Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Brand Review: bareMinerals

I love doing brand reviews, I think it's good to see a collection as a whole rather than individual products. Today I'm going to be guiding you through one of my favourite brands, which is bareMinerals. I found that I own a lot of their items, and it's no wonder I gravitate to them as they are a brand which really aim to enhance your look rather than making you look like a different person all together. It's also the brand I recommend to people who are starting out with make-up, as you get quality for your money.

So to start this all off, I have to mention the cult favourite bareMinerals Matte SPF15 Mineral Foundation (£26.50/6g). I've tried both this foundation and also the Original SPF foundation, and I love both. I tend to use this as a powder, after my foundation for extra coverage because it gives a poreless matte finish. You can use this alone as a foundation, and it works well to even out the complexion.  I use this in the shade Golden Tan, which is a great match for my skin-tone.

The bareMinerals Warmth All Over Face Colour  (£20.00/1.5g) was actually my second product from the brand. This is a product I don't tend to talk about as much, although I use it so often! This is a mix between a bronzer and a blush, it's red toned and so matches well with most undertones and just acts to really warm up the face, adding both colour and definition. Another thing I like is that it leaves a satin finish, it's not shimmery or overly powdery and works so well with a variety of looks, it's my go-to blush when I am stuck on how to finish off my look.

I have two brushes from bareMinerals, the Flawless Face Brush (£19.00) and the Brighten and Hydrate Brush . bareMinerals have a great selection of brushes, and I don't normally believe you have to buy certain brushes for specific products, but bareMinerals brushes are created to work really well with their products that actually maximises application and coverage, especially with the foundations. The flawless face brush is a good example of a brush that was formulated to work with the foundation, I actually don't use that brush for anything else apart from bareMinerals products! However the Brighten and Hydrate brush is the softest brush I own and I reserve it for my Chanel Natural Finish Loose Powder, because this brush just feels so luxurious that I have to use it with my most expensive powder!

bareMinerals Pop of Passion Lip-Oil Balms (£17.00/3.1g) - I feel like I've raved on and on about these lip products - full review here. They are just the most comfortable and practical thing to wear on your lips. They are a sheer lip oil, which delivers a nice amount of pigment without you having to use a mirror to apply it, also since it's an oil, it's so moisturising to wear, especially for this time of year. Also the wear time is good, and most importantly when it does wear off, it does so gracefully. I feel like sometimes the maintenance of lip products is just too much hassle, which is why it took me such a long time to delve into them, but upon discovering these, I'm so happy with my mini collection of these, I have the shades: Nude Passion, Pink Passion and Plumberry Pop.

bareMinerals The Neutral Attraction Palette (£35.00) - So as a makeup addict, I have accumulated so many eyeshadow palettes. Don't blame this one on me, it was a gift for my birthday last year. So what makes this palette any different from the rest? Simple. The colours. The selection of colours in this palette is so different from anything else I've seen on the market, having matte greys and yellows, shimmery pinks and silver. It's totally unique, and not just another palette. Also there is the addition of  two blushes, a bronzer and a highlighter, all of which can double up as eyeshadow too. So it's a diverse palette that super compact and light, and can create a variety of different looks.

I know bareMinerals has a bunch of other amazing products that I haven't tried, so I would love to know what you would recommend and if you've tried any of the products I have mentioned. All in all, bareMinerals is a brand that knows what it's doing, aiming to enhance your features and making you feel like the best version of yourself. Be sure to follow me on Bloglovin for more beauty posts!


  1. Oh my gosh that palette looks heavenly!

    Sakura xx

    1. Haha, it's so different and unique and really worth the money in terms of what you get!


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