I had the pleasure of attending the bareMinerals Cocktails and Complexions event here in Chicago last week. With so many new goodies I wanted to give you the breakdown. The focus was their new Bare Pro 16 hour full coverage concealer. But of course there is the Gen Nude Blushes and Lip Lacquers! BareMinerals is a brand fast approaching the Holy Grail train for me. The products are reliable, the shade ranges are inclusive and offer a natural approach to makeup. Natural everyday makeup is more my lane and when I need to amp it up I can but having products that work and are reliable is my number one goal. Not just as a beauty blogger but as a beauty consumer.
New bareMinerals Products:
BAREPRO 16 hour Full Coverage Concealer (Shop it HERE)
Formulated with Bamboo Stem Extract to smooth the look of pores and fine lines, and powerful antioxidant-rich Raspberry Seed Oil, Blackcurrant Seed Oil and Sea Lavender to nourish, hydrate and help defend skin against the damaging effects of environmental stressors such as pollution
bareMinerals Gen Nude Patent Lip Lacquer combines a high-shine finish with full-coverage color in nude shades, designed to be perfect for every skin tone.
Moisturizing Mineral Complex
If you are looking to add any of this newness to your vanity all three can be found at Ulta or Sephora I will say I liked what I saw and felt that night! lol Blush is my ultimate weakness and concealer is something I love to try. It is a very versatile product so having more than one in your makeup collection is important. Stay tuned for more! Reviews and swatches coming soon to BPAMC. For More beauty head over to my INSTAGRAM
DISCLAIMER:BPAMC was invited to private event for the release of new products for editorial consideration. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Links associated with BPAMC are affiliate links. Thank You for your constant love and support to Beauty Products Are My Cardio
Let me start by saying if you are new to my blog or Instagram I am all for glowing skin. I am not a matte foundation girl. I wear mattes alot but I mix in liquid highlighter. Being 37, I prefer to glow and look youthful. Honestly I would rather look greasy and wet than matte and dry any day lol Please know this does not mean I love every product that claims glow and or dewy results. The new NARS Radiant Longwear Foundation offers many amazing claims and since I am on a NARS base kick I had to purchase to test for myself and of course all of you!! Recently I purchased three NARS Base products and loving all of them, Sheer Glow Foundation, Radiant Concealer and Velvet Matte Concealer. Pretty much I have been obsessed with all things NARS. Lets get into the NARS Radiant Longwear Foundation claims.
NARS Radiant Longwear Foundation:
16 hour wear
Full Powered Radiance
Smooth Skin Look
NARS often recommends warming up their foundations with your fingers and using a small amount as it will go a long way. Too much product can cause lines and cracking. My makeup preferences are less product. I want to look like me but better, maybe this is why I am loving their bases as of late. For the application I used the beauty blender so I believe this is why it did not come out as full coverage. I have not tried with my fingers. My skin was dealing with some breakouts and I was trying to avoid more. The full coverage claims are more than likely very true as I could have built up when I had applied. I would love to know who else has tried this and what has your outcome been. With the beauty blender it was medium coverage and I adored the outcome and finish. This NARS Radiant Longwear Foundation 100% gives a radiant finish without adding in liquid highlighter.
A few things I love about this foundation are first it has a pump. That always makes things so much easier and clean. It is not a deal breaker for me however it is appreciated. The radiance is not a very dewy look but just the right amount of glow to give you a very skin like youthful finish. It feels like you have nothing but offers enough coverage perfect for everyday.
Lets talk shade range for a second. As of late this has been a hot topic in the beauty world due to some brands coming out with ranges that are NOT inclusive to all. Unfortunately this is not new in the beauty industry and I can write a whole blog post on this subject. However for now I am here to say that BPAMC will always discuss this issue in my reviews if it needs to be addressed based on the products shades offered. As for NARS they get it all around and I am here for it!! There are 33 shadesfor this foundation. I run neutral most times and have a medium skin tone. I purchased two shades to try.
Honestly both shades work for me but Santa Fe is a tad lighter. Literally just a tad. I would prefer something a tad darker as in the summer I do get darker and in the winter nothing else is usually shown except for my hands lol so its fine. I also don’t like to look too washed out or ghostly. So I always prefer for my foundation to be a tiny bit darker. Plus after kids my neck was darker than my face for a while and vice versa. #momprobs.
If you are looking for a new foundation with fabulous coverage, that lasts and gives you a glow from within look without adding extra product this is for you. Let me know if you will be picking this up!
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I had the pleasure to attend the Complexions & Cocktails event hosted by Bare Minerals to get a first look at their NEW BarePro Matte Foundation. This event kicked off here in Chicago at the very trendy and stylish Cindy’s Rooftop inside the Chicago Athletic Hotel. The event will be traveling to other states so stay tuned! While we sipped cocktails and ate delicious food we learned all about the NEW BarePro Performance Liquid Foundation and got to preview other Bare Minerals products and new releases. This foundation comes with benefits that has me asking myself, can this be the best matte foundation?
The Bare Minerals Makeup artists were on hand to give all the guests a personal shade match while we sipped on our cocktails. I was very impressed with how fast the Makeup Artist found my shade. Shade 6 matched perfectly to my neck (the best way to find your match!). Once we were matched we were able to go over to what was my version of a candy store to receive our foundation with brush which was made for the foundation along with other Bare Mineral Goodies to try.
Per the Ulta Website: The bareMinerals Luxe Performance Brush is the perfect partner for the creamy texture of barePro Liquid Foundation. Its dense, tapered fibers mimic the shape of your fingertips to provide smooth, flawless coverage, while the compact head size allows for fast and easy blending around hard to reach areas like the nose and eyes.
Lets talk about the claims of this magical matte foundation:
Good For Your Skin
24 Hour Wear
Naturally Matte Finish
Non Chemical SPF 20
Available in 30 Shades
Sounds amazing right? The way they are able to have a naturally matte finish is from the bamboo stem plant extract along with papaya enzymes that improve skins texture over time. The foundation is “powered by Mineral Lock™ Long-Wear Technology that blends mineral pigments with lipids naturally found in skin to lock in transfer-resistant, color-true coverage” Aside from all of this its heat, water, humidity and sweat resistant which is something we need for Chicago Summers lol
In the next couple weeks I will be testing out the foundation so please stay tuned! I did play around with it the other day and to my surprise when I pumped it on my hand (yes it has a pump!! winner right there!) it was very thin and creamy and it covered my redness immediately. Needless to say I am very excited and intrigued by this foundation.
I received a ton of questions on Instagram about my makeup for the event so I wanted to give you a breakdown of the products I used. I kept my makeup minimal with a bold red lip. I knew I did not want to do a full coverage foundation as I wanted to be matched as accurate as possible. I was actually very pleased with the outcome and it lasted despite the fact that I forgot to put on primer. Oops!
PRODUCT BREAKDOWN: Makeup Of The Night (Click to Shop)
I hope you enjoyed this post! Is this foundation on your radar? What is your go to Matte Foundation? Stay tuned for my full review on this foundation!
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