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Bare Minerals Mystery Box Available Now!

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Thanks Sara for letting us know about the latest Bare Minerals Mystery Box!

The Box: Bare Minerals Mystery Box

The Cost: $45

The Products: 11-piece collection ($195 value)

Are you grabbing one?

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!
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42 Comments

  1. Received mine, what a great deal! MV and blush are too dark and i won’t use the skin product so I may swap but I love the rest of it. .

  2. This is still available so I went to order and it keeps trying to charge me shipping even though it says right on the product page “Ships Free”. Anyone else have this problem?

  3. I just got my shipment notification – 10 items were listed, not 11. I sent them a note and will wait to see what happens.

    1 68639 D/E Buff & Conceal Brush(G3)
    1 66058 Ready Lum-Love Affair/Shining Moment(G1)
    1 49588 Espresso Big&Bright Eyeliner w/Box (O1)
    1 68645 L 5-1AdvPerformMV SPF20 w/SilverCap(O1)
    1 73176 M Sweet Romance BlushCLGW/ChandleCap(G1)
    1 73177 MarvMoxieL/S-DimTheLightsw/ChandleCap(G1
    1 37187 NATURAL LIGHT-WELL LIT/BACKLIT
    1 42042 S BareVit Skin Rev-er Upper 1oz
    1 57734 MiniReadySPF15TUVeilTrans(O1)-4.5g-NoBox
    1 67871 5in1 Cream E/S Duo Chamomile/Ginger(O1)

    • One item is a duo, it counts as two. It even showed that on the product page when you ordered.

  4. Just got my shipping confirmation! Excited!

    1 68639 D/E Buff & Conceal Brush(G3)
    1 66058 Ready Lum-Love Affair/Shining Moment(G1)
    1 49588 Espresso Big&Bright Eyeliner w/Box (O1)
    1 68645 L 5-1AdvPerformMV SPF20 w/SilverCap(O1)
    1 73176 M Sweet Romance BlushCLGW/ChandleCap(G1)
    1 73177 MarvMoxieL/S-DimTheLightsw/ChandleCap(G1
    1 37187 NATURAL LIGHT-WELL LIT/BACKLIT
    1 42042 S BareVit Skin Rev-er Upper 1oz
    1 57734 MiniReadySPF15TUVeilTrans(O1)-4.5g-NoBox
    1 67871 5in1 Cream E/S Duo Chamomile/Ginger(O1)

  5. Mine shipped! I’ve got to say, I’m super excited about this box! I hated the last one, save for a few items, but I think I’ll use everything in this one – yay! The lipstick they are sending looks like a gorgeous nuetral pink, it might be the item I’m most excited about.

    Qty Item
    1 68639 D/E Buff & Conceal Brush(G3)
    1 66058 Ready Lum-Love Affair/Shining Moment(G1)
    1 49588 Espresso Big&Bright Eyeliner w/Box (O1)
    1 68645 L 5-1AdvPerformMV SPF20 w/SilverCap(O1)
    1 73176 M Sweet Romance BlushCLGW/ChandleCap(G1)
    1 73177 MarvMoxieL/S-DimTheLightsw/ChandleCap(G1
    1 37187 NATURAL LIGHT-WELL LIT/BACKLIT
    1 42042 S BareVit Skin Rev-er Upper 1oz
    1 57734 MiniReadySPF15TUVeilTrans(O1)-4.5g-NoBox
    1 65226 WhippedVelvetDuoDeepSky/RichOlive(G13)Q

    • I got the same shipping notice this morning and was scrutinizing the abbreviated product list trying to figure out what they all meant, lol. I was so hoping that out of 11 items, one would be the 5-in-1 cream eyeshadow, but I don’t see it listed. That’s my fave product from Bare Minerals, although I admit I haven’t tried many others, so maybe I will love some other stuff. I will give it a look when it arrives and see if I want to keep it.

      • Replying to myself: Then again, I just searched their site and there is no other product with 5-1 in the title besides the eyeshadow, so maybe the 4th item on the invoice is indeed that, even though it’s not SPF20. I don’t know. I’ll shut up and wait. 😀

  6. Okay, so when I went to my online order hi stir to click on the links, I saw at the very bottom that the “duo mystery item” which is valued at $32, is sold out. I called because my invoice showed it was included. What the rep said was that yes, my packing slip is correct but that item is now sold out, and they note that because you have the option to reorder the box and the item sold out at some point after I placed my order. Just a heads up to check your invoices to see if you got that item or not. If not, I would call and ask them what if they are going to replace that with something else because if not, you are getting 9 items, not 11 as advertised. Ugh, I hope this doesn’t mean things will go south like they did with the October box, when everyone was having problems with shipping, etc. on the bright side, I really like all the items they have pictures of!

    • Honestly, I wouldn’t worry about it. I bet it’s just a weird glitch with the listing and the roe didn’t understand. They advertised this as an 11 item purchase, and legally that’s what they have to send.

      Also, you can see more of the items by googling the item numbers in your email. Looks like there is a loose blush and a bottle of skin revver-upper. The duo is a discontinued high shine eyeshadow set. I’m actually pretty happy with this one!

  7. I also broke down and purchased this. Hoping the colors work. Can you return if they don’t?

  8. I never knew they had a box but I am so undecided! I LOVE Bare Minerals but I don’t wear eye makeup, wondering if that could be a big part of the box? Though I could pass any eye items to my sister in law. Decisions, decisions! 😉

  9. This is my favorite email of the day…..also one I should unsubscribe…. I would have never had a clue this mystery box even existed but I sure bought one!!!

    • Me, too!! 4 months ago, I only had an ipsy subscription and then accidentally found this site… 15+ boxes now, and I sure didn’t need this one, but of course I had to have it, since it’s limited edition and could be wonderful.. same with the Kloverbox & MSA box… definitely do not need it, but had to have it!

      • I know, right? I started with Ipsy too 5 months ago and now I have 9 boxes. It’s addiction and Liz is our enabler! But I love her anyway, what’s the matter with me? lol

      • Same here 7 boxes and counting. hehehe

  10. I’ve gotten great and terrible mystery boxes from BE. In this last one, they sent out some products that were over 4 years old, which is not cool, but I’ve always felt like it had a good value.

    To answer a question someone had, I’ve never received base makeup, so the color matching is not really an issue. Just powders, mineral veils, eye color, lip stuff, etc…

    When you purchase, a few of the links become clickable. Looks like this one has:

    Buff and Conceal double sided brush
    A Dual pressed highlighter/bronzer (this looks pretty)
    Brown Eye Pencil
    A pinky loose mineral veil
    Natural Life Face lifting loose powder set

    And some other items that don’t have photos, so I can’t tell.

    • I am curious as to where you see the links that are clickable? I purchased one but cannot find anything that shows some of the products. When I enter the products you mentioned in their search bar I can’t get a single one to come up as a product to view?

      • It’s under your previous orders. When you view this purchase, the links are clicky. The reason nothing comes up when you search is because this is how they get rid of discontinued products, 99% of the time they aren’t sold on the site anymore.

  11. I think I’ll pass on this one, I’d feel better if we could specify skin tone or something. But I do like Bare Minerals! I’d love to see a monthly or quarterly subscription from them.

  12. I decided to pick one of these up because I am seriously considering going back to BE foundation since they now offer a liquid. Maybe I’ll get a sample to try.- plus I love their lipsticks and lip glosses.

    • I love their liquid foundation! It doesn’t dry out my skin like their mineral makeup and it covers really well.

      • I second the recommendation. I also recommend buying their foundation brush with it. They work beautifully together.

  13. To anyone who has gotten one before is this usually sample or full size items? Thanks!

    • It’s a mix of samples and full size, but a lot were full size.

      • Thanks for responding!

  14. Excited to see what we all get. I am all over mystery boxes since I was happy with Deux Lux. Hoping for something good!

  15. I got one last year and loved it and have missed the last few… So happy to have gotten this one. I am so excited!!

  16. I was never asked my skin tone for the mystery box. Do they just send out neutral colors? If I sign up up..not as a guest..do I fill out out a coloring profile and will they look at it for the mystery box? Not sure how this works. Plus, I checked out as guest but didn’t receive a confirmation email.

    • I just got my confirmation email. It took them about 20 minutes to send it, so it’s a little delayed.

    • They do not tailor the items to you specifically, it’s kind of the luck of the draw. The one I returned had all colors that were too dark for me. The one I kept waking spot on, so it’s truly a mystery.

  17. I broke down and got one, hope it’s good. The first one of theirs I ever got, last April, was amazing. So I rushed to get the next one (last October, I think) and it was terrible. Since then I have sat out a few but really hoping that they heard their customers and are not just going to throw in random things. Anyway, I also wanted everyone to know that it was easy for me to return the one I hated, because I have a boutique (has to be one of their stores, not Ulta or Sephora), and I took it there so as to avoid having to pay shipping, and they were very accommodating.

    • Thanks for letting me know it’s returnable. I have a Bare Escentuals boutique about 5 miles from me. So with that safety net in mind, I purchased this mystery kit. I’ve only ever tried their 5-in-1 cream eyeshadow, and really liked it, so I’m hoping I’ll like other products. I do wish, like many of you, that they’d at least tailor the box to skin tone. Light, medium, dark – doesn’t seem that difficult to offer 3 versions of a box. 🙂

    • There are several boutiques near me that sell BE, does it have to be a BE stand alone store?

      • Has to be a BE boutique. Also, their return policy that’s in with the items asks you to call the website customer service to let them know you are returning, which seems like it would be a hassle but it wasn’t, the rep had no problem telling me where the boutiques are in my area.

  18. Has there been any reviews done on this mystery box before?

  19. Scored! Thanks for posting this!

  20. Got one!

  21. Yay I got it! I missed the last one. 🙂

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