Style savvy fan girls everywhere, we have found your new favorite cosmetics company: the ingenious Fandom Cosmetics.
Created by Leigh Buckridge and Annie Holden, Fandom Cosmetics nail laquers are inspired by some of our favorite movies and television shows including Harry Potter, Supernatural, Star Trek, Doctor Who and more. While it may sound like one of those ‘why didn’t I think of that?!’ ideas it was sheer circumstance that led to its inception.
“We were really just sitting around, talking about what colors we were going to paint our nails, and what colors we wished we could paint our nails and I said ‘Oh my gosh, what if there were Game Of Thrones House nail polishes? Like a black and gold polish called ‘We Do Not Sow’ for House Greyjoy?’ and then it just spiraled from there,” says Leigh.
After getting themsevles set up on social media, it was time for the real work to start, figuring out which fandoms and characters they wanted to single out first and making sure to use the canon for each film or television show to inspire their work.
“Every single collection has a set of notes where we brainstorm color names, the traits we most associate with a character, inside jokes within the fandom and if it’s a film or TV show, we’ll have screencaps for reference,” says Annie.
That hard work and dedication to the fandoms is the biggest reason why the collections come together to seamlessly, as evidenced by polishes like the “Six Bucks to His Name,” a shade inspired by Supernatural’s Dean Winchester, that is brown “like the leather jacket Dean wears” with bronze glitter to match his signature amulet necklace and sparkling green dust to match his eye color.
All of the polishes are made from scratch by Annie from nothing more than a clear base and some ingenuity with different pigments and glitters in the lab. After a color is perfected, the formula is duplicated for the next batch, so that every polish comes out the same ideal shade.
Moving forward, Leigh and Annie are planning to add even more fandoms to their collection, including The Lord of the Rings and Star Wars, attend fandom conventions and events including Fandom Fest in Louisville, Kentucky this month and Enchantacon in November and, perhaps most exciting of all, branch out beyond nail polish into more cosmetics including lipsticks and eyeshadows.
But behind all of the glitter and glam lies the real passion behind Fandom Cosmetics. “I honestly get really frustrated when critics write about how girls don’t like Game Of Thrones or Star Wars, because WE DO. We thought this would be a great way to be kind of geeky and girly at the same time,” says Leigh. Supporting women in fandoms and provding awesome cosmetics to women who love both makeup and practicing their Klingon? Now this is a company we can get behind.
To see more from Fandom Cosmetics, visit their website at fandomcosmetics.com