Recently I had the opportunity to try out a new indie company, Bokeh Face. I received one full size shadow and several samples to try out.
Ordering from Bokeh Face is fairly straightforward, as they’re currently set up on Artfire and they were previously set up on Etsy. You can easily search for a specific color name. I do wish it was broken into color families so you could search like that, but it’s still easy enough to browse.
$5 for a 5g sifter jar for eye shadow, $10 for a 20 gram sifter jar for blush
Ingredients are listed for each individual shade in each shadow listing.
An example, Seaweed Ingredients:
Mica, Silica, magnesium stearate, magnesium myristate, kaolin clay, chromium oxide, iron oxide May contain: Titanium Dioxide, Boron Nitride, Black #2, Copper Powder, Silicon Dioxide, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Tin Oxide
Full size shadows come with a sticker inside on the sifter so the color doesn’t spill, as well as shrink wrapped. It looks very professional. Samples come in little clamshells. I must be getting better at opening these, as I didn’t spill a single one! The clamshells are labeled with the color name and number. They’re actually kind of cute 😉
I emailed back and forth with Natalie, the company owner, several times. Not only was she courteous, she took my constructive criticism with grace and welcomed further feedback.
This is where I had a lot of feedback for Bokeh Face. Some of the shade descriptions were very much off base, in my opinion, from the colors I saw.
Glass Slipper – white with little flecks of gold
(to me seems to be a pale beige-pink with gold flecks, great highlighter)
Dirty Bird – gorgeous chartreuse green
(really gorgous chartreuse)
Swiss Vanilla – light-reflecting high shimmer sheer shade of ivory
(pale ivory with gold shimmer)
Alps – sheer golden peach
(to me this a light brown with gold shimmer)
Swiss Army Knife – intense gray that buffs out into a sheer chocolate brown. It has medium intensity shimmer with gold undertones.
(I see no grey in this, to me it’s a deep chocolate brown with gold shmmer)
Seaweed – not description other than green
(to me it’s an aqua shade wih green and gold interference, really pretty)
Flippie Floppies – green
(grass green with a hint of yellow)
Hurricane – depending on the light it’s turquoise, teal, cerulean…
(gorgeous blue with deeper blue lowlights and blue-green highlights)
The Brain – sheer peachy-pink with near-white shimmer
(to me, peachy-pink with gold shimmer)
Lumpy Space Princess – a lovely violet with subtle, deep purple glitter.
(this is a great color! It’s a pinky-violet with purple glitter)
Holy Hand Grenade – blue, shimmery, aewsome
(I see no blue, it’s a dark blackened plum brown shade)
Glam – is a super sheer, bright garnet
(I usually take garnet to mean reddish, this reads as peach to me)
Perfect- peachy-pink with subtle golden shimmer
(yes, it’s a pretty Orgasm clone)
Lotus – lavender blush
(lovely light lavender)
The shadows have a great texture and very good pigmentation. They last all day on my eye shadow primer. As you know, I have oily lids and I can’t go without a primer or my eye shadow will be gone in like 20 minutes. However these didn’t budge on me all day. At the end of my day they still looked fresh, so I was really pleased. Additionally, I believe they’re all unique.
Wearing Seaweed, Hurricane, Flippie Floppies and Swiss Vanilla
The blushes were all three nice colors, and Lotus especially I find to be unusual. Perfect reminded me of an Orgasm clone. Glam was nice too. I think the texture is good and since the pigmentation is sheer, you’re not in danger of clown cheeks if you have a heavy hand with application.
Would I purchase from Bokeh Face?
Yes! I want to pick up full sizes of Seaweed, Flippie Floppies and Swiss Vanilla. They’re gorgeous. I can’t believe that I waited so long to try Bokeh Face, especially considering all the positive things I’d heard people say about the company.
Samples sent for consideration. All opinions are my own.