Melt Cosmetics just released their newest love child. It’s called the Hotbox Collection, and I truly wasn’t ready….
T H E G O O D S
Included in the bundle you get:
– 4 eye liners
– 3 lip liners
– 2 lipsticks
– 1 eye shadow stack (with four metallic shadows)
– melt makeup pouch
OR if you don’t want the entire set, each item can be purchased individually. This collection retails on the Melt site for $200.00. If you bought everything separately including the pouch it would total $232.00 — if you don’t feel like reading this whole blog and just want to know whether or not I think it’s worth, it the answer is y e s.
S W A T C H S W A T C H S W A T C H
► H A Z E S T A C K
Listen. Nothing I say to try to describe how soft, blendable, sparkly, and insanely buttery these shadows are.. will ever come close to explaining how soft, blendable, sparkly, and insanely butter these shadows are, lol. Seriously. Don’t even press your fingers or brushes too hard in them — it’s not necessary, and a little bit of product goes a really long way. The swatches here were done without using a base or a primer and to say these shadows are intense is an understatement. Could you die??
► E Y E/L I P L I N E R S + L I P S T I C K S
I personally use most lip liners and eye liners interchangeably since my eyes aren’t really that sensitive to makeup, so for me, this collections allows for A LOT of different possibilities to mix and match. You can do eye liners with lipsticks, or lip liners with eye shadows, or vice versa. I’m a Libra — I like options. Three of the liners are metallic with the most perfect amount of glittery reflects, and the rest of them are matte. The formula is creamy and they all glide on super easy, and are b l e n d a b l e; even the ones that are chunkier because of the reflects. The Mary Jane lipstick is iridescent with the tiniest amounts of shimmer, and Cherried is just a deep vampy masterpiece. I’m actually pretty excited that Fall is around the corner because I already know both of these lip colors are about to be the total j a m.
F I N A L T H O U G H T S
I’ve already done a couple of looks using this makeup and I am genuinely obsessed y’all.. Every single item in this collection appealed to me as Melt revealed a new product each day on their social media before launch. It’s the first makeup collection I’ve ever bought in its entirety and it’s been well worth it. A mostly vegan set with gorgeous colors, intense payoff, and long-lasting wear from an independent brand with two amazing and powerful women staying completely true to themselves at the helm? Sign me up please, thanks!