Anyway, if you've checked out my favorite products page you'll have figured out that I'm all about my Bare Minerals make up! So while I was bored at my hotel last night, I decided to get some pictures of my make up routine so I could review some of the products I use on the regular.
Today I'm going to be reviewing two of their eye shadows: Kudos, a gold, and Idol, a plum color. Both of these came in kits and aren't available for purchase alone, at least not on THEIR website, but they are very similar to the True Gold (glimmer) and Heart (glimmer). You can, however, find the original colors online elsewhere and possibly in stores.
|Idol (left) and Kudos (right) Eye Shadows|
|A few sweeps of both on my hand|
|Gold only, pretty subtle and good for work!|
|A little more added, you can apply more for a darker color|
The cool thing about Bare Minerals make up is that you add a few drops of water it for a slightly different color that lasts a bit longer. I usually don't have a problem getting my makeup to last all day, but I like having that option! All of my images are of the dry application, though--I was getting ready to go out last night and didn't want my eyes looking too different!
Here is a picture of JUST the idol on my other eye.
|Idol on Kudos|
During the day I don't like to have too much of a "shadow" or too dark of a color in the crease of my eye, so this combo works well for me when I'm going to work. If you're going out at night and want to rock the smoky eye then these colors probably aren't as dramatic for you! But like I said, I love it for the daytime! They shine in the sun, which is also a plus.
Let me mention real quick what brushes I use for these shadows:
For the crease and corners of my eye I use their Wet/Dry Eyeshadow brush. It's small and chunky which helps if you don't want the color all the way across your eye.
Overall, I love these colors! And the brushes. Generally their eye shadows run about $13-$18 each in stores and the brushes are $6-$30. I think that's semi ridiculous, especially because I'm a poor college student, so I highly recommend getting one of their kits! I've collected about 10 brushes from buying kids which probably saved me something like $200. Don't buy their brushes alone unless you're desperate!
Their nice concealer brushes and usually an eye brush comes in their starter kit so start with something like that if you've never tried the make up before. I guess I should also mention that if you can get your kits either online (although then you can't see the stuff in person) or at an outlet mall!
I saved SO much money buying kits from outlet malls, if you get them at the end of the season you still get great stuff for a low price. I got a $40 kit for something like $13 a few months ago at an outlet store in Maryland! Love it.
So if you think you can't afford Bare Minerals, I promise you, there are good deals out there. If you just go in and buy a foundation or eye shadow alone, you're going to spend so much more money.
If you don't already know, Bare Escentuals make up is available at their store, Sephora, online. Sometimes you can find it at JC Penny if they have a Sephora make up counter!
Anyway, hope you enjoyed! Have a great next couple of days :)