My darling hubby bought me a couple mineral eyeshadows from Geek Chic Cosmetics. I tried them out today and thought I would share my first impressions and give sort of a mini-review. The 2 colors I have are Blood Wine and As You Wish. Here they are swatched:
They are nicely pigmented and go on very smoothly. I would say they are of equal quality as BFTE, and the colors are beautiful! They do not have as much selection as BFTE, but they are a smaller company. I do not like Geek Chic’s packaging as much as BFTE’s. All their shadows are part of a collection and the top of the jars have a sticker with the collection name on them. Take a look at mine sitting next to a BFTE jar:
Even on their sides, the Geek Chic jar clarity is not as nice as BFTE’s. However, Geek Chic is $5.99/jar and BFTE is $6.50. 50 cents isn’t really a big deal to me, but it does all add up. It is worth mentioning also, that Geek Chic also offers glitters,lipsticks (called Joysticks!), lip glosses, and lipbalms in some awesome colors that I can’t wait to try soon! They even have Alcohol free soild perfumes called “Solid Scents”. Everything they sell is created by them (they never re-package!) and all their products are cruelty free, gluten free, paraben free, and Vegan (expect the joysticks & biobalms b/c they have beeswax in them). Parabens aren’t a big deal to many people, but I actively seek paraben free products, and while they are getting more common, they still can be difficult to find. Geek Chic is a small home based business, and when you order something, it is made fresh for you, usually within a week, and then mailed out, because they do not have the room to store tons of pre-made product. This means you may have to wait a bit longer for your order than some other places, but at least you know your lipgloss hasn’t been sitting around in a fullfillment warehouse for months.
With all that said, I am super excited to try more of their products! You can check them out at www.geekchiccosmetics.com!
Here is the look I created using As You Wish & Blood Wine:
I used Blood Wine on the lid & As You Wish in the crease, and BFTE’s Full Moon Rising as a highlight color. I then used Urban Decay 24/7 pencil in Ransom to line the top and lower lashline, and Rimmel Exaggerate Liner in Purple Shock on the waterline.
I completed my look using Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation in 4.0, Revlon Beyond Natural Blush & Bronzer in Nude, and Urban Decay lipstick in Confession.