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Sarah-Jay
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  • Active Since:
    09/01/2012
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Reviewer: Sarah-Jay
Location:Bavaria, Germany
Age Range:25-34
Skin Type:Normal
Skin Shade:Medium
Hair Color:Brunette
Eye Color:Green
Date:01/24/2013
Nice and light under the eye
Rating
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: light, gentle
I use this every morning. I love the way the pearls brighten the under eye. I used to make a concotion of eye rev-er upper and summer bisque to use as an under eye conceler and it worked wonders! A word of warning to those wishing to try this; you must mix it up fresh each day as there is nothing in it to preserve it once it's been mixed. Or just get the stroke of light, it's better and the reason I stopped making my little concotion.
+2points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 2out of 2found this review helpful.
 
Deep Cleansing Foam (119 g / 4.2 Oz.)
 
Reviewer: Sarah-Jay
Location:Bavaria, Germany
Age Range:25-34
Skin Type:Normal
Skin Shade:Medium
Hair Color:Brunette
Eye Color:Green
Date:01/24/2013
Great with the Clairsonic
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
I love this clenser with my Clairsonic. It foams up just right with just the smallest amount. (I'm pretty sure my hubby is using it secretly but that's cool with me) It does sting the eyes a bit if it gets in them unlike the very gentle purifying facial clenser, but my skin feels so super cleen after using this it's worth simply keeping my eyes shut tight.
My only warning is dry skin beware; I am on the dry side of normal and if I'm not quick to moustrize, my skin can feel very tight and dry. If you have super dry skin this may not be the clenser for you.
+6points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 6out of 6found this review helpful.
 
 Secret Radiance - REMIX Edition
Secret Radiance - REMIX Edition
Secret Radiance (golden candlelit sheen)
 
Reviewer: Sarah-Jay
Location:Bavaria, Germany
Age Range:25-34
Skin Type:Normal
Skin Shade:Medium
Hair Color:Brunette
Eye Color:Green
Date:01/24/2013
My new favorite!
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: beautiful, sheen, glow, lit from within
I didn't think ANYTHING cold replace my very favorite, can't live without it, BE product; Flawless radiance. And boy did this!
I got it in my simply irresistible kit and fell in love. Secret radiance is a similar shade to flawless but the sheen is softer and more natural. I highlight as part of my everyday makeup routine and secret radiance gives a soft glowy/dewy sheen that is just right for daytime.
Flawless weill be reserved for my evening makeup and still holds a special place in my heart.
+15points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 15out of 15found this review helpful.
 
 Extra Firming Neck Cream
Extra Firming Neck Cream
Extra Firming Neck Cream
 
Reviewer: Sarah-Jay
Location:Bavaria, Germany
Age Range:25-34
Skin Type:Normal
Skin Shade:Medium
Hair Color:Brunette
Eye Color:Green
Date:01/24/2013
Strange skin reaction
Rating
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
To begin, I'm 30 and I don't really need this... yet. My neck is still very taut and firm but I belive in prevention so I gave it a try. I've NEVER reacted to a product in any way. My skin is in no way sensitive even, but my entire chest and neck; anywhere i had placed the product, broke out in a severly red rash with tiny raised bumps. It didn't hurt, burn, sting or itch, it was just red and bumpy and UGLY! It took almost three weeks for the strange rash to go away.
I gave it to my mother-in-law who loves it and has had no reaction.
+8points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 8out of 8found this review helpful.
 
Reviewer: Sarah-Jay
Location:Bavaria, Germany
Age Range:25-34
Skin Type:Normal
Skin Shade:Medium
Hair Color:Brunette
Eye Color:Green
Date:01/24/2013
Day time moisture.
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: tinted, smooth
I use the purely nourshing cream at night and this in the tinted version durring the day. My skin is normal but leans more on the dry side. I also tried the normal to dry verson of this because that was what I used as a day time moisturizer before this product came out, but it was too thick and I had trouble smoothing it on without pulling my skin or using a lot of product.
I figure you can never have to may layers of sun protection on your face and I love the way the tint evens out my complexion. It does such a nice job that on casual days I can skip my foundation, and just add mineral veil and blush.
It only comes in one shade and perhaps it may be too dark on someone with fair skin, but I imagine it would blend out well as you rub it in. I really don't think this would work well on dark skin though. I wear medium beige foundation and the shade is perfect for me.
+21points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 23out of 25found this review helpful.
 
Reviewer: Sarah-Jay
Location:Bavaria, Germany
Age Range:25-34
Skin Type:Normal
Skin Shade:Medium
Hair Color:Brunette
Eye Color:Green
Date:01/24/2013
Good for not-so-dry skin too!
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: thick, creamy, dry skin's best friend
I have normal skin that leans tward the dry end. I feel that this mousitrizer is too thick and heavy to use under my make so I use it only at night and durring the day I use a lighter moisturizer with SPF. This helps keep my slightly dry skin smooth and soft. Also, because I only use it once a day, it lasts twice as long. On days that my face has dry patches I will rub a tiny bit of this into them for the extra moisture.
+5points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 5out of 5found this review helpful.
 
 A Vision in Velvet
A Vision in Velvet
A Vision in Velvet
 
Reviewer: Sarah-Jay
Location:Bavaria, Germany
Age Range:25-34
Skin Type:Normal
Skin Shade:Medium
Hair Color:Brunette
Eye Color:Green
Date:01/24/2013
Some great color combos!
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
I love this collection! I don't mind sparkle and shimmer but sometimes a matte look is just right. Some of my favorite combos are the satin nude all over with satin caramel in the crease for a simple and natural look. I love using velvet blueberry as a liner and velvet taupe as a brow filler. Velvet vanilla makes a perfect natural highlight for any color combintation and I did a great smokey eye by adding satin stearling and velvet charcoal to my READY 2.0 pallet, the perfect storm.
+3points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 3out of 3found this review helpful.
 
Reviewer: Sarah-Jay
Location:Bavaria Germany
Age Range:25-34
Skin Type:Normal
Skin Shade:Medium
Hair Color:Brunette
Eye Color:Green
Date:01/24/2013
Great option!
Rating
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: creamy, smooth
I don't have particulary red skin, but sometimes in the colder months it can get a little chapped and red. This is not as silky as the original primer but it is smooth and creamy and reminds me of a bb cream. The yellow color instantly neutrlizes any redness and just like the orginal, my foundation glides on smooth and stays all day. Even if you don't have rosatia or other redness of the skin, this is great for people who live in snowy, cold climates like myself.
+6points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 6out of 6found this review helpful.
 
Reviewer: Sarah-Jay
Location:Jacksonville, FL
Age Range:25-34
Skin Type:Normal
Skin Shade:Medium
Eye Color:Green
Display Name: Sarah
Date:09/05/2012
GREAT brush!
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: fits comfortably in hand, full coverage, soft
I LOVE this brush! I usually use the heavenly face brush because I love the velvety, full coverage finish that a flat brush gives. This gives that same full coverage just a little faster with an EXTREEEMLY soft feel against the face. I have used it with READY and Original and love it with both. I've gotten so many complements on my complexion using this brush; it practically erases flaws!
+9points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 10out of 11found this review helpful.
 
 bareMinerals READY SPF 20 Foundation - Medium Beige
bareMinerals READY SPF 20 Foundation - Medium Beige
bareMinerals READY SPF 20 Foundation
 
Reviewer: Sarah-Jay
Location:Jacksonville, FL
Age Range:25-34
Skin Type:Normal
Skin Shade:Medium
Eye Color:Green
Display Name: Sarah
Date:09/01/2012
My new favorite?
Rating
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: beautiful natural finish
Could this actually replace my favorite finish in the original foundation? Hardly! But I LOVE this new option! The matte was always a little TOO matte for my slightly dry skin and I just felt dull wearing it, but the new READY gives a perfectly natural finish that gives me a slightly luminous look. It is perfect for an everyday look and I can't wait to travel with it!
It wears wonderfully throughout the day both with and without primer. Just like the original, I did not have to touch up the actual foundation all day. I hate carrying a bag of makeup to touch-up with! I love that this looks as good at the end of the day as it does when I put it on. So while many will love the portability of this, I find it's not even necessary.
I wear Medium Beige in original and matte and found that the Medium Beige in READY worked fine for me also. It did start out a little pale but once it warmed up to my skin it was a perfect match. The new "painting" technique with the long buffing strokes gives great coverage but just doesn’t warm the minerals in the same way.
Overall I am SUPER happy with the READY and have recommended it to several friends. I love that I have another option in my favorite healthy skin foundation!
0points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 3out of 6found this review helpful.
 
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Can this product be used during daytime?
Can this product be used during daytime for minimal coverage in place of the normal foundation powder? is there any harm in doing so? I find that my skin look so much better using this versus the normal foundation powder.
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You could, but what about sun protection? There is no SPF in this, like the foundations. Plus at $60 using it day AND night would deplete your suply quickly, especially when foundation is less than half the cost. That being said, I use this instead of foundation whenever I fly on a plane. I feel more comfortable falling asleep in this.
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Sarah-Jay
Bavaria, Germany
1 year, 5 months ago
 
Is this for all skin types?
Which prime time foundation primer should I buy?. I am using your new foundation in Medium Beige,
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It depends on your skin type. Are you oily, dry, or do you have excessive redness? The neutralizing primer is yellow and desgined to help color-correct redness in the skin. If you have very dry skin you might appreciate the brightening primer since dry skin can tend to look dull. If you have extreemely oily skin, or if you prefer a water based primer (as opposed to a scilicone one), try the oil-control version. But the original is your best bet if you are unsure, it works with every skin type witout question.
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Sarah-Jay
Bavaria, Germany
1 year, 6 months ago
 
Do you use this BEFORE, AFTER or IN PLACE of moisturizer??
Would love to try this product but am wondering if you use it BEFORE your moisturizer, AFTER moisturizer, or IN PLACE OF moisturizer...???
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After moisturizer, always. It helps to sort of "seal in" your moistuizer. But make sure you allow both the moisturize and primer to dry before appling your foundation.
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Sarah-Jay
Bavaria, Germany
1 year, 6 months ago
 
 bareMinerals READY SPF 20 Foundation - Medium Beige
bareMinerals READY SPF 20 Foundation - Medium Beige
bareMinerals READY SPF 20 Foundation
 
is the new bareMinerals Ready foundation Oil Free?
I have very oily skin
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No. It is cold-pressed with borrage oil which is great for your skin. Contrary to popular belief, oily skin still needs to be hydrated. Often, people with oily skin don't hydrate so the skin OVER produces oil because that's all it can create. It's your job to give it the hydration it needs. So defenitaly moisturize and give this foundation a try. It may be just what your skin is craving. :)
Submitted by:
Sarah-Jay
1 year, 10 months ago
 
 Try. Believe. Love. - Medium
Try. Believe. Love. - Medium
Try. Believe. Love.
 
Which shade will be best for Asian skin?
I'm Chinese, around medium skin tone. I was thinking of the golden tan but it looks rather dark.
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The best way to get your perfect match is to visit a boutique or counter. The experts will help you find the shade that's just right. It's so hard to choose a shade from a computer screen image. Golden Medium is another choice to keep in mind when you make that fun-filled trip to a boutique!
Submitted by:
Sarah-Jay
1 year, 10 months ago
 
Can this be used with original (loose) bareMinerals foundation?
I'm looking for medium to full coverage and I don't like the Kabuki brush. Could this be used instead? I haven't switched to ready foundation yet.
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All the brushes can be used with all the foundations. I have yet to try this with my original foundation but I love the coverage it provides with the READY. Another great medium to full coverage brush (and my personal fave) is the heavenly face brush.
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Sarah-Jay
1 year, 10 months ago