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Holiday Gifting – bareMinerals Main Attraction


Happy Cyber Monday – hope you all are having fun getting your shop on. Some amazing deals I posted on Friday are still going on so make sure to check out this post before you hit “BUY”. Speaking of holiday shopping, I have another gift idea to share with you today:

I continue to be blown away when it comes to the value in bareMinerals gift sets. They are truly an awesome deal – flawless in delivery of quality products and formulas that are certainly crowd-pleasers. It can be tricky buying makeup for someone else, but their concoctions seem to always suit a wide range of complexions and skin types.

This technically is a set to create a “screen siren look” but I find the contents are more like a fabulous, neutral everyday look. The eye shadows are a shimmery light pinky gold and deeper chocolate. I like wearing the lighter Matinee all over lids for a quick and easy look. The set instructs Opening Night, the darker brown, in the crease and along the lower lash line but it is a little dramatic for me. I tend to limit just a wash of Opening Night in the center of my lids.

The Lasting Line Long-Wearing Eyeliner in Absolute Black is an all-day workhorse. I only really wear black eyeliner but this one isn’t so intense and I like the less inky look for daytime. And a favorite is always the Lash Domination 10-in-one Volumizing mascara with its wacky brush and conditioning formula.

Typically, I am not a huge blush fan but Flair is fairly sheer and can be built into a deeper shade. On me, it is a true winter glow.  Marvelous Moxie lipstick in Make Your Move might just be the nude lipstick I have forever been searching for. I know nude lipstick is super personal, but if you have light-to-medium skin tone like me, this might just be your golden ticket.

Marvelous Moxie lip gloss in Leading Lady is also a nude shade but with a punch of shimmer. I get fairly good staying power and hydration from this formula. But my favorite part is the minty tingle.

Major bonus points for a super high-quality tapered brush included. bareMinerals brushes are all I use any more for bronzer and blush – they just seem to have gotten it spot on.

All in all, this set has wearable, great shades and formulas that I know I treasure as staples of my makeup drawer. For the beauty buff on your list, you can’t go wrong with bareMinerals. Available at Sephora.


Cle de Peau Beaute Perfect Lash Mascara

Cle de Peau Beaute Perfect Lash Mascara on Belle Belle Beauty

Today I have something new from the ever luxurious Cle de Peau. Their foaming cleanser has long been a favorite – we are talking going on a decade now. While I haven’t splurged much on their makeup, I am loving the Cle de Peau Beaute Perfect Lash Mascara.

Every once in a while, I find a luxury mascara that I think is worth the splurge. But to justify it, I would have to want to use it every day. This one I consistently reach for. The brush works to coat every lash. I get absolutely zero fall out. And I get a great balance of length and volume. Plus, the unique brush curves my lashes allowing me to skip that extra step on hectic mornings.

Neiman Marcus Beauty Event on Belle Belle Beauty

Need an excuse to go crazy at the beauty counter? Look no further –> There is probably nothing I love more than a tote of fun beauty samples to check out. And so now is the sweetest time of year – the Neiman Marcus Beauty Event. Get this tote and the following samples with any $125 purchase:

  • ev32 Effervescent Breath Treatments
  • Yves Saint Laurent Or Rouge Eye Cream
  • Oribe Gold Lust Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Glamglow Facial Set
  • AmorePacific Time Response Skin Renewal Creme
  • Lancôme Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate
  • Burberry My Burberry fragrance
  • Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation and Regenessence [3.R] Youth Regenerator
  • Jack Black MP 10 Nourishing Oil

Samples generously provided by Neiman Marcus as part of the Beauty Ambassador Program, but as always, opinions are my own.

Chantecaille Fall – The BEST Mascara

Chantecaille Fall - The BEST Mascara // Belle Belle Beauty

Everything Chantecaille does feels so ultra-luxurious. Their packaging and formulas are always exquisite and spot on. But this season, they really have outdone themselves. I am calling their new Supreme Cils Mascara the “best mascara I have ever tried”. And I don’t use superlatives lightly so you know I really love it. Their new Le Stylo Ultra Slim Liquid Eye Liner is delicate but oh so usable. In the mood to invest for some beautiful holiday eyes? I highly suggest this duo:

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