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Review: Bare Minerals bareSkin Serum Foundation

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I had high hopes when it was announced that Bare Minerals was finally going to dip its toe in the liquid foundation pool. While I have their matte mineral foundation (and earlier tried the pressed Ready formula, which I didn’t like), part of me has always preferred liquid foundations. Revlon’s Colorstay and Cover Girl’s Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation are my two favorite options. They’re about as close to “Holy Grail” status as any foundation has gotten for me… that is, until this new Bare Minerals liquid foundation came along.

I’ve been trying to pump the breaks — ever since I got it — and not get too ahead of myself when it comes to this product, but I’m just so darn impressed so far! I pre-ordered the darkest shade available (more on that later) via QVC back in February. It shipped 2 days early and got here last Wednesday. I couldn’t wait to try it out!

After shaking, and just letting 2 drops fall into the brush’s custom reservoir (seriously, this brush is cool!), I scoffed at the idea that it could cover half of my face, but let me tell you that it totally did! I was amazed. I said “WOW!” out loud. No wonder that bottle is supposed to last forever!

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‘Twas a Bare Minerals Type of Week

It dawned on me, late tonight, that I had received 3 Bare Minerals products this week, which had to be some sort of record for me. Now, I only got one of them directly from BM, but it was still 3 items!

Piggy-backing off my previous post, where I detailed how I got $50 worth of Sephora products for $12, I was able to get a free Bare Minerals eyeshadow yesterday. They were running a promo for their FAB members, where all you had to do was bring in the email, pick out the color you wanted (a $14 value), and that’s it!

So, on Monday I got my Bare Minerals Touch-Up Veil (they actually sent the wrong shade, but I’ll write about that later. It worked fine!) and Stroke of Light eye brightener and on Friday, I got my free eyecolor in “moss.”

I am happy with all 3 items, too! What a good week, huh?

And just a reminder that bare Minerals is back on QVC in a couple of weeks, so mark your calendars! I’m sure I’ll be just as disappointed as usual in the offerings for deeper skin tones (and the constant ignoring of their matte foundation), but you know I’ll be watching anyway! It’s a guilty pleasure. Plus, this may be the show where they bring back the deluxe sized Bisque. (It’s already back on QVC.com, actually!) I use that more than the foundation, and they only carry the deluxe size twice a year.

Here are the shows:

Monday, November 25, 2013 from Midnight – 2 a.m., 9 – 11 a.m., 3 – 5 p.m. ET

Happy shopping!

*I used affiliate links in this post.

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So Bare Minerals Was On QVC Yesterday…

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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!

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Bare Minerals Was On QVC 5 Times This Weekend

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Bare Minerals was the Today’s Special Value all day Saturday (April 20th) and so, Bare Minerals was on air 5 times in a 24 hour period. I’m not even ashamed to admit that I watched 90% of all of those shows too. You don’t know me! Actually, you guys do. Very well. Just search “Bare Minerals” on this blog and you’ll see how much I talk about them.

Anywhoooo, I never buy the major products or TSV sets. There’s always a bunch of stuff I don’t want, and even though they offer killer deals, I still never jump. That didn’t change this weekend. As of this post, I still haven’t bought anything since January’s raiding of my bank account. Actually, it didn’t even do that much damange. I bought a $20 brush set off of QVC and a super discounted 8-color eyeshadow palette for $21 (regularly $40) in my local boutique. See, not bad?

Last month, QVC hosted Bare Minerals for a couple of shows and they premiered a lip product that really caught my attention: double-ended Lip Quickies! The dubbed “Modern Florals” collection contain three bright and vibrant spring colors, 3 more muted colors, and a super cute bag (with an attached mirror). I perked up when they showed it, but I wasn’t at a place where I could splurge, even though the total, with shipping, would only be $33.59.

They showed the Modern Floral Lip Quickies again over the weekend and the price is still the same. Considering one solo Lip Quickie is $19, it’s a great value. I’m now in a position to purchase, but I still haven’t pulled the trigger. Why?

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Bare Minerals Caught Me Today!

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I’ve famously blogged about how I always tune in to QVC whenever they premiere new Bare Minerals products. And lately, they haven’t tempted me enough to get me to hit the purchase button… until today!

They got me!

In my last Bare Minerals post, I talked about how I’m most tempted by their brush sets on QVC, and that is exactly what I grabbed today. I get 4 quality brushes for less than $20. I just couldn’t resist! And the price during the 1-hour show was below $20. Now, if you want that set, it’s $25.

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