Cocktail Cosmetics is a small store in West Brom, Birmingham, which stocks hard to find and indie beauty and bathing products. Luckily I’m only a stones through away from the store and love popping in to discover new brands. Unfortunately they no longer run an online store, but if you’re in the midlands area, I’d recommend popping in.
My first pick was from a brand I haven’t tried before, Laroc Cosmetics. I chose their 35 colour palette in Option 5, which features bold and bright shades. I knew I’d get use out of this and it would be perfect for new looks. It has great pigmentation and in the look below, I didn’t even use a primer, aside from a bit of concealer. In store this only set me back £10 and I’ll definitely be trying some of their other products.
Then I chose to grab a value set from an old favourite brand of mine, Beauty Bakerie. It’s the Gabby Douglas x Beauty Bakerie Lip Whip Set. For those who don’t know Gabby Douglas is an American, Olympic Gold Gymnast. This set is sadly limited edition and no longer available. However, the lip whips are some of my favourite liquid lipstick formulas and some of these shades are still available to by singularly. Not only do I recommend these lip whips, but I was also proud to support Gabby Douglas, as a talented, hardworking athlete and also following the abuse that came to light within the American Gymnastic Team. I think she is a great role model.
Above, you can see swatched of the 5 colours – (Top to Bottom) Cherry Flambe, Triple Berry Mousse (wearing this in the laroc palette look), Sangria Splash, Plum Sorbet and Hazelnut Swirl (wearing this is the next look on this post – but it looks a lot more metallic in person).
My final purchase was something that I’ve had my eyes on for a long time. It’s the Suva Beauty Hydraliner in Acid Party. These are water activated pigment that once applied do not budge and they are bright and UV. I love playing with this for a really out-there look and really want to try some more of these neon beauties.
Have you ever bought from Cocktail Cosmetics or any of these brands? If so, what have you tried?