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Has anyone else tried out these wonderful multi-use pigment colors? Holly over at Archetype makes her own colors from scratch and has some incredible, deep and unusual colors. Most of her colors are very shimmery and many have multiple shades depending on when the light hits them.

I haven't tried her lip colors yet but I've heard they're divine.
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These sound interesting, thanks for posting this link!
Can you tell me how well they wear when on (is primer a must?); and are they colour true in reference to site swatches, and pigmented when worn (i.e do you need to use a lot of the powder for application, or are they like fyrinnae etc)?
TIA
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These sound interesting, thanks for posting this link!
Can you tell me how well they wear when on (is primer a must?); and are they colour true in reference to site swatches, and pigmented when worn (i.e do you need to use a lot of the powder for application, or are they like fyrinnae etc)?
TIA
I think, like any mineral e/s I've tried, primer keeps the powder in place, and makes them much more vibrant. I always use UDPP or a MAC Paintpot.

They are very pigmented and a little goes a long way. I haven't tried all the colors on the site yet (and she just put up a bunch of new ones) but the ones I've tried are fairly true to the swatches. She also includes a pretty vivid description of how the color looks when applied.

Like Fyrinnae and MAD these colors look great wet or dry.

Some of her newest colors are "custom pigments". She put up a contest of sorts and asked customers to send her a description of their dream pigment, and then she attempted to interpret these as powders. Mine was Old Eire which is a gorgeous green, both Integra's Dog shades, both Avael shades (midnight and sunrise) and several others came from this experiment of sorts.
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They look and sound wonderful! I cant wait to order samples from them. The fact they sell 1/4 tsp baggy samples for 25 cents is very impressive!
I love the shade names too - i see at least one Anita Blake (Laurell K Hamilton series) reference so far
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The swatches on the site look a bit weird probably because of the close-up angle from which they were taken. So I might sit out on these until I see other swatches (on skin or in jar)

However, the fun names of the e/s are great! Thanks for posting this, Briar!
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(If you click on the pictures they get bigger - i think they look odd due to resizing and all that - plus the snazzy sparkle combos )

Thank you so much Briar for making this thread, and introducing me to my new fyrinnae sub!

Ive ordered 4 lip samples in jars and 36 (+3 freebies) 1/4 tsp pigment samples in baggies for $20 to the UK (including shipping). Very impressed - thats the price and size of 10 fyrinnae samples (in jars, without shipping).

Payment goes to 'littlegreykitten'. LOVE!
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I recieved my Archetype order a couple days ago and I love the stuff I got. Heads up to anyone wanting to order, Archetype is one woman running the whole biz and she's been slammed with a lot of new business lately so her TAT is quite long, but I think worth it if you go in knowing that.

In addition to bunches of eyeshadow color samples I got three lip colors. Amanita, Red Sunshine and Red Light District. Amanita is my favorite, it is a lovely subtle red with a slight brownish tinge that deepens my natural lip color nicely. Red Sunshine is red with a bright purple shimmer that is really fun. I haven't tried Red Light District yet but it is described as a "true red". All of the lip stuff is very smooth and conditioning. It comes in a pot so must be applied with a finger or a brush. Because they are glosses, not lipstick they don't last as long as lipstick but I love the way they feel on my lips.
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there is still about a month's wait for orders..
but keep in mind this is not the owner's full time job.

here are swatches of the pigments from makeup alley
http://www.makeupalley.com/m_74663065

she seems very friendly! although she is swamped with orders at the moment, she days a few days to reply to e-mails
i love the colours, and she keeps adding new ones!

i ordered 50+ eyeshadow samples, plus foundation sample too.
i'll post when i get the stuff..most likely in a month or so ..
post #9 of 172

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I received my first Archetype order last week and swatched my samples (applied dry, no primer, no flash):

light eyeshadows, click here
medium eyeshadows, click here for take 1 and here for take 2
brown eyeshadows, click here

Some colour notes: Lolita's Lollipop is pinker than it appears in the swatch. Antique Platinum and Veil of Shadows are more purple. Beetlewing has a cool green iridescence that wasn't captured that well. Cydonia is supposed to have an intense green iridescence but I didn't see it at all. Maybe it only appears when it's foiled.

My arm is pretty dark so some of the lighter eyeshadows don't show up that well... plus I suck at swatching eyeshadows.
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to tempete...

omg they dont lok anything like the pictures on the site.. i hope they look better than that in real life.. oh well ..
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petrina, I'm sorry if I alarmed you! The Archetype pigments are much more sparkly and iridescent in real life. The MUA swatches look like they've been taken with flash which would illuminate the shimmer more, whereas I took my photos in natural light in the shade. I really suck at swatching eyeshadows and should just stick to blushes!
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I've seen several of your FOTD's using Archetype's pigments and went to the website. I loved almost all of the colors but when I clicked on the buttons to order, I couldn't! It brought me to a page that said user id not set, or something like that. I'm bummed because I really want to order! It lets you purchase the lip and foundation, but none of the eye pigments. Sigh.
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to rose^ they had a slight problem that has been solved.. feel free to buy EVERYTHING no lol ...

to tempete , thanks for the swatches anyway! i totally understand. lol i feel so much more relived now.. lol
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to rose^ they had a slight problem that has been solved.. feel free to buy EVERYTHING no lol ...

to tempete , thanks for the swatches anyway! i totally understand. lol i feel so much more relived now.. lol
Thanks! I did go back to the website and I bought quite a few things. I wish I didn't have to wait so long to get it though!
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there is still about a month's wait for orders..
but keep in mind this is not the owner's full time job.

here are swatches of the pigments from makeup alley
http://www.makeupalley.com/m_74663065

she seems very friendly! although she is swamped with orders at the moment, she days a few days to reply to e-mails
i love the colours, and she keeps adding new ones!

i ordered 50+ eyeshadow samples, plus foundation sample too.
i'll post when i get the stuff..most likely in a month or so ..
Those are my swatches from MUA I kept meaning to post them here but never got around to it! I think it was mentioned in another post whether or not me using flash made these appear different in my pics...the pics are actually very true color wise but the e/s's are even more shimmery IRL.
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Those are my swatches from MUA I kept meaning to post them here but never got around to it! I think it was mentioned in another post whether or not me using flash made these appear different in my pics...the pics are actually very true color wise but the e/s's are even more shimmery IRL.
omg thanks for those swatches.. they really helped and are amazing to look at.. Makes me think of all the fun i'll be having when they finally arrive! I cant wait!
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I just ordered a boatload more samples from Archetype, I know its going to be a little while until I get them but I can hardly wait. I'm anxiously awaiting a couple of her new colors that look amazing!
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I just ordered a TON of samples of the shadows, I am excited to get them, they all look so wonderful, I know it will be a bit of a wait but it looks totally worth it to me.
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im still waiting! But i know the wait is so woth it, they should be arriving this week or next...

im too excited!
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hi! have those who ordered a month ago gotten their orders? i ordered on 10 May but haven't received my order yet..... and she hasn't replied a single of my emails!
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hi! have those who ordered a month ago gotten their orders? i ordered on 10 May but haven't received my order yet..... and she hasn't replied a single of my emails!

I ordered ( 3 different orders) back on May 5th or so and I have not received ANY of them nor have I gotten a response to any of the 3 emails I have sent. I simply asked in my emails what the status of my orders happened to be and I also noticed on Paypal that on 2 of my orders the shipping address was wrong so I asked if the orders had been shipped and if not to please make sure they went to the correct address. Still no reponse. I thought about ordering a few more things but I don't think I will until she fixes her communication issues. I'll let you guys know when and if I get my stuff. I hear it's really, really awesome pigment, so I haven't asked for my money back... YET.
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I ordered in APRIL! she has not sent me a shipping confirmation ,nor has she replied to my COUNTLESS e-mails.

I opened a paypal dispute, she has not replied to that either...

Im VERY upset.
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I ordered in APRIL! she has not sent me a shipping confirmation ,nor has she replied to my COUNTLESS e-mails.

I opened a paypal dispute, she has not replied to that either...

Im VERY upset.

You know, from the time I first ordered, I noticed that she had posted updates on the site on what date she had shipped orders through. The last time it was updated was MAY 19th!! And, that was for orders placed through April 19th!!! WTF!! That's been almost a whole month ago. It's been a month and a half since I placed my order. I really want the stuff I ordered so I'm not going to dispute it yet, but if my stuff hasn't gotten here by the end of the month I want my money back.
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You know, from the time I first ordered, I noticed that she had posted updates on the site on what date she had shipped orders through. The last time it was updated was MAY 19th!! And, that was for orders placed through April 19th!!! WTF!! That's been almost a whole month ago. It's been a month and a half since I placed my order. I really want the stuff I ordered so I'm not going to dispute it yet, but if my stuff hasn't gotten here by the end of the month I want my money back.
I know... it was the lack of updates on her site that made me decide to file the dispute. I really wanted the pigments too! But i decided that this was for the better...
BTW she still has not replied. Im going to escalate it to a claim in two days...
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I see, there's still waiting for the orders to be shipped, ha? Well, seems like I won't make any orders soon from here although her eyeshadows are great looking

Anyway, big for bad CS and waiting.
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its very likely i'll get a full refund now..

she has not responded in 48 days. I have filed a paypal claim now. She's still not doing anything !!!
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Like nearly everyone else here, It took nearly a month for my order to come in, but that wait was well worth it. I adore the colors so much; though i highly recommend a base for the fallout.
Just trying to figure out how to press them now. LOL
But if anyone's interested, i have some swatches here, and will be updating with more soon!!

http://specktra.net/f217/archetype-p...atches-102884/
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I placed my order in 15th of May and still haven't received it
not even an answer to my e mails.
blah, but I'll wait more, because everyone says they're good. and I'll never order from them again.
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MUCH TO MY SURPRISE.. yesterday MORNING i received a full refund through the claim I filed with paypal...

LATER THAT DAY.. I received my order OMG!! wtf..

But I DO LOVE the pigments... it takes FOREVER THOUGH (60 + days for me)
And they were not all the right colours
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I ordered about 3 weeks ago, still waiting, but I knew going in that its a small company with very little help.

can't wait to try them
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