Saturday's sample: Bare Minerals' Stroke of Light in Luminous 2

 Bare Minerals' Stroke of Light in Luminous 2 and the sample that got me hooked (for scale)

Bare Minerals' Stroke of Light in Luminous 2 and the sample that got me hooked (for scale)

For the past month or so I thought an Oompa Loompa had sought refuge underneath my eyes. The orange hued mask concealing my under eye circles has been absolutely unbecoming, far more than the circles themselves.

My once loved concealer was failing me. Collecting at the inner corners of my eyes and not working in the, well, business of concealing things. Coincidentally, I picked up a sample of Bare Minerals' Stroke of Light in Luminous 2 in my Beauty Loop box from Mecca.

You see, being a makeup addict totally has its perks!

 Hello, Bambi's calling. The forever handy doe foot applicator

Hello, Bambi's calling. The forever handy doe foot applicator

 Swatches of Stroke of Light in Luminous 2 unblended (left) and blended (right)

Swatches of Stroke of Light in Luminous 2 unblended (left) and blended (right)

The miniature bottle of Stroke of Light has proven to be the little engine that could. While petite in stature it managed to deliver a healthy dose of bright eyed and bushy tailed. Because, you know, mornings are sort of my favourite time of day -- pfft!

Bare Minerals states:

"Immediately brighten the eye area and diffuse dark shadows (don't mind if I do!) while reducing the appearance of fine lines and dark circles over time. Apply on bare skin or over makeup."

Done and done!

When compared to NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, I've found Stroke of Light easier to blend and layer. Stroke of Light also stays put like an eager to please puppy fresh out of training.

In total there are four shades on offer as follows..

  • Luminous 1 - fair in colour with pink undertones
  • Luminous 2 - light in colour with yellow undertones
  • Luminous 3 - tan in colour with neutral undertones (I found it to be more orange than tan)
  • Luminous 4 - deep in colour with golden undertones (sight unseen); available over at Sephora, but not at Mecca Cosmetica
 I sent the Oompa Loompas back to the factory due to their lack of productivity 

I sent the Oompa Loompas back to the factory due to their lack of productivity 

Laters, dark circles.

And to Mecca, thanks for featuring quality samples in your Beauty Loop boxes -- it's a nice incentive for being a frequent flier in addition to the box being a gateway drug and I mean it in the best way possible!

The Bagful breakdown:

Total amount for Bare Minerals' Stroke of Light:

Value for money spent (performance and quality):

  • 9 out of 10 bags — Lovely and wicked affordable!

Would another purchase be on the horizon?:

  • Always, you know me!