Bare Minerals Complexion Superstars Review & Swatches
The Bare Minerals Complexion Superstars ($39) is a new, limited edition Holiday 2013 Gift Set that features five full size Bare Minerals Powders (blush, highlighter, bronzer, finishing powder, and more) with a brush for application.
This set is a nice introduction to Bare Minerals loose powders as it gives you a variety of formulas and finishes to play with and includes some of Bare Minerals best selling products such as their popular shade Warmth.
Let’s take a look!
Bare Minerals Complexion Superstars contains five 0.07 oz powders in the following formulas:
- Original Mineral Veil Finishing Powder
- Illuminating Mineral Veil Finishing Powder
- Blush in Golden Gate (warm apricot)
- All-Over Face Color in Clear Radiance
- All-Over Face Color in Warmth
- Mini Full Flawless Face Brush
I just want to start off by saying I dislike the brush included with this set. It sheds, isn’t exactly soft, and is a tad too little for buffing product on. Outside of this quirk the set itself is a steal as it contains well over $100 dollars in Bare Minerals products in full sizes that you’ll get plenty of use out of.
I think loose powders seem very intimidating to some but truly Bare Minerals has one of the silkiest, easy to apply formulas I’ve had the pleasure of using. Their extra large lids make it easy to tap a small amount of product into them and swirl, tap, and buff onto your cheeks and face. I’ve always found their blush is so easy to apply and I can just build and build and build but never over do it! For someone as heavy handed as I am that’s a great plus. And the blushes always look airbrushed onto my skin as well so even though they are loose they don’t cling to my drier areas and create a perfect, beautiful, smooth finish. I’m wearing Golden Gate blush in my photo below.
Bare Minerals also includes two finishes of Mineral Veil so you get the original, matte version which you can use all over your face to set makeup and even under your eyes to set concealer and brighten the area up! Plus they include the Illuminating Veil as well which has a fine silver shimmer that adds a touch of glow to cheeks and face!
Illuminating Mineral Veil
Original Mineral Veil
Warmth, Golden Gate, Clear Radiance
Illuminating and Original Mineral Veil
Finally they also give you All Over Face Color in two shades one of which is Warmth. Warmth is their best selling bronzer-like shade that adds a touch of the sun to your face where as the second shade, Clear Radiance, is a more subtle luminous pale pink that adds a touch of glow to your skin.
Needless to say this is an excellent kit to get you started with Bare Minerals if you’ve never tried their loose powders before or to gift a fan of the brand as at $39 it’s truly a steal!
The Bare Minerals Complexion Superstars is available now at Sephora and Sephora.com.
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