I love the smooth finish that this powder gives. Since liquid make up has proven not an option for me, I use Bare Escentuals daily and top it off with Hello Flawless for more coverage. It feels great and has a smooth natural airbrushed finish, but I am not pleased with how much you get for the price. I will most likely buy again because I am only using it on top of my make up so hopefully I won't go through it too quickly. Packaging: Not sure why it comes with a little brush because it goes on best with a large powder brush...but I do keep the sponge in the container for quick touch ups when I go out.
I was nervous to try this blush since I am pretty fair, but I absolutely love it. I can wear it with so many different looks. The packaging is great, you never lose any of the product. It doesn't take much to really give your face some shape. It has caused a few people to ask if I have been tanning, so it does add some natural color too, which is a nice bonus. I will definitely continue to buy this blush.
Mascara -Bare Escentuals - Flawless Definition Volumizing mascara
ctucker828 1/10/2011 2:33:00 PM
I loved this mascara at first. I got so many complements and totally sung its praises. But now, a month later, I am not so happy with it. I know not to pump the wand in the container so I am not sure how it got so dry and flaky in only a month. At first, I could layer it on as much as I wanted and couldn't make it clump. But now, it is harder to work with and I always have to comb through the lashes after applying it. I gave it a 3 in case it is something that I did to make it dry out..
I love the matte foundation. I tried using the original, but it made my T-zone oily-er and my (usually not visible) pores look huge. I love the finish of this foundation on my combo to oily skin. I do not get that T-zone shine that I used to get. It really does work to control oil production. I always use Mineral Veil over it to smooth out the finish and hold it on longer. I love the combination. Has a medium coverage, like all mineral powders do, so in the event that I am going out or taking pictures, I'll throw a little Hello Flawless powder over it for max coverage. I did try to change to a liquid make-up when it started getting cold for more hydration but, within a few days, my face started breaking out and even looked older. I love how natural and lightweight this foundation is. It's definitely my HG!
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.
I was so excited when I bought this moisturizer because it is supposed to be clarifying and mattifying. I have combo to oily skin that is prone to break outs, mostly hormonal. I used this moisturizer one morning under my normal make-up (for oily skin) and was literally using a paper towel to catch the oil dripping off my face. I have NEVER had that much oil production and returned it immediately. I hear that mattifying products can actually make your skin produce more oil so that must be what happened. As for clarifying, not sure, obviously didn't use it long enough. Went to a non-comedegenic, oil-free, spf 17 Mario Badescu moisturizer and am very hapy.