Bare Escentuals (Bare Minerals)Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss
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Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss makes big claims about creating a "fabulously fully, pillowy pout," but what this actually does is irritate the lips, which in turn causes them to swell. As soon as the product is applied, you'll begin to feel a tingling or burning sensation from the peppermint oil, and that's very bad news for lips.

Full lips can be attractive, but damaging your skin is never pretty! There are many other lip gloss options that provide long-lasting luminous shine without the irritation. Check out Beautypedia's list of Best Lip Gloss/Lip Paint/Stains for better options.

  • Wide selection of colors.
  • Attractive luminous finish.
  • Contains known irritants, including peppermint oil, lavender oil, and cinnamon.
  • Pricey.
Last Updated:05.03.2013
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No
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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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