BFTE Cosmetics: New Baggy Sample Size Added

I’m SO excited to tell you about a new sample size that I just added to my company’s availability. Beauty From The Earth Cosmetics now offers a $1 baggy sample that contains approximately 1/8 teaspoon amount of product. This is for all eye shadows with the exceptions being the Color Of The Month shadow, blushes and foundations.

Let me show you examples of the three size options you have when you order a BFTE Cosmetics mineral eye shadows:

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The baggy sample, first, is a 1″ square baggy that has approximately 1/8 teaspoon of product inside. The middle jar is our sample jar, which has always been available on the site, called a 3 gram jar. This jar has .3 grams of product in it. The larger jar, on the far right, is the full-size jar. It is called a 5 gram jar and it holds 1 to 3 grams of product before a sifter top it put on. More coming on that.

The baggy sample, as mentioned, has approximately 1/8 teaspoon of product. It all depends on how lightly or, heavily you apply your mineral shadow as to how many applications you can get from a baggy sample. The idea of a baggy sample is definitely a ‘try before you buy full-size’. With a smaller financial investment, you are able to see exactly how the product feels, looks and works with your face before you decide on the larger jar.

The jar sample is the next size up…

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This jar is called a 3 gram jar. I put in at LEAST .3 grams of product in it. Because some minerals are denser than others, not all amounts can look like the same amount. Shadows with lots of glitter can be very fluffy and it will take more of that product to weigh .3 grams. A shadow that has a lot of mica content can be denser, such as a matte shade, and it takes less volume to weigh .3 grams. Again, it all depends on your own applications on how long a sample jar will last you. Sample jars are not sold with a sifter however, you can purchase them separately on the website if you want to add them to your jars.

And, the full-size jar…

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As mentioned, since some shadows are fluffier than others, the weight amount of each shade can vary. From the beginning, BFTE Cosmetics has filled the full-size jar to capacity so you get the most that can be packed into that jar. Do know that settling, naturally occurs, so that’s why I mention that when I hand-pack each jar, it is to the fullest I can make it and thus, the weight of the product will vary from 1 to 3 grams. In the above photo, I have tapped down the shadow (as I do with each of the full-size jars) and this is as full as it can be before putting on the sifter top.

Check out the jar weighing in…

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I zeroed out the scale (that’s what the TARE button is for) so it doesn’t count the weight of the jar. This jar has 2.12 grams of product in it.

There’s a side-by-side comparison of the sample jar to the full-size jar…

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Here are comparisons of the the amounts of the three sizes…

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I’d like to thank ‘Paris’, the pink shadow I used in the photos, for being my utterly gorgeous model. Since ‘Paris’ can be used not only as a shadow but also mixed to make a lip gloss, added to clear nail polish and even used as a blush, you can see how your mileage can vary on how far any of these amounts will last.

Adding in the addition baggy sample has been a lot of work. There are a LOT of behind the scenes things that have to happen to make something that, from the consumer standpoint seem easy, needs to be in place. I spent 2 solid days changing the sample jar weight, on the site, to reflect the .3 gram weight. I’m still finding ones that didn’t get changed. How frustrating! Now that the baggy sample is available, I will have to go in to each shadow listing and add that to the wording. If I don’t, I still get emails asking what the amount of the sample baggy is. So, please understand that there are going to be those glitches. Trust me, don’t let them be the end of your world!! I am doing my utmost best to make sure you get awesome products, that you get what you ordered and, in a very timely manner.

My goal, with Beauty From The Earth Cosmetics, is to get these awesome products into as many hands as possible. I have been a mineral makeup user for over 11 years and have enjoyed using it immensely. Owned this business has been a huge challenge but at the same time, my heart has soared being able to express myself creatively. The positive feedback I get from wonderful customers far outweighs any of the little bumps that happen in owning my own business. I love mineral makeup and want to share that with anyone that is interested. And those that are not interested, let me convert you!!! 🙂

Also, I am always listening to my customers. If you have a question, you can contact me at info@bftecosmetics.

  • Amber

    That’s awesome!! Thanks for being so thoughtful and a super sweet business owner! And Paris is gorgeous! I want to order a sample and try it for blush, lipgloss and nail polish. I wouldn’t have thought to do that with polish, so thank you for the great idea!

    • Almost any mineral makeup can be made into a polish! I like to mix a dab of the powder with a dab of clear polish rather than make an entire bottle of it. And, almost all can be made into lip color. I label those that the FDA says are not safe for lips. You should see some of the creations I have come up with!!

  • Aleya Bamdad

    This is so exciting!! It’s cool to see what goes into the making, packaging and marketing of these products.

    • Some may find it time-consuming and, it is. However, I find it very relaxing and soothing.

  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    I have heard such great things about your products. Adding the mini-sample is so awesome!

    • I really want to get more folks to try mineral makeup. As a consumer, I have always looked for deals like this so I want to stay in touch with that part of me.

  • woohoo! I’m kinda addicted to those little sample baggies haha

    • You should see all my Rubbermaid and pencil boxes full of lots and lots of these I have collected over a decade. Rivals the nail polish collection!

  • I love seeing the comparison shot with the sizes

    • I felt it was a powerful visual. I’m highly-visual, myself, so it seemed very appealing to show that.

  • This is a great deal! I appreciate all the hard work you’re putting into BFTE – you are rocking it, sister!

  • Thank you for this very informative post!

  • Ange

    Great deal, love this!

  • The baggie sample will be a great way for people to try out the product and, of course, fall in love!

    • You got it! I feel more comfortable getting a smaller amount. But when I fall for a color…look out! I want it BIG! 🙂

  • You are doing a brilliant job!!!!

    • Thank you! That means a lot to me. 🙂

  • Great way to try out shades!!

    • The more the merrier…hee hee!

  • When I am buying loose pigments I tend to go for the sample jars because there is a good amount to try and it is less messy, but a TON of my friends go for the baggies!

    • The baggies are so much easier to store. I keep an archive book of all the shades of BFTE and they look so pretty organized in that binder. However, at home, I like the sample jars because it’s easier for me to tap out the amount I need. Now I feel I can cater to both types of customers.

  • cindyprimebeauty

    Congrats on all your hard work!

  • I’m so happy for you with having a creative outlet, and wish you continued success! I’m not a fan of the baggie size because I am naturally clutzy and messy.. but I didn’t know you had a sample jar size! That’s good news to me. Paris is a gorgeous color – I never would have guessed it could be used in so many different applications.

    • Girl, that’s the entire beauty of mineral makeup! 😀 I love having the ability to mix powders to get just the lip color I want. I mix it in with ‘regular’ lippies too. And, I used to match my lipstick to my polish when I started using mineral makeup. There are a few minerals that the FDA says are not safe for lip use. All of those are noted on the website and on the full-size jars.
      Can you tell there’s just a bit of mad scientist in me? 😉

  • Justina

    I would always go for a sample jar over the full size because there is plenty for me in a sample with how much makeup I have! Thanks for sharing!

    • You and I think the same way!

  • Anastasia

    I love those little baggies, but my hubs always makes fun of me, he says it’s like crack for makeup junkies haha 🙂

    • You now have an inkling of how I feel having a ‘lab’, a gram scale, putting scoops of powder into baggies, etc. LOL!

  • FabZilla_Kath

    I’m happy for you taking the ownership of BFTE. I have tried some e/s from the past and I liked ’em. I should explore your line pretty soon….

  • woohoo – so many awesome things. My husband used to make so much fun of me with the little pigment baggies. lol I haven’t tried anything from BFTE in years… at least 3 years I think… so I need to find time to pick some new goodies up.

    • One thing I love about the baggies is that it is really cool to look at the shadow in them. It lays it out flat and you can see all the sparkly goodness! Hypnotic, I tell ya!!!

  • Betzy Carmona

    I really have used plenty of samples when to comes to pigments they are so handy

    • They are good for when you are just new to trying out a company’s product.

  • polarbelle

    Oh Paris, you sexy minx!! This is a wonderful explanation of the sizes…I love being able to sample for just $1.

  • That shade is so glitzy! I would love to try it!

  • awesome color 🙂