Beauty report: bareMinerals barePRO Performance Wear Powder Foundation

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Name: bareMinerals barePRO Performance Wear Powder Foundation
Price: $44 
What it does: A powder foundation that promises to “glide on seamlessly to grant customisable full coverage and a super smooth, silky finish.” 
Key ingredients: 90 per cent vitamins and minerals
Available from: mecca.com.au

How it feels/smells/looks

Black packaging ft. a sponge and mirror. It’s advertised as fragrance-free, however, there’s a slight talcum powder-esque odour. Nothing major though. 

Why I like it

It’s a very finely milled powder, making it quite long lasting if built up properly (without that caked on feeling). There’s also SPF in the formula, but the colour doesn’t oxidise over time. Plus, mineral powders are good for sensitive skin. 

Areas for improvement

Because it’s so fine, it did very little to cover my skin and I sat in front of the mirror building the pigment for 10 minutes. Even then, it kind of looked like I had just buffed some pressed powder on my face. It also emphasised my pores after a few hours of wear. 

Final comments

Trust me, I really wanted to love this product. I’m all for the idea of a no-fuss, all-in-one foundation, however, this powder fell a little short. If you have oily skin, I’m sure this product would work wonders. But for me, the ratio of time spent to achieved results wasn’t so impressive. 

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