Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Concealer - null
The only makeup I can't do without
I have the starter kit, but the only item I've replaced in four years is this. I am Puerto Rican / Italian with an olive complexion. Which has been turning red as I get older.
I never wore makeup because the one thing I could always count on was a blemish free, olive complexion that tanned fabulously in the summer and glowed in the winter...and then I turned 38. I started getting these little red bumps around my eyes and mouth (BTW, this condition is called perioral dermatitis--after three years my doctor prescribed Metronidazole Gel and it went away in two weeks, but I digress). At 40 I started noticing that my nose would turn bright red at times and I could see capillaries on my face.
This stuff works amazing for me. After I started using it my friends were like "what have you been doing? Your skin looks so great." I use the big blush brush over my nose, and spot brush if I have a blemish. I only wish they had it in a compact so I could keep it in my pocket. I really love this stuff.
That said, they do need to make lighter shades. I use the bisque and my skin is medium toned.
Summer Bisque Concealer
I was skeptical about trying this. I have dark spots just below my cheeks and dark circles under my eyes and some acne scars. I really didn't think this would cover at all. I thought it might do the same thing that all the other products did, like get into my crows feet and little lines and actually "enhance" what I was trying to cover, but BE did it again! I love this concealer!! I use it by it's self sometimes if I'm in a rush and it works!! Hope you never discontinue this, it's amazing to be sure!! Thanks!
Great for covering RED imperfections!
Before I bought this concealer, I debated whether I wanted to get this or the Well-Rested Eye Brightener. I finally decided on this one because I read a few reviews that said that it worked for their red blemishes AND the dark circles under their eyes. Well, this is NOT the case for me. Perhaps it is the olive undertones of my skin, but this concealer makes my dark circles WORSE and brings attention to them. I work nights, so the darkness of my circles can vary quite a bit, but I've never gotten this to successfully cover them while they're at any level of dark. I've tried applying it in varying levels of heaviness, but it goes from not enough to cover/brings attention to them to way too much/caked-on/still doesn't get rid of the dark color. I'll have to break down and buy the Well-Rested Eye Brightener to take care of those!
But this product is WONDERFUL for red blemishes! It covers the broken capillary on my face flawlessly, camouflages my little red pimples perfectly, and masks any mark that is based in the red family!
Remember: THIS PRODUCT IS NOT 100% EFFECTIVE FOR DARK CIRCLES UNDER EYES.
I had purchased this online in summer bisque awhile back, and it did not really match my skin tone (I am of mixed heritage Caucasian, Asian, Spanish) . I have to use mineral makeup on my skin and ONLY mineral makeup due to harsh chemicals making my skin break out. Although the minerals keep your skin healthy, they do not offer any coverage and worst of all - they don't match certain skin tones. I went to the actual shop yesterday, and purchased bisque (the lightest), and it is still too dark. I have some acne scars that are a deep shade of red, and all this concealer does is make them even more visible as it is too orange. All the shades are either too pink or orange. It also does not blend well at all. I suggest trying the well rested concealer instead; it looks like it may actually cover if you are paler, and are looking for a simple spot treatment. However, if you have acne I suggest you just wear the mineral matte foundation and nothing else, because the concealer will just make it look worse.
Bisque Concealer.. not a fan
I switched over to using Bare Minerals about a year and a half ago. The foundation felt amazing on my skin so I have been dying to try their concealer for my blemishes, under eye, and blood vessels that have burst. Unfortunately, I have found the concealer doesn't really cooperate as such- the only thing I can successfully cover is the small red spot where I have a burst blood vessel on my forehead. Even caked on, this concealer does not cover my dark blemish spots when they pop up. When I layer the foundation on as a means of a second concealer, this helps a little but not much more. (I use the Maximum Coverage Concealer Brush.) I was disappointed with this product and would suggest to others to consider the new creamy Correcting Concealer as it may provide better coverage (which I have not used but was considering). Alas, I will keep searching for my perfect concealer out there.
Just what I've been looking for....
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!! I have oily skin on my T-zone and redness around my nose and under eyes. I hate putting thick, cream concealers on my face...it always feels so heavy and goopy. I LOVE this concealer! It's lightweight and doesn't increase the oiliness and it covers the redness and lasts all day! Perfection.
I love it, truly do. But I have dark under eye circles and this helps it blend in but doesn't fully cover these nasty circles...I love it because it helps greatly with no harsh chemicals...I think I need something a bit stronger but nonetheless it's a great product.
Change the packaging!
I love this product, but hate the new packaging! Like the other viewers, I agree that you can't get all the product out so therefore, you have to throw some of it away! Such a waste!
I bought this product yesterday and could hardly wait to try it. Having very sensitive skin especially around the eye area, I was hoping that this would not irritate that area. Have recently had a bad eye make-up experience which resulted in contact dermatitis and now that that has cleared up decided to give a mineral product a try. Only used a slight bit of the product under the eyes, slightly on the lids and in the corners closest to the nose just to give it a trial run, so to speak in case it turned out I was allergic to the product. Washed my face in the usual manor and much to my horror, 30 mins. later my eyes felt a little swollen and much to my horror I have terrible dark bruising in the areas that I had applied the summer bisque concealer! My eyes look as if I have been struck in both eyes. Cannot believe this but read a review by another person who described an issue very similar to mine as she stated that the dark area under her eyes were worse AFTER using the product. Don't know what I can do to eliminate the "bruising" but will be returning the product ...that's for sure! Wish I had not had this type of reaction as I really liked the coverage.
Amazing product that conceals EVERYTHING!
I received a mini size with my trial purchase to see if I would like this product. After only 2 uses, I was in love! This stuff is awesome! I have freckles, blemishes and even red marks on my face. This concealer blends effortlessly into my skin and covers everything naturally! I call it my "disappearing act" because its that great! I sometimes will wear just this with some blush and it works great! Highly recommend this product