Morgana is one of the only vegan/natural brands out there that makes really pigmented and high coverage lipsticks (and in punk/goth colors, although there are some more wearable colors in there). The pigments are true to color from tube to lips. This lipstick is for those who like bold, opaque colors. The formula ranges from very moisturizing to moisturizing (varies by color, I believe some of the darker colors are slightly less moisturizing). The lipsticks are also very long lasting since if you apply the color straight to your lips (not over a lip balm) they turn into a lip stain after about 3-4 hours.
There are tons of unusual goth/punk shades. There are also more wearable shades that I bought including:
Red Licorice: Cool toned red (I like this color more than Mac Russian Red) This color has been replaced by Verry Cherry. Verry Cherry is also lovely, a bit cooler toned than Red Licorice was, and now it looks even more like Russian Red.
Azalea: hot pink
Shrieking Violet: bright violet
My new fav, Watermelon (this is everyday wearable even with a full-on application imo): Pink with subtle green twinkles and a watermelon scent
I don't wear bold colors on an every day basis, so I can just dab the color on my lips a couple of times if I want more of a lipstain/lighter, more natural look.
The business is still small and growing, so the owner is still taking color requests right now. The cost of the lippies ($10) is reasonable given that most drugstore lippies are $7-$10 and these are handmade. You may find cheaper natural lip products, but they aren't lipsticks and are usually much less pigmented. Also, you can get samples for $.50 a lipstick. The only downside is that the order minimum is higher on this site than other mmu companies. The order minumum has been reduced to $15 for now for new customers. If you are an established customer, you can place orders under $15.
The shadow colors are also quite amazing! They apply very smoothly and true to color, just like the lipsticks. There are also very creative colors there, just like the lipsticks. Not all the shadows have the same base ingredients. They are formulated differently to make each shadow reach its full potential. For example, one shadow contains Cetyl Dimethicone to enhance adhesion. All the shadows (that I have seen) contain Carnauba wax, which really helps adhesion and reduces fly- away.
There are a couple products on the website that aren't vegan (because of carmine), but those are few and far between and are clearly marked as containing carmine. There are ingredients listed for each eyeshadow, and lipstick ingredients listed on the main page:
Here are the lippie ingredients:
Ingredients: Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil(soybean), Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Kernel Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Ozokerite, Microcrystalline Wax, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E). May contain(depending on the shade): Tin Oxide, Tin Dioxide, Silica, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Palmitic Acid, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide, Iron Oxides, Manganese Violet, Carbon Black, Polyester-3, Blue 1, Yellow 5, Red 7, Red 21, Red 27, Red 28, Red 33, Red 40, Copper, Bronze, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate(mineral glitter), Polyethylene Terephthalate(glitter), Flavor
Metallic Maiden , Mistress, & Red Licorice are made with a mica coated with Butyl Paraben, Methyl Paraben, Propylparaben.
Each tube contains 4-5 grams of product. Hand poured, so expect some imperfections in the finish
I think they have very good customer service. Emails are usually answered very promptly. Shipping time is slower than more established companies. It has never taken longer than 3 weeks, weekends included, to receive an order. It usually takes about 2 weeks. However, that it to be expected with a smaller company, and current shipping times are usually listed on the main page. I did receive a wrong lippie color once (but that is one wrong product out of about 100 or so that I ordered). Also, when I contacted Morgana about the mix up with the lippie, she answered very promptly, let me keep the lippie,and sent the correct one out along with a complementary eyeshadow brush :). Recently, I accidently forgot to add a couple items to my cart and placed a second order in the same day. The first order qualified for free shipping and the second didn't. She combined both orders and refunded the shipping on the second order without my asking. Very nice!
~edit~ Morgana posted that she plans on getting turnaround down to 3-5 business days starting late February.~
Check out the site at: http://morganaminerals.com/shop/
and the forum at: http://crypt.morganaminerals.com/