Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Product review: Bare Escentuals Get Started Eyes

I picked up the BE bareMinerals Get Started Eyes kit a couple of months ago, to see for myself what all the fuss of mineral-based makeup is all about. This 7 piece package contains 3 top quality brushes: a contour shadow brush, an eye liner brush and an eye defining brush. The collection also includes 3 universally-appealing mineral eye shadows in Vanilla Sugar, Peach Puff, Soft Focus Explore (a subtle taupe-y brown) along with an eye lining shadow in Fashionista (a rich, chocolate brown), in addition to a how-to, instructional DVD for makeup rookies. I tested out the shades, and found them suitable for daily wear. The refined powder blends together pretty much flawlessly, delivering understated contour and highlight for a natural, no-makeup look. The portability factor is low – I had a few spills, and plus, loose powder tends to dust away and scatter easily, so it’s best to leave this kit on your dresser. Verdict: I consider it a decent, basic-colour kit that is simple to apply, if you are just starting to build your makeup collection or need to replenish your stash with neutral shades.

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