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Reviewer: tommysgirl
Location:Detroit, MI
Age Range:25-34
Skin Type:Combination
Skin Shade:Light
Hair Color:Brunette
Eye Color:Brown
Date:06/03/2014
Wouldn't recommend this one...
Rating
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: not great, expensive
I bought this because I read the reviews and thought it sounded amazing. But in reality, it is too expensive for what it does. The benefits do not outweigh the dent in my wallet.
It's very easy to cake this stuff on. I got the clear one - I wear fairly light foundation in the winter and medium beige in the summer. I put this on too heavily and I looked almost orange, I was expecting a more mineral veil type color to this but it is definitely tinted.
Like other users, I enjoy the idea of going to bed with a glow, and because I paid so much I will continue to use it, but honestly it doesn't make my skin feel great like the other BE products I use before bed, it feels heavy to me.
I also noticed if your moisturizer is not completely dry before you buff this stuff on your face you have a problem, so let all of your other products dry first and buff on gently. You really don't want to put on more than 3-4 applications (that is, go back and put the brush back in the treatment more than 3-4 times). Also, the picture on this website is confusing to me. In the picture it looks like the powder comes out of the brush...it does not. The top of the night treatment is the brush and you have to continually put it back on the container, tighten it, and shake it to get more on the brush.
I use a lot of BE products and love almost all of them. I was so excited for this and was really disappointed.
If you're dead set on buying it - I will say it's nice to go to bed with a glow. But it doesn't give the results I was expecting, and unless you have pretty good skin you're not going to feel luminous and gorgeous wearing this, you're going to look like you caked on some powder before bed.
Sorry, BE...maybe try different packaging, a softer brush, a shade that is ACTUALLY clear, and a more controlled container.
+22points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 26out of 30found this review helpful.
 
 Double Domination
Double Domination
DoubleDomination
 
Reviewer: tommysgirl
Location:Detroit, MI
Age Range:25-34
Skin Type:Combination
Skin Shade:Light
Hair Color:Brunette
Eye Color:Brown
Date:03/06/2014
Love Lash Domination - Try to get a sample!
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: even coverage, mini size is better, love the deluxe sample, no clumps
Great mascara! No clumping for me. Lashes look even and long and they really pop- not a very natural looking mascara - unless it comes in other shades, I'm not sure. Oddly enough, I found that the travel size mini mascara worked better for me, and gave better results. And 4 years or so back, I had a sample/mini size mascara from BE that worked better than the full size one too. Maybe a coincidence. But if you can get a free deluxe lash domination sample you could save yourself some money. The application brush is the same width, just a very short length of a handle.
0points
 
Reviewer: tommysgirl
Location:Detroit, MI
Age Range:25-34
Skin Type:Combination
Skin Shade:Light
Hair Color:Brunette
Eye Color:Brown
Date:03/06/2014
PROS & CONS of ready complexion perfection palette
Rating
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: convenient, great way to start
I bought this palette at a boutique and it was the first step of my total overhaul from my old makeup mashup to all-BE skincare & make-up.
It was recommended to me and I am glad I bought it. This was before BE offered a complexion perfection palette with the loose powder foundation and this was my first time trying the READY foundation. (If I could go back I would get the loose powder kit). This was all I had for make-up at one point - and besides eyeshadow and mascara it gave me everything I needed. *But actually you could use the luminizer as an eye shadow in a pinch.
IF YOU LIKE THE READY FOUNDATION do not hesitate to get this kit. It is great for on-the-go AND just as a part of your makeup routine. The mini brushes are very handy, but small, and when used correctly this palette has the potential to cover any flaws and give the look of beautiful even skin.
For me, the READY foundation doesn't compare to the powder foundation. Which is disappointing since I am so tired of the mess I leave behind when applying the powder - and I am always on the go, doing make-up in the car, a quick fix while out, or when I'm late at my desk. It may be because of the brush in this kit- it's very small. For the amount of coverage I wanted, with such a small brush, I found myself buffing and going back and forth between the palette and my face for quite awhile in order to get my whole face covered. I found that it left my skin looking cakey. Which BE has never done for me. It looked heavily applied and patchy - heavier in certain areas. Only from close up could you really notice this. And the only reason I even complain about it is because I hold BE to an extremely high standard since they give the best results of anything I've ever tried. Also the little clear plastic cover on the concealer broke off almost immediately. But luckily with READY there isn't much loose powder to mix with it and make a mess so it was never an issue. Overall, if you took a before and after picture of me after applying this palette I think the results are fabulous. I'm only pointing out the tiny annoyances so that you can better make a decision on if it's right for you - it's still great and gave good results and got 4 stars from me. Before you purchase this you should try the READY foundation though and make sure it's right for you. I also found that using the primer beforehand helped a lot with the issues of uneven coverage.
Even with all the BE products I've accumulated I still keep this in my purse. I use the concealer a lot, there isn't much of it but you don't need much. Before I apply my loose powder foundation, I use the ready foundation in little spots for better coverage of acne, dark circles, or other flaws. The warmth is always useful and same with the luminizer.
I'm glad I bought it. It does what it says it will do, but don't make the same mistake as me. For first time users - go to a boutique or ask a friend and try both types of foundations before you choose your complexion perfection palette!
+13points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 14out of 15found this review helpful.
 
Deep Cleansing Foam (119 g / 4.2 Oz.)
 
Reviewer: tommysgirl
Location:Detroit, MI
Age Range:25-34
Skin Type:Combination
Skin Shade:Light
Hair Color:Brunette
Eye Color:Brown
Date:03/03/2014
Deep Cleansing Foam - AMAZING!
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: creamy, wonderful, a little goes a long way!
I have used almost every kind of cleanser you can imagine. I went into a BE boutique and got sold on this. But I was not enthusiastic about spending $20 on facewash. When she told me I only needed a drop I thought "yeah right". But it's true. You only need a pearl size amount of this cleanser and when you rub it on your face it becomes a thick creamy foam. Your skin feels so soft when you rinse and it gives me a clean feeling I haven't experienced with any other skincare. It's very gentle on your skin. I know I used to buy exfoliating cleansers because I didn't feel clean unless I scrubbed my skin to death ha. But this cleanser does the job without being harsh. I have had it and used it twice daily for almost 3 months now and there is still plenty left. So if you are like me and don't want to spend the money you don't need to worry. It lasts longer than the cheaper alternatives AND works better. I love it!
+12points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 14out of 16found this review helpful.
 
Reviewer: tommysgirl
Location:Detroit, MI
Age Range:25-34
Skin Type:Combination
Skin Shade:Light
Hair Color:Brunette
Eye Color:Brown
Date:03/03/2014
Youth Revealed
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
I have always been too lazy to have a daily or nightly cleansing ritual. When I started using BE cleansers I loved the way they made my skin feel. I wanted to try the night serum so I got this kit.
I love everything about it. I got the one for combination skin - I'm not sure if there is another option. But I highly recommend the purely nourishing moisturizer. It leaves my skin feeling silky smooth and it can still breathe. The facewash is great too but I prefer the face cleanser bareminerals offers for combo skin - the deep cleansing foam.
The moisturizer and cleanser are very very small. I like to keep them in my make-up bag as backups and I think they are great for that. Or if you wanted to try out some BE skincare this would be a great way to do it.
The real reason I ordered this kit was to get the night serum. The serum is worth the price of the collection since it's very expensive on its own. It is great! I love the way my skin feels with it. I feel rejuvenated and clean. The size is not as tiny as you'd think and since you only need a little bit every night it lasts a long time. It tells you to use a drop-but you do need a little more than that. I like to take the applicator to my middle finger with my palm up and squirt it out in a line on my finger and then apply it to my face. It will diminish pores and create younger looking skin. I have definitely seen results - but I also use wrinkle concentrate and other products from BE for younger looking skin. But even when I only had the serum I saw results.
Now I have a daily and nightly ritual and it's great because I've seen some wonderful results. I'm only 28 but I have started to notice crows feet and bags under my eyes when I smile and BE skincare has diminished the look of wrinkles significantly.
This set is a great way to try out some BE skincare products or just have some travel size products for on-the-go. I would definitely recommend it
+7points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 8out of 9found this review helpful.
 
 Brush With Splendor
Brush With Splendor
Brush With Splendor
 
Reviewer: tommysgirl
Location:Detroit, MI
Age Range:25-34
Skin Type:Combination
Skin Shade:Light
Hair Color:Brunette
Eye Color:Brown
Date:02/26/2014
Brush with Splendor
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: perfect, great price
I love these brushes. They are so soft, I use them every single day. They are in my purse with my perfect ten kit and my foundation powder. I use the largest one for my foundation. The second one I use for blush and luminizer. The eye one is perfect for all over eye coverage and crease. And the smallest one is obviously perfect for using a powder eyeliner. I think using a powder eyeliner is a much more natural way to go and gives more even beautiful results that aren't so blunt like some eyeliners can be. This set is a STEAL at this price. They are travel size brushes, but I don't find that to be a problem at all. They are big enough to give me full coverage with my foundation. They are basically full size brushes with smaller handles. The handles look white in the picture but they are actually clear. The kit has a cover as well that keeps them from getting dirty, and protects them. I love the case, its great. Like I said this is in my purse everyday. I just decided to order a second one in case one day my brushes wear out (which it doesn't look like they will-but still) that's how much I love it! Would recommend it to ANYBODY whether you need a travel set or not. This is perfect either way, to leave at home to do your makeup or to have in your purse for on-the-go or touchups. A must-have! And let's not forget the price! GREAT deal!
+2points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 2out of 2found this review helpful.
 
 Perfect Ten
Perfect Ten
Perfect Ten
 
Reviewer: tommysgirl
Location:Detroit, MI
Age Range:25-34
Skin Type:Combination
Skin Shade:Light
Hair Color:Brunette
Eye Color:Brown
Date:02/26/2014
Perfect Ten IS perfect
Rating
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: great deal, love the colors, needs a cover for the lipsticks
I LOVEE this kit. It is in my purse and I use it every single day. Perfect for travel or on the go.
The colors work so well together. I love all the eyecolors. I haven't really dove into the darkest ones but I use the top 2 and the bottom left eyecolors every single day. I have fair skin with brown eyes and brown hair. So for a beautiful natural look this kit is perfect. I use the pink color on the top right for a base, then use the white color on the top left to highlight under my brow and on the inner corners of my eye. The purple, plum color in the middle is perfect for my crease and so is the plum on the bottom. Mostly, I use the bottom left plum color as an eyeliner. It is perfect for a natural look. I find that with brown eyes, purples and pinks really bring them out. So when I use the dark plum color for an eyeliner, you can't tell that it's a colored eyeliner from far away but up close it's a really cool way to make your eyes pop and to be unique.
I also LOVE LOVE LOVE the blush and luminizer. Like I said, this is in my purse and I use it every day. This blush is very subtle which I love. It adds a perfect pink hue to my cheeks without me looking like I showed up from the 80s in a drastic blush. The luminizer is perfect. And I mean perfect. I put the blush on and then follow up with the luminizer over it and a little on my forehead. I get compliments all day long on how my skin looks so beautiful and how I look like I am glowing. I notice every time I look in the mirror that I have a glow and the way the lights hit my cheekbones makes me look thinner. It is so subtle too - not at all drastic or distracting. Perfect for work or for a night on the town. You could also make a smoky eye look very easily with the darker shades in this kit if you aren't as into the subtle natural look as I am I still think this kit would be great.
My sister is very fair and has blonde hair and I used these colors on her and they were perfect. The blush and luminizer looked very natural even on her pale white skin. She's very much into a natural look and she loved the colors. Also, the lipcolor on the top (the pink one# was absolutely gorgeous on her. So if you are fair skin and blonde I can tell you right now you would love these colors.
I love this kit so much I would recommend it to ANYONE. The only reason I took away a star is because once you close the kit the lip colors #that don't have their own cover) smear on the top of the case and mirror. It's really not so bad and not that messy but I think BE should have come up with a solution for that. I know other people have complained about it and it just seems kind of silly to have two liquid lipcolors uncovered in a travel kit. Another suggestion BE - it would be nice if those lip colors could pop out! I took the compact out of the silver case in hopes that I could pop out the lipcolors but you can't. It would be nice if you could pop out all of the items because then when you run out you could replace them.
I've had this kit for awhile and even with everyday use I still haven't put much of a dent in it. I know it is going to last me a really long time - and I'm glad because it is gorgeous!
With the BE last chance sale this is a STEAL. Well worth the price!
+1point
Helpful Votes Recieved: 2out of 3found this review helpful.
 
 City Lights
City Lights
City Lights
 
Reviewer: tommysgirl
Location:Detroit, MI
Age Range:25-34
Skin Type:Combination
Skin Shade:Light
Hair Color:Brunette
Eye Color:Brown
Date:02/26/2014
City Lights
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: great deal, beautiful
I love this kit and it is an AMAZING deal.
I love the eye colors that came with it and I use the eyeliner shade every day because it is perfect - not too dark like black but not too light - looks very natural. The new lash domination mascara is amazing. I love it. It coats my lashes so evenly without clumping and makes them look fantastic. All of the colors in this work sooo well together. I have light skin with freckles, brown/hazel eyes, and brown hair. I love all the eye colors and the blush is nice. However, I found that the lipgloss was darker than I expected from the picture. It is a raspberry shade but like a dark plum kind of. And with my pale skin, it just was a bit too much. All the other colors look very natural though and work for me. The blush is not a mini size, it's a regular size and comes in a beautiful silver case. The eye brush is nice too but I don't have much use for the end that is a longer brush. When I put it in the powder eyecolor it just kind of makes a mess so I don't use that end of the brush very much. Only sometimes for the lightest color to highlight under my eyebrows. Overall this is a great kit and an amazing value. Definitely recommend it!
-1point
Helpful Votes Recieved: 0out of 1found this review helpful.
 
 READY Face & Body Luminizer
READY Face & Body Luminizer
READY Face & Body Luminizer
 
Reviewer: tommysgirl
Location:Detroit, MI
Age Range:25-34
Skin Type:Combination
Skin Shade:Light
Hair Color:Brunette
Eye Color:Brown
Date:02/26/2014
READY Face & Body Luminizer
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: shimmery, beautiful, huge
This product is awesome. First of all, it is huge. The compact is about the size of a DVD and opens up with a mirror too. The compact is beautiful and looks nice. The brush itself is worth the purchase - it is the biggest BE brush I've ever seen and it is sooo soft and smooth. I use this product almost every day and I still have not put a dent in it.
Here are some tips for use: I like to put it on my chest and shoulders when wearing a tank top to add a nice luminous glow to my skin. If you are wearing a low cut shirt, a tanktop, or anything where your chest is exposed this product is perfect. I like to put it on heavy right above my collar bones. This gives the illusion of a shadow which makes me look thinner. You can also use it under your cheekbones to contour and give the illusion of shadows to look skinnier. Another tip is to lay it on a little heavier in your cleavage and right around the inner top edges of your breasts. This will create a shadow and makes them look perkier (you're welcome lol).
Another great use for this product is to treat "floating head syndrome" which is what I like to call it when women cake makeup onto their face in a shade thats darker than their neck and it looks like their head is floating and is separate from their body. If you have a makeup shade that is a little darker than your neck just buff a little bit of this on and it will help - plus leave you with a beautiful glow.
This product does have a bronzing affect. I have very light skin. So I found if I try to put this on my chest in mid-winter when I have had no sun at all it is a bit dark for me. However, it is still good for the shadowing and contouring tips I listed above no matter how pale you are. I will probably use this product a lot more in the summer though when I have a little bit more color to me. It is also perfect to broze your face and chest if you are sensitive to the sun but want a summer glow. If you are worried about the bronzing you could always avoid the brown part of the compact and stick to the white and pink parts. The white and pink are also good for highlighting cheekbones, under your eyebrow, or your inner eye.
This product overall is great and WELL worth the full asking price. But now that it is on sale it's a bargain.
+8points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 9out of 10found this review helpful.
 
 Luminous Hydrating Body Cream
Luminous Hydrating Body Cream
Luminous Hydrating Body Cream
 
Reviewer: tommysgirl
Location:Detroit, MI
Age Range:25-34
Skin Type:Combination
Skin Shade:Light
Hair Color:Brunette
Eye Color:Brown
Date:02/26/2014
Luminous Hydrating Body Cream
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: creamy, luminous
For anyone on the fence about buying this lotion let me tell you that you should. This lotion is very creamy and goes on smooth, leaving my skin feeling like silk. It lasts all day. It also leaves my skin glowing. Many other "luminous" lotions I have tried leave glitter behind on my skin which rubs off onto everything I touch. If you look reallyyyy closely you can see tiny golden specs - but this lotion is nothing like the glittery imposters. The golden specs are uniform and do NOT rub off on your clothes or anything and leave your skin uniformly coated with a gorgeous luminous glow.
This lotion is perfect for all skin types and colors, it is not tinted.
If you can't think of a general use for a lotion like this let me share with you some things I came up with. This lotion is PERFECT for when you are wearing shorts or a dress without panty hose. If you've ever been embarassed of your legs in a short skirt/dress/shorts you don't have to be. When you put this on your legs they will glow, look uniform #since it will hide age spots or other imperfections# and you will feel completely confident.
This product is also perfect for summertime when you wear a bathing suit or tank tops. I personally have freckled, pale skin. So I love putting this lotion on before I hit the beach because I look like I'm glowing and it makes me feel more confident in my skin.
The size isn't HUGE but it isn't small. If you just use it for your legs, or sometimes on your upper body then it should last you a couple months if you don't use it every day. If you use it every day for all over body coverage it probably won't last more than 3-4 weeks. With the website discount though, the quantity is WELLL worth the price.
One complaint I have is the smell. It is NOT BAD. It smells a lot like most bareminerals skincare - the face cleansers or moisturizers. Which I do not personally mind. My boyfriend, however, doesn't like it. And since you will be putting this all over your body you may want to keep that in mind.
I definitely recommend this product to anyone - especially when it is on sale. I ordered one of these about a month ago and still have 1/2 of it left. I just ordered 2 more at sale price to stock up and take advantage of the discount.
+3points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 3out of 3found this review helpful.
 
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 Brush With Splendor
Brush With Splendor
Brush With Splendor
 
How long/big are the brushes?
I need a new set of brushes and this is the only set I see on here, but they're minis? How small are these mini brushes?
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The handle on the bigger face brush is approx 3 and 1/2 inches long (I just pulled it out of my purse to measure) and the biggest brush top is about an inch and a half long. If you're on the fence I'd still order these. I don't use ANY other brushes for my BE stuff and I use only BE makeup. The biggest one is perfect for foundation coverage or radiances and it's really not too small. The second one is great for blush and luminizers. Obviously the others are for eyes. In my opinion, they are like regular brushes with shorter handles. They are really soft. I have an old flawless face bareminerals brush at home from way back when I ordered BE from TV. And I still prefer this travel brush. The full flawless is probably more voluminess I'd say, but still for the price these brushes are great. I'd say go for it.
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tommysgirl
Detroit, MI
6 months ago
 
 READY Face & Body Luminizer
READY Face & Body Luminizer
READY Face & Body Luminizer
 
Will this Luminizer work well with fair skin?
I have very light/fair skin throughout the year. In winter I am more pale than summer- in summertime my freckles are more visible. Will this tone be too dark for me?
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I have the same problem. I bought this and when I used all three colors in the compact and put it on my chest it was too dark for my winter pale skin. But then I just adjusted how heavy I put it on and it is fine. You can always take the brush and put it in the compact where it is pink and white and not put the brown part on. Then in the summer you can use more of the brown for a bronzing affect. I am freckled and pale just like you and I still think this is just fine. Yes, it does come on a little darker than I expected. It will be better in the summer. But I still use it above my collar bones and in my cleavage to create a shadow affect and it isn't too dark. For the size of the compact and brush I think you should give it a shot. Especially when it is on sale.
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tommysgirl
Detroit, MI
6 months ago
 
 Luminous Hydrating Body Cream
Luminous Hydrating Body Cream
Luminous Hydrating Body Cream
 
Does this body cream have a scent?
I am extremely sensitive to scents and don't want to purchase this if it has a noticeable scent.
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I just posted a review talking about the scent of this lotion.
If you use any other bareminerals skincare products then you will be able to know what I am talking about. It smells ALOT like their facial cleaners and their facial moisturizers. I personally do not mind that smell, but my boyfriend doesn't particularly like it, especially if I use this lotion all over my body. I honestly do not think the scent is strong - it will not give off a largely noticable scent. But yes if you put your nose to your arm after coating it in this lotion you will smell it. I think the smell wears off though. And you could combat this by using a body mist or spray with a scent that you don't mind and it would completely cover it up. So, to answer your question, overall there is not a strong scent to this. Like I said, it mostly smells like other BE skincare products. And since it works so well I would recommend it.
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tommysgirl
Detroit, MI
6 months ago