Friday, 8 April 2011

Bare Minerals is the Escentual MakeUp for me!

Having recently started full time work again in the public eye in the beauty/retail industry after nearly 3 years at home bringing up my first child. I needed to find a makeup that didn't make me feel caked in it, yet gave me a coverage I wanted without feeling heavy. I used to wear liquid and power before having Izzy, yet after a few years of wearing nothing but my natural state, I found it really uncomfortable to wear.

I had heard of Bare Escentuals/Bare Minerals before, but it wasn't till I was working for a beauty agency covering one of their counters that I actually got to try the makeup.

I knew they were known for giving a fantastic coverage yet still giving you that natural look as well fantastic camoflourge for people with skin imperfections like scars, blemishes, reddness etc.

The look is made up of four basic parts - the foundation, the concealer, the warmth and the veil. You can also add there blushers, eye and lip products too. To apply the powder you use the techique, SWIRL, TAP, BUFF! bascially after swirling the product in its lid, you tap of the excess and buff it onto the skin in circuliar montions going anti clockwise, than clockwise to produce a silky, luminating look.
Although it sounds and can look like a time consuming process, it is at all once you know what your doing - it takes me about 5 mins to do the whole look including eyeliner, e-shadow and mascara.

I was overwhelmed with how natural looking the mineral powders gave me yet gave that flawless coverage you expect from a liquid without it feeling like you actually got make up. I also found it didn't feel uncomfortable and melting like in different room temperatures that you can get with a liquid.

I brought the starter kit which gave me everything to get me started for an amazing price of just £48 ( the actual price of the contains is over £100 ) - 3 brushes ( your flawless foundation brush, blusher brush and concealer brush ), 2 shades of foundations ( your winter and summer colour ), the concealer, warmth and the veil. The kit also contains a handy DVD on showing how to do apply the products. 

As the powders are 100% pure containing no preservatives, talc, oil, fragrance and other harmful chemicals.

I have finally found my makeup and would definately recommend this to anyone - any age!

  • 2 X Foundation Shades
  • Mineral Veil or Tinted Mineral Veil
  • Warmth
  • Full Flawless Face Brush
  • Flawless Application Face Brush
  • Maximum Coverage Concealer Brush or Light Stroke Brush
  • Bisque Multi-Tasking Concealer
  • Get Started DVD
Available in the following shades:
  • Light
  • Medium
  • Tan
  • Dark

For more info on Bare Escentuals/Bare Minerals visit

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