If you’ve been a follower of this blog, then you know I’m a huge fan of Ferro Cosmetics, a cruelty-free, toxic-free mineral makeup company. I’ve been using it for years at this point and have never been disappointed. As you can see from the pictures below, my collection has continued to grow over time…and will probably last me a veeeeeerry long time even if I never bought any new makeup. One major plus about this brand is that it doesn’t “go bad”. Usually we’re instructed to toss makeup after a year because of bacteria, but because these are formulated with pure minerals, they don’t thrive in that environment. So, you end up with makeup that lasts you a very long time and gives you your monies worth. And bonus….they updated their packaging with click lock sifters so you lose less loose powders.
Krissy was kind enough to send me a pile of new colors to play with and it’s going to take a few posts to share them all with you. The good news is that she also provided samples to share with some readers of the blog! I very much believe if you try the makeup, you will love it. The colors are beautiful and it last all day on my face!
Today I wanted to share with you some of my favorites, two are long time favorites of mine, and three are new favorites. I have two glow bronzers that can be used together or alone, and three eye candy 15 hour mineral shadows that also work alone, or together for a sexy contoured eye. I love a nice “enhanced” natural look. I don’t usually do heavy makeup, I go natural with slight contouring to highlight cheeks and eyes if that makes sense. So here goes!
Ferro Cosmetics Glow Bronzers A must! A must for everyone to try! If you have to choose one item to go and treat yourself to, it’s this one here. I love a good bronzer. I use it year round and I don’t go crazy with it either. I just like the way an extra hint of colors perks you up. Bronzers can be difficult for some I know. Some appear sparkle-tacular, while others just arent pigmented well. What makes these bronzers different is that it has a mix of 5 colors so that you get the perfect blend. I sweep this all along my cheek bones, across the top of my forehead, and along the jawline. I’ve tried almost all the bronzer colors available and love these two. Ferro Cosmetics Mineral Glow Bronzers :$19.00 / 4 grams
Autumn Kiss (medium tan), which is more of a brown bronzer that is “tinted with warm berry and gold undertones”. This is my old time favorite. I use it every day…and I can’t even think of the last time I had to purchase it its been that long! It works perfect by itself or used underneath a more blush type color. A little goes a long way so DON’T put too much on the blusher brush. And always make sure to tap the excess off.
Jovie’s Glow (pre-release), how do I even begin to describe this one….. Perfect? A sheer peachy, pink with golden shimmer. Now……I’ve never owned a Nars blush in the most famous color, Orgasm….but I have admired it at Sephora every time I go. And I gotta say…. this color totally reminded me of Nars Orgasm or super orgasm. In the container it looks a real dainty pink. Under a lamp, you see the beautiful gold shimmer. And swatched heavily on my arm, it looks very similar in my opinion to photos I googled. Such a gorgeous color to have. What do you think? Did I just find the loose mineral makeup version that’s better for my skin? I might have. Totally love using this color as blush on the apples of my cheeks and then using autumn kiss along with it when I want extra color. This gives a real healthy pink to the cheeks. And like I said, this one is going to last you forever.
Eye Candy 15 Hour Mineral Eyeshadow Blendable, smooth loose vegan mineral shadow that comes in 45 different colors! I like that I can sweep this on a bare lid and get a soft application of color, or I can layer it over a damp primer or apply with a wet brush and get a total intensified look. I apply all of my Ferro eye makeup with sponge tip applicators because I suck at using bristle brushes. I get it everywhere. Whatever works, right?Ferro’s Eye candy 15 hour shadow is water-resistant, irritant-free, preservative-free. Ferro Cosmetics Eye Candy 15 Hour Mineral Eyeshadow : $17 / 1 gram.
Champagne , the perfect pearly eye brightening color that everyone can use. This was the very first shadow I was introduced to with the brand and have been using it the longest out of everything. The soft pearl picks up light and really opens the eyes. Sometimes I put a little on my pinky and make it my eye brow highlighter. Just a dab and that’s all you need smudged out on the brow bone. Swatched you will see it looks more like a yellow-y champagne.
Backstage , which I believe is a shadow color that originated in 2011, but it coming back with a vengeance. I LOVE this color for contouring. I’m not great at contouring and this color is just soft enough to practice and build with. It’s a purple, mauve, taupe brown color. Did that description help you? probably not…so look at the swatch below. Its very true to how it looks on the eye. It creates the perfect color at the crease and eye contour area. The shimmer is way subtle in this color.
Misty Rose, a more pinkish version of Champagne IMO. It’s still an eye brightening shade, but definitely more pink and rosy in color. I believe the shimmer in there is gold tone. I got a sample of this color and already know I will be back for more. I use this all over the lid and I like to use a damp sponge with this one. I like the shimmer of this one!
You can see how all three colors (or five really) work well together. Each can compliment each other, or be used alone to create a very natural look! If you missed my past review on the brand you can check it out here, very pic heavy as well. Tovah from HauteCurvyWomen.com also did a guest post for me that you can check out here. I used to have another article on how to turn your Ferro Cosmetics Bronzer into a full body bronzer lotion but it looks like that website is now missing. Boo!
Are you a fan of Ferro Cosmetics? What’s your favorite product to use? If you are new to the brand you can check them out on facebook and twitter for all their updates…and they DO update you with cool tips and product releases all the time.