BARE ESCENTUALS just came out with some new lippies call Marvelous Moxie Lipsticks ($18 @ bareescentuals.com). Launching this month, the collection is 18 colors strong and I can’t tout these more. Not only is the pigment off the chain (the swatches I did for this are 1 swipe!), but for a seemingly everyday lipstick, they last longer than ones I tried. I mean, I got about 4 hours off of these, which is almost unheard of for a non longwearing lippie, right?
Browsing Bare Escentuals
Bright pinks, reds, corals, nude and even seafoam are all hot colors for the spring. What are you updating your collection with this season? Here are my favorites right now. (L to R clockwise).
L’OREAL Infallible Liquid Eyeliner ($8.95 @ lorealparisusa.com) – When they come out with anything Infallible, I listen! A black liquid liner is very basic and crosses all seasons. This .4mm felt tip pen is pretty easy to apply and lasts for hours.
NARS Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner in Barrow Street ($24 @ sephora.com) – I’m pretty obsessed with this seafoam green color. I have two dressed in the color and jumped for joy when I saw this liner in the same color. And it looks great on the waterline!
NAKED PRINCESS Naked Shine Luscious Lip Gloss in Barely Naked ($26 @ nakedprincess.com) – a great nude gloss is hard to find since most don’t show up. This one does, in spades but oh so naturally.
BARE ESCENTUALS Buxom Hot Escapes Bronzer in Tahiti ($28 @ bareescentuals.com) – what would the season be without a face highlighting bronzer? I’ve been using this golden bronze color just under my cheek bones to help define them.
BENEFIT Ultra Plush Lip Gloss in Poutrageous! ($16 @ benefitcosmetics.com) – coral is not going anywhere this season and it’s hotter than ever, so if you’re feeling up to making a statement, take on this bright pink-coral color.
ZOYA PixieDust Nail Lacquer in Godiva ($9 @ artofbeauty.com) – textured polishes are so hot right now and this PixieDust kind from Zoya are at the top of the list of must-haves. This Godiva one described as a soft nude with sugared sparkle. Yup, that’s exactly what it looks like on nails.
SEPHORA Colorful Eye Shadow in My Boyfriend’s Jeans No 19 ($13 @ sephora.com) – this dark denim with just a touch of shimmer blue is a nice alternative to always using black to contour your eyes.
Disclosure: Some of these items were provided for review purposes. Some I bought.
How are you with applying face highlighters? You know, a little above the cheekbones, under the brows, down the center of the nose, in the cleavage. Here are two I’m recommending if you want to add them to your beauty regime. And these especially look nice in an evening look.
BARE ESCENTUALS bareMinerals Secret Radiance All-Over Face Color ($19/.85g @ bareescentuals.com) – From the Remix Collection, this one has a golden hue to it to really give you a luminescent look. And I like that it’s buildable.
And they also just came out with a Buxom Divine Goddess Luminzer if you like a non-powder version. Only available @ sephora for $28.
IT COSMETICS Hello Light Powder Illuminizer ($24 @ itcosmetics.com) – Yes, this is a nice pressed luminizer and all but I don’t think the brand can put out a product without incorporating anti-aging ingredients … and that’s a good thing, right? But since this feature is about how a product performs, know that the formula infuses micronized pigments of light to blur those imperfections and it does it well. *sigh* Brill!
BARE ESCENTUALS just came out with some new metallic light blue packaged items under the bareMinerals moniker. I’m loving the sleek packaging and this colors inside and out just work.
There are a few new items but in this feature, let’s look at the Loud & Clear Lip Sheer. Click after the jump to see more pictures and swatches!
What it is: BARE ESCENTUALS The Royal Treatment
Why I like it: It has a little bit of everything from their makeup line (15 pieces total), and it comes in this wicked cool roll-up cosmetic case. I'm usually not a fan of smaller-than-the-original products but it this case, it's works, and it's a great way to try their makeup line to see what colors etc will work for the recipient.
Price: $85 @ bareescentuals.com. It’s currently out of stock but if you need this for a last minute gift, you’re better off getting it in one of their stores. Call ahead of time!
Wanna see what's inside the roll? Click after the jump!
There’s nothing I love more than eye shadow and when I saw this collection, I knew it was a must have for any mineral makeup lovers on your list.
What it is: BARE ESCENTUALS A Vision in Velvet is 20 pots of eye shadow in a sleeve.
Why I like it: What’s not to like? And I love the size of each pot as the .28g of color is not an overwhelming amount but more than enough to try out each color quite a few times.
Price: $79 @ bareescentuals.com – that’s $3.95 a pot.
Want to see the whole thing and what colors are in it? Click after the jump!
I wonder what the BARE ESCENTUALS stats are like when it comes to their signature foundation. Like 1 in 10 women wear bareMinerals Foundation. I’m sure they have done studies but now they’ve upped the anti with their new READY SPF 20 Foundation. It’s their first foray into a solid mineral foundation and I’m liking it so far. And obviously this one is sooo much easier to tote around in your purse!
The powder contains a SeaNutritive Mineral Complex, which is made up of major antioxidants like vitamins A, C and E as well as rose hip see oil. It also has a unique time-released hydration system so it won’t settle into lines and creases like some foundations can, and extra moisture is good for the skin, right?
And I love, love, love (as they say on QVC) their Precision Face Brush ($28). It’s a dense brush head and comprised of synthetic bristles. I’m not sure if it’s the flat head or the width of it but it’s just perfect with this foundation. And it also comes in a travel-friendly version called the Retractable Precision Face Brush ($22).So get your travel on!
All @ bareescentuals.com.
Disclosure: Samples of these items were provided for review purposes.
When it comes to lippies, gloss or lipstick, I need me some color! I hate when I see a nice lip gloss and then I apply and can barely see it. What the…? What’s the point really? If I just wanted moisture, I would apply some Chapstik. So I am praising BARE ESCENTUALS new Buxom Full-Bodied Lip Gloss.
BARE ESCENTUALS just came out with some new 4.0’s as in bareMinerals READY Eyeshadow 4.0. I really like these READY shadows overall as they have a great texture, blend well and there doesn’t seem to be any throwaways in any of the 2.0’s or 4.0’s. Let take a look at The A List.
The BARE ESCENTUALS line just came out with some new bareMinerals READY Eyeshadow 2.0 – 7 new duos and 2 new quads. Let’s explore The Phenomenon duo.