Bare Minerals Mystery Box Review – July 2015
Every few months, bareMinerals offers a surprise collection from their brand. Join their mailing list to be one of the first to know when it’s available. This particular collection has 11 items and is valued at $166.
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The Box: bareMinerals Mystery Box
The Cost: $35+tax (Free Shipping)
The Products: a variety of beauty products from the bareMinerals brand
Ships to: US and Canada only
Lash Domination Volumizing Mascara Sample – Value: $2.00?
Active Cell Renewal Night Serum – Value: $2.00?
While placing my order, my purchase automatically placed two “free” samples in my cart! I love this mascara and I love skincare so this was a mini win-win for me before the box even arrived. I’m still working on the night cream from another box, so I may save this for our upcoming trip. It looks to be enough for about 3 applications.
Patent Leather Bag – Value: $4.00
I received a cute little makeup bag. I like the magnetic closure. This is my first mystery box from this brand, chime down below if you know if it’s the same “bareEscentuals” inscribed bag every single time. I like it but was really hard to photograph once I took it out the protective sleeve. It’s very shiny.
Prime Time Neutralizing Foundation Primer 1oz – Value: $24.00
I’m not sure how this primer will look on my face. (all swatches at the end) It’s very yellow but seems to blend out well. It’s got good reviews online that says it color corrects redness, and makes your makeup appear glowy.
Everything else came bagged up like this. There was also an inventory sheet with the “unit prices” of each item. I’m not using it to list the values here because everything was priced very low, it’s weird. I don’t know why they would include that when we know you can’t find these items at those prices.
Mineral Veil in Original 2g – Value: $5.00
I’m excited to try this out. I’ve used their Touch Up Veil and I hope that this one works just as well for my skin tone.
Prime Time Brightening Eyelid Primer 1.5ml – Value: $9.oo
This little guy is half the size of the full sized version. I think this will be more than enough to test out, when I made swatches, this was the hardest thing to wash off! It’s got some serious staying power.
5-in-1 BB Cream Eyeshadow in Blushing Apricot 3ml – Value: $18.00
This will be my third 5-in-1 color. I really like them. I like to use them as an eyeshadow base to make my brighter eyeshadows pop. They dry quickly, so apply lightly and “werk” fast!
Soft Focus Face Brush – Value: $30!!
Made with synthetics fibers, it says this brush can be used after you’ve applied your makeup to blend out harsh lines without using any other products.
Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Daredevil 2.25ml – Value: $9.00
I’m only a little sad because I have two of this color already. Woe is me, right?! I was hoping for a new color, but hey, I got one that I know looks great on me. So I can’t complain. I should give it to Abigail, she’s alway trying to get into my makeup anyway.
Loose Eyecolor in Nightfall 0.57g? – Value: $14.00
I’m not sure on the size, it’s not listed. This shade is very beautiful. It’s shimmery brown with red undertones. The texture is very smooth and the littlest swatch went a long way.
Big & Bright Eyeliner in Charcoal and Plum 0.35g – Value: $14.00
I believe these eyeliners are being phased out along with a few other items in this bag. I wished the plum color was a little brighter, it swatches as dark as the charcoal color.
Multi-Tasking Concealer in Summer Bisque 0.57g? – Value: $9.50
This container is the same size as the eyecolor so I’m guessing on the size. This may be the only product that is too fair for my skin tone. I’ve never tried concealer in a powder form, so I plan on trying it out anyway. I’m curious to know if anyone received this in a different shade.
5in1 in Blush Apricot
Moxie Lipgloss in Daredevil
Eyeliner in Charcoal
Eyeliner in Plum
Eyecolor in Nightfall
Concealer in Summer Bisque
Neutralizing Foundation Primer
Brightening Eyelid Primer
Verdict: The bareMinerals Surprise Collection Bag had an estimated value of $150.50 ($154.50 if you count the bonus items). My calculations are probably off from their estimated value of $166 due to the items that did not have the weight listed. Overall, I’m very happy with the value, the sizes and the products. Including the purse and brush, I know I received at least six full sized items, and everything else including the “not for sale” freebies have a good number of uses! Even though this is my first bareMinerals Box, this is definitely one of my favorite boxes ever.
What did you think of the bareMinerals Mystery box? Are you going to grab one next time?