Ok, so let’s talk about the bareMinerals Original Foundation SPF 15. It’s the UK’s number one mineral foundation and also won the Best Beauty Stylist Award in 2016. It comes in 30 beautiful true-to-you shades which really does cover all bases (pun totally intended so feel free to laugh out loud). I actually find it super difficult to get the perfect match for my skin tone but there were at least 2 options that would’ve worked amazingly for me, in the end I went for Golden Beige (which is dreamier than Derek Shepherd), a gorgeous warm, olive toned colour, perfect for my semi-tanned skin right now. Out of all of the things I love about this, the thing that blows me away the most every single time is simply the finish. It somehow manages to produce the most flawless, natural looking, velvety smooth, skin-like glow that genuinely gets me compliments every time I wear it. It’s completely non drying, it actually has a beautiful powder to cream finish and is super buildable too so can be used for a sheer wash of colour or built up to full coverage.
It contains 5 mineral ingredients which are all amazing for your skin, so blimmin good in fact that you can actually sleep in it (let’s just discuss how insanely amazing this is, guilt over not taking your makeup off after a night out, be gone!) It doesn’t clog your pores, it feels so super light that I actually often forget I’m even wearing makeup… it’s just a total total dream.
Another reason why I avoided mineral powder foundation is because I thought it would be mega messy, and don’t get me wrong, if I’m in a rush I can definitely cause spillages that do not look pretty (sorry Mum for forever ruining my “was white once” sheets), but by tapping some product into the lid, using the Swirl, tap, buff technique (my favourite way to apply it) it’s actually so incredibly quick and easy to use. Another tip for application, the Beautiful Finish Brush is basically my favourite thing of all time. It picks up enough product but because of the dip in the middle, makes it really easy to not over apply and cake it all on (cake it all on is technical terms, obviously).
To wrap up my little fangirl, the bareMinerals Original Foundation SPF 15 is an absolutely stunning foundation that I couldn’t recommend you trying any more. It looks beautiful on the skin, and is also really good for the skin too. I also had the best time at the Powder x bareMinerals pop up and would definitely recommend you heading to a store near you to get properly matched up because it is a total game changer.