Bare Escentuals • Mineral Veil • Loose Powders
|Would buy this product again.||62%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I believe whole-heartedly in natural products. Ever since I was a young teen! After realizing my foundation was filled with junk, I decided to look for a more natural product, and friends (and the intertoobz) recommended this one, and the accompanying foundation. I'd always used liquid foundations, since my skin is on the oilier side. I really should have stuck with the less natural options. I could NOT, for the life of me, figure out why I was breaking out! The foundation and powder left my skin pretty irritated (or maybe that was just the brushes, which I regularly deep-cleaned!). It also looked cakey and blah. Great concept, poor execution, now back to chemical-filled fragrance free/oil free/noncomedogenic drugstore makeup. *sigh*
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Woot! Review number 1,001!!! Sorry, just had to point it out. I love the Mineral Veil. It is a great setting powder, I bought it with the bareMinerals Your Starting Lineup set, and it works quite well. I'm generally not a fan of powders, but this helped me like them a little more. It works as an awesome setting powder for my bareMinerals foundation. I would not say that it has awesome staying power itself and I'd recommend to keep away from water or humidity when you're wearing this. It sets foundation, but not itself haha. I do not like that (the staying power isn't great and) the color of it is way off from my foundation color. I bought it in a set with a light, golden-olive foundation, but the veil itself is SO light it's not even funny. It does not say the color, but it is VERY light. It's kind of like a paler. I will use it in the winter to even out my skin tone if my foundation ends up being too dark, but if you're one who loves to tan, don't wear this on top of your face makeup. It's very sheer, yeah, but you can still see the difference. It honestly does not control oil too well, like I said, not great in humidity. The price isn't bad on this product, just $20. So in conclusion, great setting powder, result and price, but not great staying power or color.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I have super oily skin and this is just completely useless. I have tried this several times over the years and finally just pitched it. It is dusty and has a scent that I cannot stand. just not for me. Cornstarch? Really? I was surprised by finding that out in other reviews.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I enjoy this product a lot I use it everyday and it is just so nice and light weight. I have tried many loose powders and a lot of them have glitter or shimmer this does not. It is a little pricey but not as much as many of the fails I have tried I have one plus three back-ups.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is not good at all for oil control at all! It does nothing for oil it looks good for about 15 minutes then oil everywhere yuk. Will not buy again the Everyday Minerals finishing dust is waaay better they both contain Corn starch so watch out if you are very acne prone.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
HELP!! i tried it over my liquid foundation, major fail. i took a picture with the flash on and my face is completely white. and it looks fine without the flash. ahhhh! what am i doing wrong?
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I hate powder. I needed to let you know that so that you can take my review into consideration. I thought this product would be different, so my expectations were there. I do not care for this product, so heavy. I should also explain, however, that I am allergic to the Bare Minerals foundation. This product is only corn starch.
If you care to try this product, maybe you should just try corn starch. It will save you a lot of $.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is a really good powder. I used it to set my makeup or my undereye concealer. Works really well.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Grey
I want to preface this by saying I didnt buy this product, actually I went into the bare minerals store by me to try out the undereye concealer and for some reason the woman also put this all over my face without asking! I guess she thought it would add to the effect...and it did in a bad way! First of all I found that it looked like it was just sitting on top of my skin, it never blended in at all. Mostly the problem was that it made me look OLD (im 29) and not only made my face three shades lighter but it made my face look WHITE, not even a lighter shade of my normal skin color. I actually raced home to wash it off within two hours. Also I have to say I found it itched! Just a warning from a totally non biased customer since I had no idea about this product prior to today!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
This is lovely over mineral powder foundation. It really does give a soft focus effect which for me means my pores are less visible - certainly a good thing! My only gripes are that it is not as good over liquid/cream foundations (which to be fair I am not sure it is designed for). It can cake a bit on me that way. Also in the summer if I wear it and it is hot, it almost stings. I think this is a reaction to the bismuth oxide in it when I perspire (note, not sweat). I know friends who don't have this reaction so I think it is an individual thing. It's also a shocker in flash photography but the pros definately outweight the cons!