I recently heard of a new up-and-coming cosmetics company called Bomber Betty Cosmetics. The owner, Jessica Sawicki, is a Chicago-based makeup artist who has taken her craft to a whole new level with her own brand of mineral based makeup she makes herself that has a vintage, World War II, and rockabilly vibe all rolled into one.
Here is what is written on her site:
Why, hand-made mineral cosmetics of course! Chicago area makeup artist, Jessica Sawicki, does things the old fashioned way. She creates and hand packages her own line of lipstick, lip gloss, foundation, blush and concealer colors from the finest mineral ingredients available. Her products are natural, paraben-free and cruelty-free, so you can shop with a clear conscience.
I recently received a bunch of samples from Jessica, all of which I tested out today before going out for the day.
I received three eyeshadows, a blush, a brow filler, a lipstick, and a lip stain, all of which you can see the colours of below.
First, I applied the blush, which is shown second from left. It has a pinky peach tone, and offers a rather sheer coverage. I had to use a bit more than you would usually experience with a mineral blush, but that can be a good thing, as you don’t want to look like a Victorian doll (or at least I would hope not).
Then it was on to the eyeshadow. I always use an eyeshadow primer, which is Too Face’s Shadow Insurance. I applied Coal (furthest right) first in my crease, then Rose Gold (third in from right) from my brow bone to part of the lid, and finally Malt (second in from right). These are definitely shadows where you only use a sparse amount and it goes a long way. I had applied all I needed to, and it still looked like I hadn’t made a dent in the quantity! Another fabulous quality is that just like the blush, it is very layerable and blends very smoothly. But, please note, that mineral shadows are different from regular shadows, so you don’t need to go hoarding your brush with this stuff.
Next I applied the Julia Brow Wow. This has got to be one of my favourite items that Jessica had sent me. This brow filler has what looks like almost the consistency of a lipstick, but when you put it on it acts like a powder or a pencil. It also makes it look very natural, and not like you painted your brows on. Some like heavier brows, so let me assure you this is also layerable depending on what look you may want to achieve. I like this product so much that I may in fact have to buy this myself and add it to my kit, both professionally and personally!
Here is the after of my eyes:
Lastly, I tried both lip products. First, I tried the cherry lip stain. the colour of this may look rather dark initially, but it goes on as a rather sheer, light red, and is great to wear for a daytime look or at the office. My only issue is that it dried out my lips, but then again every lip stain does that, so I would recommend a lip balm or gloss on top to moisturise.
A shot of me wearing the lip stain…
Lastly, I tried the Cherry Bomb lipstick. Let me just say, WOW. I have been a Besamé girl for the longest time, and their lipsticks were all I ever used or ever wanted to use. But this lipstick may have changed my mind, or at least made my scope of lipsticks wider. This lipstick colour has a bluish base, which works better on my type skin, and does well for most others as well as make your teeth appear whiter. This lipstick just melted onto my lips like butter, and was so smooth and creamy. It didn’t dry out my lips nor did it really fade a huge amount. This is also another product I will certainly be investing more in, and in more colours!
Here is the finished look:
Today was about a 94 degree day, and more humid than I would like. Being a New Yorker, we tend to walk more than most, and as such I was sweating a bit with the heat (no, sorry – I was glowing ;-) ). After about four hours, I checked up on my makeup upon my return home. I was pleasantly surprised at how well the lipstick stayed, as well as the brow wow and the blush. The eyeshadow did crease a slight bit, but nothing too major to make it look off or like you had nothing on. With hot and humid days like this, you honestly can’t expect your eyeshadow to hold up through all of it. Considering this, I think it performed rather well overall!
All in all, I would have to give a comprehensive score of an 8 out of 10 for this makeup line. I think it is certainly worth a look at by all of my lovely readers, so please check out her site Bomber Betty Cosmetics!
If you want to try the makeup line out for yourself, you can order three samples and a cute sticker all for a flat cost of $4 (shipping included!). So go ahead, search to your heart’s content, and try some of her samples here. I love to help out small, home-grown businesses with great products.
Disclaimer: I have not been compensated in any way for this review, and it is offered only to help my readers find out about new products and how they perform. I actually paid $4 for three samples and a sticker, and I let Jessica know I am a blogger and I would like to do a review. She was gracious enough to send me some extra samples to try, and here we are! A big thanks to Jessica!