Tuesday, 28 February 2012

bareMinerals 7 Piece The Grand Collection with Brushes

I ordered the item from QVC UK. I think QVC is a really underused outlet for beauty purchases. They have some amazing brands, and they are often at much more reasonable prices. This item cost me £43.80, so it was a considered purchase. However, the sheer amount of product you receive in this box makes it more than worth the money. (I'll put a link at the moment to the item. I'm not sure can buy this set anywhere else)

So I've never tried any products from this company before so I did a bit of investigating before hand. I was pretty impressed with people's reviews so I thought I'd give it a shot. 
The set comes with seven products and two full size brushes and I was so impressed when I opened the parcel. The whole kit comes in a giant box version of the bareMinerals foundation tub, so it's super cute.

I naturally have a very pale skin tone, however I usually wear fake tan, so I needed a foundation colour which would give me some colour but also look natural on those pale skin days! I chose Medium Beige, which is a lovely tan tone, which goes on incredibly light, yet pigmented. I am prone to break outs, and due to my recent illness, my skin is not looking its best. I like a good coverage foundation usually, and I never normally stray from the liquid foundations, so I was eager to see if this powder would give me the coverage I wanted.

The great face brush which comes with the set really applies the product in a great way. The more you buff the small amount of powder on to your skin, the more coverage you seem to get. Granted it looks better and seems to stick better over a good primer. However, even without I felt like I had good coverage; and that always give you confidence.

So, as well as the full size foundation you also get a lovely full size blusher in Tickled. The powder is so smooth as it goes on and it is effortless to blend. It gave me a really awake but natural blush and I was really impressed with the staying power.

There are four eye products in the set: the Prime Time eye primer in Cameo Pink, a beautiful deep purple eye shadow in Emotion Matte, the Flawless Definition Mascara and the fantastic Round The Clock Waterproof eye liner in Midnight. 


The kit comes with a great eye brush; it is soft but very firm to the touch. It applies the product beautifully. The eye liner goes on incredibly smoothly, it is a lovely deep black colour, however it is pretty smudgy, and that's not always great, especially if you want that clean line. I probably wouldn't purchase another black eye liner, however it's a nice edition to the set. The primer sets both products of beautifully. It is smooth, and has a lovely golden shimmer. It makes the eye shadow pop, however the primer can easily be worn as an eye colour in it's own right (see pic 2)

Eye shadow over the Prime Time primer.
Eye liner, mascara and Prime Time primer.

The mascara really lengthens the lashes, and the curling effect is great. This was my lashes without being curled before hand.

The final item in the collection is the Hydrating Lip Tint in Juicy. This tint is very pretty and it slicks on with ease. It's a gorgeous pink and would suit most skin tones.

Grumpy face : (

So here it the finished look with the whole collection on . I've used different eye products on each eye so I apologise for the two face look lol. The foundation coverage is perfect, however I am going to purchase a new Kabuki brush to apply it, because I think this would work better than the brush included. Also, I like a lot of blusher, however if you applied less product you would still get a great sheen. I would definitely buy from bareMinerals again, and I'm really impressed with this as a starter kit!

Ali xxx

1 comment:

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