bareMinerals: Summer 2016

Sunday, July 17th 2016 0

New skincare and make-up additions

A couple of months ago, bareMinerals reformulated all of their skincare to create new, advanced lines.

Here’s a look at what I’ve been using and how it has been working for me.

Pure Plush Gentle Deep Cleansing Foam, £18
For my morning cleanse, I’ve been using a pea-sized amount of this cleansing foam. My skin is naturally on the dry side so I tend to avoid foams, but for morning this leaves me feeling fresh and clean without stripping my skin. Though the description says it can remove make-up I’ve found this to work better on bare skin. If it’s a make-up removing cleanser you’re looking for, you’ll prefer the richer Oil Obsessed Total Cleansing Oil.

Skinlongevity Vital Power Infusion, £45
I was very loyal to the discontinued Active Cell Renewal Serum so I wasn’t sure how I would take to this, but Vital Power Infusion is just divine. First I must say that for anyone hoping to find an ACR replacement, you won’t find it here. These two serums are very different, but both lovely. Vital Power Infusion is milky and rich in texture, instantly hydrating and plumping the skin. Over time this will work to soften fine lines, smooth the skin and even out pigmentation. But on application, the instant finish is glowy and radiant, perfect for under your make-up. My favourite part of using this is the fresh floral scent; it’s just enough to sweeten the ritual without being overpowering.

Bare Haven Essential Moisturising Soft Cream, £30
A rich, nourishing cream, I use this before my make-up because I like the soft, cushiony finish it leaves. Hydration is key for me because my skin is naturally dry, but you may prefer a lighter alternative to this if you have oily skin. A very traditional cream, this smells clean (the notes are eucalyptus and bergamot) and leaves a light balmy residue on the skin.

bareMinerals skincare

All of the skincare is housed in a white and rose gold packaging. It looks so elegant and expensive.

And it isn’t just their skincare that has seen a revamp. You’ll know from reading my blog that I love Hourglass Cosmetics, and this new powder rivals some of my favourite Ambient Lighting counterparts…

Invisible Light Translucent Powder Duo, £28
One of the loveliest face powders I have used in a very long time, this is a universal must-have. Comprising two components, this compact contains a matte setting powder and a gentle illuminator.

bareminerals Translucent Powder Duo

The matte powder is completely invisible. It simply melts into the skin, blotting down any shine and oil as it sets. It doesn’t make your foundation look grey and it lasts the day. It’s truly brilliant.

bareminerals Translucent Powder Duo

As for the illuminator, this is pretty but very gentle. If you wish to achieve a bold highlight, you may prefer something heavier. However, for an everyday glow, and a glow that will flatter even mature skins or those with problem skin, this is beautiful. I’ve been dusting this very gently over my entire complexion for a radiant glow. Everyone needs to try this palette.

bareminerals Translucent Powder Duo

Dual Finish Blush and Contour Brush, £20
A great multi-use addition to your brush kit, I’ve been keeping this next to my palette and using one side for my powder and the other for my illuminator.

bareminerals dual finish blush and contour

Complexion Rescue, £27
A summer skin saviour, Complexion Rescue is one of bareMinerals’ best sellers because it merges make-up and skincare. Fusing technology from BB and CC creams, it provides the coverage you seek from your foundation but infuses the skin with moisture. They’ve recently expanded the shade range to 16, meaning a wider choice of colours to suit all skin tones.

bareminerals Complexion Rescue Gel Cream

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