My birthday was a couple of weeks ago, and my aunt sent me a ton of adorable mini baking ware. Between the mini cake pans and the tiny ramekins was this cool Birthday Tube thing by bareMinerals. I had no idea if I would like the items inside-- my experience with bareMinerals is limited to a powder foundation I bought at Sephora once that I now use as a contour powder because it was two shades too dark. I think the tube idea is adorable and I was really impressed with the products inside!
The Birthday Tube contained a lip gloss, an eyeliner, and a mascara. In addition to the products there was a little pin that I'll probably wear next year, when I turn 20! Unfortunately there was no one around to kiss me when I turned 19... oh well.
I like the lipgloss a lot, but I'm a little bit of a lipgloss addict. It's called "Buttercream" and it's a nice pink colour that's pretty flattering on everyone. It is a wonderfully moisturising product that lasts a reasonable amount of time without being sticky, which is a plus. My lips were noticeably shinier with it on and best of all, the product doesn't taste like death. I'm not sure if I would buy it because I'm sure it's not cheap, but it's a good product to have.
I strongly suspect people either love or hate this eyeliner. I really like it because once it is applied, it does not budge. It's wonderful for lining the waterline or creating a dramatic smokey eye. It blends out nicely which I tried to show on my hand. This eyeliner, however, is nearly impossible to get off. To get it off my hand I had to really scrub! Getting it off my eyes was easier though it still took both cleansing oil and regular wash, plus patience, to get it off.
The best thing in the tube was the mascara. I don't think I have ever used a mascara that both made my eyelashes look amazing and was easy to use. The wand is an interesting wavy shape that lengthened and fanned out my eyelashes with zero effort. The formula did not clump on application or flake throughout the day, which is amazing. I also did not get racoon eyes from this formula, which makes it my new favourite mascara of all time. While I'm sure some people have a hard time holding the swirly-shaped wand, I found this mascara to be excellent. Who knew bareMinerals made excellent mascara?
This Birthday Tube rocked, and was definitely an unexpected surprise. I definitely will be purchasing the mascara after this tube runs out, and the other two products are really nice to have as well. What is the best mascara you have ever tried? Would you try this one?