I used to be, and sometimes still am, ADDICTED to Bare Minerals Makeup. I am wondering what the hell happened with this brand? It used to be hard to get their stuff on eBay and you were lucky to get a shadow for $5+shipping. Now, it seems that no one wants BE. I don’t know if MAC and other brands have just taken over because of their cult like following, or if we feel the caliber of their products just isn’t up to par.
I can’t really figure out what happened with this brand! SO many people I knew LOVED their products and collected them like people now collect MAC. Do people still collect this brand like they used to or do they just let it sit in their drawer and stare back at them longingly every morning when their owner reaches for a MAC shadow instead? I am totally guilty of this, but have been working to change my ways.
I have tried, every day, to incorporate at least one BE color into my look for the day. I use their foundation every day and just ordered some of the Matte Foundation to try as well. I have some super gorgeous colors from BE and can’t bare to let them go! Even if I wanted to let them go, however, I would never be able to sell them on a forum because it seems that there is no one that wants them. Oh, and if they do, they won’t give you much of anything for them! I just can’t figure it out!
I thought I was going to be able to get rid of all my overstock that I had from selling on eBay, when I found the BE forum online. Well, they have stopped allowing sales and swaps on their site if you have not been an active member for so long. I also think they have been having issues with their members not following through with sales and or swaps too. WTF, people??
Needless to say, I rediscovered a lot of my colors when I did swatches for my new bestie, Molly. We decided that we would never in a lifetime use all our BE shadows and it would be better to split what we had and swap to get new stuff without having to spend any money! So, I ended up swatching more than half of my collection and what I rediscovered was amazing! The colors are so different and foiling and applying dry make two different colors! WOW…what a concept!
I wanted to share with you guys the swatches that I did. The colors really are amazing and, yes, some of them are dupable for MAC colors and other brands colors, but there are slight differences that make them unique and all their own. When I was purchasing BE, I worked to try and obtain as many of the discontinued colors as I could and get colors that WERE truly unique. I feel that I got some really killer stuff. Check out the pics I have posted to the left!
My question for you guys today is…what is your opinion of BE makeup in general? What have been your reasons for letting it go or not letting it go? Are there really people out there that still use this makeup everyday instead of MAC?? Let me know in the comments below and remember, the more you comment, the better your chances of winning the Fall Blog Comment Giveaway 09!