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Thursday, February 4, 2016

bareMinerals Update

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Hey Yall!  How has your week been so far?  As for me, I have been dealing with a nasty parasite infestation that was happening in my fish tank. 



 

My poor fish all have been sluggish, having pus coming out of their scales, and white stuff covering their body and eyes.  This would often happen to my fish, and I thought they had an ick problem so I would treat them with ick medicine.  But that only masked the problem.






Recently I noticed little wiggly worms the size of thin hair floating in the tank, and I was unsure what this may be.  I went to PetSmart to get their opinion in which they told me that I had a parasite infestation and must throw away everything in the tank, also treat the new water with treatment for parasites and tapeworms.






Good grief, I thought having fish would be hardly any work, just regular water changes and feeding the fish.  I've had different kinds of fish since I was a tween, and I never experienced this problem.  I believe this infestation is the reason my poor Goldie died last year. 






Glad I figured out the problem before all the fish gone on home to fishy heaven.  The fish are doing much better and looking healthier.  They have one more treatment left to go.






Anyways.....the reason for this post.  I wanted to update you all about my thoughts using bareMinerals for my powder foundation coverage for about a year.






A refresher, I use to use MAC cosmetics foundation to cover up my spots on my face, but their foundations were too heavy and made me oily by the end of the day, not to mention breaking my skin out terribly.



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I attended an event last year where a lady from bareMinerals introduce me to their makeup products.  Ever since then I have been using their powders religiously, and couldn't be more please with their powders. 






I would have never thought that I would get good enough coverage from bareMinerals, and it does, plus their powders feel light weight on my skin feeling as if I'm barely wearing makeup at all.






When I first heard about bareMinerals I wasn't interested in them at all; they didn't excite me.  I'm assuming the reason for this was because their marketing was lacking.






With MAC, I found them so much fun, in your face, the coolest makeup on the market.




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But when Shiseido, a Japanese cosmetics company bought bareMinerals Brand (then called Bare Escentuals) in 2010, I noticed bareMinerals started to make a vast improvement with their brand, they seemed much more in trend for women in their 30s and up.  bareMinerals became more than just known for powder foundations; they also include liquid foundations, skin care products, and much more.






Their packaging has gotten better too, much more inviting with an upscale look.




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I get a lot of compliments wearing bareMinerals, with my face looking fresh with a natural glow all day as long as I'm wearing their matte powder along with their finish powder. 



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With their foundation brush, the powder goes on evenly with a smooth finish.  For added coverage I use their cream concealer.






With bareMinerals, they are more of a natural looking beauty products, while MAC is more dramatic.  I prefer a natural look, I'm too old for all that wild makeup looks.






I still didn't say goodbye to MAC all the way; I still use their eyebrow pencil, eyeshadows, and lipsticks.  Oh yeah, I never pay for MAC lipsticks because of their recycling program.  When I have six empty MAC containers, I trade them in for a free lipstick.






Another thing, I tried to use MAC foundation again since I still had some left, well it broke me out.  Their foundations sure do clog my skin, and to think of all the years I was trying to cover up my spots and acne and MAC was the problem the whole time.






My spots are continuing to fade thanks to wearing bareMinerals, drinking more water, healthier diet, and exercising.  Have you noticed my face is looking slimmer?  Yay, I'm on the right track!






I've also tried bareMinerals liquid foundations; I didn't like it due to being too oily and color too orange.  Their eye shadows are good, but not as pigment as MAC; bareMinerals is soft and settled.






What do you think about my makeup look?  I had a chance to play around with some colors before picking up the girls from school yesterday.  I'm experimenting with looks for Valentine's Day, even though I never dress up for that day, but thought to change things up a bit. 




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Here are the products I used:



Foundation Powders- bareMinerals

Eyelids- MAC

Eyeliner- MAC

Cheeks and Highlight Contour- Smashbox

Eyebrows- MAC

Lip- MAC

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12 comments

  1. Lou....you look like a natural beauty. Your skin looks smooth and clean. You know I'm gonna have to try it!...I'm currently using Ruby Kisses, but gonna look into Bare Minerals. You are glowing girl!..thanks again for sharing...btw, I ordered the coffee ody scrub last night and will let you know results.

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    1. Thanks Janet! I never heard of Ruby Kisses before. But do look into bareMinerals and see what you think. What I forgot to mention in my post is that if you use too much bareMinernals powder it'll make your skin look ashy.


      Yes, let me know your thoughts about the coffee body scrub. I'm still using mine every other day.

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  2. You look lovely Janet, your skin looks so smooth and your lip color is amazing btw!

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    1. Thanks, but my name is Louida or Lou.

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  3. Louida, you make up is always on fleek! I'm trying to be like you! I have a few things from BareMinerals and I really like the eye shadows, but don't wear them much.

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    1. Thanks girly! I've been wearing makeup since high school, I guess that's how I have experience using foundations. Still working on eye makeup and contouring.

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  4. Your look is fabulous! I have never tried either product but when you find one that works - stick with it! #ProductReviewParty

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  5. You look gorgeous. And your skin looks amazing as well. I was never really into powder foundation because I find that it makes a mess and doesn't cover my "trouble spots" as well as liquid foundation. But this is making me reconsider! #ProductReviewParty

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    1. Thanks girl! You're right, powder does make quite a mess and doesn't cover trouble spots well. That's why I have to use bareMinerals concealer or the powder would be pointless to use.

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  6. Love the update! I have been using Mineral Fusion for a year! Love powders now more than liquid! You look amazing Lou!!!!!!

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    1. Thanks girly! I prefer powders over liquid too, feels so lightweight on my face.

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