First, let me congratulate Natalie C. B. on being selected by the Rafflecopter widget as winner of the Reviva Labs Peptides & More Anti-Wrinkle Cream Giveaway! Woo hoo! I have sent the winner an email and hope to hear back from her most likely today (Monday). Thank you also to all who entered. Reviva Labs and I both appreciate your interest. And there will be another giveaway from a different brand starting later this week, so stay tuned!
Years ago on a business trip to San Francisco, I discovered a Bare Escentuals store not far from the Embarcadero. I fell in love with their lipstick. A while after that, I was happy to find another Bare Escentuals store in an airport somewhere in the midwest when I was on another business trip, and I scored another lipstick.
Then Bare Escentuals hit the big time with Bare Minerals. Frankly, I forgot all about the parent brand, Bare Escentuals, and their lipsticks that I used to love. I got caught up in the mineral craze. And I somehow didn’t make the connection between the two brand names. And I didn’t associate Bare Minerals with lipstick. Duh.
A month ago or so, I received a sample size Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie lipstick in “Get Ready” in my ipsy bag. It’s the little lipstick in the photo below.
It was the first lipstick mini I’ve ever received. So handy to throw in my makeup bag in my purse. And I love the “Get Ready” shade, a rich rose pink with a bit of plum and brown tones thrown in that I find both flattering for my light skin tone and great for everyday.
Funny that I didn’t associate the new BM lipstick with the expertise that Bare Escentuals had with lipsticks years ago. At any rate, I really like Marvelous Moxie formula. The Bare Minerals website says that it is infused with vitamins and minerals. Good for you lipstick! It is super-saturated, highly-pigmented color, full coverage lipstick with a satin finish. It’s easy to apply and it glides on. It stays put on my lips and doesn’t migrate into my fine lines. It has a number of oils in it, and it is quite hydrating without being mushy. It’s relatively lightweight, and it lasts for several hours unless I eat something with oil in it, e.g. salad dressing, olive oil etc.
Recently, I accumulated 1000 points on ipsy that I received through referrals and from product feedback I gave on the products I received in my ipsy bags. I was elated when I noticed that ipsy added a full-size Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in “Light It Up” to the product lineup that I could redeem my points for. Woo hoo!
Although I wasn’t as much in love with the contents of my May ipsy bag as usual, I was excited to receive my Marvelous Moxie Lipstick.
“Light It Up” is described as “vibrant melon”. I’d say it’s a great coral.
Actually, I’ve been dying to get an orange lippie since it’s one of the hot shades for Summer 2014, and with my red hair, I definitely can rock orange. This orange has a hint of red in it that makes it coral, so it’s wearable for those who might be a little timid about going completely orange.
Sometimes, “Light It Up” looks darker and more coral on my lips and sometimes it looks peachier. I think it looks peachier in the photo below, but it really is coral.
Marvelous Moxie Lipstick comes in 18 shades, so I’ve got 16 more to try 😉 The packaging is black plastic like the rest of the product line, but it has a neat feature. The lipstick tube has a silver button that locks the top onto the tube so it won’t slide off in your purse.
The price is $18 for 0.12 fl.oz/3.5 ml. Bare Minerals is cruelty-free.
Have you tried any of the Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie Lipsticks yet?
Ingredients for “Light It Up”
Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Polybutene, Isostearyl Isostearate, Polyethylene, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Pentaerythrityl Hydrogenated Rosinate, Ozokerite, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax (Candelilla Cera/Cire De Candelilla), Microcrystalline Wax (Cera Microcristallina/Cire Microcristalline), Beeswax (Cera Alba/Cire D’abeille), Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Tribehenin, Vanillin, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Sorbitan Isostearate, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Crambe Abyssinica Seed Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Copper Gluconate, Zinc Gluconate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Gardenia Tahitensis Flower Extract, Limonene, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Ascorbic Acid, Retinyl Palmitate, Sodium Chloride, Linalool. May Contain (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 22 Lake (Ci 45380), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090).