I purchased this collection at Nordstrom after reading about it on the BEAddicts page. I would have went to a counter if there was a local one in Alaska. I was quite pleased with the products. I am already a huge Bare Escentuals fan. This kit includes : Well Rested spf20, High Shine Charisma, Popular, Glee Radiance, and a double ended lip wand with Sticky Buns lipstick and Muffin Top gloss. The cost was $36, which is the cost of the three eye colors alone if bought separately.
The pictures left to right show lipstick alone, gloss alone, and gloss over lipstick.
The lipstick is described as a cinnamon rose and is exactly that. It has a slight sheen to it, but no shimmer, and is quite moisturizing. The gloss is one of their natural glosses and is a baby pink color with slight iridescence. It smells like a cupcake. I have been wearing this duo for a week now and can say it has become one of my favorites. not only does it feel great on the lips, but the color is the perfect nude, my lip color but better, kind of color. It can easily be worn with a smokey eye or a natural one.
High shine charisma- left over UDPP, right alone
The High Shine Charisma is worth the price of the whole kit and was the reason I wanted it. I like the way i looks without a primer underneath. A primer makes it look more pink and more metallic. Without a primer it is a very reflective pinkie-beige color. I love this on the inner corner of the eye and under the brow. I hope they make this is a bucket size.
Popular- left over base, right alone
Popular eye color is a reddened plum with a green shimmer. It reminds me of fire opal in a plum form. Over primer you can really see the green sheen come out. Alone it looks very boring.
Glee Radiance is a very subtle version of glee with a kind of frosty appearance on the skin. It would be gorgeous as a blush on fair skin. On me, it works great as a cheek highlighter or to tone down a brighter color blush.
I didn't swatch well rested because it wouldn't have shown up on my skin. It is a pale yellow color that started as an eyeshadow and evolved into a corrector. It works great to brighten dark areas around the eye and shadows on the face. It is also great as a base on the eye to even out the lid before shadow application. I would apply this before my eye primer and then do my shadow.
Overall this kit is a must have for any make-up lover. It has enough stand alone pieces to be worth the investment and the quality is amazing, like all BE products.
Me wearing the collection.