As I was scrolling through Sephora.com, in the market for a new face powder, I stumbled on this new collection from BareMinerals. I’ve seen some of Ingrid Nilsen’s videos but I wouldn’t label myself as a big fan by any means. I’ve also used BareMinerals powders before and have a couple of brushes from them that I love. So after seeing how cute the bag in this collection was, I knew it was something I wanted to pick up.
Inside the Bag
The kit itself includes a full size BareMinerals Original Foundation in your choice of shade, Invisible Glow Highlighter in Resilience, a rose gold Beautiful Finish Brush with the phrase “be you” written in cursive on the handle and a make-up bag with the quote “Be your best self”. I think both the bag and the brush are so cute. I love how this collection is so positive and promoting your best self. This bag is great quality and I know I’ll be getting a lot of use out of it. I’ve used the Original Foundation before and have found myself coming back to it a lot.
The brush has such an odd shape that I was really worried about how it would it apply to powder. It’s advertised that it works perfectly with their ‘swirl, tap, blend’ method of applying powder and I couldn’t agree more! The concaved center of the brush picks up a good amount of powder and the longer outside bristles help trap the perfect amount of product when you tap of the excess. The bristles are beyond soft and blend the powder out seamlessly.
The highlighter itself is a unique shade designed by Ingrid. It’s a gold pearl shade that looks beautiful in the pan. Since the highlighter is marketed as an invisible glow I was surprised at how shimmery it appeared in the pan. Once swatched though it appears just as a subtle glow. This translates onto the face as the prettiest glow from within highlighter. It reminds me a lot of the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders. The powder itself is super finely milled and blends beautifully. There’s no stark glitter or pigment so it’s a very natural looking highlight. The swatch below is very heavily layered to show the color and glow.