(Closed) Bare Escentuals

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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108 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I’ve been using Bare Escentuals since the end of last summer and I really really like it! I have had problems with foundation in the past where my skin would feel really clogged or oily. With BE my skin looks and feels much better when I’m wearing makeup all day long. I was nervous about trying it out at first cause it seemed like a lot of effort to put on, but now I have the process down and I love it

Post # 4
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225 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I know that its a mineral based makeup powder. It is suppose to be light and subtle. Because its mineral based, it also has some SPF properties to it.

I think there are a lot of brands/companies that are the same – mineral based foundation, but bare escentuals is the one that seems to be doing the best. they’ve got a very good marketing strategy and are very user friendly with their how to videos, kits, etc.. 

I don’t think there is anything bad about them. But, since you are using brushes for application, don’t forget to clean your brushes! =)

Post # 5
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397 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I LOVE bare escentuals. I’m actually out of foundation and I hate using my MAC foundation now.  BE is so light yet covers well.  It helps my face stay clean and oil free.  I also notice how it helped keep my face clear.   I say definately go for it!

Post # 6
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71 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

i’ve been using bare escentuals for years. i typically dislike liquid foundation because it doesn’t stay on my skin. BE does and gives great coverage. their other products are great too, like their mineral veil and their buxom lip glosses. i would suggest you take a trip to a cosmetics store (like sephora, ulta or the bare escentuals store) and try it out for yourself. warning, women either love it or hate it.

Post # 7
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208 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I guess I have to go against the grain here and say that I don’t like it.  I tried it about a year and a half ago and I actually find that it feels very heavy on my skin and it didn’t blend well and made me look like I was wearing a lot of makeup (which is the opposite of what it is supposed to do).  That being said, I am the only person I know who has tried it but wasn’t happy with it, so it may just be my skin tone, or perhaps I am crazy. (not ruling either out) I tried it again on a number of occasions and finally decided it just isn’t for me.  I also don’t like the brush. I had to return the first one I got because the hairs kept falling out and the new one isnt much better.  My suggestion would be to buy one product and try it before jumping into the deep end like I did and bought the entire starter kit, brushes, etc. 

Post # 9
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199 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I am NOT a makeup person- mascara and undereye concealer and i’m done.  i have lots of freckles, and I always felt that "traditional" makeup was trying to cover them up.  I love my freckles, and don’t want to cover them up.

I initally used Loreals Mineral Makeup range- I thougth the colors were great, but I didn’t love the applciators/intergral to the makeup.

I jumped in and bought the starter kit off BE website- and I love it.  I feel like a more polished verison of myself.  Viola!

Meghann

Post # 10
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1045 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2008

I love the Bare Escentuals makeup– it has good coverage and staying power, and I think it makes my skin look great.  Just one "rumor" I’ve heard is that it can have a bit of a whitening effect in flash photos– you might just want to check up on that.  I’m not sure if that’s just a bit of craziness floating around online.

Post # 11
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46 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I’ve been using BE for the past 3 or 4 years now and I love it from the very first time that I tried it on.  Its a powder base with spf15. It doesn’t clog my skin or make it oily.  It gives great coverage with one or two applications and it’ll last me for hrs as long you don’t rub your face. My skin looks flawless and it doesn’t turn orange like foundation.  

 

 

Post # 12
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21 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2009

Bare Escentuals is awesome if you don’t have super-dry skin (like mine). I loved that it soothed my sensitive skin, covered redness with one quick swipe, and felt light on my skin. But my skin is insanely dry (I use two moisturizers, plus eye cream, plus vitamin E oil in some places), so it wasn’t right for me. It sounds like a good option for your maid, so good luck!

Post # 13
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124 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I bare escentuals powder for my foundation everyday because I have very sentive skin and rosacea. But I will not be wearing it on my wedding day because I heard that it just doesn’t photograph very well. (a bride complained that although she looked great in person, she looked very pale in the pics because of the way the mineral-like shine picked up the light). Just something to think about, it could be fine. Maybe talk to your photographer or the makeup artist and just check out their opinion on the make-up in photos? hope that helps!

Post # 15
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318 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Hi Liz!  If you want to use mineral foundation, consider checking out Everyday Minerals or Silk Naturals for their matte finish foundations.  Everyday minerals has a very, very wide selection of colors (www.everydayminerals) and you mix your own custom shade for Silk Naturals’ foundation (www.silknaturals).  Great thing is–they are half the price of BE and work great!

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Liz- Bare Essentuals is great! It covers all my imperfections perfectly, but the problem with it is it’s not really "photography" makeup. It’s awesome for everyday use, but in pictures it will show up shiny since minerals have this "reflection." I learned this the hard way when my face came out super shiny in pictures at this gala I went to (it was a close-up picture anyway). 

I’m not saying don’t use it if this is the only option. Of course you want your friend to look and feel great, but keep in mind that it might not show up well in pictures.  

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