If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that I have just spent time vacationing in Javea, Spain with my Boyfriend and his family. On the way home, I couldn’t resist in flicking through the ‘Duty Free’ magazine to see what they had to offer – baring in mind, I never buy anything from Duty Free. It turns out that this was definitely the right time to start shopping Duty Free due to the fact that the airline were having a 40% off Beauty Products… how could I refuse? I’ve always been intrigued in trying bareMinerals, so I decided to take the plunge, and try it for myself.
Here is my review from opening the box, to the signature Swirl, Tap, Buff® technique. Enjoy, and let me know what you think of bareMinerals! xo
After watching the tutorial DVD included in the package which explains the varies Minerals, and brushes included in the box, I got started!
After the first application, I didn’t feel as though it provided me with sufficient coverage. So, I built up more layers (about 3-4 in total… it may sound like a lot, but the minerals are very light on the skin).
I’m so used to wearing liquid foundation, so this was definitely a big change for me. Everyone told me that my skin looked beautiful, and had a healthy glow, and also looked as though I wasn’t wearing any makeup at all because the appearance of my skin looked so healthy. Although I got compliments about how my complexion looked, I still don’t feel as though bareMinerals concealed my blemishes as much as I’d hoped.
I decided to dig out my ELF Mineral Blemish Kit which I purchased a while back, but have never used it to it’s full potential. I wanted to see if this cheap-but-effective Mineral Blemish Kit had the same effect, and coverage on my skin as the higher priced, more renowned bareMinerals did. What do you know… it worked just as well, especially as a concealer, and it provided extra converge on my blemishes on top of what bareMinerals already provided.
I do like bareMinerals, and will continue to use it, but I think I’ll still bounce between my liquid foundation, and maybe use bareMinerals on days when I don’t require a whole lot of coverage.
Have you tried bareMinerals before? If so, let me know what you think of it, and how it works for you!