I have a small addiction to makeup freebies and GWP. Bare Minerals is always putting together cute kits, having sales, and freebies, and I've amassed a small army of of their products. I've tried a few things, and have fallen in love with others, but I hadn't tried a full face of their products yet. So when I was putting together another blog post on some hair products, I decided to play with some Bare Minerals stuff and see how I liked it!
I love the way loose shadow looks, but I have to admit, I have to make myself reach for them. I've become a palette girl. I have a bunch of Bare Minerals shadows, but I picked out their palette in The Look Of Love, with its soft purples and golds. I used all 4 colors in this look, and no other shadows. I'm in love, love, love with that gold highlight, and the dark purple crease/outer V color is made for my brown eyes.
I paired the shadows with Bare Minerals Round The Clock eyeliner in 4PM, an eggplant purple. Love the color, though up close my liner looks a little choppy.
I really hadn't tried a lot of the Bare Minerals face products before, and that's their main thing... which is a little silly, in retrospect! I don't know why I decided to pair their Complexion Rescue Gel Cream with Smashbox Oil Primer. I won't do that again. I don't need an oil primer with my oily skin. It wasn't awful, but I think I could have gotten longer wear with a water-based primer. The Rescue Gel is a very light, tinted gel, which works with this more natural look. I prefer light coverage, anyway. I tried setting it with their Flawless Radiance powder, but that was too dark, and worked better as a bronzer. Next, I tried the Brightening Pearl Perfect Light Mineral Veil, and I liked that finish. I used the Bare Minerals Blush in Bloom for a natural rosy flush of color.
The concealer was so strange to me - I've never used a powder concealer before! I didn't think it was going to work, but it did! I'm definitely going to use that again. So great on my oily skin - no creasing, either.
|In addition to all the Bare Minerals stuff, I also used my Urban Decay shadow Primer, IT Cosmetics Brow Power in Universal Taupe, and Smashbox Primer Oil.|
I've always been a big fan of the Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie lippies. I enjoy the minty taste and the luxurious feel. Maverick is a very soft, neutral pink - a MLBB kind of color.
I really like that soft, almost-no-makeup-makeup l look I achieved with the Bare Minerals products. They weren't as messy or difficult to use as I thought they might be. If you're comfortable using a brush or a Beauty Blender-type sponge, you can use mineral makeup.
Have you tried Bare Minerals? Do you have a favorite product of theirs?