Today I bring you a review over the Bare Minerals pressed powder, but first I wanted to say a little thank you! Yesterday marked a year that I started blogging. When I first started, I could have never imagined I would have fallen so in love with it. I love being able to share my superficial obsessions with you guys because I know you're all just as crazy as I am. :) Thank you so much for leaving me thoughtful comments, as they all mean so much to me! I honestly never thought I'd keep up this blog for this long, but now that I have, I have no intentions of stopping. I love it! One thing that I like about having a blog is that I am able to see how much I've grown, not only as a blogger, but as a person. I feel way more confident now than I ever have before. I really believe it's because of you guys, so THANK YOU!!!
If you'd like to refresh yourself on my first embarrassing post, here it is... try to hold in your laughter. I was actually really nervous about posting it. lol
Now, on to the review... :)
I few weeks ago I received a sample of the Bare Minerals Prime Time foundation primer and the Ready Foundation. First, let me tell you that I have tried mineral makeup similar to this and have always hated it. I tried to keep an open mind when trying this brand but still had my doubts. I just don't feel like it's worth the hype. Ok, let's continue...
|The shade they gave me was in Fairly Light|
|I was told that this could be used as a foundation and a concealer so that's what I used it like.|
|Here's what it said on the inside of the sample.|
|I first applied Prime Time all over my face. This primer was very silky and left my skin feeling smooth. It's not as thick as other primers that are similar to this and you can see it started to slightly run off my finger.|
|This is with the second layer. The coverage looks more even but is starting to look cakey. My under eyes do not look completely concealed and are still uneven.|
|Upon further inspection, I noticed that even with the primer I used first, the pores on my cheeks and nose seemed to fill up with the powder and under my eyes looked cakey with the thick powder.|
|I applied the rest of my makeup and went about my day like normal. As you can see, even with the rest of my makeup applied, you can still see some unevenness around my eyes and you can see fine lines in my forehead.|
|Here's at the end of the day. My face looked and felt pretty oily. Notice the shine on my nose, cheeks, and forehead.|
|It was very strange how this makeup wore off. By the end of the day it looked really blotchy. I could swipe my finger across my face and the makeup would have come right off.|
|As you can see, around my nose looks like cake, my cheeks are a blotched mess where some of the foundation has worn off while the rest has caked and settled on top of the skin, and around my eyes look stained yellow (still with the unevenness).|
Another note I'd like to add, I tried this again but with a concealer and without the primer underneath the next day to see how the results varied. The coverage under my eyes were better, obviously from the concealer I used, but the rest of the foundation still looked like crap. Idk.
If you have tried this let me know what you think. I know some people are die hard Bare Mineral lovers and they are the reason I gave this product a try.