September 2, 2015

Bare Minerals Bare Skin Complete Coverage Serum Concealer Review & Swatches

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Bare Minerals Bare Skin Complete Coverage Serum Concealer

Bare Minerals Bare Skin Complete Coverage Serum Concealer ($20) is a new, permanent serum concealer which promises high coverage in an ultra light formula that conceals dark circles and other imperfections. It’s formulated with high-def mineral optics to counteract dark shadows and give eyes a more brighter appearance as well as hydrating humectants to leave skin nourished and hydrated.

Serum concealers are having their moment in the spotlight lately with even Sephora getting in on the game! It doesn’t surprise me considering serum foundations had a little bit of a trend over the course of the last few years. I’m actually not a fan of serum foundation as they feel slick and oily to me. You’d think as someone with drier skin I’d like serum foundation but nope, not for me! But I had to qualms about trying out serum concealer as my eyes are as dry as the Sahara Desert no bring it!

Bare Minerals Bare Skin Complete Coverage Serum Concealer is a take on Bare Minerals Bare Skin Serum Foundation which left me a little doubtful about the formula since I didn’t love the foundation.

Bare Minerals Bare Skin Complete Coverage Serum Concealer is going to be a win for users of NARS Creamy Concealer and Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer as the consistencies of all three are spot on identical. This formula is very creamy, very moist and easy to blend out, and feels much like NARS and UD’s formulation.

I do think that “Bare Skin” can be deceiving as it is an item that is fairly obvious on skin. I wouldn’t say you’re looking at a second skin or bare skin finish here as it is rather thick and although it sheers out it seems to set to almost a satiny finish so yeah, not so much bare skin. Coverage is quite good with excellent pigmentation to mask darker circles while brightening the eye area up. If you’re anything like me the high-def mineral optics might have worried you! I automatically think glitter or a luminous finish but this has neither but still manages to brighten up the eye area up quite nicely. This wears for around seven hours before showing minor fading and doesn’t crease into my finer lines during that time frame.

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Bare Minerals Bare Skin Complete Coverage Serum Concealer (Medium)

Bare Minerals Bare Skin Complete Coverage Serum Concealer swatches

Bare Minerals Bare Skin Complete Coverage Serum Concealer Swatches (Medium)

Bare Minerals Bare Skin Concealer swatches

Bare Minerals Bare Skin Complete Coverage Serum Concealer Swatches Blended (Medium)

I think for me this is a far superior formula compared to Urban Decay’s Naked Skin which didn’t quite sit well on my skin and NARS Creamy Concealer which applied pigmented but blended out sheerer. The consistency is lovely and quite pleasant to use, apply, and blend. I wish it remained a little more moist as it set since right now it feels more satiny in finish but none the less it didn’t feel or appear dry under my already drier eyes.

I didn’t love Bare Minerals Bare Skin Serum Foundation but you can go ahead and get my like on Bare Minerals Bare Skin Complete Coverage Serum Concealer! This one provides excellent coverage in a creamy formula that blends easily, brightens up eyes, and gives the appearance of some much needed rest.

Bare Minerals Bare Skin Complete Coverage Serum Concealer is available now at Sephora.com and Ulta.com.

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I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Jax

    Nice, I will def. try this. I use Nars Creamy Concealer right now and love it but go through it so fast for $29 a pop!

  • yelena

    OOOH! I love your concealer reviews and got REALLY EXCITED when I saw this 😀 (concealer junkie here).

    This looks lovely and reminds me of the Sephora bright future Serum Concealer I bought a while back. I love it so far, but like every make up and product addict, I am always looking for the next best thing.

    I don’t think I’ve seen a review from you on that muse, but can I throw a crazy idea out there and do a serum concealer comparison? whoa!

    • Isabella Muse

      likewise total concealer junkie! I’m the same, always looking for the next best thing. Maybe soon! Been so swamped haven’t even had time for reviews or new posts ;(

      • yelena

        totally understand, I look forward to it. Until then, I’ll keep enjoying all your other posts 😀
        sometimes I come back and check old posts for your reviews before I buy anything in store.

  • Phyrra

    I keep wondering about this concealer! I need to see if the lighter shade works for me. Though I definitely love the UD Naked Skin.

  • ana reczynski

    hey muse, have you tried the new one from laura geller, the baked radiant concealer. its so emollient and leaves the under eye looking hydrated? i dont have the bareminerals, but i have the nars you mentioned and to be honest i dont love how it sets ;-/ the laura geller one im feeling lol.

    • Isabella Muse

      NO! Ordering it now! thanks Ana! Didn’t even know about it and damn it now it’s wait listed lol! shoot…! It wasn’t I didn’t like how the NARS set but for me it was that it sheered out after application so coverage went from pigmented to really, really sheer :-/

  • Lyn

    Thank you for the great review. Been wanting to try this, and it sounds like a really good concealer. Smooth, good coverage, doesn’t settle into fine lines? Yes! That is definitely a concern I had before reading your review.

    On shading – are you normally a medium-tone? I haven’t found anything online about shade-matching with this product.

  • LA

    i love this concealer but the packaging is no bueno! my entire wand is covered in product and when i close it it seeps out when i twist it shut. does yours have this problem? so frustrating!

    • Isabella Muse

      No! No issues with that LA. How long ago did you get it? Return it, maybe faulty packaging!

      • LA

        Hmm! Bought it at Sephora in October so I haven’t had it long – maybe it is faulty. I’ll bring it in and try to get a new one. Thanks! Love your blog!

        • Isabella Muse

          It’s possible. Sometimes a fluke! I’ve been using mine for a while but never had the overflow issue you’re experiencing. Sephora is good with returns, just tell them what’s happening and they’ll give you a new one 🙂 Aw thanks!

    • Cari

      I have the same problem, I keep cleaning it up and it keeps oozing all over the place. Had it about a month now- otherwise LOVE the product it was a game changer for my under eye circles. I’m going to swap it out for a new one and hopefully that solves it.