Monday, May 04, 2009

Free Bare Minerals makeup. Yes, for real!

Would I lie to you? I think not.


I posted about this a long time ago, but it's good info so I'm going to copy and paste it here again. Then at the bottom of this, you get the chance to get your own bareMinerals for free.
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As with anything new there is a learning curve. The first few times I wore it, I liked the way it felt but wasn't crazy about the coverage. It takes a bit of practice to find a routine you love with it. My routine now takes less than 5 minutes and I can do it without a mirror, which means while I'm running around getting kids dressed, driving, etc. (Shhh!!!) Seriously, it's so forgiving that I don't even have to look at what I'm doing.

What I've settled on that works best for me:
Primer.
Bisque on dark or red spots and undereye circles.
Then a dusting of Mineral Veil.
Buff on the foundation.
Then ANOTHER dusting of mineral veil.
A little Warmth on the cheeks and eyelids, swipe of mascara and tinted lip balm, or Buxom Lips and I'm done!
This face stays put ALL day long, (Or from Sunday until Wednesday as I told you recently...) always looks fresh, doesn't wipe off on The Man's shirt if I hug him, and is easy as it gets. If I'm in a rush, I can skip one or two of the steps like primer or the first mineral veil dusting.

Warmth is a brown terra cotta type color, similar to bronzer, but has no sparkles. (Actually NONE of these products I'm talking about have sparkles.) You can use it under your jaw to accentuate the jawline, in your cleavage for a little added oomph, or wherever you want to contour.

Mineral Veil is like airbrushing for the skin. It's AMAZING!! It has no color, so any skin can use it. You can apply it over and over during the day if you want to freshen up and it never cakes or builds up.

Bisque performs as a miracle concealer for your face and with SPF 20, protects your skin from the sun. It covers all imperfections, including dark circles, brown and red spots, blemishes, broken capillaries, scars and other skin imperfections.

A few tips...
1) When you first start playing with your new makeup, do only half of your face at a time so you can really see the difference.

2) When you first get your products, DON'T remove the stickers on top of the pot!! You'll end up with too much product if you do. Instead of removing the stickers, just poke holes with a straight pin. Start with a few, then do more if needed. This will really help to prevent messes. Trust me, this is a biggie and you'll thank me for this later.

3) If you live near a Sephora you can go in and try the products to find out what shades work best. I LOOOVE the Bisque and the Buxom lip glosses.
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Now, you want your own, right?

Leslie Blodgett, CEO of Bare Escentuals, has given me some foundation samples to give away.

They each come in a cute little pot, with their own mini brush. (A full sized brush will work better, but if you're sampling this one is perfect. Plus you can carry it with you in a makeup bag or purse.)

To enter:
1. Visit bareMinerals and tell me which shade you think you are. They're very forgiving and I have a wide selection! (I use Fairly Light and you can see a bit of my coloring here in my Las Vegas pictures. I'm quite fair, blonde, light eyes.)
2. Tell me why you want to try this makeup, or if you're already a user, tell me what you love about it!
3. Sit back and hope that you're one of the winners! I'll draw winners Monday, May 11.

(Oh, and if you want to help spread the word through your own blog, facebook, twitter, etc. it's much appreciated.)

115 comments:

Kori said...

MY mom loves the product- I would love to try it out I don't ussually wear makeup but I bet if I did I would love it-

Jaybird Designs said...

I'm fairly light too and I LOVE how quickly I get my makeup on when I use this! I need to try the warmth!!

koopermom said...

Seriously? I am so excited right now! I LOVE Bare Minerals. I'm pretty new to it, I started using it in February. I wear fairly light and I love Touch of Sun, and Mineral Veil also.
I would love to win this, I am almost out and need to get some more anyways!!

Erica said...

i used the light when i tried it before! i have used it and LOVE it. i of course would love to win it because i received it for a gift, enjoyed every day i wore it, then was sad when i ran out cuz i couldn't afford to buy more for myself!

Lynns Lovelies said...

OMG~~~I LOVE bare minerals and have been using it for a few years! I am a "light". Have you tried the tinted Mineral veil for summer?
Would LOVE to win this, too!!! Running low on "Light!"
Thanks for the ebay seller, too. Added to my favs~~~

Hugs,
Lynn♥

Shrimp Salad Circus said...

I LOVE Bare Minerals!!! It feels so light, and I never break out from wearing it. I also love how you can really vary the amount of coverage you want just by layering it on. I am fairly light and would love some more b/c one of my darling little kittens knocked mine over and spilled almost the whole pot :( !!! Thanks!

shrimpsaladcircus@gmail.com

The Bordens said...

I use the shade light. Love this because you are wearing makeup but do not feel like you are. www.chadandkristiborden.blogspot.com

Michelle said...

I've been looking to try Bare Minerals for a while now...it's just such an investment for something that I'm not sure I'll like...ya know??

So I visited their sight, and I'm pretty sure I'm a Medium girl. I'd like to try it because I suffer from mild rosacea and my skin is ultra sensitive.

Happy Monday!!

GiDu said...

I love Bare Minerals!! I think it's the best make up ever. I don't think I could go back to any other kind. I use Medium Beige. I would love to win some because I am almost out of it. I like the mineral veil alot because it really finishes the look. I also like All over Face shimmer in Rose Radiance. It gives my skin a glow!

Leah said...

Hi. I visited the site and I am pretty sure I would be a MEDIUM. I would love to try it because I have serious issues with Hyper Pigmentation and I would love to see if the coverage would work for me vs. the over the counter or the other products I've been trying. The spots started popping up after each child and have progressively gotten worse each year, esp. a large area on my forehead, and by summer's end, I look like I have a birth mark in the middle of my forehead. With summer coming up, I'd love to have the light feeling coverage with the SPF, to help hide and protect. Thanks!

Bunny Chic Boutique said...

Hi Beki ~

LOVE this post about Bare Minerals. I thought I didn't have anything to Blog about ~ never thinking that I could share about my LOVE for this product. If I could only take one thing with me on a deserted island ~ I would bring my Bare Minerals. AND if I could only buy 1 of their products ~ it would be the Tinted Mineral Veil. Most days I just throw some Tinted Mineral Veil on and my splotchy face actually looks flawless all day!!

Have you tried the RareMinerals Skin Revival Treatment. You actually wear it all night and it REALLY does work. LOVE wearing makeup to bed!! My Husband wouldn't even recognize me without my bareminerals.

In the Winter ~ I mix the feather light mineral veil and the faux tan together ~ which makes it look like I spent a week at the Beach.

Thanks for the tip about using a straight pin. I always spill more than I actually use.

I'm going to hop on over to your Etsy Store ~ I'm addicted to your flowers and need to buy a couple more.

Hope your week is "hoppy" ~

Jayne

The Boyds said...

Hey! I am not really a makeup wearer. Mostly I don't have time and I want something easy. Any thing i have used does not have good coverage. Sounds like this may be my answer! I think I am fairly light. Thanks!

Kelly

Anonymous said...

Mary
zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

I have so been wanting to try Bare Minerals after all the great things I keep hearing about it! My skin coloring is similar to yours, blonde, blue eyed fair with a few freckles but I tend towards a reddish cast so I think I would pick the BISQUE (at least to start)or FAIR as I need my skin evened out.
This makeup looks and sounds so nice, I can't say what I like best about it because honestly I've never tried it - but what I THINK I would like best about it or what sounds so appealing is the fast, ease of application and the natural looking results!
Thank you so much for the opportunity to win and have a wonderful week ~

Marilyn's Money said...

Would love to try new products that I really can't afford! I think I am the light shade, thanks so much!

blessedmomto7 said...

Don't poop yourself but I get my makeup at Wal-Mart. Just slap something on so that's why I would LOVE to have something that costs more than $5 and looks like its worth more than $5 on my face ;)

I think I'm medium dry/combination skin.

I will be there the 13th-lets make plans to meet for coffee or something before I speak :)
Jen

Kristen said...

I've been thinking about getting some Bare Minerals for a while now - with work, work functions and my sisters wedding in a few months it would be very helpful!

I think I would fit "Light" - I have dark hair, but medium-light skin with alot of freckles :)

This is a perfect giveaway - I'm excited to see who wins!

Sarah said...

Would love to try it. I believe I would be in the light category. Don't usually wear makeup since I am very freckled and have a hard time finding the right stuff!

casib69 said...

My skin tone is Medium. Bare Minerals is the best make up out there. It is never heavy on the skin, easy to use, forgiving with color and I think a great value for the price. I love all their products!

KayzKreationz said...

My mom loves hers and keeps telling me I need to try it. I have very oily skin and have been reluctant to try it, but she says it will be great for my skin. I think I would probably be a medium or medium beige.

Kimba said...

What a great giveaway! I've been wanting to try bare minerals for the longest time. I'm just not happy with what I use now.

I'm thinking that I would be medium or medium light.

Kimba

nhsmith55 said...

I've never tried Bare Minerals, but all of the really beautiful women I know wear it! I think I am a medium, maybe a little lighter. Brown hair, brown eyes.
I want to try it because I have HUGE dark circles under my eyes and have never found anything that will take care it them. My fingers are crossed!

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

I LOVE BE AND WOULD LOVE THIS

Wendy said...

Okay, I've wanted to try this stuff since it came out and I saw the infomercials. I've seen the "other" brands at stores, but the lightest colors for them look way too dark for me. Looking at their site, I'd say I'm a fairly light, too. But only because pasty white was not an option. :o)

K. Cleaver said...

I have a medium skin tone. I'd love to try it.

Treasures by Tina said...

I'm guessing I'm Light/Medium. I have pretty oily, splotchy skin for a 41 year old, as you can see in the photo of me and my puppy here: http://treasuresbytina.blogspot.com/. (Probably too much pizza!)

I'd love a sample to try out. :)

Tina

Amy said...

I have wanted to try this for SO long! I think I would be a light or medium. (come look at me after school someday and give me your opinion, b/c I just KNOW you're going to pick me, right???!) I think I need to try this pregnancy has made my face totally break out and although I can cover it pretty well in the AM, by afternoon, my face looks cakey and greasy. Ugh. Plus, adding baby #3 to our morning routine next fall, I could use something quick and fast! I'm crossing my fingers! :)

Linda @ My Trendy Tykes said...

Right now, I am a light. However, when I get in the sun I am sure it will go up to Medium.
I have never tried Bare Minerals and would love that sheer feeling. I hate to "feel" my makeup on me. ICKY! I think of clogged pores.

forever folding laundry said...

I love Bare Minerals! It doesn't feel like I'm wearing any makeup, which is great. I'm also a Fairly Light girl. (No tan here.) Fun giveaway - thanks!!

~Keri

Bagladee said...

I've never used it but I'm very intrigued to try it....is it really that good? I think I would be in the medium colour. thanks Emma xx

Anonymous said...

I would love to try bareminerals, i have been wanting to try this for so long but my husband was laid off and i didn't want to spent money on myself. I would love to try
it because it looks so natural and easy . Even if i don't win, thanks for the tips they we great.
I'm Fairly light.
Joanna Rummel
davenjoy4@comcast.net

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

I would love to try it...heard lots of good things about it

the mcclenahans said...

Beki-

I use Bare Minerals too. Love it! I will never go back to my old makeup. :o)

tksinclair said...

I'd love to have this size! The best product in the world! I like the Fairly light or the mineral veil.

channallocks said...

woul love to try this I believe I am beige

Chedder Fish said...

I'd like to try this out. I have used Mary Kay Mineral foundation and I just ran out. I liked the minerals because I felt like it cleared up my face actually.

I've been working on doing reviews on my blog more often so trying this would def be something I could review.

I would be just Fair probably.

elaine said...

I have been wanting to try this makeup- I would say that Light would be the right color for my skintone.

Elaine R
emrosser@shaw.ca

sodisko said...

I think my shade is Light. And I would love to try this because I've read so much about mineral makeup and I think it would work for my skin, but I didn't have the chance to try it so far...and Bare Minerals is suppose to be the best of the kind :)

Mary Beth said...

Eeeeek-what an exciting give away! I have wanted to try Bare Minerals for years but I am so tired of spending money and then wishing I hadn't (buyer's remorse), but with your detailed review, I am ready to make the purchase-unless of course I win ;

My shade is light. Thanks for the chance to win this.

41wray said...

think I'm light - I've wanted to try it my cousin, Kathy Beverlin has used it for several years and I think both Jess and Anne now use it as well.
Sharley in So Cal

Christina said...

I have always been curious about this makeup, but I don't wear anything but moisturizer-I'm sooo lazy. I don't even like to brush my hair! What a sweet giveaway though.

Anonymous said...

I,m not young anymore and do not wear much makeup but I would love to give your product a try.

Hana said...

Bare Minerals is the BEST! I've been using it for 4 years and LOVE it b/c its so light and never feels cakey. I wear a light amount of makeup...just a bit of foundation (medium beige)and some Warmth...that's it...and gloss of course. Sometimes I'll add a little mascara. This stuff is the best!

Kim said...

YUM! Been a BE loyal follower for 6 years now. My routine:
Foundation, Medium.
Concealer, Summer bisque.
All over face, faux tan.
A bit of glee on the cheeks.
Nude beach on the lids.
Good to go! ;)

Kate's Mommy said...

I'm light! I love BareMinerals! I don't always wear makeup, but BareMinerals is what I wear when I wear it and I love it because it looks natural and you can't even tell you are wearing it! I love how "light" it is! It's definitely my pick for make up. I've never had a make up that felt so light and was so great for coverage!

kate5405 said...

I have worn Bare Minerals for about 5 years. I wear a combo of medium foundation and bisque. No liquid makeup lines and it is so easy to use, just swirl, tap, and brush it on. I have recommended it to several friends and they use it too. We all love it.

clc408 said...

I have been wanting to try this makeup for the longest time. I think the best shade for me is Fairly Light. Thanks for the chance.

toughturtles said...

bisque

Lilly said...

I think I am Light and I'd love to try it because they don't use chemical ingredients.

Amber said...

I think my shade is Light.
Thanks for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Angela said...

I think I'm Medium Beige. I've been wanting to try this since I started seeing them do the demos on QVC!
pleaseundress@yahoo.com

The Brannon Family said...

I use fairly light too! I have been using bareminerals for 4yrs. now and I could never go back to my old stuff! Love it! I am running low on my foundation and on cash, free would be good right now!lol

Crown the Queen said...

I am medium

Mrs. Loquacious said...

Hrm. I think I'm a medium (or maybe a medium beige - I'm Asian), and my mineral make-up of choice (so far) has been Pur Minerals and Smashbox Halo. Mind you, my only experience with BM has been with my sister's stuff, which I think was too dark for my skin. I'd love to give BM a try and see how it compares with the really light-feeling PM, or the super-smooth, super-coverage Smashbox Halo.

Lately I've become a mineral make-up junkie. There, I've said it. ;)

Sandra said...

I'm just plain light! :)

beautywelz@yahoo.com

Sunnyvale said...

light, and I would really like to try this foundation

Molly said...

I have always wanted to try mineral makeup but tend to just keep buying my usual rather than venture out and try something new. I believe I am the light color for foundation. I wouldlove to win a sample so I could see if I like mineral makeup. Have a great day!!
~Molly P

Vicki Ray said...

Medium Beige girl here! LOVE LOVE LOVE it, because its the only foundation I can wear and not feel my body heat rise 10 degrees! :)

Annette said...

I have used it for about a year or so. I LOVE it! It's SO quick and easy, and I never feel like my makeup is "melting". I'm LIGHT.

Corri Ray said...

I switched over to Bare Minerals about a year ago, previously using clinique. I love it!! I don't think I will ever change makeup. :)

The Snyders said...

I would wear the light color of Bareminerals. I would love to try this because I have acne prone skin (still, at age 27) and dark circles under my eyes. It would be nice to try a "nicer" product.
Thanks for the give away!

worldsongmom said...

I use Fairly Light and love the natural look! It doesn't flake, clog pores, or look uneven. Awesome stuff!!

Eileen said...

I love Bare Minerals. I can go to the gym at lunch and back to work with little or no touch ups.

Colleen said...

OOh! I would love to try-I don't wear makeup mainly because of the time factor-but saw a demo of these lately and it looked like something i could handle:) I am fairly light. Great giveaway!

Jaime said...

Oooh! What an awesome giveaway!!!

I have been wanting to try this out for some time now! I am thinking I would be in the light category.

Thanks!

Jaime said...

Oooh! What an awesome giveaway!!!

I have been wanting to try this out for some time now! I am thinking I would be in the light category.

Thanks!

vboackle said...

to be on the safe side i think light would do,i have never tried this before.

Damla said...

I'm light.

annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

~Violet~ said...

I so want to try this! Thanks for including us in this fun give-a-way!

~Violet~ said...

Sorry, I forgot to tell you I'm a LIGHT! Txs.

Debbie said...

I've been wanting to try this makeup for several years. I would be a medium.

Tracy said...

I would be a 'medium beige' as I have 'golden undertones'. I have always wanted to try Bare Minerals. Thanks for the tips you posted here on application, it will come in handy!

Rebekah said...

I'd probably be Fairly Light, too. I have been using another brand of mineral makeup, but sometimes it looks flat & unnatural, and I'd love to try the original!

SheilaBee said...

I am Fairly light. I went with daughter to get color matched but didnt feel I could afford it! It looks so pretty on her that I would love to try the makeup!

Victoria said...

I think I'd wear the light. I've seen their commercials & thought it looked good, but was too pricey for me.

page38 said...

I think the medium beige would work for me. Would love to try this.

Brooke said...

I'm a Fair! I do use Bare Minerals I have used it for many years and it is the Best out there! I love it because it does not break me out and covers awesome!

Thank you and have a lovely weekend!

;-)Brooke

amy said...

Beki~

What fun to try something new!
Happy Mother's Day!

amy

Anonymous said...

I'm a medium. This is the best makeup I've every used. Not only does it make my skin clearer but it covers all of my flaws and just gives me a seamless look. I'd love a sample to have to carry with me in my purse.

lindsay.stixrud@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I would be a shade of medium. I would love to try this because everyone I talk to who uses it just raves about it. I'm always trying to find something that covers my roscea and I've heard this can help.

janmcd01@yahoo.com

Leah said...

I'm fairly light too! Would love to try this out. I've used my sisters in the past and loved it

thanks for the great offer

leahrcole at yahoo dot com

KK said...

I think I would be fairly light also. I wear foundation every day. I've been using the same stuff for years to cover freckles, scars, redness (even rosacea runs in my family - I'm so lucky! ;)

I've been wantint to try something new with less chemicals...

Tipper said...

I have very sensitive skin, and normal foundation makes me break out horribly! I would love to give this a shot.

Anonymous said...

i would need the LIGHT color. it would be nice to have a makeup that felt natural instead of rolled on with a paint roller.
allegro966@yahoo.com

Melanie said...

I would be LIGHT.
I have always wanted to try this makeup, Ive been curious about it for a few years.



clarkmurdock@yahoo.com

Kathryn said...

I love how natural it looks, and that I'm not putting a bunch of chemicals on my skin! I'm a fairly light.

Pam said...

I'm fairly light also. Love bare escentuals and this would be great for my makeup bag.

pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

Sher said...

I would say I am a medium skin tone. Actually, if there were a middle between light and medium..that would be me! I would love to have the chance to try Bare Minerals! I have been using Revlon colorstay (natural beige). I HAVE worried about chemicals...a lot actually! I just have not been brave enough to take the chance on anything else. This would be a wonderful opportunity!

Thank-you!
~Sher


septemberbaby10@gmail.com

Liz said...

I love Bare Minerals makeup, and the medium shade looks great to me!
Thanks

lizzydearslife@gmail.com

Garner5 said...

I have never tried mineral makeup but I have heard so many great things about it and I would love to give it a try! I think my shade would be light.
Thanks!
lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

Bakersdozen said...

I am probably fair or fairly light. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

Timster said...

My mom loves the product.

lizzyann86 said...

i think i would be medium beige .. i havent tried this product & i wear makeup on rare occasions, but i think i would really like this product due to the fact that its light, hopefully has that barely there feeling, and its like an organic makeup; and i'm all about organic products

kathy pease said...

im a medium and i have never tried this but i have heard alot about it..i hear its really good :)

Ingrid said...

I have never used this product but have had a sample. The closest to my skin tone would be the medium beige.

anastasia said...

I would love to be one of the winners! I LOVE this product!! I have recently been laid off, and I have to cut back on alot of things. Most of which is my addiction to skincare products and cosmetics. I no longer use the product quite simply because of the financial issue. I recently purchased the knock off by a drugstore product, but its not the same as the original.

I miss it! I am a Medium Beige.
Thanks for having this contest!

Gianna said...

I'm in between a light and a medium. I've never tried any kind of foundation before.

Coby said...

I love bare minerals. I have allergic reactions to most foundations and this one does not affect me at all! I am fairly light for foundation shade too!

Anonymous said...

I would love to try this makeup. I would definitely get the light. dylanzackamber(at)aol(dot)com.

Amy said...

You picked me, didn't you? And you just haven't sent me an email yet. Right? :)

quelleheure4 said...

I think I'm probably the fairly light color and I'd love to try it because my daughter has been swearing by it for months now since she tried it!
quelleheure4[at]gmail{dot}com

Kelly F said...

I think I would be a light foundation. I have heard a lot about this makeup, I think what appeals most is that you don't feel like you are wearing makeup. I hate that caked on feeling you get with some foundations.

wordsmoveme(at)gmail(dot)com

AmberRose95 said...

My skin is Fairly Light--I burn fairly easy. I would like to try this makeup because I've heard so many good things about it. Thank you for the contest!

AmberRose95{at}gmail.com

Nichole said...

I love Bare Minerals! I have been using them for about a year, and love the light feeling but full coverage they offer. I use Medium, and it works great!!!

dawn said...

Am I too late?!? I need to check out Bare Minerals. I need some work. Its probably time to accept that maybe the pregnancy mask isn't going to go away on it's own -- afterall, it has been FOUR years...(sigh)... I'm going to go and investigate further. Something recommended by an actual mom runs so much higher in my book than that of an advertising agency!

Debra said...

YES!! I would love to try the medium shade in BareMinerals. I'm older and so tired of looking like a made-up clown with the foundation I've been using. I need something fresh and light. I'm so excited to hear about this new makeup!

Debra said...

I left the above comment previously.

Thanks

Debra

Helen said...

I think fairly light will work for me.

hannahjomommy said...

I am a fairly light color. I LOVE Bare minerals. I love how you put it on and you do not feel like you have a mask on. It looks natural and feels natural. I also love the coverage that it provides. It is my favorite!!!

kath001 said...

Whether I'm too late for the drawing or not, I had to leave a comment. This stuff is AWESOME! My routine is also down to 5 minutes. And as hoaky as it sounds, people have actually told me that my complexion glows since I started using it. I'm a 'light.'

Oh, and also their Buxom lips are not only beautiful, they FEEL so good! And I have allergy issues to lots of lipsticks, but not these.

Swtlilchick said...

I would use Fairly Light and would love to try Bare Minerals,have heard nothing but good things
about their products.I have oily
skin and I would think the minerals
would help my skin.Thanks for the
chance

CharlieGurl57@aol.com

Anonymous said...

I would like to try the medium beige shade. I would love to try your product because it would save me time in the morning when I apply my makeup

marinelsue@gmail.com

bndraldy said...

I think the best shade for me is Fairly Light. I am tired of make up that cakes in my wrinkles and feels like I am wearing a rubber mask. Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this giveaway!

msrodeobrat said...

i want to try this because i want a foundation that provides some coverage but looks natural and airbrushed. i think my color would be medium beige but i'm not sure.. i might could wear a tan color

dawn said...

I left a comment above (@8:19PM) and have figured out I'm a Medium shade -- just in case!!! You never know... :)

malusmom@gmail.com

pom said...

i love to try this. thanks for sharing.