bareMinerals Brow Color
Last Updated:05.03.2013
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No
Review Overview

This loose-powder brow color isn’t the way to go if you want to add color and definition to your brows. The loose texture makes it difficult to apply in a controlled manner and results in quite a mess, with powder spilling onto the eyelid and underbrow area. Despite an extensive color selection, including an option for redheads, there’s no way we can recommend this given that there are superior, mess-free brow powders that are pressed, not loose, which unquestionably makes them easier to work with.

  • Extensive shade selection.
  • Messy to apply.
  • Difficult to achieve definition.
  • Pointless given there are plenty of superior, mess-free brow powders available.
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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I agree, a great product

I am saddened that Paula gave this a poor rating because the staff simply found it messy. I have never had a problem using it with the correct brow brush. It's like all minerals, including those for eyeliner, they are all loose and you learn how to use them. More natural to me than the pencil type brow fillers. Last and lasts. Don't need too much to fill in and color matches perfectly. I am a brunette, lighter brunette, and I use the ash blonde pale shade. Best $11.00 you will spend this year.

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Chris S.
best eyebrow product ever!

I work for a cosmetic line that focuses on eyebrows. With that being said i am obessedddd with my brows. This product is not messy if you use it correctly. I use it over my own products that I have to sell. Its an excellent value, it goes a long way for the $13 you have to spend. If you use the correct eyebrow angle brush you achieve straight, controlled, AMAZING brows. I use the dark brown color and it looks very natural.

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