Product Review: Bare Minerals Pretty Amazing Lipcolor

Bare Minerals Pretty Amazing Lip Color in Confidence (2ml deluxe sample)
Bare Minerals Pretty Amazing Lip Color in Confidence (2ml deluxe sample)

I haven’t used a lot of Bare Escentuals (also known as Bare Minerals) products before. I used a couple of their loose powder eyeshadow before and wasn’t completely impressed by them, perhaps mostly because I am a pressed eyeshadow kind of gal. Loose powder eyeshadows are messy. Good news is, Bare Escentuals had finally made pressed powder eyeshadow and they have a few palettes out just in time for the holiday season. (I don’t know why they didn’t do it before – Jane Iredale had always had pressed powder eyeshadows!)

Getting back to this lipcolor – it looks like a gloss, but it is more of a full bodied lipstick. The design is exactly like many of the Japanese lip glosses – with a super flexible applicator tip that will move and caress the curve of your lips. The Japanese had them for years before this came out. Sometimes I do wait for the western brands to copy the design of Japanese brands just so I can get it locally and cheaper! Take a look at the Coffret D’or Essence Stay Rouge and you will see what I mean:

Kanebo Coffret D'or Essence Stay Rouge, 6g, about US$30.00
Kanebo Coffret D'or Essence Stay Rouge, 6g, about US$30.00
The full size product shows the applicator a little better.

Anyway, the applicator really makes the product in this case. It’s so flexible it almost felt like you were using a bendable lip brush; as for the color, the Confidence shade is a dark pink/fushia, and it looks quite nice for the season. The texture felt more like a lipstick, more creamy than runny than a gloss. The coverage is full, just like a regular lipstick, but it feels hydrating without being remotely sticky.

For the price – I got this deluxe 2ml sample as part of the purchase from Sephora 2 months ago – US$16 for the full size 0.13 oz. product is very reasonable. I love the look of a cellophane glaze this gives my dry lips.

©Joseibi.com. Me wearing Bare Minerals Pretty Lipcolor in Confidence
©Joseibi.com. Me wearing Bare Minerals Pretty Lipcolor in Confidence

This also comes in a variety of shades, and I definitely will be buying  different shades!

Bare Escentuals does not test on animals by the way.

Ingredients:

Dipentaerythrityl Hexahydroxystearate, Octyldodecanol, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Dipentaerythrityl Tetrahydroxystearate/Tetraisostearate, Trimethylolpropane Triisostearate, Alcohol, Tourmaline, Phospholipids, Smithsonite Extract, Dicalcium Phosphate, Pearl Powder, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate, Hyaluronic Acid, Saccharomyces Cerevisae Extract, Tocopherol, Tripeptide-29. (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Red 7 (Ci 15850), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985).

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