The Shop: Bokeh Face Cosmetics
My Order: The Mineral Eyeshadow Sample Mega Pack
Customer service: I had spoken to Natalie regarding my blog before placing my order, a practice I will discontinue to avoid favoritism from this point forward, and the interaction was quite pleasant. I became a facebook fan and made a comment on one of her posts, to which she also politely responded.
Packaging: My items were mailed in a bubble mailer. It did not include an invoice, but it did include a handwritten note and several business cards. Inside of a lime green paper bag, there were plastic baggies of all of the Bokeh Face eyeshadows, each labeled with color names. It took eight business days to receive my order.
Left to right: Flippie Floppies, Grass, and Seaweed
These swatches were done on bare skin. Flippie Floppies was nearly-matte, while Grass and Seaweed had a lovely, but not overpowering shimmer. These swatches were applied using an eyeshadow brush, with a foiled stripe down the center applied with water and an angled liner brush. There are no swatches on the Etsy listings, so there is nothing to compare to, but these colors are quite saturated. A little goes a long way with these shadows, and I was pleasantly surprised with the application. When I ran the swatches under water I noticed that the colors hold up against water fairly well; I had to use soap to get them completely washed off. When applying the shadow on my eyelid, it started to crease fairly quickly without a primer. Other than that, gorgeous, saturated colors that go on smoothly and layer well.
I lined my lashline with Flippie Floppies, applied Seaweed to the lid, and added a touch of grass to the outer corner.
Overall: Communication was friendly and timely. Delivery was fairly quick; it wasn't the speediest, but I never wondered what had happened to it, either. Packaging was wonderful, and I will be handing out the cards to anybody who asks about the shadows. These colors were stunning. They were smooth and layer well, even without a primer. A primer would make them even more intense, and undoubtedly help with the creasing issue if you're going for a more dramatic, put-together look. I put mine together in just a few minutes to snag a picture. I would love to see swatches of some sort pop up in the Etsy listings, but the photos provided are definitely adequate. Awesome products. I look forward to seeing new items in the future, and would definitely recommend the shadows.