BFTE Cosmetics’ Back To School Collection

It’s old news however, I am the owner of Beauty From The Earth Cosmetics. I purchased the  6 year old business last April. And to say that I have been busy could be an understatement. I just released my sixth collection this Saturday. This is the Back To School collection

Back To School Collection pile watermarked #2

I asked my niece to collaborate with me on this one. She’s 15 and will be a sophomore this year. She loves using BFTE shadows and I thought it would be cool to give her the opportunity to have a hand in the creation of a collection.

There are four, full-size shadows in this collection and, it is available 8/2 to 8/17/14. These are all brand-new colors and are limited editions. The set is $20.

First, I want you to know that I NEVER, EVER had Detention when I was in school. I was a good student and didn’t get into trouble. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t have a little fun with Detention. This shadow was created knowing that some mineral makeup users love to use it as eyeliner. So, BFTE’s Detention can be foiled for a serious purple eyeliner or, use it to create a smoky eye that just doesn’t play by the rules…

detention raw pile 2 watermarked Detention swatches watermarked

The first swatch is over eye primer, the second is swatched with BFTE’s Mix and Fix sealant.

Where’s Your Hall Pass? is almost the same shade of pink the hall passes were when I was in school. We hardly ever used them because there were only 100 students in the entire high school!!! Nevertheless, this pink invoked a lot of fun memories…

Pass Pile Hall Pass swatches If you have to take a bus to school, that has to have its own set of school time anxieties. I was lucky. I lived only 4 blocks from the school. We didn’t have bussing until we consolidated with a couple of other towns my freshman year. I lucked out. The building that was only 4 blocks away continued to be the same school I went to from Kindergarten until I moved away my Senior year. Missed The Bus is the yellow color without all the hassle…

Missed The Bus raw pile watermarked

Missed The Bus swatches watermarked

The top swatch is dry over eye primer. The bottom is using Fix and Mix fixative.

Waiting On The Bell is a brilliant bronze shadow with bright pink sparkles. Way more interesting than waiting for the bell to ring. Life never went so slow at waiting for the last school bell to ring. This shade is meant to transition right into being an early Fall color…

Waiting For The Bell raw pile watermarked Waiting For The Bell swatches watermarked


Again, the top swatch is dry over eye primer. The bottom, foiled with Fix and Mix sealant.

For my look of the day, I foiled Detention with Fix and Mix sealant for my liner. I used Missed The Bus in the inner corners, Where’s Your Hall Pass? over the lid and blended up to the brow. Then I used Waiting For The Bell in my crease…

Back To School eyes

And my complete look using the Back To School collection: I used BFTE’s Ivory foundation, Aruba blush (soon to be added to the site), Translucent powder, and the shadow Stunning mixed with a lip balm for my lips…

Back To School look Kimberly

Have your tried Beauty From The Earth Cosmetics? I invite you to come take a look at the site.

  • BeautyJudy

    These are all beautiful! I actually have not tried BFTE yet. YET. 🙂

    • Kimberly Purcell

      I can’t believe that!!! Girl! You are in dire need of some!!!!! 😉

  • Anastasia

    So bright and pigmented! And I love that “connected cat eye” look, it’s my signature style 🙂

    • Kimberly Purcell

      Indeed it is your signature style! If I can even come close to your talent, I’m delighted. 🙂

  • OMG! I love the eye look you created!

    • Kimberly Purcell

      These shades are really bold. I jar is going to last forevAAAA!!!

  • erikatheicyone

    Gorgeous and you wear those colours well.

    • Kimberly Purcell

      Ah, thanks, Hon!

  • Is it me or do the colors look differently with primer vs mist and fix?

    • Kimberly Purcell

      They should look different.

  • Oh I love Missed the Bus!

    • Kimberly Purcell

      It ‘glows’ IRL. I don’t have any other yellow that ‘pops’ like this one.

  • holy smokes that purple!!!!! I love it!

    • Kimberly Purcell

      My niece knew that Detention was going to be a smoky purple. We were on the same page.

  • Gorgeous shades! I love the look you created with these! Very pretty!

    • Kimberly Purcell

      Thank you!!!

  • Holy crap I need that shade Waiting on the bell. Simply gorgeous and love the look you created. Super beautiful!!!

    • Kimberly Purcell

      Thank you so much, Jamie!

  • cindyprimebeauty

    Great look, love the eyeliner shade!

    • Kimberly Purcell

      I love the ability to make a shadow into an eyeliner. Especially purples and grays.

  • Ange

    Love this on you! Waiting On The Bell is super fun!

    • Kimberly Purcell

      Thanks, Doll!

  • What a gorgeous and colorful eye! Of course, mineral makeup has never been my thing b/c I’m far too clumsy for such powdery goodness…

    • Kimberly Purcell

      Think of it as Fairy Dust and it’s OK for it to be everywhere. Ha! It does take some practice. And now that I handle LARGE sums at once…..oye!!!!

  • I’m so thankful that you saved BFTE. I just discovered them last year and I looove the shadows!!!

    • Kimberly Purcell

      These shades are intense! I meant for the purple to be the only super intense one but they all came out strong. I feel it’s more bang for your buck as just one jar can last forever!!!

  • Look at you, you sassy thing 🙂

    • Kimberly Purcell

      Sassy, that’s me to a tee! Hee hee! 😉

  • Justina

    Oh wow, these are just stunning!

  • I love the shimmer in these shades. I’m not ready for school to start up again… but I’m ready for this collection!

    • Kimberly Purcell

      As a prof, I bet it’s hard to get back into it. Harry has THREE classes this Fall!!! But he loves the teaching ‘stage’! I didn’t mind going back to school so much because I loved getting all the new school supplies. I still love to get some things when they bring them out.

  • FabZilla_Kath

    I love seeing you in bright colors. I still have to try more BFTE now that you own it!

    • Kimberly Purcell


  • Ooh – you look beautiful! The shades are absolutely gorgeous. I haven’t used anything from BFTE in years… but I have always loved the products and it is one of the companies that made me want to pursue formulating my own shadows. Absolutely gorgeous.

    • Kimberly Purcell

      If you come to Denver, you can see what it’s all about, OK? 🙂

  • That purple is amazing! I such at using loose powders though. I make a mess.

  • Betzy Carmona

    That’s a nice variety of shades !

  • Cosmetic Sanctuary

    That purple!! OMG! I love it!

    • Kimberly Purcell

      It’s a fun purple too!