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Bare Minerals Beauty Surprise Mystery Box Time!

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

The Box: Bare Minerals Beauty Surprise Box

The Cost: $35 with free shipping

The Products: $159 value (11 items)

Are you grabbing a box?

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!
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. For someone who’s new to Bare Minerals, and has never tried any of their products, this bag is a GEM–I can get a feel for the whole brand to see if I like it without having to take out a loan ;). I can’t wait to get mine! And on that note, you just never know with stuff like this. I didn’t see this post until December 7–six days after it went live–and somehow miraculously one of the links still worked (but only one of them!) (None of them work now, though ;)). I figured it was a glitch, but for kicks, decided to see if I could actually put it in my cart. Well that worked, so then I casually added the little 20% off promo code, and THAT worked. Put my credit card info in, laughing, preparing for some sort of error screen, but everything went through. So I paid $30.31 and just got my shipping confirmation today that listed all of the items. Crazy! But I’ll take it! 😉

  2. Got mine today by FedEx. At first I was disappointed there was no cute makeup bag like they have had other times. Then I was very disappointed with the brush which is small and not at all like BM quality. But the lip products are well reviewed, the blush is pretty and I want to try the eye primer. All in all value was good but wished I’d gotten the toofaced surprise instead !

  3. I too was not excited about the contents, was hoping for one special item since it is holiday time, like a ready eye palette. At least 4 items are things I have gotten in previous mystery boxes, but I do know it is a good deal so I will be happy to see the other items.

  4. not so ecstatic with the spoiler email I got – was hoping for some more eye pallets and lip stick (not balm or gloss) but It looks like it will have a mini lipstick and the rest balm and shine – I also need NO MORE mineral veil but I expected that . I am pretty excited by the primer and the blush so we shall see if that is as good as I am hoping- I have already done the research and I will be able to sell the items on ebay that I do not want/have too many and only pay a couple bucks for the items that I really want so it all works out in the end!

  5. Well, my order on my credit card went from pending to nonexistent as well. I ordered it early in the day that it was released–days ago. A few things are really bothering me: 1. Why when you click the above link can you STILL put this bag in your cart 2. If I am not getting a bag, why have I not been notified of this? 3. I don’t think that I am getting a mystery bag and I was really excited that I caught it this year in time ( or so I thought)
    Anyway, way to tie up my money and hopes for days Bareminerals. On that topic, anyone know another good foundation powder brand?– I am suddenly looking to switch.

    • Call customer service. I ordered two days after it released and my charge was pending then disappeared. I called and they said my order was open but not shipped yet and it finally shipped yesterday.

  6. Got my email confirmation
    Qty Item
    1 68262 Correcting Concealer SPF Sample Seal(O1)
    1 67242 Angled Blush Brush in rose gold (G3)
    1 67420 5-in-1Creme E/S SPF15-Cinnamon(O1)no Box
    1 71663 FAB MMoxie L/G 3.5ml-Rule Breaker(O1)
    1 73461 Mini Ready Blush The One 3g NOBOX G1 P
    1 66954 Jack OAT Lip Balm Soulmate (G1)
    1 61329 SPF 20 Summer Bisque
    1 77264 Mini MarvMoxie L/S S-RaiseThe Bar(G1) IB
    1 48875 S Mineral Veil PF .75g (G1)
    1 71816 Well-RestedR CC Eye Primer (G1)
    1 54836 FD Curl & Length Mascara- Black (O1)
    1 48664 Chocolate Big&Bright Eyeliner w/Box-O1

    • My is the same box.

    • I got mine today and mine is the exact same items. I personally was pleased and will use almost everything.

      • I have last year’s bare minerals surprise beauty unopened ( I accidentally ordered 2) if anyone is interested please notify me. The first is amazing but I don’t need the second. Thanks

      • Anyone interested in last year’s box ( I accidentally ordered 2 ). Thanks

        • What is in the box if you don’t mind me asking. I’m definitely interested but I already have so much makeup (I’m addicted) that I probably shouldn’t buy it unless there are items I have been wanting.

          Thank you so much for your time.

        • Do you still have the box?

  7. Hi pals, just called and they said that they have been overwhelmed by orders, and that these should be shipped out tomorrow. Sounds like there’s some quality loot coming our way!

    • Thank you! ??

  8. So, I am curious if ANYONE has a positive outcome with this order? I’m the same as many of you with the charges still pending and I cannot get them to respond to me at all. Does anyone have a confirmation with shipping in progress? Thanks ladies.

    • Just got my email confirmation that my box has shipped this morning, so hopefully everyone else who is wondering if they are getting one should receive a shipping confirmation today.

      • Thanks for your update. I just checked my email and I received the same message. Happy news after all! Cross fingers for everyone else to have the same luck!

  9. I purchased this on the day it was released without a hitch, but the charge was on ‘hold’ in my bank account for a few days and now has completely disappeared. Pretty sure I won’t be getting this and that has me bummed out. 🙁 Lame.

    • I just checked my account and my charges are still pending. I bought mine within hours of it being released as well. Also checked my account on Bare Minerals. It’s not even there. They’re going to have an uproar on their hands if all of this blows up.

      • This all happened when I bought one 2 years ago before Christmas. I was a lucky one and had my order fulfilled. Some people didn’t get theirs, other people did… disappears from credit card, reappeared later for some. Not showing up on your BE account for ages even if your order did take … This is a common issue for their beauty suprise boxes. :/

        • Good to know. I have ordered them for the past year and a half or so whenever they come out and never had a problem. I guess we will just wait and see what happens. Fingers crossed.

  10. I was just emailed a code for Bare Minerals FABONLY and it took 20% off plus free shipping and it worked on the Mystery Box. It brought the total to $28.00

    • Thank you ! I wasn’t going to get one but of course couldn’t it up with the 20% off.

    • Did the same thing!

  11. Liz, is there any way we can sign up for alerts/spoilers/etc about these Bare Minerals mystery boxes like we do with all the monthly subscription boxes? If so, that’d be great and thanks in advance. If not, oh well, I guess I’ll save $40-50 every few months. 😀

  12. I just ordered one and it processed payment and everything so hopefully it is not as people say and glitch allowing to order and then shows as sold out! I hope I do get one because I hate having to call companies for refunds…

  13. Anyone else having issues with the “free shipping”? The shipping keeps tallying $5.95 to the order.

    • Yes, its giving me shipping charges

    • Yes I was also having an issue. I called the company to see if they could refund the 5.95 and was told that the box has actually been sold out since yesterday. Don’t know why it is allowing people to add it and purchase it but I’m guessing that’s why the free shipping isn’t working because it’s no longer a product you can buy . I was told that the charge on my bank account should roll off in the next couple of days. Hope that helps although I am bummed out that it seemed I was getting one and now I am not. ?

      • Update to my last comment. I just received an email confirming my order and order number so I called the company again to ask if I am truly receiving a box and was told that it must’ve been a glitch in the system that allowed me to purchase one. They are refunding the shipping charge as well so anyone can go ahead and try to order and hope that it slips through and then contact them and they will refund the shipping.

  14. So we know all items except for 67420?

  15. My mystery offer 10 is their Flawless Definition Curl & Lengthen Mascara, $18.

  16. Note there are variations to the boxes. I ordered last time specifically for the mineral veil and I didn’t get it!

  17. 54836 – Definition Curl and Lengthen mascara
    48875 – Small Mineral Veil
    48664 – Big and Bright Eyeliner in Chocolate.

  18. So far I have figured out a few things….
    71663 – Lipgloss in Rule Breaker
    67242 – Angled brush with gold handle
    77264 – Mini Mini L/S in Raise the Bar
    71816 – Well Rested CC Eye Primer

  19. Woohoo I ordered one and a couple other items, I had a $75 gift card, so I only paid $7 including $3.95 shipping for everything!

    • Nice deal, Sara! *internet high five*

  20. Will anyone share what their email receipt said to clue us in to what’s in the bag?

    • The receipt says “Holiday Mystery Offer 1″…. through 11 and “Correcting Concealer Beauty Seal Sample” that was automatically added when I went to checkout then to my surprise, when I received my email conformation, “Marvelous Moxie Lipstick Deluxe Sample – Break Away” was also a part of the list.

    • No sorry they didn’t reveal products in the email.

    • I ended up with:
      Holiday Mystery Offer 2 US67420
      Holiday Mystery Offer 9 US71816
      Holiday Mystery Offer 11 US48664
      Holiday Mystery Offer 6 US61329
      Holiday Mystery Offer 1 US67242
      Holiday Mystery Offer 5 US66954
      Holiday Mystery Offer 7 US77264
      Holiday Mystery Offer 10 US54836
      Holiday Mystery Offer 3 US71663
      Holiday Mystery Offer 8 US48875
      Holiday Mystery Offer 4 US73461

      I can’t figure out how to tell what that means though. Does anyone know how?

  21. Did they send you a confirmation with spoilers of what’s inside? I got the last one and liked it…and I’ve got this one in my cart and I haven’t decided….

  22. I snagged one! The past boxes seemed great.

  23. Ok got one !!
    This makes three orders today
    First the Allure then Pop sugar and now this one !!???
    Somebody stop me LOL !! ⚠️

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