Wednesday, February 4, 2009

{Taking the Mineral Plunge}

I've given in, succumbed, jumped on the bandwagon, whatever.

I'm ordering Bare Minerals. I know everyone & their dog has tried it, uses it, swears by it...here's the deal. I've worked for Clinique for the past 2 years & prior to that with Estee Lauder. I kind of dislike the idea & work that goes into the Bare Minerals, but I need something different.

That & I tried my friend Cassie's {Miss Happy Panda, who swears by it & still works for Clinique} & can admit that it gave great coverage & seemed to work pretty well on my oily {very breakout prone, lately} skin. Plus the Bisque concealer she raves about really is THAT good.

Oh, the reason for this change? My skin looks like that of a 12-year-old puberty victim. Why is this happening? I'm TOO OLD!

I did get a sample of these Peter Thomas Roth Max Complexion Pads a while back from Sephora & was amazed. I ran out & was too lazy to head all the way to West Omaha to buy more. Looks like that trip/journey will have to be taken tomorrow. Seriously, puberty.

Say a little prayer for my skin please, it needs all the support it can get.
As do I.

24 comments:

Wearing Mascara said...

12-year old puberty victim! HAHAHA you are so funny! I bet you look beautiful.

The Bare Minerals are FABTASTIC. Make sure you get the "radiances" too. Like Rose Radiance or Warm Radiance.

xoxo

Good Gals Inc said...

I've never used the power from Bare Minerals. But they have the most amazing eye shadow kits. I bet you look amazing!!!!

Callie Grayson said...

my mother sent me the Bare Minerals and I have to say it works! When I use it, I get complements on my skin. I need to get the concealer because that works wonders for my dark circles (i have bad allergies and get very bad dark circles)

I will send clear skin vibes your way!!!

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kb said...

I LOVE BM!!

I've been using it since November/October and I seriously have not had a breakout since. My skin does get a little dry @ times though..so I use a little Moisture surge..from your dear clinique.

xoxo

Lacey said...

I totally feel your pain! I had clear skin as a teenager and fairly clear skin in my early 20s...then in July my face just went crazy. I went to the dermatologist freaking out and she gave me an amazing face wash that has seriously been like a gift from heaven. I also swear by the Clinique Even Better Skin Tone Corrector. When I got my gratis bottle my skin looked amazing, so I finally caved in and bought it. I don't know what's in it that clears skin, but I swear it works wonders.

Classy in Philadelphia said...

My little sister has a bunch of the Bare Minerals stuff and she loves it, but won't let me touch it haha so I don't know what it's like.

Freck said...

Listen up little lady, you're going to love love love Bare Minerals!!! I swear by it. My skin has never looked clearer, and I love how the foundation is so light that I don't feel like I have any on at all. When really I do and the coverage is fantastic.

Little tip: Make sure to get a concealer brush to apply to the redder areas for more precise coverage!

:)

Brandon said...

What do you mean by ". I kind of dislike the idea & work that goes into the Bare Minerals,"?

quite contrary said...

you will love bare minerals...it is so light and refreshing! let us know if it helps your skin...I think it will b/c it isn't oily at all! my face feels powdery when it on not oily. I do recommend getting the "primer" though to put on before your foundation b/c it "primes" your skin and the make up goes on that much better and smoother...for better coverage. I think it helps you not get greasy throughout the day as well. Good Luck!

Pink Maple said...

I must confess, I am a bit of beauty junkie and I've never tried Bare Minerals either. I have really sensitive skin so I tend to stick with brands that I know, but I did need a new Mac powder 2 weeks ago and switched to their mineral powder. There's a slight difference in the texture, but nothing spectacular!

Southern Belle said...

I hope your skin gets better. I use Bare Minerals and LOVE it. It doesn't look like you have makeup in the sense it's not like a liquid foundation. It doesn't even break me out if I forget to take it off before I go to sleep. Hopefully, you'll like it. I also use the Cosmedicine skin care line from Sephora and LOVE it:)

Princess Freckles said...

I think Sephora has a website, so you avoid the long drive. I used Bare Minerals and then returned my old standby of studiofix from Mac. Ilove the bare minerals bronzer though. I hope your skin clears up. Mine's been going crazy lately, and my derm actually put meon an anti-biotic.

Barefoot in the Park said...

you are going to love it! i've been wearing minerals for 3 years now

dolcechic said...

Please let me know how you like it. I've been using Jane Iredale's mineral makeup for a while, and I'm not that crazy about it. I've always wondered about Bare Minerals! Thanks1 :)

Chic Runner said...

I was super skeptical at first too, but I have been using them for over 2 years now and I had really acne prone skin. (tmi.... ) but it works really well and I even got both my cousins who were firm believers that it wouldn't work to try it out. I hope you like it and post about your experience with it and reviews!

savannah redtop said...

I have to admit that I JUST bought some finally last weekend and now I'm convinced. I had been using Arbonne Mineral Powder until now, but I have to say , this has much better coverage!

Mrs. Ruby said...

Ooohhh...I really must TRY these products!!! I want to hear how it works out for you...

jlc said...

Tagged you!! :)

Southern Bride To Be said...

Oh I want to try Bare Minerals...I need to put it on my to do list!

Brittney said...

My friend uses Bare Minerals and loves it!

PinkSass said...

It's pretty much amazing. I love my bare minerals. Try pure radiance. It give such an amazing glow over my nars orgasms blush!

Jules said...

Love Bare Minerals. I'll never go back.

lauren said...

Oooh, let me know how you like Bare Minerals! I'm like you - I know everyone has tried it but I have yet to jump on the bandwagon.