If you’re a regular reader of lipglossiping.com, you’ll know that I’m quite fond of the bareMinerals mineral foundations… I generally use them over a tinted moisturiser-esque base to achieve extra coverage without a heavy finish. I find that the formula melts into my skin like no other powder, despite my dry skintype. The only real issue I’ve ever had with the bareMinerals foundation is the fact that working with loose powders can be pretty messy. Of course, there are also benefits: the main one being that you can generally achieve a lighter application when using powders in loose form… however…
bareMinerals have obviously come to the conclusion that they’re missing out on a major portion of the beauty-loving public’s coffers with things as they stand. Over the past year, the brand have introduced many of their beloved products in pressed form. And you know what? Most reports have been complimentary. I’ll hold my hands up and say that I was concerned that by making this shift in what seems like the brand’s USP would result in them dumbing down. I expected eyeshadow pigments to become less impressive, formulas less… melty. It appears (and I haven’t tried their eyeshadows myself yet) that I might be wrong. Christine (from Temptalia), whose opinion I hold in high esteem, regularly includes her bareMineral READY eyeshadow compacts in her “top” lists of products. And I have to admit, the swatches I’ve seen look plenty pigmented.
Foundation is where the brand have really garnered legions of fans. It’s a bold move. I’m a little bit excited to be honest, I’m praying for the same formula.
It launched yesterday in the UK, time will tell… it’s available to buy online on www.qvcuk.com, currently priced at £20.00