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Mystic13
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Reviewer: Mystic13
Location:Florida
Age Range:25-34
Skin Type:Normal
Skin Shade:Tan
Hair Color:Brunette
Eye Color:Green
Date:07/05/2014
Love the color!
Rating
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: easy to apply, very sparkly, bit messy
I ordered Moonshine and Vapor, and they're great! Wish there was a golden type of color available. Vapor gives you a perfect smokey eye with some black liner and mascara. Moonshine is more like a soft pink with a lot of sheen to it. It's more shiny than glittery, as though the glitter was mixed in homogeneous rather than randomly sprinkled like most eye shadows.
Application process is easy, I like the built-in wand that comes with it. You do need to scrape off excess before application, or it will get everywhere. Probably best to wait to do any concealer or under-eye stuff until after you've applied this shadow. Very easy to remove with almost any eye makeup remover.
I'm giving it three stars because it's messy. I don't like that when I come home from work the shadow has migrated to my lower lid. I'm picky that way, I like my eyeshadow on my actual eyelid and I like it to stay there. But no matter what I seem to do, I have yet to find a remedy to this. I wish the Velvet Eyecolor line made some sparkly shadows rather than matte (don't let the pictures fool you), because I don't seem to have that problem with them.
+2points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 2out of 2found this review helpful.
 
Reviewer: Mystic13
Location:Florida
Age Range:25-34
Skin Type:Normal
Skin Shade:Tan
Hair Color:Brunette
Eye Color:Green
Date:07/01/2014
Great Brush!
Rating
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: adjustable coverage, easy to use
I love this brush for foundation because it provides as much, or as little coverage as I want. It evenly distributes your make-up during the application process, unlike some other brush brands I've used (not BE products of course lol). I use the original foundation, and it works perfect with it. I've also used this brush with the tinted Mineral Veil and it works great with that product as well. Swirl, tap, and buff technique is a must-use for this brush to work its magic for you :)
The only reason I gave this brush a 4 instead of a 5 is because I wish the bristles were a little softer and a little less stiff. But I think the brush has to be made that way for it to be able to provide the type of adjustable coverage it does (which is my favorite part). That being said, I probably wouldn't use any other brush for my foundation anyways.
0points
 
Reviewer: Mystic13
Location:Florida
Age Range:25-34
Skin Type:Normal
Skin Shade:Tan
Hair Color:Brunette
Eye Color:Green
Date:07/01/2014
Favorite Face Brush
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: soft, everyday use
This is my favorite brush because it is so versatile. It came with my Complexion Essentials Get-Started Kit, and I'm so glad for it. I use this brush mostly to apply Pure Radiance over my cheeks and brow bone, sometimes using it on the bridge-of-nose, forehead and chin area. I have also used it to apply Mineral Veil over my entire face, but I like to have one brush dedicated per product so colors don't get mixed up.
It provides light-to-medium coverage. I don't own many BE brushes (I also have the Maximum Coverage Concealer Brush & the Heavenly Face Brush), but it is the softest of those three and definitely way softer than the drugstore and other online retailer brushes that I've owned. I've washed it twice with the BE Brush Conditioning Shampoo. It cleans and reshapes easily, and I haven't had any shedding issues.
0points
 
Reviewer: Mystic13
Location:Florida
Age Range:25-34
Skin Type:Normal
Skin Shade:Tan
Hair Color:Brunette
Eye Color:Green
Date:07/01/2014
Great product!
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: extremely useful, necessary
I love this product. I had no idea that my brushes were so dirty until I used this! It cleaned them very well, no bristles fell out, and they were even softer than when they were new. If you want to keep your professional BE brushes looking and feeling new, then this is a must-have product. I clean mine once a month with this.
0points
 
Reviewer: Mystic13
Location:Florida
Age Range:25-34
Skin Type:Normal
Skin Shade:Tan
Hair Color:Brunette
Eye Color:Green
Date:07/01/2014
A MUST HAVE!
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: perfect coverage, easy application
I received this in my Complexion Essentials Get-Started Kit and you will have to pry this brush out of my cold, dead hands before I will give it up. I use it with the Stroke-of-Light Eye Brightener around my entire eye area to cover up dark circles, minimize fine lines and puffiness, and give an overall "bright-eyed" effect. It is SUPER SOFT, non-irritating and makes it super-easy to apply products around the eye area. That is definitely saying something from a girl who consistently still pokes herself in the eye with mascara wands. It is basically goof-proof for those of us who are less-skilled at applying make-up.
Definitely a must-have to apply any sort of product around the eye area!
+1point
Helpful Votes Recieved: 1out of 1found this review helpful.
 
Reviewer: Mystic13
Location:Florida
Age Range:25-34
Skin Type:Normal
Skin Shade:Tan
Hair Color:Brunette
Eye Color:Green
Date:07/01/2014
Love This Stuff!
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: beautiful skin, lightweight, soft & smooth skin
I am SO sad to see this product in the Last Chance section. I love it so much because for the first time in years I can actually look myself in the mirror and tell myself that I look pretty with no make-up on. It is all thanks to the BE skincare line.
This product has replaced my nighttime moisturizer. My skin is completely improved! No breakouts, no dryness, all while giving me super soft and smooth skin. While I don't have many wrinkles being that I'm 26, I swear it has improved the fine lines I began to see on my face and evened out my skin tone (in combination with other BE products and the fabulous make-up).
This is a MUST to my nightly routine. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE BRING IT BACK!!!
+9points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 9out of 9found this review helpful.
 
Reviewer: Mystic13
Location:Florida
Age Range:25-34
Skin Type:Normal
Skin Shade:Tan
Hair Color:Brunette
Eye Color:Green
Date:06/29/2014
Favorite Mascara
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: pretty amazing, full lashes, very happy customer
Let me just say that I am on a quest and intend on trying every mascara on the BE line to figure out which is my favorite. I've also only used to sample size so far (it's been over two weeks of use, and still going strong). So far, this is definitely my favorite :)
My favorite part of this mascara is the fact that when I remove my eye make up at night, I don't lose any eye lashes (a chronic problem I've had with drugstore brands). It lifts and separates my lashes so they get horizontal volume and look full, while also giving them length and curl. It seriously does everything! As soon as my sample size runs out, I will be purchasing a full-size tube for sure. I tried to take a picture to share, but I am absolutely terrible at taking selfies.
Maybe I'm just lucky, but I haven't had any of the problems that other reviewers complained about (clumpiness, racoon eyes, overly dramatic look). When I first pull the brush out, I will wipe off any excess. Then I use the brush on both eyes (upper & lower lashes) without redipping it (one coat only), and I find that I can get the natural, sexy lashes that I want. If I want a more dramatic look for going out, or just for funsies, then I'll apply a few coats (still not redipping the wand). It does take time to properly apply the mascara (as does all BE mascaras from my experience), and I am by no means an expert. But for me, wiping off the excess and not redipping the wand have been two key tactics that I found very helpful.
+2points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 2out of 2found this review helpful.
 
 Flathead Shadow Brush
Flathead Shadow Brush
Flathead Shadow Brush
 
Reviewer: Mystic13
Location:Florida
Age Range:25-34
Skin Type:Normal
Skin Shade:Tan
Hair Color:Brunette
Eye Color:Green
Date:06/26/2014
BEST Eyeshadow brush ever!
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: perfect, amazing, in love
I am seriously in LOVE with this brush. It is perfect, and I am devastated that you are now out of stock! I was planning on ordering 6 or 7 more of these so I can have one for every color. It literally covers my entire lid PERFECTLY! I use the swirl and tap method to get the eyeshadow on the brush, and a few back and forth sweeps to apply (depending on how light/dark I want the color to be). It is super soft and the perfect size. PLEASE PLEASE BRING IT BACK!
And I 100% agree with a previous reviewer. You will have to pry this brush out of my cold, dead hands before I let go of it.
0points
 
Velvet Pistachio Eyecolor (crushed mint) (size: small)
 
Reviewer: Mystic13
Location:Florida
Age Range:25-34
Skin Type:Normal
Skin Shade:Tan
Hair Color:Brunette
Eye Color:Green
Date:06/26/2014
Pleasantly Surprised
Rating
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: beautiful, glides on smooth, lightweight
After reading some of the other reviews, I was hesitant to order these but I thought I would be optimistic since I've never ordered a Bare Minerals product that I wasn't happy with. I first purchased these in the Velvet Delights collection which came with vanilla, pecan, strawberry, pistachio, lilac and blueberry.
I knew they were going to be matte, and I was okay with that because I just wanted something fun but professional to wear to work. I love love love LOVE the strawberry and pecan. EVERYTIME I wear this combination, someone literally says this phrase to me "Your make-up looks perfect today!" I use the pecan over my entire lid, then the strawberry in the crease, and the vanilla for corners and as a brow highlighter. That combination is 100% my go-to look because it is simple and stunning...especially if you add a little mascara.
Now the pistachio I was less than thrilled with...with my tan skin it would either blend in, or give my eyelids an eerie, creepy, ghost-like look. The lilac is just okay, mostly because I have to put so many layers on for it to show up on my skin. But I use it on my lid and the blueberry on the crease for a nice, more cool-toned look. I absolutely cannot wear the blueberry over my entire lid. It is too dark and heavy, and makes me look like someone punched me in the eye. I am NOT a fan of super-heavy dark eye make-up. I even had my light-skinned sister try it, and she had the same problem. But the pistachio and the lilac look absolutely gorgeous on her with her light skin and greenish-blue eyes.
Long-story short, I will forever be ordering pecan and strawberry because I'm absolutely in love with them :)
0points
 
Reviewer: Mystic13
Location:Florida
Age Range:25-34
Skin Type:Normal
Skin Shade:Tan
Hair Color:Brunette
Eye Color:Green
Date:06/05/2014
Good Mascara
Rating
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: curls and lengthens
This is the first and only mascara I have used from Bare Minerals so far. It does EXACTLY what it claims to. It curls my lashes upwards so that my eyes look wider, brighter, and more open (a must since I am in a constant sleep-deprived state). It also makes them look VERY long. I swear I didn't even know my lashes could look that long. No flakes either, and very easy to remove. Happy happy customer :)
My only complaint (and the reason I gave it four stars instead of five) is that even though it doesn't *look* clumpy, while I'm applying it I can see my lashes getting sort-of stuck together. I wish there was more horizontal volume in the mascara so that my eyelashes looked fuller. The brush is a little different; it's contoured, so it is bigger on the ends and smaller in the middle (imagine a tiny little hourglass as the end of your wand). I'm thinking this is the reason why my lashes stick together, because there aren't enough bristles to coat each lash individually. But the contoured brush does help to get those hard-to-reach inner and outer lashes.
Over all, it does make my eyes look AMAZING, even if I wear no shadow or liner. The mascara makes my green eyes pop and stand out. I would definitely purchase again. But I just got a sample of the lash domination with my last order, so if it gives me that fuller volume horizontally that I like, I'll probably switch to that.
+1point
Helpful Votes Recieved: 2out of 3found this review helpful.
 
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What is the added ingredient in the hydrating mineral Veil that makes it "hydrating"?
I have sensitive skin. Is there a particular place that I can see the breakdown of all ingredients in bare minerals products?
All of the ingredients for BE items are listed on the individual product pages. Here is the ingredient list for the hydrating mineral veil in particular: Silica, Aqua (Water/Eau), Silica Silylate, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Lipids, Populus Tremuloides Bark Extract, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Sodium Dehydoracetate, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Sorbic Acid. May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492).
Submitted by:
Mystic13
Florida
1 month ago
 
is this an oil free masacara
I have eyelash extensions and need oil free products
There doesn't seems to be any oil-based ingredients in the mascara (the first ingredient is water), but there is wax. I'm not sure if that is harmful on extensions or not, so here is a list of the ingredients per the BE website: Water, Beeswax (Cera Alba/Cire D'abeille), Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Palmitic Acid, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax (Candelilla Cera/Cire De Candelilla), Stearic Acid, Triethanolamine, Styrene/Acrylates/Ammonium Methacrylate Copolymer, Hydrolyzed Quinoa, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Butylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Caprylyl Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Myristic Acid, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Silica, Malachite Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Iron Oxides (Ci 77499).
Submitted by:
Mystic13
Florida
1 month ago
 
Is Lash Domination gluten and soy free?
I cannot use any products that contain gluten or soy.

Thanks!
Sue
Here is a list of the ingredients the mascara contains, per the BE website: Water, Beeswax (Cera Alba/Cire D'abeille), Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Palmitic Acid, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax (Candelilla Cera/Cire De Candelilla), Stearic Acid, Triethanolamine, Styrene/Acrylates/Ammonium Methacrylate Copolymer, Hydrolyzed Quinoa, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Butylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Caprylyl Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Myristic Acid, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Silica, Malachite Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Iron Oxides (Ci 77499).

Hope this helps!
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Mystic13
Florida
1 month ago
 
About which shade should i get
I have a very light skin tone and dark circles under my eyes so i don't know which shade i should get please help
Go through Bare Minerals Foundation Finder (http://www.bareescentuals.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-BareEscentuals-Site/en_US/Home-Show#ShadeFinder-Show). When you get to the shade-matching section, take notice of which phrase the shade you use falls under...either light, medium, tan, dark, or deep. Luminous 1 goes with "light", Luminous 2 goes with "medium", Luminous 3 goes with "tan", luminous 4 goes with "dark" and "deep". I wear medium tan and use Luminous 3.

Hope this helps!
Submitted by:
Mystic13
Florida
1 month, 4 weeks ago