A Bare Minerals ‘Warmth’ Review- My Skin After Five Years
Greetings from sunny Ireland (insert the most sarcastic-looking face one can muster). The truth is, I’m a Cali girl through and through! I love the sun and what it does to my skin. Unfortunately, I’ve spent many years living in sun-shy places like London, Liverpool, and Dublin and it doesn’t make my skin very happy, glowy, nor radiant. But its ok! Because I have a secret weapon.
You remember my first bareMinerals post, don’t you? I talk about that fateful day where I was first introduced to Bare Minerals (or Bare Escentuals if in the UK or Ireland) and how it started my love affair with the products. Well after five years of using Warmth from the All Over your Face line, I can tell you with ease that I’m as in love with it today as I was back in 2013.
What is Warmth?
According to the website it is a product that enables the user to create an endless summer. In fact, bareMinerals says, “Warmth All-Over Face Color adds rich, velvety colour to your complexion to give you a radiant, healthy-looking hue. Wear it over, under, or mixed together with any bareMinerals Foundation — at any time of year — to create a natural, sun-lit look in any season.” And it really does! Living in all these sun-deficient places makes this baby the ultimate go-to beauty product for me.
What’s in it?
Mica (CI 77019), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Iron Oxides (CI 77499, CI 77491, CI 77492). It ranks a 2 on EWG.org meaning it is of low hazard.
*side note* Make sure to check out EWG.org for any cosmetic purchases. A score of 1-2 means low hazard, 3-6 means moderate and 7-10 is high hazard. EWG Skindeep will give you the ins and outs of all your dirty makeups!
How to use it
The traditional way to use this powdered babe is applying it to your cheeks, a little on your nose, chin and forehead. However, some people even mix the powder with their favorite gloss or lipbalm to give a summery lip.
Use the lid for application!
1. Open, pour a bit of the powder into the lid
2. Swirl with your fave bareMinerals brush.
3. Tap the excess off.
4. Apply to your cheeks.
5. Chin, forehead, and nose too!
6. Then Smile baby ’cause you’ve just been sun-kissed!
What I Love About it
I’m makeup-challenged! Ok I know that it takes patience and practice and blah blah blah but maybe I’m just not that into makeup? I don’t know what it is but I can’t vibe with the application process. I feel like I turn myself into a clown with too much on and I’ve never found that too much makeup compliments my face. As I’m nearing my thirties I’ve found that I like to be as bare as possible whilst still looking after my beauty. A lady always got to be a lady! What I love about this product is that it does everything that I want and gives me everything I need!
It doesn’t require anything too technical, doesn’t make me look like I’m wearing my makeup bag, and it makes me feel really beautiful when its on. I literally go out every day with just the warmth, shaded eyebrows, homemade lip balm (maybe lipstick if I’m feeling jazzy) and feel like hot stuff.
I love that it stays on all day and easily washes away in the shower and I adore how easy it is to work with. The number one reason that I love this product, of course, is that it literally and fully makes my skin look sun-kissed and healthy and I can’t get enough of the foxy glow. I’ve found that after five years of use, my skin looks better, and though I can attribute much of that to my diet, water-intake, and natural skincare regime, the fact that this product compliments my natural living lifestyle means so much to me.
*bonus* It also lasts a lonnnnng time! I’ve had my 1.5g container for months and I pretty much use it everyday. For me, there’s nothing like a product that keeps on giving long after I’ve parted with my hard earned monies.
How Much Will I be Shelling Out?
For 1.5 grams you’re looking at about $19. Its most expensive on the bareMinerals website, $29, but you can get it on Amazon for $16-19 depending on the seller. In store it works out about the same.
Is it Worth the Buy?
Yes! Oh mama yes.
Who is it For?
- She who likes a low maintenance makeup routine
- She who is living in a sun-deficient place
- She who loves the natural-living life
- She who is overtly makeup challenged
- She who likes it simple but also likes it hot
Video Review and Application
Try it. Because you won’t regret it. For five years this lovely little has given me so much, and I am just so happy to have found it. It makes my getting ready time easy and I can always be assured that I’ll look fly when I buff a little warmth on my face. Makeup is meant to enhance our natural beauty and I feel that no product does that better than bareMinerals Warmth, the little hot thing!
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