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bareMinerals has launched their holiday gift sets and there are options for every personality and clean beauty preference, from iconic complexion favourites to bright pops of colour, to 100% vegan skincare. I am excited to share a few of the gift sets here, including skincare and makeup. To tell you the truth, I am really impressed with the collection of products in the gift sets and the festive packaging.

bareMineral Holiday 2020 collection review and swatches

An important thing to note is that bareMinerals have made gifting planet-friendly by minimizing plastic across the holiday collection. They have eliminated unnecessary packaging, incorporated post-consumer recycled materials whenever possible and made our gift boxes completely recyclable. The holiday packaging is designed to look like wrapped gifts, all of the sets feature a hand-drawn, nature-inspired pattern and are ready to share — no gift wrap needed. Isn’t it amazing – I am loving the fun and festive packaging plus this initiative by the brand.

bareMineral Holiday 2020 collection review and swatches

Poreless At Any Age is a limited-edition travel-size mini pore-refining starter kit that is suitable for all skin types. I have not tried this range from the bareMinerals yet and feel that this is the perfect size and time to try them. The Poreless range is rich in exfoliating superfruit acids and prebiotics to minimize the look of pores and give skin a healthy and fresh-looking holiday glow. In case you have already tried and love this range, the set is perfect to stock on for travel needs. The kit includes Mini Poreless Clay Cleanser (30ml), Mini Poreless Exfoliating Essence (50ml), and Mini Poreless Oil-Free moisturizer (50ml). This set is available at beautyBoutique by Shoppers Drug Mart and shoppersdrugmart.ca.

bareMineral Holiday 2020 collection review and swatches

There are two lip sets that I am really enjoying from the holiday collection. Lip Balm Duo is a limited edition duo featuring the brand’s best selling lip balm in clear and a new rosy nude shade. The refreshing minty lip balms hydrate and nourish the lips without feeling heavy or tacky. Clear Lip Balm is good for everyone in the house while I am keeping the sheer rosy-tinted one for myself. This set is available at londondrugs.ca, London Drugs, and beautysense.ca.

bareMineral Holiday 2020 collection review and swatches

Full-size BarePro Longwear Lipstick Duo is again one of the best selling formula from the brand and is launched in this limited edition package featuring a universally flattering warm rose shade and a new limited edition bold red shade. I have liked the formula of BarePro Longwear Lipstick in the past and excited to have it back in my makeup routine. It is full-coverage matte colour and is comfortable on the lips without making them dry. The formula has nice longevity without smudging and transferring (on the mask these days). This duo is available at Sephora and sephora.ca.

bareMineral Holiday 2020 collection review and swatches

Strength & Length Mascara Duo Full size + Free Mini is a limited edition mascara gift set featuring a full-size clean, vegan mascara plus a free mini – to add length and lift to the lashes. The formula is infused with Red Clover Peptide Serum to maximize natural lash growth. I am excited to try the formula. This set is available at beautyBoutique by Shoppers Drug Mart, shoppersdrugmart.ca, londondrugs.ca, London Drugs, and beautysense.ca.

bareMineral Holiday 2020 collection review and swatches

Finally, coming to the palettes – for eyes and face. Joyful Color Gen Nude Eyeshadow Palette is a limited-edition palette featuring 6 flattering neutral and plum tones. There are 3 shimmering neutral shades and 3 cool violets. The formula is smooth and creamy, blends easily, and is buildable. I did not feel it dry on the lids. The palette works very well for luminous neutral as well as a bold plum eye look.

bareMineral Holiday 2020 collection review and swatches

The shades of the palette are described below (left to right):

Chai – rose beige

Cider – pink peach

Toasty – true bronze

Flash – cool lilac

Plum – rich plum

Velvet – deep charcoal

This Eyeshadow Palette is available at londondrugs.ca, London Drugs, and beautysense.ca.

bareMineral Holiday 2020 collection review and swatches

Gen Nude Ombre Face Palette is a very versatile face palette that is all you need for a hint of holiday radiance – a natural-looking glow with a flush of soft-rose blush, matte mineral bronzing powder, and shimmering champagne highlighting perfect. The formulas very soft and creamy, apply and blend easily. It has light to medium buildable coverage and gives a beautiful natural radiant finish. This Face Palette is available at Sephora, sephora.ca, beautyBoutique by Shoppers Drug Mart, shoppersdrugmart.ca, londondrugs.ca, London Drugs, and beautysense.ca.

bareMineral Holiday 2020 collection review and swatches

Overall, a really festive and fun collection with something for everyone – be it a skincare lover or a makeup lover.

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bareMinerals has launched a new lipstick called Mineralist Hydra-Smoothing Lipstick, a clean, mineral-infused vegan lipstick with minimal ingredients. The formula is very creamy and nourishing while providing a high pigment color. As per the official website, this lipstick is made with 19 ingredients – 40% less than the traditional lipsticks – this is pretty amazing to know. I was not aware that a lipstick is made of more than 27 ingredients – this is interesting. Coming back to the newest launch, bareMinerals Mineralist Hydra-Smoothing Lipstick has some really nice, hydrating, nourishing, and replenishing ingredients for smooth, soft, and supple lips.

Review and swatches of the new bareMinerals Mineralist Hydra-Smoothing Lipstick

bareMinerals Mineralist Hydra-Smoothing Lipstick shade ranges from nudest nude to the brightest plum and burgundy shades. Each of the 25 shade is inspired by the healing powers of natural minerals, crystals and gemstones, and features a subtle, uplifting natural scent of Prickly Pear and Acai. Not just hydrating and pigmented, the lipstick also helps nourish the dry lips while smoothing the visible lines on the lips. The packaging of the lipstick looks elegant with a light golden cover and a heavy smooth feel.

Review and swatches of the new bareMinerals Mineralist Hydra-Smoothing Lipstick

The shade description of the shades swatches is below:

Grace – Nude Pink

Focus – Muted Mauve

Memory – Neutral Rose

Honesty – Mauve Pink

Inspiration – Cherry Red

Courage – Classic Red

Optimism – Pink Strawberry

Intuition – Brick Red

Awareness – Rich Rosewood

Perception – Black Raspberry

Review and swatches of the new bareMinerals Mineralist Hydra-Smoothing Lipstick
(L to R) Grace, Focus, Memory, Honesty, Inspiration, Courage, Optimism, Intuition, Awareness, Perception

One single swipe is good enough to get full coverage. It works for me without a lip liner unless I am looking for more precision. The texture is lightweight while the finish is creamy satin. It keeps the lips comfortable and hydrated. As the formula is nourishing, it needs reapplying throughout the day.

Review and swatches of the new bareMinerals Mineralist Hydra-Smoothing Lipstick

Overall, a really beautiful lipstick – both in terms of shade range and formula – perfect for everyday wear. bareMinerals Mineralist Hydra-Smoothing Lipstick is available at Sephora, Sephora.ca, and Nordstrom.

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bareMinerals has launched the Bounce and Blur Collection which has a breakthrough new bouncy powder and good-for-skin ingredients. The collection comprises of a nicely curated collection of shades for eyes and cheeks – 2 eyeshadow palettes and 4 blushes. To tell you how I felt when I dipped my finger into the pan was not something like I have experienced before – maybe I would have but I do not remember – this is so beautiful bouncy texture, literally felt like a very soft bouncy stress ball to my fingers.

New bareMinerals Bounce & Blur Collection - review and swatches of full collection - 2 eyeshadow palettes in dusk and dawn, 4 blushes

Below are the highlighted key ingredients of the formula for both eyeshadows and blushes
– Blurring Mineral Complex: Creates a soft-focus, diffused finish while helping to blur the look of fine lines around the delicate eye area.
– Botanical Blend: A blend of hydrating, naturally-derived, botanical ingredients to help smooth skin’s appearance while providing a bouncy, blendable texture.
– Color Smart Pearls: Reflect and refract light for luminous, never-flat colour that’s wearable on all skin tones for both eyeshadow and blush. For the blushes, each shade has different amounts of pearl for finishes ranging from satin to shimmer.

New bareMinerals Bounce & Blur Collection - review and swatches of full collection - 2 eyeshadow palettes in dusk and dawn, 4 blushes

Bouncy & Blur eyeshadow palettes are finger-friendly, a weightless shadow that does not crease or has fallouts. It builds and blends like a dream. The formula and texture are very impressive. The shades and finish is something I am totally loving – and is very office-friendly. If you follow me on Instagram, you might have already noticed I love a very natural finish of makeup for everyday wear. This eyeshadow gives a beautiful shine and hint of colour with one swipe and is easily buildable from sheer to bold.

New bareMinerals Bounce & Blur Collection - review and swatches of full collection - 2 eyeshadow palettes in dusk and dawn, 4 blushes

Every five pan palettes are inspired by the natural beauty of the sunlit sky, in a range of finishes from satin to shimmer. The Dawn palette features cool, sunrise tones, and the Dusk palette features warm, sunset tones. Below is the description of the shades for both the palettes:

New bareMinerals Bounce & Blur Collection - review and swatches of full collection - 2 eyeshadow palettes in dusk and dawn, 4 blushes

Dusk Bounce & Blur Eyeshadow Palette:
– Evening Star (creamy beige satin)

Harvest Moon (burnt amber metallic)

Crimson Sunset (deep crimson satin)

Sepia Sky (darkened sepia satin)

Purple Twilight (rich plum satin)

New bareMinerals Bounce & Blur Collection - review and swatches of full collection - 2 eyeshadow palettes in dusk and dawn, 4 blushes

Dawn Bounce & Blur Eyeshadow Palette :
– Aurora Light (holographic white shimmer)

Pink Cloud (blush pink satin)

Misty Morning (soft rose satin)

Hazy Taupe (cool taupe satin)

Stormy Sky (deep charcoal satin)

New bareMinerals Bounce & Blur Collection - review and swatches of full collection - 2 eyeshadow palettes in dusk and dawn, 4 blushes

Bounce & Blur Blush is a fingertip-friendly, bouncy, powder blush that builds and blends effortlessly for a beautifully-blurred, naturally-healthy-looking flush. It also blurs the look of pores and imperfections for a naturally airbrushed effect with no harsh lines or uneven colour. This weightless, cream-powder blush blends like a dream—no brush needed. Each shade is inspired by the gorgeous tones of the sunrise and sunset.

New bareMinerals Bounce & Blur Collection - review and swatches of full collection - 2 eyeshadow palettes in dusk and dawn, 4 blushes

The Bounce & Blur Blush is available in four shades with a radiant finish as described below:

Blurred Buff – bronzed rose

Coral Cloud – fresh peach

Pink sky – poppy pink

Mauve sunrise – rosy mauve

Overall, a really beautiful and impressive formula with very much wearable shades for every day. bareMinerals Bounce & Blur Collection is available at Sephora, Sephora.ca, and Nordstrom.

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