November 25, 2013

Bare Minerals Glamour Now Holiday Collection Review & Swatches

Bare Minerals Glamour Now Collection

Bare Minerals Glamour Now Holiday Collection ($49.98) is a one QVC Today Special Value that includes nine full size Bare Minerals products. The value is quite fantastic and the set is even available on auto delivery which means you seal in the savings and get new seasonal box sets in April, July, and October.

Let’s take a look!

The Bare Minerals Glamour Now Holiday Collection is the traditional QVC Exclusive Holiday Set that Bare Minerals does every year. This year they really did a beautiful job with the set and it is perfect for gifting giving as it comes in a gift box all ready to give!

Bare Minerals Glamour Now Holiday 2013 Collection

Of course, for those that love Bare Minerals (especially those yummy, deliciously textured Ready Shadow Palettes) you’ll adore this set as well!

You get:

  • 0.23-oz Brightening Pearl Perfect Light Mineral Veil (a subtle pearlescent glow)
  • 0.17-oz Ready Eyeshadow 4.0 in The Main Event: Celebrate (yellow cream), Ball Gown (nude sheen), Cheers (shitake), and Stiletto (plum chocolate)
  • 0.005-oz Kohl/0.03-fl oz liquid Smoke & Define Double-Ended Eyeliner (deep brown/black)
  • 0.37 fl oz Lash Domination Volumizing Mascara
  • 0.03 oz Glamour Blush (a warm pop of pink)
  • 0.16 oz Ready Luminizer in The Magic Moment (a warm gilded sheen)
  • 0.15 Fl. oz Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Dazzler (a melon hue)
  • Contour Blush Brush
  • Tapered Shadow Brush
  • Gift Box
  • Get the Look Guide

I think this one is one of my favorite sets from Bare Minerals this year and the value is incredible. The Brightening Pearl Perfect Light Mineral Veil was a pleasant surprise. I typically don’t use Mineral Veil all that often but this is a beautiful beige golden beach with a tiny hint of golden shimmer. It’s silky, soft, finely milled and blends easily into skin! It doesn’t accentuate my drier areas and gives my completed look a beautiful airbrushed glow.

Bare Minerals Brightening Pearl Perfect Light Mineral Veil

Of course, it goes without saying that Ready Eyeshadow Palettes are incredible. The shadows always have a soft, buttery texture and blend easily onto lids with very little effort at all. The Main Event is made up of cooler shades that give eyes a crisp, Wintery look. There’s a very pretty taupe here, entitled Cheers which looks incredible all its own on lids for a smoky look. Or you can pair it with Ball Gown for a frosty champagne accented with a smoky taupe on the outer lid. There’s some frost in these shades so I do recommend blending well if you’re not a lover of the finish. I find a cream shadow base helps diminish the frost and gives a smoother finish. The set also includes a full size Lash Domination Mascara which is Bare Mineral’s newest voluminzing formula! If you haven’t tried it yet this is an excellent way to do so this retails for $18 on its own. Read my review of it here. To complete your eyes there’s a Liquid Smoke & Define Double Ended Eyeliner that contains a slanted cream eyeliner on one side and a felt tip liquid liner on the other. The cream side has a creamy easy glide texture on eyes without smudging or smearing on my drier eyes. The felt tip liquid liner has a thin, precise point with a pigmented formula that flows easily across the lash line. I wore this on a super windy day when my eyes were watery and it stood up very well without smudging, flaking, or smearing.

Bare Minerals The Main Event Ready Eyeshadow

Bare Minerals The Main Event Ready Eyeshadow Swatches

Stiletto, Celebrate, Ball Gown, Cheers

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For your face there’s a warm shade of subtle pink in the set entitled Glamour Blush. Glamour seems like it goes a bit peachy on my cheeks but it compliments the Ready Eyeshadow Palette perfectly as it adds a touch of color to cheeks but doesn’t overwhelm your look. My favorite product in the set was the Ready Luminizer in Magic Moment as it reminds me of the Bare Minerals Ready Color Boost The Adrenaline Rush. The shade is a warm luminous bronze-y rose and it adds a touch of color and glow to cheeks so it’ll intensify the look of Glamour and give it more depth and glow when applied on top. The texture is a smooth and velvety with an easy to blend out formula. It’s actually the only product in the set that isn’t full size but it still is a generous 0.16 oz powder!

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Bare Minerals Glamour Now Holiday Collection Swatches

Blush and Mineral Veil

Bare Minerals The Magic Moment Ready Luminizer

Bare Minerals The Magic Moment Ready Luminizer Swatches

For lips you get Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Dazzler which is a delicate golden melon that reminds me of Big Spender with a little less pigment. I love the Moxie Gloss formula as it gives my lips a lovely plush finish. The formula runs thicker with a bit of stickiness that allows it to wear for a solid four to five hours. It has a peppermint flavor and fragrance that has a slight tingle on lips.

Bare Minerals Dazzler Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss

Bare Minerals Dazzler Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss Swatches

To complete your look Bare Minerals includes a how to get the look guide with step by step instructions for application as well as two brushes one for cheeks and one for eyes.

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All of the pieces in the set feature a very pretty rose gold mirror packaging! Rose Gold was trending heavily this year and when I opened this set I was delighted they went with the shade for the packaging. It’s pretty, elegant, and has a festive feel.

Bare Minerals Glamour Now

Bare Minerals Glamour Now Holiday

Needless to say this set is an incredible value even when you tack on the cost of shipping! Whether for a gift or yourself this is a great collection of products that any Bare Minerals fan will adore.

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Bare Minerals Glamour Now Collection Face of the Day

It’s available now for the low price of $49 for one day only at You can also select the auto delivery option for the collection which means you’ll get three more seasonal sets in April, July, and October of the new year for the same price!

Anyone grab the set?

Do share!

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Ginny

    I’m so excited to get this! I hope the shadows aren’t too dupeable in the Lorac Pro.

  • Rosa

    Hi Muse, I got mine in the mail last week and I love it! I like all the products, eyeshadows are beautiful, blush looks great, in love with the lip gloss…all around a great buy!

  • JoElla

    As always you look fantab hon!

    I’m kinda wishy washy about this. I want it/don’t want it.. still thinking about it.

    I really wish they had pictures of the other shipments though.

  • Pudysmom

    Bought two sets just this morning. One for me & one for a gift. Can’t wait to get it.

  • Cindy Ramirez

    I am really loving this set! And Stiletto is just to die for, looks like MAC’s Sketch but with glittery goodness in it!

  • Nikki

    Muse you did it again! Your review sucked me in and after reading about what will come in the auto delivery shipments in April, July and October I had to buy it! Plus you can’t beat the $60 (after tax&shipping) and I got it on easy pay! $19.36 is what I think I got it for! Awesome right??? Your blog has talked me into 3 purchase in the last week!!! The tarte bow and go set( I got that on a-d too!), the IT cosmetics naturally pretty palette and well the bare minerals glamour now holiday set!! Muse I may have to stay away from reading your blog for awhile-I can’t keep buying like this!!! LOL!!! Ha I just need to have some willpower!!! And in all seriousness thanks for telling us about all of these awesome deals!!

    • the Muse

      hehe nikki! happy to hear it and sorry for making you broke 😀 At least you’ll be pretty 😀 Enjoy your lovely goodies!

  • AmandaM

    Yep, grabbed this one on A-D and on easy pay! You look so pretty in this kit!

  • Jean

    Muse you are making me spend! I saw the blush and I just had to have it. Luckily it was re-released on the Bronzed and Luminous palette! Got it for $30! I’ll be selling the bronze side though. I have too many bronzers/bronze shadows.