Saturday, January 8, 2011

Face Candy Couture Winnings

So thankfully my eyes are looking better today. Plus my goodies from Face Candy Couture came in the mail last night. Now, I will have some new "toys" to play with for my birthday on Monday! Woot!

Right before the new year, I entered a contest hosted by the lovely Jamie over at Rural Glamour Beauty , and sponsored by FCC. Can you believe I actually won! Squeeee! I was elated. The prize was my choice of 4 of the 3 gram jars of their mineral shadows, and after seeing the swatches going around on everyone I couldn't wait to get mine!

So lets get down to the pretties! The 4 colors I ended up picking were: 

Barbie Glam

Described as: a sexy perfect pink color with lots of silver shimmer.
Caribbean Dream
Described as: a bright aqua color with yummy shimmer and a tropical look.

Described as: a sexy fun deeper purple with shimmer.
Described as: a darker lime green with the prettiest golden iridescent undertones.

It was honestly really hard for me to pick just 4 colors! They have a wide variety of colors to choose from and whats even better is that most of them have swatches listed for them as well. I'm sure you guys know how helpful that is when ordering anything from a website.

After receiving the package, I opened it to find a note from Shantle Shipp the owner of the company congratulating me on my win (how sweet!) and a hand written note stating that because they were out of the smaller jars, a few of my shadows had been upgraded in size. Yay!  (Thats A+ in my book for customer service. Instead of making me wait till they had the smaller size in stock they shipped my order. This equals HUGE kudos for her. Not because of the free product.. although I'm happy to have it, but because it meant neither of us were playing the waiting game.. which as everyone knows, isn't a fun game to play.) It also included a business card (love the colorful logo), and a few samples of the colors: Clarissa, Seed, Blended and Leaves. I was really excited to see Blended in there, as that was one of the big contenders I was leaning towards when picking out my winnings.
Comes in  nice sifter jars so you don't waste product! (This is Carnival)

Swatches on bare skin,dry, no base/primer. (Barbie Glam is coming off a tad orange here sorry)

See how they sparkle! Oooohhh Ahhhh!

After swatching these I could tell right away I was going to have a hard time deciding on a favorite. Carnival and Sabrina are just to DIE for. Srsly.

The colors are not only beautiful, but they are highly pigmented and go on very velvety. It looks like currently they only sell one size (5 gram jar) of their mineral eye shadow, and it sells for $4.99, which in my opinion is very reasonable. It also seems that the majority, if not all of (I wasn't able to look at EVERY color) the pigments can be applied to the eyes,nails, face and lips which is awesome. (Check the individual colors to ensure specific application areas for that particular color)   All in all, my experience with this company has been a good one. I look forward to placing an order with them again in the near future. I am very excited to run off and play with these some more now.

Thanks again to Face Candy Couture and Rural Glamour Beauty for having the contest.

Looks using Face Candy Couture mineral eye shadows are coming soon!

All opinions written here are 100% my own. I was not, nor have ever been given compensation in exchange for my opinion.You may have different results. These items were sent to me without charge as part of a giveaway.

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