AFK Cosmetics: First (Actual) Haul and It’s All Pokémon TBH

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AFK Cosmetics had a weekend clear out sale a while ago so I took it as an opportunity to buy some Pokémon themed things (though I didn’t buy all of them, just the ones that caught my eye) while also trying some products from the general catalogue. When I purchased these items, there were three separate collections: the Hittin’ the Gym collection, the Pokémon Go teams pressed highlighters trio, and the August Color of the Month duo. The ones that I purchased are all super great colors and I highly recommend them!

Before I go and rave about the following products, I just wanted to take a minute to talk about the great customer service! I had been anticipating my order for quite some time as AFK has a fairly long turn-around-time. When I finally got my shipping notification I was super excited but then worried as my package seemed to be stuck in Washington; after a week of patient waiting and the package still hadn’t shown up, I contacted Dena (the owner) who responded quickly and called her post office to have them track down my package. Luckily, they found it and I got it a few days later. Dena was very nice and helpful throughout the whole process and I cannot recommend AFK enough! She also answered a question I was curious about and now I can’t wait for Black Friday releases and the upcoming collection for Winter 😉

But let’s move on to the swatches! Note: currently trying to solve the problem of wonky lighting; these pictures don’t do these eyeshadows justice! They look great even just over regular primer.

August Color of the Month Eyeshadow Duo

 Swatches done over Urban Decay Potion Primer on the left, Too Faced Glitter Glue on the right.

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Top to bottom: Blanche and Evolution

Blanche: Neutral cream with a silvery sheen. Gorgeous shimmery shade!

Evolution: Tan with sparse blue-purple sparkles. I had initially thought this was a matte color but it has surprise sparkles in it.

Highlighters

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Top to bottom: Instinct, Mystic, Valor, and Rainbow

Instinct: Soft golden yellow inspired by Team Instinct; part of the pressed highlighter trio. A very natural looking highlight for my skin tone! This is definitely the least blinding out of the trio, so for a greater effect you may need to build this up.

Mystic: Striking icy blue inspired by Team Mystic, also part of the trio. This one is super noticeable yet still wearable. Out of the three, this one is the most reflective.

Valor: Commanding red-leaning pink inspired by Team Valor, last of the trio. A gorgeous in-between highlighter and blush that’s perfect for lazy day makeup.

Rainbow: Silvery pink with SO MUCH GLITTER. Part of the Hittin’ the Gym Collection. Super dazzling and pretty.

Bonus Complimentary Samples

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Top to bottom: A Goddess?! and Kawaii

A Goddess?!: Light gold; part of the Fight or Die Collection. I had originally wanted to order this during the sale but then decided to limit my spending so that I could purchase some other things I’ve been eyeing instead. Really glad that Dena included this!

Kawaii: Bubblegum pink glitter bomb; part of the Otaku Collection. I’m going to try foiling this as an eyeliner!

I’m very happy with everything I purchased and grateful for Dena’s help in locating my package. I can’t wait to see what AFK will release next! 😀

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