Bare Minerals Mystery Box Review – April 2016
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 $177.
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The Subscription Box: Bare Minerals Surprise Box
The Cost: $35 with free shipping
The Products: $177 value (12 items)
Ships to: US and Canada
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This box also included a generic thank you note and an item packing list.
Medium 2014 Outlet Bag in Silver – value: $7?
I like this bag much better than the one in the last mystery box because you can actually fit more in it and it’s big enough to hold Bare Minerals brushes!
Eyeshadow in Celestine – .02 oz (full size), value: $15
Eyeshadow in True Gold –.02 oz (full size),
Eyeshadow in Queen Phyllis – .02 oz (full size),
FYI – I can’t find any of these eyeshadow shades currently for sale, so it looks like these may be discontinued colors. However I really like these! Detailed notes about the colors of each below.
All-Over Face Color in Faux Tan – .02 oz (sample), value: $14?
I grouped this with the eyeshadow because at first that’s what I thought it was but then I realized it’s an all-over face color sample! The all-over face colors from Bare minerals are all neutrals/browns, and are able to be used as “all-over” because they’re made to be versatile; you can use them as an eyeshadow, bronzer, or blush.
Mineral Blush in Vintage Peach – .85 g (Full Size!), value: $20
This is my favorite item/new discovery in this box! It’s a beautiful, shimmery peach color. Close up pics below!
This is the blush from above. It’s a gorgeous color for my skin tone. The pigmentation packs a punch, too, so you know a little will go a long way, and that this container will last a while!
Here’s a better shot of the colors of the eyeshadows and the all-over face color. All of these powders also have great pigmentation!
Queen Phyllis is on the left and is a shimmery, white-gold shade. This is a beautiful color!
True Gold is second to the left and is what it sounds like – gold! Lots of shimmer and very pretty.
Celestine is second from the right, and is a shimmery pewter-esque shade. I love this because it’s a cooler tone than the other 2 shadows but is also versatile.
The Faux Tan all-over face color is all the way on the right. Like I said, this is very pigmented so you only need a little on your brush (make sure to tap off excess powder before applying if you’re using as a bronzer or blush!) and use a light hand. You can always add more!
Jack of All Trades Tinted Lip Balm, For Keeps – .14 oz (full size!), value: $12
This lip balm is great! I love a good tinted balm because it’s so easy to just throw on and go and you don’t really need a mirror either. I’m not sure if this is a newish item for Bare Minerals or not – I never saw these when I worked at Sephora a year or two ago! I’m a fan.
Marvelous Moxie Lip Gloss in Spark Plug – .11 oz (sample), value: $13.2
This lip gloss must have been a leftover from last year’s birthday gift for FAB members (Bare Minerals’ rewards program). I love this shade – I think I’ve even owned it previously! It’s a very universally flattering color, and very easy to wear. I also want to note that this is a very good sized lip gloss – it’s .11 oz and the full size is .15.
Here’s a swatch of the Jack of All Trades lip balm (top) and the Spark Plug lip gloss (bottom).
Buxom Hold the Line Waterproof Eyeliner in Knock Twice – full size, value: $17
This eyeliner is a metallic copper – subtle and great for summer. The formula is smooth and has nice color pay off! When I used this I could do it with just one hand to line my upper lid.
Lash Domination Volumizing Mascara – .18 oz (sample), value: $8.76
I love this mascara. I’ve tried it before. I don’t get a whole lot of volume from it, though – definitely definition. And zero clumps! The wand has a spiral of bristles that really helps you get separation if you twist it slightly as you apply. I could have sworn I grabbed a photo of the wand head but I can’t find it now! However, you can see it if you click the link for the item.
Full Tapered Shadow Brush – value: $16
This is a pretty rose-gold metal version of Bare Minerals’ full tapered shadow brush. So pretty, and it works very well.
This is a great colored lip balm! The color is bright but sheer, and long lasting! Plus the formula is very hydrating.
On top here is what the balm looks like out of the box. The bottom photo is a swatch of the balm and the buxom eyeliner.
Bare Minerals also threw in a Skincare Sampler for Normal/Combination Skin. I like their skincare, so I’m happy to have this sample trio.
Here’s a full makeup look using these products! I used the eyeshadows, blush, mascara, eyeliner, all-over face color (as a bronzer), and the Spark Plug lip gloss! (And also here’s my son, who I had to hold to get this photo because he is teething and was sad.)
I love this look! I felt like a golden, peachy princess. The colors were warmer than I usually wear, but I look forward to rocking it often in summer!
Close up below…
The eyeliner is hard to see because it’s a shimmery copper on the warm, golden eyeshadow, but in person you can tell a little better.
The Verdict: This Bare Minerals Mystery Box has an estimated value at about $177, maybe even just a bit higher. I’m really happy with the value, sizes, and products! Even the couple 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 some of these items are being cycled out/discontinued, I don’t doubt that they’re still in perfectly find condition to use. I also am really happy that they set me up to try a new complete look!
What do you think about this Bare Minerals Mystery box?