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Shaina
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  • Active Since:
    11/14/2010
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Customer AvatarReviewer: Shaina
Location:San Diego, CA
Age Range:25-34
Skin Type:Combination
Skin Shade:Medium
Hair Color:Brunette
Eye Color:Brown
Date:06/07/2015
Easy to Use
Rating
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Pros: fast, easy to use
Cons: puff
I am Golden Medium and was recommended to get the lighter color. This is nice to use if you want a fast Mineral Veil as opposed to the Original. It comes with a puff which is useless. Doesn't seem to apply well with the puff, so use a brush if you have one on hand. So far, it works similar to the Original Mineral Veil.
+3points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 3out of 3found this review helpful.
 
Customer AvatarReviewer: Shaina
Location:San Diego, CA
Age Range:25-34
Skin Type:Combination
Skin Shade:Medium
Hair Color:Brunette
Eye Color:Brown
Date:06/07/2015
Works Well
Rating
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Pros: works well
This brow pencil works well to quickly fill in your brows. I would not pay full price for this which is why I took off a heart in the rating, but give it a try if there is a sale! I am Asian with pretty thick brows already so I got the darker color. The PROS is that it's easy, fast, and natural. The CONS is that it's somewhat pricy, only comes in 2 shades, and doesn't come with a cap. It does have a twisting mechanism to it which makes it fast to use, but for sanitary reasons, it should come with a cap.
0points
 
Customer AvatarReviewer: Shaina
Location:San Diego, CA
Age Range:25-34
Skin Type:Combination
Skin Shade:Medium
Hair Color:Brunette
Eye Color:Brown
Date:06/07/2015
Awesome!
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Pros: awesome
This kit is amazing! I already have a few of the Moxie lip glosses and they are amazing. They have a slight tingling sensation on the lips after you apply, but it's not as strong as the Buxom lip glosses. The value is similar to buying the mini Moxies when they come in 6 individual small tubes, but this is just double ended. I believe there are 2 shimmery glosses and the rest aren't. Definitely worth it if you're looking for a gloss that lasts a few hours, smells great, and is not sticky!
+5points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 5out of 5found this review helpful.
 
Customer AvatarReviewer: Shaina
Location:San Diego, CA
Age Range:25-34
Skin Type:Combination
Skin Shade:Medium
Hair Color:Brunette
Eye Color:Brown
Date:06/07/2015
Love!
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Pros: soft
This brush is amazing. It is very soft and feels nice on the skin. It is also very easy to clean. This brush works well with the Complexion Rescue as well as the BareSkin. Definitely try this! It's worth it!
+1point
Helpful Votes Recieved: 1out of 1found this review helpful.
 
Customer AvatarReviewer: Shaina
Location:San Diego, CA
Age Range:25-34
Skin Type:Combination
Skin Shade:Medium
Hair Color:Brunette
Eye Color:Brown
Date:02/12/2015
AMAZING
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Pros: refreshing, natural, clean-feel, amazing
I absolutely love this product! I have been using BareMinerals for about 10 years now and have been using the Original and Matte powder foundations. I wanted to try this since it's something new. I have all of Bareminerals foundations including the BareSkin and the Ready Foundation. This is the BEST by far. I absolutely love the way it covers and feels on my skin. I have combination to dry skin and this definitely takes care of the oil and shine that I cannot control using the other foundations. So this left my face at the end of the day the same way it looked when I first applied it, which is also a huge plus. Even though I love the other BE foundations, this doesn't leave me oily. It's also fast to apply with the fingers or the brush that the site recommends with it. I find that either way works. If you're on the fence about getting the brush, I say it's not necessarily "a must"--it's soft and nice to have, but I think applying with fingers is just fine (or another brush for that matter).
This also comes with a tad bit more product compared to the BareSkin if you're deciding between this or BareSkin. BareSkin definitely has more coverage, but I think it leaves me shiny later in the day.
Overall, from someone who has used and have all their foundations, I highly recommend trying this--especially if you have combination to dry skin. Also if you're in a hurry and need something quick, this is perfect for it. Not to mention an SPF of 30 which is what dermatologists recommend on a daily basis. Finally, like all of BE products, this leaves your skin looking very natural but BETTER.
+16points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 16out of 16found this review helpful.
 
Customer AvatarReviewer: 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.
 
bareMinerals READY Blush - The Aphrodisiac
 
Customer AvatarReviewer: 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
Pros: 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
 
Customer AvatarReviewer: 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
Pros: 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
 
Customer AvatarReviewer: 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
Pros: 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.
 
Customer AvatarReviewer: 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
Pros: 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!
+13points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 15out of 17found this review helpful.
 
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Questions
 
How does this compare to Urban Decay primer potion?
Is this all natural ingredients?
Submitted by:
Shaina
2 years, 11 months ago
 
Answers
 
What is the best way to clean this brush?
Are there any "around the house" (e.g. bar soap) cleaners that can be used?
Johnson and Johnson's Baby Shampoo.
Submitted by:
Shaina
San Diego, CA
3 weeks, 5 days ago
 
What other bm products will the smoothing face brush work well on
I would like to use it with regular bare minerals.
It also works well with BareSkin.
Submitted by:
Shaina
San Diego, CA
3 weeks, 5 days ago
 
What should I clean this brush with?
I love this Brush and the Complexion Rescue. I just want to make sure I keep the brush clean and was unsure what to use when cleaning it. Any suggestions?
Try the BareMinerals Brush Cleaner or you can try Baby Shampoo. Make sure to clean in lukewarm water or cold water and let it dry overnight on a towel.
Submitted by:
Shaina
San Diego, CA
3 weeks, 5 days ago
 
Shade matching
I use either Golden Medium in the original foundation or Medium Beige Ready combined with Golden Medium in Ready foundation. I would love to try this but hate to end up with the wrong shade. It's a long drive for me to get to the nearest Boutique. Would be nice to get a couple of shades in sample size.
Thanks for any recommendations in advance!
Lisa
I would get 6 in Ginger. I am also golden medium in original and matte and with the Ready. But with BareSkin, I am Bare Buff. You are either Buttercream 3 or Ginger 6. Buttercream is more pink undertones and Ginger is more yellow undertones.
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Shaina
San Diego, CA
4 months, 3 weeks ago
 
bareMinerals READY Blush - The Aphrodisiac
 
Sparkles?
Is this blush sparkly or just a matte color?
The Secret's Out is a matte color.
Submitted by:
Shaina
San Diego, CA
2 years, 1 month ago
 
bareMinerals READY Blush - The Aphrodisiac
 
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.
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Shaina
San Diego, CA
2 years, 1 month 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, 10 months ago