Monday, 19 January 2009

SwatchOut: Beauty from the Earth

I have swatches, again. This time I ordered a couple of samples from Beauty from the Earth after reading about their makeup on xsparkage's blog.

First of all, I don't know what to think. I want to say I love them but I'm just not sure. I mean, their customer service is first class (they sent me two free samples, one of which was a colour that was at the time sold out but I told them that I would like to have that colour if they still have it instead of another colour if possible. So they sent me both colours and another free sample). But before I get ahead of myself, let's see the swatches:

Top (left to right): Honey, Mermaid, Tuscany, Jewel

Bottom (left to right): Sugar Plum, Shamrock, Peacock

Honey was the colour that was sold out. It's a metallic taupe with gold sheen.

Mermaid is a yellow with green sheen (a so-called dualtone or duochrome colour). It's more metallic than Lime Crime's Amazon.

Tuscany is a rusty red colour. I don't know what to do with it as it clashes with my skin. This was the free sample I got.

Jewel is a sort of forget-me-not blue with pink sheen. It's gorgeous (and really hard to photograph!) colour, also a duochrome. I think it would look awesome on brown eyes.

Sugar Plum is a lavender colour with multicoloured sparkle. This is very glittery colour; when I opened the bag it was in, I had Sugar Plum flying all over my bathroom. I'm afraid it will wear off very easily. We'll just have to see.

Shamrock is a golden green and very vibrant. If you love greens and want to try out BFTE, try this.

Peacock is a vibrant turquoise blue with green sheen. Again, this is hard to photograph, the green sheen slides from blue to green to golden. Awesome colour and I think it will pair up nicely with Mermaid.

Below a picture in a warmer lighting:

So I told you I didn't know if I love these colours? Let me tell you why. They are damn hard to apply. I mean, usually minerals just glide on your skin and you don't need to use that much product. These felt too 'light', as if there was more glitter than actual pigments. Honey and Sugar Plum were a pain to swatch as I had trouble of getting a good amount of colour on the back of my hand. Also, Honey and Tuscany stuck on my skin, I had to wash my hands three times. Usually I get mineral makeup off on just one wash.

But I'm not giving up just yet. I will try a look with some of the colours next weekend and see how it works out. But for now, if you're going to order samples and want my opinion, stick with the less glittery colours.
Saila, the Adventurous Purple Koala


Phyrra said...

I really like Mermaid, Shamrock and Peacock. Very pretty!

Saila, the Adventurous Purple Koala said...

They are the colours that were the easiest to apply. I think it's because they don't have as much actual glitter. Honey was a disappointment and I'm afraid Sugar Plum, too.

I actually found a makeup line that might interest you.. I'll e-mail you :)

Phyrra said...

Ok :)
I'm so glad you shared FaceFront with me, I'm realy liking them.
Tomorrow, when I'm not crying, I'll be posting a look with Ice Melt and Little Gremlin.

Saila, the Adventurous Purple Koala said...

Just take your time. I'm really sorry for your loss. I always see my pets as family members and friends and losing them is extremely painful.

I wish I could give you a real hug :(