Monday, March 12, 2012

Bare Essentials: Bare Minerals

I know some claim that all of Bare Mineral's products are gluten free, but I don't think that's entirely true. Here is the FAQ page that lists their safe items.

Over the past couple of months I have purchased: Prime Time Foundation Primer, Foundation (SPF 15 Matte),
And two of the Ready Eyeshadow Quads.

The primer is exactly what I've been looking for. It leaves the skin feeling do smooth, makes my foundation great, and keeps it looking great all day. I can tell a dramatic difference in my foundation with this primer, but I didn't notice it making my pores look smaller. For me right now that isn't a huge concern, but I know for some women it is. I haven't personally tried the Too Faced Primed and Poreless primer, but I contacted them and it is safe. So if you're looking for a primer that focuses more on disguising pores, that might be one to try.

I had used the original Bare Minerals foundation in high school and I liked it, so I figured I'd like it now. I chose the matte formula this time because when I searched them both the original seemed to look shimmery, and I tend to like a more satin finish for foundation. Overall I really enjoyed using it. At the time I had some problem breakout areas and wanted to give my skin a break, but not go to work feeling naked with no foundation. I felt it did the trick. It gives a very natural coverage that I can't wait to use in the summer and feels very light on the skin. I did notice that it wore off quickly without using the primer and that after using it for about a month my skin was looking dry. Although I do have dry skin to begin with and it's the dead of winter, the foundation just didn't help the situation.

Ok, here comes the love fest. These Ready Eyeshadow Quads are just incredible. The shadows are such good quality, so rich and creamy. First I bought The Truth and within three days bought the second, Dream Sequence. . I have to say I'd recommend The Truth to EVERYONE. I can't say enough food things about it. This is a pretty huge and risky statement, but if I could only choose one eyeshadow product that would be it. But thankfully I don't have to live with just one!

I hope you'll try some of their products, and let me know what you think!

Thanks for reading and happy beautifying!!!

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