Beauty Bakerie

Beauty Bakerie was founded by Cashmere Nicole in 2011. Part of the brand's mission is to raise breast cancer awareness. From the company website: " Our bakery-inspired line includes best-selling products ranging from liquid lipsticks, setting powder, and illuminators to eyebrow gel, eyeshadows, and eyeliners." In addition to selling their products online, BB has opened a retail location in San Diego.
https://www.beautybakerie.com/

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3.0

2 products

5 reviews

60% would repurchase

Recent Beauty Bakerie Reviews

Foundations -Beauty Bakerie -Cake Mix Demi-Matte Foundation

on 7/16/2018 3:55:00 PM

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I did some research before buying Cake Mix, and saw a whole plethora of both positive and negative reviews. However, what swayed me into trying it out were two things. First, the shade range is amazing! There's 30 shades--though the lightest is #59 so they're skipping numbers--in different undertones. Seeing the darkest shade as #1 and the lightest shade as #59 was definitely refreshing. Second, I was swayed by how Beauty Bakerie handled the whole Huda "Easy Bake" mess: with pure class.

I couldn't find a match from the website as most shades seemed to pull yellow, and I'm on the neutral/olive side. There also wasn't a match in the Comparison Guide, so I e-mailed them and told them what my best foundation match is (Tarte Amazonian Clay in Fairly Light Neutral). They recommended #55, which to be honest, still looked kind of too yellow to me, but I decided to jump.

The packaging is beyond cute! Go Google pics of the box, it's adorable.

The foundation itself...now this is where things are a little up and down.

Shade #55 turned out to be a pretty good match for me: it went on a little light but oxidized to a close match. It is also a little too yellow, though not as yellow as pictured on the website. But no worries, that can be corrected with some lavender powder. Plus, it didn't oxidize any further than it did in those first few minutes. So I was very happy with that.

There's definitely a learning curve when it comes to applying this foundation. This foundation needs to be applied FAST. Seriously. Don't try to dot it all over your face and expect it will all blend with no problem. Instead, work one section of the face at a time. And they're not kidding when they say stipple instead of brush as the foundation can and will streak! But using a beauty sponge or a bushy foundation brush to stipple made for a better application. Fingers can even do a decent job, so long as you're not going over your face in a line pattern, but instead stipple with your fingertips.

The finish is more matte than I'd like in a foundation. That's a personal preference. On the other hand, that more matte finish meant that the foundation wore like iron: even in 90+ degree heat, it held up nicely. The nose had developed some shine but that happens with most foundations I use--I just blot it away. Otherwise, no transfers and no smudging.

I tried adding in a couple drops of face oil into a batch and found that it made the foundation go on with more of a satin finish, though with less coverage. The added face oil also made the foundation easier to work with on the face.

The coverage is really more light-medium to medium than medium-full. I tried building up a second coat but found that it began to clump in areas. I think that if you want to layer, layer each section immediately: don't do the whole face and then apply the second coat. Finish one area, apply a second layer if necessary, then move on to the next area of the face.

Powder really isn't necessary with this foundation. If you do powder, be careful as you really can develop a floury (sp?) finish. But I was able to tone that down with some setting spray.

No skin irritation or issues came up as a result of using this foundation. Despite the matte finish, it was very comfortable to wear.

This definitely requires the big guns--double cleansing--to get it all off.

Value-wise, it's decent. $28 for 1oz works out to actually cost less than a few of my other foundations.

So this foundation is still a work in progress with me. I like it enough that I want to try to master applying it and really make it work with me. But as I said before, there's definitely a learning curve.

Overall, I would give this a solid 3.5 if I could, but since I can't and since I'm so pleased with the color match, I'm going to go up to 4.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.



Loose Powders -Beauty Bakerie -Flour Setting Powder

on 1/23/2018 6:38:00 PM

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This powder is available in four shades: translucent, pink, yellow and brown. This review is for the pink version. I pretty much got it because the translucent version was sold out, and as someone with fair skin with pink undertones, I figured I couldn't go wrong with a pink tinted powder. When it arrived, I was quite shocked at exactly how brightly pink it was, and I was a bit worried that it'd turn me really pink. It didn't though, but it did brighten up my skin considerably. I do use a light hand with powders overall, though, so if you're someone who really packs it on (and perhaps like to bake) I can't guarantee it won't show up pink.

I've been using Laura Mercier's translucent loose powder for a long time, and I really adore it, so I can't help but compare the two. So here we go: Beauty Bakerie's powder is more matte than LM, and not as dense. One of the things I really love about LM's loose powder is how it looks satin and not powdery matte on the skin, and initially I found BB's powder to look sort of dry and powdery. However, that goes away after a while when the powder has had time to sort of melt into the skin a bit. If you're using setting spray on the daily (I don't) that'll probably help, too. I also noticed how well BB's powder kept my t-zone from getting oily. I'm extremely impressed by that. My favourite everyday foundation (Lumene's Blur foundation) looks amazing, but usually start to break down in my t-zone after a few hours. Paired with this powder it lasted for 8+ hours without looking oily or breaking down at all!

When I had LM's powder I used it on my under eye area without problem, but this powder makes it look very dry. It's a shame, because its brightening effect could be good for under the eyes. I don't love having to use a separate powder for setting my concealer, but I happened to have purchased E.l.f.'s high definition under eye setting powder on a whim just before I bought this powder, so that worked out okay in the end.

The price is pretty up there. For 14g you have to shell out $24 (compared to Laura Mercier's powder which is $38 for 29g). On the other hand, this is an indie brand that make their product in smaller batches, so that's going to affect the price point, too.

The packaging is really pretty, and the little "flour bag" it comes in is a very cute detail. Love the branding, overall! My one complaint about the packaging is the sifter - a lot more powder than you need comes spilling out even if you're careful. If you travel with it, most of the powder is going to be in the upper "compartment" when you open it up.

If I were to repurchase, which I'm not opposed to but also not running out to do, I would try the translucent shade next time.

+ Cruelty free
+ Combats oils and makes certain foundation wear a lot longer
+ Finely milled and lightweight
+ Brightening
+ Cute packaging (if a little plastic-y)

- Pink version contains carmine (but the other three shades are vegan!)
- It doesn't make the skin look as flawless as the Laura Mercier powder
- Can look a little dry and powdery upon application
- Looks very dry and unflattering in the under eye area

9 of 9 people found this helpful.


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