Thursday, 25 June 2015

Bare Minerals Foundation

Bare Minerals SPF15 Minerals Powder Foundation in Fairly Light // available online, at Boots or selected Debenhams stores 

I'm no stranger to Bare Minerals foundations and have been a total convert since I bought the starter kit about 9 years ago from Debenhams.

I'm sure many of you can relate to trying at least 20 odd foundations before finding the perfect one for your skin, its really tricky. I had tried a variety of brands from MAC (too cakey) to Maxfactor (could never find the right shade) before stumbling across Bare Minerals one day after seeing this interesting mineral powder advertised during an MTV ad break and thought I would give it a try! 

if you havent guessed already i dropped this on the floor whilst taking pictures, its not usually like this looool!! 
My main issues for my skin is firstly it is very sensitive and i go red V. easily and I also have combination skin so on my face my skin can go from oily to dry in a matter of  days or depending if its that time of the! 

I had found my perfect liquid foundation in Bourjois Healthy Mix  - I cannot rate this any higher if you have sensitive or combination skin, it is just amazing - I use this on my cheeks and under my eyes for an even coverage but to get all my skin one even tone and to seal the foundation I also needed to use a powder that wasnt drying and kind to skin. Which is Bare Minerals comes in. 

The Bare Minerals foundation is just weightless, totally uncakey and gives a really natural look which for me is what I prefer. Many other powders I also find are just in shades porcelain, olive skin and black so nothing inbetween! Bare minerals has a really wide range of shades including inbetween shades so you can get the perfect shade to match your skin tone without choosing one too light or too dark. 

Unlike other powders, it  goes on really easily and smoothly and buffs on beautifully! I use the Bare minerals Kabuki brush and it works a treat. 

Another great perk is that it lasts for ages.. I only need to buy two pots a year and i use it everyday apart from Sundays when I go make-up free. You don't need to use alot to get great coverage, you just need to buff it in to your face and it makes a huge difference in moments. 

Unlike my terrible picture above (I dropped it on my bathroom floor whilst shooting loool! beauty blogger fail!) there is actually a 4 little holes where you can sprinkle the power from which you can just about make out from that pic in to the lid and the dip your brush in there.

This cool little contraption can lock so when you are carrying it about in your makeup bag the powder doesn't go everywhere and make a mess. its only a mess cus i dropped  it whilst open on a really hard floor :( On the bright side though you can see how really fine and smooth the powder is. 

They come in matte colours so non cakey and great for getting rid of shine. so perfect for the summer months ahead! 

It is also recommended that you use Bare minerals as a powder on its own rather than on top of liquid foundation, if your blessed enough to be fairly blemish free and not prone to going scarlet randomly (people do literally think i have sunburn without any make up on lol) then I'd def recommend you try this out! 

This is my skin with just Bare Minerals on  all over below! so you can see what i nice coverage it gives just on its own :) 

However due to the nature of my skin I feel a little bit braver using both liquid and powder, particularly during the summer months, I''m one of these who only has to do a light jog to catch the train to work on time in the morning and look like I've run the London marathon with how sweaty i get just doing that!   

Minimal Make up: 

I'm wearing: 

Bare minerals is definitely a beauty product I'll keep going back too, Mascaras, eyeliners and some lipsticks I always chop and change but eye shadows, brow pencils and foundations I have as my make up bag favourites that i buy over and over again! 

If your interested in Bare minerals I would def recommend trying the starter kit and visiting your nearest Bare Minerals shop/counter to talk to a consultant. 

What do you think of Bare Minerals products? have you tried them? :) 

Love, Sarah x 


1 comment

  1. I love Bare Minerals! I used to use it exclusively but I feel like buffing all my skin with a brush makes it itchy :(



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