Earlier this month, I found out that I won the Painted Ladies 20,000 Facebook Follower Giveaway! Sheila is one of my favorite beauty bloggers, and the prizes included some of her favorite makeup items. Among my winnings was a $50 credit to BFTE Cosmetics, an indie brand I had never heard of. Going through their online shop, I noticed they had some beautiful mineral eye shadows at only $6.50 a pop! I decided to spend the bulk of my credit on 6 of these shadows, and the brand threw in an extra two. Score! I picked out a lot of bold shimmery colors, which I felt like my collection had been lacking in.
Big Ego is a shimmery blackened indigo
Bing is a sparkly moss green
Bondage is a gray that leans purple
Dragon Slayer is a true gold shade that was recommended to me by Sheila, herself
Gaze is a yellow shade with pink sparkles, making it appear to be rose gold
Jealousy is a silvery green
Livid is a sparkly eggplant shade
Wicked is a silver with hints of blue, pink and green.
I also picked up the Mix & Fix solution for $7.99, which is supposed to bring out the intensity of the shadows as well as make them last longer.
When I applied the Mix & Fix to my brush, the shadows completely transformed! The shimmer was much more predominant. As you can see, the pink sparkles really shine through in Gaze when applied with the solution. Livid also turns into a deep violet shade that’s just drop dead gorgeous. I found that Jealousy & Wicked applied a little streaky and more difficult than the rest when using Mix & Fix.
Even without Mix & Fix, I found all of the shadows to provide great color payoff and last all day when applied over primer.
BFTE Cosmetics has over 400 different shades of their Mineral Eye Shadows and I pretty much want them all! I haven’t found a lot of affordable mineral eyeshadows that were also high-performing. The quality of these make them a real steal at only $6.50 each. Browse the rest of the gorgeous shades at BFTECosmetics.com.