Review of Bare Escentuals Bare Minerals ALL by Euphoria93
Oh, Bare Minerals, I.D, Bare Escentuals... where to start?
The first time I tried this I was oh... 13 years old? I had just started suffering from acne and wanted to cover it up without ending up with more clogged pores and zits. The mineral foundation hype had just started, and my mom used this foundation and thought it was ok, so I decided to give it a try. My mom bought the starter set for me for my birthday along with a brush from the same brand. I was so excited and thought that my skin would finally look and feel good. And my reaction? Well, I didn't have anything to compare with, but even at that age and with my minimal experience with makeup, my first thought was: "what's the hype?" Because the foundation made my face oily and itchy, and the brush was harsh and didn't feel as luxurious as I hoped.
So I tossed this out after having it sitting on my sink for a year without being used, feeling cheated and displeased. I was put off mineral makeup for a while, and since it was so expensive in my country (still is), I didn't feel like trying other brands. But after a while I discovered mineral hygienics, and it was love at first application! I also use it with a sigma brush that I love, and my skin looks so glowy and healthy, without the itch and the clogging of pores. So bare escentuals with its bismuth oxychloride can just suck it. I will never: NEVER buy this again, and I can't imagine anyone being pleased with this unless they can handle the bismuth and have very dry skin. This may work for some people, but from what I have seen and heard this is either LOVE and HG! <3 or HATE! :@
The only good thing about this is the sturdy packaging, but that's pretty much the same as with any other loose mineral powder.
So this is, in my opinion, a cheap brand with an expensive price tag that has only survived because it was the first on the market etc. I don't care about the hype: I loathe this product. Try it on before you buy it at least. I sure wish I had...