Is Bare Minerals Worth Buying?

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  1. lduv143

    lduv143 New Member

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    i think bare escentuals is great. the application can get a little tricky, there is a fine line between too little and too much. i like to use it above tinted moisturizer, i use only a light dusting, so that way i get a little coverage from the tinted moisturizer and little coverage from the bare escentuals. it seem to be just enought to make my skin look great, but isnt too heavy. i wouldnt use it as concealer around the eyes though, i use a cream concealer underneath on my dark circles. the mineral veil is an awesome translucent powder. i also like warmth (bronzer). the eyeshadows are ok, the eyeliner is good though. i would definitley consider it a staple in my makeup bag, you really can do alot with it. totally worth a shot, even just for the brushes alone that come in the kit, they are awesome.
     
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    LafemmeM New Member

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    Does it give you full coverage?? I can't image it giving full coverage because it's only a foundation powder...I have some 'imperfections' to cover up so I'm a little worried. Will it cover up acne scars and redness?? Thanks!
     
  3. NOE

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    I LOVE IT!!!!!!:heart:

    I usually only wear concealer were I need it (under eyes, spots, etc.)... but this stuff is so easy and light that I just swipe it all over and the bronzer is amazing too! PLUS, it stays on!!! AND, I'm super bad about washing my face at night (I know, I know), but this stuff isn't so bad to leave on, so I don't feel so bad:blush:

    It's been a chain reaction in my family... My sister got it > then my mom got it > they all my cousins starting wearing it > then I finally jumped on the wagon^_^
     
  4. brokenenglish

    brokenenglish Deep Red Bells

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    Can you only order it online/telephone? Or do any stores carry it?
     
  5. mandarines

    mandarines New Member

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    you can order it at sephora
    http://www.sephora.com
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    brokenenglish Deep Red Bells

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    cosmogrl5 Fashionably Late

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    I am definitely a huge fan of the blushes and eyeshadows. Some people say it makes your face too shiny, but I like it very much. Sephora is definitely the way to go because they sell starter kits.
     
  8. lduv143

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    QVC.com sells it and they has a few presentations on it yesterday for their day of beauty. seriously, try it, its amazing. there is nothing quite like it!
     
  9. pamos

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    I started using Bare Minerals about 4 months ago after a trip to the Mall of America. I had seen all the infomercials and it on QVC and I was intrigued. I have used Estee Lauder, Clinique, ELizabeth Arden and Chanel makeup in the past. Loved Chanel but it just got too expensive....I love Bare MInerals and I was skeptical at first thinking it would not give full coverage. I have broken capillaries on my face that are hard to hide, but the bisque hides them wonderfully. I also use to get blemishes and when I consistently use this makeup I find my skin stays blemish free. Its definately worth a try....
     
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    Damn! That is a great word...
     
  11. angela xx

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    im thinking about buying the "get started kit(shown below)" at sephora
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    for $60, its definately a good deal. especially considering that the brushes alone cost around $70. but does anyone know if the foundation, mineral veil, etc. is in a sample size or the actual size? the sephora website doesnt say

    thanks in advance :flower:
     
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    it doesnt cover up my imperfections, so I dont use it. However, my mother, who has no imperfections, swears by this stuff.
     
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    Ali and Sloan use bare essentials mk up and swear by it. They puts it on to even out their skin tone and with a little of their "warmth" for blush you can hardly tell they have mk up on . I saw it used at one of the shows this season too(on style.com).
     
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  14. lduv143

    lduv143 New Member

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    hi, to answer your question, it is not the full size mineral veil in the kit, but it is a good amount. in other words, its somewhere between the full size and the smaller sample size. and its totally worth every penny, that kit is an amazing value. everyone should try BE at least once. if it works for you, its great, if you have need a lot of coverage, it may not be for you but its still worth a shot. its really unlike any other powder out there.
     
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    thanks so much lduv :flower:
    but if you needed some more coverage for blemishes and hyperpigmentation would the multi-tasking minerals cover them?
     
  16. lostinemotion

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    I am 28 years old and have to say I have tried it ALL. I can fairly say that the make-up that was the most effortless, and was like a dream to come true to apply is bare escentuals. It is totally mistake proof and is always a match. It is finely ground minerals, so it is pure pigment. Most other companies use pigment, but with fillers, so it can potentially dry you out or make you break out. I swear, I have turned sooo many people onto the product that I should work for them! I am writing because I know that there were definitely times that I felt really insecure about my skin. I would either be broken out or have a little breakout and any make up would make it look worse. Especially the creases and lines that are noticeable. My final decision to look elsewhere was when I kissed someone on the cheek and when I pulled away, I saw it on their face! omg, I wanted to die! Anyways, Bare Escentuals you may have seen on the infomercial and I swear everything they say is true. There really is a miracle. It makes me look airbrushed and all you have to do is, "swirl tap and buff ". People now ask me all the time what I use to clean my skin because they think it is perfect. It definitely has improved my complexion and I rarely break out now. Even the blushes blend so perfect and the finising mineral veil gives that candle light glow, just like they say! I don't even have to re-apply make up ever. Just once in the morning. It truly is a dream and helped my confidence build up! It is perfect for a very fresh and healthy look. I promise!
     
  17. lostinemotion

    lostinemotion New Member

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    I think if you need more coverage, use the kabuki brush, the bristles are very soft and more compact. It definitely covers more. Also, you can use the bisque multi tasking minerals with a concealer brush. Although these feel like powders, they are foundation. There is also a very pale yellow, called soul, and I use it on the inner corners of my eyes to highlight them and make them look larger and diminish fine lines. A rep told me you can also use this if you have broken capilleries or flat red blemishes. Here is my suggestion for the flawless look:
    1. Wash face,tone with a gentle toner and moisturize with a good moisturizer that absorbs well. I use epicuren, but dr. brandt poreless or n.v perricone absorb well and work well with this make up. Wait a few minutes for to fully absorb. I usually wait about 10.
    2. Swirl tap and buff the multi tasking minerals with the concealer brush( i think it's important to use their brushes and tap off excess minerals). Glide over blemishes and then do the small circle buffing action right on it. Repeat, but don't go overboard, because the minerals will cover.
    3. Swirl, tap and buff your bare minerals foundation color, for more cover use kabuki brush, or for regular use the foundation brush. Better to start with a slow amount and just layer if it isn't enough. Buff all over the face to perfection. At first you might not think it is noticeable, but after about 2 minutes you can really see the airbrush effect. A little goes a long way.
    4. Swirl, tap and buff on a small amount of blush. If you are lighter skinned, use the sorbet which is good for day too, which is really subtle, but there. OR, use the glee. Best to apply either gently on nose, apples of cheeks, then sweep over once that whole area. Blend well, so it looks natural up to hair line. It is very faint. Then buff without dipping back in, your forehead and chin.
    5. Then use the blush brush and use a small amount of the clear radiance over your face or the other radiance for tan in place of the mineral veils. OR put mineral veil then either radiance. The mineral veil really helps if you have oily skin, but if you want a dewy look, I'd skip it.
    6. Then use the soul, on the inner corners of your eyes to open them up. Also use it on the brow bone
    7. Now you have perfect looking skin and gets better as the day goes on.
    8. They also have eye brow kit, though I use Benefit's eyebrow duo, which is awesome with a paula dorf brush. The kit comes with it, but I like some length on the hand of the brush. It really frames your eyes well
    9. Bobbi brown gel eyeliner, is great and easier to apply than you would think. I would use a very thin eyeliner brush. This gel stays on all day. You can apply very close to the lash line for a natural look.
    10. Bare minerals can also be dotted over clear gloss to subtley match your blush...very very subtle.
    11. You can also dust bare minerals onto your eyelashes, to thicken them up before you use mascara over it to voluminize!
    All the products are blendable and fool proof, as long as you don't over do it by thinking too little will not do anything. It really does work if you just apply a small amount!
     
  18. lostinemotion

    lostinemotion New Member

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    I forgot to add that it sounds complicated but once you get the hang of it, it will take you less than 5 minutes to get all of this done. Also what I love about the line is that you aren't really caking it on, and you really work with your features instead of against them.
     
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    lostinemotion New Member

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    I have to admit that when I first started using BE, my skin was pretty bumpy. I think it was from all of the really bad make up out there I was using that clogged my pores. I think that using BE, really did cover them in a way that other make up couldn't. I think when people put wet foundation on their acne it makes it look worse when it dries up. However BE, does not dry up, it kind of just absorbs into your skin it seems. It actually made me clear up! :-)
     
  20. thewannabe

    thewannabe New Member

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    Thanks for all the info, 'lostinemotion'! I appreciate your advice. I think i'll give BE a try... Although I wonder how it compares to other mineral make-up out there (ie. other brands like Jane Iredale, True, Aromaleigh...) Or since they're so natural, would they all be pretty much the same? Anyhow... I like how mineral make up is simple, natural, and so easy!

    Unfortunately,
    I still have a ton of foundation, etc... from other brands, which are probably bad for my skin; but since I spent so much $$ on them, I feel like I have to use them up (don't you hate that?). Oh, pooh. Oh well, I guess it's good reassurance... knowing you've tried them all before making an educated purchase decision.
     

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