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 bareMinerals READY SPF 20 Foundation - Medium Beige
bareMinerals READY SPF 20 Foundation - Medium Beige
bareMinerals READY SPF 20 Foundation
 
Reviewer: Toriface
Location:Abbeville, LA
Age Range:25-34
Skin Type:Oily
Skin Shade:Light
Eye Color:Hazel
Display Name: Victoria
Date:10/02/2012
Hallelujah!!!
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: amazing, great value, lasting, total coverage
OMG I've gone GAGA over this! I was admittedly weary about trying the new pressed foundation, as I prefer the loose Mineral Veil over the Ready version. That being said, I am pleasantly surprised with this formulation & so very glad I tried it out. It is freaking fabulous!! You get complete & total coverage, using the least amount possible. I do believe that is the key to making it work, as many have claimed it's a lighter shade than it's loose counterpart, but honestly if you APPLY USING the RIGHT AMOUNT, it's the correct shade. Going overboard by applying too much will make it paler & cakey-looking. You don't have to swirl in it, but just lightly tap over it to coat your bristles & face, because it's such a great & powerful formula. The TINIEST swish is all that's needed. So for the price & the amount you get, (& not even mentioning the beneficial skin care it provides over time, or the fact that it LASTS all day, or the luxurious velvety texture...) that makes it a very awesome value indeed. This one's a big winner & most def worth a shot. Leslie & Team did it again & knocked it out of the park, A+.
+13points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 13out of 13found this review helpful.
 
 bareMinerals READY SPF 15 Touch Up Veil - Translucent
bareMinerals READY SPF 15 Touch Up Veil - Translucent
bareMinerals READY SPF 15 Touch Up Veil
 
Reviewer: Toriface
Location:Abbeville, LA
Age Range:25-34
Skin Type:Oily
Skin Shade:Light
Eye Color:Hazel
Display Name: Victoria
Date:08/31/2012
Meh.
Rating
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: portable
I LOVE the loose Mineral Veil, it's as important as my Foundation. The concept behind the pressed powder is great, I don't mind the smell, & the compact is practical. But it does make my make-up...cake-up, as another user claimed. I have oily skin, & I apply the loose Veil under, over, everywhere & it air-brushes imperfections & is nearly impossible to use too much (seriously, I've applied it as if I were grinding it into my pores to fill them in.) The pressed version sits on top of my face, doesn't blend well, & makes my skin look chaulky, which is hard to do bc I can get very pale/fair all on my own. It does soak up shine fairly well, but falls short on buffing out imperfections. I loathe giving any BE product a less than perfect review, I love this brand. I will use every last particle of the Veil, but won't be repurchasing the pressed form. In the end, the Ready Touch Up Veil is just not for me.
+2points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 2out of 2found this review helpful.
 
 MATTE SPF 15 Foundation - Medium Beige
MATTE SPF 15 Foundation - Medium Beige
Groundbreaking matte formula eliminates shine.
 
Reviewer: Toriface
Location:Abbeville, LA
Age Range:25-34
Skin Type:Combination
Skin Shade:Light
Eye Color:Hazel
Display Name: Victoria
Date:02/24/2012
NEW PACKAGING PROBLEM SOLVED!!!!
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: packaging, improved skin, the best, shine-free
I love both versions of the foundation, but I've rather oily skin so I prefer the Matte. The shades are also very forgiving, I can wear Fair, Fairly Light, Fairly Medium, & the magical Medium Beige (truly a Universal color). I read alot of reviews about women having problems with the new packaging, & I've solved it! The middle plastic part on the BOTTOM of the container can easily be removed using a blunt object such as a spoon, butter knife, etc. This works with ANY size of EVERY product with the 'Click, Lock, Go' sifting packaging. So for the ladies who like to mix colors, now you can do this. And for the rest of us who can't bear the thought of not being able to get to every single last precious particle of our bareMinerals, problem solved. I will be able to post pictures soon, & possibly a video. Because this make-up is just too good to give up on b/c of whats considered faulty packaging. This is the BEST make-up/skin care, hands down. I won't use anything else so long as I live. I'm 26 & my skin has never looked so good, even without the make-up on. So spread the word, there IS a way to avoid wasting any product. You're welcome =] Peace, Love, & BE!!
+4points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 5out of 6found this review helpful.
 
 ORIGINAL SPF 15 Foundation - Fairly Light
ORIGINAL SPF 15 Foundation - Fairly Light
The one and only foundation that started it all.
 
Reviewer: Toriface
Location:Abbeville, LA
Age Range:25-34
Skin Type:Combination
Skin Shade:Light
Eye Color:Hazel
Display Name: Victoria
Date:02/24/2012
NEW PACKAGING PROBLEM SOLVED!!!!
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: packaging, perfect, the best
ATTENTION TO ALL THE LADIES WHO HATE THE NEW 'CLICK, LOCK, GO' FORM OF PACKAGING!!! I share the same woes as far as not being able to get every last bit out of the jar, & have found the SOLUTION!!! (Had to think outside the jar, er, box here lol) The bottom of the jar can EASILY be removed with a butter knife, spoon, sturdy metal nail file, etc. allowing you access to every last little bit of powder. We all know & love our bareMinerals to be the BEST foundation & skin care! There is NOTHING else like it. It covers well, it feels light, & it has improved my skin dramatically since I started using it. Love love love this make-up! I hope this helps those of you who are hating the new packaging. I find it convenient, & I now share the secret of getting every last precious little particle of make-up out of the new jars by simply (& carefully) running a blunt edged object under the middle plastic part along the bottom. Please help me spread the word, girls!! We shall suffer wasting powder previously unable to access no longer! Much Love! =]
+3points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 3out of 3found this review helpful.
 
 bareMinerals READY Eyeshadow 2.0 - The Vision
bareMinerals READY Eyeshadow 2.0 - The Vision
READY Eyeshadow 2.0
 
Reviewer: Toriface
Location:Abbeville, LA
Age Range:25-34
Skin Type:Combination
Skin Shade:Light
Eye Color:Hazel
Display Name: Victoria
Date:11/10/2011
SO pretty.
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: fun colors, beautiful
Sadly, I think this will be one of those over-looked colors. But they are so beautiful, & what a fun way to play up your eyes. With the Ready 2.0 duos, I've noticed that the shades are MADE for each other. They either contrast perfectly, or the darker of the 2 shades contains sparkles of the lighter color. This is the case with 'The Vision'. It's a seafoam color, matched with a brownish moss color with seafoam colored sparkle. You can't truly see that on the computer screen, but WOW it is sooo pretty. This is also the case with "The Honeymoon Phase". It's pink & black, but the black has pink sparkles. I love fool-proof colors that make it hard to go wrong. Light color all over, contour with the dark spark, & rock steady, Ready! Love it.
+3points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 4out of 5found this review helpful.
 
 Purifying Facial Cleanser
Purifying Facial Cleanser
Purifying Facial Cleanser
 
Reviewer: Toriface
Location:Abbeville, LA
Age Range:25-34
Skin Type:Combination
Skin Shade:Light
Eye Color:Hazel
Display Name: Victoria
Date:11/09/2011
I like it, though it may not be for everyone.
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: very nice
After witnessing the cleansing power of this facewash on QVC, I had to run to the mall & check it out for myself (I can't bear the thought of going in public with no make-up, so I went with my full face on). Using ONLY this cleanser, TISSUES, & a SPRAY-BOTTLE of WATER... soak that one in for a minute... I cleaned my face. It removed ALL of my make-up (gently, as I used it on my eyes as well), & my face actually felt hydrated, not tight, afterwards. I highly recommend this for you girls with dry skin. I, myself, have oily/combo skin & it still worked quite well for me too. It didn't leave a gross film or anything either. So, this is a very good cleanser. I wish I could mark it as a 4 1/2 rating, bc as a personal preference, I like facial cleansers that smell nice. However, being a natural product, that would defeat the purpose adding a fragrance I suppose. It doesn't really have a smell, so it's not worth knocking off a whole point. Also, being that it contains the ActiveSoilComplex (which has been doing WONDERS for my skin through the make-up), I think that with continued use it would improve your complexion. If not, they have others to try. I like the idea of using it as a brush cleaner rather than returning it, that's a neat-o idea (I'm against returning products that you can try before you buy, as they as get trashed, but hey that's just me.) All in all, worth a shot at least. And there you have it! =]
0points
 
 ORIGINAL SPF 15 Foundation - Medium Beige
ORIGINAL SPF 15 Foundation - Medium Beige
The one and only foundation that started it all.
 
Reviewer: Toriface
Location:Abbeville, LA
Age Range:25-34
Skin Type:Combination
Skin Shade:Light
Eye Color:Hazel
Display Name: Victoria
Date:11/09/2011
Hands down, the best there is!
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: perfect
I LOVE this make-up! I've been using it for the better part of 3 years now & my skin has NEVER looked this good. Had it not been for my BFF letting me try hers, I probably would have never shelled out the cash to buy it, as tempting as the infomercials were (I'm in the lower middle-class, but there are 2 things I make certain I can afford, perfume & bareMinerals!!) The second I put it on, I knew this make-up was wonderfully different. Only a tiny amount covered so beautifully, blended so flawlessly, & made me look like I was glowing. I'm in my mid-20's (probably my face's prime) & have had issues with break-outs, oiliness, large pores, & just a tired, dullness. And quite honestly, I'm lazy when it comes to removing my make-up to sleep (a big NO-NO, I'm quite aware!) So when I was told this stuff was so pure I could sleep in it, believe me I've been putting that to the test for a good solid amount of time, haha! Since I've been using BE, my skin has reformed. It's soft, it's smooth, I barely ever break out any more. This truly is more than just coverage, it's phenomenal skincare. And it's nearly fool-proof, I bought a Get Started Kit that came with 'Fair' &'Fairly Light', pulled them both off with no problem. Just recently discovered that I can wear 'Medium Beige' & 'Fairly Medium' as well. (A hint for the ladies who think they're so pale, they can glow-in-the-dark, such as myself. The undertones of the foundation colors can make all the difference, & they are VERY forgiving.) I'm in love with the Matte formulation, but the Original is where it's at. It all started there, & so I have to give props to that gorgeous, glowing make-up that changed my life. Trust in this stuff, & let your own beauty shine through!
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+1point
Helpful Votes Recieved: 1out of 1found this review helpful.
 
 SPF 25 Mineral Veil - Original
SPF 25 Mineral Veil - Original
The ultimate finishing touch with an extra dose of sun protection.
 
Reviewer: Toriface
Location:Abbeville, LA
Age Range:25-34
Skin Type:Combination
Skin Shade:Light
Eye Color:Hazel
Display Name: Victoria
Date:11/04/2011
The best $20 you will EVER spend on make-up!!!
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: a must-have!, amazing, invisible, great for a natural looking flawless finish, adds a soft luminous glow
Mineral Veil is by far the most important step to a well-rounded make-up routine. I used the Original for a long time (somehow, as much as I used it every day, the jar lasted me well over a year) & when I finally ran out of my foundation & MV, I was easily persuaded to buy the SPF 25 version. I find it works exactly as the Original, but with the obvious benefit of skin protection. Just when you think a product can't get much better, right?! I have found that the best advice I've received as to using Mineral Veil, is to brush some under my eyes before I apply my eye make-up. Then when my eyes are finished, sweep the brush back under the eyes & voila! It carries away any fallout from my shadows. The more I did this, I discovered that the further down my cheeks I buffed (where my pores tend to be more noticable), it made the pores vanish!! WOW! So I now always apply it BEFORE & AFTER my foundation, my complexion has never been nicer looking. This is my all-time favorite BE product. It's right up there with mascara & lip gloss. If your face needs any touching up throughout the day, MV is the product to grab. Rather than having to cake on pressed powder, or re-apply your foundation, simply re-airbrush your face with the Mineral Veil. It's nearly impossible to have too much on your face. It soaks up any excess oil, it makes pores & wrinkles practically invisible, it helps if you've over-applied your foundation, blush, or all over colors without caking up your face, it makes you look air-brushed & flawless looking, & now it protects your skin from the sun! Mineral Veil ROCKS!!! (I think it's worth finding a Mineral Veil that works well for you! If your skin is dryer, use the Hydrating MV, if you've caught some rays or want an extra flush of color, try the Tinted MV, & if you want an ethereal, lit up, glowing shimmer, use the Luminous MV. There really is something for everyone, & it is so worth it!!!)
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+9points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 9out of 9found this review helpful.
 
Reviewer: Toriface
Location:Abbeville, LA
Age Range:25-34
Skin Type:Combination
Skin Shade:Light
Eye Color:Hazel
Display Name: Victoria
Date:11/04/2011
Helpful video, for a WONDERFUL product!!
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: amazing, the best
Mineral Veil is the most important step you can take towards a gorgeous complexion. I never knew much about finishing powders before I got my Get Started Kit, but I can't live without the stuff. It soaks up oil, it makes pores vanish, it air-brushes your face so that it looks flawless, it tones down your blush or foundation if they applied too heavily. You can't use too much, it doesn't cake, it is perfection in a jar! The most helpful tip I've tried was buffing it underneath my eyes before I do my eye make-up, then once my eyes are finished I sweep my brush back under them & there is no fallout on my cheeks. As I was doing this, I noticed that the further down my cheeks I applied the MV (where my pores tend to be larger & more noticeable) it made the pores dissappear!! I could not believe it! So now I apply it before, as well as after my foundation. You cannot go wrong with this product.
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+10points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 13out of 16found this review helpful.
 
 Asian Eyes
Asian Eyes
Accentuate your eyes with an ultra-flattering look for Asian eyes. Christina Choi makes it simple with helpful tips, expert advice and bareMinerals Eyecolors.
 
Reviewer: Toriface
Location:Abbeville, LA
Age Range:25-34
Skin Type:Oily
Skin Shade:Light
Eye Color:Hazel
Display Name: Victoria
Date:10/04/2011
Pay attention...
Rating
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: insightful
I must disagree with the negative posts about this video. I, myself, am not Asian but I do have small eyes with no visable crease line. This video was helpful in my opinion, but you have to LISTEN to what she is saying about contouring the eyes. She says to keep the eye open, look forward, and follow the natural shape of the eye to know where to apply the crease color. Even if you hadn't heard that part (which was very clear and to-the-point), had you been watching what she did when she buffed the color around the outer part of the eye you might have a clue as to what to do. I know it's hard to do this, I've spent years perfecting my technique. But all it takes is practice, and a bit of guesswork mixed with some common sense about eye make-up & knowing the shape of your eyes or how they're 'supposed' to look. That being said, I do however agree with the claim that the "before & after" shots were very similar. Hence, the 4 star rating. But overall, I think it's a good video that helped clue me in on even more techniques.
p.s. Colors used in picture are Queen Phyllis (brow bone & lid), Finesse (from lash base up towards brow), & Here Kitty (under bottom lashline, outer "crease" area buffed over eye-shape), black eyeliner & mascara, Warmth, & 'The Perfect Nude' lipkit.
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+1point
Helpful Votes Recieved: 1out of 1found this review helpful.
 
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 Rocker Eye
Rocker Eye
Rocker Eye
 
How can I get the Rocker Eye Tutorial?
I have searched the website for "tutorial" and all I got was the Intro to Eyes tutorial. When I searched specifically for "Rocker Eye Tutorial" I got no results.
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If all else fails, try Ebay or Amazon.
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2 years ago
 
 Pretty Amazing Lipcolor - Confidence
Pretty Amazing Lipcolor - Confidence
The innovative hydrating glaze of our Pretty Amazing Lipcolor cocoons your lips in opaque high-impact lipcolor.
 
Why is there alcohol in this product?
I was wondering as to why there is alcohol in this product? Alcohol would strip the lips of moisture!
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Not all alcohols are drying in fact. Go check out most bottles of conditioner for your hair, & more often than not there is 1 to 2 types of alcohol enlisted as ingredients. Conditioner doesn't (or shouldn't) strip your hair of moisture, quite the opposite, it's supposed to infuse moisture into the hair shaft. Same with lotions. Also, mixing certain things like alcohol with other compounds can create an entirely different substance all together (think of it as chemistry here). I've found the Pretty Amazing Lip Colors to be quite nice, like a super-pigmented pillow of moisture engulfing my lips in a sea of slickness, & they don't dry them out. Everyone is different, so maybe try before you buy. But as far as the alcohol, I wouldn't worry about it, girly! :o)
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Toriface
2 years, 10 months ago
 
 ORIGINAL SPF 15 Foundation - Medium Beige
ORIGINAL SPF 15 Foundation - Medium Beige
The one and only foundation that started it all.
 
How does mineral makeup compare to liquid makeup?
explain what the difference between the 2 examples and how they affect your skin.
how they help or dont help your skin
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The difference between liquid & mineral make-up is as night & day. Here's my breakdown, based on my personal experiences with the both of them:

-*-Liquid Foundation-*-

+ Covers well, depending on the brand of course.
+ Many ways to apply (i.e. fingers, sponges, brushes, etc.)
+ Many, many colors to choose from so you can find an exact skin match.
+ Some are VERY long lasting.
- You can literally FEEL it covering your face, like a mask.
- Most have LONG lists of un-natural, undesirable chemicals/ingredients.
- Clogs pores, causes break-outs if you sleep in it.
- Aren't very beneficial to your complexion.
- They tend to melt & wipe away very easily in extreme heat/humidity.
- If you choose the wrong color, NO amount of blending can help you.
- Harder to remove/wash off your face.
- Some are RIDICULOUSLY over-priced.
- You can't really layer a liquid, therefor you can't choose to go sheer to full coverage, just one or the other depending on the liquid.
- They can get super messy & stain if spilled.
- They ALL eventually seperate, glob/goop/gunk up, spoil, & EXPIRE, forcing the need to toss & replace.

~*~Bare Minerals Foundation~*~

~ Made from 100% pure, natural ingredients/minerals from the Earth.
~ Is SO PURE, you can literally sleep in it without worry of break-outs.
~ Is formulated to act as SKIN CARE, & not just make-up.
~ Improves your complexion with continued use (it is SO good for your face.)
~ Goes on creamy & smooth, even though it's loose powder.
~ Applies easily with brushes (I've even used a finger once in a while)
~ Blends easily & seamlessly.
~ You can choose your amount of coverage by layering from sheer to medium to flawlessly full.
~ You aren't covering up your face, but rather airbrushing so as to allow your natural beauty show through.
~ It does not feel like a mask, if you can even feel it at all.
~ Lasts all day (with maybe a touch up of MineralVeil finishing powder.)
~ Is easily removed.
~ The shades are very forgiving, so you don't have to find an exact perfect match to your skin.
~ The Original makes your skin look like it's healthy & glowing (while actually improving the health of your skin as you're wearing it, providing a natural 'glow' when your face is naked. =] Go figure!)
~ Never looks "caked on", unless you applied it incorrectly.
~ A little bit goes a LONG way.
~ Not ridiculously priced, & worth every single penny.
~ With the exception of the SPF, DOES NOT go bad or EXPIRE.

I used liquid for years, & from the very first time I tried bareMinerals, I NEVER looked back. I've also tried off-brand mineral make-up attempting to find a cheaper alternative & there just isn't one. NOTHING compares or even comes close. BE has made my skin look beautiful enough that I barely even need make-up, but I will always continue to use it. These words ring so true with me... Try. Believe. Love. LOVE MY BAREMINERALS, MAN!!!
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2 years, 10 months ago
 
how do i know which foundation choice is best for my skin and what color choice will not be to pink or dark?
my elasticity is ok but i have horrible pigmentation that i have a very hard time covering.its acne scars and i am so ashamed of the way my face looks now. my husband says my skin has done a complete 180 since 2003. he says its totally different. to me its ugly i have huge pores especially in the apple area nose and chin.I am ready to do something that will work. i have tried every product from department stores to drug stores to luminess air brush. the pic i uploaded it so you could see my skin in a pic that is light.of course i have tons of cover up on pigmentation.
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First of all, I'd like to comment on your pic; I think you are beautiful! Very pretty girl, I tell you. With this brand of make-up, they have everything you need to be stunning. These are my personal suggestions:
*Find out your undertones (highly agree with that, Google was a big help to me!)!!! Then decide which color family you belong to ranging from Fair to Light to Medium. You look like you could be anywhere in these categories, but if you DON'T want pinkish looking make-up, stay away from the cool tones (i.e. Fair, Fairly Medium, Medium. These are all for cool, pink undertones. If you don't like that, stay away from these!!) & go for a more neutral (i.e. Fairly Light or Medium Beige).
*Choose which formulation you want. The Original Foundation is great & adds a nice 'glow' to the skin. Or if you don't want to be shiny looking in the least, choose the Matte Foundation (my preference).
*Ideally, it would be best to visit a Bare Escentuals Boutique & ask a consultant to help you, but really go with your gut. I've found alot of times Beauty Consultants can be very over-bearing & eager, which makes me take less time thinking for myself about what I want exactly. So welcome their help, but in the end, make your own decision about what you feel most suits you, what makes you feel comfortable, & what YOU think looks best. The products are there for you to try, so hop to it & don't be shy! If you don't live near a boutique, try visiting Sephora (they sell Bare Escentuals products & are helpful with these types of questions) or ANY beauty counter at the mall can help you find your undertones & shade. If all else fails, again I stress to go with Fairly Light or Medium Beige (I am very pale with cool to neutral undertones, all year long I can wear Fairly Light, but in the summertime, I can totally rock the Medium Beige without it being too dark for me).
*The most valuable, important products for a flawless face are -PrimeTime Primer -Foundation -Mineral Veil -at least one facial brush (when a friend turned me onto the brand, I bought a get started kit. I find this is the best way to begin to use bareMinerals & they usually have everything you need!) & quite possibly some -Bisque (I don't have any myself, but if you're trying to cover up acne scars, it's the way to go. My friend swears by it!!)
*Always start with a fresh, clean face (using a toner, moisturizer, etc. if necessary).
*Apply a pea-sized amount of Primer to really even out your skin texture.
*Dust a bit of Mineral Veil all over, really concentrating on the areas prone to oiliness, large pores & the like (such as your nose, chin, & forehead). Really grind the MV into your skin. It's HARD to use too much.
*Using your concealer brush, use your foundation or your concealing Bisque, and sweep, buff, & blend over any visible scarring or uneven skin tone.
*Using a larger brush (either from BE or any brand of Buki Brush works nicely), use the Swirl, Tap, Buff technique to apply your foundation.
*This would be the time to lightly apply blush, Warmth, or an All Over Face color to your cheeks, swipe some in the form of a "3" from the forehead over your eyebrows, cheeks, & chin. However, first, I would wait until you have your other make-up techniques down pact before you experiment with contour & highlighting. Just a suggestion.
*Lastly, swirl on some more Mineral Veil. It really helps minimize pores, scars, blemishes, & any other imperfections.
I really hope this helps, I wish you the best of luck, & as I said before, you're already gorgeous, just get your face on right & the confidence should flow right out of you.
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2 years, 10 months ago
 
 Rocker Eye
Rocker Eye
Rocker Eye
 
Is the Rocker Eye kit suitable for a mature looking 14 year old girl that is going into eighth grade to use? If not, what age is appropriate?
Rocker Eye tutorial kit
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Personally, & this is just my opinion (I'm 26, I have a daughter of my own, & I wear very dark eye make-up myself) I wouldn't choose the Rocker eye for such a young girl. It's rather flashy & over-the-top for a grown woman, much less a girl going into the 8th grade, very evening make-up, think going out on a night on the town or to a rock concert. Instead I would go with the Eyelining Tutorial, or Intro To Eyes Tutorial. These both come with some wonderful brushes & eyeshadows. Or if she really likes heavier looking eye make-up (god knows I do) then get her the Smokey Eye or Smokey V Eye tutorials. The Spotlight on Primetime kit is a good one even. But hey, I forget kids are more advanced nowadays, so if you want, get her the Rocker eye kit for fun, & another kit for daytime looks. You'll be considered one awesome Mama! =]
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2 years, 10 months ago
 
When using the foundation, it always comes out powdery looking or not smooth particularly around my nose. What am I doing wrong?
I like the feel of the foundation and that it stays on most of the day but you can tell I am wearing makeup. How do I get it to look natural looking and not so powdery? I have tried wetting the brush a little bit and that has helped but it doesn't go smooth around my nose.
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I've had the same issues, & the most beneficial way I've found to correct this is to start with a fresh, clean face, be sure you have applied a layer of Prime Time primer to smooth out your face, then apply a layer of MINERAL VEIL before your foundation. The MV makes all the difference in the world around your nose, where it tends to be oily & show pores. Really buff the MV into your skin, & afterwards your foundation will glide on smoothly. And apply more MV once your foundation is on. I know this sounds like it would make you look 'cakey' or even MORE powdery, but I promise, this is the way to go. Just try it, you'll be amazed. My make-up doesn't look smudgy around my nose any more. And be sure you buff & blend very well so you can't tell you're wearing make-up. M'kay, hope this helps.
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2 years, 10 months ago
 
which foundation to choose
my foundation color is sand beige but don't know which one to pick here can someone help me.....
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Ohh, I wouldn't choose off the internet without trying it first. But if that's not possible, then I'll tell you this much... I'm pretty fair-skinned, with neutral undertones & I wear Fairly Light. HOWEVER, last I visited a boutique I found that in the summer, I can pull off Medium Beige!! It practically disappeared once applied, it blended with my skin-tone so well. Apparently, Medium Beige is a neutral, universal shade that works well with most complexions. Otherwise you have to figure out whether you have cool, neutral, warm, or golden (yellow) undertones. Then decide what shade family your skin is from light to medium, & pick your color accordingly. But I highly suggest the Medium Beige, you almost can't go wrong.
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2 years, 10 months ago
 
I am not sure if I should purchase the original or matte foundation.
I have a tiny bit of dryness to my skin, but I would consider it to be pretty much normal. I don't want my foundation to look too powdery. I am the new Light Medium shade. My skin is in good condition.
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I have used both formulas, & I like them very much. However, I tend to prefer the Matte foundation as my skin is rather oily. The original formula adds a nice glow to your skin. I have heard that the colors are slightly different (i.e. Fairly Light Matte is said to be a taaad bit darker than Fairly Light Original. I have used them both with no problem, so I don't know how much truth there is to that). My best advice would be to visit your Bare Escentuals Boutique or even Sephora & have one of the consultants help you to find which color & formulation is right for you. And if your skin is a bit dry, be SURE to use some Primer (about a pea-sized amount) to smooth the skin, & as always, the Mineral Veil (of which they now have a hydrating formula that should work well with dryer complexions). It's all about personal preference here, do you want a nice glowing shimmer, or a no-shine matte finish? Best of Luck to you!
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2 years, 10 months ago
 
I am confuses about the brushes contained in the kit I purchased and the ones used in the video.
my kit came with a full flawless application brush, a flawless application brush and a concealer brush. The brushes used in the video are a flawless application brush, a kabuki brush and a concealer brush. Which of my brushes do I use with my products? Can I use 1 brush for more than one product? I am very confused.
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Oh honey child, yes!!! These are the brushes I own as well, & this is how I like to use them: use your concealer brush & your FULL flawless application brush to apply your foundation for when you need medium to full coverage (the days you need a little more make-up on your face). You can also use your Flawless application brush for your foundation (for light to medium coverage, or those "less is more" make-up days) but I prefer to use it to apply my Mineral Veil, blush, & Warmth or Faux Tan (or any of the All Over Face colors). However all of your brushes are interchangeable! You can most certainly use 1 brush for more than 1 product. Just remember to take care of them, clean them often, & they will last you a very long time.
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2 years, 10 months ago
 
Do all of the color products have sparkle or glimmer or something in them?
I'm trying to find some kind of blush or all over color that doesn't had glitter, sparkle or whatever you want to call it to my face. Thanks.
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Not all of the products contain shimmer, but many do. I tend to steer clear of them myself, as my skin is quite oily & I feel I have that natural "dewy glow" enough as it is. I know without a doubt that 'Warmth' is not sparkly, I use it as an all over face color, a blush, & I mix it with lotion to create my own self-tanned look. If I were you, I'd browse through the Blushes & All Over Face Colors & check out the ingredients lists, looking for "Mica". Mica is generally what's used to make products sparkly. So if a product doesn't contain it, then it's probably what you're looking for. Or you may just have to visit one of their boutiques to find out which one's right for you. If that isn't possible, then you could most certainly contact Customer Service through email or by phone & ask them which formulations do not contain any shimmer, glitter, or sparkle. M'kaaay, hope this helps. Good luck, & Happy Shopping! =]
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2 years, 11 months ago
 
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