Don’t Let The Winter Dry you Out – Part 5

Last time I introduced you to an awesome Almay product; this time I want you to meet its higher-end counterpart. As one of the first make-ups of its kind, Bare Escentuals is the O.G. (original gangster – but in our case, O.C., original cosmetic). Bare Escentuals is also known as Bare Minerals, but is better known as the brand that is all powder – eye liner  to concealer , Bare Escentuals does it in powder. The only exception is their lip colors and mascara; those products simply wouldn’t work as a powder.

Like Almay’s Wake-up Hydrating line, Bare Escentuals is one hundred percent natural – the name pretty much says it all. Bare Escentuals is great because they actually offer beginner packages at a discounted price, kind of like a perfume set you would find at a department store (great gift idea!). There are actually two different starter kits, because who doesn’t love options. The smaller kit is under $30 and contains the basics; a foundation, a mineral veil, warmth (Bare Mineral bronzer), mascara, and two different size brushes. Their website has a guide to help each individual find their perfect shade and if you go to one of their retailers, a sales person will match your shade. Mineral veil is that finishing touch – even if you don’t run through the whole face routine, mineral veil can still be applied. And of course, every kit comes with a ‘How To’ DVD. The other kit, just under $60 comes with the same items plus: 2 more smaller brushes, a compact with a travel brush, and an extra foundation – either the shade darker or lighter than what you are – because originally when the brand was only available on QVC, customers needed to be sure they could find a color match (pretty smart) – so maybe the larger kit is better for the girl who tans in the summer and keeps it natural (a fairer complexion) in the winter.

If that doesn’t convince you, Bare Escentuals has also won a number of awards from fashion magazines like Teen Vogue and Cosmopolitan, and trusted retailers like Sephora and QVC. These awards consist mostly of customer choice awards and best of awards, however their total award count is well over fifty; not something most companies are able to say. As Bare Escentuals is already considered a skincare treatment simply in their makeup department (yes, it’s that good), don’t miss out on their next great thing; Bare Minerals Skincare. It is still fairly new, however it has already won best of awards from Health and Self magazines. With so many good-for-you gift options, none of you should have a hard time finding the perfect gift for the girl who wants to look fresh and flawless while improving her skin at the same time.

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