Wednesday, 4 January 2017

New Year, Fresh Skin - Get your glow on with BareMinerals Skincare


If you have not yet tried Skincare from BareMinerals, you really should. It is an absolute game changer and one of my most loved new finds of 2016 which you can read all about HERE.


Today I am talking about four gorgeous new products/new packaging from BareMinerals for Qvcuk,  that are perfect to give the skin a boost, a glow, hydration and plumper, brighter look for Winter through to Spring.


BareMinerals Skincare Launches 2017


 If you suffer from dry, dehydrated, sensitive skin I would suggest these products are for you. If you have an oily skin not all of them will suit you but I will explain which ones below. However, before I began I just want to mention the incredible packaging. BareMinerals have really upped their game with their packaging and they look gorgeous on the dressing table, all have the rose gold tones to match other skincare items within their collection and look very high end.


Brilliant Future Age Defense & Renew Eye Cream 15g -

BareMinerals Age Defense & Renew Eye Cream
If Christmas and New Year have left you frazzled, partied out and tired, this is a great eye cream to reach for. This light serum/lotion texture feels incredibly cool and soothing on the skin. Full of brightening and soothing ingredients such as Manganese, a mineral and powerful antioxidant which forms a barrier against free radicals, brightening Vitamin C and Chai Hu Extract (helps with puffiness), this is perfect at brightening dark under eye circles and making you look more awake. Whilst this does offer anti-ageing benefits against the early onset of lines and wrinkles around the eyes, in the few weeks I have been using it, I have not noticed much difference there BUT, my dark circles are incredibly brighter and any morning puffiness I wake up with is greatly reduced really fast.

Before and Two weeks after using Age Defense & Renew Eye Cream, Dark Circles Appear Brighter


 With long term use I can imagine the benefits being amazing and this is definitely a keeper for me. If you love the feel of a lightweight lotion as opposed to a gel, this is perfect. Unscented ( as far as my nose could tell) its not oily or slippery and really hydrates the creapy skin  under my eyes. I think you will adore this if you suffer from tired eyes. Can be used twice a day or when needed to brighten the eye area.


Brilliant Future Age Defense & Renew Serum 30ml -

BareMinerals Age Defense & Renew Serum


 Last year BareMinerals Launched SkinLongevity Serum to huge success. That fast became one of my all time favourite serums and two bottles in i am still in love with everything it does for my skin. Whilst SkinLongevity has the incredibly silky consistency and is amazing for adding luminosity and radiance to the skin, Age Defense & Renew Serum is different. This is perfect for you if you have dry, dehydrated, almost patchy skin. Skin that has lots of texture, that needs to be exfoliated more but due to sensitivities you find it almost impossible. This would be my treatment serum, to correct real issues within my skin, especially right now when it is dull and flat looking from Christmas excess.
BareMinerals Age Defense & Renew Serum Light texture


This beautiful serum is in a very pretty dropper bottle and is a little thicker in consistency than others. Apply 3-4 drops of this white, lotion type serum which contains some of the same ingredients as the eye cream plus nourishing oils, to your face and neck twice a day. You will notice, as I did, that your skin feels immediately smoother and incredibly soft. I have texture on my chin and cheeks and this kind of nibbles away at it and really makes my skin look and feel smooth, bright and hydrated. As I mentioned before, I would use this as a corrective, treatment based serum rather than all day every day as I think it is amazing at transforming the skin through times of stress, tiredness and illness etc. This dries down quickly and would be suitable for all skin I think, and especially dry, dehydrated types seeing the early signs of ageing.


Prep Step Moisture Set Radiant Prep Cream 80ml  -

BareMinerals Prep Step Moisture Radiant Prep Cream


 Ok, if you wear make up, you MUST use a primer! Even if you do not wear much make up, a primer just makes everything on your skin look so much better. A primer locks in your skincare and smooth's over pores and wrinkles and brightens, hydrates and gives your skin the perfect canvas to apply make up. Now, I use and love Primetime from BareMinerals but I know not everyone enjoys the slip factor that it gives. This is completely different. As a faint comparison this reminds me of Clarins Flash Beauty balm which is an Iconic beauty product that I have used for .....25 years? However that comes in small tubes. Prep Step is a huge 80ml size that you will use everyday and is incredible value for money. If you find your foundation is looking flat, if your skin is lacking brightness and hydration and feeling sensitive, this is the one for you. Full of soothing Manuka Honey, Shea Butter and illuminating Pearl Optics this hydrates incredibly and blurs imperfections and pores.

BareMinerals Prep & Set Incredibly Hydrating and Illuminating Primer


It is wonderful!! Not for an oily skin as you would be better with a mattifying primer, much better for dry, sensitive skins. Apply to your skin after your skincare and before your make up. I take a "Squeeze" from the tube and gently pat it over my skin, paying attention to areas where I have enlarged pores. It doesn't feel cakey, slippery or thick and heavy, it feels cooling and nourishing just like an amazing moisturiser. Looks incredible under makeup as it really gives the skin a beautiful glow. This is my Champion of all the products mentioned and if I could make just one purchase it would be this.


Pure Transformation Night Treatment 4.2g -

BareMinerals Pure Transformation Night Treatment


 I remember listening to a presentation of this Product years ago, and the thought of putting "Make Up" on my face before bed absolutely filled me with horror. We have all been programmed to take our make up off before we sleep and it is something I do religiously no matter how "tired and emotional" ahem....I am. So when the newly packaged Night Treatment landed on my desk, me and my white bedding did put it off for a few days. The packaging is fab and looks just like a tub of moisturiser until you take the lid off and reveal a brush attached to the lid and the Mineral complex in the tub. Infused with Indian Gooseberry extract this mineral complex aims to improve skins luminosity, pore size and skin texture. Just apply to the skin after your evening skincare has sunk in - I wouldn't advise it on top of oils....and just swirl, tap and buff it into the skin. Admittedly it does look incredible on the skin but,  it does feel weird putting make up on before bed. You cannot feel it on the skin and the skin does looks smooth, flawless infact but I was constantly thinking about it being on my skin hahaha. In the morning my skin looked pretty much the same as usual if i'm honest although a little more "Rested" looking. Having been with my husband 20 years almost, he is so used to me waking up looking like my face has been slapped with a wet fish, I think he had visions of me waking up looking like a Princess and was slightly disappointed.

Wearing BareMinerals Pure Transformation Night Treatment


However, jokes aside, if you are someone that wants to cover scars, acne prone skin and just look flawless before you go to sleep I would recommend this product, as it offers skincare and anti-ageing benefits and a lovely coverage and glow to the skin. You do look rested and brighter upon waking. But, if like me it is just one extra step in your skincare routine you could do without then...give it a miss. Oh and no it doesn't stain the pillowcases :0)


My thoughts on all of the above products - BareMinerals skincare really was a game changer for me last year, I was incredibly impressed with what they have to offer and the products above are absolutely no exception. The Eye Cream and Serum really do make an obvious difference to dry, dehydrated skin such as mine and I think that especially at this cold, busy time of year it is just what our skin needs. The Night Treatment will be a marmite product I think and I just cannot get my head around applying a make up before bed but I know it has so many great reviews and there is a place for it if you need it. My out and out Must have is the Prep Step Moisture Set which I would highly recommend all day long. It really makes the skin look incredible and adds life to any type of foundation that you apply afterwards.


These products are all available from Qvcuk From Saturday 7th January HERE.


What are your favourite BareMinerals Products? Anything you would love me to try next? Please leave me a comment below.


Happy New Year






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6 comments

  1. I clearly need the eye cream and the moisture set. Although they all sound wonderful, I don't have dry skin, so I need to not at unnecessary products! I also thought you were about to tell me that your pillows came up a nasty shade of cream!

    Honestly Aine

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    1. Hahahahaha no the pillows were fine, its really lovely range x

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  2. Cannot wait to try the prep step. I've got really dry skin and need the glow!

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    1. Yes! It feels and looks so nice on my dry skin x

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  3. I have dry skin so this range seems perfect for me. The night treatment seems especially interesting. I am a bit of a QVC addict right now so I will definitely be checking this range out.
    Leigh

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    1. Oh fantastic! Let me know how you get on x

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