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Bare Minerals: BE Moxie and Merry Review

Bare Minerals: BE Moxie and Merry Review

STORY TIME...A couple weeks ago, I found myself checking out the online store of the beauty mecca ULTA...naturally. I was originally on there just to buy shampoo (I promise!). I go in my email to get my coupon code, and there I see that I can get 5x points on Bare Minerals. ULTA Points = $$$.  Whyyyyy do they do this to me?! I almost exclusively wear Bare Minerals makeup, so of course I had to go check it out. 

For the holidays, I saw they were promoting a gift set of their Marvelous Moxie Lip Gloss collection. Now, I've never really been much of a lipstick or colored gloss kinda gal. For some reason, wearing lipstick has always felt like it was too much for me. I like the natural color of my lips! So I've always just stuck with chapstick or a light sheer gloss.

So, I'm staring at my computer screen debating if I wanted to stretch my boundaries a little and purchase this set. And I did. Whyyyy ULTA, whyyy?! The set had excellent reviews, it was only $26 for 6 tubes, and they were the small sizes anyways. It was a good place for me to start on my lip color adventures, and here's what went down. 

Mademoiselle 

This color ended up being one of my favorites. It is described as a "nude pink," so I thought it looked very natural! This is a great natural tint to tie up any look, or even if you're not wearing any makeup and just want to throw on a quick gloss.  

Marvelous Moxie Mademoiselle
Marvalous Moxie Mademoiselle

Charmer

Charmer is a "ballerina pink" that did not quite hit the mark for me. It was a little bit too opaque in my opinion, which gave it a look of almost looking white. I think this color would look a lot better layered over a lipstick! 

Marvelous Moxie Charmer
Marvelous Moxie Charmer

Show Off

My favorite of the bunch!! This flirty shade is described as a "baby pink," so there is definitely more of a pinkish tint to it, but not too much. I think this is a universally flattering shade for everyone and is perfect for wearing to work or meeting some friends for Sunday Brunch. I will probably wear this one the most!

Marvelous Moxie Show Off
Marvelous Moxie Show Off

Extrovert

Unfortunately, this "metallic mauve with gold" was my least favorite. It was a little too orange-y for me and my skin tone, but I do think this would look a lot better on medium to dark skin tones. I also have a small mouth, so colors with any sort of vibrancy make my mouth look that much smaller. No bueno! 

Marvelous Moxie Extrovert
Marvelous Moxie Extrovert

Super Star

This one is definitely made for a super star! It is described as a "holographic teal prism." Um, what does that even mean? It doesn't go on as sparkly or as dark as it looks in the tube, but its still decently sparkly. It's a fun color to wear for a night out or during the holidays when there is glitter and sparkly things everywhere, but I definitely wouldn't wear it everyday. 

Marvelous Moxie Superstar
Marvelous Moxie Superstar

Maverick

I don't think I've ever worn anything this dark. It is a "Rosewood Shimmer" (PLL, anyone?) and I was pleasantly surprised by it! Again, pigmented colors make my small mouth look even smaller, so it will take some time for me to get used to. I would wear this during a night out or to complete a heavier makeup look. 

Marvelous Moxie Maverick
Marvelous Moxie Maverick

Overall, I am very happy with my Bare Minerals BE Moxie and Merry Lip Gloss set. I really do think this is a great gift for anyone or for yourself! And its priced really well at $26. I love the quality of Bare Minerals makeup, and now I can say I am a fan of their lip gloss. It wears really well, and feels light, rather than super sticky like some other glosses out there. It has a little bit of a cool, minty feel too!

If you want to purchase the Bare Minerals BE Moxie and Merry Lip Gloss set, you can purchase it at ULTA or Bare Minerals.  

What are your fave lipsticks and glosses? Let me know below! 

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