Thursday, January 12, 2012

Rustic Romance - A BFTE Look & Review with Swatches

Hello, my beautiful love bugs! I was contacted a couple of weeks ago by BFTE Cosmetics (Beauty from the Earth) and they sent me some goodies to create a look and review for you guys. I am totally digging these indie, mineral makeup companies!

I put together this romantic, intense and sultry look that is appropriate for hot date night, event or, even Valentine's Day. The warm shades compliment almost everyone, and is just seeping with romance (or lust, you choose) ;).

Get ready for tons of photos!

  • Revlon Colorstay Foundation in Buff
  • Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in Light 10
  • MAC Studio Fix Powder in N4

  • NYX Eyeshadow Base
  • BFTE Mineral Eyeshadow in Whimsey on inner corners
  • BFTE Mineral Eyeshadow in Raspberry and Karma on center of lids
  • BFTE Mineral Eyeshadow in Seduction on outer-v and crease
  • BFTE Mineral Eyeshadow in Black applied wet as eyeliner and also applied dry to further darken outer-v
  • Wet N WIld Liquid Liner in Black
  • Rimmel Volume Accelerator Mascara in Extreme Black
  • Maybelline Master Drama Liner in waterline
  • Love & Beauty Lashes
  • NARS Blush in Amour
  • ELF Blush in Gotta Go

  • Lime Crime Lipstick in Coquette
  • Lime Crime Lipstick in Countessa Fluorescent 
  • ELF Glossy Gloss in Dragon Fruit

Keep on reading for swatches, review and product shots!



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Swatched over NYX Eyeshadow Base, with flash.
(Some of the shadows I received are sample size. They are the ones without a sifter. The ones with sifters are full size shadows.)
A bright, shimmering pink. One of the prettiest pinks I've seen yet!
Shimmering red-violet with blue highlights. One of their BEST sellers! 
Wicked Blackened Eggplant with Eggplant Shimmer. Smooth and Pigmented.
A Medium Taupe with gold and greenish shimmer. 
Midtone to deep purple with fine silver sparkle.
Intense Medium Blue with fine silver sparkle.
My favorite of the bunch! A  metallic, shimmery gold/bronze.
Dark green Biased Teal, really breathtaking applied wet.
Dark green with black undertones and green sparkles.

Matte Black, Soft in both texture and color. Applied wet it is a true deep black. Great for adding to other colors to make a colorful smoky eye.

 Comparison of full size jar and sample size jar: 
Full size: 1-3 grams (by weight) in a 5 gram jar, $6.50. Sample size: .5 gram (by volume) in a 3 gram jar, $2.00.


When I first got contacted by Beauty from the Earth, I'll admit that I squealed a bit. I first heard of the company about 2 years ago on YouTube and have been wanting to try them out ever since...I just never had the chance to. When I went on the website to pick out my shades, I was completely blown away and overwhelmed by the HUGE selection of colors. I was pleasantly surprised to see the price tag as well, (Full size jars are $6.50 USD and sample size jars are $2.00 USD).

Also, BFTE's Facebook Page recreated my Radiant Rainbow Liner look. You can see it HERE., which was super exciting! 

Lemme tell you, their shipping is lightning fast! My order shipped on Monday and I got it on Wednesday. NICE. The consistency and texture of the shadow is super fine, soft and these blend like a dream! I dipped my finger into one of them to swatch, and didn't even realize my finger was already in the shadow! They're light as air. Like most mineral shadows, they are crazy pigmented and last for hours. I noticed that these don't stain my skin like other mineral shadows do, which is surprising for how intense they are. 

Foiling these make them a million times more intense and gorgeous. Take a look for yourself!

I am greatly pleased with these mineral shadows, and I will definitely be buying from Beauty from the Earth in the near future. OBSESSED. They also sell foundation, blush and much more! Be sure to check them out at

Disclaimer: Some products shown in this post may have been provided by the said brand(s) for potential review or use. For more information, please read my DISCLOSURE.

A billion thanks to Beauty from the Earth Cosmetics for sending me these amazing mineral shadows!

I hope you all enjoyed this monstrous post! If you get the chance, definitely try these out! You can get a sample size for only $2.00, and you get a pretty good amount of product (I'd say about 5-6 applications worth). I am very happy with these, and I can't wait to buy some more.

See you all soon!

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  1. beautiful!! I absolutely adore your looks, they blow me away every time :)

  2. wow the color combination is beautiful :D

  3. I'm not usually a fan of pink eyeshadow but I am in love this this makeup look! It's so pretty!! The swatches of the eyeshadows are really pretty, I think I might have to try a few for myself!! I love shimmers!!

  4. i've been wanting to buy from them for the longest time! love the look!

  5. Another amazing eye makeup!! I really wish I was so skilled! :)

  6. Oh my goodness I NEED that whimsy shade!!! WOW, and that look you did is lovely!.

  7. GORGEOUS! Your eyes pop with these colors.

  8. You look completely gorgeous! I mean, that's nothing new. You always name your looks perfectly too!

  9. This is insanely gorgeous! I love BFTE, I've been an obsessed customer for over a year now and have hundreds of their colors. Their foundation is also the bomb, best mineral foundation I've ever tried. My blog is about 90% BFTE-related; looks, swatches, hauls, you name it! Feel free to check it out if you'd like inspiration for choosing colors or something :)
    I'm so glad you got to experience the love that is BFTE! I'm looking forward to seeing more of them on your blog! :D

  10. WOW!! I just went to the website and they have SOOOO many colors!! How did you choose??!

    Great look, I love the colors you chose, especially the gold and teal. S gorgeous, great swatches, great post!! I want!

  11. Thanks, everyone!
    @Emily, ooh I didn't know that! I will for sure check it out ;)

    @Kassie, It took me over 3 days to narrow down the colors that I wanted, lol. I mean, there were tons more that I liked, but I am very happy with the ones I got :)

  12. This look totally blows me away!! I can see it on all women of ages, skintones, eye colors. You're definitely amazingly gifted! (And that swatch of Whimsey knocked me off my feet!)

  13. This look is so pretty very romance, prefect for valentines day!

  14. Wow! Wish I had a steady hand... I always end up with all my eye products down my cheeks!

    Great blog!

    Jen x

  15. Wow, those are some beautiful colours, illusion is especially beautiful.
    What does foiling actually entail though?

    Good Morning Angel.

  16. I absolute adore your looks! I would want to know what type of light do you use to make this photos.
    Thank you so much :)

  17. wow. super gorgeous & amazing- as always :) I wish like hell I could do stuff like you do! I'm definitely going to get some samples of some of these shadows, too

  18. Wow! This is stunning:)

    And the makeup looks so beautiful against your pale skin, I just love it.

  19. I also heard about them through YT but have yet to purchase some. I'm thinking sometime soon. Your looks are always so amazing!! I wish you were my personal make up artist! :)

  20. Your eye make up is amazing!! You are gorgeous btw! <--- new follower :)

  21. wow they swatch amazing. And the eye look is beautiful

  22. Hello, I've been visiting your blog for a while, absolutely love your looks. How do you manage to blend eye shadow so nicely on the crease?

    Angel xxx

  23. This is seriously gorgeous!
    I think I might be buying those colours....... :)

  24. Those colours are to die for and your look is AMAZING!

  25. Love the look, Ronnie.  I am a new fan of yours and a long time fan of BFTE.  I so agree with your review!  Thanks

  26. You always do a great job with coordinating colors!!


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