bareMinerals Flawless Definition Volumizing Mascara
Last Updated:01.02.2015
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No
Review Overview

This wonderful mascara allows you to build equal parts length, definition, and thickness with just a few strokes. Clumping doesn’t happen and successive coats further define lashes without making them look spiked or overdone. If you’re going to splurge on mascara, this is one to open the pocketbook for, especially if you want fairly dramatic, lasting results with minimal effort.

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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One of my Faves

This mascara is one of my favorites. Pros: The Brush: Separates and lengthens my lashes better than all but one product I've tried over the years. Application: Glides on smoothly and evenly. It's buildable for bold party lashes. Removal: Doesn't smudge yet removes easily. Cons: Replacement: The product seems to dry out within a couple weeks. Ingredients: I have dry, sensitive eyes and this product can sting my eyes a little at times.

Reviewed by
Heather H.
Quite bad!

I was surprised to find that Cosmetic Cop gave this a Best review. I had to double check the name. This mascara came as a kit that I purchased from Bare Minerals. When I first applied the mascara, it went on smoothly and good. However, I teared a bit because I was a little touched by something and my eyes became a panda bear! This is the worst mascara I've ever tried and I don't recommend it to anyone! I am going to throw this mascara out!

Reviewed by
Irene L
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