Hi guys! After weeks of un-beauty related posts, today I finally sucked it up and made it a swatch day!
I've received a lot of questions regarding the brand TKB Trading. I've said it before and I will say it again: I LOVE THEM MORE THAN MAC PIGMENTS. TKB Trading is more geared towards wholesalers, like people who buy the colorants and make their own cosmetics/repackage them for resale. Therefore, all the products are extremely affordable and the quantity you get is AMAZING!! More importantly, their qualities are FAN-FREAKIN'-TASTIC!!!! OMG! I can't get over how pretty they are!!
A little info:
Price: $1.50 for a sample which is A LOT of product, definitely more than 5 grams. I think 1 oz of product is around like $4-7? Ladies and gents, 1oz = 28grams=$4-7?!! Are you for real?!! SAWEET!!
Sizing: They are more than generous!
Here's a comparison of a $1.50 sample against my hand. It's very packed too!
Here's a comparison of a sample vs. 1 oz. See the difference in size?! It's only like $3 difference! I can't believe it!
THE PRODUCTS ARE SWATCHED DRY W/O ANY BASE.
First up, we have some blues. (Sorry guys, it was overcast...yes, 101 degree and OVERCAST! It was more humid than a mofo!!)
L-R: Blue Ice, Coral Reef Blue, Indian Blue, Blueberry Pop!, Midnight Train
Blue Ice: Light blue with light lavender shimmer, similar to MAC Frozen White pigment.
Coral Reef Blue: Vivid emerald green w/ gold shimmer
Indian Blue: Ocean blue w/ greenish gold shimmer, think MAC parrot
Blueberry Pop!: Bright mid-tone blue with brilliant shimmer, similar to MAC Pro e/s in Blue Calm.
Midnight train: Drk dark blue w/ navy shimmers, looks almost like a steel gray
Next up, we have PURPLES! I love purples!
L-R: Pearl vioetl, ultramarine violet, grape parfait, Bishop's Violet, Manganese violet, Grape Pop!, and Love song
Pearl Violet: pearly light violet w/ white shimmers
Ultramarine Violet: Matte blue toned pruple. It's difficult to blend, but it's BEAUTIFUL! It also looks a lot like the infamous MUFE e/s #92
Grape Parfait: Mid-tone vilet w/ strong blue shimmer. It looks a lot like MAC Cornflower pigment.
Bishop's Violet: Pink violet w/ blue shimmer. Identical to MAC pink pearl pigment/stars n' rocket e/s
Manganese Violet: Matte neon bright pinky violet. I think it's identical to one of MAC's neon pigment, is it called "Full Force Fuchsia"? Correct me if I'm wrong though. Again, it's very difficult to blend, but if you know how to work with mattes, it's VERY pretty.
Grape Pop!: Shimmery bright purple w/ blue undertone.
Love song: Deep Purple w/ red shimme, looks a lot like MAC Satellite Dream e/s
Next up, we've got CORALS!
L-R: Cotton Candy, Foliage, Bolera, True Coral, Tibetan Ochre, and Cruicible Red
Cotton Candy: Very innocent baby pink. This color does have a lot of fly aways, so make sure you powder under your eyes before using this. It makes a GORGEOUS lipcolor when mixed w/ a clear gloss. The color is similar to MAC Sweet Lust e/s, but more pigmented.
Foliage: berry pink w/ violet shimmer
Bolera: Warm Coral pink
True Coral: Bright warm coral. It's very similar to MAC Electric coral pigment. Beautiful as a blush.
Tibetan Ochre: Similar to Bolera, but a lot more shimmery, it's also a little darker.
Cruicible Red: This is a BEAUTIFUL velvety dark red w/ metalic sheen. It's very up-scaled look. Beware: This sample is only a teaspoon instead of a tablespoon.
Next up, we have GREENS!
L-R: Lotsa lime, Ture Green, Aquarius Mica, Green Quartz
Lotsa Lime: shimmery yellow lime green, like the green e/s from the MAC McQueen collection.
True Green: shimmery true green w/ silver shimmer. Gorgeous!
Aquarius Mica: Golden dark olive, though it has a lot of silver shimmers too.
Green Quartz: Grayish light pink w/ light green shimmer.
Last but not least, we have more GREENS! LOL!
L-R: sparkle turquoise, All love green, Cyprus green, After Twilight Green
Sparkle turqoise: Pearl shimmer w/ lots of light turquoise shimmers. Great as a highlight for a green smoky eye.
All love Green: Deep olive green, think a darker version of MAC Sumptious Olive e/s
Cyprus green: DArk forrest green w/ gold/green shimmers
After dark green: Dark gray base w/ brililant green shimmer....Yes, I got it cuz it has "Twilight" in it, lmao!!
That's it for today y'all, I'm pooped! I've got more coming in a few days though. I need some time to breath, LOL! Hope you enjoyed! PLMK if you have any questions!