About Bare Minerals
Leslie Blodgett has been the CEO of a company called Bare Escentuals since 1994. Just one year after taking the helm, she launched the company's major product line, Bare Minerals, and in just a few short years it became the number one selling brand on QVC, the around-the-clock home shopping network.
What Is Bare Minerals?
Bare Minerals is a product line founded on the belief that less is more. Using only specially formulated creations, this is more than just makeup in that it is the first beauty care product that can truly claim to leave your face in better health than before you applied it. Included in the line is makeup for all areas of the face including the eyes, lips and cheeks as well as body care items. Other product lines include a skin care line, which offers something for four targeted purposes: to cleanse, to moisturize, to protect or to treat. Accessories such as makeup brushes, specifically designed to be used with the Bare Minerals products, primers and carrying cases are also offered.
Why Is Bare Minerals So Special?
Most reputable makeup brands are safe for consumers, not tested on animals and protect the environment in any way that they can, but Bare Minerals goes above and beyond. While all of the line is safe for even sensitive skin, several products have earned the Skin Cancer Foundations Seal of Approval. Those products include:
- Bare Minerals SPF 15 Matte Foundation
- Bare Minerals SPF 20 Well Rested
- Bare Minerals SPF 30 Natural Sunscreen
- Bare Minerals SPF Foundation
- Bare Minerals Summer Bisque Multi-tasking
- Bare Minerals SPF 25 Mineral Veil
Each of these products have met the Skin Cancer Foundations criteria for products that either provide or enhance skin safety by providing protection against the harmful rays of the sun.
What Should I Buy?
If you are a loyal user of Bare Minerals, you usually know exactly what you want and what makes your skin look at its very best. If you are new to the brand, though, you might be a little bit confused about what to start with. The company has made it very simple with a number of starter kits that range from try-me sizes of the top selling products to the full line of recommended skin care in a kit that includes step by step, easy to follow directions. One of the most recommended of these kits is the Customizable Get Started Kit. It contains:
- 1 Ready SPF Foundation (your choice of either the Original SPF 15 Foundation or the Matte SPF 15 Foundation)
- 1 Mini Prime Time Foundation Primer. (Used first, it allows the minerals to glide over your skin for a more flawless looking finish)
- 1 Warmth All Over Face Color. (This is used next to last and is meant to give a healthy looking glow and a bit of color to the skin for maximum radiance)
- 1 Mineral Veil Finishing Powder (This is used last and sets the Bare Minerals products in place for longer wear and less need for touch ups)
- 1 Full Flawless Face Brush
- 1 Flawless Application Face Brush
- 1 Maximum Coverage Concealer Brush
There are also several kits that are “recommended on television” that are also an option to consider.
What If I Am Still Confused?
For most people, their introduction to the Bare Minerals line is viewing the infomercial or going to the website to see a demonstration of the products there. If the video does not answer your questions, though, you can also use the chat feature on the website so that you know you are buying the right product for your skin type and complexion. But it is fairly simple to determine the right type because you only need to determine if your skin is light, medium or dark. Bare Minerals will work within those ranges of shades to give you the lightest and best coverage without changing the overall color of your natural skin.
Where Can I Buy Bare Minerals?
In addition to ordering Bare Minerals from QVC, the home shopping network, there are several other options that you can consider. QVC sometimes offers deep discounts, special offers on packages and even promotions such as buy one, get one half off sales. Other stores offering the line include:
EBay, the online retailer and auction site is listed as offering Bare Minerals, but use caution that you are actually buying new, unopened products and that the items you are buying are really what they claim to be. There are several reputable marketers that sell real, Bare Minerals products through their eBay stores, but there are others who are just trying to cash in on the name and are selling lesser quality, knock off imitations styled to look like the real deal. Never buy from a low rated seller, and always look for long established people with local addresses and plenty of feedback.
Bare Minerals at Bare Minimum Prices
For the woman is a fan of minimal pricing for her minimalist makeup, there are other options for the Bare Minerals line including 65 outlet stores across the United States. Locations for the Bare Mineral Outlet Stores include:
- The Phoenix Premier Outlet in Arizona
- The Carlsbad Premier Outlet in Gilroy, California
- The Livermore Premium Outlet in Livermore, California
There are also Bare Mineral Outlet Stores in Delaware, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia. There are two outlet stores in Ohio and Texas, three in Florida and four in South Carolina.