A few weeks ago, I was invited to bareMineral’s BarePro launch event by Influenster. At the event, bareMinerals unveiled their newest performance wear liquid foundation, the BarePro Foundation, in the midst of live music, complimentary refreshments, and mini makeovers.
Prior to attending the event, I hadn’t received my BarePro foundation from Influenster just yet, so I was able to sample it in the store with a complimentary makeover.
If you’ve been following my blog for awhile now, then you know that I’m more of a BB cream type of girl. Don’t get me wrong; I love how much coverage foundation gives me. It’s just that, on a normal day to day basis, I don’t really feel that I need to have that much heavy makeup on my face.
This all changed, though, once I tried the bareMinerals BarePro Performance Wear Liquid Foundation. The formula is super watery, so it felt so light on my skin (even with two layers), and the best part is that it not only dried matte, it stayed that way all throughout the day (even after I had Korean BBQ for dinner)!
A common problem I have with foundations is the tendency for it to look a bit “cakey” on my skin after awhile, but bareMineral’s new formula blurs pores and imperfections, while also improving the appearance of skin texture over time.
With ingredients like papaya enzymes and bamboo stem extract, the BarePro foundation gently exfoliates the skin’s surface to promote cell turnover, while also giving a naturally matte, soft focus. I love how it doesn’t make my skin look cakey at all, since this formula is humidity, water, and sweat-resistant. And another big plus – my pores didn’t feel clogged at all, even after a whole day of wear!
Aside from the foundation, I also received a few more goodies for visiting the store for the event, and these includes the Lash Domination Volumizing Mascara, Gen Nude: Mini Matte Liquid Lipcolor and Mini Buttercream Lipgloss, and Prime Time Eyelid Primer.
Out of these goodies, my absolute favorite is the eyelid primer! I’ve been an avid fan of Urban Decay’s eyelid primer for so long, but this honestly puts the Urban Decay one to shame! After more than 12 hours of wear, my eyeshadow stayed exactly the same and there was absolutely no creasing, even when it was over one hundred degrees outside!
The lip colors were also really pretty, and I love how there is both a matte and gloss version! The colors are absolutely perfect for the fall, so I can’t wait to rock these with more of my autumn outfits.
I was a bit disappointed by the mascara though because it doesn’t seem to hold the curl too well. It did make my eyelashes super long though, so for you girls out there who have naturally curled eyelashes, this may work for you! Unfortunately, it doesn’t work for my lashes, so I’m going to go back to my favorite Maybelline mascara!
What are some of your favorite foundations? Have you tried the barePro Foundation from bareMinerals? 🙂 Let me know in the comments below because I love hearing from all of you!
**I received these complimentary products from BareMinerals and Influenster for testing purposes. All opinions are my own.