Tuesday, 14 May 2013

bareMinerals Original SPF 15 Foundation £25

In recent months I have been having some issues with my skin being really sensitive (more on this later) so I thought it best to switch fully to mineral make up. After doing some internet research I decided to give bareMinerals a try and test out the award winning foundation.

Unlike most foundations, bareMinerals contains no harmful chemicals, which if you have sensitive skin or skin prone to breakouts, means it is so much kinder to your skin. No more break outs, dry patches or rashes. In the longer run your skin will be much healthier and radiant.

The light powder has a creamy texture when you apply it, I hate feeling like I am wearing a lot of foundation and this feels like you aren't wearing any. It is so light and soft on your face you forget that you have it on except when you look in the mirror and see how nice your skin looks. A truly adaptable product, you can buff on a light layer to refine pores and provide a sheer coverage or build layers for a fuller coverage that easily handles areas of redness or dark circles under the eyes. For perfect application use the flawless application face brush (£24) to perfectly buff and blend. It does work best with a primer and as I have yet to get a chemical free primer I have been using coconut oil, which works just as well. You do have to leave it on longer to soak into your skin but if you are low on time you can leave it for 5 mins then dab with toilet paper.

Another thing to love about this foundation is the packaging. The pot has a plastic cover with a section that slides over allowing you dispense the powder into the lid, when you have enough slide the cover back over. Normally with loose powder, after a while you end up getting too powder into the lid so every time you open it it falls onto the carpet. With pressed powder it only takes you putting your handbag down too quickly to have a powdery disaster in your handbag.

At £25 it needs to be a product that last for a good length of time in all respects. Firstly how long the product last on your skin so that you don't have to reapply throughout the day. Secondly how long the product lasts as a whole so that you get good value for money. With a primer it lasts all day, I only had to reapply when I was going out in the evening. You do get a fair enough in the jar so I think it will last for a healthy amount of time, though it is such a good product it once you have used it the price won't matter.

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