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November 16 Will Be Beautifully Brilliant

Posted by Leslie Blodgett 1352927175.973

This is my favorite time of year. Not just because of family time and celebrations with friends, but because I get to present our customers with the best collection of the year. This Friday November 16th, is the big day.

bareMinerals Beautifully Brilliant 8-pc Holiday Collection

I’m not sure if you know this but we have millions of customers around the globe that love bareMinerals and collect our special kits. The QVC November collection is ALWAYS the most coveted. Each product in these collections is carefully developed and selected with you, our stylish customers, in mind.

So why is this collection so special? Let me count the ways.

0.23-oz Perfect Light Mineral Veil
Perfect Light Mineral Veil.
If you are looking for just one reason to own this kit, it is this product. Many of you have had the privilege of using our original Mineral Veil–a soft focus, airbrushed finish that gives you beautiful skin with the look of minimized pores. Well, now you are in for a treat. This Mineral Veil adjusts in any light so your complexion ALWAYS looks perfect. It works like a photo chromatic lens, which gets darker when the light is bright and goes back to clarity when you are indoors. You will never look washed out. It transitions from day to night, indoors to outside.

I could literally stop here. But, I won’t…

bareMinerals Ready Eyeshadow Quad in The Possibilities with 0.17-oz each of Promise (a creamy beige), Future (a sunset pink), Destiny (a warm gray matte), and Sign (a smoky purple haze)
bareMinerals Ready Eyeshadow 4.0 The Possibilities.
We launched bareMinerals Ready eyeshadows a year ago and women tell us they love the convenience, the creamy easy-glide application, and the true color pay-off. Some of you forget that they help smooth out eye lids. (That’s ok, you don’t need to remember that part–we have your back!) This time we have done something special. Read on for some real inside scoop.

When our product development team presented their idea to me, they told me that they were hearing that women were requesting some all-time favorites in the original eyeshadow formula to be created in bareMinerals Ready. So that's what we did. Here's what you get:

Promise: acts like original Bisque
Future: acts like Desire
Destiny: acts like Smoke
Sign: acts like customer-blend Idol

These four knockouts will be your signature look. I need to stress again that this is a limited-edition quad. Do not miss it!

bareMinerals Ready Liner Shadow Duo in The Horizon Line with 0.1-oz each in Panorama (a charcoal) and Perspective (a deep espresso)
bareMinerals Ready Liner Duo.
Yes, you read that right. You get two shades that act like two of your favorite bareMinerals original liners. The dark brown is called Perspective and the dark charcoal, Panorama. They will easily become your favorite liners. The applicator is amazing too. I can't believe the texture and the density of color. I really wish I could see your reaction in person when you use these for the first time!

0.03-oz Blush in Perfect Rose (a warm rose)
bareMinerals Perfect Rose Blush.
I love my original formula blushes, nothing looks more natural and in a shade that is the perfect rose. Oh, wait…that’s the name of the shade. So true!

0.15-fl-oz Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Shining Star (a dusty rose)
Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Shining Star.
I’m so happy that Moxie has become an addictive pleasure among the fashion set. This color is a modern classic. Not too light, not too red, just right for all of us who want to look polished. Feel the Moxie working, feel your confidence boosting, and see for yourself how something as simple as a lip gloss can completely change your mood.

ruby-red limited-edition accessoriesgold clutch
And finally, the ruby-red limited-edition accessories and the gold clutch seal the deal.

Here’s the scoop. Don’t call me four months from now because you missed the show. You can get this collection on QVC on November 16th. It is special, among the very best collections we have offered to the public. We're talking special shades just for my QVC friends! We love you, we honor you, and it is a privilege to provide you with extraordinary formulas that are not only good for you, but enhance your natural beauty.

Enjoy and happy happy holidays!

Love you lots,

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Indianqueen1353001171.4171 PostsRegistered 8/19/2010

Hi Leslie,

I always use BE foundation and mineral veil . I love your Lipsticks, they are the best. I have used every lipstick I have bought to the very end, I even get a lip brush and apply with it if there is some remaining in the tube. It just keeps the lips moist and feeling good. I never see any great values offered on your lipsticks, it's always lipgloss . I am not a lipgloss girl. Please bring out a great value or gift pack of lipsticks like tarte or Mally Beauty. Every BE great deal has lipgloss , I just don't like the texture of lipgloss.

I have looked and looked but never found any Lipsticks with your deals offered on Q. Would love to see a pack of pretty pinks or nuetrals for Christmas or during the year in the near future.


debbieA1353005429.731 PostsRegistered 11/15/2012
I have used BE for 15 years. Love it. I cannot wait for this!!!!!

Skylands1353012064.7236667 PostsRegistered 5/30/2010

Please tell QVC to offer more colors of Ready Foundation:A228065

Why only 3 colors available on the QVC website when you offer 19 colors? I was on waitlist in August and QVC cancelled my order in October.

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SASSY6131353037228.6431 PostsRegistered 11/30/2011

I love the new collection you have on display here. I will probably be one of the first to get it. The red colors are just beautiful, and my very favorite color.

Fancy Nanc­y Pants1353043364.1533 PostsRegistered 10/31/2011

Hey Leslie, LOVE it...ordered mine on auto-ship :) I was wondering if you were ever going to bring back the diamond collection? I am scraping every last spec out of all of mine and I loved them, but am not seeing where they are available anywhere anymore. Are they done forever????

Davigrl1353043413.381 PostsRegistered 11/15/2012

Leslie. VAVAVOOM!!! You look stunning in the red velvet!! Oh, and I love Bare Minerals!

Dlk7201353076914.2419 PostsRegistered 7/11/2008

Hey Leslie, I was wondering if this set is gluten free? I am always looking for products I can use because of celiac disease. I loved the Buxom lip gloss you used to have here. Is the Moxie close to it? Hope to hear from you soon, Thanks!! Dawn

nazus1353079208.321 PostsRegistered 11/16/2012

I used bare minerals years and years ago when you needed to put some type of moisturizer or creams on face prior to applying mineral foundation. Do you still need to do that with the newer formulations and, if so, what?

Also, I enjoy watching the models' before and after pictures but really???? You know they had something else on their face besides the TSV. Mineral veil and blush only?!? It's OK but I just wish Leslie would address that.


Nonna of 61353082054.171 PostsRegistered 11/16/2012

Leslie...please bring back your cosmetic case that zips around the side and opens like a book, where there is elastic to hold individual brushes on one side and a zippered compartment on the other side to hold the BE containers...I have enough of the plain, zippered bags...I love my BE products to be organized and not just thrown together...thank you for your consideration!{#emotions_dlg.thumbup1}

Grandma Ch­armin1353082842.2131 PostsRegistered 11/16/2012
Leslie, please. Please bring back the foundation vanity jar! I loved mine but I would LOVE to get another one. Are there any available? Please consider this request.

LoveMakeup­631353083642.4479 PostsRegistered 2/14/2007Lindenwold, NJ

On question on the auto-delivery, are the Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss going to be full sizes. On the future installments they are showing smaller Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss . I love your auto-deliver kits and that would be disappointing if the lipglosses were small. {#emotions_dlg.confused1}

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LYSA AZ1353085354.211 PostsRegistered 11/16/2012

Happy Holidays Leslie!!!

Love your stuff...Would you PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do a deluxe size of the Matte Foundation and possibly a mascara duo with the curl & lengthen?

4paws1353086241.57322698 PostsRegistered 7/29/2006

Leslie, I've been using your foundation since it was developed. I am ordering the TSV mainly to try the eyeliner. If you use it wet will it last all day and not travel? Looking forward to tonight's show and hope Lisa has calmed down a bit.

flyingskwe­rl1353089483.97346 PostsRegistered 12/5/2010SF

Wow, that red velvet dress took some guts to wear! I would've been doing the same as you- constantly looking down and pulling it up- I'm not very comfy in something so low AND off the shoulders, I'd probably use a whole roll of stick tape just to feel safe!

When I called to order the TSV-AD just now (said unavailable for purchase on QVC website in big red letters) the operator said she had ONE left! I was waffeling last night since I'm on fixed income, just had to pay my property taxes ( {#emotions_dlg.crying} ) and there's a chance the Mineral Veil may not agree with my skin, but between the easy pay and the last AD, I guess it's meant to be Cool

~Uber-Fair sensitive combo skin, medium green-gold eyes and platinum blonde hair~
<3 I just lost my mom to lung cancer and Parkinson's, please stop smoking and spread Parkinson's awareness <3

Softballmo­m17911353093866.251 PostsRegistered 11/16/2012

Hi! I pre-ordered my TSV and absolutely love love love this kit....I ordered 4 of them. 1 for my mom, and 2 for my daughters. The host mentioned that we would be able to view the upcoming shipments on QVC's website but I do not find that anywhere. Please get back to me with this. Thanks!!!

stitch2ple­az1353102349.91738 PostsRegistered 12/22/2010
On 11/16/2012 Softballmom1791 said:

Hi! I pre-ordered my TSV and absolutely love love love this kit....I ordered 4 of them. 1 for my mom, and 2 for my daughters. The host mentioned that we would be able to view the upcoming shipments on QVC's website but I do not find that anywhere. Please get back to me with this. Thanks!!!

It is next to the picture with Jessica and Leslie after the product picture and before the written description if that makes sense.

catstamper1353104571.816082 PostsRegistered 1/28/2009Baltimore area

Leslie, I'm with LYSA AZ above, please please PLEASE can we Matte girls get the deluxe foundation, too, pretty please? And in all of the shades, so we Fairly Medium and other girls aren't left out any more??


Fairly medium BE, brownish gold hair with weird white highlights (where did they come from???) green eyes, except when they're blue! In memory of my Jazzie Cat, who went to kitty heaven.

Grandma Le­anie1353107571.11 PostsRegistered 11/16/2012

Leslie, I have been a BE enthusiast since 2001. I have tried several times to call in a testimonial, but must not dial fast enough as I always get the "we are not accepting any more testimonials at this time". So I thought I would just tell you that I am 68 years old, I have extremely sensitive skin and have (prior to BE) used a Dept. store Hypo allergenic brand, thinking that was all that was available to me. I saw your product on QVC and decided to give it a try. What a tremendous find this has been for me and for the more than 20 other women I have turned on to it. I have broken capillaries on my nose and cheeks and in the past, in order to cover this up I have always ended up looking pasty. NO LONGER now that I use BE. I have learned to adapt all of your products to what works best for me, with amazing results. It is so exciting for me to have strangers walk up to me in stores and ask me what kind of make-up I am wearing. I am not trying to brag about myself, only about your product. People tell me that I look way younger than my years and that my make-up "in their words" looks perfect. Kudos to you for that. I no longer have breakouts of any kind. My face no longer itches from my makeup and one of the most wonderful experiences I have had is that during menopause I no longer had my makeup melt on my face during a hot flash. What a relief that was. People need to know that there are other brands out there that try to compete with BE, but they are in no way the same and they should not waste their money on trying them.

I have perfected my skills and can completely finish applying my make-up in 10 minutes or less depending on the look I am going for on any particular day. Thank you so much for this wonderful product. I absolutely love the Ready Blush. It is fabulous.


Islandgirl­kel1353109698.34739 PostsRegistered 8/22/2008

I'm very dissappointed in the planning that went into this. I'm a huge fan of BE! I've been using it for over 12 years now and have introduced it to and converted many of my friends and family. I pretty much always get the auto-deliveries of the makeup line, especially the holiday releases. I work nights and when I woke up at 1:30 today and went on line to order the TSV auto-delivery...it was sold out?!? I called in to see if there was a mistake, or an advanced order option, or even a waitlist. Nope, no options at all. SERIOUSLY? Why on earth would you only bring in such a small amount of such a popular line for a TSV? That's terrible planning! We usually get so much better from BE. I'm not just dissappointed now, I'll be dissappointed for the next year...each month that I would have received my next installment. Can you fix this? Maybe add an advance order? Isn't BE large enough a company to produce a larger quantity?

koocwair1353115905.2237 PostsRegistered 11/16/2012

I like bare minerals foundation mainly because it does not come off on my clothes like all the other zillion foundation brands I have used. It is a little ashey on my skin. Maybe I should be using a deeper color. I use golden deep now. I would also like to know why you never use African American models on air at QVC (and anywhere else) with the deeper skin tones so we can see exactly how it looks on the darker skin tones? Of course, QVC never has an African American model in the chair with any of the Host when presenting make up for any brand.

amadjam1353120523.7532 PostsRegistered 2/27/2012

Why are the Moxie glosses in the last 2 A-D shipments mini-sized? If this is the case, shouldn't the price be lower?

CTNutmeg1353122024.5832 PostsRegistered 11/16/2012

Too bad the product isn't available. I had really wanted to purchase this. In fact, QVC sent me an email today telling me I had until 11:59 pm to purchase this "special value". How to disappointing when I went to purchase the product that the QVC website first indicated I could be put on a "wait-list", then when I went to finalize the purchase it "was not available". I've spent the last 2 hours seeing if the wait-list would be available again - so I will not try any longer. Certainly, I would hope that QVC, after telling me via email that I had until 11:59 pm tonight 11/16/12 to purchase this wonderful product would ensure the product was available - even if it had to be put on a wait list. Oh well, I'm off to look for some other products where I can actually order.

CTNutmeg1353122511.8132 PostsRegistered 11/16/2012

Today's Special Value A228205 Beautifully Brilliant was on the website. Low & behold now a different product has been listed instead of what was originally listed. Poor, poor planning - especially when the initial product (and for which I was informed via email that I had until 11:59 pm EST today, 11-16-12 in which to purchase the A228205) isn't even available. No wait list - doesn't Bare Minerals and QVC plan better especial when a lot of folks are interested in this. And, no I'm not interested in anything else at this point. A huge, huge disappointed. QVC & Bare Minerals please do the right thing for your customers and offer the product A228205 again within the next week or two at the "special value price".

mercuryssi­ren1353123692.9574 PostsRegistered 11/16/2012

I love how you are rockin' your Stella & Dot jewels tonight! It looks great with your dress!!!

ingerasata1353167199.133 PostsRegistered 7/12/2012

I love this set! It's amazing! I have almost every 8.0, 4.0 and 2.0 that have been launched and The Possibilities is my favorite. The colors are amazing on the eyes and the name is perfectly appropriate becaute the possibilities are endless. The liners duo has pretty much replaced any other pencils I've been using, they are amazing, so pigmented and easy to use. Love the blush, it is indeed the perfect rose color. The Moxie stays in my purse all the time, lovely everyday color and the new mineral veil is amazing. I did get on AD and I can't wait for the next sets.

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