The makeup gift that keeps on giving

Women who love makeup have got to be the easiest people to buy presents for.

It didn’t surprise me that for Christmas, my mom gave me this awesome multiple piece bareMinerals set that came in a keepsake box. It had a little bit of everything – brushes, Mineral Veil, eye colors, liner, blush and lip gloss. When I opened it and totally geeked out, she told me the best part about the gift, which she bought from QVC:  it didn’t stop with just the wrapped present. Every so many months, Mom said a new set with a different “diamond” theme would arrive at her doorstep on automatic delivery. So since Christmas, every so many months, my mom pops over with a new box o’ makeup for me, and I could just about dance around the room.

Best. Gift. EVER!

On Tuesday night, she came and dropped off the latest one – Canary Diamonds:

Small containers at top: Cocoa diamond liner shadow, honey diamond and canary diamond eye colors. Lip gloss in Citrus Tart on left, Flawless Fan brush. Tinted Mineral Veil, Golden Diamond blush and Tropical Radiance All-Over Face Color. Also - Wet-Dry Shadow brush and Heavenly Liner Blending brush.

Small containers at top: Cocoa diamond liner shadow, honey diamond and canary diamond eye colors. Lip gloss in Citrus Tart on left, Flawless Fan brush. Tinted Mineral Veil, Golden Diamond blush and Tropical Radiance All-Over Face Color. Also – Wet-Dry Shadow brush and Heavenly Liner Blending brush.

This shot doesn’t do the set justice, but it gives you an idea all the fun stuff it contains!

“You’re going to love this,” Mom said. “It’s all colors you like, stuff you wear.” Boy was she right! Not that I didn’t love Champagne Diamonds or Rose Diamonds. I did. But this one – it came with a fan brush! And flattering eye color shades! And iridescent lip gloss! *swoon swoon*

Here’s how it all came together:

I love love LOVE the eye colors in this kit!

I love love LOVE the eye colors in this kit!

I took the eyeliner (it’s a great milk chocolate brown) out from the corner of my eye in a fine line, but you can’t really see that in this picture.

Not sure Tinted Mineral Veil is for me. I’m pretty fair and I’d already added the peachy blush to my cheeks (and with a heavy hand, I’ll go lighter next time!). I prefer any of the other Mineral Veils.

I’m thinking that QVC might be worth a gander, look at all they have on their site! My mom has been a fan of QVC for years and tells me they’ve always got exclusive kits and makeup offerings. If you love Bare Escentuals, the next show is on August 1, according to the QVC web site. There are a bunch of times listed, but I am going to try and catch the 11 a.m., to see what  I can learn (and fight with my will power not to buy anything)!

TGIF! Have a great weekend!!!!!