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First Impression – Bare Minerals

First Impression – Bare Minerals


I couldn’t stand it so yesterday when I got home I washed my face and immediately reapplied the new Bare Minerals BareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation. I put 2 drops on my brush (I used the ELF Flat Top Kabuki) and started to buff it out.


Immediate first impression, yuck! I continued to try to buff the foundation in but I felt like it was clinging to the peachfuzz on my checks. Next I noticed it looked pretty streaky and was sitting in my pores. I buffed for a quite awhile and never really felt like the foundation was settling into my skin. I added 2 more drops to my brush and proceeded to do the rest of my face. My nose was still pretty red even after I’d finished. I tried to add a little more but it just sat in my pores.

I think this pic reflects how I felt the foundation actually looked. It’s super cakey and uneven.


Next I decided to add some concealer under my eyes. I’m currently using a Rimmel one that I really like (I like it better than my Mac Prolongwear). It’s not too heavy and doesn’t seem to crease too bad considering the lines I always have. The concealer sat and caked under my eyes. As you can see I didn’t use very much. I actually used a little less than I do on a normal basis.


I wore the foundation for the rest of the night and noticed that after an hour or so the foundation started wear and “melt” more into my skin. While it didn’t look bad, it didn’t look great. It actually just looked pretty greasy.

This is the foundation alone.

This is with powder.

In order to give this a fair shake, I decided to wear it to work this morning. I have to say the application this morning was a little better than yesterday afternoon but I only used one drop instead of two. I basically used one drop on each check, my forehead, nose and chin. I still wasn’t happy about the coverage or the feel. My under eye concealer did go on a little smoother today. That could be because I put it on a little more quickly. The foundation continued to feel tacky even after I applied powder. Lots of powder. I will say that from afar it didn’t look terrible this morning. The color is actually very nice. Honestly, that’s about the only good thing I can say about this foundation.

I know there are tons of people out there that love this foundation, and I really hoped I would be one of those people. Unfortunately, I’m not. For me peronally, this foundation is a huge miss! Again, I have naturally oily skin and uneven skin tone. I think if I had pretty flawless, normal skin I might be singing a different tune right now. I dislike this so much I will be taking it back to Ulta. I will be replacing it with the IT Cosmetics CC Cream. I’m hoping to have better results. I’ll do a first impression of this one too incase anyone is interested.


One thought on “First Impression – Bare Minerals

  1. I’d love to follow your journey. Where do I find it? We will make 3 years in November, although that is a milestone I do not want to reach.

    Can I also say I am bummed that this product didn’t turn out to be wonderful? I don’t buy expensive make-up, although I probably should, but was considering this once I heard about how it went on.

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