Bare Minerals: A lipstick lover’s heaven
Hi there, makeup fanatics!
I don’t know about you, but one of my favourite makeup products is lipstick! I started wearing it from my mid teens and since then it is very rare that I am not wearing some form of lipstick or lip gloss. Sometimes it is the only makeup I am wearing, just to add some colour to my face! I love the fact there are some many lipstick colour choices and now so many different types of lipstick! From mattes, to metallics and now liquid lipsticks, there is something for everyone.
This leads me to one of my best and most recent finds. First, I have to say that if you have never been to TK Maxx for beauty and cosmetics you really should go – they often stock well-known brands at great prices and also unknown brands that are worth trying. It was on one of my latest trips to TK Maxx that I found this beautiful pack of lipsticks and lip glosses by Bare Minerals!
In case you don’t know anything about Bare Minerals, it is a San Francisco based company that has been providing women with quality innovative makeup and beauty products for over 35 years. As the name suggests, their products are made with skin loving minerals. They are also paraben free and have not been tested on animals. They cover all types of makeup and also produce makeup brushes and skincare. I have tried and tested something from all elements of their range and everything has been excellent.
The pack is called the Marvelous Match Mini Moxie Lip Gloss Collection. Marvelous Moxie is a specific range of lip products designed to provide full and voluptuous lips coupled with high hydration and pigmentation. In the pack are 5 different lipstick shades with complementing lip glosses. The colours are all in the natural colour range and are suitable to wear from day to night. They will also work well on all skin tones:
The lipsticks apply smoothly and are moisturising, leaving a creamy satin finish. You can see from the swatches that they have a slight shine to them which remains after application. They can be worn on their own and feel comfortable with good longevity and lovely colour pay off. With the lip glosses over the top, they transform into a non-sticky glossy lipstick. They don’t dry the lips out like some lip glosses do and stay in place for a few hours before needing reapplication. Below I have set out each lipstick and lip gloss set with details and a photo of how they look on my lips, without and with the lip gloss over the top:
Dream Big Lipstick & Wild One Lip gloss
This set is the perfect bare nude for daytime. There is just enough colour to make a difference but it is a subtle shade, ideal for the no-makeup makeup look! You can see that the lip gloss adds more shine to the lips and blends well with the lipstick colour.
Breakaway Lipstick & Live Wire Lip gloss
This set is a lovely neutral pink shade, for those of you that want natural but with a little more oomph! The lipstick colour is great on its own but with the lip gloss over the top, I find it gives the lips a fuller appearance.
Steal The Show Lipstick & Sweet Kisser Lip gloss
This set is deceptive! In the containers, it looks like it will be a coral type colour but it is actually a hot pink, which I love! This is my favourite shade of all five, its fun and bright for the Summer and the added lipgloss makes the lips look plump and juicy! It also makes the lip look smoother by blurring fine lines.
Say The Word Lipstick & Spell Breaker Lip gloss
This set and the last set are what I would use as evening colours. This shade would be great paired with a smoky eye as it is still a neutral colour but with more depth than the bare nude. The lip gloss actually has fine glitter within it so again this works great for the evening! The glitter is not overly sparkly unless you are close but you can see in the picture that they lips are shinier and have a slight shimmer where the light hits.
Live Large Lipstick & Renegade Lip gloss
This set is for the bold deep colour lovers! It’s a gorgeous plum shade which looks reasonably matte as a lipstick but comes alive with the lip gloss! This could be combined with a simple cat eye or a more subtle smoky eye so that the lips get all the attention!
What I love about these sets is that they are miniature versions. This means you can keep them in your handbag ready for that day to night occasion without weighing down your bag or taking up space! If you wanted to make things even simpler you could just keep one or the other handy depending on whether you prefer a more opaque or sheer result. The lip glosses could also be interchanged to create unique looks over different lipsticks!
Overall, I love this pack of lipsticks and lip glosses! I paid a fraction of what I would have paid for all of them individually and I know I am getting excellent quality and versatility. I don’t know if the pack is still available at TK Maxx now but I would highly recommend checking! If you would rather look at the full-size lipsticks or at some of the other colours in the Bare Minerals range, you can find everything here – you won’t be disappointed with the variety!
Thanks for reading & see you next time!