Bare Minerals has definitely been one of my favourite makeup brands over the past couple of years. The Bare Skin Concealer is my absolute go to for brighter hydrated under eyes with their Original Powder Foundation being a favourite of mine for a hot summers day or Destination Bride.

I’ve never tried the lipsticks so when I received a selection of shades of their latest lipstick formula (Minimalist Hydra-Smoothing Lipstick) I couldn’t wait to give them a try!!

It promises double the colour and double the hydration with minimal ingredients. The formula is made up of only 19 ingredients – 40% less than the best selling lipsticks on the market making it a great choice for anyone with dry/sensitive lips that are easily irritated.

The texture is an absolute dream giving all the hydration without a shiny finish. I love a bold colour, matte finish being my usual choice for staying power, however I actually found this lipstick had surprisingly strong staying power for the creamy finish it gives. It also wears off in a faded stain rather than blotchy which is absolutely ideal for us bold lipstick lovers.

My 3 fave shades so far would be…


A Vibrant Orange/Red. Perfect for the summer months and works particularly well on an olive/darker skin tone. If you are a fairer skin tone go for a cooler toned bright red like ‘Inspiration’.


A Pinky Peachy Nude. If you have a fairer skin tone try Insight which it a Pinky/Peachy beige with a little less colour. Deeper skin tone try Joy for that pop of pink to be a little brighter.


A Rich Neutral Everyday Shade. Perfect for those low maintenance days when you want to slap it on and go. Fairer skin tone than me opt for Memory or Insight. Darker skin tone than me try out Awareness or Integrity.



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