A.N. asks from Lake Dallas, TX on October 12, 2009
Sheer Coverage Vs. Bare Minerals
I got some Bare Minerals last XMas and liked it at first but it seemed like it never really stayed on either. I am a newby at liquid foundation and currently wear lacome. I liked it at first too because your make up stays on but right now I feel oily. My husband really liked the way that the mineral make up looked because he said that it was more natural not cakey looking. I have a friend that uses Sheer Coverage and loves it and wondered if there is anyone else out there that has tried it in comparison to Bare Minerals
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A.C. answers from Lubbock on October 13, 2009
Hi Agnelia! Did you use a primer with the Bare Minerals foundation? I wore BM for awhile and found the primer (Prime Time) helped tremendously with the makeup. I, too, thought it started to look like nothing on but if you haven't tried the primer I think you will like it. Good luck!
S.F. answers from Dallas on October 13, 2009
not to further confuse you, but i just bought arbonne's mineral loose powder foundation, and i love it. it covers well like a foundation, but i don't feel it at all. stays on all day.
i haven't tried the others, although, my bf and m-i-l love bare minerals. but if it doesn't cover well or leaves your face shiney then what's the point? i have noticed that about their faces.
D.D. answers from Dallas on October 13, 2009
I LOVE Bare Minerals. I will say there is a method to applying it in order to achieve "coverage". LOL, my son even used it in his Senior pictures to cover a breakout. Worked like a charm and he didn't LOOK like he had on make-up!
B.P. answers from Abilene on October 12, 2009
It sounds like you may be oily and need a good face care system. If your skin isn't in good shape (not too oily or dry) no makeup will look "good" on it.
As far as the difference between SC and BM, I felt like SC was a cheap version of BM. Definitely not a quality product.
Bare Minerals has a face primer that I've heard rocks! I actually use one from Arbone, but I'm sure they do the same thing. The primer will help your makeup to stay in place and look stellar all day. Between a primer and a good skin care routine with good products for your skin type, I think you'll love BM when you give it a 2nd try!
C.R. answers from Dallas on October 12, 2009
Another option for minerals is Everyday Minerals. They offer a matte finish that I really like with my oily skin. They also offer a free make up kit and all you pay for is the shipping. The thing I really love about them is their price and that they have foundation for olive toned skin. ")
G.C. answers from Dallas on October 13, 2009
Hi A., if you haven't tried Mary Kay, you should. I am a Mary Kay liquid foundation user and a Mineral Powder user and a consultant and can't say enough about both products. They are both very light and natural looking. If I want a little more coverage, I will go the liquid route, but they both cover nicely. If you have never tried Mary Kay, I would love to give you a complimentary facial or provide you with some samples. You can email me anytime at ____@____.com or check out my website at www.marykay.com/gailcepak to check out our products/prices. Hope this helps.
B.F. answers from Dallas on October 12, 2009
I did try Bare Minerals; it bothered my skin, but I did use Sheer Cover for years and I also felt like it never really stayed on. I now use Arbonne's Mineral Power Foundation and love it. I also use their Liquid Foundation; which is very light on your skin. The other thing I like about Arbonne's Mineral Power and Liquid Foundation is that they both come in 15 different shades.
Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or would like more information. I can also show you how you can save 20% on any order.
All the best
M.A. answers from Dallas on October 13, 2009
I second the Arbonne mineral powder or their liquid foundation. I was not a make up person at all before Arbonne but the liquid foundation feels like you have absolutely nothing on at all.
The other thing I wanted to let you know about is Arbonne's Virtual Illusion Make Up Primer. You put it on before you put your make up on. It gives you a smooth start, absorbs oil and holds your make up on longer. On top of that it feels like silk.
Hope this helps!
Take care and God bless!
V.T. answers from Dallas on October 13, 2009
I have not used either of those, but I am using the Mary Kay mineral powder foundation and I love it. I have large pores, and my skin gets oily very easily, and I feel like I've gotten good coverage and it does seem to last throughout the day. Occasionally, if I'm going out for a special date, I may re-apply a little over my makeup just to get a fresh-faced look, but I've been really pleased with the Mary Kay mineral powder foundation. I'd be happy to give you the name of a contact person if you want to try some (I have a couple of friends who sell MK, they both have websites). Plus, Mary Kay has a money back guarantee, so if you don't like it, you can return it free of charge and get your money back!