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The contents of the BareMinerals Beauty Surprise Box! I have been trying to nab one of these mystery boxes from BareMinerals for ages. They make the only foundation I use and they also have great products all around. I love the "Crystallized" set I bought myself for Christmas last year that had the Hypnotist lip gloss in it, and I'm thrilled that this year's gift I gave to me was one of the coveted mystery boxes!
Here's a look at the contents
The box cost $45 and had a promised value of $187. I was able to snag one thanks to Liz's post at the My Subscription Addiction website and fast fingers while I was on a break last week! These are sold out now, but there will likely be another in the spring, so be on the lookout.
The breakdown they emailed me a few days ago spoiled the surprises a bit but I was pleased to see that so many of the products were eye shadows. I was particularly happy to see the 5in1 cream eye shadows in the box because I really wanted some after I received a sample sized one in an Ipsy bag a few months back. I kept putting it off because they are pricey at $18 a pop. The way I see it if I would've broken down and purchased two for myself at Ulta I would've spent $36 anyhow, so the rest of the box's items were less than $1 each! (Haha - I love the way I justify beauty steals, don't you?)
Here is the product list from the email
1 67871 5in1 Cream E/S Duo Chamomile/Ginger(O1) 1 70049 SoftSweepCheekBrush(G3)w/rosegold handle 1 51715 BM FDVolumizingMascara-Black(no box)(G1) 1 48664 Chocolate Big&Bright Eyeliner w/Box-O1 1 48875 S Mineral Veil PF .75g (G1) 1 45439 4oz Brush Conditioning Shampoo (Tube) 1 53000 2pc HighShine Duo Q-Goldmedal&Meteor (O1 1 58957 4PM RTC WP Eyeliner(G1)-no box USA 1 70258 READY E/S 2.0 Top Shelf (G1) v2-NOBOX P 1 70045 SoftFocusFaceBrushw/MatteBlackHandle(G3)
The brush shampoo was much larger than I expected. It will last me forever!
The brushes are incredibly teddy bear-like in their softness. The black handled brush had a crease in the center of the bristles from the way it was smooshed in the box, but I'm sure it will relax as I use it.
The Ginger color of the 5in1 shadows is in the lower left and the Chamomile above it. I like both of these nude shades and will use them daily. I think they must've been packaged for QVC or something because the bubble mailer they were in had the BareMinerals logo on it and I don't see these colors online.
The 4PM Round the Clock waterproof eyeliner is pointing to the bottom left and is a purple shade. The other eyeliner was a brightening liner in chocolate brown.
The duo in the compact is a lovely peach shade and a bronzey taupe. I love the pigmentation of the ready shadows.
I was almost out if mineral veil so I was glad to see a small sized one included.
I could take or leave the mascara. I already have one of these and it isn't my favorite simply because the brush is huge and I get more on my cheek than I do on my lower lashes. It's user error though.
The high shine eye duo was two sparkling cream shadow shades that had enclosed applicators. The meteorite shade is a gorgeous rosy color that I can't wait to wear tomorrow.
I will likely gift the mascara, but everything else was a huge win for me and well worth the $45. I will use the eye products daily and I am thrilled to have some nice new brushes too.
I hope the next time they run one of these I see it in time to pick up another. The last time they did a surprise box was back in April and it had tons of lip products in it and a few highlighters as well. I'm glad I got this one and I hope you were able to snag one on the second when they went live!
Hope you all are having a lovely week. Thank goodness tomorrow is Friday (although technically I have to work on Saturday too - meh). Between this, my Blush box and the Target Beauty Box I am going to be set!