BareMinerals’ Girlfriend Collection kit review

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  • Manufacturer: bareMinerals/Bare Escentuals
  • Availability: beginning spring 2010 through QVC (debut), then webstore/boutiques
  • Contains: 2 eye colors, 1 blush, 1 eyeliner pencil, 1 lip color, 1 face powder and 1 brush
  • Cost/Amount: USD$42.00
  • Would you purchase again: yes
BareMinerals’ Girlfriend Collection kit

A new kit, full-size eye and face colors, a decent price, not too many staples (a personal pet peeve of mine)...and except for the mineral veil and Leslie buxom (previously released on QVC), all new items or colors. It’s a good value and a nicely varied “intro” kit for BE (a better intro kit than their ubiquitous foundation-and-veil-and-Warmth kits, but that’s just my opinion.)

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BareMinerals’ Girlfriend Collection kit

This kit contained:

  • b.f.f. — pink pearl shimmer
  • k.i.t. — dark pewter matte
  • Sage eyeliner — muted moss green
  • t.t.y.l. — sheer pink poppy sheen
  • buxom Leslie — golden pink shimmer
  • original mineral veil
  • double-ended flawless face & eye brush

When this first came out, I thought: nice enough, but another pink eyeshadow! I don't need another pink eyeshadow. And I don't use the eyeliners, so I don't care too much. The buxom color doesn't look that fantabulous. And that brush...? Just weird." I didn't need this kit, I decided. And then time passed, and I got one of the Big and Bright eyeliners and liked it...and found out that Sage was only in this kit. And saw a swatch of Leslie buxom, and it looked like a slightly pinker version of Julie buxom.

And suddenly, yeah, I decided to get this kit.

The mini Leslie buxom is very pretty, and I'm thinking of buying a backup off of Ebay. The grey eyeshadow is nice, not spectacular but not just a reworking of Dove or Drama. The pink eyeshadow is kind of meh, but it's not horrendous. It's a little bit brighter than Cultured Pearl, and is a bit sheer for my tastes. The blush is nice - not pure pink, not too warm a shade for me either.

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