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All You Need Is (the Summer of Lip) Love: Coming at You From San Francisco, the New Marvelous Moxie Lipsticks, Lipglosses and Lipliners by bareMinerals

Published in: bareMinerals, Collections, Lips, Makeup

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The new bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in Never Say Never ($18)

Go ahead, poke fun at me for saying “hella” all you want, babe, but I’ll always, always own that sh*t.

It’s just something I picked up growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area.

I also learned not to wear shorts with a tank top when I visit SF in July (because it can get downright cold!), and I automatically drop my “the’s” when referring to BART trains and MUNI. (SF Lingo 101: we say, “I took BART,” or “I took MUNI,” instead of saying, “I took the BART.”)

Yep, I’m a Bay Area girl through and through. :)

We may not host the headquarters of as many makeup lines as Paris and New York, but we’ve got some pretty bangin’ beauty brands reppin’ the Bay, like San Francisco-based bareMinerals.

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And just like San Franciscans did back in the day, fans of bareMinerals this year can look forward to another summer of (lip) love, with a massive new launch of Marvelous Moxie Lipsticks, Lipliners and Lipglosses.

Next month, the brand is adding a total of 46 new permanent collection lip products, all priced from $15-18 each.


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bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipliners, Lipsticks and Lipglosses

Seeing as how I change my lip color, oh, about every five seconds, I’m really excited. :)

bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipliners, Lipsticks and Lipglosses

Cute tubes and pencils!

This afternoon I made out with nine of the new products, and based on that, we have some pretty playful pigments and creamy textures to look forward to, and coverages varying from super saturated to soft and sheer.

Here we go! Bring on the summer of lips…

bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipsticks in Light It Up, Never Say Never and Speak Your Mind

bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipsticks in Light It Up, Never Say Never and Speak Your Mind

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The New bareMinerals Remix Collection and Buxom Divine Goddess Luminizer: Club Kids, We’re Pressing Fast-Forward to Summer

Published in: bareMinerals, Buxom, Makeup

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The new bareMinerals Ready Eyeshadow 4.0 in The Wild Thing ($30), from the new Remix collection

Heck, YES! I’d love to go clubbing with you. Are you serious?? Because I’m totally down. We could even wear the new club-themed bareMinerals Remix collection.

But wait — I can only go if we leave the house by 9 and get home by 11:30, midnight at the latest, because that’s when my pumpkin turns back into a carriage.

I love to dance, but I do not need to be shaking my 30-something-year-old groove thing past midnight. Seriously, I don’t.

On second thought, we should leave the club by 11, because I want to be in bed, under the covers, with my mouthguard on (dude, I totally grind my teeth; it sucks!) by midnight.

LOL! Don’t laugh. :) Last time I checked, there wasn’t a rule that says we can’t go out early and come home by midnight. It’s like clubbing 2.0, the remix. You get all the fun of clubbing while being fully functional the next day. Win, win!

Okay, now that we’re done making fun of my tired @ss, let’s get to the good stuff, the new bareMinerals spring Remix collection, which arrives next month (in the middle of winter).

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Ready Eyeshadow 4.0 in The Wild Thing

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Ready Eyeshadow 4.0 in The Next Big Thing ($30)

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Two Ways to Win a bareMinerals Light Show Palette for Your Eyes, Lips and Face [6 WINNERS]!

Published in: bareMinerals, Giveaways, Just For Fun

WINNER: The giveaway is closed now, and the winners are Carolyn N, Tuhina Dayal, Adriana RP, Rosh Penn, Lennie and Sugarenia! Congratulations, everyone! If you entered but didn’t win this time around, keep trying, and click here to enter any ongoing giveaways before you jet. :)

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It has been giveaway central up in here!

It just seems like the thing to do this time of year, and it’s been a blast for me. I like being able to offer you the chance to win these prizes over the holidays, and I always get a kick out of reading your comments.

As you can probably imagine, you get some pretty entertaining comments when all it takes to enter is a random comment about anything at all. :)

Comments like…

“I can so totally lick my elbow :p”

“Geometric shapes calm the mind.”

“The last time I wore a bow in my hair was Saturday. I also saw Robert Downey Jr that day.”

Ha! I love that last one up there. Bows and Iron Man… Very interesting. :)

Anywho, the giveaways are just a small way to say thank you for making MBB a part of your life.

So let’s get to it, shall we? This morning’s giveaway is an extra one on top of the 12 Days of Giveaways series (so check back for a SECOND giveaway a little later today) featuring the new $45 bareMinerals Light Show palette, and this one is open to international and local readers (with six different winners!).

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Gorgeous palette, isn’t it? It comes with makeup for eyes, lips and cheeks in a nice variety of wearable and dramatic shades.

These are colors I’d totally wear to meet my girlfriends somewhere in the city at night, and I’d rock the heck out of those teal and bronze eyeshadows together…maybe adding a little swipe of purple along my lower lash line if I were feeling extra sassy.

The bareMinerals Light Show palette includes…

  • 3 bareMinerals READY Eyeshadows: Spotlight (an opalescent cream), Flash (a matte purple clay), Flicker (an antique bronze) and Dazzle (a midnight teal)
  • 1 Round The Clock Waterproof Eyeliner in 10PM (a burnished mocha)
  • 1 bareMinerals READY Bronzer in The High Dive (a tan)
  • 1 Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Super Power (a soft peachy nude)
  • 1 golden makeup bag

  • Six lucky winners will each receive (1) bareMinerals Light Show palette valued at $45.

  • There are two ways to enter, and you can do both of them for two chances to win. First, you can enter by leaving a comment at the bottom of this post, a comment about anything at all, like, what palettes do you take with you on trips? When was the last time you saw a live performance? What are your bareMinerals must-haves? Did you use any palettes when you got ready this morning? What’s your stance on skinny jeans? Do you have a makeup shopping buddy? In what room do you spend the most time at home? — you get the idea.
  • Second, you can enter by following me on twitter Twitter @karenmbb and retweeting (RT) the following message:
    • Follow @karenmbb and RT to Win a bareMinerals Light Show Palette [6 WINNERS]!

  • The deadline to enter is Friday, December 21, 2012 at 11:59PM (PST).
  • Entrants must enter using a valid email address and/or Twitter account to win.
  • A maximum of two (2) entries per person — one within the comments at the bottom of this post, and a second entry via Twitter addressed to me @karenmbb.
  • Contest is open to individuals internationally and in the United States who have reached the age of majority according to their local laws (18 in the United States with these exceptions: Alabama and Nebraska, 19; Mississippi, 21).
  • Tabs and I (heretofore referred to as “T-Money and K-Dawg”) will select one (1) winner at random from the entries either left in the comments at the bottom of this blog post or addressed to @karenmbb on Twitter.
  • The winner will be announced here within 48 hours of the deadline.
  • Void where prohibited by law.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. While you’re here…take a minute to enter these other ongoing giveaways (if you haven’t already). Seriously, I bet it wouldn’t take you more than a minute to enter them both.

  1. Two Ways to Win an Abstract Signature Bow Small Natalie Cosmetics Case From Kate Spade — Closes Wednesday, 12/19/12 at 11:59 p.m. PST
  2. Two Ways to Win a Birds Over Arches Davie Cosmetics Case From Kate Spade (a $60 Value) — Closes Thursday, 12/20/12, at 11:59 p.m. PST

Good luck! :)

WINNER: The giveaway is closed now, and the winners are Carolyn N, Tuhina Dayal, Adriana RP, Rosh Penn, Lennie and Sugarenia! Congratulations, everyone! If you entered but didn’t win this time around, keep trying, and click here to enter any ongoing giveaways before you jet. :)


Who Else Is Ready for the New Bare Escentuals bareMinerals Eyeshadow Duos and Quads?

Published in: bareMinerals, Eyes, Makeup

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Wearing Bare Escentuals bareMinerals Ready Eyeshadow 2.0 in Alter Ego

I was having one of those “Oh, no, you did not just put me on hold again, Tabs!?” afternoons today. You know, the kind where your cat employer calls you at the office and then puts you on hold, and you repeat to yourself, “Breath in, breath out. Breathe in, breathe out,” and your shoulders are so tense and flexed that they practically touch your ears?

But after a few minutes with the new Bare Escentuals bareMinerals Ready Eyeshadow 2.0 duos and 4.0 quads, I started to feel a whole lot better. Calm and centered; cool and collected.

It’s true what they say. Luscious colors and soft textures really do soothe the savage beast. :)

This May, seven new Ready Eyeshadow 2.0 duos ($20 each) and two Ready Eyeshadow 4.0 quads ($30 each) join the bareMinerals clan, touching down on Bare Escentuals counters, boutiques and at Sephora stores.

Here are pics of five of the duos and one of the quads. If you take a look, I’d be curious to hear what you think.

For the record, I noticed a wee bit of fallout when I tried on The Alter Ego duo, but it wasn’t much. Just a few crumbs. And with as pigmented as the colors are, I can live with it.

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Ready Eyeshadow 2.0 in The Phenomenon: Azure Iris (left) and Golden Iris (right)

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The Last Call: On the Rocks and Shaken Not Stirred

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The Hidden Agenda: Stealth and Undercover
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Bare Escentuals bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss: When Literature and Lipgloss Collide

Published in: bareMinerals, Lips, Makeup, Product Reviews

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Wearing bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Spark Plug

Please note that if The Hunger Games movie ends up being a dud, you will find me holding a pitchfork and torch and leading an angry mob in the movie theater parking lot.

(I just got tickets for Friday’s midnight show!)

I can still remember when the only people talking about this series were 12 years old. Wait — except for me. :) Young adult science fiction with a bad@ss heroine? Totally my thing.

I’ll be rocking the China Glaze Capitol Colours to the show, of course, but I haven’t decided on the rest of my makeup for the night. Maybe just a simple, Cinna-inspired gold liner along my upper lash line (LOVE YOU, CINNA!).

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For my lips? Hmm… I’d love to make a statement, but for this, the purple pout I wore for the Sex and the City midnight show doesn’t feel quite right.

And I see myself having more in common with the residents of the Seam than the green-skinned, gold-tattooed girls of the Capitol. Purple lips don’t exactly scream “District 12.”

No. I should go bare, or almost bare. Maybe with something sheer and shiny, like one of the 10 new Bare Escentuals bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipglosses ($18 each).

I like how the colors in this line of lightly mint-flavored and scented long-wearing glosses have such powerful names. They remind me of many of my favorite Hunger Games characters, like Risk Taker (a chocolate shimmer), Trail Blazer (a nude gold) and Maverick (a rosewood shimmer) to describe Katniss. Smooth Talker (a golden pink) — now that could describe Peeta; and Rebel (a pink mauve) — perhaps Gale?

Gotta love any collision of literature and lipgloss, even when they’re (probably) unintentional.

Here’s a closer look at four of the 10 shades, all of which lightly tingle and are supposed to have a subtle plumping effect. Per usual, I don’t really see a difference in the size of my lips with ‘em on, but I rarely do with products that allegedly plump.

At least I know these glosses will shine through the movie. I’ve been getting about four hours from them, and they should withstand a big bucket of popcorn (I know this because I wore Spark Plug to see 21 Jump Street last Friday).

From the left: Risk Taker, Party Starter, Spark Plug and Show Off

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Risk Taker
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