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Reviewer: Mistryst
Location:Sacramento, CA
Age Range:35-44
Skin Type:Normal
Skin Shade:Medium
Hair Color:Brunette
Eye Color:Brown
Date:01/20/2014
Big Shoes
Rating
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
For the sake of all that is true and righteous, this LLL-Wearing Eyeliner has big shoes to fill if it is being offered as a sequel to the long lost and dearly beloved Big and Bright Eyeliner of the not-so-distant past.
That said, the colors are subtle, classic and appear to play well with others. Short term wear is clean; no run or drift.
Happy BE'ing!
+21points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 22out of 23found this review helpful.
 
 
Reviewer: Mistryst
Location:Sacramento, CA
Age Range:35-44
Skin Type:Normal
Skin Shade:Medium
Eye Color:Brown
Display Name: Julie
Date:09/28/2012
Brightening!
Rating
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: light-weight, silky, apply with caution
When my package arrived I could hardly wait to see and feel the product. I was in my car and as I opened the compact I looked at the shade with puzzlement... Of the two shade choices I had chosen the one that indicated NO pink tone “The Shining Moment” as I do not have pink undertones nor do I use pink colored products - they simply are not flattering... as what I was looking at looked like a shimmery flesh tone ( a little pinkish) powder.
Shaking the skepticism off, I pulled my portable/retractable flawless brush out of my purse and dusted it off on a tissue and gave the Luminizer a few taps and swept it lightly in the areas where I normally highlight (above cheekbones, across brow, down bridge of nose), basically everywhere I contour with light. I snapped the compact closed and opened the larger car mirror.
Nice! It gave my face a glow without being too glittery. There is definite sheen/sparkle to the product and I could see it very minimally on my face. With time, I am confident it will be a regular element of my contouring routine.
Not so nice: There should have been some guidance on best brush to use as well as some guidance on application. Until the READY products are mainstream and integrated with those of us who are heavily hesitant to make the transition or even the addition to our collections there needs to be some guidance on use/application.
I am very familiar with my quite extensive BE brush collection and can normally look at a product, decide how I am going to use it and easily pick out the appropriate brush. The READY lines and stream of new READY products are not familiar and should either be paired and sold with a new brush if one has been developed for it or there should be a recommendation.
Words of caution: This could easily become shiny with over application. I can say that the flawless application brush is too heavy; thankfully I used a very light hand and light touch. Once again - a very little goes a long, long way.
As a long time user of BE, I am struggling with the READY line - I find the products not of the same feel, texture or caliber of the original loose powders and find myself falling back on my consistent original BE products. As a customer of over 15 years... must say, the originals are still my preference.
Happy BE’ing!
+19points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 21out of 23found this review helpful.
 
Reviewer: Mistryst
Location:Sacramento, CA
Age Range:35-44
Skin Type:Normal
Skin Shade:Medium
Eye Color:Brown
Display Name: Julie
Date:05/21/2012
Surprisingly Useful!
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: work beautifully, great quality sheets
As I matured, what little bit of oily skin I had as a late teen or in my early twenties dissipated, but sometimes at the end of the day (especially a long day in summer) I will have an unwanted amount of shine or flat out want to wash my face and start all over again due to an evening engagement that I do not have time to go home and completely re-do myself for. I took a chance on these sheets and wow... really, just wow.
These sheets have a substantial texture to them that is much better than anything else I have seen on the market ( most brands look like gift wrapping tissue paper ). When gently applied to the skin, these magical sheets pull away that moisture/oiliness of the day and pick up virtually none of my BE make-up.
It's like magic.
What is also great is that I find them reducing the buildup of deposits on my "to-go" BE brushes because they are lifting away a good measure of what would otherwise be mixed in and smeared around on my face with the clean minerals had I not used the sheets.
I don't use them daily, nor can I speak as one with true oily skin - but as I described above, these beauties are indispensible! Great find that I didn't even really consider for years as I don't have oily skin but I'm telling ya' ladies - they work great for those late evening/end of day touch ups.
Happy BE'ing!
+7points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 7out of 7found this review helpful.
 
 Heal & Conceal Kit - Medium
Heal & Conceal Kit - Medium
Heal & Conceal Kit
 
Reviewer: Mistryst
Location:Sacramento, CA
Age Range:35-44
Skin Type:Normal
Skin Shade:Medium
Eye Color:Brown
Display Name: Julie
Date:05/09/2012
It Works!
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: amazing deal
Even if the concealer shade in this kit is too light for you, you can darken it up with some darker foundation you have on hand (I always have a few shades darker around so that I can low light and contour) - for this price point you are getting an awesome deal. The treatment works, period. It is gentle but effective!
Another option if the concealer shade isn't right for you - it's a small pot, and you can easily dump it sparingly into your regular foundation over time to consume it and reap the benefits of the higher spf without washing out your color.
That IS the beauty of all BE products, they are so smooth and of the same particulate size that you can mix and blend as you wish and never really mess anything up. C'mon ladies, if you like the treatment, this deal can't be beat especially with the brushes included.
Awesome - I'm picking up 2!
Happy BE'ing!
+6points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 6out of 6found this review helpful.
 
 Body Buki Brush
Body Buki Brush
Body Buki Brush
 
Reviewer: Mistryst
Location:Sacramento, CA
Age Range:35-44
Skin Type:Normal
Skin Shade:Medium
Eye Color:Brown
Display Name: Julie
Date:05/09/2012
Sexy Brush!
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: luscious
This full coverage Kabuki is amazing for when you want to dust your shoulders or décolleté area with any of the beautiful body minerals BE has; Jade, Platinum, Pearl, Gold, etc. It is delicious to use and will make you feel as sexy and bare as using this luscious brush. Depending on the gown or clothing, sometimes I also dust the back of my calves and the tops of my feet when wearing a pair of stunning high heels with a split-hem.
A great brush if you enjoy BE's body powders - it feels amazing and gives wonderful results!
Happy BE'ing!
+6points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 6out of 6found this review helpful.
 
Active Cell Renewal Night Serum (30 mL / 1 Fl. Oz.)
 
Reviewer: Mistryst
Location:Sacramento, CA
Age Range:35-44
Skin Type:Normal
Skin Shade:Medium
Eye Color:Brown
Display Name: Julie
Date:01/02/2012
A New Must Have - I Love it!
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: impressive
This gem is now a regular in my nightly facial routine. While I feel blessed by my family genes in that I receive compliments on how old I 'look', I decided about 2 years ago that wasn't going to last forever and that I had better begin a skin care routine to help me maintain what I can of my youthful appearance as I near the 40 year mark.
True, I probably should have started in my 20's (my advice to all the 20 something’s out there is that it's never too early to start to concern yourself with skin integrity and care) but I didn't. I too received a sample of this lovely product prior to Christmas and can say that with a solid 16 days or so of use - I am thoroughly impressed. I see a reduction in the traces of morning puffiness, a more taught feel to my skin all day, every day and a general more youthful appearance.
I love it!
Sure, you may question the price point but we all have something we do not skimp on - for me, it's me. I love my premium coffees and I love my BE collection and regular deliveries of products. I am a BE Purist and this is a wonderful addition to my self indulgence as well as my skin.
Try it once - if you aren't completely convinced then you can say you tried it. I think you will be pleasantly surprised and will add it to your routine.
Note: it should go without saying but I will say it anyway for those still haggling with the price point - as with all BE products, a little goes a long way. I am nowhere near done with my sample and I have already purchased the full size.
Happy BE'ing!
+16points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 16out of 16found this review helpful.
 
 Retractable Kabuki Brush
Retractable Kabuki Brush
Retractable Kabuki Brush
 
Reviewer: Mistryst
Location:Sacramento, CA
Age Range:35-44
Skin Type:Normal
Skin Shade:Medium
Eye Color:Brown
Display Name: Julie
Date:12/19/2011
Love this Brush
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: perfect
Much like the Jade Retractable, this brush is awesome, high quality and multi functional. Great design, great quality brush in a nice compact rectract that drops into your purse, computer bag or travel kit for flawless application on the go. Don't miss out - the price point on both brushes is outstanding. Picking up a second of this one, as well. Great for that extra application - the main difference between this and the Jade is this one is a Kabuki.
Happy BE'ing!
+5points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 5out of 5found this review helpful.
 
 Jade Retractable Face Brush
Jade Retractable Face Brush
Jade Retractable Face Brush
 
Reviewer: Mistryst
Location:Sacramento, CA
Age Range:35-44
Skin Type:Normal
Skin Shade:Medium
Eye Color:Brown
Display Name: Julie
Date:12/19/2011
Great Brush for My Purse
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: perfect for active be'ing
Picked this up as I needed something for my purse for late day touch ups when I have evening engagements.
Exceeded my expectations, especially given the price point, in softness, durability, functionality and performance. This brush is ALL BE quality; the great quality I expect of the regular full size handle brushes I buy for my home - I found in this sweet Jade colored compact retractible brush. Picking up a second for my travel bag - at this price, you can't have too many! It is perfect for touching up or for first application. I use a slightly light hand for my BE application and this brush has me covered, completely.
Don't miss out on this gem of a deal. Highly recommended.
0points
 
 
Reviewer: Mistryst
Location:Sacramento, CA
Age Range:35-44
Skin Type:Normal
Skin Shade:Medium
Eye Color:Brown
Display Name: Julie
Date:08/29/2011
Amazing Deal on BE Eye Essentials!!
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: wow, incredible
This trio of BE Eye fabulous kits combined make up the quintessential tools for anyone who is looking to create a well stocked, solid BE Eye Arsenal. I have purchased each of these kits, some more than once, for their amazing value and versatility. To see them offered here in this bundle at just over $11 each is amazing! I recommend each one and would emphasize that you seriously look at the kits contents; the Intro Kit (my personal favorite) more than pays for itself with an eye buffing brush you cannot get anywhere else and a full Eyeshadow sized pot of Flaunt which is great for any skin tone and eye color and a full sized Big and Bright eyeliner. Those three alone are worth 3X the cost of the kit in this bundle. I have purchased the Intro kit 4 times myself – Flaunt is my go to eye color daily when I’m late or need to move in a hurry, it looks fabulous and neutral on every skin tone and eye color.
The Eyelining kit is a staple of any BE eye arsenal with its unique eyelining brush kit; 3 brushes in one (also great for the compact traveler such as myself; carry-on only) not to mention another 2 full Eyeliner sized pots of color. Sable is gorgeously pigmented and just lovely on everyone, from wet application (which is what I use it for) to dry application smoked out – simply a gorgeous shade!
The Foiling kit is another great kit; a full sized double ended brush and 3 regular sized Eyeshadow pots! And the colors are great foiled… or not. You are truly getting 6 shades in 3 depending on how you utilize them.
Ladies – gobble these kits up… again, at nearly $11/kit, this is an incredible deal and shouldn’t be passed on lightly.
Wow – Even though I have more than one of each of these kits already I don’t think I can pass up this deal even if they go into my little “BE Gift Baskets” that I make up to turn the lovely ladies I know or meet into BE addicts.
Highly recommended!
0points
 
 Tutorials: Intro to Eyes
Tutorials: Intro to Eyes
Tutorials: Intro to Eyes, including Mini Prime Time Eyelid Primer, Small Flaunt Eyecolor (golden toffee shimmer), Big & Bright Eyeliner in Granite, Mini Flawless Definition Mascara in Black, and Buffing Eye Brush
 
Reviewer: Mistryst
Location:Sacramento, CA
Age Range:35-44
Skin Type:Normal
Skin Shade:Medium
Eye Color:Brown
Display Name: Julie
Date:07/24/2011
A Sweet Deal and a Fabulous Little Kit!
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: fabulous kit
I have purchased this kit several times... but let me tell you why. It isn't because I need the refresher training.
It's simply a great deal; the eyeshadow brush is fabulous and versatile - it's one of the quintessential BE brushes for eyeshadow application and there is no 'having too many'. Second, you get a full sized Big and Bright eyeliner, a regular sized eyeshadow pot, the ULTRA-FAB eyelid primer and mini mascara!
When I'm short on time in the morning and literally do not have the 10 minutes it takes me to do my full BareMinerals make-up application (I know, hard to believe that I might be so late that I can't fit it in... but it happens), this eyeshadow color is what I grab.
Flaunt is the absolute perfect stand alone shade when I can't create the regular contouring of my eyes that is part of my 'full routine', and when paired with the Granite Big and Bright eyeliner the look is amazingly finished with little to no effort. Flaunt is a surprisingly forgiving shade on all skin tones; it defines, provides depth and contour. Depending on your skin tone, the application may differ some, but I haven’t seen a woman yet who couldn’t utilize this shade as the sole eyeshadow applied.
This kit gives me what I need to have BE complete eyes in less than 5 minutes - and that includes my full BE Rever-Uppers, Prime Time primers, Foundation, Warmth and Mineral Veil applications.
If you're looking for an eye kit to try and want to keep it simple, this is it.
If you're looking for an eye kit to try and want to try a little bit of a lot of things, this is it.
If you're looking for an eye kit to try and want a complete finished look with the most minimal of effort, this is it.
A great array of products, amazing price point and an outstanding look. This is a great way to start with BE eyes if you're a beginner or if you're looking for a fast fabulous eye.
+12points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 12out of 12found this review helpful.
 
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Active Cell Renewal Night Serum (30 mL / 1 Fl. Oz.)
 
Does this product help diminish acne scars?
I am light skined and I have acne scars mostly all over my face. I have being looking for a product that will help diminish my scars for the longest time but have not had any luck. Before trying the Active Cell Renewal Night Serum I wanted to know if this product could help deminish the scars in my face.
Top 10 Contributor
While I can't speak to the acne scar reduction, I just wanted to chime in and say that I have medium pigmented skin and any 'event' on my face can leave me with discoloration or varying color spots.
I love the Active Cell Renewal Night Serum - I have found it a great overall cell renewal booster that both diminishes those discolorations or variations as well as reduces puffiness and increases the taught, youthful spring to the skin (and I saw significant enough results with the sample sent to me before Christmas that I went ahead and ordered 2 full sized bottles). The Deluxe sample bottle lasted me longer than the 7 days I believe it is intended for ( I got just past 2 weeks of use out of mine ), though I did apply it to slightly damp skin and used it sparingly which is why it lasted so long. If you apply it to dry skin you'll find you will need to triple the amount used.
And honestly, it simply absorbs better into the skin when it is warm and damp which is probably why it lasted me so long.
I hope that helped some, at least.
Happy BE'ing!
Submitted by:
Mistryst
2 years, 5 months ago
 
 Lash Builder
Lash Builder
Lash Builder
 
Did this get discontinued?
When will this product come back in stock? I love lash builder but I haven't been able to find it anywhere for at least a month. I hope it didn't get discontinued.
Top 10 Contributor
It is back in stock - you should be able to find it online. If you don't see it as available, give the great BE customer service number a call. I did this about 2 months ago, before it was back on the website and was able to pick up 2 through the CS phone number.
Good luck and happy BE'ing!
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Mistryst
2 years, 10 months ago
 
 Prime Time Foundation Primer
Prime Time Foundation Primer
Our amazing, preservative-free foundation primer.
 
do I use the prime time foundation primer under my eyes?
should i use this product under my eyes?
Top 10 Contributor
Hi Mai
To answer your question, it really depends on the coverage you need and if you’re doing any under eye coverage for dark circles or shallow skin tone. I definitely recommend that you use the Prime Time Face primer all over your face, to give you even and complete coverage, regardless.
Going a step further, if you are using any sort of product under the eye like Bisque/concealer or Well Rested to even out the under eye tone due to circles or darkness, I suggest using the Prime Time Eye primer gently rolled onto the under eye skin over the Prime Time face primer before any under eye Bare Mineral face makeup. This will greatly increase the effectiveness while decreasing the amount you need to apply for optimal coverage.
Hope this helps and Happy BE’ing
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Mistryst
3 years, 1 month ago
 
 Prime Time Foundation Primer
Prime Time Foundation Primer
Our amazing, preservative-free foundation primer.
 
Lotion Underneath?
I have combination skin and love the feeling and effects of prime time, but my skin still needs some moisturizing (especially in the winter) along with prime time - If I put lotion on first, and then the prime time, will it block the prime time from being able to fully penetrate my skin and limit its full benefits?
Or should I switch to the Skin Rever-Upper instead of Prime Time, since it is also moisturizing?
Top 10 Contributor
I would try using the Skin Rever-Upper before trying a moisturizer. This is my personal daily regime, has been for a few years now, and I LOVE it - it does not block the functionality of Prime Time at all, in fact it helps with distribution and I find I achieve better coverage of the Prime Time when I use the Rever-Upper first.
Hope it works as well for you as it does for me!
=)
Happy BE'ing.
Submitted by:
Mistryst
3 years, 7 months ago
 
 Prime Time Foundation Primer
Prime Time Foundation Primer
Our amazing, preservative-free foundation primer.
 
What specifically is the difference between the two Prime Time Primers?
Which primer is the best to use for someone with normal/combination skin...the one with the black lid or the white lid? The descriptions aren't clear to me.
Top 10 Contributor
Check out the reviews - some of us have given our insight into these products with great detail and I think we've all answered your question in some way, shape or form.
Best of luck!
(short answer, in my review I recommend sticking with Original Prime Time unless you have unmistakably oily skin)
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Mistryst
3 years, 9 months ago
 
 RareMinerals Blemish Therapy
RareMinerals Blemish Therapy
RareMinerals Blemish Therapy
 
The pictures shows a brush, is this included? Also, can this product be used alone or is an all over face color needed?
Is an application brush included and does it give good enough coverage by itself?
Top 10 Contributor
Yes, the pictured brush is included and I do find it adequate for spot treatment - this isn't intended for an all over face application.
It is not a foundation - it is a spot treatment.
This product works very well and it doesn't require a heavy application at all. I noticed a remarkable difference within 2 days.
Submitted by:
Mistryst
3 years, 10 months ago
 
The bareMinerals Eye Club, Bare Basic. Collection includes Small Joeli Eyecolor (lavender; matte), Small Violet Sky Eyecolor (dark violet maroon; matte), Small Starlet Leigh Ann Eyecolor (eggplant; matte), Contour Shadow Brush
 
WONDERING WHAT SIZE THE EYE COLOR POTS ARE AND WHAT THE kg or oz are.
THE BAREMINERALS EYE CLUB SHIPMENTS.
Top 10 Contributor
The Eyecolor containers are regular small eye shadow size and contain 0.57g/0.02oz.
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Mistryst
3 years, 10 months ago