Advantages Quick/easy application, blendable, evens/brightens complexion, gentle on sensitive skin
Disadvantages Can take a few attempts to perfect the application, not waterproof
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I accept imperfections equal individuality, that dark circles, uneven skin and blemishes are the simple quirks of ones appearance but that doesn't mean I like them on myself. I've always been self conscious regarding my own "perceived" skin inadequacies and consequently seldom leave my house without wearing make up of some description. If nothing else a good concealer is Paramount and Multi Tasking Summer Bisque (here on referred to as just Summer Bisque) is an imperative product in my cosmetic case. Although it's primary use is as a concealer it can be just as easily adapted to become an all over face cover or foundation.
Summer Bisque, not to be confused with the slightly paler shade of Bisque is a multi tasking mineral concealer that works in much the same way as my old traditional liquid or stick concealers. It's designed to camouflage unwanted blemishes and conceal minor skin imperfections such as Rosacea, broken capillaries and light scarring but also doubles as an eye shadow base where a light dusting along the eye lids provides me with an excellent base that holds the shadow in place and prevents the colour from sinking into the creases and smudging.Derived from a blend of natural minerals and organic extracts finely ground to a powder of near dust consistency, Summer bisque is incredibly light weight both to apply and wear and has a lovely soft, velvety texture which lends to a smooth, creamy application and flawless finish, brightening my skin whilst hiding imperfections with absolutely no scent what so ever, a definite benefit as I'm not akin to scented products to my face.
Summer Bisque is a light to medium shade, delicate honey/golden brown in colouring that looks deceptively darker than it actually is on retail websites. It's suitable for fair to medium complexions, although for Porcelain tones I feel this maybe just a shade too dark however these minerals are versatile and I love that Summer Bisque can be combined with other mineral concealer and foundation shades to achieve a perfect skin match, particularly useful if I need to adapt the shade for lighter or slightly heavier coverage. These minerals can also be used as a stand alone face colour in replacement of foundation or used both under and over foundation and/or Mineral Veil, which saves significant time if I want to touch up my makeup during the day as unlike traditional concealers that can't be applied over loose and pressed powder Summer bisque can.I have fair skin and this concealer is the perfect colour match for my complexion, blending beautifully with my natural skin tone, concealing my light blemishes, dark circles and red cheeks without leaving my skin "cakey" or with the obligatory light orange colouring, the tell tale shade traditional concealers can develop throughout the day.
Summer Bisque really is also incredibly hard working, not just complimenting my skin but also working with it. I've noticed a significant reduction in oily breakouts as a direct result of using the minerals as they absorb the oils before they can smudge my makeup or gause my t-zone to look greasy. I'm certainly less prone to breakouts and they've had a calming effect on my sensitive skin, previous cosmetics would make my skin itch or cause flaking, Summer Bisque doesn't. As an undereye concealer Summer Bisque works wonders at concealing dark circles where the minerals help to neutralise the darker colouring as well as brighten the area, all without the need of any harsh rubbing to blend and cover.
Summer Bisque is also long wearing, I can get a good twelve hours from the minerals without clogging andIn fact I can even wear Summer Bisque during my workouts where the minerals hold in place with almost no smudging, although heavy sweating does cause them to deteriorate and so a light dusting to touch up is required to regain the flawless complexion.
There are of course a couple of downsides to Summer Bisque although neither has caused me to reduce my overall rating as they don't directly effect me. These minerals are not waterproof so although they can tolerate light sweating, splashes of water (cleanser or soap is required to fully remove) will wash them off so I couldn't recommend them for swimmers or anyone planning a trip to the seaside which includes a dip in the water nor do I think that they would be an effective camouflage for prominent pigmentation discolouration such as birth marks as I feel this shade may not be dark enough for a complete camouflage but I think they would certainly reduce the appearance significantly.
Department stores in my area don't sell BareMineral products so I buy mine from EBay where a 2gram container costs an average £12.00 inclusive of postage. The initial outlay may seem steep but a little really goes a long way. I'm quite a heavy user and 2grams will generally last me around four to five months (with daily use) which averages at a cost effective 7pence per day working out significantly cheaper for me than most basic high street alternatives but even if you don't use them this frequently because the minerals contain no moisture to cause bacteria or chemicals that inevitably cause deterioration these minerals will happily last for years (my BareMineral Warmth is still going strong almost two years after purchasing) and the entire packaging is recyclable, so kind to the environment as well as the skin.
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