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Beauty | New Year, New Face With Bare Minerals.

I was a very lucky duck at Christmas & managed to come home with some kick ass beauty products including a lovely little set of glowing Bare Minerals face products.

This is my first experience with Bare Minerals. I can't quit put my finger on why, but it's not a brand I've yet gravitated to. After looking into the brand, I immediately fell in love with their ethos; 'We exist to make a positive difference in womens lives.' If that isn't a statement to start 2017 with, then I don't know what is?

The first Bare Minerals product I have to share with you is the Well Rested Face & Eye Brightener, a brightening concealer, highlight hybrid. The sheer mineral formula contains light reflecting particles, which once applied gives the appearance of a radiant, more youthful complexion. This product can be used before or after foundation, personally I prefer to use this after, and apply it both to the corners & underneath the eyes, where my dark cirlces don't do a very good job at hiding. Damn you dark circles! The brightener is relatively easy to apply. I like to pop it on and then go straight in with my Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge to pat it into the skin.

I also have what I believe is one of Bare Minerals best sellers. Woop woop! The Illuminating Mineral Veil is a loose mineral powder that claims to leave the skin looking perfectly airbrushed, something I was very excited to try. I'm a bit squiffy when it comes to loose powders as I always envisage myself spilling the product all over, luckily for me and my carpets this hasn't happened yet. Phewie! I apply the finely milled powder with my Brush Works Powder Brush, which although it doesn't quite fit the pot quite correctly, it does an excellent job at distributing the product on my face. The finish is a very soft, natural, yet still glowing complexion.

The final addition, and probably my favourite of the three is the Bare Minerals Blush in shade Floret, a super hot pink shade, which initially scared the absolute life out of me! I like a rosy more natural glow to my cheeks so when I first saw this I thought it was going to be way too bright for my complexion. How wrong I was! Using the tiniest amount of lightweight mineral powder, this product defines and gives a natural glow to the apples of the cheeks. I'd imagine it'd be quite easy to overdo it with this shade & end up looking like a child who's got lost in their mums makeup box, so a little really does go a long way with this product.

These are my first three Bare Minerals products to grace my face, and I'm more than glad I've had the opportunity to try them. Is there anything you could recommend? 2017 is going to be my year of trying new things!

1 comment on "Beauty | New Year, New Face With Bare Minerals."
  1. I used to use their foundation a while ago, they're an amazing brand their products are so good for your skin (or they were on mine) and they look so natural when applied, I love them as a brand! Lovely post!

    Lauren x