Bare Minerals Make-up: YAY or NAY?

I've been thinking of giving it a go.  It gets fab reviews on beauty.com but I wanted to check with my PW ladies.  I mainly want to control shine and I have a semi-oily T zone and dry cheeks.  My skin tone isn't too uneven, but there's a bit of redness under the nose. 


If I'm just starting out, should I just get the foundation?  What's the mineral veil?  Multi-tasking also looks like a great concealer, which is something I currently don't own. 


Opinions/reviews/thoughts???

Posted on September 17, 2009 at 11:14 am
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FutureMrs.Upshaw
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YAY YAY YAY!!! I swear by Bare Minerals! I have very oily/acne prone skin.  And yes, definitely get the mineral veil, it's the key to the whole thing.  This is my tip to control oil.  I put mineral veil on first, then the SPF foundation, then the rest of my makeup, then the mineral veil on top to seal everything in.  I bought the multi-tasking bisque but wasn't super impressed with it.  I just use the foundation as my concealer. 

Posted on September 17, 2009 at 1:58 pm
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I was at ulta last week and they lady there told me I wouldn't like Bare Minerals because I have oily skin.  She recommended the new Bare Minerals matte formula instead which wasn't in a kit so I didn't purchase it.  I was confused because I've heard a lot of oily skin positive reviews on the normal formula.  Maybe the key is in the mineral veil.  Thanks for the review, FutureMrs!

Posted on September 19, 2009 at 4:19 am
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Hi Jamie!  My first mineral make-up experience was with Bare Minerals when they first came out on tv with their infomercials.  I did like the products, but also found that I would turn a little orange by the end of the day because of the oxidation.  Also, I just found cheaper products that work better for me so I've since steered away from Bare Minerals.


Since then, I have discovered other mineral products and I do like Everyday Minerals better (right now, I actually use Physician's Formula and it works fine for me but probably not good on oil control).  Check out Everyday Minerals.. they have different finishes and you can also get samples to try before ordering a regular size jar. 


I read my reviews on Makeupalley.com as well.  Check them out there for Everyday Minerals.  I also read good things about Pureluxe and right now there's a 25% off sale but they also have samples that you can try out too.


http://pureluxecosmetics.com/25__off_sale____.html

Posted on September 19, 2009 at 4:31 am
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I have oily skin and hate Bare Minerals foundation, but I'd never heard that was a common thing for people with oily skin.... I love their eye-shadows though. LOVE. The foundation just collects in all the little baby hairs on my face and looks cakey somehow. It looks GREAT at a distance but horrible in natural light or up-close.

Posted on September 22, 2009 at 8:46 pm
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I did my Makeup trial yesterday and just wanted to show off the Bare Minerals in action. I love it because it looks so natural on me.  And please excuse my weird smiles, I look a little off!


Outdoors


I did my Makeup photo 947842-1


Indoors


I did my Makeup photo 947842-2


 

Posted on September 23, 2009 at 2:50 am
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I like it! mi mix medium tan with medium beige. me wearing mediun tan. I like it mi photo 947959-1

Posted on September 23, 2009 at 3:29 am
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I love my Bare Minerals make up. It took me a little bit to figure out how much I needed to cover what I wanted covered. I wear it all the time and would hate to go back to liquid foundation.

Posted on September 23, 2009 at 8:11 am
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LOVE love love Bare Minerals!  It's fabulous!

Posted on October 4, 2009 at 4:23 pm
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I swear by Bare Minerals.. love it sooo much.

Posted on November 18, 2009 at 9:58 am
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I've been using Bare Minerals this week.  My skin's a bit on the dry side, so it looks a little flaky/powdery on my skin.  I think I just need to moisturizer a bit more and it should be ok. 

Posted on November 19, 2009 at 5:57 am
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I've been using Bare Minerals for a year and I love it! I have oily skin and I think it helps keep it less shiny and it really helps cover my pimples and even out my skin tone! 

Posted on November 22, 2009 at 10:33 am
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Broke me out, so nay for me

Posted on November 24, 2009 at 9:46 am
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hmm i don't understand the hype behind bare minerals! i've actually tried it a couple times because i keep hearing ppl say they love it.  it doesn't really cover anything at all?  now i use neutrogena liquid with a mineral powder brushed lightly on top and it works quite well :)

Posted on November 30, 2009 at 5:54 am
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I love it!  Its perfect for my everyday makeup because it feels like I have nothing on yet makes my skin look great! 

Posted on December 1, 2009 at 2:08 pm
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I love Bare Minerals!  I have been using it for a couples years now, I got sucked into it when I saw the infomercial.  Now I just buy it at Sephora.  I have very oily skin and this is the best make-up that I have tried to balance that out.  It's taken a lot of years and a lot of make-up to find the right balance between face wash, moisturizer and make-up but I highly recommend this product!  I rave about this product line and have gotten my mom and a few friends addict iced as well.  And I am now using their Matte formula which is nice for my oily skin. 


If you have a Sephora by you, purchase it there as they will give you a full refund or exchange the product if you are not happy.  You don't even need your receipt, it's not within a few days and the product doesn't have to be full.  So try it and give it a week or so to see if you notice a difference.


Good Luck!

Posted on May 31, 2010 at 2:57 am
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Hi Jamiesue I had the same problem with Bare Minerals when I started using it. I have combination skin and in some places it would absorb super quickly and on others look flakey but I noticed I didn't break out with it so I wanted to keep using it. I started moisturizing which was ok but what has worked best is getting the Bare Minerals primer (called Prime Time) it made it look even all over and feels nice on

Posted on May 31, 2010 at 5:43 pm
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I like it and I used it for years, but I've found that other much less expensive products work better, for me at least. I use the mineral powder by Loreal and I like it-- much cheaper and better coverage with the same type of product. 

Posted on June 4, 2010 at 4:41 am
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I am obsessed. I'd never use anything else.


 


EDIT: you really need to use primer. You can use the bare minerals primer (i like the one for oily skin better), but I prefer to use Smashbox's primer instead.

Posted on June 6, 2010 at 2:20 pm
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I <3 my bareminerals.  I can sleep in it and it won't make me break out!   (Not that I make it a habit, but hey, it happens.  lol).  I get really back dark circles under my eyes and the bisque covers it up nicely. 


Oooo and Smashbox - I love their eyeshadows!

Posted on July 1, 2010 at 10:15 am
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Can I be the only one that doesn't like it?  I like the Sephora brand mineral make up better. 

Posted on August 19, 2010 at 1:12 am
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