17 May 2011

Bare Escentuals| bareMinerals 100% Natural Lipstick | Review + Swatches

If you're into natural makeup, Bare Escentuals has a beautifully designed line of bareMinerals 100% Natural Lipstick. The line features 28 shades of creamy, long-lasting lipcolors, which are made from only the best all-natural ingredients. That means no artificial dyes, preservatives or irritants whatsoever. Instead, its nourishing blend combines pure bareMinerals, exotic oils, natural waxes and conditioning plant extracts. Think of it as healthy nutrition for your lips.

Ingredients: Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Barium Sulfate, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Theobroma Grandiflorum Seed Butter, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Gardenia Tahitensis Flower Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Wax, Tocopheryl Acetate, Punica Granatum Seed Oil, Beeswax (Cera Alba), Silica, Echium Plantagineum Seed Oil, Hordeum Vulgare Seed Extract, Tocopherol, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Mica, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Carmine (CI 75470)


• Superb color hydration that wears beautifully for hours
• Soft touch case with feminine curves for a comfortable grip
• Monoi D-Tahiti Oil provides up to six hours of moisturization
• Cupuacu Butter promotes smoothness and elasticity
• Barley Lipids improve the overall condition of your lips
• Vitamin E protects and heals your lips from environmental factors
• Echium Oil fights inflammation and reduce wrinkles
• Infused with 100% pure bareMinerals for an extra dose of healthy nutrients

Berry Glace
A raspberry rose shade

Rock Candy
A primrose pink shade 

Sweet Apricot 
A warm apricot shade

Cherries On Top
A pure magenta shade 

A true nude shade

French Pastry
A shimmering peach rose shade 

Ripe Fig
A lilac mauve shade 

Glow: The color and the formula is very consistent. It's not a full coverage lipstick and I actually like that because it has a semi sheer and more natural looking hue. The shades aren't overwhelming but yet still very vibrant. They go on smooth and last pretty well. My lips didn't feel dry at all and they retained their natural moisture.

Glare: I know this may sound weird but...the only flaw I noticed was that when I opened some of the lipsticks, it seemed as if they were sweating. I've never experienced anything like that before so I'm completely unsure of the cause. My only assumption would be that maybe it's the temperature I have them stored in? Or could it possibly be the tube itself that's causing the moisture? Either way it's very minimal and doesn't seem to be effecting the quality of the lipsticks. Has anyone ever experienced this? If you have any insight please share :o)

Would I Recommend It? Yes! They have such a nice variety of shades that seem to be very complimentary to most skin-tones. They're definitely a keeper in my book!

Overall Glam: In a world full of products with harsh & grimy contents, it's refreshing to see companies that not only offer products with natural ingredients but who also care about what goes into their brand as well as the effects they have on the consumer. How many companies have you seen that offer 100% natural products? No dyes, no nasty chemicals. Bottom line they're great quality lipsticks with healthy benefits.

*bareMinerals 100% Natural Lipstick retails for $15 each. To purchase or to learn more, please visit www.bareescentuals.com .

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  1. I think that any products with a higher oil content tend to sweat more, I've never seen it with lipsticks, but I have seen it with cream blushes and bases.

    Do you know if these will be available at Sephora? I'd love to swatch them and get a feel for the formula.

  2. Hi Tamara!

    Yes Sephora does have these lipsticks I've actually seen them there & I think they carry them online too. Ulta also has them.

    Thanks for the tip, the sweating thing seemed so odd to me, the oil content makes a lot of sense!

  3. Love these colors! Im trying to transition from my usual browns to something lighter

  4. I love the colors and all of the them look great on you. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Love these lip shades! Sweet Apricot is gorgeous and it's great that they're all natural too.


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