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SarahDW93
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  • Active Since:
    12/19/2012
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Reviews
 
Reviewer: SarahDW93
Location:South Hadley, MA
Age Range:18-24
Skin Type:Combination
Skin Shade:Light
Hair Color:Brunette
Eye Color:Brown
Date:08/05/2014
Surprised me!
Rating
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: smooth, creamy, opaque, blendable
I don't normally like cream shadows--my eyelids are very large and fold a lot when I have my eyes open, so cream shadows always end up smearing and making a big line across my lid. However, I got this as a sample in the mail as a FAB member, and tried it out. I LOVED IT. I couldn't believe it. Not only did it blend across my lid well, but it didn't budge at all once it dried. I ended up with lid SPF protection, a uniform skin tone on my lids, and it brightened around my eyes, as well! I would give this 5 stars, but the color I received was a little bit too pink for my liking. But I would buy this again! And in more colors (dark ones for a natural dramatic eye, neutral light tones for normal).
+2points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 2out of 2found this review helpful.
 
Reviewer: SarahDW93
Location:Copenhagen, Denmark
Age Range:18-24
Skin Type:Combination
Skin Shade:Light
Hair Color:Brunette
Eye Color:Brown
Date:09/17/2013
Decent
Rating
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: too dark, creamy
I like the consistency of this product, and I like how well it covers. However, I bought the lightest shade and it was TOO DARK. I could MAYBE wear it when I'm at my tannest in summer, but right now, I'm in Denmark and I'm not getting much sun, so I've already paled enough to not be able to wear this for the rest of the season.
+6points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 7out of 8found this review helpful.
 
Reviewer: SarahDW93
Location:Sperryville, VA
Age Range:18-24
Skin Type:Combination
Skin Shade:Light
Hair Color:Brunette
Eye Color:Brown
Date:09/08/2013
Good but not great
Rating
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
I love the formula. I love Bare Minerals products, but I wish this came in a few more shades--both in the lighter and darker spectrum. When I'm at my tannest in summer (usually July into August), I can wear this color no problem, but all other months it is too dark and too orange. I just hope they make this in a shade lighter as well, because in winter my skin is almost translucent, and this color just won't do!
+5points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 5out of 5found this review helpful.
 
Naturally good-for-you cheek color.
 
Reviewer: SarahDW93
Location:Sperryville, MA
Age Range:18-24
Skin Type:Combination
Skin Shade:Light
Hair Color:Brunette
Eye Color:Brown
Date:08/15/2013
Amazing
Rating
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: amazing
I love this stuff. The color is like velvet, and it doesn't apply in an awkward line across your cheekbones like some cheaper blushes do. Plus the amount your given lasts so much longer. My only complaint is that as someone with dry skin on my cheeks, the blush does not "stick" around for more than a few hours. I'm pulling 8-12 hour days and right around 4pm I start looking a little pasty again. I hope Bare Minerals starts a line of cream blushes and bronzers!
+3points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 3out of 3found this review helpful.
 
Reviewer: SarahDW93
Location:South Hadley, MA
Age Range:18-24
Skin Type:Combination
Skin Shade:Light
Hair Color:Brunette
Eye Color:Brown
Date:01/11/2013
I can't live a day without it.
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: flawless, clean, clear, soft
First I have to say, I hate how in the start-up kit you get a big foundation and a small Mineral Veil. I use the veil more than the foundation! Some days, I wake up with flawless skin (I know, I don't get it either) and so all I use to finish my face is the mineral veil. It is amazing. I can only describe it as such. It keeps my face rom getting oily, and locks in the moisture from my morning moisturizer, yet it doesn't cause any breakouts on me with the sensitive skin. I can only say one thing: buy it right now. It will change your world. I understand the price is shocking, but the large tubs have lasted me for over a year, so the money is worth it.
+5points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 6out of 7found this review helpful.
 
Reviewer: SarahDW93
Location:South Hadley, MA
Age Range:18-24
Skin Type:Combination
Skin Shade:Light
Hair Color:Brunette
Eye Color:Brown
Date:01/11/2013
Not what I expected!
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: remarkable, perfect coverage
I have light skin with neutral undertones, so finding a good concealer is hard--always too yellow or too pink. I bought this skeptically. I was told to by one of the BE workers to buy Light 1. It looks REALLY pink in the tin. I first tried applying it with my fingers, and it didn't look good. But before giving up, I tried it with a brush. Boy, was the difference amazing! It blended with my skin tone perfectly! Plus, it covered my dreaded raccoon-didn't-get-enough-sleep eyes, and my blemishes! Nice job, BareMinerals!!
+8points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 9out of 10found this review helpful.
 
Reviewer: SarahDW93
Location:South Hadley, MA
Age Range:18-24
Skin Type:Combination
Skin Shade:Light
Hair Color:Brunette
Eye Color:Brown
Date:01/11/2013
Amazing!
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: perfect, good color, buildable
I must say, I was a little wary about buying this. So what I did was I went to a BE store to try it out. With ash brown hair, I thought I would get the color Brunette, but I was wrong! I ended up buying Dark Blonde/Medium Brown, because it looked so natural with my hair! Plus, the color is buildable, and it blends so will with my normal brows!
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+14points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 16out of 18found this review helpful.
 
ORIGINAL Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 - Size: Large (8 g / 0.28 Oz.)
 
Reviewer: SarahDW93
Location:Sperryville, VA
Age Range:18-24
Skin Type:Combination
Skin Shade:Light
Hair Color:Brunette
Eye Color:Brown
Date:12/19/2012
Amazing!
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: beautiful, smooth, soft, clean
I absolutely love this makeup. I keep trying to switch to cheaper ones, but it never works out. I guess the price is alright though because I've been using the same large tub for a whole year and I still haven't run out yet! With combination skin, it's hard to find a makeup that won't dry you out or melt on the oily part of your skin, but this foundation is perfect--it doesn't irritate dry skin and it has real staying power on oily skin! The only thing I don't like is the twist lid...it makes it hard to get the leftover makeup out. I hope the newest one doesn't have it.
+3points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 3out of 3found this review helpful.
 
Questions
 
 Brilliant Gold Beauty Duo Kit
Brilliant Gold Beauty Duo Kit
Brilliant Gold Beauty Duo, including Brightening Gold Mineral Veil in Mirrored Compact and Buff & Go Brush
 
If in stock, why can't I add it to my bag?
There is no button to push to add this to my bad, and it says it's in stock! I really want to buy this.
Submitted by:
SarahDW93
South Hadley, MA
1 year, 7 months ago
 
 
What color are they?
Are they both the same mascara, or two different ones? And what color is the mascara?
Submitted by:
SarahDW93
South Hadley, MA
1 year, 7 months ago
 
Answers
 
Naturally good-for-you cheek color.
 
I used a blush called Optomist. What color would be closest to that?
Or could you suggest a color for white, light complexion, green eyes, blond hair. Age 55
With a light to porcelain complexion I would recommend a very true, bright pink or a peachy color. With your eyes, I would go with a peach color for warmth, and use a pink for days you want to look a little more dewey! Avoid mauves and cool color blushes, they don't go with blonde hair as well.
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SarahDW93
Sperryville, MA
1 year 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?
First, find out what undertone your skin has--if cool, warm or neutral. Then determine if you are "Fair", "Light", "Medium", "Deep", etc. Go to the "find your shade" app online, or to a BE retailer, and get a few samples (find whichever blends into your skin).
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SarahDW93
Sperryville, VA
1 year, 8 months ago
 
Is this new foundation a cream or a powder?
Is the new foundation a cream or a powder? Can't really tell by the information provided.
Thank you!
BareMinerals only sells foundation in powder form. They do sell liquid/cream primers, if you are interested.
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SarahDW93
Sperryville, VA
1 year, 8 months ago
 
Foundation match?
I wear the MEDIUM in the powder and Elizabeth said in the video that you might want to go one shade up from what you use. What is the next shade after MEDIUM?
Go to the "Find your shade" app on this site, and there's a list of sorts of shades corresponding to skin undertones and lightness.
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SarahDW93
Sperryville, VA
1 year, 8 months ago
 
What color should I match when I used mixed shades?
I use light and fairly light mix Original Matte. Light is too dark, and fairly light is too light, but when mixed it makes the perfect match. So which shade would you suggest in this makeup?
It all depends on what the undertone of your skin is, and how you apply it. With neutral undertones, use Fairly Light. Different brushes, or sponges give a different application (one person can wear up to five different shades!), and lighting makes a difference as well. I suggest using the "Find your shade" app, or going to a BE store and try out some samples--whichever blends into your skin is the closest shade!
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SarahDW93
Sperryville, VA
1 year, 8 months ago
 
ORIGINAL Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 - Size: Large (8 g / 0.28 Oz.)
 
How long does it last?
I really want to try this foundation but I'm worried it won't last. It's expensive so if it's only going to last a couple weeks I don't think it's worth it. I have minimal acne & blackheads so I won't use ALOT.
I've been using the same large foundation for a whole year and haven't run out yet! Of course, I don't wear it every day (when I'm staying at home, etc). But even if you use it more, the way the foundation works makes it worth the money.
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SarahDW93
Sperryville, VA
1 year, 8 months ago