I was consumed by the hype and hysteria of the Fourth of July sales that went on earlier this month. Mood wise, I'm a mix of excited, anxious, and guilty because I spent way beyond my means this month. Nevertheless, I chronicle my spending journey on my blog, so I wanted to share this big, Cruelty-Free beauty haul.
Melt Cosmetics has remained one of the hottest indie beauty brands in the market since the brand released their first line of lipsticks in 2013. Aesthetically, Melt Cosmetics is like the cooler, younger sister of Kat Von D – with marketing and color stories that encourage customers to rock unique, bold looks.
Whenever Melt Cosmetics teases a new release, the hype surrounding that release quickly builds in the beauty community. Hype quickly turns into hysteria as avid fans rush to snag Melt’s newest eyeshadow stack and eyeshadow palette releases. All of the brands most recent releases have sold out within days of launching: Gemini Palette, Twenty Seven Palette, Smoke Sessions Palette, and the BluePrint Stack. But is the brand's beloved BluePrint Stack worth the hype?
I can't lie - I am bummed that I missed out the the Melt Cosmetics Gemini Palette. The color scheme is the perfect combination of warm browns and grungy greens. Leave it to Melt to make beauty lovers worldwide lust after pukey green and brown colors. The Gemini Palette helped to start the wave of green-hued palettes that we're currently seeing in the market. As a result, there are quite a few ways to dupe this palette with single shadows or shadows in other pre-made palettes... for much less! Please keep reading to see how I created a dupe palette for the Melt Cosmetics Gemini Palette.