A few weeks ago Bare Minerals released a 6-piece beauty surprise collection for $18 (valued at $110!). My makeup drawer is already overflowing and I really don't need any more but who listens to that little voice of reason, anyway? Besides, it's been a while since I last bought a BM surprise so why not?
One thing I should note about Bare Minerals mystery collections is that they contain mostly discontinued products. Not expired, but no longer in production. So you might expect to find last season's eyeliners or lipsticks in here. I suppose it's their way of cleaning house.
Buxom Full-bodied Lip Gloss in Hello Lover - Similar to Sweet Thing but a little lighter, sort of a guava color. Still a bit BAM!ish but I'll see if I can pull it off. Apologies for the lack of swatches; wasn't sure if I'd be keeping or passing them on so I didn't open either.
|Marvelous Moxie lipstick in Speak Your Mind|
Eye Shadow in Breathless - This eye shadow looks pretty dark in the container but to my surprise it was actually very light and shimmery when swatched. In fact it almost blends in with my natural skin color. It's buildable though so if you want more intensity just keep layering it on. For reference that swatch below is three swipes of the shadow.
Wow, what a bargain! These may be discontinued products but that doesn't mean they're any less worthy. If you were to buy this season's equivalents you'd be spending about a hundred dollars. Plus almost everything in here (aside from the lip glosses) is in relatively neutral, work friendly shades. My favorite is the lipstick (I'm a sucker for great packaging) but I'll probably get the most use out of the mineral eye shadow because it gives you that no-makeup-yet-made-up look. I'm very happy with this collection, it was a good use of $18 :)