Bare Escentuals has earned notoriety for its Bare Minerals line, a series of cosmetics using finely milled cosmetic-grade minerals as its main ingredients. The manufacturers emphasize that their formulations do not contain the fillers or quantities of chemicals in other types of cosmetics, making Bare Escentuals products more accessible to people with damaged skin, though some people with sensitive skin note that the Bare Escentuals line is not hypoallergenic. Choosing and applying Bare Escentuals products demands a new approach to thinking about makeup. The containers are tiny compared to traditional cosmetic counterparts, and the application process is distinctive.
The Bare Escentuals look has a luminescent glow. However, people with oily skin may want to opt for a subtler finish. Select Bare Minerals original foundation for shine and dimension, and Bare Minerals matte foundation to address oily skin.
Applying the Makeup
Before applying Bare Escentuals makeup, remember the manufacturers concentrate the ingredients. A small amount of Bare Minerals goes a long way. To apply the product, follow the instructions from every commercial as well as on the company’s informational DVD: swirl, tap and buff. You swirl the brush lightly into the mineral makeup, tap off the excess and gently buff the product your skin, using a small circular motion.
Avoid Moisture and Friction
Bare Minerals contain no waterproofing agents. The dry ingredients and lightweight application mean that the makeup has little staying power in moist conditions. Rain, sweat and even humidity can effect its ability to stay on your face. Likewise, rubbing your face against a surface can remove Bare Minerals makeup.
Bare Minerals foundation contains two natural ingredients that give it an SPF of 15. However, the company also has natural sunscreens with an SPF of 30. Its Mineral Veil product, which you use after applying foundation to create a finish that minimizes lines, can come with an SPF of 25.
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