Hello, dear reader, and welcome to my first ever beauty post! There's a reason that it's taken me this long to get share my thoughts on a beauty product: It's simply because I've never been a make-up person. Bar the overuse of eyeliner when I was 15, it wasn't until I was in my late teens that I started exploring make-up, and since then I've always felt behind in the beauty world. However, that's not to say that make-up isn't important to me. It's just that with my acne prone skin, I've got to be extra careful when choosing make-up, especially when it comes to foundation.
For Christmas last year, my Mum gifted me the bareMinerals Get Started Kit for light skin, and I haven't looked back since. According to WebMD mineral-based foundations are the way to go for acne prone skin. And from my own experience, I'd have to agree. Foundations I have used in the past may have made my skin look pretty while I wore them, but in the long run they clogged up my pores. Whereas I can wear the bareMinerals foundation everyday, and no extra spots seem to pop up because of this. Plus, buffing on powder feels so much lighter on my skin than the mousse and liquid foundations I have tried in the past.
When I'm going out for the night, I'll put on primer first, to ensure that the foundation sits in place for the duration of my escapades. Having said that, I don't wear the primer on a daily basis, because applying it feels quite greasy. Plus, you have to apply it using your fingertips, and if you read my Tips for Acne Sufferers you'll know that you should avoid this when tackling acne.
I wear the Fairly Light N10 shade, which matches my skin tone perfectly. I top it all off and seal it in place with the Mineral Veil, which is also provided in the Get Started Kit. The amount of bareMinerals in this post makes it look like I'm being sponsored by them! But no, it's overloaded with bareMinerals products because when I find a product that works for me, I stick to it. I'm experimental with my style, but not so much with my beauty regime.
Here's my final look. My spots are still noticeable, because I don't wear concealer at the moment... Gosh I really am slow on the uptake when it comes to beauty! Clearly, I'm in need of advice, so please do let me know what products you use to cover oily/acne ridden skin! Also, have you tried bareMinerals? Let me know what you think in the comments!