Bare Minerals Mineral Veil is a corn starch and mineral based setting powder. The brand says that this powder will "make the most of your makeup" and calls it a "see through but spectacular finale for any kind of complexion. Minimizing lines, absorbing oils, and softening your complexion. It gives you a flawless finish that's too good to miss. And best of all, it's utterly weightless. Just a bare veil of minerals that locks makeup in place and give your skin an airbrushed perfection." Bare Minerals offers a few different formulations of their Mineral Veil, I just have the regular one, no SPF or anything. I have a 2g (.6oz) jar of this setting powder, it was passed on to me by my sister in law, who didn't like it. A full size jar retails on it's own for $20, but this product is also available in several value kits. Bare Escentuals and it's subsidiary brands Bare Minerals and Buxom are cruelty free. I'm not sure where this product was made. Bare Minerals products can be bought through the brand's website and free standing stores, as well as at Ulta and Sephora. Packaging isn't anything to get excited about. A clear plastic jar with a screw on black cap. The name of the product can be found on the lid. An ingredient list can be found on the bottom of the jar. This jar includes a sifter, which is convenient at first when you have a load of product, but gets in the way of dispensing product when you barely have anything left, like I currently do. Luckily the sifter pops out without much of a fight. Plain but very functional packaging, I can't complain. Bare Minerals Mineral Veil is a very finely milled, soft powder. Bare Minerals has a very specific application method that they recommend for this powder. I'm pretty sure "Swirl, Tap, Buff" is the brand mantra, and it works well for this product. Mineral Veil is very different from the only other loose powder I've used; Palladio's Rice Powder. I feel like I only need to use a very small amount of product per application. And the results? Amazing. Bare Minerals Mineral Veil sets any liquid foundation or concealer and really provides a flawless look as promised. It gives a more refined, almost airbrushed, but very natural look to the skin, all while being practically invisible. I've used this powder with every foundation I own, and in a variety of weather conditions, and never once has my skin looked powdery or cakey. Mineral Veil blends and buffs in beautifully. This look powder even provides a touch of coverage all on it's own. Not lots, just a slight reduction in redness, and some oil absorbtion. Mineral Veil lasts all day when applied over foundation, but it will need reapplied if you wear it alone over bare skin. Obviously, like any loose powder, this isn't the best product for on the go touch ups, so it isn't travel friendly. Bare Minerals calls the color of their regular Mineral Veil "translucent", but honestly it seems to be just about the same color of my skin; more of an ivory than translucent. I hate when brands call very light ivory colors translucent; they usually match my skin tone (which I do not consider translucent). I don't think this powder would work out too well for those with darker skin. I think Bare Minerals may offer a darker shade as well, I certainly hope they do. I really enjoy Bare Minerals Mineral Veil. I'm not a fan of their bronzer or mineral foundation, but their Mineral Veil setting powder totally makes up for their fail. The packaging is boring, but does loose powder really need a cute container? The texture of this powder is great and that totally translates into application, which is smooth and easy to blend. This powder is very natural looking on the skin and so lightweight. While I really enjoy this loose powder, I doubt I'd repurchase it. The price isn't too bad, but $20 seems a little bit much to spend on a powder that's comprised of corn starch and stuff. If you're on the hunt for a very good loose powder and don't mind spending a bit more for a great quality product, please consider Bare Minerals Mineral Veil. Thanks for this awesome powder, sister in law.
Great set and finisher
I have use Bare Escentuals for years and I haven't found a translucent powder that can take me away from mineral veil. I alway come back. It is light and perfect for pretty much all skin tones. It gives the skin an almost air brush look, when used as a finisher. It takes very little product and one container last a long time. I suggest this product for anyone looking for a new face powder.
I originally bought this in a small pot to try out as I was a little apprehensive at first. Im not a huge fan of powders, I know theyre useful for setting makeup once its placed, but in the past I have found that they alter the composition of my overall look from dewy to chalky, sets off my eczma as it dries my skin out, sits heavily on my skin, or does nothing at all! I have to admit, I have since gone out and bought the large size pot of this now, and love it! I find this powder sets my makeup without actually 'being there', theres no colour and no change in composition in the foundation. I also find it allows my skin to breathe, and more importantly, doesnt upset my eczma at all. The fact it gives my skin a subtly healthy looking glow is a bonus <3
Wouldn't want to live without it!
I love the entire line of Bare Escentuals, but I couldn't live without my Bare Minerals, including the Mineral Veil. I use this to set my makeup, and especially my under eyes, after I use concealer. Keeps everything in place all day long. You don't have to worry about touch ups, ever.
sets makeup nicely
It is kind of annoying after putting on your makeup to swipe another thing on; considering you might be afraid to mess up what you've already put on but it doesn't trust me. This is another great product which is completely unnoticeable and works like a charm. It keeps makeup on all day with a fresh finish. Just don't use on eyeshadow; use only on face makeup (i.e. foundation, blush, bronzer, etc.) if you do use it on eyeshadow, it will fade the eyeshadow.
Great product.It doesn't give you that white powder face that some other setting powders give you.It really sets your foundation and gives you that complete flawless look.It keeps your face shine free and if you need to touch up during the day or night it doesn't cake up leaving you looking like you just applied yor makeup.