(Closed) *Before I Buy!! What do you think about BareMinerals”?

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I use Bare Minerals and I love it, but I think it has very light coverage, unfortunately. Though, it does feel weightless, and it’s certainly oil-free. I still have to use a regular heavier cream concealer for under my eyes and any stray blemishes. 

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

I used to love it, but I couldn’t handle the MESS it made. My bathroom would be covered in a layer of powder and I’d have to scrub it all down once a week. I was also trying to keep things clean too. I closed caps after every use, etc. 

Le sigh. 

Right now I’m using a combo of Chanel, Smashbox, Urban Decay, and Makeup Forever. And Bobbi Brown. I love its. :p

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

@fifty Dang I forgot about the mess! My makeup bag is trashed and my sink turns beige by the end of the week. I always end up with powder on my clothes, and I’ve dropped the open container once or twice too. Huge mess!

Post # 7
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Worker bee

I use BareMinerals for my every day wear.  It definitely gives a natural look and is very light, doesn’t feel cakey like regular foundation, but the downside is that coverage is not that great.  If your skin is dry the powder can settle in fine lines too.  I also feel like the system is wasteful, because I end up wasting half the powder on my bathroom counter.

 

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Family Lake House

Yeah, it’s nice, but wastful and messy. Right now I have some that I got off ebay and I love that it was cheap. I wouldn’t buy it new again. Also, in pictures it makes your skin glow and shiny, not in a good way. In terms of how my skin reacts, I think oil free liquid makeup is just as good. The mineral stuff claims to be better for skin, but mine, which can be prone to breakouts, does just the same using bare minerals.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I used it but agree that it’s wasteful and messy. I use the Loreal mineral makeup now. The container makes for less mess (the powder is slightly more contained) and less waste and I like it better than Bare Minerals, because it has less “sheen”. Plus it’s cheaper! 🙂

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

yeah, i like it until i saw some phots of me wearing it on a night out…i looked really patchy..not good. i have been using the maybelline mineral foundation recently and i  am finding that much better…and cheaper!

Post # 11
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409 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I used to use it, but it has very minimal coverage and does not come close to lasting all day ( at least in FL weather ). I wouldn’t reccommend it.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I am a Bare Minerals addict; I personally have never had any issues with looking shiny in photos.  I agree that it could be a tad messy though.  They do have some really pretty blush colors and I think the warmth bronzer is a little more natural looking than most bronzers that I’ve tried.  The eye shadow colors are really pretty too, although they wear off if you don’t use an eyelid primer.

Maybe go have your makeup done at a Bare Minerals store to see if you like it first? 

Post # 13
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I like the powder because it’s a light coverage and looks good all day. It is a smidge messy but i haven’t had too many issues with it. I tend to walk around while i’m buffing in my pajamas so it doesn’t end up on my clothes and it sifts onto the carpet though.

I really like laura mercier’s tinted foundation for foundation though. It’s a good liquid one and very smooth.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I don’t like it – it makes my combo skin which isn’t terribly bad, just a little oily on my t-zone after a bit, turn into an oil slick.  I invested in some nice chanel matte foundation that i only use on the more red parts of my skin, nose and chin, and i moisturize the dry outer parts and voila – face.

I wanted to like that bare minerals stuff.  I’m glad I got it at costco, so it was half as expensive for my trial. 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Miss Root – i think that your location may be a big help – i see the Florida gals on here have a disasterous time with it.  Too humid for it here!

Post # 16
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Wannabee

I really like Bare Minerals! I would say that it is medium to heavy coverage- you just have to put more on than they do on the DVD. Although, I do agree that it can be messy.  My only real complaint is that it is hard to travel with because the powder comes out of the bottom into the lid super easily.

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