Thursday, September 30, 2010
BF-Beauty.com tailor made eyeshadow compacts/cases review
I have had these products sitting and waiting for me to review for so long, it's not even funny. Over a month, sitting under my bed, not even opened. When you can let new products sit for over a month before getting to them, you know you have WAY too much makeup. What I've got for you guys today is a review of some products I bought from Beauties Factory, or BF-Beauty.com. If you go right to their website, you will see they have a TON of different products, but what I'm talking about today specifically is the tailor made eyeshadow compacts and cases (it's the second link down in the left column). They have some new types of compact shadows since I bought mine, but I just got the plain "Eyeshadow Compacts", which are only $1.50 each. Obviously that price is irresistible, so my best friend Tiege and I decided to place an order. She got I think 9 colors, and I got 6. I also got a 6-pan palette for them, which was $6. They have lots of empty palette sizes. Our order was around $28 (I know I somehow got some sort of $2 discount or something, but I don't remember how, sorry!), and the shipping price was CRAZY. The stuff is coming from Hong Kong, so I'm expecting some sky-high prices here. I don't think it even cost us $1. It was something like 60 cents. Plus I got a free pair of the ugliest fake nails of all time, and a coupon for $5 off a $50 order. So if you're looking to really get some bang for your buck, this is the place. I think it took about 2 weeks for the order to arrive. I tried getting some colors I have nothing similar to (and a taupe, of course), so I did pick out some mattes. They have a TON of gorgeous colors in matte and shimmer finishes. All the colors have a number and a name, but when you get them they just have the number. Here's the packaging the individual shadows come in, and what they look like out of the packaging. I don't have any other pan shadows to compare these to sizewise, so you can use this quarter as a visual aid. I feel like George Washington could totally be a taupe kinda guy. SWATCH TIME! Top 3: 431/Seaweed, 479/Prune, 480/Rich Red Bottom 3: 518/Gaze, 579/Nuts, 565/Antique Do you see what I'm seein'? Cus I'm seein' that I unintentionally ended up with some colors very close to some MAC and Sugarpill products. Seaweed is like MAC Sassy Grass, or Sugarpill Midori. Prune looks like Sugarpill's Dollipop. And Gaze looks like MAC's Going Bananas. These are just my opinions, and I don't have any of those colors to compare (too expensive for me!), but they're close enough to make me really happy (I love Sassy Grass and Going Bananas). The palette I ordered was a 6 pan palette, the one without the mirror. It's made out of what feels to me like pretty cheap plastic. I personally don't care at all, but some of you might want a better quality palette. And here is my ugly, un-color coordinated palette! Obviously, I will have to order more shadows and palettes so I can make ones that are nice and go together instead of this monstrosity... :D I'd also like to try out some of their other products, too. My only complaint at all is the color accuracy of some of the pictures. The bottom 3 shadows all look very close to their website picture, but the top 3 don't AT ALL. So it's kind of hit-or-miss how accurate the pictures are. But for $1.50, especially for people who love makeup like we do, I think you'll be pleased with what you get.