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.
No more dark circles
I got this product when I was a college student--a student who rarely got eight hours of sleep due to work and school commitments. This product was my lifeline---it hid dark circles and undereye bags like a charm. I always looked rested and awake when I used this--I used to trick my friends into thinking I always got plenty of sleep!
Made me happy
Like others have said, I too, have dark circles under my eyes. I've had them forever and have tried everything under the sun to make them look a little less...dark. I started using Bare Minerals a year ago and was excited by the concealer in Bisque. It lightened the dark circles a bit and I thought that was the best I could hope for. Then, I recently came across this product and am even happier!
I have always had dark circles under my eyes. The well rested duo is amazing! The powder part of it really does conceal the darkness well, and it has light-reflecting particles to help it appear even brighter.
My only complaint is that it does not last all day for me. The Stroke of Light does, so sometimes I'll put that underneath the Well Rested powder if I know I won't be home for a long time.
IF NOTHING ELSE - BUY THIS
I have worn well-rested for years and it is my daily go-to! If NOTHING else, ladies - you MUST wear this. You don't even need any other eye make-up! Just put on some well-rested and even you'll be amazed how well-rested (pun intended) you look. Seriously - don't leave home without this!
Sought this product out for brightening
I specifically went to the store to get this product. The consultant was so helpful, she listened to my needs to cover under eye darkness. She tried this product and another on me, and gave me the best match. I purchased this product, a brush and an illuminating eye product! More than I expected to purchase, but I am so happy to add this to my routine!
I have naturally dark under eye circles. I was originally skeptical when shown this product in stores because I wanted a full coverage concealer. Well rested is amazing, I don't have to cake it under my eyes but the product still brightens my dark circles incredibly!
If you buy nothing else, buy this!
This is the product I've been waiting for! If I could only choose ONE product to use other than my foundation, it would be this. I can use this Well-Rested Eye Brightener along with my bareMinerals Original Broad Spectrum Foundation and I'm set! It looks so natural and it provides amazing coverage. If you're questioning this purchase, don't! It's amazing!!
I never go anywhere without this product. It is by far the best under eye concealer I've ever used. Using it in conjunction with the "stroke of light" eye brightener works best.
I will use this stuff forever!
Such a great product!
Such a great product. Just tried this for the first time and I LOVE it. After having my daughter I always found it impossible for a product to get rid of the circles under my eyes. Concealers. Creams, lotions etc. I finally look...well rested ;)
I enjoy this product
None of the Foundations are light enough for my skin tone, so I use Well-Rested on my entire face. I also add a chunk of the Flawless Radiance to my container before i use it and shake it up for a few minutes to mix it in. The combination of the two works perfectly for us super-pale lassies.
Well Rested Powder
I have always had to use concealer but as we all know our skin tends to not be as perfect as we age. For many years I wore liquid foundation, liquid concealers, ect. I decided about 2 yrs ago I was tired of so much makeup, being afraid my face would melt in the heat. I dedicided to try Bare Minerals. In the beginning I kind of used alot, it takes a little practice. I went from using more than a jar of foundation a month just because I was so used to layering on so much makeup. The first day I went to work a coworker said "wow! I can see the real you!" I've been hooked on Bare Minerals since I received that comment. I couldnt live without Well Rested, please never discontinue this. My morning ritual is I put a little redness remedy around my cheeks in small areas, I put a tiny amount of concealer, a little mascara, eyebrow shadow, a little powder liner on my bottom lashes, a few strokes of blush and my last step is I apply well rested in a triangle shape under my eyes and a tiny bit under the bridge of my nose. All my products are Bare Minerals and these past few months I get alot of people telling me I just look vibrant and instead of looking older I am looking younger! Thank you Bare Minerals! On days where I want to look a bit more made up I mix a little foundation powder and mineral veil and apply that lightly on my face before doing all the steps I mentioned above. Today I ordered the hydrating Mineral Veil with a peachy soft luminosity. I can't wait to get it in the mail.
Love it but...
I love this product, it works well for concealing tired looking eyes but It will have a tendency to go into creases if you wear it for long (the wonderful combination skin). I take it with me for touch ups if I am going to be wearing it somewhere all day. I was bummed that it was out of stock when I was ordering today.
Well-Rested Eye Brightener
Of all the wonderful products, this one is my absolute favorite for continuous, uncreased eye shadow base. I won't leave home without it!
I have bought this alone and in a collection! I will continue to buy this product. It works and leaves my eyes looking fresh and rested.
This product is truly a godsend. I am a mother of 2 who never gets enough sleep. A few swipes on my eyelids/under eyes and it looks like just how the product reads, well rested!! It's an instant eye popper that makes me feel instantly happy when I look at myself in the mirror. In my opinion this is a must have for any mother or working woman!
Well Rested is awesome!
I have been using Wellrested for about 3 years now and by far, this is my favorite product from Bareesscentuals. Even if I wear nothing else, this item brightens my face and covers my imperfections. I LOVE Wellrested and I LOVE Bareesscentuals! Blessings! <3
This is by far my favorite product from Bare Escentuals! It does an amazing job at covering my dark circles that do not cover well enough with regular makeup. I also add some of this to the bride of my nose and underneath my nose as a "highlighter" (learned this tip on the website under "Learn/ Brighteners & Concealers/ Well-Rested Face & Eye Brightener." It really helps brighten up my face and I always get compliments. I hope they make this product forever!
The Well-Rested Eye Brightener is just what I needed.
A very little bit goes a long way for me. It is the first thing I apply. It does such a great job of concealing the dark circles under my eyes, that I forget they are there. This does not cover-up the darkness -- it makes the dark circles disappear, until I remove my makeup at night.
It's like magic.
Well-Rested Eye Brightener
I'm 51.. Oops I didn't say that lol !
I have found that well-rested is the only make-up I have found that takes care of those age lines and those darn dark circles under the eye's...
I love Bare Escentuals, have been using for over 15 years if not longer
Thank You Bare Escentuals
So far so good
I just started using well rested powder a few days ago and really am loving it. I apply it with my concealer brush and it looks so natural, not cakey at all. I apply under my eyes and in the corners of my eye where I tend to sometimes look like I have a black/blue eye. This will definitely be a must have for my makeup routine. Can't imagine not using it.