Saturday was a busy day for me, not only did I go to She Active and get my new running trainers, but I also went to Bare Escentuals in Brighton to have a make under. Bare Escentuals is a bareMinerals boutique. If you haven’t heard of them, they specialise in real mineral make up.
The great thing about having a make under at Bare Escentuals is that they explain all the benefits of each products. Simple things like the foundations being good for your skin and having an SPF 15 make such a huge difference to your skincare. Additionally the bareMineral foundations are so pure you can sleep in them, which for me is great as I am very bad at taking my make up before bed.
I had a lovely girl called Gabby doing my make up, what I thought was fantastic is that she applied the make up on one half of my face and then showed me how to effectively use the products on the other half, which meant were I to purchase them I would know how to use them properly.
I was a bit sceptical about mineral powder, with my main concerns being:
- Is it going to give me the coverage that I would expect from a liquid?
- Is it going to look cakey or really powdery?
The answers were yes and no (respectively). The coverage I received was great, and depending on how much you buff it in the heavier or lighter the coverage. Also when you buff it in it takes on a creamy consistency.
Every single one of the bareMinerals products is designed to work in harmony with your skin.
You can order a Starter Kit online for £49 – this includes:
- bareMinerals Original SPF 15 Foundation in Medium and Medium Beige, size: 2g each
- Original Mineral Veil, size: 2g
- Warmth All-Over Face Color, size: 1.5g
- Full Flawless Face Brush
- Flawless Application Face Brush
- Maximum Coverage Concealer Brush
- How-To DVD shows you how to Swirl, Tap, Buff® your way back to the skin you were born with
- Prime Time Foundation Primer, size: 15ml
The foundation will last quite a while as you use such a small amount each time, not to mention the foundation Never goes off.
If you go to a Bare Escentuals boutique and have a make under, for the same price as the Starter Kit they will personalise the set to your specific colouring (rather than getting the standard, pre packed one) and I think they also give you a bigger pot of foundation.
Before I left Gabby ( who really did do a fantastic job of my make up) wrote down everything she used so that I could come back and buy it.
I personally was really happy with the results and will be replacing my usual primer and foundation with bareMinerals. When I’ve got them and been using them myself for a while I will review them again looking at how easy it is to get the same results myself, and probably do a comparison between the bareMineral make up and my usual foundation.Love Lilla xx