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Thursday, June 16, 2022



Dreamtopia Collection Duochrome Eyeshadow

I am a big fan of MBA Cosmetics in general, but I wanted to highlight this particular collection. With the creativity and evolution of duochrome, triochrome, and multichrome eyeshadows, it's always of special interest to me to examine shadows of these types from Indie brands. The explosion of independent brands over the last 2-to 4 years has cataloged variations in shadow types, textures, and pigmentation as well as a special knowledge of the application process and the composition of these types of shadows.

With that being said, I own several MBA Cosmetics premade and custom palettes which include richly pigmented matte shadows, that have virtually no fallout, as well as a type of shimmer shade referred to as "Silk" shadows but remain pigmented and apply smooth and are not chunky or flaky.

As seen from the swatches and short video below, the shadows range from a type of topper shadow to a rich pigmented striking intense color. Even as a topper, which let's be honest, I am not a huge fan of toppers in terms of utilizing them in an eyeshadow look. However, the shadows that present as toppers meld well with the more intense shadows. The shadows are unremarkable and include a simple magnetic palette with the MBA Cosmetics logo that fit all the shadow perfectly and the closure magnetic is well made.

I am not a big fan of all shimmer or all matte palettes either, because I do not like to use multiple palettes to create one eye look, however, these shadows can be used as a simple one shadow look or simple crease color, and the shadows used as a lid shade and voila, full eye look. I would definitely take a look a look at MBA Cosmetics and their full collection of makeup and body care collection on their website by clicking HERE or you can find them on Etsy by clicking HERE !!

Price: $31.50 (9/10) 
Color Story (10/10)
Inclusivity (10/10)
Application (7.5/10)
Wearability (8/10)
Packaging (8/10)
Brand Reputation (10/10)


Saturday, June 4, 2022


★★Mini Review★★

Both of these palettes I purchased directly from the brand off of Etsy. One always takes quite a gamble when they purchase from brands that are not as well known or not known altogether. But, I myself am a gambling gal, so when I ran across Pink Crush Cosmetics which you can find by clicking HERE, so I decided to give the brand a chance. The two palettes that I chose to purchase were the MultiChrome Eyeshadow Palette (which is no longer available on the site but is available as individual shades) and the Metaphorimis Palette (which is still available on the site). There are an additional 8 palettes on the website that are listed at the bottom of this page.

Whenever I purchase from a new brand, my thought process usually is"hope for the best, prepare for crap". You just never know what you are going to receive. Poor packaging? Underfilled or overfilled pans? Excess of glitters or terrible matte to shimmer ratio? Poor customer service/poor customer relations/poor brand communication? Or one of the worst considered by consumers is all of the above coupled with the horrible shipping time and poor packaging of the item your item. All of the issues are absolutely something that can make or break the relationship between customer loyalty and brand reputation. Some brands really do not take these issues into consideration as serious factors when managing their relationship with customers and merely see them as an order number with an address, and they rarely see the name (unless that person is receiving PR :)
I say all this to say that I personally did not experience any of the horrible things that come with trying a new brand or even reordering from brands a customer may already have a longstanding relationship with and consider the brand reliable. My experience with the brand was top-notch. and beyond my expectations. First, the order process was simple, no fuss, and easy to navigate. The palette arrived in perfect condition in a very, very timely manner. Although the packaging and the component of the palette is a bit simple, I will say that the names of the shades are on the palettes, which is a big deal for me when dealing with small indie brands, and the outer packaging mirrors the palettes color story.

In terms of the performance of the palette, one word comes to mind, outrageous. The MultiChrome Palette is so magnificent. the pigmentation and the strong, vibrant, sensational color payoff is something you just do not find in your ordinary "mainstream" eyeshadow palette. It's just beautiful. You can do a stunning one shadow look for a fun summer/spring look, or you can lightly add it on top of an existing shadow to give it a little umph.  Please check out the swatches, and video clip for a glimpse of the beauty of this palette. 

As far as the Metaphormis Palette, I was a little apprehensive. Due to the dark rich colors, my first concern was blending potential splotch patterns it could create a problem creating a well-done cohesive look. There is nothing worst than a dark shade that sticks and will not blend and seeing as these lean heavily purplish/blue gave me great cause for concern. However, my concerns were easily put to rest quickly and with ease. All of the shades (mattes) and I mean ALL of them work together and merge with simplicity and the shimmers are so liberal and bountiful with color that I personally did not even wet my brush because it wasn't necessary. It is perfect for date night or an evening out and could definitely be a go-to winter palette.

Impressive, 100% impressive. That's how I was sum up my experience with both the brand and the product and based on my vast collection of eyeshadow palettes, I feel comfortable saying that I am an aficionado and concessioner of a variety of palettes, regarding textures, color theory, color depth, application, etc. With this knowledge, I am confident in saying that Pink Crush Cosmetics, produces quality products, and realistic prices, with unique color stories. I highly recommend checking out this brand, as I am sure that you will not be disappointed.

Price: $35.95 each (9/10) 
Color Story (9/10)
Inclusivity (10/10)
Application (10/10)
Wearability (9/10)
Matte to Shimmer Ratio (10/10)
Packaging (9/10)
Brand Reputation (10/10)
Highly Recommend!


 Nocturnal Garden $35.95

  Lucid Dream $35.95

 Fairy Tales $35.95 

 Rainforest $35.95

Rainbow Reef $35.95

Romance $30.95

How Merlot Can You Go? $32.95

 Enchanted Garden $35.95

Monday, August 9, 2021



Rating is out 10 out of 10, with a full point given for each of the ten sections listed above. Points per section may be issued in the following denominations: 0,.0 .25, .50, 1.0. For further clarification, the sections listed are worth a total of 1.0 point and are:



I own all 15 palettes from this brand eyeshadow palette selection  I initially purchased three, but because of the reasonable price and the outstanding quality of the palettes, I quickly returned to this brand, which can be found on Etsy, and purchased the remaining twelve palettes  

Company Profile

This brand, like many others on Etsy, are independently owned, and  minority owned, being spearheaded by female owners  

Purchase Process 

The brand was extremely communicative, responding to any and all questions I had about specific palettes, whether the question concerned color story,  ingredients used to make specific shades, how the story was created, as well as the theme of the actual palette and the creativity used to compile the theme and associated with the colors inside the palette and the brand almost made it easy for me to purchase and part with my money without incident ( insert laughter here)!


I have to say that the packaging with some of the most unique packaging I've ever experienced especially from an independent brand off of Etsy. The packaging was so unique and specifically designed to encapsulate the color story associated with the palette's theme! One must realize that the majority of brand on Etsy that are independent are putting their own money into their business oh, and to provide eyeshadow palettes that have such great detail and such great quality is a hard thing to miss in this case. It is obvious that this brand is really bringing out it's best to the market knowing you that it is saturated with other brands who are not necessarily consistently doing what they are attempting to do


Unfortunately, this is a weak spot of the . This is why people like me who enjoy their products so much reach out anyway they can to promote the brand. The code above was issued to me from the brand after a request was made by me. Let me be clear that I make no money from this code, it is simply so that I can promote the brand. Because the market is so saturated and there are so many Indie Brands coming out with all kinds of different products, brands like ROLE PLAYING GLAMOUR go unnoticed which is extremely unfortunate. So, I my best to promote the brand and bring light to their fabulous products. I hope that other micro and nanl influencers are able to do the same!

Comparable Brands

If I am being completely honest, given the creative nature of the brand and it's unique branding, I don't think that is possible to compare this brand to anything like it on the Indie market. Sure, you have brand like Glamlite who are creative in their marketing, but are they really!?? I mean their brand relies solely on a good based theme, as does Beauty Bakerie, however, ROLE  PLAYING GLAMOUR, has an overall branding and creative outlook with individual thematic elements that relate back to the outlook, yet don't rely solely on the creative vision. 


The brand utilizes several different types of textures, consistenoes, vibrant colors, and coincide with the theme of each palette. Although most palettes are metallic or textures shades, they are easily paired with an all matte palette. 


The performance of these palettes are remarkablely well made definitely worth the money spent on each palette. Each palette is so unique in theme, coupled with the intensity of the pigmentation, you couldn't ask for a better deal!

Overall Product Presentation

As I have stated before, this brand is so unique from theme and concept, to packaging and presentation, and most importantly the performance of the shades themselves are much for conversation. My suggestion is if you're looking for an indie brand, with quality palettes and have a desire to support small business, give this a brand a go. 

You can find the brand HERE

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