bareMinerals – Makeup and Beauty Blog | Makeup Reviews, Swatches and How-To Makeup http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com A beauty blog blooming with fresh makeup reviews, swatches and beauty tips from your friendly neighborhood beauty addict Fri, 01 Jul 2016 03:00:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.5.3 Buxom and bareMinerals Holiday 2015 Highlights http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/product-reviews/buxom-bareminerals-holiday-2015/ http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/product-reviews/buxom-bareminerals-holiday-2015/#comments Tue, 03 Nov 2015 22:13:46 +0000 http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/?p=189316 If you’re reading this in the newsletter and can’t see the video, you can also click here to watch it on YouTube. Buxom, bareMinerals and the phrase “Bay Area,” which is where both of the aforementioned companies are headquartered (in San Francisco), all start with the letter “B,” as does the word “bad@ss,” which is […]


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Highlights from the Buxom and bareMinerals Holiday 2015 collections…

Buxom, bareMinerals and the phrase “Bay Area,” which is where both of the aforementioned companies are headquartered (in San Francisco), all start with the letter “B,” as does the word “bad@ss,” which is what you probably are if you’ve already finished your holiday shopping.

Have you?! Because if you have, I bow down!

For the rest of us penitent procrastinators, there are fewer than 10 weeks left till Christmas! We’re in the single digits now, so if you need help with gift ideas for the makeup lovers in yo’ life, consider these new holiday sets from Buxom and bareMinerals.

Both lines launched their limited edition holiday collections last month, and here are some of the best gifting options, IMO. 🙂

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The Buxom Leave Your Mark Collection (a $59 set)



Your favorite teen might freak out when she opens the Buxom Leave Your Mark ($59) or Don’t Miss a Beat ($32) mini Lip Polish sets. Both have such fun packaging! — and they come with so many sheer, shiny glosses.
buxom leave your mark kit

From the left, the Lipglosses from the Leave Your Mark set in Dolly, Jennifer, Sophia and Purple Haze

buxom leave your mark kit

Also from the left, more Lipglosses from the Leave Your Mark set in White Russian, Berry Blast, Olivia and Pink Lady

buxom leave your mark kit

Also from the left, even more Lipglosses from the Leave Your Mark set in Hot Toddy, Bunny, Cherry Flip and Taylor

buxom leave your mark kit

Lastly from the left, even MORE Lipglosses from the Leave Your Mark set in Zoe, Starr and Sandy

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Buxom Don’t Miss a Beat (a $32 set)

buxom dont miss a beat

From the left, the Lipglosses from the Don’t Miss a Beat Collection in Jennifer, Kayla and Dolly

buxom dont miss a beat

From the left, more Lipglosses from the Don’t Miss a Beat Collection in Destiny, Nicole and Ava

I know quite a few lip lovers who would squee at finding the new bareMinerals Love at First Kiss collection ($36) of full-coverage Moxie Lipsticks under the tree.

The 10 little lipsticks are all petite, but they aren’t so tiny that you can’t apply them straight from their tubes/bullets. They’re also creamy and comfortable.

bareMinerals love at first kiss

The bareMinerals Love at First Kiss set ($36)

bareMinerals love at first kiss

bareMinerals Love at First Kiss Lipsticks from the left in Lead the way, hit the Mark, Risk It All, Live Large, Be Brilliant, Get Ready, Go the Distance, Rise Up, Make Your Move and Do It All

I love the awesome names, too, like Be Brilliant, Make Your Move and Lead the Way. They’re so inspirational! I bet my mom and my mom-in-law would really like these.

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bareMinerals The Royal Court ($29)

I also always like to have one or two extra just-in-case beauty gifts all wrapped up and ready to go because you never know when you’ll need a last-minute emergency option, and both the bareMinerals The Royal Court Blush Palette ($29) and the Modern Fairytale set ($45) look perfect for that. Both are neutral enough to kick butt on most skin tones.

bareminerals the royal court

bareMinerals The Royal Court ($29)

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The bareMinerals Modern Fairytale set ($45, a $139.50 value)

bareminerals modern fairytale

bareMinerals Modern Fairytale set

Check out the video at the top for a closer look and more details. 🙂

Products mentioned

As always, thank you for watching!

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen


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Ulta Adventures: The Pop of Passion Lip Oil-Balms by bareMinerals http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/cosmetics/ulta-adventures-the-pop-of-passion-lip-oil-balms-by-bareminerals/ http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/cosmetics/ulta-adventures-the-pop-of-passion-lip-oil-balms-by-bareminerals/#comments Fri, 15 May 2015 01:53:18 +0000 http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/?p=180921 Popped into Ulta and spied these new Pop of Passion Lip Oil-Balms by bareMinerals. Don’t they look juicy? They’re $16 each, 8 shades… Looks like they have passion fruit oil and vitamin E, so they should be pretty moisturizing. They look kind of like those moisturizing balm/lip stain hybrids. I’m intrigued…although wasn’t quite intrigued enough […]


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bareMinerals Pop of Passion

Popped into Ulta and spied these new Pop of Passion Lip Oil-Balms by bareMinerals.

Don’t they look juicy?

They’re $16 each, 8 shades… Looks like they have passion fruit oil and vitamin E, so they should be pretty moisturizing. They look kind of like those moisturizing balm/lip stain hybrids. I’m intrigued…although wasn’t quite intrigued enough to bring one of them home (this time).

Now, if they came with an actual “pop” of some kind, like a Popsicle, a Ring Pop, a big jug of popcorn or a Pop Tart?! — that would be some next-level ish right there.

Just throwing that out there for the bareMinerals marketing team. 🙂 I’m just sayin’. You guys, get on that.

bareminerals pop of passion

bareminerals pop of passion

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen


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Tantalizing Trios Await! With the Transformative bareMinerals Ready Convertible Eyeshadow Palette, You Can Take It With You http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/product-reviews/tantalizing-trios-await-transformative-bareminerals-ready-convertible-eyeshadow-palette-can-take/ http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/product-reviews/tantalizing-trios-await-transformative-bareminerals-ready-convertible-eyeshadow-palette-can-take/#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 03:00:01 +0000 http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/?p=173395 This new $39 Ready Convertible Eyeshadow Palette by bareminerals is a lot like the last Transformers movie…except without the fast-twitch camera cuts, ear-splitting explosions and, ya know, robots. OK, so now that I’ve thought about it more…it’s actually nothing at all like the last Transformers movie. But it is like the slogan. 🙂 “More than […]


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The new $39 bareMinerals Ready Convertible Eyeshadow Palette

This new $39 Ready Convertible Eyeshadow Palette by bareminerals is a lot like the last Transformers movie…except without the fast-twitch camera cuts, ear-splitting explosions and, ya know, robots.

bareMinerals Ready Convertible Eyeshadow Palette

OK, so now that I’ve thought about it more…it’s actually nothing at all like the last Transformers movie.

But it is like the slogan. 🙂 “More than meets the eye.”

With 12 full-size shimmery eyeshadows that you can pop in and out, this holiday set is something of a quick-change artist. The idea is to place three colors into the smaller mini-palette in the middle of the bigger palette, which you can then slide out and take along with you — you know, for touchups, booty calls, impromptu acts of makeup artistry in airport bathrooms, etc.

bareMinerals Ready Convertible Eyeshadow Palette

To make things even easier for nomadic eyeshadow enthusiasts, bareMinerals grouped each of the shadows into trios, then numbered the shades, making it easier to find the right lid color (the shadows marked with the number 1), crease shade (the number 2) and liner (3).

Seems very paint by numbers, doesn’t it?

bareMinerals Ready Convertible Eyeshadow Palette

Back to the whole robots thing, I can actually see Optimus Prime liking this concept, as he’s one of the better organized and more practical giant alien robots. Being covered in chrome himself, he would probably appreciate the shiny finish and minimal fallout of the shadows.

bareMinerals Ready Convertible Eyeshadow Palette Swatches from the left: Hard to Get, Fantasy, Stilleto, Chart Topper, Admire and Couture

Swatches from the left: Hard to Get, Fantasy, Stilleto, Chart Topper, Admire and Couture

Speaking as a human woman, however, I have to ask — yo, where my mattes? While I can wear shimmers all day long, I still would have liked to see more mattes here.

Because options, can I haz?

bareMinerals Ready Convertible Eyeshadow Palette Swatches From the left: Pizzazz, Bewilder, Connoisseur, Shiver, Elixir and Mystify

From the left: Pizzazz, Bewilder, Connoisseur, Shiver, Elixir and Mystify

Also, being valedictorian of the School of Makeup Overpackers, class of 2014, I would always, given the choice here between carrying all 12 shadows or just three, go with 12 every time. The idea of purposely restricting my shadow choices to three is just not my steez.

bareMinerals Ready Convertible Eyeshadow Palette

Wearing Chart Topper, Admire and Couture on my eyes; I’m also wearing the Hourglass Ambient Blush Palette on my cheeks, and MAC Matte Lipstick in Pander Me on my lips

With the Ready Convertible Eyeshadow Palette, I think bareMinerals has an innovative design, but I’m just not sure how often I’d take advantage of it…

The limited edition Convertible Eyeshadow Palette is available now, transforming makeup lives at bareMinerals counters and online.

PRICE: $39
AVAILABILITY: Limited edition, available now at bareMinerals counters and online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

P.S. Yes, I’ve been feeling a little wacky today. In other news, I am so totally burned out on Gilmore Girls. I’m on the last season with about 15 episodes to go (Lorelai and Chris just got back together, doop-da-doo!), and I don’t know if I can do it anymore… If I hear one more crazy town conversation about absolutely nothing I might snap!


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Instead of Pulling a Rabbit Out of a Hat, The Magic Act Eye and Cheek Palette by bareMinerals Creates Compliments Out of Thin Air http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/palettes/bareminerals-magic-act-review/ http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/palettes/bareminerals-magic-act-review/#comments Mon, 24 Nov 2014 22:27:45 +0000 http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/?p=173363 Huzzah! Good news, friend! As it turns out, you will not have to promise your first born child, sell your soul or slice your arm open and drip blood into a boiling cauldron in order to experience The Magic Act ($39), the new holiday neutral eye and cheek palette by bareMinerals. Seriously, thank goodness, because […]


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Huzzah! Good news, friend! As it turns out, you will not have to promise your first born child, sell your soul or slice your arm open and drip blood into a boiling cauldron in order to experience The Magic Act ($39), the new holiday neutral eye and cheek palette by bareMinerals.

Seriously, thank goodness, because the last thing I want to do on a Monday afternoon is barter with a warlock. Generally, I’m much better equipped for things related to the dark arts later in the week…like around Wednesday or Thursday, after I’ve warmed up. 🙂

bareMinerals The Magic Act (1)

The Magic Act comes with six powder eyeshadows (three mattes and three shimmers), three blushes (two satins and a shimmer) and a highlighter, all in neutral shades, and with pigment levels that range from sheer to medium.

It’s weird, but whenever I wear this palette, I usually wear it with a bright lip and sometimes a bold liner, and when I do, someone will invariably ask about my lids or cheeks…even though those are the parts of my look that aren’t bold or flashy.

The palette’s neutral browns, beiges, taupes, pinks and peaches are mysteriously attention-getting…

bareMinerals The Magic Act (3)

In pop star vernacular, The Magic Act is not Beyonce. It’s more like Kelly or Michelle, in that, yeah, you know they’re there, but it’s really all about Miss Thang in the front.

The Magic Act excels as a backdrop/backup singer for bright lips and bold liners, or as an everyday neutral palette with colors that look natural.

Highlighter in The Premiere; blushes in The Close Call, The Natural High and The Indecent Proposal

From the left: eyeshadows in Celebrate, Fortune, Shazam, A-Ha, Pumped and Foreshadow

You can find it now, for a limited time, at bareMinerals counters, Sephora and online for $39.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen


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Step Right Up to the bareMinerals Kissing Booth 6-Piece Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss Collection: A Carnival of Glassy, Sheer Color http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/product-reviews/bareminerals-kissing-booth-review/ http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/product-reviews/bareminerals-kissing-booth-review/#comments Tue, 18 Nov 2014 22:42:42 +0000 http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/?p=173123 Thanks, bareMinerals, for inspiring my latest list with your new $26 Kissing Booth Lipgloss Collection. I’m calling it “Carnival Attractions That I Absolutely Never Want to Operate.” At the top of the list, the kissing booth, which, yeah, probably isn’t a good fit for the girl who freaked-the-eff-out when she found out that her (now […]


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bareMinerals Kissing Booth Collection Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Jezebel

Thanks, bareMinerals, for inspiring my latest list with your new $26 Kissing Booth Lipgloss Collection.

I’m calling it “Carnival Attractions That I Absolutely Never Want to Operate.”

bareMinerals Kissing Booth

bareMinerals Kissing Booth, $26

At the top of the list, the kissing booth, which, yeah, probably isn’t a good fit for the girl who freaked-the-eff-out when she found out that her (now ex) boyfriend was using her toothbrush (EWWWWWWW!).

Can you imagine the germs exchanged during one afternoon at a kissing booth? Um…no thank you.

Carnival Attractions That I Absolutely Never Want to Operate

  • The kissing booth — Yuck! I don’t know where those lips have been!
  • The Ferris wheel — People freaking out in buckets a hundred feet off the ground? I can’t… I just can’t.
  • The milk bottle baseball game — Oh, hell to the no. How much do you want to bet someone would hit me with a ball?
  • The carousel/merry-go-round — Make it stop! The music is driving me nuts…

Now, if I could insist that there were only two customers at my kissing booth, El Hub and Tabs (who would get nose kisses, of course), then cool. 🙂 And I’d also want these Kissing Booth Collection glosses around, because their sheer pigments wouldn’t leave bright smooch marks behind.

bareMinerals Kissing Booth

These non-sticky glosses look like they should be bright and intense on lips, but they’re not. They’re pretty sheer sheer on mine — much sheerer than the glosses in the Lipspectacular holiday set.

bareMinerals Kissing Booth swatches from the left: Big Tease, LUcky Lady, Sweet Kisser, Major Flirt, Thrill Seeker and Jezebel

From the left: Big Tease, Lucky Lady, Sweet Kisser, Major Flirt, Thrill Seeker and Jezebel

All six Kissing Booth shades start out just shy of moderately pigmented and fade over the course of about 10 minutes until I can see most of my natural lip color through them.

Even the three glitters are subdued, and after applying them, I can can really only seem them briefly when I’m in full sunlight.

bareMinerals Kissing Booth marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Sweet Kisser

bareMinerals Kissing Booth marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Sweet Kisser

I like my glosses with a splash o’ flash, so if I had to choose between this set and Lipspectacular…I’d think I’d go with the latter, which comes with six moderately pigmented creamy nudes.

But if you prefer semi-transparent glosses with a faint trace of color, don’t miss the Kissing Booth.

The bareMinerals Kissing Booth set includes…

  • Mini Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Big Tease, a pinkish nude
  • Mini Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Lucky Lady, a diamond rose
  • Mini Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Sweet Kisser, a strawberry sorbet
  • Mini Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Major Flirt, a sparkling peony
  • Mini Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Thrill Seeker, a rich lilac
  • Mini Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Jezebel, a glimmering fuchsia merlot

Size: 2.25 ml/0.07 fl. oz. each

PRICE: $26
AVAILABILITY: Available now online and at Sephora and bareMinerals boutiques
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen


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