BAREMINERALS are a brand that have been in my makeup bag since day one. I remember buying one of their powder foundation starter kits from a local beauty salon, Pure Bliss, before they had even made it into UK department stores and there was still that total confusion over whether they were bareEscentuals or bareMinerals.
Nowadays, I’ve branched out into trying their other products as they’ve expanded their range and clearly I’m super happy about it…
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With bareMinerals products, I know that I’m getting the most incredible formulation that sits perfectly on my skin, a beautiful colour and practical but pretty packaging and I couldn’t ask for more.
Over the last few weeks, I’ve been trying out a couple of products from their new GEN NUDE and BAREPRO range and as I expected, I’ve been really impressed!
The BAREPRO 16-Hour Full Coverage Concealer is the creamy stick concealer I feel like I’ve been waiting my whole makeup wearing life for. For a combination-oily skinned gal like me, it has the soft matte finish and ultra longevity that I need but it has a smooth and creamy formula that glides onto my skin, doesn’t drag and most importantly, doesn’t crease on my tired 29 year old, girl boss under eyes.
The BAREPRO Concealer is great for those who want one product that does it all; conceal dark circles, cover blemishes, colour correct dull or sallow areas of the skin or even contour if bought in a darker shade than you’d usually wear.
I love that it stays in place and doesn’t crease throughout the day. I do have fine lines underneath my eyes and makeup has a tendency to settle into the lines which looks unsightly. I show quite a lot of expression on my face so of course I still have lines when I smile but the bareMinerals makeup seems to move with my skin and doesn’t crease under my eyes or around the sides of my nose and mouth.
It comes in a retractable stick so its great for a quick and easy fuss free application, ideal for travel and perfect for popping in your handbag if you’re someone that likes to touch up on the go, although I have to say that I haven’t felt the need to touch it up throughout the day as of yet. I’ve been wearing this concealer exclusively for the last few weeks for varying amounts of time and in different conditions such as on work days, running around doing errands, evenings out, etc and it holds up so well on my skin.
The formula is waterproof and humidity-resistant so if you’re someone who has oily skin, is prone to sweating or travels to humid destinations then I’d urge you especially to try this product. I really need a product thats going to be long lasting as I’m not someone that actually tops up on the go, aside from my lip product here and there. I like to apply my makeup in the morning and have it last all day and this concealer definitely does that.
Theres a wide 10 shade range, designed to match the BAREPRO Liquid and Powder Foundations perfectly, from very light to very dark. The shades seem to adapt themselves to suit varying hues so I’m pretty confident that when I go on holiday and have a tan, I’ll be able to use the same concealer and blend it out to suit my tanned skin rather than having to buy a darker one.
I have the shade Light/Medium Neutral 05 which is spot on for my complexion, highly pigmented and covers precisely what I want it to while still keeping my skin looking natural and not drying it out.
As a brand, bareMinerals are known for their skin loving formulas and back in the day, they had a tag line along the lines of makeup that was so pure you could sleep in it. While I wouldn’t advocate sleeping in your makeup, this concealer can be worn all day without your skin hating you for it; there’s nothing worse than your skin feeling dried out and thirsty after then end of a long day.
This concealer contains lots of skin loving ingredients including, bamboo stem extract to smooth the look of pores and fine lines, antioxidant rich raspberry seed oil, blackcurrant seed oil and sea lavender which helps to nourish and hydrate the skin and help to protect the skin from the damaging effects of free radicals like pollution.
Another newbie to the bareMinerals range is the GEN NUDE Patent Lip Lacquer which has to be my most favourite lip colour and formula that I’ve tried since I discovered Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk.
If you’re in the market for a lip product that’ll give you the full coverage of a lipstick with the shine of an incredible lipgloss in one swipe then you simply MUST try this lip lacquer.
The mineral-rich formula is hydrating on the lips and leaves them looking plump, juicy and kissable. My lips feel soft and moisturised when I wear it and its long lasting with just the right amount of tackiness to it so that my hair doesn’t stick to my lips if its windy but the lip product sticks around on my lips for hours and, most importantly, stays around without bleeding.
The collection is made up of stunning nude shades from mauves and pinks to peaches and beiges and whats awesome about them is that they suit all skin tones regardless of whether you’re pale or dark skinned. Need proof? Scroll through the images on the link above and you’ll see the shades swatched side by side on varying skin tones.
There are 10 shades available in the UK right now and 20 on the US bareMinerals site. I’m hoping that more will be added to the UK offering as the range expands as I’ll definitely be needing to repurchase the shade that I have, a spiced rosy brown called 2Legit when it runs out! Thankfully, its available from World Duty Free and since I’m travelling soon, I’ll definitely be checking out the bareMinerals stand in the airport.
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I’m a firm believer in not paying full price for something if you don’t have to; its like chucking money away that you could save… or spend on more beauty products, lets be honest here.
With that in mind, let me point you in the direction of World Duty Free Beauty. I travel as much as I can and whenever I’ve got a trip booked, I start to put together a list of the things that I want to buy in duty free. I check in at the airport as soon as the desks open for my flight to maximise my shopping time so that I can grab all of the products that I’ve had my eye on but for a reduced price, making my money go further. I’d recommend you to do the same if you’re travelling soon but there’s always bargains to be had online as well.
Did you know that an edited selection of bareMinerals products are available at a reduced price on their online website too? Check out the bareMinerals page for gorgeous makeup at World Duty Free prices!
You’ll also be able to find bareMinerals products in store and online; you’ll find the BAREPRO Concealer on Selfridges and Sephora and the GEN NUDE Lip Lacquer on Selfridges, House of Fraser, Look Fantastic, Macy’s and Sephora.
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What are your favourite bareMinerals products and what would you love to try from them?