On my mission to upgrade my makeup bag to all cruelty-free products, BareMinerals has become my absolute favourite brand to buy from recently. I’ve put together a little round up of my top 4 products so far…

BareMinerals Complexion Rescue

I’ve been wearing the BareMinerals Complexion Rescue  Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream for over a year now and absolutely love it. Whilst on a mission to get my skin clear and healthy, I got rid of all the cheap, poor quality foundations from my makeup bag. Instead, I decided to invest in a good-for-your skin, good quality product in the BB / CC cream or tinted moisturiser bracket. This product has won many awards so you may have heard of it but if not then let me fill you in.

Complexion Rescue has all the benefits of a CC cream and a BB cream and gives your skin a really natural glow and a light to medium coverage. It’s also SPF 30 and super buildable, so it’s very easy to apply more in certain areas you may feel you need it. I usually put a little on the back of my hand and use the BareMinerals smoothing face brush to sweep it over my face. I still suffer with a little acne scarring from my teens so I tend to build up more of the product using a beauty blender on my cheeks.

BareMinerals Mineral Veil Finishing Powder

I wont talk much about concealer because i’m still on the hunt for a good cruelty-free one – although I haven’t tried a BareMinerals concealer before so that would probably be the obvious one to try out next…any other suggestions? After the Complexion Rescue and concealer, I pat on a little Mineral Veil Finishing Powder in places where my makeup needs setting, such as under my eyes, a little across my forehead and anywhere else where there might be some unwanted shine! I don’t go mad though, because I do really like to have glowy, fresh looking skin. A huge plus to this beautiful finishing powder is that it doesn’t have any sulphates or oils within the formula – all pore-clogging ingredients!

BareMinerals Brow Master

Oh my god, now, like most girls my age, I have been using the dark brown Rimmel London eyebrow pencil for as long as i’ve been wearing makeup – so spending more than £3 on a completely different style of eyebrow product was a little scary! I absolutely loved Glossier Boy Brow, but still needed my pencil to fill my brows in a little more.

I had heard mixed reviews about the BareMinerals Brow Master so decided to go into the store in Covent Garden to have a look at the product in person and I asked the makeup artist in store to test it on me. It was so great to watch her technique too because i’ve always found filling in my brows quite tricky. I have quite thick natural brows which works in my favour because I told the makeup artist how I wanted them to look filled in but still fairly natural. When she was finished with me, I really loved what she’d done with my brows. Sold!

The brow master has a spoolie (is that what the little brush is called?!) on one end to brush through your brows with and a retractable crayon on the other end. The tiny, oval shaped nib really helps to create natural looking strokes when filling in your eyebrows. I usually brush my eyebrows upwards and then add in extra lines, following the natural shape of my brows and then the final step is to brush through them again to smooth out any sharp edges.

BareMinerals Lash Domination

I bought the BareMinerals Lash Domination mascara  at the same time as the Brow Master and again, asked the makeup artist on hand to talk me through their range of mascaras to help me find the perfect one. She explained they had a really volumising mascara and also a mascara which really separates your lashes and then one bang in the middle which does a mix of both, called Lash Domination. She couldn’t test it out on me obviously but I got it anyway. I haven’t been disappointed. I really like that it lengthens, separates and gives volume to your lashes without turning them into spiders legs.

There we have it, a little round of my current makeup faves featuring my new go-to brand, BareMinerals! I know these pieces are a little pricey, and trust me, i’ve been avoiding makeup products that cost more than £10 for years however, I don’t waste money in other areas of my life and I work hard. I also don’t do a lot of all the usual (costly) student activities such as going out a lot or consuming alcohol. Also, most high street brands are still testing on animals. So I would much rather reduce my makeup collection but only buy cruelty-free, good quality products!

Thanks for reading,

A x


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