Thursday, August 18, 2011

Bokeh Face Cosmetics; A Follow-Up


After my initial review of Bokeh Face Cosmetics, the owner Natalie contacted me through my blog wanting to make up for the less than stellar product that I received. She offered me either a full refund or replacement products. I chose to have her send me replacement products and I also had her choose which eye shadows she would send me.

Ingredients List
I received my replacement products 9 business days from the day I let her know what I wanted. This approximately falls within her 4-5 business day TAT plus shipping time which was definitely a lot better than the first time I ordered from her. My replacement products came wrapped in purple tissue paper and sealed with a large Bokeh Face Cosmetics sticker. She also included a paper that had a list of ingredients as well as a small hand written note.



I received 4 5g jars of eye shadow in Hurricane, Octopus, Glass Slipper and Bird King. The stickers on the lids show the Bokeh Face logo as well as the color number and name. I swatched these colors over Lucky 107 Concrete primer.


Hurricane - Pretty medium blue with a slight green/gold shift. I was initially pleasantly surprised by this color as I wasn't expecting the gold/green shift. This is my favorite of the bunch. The shift doesn't show up that well in this picture but you can sort of see it around the top edges of the swatch.

Glass Slipper -  Very light champagne pink shimmer. This would be a beautiful highlight. Looks white in picture but it's definitely not white.

Octopus - Orange-y peach color with a slight gold shift.

Bird King - Blue based shimmery gray. This color is funny as it looks nearly matte indoors but outdoors it's definitely shimmery.

Honestly, I wasn't really all that impressed with these replacement products either. I can't really put my finger on it but these shadows seem...thin? Maybe it's because of the base? The adherence is ok but the pigmentation seems a bit lacking. These colors are definitely softer and less bold than I would usually purchase.

If you're new to experimenting with different colors than these would be a good place to start but if you're looking for really unique and bold colors I would look elsewhere. For me, they're pretty but they're nothing that really "wows" me and there are dozens of other companies that do have those "wow" shadows that I would rather purchase from. I do appreciate Natalie's excellent customer service in my case but I probably won't be purchasing from Bokeh Face again anytime soon.

3.5 out of 5 Glittery Bubbles


**These products were sent to me as a replacement for products I had previously purchased and was not satisfied with. I was not compensated in any way, shape or form for this review. All opinions are my own.

3 comments:

The Peach said...

The turn around time still looks to be a bit long. She should really post a longer turn around time on her shop. I have more respect for the companies like Fyrinnae and Darling Girl that make you aware up front to expect a long TAT.

The colors look okay, but noting really exciting. It was very nice of her to offer replacement products thought!

Amanda S. said...

@Jill, I agree TAT is a bit on the long side. As I mentioned in my review I didn't think the colors were that exciting either.

Larie said...

It was nice of her to offer the replacement products, but I agree the TAT should be stated correctly on the site. It's better to overestimate your TAT if you're the seller than to try and make it sound shorter and not make it anyway.

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