Musings of a Muse

A Blog of Musings from a Cosmetic Whore

Feb 26, 2008

Bare Escentuals Foiled Eye Tutorial Kit

So today was like the day from bloody hell! I was up at 5AM, got to work by 8:30AM and proceeded to work my butt off until 10:40PM!

Ugh! Very busy day! My office was bustling something fierce so I sincerely needed to stay over and crack down and do some major work after hours! My sister was running shotgun and we worked our way through a gazillion renewal files before heading home to get some much needed sleep!

BUT SLEEP I cannot do! Why you ask!? Because I must update my blog for you fine, gorgeous, beautiful people!

My updates were sadly lacking today due to my busy schedule so prior to laying down to rest I shall lay the ground work for tomorrow's masterpiece entries and post them tonight so when you wake up in the AM all bright eyed and bushy tailed you'll have plenty of new exciting "Musey" posts to read!


I knew you would be!


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I was doing my daily browse through Nordie's and I came across a new Bare Escentuals Tutorial Kit. You may remember I did a review on the Smokey "V" Eye Tutorial Kit not so long ago! You might want to wipe away the cobwebs and re-read the review by clicking here!

The new kit is entitled Foiled Eye Tutorial! Wahoo! Exciting! I already own a Foiled Eyes Kit from BE and I love it!

This particular kit isn't as big as my original kit which contained two eyeshadows, one liner, and a brush. This set includes a dual ended brush and two shadows hmmm bit smaller then the original kit!

It deserves to be said that the price on BE has gone up a tad bit. The kit is $32USD and for some reason I think I need to rant about that. If you break it down that means you're paying about $11 or so per an item in the set. Not bad but when you're faced with two shadows and a brush in your hand I'm thinking to myself, "That's it? That's all I get?". I have no idea why I'm ranting about this as I've been known to lay down that much for a single eyeshadow so what the hell am I complaining about? I just expect to get more from BE for less and I guess when I lay out that thirty some odd dollars I want a massive kit of awesomeness like I'm used to getting from I making any sense at all?

My original kit cost me $28 USD and had more goodies then this particular kit however the lemming is strong and the fact that it's $4 extra and I'm getting less hasn't lessened the need and I find I want this particular kit (which means I'll be scouring E-bay like a little demon until I possess it for way below retail cost).

I really like these little kits. I enjoy the fast, easy, tutorials they come with! The packaging is superb. It's like makeup for dummies in one easy to do box! If you have no skill this is such an awesome way to pick up a few tricks and beautify yourself all in a few simple steps!

Anyway I guess I'm babbling!

I took some pics of the original Foiling Eyes Kit that was released about 3 years ago! As I said before I really loved this kit and this new set really appeals to me because of how much I loved the original release!

Strangely enough I just recently got two emails asking about foiling techniques! So here you go! A simple kit to achieve just what you want plus easy instructions!

These work with simple water! A drop or two and you're good to go. If you have mixing medium around you can use that too but I find simple water from the faucet works best. I don't normally like using a mixing agent or water during application simply because I'm a quick artist. I like to get my stuff on fast and go! When using an agent you have to wait for the first color to dry prior to placing your next color and for me that's a bit too many steps! However, since the effect you get with these is so cool when they are wet I find that I don't mind so much waiting on the dry down time!

On to the pics!




My camera doesn't take the best swatch pictures in the world but as you can see from the photos the colors take on a whole new hue and dimension when they are applied wet and they get that "foil" effect to them plus they go from beautiful to gorgeous with a few drops of simple water!

This particular kit is no longer available however the newest kit is up at Nordies should you wish to purchase it! CLICK!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey honey, I totally get ur drift about the price hike. When we buy things in sets, we tend to expect the price of the individual products in the set to be much cheaper than when we get them one by one at the counter. US$11 per item doesn't make it seem like a good deal if we consider the fact that its supposed to be in a set, which makes it lean a little towards bulk purchase, thus warranting more discounts. Anyways I'm so sorry I've been out of action for so long... work is taking a toil on me...

February 26, 2008 at 8:53 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey cosine :)

just replied to your other comment! Happy to see you around as I adore talking to you!

Work has been awful here too. My office has been so amazingly busy the last month! Phew! I need a break! Sorry to hear you are suffering the same.

I have to say that $32 for this set does somewhat make me cringe a little bit. BE is known for doing some awesome massive kits for about $40 bucks and you get way more! But this only has three items :( and seems expensive!

Sadly this doesn't lessen my want for it lol!


February 26, 2008 at 9:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I concur on the price increases, as well. And I am going to add the complaint that we can't BUY these items separately! I have a million brushes, and to be honest, these little "trick" eye brushes are worthless. Give me a Bobbi Brown shadow brush and I will dampen it and use it as a liner brush any day. (I do, actually, every day!) But since I cannot get these colors separately from the kit, I am forced to shell out what comes down to $16 per shadow and a brush that will take up space in a wrapper somewhere in a drawer. Why not sell these items on their own? I understand doing an exclusive here and there when they do big kits that have a good value, but a tiny eye shadow kit that isn't really even a kit? Come on. Anyway, I may have to buy this just for the colors. They seem to have gotten it right this time. However, having been disappointed by many a BE eye shadow in the past, I am a bit leery of the color on. Since these are specifically for foiling, I figure I can get some intensity from them, though. The others seem to all be blue or green and fade away when you put them on. I don't understand the blue/green obsession by BE...the eighties are over! Let's do some natural colors! Okay, enough ranting. Now I have to find someplace to buy this kit that won't charge an addition $8 for shipping!

March 22, 2008 at 10:58 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hiya Anonymous!

Nice to see someone in agreement about the jack in prices as of late!

I normally search out pieces on Ebay as sometimes I'm disappointed with the kits and just want one of the 18 items it comes with so I just roll over ebay and normally I can find the item for $9.99 or less!

The brushes for BE are crap most times. Some are ok but none are good or great. So again I agree!

I'm with you 100%! I'd like to see less with kits and more separate pieces or at least kits with items that are useful and not reruns!

I like the glimmers but I find the shadows don't blend so well.

LOL I was enjoying your rant please do go on ;)

You made some very valid points!

Let's hope for some relief from BE!

Thanks for the comment!

March 24, 2008 at 11:52 AM  

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