05.03.2013
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bareMinerals Brow Finishing Gel
Rating
$14
Last Updated:05.03.2013
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No
Review Overview

bareMinerals Brow Finishing Gel is a very standard, but good, colorless brow gel that’s easy to apply. The conical brush isn’t anything special, but it does the job of grooming stray brow hairs without creating a gummy mess.

Once set, this feels almost weightless and it doesn’t leave a trace of stickiness. Being colorless, it works for any brow color and can be used over any brow powder or pencil (just like most clear brow gels).

Pros:
  • Easy to apply.
  • Sets to a weightless finish that doesn’t feel sticky.
  • Works as intended to groom and set brows without adding color.
Cons:
  • Expensive considering you can find great brow gels at the drugstore for half the price.
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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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