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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

8 Bit Cosmetics, Review, Swatches and Giveaway



           I recently got a nice big package filled with goodies from 8 Bit Cosmetics. This package was sent for free for review purposes. I had never heard of 8 Bit Cosmetics but the pigments they offered looked really pretty and I love to review new companies so I was quite excited when I received my package. Everything was packaged well, sealed with sifter seals and labeled.

          I asked the owner and formulator, Nicole, to share some information about the company with me and here is what she said.
           I guess my passion for make up started about 5 years ago though it was only 3 years ago that I finally hit pause on the millionth youtube make up tutorial i had watched and decided to go out buy some make up and try it myself. My first few looks were nothing to be proud of but in time i like to think that i got better. Over the past few years i entertained thoughts of a beauty related career. Despite my love for make up no careers i could think of drew me in to the point where i was willing to put the effort into being successful while also working full time. That changed when i started making my own eye shadows. What started out as a fun project (also inspired by some diy youtube tutorials) turned into something that i could see myself doing for a living. 
         The name 8 Bit Cosmetics came from my passion for make up and the old school gamer nerd in me. I'm a huge fan of anime, comics, older video games and just about all other things nerdy. I really wanted that to be seen in my eye shadows through the use of bright fun colors and nerdy names. When naming these collections i was inspired by the Green Lantern comic books. In the comics there are 7 different Corps each represented by a color of the rainbow and fueled by an emotion that corresponds with that color. For example Hal Jordan was a green lantern and his power was fueled by his will. The Core Collection was meant to represent each individual corps. The Darkest Night collection was also inspired by a Green Lantern comic. In the comic many superheroes were taken over by a black ring that turned them evil. Originally i was going to be a bit more literal by making each color a variation of black only changing in undertone or color of shimmer but i decided that a darker shade of each color would be a better option. 
 
The Core: Hope, Violet, Indigo, Will, 
Fear, Rage, Avarice
Darkest Night: Hope, Love, Rage, Avarice
Fear, Will, Compassion 

        These pigments came with a sifter seal and were JAM packed with pigment. I removed the sifters so you could see the product better and because I hate sifters . 8 Bit offers 5 gram jars filled to the with brim with 2 grams of pigment for $4. She also offers the option of no sifter. NICE!! Samples are also available for $1 and each sample comes with 0.5 grams of product in a 2"x2" zip lock bag. Currently 8 Bit has 14 different pigments to chose from but plans on having more colors released soon.


          When swatching these I immediately fell into love with Hope, Violet and Indigo. My goodness are these ever my colors...right??? I also really liked Fear from the Darkest Night collection. It is a really pretty orange/yellow. All the pigments swatched nice and smooth. I was impressed thus far.

 Pigments with flash

Pigments in the sunlight


           I used Fear, Will, Hope and Indigo for this look. These pigments applied wonderfully. They blended smoothly and stayed opaque. I really really like these pigments. I am very impressed with the colors and formula. Nicole hand blends each color herself and I must say that Fear and Indigo are my favorites at the moment but really all of them are so pretty.

             My overall opinion of 8 Bit is a good one. The pigments are great, the 5 gram jars are only $4 and are jam packed. They offer a limited color range at the moment BUT the colors they currently offer are very pretty. Nicole shipped my package very quickly and all the products were labeled professionally and packed very well. I will definitely order from 8 Bit in the future when the new colors are released. Have you tried 8 Bit? If so, what did you think? If not make sure to enter to win the full collection below!



Want to win all 14 of the pigments currently offered by 8 Bit?
Enter below!!

Giveaway Time!!
One lucky follower will win 7 full size jars and 7 sample size baggies
from 8 Bit. That is the full collection of colors!
 How to enter:
PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS WITH YOUR COMMENT/ENTRY. Any entries without an email address will be disqualified.

You must do both to enter
1. You MUST be a follower of this blog
2. You MUST Like 8 Bit on Facebook
Once you have BOTH comment ENTER below

Extra Entries:
Comment separate for each extra entry or they will be counted as one.
1. Follow me on MakeupBee
 2. Follow 8 Bit on Twitter
3. Like Confessions of a Glitterholic on Facebook
4. Post a link to this giveaway anywhere, twitter, Facebook, message boards, blogs, wherever! You get one entry per place you post the link. Comment below with a link to where you posted the link .
5. Add 8 Bit to your favorite shops on etsy 

Giveaway will end on  7/3/2012

Thanks for reading,
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84 comments:

  1. These look amazing! Lovely on you!

    kristine.k.ramos@gmail.com

    ;)

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  2. Thank you so much for this giveaway! I follow this blog as well as like 8 bit cosmetics on FB :) my e-mail is wright.raven@yahoo.com!

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  3. I followed you on MakeupBee - Raven W.
    wright.raven@yahoo.com

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  4. I already liked Confessions of a Glitterholic on Facebook - Raven W.
    wright.raven@yahoo.com

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  5. great review! 3kjewel@mail.com Im going to check out the etsy shop now :)

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  6. I posted a link to this giveaway on my FB
    https://www.facebook.com/wright.raven
    wright.raven@yahoo.com

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  8. Shared on FB https://www.facebook.com/julie.rininger.5/posts/256248777817710

    3kjewel@mail.com

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  9. already follow your blog and follow you on FB ... kinda like a stalker! 3kjewel@mail.com

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  10. I favorited 8 bit cosmetics on my Etsy (username OiseauNoir13)
    wright.raven@yahoo.com

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  11. Enter! email: daturasunshineviolet@gmail.com

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  12. Shared your giveaway on my Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Girl-Disappearing/231513773561377

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  14. I did all of the above. As a fellow geek/nerd, this is TOTALLY relevant to my interests! Plus, the colors are amazing!!

    paranormichelle@gmail.com

    https://twitter.com/Misha_Mayhem/status/217701521062772736
    http://www.facebook.com/paranormichelle/posts/414698258568824

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  15. So this is an awesome opportunity to have a chance to win something that I was planning to get anyways since the few post on Facebook, the swatches are gorgeous, but like you can tell I follow your blog and like 8bit Cosmetics on facebook my email address is cynfuldame88@aol.com

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  16. Stumbled upon your site today while looking for info on MAC's upcoming Marilyn Monroe collection. I love it! I've become subscribed to your blog and have liked 8 Bit on Facebook. Thanks for the giveaway opportunities!

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  17. I've followed 8 Bit on Twitter.

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  18. As well as like Confessions of a Glitterholic on Facebook. Thanks again!

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  19. And my email is smupton@crimson.ua.edu

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  20. Following you on bloglovin and like the 8 bit fb page :)
    sugoidesuyo(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. I follow via GFC - Karlatrx
    I like 8-bit on FB
    karlatrx AT gmail DOT com

    That's a lovely look!

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  22. I follow 8-bit on twitter - @karlatrx
    karlatrx AT gmail DOT com

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  23. I like you on FaceBook
    karlatrx AT gmail DOT com

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  24. I favorited on Etsy - Karlatrx
    karlatrx AT gmail DOT com

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  25. Love the look of these! Extremely excited about the give away :)
    keekz92@hotmail.com

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  26. Following on MakeupBee - keekz92 ^.^
    keekz92@hotmail.com

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  27. Liked Confessions of a glitterholic on Facebook as well - keekz92 ^.^ (always love hearing your blog advice and shout out different products!)
    keekz92@hotmail.com

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  28. Dumblegirl@gmail.com
    Following 8bit on twitter @chewmani
    Liked Glitterholic on FB Mihael Keehl

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  30. I've never tried any of these before I'm super excited!
    a.bit.prissy@gmail.com
    Liked 8bit on Amber McKinley & A Bit Prissy
    Followed you under Amber Shea

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  31. Following you on MakeupBee under Amber M
    https://www.makeupbee.com/profile.php
    a.bit.prissy@gmail.com (didn't know if you wanted the email on every post but I'm going to do it anyway)

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  32. Following her on twitter under @ABitPrissy
    a.bit.prissy@gmail.com

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  33. Liked you on Facebook under Amber McKinley.
    a.bit.prissy@gmail.com

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  34. Tweet https://twitter.com/ABitPrissy/status/218376796188573696
    a.bit.prissy@gmail.com

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  35. Posted a link on Facebook as well under A Bit Prissy.
    a.bit.prissy@gmail.com

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  36. Added to my favorites on Etsy. Username adoringly.
    a.bit.prissy@gmail.com

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  37. Makeupbee
    kutipie@hotmail.com

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  38. Following 8 Bit Cosmetics on Twitter (theonlykutipie)
    kutipie@hotmail.com

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  39. AAF of Confessions of a Glitterholic on FB ;o)
    kutipie@hotmail.com

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  40. Shared on FB! www.facebook.com/kutipie
    kutipie@hotmail.com

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  41. Added 8 Bit to my favorite shops on Etsy (My name on there is Pamela) ;)
    kutipie@hotmail.com

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  42. Also shared on Twitter! https://twitter.com/theonlykutipie/status/218454006694027264
    kutipie@hotmail.com

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  43. These are gorgeous shades; thank you for the opportunity to win them all!

    GFC; Sherry Brooks

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  44. Forgot to add my email subscriber name: crystesmom (at( yahoo (dot) com

    I also like you on Fb as Lynn Brooks.

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  45. I also liked 8 Bit Cosmetics on Fb as Lynn Brooks.

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  46. I follow your blog: Ms. Prettyful Girl
    I like 8 Bit on FB as: Lisa Martinez
    My email is: ms.prettyfulgirl@yahoo.com

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway. The prizes look amazing! What a great time to try something new :)

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  47. EXTRA ENTRY:
    ♥I follow you on Makeupbee as: Lisa M.

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  48. EXTRA ENTRY:

    ♥I follow 8 Bit on Twitter as: @MsPrettyfulGirl

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    ♥I like Confessions of a Glitterholic on Facebook
    as: Lisa Martinez

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    ♥I posted your giveaway on my Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/Ms.PrettyfulGirl

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  51. EXTRA ENTRY:

    ♥I tweeted the giveaway: https://twitter.com/MsPrettyfulGirl/status/219855834258210816

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  52. EXTRA ENTRY:

    ♥I added 8 Bit to my favorite shops on Etsy.

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  53. I posted on facebook http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/beautyswapheaven/, I like 8 Bit on etsy, I liked 8 bit ong facebook, and i liked your blog.
    tttgirl7901@yahoo.com

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  54. I liked 8 Bit Cosmetics on Facebook and also on Etsy.com, I follow you on MakeUpBee, and I posted the contest on my Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/#!/xCynfulx) as well as my Twitter @ Cynfuldame88 and I'm following * bit Cosmetics on Twitter and on my blog www.cynfultruth.blogspot.com

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    1. So I just re-read the contest rules and realized that you said that the extra entries should be entered individullay to count as seperate entries so her goes. Extra Entry # 1 I follow 8 Bit on twitter @ Cynfuldame88

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  55. I also add the contest on my google + profile(https://plus.google.com/111430649171486737672?hl=en#111430649171486737672/posts)

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  56. Hi, did the first, main two. vnhammons@hotmail.com

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  57. Following and liked on FB. LOVE those colors! Hope I win :)
    Libratiger19@gmail.com

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  58. Hi, following you on Makeupbee:) vnhammons@hotmail.com

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  60. Hello! Thanks for this giveaway! My e-mail is haley [dot] zalesky [at] gmail [dot] com.

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  61. I am also following Glitterholic on Facebook. :)

    haley [dot] zalesky [at] gmail [dot] com.

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  62. Hi, following 8 Bit on Twitter, user name: darkgypsy13, vnhammons@hotmail.com

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  63. Hi, liked you on Facebook a long time ago.:) username: Vicki Hammons, vnhammons@hotmail.com

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  64. HI, I favorited 8Bit on Etsy, username:vnhammons, vnhammons@hotmail.com Have a great day, Doll.

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  65. I'm a follower on GFC and liked 8-bit on facebook :o)
    ladyayukawa (at) gmail (dot) com

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  66. Following you on MakeupBee - Samantha F.

    ladyayukawa (at) gmail (dot) com

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  67. I'm following 8-bit on twitter - @LadyAyukawa

    ladyayukawa (at) gmail (dot) com

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  68. I like you on FB (and have for some time!)

    ladyayukawa (at) gmail (dot) com

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  69. I shared the giveaway on FB http://www.facebook.com/ladyayukawa/posts/204871822971691

    ladyayukawa (at) gmail (dot) com

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  70. I tweeted about the giveaway https://twitter.com/LadyAyukawa/status/219958189821669376

    ladyayukawa (at) gmail (dot) com

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  71. I favorited 8-bit on Etsy, username AbbydonKraftwerks

    ladyayukawa (at) gmail (dot) com

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  72. GFC - mojemakaze
    I liked 8-bit on FB as Moje Makaze
    mojemakaze@yahoo.com

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  73. I follow 8 Bit on Twitter - @mojemakaze

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  74. I like Confessions of a Glitterholic on Facebook as Moje Makaze

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  75. shared on twitter: https://twitter.com/mojemakaze/status/219961555536723968

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  76. Added 8 Bit to favorite shops on etsy - teorema

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  77. already following you & I've liked their fb page as Melita Jagodić
    melita.kresic@gmail.com

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  78. following 8 Bit on Twitter as @tomel611

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