Powder foundation; that’s the first thing I think when I hear bareMinerals, and I bet you do too. The vegan makeup brand has owned this category since they launched the Original Foundation back in 1995. In 2020 it remains a household name; one sells every 18 seconds worldwide! The only difference now is bareMinerals have a whole host of other best-sellers to keep it company, and I think you should know about them. Whether you’re a big bareMinerals fan or haven’t tried any of their skin-loving formulas, I’ve conjured up a list of 10 must-haves worth your hard-earned cash.
1. The Original Powder Foundation
The Original Foundation put bareMinerals on the map, so it’s a great place to start if you’ve never tried anything from the brand. The powder foundation shot to fame in 1995 for its good-for-skin formula that contains only five mineral ingredients. Today, one pot sells every 18 seconds worldwide and has countless beauty awards under its belt. If you’re on the hunt for a natural-looking foundation that won’t clog pores, or cause breakouts, your search is complete.
Insider Tip: It’s more than a foundation. Use it as a concealer, to neutralise the eyelids before eyeshadow, or mix a little into your face cream to create a tinted moisturiser.
2. The Multi-Purpose Tinted Moisturiser
If you have dry skin, the Complexion Rescue Tinted Moisturiser will change your life. Your face won’t go patchy ever again thanks to its water-infused formula that’s proven to up the skin’s hydration by 218% in just one week. A holy grail for many; the multi-purpose base offers not only skincare and makeup benefits, but a 98% naturally derived formula and SPF protection – it has everyday foundation written all over it.
Insider Tip: Level-up the coverage of the Complexion Rescue Tinted Moisturiser by mixing in a small amount of the original foundation.
3. The Skin-Smoothing Primer
Ask any makeup artist, and they’ll tell you that a flawless base starts with a primer. Ask them which primer, and chances are they’ll say Prime Time. Loved by experts all over the world, the mineral-infused, satin-finish makeup primer combats flakiness, fine lines, excess oil and uneven texture to create the perfect makeup canvas. And, in true bareMinerals fashion, it does so with skin-loving ingredients, including vitamin C, E and plant extracts.
Insider Tip: If you’re prone to makeup mishaps, use this on a Q-tip to neaten up your edges; tidy up winged liner, perfect your red lip and more.
4. The Full Coverage Foundation
With a tagline like ‘cares while it covers’, it’s no surprise why countless beauty journalists rave about BAREPRO Liquid. The full coverage foundation offers 24-hour around the clock, naturally matte coverage while allowing the complexion to breathe, and look like skin. Add ingredients like skin-smoothing bamboo stem extract and papaya enzymes, and you have a recipe for an award-winning base.
Insider Tip: Mix a few drops of BARE PRO with the Skin Longevity Serum to sheer out the coverage; you’ll still get the 24-hour staying power!
5. The Weightless Concealer
Full coverage concealers don’t come lighter than the bareSkin Serum Concealer. But despite its weightless formula, it means business; dark circles, discolouration, blemishes? It hides them all, all while brightening and hydrating the delicate under eyes with high-definition mineral optics and humectants. If you’re finding your concealer creases a lot, or your under eyes always feel dry, the bareSkin’s formula will be a welcome addition to your makeup bag.
Insider Tip: Cut back on your steps and use this full-coverage concealer as a foundation.
6. The Undetectable Finishing Powder
Mineral Veil is a powder for people who hate powder. Feather-light, the finishing powder looks undetectable on the skin. Not only does it lock-in your base, but it also brightens, blurs fine lines and pores, plus softens the skin’s texture with its natural, near-sheer shade. Whatever your skin type or tone, this powder makes the perfect finishing touch to your look.
Insider Tip: Don’t just set your face makeup with this! If you have oily eyelids and always find that your eyeshadows crease on you, use this to lock-in your look.
7. The Skin-Strengthening Serum
Your skincare routine may cover cleansing and exfoliating, but does it strengthen your skin? According to bareMinerals, this is crucial, and their best-selling Skin Longevity Serum is their answer. The serum strengthens the skin’s barrier with Long Life Herb, which has a higher mineral and vitamin content than spinach and kale. Over time, the powerhouse formula improves signs of ageing, including fine lines, wrinkles, tone and texture.
Insider Tip: Give any of your foundations a more glowy finish by mixing in a few drops of the Skin Longevity Serum.
8. The Lash Serum-Mascara Hybrid
bareMinerals has made mascara magic with this 2020 release. The plant-based mascara provides fuller lashes instantly and overtime thanks to its lash serum inspired formula. The paddle brush, which takes cues from hairbrushes, is equally as show-stopping; it lengthens, lifts and defines every lash hair, so they’re bigger, better, and healthier than ever.
Insider Tip: To achieve length and lift hold the mascara horizontally and wiggle left to right from root to tip.
9. The Caring Lip Colour
The ingredients in this matte lipstick may be minimal, but the colour and formula are anything but that. The creamy lip colours contain just 19 ingredients, of which 76% are naturally-derived extracts designed to hydrate and nourish your lips. That’s not it either – the colours are all inspired by crystals and gemstones, plus each one has a subtle, uplifting pear scent.
Insider Tip: The creamy formula of these lipsticks means that they can double as a blusher too; apply a small amount to the apples of the cheek and blend in with your fingers.
10. The Creamy Cheek Colour
The Gen Nude Powder Blush doesn’t feel or look like powder at all. The creamy, mineral-infused formula blends into the skin effortlessly to give cheeks a flushed effect that looks completely natural. Of course, as it’s bareMinerals, it’s good for skin too as the cheek colour contains a Blurring Mineral Complex for a brightening, soft-focus effect. It’s making me blush just thinking about it!
Insider Tip: The Gen Nude Blushers work great as an eyeshadow too; apply a small amount to the eyelid and blend with your fingers.