Bare Escentuals • Bisque • Concealers
|Would buy this product again.||63%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I received a small pot of this as part of my get started kit, it was not something I would ever have bought as I have never been a fan of conceiler despite having shadowy under eyes I always felt conceiler made this stand out more so gave up.
But having received this I gave it a go and I LOVE it, I now use every day and off the whole set its my favourite product. I use with the conceiler brush in my set, which is great.
I hav not used up my sample yet but will deffinitly buy a full size when I have!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Grey
I have been wanting to try this for ages but everytime I went to get some it was sold out. Finally managed to get hold of some and I am not disappointed! Initially was a bit underwhelmed as the colour looked really dark and when I put some on to try it looked really cakey and made dry patches look worse. But decided to give it another go and am so glad I did. This time I dabbed it on with my finger rather than a concealer brush and I got a much better result. It just seemed to melt into my skin and leave nice smooth finish even over dry skin. If I apply this and then apply foundation over the top my skin looks perfect. One lippie taken off as I don't like it so much for under my eyes, but I still think it's worth buying because everywhere else it's great. It is expensive but like all Bare Minerals products I know it will last for ever so I guess it works out as value for money long term.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
After five decades of wearing makeup (I'm 63) I've finally found a concealer that hides the redness around my nose and on my chin from tiny broken capillaries. This mineral powder concealer, called simply "Bisque" (formerly called "multi-tasking concealer") works better than any cream concealer in my still-oily T-zone. It's packaged in a neat little container with a closeable sifter that lets you measure out just what you need. Over the years, I have spent literally thousands of dollars on foundations and concealers to hide redness and some acne scars. Available in five shades, the two lightest, Bisque and Summer Bisque, work beautifully for my NW20 colouring. Cream concealers, even with primer and powder, disappear from my face within ninety minutes. Bisque is good for three or four hours before i have to touch-up. I don't use it under my eyes, but for everything else, this is my HG. Hope they never discontinue this product. If you have redness and oily skin, give it a try. You can always get a free sample from Sephora.
Edited to add: I've just tried "Summer Bisque," another shade of the same product, and I'm switching as I prefer the slightly yellow base. I think it cuts the red a bit better. My other comments still apply. I love this stuff!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I bought this product with high expectations because: a) it's from a company that says their products are actually good for you skin. b) I had read lots of good reviews.
When I started using it I wasn't disappointed, it gave great coverage without feeling heavy on my skin. But soon after I started noticing immediate negative effects on my skin. The overall color of my face turned significantly red, to the point that it looked like my face was from a different body. Also, anywhere were I used the concealer, I experienced immediate heavier outbreaks! Turns out there are ingredients in the makeup that effect a lot of people negatively. As soon as I quit using this and all other products with this ingredient, my skin instantly began healing. It's been about 2-3 weeks, and my face is almost 100% better, with no redness and little-no acne. I would advise you to be very cautious when considering using this product. It was a nightmare for me.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Fine Eyes: Blue
A few years ago I saw a commerical on the company, Bare Minerals. Everyone raved how great coverage it provides especially the concealer for under eyes. After trying over hundreds of products for under eye, I finally turned to this about 5 years ago. I never turned back. It does an amazing job covering dark, dark circles. The trick to get a flawless coat is through moisturizing and the application. If you don't moisturizer before application, I promise you that it will look super cakey and cracked. If you do moisturizer it looks beautiful. At least that is how it works for me. I LOVE this product. To cover my dark circles (I have pretty dark ones), I moisturize with Vaseline's Deep Moisture (perfect moisturizer that lasts for hours). Then I apply a thin coat of Estee Lauder's Base Wear Concealer (I'm seriously in love with how the product sits on your skin and how it does not cake or fill fine lines). Now, I used to use a brush to apply the Bare Minerals concealer, but now I take my ring finger, get a little of the concealer, and dap lightly right below the lower eyelid corner. It gives me the youthful, slept all night, shine. I swear by this product.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Blue
Almost 6 years ago when I turned 30 my face has decided to turn against me. I have had continuous adult acne on my forehead, chin, cheeks and there is never a day when it is completely clear. After MUCH trial and error and a monetary fortune later I have tried every mineral makeup, facial wash etc out there. Unfortunately my face just does much better when I don't put anything on it including foundation. However, I still get acne flare ups and I have acne scars and dark spots. This is the only concealer I have found that actually works to cover up my imperfections and it blends easily into my skin and I don't have to wear any other make up. I wish I could have smooth, glowing skin and be able to wear any make up foundation on the market but I just can't and it is the only way I can keep my acne under control. I really like this concealer and I am so glad I purchased it because I have tried EVERYTHING!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I bought this concealer mainly to cover a couple dark spots on my face, and it simply did not work. Even when I layered the concealer several times, the spots were still visable. This was okay for covering mild redness, but overall I would not recommend this product.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Green
This is a miracle product sent from heaven! I have been searching for a concealer that would improve the appearance of my hollowed and darkened undereye area. I literally have tried EVERY concealer under the sun. Most
of the thicker ones that covered the dark areas left my undereyes creased and shiny. This only made the hollowness more prevalent. I saw Emily Noel (You Tube) use Bare Minerals over top of a mediocre cream concealer and WOW! I had to buy it straight away. I applied it for the first time in my car which was parked in front of the post office. The difference was astounding! This stuff covers, brightens and mattifies like no other product on the market! Hollowness...GONE!
No caking, no creasing and no mid-day touch ups required. Just PERFECTLY FLAWLESS EYES! This is quite possibly my favorite product ever.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is the original multi-purpose product! I purchased "Original Bisque" from QVC around Christmas 2010 while watching it be applied on the models on Television -Bisque appeared to work great as a concealer, an eyeshadow, a lid primer, AND a loose powder for dusting! So without reading any reviews or doing any checks on how well this worked in real life, I pulled the $18 USD trigger & I am glad I did :)
For $18 you get A TON of product, and I actually think that there's an even larger size available for something like $23 which isn't a bad deal either. I've had my small/medium size tub since late 2010/early 2011 & am still on the same one now in Sept 2012!
If you're going to use this ONLY as an undereye concealer or ONLY as a shadow primer then it may seem expensive for $18, but I feel like it's a steal because it has SO many uses for me.
When I opened my package of Bisque in the mail, it looked terribly pink undertoned, and I have fair skin w/very yellow undertones (I'd be around NC15 in MAC) so I was concerned that this would look crazy pink on me, but thankfully not at all :D It goes on perfectly opaque, not translucent, but opaque & very hard to describe, but it is quite flattering!
I also have terribly dark, evil undereye circles..Does Bisque cover them by itself? -Unfortunately No. But keep in mind mine are *really* bad. (genetics?) but it does work really well with other concealers, some of which don't cover all of my under eye circles on their own, others that are cakey/creasy on their own, but this takes the cakey-ness away, works with them well to cover everything, & leaves a flawless finish.
It is also great as an eyeshadow base (which according to QVC is the original purpose for this product)
&Since it goes on very opaque & brightens, I'm able to take a large fluffy brush and apply a light dusting all over my face as a finishing powder.
Mostly, Bisque is *stellar* for covering any hint of redness I ever have as well as any pimples (I always get a zit around TTOM, every month, & I know that I shouldn't but usually can not resist picking at it -I'm sorry if I'm oversharing! Lol) -but I end up being left with a red blotch every month & this is awesome for that purpose also. -Covering redness beautifully & more importantly, it lasts! (even on my oily skin over the summer in the 90degree PA humidity!)
Most recently I've been multi-tasking this for 3 things: #1 -As a spot concealer. Either on it's own, or under lightweight foundations. -Since recently getting my skin clear & glowing (thanks to the help of the SkinCare & MakeUp Boards!) I've been wanting to only wear lightweight fndtn or no fndtn at all to let my natural skin show through, but always have a flaw or two to hide, & this is what I reach for. I also get face hives (ugh, they're terrible..) -large, itchy red bumps on my face. &Even if I don't scratch at them, they still remain red/pink after the swelling goes down and thankfully this covers them without looking like I'm actually using makeup to cover them (if that makes sense? ;D)
Current use for Bisque #2 -Around my eyes. On my lids as an e/s base, and under my eyes as a concealer setting powder. &This is the only setting powder I will use under my eyes. I've had so many negative experiences with under eye products & I know that this does not irritate my eyes & performs overtop of *any* concealer I'll use. (Also, if I'm in a pinch I can use my regular foundation under my eyes as concealer & top it with this! -Works great!)
&Lastly (for now at least ;D) -As a dusting/finishing powder. I do have picky skin that tends to breakout or clog up from strange things, but I've had zero breakout issues with this. I use the largest fluffy brush I own (I think it's a no-name walmart brush actually?) and just pour a small amount on the cap, swirl my brush in the powder, tap it off on the cap, then lightly buff on (just like the BE paid commercial instructs for using their fndtns) -it's a great radiant glow. Either alone or over any foundation.
I highly reccomend this to anyone since it's such a great multi-tasking product, but especially someone with problems like mine that I shared above. If I could rate this 10 lippies I would. Needless to say I plan to repurchase & give Original Bisque 5 lippies all the way! :)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I was sceptical about this finely milled powder-like concealer but was pleasantly surprised by how it doesn't feel like make up.
This covers up minor blemishes and redness very easily and blends in well with the surrounding skin. An excellent choice for evening out skin on eyelids before eye shadow.
However, this does not work well for under-eye circles, mine are not overly dark -they are visible through a few applications. Leave that to your usual liquid concealer.
For that, I find the asking price extremely expensive for what it is.