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CarolynD
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Customer AvatarReviewer: CarolynD
Location:Pottstown, PA
Age Range:25-34
Skin Type:Normal
Skin Shade:Light
Hair Color:Blonde
Eye Color:Green
Date:07/10/2013
Lengthens lashes, but otherwise not so great
Rating
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Pros: clumps, heavy, hard to remove, lengthening, long-lasting, stays put
As a FAB member I got a free, unannounced sample of this in the mail, which was great. However, after using it every day for over a week now, I have to say I'm not very impressed. Using this brush style took some getting used to - the first few times, I hit myself in the eye when applying. I've adjusted to that, but I'm still getting clumps, which I never get with the Flawless mascara. On the upside, it does lengthen my lashes and it stays put during the day, with no smudging or running. (I even wore it to the 9/11 memorial this weekend and it stayed put through the tears with no problems). But the downside, besides the clumps and heavy feeling, is that it's so hard to get off. My face wash usually gets most of my mascara, leaving me with just some dark smudges to tackle with makeup remover, but with this stuff I look like a raccoon and need twice as much remover to clean it off. And even when it looks like it's gone, I feel like there are still little flakes floating around in my eyes. I'll be sticking to the Flawless Definition mascara.
+3points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 3out of 3found this review helpful.
 
 Special Value: The Perfect Gift
Special Value: The Perfect Gift
The Perfect Gift, including Small Cre'me de la Cre'me Eyecolor (mocha cream sheen), Magnifique Eyecolor (smoky plum matte), Big & Bright Eyeliner in Black Coffee (brown-black), Flawless Definition Volumizing Mascara in Black, Medium Avant-Garden Blush (pink carnation), Medium Tinted Hydrating Mineral Veil finishing powder, and Pretty Amazing Lipcolor in Rouge (brick rose)
 
Customer AvatarReviewer: CarolynD
Location:Pottstown, PA
Age Range:25-34
Skin Type:Normal
Skin Shade:Light
Hair Color:Blonde
Eye Color:Green
Display Name: Carolyn
Date:10/10/2012
Great collection!
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Pros: complementary colors, great value
I bought this kit on a whim during one of BE's 12-hour online sales because it seemed like a good value and I liked the creme de la creme eye color. Now that I've been using it several months, I can truly say I love this kit and the value is fantastic.
The creme de la creme eye shadow is just as good as I expected. A nice light base color for all over the eyelid, with just the right amount of sheen. Works well dry or foiled (wet). It does have just a bit of a green hint which is hard to tell from the website, but that actually works well since I have green eyes. The magnifique eye color is dark, so you have to go easy with it to avoid overdoing it, but once you get the light touch down it works well. Easy to darken for a night-time look, too. I get double use out of this color too, because I use it as a liner shadow. (I'm not a pencil liner kind of girl, so the liner that came with this kit went into my travel bag, but that works out because it's a nice basic color.)
The mascara is a basic black that works fine for me even with my super-pale complexion (I wear the lightest foundation they make!) And I'd never used BE blush before, so the dark powder scared me a little at first, but I just use a small amount and it looks great.
The tinted mineral veil and the amazing lip color are my two least favorite items in the kit. The veil is so lightweight that I feel like it just poofs out into the air and I end up inhaling more of it than ends up on my face. This is unfortunate, since I don't care for the way it smells, either. But it does give me a little hint of color, which I need! And the lip color is a bit dark for me and tends to migrate onto my teeth, so I can't say I'm a fan of that, though it does last a decent length of time if I'm not eating with it on.
Overall, though, even with the two products that I don't care for as much, this is a 5-star kit in my mind. I think it would fit most complexions and offers both day and night-time looks. All the products are full-sized, so the value is incredible. And the cute box it came in is great for holding all sorts of things. Very, very happy with this purchase.
+5points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 6out of 7found this review helpful.
 
 Last Chance Eyecolors - b.f.f
Last Chance Eyecolors - b.f.f
b.f.f. Eyecolor (shimmering pink pearl) (size: small)
 
Customer AvatarReviewer: CarolynD
Location:Pottstown, PA
Age Range:25-34
Skin Type:Normal
Skin Shade:Light
Hair Color:Blonde
Eye Color:Green
Display Name: Carolyn
Date:10/10/2012
Awesome neutral color
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
I bought this as part of the Girlfriend kit and I am absolutely loving it. It is not too matte and not too sparkly - just that perfect in-between sheen. I generally don't do well with pinks, but this is so subtle that I have no problems. I use it as a base to cover my whole lid and then build other colors on top and it's great. It is definitely my go-to shade for starting my eyes for just about any look. Love it!
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Will this Mascara wash off with just regular cleanser, or do you have to use something special?
I just want to know if it takes a regular cleanser to remove the Mascara?
You need makeup remover. My regular face cleanser gets off most of my usual mascara, though I still need remover as well, but with this stuff I end up with huge raccoon circles even after using the cleanser. You will definitely need something special to remove this based on my experience!
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CarolynD
Pottstown, PA
1 year, 5 months ago
 
 Customizable Foundation & Color Set
Customizable Foundation & Color Set
Customizable Foundation & Color Set
 
when should i replace my makeup, after how long?
I own Bare minerals makeup.
I believe all makeup marketed in the EU has to have a "lifespan" mark of sorts on it. Whether or not BE is sold there or not, I don't know, but they do adhere to marking many of their products with the European codes. Check the bottom or side of your items and you'll see an icon that looks like a short jar of makeup with the lid askew. On or near the jar will be an amount of time, listed like this: 6M, 12M, 24M, etc. That is the number of months AFTER THE PRODUCT IS OPENED that you should throw it out. So, glancing through my collection of BE makeup, the Pretty Amazing lip colors say 12M, the face primer says 12M, the powdered eye shadows say 12M, the all-over-face color I have says 12M, and the eye primer says 6M. I'm actually surprised by the lipgloss because I thought those sorts of products were supposed to be tossed after 6 months, but... And I didn't look at my mascara, but I believe the general guideline for that is 3 months. My foundation is not marked.
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CarolynD
2 years, 6 months ago