Bare Escentuals bareMinerals Flawless Definition Volumizing Mascara ($18) A mascara that give lashes the mineral care they’ve been craving while also delivering big-time volume and the perfect definition. This mascara contains the exclusive NutriPlump™ formula that dramatically plumps lashes up to 600%* for unheard-of thickness, fullness, and flutter. The 100% pure bareMinerals formula is paraben free, clump free, and smudge proof, for lusciously thick lashes with superior volume.
Yay! Another mascara I love. I really like mascara that gives my lashes volume but doesn’t make it look over the top. This is what exactly Bare Escentuals bareMinerals Flawless Definition Volumizing mascara does. It gives my lashes volume but still allows them to look soft and natural. The mascara goes on thin and allows you to keep layering until you get what you want without your lashes getting clumpy or spidery. Also, it is really black. I love mascaras that are really black! The mascara brush is fat and has a lot of bristles to make sure every one of your lashes gets coated. Another plus is that after a few hours, my lashes still look as good as they did when I first applied the mascara and there were no smudges or flakes. I even wore it while I worked out and still no smudges! Do keep in mind that the Bare Escentuals bareMinerals Flawless Definition Volumizing mascara isn’t the type of voluminizing mascara that gives your lashes dramatic volume. With that said, I highly recommend the mascara for people who want to add soft, natural looking volume to their lashes.
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Bare Escentuals Get Started Kit ($60) If you hate the look and feel of traditional makeup but want flawless coverage, join the millions of women who have fallen in love with bareMinerals. Everything you need to achieve complexion perfection from foundation to finishing touch is right here. Kit includes:
- TWO shades of bareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation: Light & Golden Medium (Size: Medium)
- Mineral Veil (Size: Medium)
- Warmth All-Over Face Color (Size: Medium)
- Full Flawless Face Brush
- Flawless Application Face Brush
- Maximum Coverage Concealer Brush
- How-to DVD to show you how to Swirl, Tap, Buff your way back to the skin you were born with.
- Bonus Gift-Well-Cared For Brush Conditioning Shampoo (Full-Size)
I usually don’t use loose mineral/powder makeup because I am really clumsy. Can you imagine the mess if I were to drop or accidentally knock over the container? Anyways, I gave in and got this kit. I wanted to see what all they hype was about. I know. I’m such a follower. Back to the review. I’m still on the fence when it comes to bareMinerals. I just can’t get over the loose mineral/powder concept. I don’t like the brushes that came in the kit. They shed and are kind of scratchy. I have dry patches and I found that the loose mineral/powder would accentuate them. I also found it to be too matte for my liking. I like to have a glow to my skin. It gives a natural coverage. Overall, I wouldn’t purchase this again. It’s actually going back to the store. It’s just not for me. I’m sure it’s actually really great. I mean people rave about bareMinerals for a reason. If you’re a beginner or want to pounce on a good deal, get this kit. It may work for you.
Bare Escenturals bareMinerals SPF 30 Natural Sunscreen ($28)
What It Is: A unique oil-free, preservative-free natural mineral sunscreen in powder form for the face and body that comes in a portable, leak-proof brush.
The Breakthrough: Micronized Titanium Dioxide mineral physically shields against UVA/UVB rays to help prevent premature skin aging and sun damage. Also infused with healthy vitamins, Aloe Vera Extract and antioxidants to nourish and soothe sun-exposed skin.
Why You Need It: The weightless, breathable formula is non-greasy and won’t clog pores or cause breakouts. Increases sun protection when used under or over your bareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation.
The only thing I liked about this was it was a quick way to apply sunscreen and a mineral powder. The reason I didn’t like BareMinerals SPF 30 Natural Sunscreen was because it was too chalky and none of the shades matched my skin tone. I also felt it eccentuated the dry patches of skin. Not only was it difficult to get the product onto the brush, but it was difficult to tell if any was being applied to my face. I won’t be repurchasing BareMinerals SPF 30 Natural Sunscreen.
Edit: I decided to give this another try and now I am quite fond of it. Turns out, the color I got did not work with my skintone. None of the shades worked with my skintone. Now that the medium shade works for me, it has worked wonders and has blended so well with my makeup.
I actually liked Mineral Veil ($19) when I used it. I stopped because I personally don’t like loose powders. I’m clumsy, and I am always dropping stuff. Dropping this stuff will be one big giant mess! Mineral Veil really does a good job of keeping the oily face at bay. It’s really light weight and sheer. I actually tried Mineral Veil first, but found it to be a bit ghostly, pale and flat on my face. I decided to give Tint Mineral Veil a try. I was glad I did! It added a warmth and a bit of color to my face. I highly recommend this if you’re into loose powders or want to try loose powders.
Feather Light Mineral Veil Tinted Mineral Veil