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A fabulous bareMinerals make-under evening

A week or so before I left my last job, one of the lovely ladies I worked with organised a beauty and pamper evening for us, which was run by make up artists from bareMinerals.

I have always been fairly dubious about the coverage of mineral foundations, and so was excited to have a chance to try it. The format of the evening was drinks and nibbles, followed by a demonstration we would follow along with, learning to use the products on ourselves. The artists who looked after us were from the Covent Garden branch of bareMinerals – Alex, Natalie, Maridelle and Lauren. They were all lovely, really helpful and generally fab to have around.

Set up and ready to go:


Being a brush addict, this was an exciting place setting… DSCF0169

The skincare range was also provided for us to use, test and try out.


For each step of the make-under (cleansing, moisturising, priming, foundation and then eyes, cheeks, contouring, lips), Alex demonstrated on Kim at the head of the table and we all followed suit, assisted by the bareMinerals girls.


Here’s me all smiley after having been colour matched for foundation –


Natalie and Charlotte applying eyeliner…]


Decision time for Mandy and Tracey, and some expert assistance for Yemisi…DSCF0179DSCF0198A happy Becky and me, showing off our entertainingly different skintones…     DSCF0183

And the finished products! Me in my original liquid lipstick, and when I discovered the red one – which I have since bought, I LOVE it!

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And with Kim who organised it (blonde) Tracey (short dark hair) and Alex our make up artist on far right:


It was a great night, the products were fantastic (and I will try to do a separate post on the glorious eyeliner and liquid lipstick I bought and have worn every day since), the girls were knowledgeable and helpful but not in any way pushy, and it’s all very reasonably priced. And all-natural, which is always good.

Coverage-wise, I was pleasantly surprised by the foundation – it felt light on my skin, but was easily buildable to cover problem areas. I’m not sure I’m a total convert as I do love my liquid, but would definitely consider buying one to try out on an everyday basis when my current stash runs out.