[unpaid/sample/ad/affiliate] The interesting thing about this new launch from bareMinerals is that this lipstick formula uses 19 ingredients which is about 40% less than a regular lipstick. Judging by performance of Mineralist, there is a lot we can do without and it’s really made me question what the pointless ingredients actually are – and of course, why you’d add more when less does just as good a job.
The other thing to point out is that half way through taking pictures for this post, I stopped and made cherry jam, completely forgetting to keep a couple by for finishing pictures. I thought lock down had sharpened my memory but apparently not!
There’s a good proportion of oil in the vegan formula – olive oil, sea buckthorn oil and pomegranate – so you think the finish will be glossier than it actually is. It sits to a satin formula but feels like a shine formula. The shades are very rich but you really need to see swatches before buying because the colour you get on your lip (or arm) isn’t necessarily as representative of what you see in the bullet as it should be. Mostly, that translates to being brighter than expected especially with brown shifting pink which isn’t a bad thing necessarily. I found it smoothing and not in the least drying but unbelievably from a line up of 25 shades, didn’t quite find the one for me.
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