Bare Minerals Smokey Eye Tutorial, Review & Giveaway!

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another tutorial and review. Today I'll be reviewing the Bare Minerals Tutorial - Lesson 1: Smoky Eye. I know many of you are familiar with this brand as one of the first huge mineral makeup companies. I used to use their mineral foundation back in the day and it was my first time trying out some of their eyeshadows.

The kit came with instructions and all the materials you need for a smoky eye.

To see my tutorial and review, click here!

What the company says about the product:

Tutorials - Lesson1 :  Smoky Eye ($54 Value)
What it is:
Tutorials provides instructions in simple steps on how to achieve the makeup styles you've always admired but were never able to get quite right.

What else you need to know:
Smoky Eyes is perfect for a night on the two, cocktails with the girls or a candlelit date, provided you've done your homework.  Just follow our simple instructions on the detachable tip card and in no time at all you'll be wearing this smoldering-hot, smoky look.  With tutorials, you'll learn how to create this look in no time flat.>

Set includes:
-0.02 oz Eyeshadow in Skyline (gray lilac)
-0.02 oz Glimmer in Celestine (shimmering pewter)
-Plus a Double-Ended Smoky Eye brush

Retails for $32 at

Check out my video tutorial and review! 

What I thought About The Product:  I love little kits like this.  When I opened the box, I was surprised to see that there was only 1 brush and two mineral eyeshadows in a box that looked like it would hold more.  It comes with two shadows:  one is a highlight all over lid color in a shimmery champagne shade (Celestine) and the other gives you the smokey color in a lilac gray shade (Skyline).  It also comes with a double ended side a pencil point for precision and the other for blending and all over color application.  I find the colors to blend easily but they're not the typical charcoal/black/grey smokey shades.  Instead, it's more of a blueish toned smokey eye.  The instructions don't say to include a base, but you definitely need one with this.  The all over shimmer color is a little dark for the bare lid color, so I'd recommend wearing a lighter base shade like MAC's soft ochre paint pot to keep the lid highlighted.  Check out my pros and cons for more.

-Shadows are easy to blend
-Colors are very wearable and appropriate for all ages
-Kit includes instructions and diagrams

-Brush is stratchy and loses shape.  It was hard to fit the large brush end into my eye space.
-Highlight shade is a bit definitely need a lighter base underneath
-The kit itself was a bit sparse...I expected more

Would I recommend?  I probably wouldn't recommend this for those of us with sizeable makeup's more for new makeup wearers who are building up their collection.  If they redid the brush it would have gotten more brownie points.  The colors are pretty and blend easily but for me, I would pass.

The final look!

Here's What I Used:

-Bare Minerals Eye Primer
-NYX Eyeshadow base in Skin Tone
-Bare Minerals Smokey Kit
-Urban Decay 24/7 Pencil in Zero
-Ardell Lashes
-MAC Lingering brow pencil and eyeshadow in cork on brows

-MAC Prep & Prime
-MAC Studio Tech in NC43
-MAC MSF Natural in Medium Dark
-Ben Nye Banana Powder
-Graftobian Warm Cocoa Eyeshadow as contour
-MAC Pearl matte Face Powder

-NARS Giza Lipgloss

Giveaway Alert, Giveaway Alert, Giveaway Alert

Bare Minerals has generously sponsored a Smoky Eye Kit for one lucky reader.

Here's How To Win:
  • You must be subscribed to my YouTube Page and follow my blog
  • Leave a comment telling me which set you'd like to win and why
  • You can enter multiple times, but no consecutive comments
  • I'll pick two winners at random and announce on Wednesday
Good luck!

FTC Disclosure: I received this product for review. I am not affiliated with the company and not paid. These are my honest thoughts.

Atlanta Makeup Artist