Bare Escentuals Girlfriend Collection Swatches and Review

Based off of the name, I thought that it was marketed as a gift that men would get for their girlfriends. After reading the description of the product turns out it meant girlfriends as in girl friends.

I'm going to stick to my original thought because my boyfriend actually did get this for me. He was on vacation and there was a spa where he was staying. After searching my blog under the assumption that if I didn't blog about it I didn't have it (a very smart idea but not true considering the massive amount of makeup I have) and getting advice from his cousin he got me this. He's helped fix little details on the blog before too so he's my free webmaster. So I must say thank you to him for being a very nice generous boyfriend, the best boyfriend I've ever had.

Anyway, onto the makeup! This kit is sold on Bare Escentuals's site and QVC for $42.00


Everything all laid out. The kit includes a 1.5 gram jar of the Original SPF 25 Mineral Veil, two .57 gram jars of k.i.t and b.f.f eyecolor, a .85 gram jar of t.t.y.l blush, a Big & Bright eyeliner in Sage and a mini Leslie Buxom Big & Healthy Lip polish with 2 mL of product. You also get a nice scratchy brush to use on your face.


Swatches in daylight. The cream colored eyeshadow is b.f.f. and the blue-grey is k.i.t. T.t.y.l blush is a little darker in real life, not so barbie pale pink as it photographs here.


Swatches in direct sunlight.


I've never tried Bare Minerals eyeshadows before and I'm actually very impressed. I think this one the best out of all my loose eyeshadows, including indie. They're soft, pigmented and k.i.t is a satiny matte that applied SO well. Sage eyeliner wasn't too soft but it did take several swipes to build up pigmentation on my eyes. The liner didn't drag. I felt the blush took a couple of swipes to build up color on my cheek; I may be a little too tanned for this because I only got a slight hint of color, more of a glow than a blush. It's matte though which I thoroughly enjoy because of my large pores.

Bottle picture of Leslie


Lip swatch of Leslie.


I didn't realize that this was one of those tingly lip products until I felt it a couple of seconds after application. Does it make my lips look fuller? Sure, of course because something glossy and shimmery will naturally catch the light and look fuller than something that is not glossy. It doesn't actually make my lips look bigger (indeed, they only make the claim that they "create the look of fuller lips". The tingle goes away after a while but I don't prefer it.

1 comment

  1. That is so awesome your boyfriend bought this for you! Interesting to hear that you really like these! I have never tried anything from Bare Essentuals either, but sounds like they have good products! The lipgloss is lovely on you!


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