Stock-up Alert!

You know I can't resist sets that give you a whole lot of goodies for not a whole lot of cash. They're a great way to stock up on items you might already use, build a well-rounded, versatile cosmetic collection, and get useful accoutrements (like brushes!) on the cheap. Two good ones that I've come across recently:

The **Smashbox Beauty Book** gives you $181 worth of product for only $60, and includes old favorites like **Photo Finish primer **(travel tube!) and Brow Tech (this time in a trio), a good cream eyeliner brush, and lots of other loot. The list:

**Photo Finish Foundation Primer** (clear)
• Brow Tech Trio (brunette, taupe, wax)

• Cream Eye Liner Duo in Caviar/Midnight Brown (black, dark brown)

• Cream Eye Liner Brush #9

• Eye Shadow Quad in Juxtapose (chocolate brown, matte pink, golden pink, metallic olive green)

• Fusion Soft Lights in Dimension (shimmering soft pink, peach, coral pink, champagne, bronze)

• Emulsion Lip Exfoliant

• Lip Enhancing Gloss in Pixel (creamy nude)

**Bare Escentuals Crown Jewels** is a $118 value for $52. I don't often mention Bare Escentuals here, but it's not because I don't like the products; loose powders just aren't that practical for me since I travel so much. But when I'm home, I love the **Clear Radiance Allover Face Color** (included in this set), and I think the shadows and liners are quite good. Another winner in this set: **Buxom Lips gloss**. The full rundown:
• .02 oz bareMinerals **All-Over Face Color in Clear Radiance **(sheer translucent glow)
• 2 x .02 oz bareMinerals Glimmers in True Gold (gold shimmer) and Opal (silver-white shimmer)

• .01 oz bareMinerals Liner Shadow in Onyx (jet black)

• .15 oz **Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Polish** in Amber (soft shimmering peach)

• Double-Ended Precision Eye Brush

• Angled Face Brush

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