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Shaina
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  • Active Since:
    11/14/2010
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    06/22/2014
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    05/30/2013
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Reviews
 
Reviewer: Shaina
Location:San Diego, CA
Age Range:25-34
Skin Type:Combination
Skin Shade:Medium
Hair Color:Brunette
Eye Color:Brown
Date:06/22/2014
Good, but not Great
Rating
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
For reference, I am usually golden medium in the loose foundation. I got this in Bare Buff #10. I was really looking forward to this product and loved it at first; however, noticed it accentuated some of the dryness on my cheeks. I also don't like the application WITH the new brush, but works well with fingers (but you must work quickly). This is a good product with the great natural benefits, but this did not work for my combination skin (oily in T-zone and dry on cheeks).
+2points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 2out of 2found this review helpful.
 
Reviewer: Shaina
Location:San Diego, CA
Age Range:18-24
Skin Type:Normal
Skin Shade:Medium
Hair Color:Black
Eye Color:Brown
Date:05/30/2013
LOVE
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: natural
This is a great blush! I am Golden Medium (I'm Asian) and this color looks lovely and natural. I usually go for peachy blushes, so I'm glad I bought it. If you want a natural color that's close to your natural flush, this will work for you if you're Golden Medium like myself. Some people say the brush that comes with it, isn't that great, but I think it suffices. I do wish it had more product in it instead of a brush, b/c most people like to use a separate brush anyways! I also use the tapered blush brush separately.
Overall, I recommend this blush if you're going for a natural flush. A little goes a long way and you can layer it, which is why I also recommend this blush. The big mirror is also a plus!
+4points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 8out of 12found this review helpful.
 
 Flawless Definition Mascara - REMIX Edition - null
Flawless Definition Mascara - REMIX Edition - null
Flawless Definition Mascara - REMIX Edition
 
Reviewer: Shaina
Location:San Diego, CA
Age Range:18-24
Skin Type:Normal
Skin Shade:Medium
Hair Color:Black
Eye Color:Brown
Date:05/19/2013
Subtle and Nice
Rating
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: subtle, natural
This is a very subtle aqua blue. It still looks natural and in order to really see the blue, others have to be really close to your face. I gave it 4 stars because I prefer the black, which I also own, but this is more for someone who wants that hint of color and surprise. Overall, it's a great mascara and really does define your lashes and makes it look "clean" without the clumpiness.
0points
 
Reviewer: Shaina
Location:San Diego, CA
Age Range:18-24
Skin Type:Normal
Skin Shade:Medium
Hair Color:Black
Eye Color:Brown
Date:02/02/2013
Love!
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: natural, shine control
I have been using the Original BE foundation for 5 years and finally decided to try the Matte version. I am so happy I tried it (and bought it) and wished I should have sooner. I have combination/normal skin and my skin tends to get oily on my forehead and chin towards the end of the day. After wearing this for 8 hours while at work, I noticed my forehead and chin were not oily and shiny like it normally does towards the end of the day. I would highly recommend this if you have normal/combination skin.
I do think think; however, that this formula doesn't give me that luminous glow like the original (which was why I didn't want to try the matte version in the first place), BUT it's not that bad b/c the oil and shininess is under control. I will still use my original formula for doing errands or such, but this is my new favorite everyday go-to!
+10points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 10out of 10found this review helpful.
 
Reviewer: Shaina
Location:San Diego, CA
Age Range:18-24
Skin Type:Sensitive
Skin Shade:Medium
Eye Color:Brown
Display Name: Shaina
Date:09/24/2012
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: soft, portable, travel-friendly
This is a great brush! It does the job well if you want a medium to full coverage like the description says. The bristles are soft on the skin, it makes applying the solid foundation go on smoothly and evenly. I like using this rather than the Flawless Face brush. I don't know if it's just me, but the Flawless Face brush feels a bit rough on the face, sort of poking at you, so it's not as soft as this! Recommend this brush for the solid foundation!
+12points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 14out of 16found this review helpful.
 
 bareMinerals READY SPF 20 Foundation - Medium Beige
bareMinerals READY SPF 20 Foundation - Medium Beige
bareMinerals READY SPF 20 Foundation
 
Reviewer: Shaina
Location:San Diego, CA
Age Range:18-24
Skin Type:Sensitive
Skin Shade:Medium
Eye Color:Brown
Display Name: SHAINA
Date:09/03/2012
Rating
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: smooth, great for traveling
I got this in medium beige, normally I am Golden Medium with the Original. This was a good foundation to try, but I don't think I was able to fully experience whether I really loved it. I think b/c my color match was a little off? Since this color was a bit too light for me. The brush that is recommended for this is a must. I tried using this with the Flawless Face Brush and the coverage/look wasn't as great. I would recommend this for those who are in a hurry or traveling. However, I prefer the Original foundation.
0points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 4out of 8found this review helpful.
 
 bareMinerals READY Eyeshadow 4.0 - The Truth
bareMinerals READY Eyeshadow 4.0 - The Truth
READY Eyeshadow 4.0
 
Reviewer: Shaina
Location:San Diego, CA
Age Range:18-24
Skin Type:Combination
Skin Shade:Medium
Eye Color:Brown
Display Name: shaina
Date:10/07/2011
It's nice, but prefer the loose
Rating
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: handy, nice packaging
I am a huge fan of BE's loose powders. So when this new READY line came out, I was hesitant to buy it, but after watching it on TV, I decided to give it a try. That being said, the colors are great, but I feel like they're similar to other pressed eye shadows and don't have that "look" that the BE loose eye shadows have. I don't know if it's the way I apply the loose ones, but some of the colors give me an iridescent look where the colors are sort of changing depending on the lighting. Anyways, these don't have that uniqueness that the loose ones have. Also, I don't think they have an amazing color pay-off as they claim compared to other eye shadows that I've tried. BUT I do think these are worth trying since they do have anti-aging benefits and are long lasting. If you are a BE fan and LOVE the loose powders, I'd say why not and buy one for yourself. It's nice to have a BE product to just grab-and-go and have handy, but I prefer the classic loose eye shadows instead. Also, b/c the loose provides more product!
+8points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 8out of 8found this review helpful.
 
 Plum Eyecolor - Berry Flambe
Plum Eyecolor - Berry Flambe
Berry Flambe Eyecolor
 
Reviewer: Shaina
Location:San Diego, CA
Age Range:18-24
Skin Type:Combination
Skin Shade:Medium
Eye Color:Brown
Display Name: shaina
Date:08/21/2011
<3
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: pretty
Buy this if you like purple! The color is actually lighter in person than what it appears on screen, but it's still a great color. I bought this in the actual store. Starts off as a light bright (but not too bright) purple and layer on to make it look darker.
+2points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 2out of 2found this review helpful.
 
 ORIGINAL SPF 15 Foundation - Medium Beige
ORIGINAL SPF 15 Foundation - Medium Beige
The one and only foundation that started it all.
 
Reviewer: Shaina
Location:San Diego, CA
Age Range:18-24
Skin Type:Combination
Skin Shade:Medium
Hair Color:Black
Eye Color:Brown
Display Name: shaina
Date:08/08/2011
Great product
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: smooth
I love this product! It always gives me a dewy and natural look--not cakey looking at all. A small amount goes a long way and I love how it doubles up as a concealer. It's also long lasting. I use it almost everyday and had it for about a year now and it's STILL full. I think this will probably last me another 2 years!
0points
 
 BE Cares Unforgettable Eyecolor
BE Cares Unforgettable Eyecolor
BE Cares Unforgettable Eyecolor
 
Reviewer: Shaina
Location:San Diego, CA
Age Range:18-24
Skin Type:Combination
Skin Shade:Medium
Hair Color:Black
Eye Color:Brown
Display Name: shaina
Date:08/08/2011
Great color
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: pretty, amazing, multidimensional
This eyeshadow color is amazing. It looks light purple in the jar, but can also be used accordingly to create a more deeper look. The color definitely has lots of shimmer to it, but works in a beautiful way so that it doesn't look bad. Also, when applied "wet" it creates a totally different look! This is worth the purchase especially for a good cause and because it's multidimensional.
0points
 
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Questions
 
How does this compare to Urban Decay primer potion?
Is this all natural ingredients?
Submitted by:
Shaina
2 years, 2 months ago
 
Answers
 
bareMinerals READY Blush - The One
 
Sparkles?
Is this blush sparkly or just a matte color?
The Secret's Out is a matte color.
Submitted by:
Shaina
San Diego, CA
1 year, 4 months ago
 
bareMinerals READY Blush - The One
 
How do I select the right shade?
After trying the READY foundation, & loving it, I'd like to try READY Blush. I'm 56 yrs. old, use Clear Radiance, but haven't worn Blush in many yrs. As I've aged, I've found that my usual shades of Blush appear too "theatrical". I wear READY foundation in Light & that's perfect for me. What shade would be best for me? My skin tone is light with yellowish undertones; sallow looking. I'd appreciate any other suggestions you might have to "perk-up" my overall appearance (eye shadow colors, lip colors, etc...) I have brown eyes & my natural hair color is dark brunette with little-to-no gray. Thank you!
Because you have yellowish undertones and light skin tone, I recommend The Secret's Out. I use this and I'm Golden Medium and I love this color! I have heard good reviews from those who are light skin tone and recommend this as a great "just a hint of color" color! It may look a bit dark on the computer screen, but it is LIGHT. You can layer it too for more color.
Submitted by:
Shaina
San Diego, CA
1 year, 4 months ago
 
 Get Started: Eyes Cheeks Lips - Light to Medium
Get Started: Eyes Cheeks Lips - Light to Medium
perfect finish for all complexions
 
Which shade kit would be best for me? I have olivetoned skin w/th golden undertones.
I have been matched to the "Golden Medium" foundation twice. I went to a local store and when the lady helping me put on "Golden Medium" on my jaw line & you couldn't see any visable line where she put that foundation. It blended right in, I couldn't even see where she put it. So, I guess that means that is the right shade. If so, which kit (light to medium, or medium to tan would be best. I know Leslie has said "golden medium" is really in the tan family) so I'm not sure.
I say the medium to tan kit. When golden medium wasn't created yet (that is, when BE had only a few color shades), I bought the medium to tan kit and it worked fine for me. I have an Asian skin tone where I have warm undertones, but when Golden Medium came out, it matched me better. So if you're looking for a kit that's CLOSE to "Golden Medium" get Medium to Tan.
Submitted by:
Shaina
3 years, 2 months ago