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Customer AvatarReviewer: nwgardener
Location:Bellingham, WA
Age Range:55 and up
Skin Type:Oily
Skin Shade:Medium
Hair Color:Gray/Silver
Eye Color:Brown
Date:11/02/2013
Mixing colors
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Pros: the best i have used
In reference to NicknameGin in Freeport, Maine: I also use the foundation in Light, but want a little darker color for summer. So I mix Light with a darker color to get the right color for summer. Mixing is fun, too.
My skin is sensitive and prone to breakout, and I had to stop wearing makeup for many years until I discovered Bare Minerals. It is the only makeup I can wear now. I will mix colors rather than go without makeup or try switching to another brand. Bare Minerals is the best makeup I have used.
+4points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 4out of 4found this review helpful.
 
Customer AvatarReviewer: nwgardener
Location:Bellingham, WA
Age Range:55 and up
Skin Type:Oily
Skin Shade:Medium
Hair Color:Gray/Silver
Eye Color:Brown
Date:09/07/2013
Great for my older, finicky skin
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Pros: the best i have ever used, wash brushes after each use., wash hands before handling your face.
Even at my "advanced" age, 63 year old, my skin is still oily and prone to break out. Yes! But now that I'm older I get some dryness on the outer parts of my face and in my hairline. Also, my skin is very sensitive to the sun and to the ingredients used in many cosmetics. I cannot even bath in soap or in cleansers made for babies. Finally, I am sensitive to many chemicals used in cosmetic, household and commercial products. Anyway, I had to stop wearing makeup years ago, until I discovered Bare Minerals. It is the best makeup I have ever used, including the skin treatment products. Bare Minerals never irritates or breaks out my skin. I use this Matte Foundation along with the primer for oily skin, and I look great all day. I also use the Exfoliating Cleanser and the Pure Transformation Night Treatment. Very important: I bought extras of the Bare Minerals brushes I use so that I have clean brushes for application because I wash my brushes after every use. In addition, I wash my hands before touching my face.
+6points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 7out of 8found this review helpful.
 
 RareMinerals Skin Revival Treatment - Light
RareMinerals Skin Revival Treatment - Light
groundbreaking mineral-based nighttime treatment
 
Customer AvatarReviewer: nwgardener
Location:Bellingham, WA
Skin Type:Oily
Skin Shade:Light
Eye Color:Brown
Display Name: Sherry
Date:01/31/2011
Best I've Used for My Complicated Skin
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Pros: works
I hope BE doesn't eliminate this product. The only thing I would change is the application method. This is the best facial treament I have used for my complicated skin. My skin is both oily and sensitive with enlarged pores and prone to break out, even at the age of sixty. This product tightens my pores, softens my skin and helps to prevent zits. PLEASE, B.E. - keep this product.
+5points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 5out of 5found this review helpful.
 
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Make-up Scent?
Does this foundation have any scent? I have sensitive skin and hate the smell of make-up. Something light and natural feeling/smelling would be nice, though! What are mineral products like?
Not only is my skin sensitive but I am also sensitive to inhaling perfumes. I take a deep breath and hold it if I have to get a product on the detergent aisle at the grocery store. I have to use products that are free of perfumes and dyes. You must try Bare Minerals; it does NOT offend any of my sensitivities. Also, Bare minerals products look and feel good on my skin, as if I am not wearing any makeup at all.
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nwgardener
Bellingham, WA
1 year, 1 month ago
 
How can I choose the right color foundation for my skin tone?
I am 51 years of age, and my skin tone has changed as I have aged. How do I know what color foundation to use?
Bare Escentuals offers foundation color matching on their web site. But I went to a Bare Escentuals store and the representative, to my surprise, matched me to a foundation color that I would not have chosen. It looks good on me! It evens out my skin color and covers my redness. So it was worth my trip to the store which is two counties away. By the way, I am 63 years old.
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nwgardener
Bellingham, WA
1 year, 1 month ago
 
How well does matte foundation work for mature skin - over age sixty?
I have been using the original foundation for about 7 years and wonder if I could get better coverage with matte without making wrinkles more noticeable.
I am 63 years old and I use the Matte Foundation. But I use it because of my oily skin, not because of my age. I use the Matte Foundation along with the primer for oily skin, and my skin looks and feels good nearly all day. You could try the matte to see if it works for you. You could even mix it with the original foundation to see how that looks. You may need a different color in the matte. Hope this helps.
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nwgardener
Bellingham, WA
1 year, 1 month ago
 
When I wear Bare minerals, it looks like a mask and I get really shiny and greasy looking!! HEEEELP!!
I have super sensitive skin that is red all the time!!! I am 16 and I really want to go without makeup, but can't get up the courage to!!
Please don't go without makeup, because good makeup, like Bare Minerals, helps to protect your skin from negative effects of the environment, such as air pollution, sun damage, very dry air and cold weather to name a few. I have had very oily and sensitive skin nearly all my life, and Bare Minerals is the best I have used for my skin. To start I always wash my hands before I touch my face. Cleaning my very oily skin is important, and Bare Minerals has good treatment products for oily skin. I especially like the Exfoliating Cleanser which does not irritate my also sensitive skin. Before applying makeup I use the primer for oily skin - I don't use a lot either. I slightly wet my fingertips with water to help smooth on the primer. Then I apply the Matte Foundation powder with a clean brush. This combination keeps my oil in check for nearly all day.
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nwgardener
Bellingham, WA
1 year, 1 month ago
 
Are bareMinerals products non-comedogenic?
I have oily/sensitive skin and my dermatologist wants me to use only non-comedogenic makeup to help with my acne.

Are bareMinerals products non-comedogenic?

I've been using bareMinerals products for years and would hate to have to find another brand!
I have had oily, sensitive skin prone to breakout nearly all my life. I wish that Bare Minerals had been established decades ago. Bare Minerals products do NOT clog my pores or break out my skin, unlike so many other brands that even claim to be non-comedogenic, even those very expensive brands. I had to stop wearing makeup years ago until I tried Bare Minerals. I use the Matte Foundation along with the primer for oily skin which keep my skin looking and feeling good all day. I also use the Exfoliating Cleanser (a powder) which does not irritate my sensitive skin. Hope this helps.
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nwgardener
Bellingham, WA
1 year, 1 month ago
 
 SPF 20 Concealer - Bisque
SPF 20 Concealer - Bisque
SPF 20 Concealer
 
What shade should be used to help/conceal rosacea?
I have rosacea and am looking for something to help cover
Try visiting a Bare Escentuals store. The trained representatives know what will help you. A representative helped me considerably. It was worth the trip for me.
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nwgardener
3 years, 9 months ago
 
 Buxom Big & Healthy Full-Color Lip Polish - Sophia
Buxom Big & Healthy Full-Color Lip Polish - Sophia
Buxom Full-Color Lip Polish
 
I do not know what color fits me the best. I need help in this area.
I have very fair and light skin. My hair is very thick and curly to the point changing to white/grey hair. I do not know what color lipstick, highbrow and the like fits me. I need help in this area.
While shopping at a mall, I discovered a Bare Escentuals store. The representative there color-matched my foundation. What a difference! I had been using the wrong color foundation all along. She made-up my face completey suggesting colors and helpful products. In addition to the new foundation, the Rep. applied the Prime Time Oil Control Foundation Primer. Another big difference! The primer controlled my oily skin so well that my make-up stayed fresh looking until I removed it that evening. So, visit a Bare Escentuals store to find out what you need.
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nwgardener
3 years, 9 months ago
 
 Last Chance Blushes - Medium - Naughty, naughty
Last Chance Blushes - Medium - Naughty, naughty
Last Chance Blushes - Medium - Naughty, naughty
 
I AM LOOKING FOR A SOFT PINK BLUSH, FROSTED EVEN. WHAT DO YOU SUGGEST?
I AM LOOKING FOR A SOFT PINK BLUSH, THAT IS MAYBE EVEN A FROSTED SHADE.
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Try Radiance! Clear Radiance is light. If you want a little more color, try mixing some CLear Radiance with a little of the Rose Radiance or one of the other Radiance colors. Radiance is beautiful and luminescent. I love it.
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nwgardener
3 years, 9 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
Try a light, pinkish shade. Even though Radiance is for all-over face color, I like to use it for blush, too. You may like Clear Radiance for light, daytime blush. You could mix the Clear Radiance with the Rose Radiance for a little more color and for contouring. Besides, mixing colors is fun.
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nwgardener
3 years, 9 months ago
 
 RareMinerals Skin Revival Treatment - Light
RareMinerals Skin Revival Treatment - Light
groundbreaking mineral-based nighttime treatment
 
Can the RareMinerals Skin Revival Treatment be used in place of the BE minerals during the day? Tf so does it have the same coverage?
Can the RareMinerals Skin Revival Treatment be used in place of the BE minerals during the day? Tf so does it have the same coverage?
Yes, I have used this treatment during the day, especially since it comes in colors, because it helps my skin so much.
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nwgardener
3 years, 9 months ago