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Bare Minerals Mystery Box Review – February 2016

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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 12 items and is valued at $172.

(FYI – This box is no longer available for sale)

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The Subscription Box: bareMinerals Mystery Box (FYI – This box is no longer available for sale)

The Cost: $35+tax (Free Shipping)

The Products: a variety of beauty products from the BareMinerals brand

Ships to: US and Canada only

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Perfect Coverage Concealer Double End Brush – value: $22?

This brush is a dual-ended version of their Maximum Coverage Concealer Brush and Precision Concealer Brush. I’m really happy to have both of these in one! Versatility is awesome.

Crease Defining Brush – value: $18?

This is one item I’m most excited about in this box. I have a crease brush like this I’ve had for more years than I care to say because I love it and can’t find any just like it. But the tip/dome of this brush looks like it’s almost identical and I’m so excited to toss the old one!

Wet/Dry Shadow Brush – value: $18?

I really don’t wear my shadows wet, ever, but the way this brush is designed is great for full/heavier coverage of pigment for eyeshadows, so you can use it that way for dry shadow too.

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Mineral Veil – .75 g (sample), value: $1.85?

I love their mineral veil. It’s a translucent powder you gently brush over your whole face after you’ve finished your primer+foundation+concealer+blush, etc. It helps set everything so your makeup wears longer and it helps give more of a matte finish.

Large Soft Focus Warmth Face Color – 2.8g, value: $42?

This is marketed as an “all over face color” (meaning you can use it as a blush, bronzer, or eyeliner) but for my skin tone, this really works best as a bronzer. Its name fits though: it’s definitely a very warm-toned shade. A little goes a looong way here, so apply with a very light hand. Put on less than you think you need; you can always add more.

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Mini Marvelous Moxie Lip Gloss in Rule Breaker – 3.5 ml, value: $13.20

This lip gloss is the same size and shape as the Bare Minerals FAB Friends and Benefits (their rewards card program) birthday present last year. It didn’t come in a box, but the birthday ones do (ones that say “happy birthday”) so I think they may have unboxed them and that’s where these came from. Regardless, it’s a good gloss. A little sticky, and I wouldn’t have picked up this color for myself, but they did send a neutral shade that will work for pretty much anyone.

Mini Marvelous Moxie Lip Stick in Raise the Bar – 1.5g, value: $7.50

This lipstick is really pretty. It’s a gorgeous color! I’m not really into metallic/shiny lipsticks right now, but it’s still very flattering.

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Big & Bright Eyeliner in Espresso – value: $14

Big & Bright Eyeliner in Midnight – value: $14

These eyeliners are also getting replaced with a different formula, but they’re still great eyeliners. They have a very good wear time and are retractable! One end is the liner and the other end has a bit you can pop off and reveal a smudger, which I really love having on my liners. Both of these shades are great! The blue really isn’t super bright, so it’s really easy to wear.

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Prime Time Neutralizing Primer – 1 oz, value: $24

This primer is apparently being discontinued, but it’s one I’ve had before and really like. It’s tinted yellow and helps neutralize any redness on your face.

Ready Blush in Natural High – 2g (sample), value: $7.60

This blush is probably Bare Minerals’ best! This is just a sample size, but it’s a great formula. For those of you familiar with the cult-famous NARS Orgasm blush, this is a really good, less expensive alternative. It’s a pretty pink with some gold dewiness to it. It’s also very buildable.

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It may look a little scary at first, but it really does blend out well and doesn’t leave your face looking funny. Just make sure to start with a little bit! You can always add more if you need it.

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Skincare Sampler for Normal/Combination Skin

This sampler contains foil packets of the Clay Chameleon Transforming Purifying Cleanser, Skin Longevity Vital Power Infusion, and Smart Combination Smoothing Lightweight Emulsion. I’m very familiar with their skincare line from working at Sephora, but these are all new to me! So I’m excited to try them!

Small Outlet Kit Bag in Light Pink – value: $5?

This bag is cute, but really small. It’s too small for even the brushes to fit into length-wise.

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Swatches, from Top to Bottom: Lip Gloss, Lip Stick, Warmth Face Color, Natural High Blush, Midnight Eyeliner, and Espresso Eyeliner.

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Here’s a look I did using the blush, Warmth Face Color (in the depths of my cheeks right under my cheek bones, blended onto my temples/a bit around my hairline, and whatever was leftover on my brush for the sides of the bridge of my nose), mineral veil, Espresso Eyeliner, and Rule Breaker lip gloss.

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And here’s a look I did using the mineral veil, blush, Midnight eyeliner, and Raise the Bar lipstick.

The Verdict: This Bare Minerals Mystery Box has an estimated value at about $172, maybe even just a bit higher. I’m really happy with the value, sizes, and products. Even the things that are sample sized have a lot of uses to get out of them. I love this brand and trust that it has good quality products. Even though many of these items are being cycled out/discontinued, I don’t doubt that they’re still in perfectly find condition to use.

What do you think about this Bare Minerals Mystery box?

Written by Haley Faye

Haley Faye

Haley Faye first discovered Beauty Army and Birchbox in 2012 and instantly fell hard and fast for the world of subscription boxes. Over the years of writing for MSA she has found many subscriptions to fuel her addiction, but her favorites include fashion, geeky, beauty, and mom/baby boxes to share with her son.
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.

19 Comments

  1. When will your next box be for sale ?

  2. I was able to buy one to but did not read the fine print about the $50 because I was in a hurry to snag one. Love the bare essential boxes ;).

    • I kind of wish I hadn’t seen it since I ended up ordering 2 just to hit the mark. I justified it by telling myself I’ll gift the 2nd box to someone. hahaha

      Ohhhh, I got it bad.

  3. Just received an email they’re offering this again.

    12 piece beauty surprise collection for $35.00 (177.00 value)

    2 free full size girts with $50.00 order.

    • *gifts

    • Can you forward me the email? (Liz@mysubscriptionaddiction.com) or share the link here? I can’t find it on their site. Thanks!

      • Just sent the email to you. 🙂

  4. Great review! Thanks for pointing out the similarity of the blush to Nars Orgasm. It looked too bright in the pan but indeed went on a lot like the Nars product, which I am almost out of, so I was thrilled to get a replacement. I got a different brush from the wet/dry eye brush. Mine was a two ended tapered blush and shadow brush which I like a lot. I also got a second brown eyeliner instead of the lip gloss. I would have preferred the gloss, because who needs 2 brown liners, but overall great box!

  5. this box has a few repeats from the last box- the lipgloss and stick, the midnight eyeliner…. but everything else was pretty cool. the brushes are great. and you look amazing in the swatch photos! I tried that primer and it’s “Ok’ but didn’t love it like I wanted to….

  6. I love Bare Minerals and am always tempted to get these boxes when I’m lucky enough to hear about them in time. This time, I had it in my cart and passed (trying to rein in my box addiction!). ? I already have the mineral veil (awesome stuff!) and I don’t want ANY more eyeliner or lip products. So the only thing of value here would’ve been the brushes, which are great, even though I do have similar brushes in my stash now. I think if you are new to makeup, you can’t go wrong with these boxes. It’s an excellent brand. Great review, Haley, loved all the pics!

    • Forgot to say I would’ve liked the primer, too. Can never have too many of those! ?

  7. I am wondering why all the “soon to be discontinued” products from such a large, well established company? I missed this box but am not sorry after seeing what was offered. Beyond that, another great Haley real demo review which is so helpful looking at the colors on your face instead of the usual wrist swatch; I look forward to your reviews because you give a great learning experience with your product demos. Also you are honest about what works and doesn’t work. Thanks again!

  8. Is that “Soft Focus Warmth Face Color” OLD stock? It has the “i.d. bareMinerals” logo vs the “bareMinerals” logo. 🙁

  9. Mine was almost identical – I received a third eyeliner instead of the lip gloss. So glad you did this one, Haley, because I’ve been too timid to try the bronzer. Thanks for the demo!

  10. Your skin looks flawless!

  11. How do I go about signing up for the notification email? I’ve looked for where you check the boxes to add to mailing list and to add to my wishlist to no avail. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!!

  12. I was very disappointed in this box because a lot of the products were repeats from the box I got in September 2015. Now I am leery to purchase future boxes in fear that the boxes will be too similar.

  13. None of the links are working for me
    🙁

    • Huh – I just tried them and they’re working on my computer. Try emptying your browser’s cookies? Maybe a different browser, or even just restarting your computer?

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