The Bottom Line
- Lipstick color (Daring) would be great for fall
- Loose Eye Dust (Sensual) is shimmery, light, and versatile
- Super cute Victorian-style hand mirror
- The website has a Sale section
- Odd taste to the Lipstick Carousel and Daring Lipstick
- Doesn't offer a huge selection of products or colors yet
- The Victorian hand-mirror may be seen as "gimmicky"
- Manufacturer - Pin-Up Cosmetics
- Products - Some regular and some vegan
- Items tested on people and not animals
- Available - Online at the Pin-Up website
Guide Review - Review of Pin-Up Cosmetics
Pin-Up Cosmetics was created in 2007 by makeup artist Aprill Lacey. The fairly new makeup line offers a variety of fun and interestingly packaged products, while also giving you the chance to buy certain vegan items as well. The items I was able to try included a Lipstick Carousel, which were multiple shades of lipstick/gloss in one container, a lipstick in Daring, a Loose Eye Dust in Sensual, and a Victorian-style hand mirror.
The Pin-Up products had good qualities as well as bad. First, I didn’t like the overall taste or smell of either the Lipstick Carousel or the Daring Lipstick. There was a waxy smell and taste that resembled products when they are about to turn bad. This was too bad since I really liked the deep reddish-plum shade of the Daring Lipstick and thought that it would be fabulous for fall/winter. I also liked some of the shades in the Lipstick Carousel, even though most of them looked more like a thin lip gloss once applied.
The one product that I really liked, and which saved their rating for this review, was the Loose Eye Dust in Sensual. Even though the product is for the eyes, I also loved using it as a highlighter on the cheeks and décolleté area. It gave a nice slight shimmer that was perfect for use all year round, but also looks fabulous on tanned skin in the summertime. The other item I received was the Victorian-style hand mirror, which was cute and great for travel, but seemed a little gimmicky. So the bottom line on Pin-Up Cosmetics is that it could work in a pinch, but it definitely won't find it's way on my must-have list any time soon.