Hello Clear Skin!
I feel like this is my own secret weapon. Through my adolescence I had awful skin. Acne so bad it hurt. Before the BE blowup, my sister had taken me to a small apothecary shop in Berkeley CA to try this "new powder" she heard about. I was matched at that time as "Fair" and was shown how to "swirl, tap and buff". Looking back it seemed like my skin changed overnight.
Fast forward to years later and I still use this as my secret weapon to good skin with medium coverage. Because of the Titanium Dioxide and Mica, I don't use it on my clients as a makeup artist, so it feel like it's my secret weapon that I keep to myself. I honestly think this is the best thing to happen to every day makeup.
*Secret tip - if your pores seem larger (because the makeup sits on top of your skin), try using the Beauty Blender with it. It makes the makeup appear as smooth as can be with a nice glow.
Best Mineral Foundation Ever!
I have spent years trying to find that right mineral that doesn't make my skin flaky and plus since I have fair skin couldn't get the right shade. Some were too pale or too tan, plus very drying. This is the best! No clogging pores! No irritation! No flaking! I have been using Bare Minerals for 7 years now.
This products delivers on its promises!
I have been using Bare Mineral Foundation for at least seven years and am reluctant to ever try anything else because this product works for me! I have used many different foundations over the years but have yet to find any to match the flawless look I get from BareMinerals Foundation. I'd heard that not only would this product make you look like your skin was healthy but it actually made mines clearer by clearing mine of blemishes and acne as promised. Whaaaaaaaaat!!! I couldn't believe a claim made by a manufacturer that was actually true. Bare Minerals has me for life!
The worst thing I have ever tried
I was really excited about trying this product. I have acne prone skin and I was told that this was a good foundation that wouldn't irritate or cause new blemishes. I didn't break out because of it which I liked. That was the only thing that I liked about it though. This foundation had the shortest wear time of any makeup that I have ever tried. I applied it at around 9 am while getting ready for class and by 10 am It was completely gone. It rubbed off on my clothes and stained them. It oxidized on my face and turned orange. The coverage was terrible. I had to use a ton just to get a sheer coverage. I also have some squint lines around my eyes and this product emphasized these. I will not ever purchase this product again.
This powder is great for those who are just starting out, and it is one of my favorite powders ever! The coverage is great, it makes your skin feel smooth, and it looks like you aren't wearing any makeup! This was my first powder, and it is by far my most favorite. I recommend the matte version over the original though.
Mineral makeup for beginners
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This mineral powder foundation is great for newcomers to the mineral beauty category. It is easy to use, great results and the colour range is diverse. It doesn't cake if you don't apply to much but it takes a couple of goes to work out the exact amount to use for your face.
it was average.
this was an O.K foundation. I wore it for about two years, the product said it was suppose to "help acne" and I feel like it just made mine worse. I had the whole set , two foundations blush, a couple different eyes shadow's the mineral veil.the products didn't last as long as I though. it lasted about 4 hours even with a primer. Even though when I put it on It did make my face look nice it would just be a better product if it lasted through out my whole day.
Disappointed in the end
I wore this makeup for about 2-3 years after I heard it was supposed to help clear up skin. I was constantly breaking out and just thought it was something else. I stopped it about 4 weeks ago and my skin looks better every day. Overall this product did not work for me at all. It made my face cakey, and was pretty much faded/gone after 6-7 hours of wear.
Can't live without it!!
My everyday look is natural and simple. I have your typical blemishes/scars on my face from the sun or those pesky horrible things you call pimples. During the Spring/Summer I typically use a tinted moisturizer or a light weight foundation followed with the bare Minerals translucent powder aka mineral vail. The reason for that is because with the Bare Escentuals bareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation I feel like my pores can't breath and my face just looks "heavy". So Fall/Winter I ditch the tinted stuff and foundation and stick with my Bare Minerals. It evens out my skin tone and gives me a glow as well as hiding my blemishes and scars. I also get lots of compliments from strangers saying how I have beautiful skin. I smile, thank them, and tell them it was all made possible by Bare Minerals :)