A218973 - bareMinerals Good As Gold 5-pc Eye Collection
I purchased this product at Christmas time after seeing it featured and just had to add it to my collection. I am a 51 yr olive complexioned latina and the 3 colors from this collection go wonderfully with my skin and dark brown eyes. I use Brave with a light hand after tapping off enough to put a glimmer on my lids. I've also foiled it to line the inside corner of my eyes - beautiful! The Solid Gold I sometimes apply for daytime and apply it to the outer rim of my lids. The Chocolate Truffle I've used as my liner AND eyebrow filler wet or dry. This collection will last me a very long time! I think the box that the eye makeup came in is a no-frills box which happens to be gold and yet I do think it's elegant in its simpleness.
The colors aren't at all what I expected from the presentation or online descriptions, and I do not see these colors as good for all complexions at all. I am very fair with light hair and blue eyes, and the two darker colors look muddy on me -- and make my eyes look dull, not brighter. To me, the shades in this kit don't behave as usual either. They are hard to apply and blend. Specific color comments: Brave doesn't really come across as a color and also doesn't cover my lid. It's very sheer and just leaves behind a bit of glitter. The Chocolate Truffle is very dark with quite a bit of green in it, and the Solid Gold is really a brown. The brushes are fine, and I will use those. If I hadn't immediately thrown out the cheap-looking box, I'd have sent the kit back.
Another wonderful kit from Bare Escentuals! Love the colors, they go so well with my dark blonde hair. Nice, bronzy, smoky eye, and a change from the charcoal smoky eye that I usually have. Also love the glittery, but not too glittery, cream color. Wish it came with a lipgloss, but have many that will go with this set.
Did I get the wrong product???
I may have received the wrong product. The Brave does not have a glimmer, I think it actually has glitter in it. Not sparkles, glitter. The kind that you use with glue and write kindergarten cards with. The Chocolate Truffle is more green than brown or chocolate. The Solid Gold is just a yellow-brown. There was not one redeeming quallity about this kit. The brushes are coarse, but I find that all BE brushes with a gold handle are coarse. I usually love BE kits with gold or ruby or pearls. Not this one. Going back.
This collection has my long awaited excitement that I've been waiting for in BE shadows! Glitz, and Sparkle. Was getting a little bored with the "mild" sparkle in the shadows and the shade Brave has it all. This collection is all I wear now. A new year. A new shadow collection.
Way too much glitter
I found the light color to not actually have any color, just glitter. Really wanted to like it the colors are pretty but the light one ruined it for me.
From the moment I first saw this kit, I knew I HAD to have it. The colors just looked so warm and inviting. Upon receiving the product however, I realized that the pictures didn't even come close to doing justice to the beauty of these colors! So pretty. Extreme sparkle isn't for everybody, but if you like it, then this is the kit for you! My three year old niece is all about the "pretties" and playing dress up, so I brushed some Brave on her lids and told her it was "fairy dust." She loved it! The brushes are totally fabulous as well, especially the liner brush which is better than any other liner brush I've ever owned. It makes such a nice, precise line with no skips. You can even control how thin or thick your liner is by the amount of pressure you apply to the brush. If you have to choose only one eye color kit this year, let it be this incredibly stylish & versatile collection!
LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!
I love this kit! Other reviewers are correct that it is ultra sparkly, but that is what I love about it. With a good primer (I use BE prime time) the sparkle stays put. I have tons of BE stuff and I make it a habit of wearing something different everyday but I have worn this almost every day since I received it because it is so fabulous. Also, ultra easy to take from daytime to a nightime look. Wish that the Brave color was available as an all the time color.
Great smoky eye kit for older women
I'm 50ish, so the traditional smoky eye is a little too intense for me, but this kit was just right. The tones were great at playing up eyes without being too heavy, over-sparkly or garish.
Beautiful Eye Collection
This is by far the prettiest eye collection I have ever used..I have deep brown eyes and when I received the kit I put it on right away. That night at dinner my husband noticed and he told me how pretty my eyes were. I told him about the new collection. Thank you for bringing this set to us. It has such a wonderful fine shimmer. Its perfect for evening and daytime. If you want to get noticed get this kit.. Its absolutely perfect. I hope I will be able to purchase it for a long time to come.. I give it SIX stars.. Its the best ever.. Thank You Bare Minerals, Signed me feeling flirty with my new eye collection..
GREAT LIKE USUAL, GAUGHTY PACKAGING
VERY NICE COLORS; I AM GLAD I BOUGHT THIS SET. THE BRUSHES ARE FAB TOO. BUT IF YOU AREN'T GIVING IT AS A GIFT, IT SEEMS TO ME THE PACKAGING IS A BIT OVER THE TOP. WE ALL KNOW IT WON;T STAY THAT PRETTY ON THE OUTSIDE EITHER. OTHERWISE, I AM ENJOYING IT AND I THINK MOST WOMEN WILL TOO!
nice gold colors
These are great gold colors, they look like they have gold particles in them. they add a little shimmer in them.