Is Bare Minerals The Most Underrated Makeup Brand?

Bare Minerals is such an unassuming brand that just seems to fly under the radar in the beauty community. While you’ll hear mention of their products every now and then, it isn’t a brand that features heavily in our daily Instagram scrolls.  Having used a myriad of their colour cosmetics,  I thought it was time to shine a spotlight on the incredible brand that is Bare Minerals.


Bare Minerals 

As the name suggests, Bare Minerals formulations are made up of mineral ingredients. The brand was one of the first of it’s kind, spear-heading the mineral makeup movement more than 35 years ago.

Long before “clean” became part of the collective consciousness, we were making natural, mineral-based makeup and skincare. Purity in formulation and feel has been our guiding principle since the very beginning, and to this day, we continue to innovate beauty products that are full of skin-loving minerals, and free of harmful ingredients.

Bare Mineral Complexion Rescue

Complexion Rescue

First and foremost, you’d probably be most familiar with the dreaminess that is Complexion Rescue. This beautifully silky, hydrating gel cream delivers the most divine amount of coverage. All while making you look fresh, glowy and a vision of health. I have championed this little love of mine ever since she landed in my lap. You can read my in-depth review here.

Bare Minerals Gen Nude Swatches

Bare Minerals Gen Nude Eyeshadows

Another BM product that completely blew me away is their phenomenal eyeshadows. The formulas are rich, buttery and oh-so-easy to blend.  Combine that with the user-friendly size of the Gen Nude palettes, makes these a winner for the pros, beginners and travelers alike. The packaging is gorgeous, the colourways allow simple looks, or the option to build it up for something more vampy.

Bare Minerals best of

Bare Minerals Lip Products 

Where to begin. Bare Minerals kill it when it comes to lippies. Glosses are buttery, liquid lipsticks are comfortable and the bullet lipsticks are creamy and smooth.  I haven’t met a BM lippie that I didn’t like. I want to pay a particular mention to the Gen Nude Liquid Lipsticks. The formula of these is really good. They are almost weightless, full of colour and not drying in the slightest. They aren’t as long-lasting as many liquid lips, but still a top contender when it comes to my all-time favourite formulas.

Bare minerals mineral foundation

Bare Minerals Mineral Powder

The foundation on which the brand is built – The mineral powders.  Having used their original, matte and pro powder varieties, it is clear to see why these powders have lasted the test of time in such a trend-based, forever-changing industry. The mineral powders are silky and blend out beautifully. They can be worn alone for an easy dusting of coverage, or they can be used to set your foundation for a more glam look. They are long-lasting, comfortable and kind on the skin. Full of high-quality ingredients for a high-quality result.

Is Bare Minerals Underrated?

To this day, I haven’t been disappointed with a Bare Minerals product. It constantly puzzles me why Bare Minerals doesn’t get more coverage on social media. It truly is a brand that stands out to me. Despite there being nothing flashy, the products are hard-working and practical. And best of all? Most products come well below the $50 mark. With reasonable prices, kind-to-skin ingredients, and products of such high quality, If you haven’t before, I would highly recommend checking out the Bare Minerals stand next time your cute little face is browsing at MECCA.

Bare Minerals also has an impressive range of skincare items. I haven’t had the opportunity to trial just yet, but you better believe it is right up the top of my wish list.

Have you used Bare Minerals before? What are your favourite products?

Chat soon,

Camille x

*DISCLAIMER – Although some of these products were provided for my consideration, all views and opinions are 100% honest and my own. No sponsorship or money has been provided for my review. All discount codes are not affiliated unless specifically stated. All opinions are based purely on my own experiences. I try my hardest to provide my readers with accurate information, but I am not by any means a professional, nor am I an expert. Please do not confuse my opinions with professional advice.


  1. March 22, 2019 / 12:46 pm

    Agreed! Their new stick foundation might be a new favorite!

    • onabeautybender
      March 23, 2019 / 2:22 am

      I am dying to try it x

  2. March 28, 2019 / 6:09 am

    i LOVE this brand, especially their BarePro foundation

    • onabeautybender
      March 28, 2019 / 7:00 am

      Isn’t it great? I’ve loved all the products I’ve tried from them

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