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A 101 GUIDE TO BAREMINERALS

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With its stellar reputation and no-nonsense values, {make up} guru {bareMinerals} is a brand that needs no introduction. The brand’s mission is to look good, feel good and do good. They’re 100% cruelty-free, with the aim of becoming fully vegan, so you can use your love for beauty as a force for good when shopping bareMinerals make up!

Established in 1976, this much-loved beauty brand is unrecognisable from its humble beginnings. Super mum Leslie marketed bareMinerals’ first ever foundations, blushes and eyeshadows as she juggled work and parenthood, and it wasn’t long before business was booming.

With products now selling worldwide, bareMinerals is the modern-day make up lovers’ go-to for foundation, brushes and skincare goodies. Want to find out which products are the best of the bunch? Cult Concierge expert {Syhem} is here to give you the lowdown on all things bareMinerals…

OUR TOP 10 BAREMINERALS PRODUCTS

1. {bareMinerals Original Smoothing Face Primer}

For the smoothest, silkiest and most flawless base, start with bareMinerals’ Original Smoothing Face Primer. Made with nutrient-rich aloe extract, comforting chamomile and an antioxidant powerhouse vitamin blend of C and E, this {primer} promises silkiness—never stickiness.

Simply smooth a thin layer onto your skin, wait a few minutes ‘til it’s dry, then go in with your foundation.

 

1.{bareMinerals Performance Foundation Brush}

Your make up tools are uber important for getting the job done and can have a HUGE overall effect on the final look. For a seamless finish for your liquid foundation, this bareMinerals brush will quickly become your new go-to. Its rounded shape and dense, tapered fibres guarantee flawless coverage, always.

Start in the centre of your face and use your brush to blend the foundation outwards with short, downward strokes.

 

1.{bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Hydrating SPF25 Foundation Stick}

Suitable for all skin types, the hydrating formula goes on like a dream, leaving skin looking smooth, soft and dewy without any excess oil. Is your skin on the dry or dehydrated side of the spectrum? You’ll especially benefit from this super moisturising foundation! And with SPF25 to protect your skin from the sun, is there anything this foundation can’t do?

Apply the foundation stick directly to your face, then use your fingers, a {brush} or a {sponge} to blend from the centre outwards.

 

1.{bareMinerals Original Liquid Mineral Concealer}

Smooth fine lines, brighten your complexion and cover tell-tale dark circles (what hangover???) with the bareMinerals Original Liquid Mineral Concealer. As one of the brand’s all-time classics, this buildable, medium coverage {concealer} has been refined to perfection and is now available in a whopping 17 shades to flatter all tones.

When concealing blemishes and marks, go in with a concealer that matches your skin tone, blending with your ring finger or a concealer brush. If you want to hide pesky under-eye bags, choose a colour that’s a few shades lighter than your skin tone.

 

1.{bareMinerals BAREPRO Pressed 16 Hour Foundation}

Looking for a foundation that will last all day and well into the night? bareMinerals’ powder foundation is perfect for the job! Expect flawless, breathable coverage that works to brighten and smooth out your skin’s texture for a finish that looks almost airbrushed.

Ideal for balanced, combination or oily skin, this foundation can be applied wet or dry using a sponge or brush. If you have dry skin, it’s best to apply the foundation using a damp brush for a creamy application.

 

1.{bareMinerals Original Mineral Veil Pressed Powder Sheer}

Setting your base makeup can be the difference between smooth, airbrushed skin and an oily nightmare! Use the Sheer Original Mineral Veil Pressed Powder over your foundation to extend the life of your glam look and reduce visible pores. Talc-free and totally weightless, this {powder} is formulated with shea and cacao butters for a soft, matte finish.

For best results, dip your bareMinerals Supreme Finisher Brush into the powder, tap to remove any excess product and lightly sweep across your face.

 

1.{bareMinerals Bronze Powder Bronzer}

Radiate summer vibes all year round with bareMinerals’ Bronze Powder Bronzer, designed to add a subtle wash of warmth to your skin. Layer under or over your {foundation} or simply sweep this bronzer onto bare skin for a natural golden glow.

Top tip: This bronzer is a Cult favourite, but it must be used with caution! It’s VERY pigmented, so you’ll only need to use the smallest amount possible, using a super fluffy brush to diffuse the colour. It’ll give your skin plenty of warmth, with red tones mimicking the effect of that golden hour glow, so it’s best to use after contour and blush on areas where the sun naturally hits (think: forehead, temples, nose).

 

1.{bareMinerals Gen Nude Eyeshadow – Palette 3 Copper Muse}

If you’re a sucker for a neutral eyeshadow palette, then the bareMinerals Eyeshadow in Gen Nude should be top of your list. Consisting of six deliciously warm shades, ranging from deep brown to shimmery bronze, this palette is perfect for pretty much every occasion and will soon become your go-to!

Top tip: Use a matte colour in the crease of your eye and a shimmer on your lid to create a bit of extra dimension.

 

1.{bareMinerals Maximist Volumizing Phyto-Fiber Mascara – Black}

bareMinerals’ mascara never fails to impress, and the Maximist Volumizing Phyto-Fiber Mascara is one of our ultimate faves. Created with volumizing fibres to lengthen and add drama to natural lashes, this {mascara} is the perfect way to make your eyes pop without having to faff about with falsies.

 

1.{bareMinerals Mineralist Gloss-Balm}

Add the perfect finishing touch to your look with the bareMinerals Mineralist Gloss-Balm. Available in a range of charming shades from glossy nude to rich raspberry, this {lip gloss} hydrates and moisturises your lips without feeling sticky. Want a little extra colour? Slick your gloss over bareMinerals lipstick for temptingly kissable lips.

 

HOW TO USE BAREMINERALS

Now you’re stocked up on all your bareMinerals essentials, it’s time to find out how to use your new goodies. To help you out, our Cult Concierge expert {Syhem} is here with her top tips:

 

In what order should I apply my bareMinerals products?

  1. The first step to creating the perfect base is to apply a moisturiser. Using your fingers or a flat brush, smooth a thin layer of your favourite bareMinerals moisturiser like {bareMinerals Smoothness Bare Haven Soft Moisturizer} onto your face and allow for it to fully sink in.
  2. Follow with a thin layer of bareMinerals primer to prep your skin for a smooth foundation application.
  3. Select your bareMinerals foundation of choice, such as the {bareMinerals Original SPF 15 Foundation} and apply with a flat brush or sponge.
  4. Add your favourite bareMinerals concealer to any areas that require a little extra coverage, such as under your eyes.
  5. Now it’s time to set your make up in place! Use a powder if your foundation is a cream or liquid formula, or if your foundation is already a powder formula, simply set the areas where you used concealer. If you’re prone to a bit of shine, don’t forget to powder your t-zone!
  6. Complete your look with bareMinerals bronzer, blush and highlighter before moving on to the eyes and brows.

 

How to pick the best bareMinerals foundation shade

bareMinerals caters to a whole range of complexions, offering foundations in a mix of warm, neutral, and cool undertones. Ready to find your shade? Choose the depth that looks the most like your skin, before selecting the right undertone to find your perfect match.

For more tips on how to find your perfect colour, read up on how to determine your skin tone and undertone.

If in doubt, our {Cult Concierge team} is always happy to assist!

 

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