BareMinerals Our Best and Most Brilliant
BareMinerals Our Best and Most Brilliant: I love holiday sets! I will be reviewing quite a few more before the end of the year. If you are a fan of BareMinerals or have never tried them before this kit is a nice introduction to their products. It includes:
- Brightening Pearl Mineral Veil Finishing Powder
- Dual-sided Hint Blush & Bright Radiance All-Over Face Color
- Prime Time Eyelid Primer
- Well-Rested SPF 20 Eye Brightener
- Flawless Definition Volumizing Mascara
- Best Friend Lip Balm
- Double-ended Seamless Blending Brush
- Deluxe Sample of Deep Cleansing Foam
I went ahead and tried out everything in the kit except for the Deep Cleansing Foam. I’m trying out some different skincare right now, so I’ll save that for another review. I started by applying the bareMinerals SPF 15 Original Foundation in Medium Beige
all over my face except for my eyelids. Then I applied a thin layer of the Prime Time Eyelid Primer. This formulation goes on clear and slightly mattifies the lids. Although it is meant to extend the wear of your eyeshadow, it seemed to slightly perk up my lids. It has a smooth, creamy texture. Super lightweight!
The next thing I applied was the Well-Rested SPF 20 Eye Brightener. People often mistake this for a concealer and complain that it is too white. However, as the packaging states it is an EYE BRIGHTENER. I applied it under my eyes using the concealer end of the Double-Ended Seamless Blending Brush and blended it out toward my cheekbones. It is so important to blend this one really well since it has a ton of white pigment in it from the natural sun screens it contains. Then I topped everything with the Brightening Pearl Mineral Veil Finishing Powder. I was really excited about this one. It has the same extremely finely milled texture of the original Mineral Veil but the color is a very soft, super light peachy tone. Peach tones are great for warming up your complexion while adding a little bit of color correction. The only downside is that this Mineral Veil is not available outside of this kit. I’m such a sucker for limited editions.
What I love most about BareMinerals is how it doesn’t look like I’m wearing makeup, but there is a noticeable difference in my skin’s appearance. Next, I moved onto the Dual-Sided Hint Blush & Bright Radiance All-Over Face Color. The packaging is cute but a real pain in the ass. It was super hard to twist open, closed or to just half close it so that you have access to the blush and not the radiance, etc. It hurt my fingers every time I tried to twist it. Ouch! After putting a little elbow grease into it, I used the fluffy end of the Double-Ended Seamless Blending Brush to apply the Bright Radiance All-Over Face Color as a highlighter on my cheekbones and temples. I then wiped the brush off and applied the Hint Blush to the apples of my cheeks. Both are great shades. The Hint Blush is universally flattering on all skin tones; however, some may find the Bright Radiance All-Over Face Color to be a bit too shimmery. It just depends on your shimmer comfort level.
With all my face makeup on I grabbed the Best Friend Lip Balm. I’ve not seen this product in any of the BareMinerals collections before. It smells delightful and has no flavor. It has a deep berry tint to it that again will flatter most skin tones. It is lightweight, non-waxy and non-sticky feeling. Definite thumbs up! I hope this is something that BareEscentuals will consider adding to their BareMinerals line permanently. I would definitely purchase it… or a couple!
Lastly, I applied the Flawless Definition Volumizing Mascara in Black. I really like this mascara. It is never clumpy. Two coats are more than enough to define and thicken your lashes. Just wiggle the brush at the base of your lashes and pull through. Just like the foundation, it looks very natural but manages to enhance the appearance of the lashes.
I used everything in the box except the Deep Cleansing Foam and no outside products other than the SPF 15 Original Foundation in Medium Beige. Here is the result:
The little gold makeup bag that comes with BareMinerals Our Best and Most Brilliant set is cute. You can never have enough little makeup bags.
It has room for all of the items in this kit as well as a specifically designated area for five makeup brushes.
All in all this is a nice set with two limited edition items (Brightening Pearl Mineral Veil Finishing Powder and Best Friend Lip Balm). I’m not crazy about the Well-Rested SPF 20 Eye Brightener. Thanks to the white pigment in the natural sun protection it is a bit to light for my skin. I hate the packaging for the Dual-Sided Hint Blush & Bright Radiance All-Over Face Color, but I love the shades. Everything else in this set is golden.
BareMinerals Our Best and Most Brilliant is a limited edition set celebration having done 10 years of business with ULTA. This is exclusive to Ulta and – you guessed it – is available at Ulta and Ulta.com.
From Ulta.com, “Cheers to the best of beauty with this collection of endless bareMinerals looks for eyes, face and lips celebrating 10 beautiful years with ULTA. Includes chic gold clutch
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Heather N King