Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Summer Beauty Blends
from Bare Escentuals

Ok Ladies. We all know that make up has a shelf life and should be discarded after three months or so, correct? Summer is the perfect time to restock on some favorites and perk up your routine to boot. We also remind our readers that when it comes to foundations in particular, if you are using the same shades in July that you use in December… it is time to look in the mirror. This is a big fashion No No.

Here at BeansTalk, we are big fans of the versatility of mineral make up and always are intrigued by the summer offerings by our friends at Bare Escentuals. Check out their Beyond the Basics Collection:

The set includes:
.02 oz i.d. bareMinerals Multi-Tasking Face in Bisque (bone)
This is a great concealer for most months, but switch to your summer bisque as your sun exposure increases.

.02 oz i.d. bareMinerals SPF 20 Multi-Tasking Face in Summer Bisque (golden beige)
BeansTalk uses this super pretty concealer to even out other areas of the face too, as we find that mother nature will sometimes color our face a bit unevenly!

.02 oz i.d. bareMinerals Soft Focus All-Over Face Color in Glee (muted mauve)
Confession: We have always wanted to try this natural blush color after we heard Leslie Blodgett talk about why they named it “glee” on one of her TV spots.

.02 oz i.d. bareMinerals All-Over Face Color in Bare Radiance (amber nude)
The beauty is in the subtle effect. Remember: soft sheer layers will do the trick.

.02 oz i.d. bareMinerals Faux Tan All-Over Face Color (sunlit bronze)
This product reminds us of the Warmth shade, as it can be used as a warm blush.

plus a Maximum Coverage Concealer Brush and a Soft Focus Face Brush.

We all love our medium beige and beige foundations from B.E., right? No need to abandon! All one needs to do for summer is layer some of these accent colors over them. It is just the right adjustment your make up routine needs to look correct with the extra summer sun exposure we all get or to look luminous in extended daylight hours while dining in outdoor cafes.

You will find the Bare Escentuals Beyond the Basics kit for a reasonable $49.00 at http://www.sephora.com/ , http://www.qvc.com/, at your local Bare Escentuals Boutique or by calling Bare Escentuals at 800/266-9135.