Welcome back you lovely people, today I am discussing all things Bare Minerals.
Up until recently, I had never tried anything fromm Bare Minerals… obviously I had heard a lot about the brand but never gone that step further and actually made a purchase! (mainly because I never have any monies).
However a few weekends ago I went to the White Rose shopping centre in Leeds with my soon to be Sister-in-Law for a little mooch around. As soon as I had mentioned I was debating a Bare Minerals powder purchase, before I knew it we were both sat down having our makeup taken off, skin cleansed and make up reapplied by the beautiful Bare Minerals Ladies – I was loving life. To be honest, I was really impressed with all the products they used on my skin, mainly the Skin Longevity Serum (which I included in my Christmas wishlist) it just made my skin so soft.
The other item I fell in love with was the Bare Minerals Original (the powder). I still can’t get over how well it melts into my skin and looks so natural. On opening the pot, tap a little product into the lid (I emphasise a little bit because that is genuinely all you need) then swirl your brush around the lid to warm up the powder and tap off any excess.
NB: Before applying the foundation, I make sure I have cleansed, moisturised and popped on a primer of some sort (tip: sun cream makes a really good primer).
To apply this foundation I use the Real Techniques buffing brush, I have had this for ages and I’m still in love with it. It works super well with the Bare Minerals powders as it is a flat topped brush so makes it easy to get the product on the brush. I tend to just swirl the brush over one half of my face, making sure all the product has melted into my skin, then go back to the pot to do the other half of my face.
I’m not a 100% sure why I apply to one half of my face, then the other… just seems to work for me so I’m gunna stick with it. I am really enjoying using this foundation at the moment, I wore it everyday while in Rome and it lasted pretty well. I would say its a medium coverage, I by no means have the best or worst skin in the world, so for me it pretty much covers everything up. I do obviously still go in with a concealer etc… gotta get rid of those under eye bags!
Within the starter kit you also receive a bronzer called ‘warmth’… this is a beautiful product. I love this for a contour, using my real techniques contour brush I do exactly the same as with the foundation, tap a little into the lid and you are good to go. As I use this to contour I pop it in al the normal spots, then if I want a really bronzed look I go over with a big fluffy brush and bronzer.
Im just bloomin’ in love with it all.
I must however stop buying myself presents, and think about my friends and fam!