If you've been reading my blog for a while, you will know that I am a big fan of Bare Escentuals Mineral foundation.
But I'll let you into a little secret... over the past two months or so, i had completely fallen out with it! My skin was going through a really bad phase due to stress etc. and i kept on breaking out. I became convinced that mineral makeup was not what I needed as i didn't feel like it was giving my skin the coverage it needed.
I started looking for alternatives and found the dream satin liquid foundation by Maybelline in my makeup stash. Yes I do love that foundation, the finish and the coverage is beautiful, but the only problems was that I could feel it on my skin. Having got used to wearing minerals... I found liquid foundation to be really heavy and I always felt the need to re-apply during the day.
So after weeks of being moody and failing to find a foundation that I was happy with, I decided to sit down and apply my bare minerals foundation the same way that SJ on QVC was telling me too (Bare Escentuals is sold at QVC) and that's when I realised what was going wrong! It wasn't the foundation that was letting me down, it was the technique. I had fallen into a pattern of not following the specific SWIRL, TAP, BUFF method that your supposed to follow when applying bare escentuals mineral foundation, but that was all I had needed!
I also realised that when using mineral foundation, less is definitely more. I now apply three fine layers using the swirl, tap, buff technique with my bare escentuals full coverage kabuki brush. I find that this is enough to give me the coverage my skin needs. before, I had got into the habit of putting a lot of minerals on at once and not taking a little extra time to properly buff it into my skin.
I can officially say that I am loving using mineral foundation again! and another added bonus is that it has a natural SPF 15 in it, which is great for summer months!