Okay so here is part two of searching for the perfect quad of mineral eyeshadows to compare to the Revlon 12hr color stay quad in Blushed Wines.
Buff'd Cosmetics I use for my foundations and they are very good quality ad make my skin look great. They are located in Prince George, British Columbia in Canada. Placed this order on the 22 of July and the samples arrived in Texas today July 30th. considering it's coming from Canada 1 week is great. That is how long my foundation takes to get to me as well. Samples come in a plastic baggie and are only $1 each. when ordering samples only shipping is FREE. they arrived in a simple brown mailer with the company logo on it and the recipt of my products. No frills but they are jsut samples which is okay with me. Tissue paper and fluff just go to the trash.
Buff'd Cosmetics describes their Mineral Eyeshadows as:
With colors that range from natural to earthy, from smoky to sultry, the Buff'd Mineral Eye Shadow line has a shade to suit every occasion.
Only the finest mineral pigments go into our eye shadows allowing for great wearabilty and colors that will never fade. Using the Angle Detail brush - all Buff'd Mineral Eye Shadows can be mixed with a small amount of water for the perfect eye liner.
ingredients: mica, titanium dioxide, iron oxides, ultramarines, chromium oxidefull size jar: 7 grams volume / 2 grams weight
sample size: 1/4 teaspoon sample bag
Price: Full size jar: $8 (on sale now for $6.40)
I ordered six samples of Mineral Eyeshadows and received as a bonus one extra sample of eyeshadow and one mineral blush. More on the extras later. The baggie contains 1/4 teaspoon of product and trust me when i say a little goes a long way with thsi company as i just ran out of my sample of foundation and have just started using my full size after 3 weeks of using it.
My order included these colors:
Fluff - Light shimmering pink
Candytuff - Soft creamy pink
Carnation - Vibrant pink
Electric - Dark wine burgundy
Braisin - Dark blend of purple and pink.
One sample came from the Pure Pigments Line:
Buff'd Cosmetics has this to say about thier Pure Pigments:
Buff'd Pure Pigments are pure oxidized mica minerals producing some of the most beautiful shimmering colors.
An all-purpose powder, Pure Pigments can be worn as an eye shadow, blush, bronzer and shimmer. Applied either dry for light shimmering highlights or wet for vibrant color. They are so versatile and true in color they can even be added to lip glosses and nail lacquers.ingredients: mica
full size jar: 7 grams volume / 2 grams weight
sample size: 1/4 teaspoon sample bag
I ordered the sample of the color:
BabyDoll - Soft pink.
I really liked the selection of eyeshadows and pure pigments they have a nice assortment which to me is not overwhelming.
Rosewood Mineral Blush
Mushroom Mineral Eyeshaow
Here is the swatches of the samples:
From top to bottom:
Babydoll, Fluff, Caddytuff, Carnation, Electric, Braisin, Rosewood and Mushroom
Here is a closeup of the lighter pinks:
The texture of the eyeshadows is very soft and creamy, though for the Pure Pigment i did need to apply a little more and it feel a little finer than the mineral eyeshadow since it's just pure mica.
The Rosewood blush is divine in texture and i know it would look lovely on my skin just as their Thrift blush feels great on my skin and gives me a dewy look that i love. Carnation is my fave of the pinks and Braisin and electric are wonderful colors with Braisin having more of a dark plum hue where as electric has some red leanings.
Need to try teh colors out int he look to see how they work. Laready have the full size of the Blush Thrift in my cart and Mushroom..though i do need to compare it to Lusty from Coastal Scents to make sure it's not the same color.
I guess I'm easy to please when i pick colors i like. Buff'd MES are less glittery that Aromaleigh but they are stunning. They also warm the skin give off a sublte shimmer so if a subtle glow is what you are looking for in an E/S, then i highly suggest you order samples and see for yourself.
will let you know of results soon.
the Aromaleigh samples have been working well on me for the past few days and i will have a more in depth analysis soon of both companies.