I generally do not wander into my local Hot Topic store. I am not their targeted demographic. I visit when I need an Emily the Strange fix or want to feel every year of my age.
Last week I went in for blogger research.
I had read on MUA that there is a Hot Topic cosmetic line that boasts a fabulous eye primer and impressive pigments.
I believed the raves warranted a visit.
First off, my store did not have a vast selection. According to the sales associate, the makeup line is getting revamped and repackaged. If you visit the store's website you will also see that the pickings are fairly slim.
The price was inexpensive and the packaging was adorable. The logo is a cupcake with a cherry in the form of skull.
This is where the rave screeches to a halt.
The shade is a shimmery pinkish beige wash. It is not a nude finish at all. The formula darkened slightly on my lid after application. This was alarming but I was committed to giving this a full test run. I did a basic wash of MAC Your Ladyship pigment with Modest Tone shadow.
The colors applied true and non-cakey. I thought this looked like a welcoming sign.
I finished with a smoky based eye with Lancome's Erika F. It was not a complicated look.
After a few short hours, my eyes did not look good. The primer had grown darker on my eyes and this was peeking out from my rapidly disappearing MAC wash. Erika F had decided to abandon ship after lunch. I was startled to see that she left without a trace.
Soon it was just pure chaos.
I had nothing left on my eye except some chunks of shimmer.
Never in all my years of wearing shadow has this ever happened.
Cupcake Cult Eye Primer is priced at $3.99 and is not worth a dime.
Let me know what your thoughts are in the comments.
Credit: Blogdorf Goodman
Disclosure: I purchased this product at Hot Topic.