Bare Escentuals Bare Beauty Party

RaremineralsOkay, I like Bare Escentuals a lot, but I'm not quite ready to join the BE cult just quite yet. However, I've managed to convince my friend Krissy to head over to the BE Bare Beauty Party at Macy's (with special guest appearance by BE CEO Leslie Blodgett) next Thursday, the 25th*.  As part of my Miss Tified beat, I should do some serious on-the-scene reporting.

Instead of covering the scene, I'll probably just get a "complimentary makeunder," where complimentary means it costs $25 (that will be applied to anything I purchase). The site doesn't say this at all but when I called to reserve a slot, they asked for my credit card. Just attending the event is free, however, and I believe they will be giving away Rare Minerals Skin Revival.

In San Francisco? Interested in going? RSVP today.

* Something tells me that you can like makeup without having to attend events like this. Still, it might be worth a post or two.

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Lucky Spend $25 or more at Amazon.com Beauty, Apparel, Shoes, or Jewelry and Watches and receive a one-year subscription to Lucky Magazine. You have four days to take Amazon up on the offer for it expires on December 31, 2006.

Want some ideas where to spend that $25? These beauty items on Amazon seem to be the most bang for the buck:

Hardcandy Hard Candy Take Out Makeup Kit
Product Description: Served in a pretty pink, tri-level case, the Take Out Makeup Kit is an extra-large helping of makeup must-haves, carry-out style. A complete makeup meal, this gourmet goodie is packed with beautiful treats for the eyes, lips, and cheeks. From lashes to liners to lips, Take Out will have you decked out in no time at all. Cute, clever, and convenient, Take Out Makeup Kit is the Dim Sum of makeup palettes: lots of choices, just what you crave. Price: $25

Stila_1Stila Perfectly Kitten ($53 value)
Product Description: A set inspired by Stila's award-winning and best-selling eyeshadow, Kitten.What else you need to know:This sparkly set promises to be this season's ultimate gift. This exclusive collection includes a limited-edition eyeshadow, All Over Shimmer Liquid Luminizer, and IT Gloss, all in Kitten's signature silvery, champagne pink shade. Packed in a pretty faux suede makeup bag, this gorgeous color looks beautiful on all skin types so it is perfect for gift giving for you. Price: $32

Bare Escentuals Field of Gleams
Field Product Description: Four 100 percent pure, naturally glowy bareMinerals Glimmers make it easy to give your eyes an endless array of shimmering looks that can be worn dry to add subtle highlights or wet for a high-sheen gleam.  Shades include: Azure Glimmer (peacock blue), Bloom Glimmer (French lavender), Sunshine Glimmer (baby yellow), and Wildflower Glimmer (brilliant pink), in a floral-print makeup case. Price: $38

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