Review Roundup: bareMinerals Brand Review

Hello and welcome back, Beauties! I hope you’re all having a fantastic day so far. I’ve told you guys before how much I adore bareMinerals, but realized I haven’t given you guys a comprehensive review of all the items I’ve tried from the brand. So, that’s what we’re going to do today. If you’re interested in hearing about some of the brand’s products that I’ve tried, just keep on reading. 

bareMinerals is one of the first higher end brands that I tried when it came to complexion products. Even before I got as into makeup as I am now, I was purchasing from them. What drew me in initially was their powder foundation since I wasn’t into liquid foundations then. As my taste in makeup changed, I found that bareMinerals was still a staple brand in my collection. So today, I’m going to share with you my thoughts on the products I’ve tried from the brand.

Now that we’ve gotten all that out of the way, let’s get into it!

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The very first product that I tried from bareMinerals was their Loose Powder Matte Foundation, $29. I think I still have this somewhere in the depths of my collection. I loved it because I could adjust my coverage based on how my skin was acting. I wasn’t wearing primers or anything at that time, so I heavily relied on products themselves to give me what I was looking for without any assistance. Now that my makeup tastes have changed, I don’t find myself reaching for this. Not because it’s a bad product, but because I prefer pressed powders now. I’d recommend this to someone that doesn’t like the feel of makeup on their face but wants to even things out.

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One face powder that I always go back to, regardless of what other products I’m loving, is the bareSkin Perfecting Veil, $27, in the shade Dark to Deep. I’ve gone through so many of these that I can’t even tell you exactly how many I’ve repurchased. I currently have major pan on one and a backup waiting for me in my backups bag. It does exactly what the name implies, perfect your skin. It does so without making things look cakey or dry. I don’t know what kind of magic they put in this stuff, but I’m definitely into it.

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I used to love the Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream, $30, because it was so easy to use and didn’t feel heavy on the skin. Now, I’m not really into tinted moisturizers and such, so I wouldn’t necessarily call it a favorite. I definitely think it’s a great product with nice light to medium coverage, but it’s just not my vibe anymore. I may revisit it in the summer and see how I feel about it. It comes in twelve shades, which is awesome for a tinted moisturizer, so if that’s what you’re into, I’m sure they have a shade that will work for you.

I’m not going to go on and on about the barePro Performance Wear Liquid Foundation, $34, too much, because I literally can’t stop talking about it as it is. I love this foundation. It’s my favorite foundation right now for sure. The coverage is amazing, t lasts all day on the skin without caking or breaking up, and comes in a wide variety of shades and undertones. I recently did a full review on this product, so check it out here to get more details on it. I wear the shade Cappuccino for reference.

While we’re on the subject of the barePro line, I had to give a shoutout to the barePro Performance Wear Powder Foundation, $30. I wear this in the shade Cappuccino just like I do in the liquid foundation. It gives a medium-to-full coverage with a natural matte finish. I haven’t used this as much as I have the foundation, but I think it’s a really good powder foundation so far. I haven’t used it for a long enough period of time to definitively say whether I love it or hate it, but can say with certainty that I like it, if that makes sense.

The last complexion products I want to talk about are the concealers. I haven’t tried any of the powder concealers yet, but I’m definitely a fan of their cream and liquid ones.

The barePro 16 Hour Full Coverage Concealer, $24, is the newest to my collection and the brand. I’ve only used this once, so I can’t say how I feel about it just yet. However, I can recommend with confidence the bareSkin Complete Coverage Serum Concealer, $21. I use this pretty much every single day over all kinds of foundations, and even on days when I don’t wear foundation at all. It gives me decent coverage, but I wouldn’t exactly call it full coverage right off the bat, at least not for me. I have hereditary dark circles under my eyes that color correcting doesn’t even really hide well, so I don’t necessarily expect a concealer to do it. I will say that it definitely lasts all day under my eyes without drying them out or breaking down. I have fine lines, so literally everything settles into them. The Correcting Concealer, $21, is nice but not my favorite. The coverage is medium for sure. What I like about it is that it gives me some brightness under my eyes that I typically have to use a much lighter concealer to achieve.

Last summer, bareMinerals came out with the Invisible Bronze Powder Bronzer, $28, and the Invisible Glow Powder Highlighter, $28. I didn’t enjoy either of these if I’m being totally honest with you guys. The highlight was a little too subtle for my personal taste, and the bronzer just wasn’t for me. Both felt a little dry to the touch when I swatched them, which was another thing I didn’t like about them.

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The Gen Nude Powder Blushes, $24, were released around the same time as the barePro Concealer, so these are fairly new. They come in nudes, peaches, pinks and mauves designed to cater to all skintones. I’m still testing these (I have two shades), but enjoy them so far. They’re pigmented without being TOO pigmented. I’ll have a full review up on these soon. I want to have a little bit more time with them first.

The final items I want to talk to you guys about are the bareMinerals lip products. I LOVE their glosses as well as their liquid lipsticks. They have the Gen Nude Buttercream glosses, $19, Gen Nude Matte Liquid Lips, $19, as well as the Statement Matte Liquid Lipstick range, $19, and the Moxie Plumping Gloss range, $18. They have traditional lipsticks as well, but I don’t have much experience with those. However, I’ve tried the glosses and liquid lipsticks and highly recommend them. The matte liquid lipsticks aren’t drying or flaky on the lips, and the glosses give you super amounts of shine without being too sticky.

As a whole, I think that bareMinerals is a brand that is definitely worth your coins. All of their foundations and powders have an SPF in them, so you’re getting sun protection with your coverage, and their shade ranges on a majority of their products are fantastic. I haven’t delved too deep into their eyeshadows or skincare yet, but I plan to as soon as I’m off my low buy. I can’t recommend this brand to you guys enough.

If you made it to the end of this post, you’re the real MVP! Let me know in the comments below what your favorite bareMinerals product/products is/are.

Until next time, Beauties!! xoxo

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