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Reviewer: astrosmom
Location:San Diego, CA
Age Range:55 and up
Skin Type:Normal
Skin Shade:Light
Hair Color:Brunette
Eye Color:Blue
Date:06/04/2014
M. Moxie Nudes with Attitude Lip Gloss Collection
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: the best lip glosses ever!
These lip glosses are very complimentary to All skin tones. They are a must have for wearing to work, running errands or just doing everyday housework.
A-Lister is a shimmering nude, Future Star is a sheer melon, Live Wire is a blush pink, Maverick is a rosewood shimmer, while Super Power is a soft peachy nude, and Trailblazer is a nude gold shade.
The slightly shimmer glosses are not an overbearing shimmer and can easily be worn for daytime use. Experiment with these glosses by wearing 2 shades at one time thus creating your own unique Nude Attitude. In Another words, have fun with this set and make it your own Attitude Adjuster!
+14points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 15out of 16found this review helpful.
 
Peacock Eyecolor (golden peridot ) (size: small)
 
Reviewer: astrosmom
Location:San Diego, CA
Age Range:55 and up
Skin Type:Normal
Skin Shade:Light
Hair Color:Brunette
Eye Color:Blue
Date:01/19/2014
Last chance beauties- get them before they're gone
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: last chance eyeshadows, think outside the box!
Banana Smoothie-an icy yellow sheen shade. This color goes on very pale with a slight sheen effect. Great color to place in the inner eye corner and near the brow bone to brighten your eyes.
Blue-ty Call- a sea spray blue, a matte shade. This shadow is perfect for anyone who has blue, green or hazel eyes.
King- a peachy sheen under the glimpse(sheen) texture family. This color has a slight sheen to go with the pale peach shade. You could also use it by dipping your gloss into this color and use it on your lips to bring out a sheen to your lips.
Oasis- a mossy clover shimmer shade. This green shadow is another color for blue eyes. If you don't like green by themselves then use it as a base then apply another color on top to lighten it up like City Lights or Banana Smoothie eye shadows.
Paradise- tangerine dream sheen. This shadow can be used alone or use along the brow bone or near the inner eye corners. All of BE shadows glide on easily and last throughout the day.
Peacock- golden peridot sheen. This color, for me, goes on dark so I use it mostly at night for going out on the town. I'm fairly light skin tone but for those that have medium to dark skin tones, you could use it as a daytime shade too. Just my personal opinion.
Salsa-hibiscus pink sheen shade. This shade glides on effortlessly on the pale side. Not a bright pink. I use it as a blush! Don't forget your pout spot on your lips!
Sun-tangerine silk matte. I don't use this color so much with my fair-light skin tone but it looks great on dark skin tones. I use it mostly in the summer when I have a great tan.
Well Rested- cream linen matte shade. When this first came out it was used as an eye shadow but now it's used as a concealer.
I hope this helps those who are on the fence but hurry before they're gone for good!
+35points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 35out of 35found this review helpful.
 
 Amazing Must-Haves
Amazing Must-Haves
Amazing Must-Haves
 
Reviewer: astrosmom
Location:San Diego, CA
Age Range:55 and up
Skin Type:Normal
Skin Shade:Light
Hair Color:Brunette
Eye Color:Blue
Date:11/30/2013
Amazing Must Haves (Online Offering)
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Any time you have a large kit, the value not only saves you money, you get to try a whole lot of product and some of it's brand new to the Bare Minerals product line.
So what's the difference between the online version and the Boutiques A to Z Must Haves?
For starters, you receive 4 full size M. Moxie glosses instead of the 8 mini M. Moxie Glosses. In this collection, you get Maverick- a rosewood shimmer, Rebel- a pink mauve, Ring Leader- a lavender pink pearl, & Show Off- a baby pink shade.
Secret Blush (deep mauve pink shade) is not included in the Boutique collection.
Mineral Veil (translucent finishing powder) & Brightening Pearl Mineral Veil (a subtle pearlescent finishing powder) give you a choice for your finishing powders.
Faux Tan-(radiant tan) adds a subtle tan to winter skin, Kiss Blush (pink shimmer), Passion Blush (burnt rose), Sweet Cheeks Blush (candied pink) are blushes that any skin tone can use. Also use as a lip color too.
You have 10 choices to use as eye shadows. they all go on smooth with great staying power. Some are new to the line. Charmed (light icy pink), Espresso Decadence (deep chocolate velvet), Lilac Haze (soft lilac) This is a new color for the Boutiques, it was a Nordstrum exclusive in 2012. Overjoyed (light copper apricot), New Quirky (a shimmering green teal), New Up in Smoke (sparkly smoke), Wild Ruby liner (glimmering ruby eggplant), New X-factor (bright metallic copper), New Yours Truely (light shimmery lavender), & Zany (soft tarnished gold).
The Turn On Gold Multitasking Highlighter is also new. Brush some of this on your high spots (forehead, nose, and cheeks to bring out a sheer ivory golden radiant glow to your skin). Great to use on your shoulders or neck area for the parties you'll be attending this holiday season.
+40points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 44out of 48found this review helpful.
 
 Time To Shine
Time To Shine
Time To Shine
 
Reviewer: astrosmom
Location:San Diego, CA
Age Range:55 and up
Skin Type:Normal
Skin Shade:Light
Hair Color:Brunette
Eye Color:Blue
Date:09/28/2013
Buxom Time to Shine 6 pc mini collection
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: buxom lip collection, creams & polishes
I Love lip collections because you get to try more product for your money. Buxom's Time to Shine 6 piece mini collection is just that. It has 3 mini lip creams & 3 mini lip polishes.
The creams are Cherry Flip-a red poppy shade, Kir Royale-a rich wine shade, and White Russian- a nude pink shade. They are really creamy. The shades compliment my light complexion instead of over powering it.
The lip polishes are Amy (new)- a shimmering nude pink, Gabby-an original plum shimmer, and Tiffany(new)- a shimmering red shade. These polishes aren't sticky and they have great staying power. You can layer them over any creams to create a new look.
These collections make great gifts so it might be in your best interest to pick up an extra one for those last minute gifts everyone needs. You won't regret it.
0points
 
 Addicted to Peach
Addicted to Peach
Addicted to Peach
 
Reviewer: astrosmom
Location:San Diego, CA
Age Range:55 and up
Skin Type:Normal
Skin Shade:Light
Hair Color:Brunette
Eye Color:Blue
Date:04/20/2013
Addicted to Peach 5 piece Collection with bag
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: an all inclusive collection
The Ready 2.0 The Guilty Pleasure gives you 2 eye shadows, Shh- an apricot nectar shade, looks great over the entire lid while Yes, Please-a cinnamon brown shimmer can be used in the crease and as a liner. The loose eye shadow Temptation (.57gm) is great to use with Shh for a two-tone eye look on the lid too. The Sweet Peach Radiance (.85gm), gives your cheek bones, nose bridge and the brow bones a golden peach glow. Round out your eye lashes with FD Mascara. Your lips look fantastic with the Marvelous Moxie lip gloss in Stylista, a vivid peach shade. All items fit into the lite metallic bag.
+8points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 8out of 8found this review helpful.
 
Reviewer: astrosmom
Location:San Diego, CA
Age Range:55 and up
Skin Type:Normal
Skin Shade:Light
Hair Color:Brunette
Eye Color:Blue
Date:04/20/2013
Round the Clock Eyeliner Sharpener
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: a must have!
If you use RTC liners then you need this important tool to add to your arsenal of must haves!
+2points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 2out of 2found this review helpful.
 
Reviewer: astrosmom
Location:San Diego, CA
Age Range:55 and up
Skin Type:Normal
Skin Shade:Light
Hair Color:Brunette
Eye Color:Blue
Date:04/20/2013
Color Choreography Lambada
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: love to mix and match shadow colors, great to travel with
Love having 5 shadows to choose from in a compact form. These were the first multi-shadow compacts offered by BE. I only wish Sephora and BE would not only give the shadow name but also the color descriptions on the tip cards & description page on the stores web sites too! So BE please, may we have color descriptions printed on tip cards and/or box descriptions that go to all the department stores?
These easy creamy shadows stay on especially when you use the Buxom Stick Around pen Eye Primer offered by Sephora. Some shadows can be used for blushes and also as a lip color or eye liner.
Here are the shadows name with color descriptions ( took over a year to get this info). Swirl- light pink matte, Strut -dark purple, Sizzle -shimmery peach, Spin
-light purple, & Smolder -dark brown.
+3points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 3out of 3found this review helpful.
 
 Passport Collection: The Jetsetter Edition
Passport Collection: The Jetsetter Edition
Passport Collection: The Jetsetter Edition
 
Reviewer: astrosmom
Location:San Diego, CA
Age Range:45-54
Skin Type:Normal
Skin Shade:Light
Hair Color:Brunette
Eye Color:Blue
Date:02/19/2013
The Paassport Jetsetter Edition Collection
Rating
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: all inclusive collection great for travel
I love all inclusive collections especially when you travel and this fits the bill! I couldn't give it 5 stars because there isn't a label telling you what color is what? With much research this is what the color descriptions are: Color Choreography (eye shadows) Hustle- smoky black teal, Shuffle-rich brown slate, Twirl- pale citrine, Twist- shimmering sand. Buxom Mascara in blackest black, True Hue Blush in Escapade- soft peach, mini lip polish in Sasha- vibrant shimmering pink. All in an"envelope" makeup case, this was released in 2012.
+1point
Helpful Votes Recieved: 1out of 1found this review helpful.
 
Velvet Pistachio Eyecolor (crushed mint) (size: small)
 
Reviewer: astrosmom
Location:San Diego, CA
Age Range:45-54
Skin Type:Normal
Skin Shade:Light
Hair Color:Brunette
Eye Color:Blue
Date:02/13/2013
Velvet "matte" eye colors
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: smooth silky blendable
I loved these velvet matte eye colors when they first appeared as a set of 6 in 2 different collections on QVC. The Velvet Delights & The Velvet Luxe eye color collections. Some of them are great as a lip color or even as a blush. I'm happy they are offered in the .57gm size jars.
+13points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 13out of 13found this review helpful.
 
 Flawless Definition Mascara - REMIX Edition - null
Flawless Definition Mascara - REMIX Edition - null
Flawless Definition Mascara - REMIX Edition
 
Reviewer: astrosmom
Location:San Diego, CA
Age Range:45-54
Skin Type:Normal
Skin Shade:Light
Hair Color:Brunette
Eye Color:Blue
Date:01/06/2013
Flawless Definition Mascara
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: awesome world's best mascara
If you have short, eye lashes then this mascara is for you! It glides on, separates each lash making them grow right in front of you to at least double or even triple the length you started out with. I love that it doesn't clump up either.
I was on cloud nine when The new Aqua Blast shade was released, I feel the aqua blue opens up my eyes even more and since my blue eyes love to change colors (depends on mood), to different shades of blues & lavenders, this blue makes them stand out more!
I love to first apply the black, let it dry, then apply the Aqua Blast on top for a different look. WOW!
You can't go wrong with either shade!
+10points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 11out of 12found this review helpful.
 
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Are all BE eyeshadows so shimmery?
I've purchased 2 BE eyeshadows and they're both so shimmery. Are they all that way? I'd prefer some that are matte and less Las Vegas-esque for work. This set appears to be toned down. Are they? Thanks.
Top 25 Contributor
Hi,

There are 3 types of eye shadows that Bare Escentuals have.

Mattes are mostly opaque eye shadow, Cream color with a rich velvet finish.

Sheen (another name is glimpse) are satiny soft, sheer with a touch of glow. Wear dry for a whisper effect or wet for a more opaque sheen.

Shimmer (another name is glimmer) are a high intensity shimmer. Can be soften and more translucent when worn dry, but when you wet your brush and pat into the shade, you will be creating an opaque wash of high sheen which is called foiling when applied to your lid. Best to pat the shadow on. HTH.
Submitted by:
astrosmom
San Diego, CA
7 months ago
 
Peacock Eyecolor (golden peridot ) (size: small)
 
Are these colors being discontinued?
Is the Oasis eye color being discontinued? What does "Last Chance" mean?
Top 25 Contributor
Yes, it the eyeshadow is listed in the last chance section, then the color has been discontinued and BE is selling the last remaining stock at a discount. So if you're interested in a shade you should buy it before it's gone!
Submitted by:
astrosmom
San Diego, CA
7 months ago
 
Peacock Eyecolor (golden peridot ) (size: small)
 
What is the amount in ounces of a small container.
What is the amount in ounces of medium & large containers.
Top 25 Contributor
In eye shadows extra small is 0.28gm/0.01oz, small is 0.57gm/0.02 oz,
Mineral Veil 2gm/0.07 oz.or 8.5gm/0.23oz , Blushes are considered medium sized jars 0.85gms/ 0.03oz, Delux sizes depends on the contents of the jars 0.98oz is a Delux on the Perfect Light Mineral Veil. Delux size in the foundation is 0.6oz while normal size is 0.3oz/.9gm and it will come in larger sizes. HTH
Submitted by:
astrosmom
San Diego, CA
7 months ago
 
 Amazing Must-Haves
Amazing Must-Haves
Amazing Must-Haves
 
Are the lip glosses full size?
Amazing Must-Haves Kit - Are the lip glosses included in this kit full size?
Top 25 Contributor
They appear to be full size
Submitted by:
astrosmom
San Diego, CA
8 months ago
 
Are these eyeshadows smaller than your regular eyeshadows?
Are these eyeshadows smaller than your regular eyeshadows?
Top 25 Contributor
If you are talking about the eye colors in Addicted To Peach, the answer is no. The Ready shadows are the same and the loose eye color shadow is a .57gm size.
Submitted by:
astrosmom
San Diego, CA
1 year, 4 months ago
 
 Bronze Splendor
Bronze Splendor
Bronze Splendor
 
Jack of All Trades trio
You offered a Jack of All Trades trio last year on QVC. I love the product and the colors in that collection. Will you be offering that product in those colors again? I am almost out and hate the thought of not having it anymore. Please consider! Thank you!
Top 25 Contributor
Jack of All Trades were a QVC exclusive, item last August 2012. Volume II is another QVC exclusive being offered now April 2013.
The 2012 Lip Balm colors were For Keeps- a sheer rose shade,Lean on Me-sheer honey, and Sure Thing -a sheer plum shade.
The 2013 Lip Balms are At First Sight- a sheer grape shade, The One & Only- sheer tangerine, and True Love- a sheer watermelon shade.
Submitted by:
astrosmom
San Diego, CA
1 year, 4 months ago
 
Velvet Pistachio Eyecolor (crushed mint) (size: small)
 
are these shimmary or matte?
normally velvet means matte but the pictures look like they have shimmer in them
Top 25 Contributor
Hustle- smoky black teal, Shuffle- rich brown slate, Twirl- pale citrine I would say they're all mattes, Twist- shimmering sand is more on the sheen side than on the glimmer (shimmer) side. HTH
Submitted by:
astrosmom
San Diego, CA
1 year, 6 months ago
 
 Passport Collection: The Jetsetter Edition
Passport Collection: The Jetsetter Edition
Passport Collection: The Jetsetter Edition
 
I love the collection and especially the bush it has become my go to blush. Is the blush sold separately?
Is the bush sold seperately?
Top 25 Contributor
The blush- Escapade (soft peach) is only found in this collection. It would be a good idea to grab another just for the blush so when you're done with this collection you won't have a backup.
Submitted by:
astrosmom
San Diego, CA
1 year, 6 months ago
 
 Black and White Eyecolor - 2000
Black and White Eyecolor - 2000
Opposites attract.
 
Looking for deep amethyst liner/ shadow loose powder. This came in a kit an i cannot find it anywhere sold by itself
JCO7A is the number on the jar
The color is great and has a nice shimmery sparkle to it.
Top 25 Contributor
This liner came in a 2009 Holiday collection called Bare Minerals Jewel Collection which I believe was an Ulta exclusive. All the products were infused with real gems. The Deep Amethyst liner was part of this kit. Unfortunately, Bare Escentuals never released this as a single. My only suggestions would be put in a request to BE for a comeback as a single release or start searching on eBay for this beautiful liner.
Submitted by:
astrosmom
2 years, 2 months ago
 
Can/would/should you use the Renew & Hydrate Eye Cream and the Firming Eye Treatment together? And if so, in what order should items be applied?
Can both eye creams be used together?
Top 25 Contributor
Yes, you can use both. Use the Renew & Hydrate first. this way the orbital eye area becomes very supple and plumped up. then use the firming eye tx next to firm up the eye area. Use morning and night for best results.
Submitted by:
astrosmom
2 years, 5 months ago
 
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