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Introducing The BFTE Cosmetics Coffee Collection v.2

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By Sheila Arkee

Mineral makeup fans rejoice – BFTE Cosmetics is back!

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As of May 1, 2014, the online shop will be back in action under brand new ownership. The new owner happens to be Kimberly, a fellow beauty blogger, and may I just say it is absolutely awesome that a beauty blogger is taking over! Kimberly was kind enough to give me a sneak peek at the new BFTE limited edition Coffee Collection v.2, which is coming out on May 1st to celebrate the store re-opening. These colors are only sold as part of a set and are priced at $26.

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Being a certified coffee junkie, I had a lot of fun playing with these java-inspired colors. They are gorgeous and I have some swatches and a tutorial for you. I LOVE these universally appealing cruelty-free colors and I know you will, too.

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Here are the colors swatched without a primer:

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And here are the colors swatched with a primer:

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Foam On Top is a satin cream that is not chalky whatsoever and blends beautifully on the browbone. Turkish Coffee is a rich taupe with golden sparkles throughout. The Last Drop is a rich dark golden brown. Java Junkie is a satin light taupe. Here are the colors in action and quick and easy tutorial for you. These colors are so easy to work with and just lovely.

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Step 1: Apply Turkish Coffee to the outer part of your lid with a flat brush (MAC 239) and blend out with a fluffy brush (MAC 217).

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To catch any shadow fallout, I always just use my MAC 187 Duo Fiber brush to sweep the spillage away. Works like a charm and doesn’t disturb my other makeup!

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Step 2: Use a flat brush (MAC 239) to apply The Last Drop in the outer “v” of your lid. Blend out with a clean fluffy brush (MAC 217).

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Step 3: Use a flat brush (MAC 242) to apply Java Junkie to the lid.

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Step 4: Blend the edges of the shadow with another clean fluffy brush. This step is vital to making the colors meld together.

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Step 5: Finish the look by adding Foam On Top to the browbone and inner corner of your eye.

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Step 6: Add liner, mascara, brows, and you’re all set!

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I have a quick little video on Instagram showing my blending techniques if you’d like to see me in action. The details for this look will be coming up in 365 Days of Makeup, so make sure to check back in!

Are you as excited as I am now? I hope so! I have another FOTD with these gorgeous, rich, brown, taupes and creams coming tomorrow!

The Coffee Collection v.2 will be available May 1, 2014 on www.bftecosmetics.com and priced as a set for $26.

  • http://www.cosmeticsaficionado.com/ Cosmetics Aficionado

    This looks gorgeous! I got this set too and am going to play with the colors today!

  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    Gorgeous look on you! I’ve never tried loose shadow but I know you and many others rave about BFTE. So happy it’s coming back so I can try it!

  • BeautyJudy

    So excited for Kimberly :) These are nice colors, your look is great – thank you for the tutorial! I think Turkish Coffee, Java Junkie and Foam on Top jump out at me!!!

  • http://makeupbykim-porter.com/blog Kim Porter

    Love the colors and the look you’ve created

  • Norah Salazar

    Digging those colors, you blended it in perfectly!

  • erikatheicyone

    Those are gorgeous colours. I am a java junkie and these would be right up my alley. :D

  • http://polishinsomniac.blogspot.com jbrobeck

    Ooh! I don’t even like loose eyeshadows, but I feel like I need these!

  • Kelly R

    I think I need these!

  • http://www.geniabeme.com/ Eugenia

    Yay!! I can’t wait to get my hands on some of these!

  • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

    Love your tutorial!

  • http://www.glitzglambudget.com/ Silvana @GlitzGlamBudget

    Awesome pic tutorial! These look very pretty!

  • Noelle

    Absolutely beautiful!

  • http://www.beautybymissl.com/ beautybymissl

    Gorgeous look! Love it!

  • http://loveforlacquer.com/ loveforlacquer

    These are gorgeous!

  • cindyprimebeauty

    Great shades and flawless application as usual.

  • Amber

    I love these neutral shades!! Your tutorials are always super helpful! :)

  • http://www.blushingnoir.com/ Brooke @ Blushing Noir

    I absolutely love the eye look you did with these!

  • http://www.manifestdestany.com/ Destany

    Ooooh! These are SOOO my colors! I need a hookup :)

  • http://www.honeygirlsworld.com/ Honeygirlk

    Hello Gorgeous! I haven’t used anything from BFTE since they first started, it has been so long. This look is beautiful ;)

  • Cosmetic Sanctuary

    I love your looks! Beautiful!

  • Justina

    I have to say I think this is one of my favorite looks you’ve ever done. Those colors were made for you! I will pretty much buy anything with the word coffee on it, especially makeup!

  • Ange

    Java Junkie is gorgeous!!

  • http://www.mynewestaddiction.com/ Laura

    Love those shades! EEEEEP

  • Anastasia

    Beautiful shades, so glad to see the company back in business!

  • http://www.slashedbeauty.com/ Miranda Mendoza

    So stoked that BFTE is back in business!

  • http://beautylitfromwithin.blogspot.com Nidia Doherty

    So happy for Kimberly – and this first collection is a caffeine BUZZ! I love the look you created, too.

  • http://libbyspinkvanity.blogspot.com Kimberly

    I’m super proud of my babies. But what you have done with them is beyond what I could ever imagine! When I first saw the photos I truly did burst out in tears you look so beautiful. Thank you for creating such a knock-out look!

  • FabZilla_Kath

    I like bfte and I am more than happy to support a fellow blogger! Per usual, you did a stunning look!!!

  • kSquaredGlamour

    I’m new to this brand but i love the shades and look you created!

  • http://www.citizensofbeauty.com/ Citizens of Beauty

    Great tutorial! love it

  • BTBAshley

    So pretty! I love the look. The shadows look divine too. I have never tried anything from the line but I am tempted to purchase these.

  • http://www.cosmetically-challenged.com Melody Robinson Wright

    Use always do such great eye shots. I like that the collection is nude though I need to learn how to use pigments better.

  • http://www.mindbodysoulutions.info/ Sapphire Kharyzma

    You look absolutely gorgeous! I am a dye-hard nude chick…you made me sooooo want this collection!!! P.S I will be stalking you for some tips *wink*

  • Betzy Carmona

    I love your tutorial in the square !