bareVitamins Eye Rev-er Upper
0.45 fl. oz. for $21
Last Updated:05.07.2013
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No
Review Overview

bareVitamins Eye Rev-er Upper claims to make you look like you got 12 hours of sleep, but this rather basic moisturizer doesn’t adequately substitute for a good night’s rest, or for a better formulated product. It contains mostly water, slip agent, occlusive agent, emollient, thickeners, silicone, antioxidant vitamins, plant extracts, skin-identical ingredients, preservatives, and mineral pigments (that’s what creates the cosmetic brightening effect). This is a decent choice for those with normal to slightly dry skin.


Look like you got 12 hours of sleep with this instant eye brightener designed as a welcome wake-up call for tired eyes. Brightens and promotes younger-looking eyes.


Water, Butylene Glycol, Polyperfluoromethylisopropyl Ether, Caprylic/Capric/Myristic/Stearic Triglyceride, Shea Butter, Glycereth-26, Methyl Gluceth-20, Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate, Cetyl Esters, Dimethicone, Ascorbic Acid, Tocopherol Acetate, Cucumber Fruit Extract, Sucrose, Whey Protein, Acrylates C10-30/Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Sodium Hyaluronate, Lecithin, Sucrose Stearate, Polybutene, Sodium Carbomer, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides

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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