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Bare Minerals Buxom Lip Gloss: Review

Thursday, July 30, 2009 22:21 No Comments

Bare Minerals Buxom Lip Gloss - .15oz

Bare Escentuals Buxom lip gloss actually came to me in a kit that I bought from QVC awhile ago. I bought the kit for the other things like the foundation and cheek color but it came with a couple of eyeshadows and a lip gloss called Buxom.

Buxom lips claims that it will create fuller more voluptuous lips naturally. It is infused with 100% bareMinerals and gives your lips a luminous shine with no sticky feeling. I finally got to try it this past weekend because I have soooo many other things to try and I have been meaning to get around to it.

When I first applied it I could smell a vanilla scent coming from the applicator and I thought oh this is not one of those tingly formula lip plumpers maybe this one is really different. Well I was wrong because a minute or so after applying I could feel the tingly effect but it wasn’t instant so that was good.

I thought it glided on very well and did not feel sticky or tacky at all however I have found that with lip glosses that feel so smooth and liquidy the lasting power on them is very poor. This was no exception I loved the color which by the way was called Zena and it was a limited edition but a very pretty nude pink but it does not last so reapplying is a MUST.

So as much as I loved the initial smell and the color of the gloss what good is it if it doesn’t last very long. I will continue my search for a great lip gloss that does everything. Will keep you posted!

You can buy the Buxom Lip Gloss at right now for $18.00

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RareMinerals Skin Revival Treatment: Review

Thursday, July 16, 2009 15:00 No Comments

RareMinerals Skin Revival Treatment - Clear 15 oz (4.2g)

I have been meaning to try the skincare line by Bare Escentuals and I still haven’t tried everything in the collection. I have however been able to get my hands on a small or mini version of the RareMinerals Skin Revival Treatment which is a mineral based treatment that is said to deliver clear, bright and smooth skin while you sleep.

Some of the things that I have read this product does include reduced fine lines and wrinkles, reduced sun damage, refined pores, brighter complexion, and the list goes on and on.

With all of that being said, I was skeptical because how can a product do all of those things without containing any of the following parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances, synthetic dyes, petro-chemicals, and phthalates. So I decided to test drive this for myself after all I do consider myself a mineral makeup junkie so why not be a mineral skincare junkie as well!

The product comes with a sponge top applicator and I have yet to review the Rimmel mineral foundation one that I tried and absolutely despised since nothing seemed to come out, this one is much better. I can actually feel and see the product going on, however, I have read lots of reviews with complaints about the sponge tip applicator so beware. If you decide you really don’t like the applicator then by all means take the lid off and have at it with your Kabuki brush.

In all the reviews that I have read about the RareMinerals Skin Revival Treatment I have seen comments about luminous skin and reduced pores. I can definitely attest to both as well as some reduced lines around my eyes which weren’t there until recently anyway.

So every night before bed I cleanse and apply a cream but my routine changed and now I cleanse and apply this powder all over my face. For the first few nights it felt really weird putting on makeup so to speak before bed but I quickly got used to it and after that, things were looking great.

Every morning I would wake up without that oily feel of the cream that I had applied the night before, I actually felt matte and my skin looked great! So I know the price is a little steep at $60 but I am guessing you will be hooked and then you won’t need all those fancy creams.

They have 4 different shades, which I don’t really understand because this is supposed to be a night time treatment…duh!! Anyway, I’ve listed the 4 shades below.

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BareMinerals Makeup: Review

Saturday, September 27, 2008 0:39 No Comments
Bare Escentuals Mineral Makeup

Bare Escentuals Mineral Makeup

Bare Escentuals has been creating makeup products since 1976 and started in San Francisco, Ca. I was shocked to hear that, especially since the President Leslie Blodgett looks so young. So could it be the minerals that are keeping her youth?

Well I’m not so certain but who knows…maybe? So what do I think of Bare Escentuals? Not for everyday. The reason I say that is because when time is of the essence it just doesn’t work out and half the time I end up spilling the powder all over my counter tops and have to spend more time wiping it up. Though, I’ve heard that spilling is an issue with a few brands out there. It’s also not ideal for travel because of the same reason.

I also felt a slight tingling in my face after I applied it and I thought it was just hot and sticky that day but tried it again and felt the same thing. So after looking up Bare Escentuals on makeupalley and reading posts regarding the itchiness I thought, no wonder! As far as coverage goes, well it’s pretty good, and it really does feel like I have nothing on. But I’ll save it for when I have plenty of time to apply which is very rare.

I’ve also heard the color range is very limited and not everyone can find a shade that’s right for them. I was fortunate because the Medium Beige was perfect for me!

With all of this said I still don’t think I’ll get rid of any of the Bare Escentuals makeup that I currently own but I’ll definitely have fun trying other brands.

See, I told you I’d review one that I’ve tried myself. 🙂

What are your thoughts?

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