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BareMinerals NEW BareSkin Foundation & Blogger Event!

Posted on September 1, 2014


Hi Guys!

Well I have been a busy bee this last week! If you saw yesterday’s post you’ll know I was at The White Company’s event on Wednesday, then on Thursday evening I was invited to the BareMinerals bloggers event at Debenhams in Norwich! How exciting! The BareMinerals team wanted to show us and tell us al about their brand new BareSkin Liquid Foundation! If you know the brand, you’ll know BareMinerals are famous for their powder mineral foundations, so this is their very first liquid foundation, and a really exciting new launch!


BareSkin is BareMinerals first ever liquid foundation, with a gorgeous ultra thin silky texture, it has a coconut derived base with jojoba coated mineral pigments and lilac plant stem cells, oh and there’s some good old vitamin c in there too!

As with the whole concept of BareMinerals, the point of the new BareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation is that it doesn’t contain anything synthetic or bad for your skin, BareMinerals have come up with a liquid foundation that acts like skincare, which I think is a fabulous idea!



As well as the makeup, there were some gorgeous chocolate brownies and smoothies provided by Babychinos, a local vendor based in Norwich. BareMinerals chose this company specifically as all their products are made from scratch out of the highest quality ingredients and locally sourced products – which reflects BareMinerals company ethos.



Ok so ignore the darker bits around my hairline, this is the remnants of my previous foundation that was removed! We were shown how to apply the product using the new Perfecting Face Brush, adding two drops at a time to the centre reservoir of the brush then buffing into the skin. We were advised to use up to six drops in total for fuller coverage. I was really happy with the finish on my skin, it’s definitely the most lightweight foundation I’ve ever worn, and just like BareMinerals powder foundations it really felt like I wasn’t wearing any makeup – the finish really is so lightweight I can’t even tell you!

I’d definitely recommend this foundation if you like a natural, semi-matte finish, with medium coverage. The BareSkin Foundation is £26 and it can be purchased from Debenhams or direct from BareMinerals.co.uk.


I left with a good sized sample of BareSkin foundation and an amazing goody bag! Thank you so much!


Will you be trying the new BareSkin foundation? I hope you enjoyed my post! xxx

Bare Minerals Get Started Kit in Medium | Review

Posted on July 18, 2014


Hi Guys!

Today I’ve got the awesome Bare Minerals Get Started Kit in Medium to show you! Now if you’re new to Bare Minerals I’ll tell you a bit about the brand (of you’re familiar please feel free to skip this part!)

bareMinerals products are based on, you guessed it, minerals. Minerals provide the basis for all their products, and offer a whole range of benefits to the user. Every mineral in our proprietary formulations is carefully selected to deliver proven results. bareMinerals Makeup utilizes naturally derived minerals to give you exceptional long-lasting coverage, breathable lightweight wear, rich pigmentation with creamy blendability, and broad-spectrum UVA/UVB sun protection. Best of all, we created all of our mineral formulas to work together in harmony to improve your complexion instantly and over time, day and night.


The Get Started Kit includes everything you need for complexion perfection –

  • bareMinerals Original SPF 15 Foundation in Medium C25 and Medium Beige N20, size: 2g each
  • Original Mineral Veil finishing powder, size: 2g
  • Prime Time Foundation Primer, size: 15ml
  • Warmth All-Over Face Color, size: 1.5g
  • Full Flawless Face Brush
  • Flawless Application Face Brush
  • Maximum Coverage Concealer Brush
  • Get Started Kit guide: shows you how to Swirl, Tap, Buff® your way back to the skin you were born with.

So basically this kit includes everything you need for a gorgeous flawless look! And it really couldn’t be easier to use…


Firstly you massage the primer into your skin, allow this to set then apply the foundation. You’re given two brushes for different finishes; the Full Flawless Face Brush gives medium to full coverage, and the Flawless Application Face Brush gives light to medium coverage as it has softer bristles. Buff the foundation into the skin as required then apply the Warmth All-Over Face Colour where you would usually highlight, then finish off with the Mineral Veil Finishing Powder – this is a translucent powder that gives a soft focus finish to your look.


I love that you have everything in this kit that you need to get a fresh looking, flawless base. Also I think it’s great that they’ve included two foundation colours so you can mix and match. My preconceptions of bareMinerals were that the products would completely dry out my already dry skin – I tend to stay away from powders for this reason. But I couldn’t be more wrong! This stuff is like magic! It doesn’t dry the skin at all (one of the reasons being there is no talc in the products) and the fact that you only need tiniest amount of foundation to get full coverage just amazes me!


I’d highly recommend this kit as being perfect for your summer foundation routine. My Dior Hydralife BB cream is fantastic but it can feel heavy which is not really what you want as the weather heats up! I just need a flawless look without feeling caked in makeup! These bareMinerals products feel so light, you don’t even feel like your wearing a foundation at all!


It’s also worth mentioning this kit includes products worth an individual total of £119, but has a RRP of just £50, oh and it only actually costs £39 from Chemist Direct, what a bargain!

I’d love to hear what you think, and if you’ve tried bareMinerals before?

This post contains a sample provided for review

BareMinerals SPF Powder Foundation Review

Posted on June 30, 2013

The lovely guys at Beauty Cutey sent me a *bareMinerals SPF foundation in ‘Fair’ to trial this week. I was interested to try this product as my skin tends to be dry so I have stayed away from powder foundations in the past and always used liquids.

Bareminerals foundation

‘Magazines and millions of women agree: your skin will love you for this. Our Original SPF 15 Foundation gives you an incredibly flawless, even application and picture-perfect skin. Its silky, soft texture looks like a powder, but it feels like a cream and buffs on beautifully without settling into fine lines or drying out the skin. Made with only the purest, highest quality ingredients — and none of the chemicals and preservatives that can irritate skin. It’s makeup so pure you can sleep in it’

Sounds like a lot to live up to! I’ve also been told this product is absolutely fine for dry skin types as there is no talc in the ingredients so it is not drying to the skin.

Bareminerals foundation review

‘Applying the Makeup is Easy 1. Swirl a small amount of bareMinerals into the lid with the Flawless Application Brush (for lighter coverage) or the Full Coverage Kabuki Brush (for more coverage) until the bareMinerals are tucked into the bristles. 2. Tap off excess. bareMinerals should not be visible on the outside of the brush. 3. Buff bareMinerals onto the skin in a swirling, circular motion, starting on the outside of your face near your cheekbones. Then, buff around your face, working your way to the cheeks, forehead, and nose. Buff until you’re satisfied with the coverage. Less is more when applying bareMinerals.’

I didn’t have a bareMinerals brush so just used a MAC 182 brush to buff into the skin. You can see below you really don’t use much product at all!

MAC Kabuki brush bare minerals

So here is a nice close up of my skin before hand, pores and all!

Before photo

And below after the foundation has been applied – I re-loaded the brush twice. (The black hair on my cheeck is from my new buffer brush by the way!)

Bareminerals Makeover

I have to say I am so impressed with this product, it took less than a minute to apply, and left a really flawless but natural looking finish. My skin didn’t feel dry, and it didn’t emphasise any dry patches as many foundations tend to. I will definitely be repurchasing this!

Bareminerals Makeover review

You can purchase the bareMinerals SPF Foundation in Fair here.

Use code thoushaltnotcovet for a 10% discount!

I hope you enjoyed reading this post, I’d love to hear your thoughts! xx