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sam14
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  • Active Since:
    01/10/2011
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    05/04/2013
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Reviews
 
 Youth Revealed: Combination
Youth Revealed: Combination
Youth Revealed: Combination
 
Reviewer: sam14
Location:Baltimore, MD
Age Range:25-34
Skin Type:Combination
Skin Shade:Light
Hair Color:Brunette
Eye Color:Brown
Date:05/04/2013
Great Set!!
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
I bought this set originally because I wanted the smaller version of the face wash/lotion - they are great for an overnight bag and its easier than taking the big bottles. I love the night serum - I put it on before moisturizer and my skin feels super soft in the morning and looks good too! Ill definitely be buying the serum by itself after this runs out!
+10points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 10out of 10found this review helpful.
 
 Heal & Conceal Kit - Fair
Heal & Conceal Kit - Fair
Heal & Conceal Kit
 
Reviewer: sam14
Location:Baltimore, MD
Age Range:18-24
Skin Type:Combination
Skin Shade:Light
Eye Color:Brown
Display Name: Samantha
Date:10/02/2011
Really great!
Rating
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
I got this because I started seeing more break outs (because of new job and stress I think). I like that I can take it with me if I want to because of the little case and it comes with brushes too. I think the bisque seems a little dark, but it seems to blend well when I have it on. The treatment part works well as long as you remember to put it on a few times a day. I have been doing morning and night over problem areas. I think a few more times during the day would be better though.
+1point
Helpful Votes Recieved: 1out of 1found this review helpful.
 
 Purifying Facial Cleanser
Purifying Facial Cleanser
Purifying Facial Cleanser
 
Reviewer: sam14
Location:Baltimore, MD
Age Range:18-24
Skin Type:Combination
Skin Shade:Light
Eye Color:Brown
Display Name: Samantha
Date:10/02/2011
Love it, I think
Rating
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
I bought this in a trial kit over the summer and I love it! It does not dry my skin and can take off eye make up which is great! Just two steps before bed (wash, lotion) rather than having to worry about taking off make up too! My only worry is that I have started to see more break outs than usual. But, I just started a new job where I am in a number of different temperature rooms each day, and my face has become more oily (because of the crazy different temperatures - I hope!) Other than that, which may not even be because of this at all, I really love it and will continue to use it. Hopefully it can take care of the newfound acne I seem to have.
+1point
Helpful Votes Recieved: 1out of 1found this review helpful.
 
Reviewer: sam14
Location:Baltimore, MD
Age Range:18-24
Skin Type:Combination
Skin Shade:Light
Eye Color:Brown
Display Name: Samantha
Date:10/02/2011
Love it...I think
Rating
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
I got this (and the face wash) thinking they would be really good. I only wear BE make up, so I wanted to use the cleaning/lotion products too. I love how it smells - it is different at first, but I got used to it and now I really like it. It is not too oily and does not sit on top of my skin. My only worry is that my face has started breaking out more than it ever has. I am not sure if it is because of the new products. I just started a new job and I work in a number of different temperatures during the day and my face feels more oily than before the job. I am not sure if the constant change in temperature is causing my breakouts or the new products. Hopefully, it is the new work environment because other than that, I really like this lotion.
+1point
Helpful Votes Recieved: 1out of 1found this review helpful.
 
 Beauty Travel Bag
Beauty Travel Bag
Beauty Travel Bag
 
Reviewer: sam14
Location:Baltimore, MD
Age Range:18-24
Skin Type:Combination
Skin Shade:Light
Eye Color:Brown
Display Name: Samantha
Date:10/02/2011
Would only change one thing!
Rating
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
I really love the zipper compartment for this bag with the plastic organizers. I have enough room for all of my BE shadows, foundation, mineral veil, warmth, and blushes. I like that there is space to put extra shadows (anything in the shadow size jar - I have some blushes in those sizes from kits and things) around the outside of the plastic organizer and the zipper keeps everything contained. I also had space to put my eye and face primers and primer shadows on top of the jars of shadows and they are held in place because of the zipper compartment too. The only thing I do not like about it is that the space for brushes does not seem tall enough to fit the BE brushes. If it was a 1/4 or 1/2 an inch taller, it would be perfect. This isnt a huge deal, as I still use it and have my brushes in it, but it is something that bothers me. I really like the mesh bag in the middle. It is great for mascaras, liner pencils, lash curlers, tweezers, nail clippers - any of the small things that you need with you. I also like that the bag is snapped into place, so you can take it out if you need to.
+3points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 3out of 3found this review helpful.
 
 Prime Time Primer Shadow - Bronzed Twig
Prime Time Primer Shadow - Bronzed Twig
Prime Time Primer Shadow - Bronzed Twig
 
Reviewer: sam14
Location:Baltimore, MD
Age Range:18-24
Skin Type:Combination
Skin Shade:Light
Eye Color:Brown
Display Name: Samantha
Date:08/09/2011
These are awesome!
Rating
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
I recently tried the regular primers which I love, so I figured the primer shadows would be good too! I bought the chroma violet (purple) and gunmetal (gray). The two I chose are definitely more for evening than daytime (at least for me) but they are very nice. I really like the purple, and a little goes a long way! They are also good to layer with, because they are primers it allows you to skip using a plain primer, but you can also layer colors to change the color or add sparkle or anything else you want. My next colors are going to be the green - most likely for night time too because I saw it in the store and it looks to be similar to the purple, and the yellow so I can try it out during the day!
+2points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 2out of 2found this review helpful.
 
 Plum Eyecolor - Wildflower
Plum Eyecolor - Wildflower
Wildflower Eyecolor (medium iridescent magenta shimmer) (size: small)
 
Reviewer: sam14
Location:Baltimore, MD
Age Range:18-24
Skin Type:Combination
Skin Shade:Light
Eye Color:Brown
Display Name: Samantha
Date:08/09/2011
Love the color!
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
I am biased to the color purple, but I really love this color! It has more of an iridescent (sp?) color than a sparkle, which is nice. It can be worn in the crease with a lighter color (nude beach, queen phyllis) on the inner eye, or it can be worn on the inner eye with a darker shade in the crease (any gray or brown shade would look nice I think). I also like that it can be put on lightly for daytime or work, but can be applied darker for more of an impact.
+2points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 2out of 2found this review helpful.
 
 Skin Renewing Trio
Skin Renewing Trio
Skin Renewing Trio
 
Reviewer: sam14
Location:Baltimore, MD
Age Range:18-24
Skin Type:Combination
Skin Shade:Light
Eye Color:Brown
Display Name: Samantha
Date:08/09/2011
Great kit! Will be buying full sizes!
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
This is a great kit and well worth the price. I liked that the cleanser takes off eye make-up without drying skin. I was being lazy with my old cleanser and used that to take off eye make-up but it was harsh on my skin. This takes off everything and doesnt leave skin feeling tight or dry. Depending on how much make-up you have on, you may need to use a bit more or rub it on your eyes a bit longer, but it does work well. The moisturizer is very nice too. It is not greasy, has a lightweight feel, and smells good. I liked the eye treatment also, but it was "borrowed" when I stayed at a friends, so I will have to buy more. All in all, I liked this kit and would recommend it.
0points
 
 Hollywood Glamour Kit
Hollywood Glamour Kit
Hollywood Glamour Kit
 
Reviewer: sam14
Location:Baltimore, MD
Age Range:18-24
Skin Type:Combination
Skin Shade:Light
Eye Color:Brown
Display Name: Samantha
Date:08/09/2011
Love the liner shadow!!
Rating
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
The humor liner shadow that comes in this kit is worth the price of the entire kit! It is a mossy/brownish/maybe a little greenish color with a nice sparkle to it - but not too much. I've started wearing it as my everyday/wear to work liner. The liner shadow gets 5 <3's all by itself! The other two colors (high style and snazzy) are nice too, but there wasnt anything special about them. They are nice when worn together, and work with lots of other colors too. I liked the mascara too although it took a few applications before I got used to how to put it on. I have been layering it with the flawless definition mascara and it looks good. Its not too fancy that you can only wear it on date night or things like that. It can be for everyday.
+1point
Helpful Votes Recieved: 1out of 1found this review helpful.
 
 Blush - Secret
Blush - Secret
Naturally good-for-you cheek color.
 
Reviewer: sam14
Location:Baltimore, MD
Age Range:18-24
Skin Type:Combination
Skin Shade:Light
Eye Color:Brown
Display Name: Samantha
Date:03/25/2011
Great for eyes too!
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
The other day I tried my blush (Promise - got it in a kit) on my eyes bc I dont have any pinkish shadows yet. It worked wonderfully, and I layered it with Nude Beach shadow to add shimmer. The blushes I have now are Promise, Secret, and Rosy Topaz (from a kit) and the topaz one is a bit darker - for going out - but I really like that I can use them on my eyes too! It makes them a lot more versatile. This may be something that a lot of other people already knew, but I was really excited about it. Everything from BE is great and can be used for so much more than what you would think!
+1point
Helpful Votes Recieved: 1out of 1found this review helpful.
 
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Questions
 
 Face Fashion: Pure Happiness
Face Fashion: Pure Happiness
Face Fashion: Pure Happiness Collection (including Happy Eyecolor, Wowza Eyecolor, Mini Big & Bright Eyeliner in Indigo, Small Chuckle Blush and Mini 100% Natural Lipgloss in Funnel Cake)
 
Is this kit worth the price now that its $24?
I love purple and green, especially together, so I wanted this kit as soon as I saw it. However, I usually use the liner shadows and I prefer Buxom glosses to the BE ones - and that on top of the fact that these are extra-small shadows makes me hesitant to buy it, although I think I would like the colors. Any thoughts?
Submitted by:
sam14
3 years, 7 months ago
 
 Deluxe Expandable Makeup Bag
Deluxe Expandable Makeup Bag
Our most expansive expandable.
 
Does this bag come with the insert trays?
I got a different kit that came with a bag and trays for Christmas, but didnt realize what the trays were for and threw them away. I like the bag I have, but I am outgrowing it and I would like one with the trays so I can organize my shadows and other jars that dont have the click-lock-go sifters. I travel a lot and it would be awesome to have a bag that kept my BE organized.
Submitted by:
sam14
3 years, 7 months ago
 
 Prime Time Brightening Foundation Primer
Prime Time Brightening Foundation Primer
Prime Time Brightening Foundation Primer (luminous glow) (1 fl. oz.)
 
Brightening primer or skin rev-er upper?
I want to try both the brightening primer and the rev-er upper, but I am limited to trying one for the moment because of money. Does anybody have a opinion as to which I should try first?
Submitted by:
sam14
3 years, 8 months ago
 
Answers
 
Sensitive and Dry Skin
I have very dry skin on my forehead, between my eyes, nose and chin I try tons of products but nothing help, can this product help for dry skin?? Is there anybody with dry skin that recommend this product?
Top 100 Contributor
My skin gets very dry in the winter. This past winter I switched my moisturizer to the dry skin cream that BE has - it worked really well all winter. You could try that just on those dry areas and I bet it would help!
Submitted by:
sam14
Baltimore, MD
1 year, 5 months ago
 
 Blush - Vintage Peach
Blush - Vintage Peach
Naturally good-for-you cheek color.
 
With all of the colors to choose from, how do I know which shades are best for me?
any tricks or tips I can use to decide?
Top 100 Contributor
If youre trying to decide on foundation, your best bet would be to go to a store (if there is one near you) and have them color match you. That is what I did, and the color was perfect. I think I might have to invest in a darker color for the summer months, but they do a great job in the store.

If youre talking about shadow, I would start with a color that looks like something you already have and work outwards from there. You can also go under the Experience tab and click on "color addiction" which will let you choose a color and will show you two other colors that match it. I use that tool all the time when Im deciding on a new color to buy. I always pick a color I already have and it shows me two colors that match so I have an idea of where to start.
Submitted by:
sam14
3 years, 7 months ago
 
 Mineral Veil Mirrored Compact with Brush Kit - Original
Mineral Veil Mirrored Compact with Brush Kit - Original
Mineral Veil Mirrored Compact with Brush Kit
 
Is this a refillable compact?
I want to know if the Mineral Veil Mirrored Compact can be refilled.
Top 100 Contributor
Yes it can be refilled. The lid unscrews to refill, and the cap opens for use.
Submitted by:
sam14
3 years, 7 months ago
 
 Well-Rested SPF 20 Eye Brightener and Blending Brush
Well-Rested SPF 20 Eye Brightener and Blending Brush
eye-brightening shadow base with brush
 
Can I buy the brush by itself?
Can I buy the brush by itself? I already have Well Rested but got no right brush for it!
Top 100 Contributor
Mine came with the "fast and flawless blending" brush, but I dont think you can buy that brush separately. I have seen it in some other combos similar to the well rested/brush set, but I find that I only use the max coverage consealer brush with the well rested - and that can be pruchased on its own.
Submitted by:
sam14
3 years, 7 months ago
 
 Cast Away
Cast Away
A universally wearable and super-sexy eyecolor kit that has everything you need.
 
Are the eye shadows glimmers, or matte?
I just want to know if the eyeshadows are matte or glimmers?
Top 100 Contributor
The gold one is very shimmery, but can be applied lighter so you dont get as much sparkle if you dont want it. The darker color is a "sheen" and has sparkle to it but not as much as the gold.
Submitted by:
sam14
3 years, 7 months ago
 
 Blue Eyecolor - Ell-If-I-Know
Blue Eyecolor - Ell-If-I-Know
Ell-If-I-Know Eyecolor (light azure blue shimmer) (size: small)
 
I'm confused. E/s are called Matte, Sheen, Glimpses and Glimmers.
Please, what is the difference between a sheen, a glimpse and a glimmer?
Also looking for colors I've seen but can't find under eye shadows, such as pacific. How do I get them? Thank you!
Top 100 Contributor
Pacific heights is a matte color that comes in the smokey-v tutorial kit. It also comes with the V brush and the 1990's (or something like that) shadow. They are both really nice colors - great for date night or girls night or really any night out that you want to dress up! It a good tutorial, I got it a year or so ago and I wear them out all the time.
Submitted by:
sam14
3 years, 7 months ago
 
 Customizable Get Started Kit
Customizable Get Started Kit
Customizable Get Started Kit
 
I bought this kit with the matte finish. I've read alot of reviews on how its good. But it doset give me any coverage at all! Can someone tell me why?
I really want clear and smooth flawless skin and I've read how it covers up some people's acneby the reviews. When i put this on, my skin looked very natural and looked like i had no makeup one. It also feels this way. But i have pimples and scars on my face and this isn't helping it at all! I can still see the redness and everything! I'm atcually a little dissapointed because i didn't find what i was looking for. Can somone pleae tell me what im doing wrong or something? i really want smooth flawless skin like the people on the magazine. The picture below is me with Bare Minerals makeup on.
Top 100 Contributor
The handi buki brush will give you more coverage than the (full) flawless face brushes will. You can also mix a tiny bit of water with the foundation to make it thicker and use the max coverage brush to cover the spots you dont like. The brushes in the kit are for light-medium coverage, but using the water/foundation/max coverage brush before you apply the foundation normally might work too.
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sam14
3 years, 7 months ago