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Bare Escentuals is my favourite brand of make up, and cannot imagine life now without it. For those who have yet to discover this fantastic brand, Bare Escentuals useds 100% pure, finely crushed minerals and is so pure, you can even sleep with it on. They do a range of products from foundation, eye make up, lips and blushes. They also do a wide range of bruses and tools for those make up perfectionists out there. Almost all my make up is is Bare Escentuals after discovering the brand 2 years ago through their foundation. They use minerals which mean that certain skin types can cope with it. For example I have severe acne and this has been my god send. It not only covers it up, but also helps PROTECT my skin. I have spent around £250 on Bare Escentuals products so far, and have now moved on to the eye range.
Now Dooyoo has techincally catergorised this wrong as there are actually MANY colors in the range. I won't list them all but I have 2 which are:
*City Lights (A brown almost golden yellow tinge in it)
*True Gold (Beautiful light peach color)
All of them have very exotic names and range from deep blues to goregus oranges. There are no 'Barry M' style shades with greens and neon pinks, but they do much more natural and sutle colors for the less eccentric like myself. I love summer golds and browns so I felt these two colors would be perfect to me. Each color has a brilliant 'glimmer' to it, where it is not glitter like, but really natural shine which I adore. These show up much better in the lighter colors especially and make them much more bolder and natural. The glimmer is not overpowering and glitter like, but instead very light and air soft.
The pots are pretty small, with 0.57g per pot. This doesn't sound a lot however this has lasted me easily 4 months each. Because the powder is so light, you will just have to use a little bit at a time which is easy to use and very economical. The pot itself is really light and is made up of a screw cap in which the powder is underneath a separator where you just shake the pot, and will get as much or as little as you need on the lid. You then dab into the powder and shake of the excess and apply. The only problem about the design of this is if you drop it, it will go EVERYWHERE. I dropped a bit from the lid and because it is just so light, the hoover will simply not pick it all up so if you have a carpet then it will be there for quite a while. However that does prove how well made it is.
Now there is a great natural color range which I was really happy with, but what was it like to apply? I found it really easy as I had already purchased a Bare Escentuals brush which allowed for easy blending. The color was exactly the same on my skin as it was on the pot, and did not loose its color. It is really fine and can irritate the eyes slight if you go to close to the eyelid, however I have found the way around this is by placing a wet tissue below the eyelid to collect any excess. It blended into the eye area brilliantly and was easily controlled. If I made a mistake, it was exceptionally easy to correct using a wet cotton pad. After applying and touching up, I had to check how long it lasted.
The problem with my boots natural collection eye shadow and maybellene, was they lasted for around 4/5 hours and then just gave up. Now I needed something that was going to last me for around 6 hours for school. I'm not keen on re-applying and don't mind if it starts to go after 6 hours, as I should hopefully be home by then! I can safely say this has effectly kept going for more than 6 hours and have seen it last around 8 and then start to give up the go. It can survive general wear and tear and as I have glasses, I needed something that could be that bit better to show off my eyes underneath them better.
I was really happy about how well it lasted and how well it could easily be applied. Now the price. I thought this was a brilliant price at £10.79. I bought mine from Beautybay.com where I get almost all my beauty products. Now Boots, Superdrug etc won't sell this as it is still a small based company. It has been made so famous by the internet, reviews and on TV. You will regularly see the brand on QVC, which was where I made my first purchase of the Bare Escentuals make up. It can be bought from many different internet shops and on QVC. Now look out for cheap alternatives, don't go for the Maybellene, Bourjois etc copies. This is the real deal THAT works.
Now I cannot stress how much I love this. Bare Escentuals has changed my life and gave me much more confidence and the glimmer eyeshadow is just one of my favourite items in the range. It is noticeable and really flattering if worn right. It changes my eye area completely and makes them much more defined. Now the color choice for me, may not be to anyones taste however there are many other colors from pink, orange, blue, brown and silver. Remember they are 100% crushed minerals so can be worn in your sleep. Obviously it would be advisable to not do this however it is perfectly fine to. It is chemical, perfume and solvent free and is what you get.
It is so light and works brilliantly for those with sensitive, acne prone, sore or any other which other eye shadows can't hide. The range has also be shown to be used by those who have been scarred as it can provide sufficent coverage. I love this eye shadow and am wearing it right now (I think the gold one). I will gleefully have to buy another shade as it gets to summer and my skin will get darker to compliment my skin better. Until that time, this every day eyeshadow can be easily used for night time and with the glimmer, makes it that extra bit special. If you own Bare Escentuals at all, then this is an essential item to have. If you do not own any of the range, I would check it out as you will NEVER go back!
Love It, Love It, Love It!!!
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