Review: Bare Minerals Get Started Kit

Friday, November 14, 2014
A couple of weeks ago I received the *Bare Minerals Get Started Kit in Light from House of Fraser. I have tried a couple of Bare Minerals products such as the Mineral Veil, Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in 'Make Your Move' and the Ready Eyeshadow 2.0 in 'The Promise' all of which I love so I was excited to try this set! 

The kit contains: Prime Time Original Foundation Primer, Original SPF15 Foundation in Light & Fairly Light, Warmth All-Over Face Color, Original Mineral Veil Finishing Powder, Full Flawless Face Brush, Flawless Application Face Brush and the Maximum Coverage Concealer Brush. I also received a mini Lash Domination Mascara and mini mirror!

The set is beautifully packaged with two outer sleeves, which contain a step by step guide and before and after photographs showing what the kit can do. As well as a more informative booklet guide inside. I think this kit or at least this package is part of the christmas/holiday range. It also comes in a box which could be re-used. 
Here is the look I created with all of my Bare Minerals products! Firstly, I have to talk about my favourite products from the kit - the brushes. I have a lot of makeup brushes from numerous brands and the Flawless Face Brush has to be one of the smoothest/softest I own, I love it! I have been using it with the Original Foundation and Mineral Veil, it is a gorgeous brush that works so well. 

Next up the Prime Time Original Primer, I have a few that I use but none that have ever wowed me - this is the same, it doesn't wow me but it is a really nice, smoothing primer that I think does improve the longevity of my makeup to an extent. Now onto the foundation, the Light shade is a touch too dark for me but the Fairly Light shade is a good match, even though I have super pale skin. Even though the foundation is a powder it isn't look overly matte or cakey on the skin, hopefully you can see from the photos above that it lets some of my skin show through and it still looks slightly glowy due to my facial oils/moisturiser. The foundation in my opinion is light to medium coverage, it doesn't highlight patches of dryness on my skin and I only need to use a small amount. For a more full coverage application, for my under eye darkness and redness, I use the Max Coverage Concealer Brush which really packs on the foundation and amps up the coverage. 

The next product is the All-Over Face Color in Warmth which when I first received it, I thought the colour would be far too dark as it is a red toned brown shade but when used very lightly on top of and under the cheekbones it makes a really nice slightly warm toned contour/bronzer.  Finally to finish off the base, I used the Mineral Veil which I already have in my makeup collection. I mention it in my month in photos post back in December last year, here. It sets my makeup but it doesn't look caky at all and as with the foundation and face color, it doesn't highlight dryness or pores.

Lastly, the Lash Domination Mascara which claims to be a volumizing mascara although I find it gives my lashes more length and definition rather than a lot of volume, however I only like to use one coat of mascara as I love natural but defined lashes. It applies smoothly and I love the shiny packaging!

Overall, I think this set is great if you haven't tried Bare Minerals products before as you get a good range to try and the quality is fantastic as is the presentation so it would make a great christmas gift. I am definitely going to look into the brushes and more of their lipsticks! The lipstick and eyeshadow duo I used can also be purchased from House of Fraser. All of their holiday/christmas gifts on House of Fraser look gorgeous!

Have you tried any products or gift sets from Bare Minerals? If so what are your favourite Bare Minerals products?


  1. I want to try Bare Minerals products for sure!

    Paige xx
    Skin And Roses

  2. Oh yes! I love Bare Minerals, such a good brand with awesome products! I'm a sucker for their blushes! <3

    1. I haven't tried their blushes but I love the powders, lipsticks and eyeshadows x

  3. I agree, this kit is great if you haven't tried Bare Minerals before :) x


  4. really wanted the prime time for ages! thanks for the review,
    ♥ jen | jennifer's journal xx

  5. this kit is a great way to try out a lot of different products
    keep in touch

  6. This is such a nice little starter kit, the brush sounds amazing. I'm surprised they put such a warm powder in it though!

    India / Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

    1. I know, it would be better if it was neutral or cool toned especially for pale skin tones x

  7. I work for bareMinerals and I am so glad you liked the started kit :D The Christmas looking packaging is just a sleeve put around it for Christmas and the sleeve underneath that is what it usually looks like on shelves :) I loved the look you created! :)

  8. i used to use bare minerals, but got through the powder foundation so quickly! Plus it isn't cheap. The primer however I thought was amazing!
    The Pixie Cut | Cosmo Blog award winner


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