Skincare Review: BareMinerals Pureness Gel Cleanser and Pureness Soothing Light Moisturizer

Using coconut water, prickly pear, and coconut milk, BareMinerals created the Pureness Gel Cleanser and Pureness Soothing Light Moisturizer to hydrate, balance, replenish, and soothe the skin.

The Pureness Gel Cleanser feels mild and gentle on the skin. The gel cleanser feels soothing and refreshing to the skin. It doesn’t leave the skin stripped and dry. When used in the morning, this leaves my skin feeling a bit oily.

The Pureness Soothing Light Moisturizer feels lightweight. It has a slightly watery consistency but feels creamy on the skin. It quickly sinks in but leaves a satin-like but not tacky texture on my face. This does lean more on the moisturizing side than hydrating.

Both vegan, I feel that these products were for those who have normal skin types that love BareMinerals. These are both gentle and soothing but my oily skin would need more than that.

The BareMinerals Pureness Gel Cleanser and Pureness Soothing Light Moisturizer were provided by @bareminerals and @tractenbergandco. Available at

Makeup Review: BareMinerals Mineralist Hydra-Smoothing Lipstick

The Mineralist Hydra-Smoothing Lipstick from BareMinerals is a vegan lipstick that promises hydration, nourishment, and pigmentation while smoothing and softening the lips using european sea buckthorn fruit oil, mediterranean olive oil, moroccan pomegranate extract, and jojoba oil. It’s also formulated without parabens, phthalates, mineral oil, and synthetic fragrance. They have 25 shades from nude to reds to cater to a variety of skin tones.

They sent me the entire collection, all 25 shades, which I’m really thankful for. Not only that I got to try the shades, I finally found the right brown for me (something with a pink or peach tone) and I also knew how nude I can go (apparently lighter than I thought I would).

The lipsticks have a fragrant scent. The actual product is very pigmented but it applies almost like a balm would – soft and smooth. Due to the texture and finish, this doesn’t last long. However, applying these feel like just applying a lip balm, only with the color payoff of a lipstick. They don’t emphasize the lines of the lips and my lips felt soft and smooth after use. It’s indeed hydrating than most lipsticks.

I have been constantly reaching for the shades Presence (antique mauve), Memory (neutral rose), Grace (nude pink), and Focus (muted mauve) for every day while Fortitude (plum berry) and Intuition (brick red) is what I’ve been using for nights out.

The BareMinerals Mineralist Hydra-Smoothing Lipstick were provided by @bareMinerals and @tractenbergandco. Available

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Skincare Review: BareMinerals Little Gems Mini Metallic Mask Set

I had fun using the masks from the Little Gems: Mini Metallic Mask Set of BareMinerals. Infused with natural gemstones, the mask has a metallic shine to them. There are also easy to apply and are just so fun to use and look at.

The Metallic Mask in Gold promises to help hydrate with hyaluronic acid. Unfortunately, this felt a bit drying than expected. The Metallic Mask in Amethyst aims to revitalize tired-looking skin and it did leave my skin radiant it has to be used more often to keep that dullness at bay. Meanwhile, Metallic Mask in Sapphire Blue works to detoxify skin and helped quicken to dry out some of my blemishes. This worked best for my oily skin. Lastly, the Metallic Mask in Pink Diamond claims to give skin a radiant, healthy look. I also enjoyed using this as it left my skin looking plump and it left a glow in my skin that last hours after application.

Overall, the metallic color of the masks made them a joy to apply. However, all the masks were a bit difficult to rinse due to their sticky consistency. The shimmers in the mask were also hard to remove, even after I have completely rinsed the mask. I enjoyed the benefits of the Pink Diamond and Sapphire Blue masks. I just hope they remove the shimmer in the formulation.

The BareMinerals Little Gems: Mini Metallic Mask Set was provided by @baremineralsuk. Available at

Makeup Review: BareMinerals Complexion Rescue Hydrating Foundation Stick SPF 25 and BarePro Longwear Lipstick

I wear makeup every day but I wouldn’t call myself an expert. I just stay on my lane, do my makeup for not more than 30 minutes and hope it sticks the rest of the day. So when BareMinerals sent me a stick foundation and a couple of matte lipsticks, I felt like they really knew me.

Out of all the stick foundations I’ve tried, the Complexion Rescue Hydrating Foundation Stick SPF 25 is the softest. This vegan and cruelty-free water-based liquid foundation has a satin finish and provides medium (when you use a brush) to full coverage (when you use a blending sponge). For me, this is best applied with a makeup sponge for a seamless application. I like how my skin looks radiant, glowing and “together” when I use this. It feels moisturizing and those would dry or normal skin would enjoy this. For my oily skin, this would be best applied on days when it’s not that humid. I have the shade Ginger and it has a neutral undertone that also helps eliminate some redness on my face.

The BarePro Longwear Lipstick has a matte finish and are very pigmented so one swipe can provide full color. For me, I like dabbing this instead on to build color.

Carnation has a pink tinge that is good for every day.

Cherry is just full-on red that is bolder and brighter.

They last through drinks. I like how even if I don’t apply lip balm beforehand, my lips don’t dry out when using these. In fact, both shades offer moisture on my lips the whole day. They are matte but they don’t settle on my lip lines or make my lips crack. I really like this for every day as it doesn’t make me worry that much, which of course supports my laziness in retouching and reapplying makeup.

Even though my experience trying their skincare products were okay, these makeup products really amazed me, especially the BarePro Longwear Lipstick. I would honestly recommend them especially for those looking for high-quality vegan makeup. Both products are also made without parabens, gluten, fragrance, and phthalates.

The BareMinerals Complexion Rescue Hydrating Foundation Stick SPF 25 and BarePro Longwear Lipstick were provided by @baremineralsuk.

Skincare Review: bareMinerals SkinLongevity Vital Power Range

Choosing to focus on longevity and healthy-looking skin instead of anti-aging, bareMinerals found their hero ingredient, Long Life Herb, to develop the SkinLongevity range of their skincare line. Also known as Chomeiso in Japanese, Long Life Herb, claims to provide a higher vitamin and mineral content than spinach and kale. In addition to being loaded with antioxidants, it has high amounts of calcium, magnesium, and potassium and is high in polyphenols.

The Infusion Serum ($58) is an anti-aging serum aims to reduce visible signs of aging and damage, improve resiliency and suppleness, and protect against age-accelerating factors. It also contains california poppy to protect and lempuyang ginger to brighten and even skin tone. This is a light gel-like texture that feels smooth on the skin. It leaves the skin bouncy and dewy. This is not a morning serum for me as this can be a bit tacky but I like using it a night. It feels nourishing and goes great with my actives. It also feels soothing after exfoliation.

The Eye Gel Cream ($32) promises to protect against visible signs of aging including fine lines, lack of resilience, dullness, and dehydration using california poppy, lempuyang ginger, peptide complex, and hyaluronic acid. This has a bouncy whipped emulsion-like finish. A little goes a long way with this one and it can easily be massaged on the eye area as it doesn’t sink in as quick as the other eye creams. This would be a good partner when I’m using a jade or rose quartz roller on my face. It feels moisturizing, even for my dry under eyes.

The Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 ($36) claims to replenish moisture, help prevent premature signs of aging, and brighten tired or dull-looking skin using green coffee bean and peony extract. This is thick and has a bit of a white cast. The texture and consistency are very similar to most sunscreens. It’s creamy but doesn’t feel greasy. However, this is personally too thick for my oily skin and makes my makeup move around, especially when worn on a warm day.

The Sleeping Gel Cream ($38) has the brand’s mineral moisture technology and hyaluronic acid to moisturize and hydrate the skin. Like the other products, it contains california poppy to defend the skin against environmental stressors and lempuyang ginger extract to brighten the skin. Looking at its thick gel-like consistency, this applies lighter than expected. It also feels gel-like but creamy on the skin. It’s heavily scented though so those who are allergic should take note. It also feels nourishing but is thin enough to be followed by a thick sleeping mask.

With the exception of the SPF, which didn’t really work for my skin, they all feel the same. They would be great for those whose skin concerns are dullness and nourishment. My favorites are the serum and the gel cream, which are great companions on my skincare routines that focus on acids and exfoliating products as they feel soothing and revitalizing.

The bareMinerals SkinLongevity Vital Power products were provided by @bareminerals. Available at