Y’all know whenever Bare Minerals gets shown on QVC, I’m watching. My struggles with whether or not to purchase are well documented here. So, let me tell you how it went down this time around…
They promoted this weekend’s shows as all brand new products. Grrrrrreat. That meant the odds of my seeing something I might want will go up! I braced myself for some major damage.
The first show was last night at midnight. They started with some deluxe sized facial care products that I don’t care about. But then they introduced their Ready Mineral Veil in some new shades. There’s a Deep/Dark shade now! I had to fight the power because I really like their MV powder. It cuts down on shine and makes you look all airbrushed and pretty! I have a deluxe sized jar, in the original (super light shade), that I’ve been working on forever. But you can’t really take those jars with you. So, instead, I bought Black Opal’s Invisible Oil Blocking Pressed Powder, and keep that in my purse. While, the new pressed MV excites me, I know that it isn’t a limited edition product. It will be around. I will add it to my Bare Minerals list, along with Stroke of Light.
I saw an eye quad that was tempting until I remembered I bought a pretty similar eyeshadow palette (8-pan) in The Star Treatment. So, I scratched that off the list.
Then I was also tempted by their deluxe sized PrimeTime tinted primer. I could see myself wearing that to try and even out my complexion a little, while also controlling oil in my T-zone. Most days I don’t even wear makeup (mostly because I’m lazy), but I could throw this primer on, quickly, and go about my day. Didn’t feel like buying this item today, but if I see it there, in a month or so, I may take the plunge. It goes on the maybe list for now.
But then QVC brought out the big guns: Lip Quickies. This product is only available via QVC. Or so they say. I’ve never looked for them at a boutique, so I guess I’ll believe them. I was probably about a day or 2 away from getting this set of Lip Quickies, back in May. I still might. They are still available and the price is the same. The reason I didn’t get them, back then, was because I saved my coins in order to buy my two backup charges.
Today’s Lip Quickies item was a One-Time-Only special, which meant they were limited in quantity and priced to sell! (They sold out within minutes) They came with a cute clutch and everything! And QVC offered it (which was similarly priced to the May item) in 2 Easy Pay payments! They almost had me! Then I looked at the actual shades, and how they looked on the models. Two or three of the shades looked a little light for me. My lips aren’t the light pink that the fairer-skinned models are, so the lighter colored quickies probably wouldn’t show up on my lips. The May colors were brights that were on trend for spring. A lot of people complained they were too bright. That wouldn’t be an issue with my lips. And that is ultimately why I didn’t pull the trigger on the new set. And now they’re sold out!
QVC didn’t offer any brush sets, which I’m a sucker for, so there was no temptation there. I guess that’s good since I’ve been eyeballing the new Limited Edition Sonia Kashuk brush sets.
So, I made it through another Bare Minerals presentation without buying anything. We’ll see if that holds true when they return to QVC in early September. Challenge accepted!