Another review post! There are so many items I've bought lately that I wanted to review and just haven't taken the time to do it. This is a product I've been wanting for years. I remember when Josh & I were first married and I would see infomercials for Bare Minerals. I'm pretty sure there was drool coming out of the corners of my mouth. I wanted it so bad. But the cost just wasn't in our budget.
And truthfully, the cost still isn't in our budget. But they had a $20 trial pack at Ulta a few months ago and I couldn't resist!
In the trial pack I got:
Let me tell you-- $20 is a killer deal. It claimed it was a one month trial, but it's lasted much longer-- I think I'm going on 2 months now. And guess what? When I run out, I'm going to buy some more. Heck, I've already got the brushes!
So here's a before and after comparison for you, with explanations of where I was in the process below.
The picture above is the 'before' picture. I have eye makeup on, but nothing on the rest of my face. Sadly, I wish I had a big zit on my face-- I swear it would cover it up! That is my favorite part!
Slightly hard to see in this image, but I have a lot of red/pink areas that bother me. I hate that ruddiness.
Here I put on the concealer. I put it underneath my eyes, around the bottom of my nose (red lines, anyone?) and on my chin. I have uneven coloring on my chin due to a pigment issue, so I like to touch it up a bit. :)
Aha- now we're making progress. Look very closely-- the right side of my face (your left as you are reading this) has the foundation covering it. The left side of my face (your right as you are reading this) still just has the concealer. I especially love how it takes away the pink ruddiness in my cheeks and really smooths out underneath my eyes.
And here we are-- finished! This is with the concealer, matte foundation, and mineral veil. Sorry for the scary eyes... I think this is the point where Josh was saying, "Susan, are you ready yet?"
And while we're on the topic, all my eye makeup is also from Ulta. I just checked their site and they totally have a sale going on right now! Sadly, it's because they're changing the brand, but that's okay, I stocked up last time I was in the store!
Automatic Eyeliner in Black- $2 each right now! Oh this eyeliner is so creamy and awesome! It doesn't hurt my eyes and I never need a sharpener! I've tried them in Olive & Raisin as well, but I'm just not a fan-- I love my black eyeliner!
Ulta Eyeshadow in Sage- $4 each right now. I think this is the color I have. I also used an old yellow-gold eyeshadow I got from Avon as the light color I use all the way up to my browbone.
Lash Icon Mascara- $4 each right now. Not too big of a fan of this stuff-- I feel like I have to put on 90 layers to get volume and length! But at least it's not goopy or too thin-- that would be much worse.