Review of Bare Escentuals Bare Minerals Foundation #3 by sherina614
I am new to MUA and LOVE IT! What a fabulous place for makeup junkies like me! *** I have been using this foundation for only a week now and I am THRILLED with it! The application takes a little practice to get it right and I have to blend the #3 and #2.3 (both medium shades) AND the Bisque to get the right shade, but the effect is worth the trouble! I then use the Bisque as a concealer (and I have A LOT to conceal) and WHA-LA! Top it off with the Mineral Veil and I am good to go for the ENTIRE day. I've used drugstore and high-end brands for all of my 40+ years, but now I have found my holy grail of foundations!!! I will NEVER use another makeup. I live in Las Vegas, and this stuff stands up to the heat (it was 80 degrees today and I sweated, but no gunky makeup drips - WHOO HOO!). The coverage is excellent and the finish is refined and radiant. I think women have been brainwashed into thinking we have to have matte, completely non-shiny faces ... When in fact a dewy glow is much more natural and appealing! If you don't care for the glow, try rice paper face blotters to delicately reduce it (available at Sally's Beauty Supply). I have combination skin and this foundation works for me perfectly! Highly recommended products! Give B.E. a try and give yourself a chance to get the application technique down and you will not be disappointed. It is not cheap, but it IS worth it and a little does go a looooong way. eBay, QVC and dermstore.com have the best prices I have found so far. I just wish there was a store here in Vegas! Can't wait to swap for more B.E. products! Thanks for ready my rant/rave ... God bless America! EDITED 9/6/03: After using for several months and being very happy with it, I decided to try some other mineral foundations after reading recommendations on the various Delphi forums and now I LOVE Botany 101 products!!! This is *THE BEST* mineral foundation out there! The owner, Cat, puts vitamin E in her minerals and it gives them a wonderful, creamy consistency. You get excellent coverage (better than BE) and it does not emphasis my pores in the slightest the way BE used to. After using Botany 101, BE is just okay. 3 lippies for introducing me to the wonderful world of mineral foundation.