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Vampyre Cosmetics’ Buffy the Vampire Collab is Uniquely Eerie

Vampyre Cosmetics has unveiled a distinctive and atmospheric collection in collaboration with Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The highlights of this collection include a "tri-fold eyeshadow palette designed to resemble the Slayer Handbook, a travel-sized velvety mirror compact, and a black gel eyeliner presented as a quill pen and ink pot."

This online-exclusive preorder bundle offers additional unique items, such as "magnetic prints featuring characters Darla and Drusilla (portrayed by Julie Benz and Juliet Landau), a book-shaped box that complements the eyeshadow palette, and three liquid lipstick shades named Prophecy Girl, Dead but Still Pretty, and Love Isn’t Brains, It’s Blood." Read More.

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The interview dropped last Wednesday, and Vampyre Cosmetics released a statement on Friday stating that they would no longer collaborate with the rocker and that all pre-sales would be refunded. “We stand with all members of the LGBTQIA+ community and believe everyone should have access to healthcare,” the brand wrote in an Instagram post.

The presale had been open since August 14, and the collection consisted of eyeshadow palettes, lipsticks, and a revamp of Cooper’s Whiplash mascara, described on his website as a unisex product. Vampyre Cosmetics, meanwhile, is a woman-owned, disabled-owned, and LGBTQ+-owned brand, per its website, so it makes complete sense that they dropped the Cooper partnership.

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Nostalgia was in the air at Uplink Expo 2024, with brands likeLovisiaandPhoenix Rising Cosmeticsshowing off collections inspired by video game character Kirby and television show “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” respectively.

Phoenix Rising Cosmetics holds over 20 licensing contracts with major companies, including Disney, Sony and Hasbro. Founder Rachel Boese first branched into licensing in 2018. A few of the brand’s other licensed collections are associated with “Assassin’s Creed,” “Dungeons and Dragons” and “Silent Hill.” The “Silent Hill” and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” collections are top sellers.

Boese says, “I realized that I could offer tremendous value, get to work with the brands and celebrities I admire, while also reaching a broader audience by tapping into existing fanbases.” She adds, “We choose license IPs that either myself or my team are fans of so that we can faithfully create products designed by fans for the fans,”

The majority of Phoenix Rising’s customers are millennials and gen Z. “A lot of the shows, movies and games we choose to feature have dedicated cult fan bases and are under merchandised,” says Boese. “Fans are literally looking for products to buy that feature their favorite movies and shows but resort to buy unlicensed merch because there isn’t anything or isn’t enough officially licensed merchandise.”

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We are proudly indigenous owned, women owned (WBENC Certified), disabled owned and LGBT+ owned.  Our products are Vegan, Cruelty Free (Leaping Bunny Certified) and Talc Free. We received a lot of media attention for our decision to cancel our Licensed Collection with Alice Cooper over his anti-trans comments in the press. We very much believe in walking the walk not just talking to talk when it comes to making ethical business decisions and being transparent with our customer base.


We strive to be a “beauty disruptor”, renouncing social constructs of beauty and replacing them with individual ones. We don't Sell "Beauty", we believe beauty is in everyone. We merely provide tools for the expression of it. We believe no one should have to choose between unique, inspired packaging and high quality, ethical cosmetics, so we are committed to being all in one. Our officially licensed collections are a huge hit because they made by the fans for the fans. 

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25 May
SOUTHERNNERDS
  • BILOXI, MISSISSIPPI
31 May
MONSTERPALOOZA
  • PASADENA, CALIFORNIA
14 Jun
HELLMOUTH CON
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11 Jul
COSMOPROF
  • LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
25 Jul
COMIC CON SAN DIEGO
  • SAN DIEGO COMIC CON
01 Aug
GEN CON
  • INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA

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