Sunday, 17 July 2011

bareMinerals Get Started Kit

Hey guys im back again for another review, today im going to be reviewing the bareMinerals Get started kit.

I have to say when my boyfriends sister told me to start using bareMinerals I was so adamant that liquid foundation was the way forward and it was the best coverage and nothing could compare to it, boy was I wrong and i was made to eat my words lol. As I was lucky enough to do a bareMinerals training course in June I learnt ALOT about the products such as the ingredients the application of the product and how it will (over time) improve your skin condition. That part is definitely true i have noticed a big improvement in my skin, I feel the texture and overall appearance is a lot better.

The ingredients of the foundation is 100% pure minerals, most "mineral" foundations that you get on the market now only have to contain 5% minerals to actually be called a "mineral" foundation the rest of the ingredients are things like talc, colouring and a few other randoms lol. They get the colour for the bareMinerals foundation from heating up the different minerals and the hotter the minerals get the darker the colour is. This is how they can advertise that the product is 100% minerals because it is!!!

They now have 2 formulas of foundations

  • Matte

  • Original

I much prefer the Original one as it gives you a beautiful glow to the skin the Matte one is definitely good for more oiler skins and i wouldnt recommend it for really dry skin. One of bareMinerals well know slogans is


Which is how you apply the foundation you swirl the brush in the lid, tap off the excess, and buff in to the skin for an instant beautiful glowing complexion.

To my knowledge this product is bareMinerals best-selling product which is the Get Started Kit and quite rightly so it is AWSOME!!!!

So this kit contains 2 foundations in 2 of the recommended shades that are picked for you.

1 x mineral veil

1 x warmth

1 x full flawless face brush

1 x flawless application brush

1 x maximum cover concealer brush or light stroke brush

1 x bisque multi tasking concealer

1 x dvd

1 x sample sachet of prime time

The foundation is beautiful it is advertised as - "It looks like a powder feels like a cream and buffs on like silk" and that is actually what it does it is a lovely product and it is sooo weightless it does feel like you have nothing on your skin at all. The thing is what is so beautiful about this it lets your skin breath, but it can be used as a skin aid what i mean is that you can apply the product to problem areas to help treat the area because the product is so natural.

You also get 3 brushes in the kit which are worth about £50.00 if bought separately, each brush has its own purposes

Full flawless face brush - This brush is used to buff your foundation in the skin and to make it blend beautifully.

Flawless application brush - This brush is for applying Warmth and Mineral Veil

Maximum Coverage concealer brush - This brush is great for covering imperfections and dark circles  

You will also receive a Mineral Veil and a Warmth these are the products that add dimension and contour to the face and also the tie the look together.

Warmth is a beautiful all over face colour which is great for that all year round glow but you can also use this product for contouring the face to define bone structure.

Mineral Veil is a great product to use throughout the day to keep your complexion looking flawless, this product absorbs excess oil and gets rid of shine so you have that perfect face of make-up all day long .

Bisque multi tasking concelear -  This is a yellow based concealer which will help eliminate redness from blemishes or broken capillaries on the tops of cheeks or nose. It blends beautifully in to the skin so it is basically invisible.

Prime time sachet -  This is bareMinerals primer it has a beautiful silky texture and allows the foundation to be applied beautifully creating a smooth flawless base. The now do 3 different types of primer

  • oil control

  • brightening

  • original

My fav is the original it is definitely a must have if you do buy the kit you should buy the full-sized primer.

You will also receive the DVD to show you how to apply your foundation it is very usefull as shows some other simple eye and cheek looks too.

The kit in total is worth about £160 but it retails for £48.00 which is amazing value it is definitely worth a try. You can find loads of other mineral products here 

So guys if you do already use it let me know what you think about it or if you have any questions please leave a comment below and i will get back to you :-)

Take Care guys



  1. I have never used just powder on my face as I feel I won't get the same coverage as liquid foundation or even that powder by itself may make my skin look cakey if I try to build the coverage up, however I have heard great things about this product. Whats the coverage like? xoxo

  2. Hey ya I was very anti powder foundation and I sweared by liquid foundation all the time but I love this foundation for during the day because it gives you enough coverage for daytime and isn't heavy or cakey at all. The coverage is variable you can have it light medium or full depending on the brush you use. For example the Kabuki will give you full coverage as the brissils are more dense and compact. Don't get me wrong I will still use my liquid foundation for evening just because I love the fullness of coverage it gives and I like to feel I've got make up on when I'm out silly really lol. I would honestly give it a go and see what you think.
    Is there any other products you would like me to review just ask hope this helps :-)
    Gemmaloumua xx