“A nude look is always classic. And we all could use some extra glow. This lustrous amber sheen is multitalented — you can wear it over or under your bareMinerals, or mix it right in. You can even put it on your lips and eyes. Wherever it goes, it brings out your natural brilliance before you even say a word.”
The Beauty Advent Calendar I’ve been reviewing day by day throughout the month of December has featured many of QVC’s top-selling brands. I was wondering, as I got to Day 20, when we’d see a product from Bare Escentuals (aka BareMinerals), as it has been a huge hit on QVC for many, many years. It was actually where I first heard of the brand, and where I first purchased my original BE starter set to try out. That starter set was what got me interested in the brand and eventually lead to me working for them. As that was the start of my makeup career, the brand will always hold a soft spot in my heart, even if I’m not quite as rabidly obsessed with them as I was a decade ago.
So, when I opened the door to Day 20 and found BareMinerals Bare Radiance All-Over Face Color waiting for me, I was pretty darn happy!
“This Volumizing Mascara has a unique formula that helps create the look of gorgeous, full, luxurious lashes. The combination of natural waxes and carefully chosen powders gives lashes an instant boost. The plush brush works with the powders in the formula to help thicken lashes without clumping, giving you gorgeous volume that lasts and lasts. Apply 2 coats to the top lashes and 1 to the bottom to get instant volume that lasts.”
The hits keep on coming with this Beauty Advent Calendar! So far, I have been a big fan of just about everything in this Calendar, with the exception of perhaps three products. That’s pretty darn good odds, if you ask me.
Today was no exception, and I was really pleased to see what awaited me behind door to Day 19: Mally Volumizing Mascara.
“A revolutionary maracuja-infused self-tanner for face and body. The Skinvigorating™ formula includes: maracuja oil, which has been known to replenish, rebuild, and brighten skin’s appearance; vitamin E, an anti-inflammatory emollient that protects against free radical damage; and sunflower seed oil, a plant derivative rich in vitamins A and E that helps moisturize, regenerate, and condition the look of skin.”
Today brought about something a little different in our Beauty Advent Calendar series. Behind door to Day 18 we find: Tarte Brazilliance Skin Rejuvenating Maracuja Face & Body Self Tanner.
” These patented two-step treatment pads deliver visible antiaging results without recovery time. They work to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and pore size, while creating a more even skintone and brightening the complexion. Recommended for sensitive skin, the pads also work to calm redness and irritation and clear imperfections resulting in a healthy, glowing complexion.”
Back to skin care in our Beauty Advent Calendar series! I’ll tell you, this one-time purchase has filled my vanity with an overabundance of great skin care products to try out, and I’ve been loving just about every single one of them. My skin has never been so well pampered as it has been this past month, testing my way through these products!
Today’s find is another known and loved and hoarded like the Precious product. In fact, I might have squeed like a little girl when I opened the door to Day 17 to find: Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Peel Pads.
” Add just the right amount of color. Create ultra-smooth, ultra-shiny lips in just two steps. Lip Wardrobe’s conditioning lip formula is fortified to help lock in moisture, soothe, and protect. The gloss is sheer genius color matched to complement the lip color.”
So far, our Beauty Advent Calendar has been heavier on skin care than makeup. I don’t mind, as it has all been pretty fabulous so far, but I was happy to open Day 16 and find this lip duo awaiting me: Doll 10 Lip Wardrobe Lipstick and Gloss Duo.
“A rich, rejuvenating cream that provides your eyes with the TLC they deserve. Packed with signature TULA probiotic technology and nutrients, this creamy formula helps hydrate skin and helps minimize the appearance of fine lines.”
The beauty hits keep on coming with this Beauty Advent Calendar. So far, I’ve liked or loved most of the products, with very few duds. That’s pretty surprising to me, but a pleasant surprise of course. Christmas is coming in fast, and the hits just keep on coming from this awesome QVC find!
On Day 15 we were gifted with an eye cream: TULA Probiotic Skincare Revitalizing Eye Cream.
“Amazing Grace Shampoo, Bath & Shower Gel is an award-winning shower gel with the amazingly clean, beautifully feminine scent of philosophy’s bestselling fragrance. This multitasking formula gently cleanses, conditions, and softens skin and hair while providing a rich, foaming lather for a luxurious shower or bath experience. Layer the perfumed formula with other Amazing Grace products to feel amazingly clean from head to toe.”
Another Philosophy product in our Beauty Advent Calendar!
I am familiar with Day 14’s product and used it damn near daily in the past: Philosophy Amazing Grace Shampoo, Bath & Shower Gel.