Jul 8, 2012

bareMinerals review - my new favorite foundation!

Happy Sunday!

I hope you all are having a lovely weekend. Right now I'm sitting here with my mom in our living room watching last week's episode of The Bachelorette, for the second time for me and the first time for her! I'm so excited to see who she chooses {team Jef Holm!} and I have to say that this has been my favorite season thus far. Emily is stunning on the inside and the out and she truly deserves to find her prince. I only hope she does live happily ever after the show is over and I'm sure she will!!

{via my Instagram}

But anyway...this post is all about makeup, not Emily. I do have to say I would love to know what Emily uses for her makeup though because she always looks radiant!

Recently when I was in CA I ran out of my main foundation {I was using Tarte which is still awesome by the way}, so I decided to use Bare Escentuals because it was at a local beauty store nearby BK's apartment. At first I was skeptical. I had heard of bareMinerals but never wanted to try it because of the lose powder {I thought it would be super messy and hard to apply}! So before I took the step and bought my Bare Escentuals bareMinerals, I had the sales clerk gal give me a quick run though on how to apply it onto my face correctly. 


{via Amazon}


She encouraged me to buy the Bare Escentuals Full Coverage Kabukie brush with my foundation {which I'm so glad I did}, because it is made with a certain type of bristles that are made to smooth out the minerals on your skin. At first glance the foundation looks like it won't last that long, but let me tell you that a little bit goes a long way! She showed me how to gently use the brush to basically gather up the minerals and then swirl the brush with the minerals around on your face so that it gets eventually placed on your skin. I went home and practiced and I have to admit that it was kind of addicting! ;)
I also discovered Bare Escentuals is not only easy to apply, but it feels great on my skin! It also is not messy as long as you use a little bit at a time. At first when I applied it I thought it was making my face too shiny, but then I compared pictures so I could see how I looked in the past {yes I took a few new picture or two lol}, and found out that it makes my skin look even better than before! It gives you a glow with its natural minerals and makes you feel like you are treating your skin well too. Plus, I love that it is a "mineral based foundation that gives flawless coverage." Sounds like an advertising gimmick but it is definitely true!
Let me also say that I have very sensitive skin. My skin is oily and breaks out easily. Plus, I have allergies and finding makeup that works well for my skin has always been difficult for me. So - this is why I was also skeptical trying bareMinerals because I hadn't heard that much about it. But, when I decided to try it at the beauty store I was reassured that this makeup would not break out my skin and the good news is that it definitely did not.

So if you are looking for a natural makeup that won't break out your skin and that is very natural too {it is free of preservatives, talc, oil, waxes, fragrances, and other chemicals}, I would definitely encourage you to try Bare Escentuals bareMinerals. Not to mention it is cruelty-free which I support!
If you want to find it at a great price by the way, head on over to Amazon {link HERE} - it's only $16.99 and even though it seems like there's hardly anything there, it lasts for a long time {I've been using my first container of foundation for 2 weeks + and it's still 2/3 full or so}. 

I love my bareMinerals and just had to review it so you could hear all about it in case you are looking for a new foundation to try! Just remember, a little bit goes a long way and that it is important to swirl your brush into the makeup first prior to brushing it onto your skin. Next up I'd love to try some of their other products, such as their Bare Escentuals bareVitamins Prime Time!


You'll have to let me know what you think if 
you use this fab makeup or plan on trying it!

23 comments :

  1. I looove BB!! I use the Matte one for summertime and it literally feels like I have nothing on my face, yet it makes my face look so amazing!

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    1. That's great, I'm so glad that you love it so much, I do too! :)

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  2. I have been wanting to try bareMinerals for a while and you have definitely made me choose to check it out when I run out of my current foundation. Thanks for following & your comment on my blog, I"m following you as well.

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    1. You'll have to let me know what you think and thanks so much for following! xo.

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  3. I've been using Bare Minerals from five years! I remember the first month of using it (after switching from MAC powder) I saw a HUGE change in my skin! Don't know what I'd do without my BM!

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    1. That's awesome, I've seen a big improvement in my skin too!

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  4. LOVE bareMinerals - even their glosses and mascara is great! And the loose eye shadows are awesome.

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    1. I can't wait to try out their other products, everything looks amazing! :)

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  5. I swear by this stuff! I love it! And my container lasts for a couple months!

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    1. That's a long time and glad you like it too! :)

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  6. Team Jef all the way!!

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  7. I've seen Bare minerals advertised on tv,and it looks so good,and such a natural look using the products,I have been tempted to buy in the past,now Im very tempted :D Love how it looks on your skin,very natural.
    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for your lovely comment and of course Im following your fabulous blog x
    Hope you have a wonderful day.

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    1. Thanks so much Kayleigh for following, looking forward to reading your lovely blog too!

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  8. I've heard fantastic stuff about BareMinerals. I really need to use it.

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    1. Hope you're able to! Random Q - do you see this when I reply? Or do you have to subscribe to reply comments? Lol. Thanks love.

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  9. I've heard great things about BM too. I've always been curious, but never took the plunge. I have a small sample size, but the shade is a tad too dark. One of these days...

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    1. Yes one of these days you'll have to check it out! ;) Have a great week girl!

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  10. Isn;t it fantastic? I've been using this too and I LOVE it! My own review will be up soon actually!
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    The Urban Umbrella

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    http://www.theurbanumbrella.com/

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    1. So cool and glad you like it too! Will be on the look out for your review, xo.

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  11. I've heard so many good reviews of this brand, and now yours! It is seriously making me consider switching to it.

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    1. Yeah you'll have to let me know what you think! Also, instead of switching completely over you could use it in addition to your makeup. It's so lightweight that it's great even for those problem areas on your skin. xo.

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  12. Loving their eye-shadows!!! It's one of those products you need to learn how to use properly and then it works so perfect it's amazing.

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