bareMinerals & BUXOM Holiday 2014 Collections

bareMinerals Holiday 2014 Collection
bareMinerals Holiday 2014 Collection

What you’re about to experience is something totally different. This is the greatest holiday on earth. Step into the spotlight and behold an exhilarating extravaganza of daring, drama and the unimaginable, brought to life through fantastical color, inspiring beauty and gifts that will leave them speechless. You’ve got to see it to believe it—and once you do, you won’t be able to look away. As always, we put on a good show.

Availability: Now at Sephora and ULTA; also available at bareMinerals boutiques, bareMinerals.com, Macy’s, Nordstrom, Dillard’s and fine spas

READY Convertible Eye Shadow Palette 2014 ($39.00) ($90.00 Value) (Limited Edition)

This convertible eye shadow palette provides an eye-catching array of twelve shades in go-to color families of pink, plum, gold and green that you can mix and match for endless on-the-go looks. Buff, blend, line and define effortlessly with the multi-tasking eye brush. Includes application tutorial with four stunning looks.

  • Chart Topper Pewter silk
  • Hard to Get Ballet slipper pink
  • Pizzazz Golden ivory
  • Shiver Iced lilac
  • Fantasy Rosy mauve
  • Elixir Luxe lilac
  • Bewilder Sparkling sand
  • Admire Gilded moss
  • Stiletto Plum chocolate
  • Mystify Antique lavender
  • Connoisseur Golden copper
  • Couture Glimmering clove

Complexion Superstars ($49.00) ($115.50 Value) (Limited Edition)

This six-piece collection features bareMinerals’ bestsellers, offering everything you need for flawless, radiant skin at home or on-the-go. With color-boosting, Vintage Peach Blush, mini sizes of the READY® pressed powder and a bronzer, Mineral Veil® finishing powder, Bare Radiance All-Over Face Color face powder, and an angled face brush, this set of covetable must-haves will leave you wanting more. This set contains:

  • 0.3 oz Original Mineral Veil finishing powder
  • 0.03 oz Vintage Peach blush
  • 0.03 oz Bare Radiance All-Over Face Color face powder
  • 0.15 oz Mini bareMinerals READY Hydrating Touch Up Veil pressed powder in Translucent
  • 0.1 oz Mini bareMinerals READY bronzer in The High Dive
  • Angled face brush

Double Domination ($18.00) (Limited Edition)

This mascara set is the ultimate pair for leaving lashes with intense volume, length, thickness, and lift. Get one for home and one to gift, or keep one for on-the-go touch ups. This set contains:

  • 0.37 oz Lash Domination 10-in-1 Volumizing Mascara in Intense Black
  • 0.18 oz Mini Lash Domination 10-in-1 Volumizing Mascara in Intense Black

Magnificent Seven ($18.00) ($42.00 Value) (Limited Edition)

Deeply hydrate lips with this set of seven, pocket-sized Marvelous Moxie™ Lipglosses with bestselling shades. Each vibrant lip gloss glides on satiny-smooth, delivering sheer-to-medium coverage with lasting, glistening shine so lips look voluptuous and kissable. 7 x 0.02 oz. glosses.

  • Daredevil Sparkling blackberry
  • Ringleader Lavender pink pearl
  • Rule Breaker Sparkling nude
  • Maverick Rosewood shimmer
  • Spark Plug Dusty pink pearl
  • Stunner Pure magenta
  • Rebel Pink mauve

Main Attraction ($54.00) ($115.00 Value) (Limited Edition) (Sephora Exclusive)

Get your face in the spotlight with this seven-piece makeup set for sultry, smoky eyes, shimmering lips, and a warm, sophisticated glow that leaves an air of mystery. High-quality textures and finishes are formulated to stay put, and they achieve a dazzling look that lasts—long after your close-up. This set contains:

  • 0.09 oz bareMinerals READY® Eyeshadow 2.0 The Curtain Call in Matinee and Opening Night
  • 0.012 oz Lasting Line™ Long-Wearing eyeliner in Absolute Black
  • 0.37 oz Lash Domination™ 10-in-one Volumizing mascara in Intense Black
  • 0.05 oz Mini Marvelous Moxie™ lipstick in Make Your Move
  • 0.15 oz Marvelous Moxie lip gloss in Leading Lady
  • 0.03 oz Blush in Flair
  • Tapered blush brush

The Magic Act ($39.00) ($124.00 Value) (Limited Edition)

Dust on spellbinding shades and contour, highlight, and sweep on blush for amazing eyes and cheeks. With bareMinerals READY® eyeshadows, blush, and luminizer in sparkling tones, you can touch up and stand out with a radiant glow—even when you’re on the go. This set contains:

  • 0.04 oz bareMinerals READY Eyeshadow in Celebrate, Fortune, Shazam, A-ha, Pumped, Foreshadow (yellow cream/pink champagne/shimmering pink/brown sugar/brown truffle)
  • 0.1 oz bareMinerals READY blush in The Close Call (bronze taupe), The Natural High (golden petal peach), The Indecent Proposal (dusty palm)
  • 0.09 oz bareMinerals READY Luminizer in The Premiere

Touch-up To-Glow ($15.00) ($28.50 Value) (Limited Edition)

Touch up on the go with the radiance of this mini illuminating pressed powder and application brush pair. Just brush on the illuminating pressed powder for a soft-focus finish and flawless glow—anytime, anywhere.

Buxom Dolly’s High Roller Collection ($42.00) (Limited Edition) (Sephora Exclusive)

Glisten up your makeup with this set’s lip polish and lip cream, bronzer, blush, and luminizer. From sultry black eyeliner to matte and shimmery eye shadows in audacious shades, each brings an extravagant touch to your day and evening looks. This set contains:

  • Hold the Line™ waterproof eyeliner in Call Me (matte black)
  • 4 x 0.02 oz Eye shadows in Cha-Ching (gilt patina), Strip Poker (lilac haze), Chocolate Diamonds (bronze chocolate), Royal Flush (powder pink)
  • 2 x 0.14 oz Double-ended Full-On™ lip polish and cream in Dolly (sultry mauve/shimmering sultry mauve)
  • Dolly blush (sultry mauve)
  • 0.14 oz Bankroll luminizer (champagne sheen)
  • 0.14 oz Hot Escapes™ bronzer in Tahiti (golden tan)

Buxom Lip Gloss Roulette ($59.00) ($135.00 Value) (Limited Edition) (Sephora Exclusive)

Featuring 15 sheer, shimmering polishes and ultrasmooth glassy colors, these lip glosses leave lips feeling sexy and leave a plumping tingle. This set contains:

  • 11 x 0.07 oz Mini Full On Lip Polishes in Dominique (glittering ice), Clair (starry plum haze), Isabella (perfectly plum), Jennifer (flirty fuchsia), Julie (juicy watermelon), Karen (confetti pink), Katie (pink lemonade), Megan (caramel dream), Rebecca (golden glitz), Sophia (sweetheart pink), Zoe (dazzling orchid)
  • 4 x 0.07 oz Mini Full On Lip Creams in Lavender Cosmo (lilac pink), Mai Tai (vivid coral), Mudslide (petal pink), White Russian (nude pink)

Buxom Winner Takes All ($32.00) ($54.00 Value) (Limited Edition) (Sephora Exclusive)

Smear on these tingling, lip-plumping glosses. With three sheer, shimmering lip polishes and a trio of sleek, lip creams in delicious shades, this set offers an array of lip shades to leave lips looking voluptuous. This set contains:

  • 3 x 0.07 oz of Mini Full-On Lip Creams in Creamsicle (peach sorbet), Berry Blast (vivid fuchsia), White Russian (nude pink)
  • 3 x 0.07 oz of Mini Full-On™ Lip Polishes in Chloe (dollface pink), Sophia (sweetheart pink), Trixie (24-karat pink)

Mini Marvels ($26.00) (Limited Edition)

Buff and blend your way to beautiful with this complete set of mini eye, cheek and face brushes, wrapped up and ready to roll in a compact brush case. 4 miniature-sized brushes.

Afternoon Delights ($29.00) (Limited Edition)

Each of these five wearable, must-have daytime shades glides on a precise line for maximum color intensity and strikingly beautiful eye looks that last—every day. Includes built-in sharpener. Includes:

  • Lasting Line Long-Wearing Eye Liner in Eternal Bronze
  • Lasting Line Long-Wearing Eye Liner in Immortal Emerald
  • Lasting Line Long-Wearing Eye Liner in Timeless Taupe
  • Lasting Line Long-Wearing Eye Liner in Perpetual Plum
  • Lasting Line Long-Wearing Eye Liner in Stay Golden

I Love the Nightlife ($29.00) (Limited Edition)

Each of these five wearable, must-have daytime shades glides on a precise line for maximum color intensity and strikingly beautiful eye looks that last—every day. Includes built-in sharpener. Includes:

  • Lasting Line Long-Wearing Eye Liner in Absolute Black
  • Lasting Line Long-Wearing Eye Liner in True Blue
  • Lasting Line Long-Wearing Eye Liner in Constant Copper
  • Lasting Line Long-Wearing Eye Liner in Certainly Sterling
  • Lasting Line Long-Wearing Eye Liner in Steadfast Slate

Spectacular Skin ($58.00) ($98.00 Value) (Limited Edition)

A must-have collection for spectacular skin day and night that includes a cleanser, night serum and moisturizer—all with our proprietary ActiveSoil™ Complex for softer, smoother, younger-looking skin.

Give It a Twirl ($18.00) ($42.00 Value) (Limited Edition)

This twisted twosome whips together Marvelous Moxie® glosses in vibrant, complementary colors for a duo of yummy hues that’ll earn lips rave applause.

Beauty Queens Shimmering Eyecolor Trio ($15.00) ($33.00 Value) (Limited Edition)

Shine like royalty with these three wearable metallic shades that can be mixed and matched, or worn on their own, for a standout shimmer that’s fit for a queen.

Your Attention, Please Eyeshadow & Eyeliner Duo ($19.00) ($36.00 Value) (Limited Edition) (bareMinerals Boutique Exclusive)

Feast your eyes on this attention-grabbing look featuring our innovative bareMinerals READY® Eyeshadow 2.0 in striking shades of pink and plum, plus our versatile Lasting Line™ Long-Wearing Eyeliner in classic black.

Greatest Performers ($22.00) ($57.00 Value) (Limited Edition)

This 6-piece collection of our top attractions, from our famed foundation primer to our powerhouse mascara to a lipstick with attitude, gives a look that truly delights and makes it the perfect package.

Buffing Beauties ($49.00) ($98.00 Value) (Limited Edition)

Contour, buff and blend your way to heavenly results with this luxurious brush collection featuring five full-size professional brushes for face and eyes. Includes brush case.

The Incredible Mixologist ($36.00) ($84.00 Value) (Limited Edition)

Six stunning eyecolors you can wear alone, or work your magic by mixing them together for countless, custom shades so intoxicating you’ll just have to create some more. Includes three empty mixing pots, a scoop, 12 blank labels and expert tips.

Lip Spectacular ($26.00) ($54.00 Value) (Limited Edition) (ULTA Exclusive)

A limited-edition collection featuring six of our most highly flattering shades of rich, creamy gloss for a deliciously indulgent wear and feel with medium-coverage.

Delight & Dazzle ($49.00) ($134.00 Value) (Limited Edition)

Delight by day and dazzle by night with this head-turning duo, each including a blush, eyecolor, eyeliner and lipgloss, perfect for keeping one and gifting the other.

Two for the Show ($39.00) ($110.00 Value) (Limited Edition)

This must-have double act, featuring two sets of shades in crave-worthy neutrals and show-stopping metallics, comes in two parts so you can keep one and gift the other.

In the Spotlight ($54.00) ($116.00 Value) (Limited Edition) (bareMinerals Boutique Exclusive)

You’ll take center spotlight with this mesmerizing eye, cheek and lip color collection, featuring NEW Shimmer Glaze™ Lip Topcoat for a standing ovation of glamorous shimmer. Includes bag.

Star of the Show ($54.00) ($116.00 Value) (Limited Edition)

An illuminating collection of velvety-smooth eyecolors, a cheek-enhancing blush, a satiny-smooth lipgloss and a 10-in-1 volumizing mascara for a truly captivating look. Includes carrying case. Available exclusively at Macy’s, Sephora Inside JCPenney, Nordstrom, Dillard’s and fine spas.

Vision of Light ($49.00) ($145.50 Value) (Limited Edition) (ULTA Exclusive)

Capture the romance with this candlelight-inspired eye, face and lip collection, featuring NEW Stroke of Light™ Highlighter for ethereal radiance. Luminescent highlights and warm neutral accents will cast you in your best light. Includes: Bonus Lash Domination™ 10-in-1 Volumizing Mascara sample.

The Main Event ($65.00) ($202.00 Value) (Limited Edition) (bareMinerals Boutique Exclusive)

Turn up the charm or dial up the drama with this multitude of eyecolors and complexion enhancers, in a luminous spectrum of warm and cool shades—all in a keepsake box.

The Big Top ($79.00) ($241.00 Value) (Limited Edition)

Welcome to our spectacle of color for face, eyes and lips in a fan-pleasing panorama of creamy shades and versatile tones.

Kissing Booth ($26.00) ($54.00 Value) (Limited Edition)

Step right up to outrageous, glistening shine with these gorgeous peach, pink and plum glosses in cream & shimmer finishes.

  • Big Tease Pinkish nude
  • Lucky Lady Diamond rose
  • Sweet Kisser Strawberry sorbet
  • Major Flirt Sparkling peony
  • Thrill Seeker Rich lilac)
  • Jezebel Glimmering fuchsia merlot

Availability: Now at Sephora and ULTA; also available at bareMinerals boutiques, bareMinerals.com, Macy’s, Nordstrom, Dillard’s and fine spas

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bareMinerals The Guilty Pleasures Eyeshadow Duo
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A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
90%
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  1. theBalm Cabana Boy — a medium-dark, cool-toned plum
  2. MAC Plum Foolery — a shimmery, medium-dark plum
  3. NARS Oasis — a gold-shimmered, medium-dark plum
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bareMinerals The Hollywood Ending Eyeshadow Duo
bareMinerals READY Eyeshadow Duo The Hollywood Ending
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
88%
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bareMinerals The Magic Touch Eyeshadow Duo
bareMinerals READY Eyeshadow Duo The Magic Touch
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
9.5
Application
4.5
Total
92%
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