Spring Beauty Essentials with Bare Minerals

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Happy Wednesday everyone!

The past view beauty posts I uploaded, a lot of you mentioned that you have never heard of the brands I was featuring, which made me realise how many of my readers are international. Well there certainly won’t be any confusion with this brand! I recently got my hands on some new Bare Minerals products, a brand I’ve never tried before and let me tell you I am extremely impressed!

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The thing that impressed me the most was the variety of foundation shades for dark skin. Let’s face it a lot of beauty brands still do not produce colour variations for dark skin (which is why I always stick to MAC) so when I received not one but two powder foundations I was very overwhelmed to say the least.

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Original SPF 15 Foundation

I’m gonna be honest and say I was quite sceptical about this foundation as I simply hate loose powder. I’ve always found it messy, uncontrollable and difficult to apply. Unfortunately this was no different, I’ve been using it for a few days and still cannot get to grips with it. Such a shame because I love using mineral based foundations, the colour is perfect and the finish looks flawless. If you’re a fan of loose powders than this is definitely one for you!

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Concealers

The Stroke of Light eye brightener is officially my new favourite under eye concealer! The application is extremely easy, it glides on to the skin like butter. The colour is perfect and has an orange undertone, which diffuses dark circles. The Bareskin Complete Coverage Serum concealer is a great concealer for covering up skin imperfections as well as for concealing under eye circles. Two amazing concealers to try!

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Primer

The award for best primer goes to….Blemish Remedy Mattifying Prep Gel! This is seriously the best primer I’ve ever used and is the stand out product within the entire collection! It’s a gel based primer, which is so incredibly soft and easy to apply. Best of all it mattifys your skin, leaving your make-up looking flawless and non-greasy. Don’t get me wrong, if you prefer a dewy finish then this product definitely isn’t for you. But personally I love a good matte finish, which is often difficult to obtain so this product is literally a god send!

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Brush

The Full Flawless Application brush is the perfect match for the Original SPF 15 foundation but can also be used to apply other products such as pressed powders and blush. I’ll be using it to apply powder blushes.

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Lips

The Pop of Passion Lip Oil Balm is going to become my favourite go-to lip product for spring. The colour is absolutely gorgeous but best of all it’s a lip oil, which means its hydrating and nourishing on your lips. If you’re looking for some new lip products, I would highly recommend this product, plus it’s available in 8 fabulous shades!

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Will you be trying Bare Minerals cosmetics this season?

All products c/o Bare Minerals

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Original SPF 15 Foundation

Stroke of Light eye brightener

Bareskin Complete Coverage Serum concealer

Blemish Remedy Mattifying Prep Gel

Full Flawless Application brush

Pop of Passion Lip Oil Balm

  • http://www.straightastyleblog.com/ Amy Ann Arnold

    I always hear great things about Bare Minerals! Your makeup looks great.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk/ Duchess of Fashion

      Thank you Amy, you must try it! 🙂

    • http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk/ Duchess of Fashion

      Thank you Amy, you must try it! 🙂

  • WhatWouldVWear

    I love Bare Minerals and you look absolutely fantastic! Your skin’s just amazing! Love the make-up too…flawless!

    xoxo, Vanessa

    http://www.WhatWouldVWear.com

    • http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk/ Duchess of Fashion

      Thank you so much Vanessa, always the sweetest comments! x

    • http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk/ Duchess of Fashion

      Thank you so much Vanessa, always the sweetest comments! x

  • Jodi-Kay Edwards

    Beautiful photos your nail polish is amazing! 🙂 BM is so great, I like to use it on my light makeup days.
    http://lifestylefinesse.com/

    • http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk/ Duchess of Fashion

      Thanks babe, it’s OPI! And yes Bare Minerals is great for light coverage. 🙂

    • http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk/ Duchess of Fashion

      Thanks babe, it’s OPI! And yes Bare Minerals is great for light coverage. 🙂

  • http://www.beautywithcharm.com Alina

    I’ve never tried Bare Minerals before but I would be eager to give a them a go since this looks so natural on you. Your skin is absolutely flawless and you look lovely x

    Beauty with charm | Benefit Cheekathon Giveaway

    • http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk/ Duchess of Fashion

      Thank you so much Alina, very kind! x

    • http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk/ Duchess of Fashion

      Thank you so much Alina, very kind! x

  • http://loveofmode.com/ Tamara

    I love Bare Minerals products! You’re so beautiful! I love the balm shade really suits you!

    XoXo,

    Tamara – LoveofMode.com

    • http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk/ Duchess of Fashion

      Thank you so much Tamara! 🙂

    • http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk/ Duchess of Fashion

      Thank you so much Tamara! 🙂

  • http://stylewich.com/ Elizabeth Lee

    Your makeup is perfect! I’ve been using the foundation for years but would love to try the other products.

    Love, Liz
    stylewich.com

    • http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk/ Duchess of Fashion

      Thanks Liz, I can totally see why, their products are amazing! 🙂

    • http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk/ Duchess of Fashion

      Thanks Liz, I can totally see why, their products are amazing! 🙂

  • Ellie Adams

    OK, I need to get my hands on those concealers and lipstick! Totally get you with the loose powder thing, I am useless at applying it and it genuinely ends up ALL over me which is a shame as they look amazing. Maybe we’ll conquer the loose powder sitch soon haha!

    Elle
    http://www.theellenextdoor.com
    xx

    • http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk/ Duchess of Fashion

      The lipstick would look so pretty on you Ellie! Haha maybe but they really are a hassle! I’m inclined to try out their pressed powder. x

    • http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk/ Duchess of Fashion

      The lipstick would look so pretty on you Ellie! Haha maybe but they really are a hassle! I’m inclined to try out their pressed powder. x

  • Violette

    I never tried this brand but it looks really nice!

    http://violettedaily.com

    • http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk/ Duchess of Fashion

      It’s amazing Violette! 🙂

    • http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk/ Duchess of Fashion

      It’s amazing Violette! 🙂

  • http://Www.jennylovesbeauty.com Jenny

    Bare minerals original foundation is one of my favorites! I haven’t tried the concealer yet in liquid form but I am planning to soon!

    Jennylovesbeauty.com