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Bare Escentuals (all)

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I have been wanting to try this makeup, but I have to order it online, as I would have to travel a couple of hours to get to Sephora. Is anyone familiar with their colors? I am a Mac NC25, which of their shades is comparable to that?
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Im an NC30 for MAC, and NC30 makes me just a slight bit darker [not too much, but just a teensy bit!], so I use a mixture of 1.2 and 2 (fairly light and light) =) Hope that helps!

(I'm wearing this type of foundation on my MadameB FOTD post if you wanna check it out)
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You should look on QVC.com for kits, often their prices are better than those at Sephora. The "foundation" doesn't cover as well as they claim, at least on me. There was no way my acne was going to be covered with it! For me, the only great product in this line are the Glimmers eyeshadows. They are beautiful!
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Ulta also carries it, if you have one of those nearby.

I'm an NC15 and I use the fairly-light, which is maybe a tiny bit dark.
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I am a NC20 and I wear fairly light and light mixed like sassy_girl. I can also wear the medium shade but I usually only wear it in the summer when I am a little tan. This is the only foundation I wear in the summer because I feels like you are wearing nothing and lasts all day for me. I
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Originally Posted by Julie
I am a NC20 and I wear fairly light and light mixed like sassy_girl. I can also wear the medium shade but I usually only wear it in the summer when I am a little tan. This is the only foundation I wear in the summer because I feels like you are wearing nothing and lasts all day for me. I
I hope that it works well for me too during summer =)

Oh yeah, If you're buying from Sephora online, you should consider buying the kit that they sell. It's the one that I got that came with a DVD instruction manual, 2 shades of foundation, mineral veil and warmth. It also came with three brushes and the MD Formulations cleanser that I'm currently using. I also got the Sephora Bronzer Brush when I ordered this, it's the brush I use it to get more coverage when I want to.
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sassy_girl can you tell me the exact name of that Sephora brush because that sounds like something I'd like to try for more coverage? Thanks!
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Originally Posted by Julie
sassy_girl can you tell me the exact name of that Sephora brush because that sounds like something I'd like to try for more coverage? Thanks!
Sure thing! It's sort of like the Kabuki Brush that some people use, but the bristles are more packed and densed, but still very soft! I use this brush on my cheeks where most of the hyperpigmentation from past blemishes appear.

Here's the link: http://www.sephora.com/browse/produc...ategoryId=C540

They just call it a Bronzer Brush.. No numbers like MAC ones =P
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I am a nw20, and I got the 2.0 foundation, it looks great on me! maybe it could have been a little bit lighte to really match my skincolor, but this is still very natural and gives me very lightly a sunkissed look.
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I am NC20 - NC30, and I use the 1.2 shade... I really like the foundations and eyeshadows.
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Thread Starter 
Thanks you guys!
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BE rocks...Ive used it for about a year now I think...When I was younger I always got compliments on my porcelain skin, but as I got older I stopped getting them (when I started breaking out), but since using it I get compliments on my skin again
Its great stuff, lasts forever and really makes you glow!
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I'd posted on this topic before the dreadful hacking and just have to rave again about it. I'm an NW20-25 but I usually reach for the 2 or 2.3 but mix it half and half with the mineral veil, the color kinda darkens me up but not in a fake way because it's cut with the mineral veil. I love the Bobbi Brown Kabuki brush. Don't waste your money on the BE brushes because IMHO, they suck!
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I think that the BE Kabuki brush is a scratchy little fuzzball.. I use the MAC 187 Stippling brush to apply my BE foundation.

I'm NC25-30. Right now I am using Summer Bisque as a foundation and it works amazingly - perfect color match! In the summer when I tan a bit I will go back to using 2.3

If anyone wants to try this stuff out, I have a BN jar of shade 3 (Medium) that I received in an MUA swap but it is totally the wrong color for me...
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OH NO...now I'm dying to buy BE...thanks A LOT you guys!! Like I NEED something else...LOL
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where can I find bare essentials in Southern California. Thanks
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It's SO much cheaper to buy BE on QVC, the prices at Sephora and elsewhere are a lot more expensive. Only problem is it's hard to really "see" the colors, but still, I'll probably go to sephora to match myself and order from QVC.
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thanks for the information. I really do apperciate it a lot.
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Buy it on QVC....their kits are the "more for your money" kits. Sephoras are ok, but youre way better off going with qvc..Their return policy is good too, so if you dont like it you can generally return em.
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Originally Posted by mac_obsession
Buy it on QVC....their kits are the "more for your money" kits. Sephoras are ok, but youre way better off going with qvc..Their return policy is good too, so if you dont like it you can generally return em.
Yeah, I only got it at Sephora 'cuz I''m in Canada. We sorta have a QVC here called TSC (the Shopping Channel) and they also sell mineral makeup called PurBlend. I haven't heard any people using that one, so I just went on ahead and ordered BE from Sephora :P[/i]
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Originally Posted by sassy*girl
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Originally Posted by mac_obsession
Buy it on QVC....their kits are the "more for your money" kits. Sephoras are ok, but youre way better off going with qvc..Their return policy is good too, so if you dont like it you can generally return em.
Yeah, I only got it at Sephora 'cuz I''m in Canada. We sorta have a QVC here called TSC (the Shopping Channel) and they also sell mineral makeup called PurBlend. I haven't heard any people using that one, so I just went on ahead and ordered BE from Sephora :P[/i]
Let me know next time you need to order, and if you want (given that Im not absolutely broke from upcoming mac collections) and Ill try to cp it for you if you like ( www.qvc.com )
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Bare Minerals (all)

ok ive noticed this for a while... once in a while when i put bare minerals on my face like..stings. but it only happens like..1 out of 4 times i wear it. does anyone know wtf is going on? i love my bare minerals but if this keeps up i can't use it for much longer..
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What kind of brush are you using? I noticed that if I am using my Nars Bronzer brush instead of the Bobbi Brown face brush, my application gets kinda stingy. Unless you are experiencing a chemically type sting? I get that feeling with Mineral Veil so I stopped using it.
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I get that once in a while but I think it's my brush more than anything - it's a crappy brush and the bristles like to come out. Otherwise, does it feel chemical?
post #25 of 644
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Originally Posted by DopeSickGirl
What kind of brush are you using? I noticed that if I am using my Nars Bronzer brush instead of the Bobbi Brown face brush, my application gets kinda stingy. Unless you are experiencing a chemically type sting? I get that feeling with Mineral Veil so I stopped using it.
i use the bare escentuals kabuki and flawless application brush.. its a chemically type of sting and it hurts! maybe i should try and see if its the mineral viel..
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I had the exact same thing happen and I am pretty sure it's because I tried the mineral veil "sandwich". I stopped doing that, and now I only use the mineral veil on my T-zone to combat shine. I also apply my foundation with a damp, flocked sponge because the kabuki brush tends to be too harsh on my skin if I use it on a regular basis. So since I've started doing all that, I haven't had a problem. Hope it works out for you, I'd die if I had to quit wearing mine!
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BE Eye Quickies

Saw these on QVC and I wondered if they really work like they're supposed to...anyone have any experiences with these? Thanks!
post #28 of 644
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Originally Posted by midnightlouise
I had the exact same thing happen and I am pretty sure it's because I tried the mineral veil "sandwich". I stopped doing that, and now I only use the mineral veil on my T-zone to combat shine. I also apply my foundation with a damp, flocked sponge because the kabuki brush tends to be too harsh on my skin if I use it on a regular basis. So since I've started doing all that, I haven't had a problem. Hope it works out for you, I'd die if I had to quit wearing mine!
hmm, i only put the mineral viel on top. ill try it with the sponge tomorrow! thanks
post #29 of 644
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Originally Posted by Alexa
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Originally Posted by DopeSickGirl
What kind of brush are you using? I noticed that if I am using my Nars Bronzer brush instead of the Bobbi Brown face brush, my application gets kinda stingy. Unless you are experiencing a chemically type sting? I get that feeling with Mineral Veil so I stopped using it.
i use the bare escentuals kabuki and flawless application brush.. its a chemically type of sting and it hurts! maybe i should try and see if its the mineral viel..

If it is the mineral veil that is doing it to you, I would suggest that you try Palladio Rice Powder. It is super cheap at 5.00 and it works amazingly well. It is really light so it doesnt deposit any color onto your face.

If it is the brush, try the Bobbi brown Face Brush. It is about $35.00 and the hairs feel like velvet. I have had one for about a year and it never feels scratchy.

I hope this helps!
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I was so into BE at one time but with the exception of the foundation, I became underwhelmed with their product. The lipsticks were kinda boring and greasy, the mascara was so-so, at best and the eyeshadows werent pigmented enough. I know that I could foil for more depth but who wants to look like a vegas showgirl everyday

If you do try them though, let me know how they were please!?
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