Bare Escentuals Bare Minerals ALL

2.9

3055 reviews

43% would repurchase

Package Quality: 2.9

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 2.9

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 12.6%, Zinc Oxide 21%. Inactive Ingredients: Bismuth Oxychloride, Mica, Iron Oxides, Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

This was one of my very first foundations that I wore on an everyday basis. Its a nice foundation if your skin is already amazing and if you want something that's easy and quick. After a couple hours of applying, I noticed that it tends to cake up when I get oily in my T zone. It doesn't break me out which is nice but there are far better foundations on the market.

I would repurchase this as a back up foundation or something to dust on when I need quick makeup without looking like I'm wearing makeup.



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Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

Wow, some of those shades in the picture with the little piles are really illustrative IME. Onward.

I keeps' it brief when it comes to this pseudo-unique powder 'foundation' (can you tell where I'm going?)

It's not buildable. People with flawless skin always buff it on cheerfully, insisting that you can get medium to full coverage. Medium is a stretch, full is a damn lie.

It's true, to build, you do need to work in many (20+ is fine girl, keep goin') light applications versus, if you're like me, kind of 'anchoring' spots around your face right after dipping into a lot of powder, then buffing each spot, effectively dusting most of the excess off. (Sometimes I get too lazy with this technique and I have to go in with a sponge and 'pull up' my anchors...)

Very few shades, a dubious main ingredient, a finish that only a minority will appreciate (glow=shine) , an inflated price and messy, ttteedious application. You're lucky you got these two lippies. Now get outta' here!


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I really don't get the hype with this product. I watched so many Youtube videos that claimed that this powder would have "full coverage!" and give you a flawless complexion. I bought into that hype and finally picked one up in the original formula. I followed the instructions to a T, gave it a fair chance (a full week) and what did I get? Cake-face with no coverage. How does that even work? My cheapie drugstore powders are better than this. I returned it back to Sephora and never looked back. Back to my Physicians Formula and Jane Iredale powders until I find a better alternative.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 44-55

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

I bought the infomercial kit years ago and was disappointed because everything was the wrong color. The foundation was too dark as were the bronzer and blush. So I gave up. Years later, I ran across the BM store in an Orlando mall and decided to go in and give BM a second try. The SA recommended a different shade and I left with $60 in products. However, the results weren't very good and my face looked like it had been showered in powder. It looked cakey and the coverage wasn't very good at all. So I stopped using it and would have returned everything if I didn't live several hours away. Lesson learned. But many years later, I purchased one of the new shades, Fairly Light, which isn't as yellow as the previous shades I'd tried thinking that it may work better than anything yet. It doesn't. It still gives that very powdery look that cakes up in the Florida humidity. However, I didn't want to just throw the BM powder out so I started using a tiny bit in my regular loose powder (that I use to set my liquid foundation). This works better than any other way I've used BM. I use only the tiniest amount and it gives me enough coverage when mixed with Urban Decay Naked Loose Powder but doesn't make me look too made up. UD powder has no talc, and neither does BM, which is great because it's one of the ingredients I'm extremely sensitive to. But after I use up the BM container, I don't plan on repurchasing it. It's just OK and nothing to write home about. Granted, using it this way is better than using BM alone, but it's still not completely satisfactory. I paid for it so by damn I'm going to use it up, but it's not my favorite and I refuse to waste another dollar on BM. My skin is hyper sensitive and BM doesn't cause any reaction so I"m at a loss as to how it is that so many people have complained about BM being the cause of so many skin problems. But be that as it may, I'm not satisfied with this product so am not spending another cent on it. I recommend it if your skin is normal but not if it's oily like mine. BM will cake up at the drop of a hat and it's absolutely awful in the summer Florida heat. I'm giving it three lippies because I'm sure it works well for some people. It's either a love it or hate it product it seems. I'm on the fence and that's not a place to be when deciding whether or not to repurchase. I'm intent on using up what I have and that's the end of the story. No more BM for me.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Oily, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

I've actually re-purchased this product 3 times now. I love it. It personally covers just enough that it evens out my skin tone. My natural skin rarely has issues. I have noticed in the past year, the container went from 8g of product to 6g. Same price.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I bought the starter pack a year ago to try this out, it came with two mini mineral foundations, a primer, brush, mineral veil and bronzer and it was like photoshopping my skin when i use it with my real techniques stippling brush . I put it on top of a liquid foundation or some concealer and its amazing. Iv just gotten to the very end of everything in the starter pack besides the primer so i purchased a new pack. I buy these instead of the full foundation on its own because they last ages and i get all the other bits too.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

STAY AWAY FROM THIS PRODUCT!!!!!!!!! It ruined my life for nearly a year, and I want to stop anyone one else from going through what I have this year. I used the product for nearly a year without an issue, then my problems started. I developed little raised itchy bumps and skin became extremely dry with a scaly rash to the point of looking like I have suffered burns on my face. I paid for private dermatologist to find out what was causing this, and had countless time off work as it was so bad. I am now on my third round of prednisolone tablets and it is only now I feel like I'm on my way to recovery. My self confidence is at an all time low, I try and hide my face from people as I walk past them because I still have marks from this so called quality product. If I felt my case was a one off and that I'm just the unlucky one to get a reaction I wouldn't be writing this, but just type in allergy to bare minerals and look what others are saying about it. DONT HAVE YOUR SKIN RUINED AS I DID!!!!!!!!!!!


Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

It Contains Bismuth Oxychloride which may cause irritant to skin. it made my skin super itchy, red and extremely dry. the worst part is the cystic acne it caused on my cheek. I am glad I stopped using it immediately. Really shocked to find out how bismuth oxychloride irritates your skin. stay away from this ingredient if you have sensitive skin!


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Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I've been using Bare Minerals for about five years now. This is the best makeup ever invented! It's sheer but gives the skin a lovely finish. I use Well Rested to cover my problem dark eyes and I use Summer Bisque to make any age spots literally disappear. The trick with Bare Minerals is to use the proper brush for the job. For concealing use a special concealer that helps to deposit just the right amount to cover imperfections right where needed. Then use a lighter application with a face brush for the regular or matte makeup and a blush brush for the blush and the Mineral Veil. I am 62 years old and have dry skin and live in a very dry climate, but this makeup is just perfect despite being a dry product, I literally look like I have no makeup on but have a naturally clean clear beautiful complexion. I will use Bare Escentuals forever! It's awesome.
My problem, if you can call it that, is that I bought a ton of eye shadows which I find I tend to not bother with wearing any more now that I am a bit older. You have to be very light with application of the eye shadows so that it doesn't drop onto your face. Also, I find that using Bare Minerals wet for eyeliner is very unsatisfactory, as when it dries it will flake off and land on other areas of your face, not good! But I rarely use eye shadow and liner any more anyway. I like a more natural look these days.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

This is not the company it was 20 years ago, this stuff is AWFUL. Bare minerals is awesome at only one thing: Advertising. If you have dry skin. STAY AWAY. It will sit on top of your face and stick to any dry places. If you have acne prone skin, STAY AWAY. This will actually stick to the dry areas around your acne and enhance it! There is absolutely nothing great about bare minerals, the hype on this product is that it is 'natural'. Know what else is natural? Arsenic. Lead. Mercury. Dog shit. The main mineral ingredient is called bismuth oxychloride, which is a skin irritant! This is also made with talc, which is known to clog pores. Mineral foundation is not anything revolutionary. It's a product of great advertising and marketing. People thing they are doing something healthy for their skin by buying it. Mineral foundation is nothinthan a loose or pressed powder.

11 out of 14 people found this review helpful.


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