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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Pumpkin and Poppy Ice Dance Collection swatches

Veggie Beauty's 2012 winter collection is inspired by Tim Burton's Edward Scissorhands which came out in 1990. This movie is one of my personal favorites, and I think this collection definitely does it justice. As the name suggests this collection is full of some beautiful, icy colors as well as some dark colors that represent Edward's misunderstood imagination. This collection consists of four pigment eyeshadows, three cream eyeshadows, and one cream blush. The entire collection can be purchased for $55, or you can purchase individual items. 
With every collection, Veggie Beauty improves her products. I have been really pleased and impressed with her cream products she has come out with recently, and I have always loved her pigment eyeshadows. I always look forward to her newest collection and ideas, and I know she will continue to grow and improve. I have not purchased a single item that I have been disappointed with. 

Kim cream blush $9.75
Kim is a hot, warm toned coral tinged pink. This color is inspired by the blush that Kim wears throughout the movie.This color represents young love and the rosy glow of dancing without a care in the snow.

Ice Dance cream eyeshadow $8
Ice Dance is a semi-sheer silver/white with blue shimmer. This color is inspired by a scene in the movie in which Edward is carving an ice sculpture of Kim as she dances and the snowflakes created from Edward's carving. It represents Kim's and Edward's forbidden love and the hope they find in a peaceful moment together away from the judgements and criticism of the neighborhood. (I am getting chills as I am reading and typing Veggie Beauty's descriptions of these colors.)

Inventor cream eyeshadow $8
Inventor is a medium charcoal grey with brown undertones. This color is inspired by the cameo of Vincent Prince in the film as Edward's creator. The inventor lived alone in his mansion on the hill, making cookies with this robots until one day he decided to breathe humanity into one of his creations. The color is inspired by the industrial feel of the tarnished iron of the machines that would form the basis for the creation of Edward.

Unrequited cream eyeshadow $8
Unrequited is a dark navy with violet and silver duochrome. This color is inspired by the isolated imagination and dreamland of Edward and his mansion on the hill. He loves Kim, but he realizes that their love can never be as he will always consider himself unfinished and unable to function in Suburbia. So, he creates his own magical world in his mind and through his magical ice sculptures...keeping his love forever pure and timeless through his creativity.

Not Finished pigment eyeshadow $5
Not Finished is a satin, plum toned brown/taupe. This color is inspired by the haunted and sad beauty of Edward Scissorhands. He's not conventionally handsome like Kim's jock boyfriend, but his innocence and idealism shine through in his expressive eyes, eyes that are also haunted by the darkness found in human nature. Edward's only wish is to be as gentle on the outside as he is on the inside. For those he loves not to run in terror from his sharp be able hold his love without hurting her.

Suburbanite pigment eyeshadow $5
Suburbanite is a seafoam green with multicolored glitter. This color is inspired by the 60's meets 80's fashion of the housewives in Edward Scissorhands with their bright, pastel shades, loud makeup, and teased hair-styles. The basis for this color was inspired by Joyce (played brilliantly by Kathy Baker) as a Mrs. Robinson type of seductress. The color is based on the jumpsuit she wears in the beauty parlor when she tries to seduce Edward.

Rebel pigment eyeshadow $5
 Rebel is a dirty chartreuse matte with gold shimmer. This color is a bright, cocky color inspired by Jim, the bully and nemesis of Edward in Edward Scissorhands. The idea for the color came from his short sleeved turtle-neck shirt. The bright, in your face, yellow green combines with a bit of dark olive brown to make things a bit more complicated, like the love triangle between Edward, Kim, and Jim. 

Pillbox pigment eyeshadow $5

 Pillbox is a semi-matte lavender with grey undertones. This color was inspired by the sweet, warm-hearted matriarch Peg Bogs. Veggie Beauty matched the color to her retro 1960's style Pillbox hat towards the very beginning of Edward Scissorhands, when she first discovers Edward and brings him to her home. No matter how naive Peg was to bring Edward into her suburban neighborhood, her heart was in the right place and open to accepting Edward for who he was. 

Top to bottom: Unrequited, Inventor, Ice Dance

Left to Right: Rebel, Suburbanite, Pillbox, Not Finished

Left: Kim cream blush swatched heavily; Right: Kim cream blush blended out
 This is another fantastic collection from Pumpkin and Poppy, and I highly recommend everyone check it out.

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