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on 12/4/2007 10:04:00 PM
More reviews by Fafinette
Skin: Combination, Tan, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
As advertised, nice coverage & feel...but BAD NEWS for sensitive skin!I'd seen the Bare Minerals informercials and was quite intrigued, so I really wanted to like this product when it went retail.()I did, in fact, like it when I first purchased the starter kit. It felt light & airy, it went on evenly & gave me that "airbrushed" look, & I only needed to reapply once (if at all). ()The brush felt prickly & harsh at first, but I was so pleased with the coverage that I ignored the brush & eventually got used to it. I often felt itchy after applying, but I figured it was due to the prickly brush. I even bought a full-sized pot when I ran out.()I thought I was on my way to Happily Ever After HG-land, but BAM!! After a year of use, I got the WORST BREAKOUT I'VE EVER HAD! My skin was combo but not breakout prone, so I was quite surprised when my cheeks erupted in angry bumps. I used even more of it to cover the bumps (très stupide of me, i know) because I thought maybe it was just stress or hormones...& now my cheeks are in a state of bumpy/spotty mess.()The claim that you can sleep in this stuff is absolute RUBBISH! Part of why I bought it was because of that claim. I'm a busy college student, and I'll admit there are times I come home very late & flop into bed without washing up. I thought, if I must do that then I might as well wear makeup that it's okay to do it in. How gullible of me. It's just as irritating & pore-clogging as any other makeup, especially if slept in.()After some research & forum reading, I found out it's not as "pure" as it claims & has irritants (most notably Bismuth Oxychloride) that many people are allergic to. Also, the harsh brush tends to make "micro" scratches on the skin -- add irritant-filled makeup, skin's natural oils, free-radicals, & bacteria...et voilà! Instant breakout.~~~~~If you MUST try it, at least use a different brush. And don't believe the sleep-in thing like I did :P
2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
on 12/4/2007 8:42:00 PM
More reviews by daisygirl10
Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
I have used the entire collection for about six months (foundation, warmer, blush, eye shadows) and love it! I love the way it feels light on your skin, not heady and thick. It covers my skin well; however, does not apply as fast and easy as it does on the commercials! Once you get used to it, it becomes faster to use though :) worth the money and time spent applying!
on 12/4/2007 7:35:00 PM
More reviews by Emilyisradxcore
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I like it. But don't believe the hype. In the commercials it makes it seem as if it will cover EVERY imperfection, and it certainly does NOT do that. If you put too much it DOES look cakey.It's fine, just not as good as the commercials make it seem.
on 12/4/2007 5:26:00 PM
More reviews by gayabuzz
Age: 56 & Over
Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
Wanted to love this product line!! I bought it all after reading so many great reviews!! They make it sound like it would be great for all ages & skin types. I am 56 and have nice skin for my age. I use great skincare products and was searching for a equally great make-up line. It is beyond me why so many people like this makeup. In order to get enough coverage you really have to use alot of product and then it is to thick and chalking!!! Actually, it has made my skin so much worse after all the care I have taken!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
on 12/4/2007 11:40:00 AM
More reviews by Neume
Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm
Hair: Other, Other, Other
I've been using Bare Minerals for about two years now, and I have mixed feelings. PRO:::Good everyday makeup - lightweight coverage. It really does feel like I have no makeup on.::Blends very well...I never have to worry about the dreaded "foundation line"::Evens out my skin tone and dulls reddness::Doesn't transfer to clothes easily...although it's not foolproof, but it's better than most foundations.::Does not make me break out (and I have extremely sensitive skin)CON:::Does NOT last long by any means. Especially if you're outside a lot (I'm a college student so I walk everywhere on campus). I have a hard time with a shiny T-zone and I was shiny within a few hours:;NOT good if you want to dress up your look for a night out. It's truly meant for a more "natural" look than a done-up one.::I prefer matte coverage overall, which this product didn't give me::A bit of a pain to have to "swirl tap buff" with so many different products. Again, I'm a college student, I don't have a lot of time for makeup when I have early classes.So after two years, I think I'm ready to try something new. I'll update this review after finding out how other foundations compare.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 12/4/2007 12:59:00 AM
More reviews by hoanganh
Skin: Normal, Other, Not Sure
The first time I used this product was about two years back when my friends gave it to me as a birthday gift. In the beginning, the product was great. It felt light and had nice coverage; it even gave a nice air-brushed look. After a while, I started breaking out! I stopped using the product and my skin cleared up again. Recently, I decided to give Bare Minerals another try. So I went to Ulta and purchased the starter kit. Not too long after using this make up, I started to break out again. Maybe my skin just doesn't take to Bare Minerals makeup, and it will work for you. Be careful breaking-out could be an effect!!!I have switched over to Everyday Minerals. Hopefully, I won't get the same outcome.
on 12/3/2007 11:47:00 AM
More reviews by pumpkinpies
Skin: Normal, Tan, Not Sure
OK, I now realize that MMU isn't for everybody. I started using this and was amazed at how flawless it made my skin look and I recommended it to my sister. We went to Sephora and a MA put it on her. YIKES! Her pores are on the larger side, but this just made them look HUGE. It truly settled into them and highlighted them like crazy. It made the area around her nose look full of blackheads when her pores are just enlarged. Not a good look. I do like the way that MMU looks on me and I'm pretty satisfied with how BE wears. It doesn't last all day on me in the winter but holds up well in the summer- so that's pretty much the only time I use it. I do like the BE kits and brushes- however, I feel like a FOOL for paying so much for them now seeing the positive reviews for EM. I went on the EM site and foundation is like $6!! I am going to try them out and if they are even comparable to BE I'm switching for life. I probably wouldn't buy BM again because I now realize how darn overpriced it is.
on 12/2/2007 12:13:00 PM
More reviews by Mellc
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
Bare Escentuals Powder Foundations were dissapointing to me. It is horrible coverage for acne prone skin. The foundation is so light , i think most of it blew off in the wind on the way to work so i would have to tough up almost 30 minutes after applying. Not good for broken out skin. Also it makes my skin very itchy. Not a very good long wearing makeup either as it doesnt absorb oil very well. My face was shiny after about 3 hours of wear. However, when my skin is not broken out, i love this makeup. It is very light weight, leaves a glimmery/ sparkly undertone and is fun to apply. It does make a big mess though. Overall, this makeup is best for those with clear skin. Any, blemish shows right through.
on 12/1/2007 7:22:00 PM
More reviews by alym702
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
this makes my skin look oily, and my pores huge! Also no matter how I "buffed" this into my skin it looked caked on, especially in direct sunlight. Did not like this mineral m/u at all!
on 12/1/2007 12:40:00 AM
More reviews by flamencovixen
Bare Minerals was my first mineral make up foundation brand but it certainly isn't my favorite. I bought the beginner's kit and then another kit. At first, I tried the Medium kit, which contains Medium and Medium beige, thinking that they would work since the infomercial said that most women can wear this color. Well, it was too dark for me. Then I tried the light kit which includes fairly light (1.2) and light (2.0). In terms of color, I found a good match with the light kit. I have tried a combination of 1.2 and 2.0 but have also tried 2.0 alone. I think 2.0 is the best match for my light skin with neutral to warm undertones (MAC NC 25). 2.0 is a light yellow color. What I didn't like about the foundation is that, it made my skin look shiny. Everyone who loves BE likes to talk about the glow that it gives...but for someone with combo skin, it did nothing but make my T zone look shinier. Further, the powder would settle in my pores and magnify them! To top it off, I find the prices quite expensive. There are far better mineral foundations out there that are much more reasonably priced (e.g. Everyday Minerals). My favorite is Everyday Minerals. I have also tried Sheer Cover but found it too heavy for me (at least it didn't make me look shiny).
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