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The Bare Minerals Beautifully Brilliant 8 Piece Holiday Collection is premiering today on QVC. This eight piece Holiday 2012 Collection includes an array of beautifully makeup packaged in festive compacts which makes it a perfect gift for mother’s, friends, or yourself *wink* *wink* *nudge* *nudge*!
Update: I mentioned I didn’t have details about future shipments in this post but information has become available. I now have images of the future shipments posted up and you can view them by following this link.
Five full size products plush brushes and a sparkling makeup clutch will set you back a mere $49.98 and you can lock in the savings for new seasonal color selections that will be auto delivered to you in April, July, and October 2013.
Take a look!
When Bare Minerals started breaking out on the scene I was all about trying it myself. Flawless, lightweight coverage? Yes please! Now this was years and years ago, I’m talking about infomercial days. I instantly ordered a kit, proceeded to get it, and was sorely disappointed at how awful it was.
Till this day I’m a big fan of what Bare Escentuals has become but still can’t tolerate their mineral foundations.
I’m now always quite wary of trying out new mineral foundations, they simply aren’t my bag, but I was curious about the new Korres Wild Rose Mineral Foundation for a number of reasons plus I love and trust the brand so if anyone was going to excel at mineral foundation it had to be Korres right?
Let’s have a look!
I’m really a big fan of Skin Food Salmon Dark Circle Powder. It’s one of my HG (holy grail) products for brightening my eyes up and holding my concealer in place for all day wear. I actually recently discovered a product that works just as well but prior to that I tried out Everyday Minerals Sunlight Color Corrector as a reader had mentioned it was even better than Salmon Dark Circle Powder.
Really? Better?! How could this be? I instantly ordered it to see for myself and…
I’m so not a mineral makeup lover or user. I don’t care who tries to convince me but in my opinion minerals are for oily skin types or people with perfectly smooth skin. I also stay away from minerals due to Bismuth, a fairly common ingredient in mineral foundation that makes me itchy as hell. Feels like hundreds of tiny ants are crawling under my skin! Not fun!
Mind you, none of this sways me from trying to find the perfect mineral foundation. I’ll try just about anything mineral because deep down inside I have a hidden hope that someday, some where, my mineral wishes will come true.
Becca Mineral Powder Foundation made its way onto my beauty radar recently.
I’ve been purposely hanging on to the Avon Smooth Minerals Collection until the site had them in stock. As I recall I reviewed some lip items a few months ago that weren’t available online and had to be purchased directly through a rep. This caused for many e-mails asking, “but where can I get them if not online?” I imagine everyone doesn’t have an Avon rep hanging out in their closet that they can bring out and order from you are wanting something….
See my mentality?
Point being I did wait until the collection was up and online until I hopped on board with my review so they are easily available now for your purchasing pleasure.
Jump ahead for my review!
The Muse happens to be quite addicted to transparent powders for some reason especially ones that promise to make me flawless. Aromaleigh Silk Powder Primer preps your face for mineral foundation supposedly leaving behind a flawless canvas for makeup!
Does it work?
Find out after the jump!
The general idea of this powder is to use it as a prep and prime prior to minerals. Since my main foundation of choice aren’t minerals it’s somewhat useless however I did want to try it out anyway. I’m actually pretty impressed with it
I used it in three separate ways. Once to prime my face prior to using Urban Decay Surreal Skin Mineral Foundation, secondly as finishing, setting powder, and thirdly to mask minor flaws prior to using a cheek stain sans foundation. As a primer it works remarkably well. It’s difficult to explain the results but my mineral makeup looks more refined and finished when I use this prior to application. As a setting powder it doesn’t really work as the powder is a bit on the thick side and white causing a strange cast of weird on my face. It also doesn’t work very well on it’s own as again same strange white cast when used.
The powder is quite a thick texture and not as silky as many transparent powders I’ve used. It blends quite well and in regards to prepping for minerals it exceeds and does the job well. It’s actually meant for normal or combination skin types but it worked well enough on my crazy not sure what it wants to be skin at the moment. The powder acts almost like a barrier or shield between your skin and the mineral foundation of your choice. This technique allows for your minerals to last longer and look flawless.
It supposedly refines pores and fine lines but I have neither so I can’t speak for that. It also claims to be a natural moisture absorbing powder so as the temperature and humidity changes in your environment it’ll keep your oily skin under control. I’ve used it in the normal oily places on my face such as forehead and sides of noses but didn’t notice too much of a difference. This has to be explored further before I have my final say on that feature.
Overall, it’s a good product if you’re a mineral foundation user however if your dominate foundation is liquid or cream you can safely skip. I think it’s worthy of a try out for mineral users as you’ll notice your foundation will last longer while your face will have a more flawless look.