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No more Bare Minerals!

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Ansumpasty Tue 26-Feb-19 10:46:53

Does anyone have any inside knowledge of this and AIBU to worry that it’s product safety!?
Just been to pick up more of my trusted Bare Minerals makeup to be told that the entire line has been withdrawn with immediate effect. Tried another shop, told same thing. Bare Minerals counter staff have been dismissed.

I have horrendous skin and used this for 15 years solid as it’s the only makeup not to worsen my acne. What on Earth. First world problem but what the hell is wrong with the product I’ve been inhaling for over a decade and what am I going to use!?

Seahorseshoe Tue 26-Feb-19 10:51:12

I don't know, I haven't heard anything and I've never used them. But I've bought legitimate make up from eBay before now, when a product I like has been discontinued. I've bought all I can get my hands on. So I suggest you go and have a look at what they've got before other disgruntled product users hoover up what's left.

Regarding the safety aspect, have you googled it??

wizzywig Tue 26-Feb-19 10:51:16

Woah, really?! Wonder why

Redcampions Tue 26-Feb-19 10:53:06

Shit I hope not

Ansumpasty Tue 26-Feb-19 10:53:39

@Seahorseshoe Nothing is coming up in google, which is bizarre! One of the beauticians I spoke to at the shop said she thinks it’s a specific ingredient that they’ve found fault with, but she could just be speculating...

MarthasGinYard Tue 26-Feb-19 10:54:42

Really shock

Just googled and all still available online

MrsJayy Tue 26-Feb-19 10:55:37

Really that is odd the whole range?

Hittapotamus Tue 26-Feb-19 10:55:51

The official website is still showing you can buy foundation?

MadisonAvenue Tue 26-Feb-19 10:56:45

Just looking and the still seem to have an online store and their Instagram was updated as recently as yesterday.

Ansumpasty Tue 26-Feb-19 10:58:46


That’s what I’m finding strange. It’s odd that both shops said the same thing??

Marcipex Tue 26-Feb-19 10:59:11

If there's a problem with one product, surely the counter staff wouldn't have all been dismissed.

purpleelk Tue 26-Feb-19 10:59:14

What? I bought some a week ago in duty free. I can still buy some oneline just now. And nothing in the news. Given it’s a huge company and part of Shiseido, who announced they were closing a lot of the US stores in 2017

Birdsgottafly Tue 26-Feb-19 10:59:33

I use this so have been googling.

I get mine from Qvc and its still on there.

Let's just blame Brexit.

theemmadilemma Tue 26-Feb-19 10:59:51

WTF? I need this in my life.

purpleelk Tue 26-Feb-19 11:00:07

...gah, cut off. Surely it would be all over the news if they were shutting down counters or there was a recall.

AnchorDownDeepBreath Tue 26-Feb-19 11:00:09

Where did you go?

They haven't reported anything to the regulatory bodies so I'd be surprised, they'd be in for a pretty hefty fine. They haven't publicised anything either. The online shop works, their social media was active yesterday, there's nothing on social media from dismissed workers or anyone else being turned away...

It's been well covered up if something has happened!

purpleelk Tue 26-Feb-19 11:01:07

I think the OP is cleverly pushing the Feb sales to go through the roof. I for one just dumped 10 products into my online basketgrin

IceRebel Tue 26-Feb-19 11:01:18

I can't see any poof to your claims at all. confused I'm sure if all the counter staff had suddenly found themselves out of a job, it would be all over social media?

IceRebel Tue 26-Feb-19 11:02:02

Proof (Gah give me a edit button, for all my silly typing errors)

MrsJayy Tue 26-Feb-19 11:02:27

Nothing is coming up on google I buy mine in Debenhams and the online shop is still taking orders,

Steamedbadger Tue 26-Feb-19 11:03:58

What do people love so much about this stuff? I once let a counter assistant make me up with it and it looked awful, really powdery on my skin.

werideatdawn Tue 26-Feb-19 11:04:47

confused weird thing to make up

SpringForEver Tue 26-Feb-19 11:05:15

Maybe just closing some shops and the staff have the wrong information.

Ansumpasty Tue 26-Feb-19 11:05:29


It’s really strange- both shops were selling off all Bare Minerals at discounted price and have now been removed from the ‘stockist’ list on the Bare Minerals website. Still says Debenhams and boots. I presumed the first shop was perhaps misinformed which is why I went to another.

If anyone happens to be passing Debenhams today, please ask for me!

Ansumpasty Tue 26-Feb-19 11:07:00

@werideatdawn Yes, i’m sad but I’m not that sad ;)

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