Lets start with Bitch Slap. The only thing I ordered is the 'Brutal Bitch by Naya' leopard print palette: I chose this label, but I don't remember what it was named.(Kinda cool that you get to choose which label you like best though!)
And heres what I did with it:
All in all I love the colors. There was really no description on the website as to whether it was matte, shimmer, or glitter finish or anything, from their photo, I was expecting a matte pallet, but there's a hint of shimmer in these. Oh well, still love it! The purple has to be my least favorite (go figure, it's the largest part of it), I was expecting it to be a little more vibrant, but I really don't own anything near this color of purple anyways. So it's not completely a loss!
I believe one of these leopard print palettes costs $25. They have them in a variety of color combos, but this one was the most interesting to me! Shipping was pretty quick and easy for me. $5, which I think is pretty reasonable. I know there's some drama surrounding Bitch Slap Cosmetics (that I was not aware of until AFTER I made my purchase), but all and all, they get a thumbs up from me for now.
Now for Beauty From the Earth!
I ordered 1 full size mineral shadow, 3 sample size mineral shadows, and I got one free sample mineral shadow with my order! Swatch time:
|Left to Right: Isis, Mutiny, Wicked, Coal, and Peacock (Swatched over Hard Candy Eyeshadow Primer)|
Mutiny - Shimmery yellow-gold
Wicked - Light purple base, with a green shift to it. Very shimmery and pretty. I think I'm going to be using this over black.
Coal - Nice medium matte grey
Peacock - Tealish/blue with a green shimmer to it. Very pretty!
I'm pretty happy with the colors I chose. Peacock was my free sample, that I did not choose, but I still love it! I haven't actually used these on my eyes yet, but I'm extremely excited to. They're so soft and pigmented, and they go on my skin like a dream!
BFTE is, in my opinion, very fairly priced. One full size jar is $6, and sample sized jars are $2. However, every week or so they have a 'Color of the Week', you get a full size jar of it for $2, so I definitely took advantage of that when I ordered. (Mutiny was the COTW) Shipping was pretty quick too. I will definitely order from Beauty From The Earth again. (Keeping my eyes out for those colors of the week!) They also sell a pressing kit, for pressing your loose shadows, which I'm interested in, but I already have everything I need for pressing eyeshadow. I'm going to post a tutorial as soon as I get my empty pans and palette! That's all I'm waiting on!
So that's about it for these two companies! What are your experiences with them?