bareMinerals SPF 20 Concealer
Last Updated:03.25.2015
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No
Review Overview

This loose-powder concealer doesn’t offer as much coverage as you would get with a liquid or cream concealer, but if powder is the way you want to go, this is a decent option, as long as you don’t use it for the undereye area, because if you have any wrinkles around the eye area, powder will make them more obvious.

The range includes neutral shades for light to dark skin, and it offers broad-spectrum, mineral-based sun protection for added anti-aging benefit. The colors go on too sheer to conceal more noticeable discolorations, but they do color match nicely with the bareMinerals powder foundations.

  • Loose-powder texture blends well and can be used with powder foundation.
  • Neutral shades for light to dark skin.
  • Offers broad-spectrum, mineral-based sun protection for added anti-aging benefit.
  • Colors go on too sheer to provide coverage of more pronounced flaws.
  • Powder concealer around the eye can make wrinkles and crepey skin more obvious.

Active: The percentage of Zinc Oxide varies by shade, but most are 20%. Other: Mica, Bismuth Oxychloride, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Ultramarines

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 have redness from broken capillaries and uneven colour and texture from years of battling hormonal acne. BM Bisque loose powder concealer is the first product I've used that conceals the redness and lasts more than ninety minutes in my oily T-zone. If you have oily skin, give it a try. The new cream concealer was very disappointing, not better than others on the market. I hope they won't discontinue this one and am buying backups, just in case.

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