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on 5/13/2017 9:01:00 AM
More reviews by AyishZone
Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Cool
Hair: Brown, Kinky, Coarse
I wear bare minerals matte powder in Light for most of the autumn/winter months. It's a staple long wearing, comfortable foundation which soaks up excess oil in my skin without clogging. I really trust this foundation to give me good, buildable coverage without causing breakouts. Phew! I wear this as a makeup base in most of my videos- I am NOT adventurous with foundation and base makeup as I have to be really careful. Search Ayish Zone on YouTube x
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
on 12/1/2016 3:39:00 PM
More reviews by madimiller689
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
Really like this product, so glowy and pretty looking. But probably would not give acne sufferers good coverage due to looking powdery when trying to build up.
on 12/1/2016 3:01:00 PM
More reviews by Dunjerk
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
Really pretty finish and good colour selection but broke me out in red and white bumps. I googled the ingredients and realized it's the bismuth oxychlorite- it irritates skin and clogs pores. Stay away from this if your skin is sensitive. There are far better and more "natural" powders out there (for example, mineral fusion).
on 9/6/2016 2:01:00 AM
More reviews by Kaaareeen55
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
Bare Minerals is the best. So good for your skin and so glowy.
1 of 1 people found this helpful.
on 9/3/2016 1:22:00 PM
More reviews by aipc29
Age: 56 & Over
Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Straight, Other
I wrote a review of this years ago and it wasn't very positive. I finally figured out what causes breakouts with this product. It is the bismuth oxychloride that is added that creates an allergic reaction. Beware of bismuth oxychloride, it is added to most 'powders' to give a pearl finish. Google this ingredient and there are copious amounts of negative reviews and reactions. Thankfully, there are also copious products out there that do NOT have bismuth oxychloride added. Stay away! The big lumps on your face and the itchiness aren't worth it!
on 8/7/2016 8:43:00 PM
More reviews by Ginasigman53
Skin: Normal, Medium, Not Sure
I have been a BE girl for going on 10 years and this product has gone with me right through middle age, keeping me gorgeous! I love the loose powder which comes in a sifter jar. I just shake some out onto a piece of wax paper and then mix a little facial sunscreen with it. It goes on smooth like a liquid makeup but provides a nice sheer color. Now that I'm over 50, I love being able to use a moisturizing sun screen with it! It stays on all day and keeps me looking fresh! And DON'T get me started on the eye shadow pots! My favorite color is Wildflower, which I think has been discontinued. :( Drama is my next fave and I believe, their top selling loose powder eye shadow. There is one draw back to loose powders, I must say; they are messy! Raise your hand if you've ever not secured the cap on one of those jars and your purse became a sand box. ME! ME ME! Check out my reviews on You Tube! Just type in Gina Sigman in the search box.
6 of 6 people found this helpful.
on 7/26/2016 9:30:00 PM
More reviews by darkangel13
Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral
I feel like everyone has a story about this stuff. It certainly has a cult following while others who've tried it absolutely detest it. It also seems that unlike other makeup, there are those who are determined to make Bare Minerals work for them and revisit it time and time again. We all witnessed the mineral makeup craze in the 90's when everybody and their mother wanted to throw their liquid foundation in the trash and convert. The reason I personally decided to give BM a go was because the girls I knew who wore it had this extraordinarily attractive glow to their faces. What were they using? Why was I not able to recreate this with my drugstore foundation? Until I learned the common denominator among them was Bare Escentuals. Okay enough ramble...This is the perfect summer makeup for me. I like the whole effortless, laid back, I-put-on-mascara-and-leave-the-house look during the warmer months. I don't want to look like I put much effort into my face during this time of year. No Instagram baddie makeup please. The thing with Bare Minerals is that1) It's not aging. Doesn't turn me into the 22 going on 30 type. 2) It makes me look and feel NATURALLY pretty. I will add the caveat that the people who seem to enjoy this most are the lucky women that have decent skin to begin with. If you can come to terms with application technique than you can achieve anywhere from sheer to medium coverage. But don't buy this expecting to obtain the same coverage as MAC Studio Fix or Estee Lauder Double Wear. It ain't gonna happen. Another thing is a lot of people complain about the Bare Minerals brushes offered in the kits and I can see why. They're not what I would call the best on the market however the Full Flawless Face brush is actually my preference for buffing in the foundation. Natural bristles seem to pick up the minerals and provide superior coverage in comparison to synthetic brushes which I've found only offers a sheer finish. The first summer I bought the foundation separately I quickly discovered my Real Techniques brushes just don't do the job. However, it has been noted in reviews that both the Full Flawless Face brush and the Flawless Face tend to not last long with regular use and frequent washing (anywhere from 6 months to 2 years depending). Other tips I have:1) The bisque concealers are fabulous. If you add a sprinkle of the concealer into the lid when you swirl your foundation it boosts the coverage 30×. Seriously. I use Fairly Light or Light in the foundation and the Summer Bisque concealer. Works wonders.2) The Illuminating Mineral Veil is a lot prettier than the original. It gives this lovely angelic glow to the face but still controls oils. The Faux Tan is better than the Warmth, it's more brown and less orangey.3) This brand can be very addictive once you've hopped on board the Starter Kit. Try not to get sucked in by the beautiful but gimmicky All Over Face Colors/blushes/eye shadows etc. They'll pile up on you in no time.
12 of 12 people found this helpful.
on 6/22/2016 9:49:00 PM
More reviews by fiBee
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
First of all i love how it looks on my skin. Perfect shade and perfect glow BUT!!!!!!!!! It broke me out madly every time I decided to give it another go! All it takes is just one day. By the end of the day I see red cystic acne. Tried at least 5 times I'm 100000% sure this product gives me cystic acne. Still recovering from it after a whole month.
on 6/19/2016 9:39:00 PM
More reviews by valmont32677
Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine
So I'm a BareMinerals customer for life, BM is lyfe & bae!! I get the kits, & I've gotten them individually as well as a mini pressed powder & a mini pressed powder kit w a mini concealer + little tools (mini concealer brush & mini square powder puff) encased in a beige zippered fabric case w a small mirror. Super!! This is a super brand, it is the best powder fdtn I have MAC StudioFix powder also which I love love esp coz that's pressed so it is much more portable/travel friendly! This stuff is winning ESP for makeup-not-made-up of if I'm in a hurry or don't know what to wear if I feel uninspired this I know this will slayyyy!! this plays nicely w my very oily skin. U can even sleep in it....!! Winning!!! Downtown triple crown!!!
on 6/13/2016 6:24:00 PM
More reviews by alysia56
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
So. I bought into the BareMinerals hype. I purchased the starting kit and added on a few extras. I wanted it to be great SO BADLY that I think I actually tricked myself into believing the brand was the greatest thing ever. What it took me forever to realize was that my skin was getting terrible....I was spending WAY TOO LONG doing my make-up every day...coverage was lacking....overall, I was miserable. I could pack and pack it on, including all the fancy veils and concealers, but I never looked "finished." But...I kept using it, thinking I was doing something "good" and "natural" for myself. All the while, cystic acne breakouts (and now life-long scarring) ensued. So what did I do? I used more. Because surely all those "good-for-me" ingredients would be better than other stuff, right?And. Well...I WANT MY LIFE BACK! I finally "broke away" from BareMinerals about six months ago. I went back to "unnatural" (HA!) powder foundations and I get better coverage, I'm happier, and my skin has improved a hundred-fold.Unfortunately, I shelled out hundreds (maybe thousands, I'm ashamed to say) to this stupid company and now need to figure how I'm going to come up with the next few thousands to correct my BM-induced acne scarring. Fun, right?No, no, NO. I would never, ever, EVER buy this product again. Ever.
10 of 14 people found this helpful.
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