Concealer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 - null
Good coverage concealer!
I received the shade summer bisque in a mystery bag I ordered, and it's a little too light for my tan complexion. However, it does provide good coverage when wanting to conceal. It could also work as an eye brightener if the shade is too light or as an eye shadow if it's too dark. Pretty versatile!
Too dark for very fair skin
This is a really good concealer, and a godsend for those with sensitive and/or super-oily skin. It doesn't melt off like liquid and cream concealers. However, even the lightest shade, Bisque, is much too dark for someone like me who has very fair skin. (To give you an idea, Original Foundation in Fair is barely light enough for my skin; Fairly Light is much too dark.) I wear this as an eyeshadow, as I can't use it as a concealer. It makes a great transition shade for me, so at least it doesn't go to waste.
I have to use 2-3 heavy layers of Original Foundation in Fair to cover spots and discolorations.
If BareEscentuals put this out a couple shades lighter, I would purchase and give 5 stars. I'm sure women at the other end of the spectrum, with very dark skin tones, which appreciate some options as well.
Bare Mineral Powders and Concealers
My first Bare Minerals purchase via online was not a perfect match to my skin tone. However, love the ease of application of their mineral powders without having to spend hours applying make-up.
Best advice to all who have been disappointed, going to their stores beforehand (if possible) and trying on various products to get perfect and personalized color match. Once you have your exact colors, buy online. Live and learn! ;)
Great as an eye shadow primer
I received this as part as kit and found that it settled in my wrinkles. I am 38 with fine lines beginning to form around my eyes and mouth. While it did not work as a concealer for me, it works great as an eye shadow primer. I apply my foundation, then I sweep this product over my eyelid form lash to brow. It gives me a great neutral base and helps my eye shadow stay put.
Good coverage, awful choice of colors
This concealer works well to cover blemishes, but the lightest color ("Bisque") is a joke. Like many of the other reviewers on here, I actually have light skin, and this concealer is several shades darker than both my skin and the matte foundations the bisque is paired with in the makeup kits. Sure, it looks fine in artificial light, but as soon as I step outside into natural sunlight, it's obvious that this concealer makes my face a weird, orange-brown, blotchy mess. I've had to go back to using other concealers that do have light color options because this one is so drastically mismatched.
Bare Escentuals--please stop ignoring your many customer reviews about this issue!
I've recently gotten into bareMinerals, I've had it a week and I'm all in. I've bought a lot and I'm just waiting on it to come in. ANYWAY, I didn't know how to apply most of it. So I called customer service tonight and my awesome helper helped me apply my makeup. Holy smokes. Bisque, used with the Perfecting Face Brush, gives me the most amazing coverage. I could use this as my foundation to be honest. I have redness and blackheads and my whole face is just perfect thanks to Bisque. My absolute favorite product!!!
This covers well. I switched from this concealer to the BE cream concealer when my skin was extra dry. Now that my skin has evened out, I alternate. Both offer great coverage for dark undereye circles.
I have redness on my cheeks and nose that is passable- but the chin area is SO EMBARRASSING! This is the first concealer that actually conceals the redness that really bugs me to the point of insecurity(it looks like a red soul patch! YIKES). I put it over my liquid or bare minerals powder foundation with my bare minerals brush and there isn't a TRACE of redness. Thank you
LOVE THIS PRODUCT!!!
I ACTUALLY USE THIS UNDER MY FOUNDATION BECAUSE I FEEL I NEED A LITTLE MORE COVERAGE THAN FOUNDATION ALONE. WHEN I AM APPLYING BOTH THE BISQUE AND FOUNDATION, I USE THE LONG HANDLED KABUKI BRUSH WHICH GIVES ME , IN MY OPINION, THE BEST COVERAGE BECAUSE OF THE DENSITY OF THE BRISTLES.
I started using this approximately 1 year ago after I had been on chemo for four months I was not feeling very good about myself and decided to get a makeover at a department store. this was the best thing I could of done for myself. I had always used liquid foundation and basically didn't know any better. WOW what a surprise I had, I couldn't believe what a difference this product is from what I had used for forty plus years. everyone to this day says that my skin looks so much better than it use to. I am fifty eight years young and when people find out my age they are floored. This is the best product on the market as far as I am concerned.