I received my pot of Warmth with a Bare Minerals starter kit that I purchased from Debenhams. Warmth came presented in a small round "sifter" pot that was sealed for hygiene purposes.
Warmth is quite versatile. I use my pot of Warmth to give my skin a healthy glow. I have quite pale skin (naturally) and Warmth just gives me that healthy glow that my skin craves without looking too much. It's just right in terms of colour.
I apply Warmth with my Bare Minerals blusher brush. It is easy to apply, sticking with the usual "swirl, tap and buff" technique that BM swear by. A little of the Warmth powder is all I need to achieve my desired look. A little goes a long way. If I apply too much of this powder then it shows and it looks awful. Less is definitely more with this product.
I am calling this product "powder" yet it is actually minerals which are perfect when used on sensitive skin. I have slept in this make up before (bad, I know!) and my skin never felt any different in the morning. This is pure mineral pigment so it is ideal for all skin types. Warmth has never caused me any problems and I have been using it for well over a year now.
I mainly use Warmth on my cheekbones and it looks great. It lasts all day and it gives me a nice flush of colour. The minerals feel soft against my skin and I don't actually feel like I am wearing make up when I use this. I also use it to highlight other areas of my face if I am looking a little pale. I then sweep it across my forehead, nose and chin. It just leaves my skin looking nice and healthy with a radiant glow. I have also used it as a eye shadow before and that worked well too!
I would definitely recommend Warmth. It's a great bronzer that's both excellent quality and versatile. Try it!
A great all round bronzer.
I have tried many bronzers over the years but this product has been one that regularly features in my cosmetic bag.
Believe me when i say this- i think this is the darkest bronzing powder you can physically buy. You only need a TINY amount of this- i would only recommend this for people with dark skin or people who fake tan there skin- if you are pale skinned you will just look like you have coal on your face!
This is powdered bronzer- a little bit goes a long way. It's really good if you want to highlight and contour- especially on the cheeks. The colour has more of a terracotta shade to it- it's more on the red side than the orange side of bronzer scales.
Depending on what you are using on your base- if you use powder foundation swell- it can be quite a caked look- which is the only thing i dislike about the product. Also- if you use too much- or don't blend it well- it can almost start to look black mark on your face and that isn't a good look on a night out!
Overall, i would recommend this product for darker tanned skins, or if you are on holiday- use it as a holiday bronzer- instead of an all year round one. I wouldn't recommend this for daily use- i think in the daytime it would look far too dark and far too false- but i think you can get away with it at night!
Bare Minerals have only recently been introduced to me. I often used to see their stands within department stores but I didn't know much about them and so it never went any further than that. I had some time to kill recently and found myself wandering over to their very appealing display and I was most pleased with my discovery (of course, I didn't actually discover this. But can we pretend, just for the purposes of this review?!).
I would certainly describe Bare Minerals as a very unique brand, unlike anything else in cosmetics. They are an originally American brand, specialising in mineral make up (as their name would suggest!). So, their products come in what you may describe as a 'powder' form, although the lady who worked for them was not so keen on me referring to them as powders as she distinguished them quite explicitly. All of their products are made up of blended minerals that are in fact designed to help the skin, instead of just improving it's appearance like many other brands. They say all of the minerals they use are completely natural, including their exclusive ingredient called ActiveSoil Complex which "incorporates a comprehensive blend of potent macro and micro minerals to increase cell turnover, improve luminosity and help your skin defend against environmental stressors". So unlike most other types of make up, this actually sounds like it does some good for you. They even told me that you can sleep in it without causing any detriment to your skin!
Warmth doesn't fit entirely into the category of either blusher or bronzer. I use it for a bit of both. Its ideal for creating some extra colour on the skin to give a slight glow. I think the packaging has been changed since the picture used above is slightly different to my product. It comes in a round tub with a clear lid. When you remove the lid, there is a few holes on the top of the plastic, if you twist this, you can tap the product into the lid. This is the easiest way to dispense it (think of it similarly to the way in which salt is dispensed with the turning motion at the top - that makes sense to me, I hope it does to you!). Bare Minerals say this product is free of preservatives, oils, emulsifiers and fragrance.
Application is straightforward after you've had a couple of attempts. A minimal amount of product is needed in the lid (perhaps a five pence piece) to cover your whole face. The best way to apply this is using Bare Minerals recommended steps which are swirl, tap and buff. I use the Bare Minerals Flawless Application Face Brush to apply this product. I start with my cheeks and then apply any excess over any areas that catch the sunlight, so forehead, chin and nose. But on these areas I use a really small amount of product, so little that you would barely notice the difference.
While this is relatively easy to apply, I found it difficult to get the right amount on the brush each time. The colour is quite deep and strong and it gives off a bronzed sun look. You can imagine that this has disasterous potential if too much is applied! I can't stress enough that a little bit of the product really goes a long way. Once you have managed to perfect the amount you need, you can really start to see how good it looks. I liked it so much that I purchased another one for my mum a few days later!
I was skeptical about the effect these minerals could have on my skin as they do look very fine as they are dispensed and as if they wouldn't make all that much difference to my appearance. However, I was pleasantly surprised to find that they aren't like a 'powder' as I had originally been referring to them as; they apply with as much strength as ordinary make up but they are better for your skin. Surely this is a win win situation! Also, the product stays on my skin all day (although probably with the help of Mineral Veil, another one of their products which I will review separately) and doesn't look worn or dull even after being out all day. I didn't experience any irritation or rashes etc with this product which I have done with 'powders' in the past. It sits very comfortably and lightly on the skin, it literally feels like you don't have any make up on.
Removal of Warmth was very easy and I managed to remove it with a normal face wipe as I do with the rest of my make up. I didn't appear to leave any product left over on my skin. Although Bare Minerals do say their products can be slept in, I wasn't too keen on this idea!
You can expect Warmth to cost you around £19 from Bare Minerals which can be located within department stores and some Boots store as well as online. I would also recommend purchasing the brush mentioned above which is also £19, but I think this could really make a difference to the way the product looks on the skin. Although it is a little pricey, due to the minimal amount needed on each use, I have no doubt that this will last me for a considerable amount of time.
Overall, Warmth was a great buy. Once you have mastered the amount of product needed on each application, it couldn't be easier. The results look effortless and quite natural, but this can be built up if you require. It feels light enough on the skin to forget you're even wearing anything and it manages to stay on all day. I imagine that when it comes to summer, I will stop wearing foundation and just dust this over my face every morning to give me a slightly bronzed look. 5/5 Dooyoo stars - go and try it out!
As part of my free makeover at a Benefit counter, they used Warmth on me. It's seen as a bronzer but minus all those glistening particles. This is a very matte product.
I was so surprised when it was put on me. My cheeks were brilliantly contoured and I looked instantly more glowing. I absolutely adore this product. Previously, I've used bronzers on the high street but have been a little disappointed with the colour and the fact that they all like to add a little glitter. This product looks totally natural.
It took me a while to buy my own, because at £20 for less than 1g, this isn't great for a student like me who doesn't have cash to splash. But various websites do this for much cheaper.
Also, a little goes a long way. The colour is very strong so you only need to pour a little on your lid. As with the foundations, you need to swirl it in the lid, and tap to get rid of excess and to spread out the minerals. I was taught by the beauty consultant to work from the forehead down to the cheeks.
I'd recommend using one of Bare Escentuals brushes or maybe just a nice soft one. I've used Warmth with one of my cheaper brushes before and the effect just isn't the same. Softer brushes help the powder to glide on a lot smoother and gives a brilliant finish.
I'd definitely recommend this product but maybe shop around rather than buying it direct.
My hubby has always found the cosmetic habits of women amusing often asking me why we pluck our eyebrows only to draw them back on again, straighten our hair when it's naturally curly and perm when it is poker straight or cover our rosey cheeks in foundation only to replace the colour with blusher and here is a product that I love to use but he really does not see the point of Bare Minerals Warmth.
I first heard about Bare Escentuals and their revoloutionary Bare mineral products almost ten years ago when I was in the States and was intrigued by them even then but it was only last year that I finally plucked up the courage to try them so I decided to buy a Bare Minerals starter kit as I thought it would be a great cost effective way to find out if the product was as good as the inframercials claimed before I actually commited to buying the range. Warmth was a colour that was included in the kit that I purchased which was for light skin tones.
So What Are Bare Minerals?
Well the manufacturers (Bare Escentuals) claim "everything you want from a make up with nothing your skin doesn't need. This is make-up so pure you can sleep in it". 100% pure bare minerals with no added ingredients such as fillers or persevatives or irritants that standard liquid and cream foundations can contain such as talcs which can effect sensitive skin. Ground to a soft, fine powder the minerals give you the same coverage as a liquid foundation but with a lighter feel and more natural appearance.
Who Are They For?
The minerals are made from 100% pure Bare Minerals and are suitable for all skin types. My skin has a typical oily t-zone and I have found that the minerals help to eliviate some of the oil that develops through the day. I also get really dry skin during winter and have found that with standard liquid foundations they only accentuate the dry areas but when i have used minerals they dont and they feel much gentler on the skin. Because they are natural they will not irritate sensitive skin so they really are perfect for everyone!
And Who Are Bare Excentuals?
Bare Escentuals, originally started in the San Francisco bay area, United States have been producing quality skin care products and cosmetics since the mid 1970's. Producing skin care products and also a selection of natural mineral make called Bare Minerals. Leslie Blodgett arrived in the mid 1990's as the new CEO and introduced the minerals on a national basis and now international basis making these simple minerals a global success. Bare Escentuals along with their Bare Mineral brand are now synonimous with producing natural mineral cosmetics and one of the first companies to introduce the revolutionary mineral make up.
What Exactly Is Warmth?
Warmth is a skin enhancer. A soft subtle colour (quite a deep orangy/burgandy) that can be applied all over the face to create a natural, muted, warm glow. Not quite a blusher and not quite a bronzer, almost a combination between the two. Warmth can be used anywhere on the face where the sun would naturally highlight your skin such as forehead, cheeks and bridge of the nose to give a subtle colour to your complexion 0nd like all in the mineral range is completly natural. When I first opened warmth I was shocked at the darkness of the colour and thought it would be far too dark for my fair skin. You only need a small amount to keep the colour looking natural (I have a little tip if you over use which I have written below)
How Can I Apply Warmth?
It is so easy using the recommended swirl, tap and buff system. You just need to tap a tiny amount of the warmth into the lid (their new click/lock system on the pot now makes it so much easier to regulate how much or little of the product you want to come out into the lid). Then with your brush (I use the flawless face brush that I recieved in my starter kit) you just swirl into the lid and then tap off any excess, you should not be able to see any of the product on the brush. Then you just buff onto your skin. I usually only apply on my cheek area using circle motions. As long as you havent applied too much then you just end up with a soft warm glow on your cheeks that is not as harsh as blusher it just looks like natural colour. I alsolove the fsct that you can re-apply during the day without looking cloggy and the clour looking to harsh.
The Downside Of Warmth.
It is so easy to over apply especially for those who are new to bare minerals and I think it really will take a few applications to get used to the amount of warmth you need to use and apply. The first time I applied I was over generous and ended up with a near bright red face so be warned that just a small amount really will go a long way!
My Tip If You Apply Too Much Warmth.
If it is the first time you have applied warmth or you have just been too generous I have a little tip to help tone the colour down without re-appling your whole make up. Simply take a brush (I use the Bare Mineral Kabuki brush from my starter kit) and buff back over the area where you over applied the warmth. Then buff a little mineral veil over to finish and you should end up with a soft, muted colour that is no longer harsh!
Would I Recommend?
Absolutely yes. Over a year later and the 2gram sample pot of warmth I recieved in my starter kit is showing no signs of running out. Infact it is only about half full so i have more than had great value for money. The minerals have actually made my complexion look and feel much better and the warmth is versatile enough to be delicate for light skin tones like myself if applied sparingly and suitable for darker tones if being a little more liberal. Warmth is also wersatile enough to be used as a subtle eye shadow or mixed with a small amount of gloss to use as a lip stain!
Full details of all products in the Bare Minerals range can be found on their website and ordered through QVC (a link on Bare Minerals website will take you directly to QVC) or they can be purchased at major department stores or online stores. I buy all my minerals now from top sellers on Ebay because I find you can get better prices and deals.
Prices vary depending on where you buy your Warmth from but I have seen a 2gram pot the same size as mine for around £13.99 including delivery or £14.95 with the flawless face brush on EBay.
I started using Bare Minerals Foundation about a year ago as I had suffered from acne for several years prior to that and found that liquid foundations were clogging up my skin, but I needed to use something to cover up my acne scars. A friend suggested that I try mineral makeup to help prevent breakouts being caused by my makeup. I searched several websites for the best mineral makeup and Bare Minerals seemed to have the best reviews so I went for this and purchased their Get Started Kit. The kit included a pot of Warmth Bronzer which was supposedly meant to give you a look of radiance when you put it on and this is exactly what it did!!! I applied my makeup as usual and swept just a little bit of Warmth Bronzer on my cheeks, the bridge of my nose, above the eyebrows & on the jaw line. Doing this gave me an in instant look of radiant, healthy, sun kissed skin. Since using Bare Minerals foundation in conjunction with the Warmth Bronzer I get complemented on my skin fairly regularly and I think that the Warmth Bronzer has a lot to answer for this! I would recommend this product to anyone who uses mineral foundation but still finds that their completion looks a little dull and needs something added to it. I have tried this bronzer on a few of my friends only to find that they have gone and purchased themselves a pot as it made them feel really good too. But be warned it is addictive, so be careful when putting it on and only apply very little product. When I first started using it I used to apply way too much; making me look sunburnt!!! Go ahead and give it a go. I am sure you will be pleased with the result.
Bare Escentuals do a range of makeup that are made of 100% minerals and contain no talc, preservatives, oil or fragrances. This product is an all over face colour which can be used to give your face a natural bronzed glow and it costs around £17 from Debenhams. You can also buy from QVC but it usually comes as part of a set with them.
The product comes in a little screw capped pot with the powder contained underneath a plastic case with little holes in it so you can tap the powder out into the lid. You then swirl the brush in the lid to take up the powder, tap the brush and buff it onto your skin. This particular colour, warmth is a deep dark golden brown colour. Although the powder looks very dark and pigmented you only need to use a tiny amount on the brush to get a nice natural looking glow. Obviously you can build up the colour to the shade you want depending on your skin tone.
The powder has a nice creamy texture to it and doesn't leave your skin looking powdery - it looks very natural and not like you have caked your face with a bronzer as long as you don't apply it too heavily. It doesn't dry the skin either and leaves it looking clear and healthy. As you only use a very tiny amount the pot will last a really long time. I use mine every day almost and it lasts me a good 7-8 months and so it works out as very good value.
This colour is best suited to those with medium skintones as if you have very fair skin the pigment may be too harsh a bronze for your skin if you apply it too heavily and so you may be better suited to one of the lighter bronze colours available. If you have a nice lightly tanned skin then it looks lovely and natural.
My one issue with this product is the pot dispenser. Because there are holes through which the powder comes out, you have to keep the pot relatively upright otherwise when you open it the powder has all slid through them and so it can be a bit messy at times. But this isn't a big enough issue to stop me from buying it again.
I have tried lots of bronzers over the years and I think this is one of the best I've used. It's easy to use, long lasting and gives a lovely natural colour. Because it is made from minerals it is a lot kinder to your skin than other high-street bronzers and doesn't contain any nasty preservatives that can be drying to the skin. As it is quite an expensive product, I would strongly suggest you try this in store first to make sure you like the colour or buy it from QVC where you can return it even after using it.
I have been using Dooyoo for almost two years now with logging onto the site being an almost daily occurrence. I spend most of my time on the site writing reviews or returning rates that others have given me (as is only polite), but I also do spend quite bit of time searching for reviews of products which I am considering buying. A lot of the things that I end up searching for are either language related or makeup products, and in doing so I have noticed that there are nowhere near enough reviews on either! Yes there are a lot of makeup reviews on the site, but there seem to be many products which have millions of reviews and a lot which have only a couple or none at all, with only a few in between. I am therefore going to attempt to review as many of my health and beauty products that only have a couple of reviews as possible, as when I am researching whether a product is good or not I like to see at least three positive ratings before I am happy to buy it. In short, this means that I am going to try to rate as many Bare Escentuals products as I can, as they are currently my favourite cosmetic company.
I first bought Bare Minerals products as part of a Get Started Kit that they sell, which includes two pots of foundation, three different brushes, a pot of Mineral Veil and a pot of Warmth. I've already reviewed the foundation and one of the brushes, and I now I thought I'd divert my attention to the bronzer. I've had trouble finding a good bronzer in the past, as with my pale lightly freckled skin and ginger hair it's hard to find something that doesn't make it look like I'm trying to match my face with my hair. I usually go for lightly tinted moisturisers to give myself a bit of colour, though I've only ever had luck with one bronzer from The Body Shop, so I was fairly sceptical that Warmth would work for me. The fact that it's included in the same set as foundations for paler people gave me hope, but the fact that my friend who goes tanning and looks a lot darker than me used it again made me doubt that it would be the right product for me.
Since it was included in the set, however, I decided to give it a go anyway, thinking that if it made me look like I'd been tangoed then I'd just never use it ever again. I applied some as instructed: tap a small amount of the mineral bronzer into the lid of its pot and swirl the brush around in it, tap off excess, and then applying it to your face as you would with any powder/mineral makeup. At first I was fairly disappointed as although it didn't make me look orange it did make me look far too dark and fake, though that was probably largely down to the contrast between it and my hair colour. I put it on on top of my foundation, and although it was too dark I did find that it made my face look much smoother and prettier than with just the foundation alone, so I was disappointed that it was too dark to use.
And so, I stopped using it for a few months, and only occasionally gave it a go when I was going out and wanted to look less pale, but in order to not look too dark I had to use so little that it was hard to get an even finish. I therefore resigned myself to not being able to use it, until a couple of months ago when I had a bizarre 'Eureka!' moment which I really should have had sooner. I decided to tap a small amount of Warmth into its lid and then add an equal amount of my foundation to it and mixed them together. I then put this onto my face and was fairly impressed: I wasn't too dark yet I had a bit more colour, and it gave my face that smoother look which I had liked so much the first time that I had used it.
I now use Warmth every day as part of my makeup routine, and apply it as a foundation/bronzer mixture on top of a light layer of Bare Minerals foundation, paying particular attention to my cheeks to give my face a bit more definition. I then finish by putting on Mineral Veil over the top and am always happy with the result. My face definitely looks better with a small touch of Warmth to it, and since I am using so little each time, the little 2g pot is going to last me ages!
In my opinion, once I learnt the best way of applying it, Warmth only has one real problem, which is one that is common to all Bare Minerals products: it wears off too quickly. Bare Minerals makeup makes me look nicer than any other makeup brand or items that I have used in the past, but annoyingly the effect doesn't last as long as other foundations and bronzers. If I go out at night it's usually disappearing by the time I get home (but then by then I'm usually a bit too drunk to be concerned about my makeup), and if I want to wear it for a full shift at work or day at university I usually end up reapplying a bit of foundation mid way through the day. Although having to reapply it isn't a high price to pay for such a good makeup effect, it still is an annoyance that I felt was worth mentioning.
And that brings us neatly onto cost. At £14.50 for a 2g it isn't exactly cheap but isn't very expensive either, with many high quality bronzers costing in excess of £20. I got my 2g pot nine months ago, so have been using it almost daily for about 7 months in total, yet still have about a third of the pot left, so it definitely lasts a long time. I would say that it's worth the price for its longevity and quality, as in my opinion if you buy a cheap bronzer from another company chances are it won't last very long or it won't be as good as this one. Of course, you can get it for much better value than this, as it's available as part of the Get Started Kit. As I mentioned earlier, the Get Started Kit contains all the makeup basics from Bare Minerals, and only costs £38.25 on feelunique.com. I would say that if you're tempted to start using Bare Minerals products, then the best value way would be to get a kit as I did as buying all the components separately would be much more expensive.
In conclusion, I will almost definitely be buying Warmth again when mine runs out, despite the fact that I found it hard to get a colour balance at first and the fact that it disappears more quickly than it should do, and so I also recommend it to you all.
This is a review of the product named 'warmth' by Bare Escentuals, who, in my opinion, make one of the best mineral make up lines on the market. Having watched the sales pitch on QVC shopping channel, warmth seems to be one of those products that suits all skin tones.
***Little bit goes a long way***
The little .57g pot of warmth is amazing! I'm on my second pot now but one .57g pot does last absolutely ages. You can also buy this in 2g size. When you first open the screw top lid on the product, there is a sticker over the sifter lid which can be hard to remove. I use my tweezers to lift it but some leave the sticker on and pink prick the holes, which is a good idea to minimise how much product escapes into the lid. The less the better with warmth which is really really fine anyway.
***A lightly bronzed look***
I use mine as a bronzer, paying more attention to my cheek bones but then having an all over swipe of it too, to improve my facial tone. I find it just takes the edge off the foundation and pale skinned look.
**Swirl tap buff technique***
Beware, if you use too much warmth or it goes on too concentrated you could look a bit too bronzed. As long as you follow the swirl, tap, buff rule of mineral make up you will be fine. However, you really only need a little bit to make a vast improvement to your face!
***Fast and dirty routine***
On a busy morning, I just use the mineral foundation and warmth and I'm good to go. For nights out and days where I have more time I'll go for a bit of eyeshadow, liner and mascara.
***On my second pot now!!***
I got my first pot of warmth in the Bare Escentuals starter kit and loved it so bought my next lot off ebay for about £6.
A word of warning for those with cream carpets. Don't do what I did and juggle with the pot so it lands face down on the floor.. this stuff stains realy bad despite trying carpet cleaner on it.
***No glitter thanks***
What I like most about warmth is that it doesn't seem to have sparkle in it that a lot of bronzers have. Now I'm not against a bit of sparkle every now and again but prefer to keep my work look more natural.
***All natural product***
Bare esentuals make up prides itself on its natural products which are free of fragrances, oil, additives, preservatives, fillers, talc or emulsifiers. They actually claim to be good for your skin!
I would say that warmth is my most used make up product after a bit of foundation. It makes me feel more glowy and awake and is really quick and easy to use.
PS/ just bought ANOTHER one of these pots, I really still like this product and keep buying them! Feb 2012
About Bare Escentuals
First of all, Bare Escentuals is the company and BareMinerals is the brand of make up they make.
Bare Escentuals first of all introuduced 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. They have a complete line of loose, powder-like products which are 100% pure BareMinerals.
All BareMinerals products are made from 100% pure bareMinerals and free of preservatives, oil, fragrance, talc and other skin irritants. Bare Escentuals uses only the finest ingredients in their products. Made with crushed minerals from the earth, 100% pure bareMinerals is free of preservatives, talc, oil, fragrance and other potential skin irritants; is free of fillers and binders; is weightless; provides adjustable coverage - from light to full and will improve the condition of the skin over time. All ages and skin types can benefit from BareMinerals products and especially those concerned with skin sensitivities, allergies, scars, blemishes, rosacea, wrinkles and pigmentation.
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.
Warmth is an all over face complexion booster which gives your skin a beautiful healthy glow that lasts all day whilst still maintaining a lovely natural look. Warmth is a gentle bronze tone that brightens and enhances your skin. You can use it as you would a blusher, just on your cheeks to enhance your features or as an all over face colour. Warmth is designed to infuse colour into your skin so that it looks like it's coming from within, it is perfect to mix with BareMinerals Foundation to create a deeper tone.
Warmth comes in the form of a powder but it's not actually a powder. It feels like a cream and buffs on you face like silk, providing your skin with a natural luminosity that lasts all day.
Use & Effects
It is recommended that you use Bare Escentuals Full Coverage Kabuki Brush when applying Warmth to your skin. I would actually agree with this, as I do find it makes a real difference and maximises the effect on your skin. I recently lost my Kabuki Brush and had to buy a similar looking one in Superdrug and I can really notice the difference, it doesn't feel as soft on my skin and apply the product evenly and smoothly. I will definately be purchasing another Kabuki Brush. After you have applied your foundation, and I would really recommend using BareMinerals SPF Foundation, it is the same texture and consistency as Warmth and the two products work fantastically together, but if you don't want to use this, you can still use it ontop of other foundations too but you must note you won't recieve the full benefits of the mineral contents as your other foundation will contain nasty ingredients. To apply Warmth, first of all swirl the brush inside the lid, absorbing a small amount of bareMinerals onto your brush, tap to remove the excess and then buff the powder onto your skin or onto the apple of your cheeks if using as a blush. You can apply as much as you like, but it is best to apply a small amount and add to it if you feel necessary. In the day I tend to just apply Warmth to the apple of my cheeks to give my face some colour and in the evening I tend to apply as an all over face colour as it provides a fuller, deeper coverage ontop of my foundation. There is also a video on Bare Escentuals website showing you how to use the product, the demo is of the foundation, but you apply Warmth the same, I thought it might be quite useful for some people to see it actually been done, as I know it helped me - http://www.bareminerals.co.uk/?page=howto.
As it is a powder, it seems like it would be quite messy, as you only use a small amount and if you use it as directed then it won't be messy at all. Warmth really makes a difference to the colour of your skin, you only need a small amout and it perfectly highlights your good features on your face. It doesn't cling to your skin and look cakey, instead it looks even, smooth and natural. You don't end up with a line between your face and neck like you do with a lot of make ups, providing more reason for Warmth to look so natural on your skin. It also does not transfer onto clothes, so you don't have to worry about transferring it onto your boyfriends clothes! When you use Warmth with BareMinerals SPF Foundation, the foundation gives you a smooth, even and perfect canvas, so it looks like you are applying Warmth to your own perfect skin to give you some natural looking colour, it's fantastic. As Warmth is so weightless, you cannot feel that you are wearing make up and it doesn't tighten your skin, especially as it all looks so natural and it just looks like you have perfect skin. I have recieved so many compliments about my make up and how perfect it always looks - it's all thanks to BareMinerals.
All BareMinerals products are suitable for all skin types - oily, dry, combination and sensitive as it has factors to suit all those skin types. As it is in a powder form it is great for oily skin, as it absorbs the excess oil without it showing, sticking and looking cakey on your skin. If your skin gets oily whilst on, you can just buff over and it absorbs the oil. Warmth is a light weight feathery powder, which doesn't cling to your skin and doesn't highlight any dry patches, it glides over these areas and makes your skin look even and fresh. As it contains all natural mineral ingredients only it is suitable for sensitive skin, it doesn't contain any preservatives, talc, oil, fragrance and other potential skin irritants and is free of fillers and binders, which makes the perfect foundation for sensitive skin. I suffer from ecezma on my face and this is the only make up I can wear on it without it sticking to it and causing irritation and swelling. It also is fantastic for covering up any marks on your skin and patches of ecezma and such things, it doesn't cling to it and perfectly masks any marks, covering them up without you being able to see the make up on it.
Warmth lasts on your skin all day, but I do find if I am going out, I will top it up. It leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth and continues to give your skin a healthy glow all day long.
BareMinerals cannot be compared to other mineral make ups that have recently come onto the market such as loreal, other products do not contain pure minerals, they still contain nasty ingredients so it's not good for your skin and they don't even look good on your skin either.
It is easy to remove, you can use cleanser, make up remover or facial wipes. As it is pure minerals, Warmth is actually okay to sleep in - it won't bring you out in spots as it allows your skin to breathe whilst on and does not clog your pores. Obviously it is best to sleep with no make up on whatsover, but if you forget or don't have anything to remove it with then it doesn't matter.
Price & Availability
Warmth costs between £21.00 and £24.00 for a 1oz pot. It can be purchased from any salon stocking BareMinerals products, from www.bareminerals.co.uk or from other websites. You will be looking to pay nearer to £24.00 from a salon though as this is RRP. Even though this seems a lot to pay, it really isn't as it lasts so long. The current pot of Warmth I have has lasted me nearly a year, and I think I could get another few months out of it - this is with daily use. The Bare Escentuals Full Coverage Kabuki Brush I recommended for use with Warmth costs £24 but it lasts forever, you don't have to replace it. I can be purchased from any of the places Warmth can be purchased from. On the website you can purchase a starter kit, containing a foundation, warmth, concealer, four brushes for these products and a how to guide for £44.95 with a retail value of £119.50, so if you are interested in this make up, I think that kit is really worth it.
BareMinerals is the best make up I have come across and I will never use any other products on my face. I will continue using the foundation and warmth and would recommend this to anyone who has problems with their current make up and want to care for their skin. It gives such an even, natural look and covers up marks, it is fantastic!
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