bareMinerals has really just gone and knocked my socks off with the new Matte Foundation– first of all, the jar. Can we talk about the sifter? See that funky new dial on the jar? No more messy mess! This upgrade on the jar is called the “Click, Lock, Go” component and I’m kicking myself for not thinking of it first. Could you imagine all of the makeup I could buy with those royalties? Clearly, some of us need to get our priorities straight. Now, you can tote your bareMinerals foundation around or drop it (like I do all the time!), and when you open the lid– the powder will still be where it belongs. Very nice work!
The formula– impressive! My skin is a conundrum of epic proportions. It’s dry, but it becomes SO shiny and oily shortly after I apply my foundation and half-way through the day I’m reaching for other people’s blotting films because I’m perpetually out. It’s that bad. Combine that with the era I was wearing the wrong shade of bareMinerals foundation and I was looking like a freaky hot mess! This matte foundation formula is actually infused with a RareMinerals Active Soil Complex that helps absorb oil and shine without making the skin look dry. Which for me, it’s a real blessing because if I try to matte things down too much, I look like flaky-skin-girl. Not exactly attractive. I loved that my skin actually looked more balanced throughout the day and that my inevitable break-through shine just made the foundation look and wear even better. I promise you dolls that I do not work for Bare Escentuals, but seriously I have not had major complaints about a product of theirs in a LONG time! I haven’t been using it long enough to notice any of the skincare benefits like the cellular turnover, improved clarity, and smoother skin the new complex encourages as a result– but I feel like I get the improved clarity and my skin looks smoother when I wear the regular formula of bareMinerals foundation to begin with. I couldn’t imagine why this wouldn’t perform at an even more advanced level. I’ve told several people that when I wear this matte formula, I feel like my highlighting and contour products aren’t competing when my shine breaks through. I’ve often strayed away from highlighting my cheekbone because of that and now I can do it and it just makes my skin look fresh versus glittery and oily. Score another one for bareMinerals.