Monday, 1 February 2010

Review: Bare Minerals SPF15 Foundation

Good evening lovelies! :)

I've not done a review in a while, so i've gone all out on this one! I warn you, its long haha.

So any way, i changed my foundation recently, and since then i've been getting so many compliments on my skin. I finally plucked up the courage to go "bare" a couple of weeks ago, but it wasn't easy!

I've been a devoted user of full coverage foundation for 5 years. Blemishes, slight acne scarring and uneven skin tone have meant I've never felt comfortable in anything less than a full face of full coverage.

I remember Bare Minerals foundation on QVC from years ago and how they aimed it mostly at women with imperfections such as rosacea and scarring. I remember begging my mum to order some for me (I was only 13 at the time) but as many mothers do, assured me the foudation she has always used was better and more importantly, cheaper!

As a company, Bare Escentuals has taken off since then and boasts a range of mineral foundations, blushes, eye shadows, brushes - pretty much everything you would need in your makeup collection. But along with it's rise in products, came it's rise in prices.

This foundation is £22, by any ones standards thats a bit expensive for 8g of powder. The powder comes in a moderately sized container with a plastic sive-like layer sectioning of the product from the lid. The idea is simple, shake a bit of product through the sive into the lid. Only it's not so simple, as the sive holes are a bit too big and by the end of a long day in you makeup bag, you have masses of foundation on the other side that goes everywhere when you take off the lid!

You really need a kabuki to apply this foundation, any old brush won't do. But if your not willing to part with £24 for the Bare Escentuals one, The Body Shop do a much cheaper version thats just as good. The foundation applies easily and quickly, but you do get a bit of powder flying off into the air!

In artificial light, it looks perfect; far better than my Mac Studio Fix Fluid. But in natural light it can sometimes look a bit powdery and has a bit of a strange sheen, but the coverage is still remarkable.

I'm deffinately converted, for now. Even with it's set backs, I still love how i'm able to wear something so light but still have the coverage of a full coverage, liquid foundation. And for me, it's worth a few more pounds and a bit of messing about!

Have any one you tried this foundation? If so what did you think of it?



  1. I personally love it! I like that you can build up the coverage and still look fresh and glowy.
    I know what you mean by a powdery finish, I just spray Mac Fix+ when I finish my make up and it really works for me xx

  2. i've always wanted to try the bare minerals foundation! haha, it's probably the next thing on my to-buy list :D

  3. i loved the coverage this gave but it broke me out so i had to stop using it :( xx

  4. i would really love to try this, i prefer powder foundations to liquid. so it would be wonderful for me.