Recently I was invited to attend my local Bare Minerals counter for a gloriously, intimate blogger event for just a handful of us. Even though I write a blog, I still don’t see myself as a blogger as there have been people doing FAR longer than me. That being said, it’s amazing being thought of as a blogger and I thoroughly enjoy attending these events as one. Being greeted upon arrival with a slate of chocolates and a glass of prosecco is something I can get used to. If only I was greeted that way in my house!
The amazing Kerri Devereux hosted our Masterclass portraying the perfect go to summer look with effortlessly glowing skin. Taking us from skincare to a full makeup application we learned the how to’s and what we need to recreate this look at home! I’m not going to spoil the tips and tricks for you but the ladies on the counter are there for you to quiz and learn from at Debenhams, Castlecourt.
What I am going to talk about however, is all the lovely things that I was treated to in my goodiebag! I have been trying them out for nearly a week now and I am obsessed. If I am being honest, Bare Minerals isn’t a counter I would run towards when I walk around a department store because it’s not overly talked about and to me there are no ‘cult’ products that I associate with them (Powder Foundation aside). I’m quite glad of this because there’s nothing worse than buying something or trying a product just because 200 YouTubers saying ‘it’s amazing’ so I was able to have a completely neutral response to these products.
As you can see from the main photograph, I was absolutely spoiled rotten. So many things to try, I honestly got home from the event and ripped straight into the bag. The first thing I tried that night was the Pure Plush Gentle Deep Cleansing Foam, £18. Normally, I am not one for foam cleansers as I have drier skin however, this did not dry my skin out at all. The first thing I noticed was the glorious Grapefruit scent washing over my face immediately awakening my skin. My skin felt so smooth afterwards and my other skincare products went on like a dream. I have been using it for a week now and still no sign of drying out which means even if you are of a drier skin type then you can still use this. That being said Bare Minerals have a whole range of cleansers so you can definitely get the perfect one for you.
The next morning after the event I sat and stared at everything and thoughtfully decided how I could put all the products on my face at once. After the luxurious cleansing, I decided to try out the serum that was sampled to us. The Skin Longevity Vital Power Serum, £48 went on like a dream leaving my skin looking crazy glowy. It’s a morning and night serum that claims to unleash skin’s vitality and luminosity while nourishing skin with essential minerals and hydration to reveal softer, more supple skin. I have to say that it felt amazing on the skin and almost cooling on the face which seemed to help calm down the redness that I usually get after cleansing. I’ve been using it in the mornings rather than just at night just so I get a little longer out of it, but this is firmly placed on my TO BUY list.
The next item on my list to use just HAD to be the Prime Time Original Face Primer, £24. I have said it before in previous posts but I am a little bit of a primer snob in that I expect the best from my primers, especially as it’s the product that is supposed to set your makeup up for the day. I am pleased to say that I really do like this primer but I can’t get away with using it all over my face. It just happens to dry me out all over and I know that there are other primers that would be better suited to me. The primer itself is mineral infused and glides onto the skin leaving it silky soft and actually looks amazing over my porous areas.
The fab girls gave me a sample of the foundation that was used in the Masterclass because all I wanted was that beautiful glow and I was so excited to try it. The Bare Pro Performance Wear Foundation, £29 is an award winning foundation that claims to leave you with 24 hours wear with full coverage. My first thoughts on the consistency was that there could be no way you could get full coverage out of it because it felt so thin. Oh my God, I was so wrong. The coverage was brilliant especially considering I used it with the Luxe Performance Brush, £24. The brush is nice and dense which will create a fuller coverage look anyway. I fell in love with the brush and the foundation almost instantly. I tried not to get ahead of myself because I wanted to see how the foundation wore before I made up my mind. It definitely stayed on all day however, moved a little on my chin but after I re powdered I was good to go again. If that’s my only complaint then this is definitely a foundation to try!
The Lash Domination Volumizing Mascara, £20 was the next thing I tried and this mascara has the funkiest looking wand. Normally, I am not one for a plastic wand as I find they tend to leave lashes looking clumpy but this brush separated through every single lash, not a clump in sight! For once my mascara didn’t smudge down during the day, normally I end up with a little black smudge at the corner of my eye and I was surprised to look in the mirror and see that I was smudge free.
To add the finishing touches to my Bare Minerals look I applied the Statement Lip Luxe Shine, £18 in the shade Alpha – the most beautiful pop of deep pink, perfect to amp up any make up look and take you from day to night. It’ll be my go to colour for Summer!
So there you have it, all the goodies that I received and I honestly can’t wait to go back and buy the rest of the products that were featured in the Masterclass (I see you Invisible Glow Highlighter). Pop into your local Bare Minerals counter to see all the amazing things they have in store! If you are local to the Belfast area then you can stop by Debenhams, Belfast and see the amazing team that treated us so well! Their customer service is always amazing.
You can book and treat yourself to an amazing service by calling 02890435574
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