I had seen reviews of Bokeh Face Cosmetics from when they first launched but at the time I didn't really see a lot of colors that interested me. Some of them caught my eye such as seaweed and flippie floppies but that didn't really seem like enough to get me to try out a new MMUC especially considering the sheer volume of makeup I would love to order from my favorite companies. If you know anything about me you'll know that I love super glittery and duochrome eye shadows and from what I've seen, Bokeh Face doesn't really make them.
Natalie released the Tie The Knot Palette a few days before my wedding which probably factored in to me finally purchasing from Bokeh Face. I knew I wouldn't get it in time for the wedding but I liked the look and contents of this neat little palette. I figured it would be great to use on-the-go as you could do simple day to evening looks with it.
I ordered this palette on May 11 and received it on June 6. Her artfire shop policies state that she ships within 4 business days placing the order which obviously was not true in my case. I received a package shipped email on May 23. June 3 I emailed Natalie asking her about the package since I still hadn't received the package and the tracking wasn't updated. She didn't email me back till June 5 saying she had dropped it in the mail last week. By the time she had emailed me back, the tracking had updated stating the package was dropped off on June 3, the same day I had emailed her. Honestly I am not thrilled this kind of service. If the shipping was going to be delayed for any reason (she said she was waiting on packaging?) she should have at least let me know without me having to ask, especially since she sent the package almost 2 weeks after she sent me the shipped notification.
Packaging was very plain. My item was shipped to me in a bubble mailer with an invoice and nothing else. Her website stated that this particular palette would be shipped in a pretty box ready to be given as a gift and this was certainly not the case. The palette itself is a clear plastic palette. The label on the top could have been more professionally done. It wasn't quite on the palette straight and the label was slightly too large for the top of the palette. The printing on the label was not very high quality which made it look tired and faded.
I was hoping that perhaps the contents of the palette would redeem this purchase but unfortunately it did not. I started with the lip color called Honeymoon. In the palette, it looks like a nice medium pink which would look good on pretty much anyone. In reality, there is very little pigmentation to this lip color. It is a very sheer sort of balm with a very light pink tint which did not show up in photographs. My Dr. Pepper Lip Smackers has more pigmentation than the color in this palette.
Swatching the eye shadows was practically impossible. I tried using both my fingers and brushes but these colors refused to be swatched. I was not able to pick up enough of the pressed shadows on either my brush or my fingers to really see the colors very well much less photograph them. It seems like these particular pigments have been pressed too hard? I really am not sure why this is the case as I am not really an expert when it comes to pressed shadows (most of mine are loose minerals but I do know what the pressed should be like since I do own a MAC palette).
I'm pretty sure that Bouquet would be a lovely color based on the tiny amount I was able to swatch. It is a really pretty light pink with gold shift. I'm not sure about the other two though. I think the only usable color in this palette would be Garter, which is supposed to be the eyeliner. Garter was the only color I was able to actually get a decent amount on my brush to actually use. Its basically a matte black with hints of silver sparkle. I'm sure if you foiled it this would make a decent eyeliner.
I would not recommend anyone to buy this palette. What I might try to do is break the pressed shadows and see if they would be more usable as loose shadows. I'll definitely update you if this works or not.
I was really quite disappointed with the way things turned out with this palette. It didn't really give me a favorable impression of a company I really wanted to like. I would definitely like to give Bokeh Face Cosmetics loose eye shadows a try in the future though as I have heard and seen good things about them from various beauty bloggers.
0 out of 5 Glittery Bubbles
** All products are purchased by me with my own money. I was not compensated in any way, shape or form for this review. All opinions are my own. I honestly feel really bad about writing a bad review. :/ Please keep in mind this review is primarily for this particular product as I have no idea what the quality of Bokeh Face Cosmetics other products are like.