Could there possibly be a bigger fan of Bare Escentuals than I? I think not; and I think that is why I was asked to write this post. You see, ever since I first saw the swirl, tap, buff infomercial, I was hooked. When I tried it for myself, I was enraptured. My skin has always been difficult: prone to breakouts and blemishes, oil slicks that would make Exxon-Valdez jealous, and a sensitivity to rival Alan Alda’s.
Bare Escentuals was the first makeup that even remotely did what it would promise: my skin didn’t break out, my oil was kept to a dull shine, and my face looked natural. Love, love, love. Naysayers beware: I heart Bare Escentuals more than my Prius, more than my best fitting pair of jeans, more than my Minnetonka Moccasins, more than my bronze Michael Kors strappy platform sandals…more than any inanimate thing I own.
Originally, all I cared about was my foundation fix: I needed the foundation, mineral veil and warmth, that’s all. But then I began to notice their other products. It started with their eye colors: loose and heavily pigmented, they too worked better on me and had greater staying power than most any other. Nude Beach, we’ll never be far apart.
I started to segue to lips when I noticed the Buxom Lips color/gloss named for my mom, Stella. I had to get it. It smells like mocha, colors like a lipstick, shines like a gloss. Stella was ok, but it was a little too much like mom: brassy and loud. I really wanted to try the plumy Dolly but felt I had to give mom a bow. Next time, Dolly.
Now, thanks to we heart this, I was able to give the Sephora exclusive Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Stick a try. This is a fantastic treat: it’s smooth like your smoothest lipstick, but with a precision tip that makes lining easy. I got Brooklyn which is earthy, and nowhere near brass. (Oddly enough, a quick swipe of Stella looks superfab on top if I’m going out on the town for a night). This product claims to plump lips, too. My lips are a little on the plump side already, so I don’t know if I noticed this claim to be true, but I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt.
I’ve never tried the Bare Escentuals Buxom Insider Eyeliner (another Sephora exclusive), but seriously, I must. I’m counting on the Review Team to give me the lowdown on this one.
I’m also anxious to hear about a bonus item received, the Bare Escentuals Crash Course, a four-piece beauty shortcut. Included in this emergency beauty kit is an eye color in Gossip, the Flawless Definition Mascara in Black (miniature size), the 100% Natural Lipgloss in Wild Honey (also mini…and with a name like that, who doesn’t want to try it?), and a supercool metallic zippered pouch in which to keep all of this fabulosity.
Oh Bare Escentuals, what have you done to me? I am a slave to your charms…sing to me like the siren you are.
Let’s hear it ladies! Testers, tell us your thoughts on the Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Stick, Insider Eyeliner and the Crash Course. Any other BE fans out there to rival Sherri’s devotion? ~wht[ratings]
Sherri is a true renaissance woman, co-authoring What Would You Do With This Room? My 10 Foolproof Commandments to Great Interior Design and co-developing the Mark On Call iphone Interior Design application. How lucky are we to have her here?