Friday, August 10, 2007
Bare Minerals Starter Kit by Bare Essentials.
Okay so my purchase of this kit rather then a foundation primer which I convinced myself would fix my foundation problems. Last week I was in Sephora desperately trying to find a cover up to test when I realized all my foundation melted off from the heat. I ran around the store desperately trying every cover-up when I came across the bare minerals and, seeing a brush, quickly grabbed it and buffed it over my skin, hopefully before anyone saw. My friend then looked at me in a state of shock and said, “Wow that really covered your skin.” I think the minute I walked out of the store I realized it would be my next makeup purchase. So today I went to Sephora again and purchased the Bare Minerals Starter Kit, mostly because I thought it was such a great deal to get that many brushes with the 2 foundations, primer, bronzer, and illuminator. Another big reason I decided to purchase the kit is because my skin has just been breaking out so badly within the last couple of days of using a foundation primer ( Any type of moisturizer kills my skin for some reason). I’m hoping this can solve my foundation problems without piling any more yucky powder formulas that look so dry on my skin.
So I got home and watched the DVD it came with, which I found to be pretty useful for the make-up impaired out there. But after watching how to apply the products I purchased I got bored because the colors of their products seem to be geared more towards older women then the crazy color pigment crowd I’m a member of. One other thing I found out with their line is that there seems to just be way too many products that do the same job which they encourage you to buy anyway. I mean, I can see buying an illuminator but when there’s about 4 products they use at once claiming to do the same thing why would I buy them all? Wouldn’t one be good enough? Their everyday beauty regiment has just way too many products and, other then the basics, none of them seemed to make much difference in the DVD anyway.
You start out with the Bare Minerals version of a foundation primer called Skin Rev-er Upper, a product that seems like a light moisturizer. The foundation comes in two colors in the kit, one of which I thought would be too dark but really didn’t turn out so badly on my skin. After applying the foundation it tells you to use the concealer brush to go over the imperfections you want to cover. This wasn’t something I was convinced would work all too well, and it didn’t on acne, but it gives really nice under-eye coverage. Overall, the foundation gives a really nice finish; I don’t want to pile any more layers on but I feel like I need something else to take away the redness. Next step is to use their version of a bronzer called Warmth that I really liked; it really doesn’t look like your using a bronzer but its still pretty dark and gives you SUCH a healthy glow. You finish off with the mineral veil which is almost like a illumining setting powder that claims to also reduce the appearance of pours which is always a good thing.
Generally, I’m very impressed with the Bare Minerals foundation. The starter kit is definitely worth the investment because even the brushes are nice. This kit has really impressed me since it’s really a answer for those out there that want to buy a product to get a glowing, healthy looking face, something a normal foundation alone wouldn’t do. Although with mineral foundation your not supposed to wear anything underneath, but because of my redness and acne I’m going to wear my $80 Giorgio Armani “Designer” Foundation underneath my problem areas for my ultimate coverage and finish. This product is SO worth buying if you want good results.
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