I've been meaning to post about this for awhile and just haven't gotten to it!
I'm a makeup freak...have always been and probably always will be one. I love doing my makeup, buying makeup, trying new things out, etc.
I had a good routine going-Clinique foundation, Maybelline concealer, Clinique blush and loose powder, mascara (usually also Clinique) and occasionally eyeliner or eyeshadow. I did this routine for years-YEARS!
In March I started using Bare Minerals. I know a few people who use it and love it. I was skeptical-it's hard to break a routine that you have and are happy with. I had a gift card to Sephora so I went there and had them test the foundation colors on me and I bought the kit.
I'll admit, at first I wasn't crazy about it. I feel like I have a lot of purple veins in my face and when I used it, I could still see them. However, other people (when I asked) said they couldn't tell that my makeup had changed. So that made me happy! After a few days, I got used to using the product and now I'm in love! It really is great!
Now when I look back at photos of me with my old routine, I could see the concealer in the photos-I don't know if the color was wrong or what, but I could tell I was wearing makeup. Of course I'm probably more picky since it's my skin and other people probably wouldn't notice a thing, but I could tell. Bare Minerals really feels like you have absolutely nothing on your face. And it looks very natural because it morphs to your skin color. And you use the same product as a foundation and concealer which is great so they blend together. Apparently it works wonders for people with "problem" skin and dry skin as well! We'll see what happens when the winter rolls around.
Oh, and another great thing? The kit is supposed to be a 6 month supply and I've been using it since early March (7 mos now) and still have a ton left-I'm guessing it'll be more like a year's supply for me!
If you haven't tried this stuff yet, do yourself a favor and try it! The pricetag might be scary ($60 for the starter kit), but think of what you spend on foundation, concealer, and powder every year...and you get 3 really great brushes as well! Plus, once you buy the kit, all you have to buy after that is the foundation and powder when you run out...which isn't that bad!