Sunday, March 28, 2010

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 www.sephora.com

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 brush...one 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.

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

Cons:
-Brush is stratchy and loses shape.  It was hard to fit the large brush end into my eye space.
-Highlight shade is a bit dark...you 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 applications...it'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:

EYES
-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

FACE
-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

LIPS
-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

87 comments:

audelia said...

I would like to win the Lilac Grey eyeshadow..I think it would look great as a smokey eye color

NV Beauty said...

I think it looks great on you! I'd love to win one for myself! =) I follow your blog and sub to your youtube!

tinedangganda said...

I would like to have the Lilac Grey eyeshadow.... I love lilac, purple, violets... :)

I follow you on YT...

my YT account is, tinedangganda :)

Jenny said...

i'm a follower and yt subscriber! i'd love to win because i have an event i'd love to do a smoky eye for!

thanks renren <3 !

Red said...

Iam a longtime follower and i would love to win a kit! I love the smokey eye and how this is not your typical black kind...

Yukino said...

Hi !! I didn't really get what you meant by " which set we would like to win " but then you said that they sponsored you only the smokey eye kit ... anyways . I've been on the Bare Escentuals site and their rocker kit and smokey eye kits look pretty good . I would use my own brushes though haha .

I love your tutorials because you always start off unbiased and then give your own non-harsh opinion about it . many other gurus kinda bash or give too much love to a product and your reviews are right in the middle . thank you so much !!

I hope I win !!

Denise said...

i love bare minerals. i use their matte foundation everyday. love mineral foundation. too bad the brush isn't good quality.

lanigirl24 said...

id like to win this lilac grey smoky eye kit!! i'm just starting off and this would be a great start off kit for me to teach me how to look cute and have a finished soultry eye! i'd like to get more into makeup and try something different! thanks!

scc074 said...

I would love to win the smokey eye kit, the one that was used your video, because not only have I tried bare minerals foundations and enjoyed them, but I have yet to see how the shadows are, but also because I'm a beginner at smokey eyes, I'm afraid to try them and do something too harsh, and these seemed like a great product to start with! Thanks!! :)

rainrae7 said...

i have never done a smokey eye and these look soft for a first try

notyours said...

:) I would like to win this kit cuz I actually don't have a gray color and I do like bare minerals it was the first mineral company I tried years ago. I also love your honesty about the brush cuz it did look cheap and crappy!!!

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lanigirl24 said...

i would love to win this lilac Grey smoky eye kit to try something different! i'm just starting off and i think this will enhance and teach me how to get that sultry cute eyes! thanks!

scc074 said...

I would love to win the smokey eye kit, the one that was used your video, because not only have I tried bare minerals foundations and enjoyed them, but I have yet to see how the shadows are, but also because I'm a beginner at smokey eyes, I'm afraid to try them and do something too harsh, and these seemed like a great product to start with! Thanks!! :)

Michelle said...

I would love to get the celestine eyeshadow! thanks for the giveaway!

Vanessa Alves said...

I would love to win this product because I am kind of a beginner myself and i think these colors would look really good on my skin and they blend together very well. I think it would be perfect for me. Thank you for your giveaways! =] I subscribe to ou YT and I follow your blog as well!

My youtube is xforbiddensecretsX

lzirtz said...

I would love to win the Smokey Eye Kit! I love smokey eyes and you made this one look great!

ngocupham said...

I want to win this Smokey kit set, I love smokey eyes, and I think the colors is not that dark, so it will look great on different skin tone. I also like the look on you.

grace32187 said...

it would be wonderful to win the kit because it's something that i've drooled over a couple times, but never got because i'm not very good with mineral shadows. the colors look gorgeous and i'd love to try it out =]

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Up and out said...

i would love to win this to really try out their products,i don't own anything from there line i would really love to try out there eyeshadow to see if i like them enough to buy more =)

Sonia said...

I'd love to win the smokey eye kit. I think I could take your advice and use my own brushes and eyeliner to complete the look.

Shaimaa said...

I am a subscriber already to YouTube xxk2285 and followed your blog

I loved to win because i love smokey eye and love to try new brand which i never tried before

tousledkitten said...

As with many others I'm not sure what you mean by which kit. Didn't you say you were sent the smoky eye kit? I've always fancied the rocker eye kit! I'm a sucker for names like that. The smoky eye kit is gorgeous too though. Let us know if we're answering wrongly. I'd like to win because the kit would make application idiot-proof for me hahaha. x

StephanieSun said...

i want to win this kit coz i think the final result looks gorgeous on you and i want to try out bare minerals eye shadows too, as for the brush, i would use my own mac brushes so that is not a big deal, thanks girl, great looks!

lianne said...

i'd love to win this kit because I've been looking for the right color eyeshadows to do this beautiful look. i'm a yt subscriber and follower. I love your yt channel, one of the best makeup gurus out there with so much originality :)

thugqueen28 said...

I want to win because these products has better ingredients than most makeup

Misstania08 said...

I would like to win these because i have never tried anything from Bare Minerals !

Solveig Kirstine said...

i want to win this, because the shadows look super pretty :)

b_ra said...

Hi Ren, I'd love to win the smokey eye kit..it looks awesome on us Filipina girls :)

bibliophiliac said...

I love these shades and am building up my collection of eyeshadows. Love your blog!

Chibu74 said...

I would love to win Lilac grey coz purples give a pop to my brown eyes....also i really want to try bare minerals products.

I am ur YT and blog follower. ID: chibu74

Thanks for the giveaway....love the look u created!!

Tasha Lau said...

I'm really into shimmery eye shadows recently. Smokey eyes have been my fav of all time! So what is more perfect than this giveaway?!

Dee said...

i would love to win, love your reviews ur honest and unswayed by the companies. the colors look really pretty! i sub to ur yt and blog!

Dvue1119 said...

I would love a chance to win and try out bare minerals products! thanks

coachxx91 said...

I Would love to win the Smokey Eye Kit. I am just starting out and do not really have any makeup. I would love to have this, to learn new tricks with and to add to me slowly growing collection.

Thanks Bunchs

Sujey said...

I would like to win, because I love mineral eyeshadows, and love the way the colors look :)... Amazing work..

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hmgdesigns said...

I would like to win because I can't get enough of makeup. The look you showed is so subtle and would make a great day out look. I would like the purples but would take which ever one is available.

scc074 said...

I would love to win the smokey eye kit, the one that was used your video, because not only have I tried bare minerals foundations and enjoyed them, but I have yet to see how the shadows are, but also because I'm a beginner at smokey eyes, I'm afraid to try them and do something too harsh, and these seemed like a great product to start with! Thanks!! :)


(youtube name - peace2sign)

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deave81 said...

i would like to win the Smoky eyes kit. i've been on the BE website and i discovered a lot of sets!!!!! i really love the Bare Minerals Eye Club..thanks for the giveaway.

Ashwini said...

Please enter me, I'd love to win the smokey eye kit because its such a soft and flattering set. I'm following your blog and also on YouTube (my screenname is arya841 on YT).

arya.at84@gmail.com

Danica said...

i would like to win because i like the smokey eye look

Keisha said...

I'll pass on the win for someone who has never tried it (I'm A Bare Beauty Ambassador... LOL) Great review! LOVE YOUR BLOG. Just got my new case from Yazmo! Love it

MakeupbyKeiKei.com
follow me on twitter @makeupbykeikei

MACupBytOr said...

I would love to win this because I have the rockstart kit and LOVE it, plus i love blueish-lilacs too!

redtbabe04 said...

oooo i have always wanted to try the smokey eye kit, it looks wonderful on you. i love the BE sets they are so easy to use and the steps are fantasitc!

ngocupham said...

I would like to win this smokey eye set because I do not own any mineral products. I love to try this out. I always want to try bareminerals too.

bella gureishi said...

I would love to win..coz i wanna try if I i like it or not..and i dont have any like that.thanks! i follow you on blog,twiiter & youtube! <3
love lots,
bella

Eleanor said...

I would love to win this e/s because I have fair skin and working with these colors would be awesome. :) you look beautiful with the colors on.

gabyyy said...

i would like to win because i love mineral make up!

Tarandip said...

I would like to win because I just started loving/applying makeup and so I really need to try all the different kinds to get my own feel on the types available!

Thanks!!

Amour said...

I would love to win this mineral smokey eye kit. I find that minerals are not harmful to my skin plus they offer great coverage, are extremely pigmented and offer versatility on many skin tones.

Diana said...

would loveee to try your smokeeeyy eyes...great review..

iibarrrawa said...

I follow your bolg and o you tube. I dislike Bare Minerals brushes too. But I would love to win gray lilac and shimmering pewter.

kaiyllah said...

love how u do your makeup tutorials! love the Smokey eye color!!!

Sharon said...

I'm a suscriber and also follower on Twitter! I would like to win because I'm a big fan of smokeyeyes and I will be great to try this product i do love bm eyeshadows

lzirtz said...

I would love love love to win the Smokey Eye kit from Bare Minerals. Smokey eyes can really define the eye and make a woman look just beautiful!

Tahnee said...

I'd like to win the smokey eye kit :)

FaDyA sYaRmEeN said...

I really would love to win the kit because I'd like to try doing smokey look on me! Never tried it before though, always goes with neutral look 'n_n

Samantha T said...

I would love to win the Smokey Eye tutorial. I'm a beginner at using make up and have always wanted to achieve the smokey eye look. Please & thank you!

linh01851 said...

yay i'm excited i just love smokey colors
enter me =)

cradhome said...

I'd love to win because ya never can have enough makeup! <3

iiANNIEExD said...

i would like to win because this looks really cool[;

kavue89 said...

Smokey Eye Kit the lilac one.That is what hat I want to win. I never had any mineral make up before for eyeshadow. This seem something new I would like to try. Keep up your awesome work!

~MIZ KAT ROCKZ~

Red said...

i would love to win this its too pricey to buy but looks great on you <3

Noosa said...

i love these two colors and such a pretty look you did. id love to win

natasha_merali09 said...

i would love to win! i love smokey eyes i just have never been able to do it properly. thanks <33333

Alina said...

i wanna win this. i wanna recreate the look you did its so pretty.

joseyjo40 said...

Hi Ren,
I loved your tutorial. I'd like to enter to win the Bare Minerals Smokey Eye kit. Thanks.

CC said...

Lilac Grey eyeshadow because I think it will look better with my medium skin tone :)

Cinderela said...

I would like to win the kit that was featured in your video. I love the lilac.

Joyce Angelica said...

Hey Ren!

I've been a longtime reader and subscriber and I would love to win your contest because I love smokey eyes! Thanks Ren! :)

-Joyce.

YT username: JOYCEANGELICA

Francis Cheng said...

Hi!!!!i would like to win the Lilac Grey eyeshadow because I don't have any powdery eyeshadows,I love the Lilac Grey eyeshadow colours and I love the eyeshadows have huge mineral!!!it's good for skin~ Also, I love to do smokey eyes look~ I think it's pretty~
I love your tutorials and love your giveaway your giveaway is very good!!!
Thanks:)
Francis Cheng

Spirit said...

I would love to win the lilac grey one because it's so pretty and this could really help me start to expand my collection.

Shawana said...

I would love to win this kit. I am actually just getting started with makeup(at age 35 :o). BTW love your blog and videos!! Very educational.

Pamela Coman said...

I would like to win because I really like the colors and the result of the tutorial

pink_p1028 said...

I am a new subscriber to your Yt channel and blog. I think your tutorials are really helpful and easy to follow. I have the hardest time creating a smoky eye so this kit would help me a lot. I dont care which kit,just winning would make my day.

Erika said...

Hey Ren!!! I would love to win this kit because i need a gift for my step-mothers birthday and she LOVES Bare Minerals!!! Thank You Ren!!!

Erika said...

Hey Ren!! I was very pleased to see that your were doing this contest because my step-mothers birthday is coming up and she loves Bare Minerals! So i thought i would give it a shot! Thanks

Erika said...

Hey Ren! I would love to win this because i need a gift for my step-mothers upcoming birthday and she just LOVES Bare Minerals, I thought this would make a great gift! thanks

Erika said...

Hey Ren! I would love to win this because i need a gift for my step-mothers upcoming birthday and she just LOVES Bare Minerals, I thought this would make a great gift! thanks

G.G.G said...

Hi,

Kindly enter me into the giveaway please. I am a newbie in makeup and would love to try the smokey look. More than that, such products are not available in India and it would be great if I could win.

Raven said...

Hi RenRen, I would love to win the Smokey eye kit! I just recently started getting into make up (even though I'm 21), and would love to add it to my beginner kit.

I am a follower and Subscriber. Thanks!

J-Ezzy said...

I would like to win b/c I've never tried BE eyeshadows!

Modern said...

I love this tutorial and all the information you provided. Ever since I saw the Kim Kardashian tutorial she uploaded to YouTube, I've been obsessed!

Have you seen this website? http://www.smokeyeyetutorial.net

It looks like it just started, but I can't wait for it to have all of the current Smokey Eye Tutorials.

Can't wait to try this style!