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Bare Minerals Mystery Box Available Now!

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Bare Minerals

Thanks Nancy and Celicia for letting us know about the latest Bare Minerals Mystery Box!

The Box: Bare Minerals Mystery Box

The Cost: $35

The Products: 11-piece collection ($166 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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63 Comments

  1. My box arrived today. This is what I was supposed to be getting:

    1 57327 BMSC ACR Night Serum Beautipod Smpl (O1)
    1 59707 All Channel GWP Bag #3-Lg Pat Leather(G3
    1 50462 M MV PB Free CLG (G1)
    1 57656 Mini PT BrightenEyelid Primer(1.5mL)(G1)
    1 68626 5in1AdvPerCreamE/SSPF15BlushApricot-O1NB
    1 70045 SoftFocusFaceBrushw/MatteBlackHandle(G3)
    1 60874 PT NeutralizingFoundPrimer1ozV2(G1)w/Box
    1 65447 Mini Marv Moxie L/G-Dare Devil(G1) V2
    1 45425 Hydrating & Brighten Brush/ white handle
    1 49587 Charcoal Big&Bright Eyeliner w/Box (O1)
    1 48666 Plum Big&Bright Eyeliner w/ Box (O1)
    1 61329 S SPF 20 Summer Bisque (O1) V2

    But instead of the Brighten Eye Primer and the 5-in-1 Cream Eyeshadow, both which I would loved to have received, I got a small pot of loose shadow in Mocha Supreme and a Feather Light Brush. The color of the loose shadow is very pretty and neutral. The brush is a duo fiber brush that’s soft and nice. But, 3 brushes?!? Come on! Maybe 3 different types of brushes might be ok but these pretty much are the same size and redundant. I am done with their mystery boxes. They used to be fantastic.

    • Yes, I was a bit underwhelmed by the box. I was hoping that I would get smaller versions of some of their new line so I could try them out before buying full size. But over half of my box was discontinued items that they are just trying to get rid of. Which is fine, but maybe they should state that. Discontinued Clearance Mystery Box! People would still purchase. And my other annoyance is getting brushes that are made for specific things, like the hydrating one, then not receiving the hydrating mineral veil to try it with. Lesson learned. I will just go to Sephora to try new stuff.

    • I was not necessarily underwhelmed but not wowed, either. I know this is different from the $55/$45 Mystery Box they used to offer. Like someone posted on reddit, I am not particularly thrilled by the black cosmetic bag. Maybe I could use it if I get Bedazzler and glum it up??? (haha) Item-wise, I got all the items on the shipping list. Money’s worth? Probably. You’ve got three brushes??? You are right to be upset/sad. More than likely, this is going to be my first and last Bareminerals Mystery Box.

      • Oh wait,
        I didn’t get Nightfall…I got Golden Sunset instead…

    • I got everything on your list except I got the Nightfall eyeshadow (perfect color for me) instead of your second brush. I love it all except the 5-in-1 shadow which I’ve had before and didn’t like. And the eye primer is tiny! But the mineral veil and foundation primer are awesome. I was hoping for a ready shadow palette too, but it was cheaper this time around so I’m very happy.

      • I got three brushes.
        1. The face brush listed
        2. The moisturizing brush instead of the powder eye shadow (annoyed about this substitution.)
        3. A light application face brush instead of the eye primer (happy about this substitution.)

        I’ve been wanting to increase my brush collection, and I like BareMinerals brushes, so I’m mostly happy. More variety in the brushes would be nice, though.

        I love the 5-in-1 shadow as a primer. I wear it most days. I already have two tubes of it, so I’m not too excited. I suppose I will get to it eventually. I also wish that the summer bisque container had been larger.

  2. Just got mine in (why does shipping take forever?) and I am in loooove. The brushes alone make the value worth it because their brushes are absolutely fab. I was also running out of mineral veil, so that was perfect timing, I love the neutral lip gloss, all the colors are perfect me, and the small items came just in time for my upcoming vacation! This could not be a better buy for me.

  3. Just got mine! This was an amazing haul for me! I doubted myself after buying it but I love what I got and totally WAY worth the money!

  4. Annoyed- USPS rang my doorbell this morning and I buzzed them into my apartment building (I could see it was them through the camera), but they never came up to my apartment. Went down and checked my mail later and there was one of those ‘sorry we missed you’ cards for my bare escentuals box saying I can pick it up Monday morning.. I KNEW they weren’t even trying to deliver my packages! Now I have to wait until Monday:(

    • Ok- picked it up- only had time to take a quick peek, but I love it! A few things I definitely will swap (lip gloss and foundation primer), but I got my money’s worth. Worth noting that they never asked for my skin color, but I am light/medium and so far, the skintone specific items in the box this time and last time work for me.

  5. Mine is due to arrive Monday! Yay! 🙂 Does anyone know how to figure out exactly what you’re getting based on your shipping receipt? Mine says:
    Qty Item
    1 57327 BMSC ACR Night Serum Beautipod Smpl (O1)
    1 59707 All Channel GWP Bag #3-Lg Pat Leather(G3
    1 50462 M MV PB Free CLG (G1)
    1 57656 Mini PT BrightenEyelid Primer(1.5mL)(G1)
    1 68626 5in1AdvPerCreamE/SSPF15BlushApricot-O1NB
    1 70045 SoftFocusFaceBrushw/MatteBlackHandle(G3)
    1 60874 PT NeutralizingFoundPrimer1ozV2(G1)w/Box
    1 65447 Mini Marv Moxie L/G-Dare Devil(G1) V2
    1 73173 S Nightfall Eyecolor w/ChandleCap(G1)
    1 49587 Charcoal Big&Bright Eyeliner w/Box (O1)
    1 48666 Plum Big&Bright Eyeliner w/ Box (O1)
    1 61329 S SPF 20 Summer Bisque (O1) V2

    Thanks everyone! 🙂

  6. I got my order today and I am so pleased! The brush by itself makes of for the value of the mystery bag so the other 10 items and 2 extra deluxe sample are just extras! So awesome! I’m a Jane Iredale user but I’m excited to use the items in my bag! By the way the bag itself is great for travel!

  7. Just opened my box, I’m bummed 🙁 I’ll use the brush and mineral veil but other than that it’s a bust for me.

    • Oh no! What were you hoping for? I haven’t gotten one of these until now, but mine won’t arrive for another week.

  8. Aww, I didn’t get the nightfall eyecolor, and I was hoping for one… 🙁 would have worked perfectly with my green eyes for my wedding! I got plum eyeliner instead :/

    • Jk…a brush lol sleepy fail

    • I have one if you would like to swap. I’m swimming in eyeshadow! I’ll list it on the swap site today.

      • What is the swap site? I got my shipment email yesterday, so I was googling the stuff and came across the post. Unfortunately, my box isn’t scheduled to come until Wednesday, and my wedding is the 8th. I wouldn’t be able to get it before, but I would highly consider after…if you happen to still have it. I love the vibrance of the BM eye colors.

  9. Mine got mailed today. Here’s what is on the packing list:
    y Item
    1 57327 BMSC ACR Night Serum Beautipod Smpl (O1)
    1 59707 All Channel GWP Bag #3-Lg Pat Leather(G3
    1 50462 M MV PB Free CLG (G1)
    1 57656 Mini PT BrightenEyelid Primer(1.5mL)(G1)
    1 68626 5in1AdvPerCreamE/SSPF15BlushApricot-O1NB
    1 70045 SoftFocusFaceBrushw/MatteBlackHandle(G3)
    1 60874 PT NeutralizingFoundPrimer1ozV2(G1)w/Box
    1 65447 Mini Marv Moxie L/G-Dare Devil(G1) V2
    1 73173 S Nightfall Eyecolor w/ChandleCap(G1)
    1 49587 Charcoal Big&Bright Eyeliner w/Box (O1)
    1 48666 Plum Big&Bright Eyeliner w/ Box (O1)
    1 61329 S SPF 20 Summer Bisque (O1) V2

    • I got the same stuff! A little sad there’s no mascara, but I have one coming in the Allure box so it’s not the worst.

  10. Ordered my BM mystery box and here is what the shipping label says: Qty Item
    1 65551 Lash Dom Vol Masc BasicSamplew/Bkcard(O1
    1 57327 BMSC ACR Night Serum Beautipod Smpl (O1)
    1 59707 All Channel GWP Bag #3-Lg Pat Leather(G3
    1 50462 M MV PB Free CLG (G1)
    1 57656 Mini PT BrightenEyelid Primer(1.5mL)(G1)
    1 68626 5in1AdvPerCreamE/SSPF15BlushApricot-O1NB
    1 70045 SoftFocusFaceBrushw/MatteBlackHandle(G3)
    1 60874 PT NeutralizingFoundPrimer1ozV2(G1)w/Box
    1 65447 Mini Marv Moxie L/G-Dare Devil(G1) V2
    1 73173 S Nightfall Eyecolor w/ChandleCap(G1)
    1 49587 Charcoal Big&Bright Eyeliner w/Box (O1)
    1 48666 Plum Big&Bright Eyeliner w/ Box (O1)
    1 61329 S SPF 20 Summer Bisque (O1) V2

    • This sounds fabulous, super excited! The neutralizing primer is great, I got it in another box and it lasted me a year. The colors of the products also seem to be a good mix for most people. Yay!

      • Good to know! I’m Looking forward to trying it!

    • M MV PB Free CLG

      What do you think that one is? I’ve figured the rest out.

      • I’m so excited about this mystery box! I wondered about that code too. I think it is medium-sized mineral veil powder broad spectrum, click, lock, go container. Not sure what the free means. My box is set to arrive Friday!

        • That makes sense. After I posted last night, I figured out MV=Mineral Veil, but could not guess the rest! Thanks for answering 🙂

        • PB free – paraben free maybe?

      • I thought the same – “what is this?” and later it dawned on me.

      • Mineral veil paraben free click lock go?

      • i think i saws it somewhere that it was a foundation primer

    • Wow. You’ve got a shipping confirmation email? I haven’t. It’s been four days…

      • I know, right? I waited to order on Sunday and all I’ve gotten was my order confirmation. I think I’m spoiled by the few places that ship almost immediately.

        • I think mine will be shipped soon. I checked my bank account…Bareminerals just deducted the amount today. However….no shipping confirmation email…yet. Like you, I’m spoiled, too. Sephora, Ulta, Smashbox, Tarte….they ship items fairly quickly…

    • No Nightfall eye color for me 🙁

      I’m getting another brush instead.

      • Join the swap site! I would SO rather have the brush than the nightfall and I know I will be getting mine and posting it tomorrow!

  11. I have tried some of their products and I am interested in trying this deal. If you had purchased before, do they send skin-tone specific products?

    • I have only purchased one, the most recent one. They did not send anything skin tone specific. I was very pleased with the selection.

      • Thank you. I just checked the website and they are sold out. I guess I will look for reviews and hope for next time.

  12. I got one of these last year and felt like I’d made a poor decision when I saw the products I’d gotten, but thinking about it today, I realized it was worth it. The eyelid primer is the best I’ve used and I use the blush every day (super awesome work shade), plus the bronzer and little eyeshadow and foundation samplers are useful on occasion. And the lipstick is pretty nice, as well. There were some shipping issues and I had to call bc the blush wasn’t in my box, but on the whole, I’m happy enough with it that I went ahead and got another one today.

  13. Very upset. Their system said my order did not go through, so I made a second attempt to order, which also claimed to have not gone through. Now, I get emails for both orders. Their customer service can’t see the orders yet and can do nothing. I was told I have to return one of the boxes when it arrives. Seriously. I’m calling back in the morning when their full customer service staff is on duty, which they are not today.

    Also, the mini mascara that is supposed to be on every $25 order did not apply to mine. Either of them.

    • To put this in context, my last order from BE had 2 out of 3 items I purchased canceled from my order for being out of stock. I already had a bit of a bad taste, which led to why this is extra frustrating.

    • They did not have anymore of the mascara ! I called in about it and they offered me a different sample.

  14. They must be really close to selling out. First try, I had it in my cart and it said to remove it because it was no longer available. Then I hit the back button, tried again, and my order went through. Kind of excited, first time getting one of these.

  15. Grabbed one, too!!! 🙂

  16. I got one! Sadly the mascara mini was in my cart but by the time I checked out, it disappeared… so I guess they ran out? Still a great deal and I’m hoping for a mascara in the box!

    • If you call their customer service and tell them about the mascara sample, they should offer you another sample ! They did for me, and they were friendly about it.

  17. Grabbed one for my niece for her birthday. She loves their products. Thanks for the information.

  18. Couldn’t help myself, got 1?

  19. Yeah! It is still available. Snagged one!

  20. Love bare essential couldn’t resist. Plus there were a couple of bonuses.

  21. I can’t wait to see what’s in the box. If I don’t want something it’ll be listed in the swaps.

  22. I couldn’t resist. I have gotten the last two and I’ve been happy with them. The last one was worth the price. Hopefully, this one will be too!

  23. Anyone know any of the items? These boxes are hit or miss for me. I’m tempted but don’t know if I can justify it with the allure box coming out Tuesday.

  24. I just ordered it, I like their products and they’re not cheap so I’m excited to see what it’s in this. Also in addition to the items in the mystery box they are including a deluxe size sample mascara and another sample pod, I don’t remeber what it was some kind of face cream I think. So I think it will be a good value.

    • Hi! Where do you see the additional 2 items? Do I need to use a coupon code for them? Thanks

      • Stephanie,

        They just showed up in my cart after I added the mystery box, so you shouldn’t have to do anything.

        • Okay great, thank you!

  25. Got one.. Couldn’t resist! I did get my money’s worth last time, although their powders are a bit messy

  26. Hm… Never tried Bare Minerals, but I’ve heard good things. Might be a good opportunity to snag a few items from their line. I’m also considering ordering their starter kit with their original foundation. I’ve heard rave reviews from some of my male friends.

    • Their complexion rescue (new tinted moisturizer) is AMAZING! I have been using the powder for 6 years but this stuff was so good I got a sample then bought the full size a few days later, it makes your face look better and better as the day goes on as it sets in, amazing!! And yes of course I picked up this mystery box too 😉

      • Hi, just picked up the Mystery box myself and saw your post. Is their Complexion Rescue oil free and/or with SPF? Haven’t heard of it before though I’ve used the foundation powder and had good luck with it. Thanks!

        • It has spf 30 which is higher than the powder foundation and it is oil free! Seriously, go to a store and get a sample, it’s AMAZING!

  27. I just ordered it, and I’m not entirely sure why; I don’t really use their makeup. I guess the FOMO is strong in this one. I figure this is a good chance to try out some things I would never ordinarily buy, and maybe snag some stocking stuffers if they don’t appeal to me.

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