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 Glamour Now Kit
Glamour Now Kit
Glamour Now Kit
 
Customer avatarReviewer: 
Location: New Orleans
Age Range:55 and up
Skin Type:Dry
Skin Shade:Light
Hair Color:Gray/Silver
Eye Color:Brown
Posted12/16/2015
Disappointing Color
Rating: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Pros: lovely colors-with one exception
This is such a gorgeous kit. Like others, I love the dual eyeliner. Except for one color. I was drawn in most of all by the quad eyeshadow, especially the violet. However, it is not as pictured or described. It is not violet; it is charcoal with a purplish undertone. But plainly charcoal and too dark to use as a lid color.
If you don't have your heart set on a pretty violet, you'll love this kit.
+4points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 4out of 4found this review helpful.
 
 Mineralixirs 5-Oil Blend
Mineralixirs 5-Oil Blend
Mineralixirs 5-Oil Blend (50 ml/1.7 fl. oz.)
 
Customer avatarReviewer: 
Location: New Orleans
Age Range:55 and up
Skin Type:Dry
Skin Shade:Light
Hair Color:Gray/Silver
Eye Color:Brown
Posted09/16/2015
I hate to see this on Last Chance
Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Pros: moisturizing soothing fabulous
Cons: price no large bottle
I have very dry, quite "mature" skin. I've never found a product that will prevent me from waking up with itchy skin around eyes - 'til now. BE's Purely Nourishing Cream is close, but the the Mineralizer products have answered my dry skin prayers.
I find that the three drops they recommend is not adequate, my skin just gobbles it up & begs for more. I typically need three drops on my forehead & each cheek. So, I go through a bottle pretty fast. I've decided the comfort of my skin, for the first time in 25 years, is worth it.
I'm alarmed to see the Mineralixirs on Last Chance. Please don't discontinue the line. Maybe those of us who are such fans should start a petition?
+5points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 5out of 5found this review helpful.
 
Customer avatarReviewer: 
Location: New Orleans
Age Range:55 and up
Skin Type:Dry
Skin Shade:Light
Hair Color:Gray/Silver
Eye Color:Brown
Posted06/22/2014
The Comfort Zone
Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Pros: so needed, "seniors-pay attention"
BE is not saying enough about this particular quad. It has been on QVC & I've been peeved it wasn't here. And, the colors shown on the web are off.
First of all, it is all neutrals. Secondly, they are all light. If you are like me, the lightest color in a pallet is always used up first. This quad solves that, they are all light.
Third, and MOST importantly, they are not glittery-perfect for those of us who avoid glitter for various reasons (age, conservative work environment, allergy, etc). I even do the equivalent of a smoky eye using all these neutrals. It looks glamorous & spectacular and Is perfect in a business setting.
If I could have one, and only one, eyeshadow pallet, this would be the one. I travel a great deal & this is often the only eyeshadow I pack.
I don't know abouttheother two color combinations, but The Comfort Zone is a real keeper!
+8points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 8out of 8found this review helpful.
 
Customer avatarReviewer: 
Location: New Orleans
Age Range:55 and up
Skin Type:Dry
Skin Shade:Light
Hair Color:Gray/Silver
Eye Color:Brown
Posted04/13/2014
Great Stuff
Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Pros: great for us 65+
I haven't liked any primer except the original. But this stuff us great. It feels creamy, different from the silkly original. But the biggest deal is the sunscreen. I spend a lot of time up in the mountains. On casual days, this is all I wear. I'm 70 and love this because it just glides over my lines. On "makeup" days, this keeps my foundation & contouring in place all day. What a wonderful product.
I've had no problems with the pump. Did they make changes of some sort?
+13points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 14out of 15found this review helpful.
 
 Double Domination
Double Domination
Double Domination
 
Customer avatarReviewer: 
Location: New Orleans
Age Range:55 and up
Skin Type:Dry
Skin Shade:Light
Hair Color:Gray/Silver
Eye Color:Brown
Posted02/02/2014
Needs careful handling
Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Pros: great brush excellent coverage needs practice
I've read the reviews about clumping & had the problem myself. But I finally figured it out.
1). I was leaving too much on my brush. Now I wipe more off, on the lip of the tube, & then apply. I get lovely, individually coated lashes with no clumps.
2). You really need to use the brush as designed. That is, to roll it against your lashes. I was just starting at the base & wiggling, & then blinking against the applicator. Clumps every time. Now I start at base, wiggle and twist the applicator. It took some practice to be able to wiggle & twist simultaneously, but it works like a charm.
The reason for 4 stars is that it's not waterproof. For all those for whom it is coming off, make sure lashes are oil free. You can also put a smite of Mineral Veil or brightener on your lashes first.
+9points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 11out of 13found this review helpful.
 
 Purely Nourishing Cream: Dry Skin
Purely Nourishing Cream: Dry Skin
Purely Nourishing Cream: Dry Skin
 
Customer avatarReviewer: 
Location: New Orleans
Age Range:55 and up
Skin Type:Dry
Skin Shade:Light
Hair Color:Gray/Silver
Eye Color:Brown
Posted01/31/2014
Great for "Senior" Skin
Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Pros: versatile great for dry sensitive skin
I'm 70 and have verrrrry dry, sensitive skin. This cream works wonders for me. During the summer, I use at night & use a lotion in the day. When cold, dry winter comes around, I use it in the daytime too. The key is to massage it in well (that feels good anyway) and let it dry for a bit. I put it on, brush my teeth, fix my hair (about 3 minutes), and then do makeup. I never have problems with a greasy feeling or finish. It is a less-than-lovely color, but I don't need it for color. It's also not one of those perfumy smells, but that's what you get with a product that doesn't have lots of added ingredients. My test is how my skin feels when I wake up in the morning. With this cream, it's not taunt and itchy, its usual condition. While it's not cheap, it is more cost effective than the drug-store brand I used before BE.
+4points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 5out of 6found this review helpful.
 
Customer avatarReviewer: 
Location: New Orleans
Age Range:55 and up
Skin Type:Dry
Skin Shade:Light
Hair Color:Gray/Silver
Eye Color:Brown
Posted10/16/2013
Disappointing
Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Great for removing eyeshadow, also nicely moisturizing. However, it does not remove mascara well. I swipe my lashes several times, turn the pad over, and wipe some more. I still have raccoon eyes in the morning.
-1point
Helpful Votes Recieved: 2out of 5found this review helpful.
 
 All The Faves
All The Faves
All The Faves
 
Customer avatarReviewer: 
Location: New Orleans
Age Range:55 and up
Skin Type:Dry
Skin Shade:Light
Hair Color:Gray/Silver
Eye Color:Brown
Posted10/16/2013
Great travel, but small.
Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I travel a lot & like to have a complete set of makeup & skin care in my travel case. This is perfect for that. I think it is even better than the new all-in-ones because you can replace items as needed. However, the sizes are EXTREMELY small. The black cases are smaller than the ones that hold the eye shadow duos. I ordered over the web and there is no info on the size and amount of each product. I gave it 4 stars because of the size issue.
BE really needs to include size information on new items so that we can make informed decisions about what we are buying. I still would still have bought this kit because it is perfect for my needs, but I'm getting reluctant to buy over the web unless the sizes are given.
+159points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 168out of 177found this review helpful.
 
 Kiss & Tell
Kiss & Tell
Kiss & Tell
 
Customer avatarReviewer: 
Location: New Orleans
Age Range:55 and up
Skin Type:Dry
Skin Shade:Light
Hair Color:Gray/Silver
Eye Color:Brown
Posted10/16/2013
Size small, Colors don't match
Rating: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Pros: ok colors but size misleading
The sizes are small. I ordered over the web, and there is no size info listed. There was no way to know how small they are. However, they are easy to slip into a pocket. The colors on the web are way off, probably an error in setting up the page. However, they all work well for me. None are bright, clear colors like red or coral, so they fall into what I think of as "neutrally colored" lipsticks. I think the full-sized lipsticks are expensive and was hoping this was one of those packages that are a good deal. Not so. I like having several choices, but won't buy a similar package again.
+21points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 22out of 23found this review helpful.
 
Customer avatarReviewer: 
Location: New Orleans
Age Range:55 and up
Skin Type:Dry
Skin Shade:Light
Hair Color:Gray/Silver
Eye Color:Brown
Posted09/07/2013
Great
Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Pros: yeah, perfect for travel
I travel a lot & am fairly new to BE. I've been trying to accumulate a travel set of makeup, but it's not easy. The combo of blush & luminizer was perfect, but I still had to carry all the foundation, mineral veil, & such. This is awesome.
I do wish it had a blush; that would make it perfect. Now if they would only make a similar all-in-one for eyes, including liner, base, & shadow.
The brushes are a bit small. They will do in a pinch, but I'm going to pack my own. There is an elastic loop in the spine that will hold mascara, lip liner, brush or such. The plastic part that holds the producs is smaller than the case, so there is room to include a bit more such as lipstick, brush, or the Light products.
It's not made to be refillable, so try to use up everything evenly!
I love having solids for veil & bronzer. No more having powder over everything.
The box labels the color as "R250," not medium beige. But the website & video confirm that they are the same. It's a bit confusing & I wish they had used their usual color labels.
All in all, this is really a fabulous, welcome addition to the line. I can see it under lots of Holiday trees this fall.
+26points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 26out of 26found this review helpful.
 
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 Brushes on the Double
Brushes on the Double
Brushes on the Double
 
description says DOUBLE ENDED but pic shows single, which is correct, picture or description?
description says DOUBLE ENDED but pic shows single, which is correct, picture or description?
It is double ended. One end is a liquid eye liner in an intense black. It has a great, thin brush. The other end is a light, brown koal. It a touch lighter than I prefer, but it is a great combo. Line upper eyelids with black, and lower lashes with the brown. Especially for us more mature ladies.
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DoctorH
New Orleans
5 months, 1 week ago
 
 Prime Time BB Primer-Cream Daily Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 30 - null
Prime Time BB Primer-Cream Daily Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 30 - null
Prime Time BB Primer-Cream Daily Defense Broad Spectrum Spf 30
 
Which color should I choose in the BB Primer-Cream?
I wear the Fairly Medium foundation.
Light. I'm Medium Bage & the light is perfect. It really blends in.
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DoctorH
New Orleans
2 years, 1 month ago
 
Intense color for a variety of eye-defining effects.
 
How do I keep this eyeliner from transferring to my upper lid/outer corners?
I love that these eyeliners last forever. And I can make a really thin tight line and then wing it out in a really precise cat eye. However, I find that after a while, the color from the eyeliner is transferring to my upper lid and outer corner of my eye. I have been applying this with a wet brush and still, it transfers. Any ideas? Primer? Can I use Prime Time on my eyes, too? Would that help? Do tell.
If you are not already using eyelid primer, try it. If you are, make sure to get primer all the way down to your lash line. I had that problem initially. Or, you can try mixing liner with a smidgen of eyelid primer. That really works!
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DoctorH
New Orleans
2 years, 3 months ago
 
 Cheek To Chic
Cheek To Chic
Cheek To Chic
 
Is the Blush/Luminizer in Cheek to Chic full-sized?
Is the Blush/Luminizer in Cheek to Chic full-sized? I think the brush is mini, but is the Blush/Luminizer?

Thanks!
It is the size of an eyeshadow duo, or 2.0, with half blush & half luminizer. I bought for travel. Also great as gift or for newbie.
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DoctorH
New Orleans
2 years, 3 months ago
 
 Prime Time Foundation Primer
Prime Time Foundation Primer
Prime Time Foundation Primer
 
What's the best face product for dry skin?
I'm looking at the Foundation Primers and the Skin Rev-er Upper. I have dry skin, but when I use most moisturizers, they give me acne. Any advice would be much appreciated.
Try Purely Nourishing Cream. The primers aren't moisturizers. Use on clean skin with nothing else. Let dry a bit before adding anything else. Better yet, use it and don't put anything else on for the day. That will test whether it will make you break out. If you don't break out from it, start adding primer & foundation.
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DoctorH
New Orleans
2 years, 3 months ago
 
 Prime Time Foundation Primer
Prime Time Foundation Primer
Prime Time Foundation Primer
 
got the radiance collection which include primer. do i also use moisturizer
do i use moisturizer and the primer?
Unless you have great, dewy skin, yes, use both. Use moisturizer first & give it a minute or two to dry. Then primer. The primer helps seal in the moisturizer & give you a smooth, clean slate for your makeup.
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DoctorH
New Orleans
2 years, 3 months ago
 
 Purely Nourishing Cream: Dry Skin
Purely Nourishing Cream: Dry Skin
Purely Nourishing Cream: Dry Skin
 
do I use the multi wrinkle repair before or after the purely nourishing moisturizer?
I have the purely nourishing moisturizer and the multi wrinkle repair. which do I use first when applying my makeup?
Use it before moisturizer. I massage it into the " between my eyes & marionette grooves. After about 10 days, I could see the difference.
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DoctorH
New Orleans
2 years, 3 months ago
 
 All The Faves
All The Faves
All The Faves
 
Are all of these products smaller than their original sizes?
I wondered if the lipstick, mascara, and blush are the size they would be if you bought them separately?
They are much smaller. The black cases are smaller than the one using the eyeshadow duos & the blush/luminizer product.
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DoctorH
New Orleans
2 years, 7 months ago
 
Will individual refills be available for this kit?
I would consider purchasing this kit if I knew that refills were available. I like the concept of all-in-one travel case, but I know that I wouldn't use all the items in the kit with the same frequency. I wouldn't want to have to purchase another whole kit when all I need is more foundation. Will there be refills available?
There is no mechanism for refilling the built-in pots.
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DoctorH
New Orleans
2 years, 7 months ago
 
Like others, are individual refills available. If not, there's no way I'm spending $50.
Like others, are individual refills available. If not, there's no way I'm spending $50.
There is no mechanism for refilling the built-in "pots".
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DoctorH
New Orleans
2 years, 7 months ago
 
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