BareMinerals’ Canary Diamonds kit review with swatches

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  • Manufacturer: bareMinerals/Bare Escentuals
  • Availability: beginning February 2009 through boutiques, webstore, and all channel partners
  • Description: three eyecolors, one blush, one face powder, one lip gloss and three brushes (and a vanity box)
  • Cost/Amount: USD$54
  • Would you purchase again: yes
BareMinerals’ Canary Diamonds kit

When this A-D series came out, I wasn’t really all that interested in the kits. Yellows? Browns? Pinks? Greys? Yeah, even if they’re diamond-infused, the colors just didn’t thrill me.

And then came a long weekend of drudgery and a browser window open to Ebay.

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BareMinerals’ Canary Diamonds kit

I didn't get the blush or the lip gloss, because the blush looked too orange for me, and the lip gloss...well, it's a Bare Escentuals gloss. My apathy to those has already been well documented. I also skipped getting any more of the Tropical Radiance (my least favorite AOFC ever) and the tinted mineral veil. I feel about tinted mineral veil the way Samwise did about lammas bread. "Oh, look...-=more=-..." (exasperated eyeroll) I really don't need any more of that stuff, not the regular nor the tinted.

The eyecolors are all yellows and gold/browns, but I ended up liking them a little more than I thought I would. They aren't something I'd suggest you rush right out and grab; but if you're buying from an Ebay seller and they have these colors for a good price (about $6 for each .57gram pot), and you like the look of the colors otherwise, they're a decent addition to any collection. Some good basic colors for everyday lining and blending.

This kit contained:

  • Canary Diamond — medium-light yellow pearl
  • Cocoa Diamond — medium-dark brown shimmer
  • Honey Diamond — medium gold-brown shimmer
  • Golden Diamond blush — sheer terracotta sheen
  • Tropical Radiance — sheer russet-orange shimmer
  • Citrus Tart gloss
  • tinted mineral veil
  • heavenly liner brush
  • wet-dry eyeshadow brush
  • flawless fan brush

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