Friday, 6 December 2013

Christmas Beauty Buys - Bare Minerals "All the Faves"

After seeing Emily Eddington's video reviewing this gift set on her You Tube channel I knew that it would be a great one to purchase. Emily does such amazing reviews and tutorials, and is one of my favourite beauty guru's to watch. Click on her name above, this will take you to her blog and you can navigate to her You Tube channel from there ( if there is anyone out there who isn't already a subscriber of hers!!) 

I purchased this gift set online from Mecca Cosmetica here in Australia for $54.95. Mecca have some great gift sets for beauty lovers, and offer great customer service and prompt delivery.

I am new to the Bare Minerals brand, and thought that this set would be a great introduction to some of their products. Although this gift set itself is limited edition, all of the products are part of their permanent line, allowing you the option of purchasing any of the products in their full size if you desire.
Nothing worse than falling in love with a limited edition product!

All products are quite good sized mini's, and I feel really good value for money. Apart from your base you can create a complete look with this kit, and I feel it lends itself towards a nice everyday, natural work appropriate look.

Mineral Veil Finishing Powder   ( 0.75gms )

This is a beautifully finely-milled setting powder which I am really enjoying!! It does a brilliant job of blurring my fine lines and pores, and seems to brighten my complexion...highly recommend!

Left - Prime Time Eyelid Primer (1.5ml)     Right - Prime Time Foundation Primer  (4.5 ml)

I find the eye primer to do a good job as a base for my eyeshadow, it has a slight tint to help lightly conceal any imperfections, and is a very smooth silicone based texture which blends nicely.

I have not tried the foundation primer as yet!

Lash Domination Volumising Mascara in Intense Black  (5.5ml)

I have a couple of Mascara's opened at the moment so waiting to use them up before I try this one!

Left - Marvellous Moxie Lipgloss in 'Sparkplug' (2.25ml)
Right - Marvellous Moxie Lipstick in 'Get Ready' (1.5gm)

Top 'Sparkplug' gloss   Bottom 'Get Ready' Lipstick

Loving both of these!! The gloss gives your lips a minty tingling feeling for about an hour which I don't find uncomfortable, I am just aware of it . It is a little sticky, which I don't mind in a gloss formula. The shade is quite pigmented as you can see from the swatch, and could definitely be used on its own for a lovely natural look with a little bit of shine.

The lipstick is very creamy and smooth to apply, and this deep rose shade is very flattering and brightening to the whole face! Beautifully pigmented and long lasting without drying my lips.

Ready Eyeshadow 2.0 ' The Epiphany'   (shades are  L- A-ha   R- Foreshadow)

A fabulous duo of everyday shades, I am currently loving 'A-ha' all over the lid and using 'Forshadow' as a liner on the upper lash line. I have heard many wonderful reviews of the Ready Eyeshadow duo's and quads, these shades are beautifully soft and creamy, and so easy to work with. I would definitely love to try some other shades!

Ready Blush in 'The One'

A lovely natural blush in a shade that would compliment many different makeup looks. Very easy to build up to a lovely flush of colour on your cheeks. I believe this is one of Emily's favourites!!

Swatches in natural light of top 'The Epiphany' eyeshadow duo ( gorgeous!)
 Bottom - Ready Blush in 'The One' ( gorgeous!)

I am really enjoying this kit!! I believe it is available in the US at Sephora and Ulta for around $35(US)
In view of the prices of cosmetics in Australia, I still feel that this is good value. It would make a lovely gift for both the makeup lover or someone just starting to experiment with makeup.

Do you have any Bare Minerals favourites??

Thanks for stopping by!


Lou xo


  1. i am a BE addict and this is on my wish list! i love their moxie lip glosses and well... everything! thanks for sharing the swatches! those are beautiful colors for every face, which is one of the reasons i love their gift packages. great photos!

    1. Oh well you will have to tell me your favourites!! These are my first BE impressed! Thanks for the feedback about the photos too! Much appreciated! Lou x


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