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About Bare Escentuals
Bare Escentuals BareMinerals is brought to you by a company called Cosmeceuticals, who also own the likes of Skin Doctors, MD Formulations, Vitage and many other brands but those being the most well known and popular.
Bare Escentuals first of all introduced their BareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation in 1976, since then Bare Escentuals has created creamy, feather-light color for all over your face, cheeks and eyes. All their products are 100% pure minerals and aswell as having a range of make up products they also have a range of specially designed brushes to go with each of these products.
Although BareMinerals make up has been around since 1976 it is only in the last few years it has become more well known, and it still isn't as widely known about as it should be. It is America's number 1 selling foundation and also the number 1 mineral make up brand in the world, proving that it must be good. It is slowly coming into more salons and getting more of the deserved publicity it should in the UK. Quite a few salons, I have found mainly in the Midlands stock BareMinerals, and the salon I work in does also, and has done for several years - the customers love it! Since using Bare Escentuals make up on my face, I would never use anything else and I know alot of customers feel the same. I think it is the best make up out there by far.
Tapered Blush Brush
Bare Escentuals Tapered Blush Brush is specially designed to apply, blend and contour blushes and all over face colours for the most natural looking cheek colour. It has soft, tapered brittles ensuring it is easy to use and holds just the right amount of blush, ensuring you get the most natural looking finish.
Use & Effects
I don't usually think it matters too much what brushes you use to apply your make up with and have never used the recommended brushes from companies as I know they are no better than any others but with BareMinerals Tapered Blush Brush, and all of BareMinerals brushes it is different. This is the only brush I would actually say is compulsory for maximising the effects from the products you apply with this brush. Make Up brushes are like a builders tools, they are compulsory for doing the job, and you need the right tools to do the job the best you can. It has been specially designed for use with BareMinerals foundations, full face colours, blushes and bronzers. I personally think that this brush works best on blushes and other brushes work better for bronzers and foundations. I have also used this brush on other products including a Rimmel blusher and it does work very well with this too.
The brush looks good, it is average sized, not too big that you can fit it in your make up bag yet not too small that you will loose it, it is slightly longer and has a slightly bigger brush head than BareMinerals other products. The handle is long and black and remains clean throughout use and doesn't clog up and the bristles are brown in colour. The bristles themselves, I think actually look quite hard, but at first touch, you see this is not true - they are really soft, like running cotton wool over your skin. As the bristles are so soft, it means it won't irritate or scratch your skin but will apply your bronzer or blusher into your skin nicely. I have sensitive skin and ecezma on my face and this brush is so gentle to that, it doesn't make it worse and apply the blush over my patches of ecezma without it clinging to it and making it obvious. The bristles tend to absorb quite a lot of the product, so there is no need to use too much. The brush evenly smoothes the product onto your skin and leaves your skin with a flawless finish everytime. The product is even and doesn't make you look like a clown, it really blends the product into your skin perfectly leaving you with flawless looking make up. You can apply the product to just your cheeks or all over your face, and both these ways can be done with this brush and they both are easy to do. Using this brush opposed to other brushes really does make a difference to the final appearance of your make up, it works so perfectly with BareMinerals products and leaves your make up finish perfect. If using any old brush with BareMinerals products, then you don't get the perfect, even and smooth appearance and also a lot of other brushes aren't as soft and gentle to your skin as this brush. I have had my brush for a year now and it is still in fantastic condition, just as when I first purchased it and the bristles also last, they don't fall out.
It is recommended that you do clean your brushes every so often, to eliminate any bacteria. You can use BareMinerals Brush Cleaner, which I do or you can wash my brushes in hot soapy water, but make sure you throughly rinse them afterwards as you don't want any soapy residue to remain otherwise it will transfer onto your skin and could cause a reaction. The BareMinerals Brush Cleaner only costs £6 and I find it lasts for months, so I would say it was worth getting.
Price & Availability
The Tapered Blush Brush costs £13.50 and is one of the cheaper BareMinerals products, it can be purchased from any salon stocking BareMinerals products and from various websites such as www.lookfantastic.com. I got mine in a BareMinerals starter kit which included several other brushes, foundation, bronzer and concealer.
I would definately recommend this as a perfect blush brush but not so much for foundation. It perfectly blends blush in, ensuring it looks natural. It works fantastic with BareMinerals products and other products and although it is expensive it lasts forever and is really worth it - it will apply your make up perfectly and leave your face looking flawless.