Well-Rested Eye Brightener Broad Spectrum SPF 20
Don't buy if you have under eye lines or wrinkles.
Unfortunately, this product just goes on cakey, makes my skin look dry and the lines and wrinkles under my eyes more pronounced. I've tried it both under and over my foundation and neither works. I've tried using a little and a lot. Tried buffing excessively and barely applying to the skin. Just doesn't work for me. I'm 48 years old and have lines around my eyes. This is definitely not a product that makes me feel more awake when I look in the mirror.
Don't let yourself be swindled.
What a joke this product is! I was conned into buying this product by one of the sales associates at the Bare Escentuals store (when I only went in to accompany my mother - with no intention of buying any make-up!) because she said it made my dark circles disappear and it brightened my whole face.
I explained to the associate that I do have some very fine lines under my eyes and that most concealers, especially anything powdered or drying, made my undereyes look crepey. She said I only need to apply this with one of their brushes and use my finger to tap it into place because the heat from my hand helped my skin absorb the minerals. She also convinced me that a little moisturizer and the primer used before hand on my eyes would lock in the moisture under my eyes and prevent my eyes from looking crepey.
Ladies, don't be fooled. There's a reason the lighting in those stores is soft and dim - it makes it harder to see the imperfections the product is actually drawing out on your face. I'm only 27, and, like most women, I want to CONCEAL my little imperfections, not draw them out. This powder concealer makes the skin under your eyes dryer - emphasizing every nook and cranny. This was after I applied my moisturizer and a primer. I want to keep my youthful skin, not suck the life out of it.
I have a genetic predisposition to dark circles and the lines are very fine, almost unnoticeable on a regular basis. But applying this product has aged me by 10 years. Not to mention the fact that it is so much lighter than my foundation (and I have very fair skin - Bare Porcelain on the BE make-up scale) that I look like I'm putting white pan make-up on (which I've actually done before with less drastic results). I looked like an old jaundiced clown in my mirror at home this morning. Suffice it to say, this product will be going back. I think I'll return to my Philosophy make-up from here on out.
How to look well-rested when you're not!
I so love this product. It goes on sort of light and creamy but gives great coverage and it really brightens up my tired old dark eyes. I have both the cream stick and this powder and both are great, but this little powder is my favorite. The creator of Bare Minerals Well-Rested is a genius and I'd love to give them a hug for bringing this little miracle in my life! There will never be a better eye concealer product on the market and anyone else who struggles with the daily dark circles needs this product in their beauty arsenal!
Light and bright
I love this concealer, I actually use this as more than a concealer. Once I have used my cream concealer and put my foundation on, I use a fluffy brush to pat this under my eyes and downwards just slightly and also in a cross shape across the middle of my forehead and down the bridge of my nose for contour. This method works like a charm and makes my face looks bright as well as keeping those unwanted dark veins under my eyes muted.
I use this product when I have the time to really focus on make-up. I use this as my first layer for concealer for under eye circles and large zits. My eyelids are just as blotchy and red as my face, so I like to use this as a base coat for eye shadow on occasion. Beware though, you will have to put on a lot more eye shadow to get the same color intensity when you use this on your eyelids. There are advantages though, like natural sunscreen for you eye area that does not melt into your eyes and burn! The only reason I gave this a 4 out of 5 is because it has yellow undertones (I have pink undertones) and this requires me to cover it with foundation every time I use it, which adds time to my morning routine.
I bought this with SOME skepticism in mind. I love Bare Minerals, they're my go to product all of the time. So, I was skeptical because everyone says this eye product is great and this other product is great. Anyways, I tried this one day when I had maybe 2 hours of sleep for a 10 hour shift, my dark circles looked bad. I put this on under my foundation....sincerely surprised. You could not even tell I hadn't slept well, this brightened under my eyes so nicely WITHOUT that weird "I've obviously caked on a light shadow under my eyes and created a white raccoon" effect. This blends beautifully without that weird ultra bright raccoon effect some products give you. I even use it to highlight my brow bones, my nose, my cupid's bow and just above the cheekbone for some subtle light. It even helps cover a red spot, pimple or a dark patch on your face pretty darn well. Amazing! So happy!
I love this product! Actually I love all BE products. This one is awesome because its a sunscreen, concealer, eye brightener and redness reducer all in one. It's got great coverage and great for all skin types. It hides my acne spots well.
More uses than you know!
I actually use this concealer to cover the red blemishes that I've gotten over the years from various medications, as well as using it to cover some age spots and brighten up those pesky dark circles under my eyes. Works great under my Original foundation powder. For really dark red spots, I mix it with just a little light green matte eye shadow!
What dark circles?
I'm very genetically lucky, as I have never gotten dark circles no how matter how late I was up the night before. HOWEVER, this is the favorite item in my make-up bag. It is a better concealer than any I've tried before. I also use it along my nose, and it adds brightness wherever needed. It blends beautifully with all the other BM products. I could go without a lot of products, but I can't imagine living without this one!
beware the glitter!
This would be a slam dunk & HG under eye powder if it weren't for the glitter in it. In direct light you can really see it - looks like shimmery eye shadow! Why?! bareMinerals, grown women don't want glitter on their faces. Wish they would stop adding it to so many products. Glittery is NOT brightening, it is just… glitter. The tricky part is that it you can't see it in unnatural, indoor light. I thought it looked fabulous in the store mirror. Blurs lines & adds coverage. But then outside in sunlight you look like a crazy person. Too bad.