Concealer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 - null
Summer Bisque Concealer
I tried several concealers to cover acne scars, blemishes, and rosacea and the Bare Minerals concealer offered the best results. I keep it with me at all times and even helped out a coworker who was going on her first date. She had a skin reaction on her nose which left a bright red rash. I used Summer Bisque to cover it and it beautifully covered up the redness. FYI...she got a second date! I'm a believer!
I have to say, even though I am just shy of 64, summer bisque is my daily concealer for my eyelids, under the eye as well as just spot concealing.
I find that this works far better for me without enhancing the lines in my face. I believe less is always more, especially as you get older.
I'm not one to use foundation daily, but this, a little eyeliner, brow powder and mascara are my daily go to. It doesn't take more than 5 or 6 minutes to be done.
Of course there are days when I want it all.. BE has the absolute best foundation. I thought I would like the matte better, but the regular powder works best for me.
I find any liquid or cream products, including BE (with the exception of the highlighter, that I use occasionally) enhance the lines on my face. The powder can be applied so lightly that your not filling them (lines) in but rather showing a more youthful look.
I know it's all about preference and that is mine.
This is the BEST!!!!
I only use this under my eyes with a light brush on the delicate skin there. it is wonderful!
Covers blemishes well, covers my dark under eye circles; works awesome for my skin tone, especially with the "Fairly light" original foundation!
Not for Mature Skin
I don't know how I got talked into this one. The idea of needing a concealer that is darker than your skin didn't seem right. And then when I tried it at home, it just clung to my under eye wrinkles and made them pop out more.
I am an older user, 65. When I do my makeup right I can pass for more than a decade younger.
Not with this stuff! Wrinkles and powder are a bad idea. On the upper lid also.
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!