Big news, Bare Escentuals fanatics and those of you who never got on the powder bandwagon: Tomorrow BE launches its first ever pressed foundation. The new BareMinerals READY SPF 20 Foundation ($29) is formulated without preservatives, talc, waxes, binders, filler or fragrances and as far as I can tell it offers the same beautiful finish and long-lasting coverage as the traditional mineral powder. It has been hard for me to embrace BE’s READY collection of pressed products since I am such a long-time fan of their loose powders, but there’s no denying the ease they offer for touch-ups and travel!
I tend not to get overly-excited about the kits Bare Escentuals puts out. Don’t get me wrong—I love the products—but if you already own most of them (don’t tell my husband), the sets offer little value-add. Then there’s this newly released Bright & Beautiful Kit. I was at Ulta about to drop $18 on a Vintage Peach Blush, when I spotted it in the kit along with 4 other full-size products for just $35. Score!
Here’s what’s included and why I love them:
PrimeTime Brightening Primer: BE’s standard primer is amazing for keeping your foundation situated all day. This brightening formula adds a layer of radiance so that you also appear naturally glow from the inside out. (Retail value: $21.00)
Big & Bright Eyeliner in Stone: Long-lasting and a fabulous gray-shade looks great on everyone. I never leave the house without at least one of these liners in my purse. (Retails for $14.00)
Vintage Peach Blush: It is officially mid-summer so by now your skin has at least a subtle sun-kissed glow. Accentuate it with this peachy cheek color which has a not-too-shiny touch of shimmer. (Retails for $18.00)
Happy Monday! What better way to start the week than with the addition of our newest BB contributor, the DARLING Danielle Bruflodt. Freshly married and relieved of her duties as a real bride blogger, Dani is now free to talk makeup and girly goodness to her hearts’ content—which she’ll be doing here every other Monday in her new column, Pretty Little Things. An admitted Bare Escentuals fanatic, our new girl also adores Moscato, a good dose of retail therapy, and anything with lace. For a daily dose of her witty musings, visit Dani’s blog Life’s a Journal and follow her on Twitter @PrettyLittleMrs.
Born and raised in Minnesota by surprisingly low-maintenance parents, beauty writer and lifestyle editor Elizabeth Dehn (aka Bets) spent her awkward years buying Mood lipstick and whipping up DIY face masks before founding Beauty Bets in 2009.