Written on: 06/05/2013 by holstb03
I ordered a free trial of bare minerals off of the radio. I thought I was treating myself to some high end make up that supposedly is very healthy for your skin. A few days after using the foundation and mineral veil, my skin was becoming increasingly dry and scaly. Then one morning I woke up and could barely open my left eye. Both eyelids were swollen and red. It's been a week and a half since that incident and I STILL have red circles around my eyes. My skin is so dry and itchy I can... (read more)
Written on: 18/04/2013
i have tried a sample of the foundation but they do not give you the primer so how can u know if thet is the one for you i tried it without the primer but that does not do what you say so i am still thinking sheercover if someone could tell me if you can get the primer with the sample please let me know so that i can test thank you (read more)
Written on: 16/01/2012 by utopiairis (2 reviews written)
First I should just say that I am VERY critical of cosmetic products. I love make up and experimenting with new things and wear at least some make up every day but I get sick of cosmetic companies making over the top claims about products which don't live up to the hype at all. Also I am on a VERY tight budget so I watch a lot of beauty blogs and read lots of reviews before I get new things. In the last year or so I noticed little thread veins appearing on my face and more stubborn... (read more)
Written on: 30/11/2011 by FairMaiden (1 review written)
I have dry skin and am borderline anaemic, so moisture and good coverage are essential. My skin, although fair, is very good for a 44 year old - no blemishes and smooth, but the inner corners of my eyes are very discoloured (grey/purple) and I have dark areas beneath both eyes (nearest the nose). I applied the Prime Time over my Eight Hour Creme. My skin was still very dewey from the creme (dewey being the look I love), but once I started to buff the recommended amount of mineral... (read more)
Written on: 08/11/2011 by Misty42
I have been a girl pretty scared by make-up, indeed it was the thing that stressed me most about the pending wedding day! However, after trying a few brands (both starting with C) I had a go at Bare Minerals. What a difference, it covered but didn't clog! So much so, my beautician has converted from Cl....s to this and that's after many many years of using the product. I have pretty good skin so don't need much help but she and my mum have split veins and this covered no problem. It feels... (read more)
Written on: 02/08/2011
First of all, I would like to begin by saying I have tried all different types of foundation over the years in the need of trying to camoflage acne and blemishes, as well as to gain a perfect natural look, and this product is truly FANTASTIC. As a health conscious 19 year old, I rejoiced in a product that is 'so good for your skin you can sleep in it' as well as being made up of skin friendly minerals. In the 8 months I have been using these products, I have noticed a dramatic difference in... (read more)
Written on: 21/06/2011 by anhle (1 review written)
i discovered bare minerals whilst in new york, after seeing it on tv alot back in the uk i'd thought i'll give it a try and brought the starter kit for fair skin. my skin is fair/yellow olive skin and i was amazed how it blended well with my natural colour. up until today it has nearly been 10 months since i brought it and im just about finished with the powder. i found it was VERY light weight on my skin and when i do wear liquid foundation(MAC) it really feels as if i got a mask on and i... (read more)
Written on: 27/05/2011 by suzieQ89 (2 reviews written)
Found out about Bare Minerals Make-up by mistake. I was walking past the counter in Debenhams, when a girl asked if I would let her try this on my skin. I was in a hurry, but said it would be fine. I am so glad I stopped. My skin looked better straight away, and the foundation stayed on all day. I love this make-up. I have used this now for about seven or eight months, and I can honestly say it's the best I have ever used. My foundation was finished at one point, and I had to use my... (read more)
Written on: 25/05/2011 by sushi0chester
This is the first time I have tried this make-up. I got the trial starter kit with foundation, bisque, mineral veil and brushes. I sometimes suffer from breakouts and bad skin so I thought I'd try this and it is awful. It hardly covers the skin and when I applied it more over the blemishes it just looked patchy, not a good look. I don't understand what everybody is raving about. If you have perfect skin to begin with then this is for you, but if you suffer from breakouts don't bother. It's... (read more)
Written on: 06/11/2010
Bare minerals is absolutley amazing! Ive always been a liquid foundation girl and until now had never ever used powder in my life. But when i saw my friend apply it I was amazed by it but quite unsure if i would ever use it myself. I booked in for a free makeover still really unsure and i walked out of there feeling confident and my skin never looked better. I have really really oily skin and quite bad spots on my forehead but ever since using bare minerals my skin isnt half as oily and the... (read more)
Written on: 28/10/2010
I first became aware of bare minerals when I noticed how good a friends skin looked one day and she told me she'd been using a sample. I brought the starter kit and it is AMAZING. I have some pretty annoying scarring from spots and this covers it perfectly. It also makes me look so much healthier, and feels so much nicer then the bobbi brown tinted moistiriser i was using before. In the kit there was a really great product called warmth and the dvd tells you how to apply this, it gives a... (read more)
Written on: 06/10/2010
After reading a lot of articles and reviews on this make-up, I decided to try it out.I bought a starter kit that came with a powder foundation,mineral veil, colour wash and a lip gloss.After trying out the whole set on,the make up really works but you have to use the whole kit otherwise it does not work as well.Also you barey have to use any of the product for good coverage,it was very easy to apply and felt really soft on my skin.The foundation didn't dry out my skin like most powder... (read more)
Written on: 17/09/2010
I never write reviews but felt I had to the reviews on this web page are unbelievable bare escentuals is by far the best makeup I have ever used there is no mineral makeup that comes close to this brand! There are tricks to applying this makeup but when you learn how nothing comes close. I have very very dry skin I look after my skin but no matter how dry you are makeup makes it worse bare minerals completley improved the condition and redness in my skin, every other makeup tries to cover up... (read more)
Written on: 13/08/2010
WARNING: Really Long Review
Skin: Dry, Moderate Acne, line under eyes, areas of darkness
How long have I used this product? : A month.
Kit Ordered: Deep
My interest in Mineral makeup was there for several reasons the main two reasons were a) Mineral Makeup is better for your skin and helps improve your skin unlike regular makeup and b) It looks more Natural. Yes I saw the infomercials and it sparked a major interest. This interest grew deeper as friend#1 talked about Sheer Cover... (read more)
Written on: 13/08/2010
I was intrigued by this product when I saw it and due to the advertising saying it was good for people with problem skin I thought I'd have a go. I enjoyed putting it on as you have to take a little time making sure you don't overload the brush. I wasn't convinced about the coverage and blemishes were still visible. I felt the need to keep applying it throughout the day as I felt that my skin became oily and then looked like I had no make up on at all. I kept at it but my acne which has... (read more)
Written on: 28/06/2010
I purchased the get started kit - and decided to get the primer as well - it is clear that you need that with a powdery product. Having been a liquid foundation girl all my life I did not think the powder would be so good - it really is. I had been a bit worried with the powder getting into my fine wrinkles / caking a bit with sweat and was unsure whether I would buy again, until one afternoon I threw it all on with haste - went out to meet friends and was told (unprompted) 'your skin... (read more)
Written on: 09/05/2010
iv'e been using bare minerals now for about 2 months.. i have good skin for my age and it sertainly doesn't give the coverage like in the dvd .have to say i found it very messy and not at all good value for money. will use it up now ive bought it but sertainly wouln't buy it again. (read more)
Written on: 20/04/2010
This product truly does not perform well. Lots of flaking (read more)
Written on: 19/04/2010
I recently bought the 'get started' bare mineral kit and overall I am disappointed with it. I was looking for a decent foundation & got talked into buying this kit instead. The 'get started' kit does not contain the 'primer' ( additional cost of £18.00) they used instore, and I found that without this my skin does feel dry, uncomfortable & the 'finish' is not as good.
I must admit that after my 'in-store' application , when they used several of the bare minerals products on me, the... (read more)
Written on: 18/04/2010
I must admit I'm a little worried by all the bad reviews of Bare Minerals make-up, & have been reading up on Bismuth & how lots of women are allergic to it. I'm 41, with the usual lines & uneven skin tone that comes with the territory, but don't have sensitive skin, so am hoping not to react badly.
So far so good - while it's different to put on than I'm used to, & yes, a little faffy with all the containers, it looks pretty good. You have to take care not to put too much on or it does look... (read more)
Written on: 10/04/2010
considering how expensive this stuff is compared to lilylolo foundation i'd expect it to be superior in some way. but the fact is it's awful stuff. as much as i love lilylolo, i hate bare escentuals. the colours are terrible. it goes on which much less ease, dare i say it unevenly. after about ten minutes it has found its way into all my wrinkles and within an hour it's also in my pores and has gone all claggy around my nose. one of the worst foundations i've ever used. added to which it's... (read more)
Written on: 17/03/2010
DO NOT PURCHASE THIS PRODUCT!!!!
I didn't mind this product at first. After trying it, I went to a family dinner where I met my boyfriend's Aunts and Uncles for the very first time. I suddenly noticed my face felt as though it was getting puffy. That was just the beginning. My face was swollen and bumpy for weeks! I missed so much work as I wouldn't even leave the house. It was so itchy, swollen and tight, and most of all uncomfortable and embarrassing!!! I have NEVER had an allergic... (read more)
Written on: 14/03/2010 by ardmore (8 reviews written)
I have had some problems with redness on my skin and general sensiivity to many makeup brands, even quite expensive foundatons seem to aggravate my skin sensitivity with dry patches on my nose and chin. BE seems to be the best so far on coverage and does not seem to cause my skin to flare-up. I would definitely recommend it to friends. Definitely worth a try. (read more)
Written on: 07/03/2010 by ItchyANDScratchy (1 review written)
Yesterday: Feeling really miserable due to massive flare up on face (ongoing Winter/hormones)& having to attend salon to get my nails done. By chance given a tester makeover, against better judgement, dreading next day. Coverage was beyond expectations, smooth & even, & feel was the same. Met my mum on way home and she commented I was looking so well b4 she realised I had makeup on (4 a change!)Clinique never again! Redness solutions just made things worse, bare minerals, way to go. ... (read more)
Written on: 01/12/2009 by mary 11 (2 reviews written)
Ithought I would try this product due to the hype over Bare Essentionals foundation, but I have found out to my disapointment it is just that ,hype!!. It is faffy to apply, it looks chalky but metalic at the same time and very un-natural(total contradiction of what the label says!).In future I will stick to well established non gimicky cosmetic companies who know how make should look and what skin actually does need. Has the world gone mad?!! Or are we a nation of robotic sheep who only buy... (read more)
Written on: 06/11/2009
I love Bare minerals. I have had acne problems for most of my life and this is the only product that does not make it worse. It covers red spots and discoloration beautifully. Its $25, which is a lot to me, but worth it. I usually use it up in a month and a half. The mineral veil helps to keep it on longer, and finish the look. It does fade after a few hours, and the powder flies everywhere during application. It also smudges on clothes. I noticed the brush is very important too, the one you... (read more)
Written on: 22/09/2009
Bare Escentuals Bare Minerals is amazing !! Truly lives up to its claim !! I was hesitant to try a powder foundation as I have always used liquid. But I am pleasantly suprised how well it covers imperfections and evens out skintone. I suffer with acne and there has been a definite improvement in my skin since switching to mineral foundation. I am also amazed how much more natural this foundation looks.
If you have fair skin and acne like mine I recommend you use the LIGHT foundation - more... (read more)
Written on: 05/08/2009
I ordered my bare escentuals bare minerals starter kit on monday and I received it today (wednesday) and I paid £40. In the kit you get 2 foundations, a primer, a mineral veil (finishing powder) and a kind of bronzer.
Now I have extremely pale skin which is quite uneven in tone and I have horrible dark circles. In the past the only way to cover these flaws was with layers and layers of make up which was always cakey, especially under the eyes. I was worried that the bare minerals would... (read more)
Written on: 19/07/2009
I hated using Bare Escentuals Bare Minerals, it made my face break out so BAD!!!
I had previously heard great things about the product and decided to try it. So i went to Selfridges and was told what shade would suite my skin tone and how to apply it. It cost me £45.
I'm 20 and still have a few spots and oily/sensitive skin. Bare Escentuals stated that the product was all natural and much more suitable for acne prone skin because it doesn't clog pores. I thought all my dreams had come at... (read more)
Written on: 11/07/2009 by student23 (1 review written)
I am new to BE, but I found the brand absolutely amazing for my skin. I am 23, and I've suffered from acne all my life. I've got loads of acne scaring, some active acne, blackheads, uneven skin tone. I started having quite deep wrinkles as well, cause I was trying to get rid of my acne too hard, lol. I've tried thousands of foundations (cause I wear foundation every day), which either caused me to break out even more, or exagerated all my imperfections. It was quite difficult to find a... (read more)
Written on: 11/07/2009 by slb97 (1 review written)
I have very troublesome skin - I'm in my mid thirties and suffer from severe acne/boils and scarring. Whilst I'm waiting to start roaccutane my friend introduced me to this make up and I had a makeover at Champneys in Chichester, Sussex. It covers my skin like no other product has ever done so covering the most red of my scars. I have very oily skin and this product makes me stay matt for most of the day WHICH HAS NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE. I feel a lot younger and more confident already. ... (read more)
Written on: 27/06/2009 by coollinz1 (1 review written)
Absolutely love this product. I've been using bare escentuals for the past 2 months now and I haven't looked back. I used to use a cheaper version of this and liked it at 1st. However I started to get really dry skin no matter how much moisturising I did and the product just stuck to those areas and made it very obvious. I decided to buy the bare escentuals starter kit and found this very easy to apply. My skin has cleared up and now has a healthy glow to it. Plus after a 12 hour shift... (read more)
Written on: 25/06/2009
I have acne rosacea and have tried many types of foundation over the years. A friend recommended Bare Escentuals Bare Minerals and although I was sceptical at first I gave it a try. I went to their shop within Frasers and the sales girl was fantastic. I bought a starter kit which was really great value for money. It is so easy to apply and it gives as much coverage as you want and it's perfect for my skin because it is mineral makeup and doesn't cause a flare up like other makeups do. I... (read more)
Written on: 07/03/2009
feels very light on my skin and the best thing being i dont feel guilty if im too tired to take my makeup off before bedtime.
I have been using bare minerals eyeshadows for just over a year and loved them. At christmas time just gone i recieved the foundation, mineral veil, concelar, buxton lip gloss and warm radience.
I find the foundation easy to put on and it does give good coverage but it seems like it refelcts too much light. My face dosnt look greasy just very shiney and glittery.... (read more)
Written on: 23/02/2009 by kemusson (1 review written)
i have only just recently heard about this Bare Escentuals Bare Minerals make-up and i was amazed at this product!! i cant believe people don't like it! i cant see anything to dislike!!
im 24 and i still suffer from spots and breakouts. i also have sensitive skin and for years i have been searching for the perfect foundation! i was starting to believe it wasn't out there until i heard about bare minerals!
it was recommended to me by my doctor. i was a bit sceptical that a powder would make... (read more)
Written on: 19/02/2009 by sofiaivybrandt (1 review written)
I have very acne prone skin and Bare Escentuals Bare Minerals is the only makeup i can wear. I love the way I can keep reapplying it all day long and mix the colours to the shade I like best. I find powders are messier than creams etc, but with a little care it's not hard. I just wish more places sold it! (read more)
Written on: 06/02/2009
Generally I found that Bare Escentuals Bare Minerals was messy. I didn't find that it had any noticeable light reflecting quality and it definitely didn't make me have a health glow - quite the opposite really, as it made me look quite pastie, in addition to which it accentuatetd my lines and made my skin feel tight. Not a good look unless you want to look like Elizabeth the first. I always leave 30 mins or so between moisturising and applying make-up, so can't see that this could have... (read more)
Written on: 22/01/2009
I like the coverage of Bare Escentuals Bare Minerals, my skin looks pretty even toned. I have been using BE for over a month. It makes my skin feel very dry, when I smile I can feel and see how tight my skin is (not in a firm way). It is time consuming to put on, so many steps and containers. I realize it is my foundation, blush and powder all in one, but I don't care for the containers at all. It just takes time to unscrew (without spilling it all over in the container), then you have to... (read more)
Written on: 13/01/2009
bad bad and did i say bad...too expensive...felt ambushed at the store....and hated it...no coverage whatsoever... (read more)
Written on: 28/12/2008
I'd like to just say that I think ANYONE giving Bare Escentuals bad reviews either isn't applying them correctly, or is crazy! I love BE and find it hard to see how anyone could say a bad word about them! They outshine any other makeup I have tried and I have been using the whole range for years and would not turn back! (read more)
Written on: 15/10/2008
Bare Escentuals Bare Minerals has been the only makeup that looked natural and didn't cling to all my face fuzz. I have never been able to achieve a decent complexion before this. The fact that it is natural, and doesn't contain any of the weird chemicals that make my skin freak out is a huge plus. I don't have a problem with the powder flying everywhere unless I'm using too much of it (a little goes a long way,) or accidentally dump the container. The little pots last a long time,... (read more)
Written on: 22/09/2008 by hakerioska (1 review written)
I know there've been a thousands of great comments about Bare Escentuals cosmetics..and I know I wont be the first woman to scream that it is magic! But still I'd like to share my happiness that finally something like this was invented! I've got the most horrible skin ever: heavy freckles, uneven skin tone, combination of oily & dry areas, large pores, black dots, and fiew spots here and there ocasionaly...and with fiew fine lines and wrinkles becoming more noticable with every day -it's... (read more)
Written on: 19/09/2008 by LittleMissDaisy
I've been using bare minerals for a week now and my skin has that lovely dewy glow (not sweaty) look I've tried to achieve with my mammoth box of other make up brands. Now I have given all the other products away and just use the foundation, warmth and veil. Getting married in Feb and will definitely be using it and just touching up with veil during the day. I'm really impressed with it. (read more)
Written on: 06/09/2008
I love this makeup! I just turned 38 and was still getting pimples! I thought we outgrew these things! Well anyway a friend told me to try this makeup. I have very light skin and lots of freckles. This makeup covers everything and makes me look natural. No more make up lines and thick sticky makeup everywhere. And as of yet no pimples! I would recommend it to anybody! (read more)
Written on: 30/08/2008
Bare Escentuals Bare Minerals is ace! I don't know why people are giving it bad reviews? Maybe there's a knack to putting it on? I have blotchy, spotty, dry skin, with the occasional oily t-zone, and Bare Minerals works magic on it. I can NEVER find make up that works with my skin, but these powders completely even out my complexion, covers spots, and doesn't cake on them (or dry skin). Infact, the make up is gorgeous, and I'm never turning back. It even covers my dark circles under my eyes,... (read more)
Written on: 28/08/2008
Again, the foundation works really well on good skin days and doesn't cause break-out like liquid foundations can. But when my face is slightly damp, the brush itself can get a little wet, which can cause the foundation power to clump together on the brush. This can get really frustrating if I'm in a rush right after my workout. I also don't see the difference between the foundation power and the multi-tasking bisque; the ingredient are almost the same. The concealer can sometimes accentuate... (read more)
Written on: 13/08/2008
Bare Escentuals Bare Minerals is good for the skin. Found it a little difficult to apply initially, but nice overall (read more)
Written on: 31/07/2008 by SammiF (4 reviews written)
Okay let me start by saying that I have awful skin. I get spots, but also am prone to dyness. Go figure, I thought I'd left all that trouble behind in my teens but no such luck, so I started the cycle of clogging up my pores with foundation to hide the spots which were probably caused by my foundation! See where I'm going? Now a friend in the beauty industry introduced me to Bare Minerals, and I have to say I haven't looked back.
In my opinion application is everything and a little goes a... (read more)
Written on: 30/07/2008
Wasn't impressed with the coverage of Bare Escentuals Bare Minerals at all. Looks really dark on my fair skin, even if I buy the lightest shades. Lots of steps to apply, too. I thought the customer service was horrible and found it very difficult to get out of the club.
When I had to to return something it took a few months before I got my money back.
Written on: 28/07/2008
I think the range of shades for the foundation is poor and should be extended. Besides that, it is nice product, worked well with my sensitive skin. I enjoy this product because I dont feel the guilt of touturing my skin with thick liquid foundations. (read more)
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