Well-Rested SPF 20 Eye Brightener
Last Updated:05.03.2013
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No
Review Overview

Marketed as an “eye brightener” for dark circles beneath the eyes, this loose powder fails to impress. Although the texture is smooth and the coverage adequate, the singular yellow-toned shade isn't going to work on everyone (especially for darker skin tones) and won't make dark circles disappear. The one saving grace is that Well-Rested SPF 20 contains reliable broad spectrum sun protection for added anti-aging benefit, but there just really isn't anything special about this product that a well-formulated powder couldn't do.


Active: Titanium Dioxide (20%). Other: Bismuth Oxychloride, Kaolin, Mica , Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide.

Brand Overview

Bare Escentuals At-a-Glance

Makeup is what this San Francisco-based cosmetics line is primarily about, and they use the pure and natural marketing angle to entice consumers. Founded in 1976 by Diane Ranger, who left the company in the early '90s Bare Escentuals was one of the first brands to introduce the concept of loose powder foundation. Since then, they have moved beyond it to include liquid foundations and tinted moisturizers and an ever expanding line of color cosmetics as well as skincare products.

The products are sold in most Sephora boutiques and Ulta stores, though the full selection of skincare products is most often found at the Bare Escentuals freestanding stores scattered throughout the United States.

We should note that loose powder makeup does take some practice to get the hang of—yet there is no denying that this type of foundation has its fan base. There is a lot to love about Bare Escentuals, even if mineral makeup isn’t your thing (especially their price ranges, which have remained affordable in comparison to many of their neighbors at Sephora).

Strengths: Good makeup removers; a few well-formulated powders with SPF; some nice eyeshadows and impressive mascaras; some impressive foundations; several elegant brush options; not too expensive.

Weaknesses: Some of the loose powder products have texture and finish concerns; some of the skincare contain potentially problematic ingredients.

For more information about Bare Escentuals, call 1.888.795.4747 or visit www.bareescentuals.com.

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Love it!

Well Rested is a make-up staple for me. I'm fair-skinned, blonde, green eyes and use it up the bridge of my nose, corners of eyes, above and below eyebrows--anywhere I want a highlighting effect that isn't shimmery. I don't use it as a concealer. I use Bisque as a face concealer and even foundation (great full coverage). I need cream concealer under eye or I look too crepey.

Reviewed by
Patricia R.
Great for a blemish concealer, but not for the eyes

I was getting my makeup done at one of the BM boutique's, & the associate actually used this product as a blemish concealer. I have chronic cystic acne with occasional redness, & this product does an amazing job of hiding everything without looking like you have your makeup caked-on! I use it with BM's matte foundation & it blends very well. I don't like it as an eye brightener, I think it enhances the puffiness & lines I actually want to hide.

Reviewed by
Megan B.
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