Wednesday, April 17, 2019

My Top 5 BareMinerals Loves

[AD Contains Gifted Products] So slowly over the past year I have become pretty insatiably obsessed with BareMinerals as a brand. I had a couple of BareMinerals bits over time but my flatmate got me really hyped on the brand and told me I really needed to start investing with the brand because she knew I'd love them. She was right. So I thought I'd do a little rundown on my top 5 favourite products from the brand that I think are totally worth the investment.

BareMinerals is a brand that focuses on skin-loving ingredients with clean formulas being at the heart and soul of the brand which is perfect for someone like me who has quite sensitive skin and doesn't tend to try out new products so often. 

BareMinerals Complexion Rescue - I think this product is probably the first thing that got me hooked on the brand completely. I first purchased this a couple of summers ago and reckon this is probably now my fourth tube of Complexion Rescue. I did a review AGES ago on this product here and essentially nothing has changed. This is still a beautifully lightweight gel-like tinted moisturiser perfect for those with dry skin during the warmer months. I tend to use this a lot during the Summer when my freckles are in full force which look idiotic if I cover them up in thick foundation. I apply it with either a brush or my fingers and essentially it just creates a base where you can still see your natural skin but it just looks that little bit clearer and more one-toned. It's silicone, paraben, oil and fragrance free and also has an SPF 30 which personally I think all base products should have! This will be a product I will forever repurchase. 

BareMinerals Stroke of Light Eye Brightener Concealer* - One product that I know my flatmate calls her holy grail is the Strobe Light Concealer. I am usually much more of a thick heavy concealer kind of person, but I got totally converted. Although I still use high coverage ones under my eyes, but for any blemishes I found that using too light or too heavy concealers just tended to make my blemishes more obvious. This however is such a lightweight yet pigmented concealer that just blends so effortlessly into your skin. 

BareMinerals Mineral Veil - I found that my skin just wasn't enjoying my usual drugstore powders as they were far too thick and drying for my skin. I tend to move away from loose powders mainly because they're a nightmare for a clumsy person like me, this is so finely milled I can totally look past it. I have to use the smallest pinch of this product with a fluffy brush all over my face and it just sets my makeup. My makeup doesn't go patchy at all, even around my nose, and it's so light that it doesn't accentuate my dry patches either. Oh. and they have a SPF version available too.

BareMinerals Gen Nude 'Rose Palette'* - I hadn't ever really thought to purchase BareMinerals eyeshadow palettes as they aren't talked about in the beauty community  at all. Not only is the packaging of this palette utterly gorgeous you had me at marble and mirrors but the eyeshadows are just so insanely pigmented and creamy. The one thing I will say it's so unfortunate that they don't have more eyeshadow palettes! I totally have my eye on their Neutral Palette from the Gen Nude range as well. 

BareMinerals Complexion Rescue Defense*  - Not to be confused with the Complexion Rescue Gel mentioned earlier. This is more of a moisturiser than any kind of tinted moisturiser. When it says 'tint' I think rather than any coverage it includes a strobing effect, almost like the Mac Strobe Cream. I don't really understand why this has such negative reviews online as someone who suffers from such dry skin, I find this really moisturising and balances out my skin tone. My day to day moisturiser doesn't have SPF in it which I know is really bad so during the Summer months I do switch over to this one as it has an SPF 30

Swatches from BareMinerals Gen Nude 'Rose' Palette 

Let me know in the comments below what your favourite BareMinerals products are or what's on your wishlist from the brand! 


  1. This is a brand that I really need to explore more. I love their serum concealer! xx


  2. I love this brand so much! The Complexion Rescue foundation is amazing xx

  3. I don't think that you can beat a bit of BareMinerals!

    Danielle xx

  4. I wish their products were available in South Africa!

    Candice x

  5. That is such a gorgeous palette! I love BM - I always find their new launches exciting and they do great limited edition launches too xx

  6. All that i've tried from this brand is the complexion rescue and I love it. I need to try one of their eye shadow palettes and their powder foundations next. x

  7. I'm very into BareMinerals, especially for their base products! I've used the Complexion Rescue tinted moisturizer gel cream (thing) in the past and really liked it. I've tried multiple powders and foundation and liked most of them, as well as a few of their concealers. None of the concealers have disappointed me, it's insane how good they all are! I'm currently more into cream concealers but the liquids I've used in the past and I can highly recommend!

    Love, Charline | Charline Has a Blog

  8. I haven't tried anything from BareMinerals for a few years now, but I definitely need to again. The Complexions Rescue sounds like a lovely product, especially for the Summer months.


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