BareMinerals BareSkin Gorgeous Glow Collection – Naturally Pretty Summer skin – Qvc June TSV

BareMinerals are absolutely at the forefront of the mineral make up queue when it comes to staying power and longevity. Hailing from San Francisco over 35 years ago, this innovative brand connects with its customers by creating products out of skin nourishing minerals that help us achieve a more polished, flawless, version of ourselves. Walk down any high street and you are sure to find a BareMinerals counter in your local department store.

BareMinerals Bareskin Gorgeous Glow Collection Qvc Tsv

Known for its famous “Swirl, tap, buff” routine when using the Mineral face powders, there is a huge catalogue of products including recently launched skincare HERE in its repertoire. Over the years due to my skins ever changing needs, I found myself reaching for this mineral/powder foundation less and less as due to dehydrated skin. Liquid coverage seems to look and feel so much better on me. When I heard that BareMinerals were launching  a liquid foundation last year, I was over the moon! A product I never thought they would ever create came to fruition, thanks to finally sourcing the most perfect ingrediants for our skin. As flawless a coverage achieved by using the Original mineral foundations, but in a liquid. There began the BareSkin story and my love for the foundation was back.

BareMinerals BareSkin Gorgeous Glow Collection

Today I will be reviewing a 6 piece collection from BareMinerals called BARESKIN gorgeous glow. This collection will be exclusive to QvcUK as a Todays Special Value (TSV) at an incredible price on 12th June for one day only or whilst stocks last.

BareMinerals BareSkin and Perfecting Face Brush in Bare Natural

BareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation SPF 20 30ml – Now this covers three of my make up obsessions woo hoo! Serum, foundation and SPF all in one, thin, lightweight, easy to apply liquid. This foundation feels absolutely amazing upon application, it really does feel more like skincare than makeup and please do not think that because of the inclusion of SPF it will not be blendable. On the contrary this really is a fluid, easily blendable, hydrating foundation. Containing Lilac Plant Stem Cells and Vitamin C this really is a burst of hydration and suppleness for the skin.

BareMinerals BareSkin Foundation in shade Bare Natural

 Before applying you must Shake it to wake it  then Buff it on using the Perfecting face brush which has a reservoir in it. Begin with two drops of the Serum Foundation and Buff it on and around the skin and notice the illuminousity the skin suddenly takes on. Add more where necessary going up to 6 drops. The first time I used this product I literally said “WoW”. My skin looked glowing, healthy and just like I had been drinking all those litres of water I keep forgetting to drink. However I did fall into the trap of applying more drops straight away and in this case less is definitely more. I applied two drops and buffed but thought “mmmmm” so buffed in another two drops, however that was a little too much. The key really is to keep buffing, even when you think your brush is empty, just keep buffing and it kind of magically appears on the skin. Also there was a point where it sat in the pores on my nose and I panicked, but again I buffed, buffed, buffed and it evened itself out perfectly. It also seems to get better as the day goes on a really gives a YSL foundation I enjoy a run for its money!

 If you have dry, dehydrated or normal combination skin, this would be perfect for you. If you have problematic or oily skin, personally I would say choose the Original Mineral Foundation, however you know your own skin so be guided by that. Available in at least 10 shades but if you have trouble choosing your shade there is a great guide  HERE

BareMinerals Bareskin Concealer in Bare Natural

BareSkin Complete Coverage Serum Concealer 6ml – This concealer is amazing, it actually reminds me of the Urban Decay Naked concealer. It has a really full coverage and feels so creamy and easy to apply it could be a foundation. Now as this is part of a kit you get the exact shade to match your foundation, and it does brilliantly. Usually I go a shade lighter under my eyes then match my foundation shade concealer to go over any blemishes or areas I need more coverage.  For the purposes of demonstration I used the concealer under my eyes too.

BareMinerals BareSkin Concealer in Bare Natural

 The coverage is outstanding and I really mean it, my dark under eye circles were gone in an instant and some blemishes I had on my chin vanished. This would be amazing, as I mentioned, just over a tinted moisturiser or tinted SPF to give coverage where needed. It  really does last all day on me too and as I have dehydrated skin it stayed put without cracking which is a great bonus. I applied this after my foundation and before bronzer. Beautiful.

BareMinerals BareSkin Sheer Suin Liquid Bronzer

BareSkin Sheer Sun Serum Bronzer 20ml – This product is not the usual full size 30ml so bare that in mind however, a little really does go a long way and I think this is my favourite product in the collection…along with the concealer hahaha – An Essex girl can never have too much bronzer. Firstly with a tan and no other make up…AMAZING!. The sheer glow it offers is perfect to add a little something and just lift the complexion giving it a sun-kissed look. On untanned skin and with make up, beautiful. It really gives a natural, yet, again, buildable glowing, bronze look to the skin. Now I have tried this a few ways and had great success each way. Obviously you are supposed to use the fabulous “Well” brush, and begin with a couple of drops and buff into the areas of the skin where you would like a sunkissed look.  I went out with this in my make up bag having forgotten the Perfecting Face Brush and actually used a little on my fingertips and blended it on as a contour and also used a little as an eye shadow which looked beautiful. For me though, this will be my summer go to liquid bronzer on the shoulders, on the contour and across my nose. Natural yet beautiful. I am a total convert and would highly recommend this to all skin ages and types.

BareMinerals BareSkin Perfecting Veil in Illuminating

Bareskin Perfecting Veil in Illuminating 9g – Perfecting veil is a weightless powder with light reflecting particles, Lilac Plant Stem Cells and vitamin C to help lift and brighten the skin. Great for anyone with excess oil or if you have over applied a dewy foundation ( As I Did) it really helps balance the skin and add a sheer glow.

BareMinerals BareSkin Perfecting Illuminating Veil

 I applied it just to my t zone, as I was looking too dewy and at first couldn’t really notice the light reflecting particles but throughout the day, caught sight of my reflection a few times and realised the airbrush finish it had given made a huge difference. It comes in a compact with a double layer so the bottom has a sponge for on the go and the top contains the Perfecting Veil.  Mine keeps getting stuck which is a nightmare and I keep breaking my nails opening it, but I am sure yours will be fine. It also has a lovely sized mirror in the lid to see your face so very handy when travelling.

BareMinerals Marvellous Moxie in Wild Berry

Marvellous Moxie Lipgloss in Wild Berry – These hugely popular Moxie Lip glosses come in a variety of colours and the one in this collection fits in perfectly with the sun kissed look. A pretty nude bronze with a hint of shimmer sits comfortable on the lips and really completes any summer look. If you are not a fan of tingly, minty glosses then this may not be for you, but the shade is very pretty on and doesn’t feel to sticky. Obviously lip gloss has to be reapplied but this leaves a lovely shimmer behind as it wears off. I can imagine this looking absolutely gorgeous on a darker skin tone.

BareSkin Foundation in the Reservoir of the Perfecting Face Brush

Perfecting Face Brush – This very clever face brush from BareMinerals has been expertly created with a reservoir/well in the centre. This means it is easy to add drops of your liquid foundation and bronzer into the brush and expertly buff and blend all over the face without wasting any product. It has a lovely weight so feels really nice and comfortable in the hand, looks stylish with its black and gold coloured design and most importantly has supper soft, synthetic brush hairs that do not scratch or drag across the face.

Before BareSkin
Sun-kissed look using the complete BareSkin Gorgeous Glow Collection

My overall thoughts on this collection. The value to be had here is outstanding. This whole collection will be under £45.00. If you have been waiting to try the BareSkin range, then this is the perfect way to do so. In great sizes that are very portable and easy to travel with, this is a fantastic go-to Summer collection. My winners are the BareSkin Serum Foundation, BareSkin Serum Concealer and BareSkin sheer coverage Serum bronzer.. They are super easy to apply ( buff, buff, buff!!) once you get the hang of it and you really can be out of the house in minutes looking fresh and glowing. Perfect for those with a tan, or those that wish they had one and due to its build ability the whole collection would suit all age ranges and coverage needs. The Perfecting Veil I could happily do without on my skin, but I appreciate it has a huge army of loyal fans that love this product. Available from QVCUK on 12th June HERE at under £43.00 the value really is incredible.

For more information on BareMinerals please read HERE

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  1. Anne-Marie Mason
    June 11, 2016 / 12:33 am

    Another great blog, thank you. Do you think the bronzer would work ok on it's own on pale skin please? I think I've also read that you can mix the foundation and the bronzer together in the brush, have you tried this? x

  2. Jacqui Salt
    June 11, 2016 / 8:13 pm

    As usual a fantastic & very thorough beauty blog. The only thing I haven't used in this collection is the bronzer, but that won't stop me from buying as l love my Bare Minerals & works so well on my skin. You looked stunning in your picture, which I always think is brave, & the after picture just says it all, so natural & beautiful.

  3. Jacqui Salt
    June 11, 2016 / 10:49 pm

    Another great blog, your picture says it all, beautiful & natural.( I always think your brave, even though you look great without make-up). I love Bare Minerals because you get any look your after without being "caked"in make-up. The only item I've not tried was the bronzer, so it was interesting reading your thoughts on it, so thank you.x

  4. Jacqui Salt
    June 11, 2016 / 10:58 pm

    Another great blog, your picture says it all, beautiful & natural.( I always think your brave, even though you look great without make-up). I love Bare Minerals because you get any look your after without being "caked"in make-up. The only item I've not tried was the bronzer, so it was interesting reading your thoughts on it, so thank you.x

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