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shellbell12
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Reviews
 
Reviewer: shellbell12
Location:Beaverton, OR
Age Range:18-24
Skin Type:Combination
Skin Shade:Light
Hair Color:Brunette
Eye Color:Hazel
Date:05/16/2014
Love my liquid!
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: wonderful
BE never fails to make me fall in love over and over. The foundation and brush are amazing, and I love that I can feel good wearing a liquid foundation! I was willing to give liquid up in order to be a Bare Minerals girl...but now I can have my cake and eat it too. It blends so nicely and does a great job evening out skin tones and covering blemishes so that my work with coverup is pretty minimal. It looks great just after application but after about 30-60 minutes of wearing it soaks into your skin a bit more and looks even more natural. Being a natural beauty is EASY with BE!
+1point
Helpful Votes Recieved: 1out of 1found this review helpful.
 
Reviewer: shellbell12
Location:Beaverton, OR
Age Range:18-24
Skin Type:Combination
Skin Shade:Light
Hair Color:Brunette
Eye Color:Hazel
Date:02/04/2014
Gentle Cleanser
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: gentle
My favorite cleanser is the Deep Cleansing Foam, but I cannot use that morning & night because my skin dries out easily. So my current skin care routine is to use the foam cleanser at night, and the Exfoliating Treatment Cleanser in the morning. I love it. It is so gentle on the skin, and I have clearer skin with my current routine (been at this routine for about three months) than I ever have before.
Speaking to ease of using this as a powder...
The powder substance took me a few tries to get used to, but once you figure out the right ratio for you, it's very easy. I keep this cleanser in the shower, and when my hands are wet, I sprinkle the cleanser in my hand (It takes two small shakes for me to get my desired amount). Then I rub my palms together and then rub it into my face. The only water I need is what was already on my hands, so it is very easy. Don't knock it until you try it a few times! Plus, you can take a full size bottle of this on airplanes because it is a powder.
It also lasts a long time. I use this once a day and have been using it for about three months and I think I'm close to halfway down the bottle.
+11points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 11out of 11found this review helpful.
 
Reviewer: shellbell12
Location:Beaverton, OR
Age Range:18-24
Skin Type:Combination
Skin Shade:Light
Hair Color:Brunette
Eye Color:Hazel
Date:12/10/2013
Preferthe regular Flawless
Rating
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
I really like this mascara but I feel I can achieve the same results, if not better, with the normal Flawless Definition mascara. I can't always apply this without clumps and it comes out not looking any different than other days. I will finish this tube, but I'll stick with the regular Flawless or the 10-in-1 Domination.
+3points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 3out of 3found this review helpful.
 
Reviewer: shellbell12
Location:Beaverton, OR
Age Range:18-24
Skin Type:Combination
Skin Shade:Light
Hair Color:Brunette
Eye Color:Hazel
Date:12/10/2013
The name says it all - Flawless Definition
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
I think this is the perfect every-day mascara. It really does separate and lengthen lashes without clumps (and without looking spidery!), the way every mascara claims to but very few actually perform. It is so easy to build drama with each coat - I use one coat if it's day at home or a day running errands, two coats if I am on my way to work, or three coats for a night out. I prefer using different mascara (like the 10-in-1 domination) for the drama look I like for a night out, but this will still do the trick if this is what I have on hand.
+1point
Helpful Votes Recieved: 1out of 1found this review helpful.
 
bareMinerals READY Bronzer - The High Dive
 
Reviewer: shellbell12
Location:Beaverton, OR
Age Range:18-24
Skin Type:Combination
Skin Shade:Light
Hair Color:Brunette
Eye Color:Hazel
Date:12/10/2013
My first Skinny Dip... ;)
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
I LOVE the Skinny Dip color. I have fair skin (I wear the Fairly Light foundation) and wanted a READY bronzer to have for on-the-go. After my consultant at my local BE boutique put this one on me, I have replaced Warmth in my make up routine...I just love this color too much. When used with a light stroke, it provides the perfect shade for contouring and shaping my face.
+4points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 4out of 4found this review helpful.
 
Intense color for a variety of eye-defining effects.
 
Reviewer: shellbell12
Location:Beaverton, OR
Age Range:18-24
Skin Type:Combination
Skin Shade:Light
Hair Color:Brunette
Eye Color:Hazel
Date:12/10/2013
I have officially converted from liner pencils
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: long lasting
I always knew you could use eye shadows as an eyeliner...but I didn't realize how much of a difference it would make. I loved the look of liquid liners but could never find one that I could really deal with - either it would smudge, smear, and come off with just a touch of moisture, or it would be so waterproof that it was hard to get off with makeup remover. This is absolutely perfect. It lasts all day, will survive through a few tears if you're careful, and then comes off the same as my mascara when I wash my face at night.
I will agree with another reviewer that this can be messy - I always open the little container over my sink, just in case some powder falls out, because this is a little more intense of a color than normal eyeshadows so I don't want this falling on my carpet, clothes, etc.
+5points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 6out of 7found this review helpful.
 
Reviewer: shellbell12
Location:Beaverton, OR
Age Range:18-24
Skin Type:Combination
Skin Shade:Light
Hair Color:Brunette
Eye Color:Hazel
Date:12/10/2013
Luxurious Moisturizer
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: luxurious, hydrating
I received this as part of a kit from one of the Beauty Rush deals, and I am so glad I did! I don't think I would have bought it if I purchased it separately, but this cream is fantastic. It is the best working moisturizer that I've found that I'm not worried about my pores clogging and breaking out because of it. The skin under my eyes usually becomes dry and flaky when the first harsh days of winter hit, but not this year! Also, like all the great moisturizers, a little goes a long way so it should last quite a while.
+4points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 4out of 4found this review helpful.
 
Reviewer: shellbell12
Location:Beaverton, OR
Age Range:18-24
Skin Type:Combination
Skin Shade:Light
Hair Color:Brunette
Eye Color:Hazel
Date:11/05/2013
Love the Well Cared For shampoo
Rating
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
The only thing that I wish was changed about this kit was that instead of having two different shades of foundation, I would have liked it better if you could have had two different kinds of foundation - i.e. Original and Matte.
That being said, this is a great kit. The brushes are great starter brushes (although its odd to me that they include a concealer brush yet no concealer. That bothered me about the other Get Started Kit too). What I really liked about this though was the brush shampoo. I doubt I would have ever bought this without the kit because I didn't realize the difference it made. I used to just gently wash out old make up with regular soap, but the conditioning shampoo makes the brushes feel almost new again.
+7points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 8out of 9found this review helpful.
 
For light buffing that gives you a lift.
 
Reviewer: shellbell12
Location:Beaverton, OR
Age Range:18-24
Skin Type:Combination
Skin Shade:Light
Hair Color:Brunette
Eye Color:Hazel
Date:11/05/2013
Not the best for concealer
Rating
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Phrases Chosen: scratchy, blends well
Once when I had gone in to a BM boutique, my consultant used this on me to apply concealer. It did the job, but I came away with mixed feelings. It blends in the concealer a little better and is easier to build coverage than with the other concealer brushes from BM I've tried (the Max Coverage Concealer brush as well as the little one that comes with Blemish Therapy), so it came out looking quite good, but I don't think I would ever buy this. The bristles were a little scratchy, and on something like blemishes that you sometimes have to go over a few times to even it out just right, I did not care for this brush. I could use this for eye shadow, for something that you just lightly dust onto the lid...but not something where you press in a little bit.
Giving it three stars because it did its job.
+1point
Helpful Votes Recieved: 1out of 1found this review helpful.
 
Reviewer: shellbell12
Location:Beaverton, OR
Age Range:18-24
Skin Type:Combination
Skin Shade:Light
Hair Color:Brunette
Eye Color:Hazel
Date:11/04/2013
Cute packaging, same great foundation.
Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
I have always been more prone to by the READY foundations, but given the size and value of this, I decided to the loose version another try. Turns out I like this much more than I used to, the difference, I believe, being that I am now using the Precision Face Brush (as opposed to the Full Flawless). It is so easy to build coverage from sheer to full, whatever you want. The packaging is beautiful - the lid is unique and very pretty, and it comes in a cute little silver box. I usually hate the look of makeup around my bathroom sink, but this actually is cute just sitting out.
Plus, the giant lid is a lot easier to swirl and tap with, in my opinion.
I would say my one complaint is that you have to be careful of it...this has the potential of becoming messy quickly. Don't drop it, or even take it anywhere, even if the lid is on. Unlike the regular, large size containers for foundation, mineral veil, warmth, etc., there is no convenient twist-lock feature to prevent powder from coming up to the top when you're not using it. Also, more so than any of the smaller sized packages, the powder has been clinging to the ridges on the sides of the lid, causing a little bit of powder to spill when opening or closing the package if I don't specifically remember to swipe around the edges and ridges with my brush first. This may be because I switches brushes - the Precision probably doesn't pick up powder from the sides as well as the Full Flawless, but I figured it would still be worth mentioning.
My complaint is not enough for me to drop my rating of this - it is still a fantastic deal - but just something to know.
+8points
Helpful Votes Recieved: 8out of 8found this review helpful.
 
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Questions
 
What is the point of lip liner?
I've never used lip liners before and honestly can't tell much difference when someone else uses them. Aside from layering colors (which you can do with just good old lipstick and glosses), is there much of a purpose to buying a liner?

Thanks!
Submitted by:
shellbell12
Beaverton, OR
9 months ago
 
Answers
 
I'm trying to choose between the exfoliating treatment cleanser and the deep cleansing foam.
My skin became clogged, developed larger pores, and pores that I had never noticed before after using Mac foundation for a few years. I'd love if I could find a product that got rid of my patches of orange peel and return it to the state it was before. Anyone know which product would work better for this?
Top 25 Contributor
I use both products - Exfoliating Treatment Cleanser in the morning and Deep Cleansing Foam at night. In my observations, I think the exfoliating cleanser really helps to dig impurities out of your skin - definitely helpful when you have enlarged pores - the the foam helps to tighten the pores again. Everyone's skin is different so unfortunately there is a lot of trial and error involved in finding your perfect skin care routine, but in my experience, a combination of these two products does wonders.
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shellbell12
Beaverton, OR
5 months, 3 weeks ago
 
Will my face break out worse before it clears up?
I am an ex-Proactiv user, (Proactiv was way too harsh for my skin and eventually stopped working) I switched 3 weeks ago to the deep cleansing foam as well as the Exfoliating Treatment Cleanser. I sprinkle the Exfoliating powder on the Foam and wash my face morning and night. My skin is not irritated and it feels wonderful, but I'm breaking out terribly (small pimples as opposed to the cystic acne I had with Proactiv). Has anyone else experienced this problem? Is there hope for my skin or should I try a different cleanser?
Top 25 Contributor
The best skin care routine I've ever had is what I have been doing for the last three months - I use the Deep Cleansing Foam at night, the Exfoliating Treatment Cleanser in the morning, the Lightweight Moisturizer once or twice a day, and Blemish Therapy when breakouts happen. I've never tried mixing the cleansers the way you have, so I can't completely compare experiences, but I believe the typical cycle it takes the average person to test the success of a skin care routine is between 45 and 60 days. I've had skin care routines be misleading - break out worse for a month before skin clears up, or clear up immediately only to start its usual break outs again just when I think my worries are over - so I would give it two months before you make your final call as to whether you want to stick with the routine or look for a new product. I know the process is frustrating. Make sure to invest in some good foundation and concealer so you have the freedom to try routines as you need to without having to show your acne to the world.
Submitted by:
shellbell12
Beaverton, OR
5 months, 3 weeks ago
 
bareMinerals READY Bronzer - The High Dive
 
Will these go 'orange?'
I can't wear Warmth because it turns orange-y after an hour or so, so I have to use Faux Tan. Do these stay tan? Thanks.
Top 25 Contributor
I use the Skinny Dip shade and it has not turned orange on me yet!
Submitted by:
shellbell12
Beaverton, OR
7 months ago
 
Intense color for a variety of eye-defining effects.
 
How do I keep this eyeliner from transferring to my upper lid/outer corners?
I love that these eyeliners last forever. And I can make a really thin tight line and then wing it out in a really precise cat eye. However, I find that after a while, the color from the eyeliner is transferring to my upper lid and outer corner of my eye. I have been applying this with a wet brush and still, it transfers. Any ideas? Primer? Can I use Prime Time on my eyes, too? Would that help? Do tell.
Top 25 Contributor
This is something that you'll have to experiment with because it seems that not all solutions work for all people. Using an eyelid primer fixes the problem for my roommate, but not for me. If you can stand your eyeliner not being quite as dramatic of a line, putting a little eyeshadow over it will help, or using a mineral or touch-up veil will also help minimize the issue. I haven't found an all-day fix for myself yet, but doing that should at least help with the problem. Good luck!
Submitted by:
shellbell12
Beaverton, OR
7 months ago
 
Sifer?
I know it doesn't have the twist & lock feature, but does the mega size have a sifter (is that the correct word) like the eye colors, etc?
Top 25 Contributor
Yes it does have the sifter, but you need to be a little careful using it still - it is a larger product so more foundation will come out with each tap than in the smaller containers. You get used to it, but the first few times can be a little messy if you're not expecting it.
Submitted by:
shellbell12
Beaverton, OR
7 months ago
 
Can you use this cream in your eye area?
I have dark circles which are partly due to dry skin in my eye area. I'm wondering if it's possible to use a small amount of this face cream in the eye area.
Top 25 Contributor
I wouldn't use this all the way up to lash line, but I definitely use this as an eye cream - the skin under my eyes can become very dry & flaky especially at the beginning of winter, and despite the freezing weather Oregon is having so far, my eyes have stayed hydrated quite nicely this year!
Submitted by:
shellbell12
Beaverton, OR
7 months ago
 
What size is this foundation compared to the regular sized (non deluxe) item?
The sizes of these two products are not posted.
Top 25 Contributor
This is 18 grams as compared to the regular, large size at 8 grams. This is a GREAT deal -
At the current full price of each, the large size if $3.38/gram, while the deluxe size is $2.17/gram. Definitely jump on this deluxe version while they have it!
Submitted by:
shellbell12
Beaverton, OR
8 months ago
 
Does the container come with a twist lid , or a regular lid?
This question is just about the type of dispensing.
Top 25 Contributor
Just a regular lid - it will be fine if you're leaving it on your bathroom counter or on your dresser, but if you throw it into a makeup bag or move it around much, you might want to stick to the smaller versions that have the twist-lock.
Submitted by:
shellbell12
Beaverton, OR
8 months ago
 
does it have the twist inner seal?
does it have the twist inner seal?
Top 25 Contributor
Unfortunately it does not - that was my only complaint about this! I think it's still worth it to have if you can leave it on your dresser or bathroom counter - it is a fantastic deal...just not really transportable.
Submitted by:
shellbell12
Beaverton, OR
8 months ago
 
When will you be offering this in Fairly Medium?
Can I order the empty container if the Fairly Medium will not be offered?
Top 25 Contributor
Just think you should know that your questions are being posted for other customers to review. BE staff are not the ones answering your questions, so unfortunately we cannot tell you the answer to this.

If you would like to follow up on this question, contact BE by the information on their "Contact Us" page:

http://www.bareescentuals.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-BareEscentuals-Site/default/CustService-ContactUs
Submitted by:
shellbell12
Beaverton, OR
8 months ago
 
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