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Entries for Sunday, April 12 2009

BareMinerals’ Rock Crystal

BareMinerals’ Rock Crystal

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Another soft, cream-colored yellow-beige-right-on-the-borderline bright. This one, unlike Luminous Topaz or Flawless Diamond, is a matte color. No shimmer or sheen here. Well…not much. This makes it slightly less versatile since it doesn't really work too well as a highlighter. The color description says “light butter yellow”, but I haven't really been able to pair it well with many other yellow-based colors. It doesn't even warm up cooler colors when used as a glaze over them. This may end...

BareMinerals’ Bare Crystals kit

BareMinerals’ Bare Crystals kit

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The third in Bare Escentuals’ “infused” kits released in autumn 2008 had a similar palette to the others: yellow, brown, deep green. There was a bit less sparkle on these eyecolors than in the Bare Topaz kit, or the Champagne Diamonds kit (released in November 2008 on QVC). I liked the brushes in this kit; the lip color was about midrange, and the blush is the least favorite of all the fall/winter 2008 BE kits. It had the coolest box, though: it...

BareMinerals’ Lush Topaz

BareMinerals’ Lush Topaz

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I was interested to see this color. It's a very deep forest green with a hint of shine - works well as a standalone color, though it works easiest as either a contour shade or a liner shade. I've successfully paired this with brighter greens. Interestingly enough, it does not work well with softer browns and beiges. Maybe it's the topaz-infusion giving it a hint of yellow, which throws off the beige and makes the whole thing look slightly jaundiced? ...

BareMinerals’ Champagne Diamond Radiance glow powder

BareMinerals’ Champagne Diamond Radiance glow powder

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BareMinerals’ Flawless Diamond

BareMinerals’ Flawless Diamond

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This color is closer to cream, and has a slightly less glitzy finish. Still, when compared side by side, this color and Luminous Topaz are very similar. The chief difference seemed to be how one acquired them: as part of an exclusive-to-Ulta kit, or as part of an exclusive-to-QVC kit. Both are pretty, useful colors that look good on me. The slight difference in undertones and the different finishes mean that I have a little choice in building a look....


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