Bare Escentuals • Mineral Veil • Loose Powders
|Would buy this product again.||62%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
HG powder! This is the best finishing powder I have ever tried! It lasts amazingly on my skin which usually gets oily within an hour or two of application. I use with a Lily Lolo brush as I found the Bare Minerals ones too scratchy. I've got a pot with the sift lock system which I haven't found to be a problem and it's not too messy.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I hate to admit that they packaging on this SUCKS and its impossible to get a clean application with this w/o it flying everywhere!!! BUUT other than that, this is great stuff. I dont use the whole BE steps (or their foundation) but I use this on my over all face as a setting powder and its been working quite well for me. IT sets everything and helps with oil. You only need little to set your face so this little tub will last me a while.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Bought this off of a makeup artist. Saw great reviews on Sephora's website so had to give it s try.
The good: Gives a nice finish on top of my foundation
The bad: The packaging is BAD. I do not have the spill-proof container, so this ends up everywhere so a lot of product gets wasted.
Would I buy this again? Yes, buy this time I would buy it in the spill proof container.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Red, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I really wanted to love this. I even bought the Mineral Veil XL when it was available. I tried it out, I have oily skin but this veil made my skin look dry and caked. I barely used any, and the same thing happened to my face with the B.E's powder foundation. I even used the prime time.
I don't think Bare is for me.
It didn't do anything for me. I'm sticking to MUFE's HD Micro finish..
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I've used this product for years now as it provides such a nice soft focus effect for the skin, it helps hide my huge pores so well. However that being said the downside for hiding my huge pores with this stuff is if I don't pay super close attention to my application and take the time needed for how I apply it and how much I apply I end up looking ten years older and it ends up accentuating my pores instead, the only way I've figured to apply this stuff is little bits at a time after foundation (eg throughout straightening my hair I'll pat a little on at a time using a sponge), I'm thinking it must react with oils in my skin somehow as it ends up filling in and covering my pores with this time consuming method. So since this product only works IF i go through the pain in the but application I worked out for myself, I've only given it three stars, I'm trying to find something better but haven't yet.
EDIT: Still haven't found anything better for making pores appear smaller, whilst the application method is timely the longer you have it on and continually touch it up the better it gets, so bump up my rating from a 3 to a 4.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
This was my HG face powder. I used it once or twice a week at most, because i only wear makeup once or twice a week. As a new years resolution, i decided to make more of an effort on my looks /self confidence, and i started wearing makeup (not full on makeup) almost every day. This means, a blush/bronzer on my cheeks, face powder, eye shadow and mascara.
My skin started to get rashy looking, starting right in between my eyebrows one morning, the next morning spreading out over my forehead, the 3rd day, it was all over my forehead and temples and finally it spread to my entire face!
I hadn't had a breakout this bad since MIDDLE SCHOOL!!!! I didn't even believe it was acne because of how bad it was, and i switched the pillows i was using and tried to cover up the mess that was my face using B.E. coverup and mineral veil.
When i joined MUA, i read through the reviews of makeup i generally used, and saw a comment for MV saying that it contained corn starch and could cause you to breakout. Oh my god....
Fast forward 3 weeks later, i stopped breaking out, the pimples subsided everywhere but my forehead, and i have these tiny skin colored bumps that are slowly turning into white heads that i am able to pop and quickly disappears after, but how long will it take for them to all be gone? This RUINED my face. I thought i was doing something positive by looking pretty, but it backfired in a bad way. I am still trying though!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I think possibly those people who are saying this product is "over the top" and "glammy" may be applying too much product. The instructions are to use very little, to swirl the brush around, tap off the excess and then lightly buff it onto the face. If you follow these steps as directed you end up with a very pretty, light diffused look. If I forget to tap off the excess I find myself with the "pixie faced" look. Great if you're flitting around on flowers in ethereal gowns, bad if you're going to work in an office with flourescent lighting that will exaggerate the look. But overall I find if I use it correctly, apply with a light hand, and am careful to not go hog wild with it, I can avoid the "twilight" look and end up looking very put together and polished.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I love this product as it gives my makeup a soft focus effect. The downside is it doesn't keep my makeup staying matte for very long and also I think the packaging is terrible.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I have repurchased this product many times. What I like about it is that it gives that soft focus look to your make up. you can also re apply through out the day. :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine Eyes: Blue
While I do like this product, it isn't anything special or out of the ordinary, as advertised. It is easy to apply, easy to use, and will last, but it isn't one of a kind and is not better than most other veils.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I used to have this before while using Medium Beige Mineral Powder by BM. I stopped using it and I guess my skin has changed over the years. I had it over Nars Sheer Glow Foundation last Friday and I had couple of white heads right after. It flakes about 5 minutes after application on side of my nose. I'm not sure if the list of ingredients changed since 2007/2008 but here it is now: Zea Mays (Corn Starch), Corn Starch Modified, Zinc Stearate, Magnesium Stearate. May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)
To my knowledge corn starch and corn starch modified can cause breakouts on sensitive/acne prone skin. On my dry skin it wasn't hydrating enough either.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I was an AVID Bare Escentuals user and buyer and when I bought the kit, everyone raved about how much they loved this stuff and honestly, I wasn't impressed. It's very light and translucent but all around, I never noticed anything different about my makeup. It still rubbed off on my phone and if I touched my face you could see through my foundation. Overall the idea of the product was great, but Minerals set best with a mist.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
If you have oily skin or an acne problem, this is definitely NOT for you. One of the main ingredients is cornstarch which can cause acne. Another thing, this powder is very pink-toned. Besides it causing acne, I do not like this for my face because if I want to cancel the red tones in my skin, this does nothing for that! However this works really well for setting powder under the eyes. I just swirl a 224 in the cap and tap it off and set my concealer with this. The pink tones help brighten the under eyes yet it's not a very cakey powder so it's perfect for that use. So overall, not good for face but I actually kind of like this for setting concealer under the eyes to prevent creasing/get rid of she shininess left by the concealer. My only complaint with the packaging is that it is really messy!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Blue
First of I do NOT like bareminerals foundation because it doesn't give me good coverage. Now on the other hand I LOVE this stuff!! When I was using the BM foundation I would set it with the mineral viel and after a few hours oil and shine would start to break through. So I did some research and found that for ladies with oily skin its a good idea to actually put the veil on BEFORE the foundation. When I tried this the oil and shine decreased by A LOT and I loved how the shine just disappeared. While this stopped the shine and oil it did nothing for better coverage. So while I won't be buying the foundation again I would definitely keep buying this :) oh and I heard they made a new lock top so the powder won't come out extremely easy and I love that idea because I know a lot of people have problems with spilling this stuff everywhere!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I am not sure if some people bought this product under the wrong assumption but Mineral Veil is a completely translucent setting powder. It is not intended to cover anything. So I feel like it has been rated unfairly. It IS intended to set your Bare Minerals foundation, which it does. I would never use my foundation without the MIneral Veil. It gives it a smooth, blended finish and takes away the appearance of any blush or other lines. It also helps control the T-zone shine I tend to get. It is the step that gives Bare Minerals make up the natural, but airbrushed, appearance that people love. I only gave it a 4 because I have not tried any other brand of setting or finishing powder so I cannot rightfully say that it is the best. I just know it does exactly what it is meant to and I will always use it for that reason.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
It's a nice setting powder, but nothing special or revolutionary. It works just about as well as all of the other brands I've tried. It's a little bit shimmery, though, and I prefer matte.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I use this to set my under eye concealer and I'm only using it to get it out of my collection. I wanted to get the tinted mineral veil but it was sold out so I settled for this instead. I feel that probably would have worked better for me.
The packaging on this is AWFUL. Way too much comes out, even when you're tapping it gentley. It makes such a mess, definitely wont be buying this again.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I keep waffling on using the Mineral Veil, but I keep going back to it if I want to look 'glam'. There's nothing very 'bare' or "natural" looking about it, BUT it does give you a very radiant look and shine to your face when used with the other Bare Minerals makeup. If you use it with other make up, it gives you more of a cakey/makeup appearance.
It lightens up the face quite a bit; I use it mostly at night when going "out on the town" and/or if I want my makeup to look a little over the top. Again, there's nothing natural looking about it which almost defeats the mission of the Bare Minerals line.
It does what it's supposed to do I guess.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
This isn't a product that is going to have that "wow" factor, but it does what it says it will. I have a shiny t-zone and this powder definitely helps with that problem. It's just a nice setting powder that helps your foundation last longer, go on smoother, and help with shine. If you're looking for something that's completely matte, conceals blemishes and provides med/heavy coverage, this is not the product for you. However, it is a very nice product that pairs nicely with the mineral foundation.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Brown
It is really easy to pack too much onto your brush causing a mess. I use the mineral veil to set my concealer under my eyes and it seems to work well. I don't think the price is worth the product though.