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KateC
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  • Active Since:
    03/03/2011
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    09/12/2014
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    08/13/2012
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Reviews
 
Reviewer: KateC
Location:Lenexa, KS
Age Range:25-34
Skin Type:Combination
Skin Shade:Light
Hair Color:Brunette
Eye Color:Brown
Date:09/12/2014
An undereye concealer for any skin tone
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: smooth, cooling, any skin tone
Yes, this looks like it would be very light. But it blends like a dream. You can apply it all the way around your eye, as both an eye primer or as a concealer or even on areas of the face as a highlighter. It feels very cool on the skin. I have oily skin so if I want to use it as a primer then I still use the original underneath it.
0points
 
Reviewer: KateC
Location:Lenexa, KS
Age Range:25-34
Skin Type:Combination
Skin Shade:Light
Hair Color:Brunette
Eye Color:Brown
Date:09/12/2014
The Primer to end all Primers
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: coverage, spf
I love love LOVE this primer. It is so silky smooth; it applies like a dream. It has decent coverage. You can wear it alone or as a primer under the foundation. And I adore the fact that is has SPF 30. That is the highest spf Bare Minerals offers and what a wonderful product to have it in! And now that they've extended the shades, anyone is set.
0points
 
Reviewer: KateC
Location:Lenexa, KS
Age Range:25-34
Skin Type:Combination
Skin Shade:Light
Hair Color:Brunette
Eye Color:Brown
Date:09/12/2014
The Extra Matte Version Of Mineral Veil
Rating
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: very mattifying, limited shade range
I actually really like this product. It seems to be a little bit more finely milled than the Ready Minerals Veils. I like how very fine it is. It seems to be more mattifying than any of the other mineral veils and since it is so fine, it never gets cakey. For me, though the Light-Medium version is still too dark.
+1point
Helpful Votes Recieved: 2out of 3found this review helpful.
 
Reviewer: KateC
Location:Lenexa, KS
Age Range:18-24
Skin Type:Combination
Skin Shade:Light
Hair Color:Brunette
Eye Color:Brown
Date:04/20/2013
Too Dark to Blend
Rating
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: too dark, not greasy, not overly moisturizing
I was so excited when Bare Escentuals released this product that I ordered it like the second it came out. I am a huge fan of the BE moisturizers and tinted moisturizers are so great for weekends and summer when you want very light coverage. But the color of this makes it absolutely useless for me. My foundation shade is fairly light, so I'm fair but I'm not ghostly pale, but this was way to orangey/ dark for me. No amount of blending with fingers, brushes or sponges could make this look right and not streaky. Also, with a tinted moisturizer, I want to feel like I look really dewey and hydrated, but I didn't feel like this product gave me that. It's definitely not greasy, but as a person with oily/ combo skin, I didn't feel like this gave me the glow I'd like if it was a color that matched. I would so say if this product it going to be useful, BE will have to come out with some more shades so other skin tones can wear it.
+24points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 24out of 24found this review helpful.
 
 SPF 20 Correcting Concealer - Light 2
SPF 20 Correcting Concealer - Light 2
SPF 20 Correcting Concealer in Light 2
 
Reviewer: KateC
Location:Topeka, KS
Age Range:18-24
Skin Type:Combination
Skin Shade:Light
Eye Color:Brown
Display Name: Kate
Date:08/13/2012
Wonder Product
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: staying power, coverage
You know, having used the Bare Escentuals foundation for years, I didn't think any other product could come close to being as vital to my daily repertoire. But this product just might be it. I've used the loose powder concealer and really like it a lot. And I tried the stick concealer in the store. But this is different than both. It's got a more opaque coverage than either. I've never been able to cover my under eye circles in such a way before. The loose powder covers really well, but this, due to its consistency, covers better. I can't think of anything bad to say about it. A little bit goes a long way and I suppose you could make it look unnatural without blending it, but it doesn't look cakey and I have some fine lines under my eyes and it doesn't exaggerate or settle into those. I really love it. And another thing, It doesn't melt off in the heat or fade throughout the day. I was worried about that since it's not powder, but it doesn't. I go to work at 7:15am and am going until 10pm at night and it sill stays strong. Now, it's not a miracle powder - if you take a nap, it will fade a bit - but in the realm of everyday life, it's wonderful.
I love this. I absolutely recommend it.
+4points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 4out of 4found this review helpful.
 
 100% Natural Lipcolor - Red Zin
100% Natural Lipcolor - Red Zin
100% Natural Lipcolor
 
Reviewer: KateC
Location:Topeka, KS
Age Range:18-24
Skin Type:Combination
Skin Shade:Light
Eye Color:Brown
Display Name: Kate
Date:06/22/2012
Lipstick- Red Zin
Rating
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: pigmented, short lived
I really wanted to like this product. I purchased this product, looking for a strawberry lip color to wear on my wedding day. This product was really good to layer on and then smudge off to get that strawberry look. The problem was there was not staying power! Literally, put on 4 layers, take a drink out of a glass, they're gone. There was no way I could wear this thing the entire day without applying it a billion times. I opted for the Buxom brand lip stick.
0points
 
 Essential Brow Kit - Brunette
Essential Brow Kit - Brunette
perfect brows as easy as 1, 2, 3
 
Reviewer: KateC
Location:Topeka, KS
Age Range:18-24
Skin Type:Combination
Skin Shade:Light
Eye Color:Brown
Display Name: Kate
Date:06/22/2012
Brow Kit- Brunette
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: power gel
I used this kit on my wedding day and it's incredible how long it stayed strong. I've got fair skin, but was matched in the store and we opted for this darker one because of my hair color. It emphasized my brows, defined them, but didn't make me look like I'd drawn them on. Also, the gel was incredible. It kept my eyebrows in line for the entire day, despite the June heat!
0points
 
Reviewer: KateC
Location:Topeka, KS
Age Range:18-24
Skin Type:Combination
Skin Shade:Light
Eye Color:Brown
Display Name: Kate
Date:06/22/2012
Mascara-Flawless Definition Waterproof, Black
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: flawless definition
I am not sure why this mascara would get anything less than 5 stars. It's so potent. I don't know if I would swim for hours with it, but I've worn it crying and in the rain and it does its job. Also, this is one of the few waterproof mascaras that I've found that goes on like a regular mascara. This one goes on just like the Flawless Definition Mascara.
+1point
Helpful Votes Recieved: 1out of 1found this review helpful.
 
 Blush - Cheerful
Blush - Cheerful
Naturally good-for-you cheek color.
 
Reviewer: KateC
Location:Topeka, KS
Age Range:18-24
Skin Type:Combination
Skin Shade:Light
Eye Color:Brown
Display Name: Kate
Date:06/22/2012
Blush-Cheerful
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: gorgeous
I love this blush. This was actually my wedding day blush. It's not too pink, too peach, too mauve. It's like the best of all three. It's got staying power and glow. I have fair skin and this stuff makes my skin glow.
0points
 
 Blush - First Class
Blush - First Class
Naturally good-for-you cheek color.
 
Reviewer: KateC
Location:Topeka, KS
Age Range:18-24
Skin Type:Combination
Skin Shade:Light
Eye Color:Brown
Display Name: Kate
Date:06/22/2012
Blush- First Class
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: sheer pink, luminous
I love this blush. I use it almost daily. I have fair skin and this gives a pinky, rosy touch to them. I also really like the glow it gives my cheeks. Adore it.
0points
 
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Questions
 
Deep Cleansing Foam (119 g / 4.2 Oz.)
 
Difference between the Purifying Facial Cleanser and the Deep Cleansing Foam.
I use the Purifying Facial Cleanser and I love it! But the Deep Cleansing Foam is supposed to be really good at reducing the size of pores and has gotten rave reviews. Is the Deep Cleansing Foam ok for everyday use? Do people use both of them in their regular routine- and if so, how? Do you recommend using both or one over the other?
Submitted by:
KateC
3 years, 3 months ago
 
 Last Chance Handy Buki Brush
Last Chance Handy Buki Brush
Last Chance Handy Buki Brush
 
Discontined?
Is the Handy Buki brush in the Last Chance secction beecause its being discontined?! I hope not cause I love it!
Submitted by:
KateC
3 years, 4 months ago
 
Answers
 
 SPF 20 Concealer - Bisque
SPF 20 Concealer - Bisque
SPF 20 Concealer
 
How can I cover dark circles?
I have really dark circles and they are here to stay. I can't seem to cover them well. I have Medium foundation and Bisque concealer, but no matter how I put it on, it doesn't cover them. Primer - yes, Max. Concealer Brush - yes. What am I doing wrong? Help!!
Top 25 Contributor
I got the new spf 20 concealer, the mini compact ones, and I adore it. I don't have extremely dark circles, but I have them and I think this works wonderfully. I also have the well rested under eye concealer and I like that too. It's slightly lighter than my skin, so it brightens the area. Those are the things that I like.
Submitted by:
KateC
2 years, 1 month ago
 
 SPF 20 Concealer - Bisque
SPF 20 Concealer - Bisque
SPF 20 Concealer
 
I use bisqueSPF20 concealer,if I switch to the new creamy concealer,what color would I order? Light 1 or 2?
I have used bisque concealer for a few years,but not sure if the new creamy concealer is for me. My Be foundation is regular Medium.
Top 25 Contributor
I would recommend light 2. I have light 2 and I use Fairly Light and Bisque.
Submitted by:
KateC
2 years, 1 month ago
 
What is the difference between Flawless Radiance and Well Rested?
I use Well Rested around my eyes, but it sounds like Flawless Radiance could have/be the same effect?
Top 25 Contributor
Not the same! Well Rested has color to it and is brightening, but not sheeny. Flawless Radiance, one of my favorite products ever, doesn't have any color to it. It gives your skin a glow with reflective particles, but it's not glittery. Well Rested is more suited for focused parts of your face, like your under eyes and areas around your nose. Flawless Radiance is wonderful for the whole face.
Submitted by:
KateC
2 years, 8 months ago
 
 Purifying Facial Cleanser
Purifying Facial Cleanser
Purifying Facial Cleanser
 
BE Cleansers
What's the difference between the purifying facial cleanser and the deep cleansing foam?
Top 25 Contributor
The purifying cleanser is extremely gentle, yet stunningly effective. It is amazing at taking off all makeup, including high quality mascaras and eye liner. The foam is a different clean. When you finish, your face feels on the dryer side, whereas with the cleanser your face still feels hydrated. The foam is great at taking makeup off as well, but it's not as gentle, so you aren't recommended to use it around your eyes.
Submitted by:
KateC
2 years, 8 months ago
 
 Purifying Facial Cleanser
Purifying Facial Cleanser
Purifying Facial Cleanser
 
which of the BE facial cleansers is the best for acne-prone skin?
Combination skin with moderate acne - especially around my mouth & jawline (some cystic at times)
Top 25 Contributor
The foaming cleanser is one of the deeper cleansers, but if you're using a lot of topical treatments or moisturizers with acne ingredients, a more gentle cleanser, like the purifying cleanser, might be more suited for you. It does a great job of leaving the top layer intact without stripping away too many lipids.
Submitted by:
KateC
2 years, 8 months ago
 
 ORIGINAL SPF 15 Foundation - Fairly Light
ORIGINAL SPF 15 Foundation - Fairly Light
The one and only foundation that started it all.
 
How can I make older/problem skin look less old?
I'm in my mid 40s and have very few wrinkles on my face. What I do have are two big problems. I have prominent dark circles under my eyes (that I've always had, even in my 20s), and I have acne prone skin with big pores.

The texture of my skin is not smooth because of the large pores and some acne scars.. I find that the foundation seems to settle into the dark circle under my eye and also into the pores so while the color is evened out and improved, the texture is still a problem. This is how I use BE products:

1. Wash face
2. Apply moisturizer (dermalogica brand)
3. Apply oil-free Prime Time Foundation Primer
4. Bisque concealer
5. Foundation
6. Well-Rested, sometimes Flawless Radiance or Pure Radiance in select facial areas
7. Regular Mineral Veil

I use the handy buki brush to apply my foundation, the Precision Concealer Brush for the small spots where Bisque goes, the Flawless Application Brush for the Mineral Veil and the Radiances, and a couple of different brushes that came from other companies for the Well Rested. They most closely resemble the Medium and Large Concealer Brushes. I have a Full Coverage Concealer Brush that for some reason I haven't opened.

Does anyone out there have a similar problem and can you tell me if I can do anything to correct this problem? I love this makeup but it's tending to make me look older. I know that people who have small lines and wrinkles successfully use these products. What do you do?

Thank you-
Shado
Top 25 Contributor
I have semi-dark under eyes and I use the Bare Vitamins Eye-Revver Upper. It's a brightening under eye treatment. It's kind of an under eye cream with brightening qualities. For the large pore (which I totally struggle with) I use the Bare Minerals Pure Transforming Night Treatment. It's amazing with pore size.
Submitted by:
KateC
2 years, 8 months ago
 
 Prime Time Foundation Primer
Prime Time Foundation Primer
Our amazing, preservative-free foundation primer.
 
do I use the prime time foundation primer under my eyes?
should i use this product under my eyes?
Top 25 Contributor
I think you can. Often times I do, but if I'm going to use liner shadow under my eyes, then I'll usually use the BE eye primer. It's definitely gentle enough for under eye use.
Submitted by:
KateC
3 years ago
 
A rejuvenating foundation primer that exfoliates and clarifies.
 
How long can I keep this before it expires?
I have had a bottle of this for over a year.. Should I toss it?
Top 25 Contributor
No way. Since this makeup doesn't have a ton of chemicals and preservatives, it's life is much longer. My rule of thumb is if it has a funny texture or seems dryer than a new package, then you should be wary. But, unless I'm wrong, if it looks and goes on just like new, then it's fine!
Submitted by:
KateC
3 years, 1 month ago
 
 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.
Top 25 Contributor
My impression based on the color glee has been that the regular ones are a little denser than the soft focus ones. I have the soft focus face glee and it's pretty sheer. You can layer it up to make it as apparent as you want to or give your face a very light touch of color. As for the soft focused warmth, I am not so sure, but I imagine it's the same. I've actually considered it too for the same reasons!
Submitted by:
KateC
3 years, 5 months ago
 
 Purely Nourishing Cream: Dry Skin
Purely Nourishing Cream: Dry Skin
Purely Nourishing Cream: Dry Skin
 
Is this product noncomedogenic?
My skin is very dry and acne prone. I break out very easily so I'm trying to find a product that won't clog my pores.
Top 25 Contributor
I used to have really terrible acne as well and using the Bare Escentuals products really changed my face. They are noncomedogenic and since they don't have any dyes, preservatives or other heavy things sitting on your face, they actually improve skin health. They did for me, at least, and countless other. If your skin is dry, you might consider the moisturizer for dry skin- I love it. It makes a great base for the foundation and other products.
Submitted by:
KateC
3 years, 5 months ago
 
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