September 19, 2018

Bare Minerals Holiday 2018 Arrives Today

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Bare Minerals Holiday 2018 has arrived today! Actually, it arrived late last month when the Gen Nude Aurora Lights Eyeshadow Palette popped up online but since that time quite a good deal of other items have arrived in the Holiday Collection that look interesting and might be worthy of a haul! The collection seems a little smaller than years past and I haven’t yet seen any other Ready Eyeshadow Palettes popping up anywhere else as of yet. Since typically Sephora, Nordstrom, and QVC get their own exclusive palettes so, we might have to wait a little longer to see if anything else pops up but here’s what’s on offer right now!

Bare Minerals Gen Nude Aurora Lights Eyeshadow Palette $48
A new 18-pan eyeshadow palette featuring eight brand new shades as well as ten best loved shades in matte and metallic finishes!

Shades include:

  • Spotlight (opalescent cream)
  • 500 Thread Count (airy pink)
  • Interstellar (lavender pearl)
  • Venus (soft orchid)
  • Stardust (gold flecked cream)
  • Wavelength (neutral brown)
  • Galaxy (metallic gray violet)
  • Comet (silver baby blue)
  • Force Field (muted black)
  • Presto (champagne shimmer)
  • Delightful (warm nude)
  • Catch Me If… (rich mauve)
  • Romp (iridescent lilac)
  • Louder (burnished copper)
  • Santorini (burnished taupe)
  • Meteor Shower (deep sapphire)
  • Dazzle (midnight teal)
  • Perspective (deep espresso)

Bare Minerals Ethereal Nudes 6 Piece Mini Lip Collection $29
A selection of Gen Nude Matte Liquid Lip Color, Patent Lip Lacquer, and Buttercream Lipglosses in a range of colors, textures, and finishes!


  • Mini Gen Nude Matte Liquid Lipcolor in Boss
  • Mini Gen Nude Matte Liquid Lipcolor in Swag
  • Mini Gen Nude Patent Lip Lacquer in Hype
  • Mini Gen Nude Patent Lip Lacquer in Bestie
  • Mini Gen Nude Buttercream Lip Gloss in Tantalize
  • Mini Gen Nude Buttercream Lip Gloss in Must Have

Bare Minerals Lunar Lip Full-Sized Gen Nude Matte Liquid Lipcolor Trio $28
3 full-size Gen Nude Matte Liquid Lipcolors in:

  • Juju (deep rosy mauve)
  • Friendship (antique rose)
  • Scandal (brown berry)

Bare Minerals Stellar Glow Mega-Highlighting Palette $45
A limited edition highlighter palette containing six brand new shades of gleaming highlighter to add light, luminosity, and a stellar glow to your face!


  • Moonlit Pearl (holographic, pearlescent pink)
  • Peri-Twinkle (soft violet with hints of blue pearl)
  • Pulsar Pink (shimmering pink)
  • Sunburst (champagne)
  • Celestial Golden (warm gold)
  • Mercury Rising (copper with gold pearl)

Bare Minerals Stargazer Creamy Eyeshadow Trio $28
A set of three high-intensity metallic cream eyeshadow sticks in the following shades:

  • Moonbeam (shimmering white gold)
  • Dreamy Dusk (soft brown)
  • Aurora Night (soft plum)

Bare Minerals Meteor Shower Holiday Gift Set $46 (Ulta Exclusive)
A makeup bag filled with some of Bare Minerals best-selling eye, lip, and face products as well as a new Gen Nude Eyeshdow Palette!


  • Gen Nude Eyeshadow Palette


  • Natural (light buttery peach)
  • Solar Flare (yellow gold with fine emerald pearl)
  • Radiowaves (matte midnight teal)
  • Andromeda (matte peach nude)
  • Truffle (glistening chestnut)
  • Perspective (deep espresso)
  • Gen Nude Powder Blush in On the Mauve (mid-toned rosy nude)
  • Gen Nude Patent Lip Lacquer in Major (light blushing mauve)
  • All Over Face Color in Chic Radiance
  • Lashtopia Mega Volume Mineral-Based Mascara
  • Makeup Bag

Bare Minerals Supernova Space Glossary Bestsellers Collection ($79)
A 12 piece, full size collection featuring best selling Bare Minerals products for a full-face look.


  • Gen Nude Matte Liquid Lipcolor in Boss (dirty pink beige)
  • Gen Nude Buttercream Lip Gloss in Tantalize (honeyed almond)
  • Gen Nude Patent Lip Lacquer in Can’t Even (cool light pink)
  • Moxie Plumping Lip Gloss in DareDevil (sparkling blackberry)
  • One Fine Line Micro Liner in Exact Onyx (jet black)
  • Glimmer Eyeshadow in Queen Phyllis (light buttercup)
  • Blush in Beauty (blushed pink)
  • Mineral Veil Finishing Powder
  • Prime Time Foundation Primer
  • Lashtopia Mega Volume Mineral-Based Mascara in Black
  • Clear Radiance All Over Face Color (fresh, opalescent glow)
  • Double Ended Soft Focus Shadow and Blush Brush

Bare Minerals Stardust Original Mineral Veil Finishing Powder $40
A deluxe size of Bare Minerals bestselling original Mineral Veil in limited edition packaging with a keepsake charm bracelet that can be worn on your wrist!

Bare Minerals Moonlit Magic Collector’s Edition Deluxe Original Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 $45
A deluze size of Bare Minerals Original Foundation in limited packaging with a keepsake charm bracelet!

Bare Minerals Lightning Flash Gen Nude Lip Trio $24
A selection of lip essentials for the perfect Holiday lip!


  • Gen Nude Under Over Lip Liner in Borderline
  • Gen Nude Matte Liquid Lipcolor in Weekend
  • Mini Gen Nude Buttercream Lip Gloss in Snarky

Bare Minerals Celestial Magic 8 Piece Mini Gen Nude Radiant Lipstick Collection $36
A limited edition selection of eight mini Gen Nude Lipsticks!


  • Gen Nude Radiant Lipstick in Tutu (delicate mauve)
  • Gen Nude Radiant Lipstick in Crush (neutral pink nude)
  • Gen Nude Radiant Lipstick in Notorious (warm brownish mauve)
  • Gen Nude Radiant Lipstick in Nudist (warm beige peach)
  • Gen Nude Radiant Lipstick in Panko (spiced coral)
  • Gen Nude Radiant Lipstick in XOX (medium dusty rose)
  • Gen Nude Radiant Lipstick in Queen (muted berry wine)
  • Gen Nude Radiant Lipstick in Crave (neutral pink mauve)

Bare Minerals Hyper Glow Mini Face Mask Collection $21
A mini selection of some of Bare Minerals newest facial masks!


  • ClayMates Mask Be Pure
  • ClayMates Mask Be Dewy
  • ClayMates Mask Be Bright
  • ClayMates Mask Be Firm

Anything you’re loving from Bare Minerals Holiday 2018?

Where to buy

Ulta Nordstrom Sephora Macy’s

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About the Muse

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  • kjh

    Did order the Aurora palette, with points. Also asked U a question about the difference in formula between Ready and Gen Nude E/S. No response yet.

    • Isabella Muse

      apologies I have about 200+ comments I’ve been getting through! I got the aurora palette but didn’t try it out yet as far as I know ready and gen nude are the same formula or look the same at least!

      • kjh

        Nononono! Apologies from me. I was ambiguous. What I MEANT was, that I asked Ulta (I always say Big S and U) about the difference in formulas. I would only ask you, if you posted on it. OMG. So sorry. Guess I’ll find out in the next couple of weeks, and be able to answer my own Ulta question. Asked another one that I don’t even remember anymore. I’m going to get question-blocked!

      • Agona

        I didn’t notice a performance difference with the 6 pans at least; BM still reigns as my fav eyeshadow formula! I bought the Aurora palette but have not had a chance to try it yet.

    • Kathy K

      I have both the Gen Nude and Aurora Lights. I’ve tried only a few colors in the AL palette, and they seem the same quality as the Gen Nude. They are lighter in color than most of the Gen Nudes.

  • Denise

    Iā€™m interested in Aurora Lights. When it hits Nordstrom Rack early next year, at $24!

  • Dee

    Muse, do you know if the mini 8 piece gen nude lipsticks are matte? I can’t find that in the description at Ulta.

    • Isabella Muse

      hey dee the radiant lipstick is a moisturizing cream so they should all be cream formula! no mattes!

  • Susan

    I saw the Aurora Lights palette in Ulta and love the colors, although I was surprised at how small it is. Hope to get it with my next 20% off anything coupon, since I’ve perused other fall/holiday palettes and don’t see anything else that truly grabs me.

    • Agona

      They released a trio with their Desert Nudes collection; you can buy them at Ulta separately for $17/each or as a set on QVC. I haven’t tried them but in their QVC videos, they said it was a new formula and not the same as the GenNude Eyelid and Eyeshadow Primer (which is what I assumed originally). I actually bought it today on QVC to try it out since I’m trying to decide if I want to buy the holiday version or not (I’m not usually a cream eyeshadow person but it seems like they’re trending in the holiday releases; tarte released a set in their holiday collection too on Sephora.)

  • Charlotte

    As someone who’s been interested in trying the bareMinerals system for a while now, I’m interested in that full-face kit. Not at that price, tho. I feel reasonably certain I’ll be able to pick it up on sale after the holidays.

  • Mariele

    I kind of want everything… but should I wait for it to go on sale after the holiday and take the risk of not getting it at all?? šŸ™

    • Agona

      I bought a couple of items that were must-haves for me but the rest went to a wish list for later consideration (20% coupon, etc.)–you could try that method?