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Cartridge Compact: What's going on?? We've got an UPDATE!

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Cartridge Compact: What's going on?? We've got an UPDATE!

NEWEST Update: October 1st, 2018 (All info provided in this update was emailed out to Preorder Participants on October 1st, 2018)

Your wait is almost over!!!
The Nerd Misfits spent their weekend hustling their butts off to package and ship the last wave of pre-ordered Cartridge Compacts! HUZZAH! We are so ridiculously excited and happy to have wrapped up this very long, but awesome journey to make the Cartridge Compacts a thing IRL! Now we can roll up our sleeves and get to the business of creating more compact variants, exclusives, pressed powder offerings, lip blush colors, and more.

Fear not if you don't have a tracking number yet! Our team handed off hundreds and hundreds of this weekends shipments to USPS employees this afternoon! We've just overloaded USPS with the last load of a couple hundred packages. Once pushed into their system OUR system will update with tracking automatically! If you haven't received tracking by this Friday (October 5th) then please contact us at! We have minions standing by to help address any Cartridge Compact shipment status as their main priority! 

Update: September 12th, 2018 (All info provided in this update was emailed out to Preorder Participants on Sept 12th, 2018)


Thank you all for your patience with this shipping window! We have done a lot of math, herded a bunch of cats and peered into a galactic worm hole to tell you that:

The light at the end of the tunnel is near for those of you that have not received your cartridges yet! If you haven't received a shipping notification by September 30th, please contact support!


A new cartridge color and designs will be released for presale in the next day, so keep your eyes peeled for the official announcement tomorrow!

We are so excited to announce that we will be releasing MORE cartridges VERY SOON! Take a look at this LIMITED EDITION Dark Matter Compact Cartridge. It look so amazing! 

Don't fret! The new, second wave of presales that are opening upWILL NOT SHIP until the second week of October.


Things are moving along with the Pressed Powders and we will have an EPIC UPDATE for you in the next week or two. You will be able to get your hands on the original colors and maybe... just maybe more!

In the mean time, check out these amazing swatches of Dungeon Crawler on some of our lovely ladies! They look so magical! It is a beautiful deep color on any skin tone.


We are having fun science-ing new and awesome color combinations for the cartridges! What colors would you want to see? Respond in the comments below!

Thank you all so much for your patience! Things are trucking along and we couldn't be happier with the results! If you haven't gotten yours in your hands yet... SOON!!! If you have already received yours, tell us in the comments what you think!



Update: July 18, 2018
There is movement!!! Check out these BTS photos of our finished Cartridge Compacts! 
Thank you all again for being so patient in this process!
Update: July 3, 2018


We know the wait has been long, but WE ARE on the homestretch and the Cartridge Compacts are nearly complete and ready to ship! All orders will ship by the end of this month!

We love this product so much and it has certainly been a passion project. Let’s take a look at some details you haven’t had the opportunity to see just yet (also an advanced look at the Marshmallow Vacuum Nerd Manicure!):

➕ MIX: Some will store pressed shadows in their Cartridge Compacts! Some will store their favorite Lip Blush! Some might even opt in for something entirely new once we release it! ;] Either way, there are two handy little areas for mixing or testing new combos. This is sort of a nod to our retired Everything Shadows and the ability to mix anything and everything to create something new and unique to you! 

    ➕ EASE OF SWAPPING: Tiny little pinholes are present. This will allow you to pop your makeup pans in and out with ease! Will fit a standard sized paper clip, +25 to convenience!!!


      IMPORTANT NEWS! Firstly, things are moving... just look at those blueprints! These adorably nerdtastic cartridges are majestic! We are IN LOVE! As you can see, these are COMPLEX, so we want to present an important update. Those that placed a preorder should have already seen this update come through their email inbox with even more details and information.


      As we near completion, a few pieces of this puzzle are taking a bit longer than expected. We are working as fast as we can without sacrificing the quality of these glorious works of art! We've got even more additions, exclusives, and perks that'll come with these Cartridge Compacts!

      Pressed eyeshadow production: Colors are coming in hot and the pigment payoff is glorious!

      ➕Lip Blushes: Flavors are being perfected and NEW CHOICES are emerging! Bubble Dragon is the newest to the line up! Get lost in it sweet, bubbly majesty!😍

      PACKAGING: We are so proud of our packaging for the Cartridge Compacts. Not only is it visually stunning and a ton of fun, but it also protects the compact and your shadows during transport with extra buffer room! Each Cartridge Compact will also come with its one shell case and each individually purchased pressed eyeshadow or Lip Blush will come in a custom clamshell. 

      It has been a crazy journey and we hate to see anything delayed or deadlines not met, but we promise that the wait will be worth it and we will certainly make up for the additional wait time! As production is nearing the end, we can see that glorious light at the end of the tunnel and it looks like Nerd Makeup that'll make our hearts twinkle. <3

      We want to give a big thank you to our backers and supporters. Thanks for the support, patience, understanding and in general...being beyond awesome! This nerd dream of ours couldn't be a thing without you!

      More details can be found via email for those of you that participated in the presale. If you did not receive this email, please contact us at


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