Monday, January 16, 2012

Bare Escentuals Pretty Smoky Kit Review & Swatches

Hi Beauties,
 I ordered this from QVC about a week & a half ago. It just arrived & I wanted to share.
 I should start off by saying this kit is not for everyone. It is not a good kit as far as "how to do smoky eye" goes. Its not a tutorial, so if you don't know how to do a smoky eye, this will probably be best left behind or as a liner kit for you.
 This kit comes with 5 pieces, just 1 is a repeat, Queen Phyllis Matte. I don't think she is matte, as she is a light butter cream sheen. The next 3 shades are the smoky ones. Smoked Brown is a rich deep matte brown. Smoked Gray is a matte medium deep grey. Smoked Purple is a medium deep purple with shimmer. There is also a double-ended brush. The fluffy end is great for an all over light color or to accent the brow bone but I wouldn't use it for the dark shades. The thin side is useless. I tried to use it one time & it has already lost its shape.
 I really like the purple & the grey in this kit but that's about it. Buffing them on is easy but like many of BE's latest shades, foiling is proving to be rather difficult. The color just lays on top of the water, like oil does. So doing a wet line or a foiled look will take time, its not impossible but they don't absorb water as easily as say Bare Skin,  so its not an easy task.

This kit comes in a sleek pewter box and is currently available for purchase at QVC online by clicking here.   Or visit and enter item # A221696. The purchase price is $36.

Peace & Smoked Purple Sparkles,

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