I recently received a parcel of goodies from my buddies From Hellcat Cosmetics -A new australian alternative makeup label. What I have sampled from their products so far I have fallen in love with, so I was really excited to try out the new Punk-ass paints range. The lovely ladies sent me a sample in each color, much to my delight!!
First thing I noticed were the super cute labels - of course i'm a sucker for things like that! Electric pink zebra with "The Cramps" style font? Yes please!
The second thing I noticed (as soon as I dipped my liner brush into the pot) was how soft and silky the formula was. At first that made me a little weary as to how bright the color would turn out, as I have been disappointed with colored gels and paints before.
However, as soon as I put brush to skin, I was immediately impressed. Colors so bright they were almost shocking!.. and you all know me, i'm all about BRIGHT!
A smooth gliding formula, that sets matte dry in moments. Little product is needed for a bright effect, which means at $16.99 AUD you're getting more for your buy and a longer lasting product. Definitely a product I will be stocking my kit with from now on. My favorites being the Lollypop pink, Agent Orange and Grasshopper green.
For anyone wondering what these could be used for, there are a number of things. Bases to softer or metallic products would be best, but because they are waterproof and set, they can even be worn on their own. Great for a lid color on a cut crease, without that stiff, weird feeling.
Another great idea to spice up a basic look is to use these to add a pop of color to your waterline.
I would also recommend these to any face painters. Great for Halloween time or masquerade styles.
All in all, what really impressed me is the way these gels blend! Take a look for yourselves...
Even with a quick smudge of the finger they blend together quite well!
Heres some color swatches of the whole colour range:
Everything is quite bright and matte, however the Tsunami has a lovely metallic sheen to it which would be beautiful for dark smokey eyes.
In conclusion: These "Punk-Ass Paints" are a great all around, multi-use product, that any alternative girl or fan of bright colors would love!
Thank you Hellcat, you've impressed me, again!
..and thanks for reading! Stay tuned for my next review for tomorrow, on Rimmel Mascaras!