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.

Jesse’s Girl: Pure Pigment Eye Dusts

One of the highlights of 2012, for me, was getting to attend Cosmoprof in Las Vegas, back in July. I stopped by Jesse’s Girl cosmetics booth and got to meet Jessi, himself!! He’s such a down-to-earth type of guy.

After reading blog reviews on Jesse’s Girl cosmetics, I finally got my hands on some to try out. And, these mineral eye shadows, called Pure Pigment Eye Dusts, do not disappoint me one iota…

These over-the-top sparkly shadows are the most sparkly of all my collection. I’m in heaven with these and my heaven is sparkly!!!…

I was expecting a cooler, blueish cast to ‘Pixie Dust’. So this golden cast is like nothing else I own. Pleasant Surprise!!!

‘Ultra Violet’ is so much brighter than the photos tell. Like purple? Please!!!!!

‘Sunset Blvd’ is swatched below ‘Ultra Violet’. And, I need to warn you: ‘Sunset Blvd’ is shifty. Not in character but in color. It goes from peachy to orange to smatterings of pink. Something happened over the past year: I look good wearing peach colors. I have always avoided them because I have such blue undertones to my skin. But, I’m certainly happy to open the makeup doors and clear off room on the Vanity table for ‘Sunset Blvd’!…

I have ‘Sunset Blvd’ on my lid with ‘Fairy Dust’ on my brow bone. If you think this is sparkly, you should see it foiled. And if you do, you better be wearing your welder’s glasses! It’s HOT!

Do keep in mind, these are mineral powders. And, since they are super sparkly, there is fall-out. I used a tapping motion to set these minerals into place on my eyelid. Then I used a fan brush to whisk away the fall-out.

You can order these from Jesse’s Girl website. They are called Pure Pigment Eye Dusts and they are $4.99 each. There are a total of 28 colors to pick from. I see plenty more colors I want to pick up. How about you?