Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Bare Escentuals Face Fashion: Pure Happiness

I really can't get over how good all the Bare Escentuals blushes have been in almost all the kits in the last 8 or so months. Chuckle is a really pretty, natural looking pink blush that brightens up your face instantly. It is only one of all the awesome things in this installment of the Face Fashion kit. I know that when a kit comes out the first thing people want to know is how the eye shadows compare to colours that are already out there, so I did comparison swatches for both colours.

Happy is a blue leaning green that is most similar to Siren. It is lighter in colour and a different texture than siren. I like it. I love colours in this family so I might be a bit biased.

Wowza couldn't have a better name. It is a mid-tone true purple with some sparkle. It is darker and more intense than vivid.

Big and Bright liner in Indigo. This is a purple leaning blue. I really like the colour of this liner. I am really warming up to the Big and Bright liners now that I have used them for a while. I smooth out the line with the liner brush from Keling. I also use the brush to shape the point of the liner and that gives me the look I want. I think that these liners really do brighten your eyes--I love to use the Inense black liner when I do a smoky eye because my eyes look so bright. That is perhaps the main reason I am warming up to these liners.

Funnel Cake lip gloss is a very natural looking pink. Pretty and not too sheer.


Too Faced Shadow Insurance,
50/50 mix well rested/clear radince all over,
Happy lash to brow and then more heavily lash to crease,
Wowza in crease and along lash line 1/2 way,
Big and Bright liner in Indigo top and bottom,
Rimmel mascara.

CHEEKS: Chuckle blush
LIPS: Funnel Cake lip gloss


  1. Oh man, I am having a hard time holding off on this one. This looks fabulous! It looks so soft on you but I am guessing it can go a bit more bold too.

  2. I love the comparison swatches you have been doing. They are a big help. Thanks.

  3. Thanks Katherine. Usually the first thing people talk about when a new kit comes out is how the new stuff compares to old stuff--I always want to know. I'm glad I could help.

    Heather you are right. I think this kit could go much bolder. I will have to play around with the colours some more.

  4. Nice swatches! I just bought the big bright and bold kit today during a BE 12 hour sale, and these eye colors seem similar but a little softer . . . But I really want that pencil! So pretty!

  5. Big bright and bold is a really great set too!