Any ladies here use mineral makeups, any specific brand you would recommend?
i've only tried bare escentuals. i have heard quite a few girls saying that it irritates their skin due to the bismuth in them, but i quite like B.E. hides my pores a bit more than other foundations.
I used be quite a bit. I highly recommend it.
I tried Bare Escentuals, but it made my face itch. I have also tried Amazing Cosmetics, but it is kind of expensive and you don't get a very big container of the product for the price. Someone recomended Physicians Formula, so I bought that last night at Wal-Mart but haven't tried it yet. I'm hoping it is as good as the Amazing Cosmetics. There is also a brand called Everyday Minerals. You can request a sample for free, but you pay the shipping. I love the mineral makeup. I'm trying lots of different brands so I can decide which one I like best. I can't imaging putting liquid foundation on my face again.
I love bare minerals - in fact, I posted a "how-to" here ages ago with pics on how to apply and illustrating the difference BM makes. If you search my posts you should be able to find it.
i've used bare escentuals for about 6 months now...i love it. It doesnt feel all nasty on my face like the liquid foundation, and looks more natural. IMO
here is the link to my old post regarding bare minerals make-up; I hope it helps again.
Loganz, you look great! Now I'm beginning to wonder how I look when I put my bare minerals on. I use their concealor brush, but maybe I should be using a smaller one. Do you use the skin rever upper as well?
Wow thank you ladies for the quick replies!!
Has anyone tried Larenim? They seem to have a nice eyeshadow colours.
I'm really interested in some good natural eyeshadows, eyeliner and press on foundations and concealers.
This is the first time I hear about mineral makeup, I've been using Ecco Bella's botanical cosmetics which are pretty good (I love their eyeliners) but I dont like goupy foundations.
I'm really scared to use anything harsh near my eyes and never use anything on my lips.
So how does this mineral stuff work? As far as I see they're mostly little containers of powder, are they just to be brushed on or applied with sponge?
Loganz, thank you so much for the link!! You look amazing by the way (before and after!)
Great post, Loganz! I think I need a different brush for the concealer, too.
With this kind of makeup, you have to learn how to put it on. Once you get the hang of it, you just can't imagine going back to liquid foundation.
Ive been thinking about swithing foundations.Shiseido to bare minerals,im just afraid of the change picking the wrong color and what not. Why does it have to be soo hard picking the right color?
betseylover : im kind of like your complexion *if thats you in the avatar*which set are you using for bare escentuals. Tan?.. I was going to order med.beige but then sometimes I look tan? I had bad experiences in the past with a white face,dont want to do it again. -=[
Picking the right colour, yeah it's complicated, I'm trying to figure that out... they should mail out free samples or little cards so that you can match it to your skin before you actually buy a product.
They sell the BM at Ulta, Sephora, and Nordstroms, you can try it at all 3 stores, and with all 3 you can return it too if you get the wrong color.
The trick with BM is not to go darker than you need - then it looks cakey.
Elongreach - I don't use the skin rever upper, is it any good?
thanks for the nice comments ladies -
Ohh they have it at Sephora!!! Amazing, I want to go there tomorrow lol!
The everyday minterals sell their products for a pretty good price too, I tried to get the free kit, lets see how it goes.
I'm never going to sleep tonight! I'll be at Sephoras before they even open, this is so exciting (and I just blew $150 today, I'm turning into a shopoholic)
If you go to Sephora, have one of the ladies there show you how to use it. I ordered it once from an infomercial and hated it so much that I sent it back. When the lady at Sephora showed me how to use it, I realized I had done the whole thing wrong the first time. It's wonderful once you learn how to use it!