“ Brand: BareMinerals / Type: Lip Gloss / Suitable for: Face „
I have been introduced to the Bare Mineral range by my mum around 2 years ago and she is a huge fan of the foundations and powders because of their sutle look. Being honest from my teenage years I have been a big fan of using heavier foundations and powders due to my skin type - which can be blotchy and sometimes spotty and I always needed something more to cover it up. Gradually though after been given a few Bare Mineral starter sets by my mum for birthdays and christmas's I am starting to see why she likes the brand so much because it always gives great coverage and none of them dreaded foundation lines that we all experiance with the heavier stuff!
The Bare Minerals Classic Glam set was given to me as a stocking filling in December 2011 and I only used it for the first time around 3 months ago. I like to be careful with my Bare Mineral make up due to the cost at having to replace so I only really use this for special occassions like nights out rather than a daily choice.
The box I must add is very appealing - the packaging is made out of a very hard cardboard and can be opened at the side which opens and closes with a magnetic clasp. The main colour of the packaging is pink and comes with lighter pink patterns throughout. As you would expect due to the price you would pay with the product the box is very well made and not flimsy in the slightest. The front image gives a picture of a female wearing the range with sutle darkened eyes and red gloss. The best way I can describe the look is almost a Marilyn Monroe look!
A little about Bare Minerals
If like I was not so long ago and you have never heard of Bare Minerals or are a Bare Mineral virgin I will give you a bit more information on the brand on how its different and why so many of us are turning to it.
Bare Minerals are made out of natural minerals which are found in the ground - not just a little bit but 100%. They also contain no preservatives, fillers or binders. Being made out of natural ingrediants only, the brand claim that its so pure you can actually sleep in it!
The brand is great for people like me with bad skin because you are not clogging it up with other chemicals that you find in many other big brand make up.
One thing I find great about Bare Minerals is the fact that there is no preservatives to help the product last longer but it still gives the normal shelf life of up to 12 months in most of its products - amazing!
What do you get in this set?
In the set you get:
2 x Eyecolours in Pearl Sateen (a light beige/silver colour) & Parisian Gray (a medium grey colour) in little pots
1 x Charcoal Lame Liner Shadow (a dark black/grey colour) also in a little pot
1 x Blush in Fab Blush (which is a dark pink colour) also in a pot a little larger than the others
1 x Pomegranate Natural Lipgloss (which is a dark pink/red colour with a hint of glitter)
Each tub comes placed each in one corner of the box and the lipgloss comes sitting in the middle horizontal between them. The inside of the box is also pink like the outside.
I have done the scent test on the powders and can confirm like the other Bare Mineral products I have tried they do not smell of anything being natural products! However when I have smelled the Promegranate Lipgloss it smells more like cherries!
How do you apply?
When you open the magnetic clasp on the box on the left hand side gives you a breakdown of steps on how to apply each item in the set in detailed 5 steps with the general Bare Mineral 3 application rules underneigh which are swirl, tap and buff - this rule applies to the powders, blushers and eyecolours. More information on application tips can be found on the Bare Mineral website.
How do I feel about this set?
So far so good with the Bare Mineral range in general - and this set was the first time I got to try out their eyecolours and lipgloss.
I think the set is great but in my opinion when you apply as instruction to the box it doesnt look anywhere near as good as on the front of the box sadly! The lipgloss is also a little too shiny/sparkly for my liking and my pale complection but I think it would look great on girls with tanned skin and darker hair!
However I do love the eyeshadows together along with the liner shadow and a bit of liquid eyeliner - it really makes your eyes stand out and due to the brand it doesn't come out too heavy and you can build up as desired. The blusher also comes out very nice on my skin - again if you have darker skin and you would like it to show more just build the colour up as you go!
The main things I love about the brand is that it doesn't feel heavy on your skin, can be built up as desired depending on your skin it doesn't rub off like a lot of other brands do!
Sadly for this great make up it does come with a higher than normal price tag - but in my opinion worth every penny!
I can't find this one on Amazon at present but you can buy from feelunique.com at £21.25 with free P+P
This set is worth a total of Pound 37 / 50 – saving you over Pound 16 / Face Fashion is the absolute must-have collection / The Look of Now makes you an instant insider on the latest in beauty / This fashion-forward palette of creamy, 100% pure BareMinerals eye and cheek shades, plus a luxurious BareMinerals Natural Lipgloss, gives you all the confidence of a fashion icon / For Classic Glam, the eyes celebrate with a ravishing glow of vanilla cream and medieval stone, intensified by a twinkling deep frame of metallic bronze coal / Soft, radiant cheeks of rose berry and classic red berry lips beautifully complement and balance the face for The Look of Now / BareMinerals Classic Glam Collection contains: BareMinerals Pearl Sateen Eyecolor 0 / 28g / BareMinerals Parisian Gray Eyecolor 0 / 28g / BareMinerals Charcoal Lame Liner Shadow 0 / 28g / BareMinerals So Fab Blush 0 / 57g / BareMinerals Mini Pomegranate Natural Lip Gloss 2 / 5ml / Please contact us if you require the ingredients for each product /