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I actually haven’t bought products from an indie brand yet but I really look forward to trying OCC and Sugarpill, among others. 🙂

Indie = Brands not found at mainstream retail outlets. Most of their sales are via the Internet, but a few brands are carried in specialty/boutique brick & mortar stores.

I love Shiro Cosmetics and Antoinette’s Revolution Cosmetics. I really want to try OCC but too expensive right now. I can’t wait to see what others like! I am pretty new to the indie scene.

Darling Girl Cosmetics, Fyrinnae, and Morgana Cryptoria are at the top of my list! Darling Girl and Fyrinnae make amazing eyeshadows and Morgana make great vegan lipsticks.

I agree w/ you. Sugarpill brings the shadows and OCC brings the Lip Tars. I’ll try their eyeshadows in time, though.

I love Fyrinnae, Shiro Cosmetics, Pink Quartz Minerals (for her foundations), Linnaeus Cosmetics, Concrete Minerals, and my own (psyche minerals)

geek chic cosmetics, sugarpill, shiro cosmetics, fyrinnae(pixie epoxy!), black phoenix alchemy labs, conjure oils, meow cosmetics and inque nails!

I avoid indie brands because the shadows (from my research) tend to be loose, and I’m far too clumsy to work with loose shadows. I would consider myself a collector (on a small scale) and I have to say I don’t own one MAC pigment.

That being said, I never outrule any brand, for every one has its gems, so to anybody generous enough to suggest an independent brand with quality pressed powders, your help is very much appreciated.

Venomous Cosmetics is an indie brand who makes pressed. They have really pretty colors and always have really great reviews.

On a side note, you can always buy loose and make them pressed if that’s easier to work with. Or, another option, I tend to prefer my loose shadows with a sifter, I only punch out 1 hole in the seal, so a lot less mess. 🙂

I used to hate loose, but I’ve learned to embrace it… just took some time.

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