Wednesday, February 13, 2008

How Disappointing!

I love Bare Escentuals...for makeup. For skin care? Not so much.

I had been wanting to try Bare Escentuals RareMinerals for quite some time, and I finally got my hands on a sample. What a disappointment.

According to Sephora, RareMinerals is a nighttime treatment made of 100% pure RareMinerals derived from untouched virgin soil, a nutrient carrier for vitamins A and C and a host of botanical extracts. Naturally activated by your skin, it is supposed to deliver benefits such as visibly reduced lines and wrinkles, reduced sun damage, more refined pores, brighter complexion, softer, smoother texture, less noticeable redness, and clearer and firmer-looking skin. To apply it, you just use the "pillow puff" applicator to dust RareMinerals over your skin.

Sounds easy enough...and sounds like it will be great for my skin. However, I HATED it! It seemed counterintuitive to apply a powdery makeup type of product to my skin after I spent time washing it. All night long, my skin felt covered, not nurtured. I really missed my nighttime face cream and couldn't wait til morning to wash my face and start over again.

This might be a "best of" at Sephora, but I will not be forking over $60 for this product any time soon. In my humble opinion, this product is a miss. If you've tried it and disagree, please let me know. Maybe I'm missing something on this one!

3 comments: said...

I will have to agree. I'm glad I got a chance to try the product for free and not have spent that $60 or I would've been mad. I find the form of application uncomfortable because I could never tell if I had enough product on. I used it for a few nights and I broke out. Then I thought maybe it had to do with me patting my face with it, so I tore off the sponge and decided to apply the product with their swirl/tap/buff technique instead. Still, same thing. My skin didn't see any improvements.

Lydia said...

Hmm...that pad thing didn't sit right with me either. It didn't seem very hygienic to keep wiping your face over and over each night with the same foam pad. Ick.

finding the filth said...

oy. my friend just gave me a sample of this & i haven't had a chance to try it yet. she's been using it, but said she hasn't really noticed much of a difference.

but i saw that BE just released both a facial cleanser & a blemish spot treatment, both significantly cheaper. you can find them on sale at qvc. i have a feeling i might end up liking those more than this night-makeup.