Okay, it is not new information that I am a huge fan of Bare Minerals products. You have only got to read and see my previous post on my collection to witness the obsession. When I purchased my first ever starter kit back in the Christmas of first year, I knew I had found my foundation product for life. I always make sure that I have my Bare Minerals powder for everyday life but I had been seeing Bare Skin making the rounds and was desperate to give it a go. I have always been really wary of liquid foundations as they can make my skin look really cakey and can give that dewy effect which I actually do not like on myself. I had previously tried the Rimmel Wake Me Up, which I hated with a passion as it made me look like a greasy mess, and the Maybelline Dream Flawless Nude foundation where the applicator did my head in. So, after a lot of research and browsing, I set my mind on purchasing Bare Skin once I had required the funds; it is not a cheap foundation and retails for the very reasonable QVC price of £38.52 with the foundation brush. So, when my Mum and I were one evening sitting watching QVC, you can imagine my glee when up popped an introductory value collection containing both my much wanted Bare Skin and this Bare Skin Protecting Veil powder. I am going to say that this collection cost me £23 which is actually amazing value (seriously, I am just going to plug QVC once again on my blog as just the best place to pick up such great products for a reasonable price). Anyway, I had to buy it and managed to nab the last remaining porcelain shade in stock – hoorah!
Bare Skin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation
I had the ability to test this product out for myself before it arrived as I asked Mum if I could test hers. I was really afraid it would steer down that “dewy” foundation look as it was a brightening serum foundation. However, I was pleasantly surprised as it does not make me look greasy one bit. It goes on like a dream and I use the special foundation brush (purchased separately also through QVC) which has a crevice for you to add the drops of foundation into before buffing onto the skin. Much like the powder, I find that the more you buff, the better the coverage is that you will get. I did try using this foundation, for a while, without its recommended brush but caved in and purchased the required one as it just was not working as well on a normal foundation brush. What I love about Bare Skin is that you really do not need a lot of products for excellent coverage. I literally use about two-three drops of the product and I am good to go. The only thing that I could rate badly about this foundation is the colour match. I purchased the lightest possible shade, porcelain, and it still manages to look slightly darker on me. I think it is its attempt to make me look more “healthy” as opposed to a zombie but it still bugs me a bit. But I tend to use my much loved powder by them anyway over the top to set the foundation and finish my flawless base. Honestly, I could not rate this foundation more as someone who is a liquid foundation-phobic person.
Bare Skin Perfecting Veil Powder
This product was more of a tag along with the bargain price of the foundation that I had been wanting for a while (just to reiterate, £23 for these two items when the foundation alone retails in Boots for £26!). However, this product has become such a staple in my everyday make-up routine. It is a gorgeous finishing powder and really mattes down my look which I love (no thanks, dewy). I am also absolutely adoring the compact nature of this product. It now comes everywhere with me so I can top up my matte look whilst out and about; this powder has been a life saver when in London and sweating as I can literally apply the powder and I look as good as new. Being a sweaty face/head person, I always sweat my make-up off in the Summer, especially my upper lip, chin and forehead which, as you can imagine, feels so lovely… not. However, this fantastic compact now covers this up and makes me feel ten times better. I also love using it after I have finished my eye look as it cleans up any fallout from under my eyes. Seriously, this perfecting veil has been a complete underdog and something which has gone up and up in my ratings; it was even a feature of my last month’s favourites! I have definitely said goodbye to any shininess in my look so I am in love.
Have you tried any products from Bare Minerals?