[productsample/affiliate] I really wasn’t expecting this – I haven’t paid too much attention to the slew of beauty advents this year; I know that some sites do a great service of listing all of them to save everyone time browsing, but so far, I haven’t read any so I’m only up to speed with a few of them. I can’t remember whether bareMinerals made an advent last year – but because I’m so welded to my Complexion Rescue, I’m so pleased to see this one.

bareMinerals Advent Calendar 2019

It’s not going to win any prizes on the festive stakes, but if you don’t know the brand, what a great way to make the discovery. All the products behind the doors are mini-size and I have never got past the thrill of a mini blush so Gen Nudes Powder Blush in a teeny version is such a welcome addition to my holiday make-up bag. Ditto the mini mascaras (two!) and Champagne Highlighter. If you love make up, this is very slanted towards it – glosses, lipsticks, highlighters, powders, mascaras, bronzer – everything!

bareMinerals Advent Calendar 2019

And the absolute prize (as far as I’m concerned)! Strangely, the first window I opened contained this. A mini Complexion Rescue Defence, SPF30.

bareMinerals Advent Calendar 2019

As well as a mini Dew Mist, there are three eyeshadows in neutral shades.

bareMinerals Advent Calendar 2019

I remember utterly coveting little pots of powder like this from Molton Brown (at its original South Molton Street store) – personally I don’t do well with loose eye shadows but over the years, the formula has changed to make them more creamy and less droppy. It’s one of the areas that technology has really boosted – you couldn’t breathe near a pot of Molton Brown powder for fear of sending it all over your bathroom but bareMinerals now has a bit more body so it’s not so volatile.

The upshot here is that this is a make up lover’s dream – it’s really all about colour and with 24 minis, you can practically cram your entire make up bag contents in your pocket. The value is good (amazing actually) with the calendar costing £79 but contents worth £218. You can find it HERE.

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