Saturday, September 20, 2008

Bare Crystals

This look is proof that first impressions can be WAY off! When I got this kit the other day I was so not impressed ... it was just kinda blah to me. But now that I have put it on I LOVE IT SOOOOO MUCH! It is one of those few looks that I can see myself using often ... whereas most I use once or so. I really love it that much ... the combo of the eye colours is great and the blush and buxom are gorgeous. Just love the whole look ... love love love it!


basic face routine
Rose Quartz blush; used Tapered Blush brush

MAC ShadeStick in Beige-ing over entire eye area; used fingers to blend
Rock Crystal dry on browbone and around entire eye area; used Flathead shadow brush
Guilded Quartz dry in crease, lining lower lashline and on outer half of lid; used double ended Shaping Eye brush and Wet/Dry brush
Rock Crystal dry on inner half of lid, wrapped around inner corner and swept up into crease; used Wet/Dry brush
Smoky Quartz wetlined top lashline only; used Face Secrets Concealer/Liner brush
Chanel Exceptionnel de Chanel mascara in Smoky Noir

So Natural lip liner
Raquel Full Coverage Buxom lip polish

Questions? Comments? Please feel free to post ... and thanks for looking!


  1. Cynthia (littletidbit30)September 20, 2008 at 6:35 PM

    This looks great on you. I admit that when saw Smoky Quartz, I thought it was UGLY!! I haven't worn it yet but am now inspired to try it out. Keep up the awesome looks!!!


  2. I can see why you like this kit so much, it's absolutely just beautiful on you and the coloring is perfect!
    Thank you so much for this great blog and all the fabulous looks.


  3. Ohh this is a beautiful look on you - LOVE the Racquel!! I passed on this kit to wait for Ruby - LOL, but now i feel like I am missing something - great look, hun!!

  4. Yes ... you need it Xena ... it is soooooo pretty!

    And I agree that the liner by itself is just boring, but it is perfect for this particular kit. I am so pleased with it.

    You are all very welcome for the looks and the blog ... you just keep commenting and I will keep posting!

  5. I am liking this kit too, especially after seeing how you have used these colors! I look forward to trying out some of these! <3 Paige

  6. Another fabulous wearable to work (for me) look! I'm looking forward to getting this kit. Great job, Erin.

  7. I absolutely LOVE the Bare Crystals Kit!!! You look just FINE without make up also, so you have nothing to feel weird about. I think I accidently deleted the opportunity to get the Crystal kit in a BE email! ARRGGGGHHH!I saw the Ruby one in the Sephora email, so I hope I have the chance to get my MANIC hands on the Crystals kit!It REALLY looks pretty on! I am SO glad you have this blog and tutorials. It always gives me ideas to try, AND I don't feel so bad! I see others out there just as addicted as I am! I love mixing colors and making my own too. They don't sell Turquoise Seas as a single anymore but I go about mixing like a crazy chemist till I get something that is close! Enjoy your Mario B.line! Very good products! And you can't beat the "PINK" (pink spot treatment liquid in a bottle)for taking care of those LOVELY things that come out right on your cheekbone when you want to look perfect! EVEN Liv Tyler told her DAD (Steven Tyler, singer of Aerosmith, about the stuff when he was complaining about his skin just before a performance! NOW if that isn't validity that it works, what is?! I have combo skin too and use the glycolic cleanser. I have to be careful not to "overwork" my skin by trying too much or too many things, it makes it worse.I laughed SO hard when I saw your collection of makeup and colors! I thought, boy, she is ALMOST as bad as me! LOL! It is such fun though I think I will need 4 faces and lifetimes to use it up! I really do appreciate your demos SO much. I want to thank you for taking the time and doing all the work involved. It really is a GREAT job! It is just BEAUTIFUL! And I am jealous of your gorgeous eyes! I can't wait for your next post!

  8. Thanks so much for all the compliments ... and the feedback on the makeup-less me ... I was soooo nervous about posting that!

    Interesting to know about Steven Tyler too (LOVE HIM ... probably one of the only women in the world that thinks he is hot) ... definitely gives it more credence to me!

    Thanks so much for posting ... and keep the comments coming!

  9. Love this look on you!

    I am so happy that you are showing us lots of new looks - was starting to think that I'd gotten deleted from your email list.

    BTW, I have always thought Steven Tyler is hot! :)

  10. Oh shoot! Now I think I need this one too! You temptress. [Must remember that this kit will not make me look like you - LOL] You look gorgeous.


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