Marvelous Moxie Lipliner
This lipliner is a good addition to Bare Escentuals' Marvelous Moxie line , with a lot of things going for it—including a great design! Marvelous Moxie Lipliner is creamy smooth and glides on with no dragging at all. That, combined with a fine-point tip, makes precision lining a snap.
This comes with a rubber grip handle to make sure your hands don't slip when you're putting it on, and best of all, this is a twist-up liner, with no sharpening required!
Color quality is very rich, and the variety of shades ranges from true neutrals to super-bright pinks and corals. Marvelous Moxie Lipliner does a good job keeping lip gloss and lipstick from bleeding into lines around the mouth, and works well as a lip color all by itself. It's not particularly long-lasting (about four hours, depending on what you eat of course) due to its creaminess, but it's a good option if you don't mind the price.
- Liner is creamy-smooth and applies easily with no dragging.
- Precision tip makes lining easy.
- Twist-up design requires no sharpening.
- Color quality is rich.
- Many shades available.
- Keeps lip colors from bleeding into fine lines around the mouth.
- Isn't very long-lasting due to its creaminess.
Bare Escentuals At-a-Glance
Makeup is what this San Francisco-based cosmetics line is primarily about, and they use the pure and natural marketing angle to entice consumers. Founded in 1976 by Diane Ranger, who left the company in the early '90s Bare Escentuals was one of the first brands to introduce the concept of loose powder foundation. Since then, they have moved beyond it to include liquid foundations and tinted moisturizers and an ever expanding line of color cosmetics as well as skincare products.
The products are sold in most Sephora boutiques and Ulta stores, though the full selection of skincare products is most often found at the Bare Escentuals freestanding stores scattered throughout the United States.
We should note that loose powder makeup does take some practice to get the hang of, yet there is no denying that this type of foundation has its fan base. There is a lot to love about Bare Escentuals, even if mineral makeup isn't your thing (especially their price ranges, which have remained affordable in comparison to many of their neighbors at Sephora).
Strengths: Good makeup removers; a few well-formulated powders with SPF; some nice eyeshadows and impressive mascaras; some impressive foundations; several elegant brush options; not too expensive.
Weaknesses: Some of the loose powder products have texture and finish concerns; some of the skincare contain potentially problematic ingredients.
For more information about Bare Escentuals, call 1.888.795.4747 or visit www.bareescentuals.com.
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