I have never used Bare Minerals before although I know it's all the rage, and has quite a large fan base. My sister uses their makeup and loves it. I was quite happy to try something out I didn't have to pay for.
I prepped my skin with my usual routine. Primed with Prime Time, a gelish type of a primer that seem to smooth everything out; let is set for a couple minutes, then went to buff town. I used the tiny kabuki, and followed the application instructions I saw on tv once: tap out a bit of the product onto the lid, swirl with brush, buff onto face… due to the tiny size of the brush it took a while, but I was in no rush :)
And I have to say I am not a convert. While the product itself is nice, it doesn't even come close to coverage I want or expect. There is just too much redness, and skin tone unevenness on my face for this to deal with. I need my liquid or cream foundations to bring a semblance of "alright" to my visage.
Personally I feel this product is ideal for someone with an "alright" epidermis or someone who loves mineral makeup and won't use anything else.
I will most likely use this tiny little pot of foundation as a setting powder or pass it on… but I just can't wear it on it's own… it's just too sheer for me.
However I'm going to find a use for this tiny little thing :)