I normally wear bare minerals but was looking for something to less expensive to swipe on when I was just running around town and didn't want to waste my bare minerals! This product is great for that! I wear the cerave moisturizer which leaves me shiny and I'm already oily as it is and this fixed it right up! It extremely light coverage!! It really just evens the skin tone and keeps the oiliness at bay. I have lots of redness on my cheeks and on my nose and this is masks it with a 2nd layer. It feels great on my skin and goes on very smooth. It is oil free and hypoallergenic. In bare minerals I use fairly light and sometimes even fair and I purchased the compact in classic ivory and it's a perfect match!
I have extremely sensitive oily, acne prone skin. THis product is so gentle and sensitive, fragrance free, non-comedogenic and does not make my skin flare up the way other cleansers do. It is comparable to cetaphil because I have used it as well. I only use this in the morning and purpose cleanser at night because the cerave is so gentle that it doesn't get my makeup off completely. It's a wonderful cleanser for people that have major skin problems and are just looking for a nice basic cleanser without all the bells and whistles.
I can't live without this palette!!!!!! It's everything you need! Shimmer, base color, mid tone , lining!!! Bite the bullet and but this amazing product, you will not be sorry!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I've replaced all those little individual containers of shadow with this one palette! So many different looks can be created!
I have been using this product for about 5 years now and I love it! It has amazing staying power and does not flake! I use a brush from the merle norman store specifically for it and it is very precise. The color i use is black and it is VERY black! It glides on so smoothly and it will really last. I don't have anything to compare it to because i've never strayed and I never will! Wonderful product!
This is my go to mascara! I've used it for over 7 years! I sometimes like to venture out and try other mascaras but I always come back to this one. It gives great definition and doesn't clump and gives your lashes a nice thickness without looking like spider legs! Although your lashes don't feel "soft" I wouldn't expect them to when putting any mascara on! I really love the brush, it's nice and thick and the formula is just right, not really wet like other brands! Go maybelline!! :)
Treatments -Bare Escentuals - Pure Transformation Night Treatment
Amyelizabeth7 8/6/2012 8:35:00 PM
I really wanted to like this product but it didn't do much of anything for me. I got it in the light color and used it cancel out the redness I had before applying my BE foundation. It has claims that make me excited but none proved to be true in my case. I was very disappointed. The packaging is absolutely awful. It comes in a jar that looks like you're getting a lot of product BUT in reality only about 1/3 of that jar actually has product. The rest of the space is taken up by the brush that is attached to the lid. I will definitely not repurchase, it was a pretty big waste of money.
Bronzers -Bare Escentuals - Faux Tan all-over face color
Amyelizabeth7 8/6/2012 8:29:00 PM
Love love love this product!!! I'm very fair and warmth just didn't ever do it for me! The faux tan has more of a brown undertone where as warmth was orange. It looks extremely natural and gives a sun kissed look and not orange cheeks!! I use this in the hollows of my cheeks, jaw line, temples, chine and dust it across my nose and it looks fantastic! I was recently at BE and a sales associate told me it was being discontinued but she had to have been mistaken because way too many people are in love with this product! Just a heads up!
I wear fair and fairly light depending on the season, both in the matte formula. I have extremely oily acne prone skin. I live in south texas so you can imagine the heat AND humidity I deal with!! I love this product!! It really does help control my oiliness and I find that I only have to dust with mineral veil one or two times during the day! It's really all about the way you put it on and the brushes you use! The buffing is the most important step!! I buff until the foundation looks like its a part of my skin and not just sitting on top! I'll go back with the concealer brush and pat on some foundation in places where I produce the most oil such as the T-zone. I use the hand buki and the large kabuki brush. Overall I love the product, it's light, airy and natural! It also really good in that it doesn't transfer like some liquid foundations do, I will continue to repurchase!
Concealers -Bare Escentuals - Well-Rested For Eyes
Amyelizabeth7 8/6/2012 8:11:00 PM
First off here's a little background--I wear BE matte foundation in fair and fairly light depending on the season. I've used the well rested with both and I absolutely love it! It is fairly light and I use very little product for my under eyes. It really brightens everything up! This is the first under eye product I've ever used so until something better comes along I will definitely continue to use this product! It also has spf 20 and I'm really obsessed with sunscreen because I burn so easily so I really love that feature! I'd be wary if I was someone with a darker skin tone because it may not blend so well because it so light! Your best bet is to run into a BE store and test it out!
Do not let the price of this product scare you away!!! I bought my paint pot in December and it is now July and I still have SOOO much product left! I use it daily and sometimes twice a day if I go out that night!! It will last for a very long time!!! I use this product alone and as an eyeshadow base. It's great at canceling out redness on the lids and gives a fresh natural look all by itself. It won't pale out your lids like some primers do, I've used every shadow primer there ever was and this is my absolute favorite! It does not crease and it stays where you put it! A little goes a long way!! I will repurchase when i finally finish my first jar!! :)