Bare Minerals (Bare Escentuals)

bareMinerals Flawless Definition Curl & Lengthen Mascara

for $ 18.00
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bareMinerals Flawless Definition Curl & Lengthen Mascara doesn't quite deliver maximum curl, but it does leave lashes perfectly lengthened with a soft, upswept fringe, and not a clump in sight.

The unique brush features a combination of regular bristles and tiny, teeth-like combs that deposit extra mascara at the base of the lashes for greater impact. The longer bristles elongate lashes with just a few strokes and help build a slight amount of thickness.

All told, this is quite impressive from the get-go and it wears without a hitch. Lashes stay soft and maintain their fringe throughout the day, and this removes easily with a water-soluble cleanser. What's not to like?

  • Works quickly to emphasize the base of your lashes while adding impressive length.
  • Doesn't clump during application or flake during wear.
  • Easy to remove with a water-soluble cleanser.
  • Conditioning formula keeps lashes soft while maintaining curl.
  • None.

Jar Packaging: No
Tested on animals: No

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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