is Fuhrer Bradley so I have no idea who this little pooter is supposed to be. Don't tell! I like surprises. Whoever this new Pride is, he sure does inspire a freakin' beautiful eyeshadow. You take a purple eyeshadow and throw some gold of any kind into it and you've got a winner in my book. A+ 4eva.

Light olive brown with green sparks.

Sloth over Bare Skin, Too Faced Shadow Insurance, Too Faced Glitter Glue

This shadow has the most amazing green shift. I can't even. Sloth is definitely one of my favorites from this collection. In the jar you can't really be sure what to expect but once you swatch it you're wowed. Gooood show.

Muted dark gray-green with silver sparks.

Wrath over Bare Skin, Too Faced Shadow Insurance, Too Faced Glitter Glue

If denim jeans were an eyeshadow they would be Wrath. It's a really marvelous muted blue color that I think will be a lot easier for people to pull off than a straight blue. There's not much sparkle to it but it has a lovely shimmer/sheen. I keep trying to think of how I'd like to wear this but all I can think of doing is pairing it with a full denim outfit.

But that's not all I got - oh no no. During Hello Waffle's sale there were a couple GWP shadows available for orders over certain amounts. I think I chose wisely-

Hot Cross Bunnies
Sparkly pale lilac.

Hot Cross Bunnies over Bare Skin, Too Faced Shadow Insurance, Too Faced Glitter Glue

THAT PURPLE AND GOLD. I'm so happy I went with Hot Cross Bunnies. This is just shimmery, glittery perfection. Although it was introduced as a limited item it appears that it's found a permanent home in Hello Waffle's store! (Insert tears of joy. T^T)

And last but not anywhere close to least! Free samples! I received Silk and Fey. Both from the Persinette Collection.

Free samples? More like free SURPRISES!

Silk (Formerly Maximus)
Sparkly metallic purple.

Silk over Bare Skin, Too Faced Shadow Insurance, Too Faced Glitter Glue

More purple and gold! How does she do it!? This shadow is just gorgeous. And the sample size is so generous! I'll definitely get good use out of this one!

Fey (Formerly Magic Hair)
Shimmering golden apricot with rosy undertones.


This color. All over my face. And body. Forever. And. Ever. This is literally one of the most amazing shadows I've ever seen. I've heard it touted about as a good dupe for Fyrinnae's Rapunzel Had Extensions but Rapunzel Had Extensions isn't sitting here in front of me and I've fallen in love and it's too late. Sorry RHE. I will definitely be getting Fey in a full size. Screw it - considering Silk was also super lovely I'll probably pick up the whole damn collection. But Mollie, you're supposed to start being more  financially responsible. Yeah, well, people change and there's nothing that can be done about it.

To summarize: Good job, Hello Waffle! You've got a newfound convert!



  1. Hello ! I love your blog, because your swatches are perfect, and I really like how you write, because you're funny :D
    I can't wait for you to post new articles ; thanks to you, I just want to buy all the Hello Waffle's Ouroboros Collection and the others (Fey and Silk) :)
    I discovered your blog thanks to Shiro Cosmetics, which send a link on FB about your blog, and I'm not disappointed :D

    (I'm sorry if I've made mistakes, I'm french ; I'm not that good in english writing, but I understand it very well :))

    1. Thank you so much! I'm really glad you like it! :3

      (And don't worry - your English is very good! :) )