Bare Escentuals offers more than just its traditional mineral foundations. I purchased the Bare Escentuals Get Started Eyes kit back in fall of 2007. I was hoping for Hollywood eyes that I could acheive myself. Intimidating at first, this eye kit really lives up to its heft price tag.
My experience - I received the beautifully packaged Get Started Eyes kit along with the mineral foundation starter kit offered by Bare Escentuals. Once I opened the box, I started to worry. Three brushes - liner, contour, all over - and four pots of powder. I'm no novice to make up, but I'd never lined my eyes with powder. I had never even entertained the idea. So, seeing all of this ahead of me, and even flipping through the illustrated instruciton manual provided, I had to watch the dvd (also provided). Even the dvd intimidated me. I headed in to the bathroom, opened my kit and just gave it a try. Much to my amazement, the general application was easy! Even using the contour brush was easy. Now, lining the eyes was not so easy. This is definitely a learning experience for those of you who have never done so. The lining brush is fantastic, and the powder glides on to the eyelid. The trick is, moving your hand with the brush to only line the lashes and not the middle of your eyelid. That took a few days of practice. My overall look was like nothing I'd ever acheived. Everyone I've talked to about this product is amazed at how simple, and beautiful the application is.
Final Thoughts - All in all, even someone like me who has two small children swarming at all times, can put this make up on in under five minutes with a little practice. The look is amazing and this universal kit flatters all tones and face shapes. You get a professional look, with colors that go perfectly together. If you are looking to learn how to give yourself amazing, highlighted eyes, this is the kit for you.