Bare Escentuals Bare Minerals ALL

2.9

3046 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


Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Blue

I, like most everyone else who has tried Bare Minerals, was introduced to this company through countless infomercials about the great wonders of their system and how it can 1) cover anything you want and 2) how amazing it is for your skin.
Well, to start out positive I did like the initial finish and coverage the foundation gave me (just so everyone knows I'm not interested in FULL coverage, I don't even wear makeup except on special occasions, I just want makeup that will fade the acne scarring i have and give me a more even look). After applied my skin looked exactly as I wanted it to, which is why what I'm about to say is so so sad.
I can not expose my skin to this makeup again because, if anything, I thought this would actually help clear up my acne-prone skin a little but it broke me out SIGNIFICANTLY. I didn't get cystic acne like other people have (but then again I've never had cystic acne) but my skin had actually just cleared up a lot because I overhauled my whole skincare routine for natural products but this makeup messed up my skin.
The first time I wore it I only wore it for 2-3 hours at the end of the day and I got one or two new breakouts. The second time I wore it about half the day (5-6 hours) and got about three new breakouts. The third time I used it (and last time I'll ever use it) I put it on before work (and I just work at a desk in an office...) and by the end of the day I had about four really obvious new breakouts and then after I took it off I saw all these tiny bumps all over my chin with a couple on my cheek and forehead. The next day I woke up and those little bumps were full-on zits. I easily had 10+ breakouts on my face that had not been there before applying this makeup in the morning.
Aside from how upset I am that I inflicted this makeup on my skin, by the end of the day the makeup just looked TERRIBLE. My pores, which have gotten so small and nice since switching my skin routine, were really emphasized and looked huge! There was also an unappealing 'shine' that was on my skin, it looked like there was glitter on my face or something because it did NOT look like typical end-of-the-day oil build-up. My skin looks FAR better without this makeup. Also, I bought the BB SPF primer (which I actually do like but haven't tried on it's own so idk if I would breakout just wearing that, and from my experience I do not want to try and see) and the bearskin finishing veil with it so I don't think the problem was not preparing my skin for the foundation or not locking it in with powder.
I feel bad because the girl who sold it to me was soo nice and thoughtful and I left there feeling like I had made a great choice with a lot of help from her, but I'm going into the boutique today to try and get my money back because I'll be damned it I spent $60+ to have this company mess up my skin. If you have sensitive, acne-prone skin I wouldn't risk it on this makeup working—go spend your money on a more natural mineral makeup without hidden agendas (which is what I'm going to do—I'm thinking of trying Mineral Hygienics next).



on 4/30/2015 4:49:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

I love this brand and their innovative products. My skin is very sensitive to break outs and I have an oily skin type. Mineral makeup works best for me. I have tried other brands and I do love Meow foundation as well but I always go back to BM because of the convince of picking it up at my local store. They also keep me interested with all the new products they come out with. The makeup itself never causes me break outs and has helped clear my skin. It is the only makeup that will last on my oily skin and actually look better as the day goes on. My favorite is still the Original foundation as it gives the most natural finish. I switch to the Matte when the temps go above 85 or 90 degrees. I also use the Ready when I'm short on time and need quick full coverage.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 4/28/2015 6:57:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

Fantastic the best mineral powder I have tried, I have been using this for years, it has never broke me out, it's pure minerals you can sleep in it! You must apply with a really good brish, tapping off excess powder before applying in sweeping circles. Hides all redness in an instance, leaves skin looking flawless, this is a must for every girls makeup bag.


on 4/21/2015 10:17:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Brown, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I had high hopes for this , all the claims on this make up making your skin beautiful and flawless with great ingredients for your skin, that was a load of lies. I have tried drug store make up and high end makeup, not even my cheapest foundation which is my cover girl 3 in 1 broke me out like this foundation, it gave me nasty acne not the small red but the big red with white heads, and they would hurt too, as soon as I stopped using this my skin calmed down, it didn't cover much but did have a nice glow. It didn't last all day I was oily within 2 hours.

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Dry, Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

Don't go near it if you have dry patches or are flaky. This stuff clung to my dry patches like nothing else. It didn't matter what primer I used, it just wouldn't stay off.


Age: 19-24

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

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I don't know why I ever tried anything else.


Age: 30-35

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Red, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

This foundation breaks me out terribly! I thought it had amazing coverage & feel until I started to notice how itchy my face became. And for the first few days, I just ignored the itchiness, not realizing it was a sign of some terrible chemical ingredient! I ended up with cystic type acne from using this product, and I absolutely hate it! It left me with a scar that is taking forever to lighten and smooth out!
If you want the coverage of this type of makeup, try a safe brand, Faerie Organics is an amazing brand that didn't make me itch and breakout. Also I love Korres mineral makeup. I haven't tried PUrrminerals but I've heard they're good as well.

3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.


on 3/5/2015 4:31:00 PM

Age: 25-29

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

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I have returned to BE after many years.. Being pregnant I am avoiding chemicals as much as I can and want to be able to sleep in my makeup when I need to. It took me a while to figure out how to best make it work, as the foundation would either not provide enough coverage (medium-full) or not last. I am so happy I have found out how to make this work and look amazing! Don't you all love when ppl tell you you're glowing? They tell me bc I am pregnant.. But there's no natural glow with a face covered in foundation.. :) How I achieve full coverage: must use BE primer (have the brightening one). Any other primer or moisturizer simply does not work! To make it last all day (and night), I use either mineral veil or other good setting powder and a finishing spray such as allnighter by UD or NYX spray. Buffing skin also helps the BE foundation set into the skin and looks so much better. Quite an adjustment coming from liquid foundations but it's worth it. Another major factor in the foundation working or being disaster: brush. I have found out that ELF black large powder brush is best (and so cheap) and Real Techniques powder fluffy works as well. Various results with dense kabuki styles. Before lining up all these, I was not super happy but as long as I remember to use the right primer (BE), brush and finishing powder/spray, I am all set and look great. My skin has not been this clear for years!! ~~~ Looking for major quick coverage without using too much? I spray a little bit of self tanner by Ulta on my face (using sponge), let dry, a little bit of BE primer. Whatever ingredients in the spray tanner make BE stick and look airbrushed with minimum product used. I'm psyched!!!

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.


on 2/27/2015 5:02:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I always turn to Bare Minerals when I have run out of Lily Lolo or can't get hold of it. My skin tends to break out if I use anything other than mineral products, so I don't have a wide choice of things I can use, but Bare Minerals has never been a problem for me. The range of shades if very good, and you need the tiniest amount of product to get a good, light to medium coverage. It doesn't have as much of a lasting finish as Lily Lolo, but still it's good enough for everyday wear. It does tend to go a bit cakey in the heat, or if I'm having an "oily" day though. I wouldn't use it for a special occasion, such as a wedding, but it's fine for everyday wear.
The Bare Escentuals brushes are like the holy grail of make up brushes! I got the Full Flawless Face brush, the Maximum Coverage Concealer brush and the Flawless Application Face brush in the very first Starter Kit I bought about 5 years ago, and they are still going strong! I just clean them regularly and let them dry naturally, and they are good as new. The Full Flawless Face brush is perfect for basic application of the product (or any mineral powder, I also use it with Lily Lolo), then I use the Maximum Coverage concealer brush for areas that need a little extra attention, like dark circles or dark spots. I then use the Flawless Application Brush (which is like a miniature version of the Full Flawless Face brush, but the bristles are a lot fluffier and not as compact), for blusher or bronzer.
It's expensive, but so worth it, purely because the product lasts so long. You literally need only a 5 pence-sized amount tapped into the lid to do your full face and neck. Would definitely buy it again.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 2/16/2015 5:30:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

I used bare minerals for years and decided to try new things...now I on,y use the moisturizer and mineral veil. This is a great starter product if you want something basic and easy. I love the powder for a light coverages, but that isn't my thing anymore. I wear the tinted moisturizer user my foundation everyday and love it! My skin is combination so I do have to blot through out the day. The only time I buy bare minerals is around the holiday when they have great prices on sets or when the deluxe sizes go on sale. I love bare minerals cause the product last longer so you don't have to buy as often.


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