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Originally Posted by HeavenLeiBlu View Post
okay, I am hearing from an artist unaffiliated with any brand that Scandalous is the same product as Medusa's Makeup (Medusa's Make-Up bright mineral eyeshadow, pure pigment, all natural makeup), and that they're just labeled differently. Based on Scandalous' first shadow base video and the pics on medusa's site, I think she may be right. Can anyone with experience with both brands offer a second opinion? Hell, Medusa is cheaper and readily available online, so if this is true, I'll just go there instead


Looking at the eyeshadows, I believe you are onto something here, girl.
post #122 of 382

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Yes it is. Scandalous=Medusa= Private Label. This is not an uncommon practice and some of the MU lines we know and love are private label. The difference is that Medusa has paid extra to have their cosmetics custom labeled and renamed, Scandalous has not.

Same products.
post #123 of 382

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Yes it is. Scandalous=Medusa= Private Label. This is not an uncommon practice and some of the MU lines we know and love are private label. The difference is that Medusa has paid extra to have their cosmetics custom labeled and renamed, Scandalous has not.

Same products.
thank you for confirming my suspicions!
post #124 of 382

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I just recieved the primer from my ebay order yesterday. They also sent me a free eyeshadow called gold digger too. I have dry skin and the primer is sort of to oily and waxy for me. Eyeshadows stick really well to it though. IMO it feels like halloween oil based makeup... It certainly does crease but the eyeshadow is amazing. True to its color and the eyeshadow is very soft. This base is alright but i think it is better than the UDPP. HTH some of you guys in deciding.
post #125 of 382

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Originally Posted by HeavenLeiBlu View Post
okay, I am hearing from an artist unaffiliated with any brand that Scandalous is the same product as Medusa's Makeup (Medusa's Make-Up bright mineral eyeshadow, pure pigment, all natural makeup), and that they're just labeled differently. Based on Scandalous' first shadow base video and the pics on medusa's site, I think she may be right. Can anyone with experience with both brands offer a second opinion? Hell, Medusa is cheaper and readily available online, so if this is true, I'll just go there instead
I was looking at their Myspace pictures of them promoting in Torrid before searching Specktra and read through all the drama, it popped into my head that it could be Medusa as well. Isn't that product sold at Hot Topic? Torrid is under Hot Topic, so I made that connection.

And the shadow she used for her primer/base video looks a hell of a lot like this:


I just think her (that youtube chick) shadow looks good/bright because she uses proper bases (white base makes anything pop) and has skills. I don't like NYX anymore but seen people work the hell of it and make it look good, even if all the products aren't so - I can only imagine Scandelous being sorta like that.
post #126 of 382

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YouTube - So So Scandalous
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I hate when lines basically just rebrand cheaper brands - it should be illegal. LOL! Napoleon Perdis even does it with La Femme. Why pay more when you can get the same product for much less.
post #128 of 382

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I hate when lines basically just rebrand cheaper brands - it should be illegal. LOL! Napoleon Perdis even does it with La Femme. Why pay more when you can get the same product for much less.
I hate that too. I didn't notice that scandalous was re branded until i received the primer in the mail. They just use cheap stickers to "repackage" as their own. I had no idea that napoleon perdis does that too...interesting
post #129 of 382

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I hate that too. I didn't notice that scandalous was re branded until i received the primer in the mail. They just use cheap stickers to "repackage" as their own. I had no idea that napoleon perdis does that too...interesting
Could you take pics of the primer? I want to see how it compares to my TKB trading primer (which sucks IMO).
post #130 of 382

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i just picked up some of the shadows and the eye primer at the mall!! thisnis the # to call to order stuff so they told me 213-746-9100
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I'm nowhere near Cali, and I can't find a website for them other than their myspace page, which is sucky, by the way. Anyone know how to get a hold of someone there to see colors, prices and buy?
post #131 of 382

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im a die hard MAC fan!!! and im open to trying out new lines! but i will never leave MAC!!!! it's just that sometimes u see diff colors that certin lines dont carry and thats what catches ur attention thats what did it for me with this new scandalous line. the bright shadows that mac dosnt carry!!! thats why i bought a mufe purple shadow, mac dosnt have one.
post #132 of 382

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The TKB and Scandalous primer are both the same one.

DL
post #133 of 382

This is a very informative thread

I almost bought the primer on ebay but Im hearing it creases and its oily and waxy. Im still interested in the shadows though.
post #134 of 382

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Wow...I'm late the the party on all of this. lol

That primer comparison vid is a joke.

1. She rubbed off most of the shadestick and UDPP when she was supposedly "blending" them in and slathered on the Scandalous primer

2. As many have mentioned, you will get a much more vibrant colour when using a white base as opposed to a beige (shadestick) or mostly transparent base (UDPP). She was comparing apples to oranges. Try comparing the Scandalous base to a MAC Paint Stick in white or MAC CCB in Luna.

3. She put the Scandalous primer on top of the pink spot she already had on her hand. That played a part in deepening the colour.

4. She swabbed the shadow to apply on the Scandalous primer when she still had primer on her finger, thus allowing for more shadow to be picked up and then applied to the Scandalous primer spot.

5. She tapped on the shadow over the Scandalous primer, and rubbed the shadow on the other primers. It also appeared that she used less pressure when applying to the MAC and UDPP.
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someone please enlighten me, but whats TKB? I saw Napoleon Perdis at Target and its really expensive for what you get IMO. some of the colors were pretty though. i'm all about cheaper routes lol.
post #136 of 382

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TKB Trading
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gracias babe
post #138 of 382

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de nada
post #139 of 382

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I look at their unethical tactics and marketing and see it for what it is, youthful inexperience and hubris. I am always suspicious of a company whose main tactic is to disparage their competitors. If your product is a great product, it speaks for itself. If one's product has a weakness, one may try to misdirect to draw attention away from its flaws. Say, for example, by bashing others. It just shows insecurity.

There are plenty of manufacturers out there who have product lines available for someone to come along and sell as their own. A quick google of "cosmetic manufacturers" brought up this site: Eye shadow Manufacturers to North America. I find it funny that they are touting the excellent qualities of their products, yet the reality is they probably didn't sit in an R&D lab and test, discuss and formulate their products. They have those products most likely as a happenstance result of cost: They found a supplier who could give them the makeup at a price they could afford. Where it came from, who knows? Are they safe? Probably? Maybe? They just don't instill any confidence.

They bash MAC, yet they emulate them? For piss sakes, if MAC hadn't paved the way for bold makeup, Scandalous wouldn't even have a market.

Props to anyone who is trying to start their own business and make a name for themselves, but do it right.
post #140 of 382

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^^LMAO preach! i too was turned off by the MAC bashing. if your product is better, let the customer be the judge.
post #141 of 382

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MAC_Whore, I seriously couldn't have said it any better myself.

I'm waiting for someone to a negative video review on the products . . and then everyone will be like, "You know what? I didn't like blah blah blah blah either and I thought that the blah blah blah was blah blah blah blah blah." Yadda, yadda. Same old, same old.

Scandalous Cosmetics, to me, equals another makeup bandwagon that lacks originality and creativity.
post #142 of 382

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/\ Lipshock, you have had that avatar for awhile now and you know what? I still bust up every time I see it.
post #143 of 382

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Another thing to mention is that Scandalous is setting themselves up for a smackdown from the EL legal team by using MAC's logo. Someday soon the EL lawyers will roll up in a black panel van and bitch slap them with a legal action.
post #144 of 382

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/\ Lipshock, you have had that avatar for awhile now and you know what? I still bust up every time I see it.

Girl, I am never changing that avi.

Jack with his Cher doll is EPIC. EPIC, I tell you!
post #145 of 382

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/\ Lipshock, you have had that avatar for awhile now and you know what? I still bust up every time I see it.
Me too cause I seen that scene play out especially when he sits the doll at the table lol!
post #146 of 382

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I have to say, I'm amused after reading through this entire thread. I thought that I would add my thoughts on this company, based on what I've seen in person and heard from others.

First of all, I have visited their "store" a few times while I was in southern California. I did notice a lot of MAC bashing being tossed around in conversations between the MUA's and customers there. A lot of girls were asked what makeup brands they were wearing, only to have the MUA's respond by rolling their eyes or bashing the company when they're told that it is indeed MAC cosmetics. It goes from there. I do admit being excited about this makeup line from what I had seen online. However... Seeing them in person, I'm left completely unimpressed. The packaging looks very cheap as does the product inside. Though there is a big color payoff with their shadows, it looked like nothing more than other makeup I've seen being sold at Hot Topic (for half the price, I might add). Many of the eyeshadows had chunky glitter in them and looked, to say the least, cheap.

Now, I believe in letting the product speak for itself. If the company had shady marketing strategies but also had high quality products, I would most likely still be a customer. Since their products leave much to be desired, the shady practices just add to it. Having friends/employees/affiliated people troll various websites that mention the company and attacking people that don't praise it? Reviewing the product as if you're just a normal customer, despite being the owner of the company? Selling wholesale, overpriced makeup and tools? Thats right, I said it. It's shady. You can treat this as gossip or fact. I overheard a former employee of theirs let it slip (or maybe it was intentional? I'm unsure) that their makeup and Medusas are absolutely the same. Whether it be true or not, it doesn't help the growing suspicion that this company is simply slapping their logo onto wholesale makeup from other companies.

As far as the base goes... You've all seen the video the owner did. I don't need to go into detail about how that was also "rigged", since others have already pointed it out. Upon talking to a few people that have purchased the base, I was told generally the same thing. It creases like no other and it stays "wet", rather than absorbing into the skin and drying. Though it does make colors POP, any other pure white base will do just the same (for example, NYX jumbo eye pencils in milk). Don't even get me started on their brushes.

Let me just put it out there, that I'm being unbiased. I'm also not a "brainwashed MAC minion" as it was said in the beginning of this thread, considering I've only started using MAC about a month ago. There are so many other brands out there that carry high quality eyeshadows and products for less than Scandalous Cosmetics. If you're a fan of their products, thats great. However many others, including myself have found it to not be worth it. I just thought I'd share my opinion, since a lot of members here seem to be curious about their products. I know that everyone is always on the lookout for new, quality makeup lines to substitute for MAC. This one just happens to miss the mark.
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post #148 of 382

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So for those of us who don't live in Cali or otherwise haven't had access to these products, now that the truth is out there, do you feel like http://www.bombombombomwooooo.com/ or what? because I do, and I'll just buy from Medusa next time I get a hankering for something wild.
post #149 of 382

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^^^

LOL! Damn you for that link! Now I have to keep a page open at work just for that button for people that come into my office!
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^^^LMAOnade!
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