Review: Bare Minerals



Hey guys, so I've been meaning to for a while write a review on the Bare Minerals Original foundation.
Mineral foundation has been one of those holy grail products that I have ALWAYS had in my makeup drawers. I have tried many brands of mineral makeup, but I always go back to Bare Minerals.



MY SKIN FACTS: Just to let you guys know that I have DRY skin, and I wear the shade medium in this foundation (Medium Beige when I'm more tanned)

PRE-APPLICATION: I have add two products you can apply to your skin before actually putting on the foundation. The best moisturizer I have used that works well with Bare Minerals is the Body Shop Vitamin E day moisturizer. I also added a primer which is part of the Bare Minerals "kit", I have been trying this out for a month or so and still haven't come up with a final verdict, at the moment I don't really think it does anything for my skin (good or bad) and so I find the product a bit pointless.

APPLICATION: I apply moisturizer, then apply the Collection 2000 Concealer to give extra coverage on those dull/red spots. I tap some of the mineral powder into the lid, swirl the Bare Minerals buffing brush in the lid and apply onto my face using circler motions. I usually start on one side and build up the coverage going from side to side (if that makes sense)

COVERAGE: I would say this foundation is all different coverages. You can buff in the smallest ammount and make it look like you have nothing on your skin. Although I do say this, as a whole I would say this is medium to full coverage.

THE FINISH: As stated above I have dry skin, and so usually you would think a powder would make it look worse? But it doesn't...  I think this has a satin/matte finish. It's defo not dewy and defo not matte? If that makes sense lol

FINAL THOUGHTS: This is one of the best foundations I have ever tried. It nearly suits all skin types and has a great colour range. I used this foundation when I had problem skin AKA spots and it actually helped calm them down rather than making my skin worse (which is a bonus).

I give this foundation 4.5/5 ! :) nearly 5 though!

Love Laura xxx

24 comments

  1. I absolutely love Bare Minerals, I've always stuck by with them when I need to wear some kind of coverage as I tend not to unless I'm needing stage makeup for shows- but it is so beautiful. It's the kind of breathable coverage which I really like, I really feel like I'm sticky and caked on with makeup if I ever use liquids now! X

    Lucy Amelia | flawedfairytale

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    1. Yes I totally agree, it's very breathable :) x

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  2. I love Bare Minerals too - it's the only foundation I use and sometimes I feel like the odd one out for using a mineral foundation, but it just works so well for me.

    I love how it doesn't feel like you're wearing makeup, and like you said, that it actually seems to make your skin better rather than worse (in terms of spots etc.) Also I have oily skin so I find that it works quite well in terms of lasting a while before I get shiny!

    xx
    Wee Bit of Rachel

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    1. I know what you mean about feeling the odd one out haha x and ye same x

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  3. Babe! I adore your blog soo much!! I just started following you on Bloglovin' :-).. I would appreciate it and would love it if you can follow back!

    Love,

    Noor
    http://queenofjetlags.com

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    1. thankyou, I'll check out your blog :) x

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  4. I really like Bare Minerals, I just can't love it. I used it yesterday when I was having a good skin day and didn't want a lot of coverage and I thought it looked great and lasted all day. I would probably love it if I didn't love liquid foundations as much as I do.
    Great review :)

    lovefrombethan.blogspot.co.uk

    xox

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    1. I have to admit sometimes I have a love/hate relationship with mineral makeup xx

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  5. I love bareMinerals, I've been using it for years and it's so kind to my skin as well. I've tried a couple of other mineral foundations but nothing compares to bareMinerals.

    IAmLinderella.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. I've never tried Bare Minerals, I definitely must jump on the bandwagon as there's so much hype about them! This sounds like an absolute gem, and it's not TOOOOO expensive either! Win :-)

    Sharlotte // Sharlotte

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  7. i've only heard good things about bare minerals, it seriously gives such a perfect flawless finish :)

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

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  8. I've heard amazing things about Bare Minerals too but haven't tried it, might just have to (I have super oily skin, so maybe it'd be a really good fit)
    Miche from Buttons and Birdcages

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    1. yea defo, they have a matte version! :) x

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  9. This really sounds like a worthwhile investment. My skin is dry too, so now I'm definitely craving this!

    Sophie xo soinspo

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  10. I have super dry skin so this is perfect for me! thank for the great review! xx

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  11. No way you have dry skin!! I went to the Bare Minerals counter one day and told the lady I have dry skin and she said she wouldn't recommend powder mineral foundation!
    ~Eneshai
    http://thebeautifulcloud.blogspot.ie/
    xx

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  12. yep have you tried Mineral makeup? x

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  13. oh what I'm really surprised!! xx

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  14. I was actually considering switching to Bare Minerals because there's a store in the same building/area I work in! Thanks for this, I think I am slowly getting converted!

    www.tornandpolished.com

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