Sunday, July 18, 2010

Bare Minerals Review and Giveaway!


        When I was younger, I used very little in the way of foundation in my makeup ritual. A little powder was all I really needed. As I got older, I started using liquid foundation but only if I was going out somewhere special, not every day. Then I moved to the "deep south".
       Around the same time that I moved to southern Georgia, I developed Rosacea on my cheeks. The need for more coverage did not mesh with the 100 degrees in the shade weather that we have down here! One night, shortly after my move, I saw a late night infomercial that changed my face forever! It was for Bare Minerals by Bare Escentuals. A natural, mineral makeup that claimed great coverage in a lightweight and smudge resistant form. I had to try it. I ordered the starter kit and I have been a Bare Minerals girl ever since! 
      The BM foundation goes on as a light powder and gives full coverage better than any liquid ever did for me. It covered my Rosacea fabulously and even improved my skin by letting it breathe and not clogging it up with junk. This stuff is so good for your skin, you can sleep in it!
       I have also purchased Bare Minerals from QVC. They get some exclusives from the company and the CEO, Leslie Blodgett, shows how to use the products and gives great tips!
Bare Minerals sent me their Summer Escentuals pack to review and I am so in love with it!

 Included in the pack: 
Warmth- an all-over face color that gives you that sun kissed healthy glow
Tinted Mineral Veil- the final touch for a soft air-brushed look
Pure Joy- a light neutral peachy eyeshadow with a hint of shimmer to brighten the eyes

This set is perfect for that light, healthy, fun summer look. I have also mixed and matched it with my other Bare Minerals makeup and created many different fabulous looks!

And now the good news- Bare Minerals want one of you to have the same Summer Escentuals kit! Here's how to enter:
Extra Entries:
  • Follow my blog
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  • Follow me on Twitter
  • "Like" Bare Escentuals on Facebook
  • Follow Bare Escentuals on Twitter
  • Tweet about this giveaway! Tweets can be daily and please include @bareescentuals and @betsyssi in your tweet!
Contest ends August 1st at midnight EST

Products were sent to me but this is an honest review.

78 comments:

  1. i love bare minerals! i learned that they have a mascara i didn't even know about. how did that happen? obviously i will have to try it.

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  2. I love the tips on how to actually apply the makeup. I'm a dork and can't ever get the right "look" ...I need the step by step instructions!

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  3. I did not know they had different companies! Crazy!

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  4. The Rocker tutorial is awesome!

    http://bareescentuals.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-BareEscentuals-Site/default/Experience-Detail?objectId=Rocker_Eye&objectType=howto&cgid=BE_TIPSANDADVICE&subCat=BE_HOWTO

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  5. They have a skin cleanser I want to try by MD Formulations. It's $32.

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  6. I learned that they have earned a long list of awards for their products. Very impressive

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  7. Following Bare Escentuals on twitter.

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  8. I'm following you on twitter now too! (::waves::)

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  9. annnnnnd now I follow your blog via Google Friend Connect!

    Fingers crossed!

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  10. I follow you on twitter @star84vu

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  11. Liked them on FB & posted your giveaway on it!

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  12. I follow bare essentials on twitter @star84vu

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  13. I like Bare essentials on FB (samantha moore holcomb)

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  14. I tweeted
    http://twitter.com/star84vu/status/18965103547

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  16. I learned that they have their own facial cleanser and sunscreen with SPF 30! That's cool because I thought they only sold makeup!

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  17. I follow you on Twitter! (Johnna_Mama)

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  18. http://twitter.com/star84vu/status/18997194355

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  19. I like that they say that their makeup is so pure you could sleep in it!

    Thanks!

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  20. I follow BE on Twitter @royaldixie

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  21. I like them on Facebook too Maggie Smith

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  22. I now follow you on Twitter as well @royaldixie

    Don't laugh that I copied the tagline as something I learned, I didn't even read your jpg until later but I saw it in their info section and it made me smile!

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  23. I didn't know they sold Facial Cleanser and Facial Moisturizer!!! Awesome!

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  24. I learned that the CEO would sneak out wearing makeup...like I used to do, lol

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  25. I follow you on twitter

    @cricketina13

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  26. I follow BareEscentuals on twitter

    @cricketina13

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  27. http://twitter.com/star84vu/status/19105294328

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  29. I learned the Bare Escentuals partners with the Skin Cancer Foundation. angiewith3 at live dot com

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  30. now following your blog via gfc. angiewith3 at live dot com

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  31. following you on twitter as @angiewith3
    angiewith3 at live dot com

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  32. I like that their foundation has spf 15 in it & the tips they have on their site. Good for a make-up dunce like me! lol!

    andrea.dippner@gmail.com

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  33. follow you on twitter (@mamacampbell)

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  34. follow BE on twitter (@mamacampbell)

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  37. I learned that Bare Minerals has won a whole bunch of awards.

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  38. I subscribe to your RSS feed.

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  39. I like Bare Escentuals on FB.

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  40. I follow Bare Escentuals on Twitter.

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