Stock-Up Alert! - Beauty Addict

Monday, April 16, 2007

Stock-Up Alert!

You know I can't resist sets that give you a whole lot of goodies for not a whole lot of cash. They're a great way to stock up on items you might already use, build a well-rounded, versatile cosmetic collection, and get useful accoutrements (like brushes!) on the cheap. Two good ones that I've come across recently:

The Smashbox Beauty Book gives you $181 worth of product for only $60, and includes old favorites like Photo Finish primer (travel tube!) and Brow Tech (this time in a trio), a good cream eyeliner brush, and lots of other loot. The list:

  • Photo Finish Foundation Primer (clear)

  • Brow Tech Trio (brunette, taupe, wax)

  • Cream Eye Liner Duo in Caviar/Midnight Brown (black, dark brown)

  • Cream Eye Liner Brush #9

  • Eye Shadow Quad in Juxtapose (chocolate brown, matte pink, golden pink, metallic olive green)

  • Fusion Soft Lights in Dimension (shimmering soft pink, peach, coral pink, champagne, bronze)

  • Emulsion Lip Exfoliant

  • Lip Enhancing Gloss in Pixel (creamy nude)

Bare Escentuals Crown Jewels is a $118 value for $52. I don't often mention Bare Escentuals here, but it's not because I don't like the products; loose powders just aren't that practical for me since I travel so much. But when I'm home, I love the Clear Radiance Allover Face Color (included in this set), and I think the shadows and liners are quite good. Another winner in this set: Buxom Lips gloss. The full rundown:

  • .02 oz bareMinerals All-Over Face Color in Clear Radiance (sheer translucent glow)

  • 2 x .02 oz bareMinerals Glimmers in True Gold (gold shimmer) and Opal (silver-white shimmer)

  • .01 oz bareMinerals Liner Shadow in Onyx (jet black)

  • .15 oz Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Polish in Amber (soft shimmering peach)

  • Double-Ended Precision Eye Brush

  • Angled Face Brush