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So far so good!
While out shopping recently, I stopped by the BE counter to ask a few questions. I'm so happy that I did. The consultant not only answered each of my concerns but she applied the make-up in less than 5 minutes. It was so simple and easy, that I purchased the kit! I must admit, that I have never been one to apply make-up, but BE is so incredibly fast that I could not resist. I'm loving it thus far!
Light & flawless
I was hesitant before purchasing this kit because I never apply powders to my face. I didn't think it would look or feel any different than others, which normally emphasize my dry spots, but I was mistaken! The foundation and mineral veil left me looking airbrushed, and the warmth gave my face a natural looking dimension. The brushes are great quality and I wash them almost every week with the cleanser. I am not the biggest fan of using the foundation as a concealer under my eyes, I do better with a liquid concealer. The warmth is the only piece of this kit that I have repurchased multiple times - I still prefer a liquid foundation. Also - everything comes full sized! :)
My best friend uses a lot of Bare Mineral's eye products, but I decided that I needed to try their face make up. I purchased the medium kit and I absolutely LOVE it!! So easy to apply and it makes your skin look flawless. I will definitely be purchasing more. One thing I wish were different about this particular kit was that it would be more complete with the Primer, as opposed to the Brush Shampoo. All the other kits come with this primer, and I had to purchase one separately!
I never wore makeup because I had tried all the drug store products as a young teen and hated it all for how my skin reacted to it or how fake it looked. Recently, a friend recommended Bare Minerals to me and now I do not leave the house without at least the foundation on. It is so natural looking and light that you forget it's on, but it works like heavy duty full makeup as far as coverage. It is the only thing that doesn't break me out. This is the best quality makeup I have ever seen or used. Perfection!
A couple of years ago a friend recommended this product to me because I was in my teen years breaking out all over my cheeks, I'm now 21, she thought it was so good that she even bought me the Get Started Kit. I was so impressed that ever since I first used it, I haven't put it down. I have tried other products and nothing worked so well. Oddly enough, it actually helped diminish the acne...It was love at first touch.
I love it !
I love everything about these products ! I really like the fact that you get 2 different shades of foundations because you can use the darker one for when you have a little tan and the lighter one for when you don't ! I like also that the brush shampoo is a full size bottle and it works really well ! Very pleased with this product !
Love the Well Cared For shampoo
The only thing that I wish was changed about this kit was that instead of having two different shades of foundation, I would have liked it better if you could have had two different kinds of foundation - i.e. Original and Matte.
That being said, this is a great kit. The brushes are great starter brushes (although its odd to me that they include a concealer brush yet no concealer. That bothered me about the other Get Started Kit too). What I really liked about this though was the brush shampoo. I doubt I would have ever bought this without the kit because I didn't realize the difference it made. I used to just gently wash out old make up with regular soap, but the conditioning shampoo makes the brushes feel almost new again.
Not for people with oily skin and acne.
I have been fighting with adult acne recently and my dermatologist recommended mineral makeup since other foundations have been breaking me out and making my acne worse. Because Bare Minerals is a recognizable brand, and I have heard many great things about them I decided to try the starter kit. I went to a Bare Minerals boutique to get color matched and for a lesson on how to use their products. My makeup looked decent enough in the store. It didn't give me the greatest coverage, but if it was better for my skin then I thought I would try it out (I prefer full coverage because of acne scars and dark spots). The next day I wore my bare minerals to work. About 2 hours into my work day my makeup looked horrible. I have oily skin and I had to reapply this makeup about 6 times throughout the day. Even when I did reapply, it still didn't give me the coverage I liked, and my skin looked horrible and very cakey. I though bare minerals was supposed to blend in with your skin! You could also see all of my post acne spots on my cheeks and chin. I thought Bare Minerals would be my go to foundation, but it apparently does not give me the coverage I need. However, this product would be great for people with normal skin and no discolorations.
Brush cleanser included makes this the best kit
Product wise, this Get Started kit has all the essentials to actually get started.
However, in my considered opinion this particular version of the "getting started" is far and away the best choice, not just because of the products and brush set it includes ( BOTH a full flawless face, and a flawless face brush, and the max coverage) but because it includes a full size brush cleanser. There's nothing more important in putting on makeup on your face than putting it on with CLEAN BRUSHES, and I think that by including it, BE is promoting their message of healthy skin in a very active way.
The only caveat to my unqualified love of this kit is that I intensely dislike the 'opens to the bottom' tube packaging that the shampoo comes in. It wastes an unbelievable amount of product, because there's no way to control the flow it of.
If you purchase this kit, I suggest you go out and get a different bottle to put the brush cleanser in; if you try to use this 'tube style' thing, you'll waste at least half of it--if not more.
Product Quality Has Gone Downhill
I used to use BM for years, before I lost my makeup bag and replaced everything with Clinique products since that was just what store I had around... 4 years later I decided to switch back to Bare Minerals. I am so disappointed. The primer was much too oily even when only using a smidge. I am very fair skinned with pink undertones, but the powder was chalky in consistency and does not fare well in the humid weather.
I always found the bronzer/warmth to be way too much for me...
I really want to like the product, but I just simply do not have anything good to say about the products currently. Even the brushes "shed" and mascara clumped.
Unfortunately, I think I will be going back to Clinique for skin care and make up.