Earlier in the year, I attended an event with work, to showcase the brands that we would be selling on the airline. One of the brands that caught my attention was the Bare Minerals and their Get Started Kit. Being a medium to high coverage foundation lover, I have always shied away from mineral make up as I wasn’t too sure that the coverage would be enough for me. The demonstration that I watched was really good, and how only a small amount of product was needed for a full face. I was also particularly impressed with how flawless it left your skin. So, biting the bullet I picked up the Bare Minerals Get Started Kit in Medium and hoped I got the results that I was expecting.
I got my Bare Minerals Get Started Kit from Chemist Direct, a website that I have recently discovered that stocks so many well known brands such as Bare Minerals, La Roche Posay and Vichy, all at discounted prices. They also carry a huge range of health products, toiletries, pharmacy items and vitamins, which is well worth checking out.
The Bare Minerals Get Started Kit contains two mineral foundations in Medium and Medium Beige, and I find that mixing these two powders together creates a perfect colour match for my skin. It also contains the Mineral Veil, which is a finishing powder as well as a warm bronzing colour. A primer and three brushes complete the starter set. For a beginner into mineral make up, I think this starter kit has everything you need.
The Prime with Prime Time Original Foundation is suitable for all skin types and is infused with plant extracts, vitamin C and E as well as antoxidants. Easy to apply, and leaves your face feeling smooth. Unlike other primers, I find that this doesn’t make my skin feel oily during the day. The foundation sits perfectly on top and holds for several hours as well.
The Original SPF15 Foundation in Medium and Medium Beige are a natural mineral powder that give natural luminosity without caking into fine lines. The coverage is sheer but can be built up to a medium coverage and I managed to cover blemishes that I had, so I’m very happy with it. With my skin being so bad at the moment, Bare Mineral is actually a great way to still wear make up, whilst giving my skin chance to breathe and ultimately help my blemishes.
The Warmth All-Over face Colour is a complexion booster, that leaves a beautiful sun kissed glow. I buff it into my skin in the areas that I would usually apply a bronzer such as cheekbones, bridge of nose, forehead and chin. The Mineral Veil Finishing Powder absorbs excess oil, minimises pores and leave the skin with that beautiful soft focus finish that all of us girlies love.
Applying the Bare Minerals powders is very easy. Using the Swirl, Tap and Buff method a flawless finish can be achieved every time. Swirl a small amount of Bare Minerals in the lid until it disappears into the brush, tap away any excess and buff onto the skin. The smallest amount of powder is enough to cover your entire face so if used daily, I think the pots would last for a good three months, maybe more. The powders are contained within the pots by a click, lock sifter which will stop the powders being wasted or falling out. The brushes included in the starter kit are of the highest quality and are specifically designed for Bare Minerals. The Full Flawless Face Brush, Flawless Application Face Brush and the Maximum Coverage Concealer Brush are included within the set.
As you can see from the picture below, the coverage is deep enough to cover blemishes without caking onto any dry patches. It looks natural and glowy and I only used the smallest amount. I’m still in the mindset that I need a heavy coverage foundation however I love how Bare Minerals looks on my skin. I’m making a huge effort to wear this every day to help my skin breathe and steer away from the heavier coverage that I’m used too.
The Bare Minerals Get Started Kit is available in Medium and Light from Chemist Direct at a price of £39.99 which is cheaper than its £50 RRP.