Bare Escentuals (Bare Minerals)Hot Escapes Bronzer
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The scent of this pressed powder bronzer is supposed to be reminiscent of the tropics, but it only smells like potential trouble for skin because fragrance isn't skin care. Additionally, the finish is far too shiny to recommend for daytime use—at least if you want a natural-looking bronze result. The color of the bronzer is overpowered by the high-shimmer finish which borders on opaque.

Although it blends easily and the shine clings nicely, there are many other fragrance-free bronzers that give skin a lovely bronzed glow without being overly shiny. For options, check out our list of Best Bronzers.

  • Blends easily.
  • Shine clings nicely.
  • Highly fragranced; potentially irritating to skin.
  • Very shiny finish overpowers color of bronzer.
Last Updated:06.20.2013
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No
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Boron Nitride, Polyethylene, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Dimethicone, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Lipids, Silica, VP/Hexylene Glycol, Talc, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance. May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Copper Powder.

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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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