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ShortErica
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  • Active Since:
    01/09/2011
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    09/09/2011
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    4.9
  • Reviews Written:
    15
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    82
 
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    01/20/2011
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    04/08/2011
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    09/09/2011
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Reviews
 
 Small Rose Radiance
Small Rose Radiance
Rose Radiance (size: small)
 
Reviewer: ShortErica
Location:Tallahassee, FL
Age Range:18-24
Skin Type:Normal
Skin Shade:Light
Hair Color:Auburn
Eye Color:Blue
Display Name: Erica
Date:09/09/2011
Rosy review
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
I have tried quite a few all over face options and was very impressed by rose radiance. It gives a really nice pink shimmer and you don't need to use very much product. You can also use it with other things. I like using it over faux tan so I have the combination of being out in the sun with a nice pink glow. I've used it by itself as a blush which also works nicely.
0points
 
 Get Started Complexion Enhancers Kit
Get Started Complexion Enhancers Kit
simple steps to illuminate your complexion
 
Reviewer: ShortErica
Location:Tallahassee, FL
Age Range:18-24
Skin Type:Normal
Skin Shade:Light
Hair Color:Auburn
Eye Color:Blue
Display Name: Erica
Date:05/30/2011
Awesome kit!
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: best kit
I absolutely love this kit. It is a steal for the price. I bought it a while ago and have used every part of it. I love that I could try some complexion enhancers in a small size to see which I liked. Pure radiance is one of my favorites! I just started using the faux tan which I have substituted for warmth - I'm fair skinned so don't be afraid to try it. Also this comes with one of my favorite brushes, feather light, which I use with the radiance. It puts just the right amount on. Also you can't find the feather light brush on bare minerals but I think it is on qvc.com so this is an excellent way to get this brush. Also the angled face brush is perfect for applying blush. Seriously you should not pass this up for under $20. 3 brushes, 4 face enhancers. At regular price you couldn't even buy one brush for the cost of this entire kit!
+2points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 2out of 2found this review helpful.
 
 Get Started Complexion Enhancers Kit
Get Started Complexion Enhancers Kit
simple steps to illuminate your complexion
 
Reviewer: ShortErica
Location:Tallahassee, FL
Age Range:18-24
Skin Type:Normal
Skin Shade:Light
Hair Color:Auburn
Eye Color:Blue
Display Name: Erica
Date:04/22/2011
Amazing Kit
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: best kit
I absolutely love this kit. It is a steal for $20. I bought it a while ago and have used every part of it. I love that I could try some complexion enhancers in a small size to see which I liked. Pure radiance is one of my favorites! I just started using the faux tan which I have substituted for warmth - I'm fair skinned so don't be afraid to try it. Also this comes with one of my favorite brushes, feather light, which I use with the radiance. It puts just the right amount on. Also you can't find the feather light brush on bare minerals but I think it is on qvc.com so this is an excellent way to get this brush. Also the angled face brush is perfect for applying blush. Seriously you should not pass this up for $20. 3 brushes, 4 face enhancers. At regular price you couldn't even buy one brush for the cost of this entire kit!
+3points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 3out of 3found this review helpful.
 
Reviewer: ShortErica
Location:Tallahassee, FL
Age Range:18-24
Skin Type:Normal
Skin Shade:Light
Hair Color:Auburn
Eye Color:Blue
Display Name: Erica
Date:04/08/2011
Perfect application
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: perfect application
I haven't been using this brush very long but I wanted to definitely recommend it. I purchased a kit with faux tan and although I can use warmth with my light skin I was a little timid about using faux tan - even though the sun has been shining since February in Florida. This brush puts the best soft coat on your face so you don't overdo it. I am using it with faux tan instead of using warmth because it looks so great. I just ordered soft focus glee and soft focus true and can't wait to see how the brush applies its namesake products! Definitely a great brush. I feel like I will be able to use it with so many face products. Also I read in other reviews that some people prefer this for a light application of mineral veil. Just another reason to get this brush.
+9points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 10out of 11found this review helpful.
 
Reviewer: ShortErica
Location:Tallahassee, FL
Age Range:18-24
Skin Type:Normal
Skin Shade:Light
Hair Color:Auburn
Eye Color:Blue
Display Name: Erica
Date:04/08/2011
Smooth flawless finish
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: flawless face
This brush does give more dense coverage than the buki so you must be aware of how you use it. I use this for mineral veil before my foundation, which I read somewhere as a hint to help everything go on better. Depending on the day I use the flawless application, handy buki, or this for foundation - but don't use too much product when using this brush. After warmth and mineral veil I use this to buff everything into place one final time. It really makes your face look flawless.
+11points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 11out of 11found this review helpful.
 
 RareMinerals Purely Nourishing Facial Moisturizer
RareMinerals Purely Nourishing Facial Moisturizer
Purely Nourishing Facial Moisturizer
 
Reviewer: ShortErica
Location:Tallahassee, FL
Age Range:18-24
Skin Type:Normal
Skin Shade:Light
Hair Color:Auburn
Eye Color:Blue
Display Name: Erica
Date:01/20/2011
Good moisturizer
Rating
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: light
I really like this product because it is not very thick but still moisturizes really well. The one qualm I have with it is that I think it has a light odor. I don't know if it is just me but I think it smells a little strange but after 3 seconds I don't even notice it. Overall though I would say definitely buy if you are looking for a good facial moisturizer that isn't a heavy cream.
0points
 
Reviewer: ShortErica
Location:Tallahassee, FL
Age Range:18-24
Skin Type:Normal
Skin Shade:Light
Hair Color:Auburn
Eye Color:Blue
Display Name: Erica
Date:01/09/2011
Great for concealing - especially my redness
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: great for concealing
I really like this brush. I use the precision concealer brush for smaller blemishes but this brush cannot be forgotten. I use it when I have redness on my chin, between my eyes, and the creases under my nose. It conceals the redness very well without leaving a thick coat. Definitely recommend this brush for anyone's concealing needs!
+3points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 3out of 3found this review helpful.
 
Reviewer: ShortErica
Location:Tallahassee, FL
Age Range:18-24
Skin Type:Normal
Skin Shade:Light
Hair Color:Auburn
Eye Color:Blue
Display Name: Erica
Date:01/09/2011
Great brush - used for blush
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: great
This brush came with the Get Started Complexion Enhancers kit. I actually use it for blush instead of all-over-face color. It works perfectly to apply blush to my checks and blend it in. I am not sure how this compares to the Angled Blush Brush but I really like it.
+7points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 8out of 9found this review helpful.
 
Reviewer: ShortErica
Location:Tallahassee, FL
Age Range:18-24
Skin Type:Normal
Skin Shade:Light
Hair Color:Auburn
Eye Color:Blue
Display Name: Erica
Date:01/09/2011
Great coverage
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: great coverage
Like the other reviews I'm going to rave about this brush. It gives great coverage without looking like you have makeup on. It also doesn't cover everything up (medium coverage) if you don't want it to. I have freckles and don't mind it. When I use this brush my freckles still can show through while getting good coverage (making my red blemishes disappear).
+6points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 6out of 6found this review helpful.
 
Reviewer: ShortErica
Location:Tallahassee, FL
Age Range:18-24
Skin Type:Normal
Skin Shade:Light
Hair Color:Auburn
Eye Color:Blue
Display Name: Erica
Date:01/09/2011
Great smooth finish
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: great light coverage
I prefer the handy buki for foundation but on good days when I don't need much coverage I use this instead. I use this brush everyday for both warmth and mineral veil. It gives a great light coat. I think this brush is more for all-over-face color and mineral veil as opposed to the criticisms (some other reviews) regarding its usefulness for foundation coverage. That has just been my experience.
+9points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 9out of 9found this review helpful.
 
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Questions
 
 Soft Focus All-Over Face Colors - Glee
Soft Focus All-Over Face Colors - Glee
Blur the boundaries of bare skin.
 
I was wondering how the "soft focus" colors compare to the regular colors?
I am light skinned but use warmth. I am thinking about soft focus glee but wonder if I should just get glee instead. Specifically how does soft focus glee compare to regular glee? Also how does soft focus true and true compare and soft focus warmth and warmth? Thanks.
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ShortErica
3 years, 6 months ago
 
Expertly apply color and liner to smaller areas.
 
Eyeshadow Brush
Hey! I don't wear much eye makeup so I need the right tools. I got the contour shadow brush in the mini brush kit and it is good but I want something that isn't quite as big. What would best suit my needs of precision and medium color coverage out of the tapered shadow brush, wet/dry shadow brush, and heavenly eyeshadow brush? Thanks!
Submitted by:
ShortErica
3 years, 9 months ago
 
Answers
 
Is this the best brush to apply mineral veil? Also, what brush would be best to apply warmth?
help with brush selection for particular products.....
Top 100 Contributor
I personally use the flawless face brush for mineral veil because it gives a nice light layer. If you want more you can always do another tap, swirl, buff. For warmth I have used the flawless face brush as well. If you want an even softer layer I would recommend the soft focus brush. An angled brush would also work if you want to highlight the areas that are hit most often by the sun.
Submitted by:
ShortErica
3 years, 1 month ago
 
 Last Chance Blushes - Medium - Naughty, naughty
Last Chance Blushes - Medium - Naughty, naughty
Last Chance Blushes - Medium - Naughty, naughty
 
I don't wear makeup often, but when I do, it's bare minerals blush but the name of my shade is "glee". What is the new name for it?
Reference # on the bottom of the jar is bareMinerals Face color 26049
Top 100 Contributor
Glee is actually in the all-over-face category and not listed as a blush. When you go in the face category look for glee all-over-face color or soft focus glee in soft focus color. See if either of those match your number. Hope this helps.
Submitted by:
ShortErica
3 years, 6 months ago
 
 Last Chance Blushes - Medium - Naughty, naughty
Last Chance Blushes - Medium - Naughty, naughty
Last Chance Blushes - Medium - Naughty, naughty
 
I want to know what shade of blush I should be wearing I have very fair skin
I am looking for a blush but I do not know what shade to buy I have very fair skin, blonde hair & blue eyes
Top 100 Contributor
I have fair skin and blue eyes also. My hair is a combination of brown and red and lightens a lot in the summer so I have a little blonde in it. I use the blush called Secret. I like it alot and I think it goes very well with the light skin tone. If you look at it on the site you may think it looks a little purple but it really isn't. I have also thought about getting a more peachy shade of blush which I think would look well with your blonde hair. But my best suggestion is to stop in a boutique if possible and get some help. That was how I found Secret. Good luck!
Submitted by:
ShortErica
3 years, 6 months ago
 
 Get Started Kit - Fair
Get Started Kit - Fair
get complexion perfection
 
Foundation colors in this kit
What is the other foundation color that comes with this kit besides Fair?
Top 100 Contributor
There are two kits bare minerals has as a starter - either pick one shade or you get two. The kits with one shade give you a larger jar of foundation. The kits with two shades give you different shades but in the medium size. In the fair complexion two shade kit you get fair and fairly light. In the one shade kit you can pick whatever shade you like so if you selected fair you will only get fair.
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ShortErica
3 years, 6 months ago
 
Pure Radiance vs Foundation
If the pure radiance is an all over color can it be substituted for the foundation? If not what's the difference?
Top 100 Contributor
Pure radiance is a finishing touch. It has some sparkle and gives your face a luminous look. Foundation provides more of a cover for redness or blemishes. I would not use pure radiance as foundation and would not recommend that you do. Your face would not have coverage. Also pure radiance would not match your skin tone to be a foundation and it would be way too sparkly - very unnatural. Hope this helps!
Submitted by:
ShortErica
3 years, 6 months ago
 
 Try. Believe. Love. - Medium Beige
Try. Believe. Love. - Medium Beige
Try. Believe. Love. - Medium Beige
 
How much is in the small, medium and large containers?
It would influence my decision on which to buy.
Top 100 Contributor
Large is 6 grams, medium is 2 grams, and I think small is .57 grams (but this may be petite).
Submitted by:
ShortErica
3 years, 9 months ago
 
 Try. Believe. Love. - Fairly Light
Try. Believe. Love. - Fairly Light
Try. Believe. Love. - Fairly Light
 
Size
New to Bare Minerals, what are the sizes in the trial pack...it only says "small" or "Petite"? How many Grams are each?
Top 100 Contributor
I only have two sizes of products. I have the Get Started Kit which has the medium size which is 2 grams/ .06oz. I also have a size which I think is small. This is .57 grams / .02oz. I am not sure about petitie. I hope this at leasts helps you out some.
Submitted by:
ShortErica
3 years, 9 months ago