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Bare Escentuals: THE DEVIL'S OWN WORK

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JodieHarsh Sun 25-Sep-11 17:16:40

I must post about this. I have just spunked nearly ninety quid on some Bare Escentuals starter kit things.

I arrived at the counter in Stratford Westfield with a hideous bright red, sore, scarred, spotty, sweaty face, and some WITCH managed to take a decade off me with POWDER. Just powder! I mean - WT actual F?! A tube ride and a 20 minute walk home and it's still there. SURELY that's not right. I've used all sorts of super-max coverage matte stuff and it didn't cover ANYTHING like this well. O and I have the glowing rosy cheeks of a teen shock

I promise I've not been giver a tenner to post this stuff. It's just I've spent so much I feel slightly sick. Does anyone else use this stuff? it's not going to last is it. i'm an idiot. What have I done <panicks>

BoysAreLikeDogs Sun 25-Sep-11 17:19:49

hem hem some fans here

LaurieFairyCake Sun 25-Sep-11 17:20:16

You're not an idiot but you're not going to like me when I tell you it's cheaper on qvc.

[] and it's massively cheap when it's a today's special value.

The stuff you've got if you've a full size foundation will last you about two years. Remember, swirl, tap a lot and then buff for a good few minutes, you only need a tiny amount.

JodieHarsh Sun 25-Sep-11 17:23:20

Arse, I didn't know QVC had a website! I got a tenner off 'cos there was a deal in Boots and (according to the perfickly complexioned witch at the counter) because it came with loads of brushes it's worth £200 or something although I do realise this is bollox

Anyway SQUEEEEEEEE a whole BE thread. Thanks Boys, that means I can delay doing any work for another half hour grin

JodieHarsh Sun 25-Sep-11 17:26:35

Ah! Glad to see other fans.

I am absolutely astounded I have to say. Am chucking out everything else <brave>

BoysAreLikeDogs Sun 25-Sep-11 17:31:51

you must must must moisturise first AND let it sink in completely or you get claggyness

gregssausageroll Sun 25-Sep-11 17:36:31

Did she not give you a starter kit? That should have been £48 and included 2 foundations, warmth, bisque, mineral veil and brushes?

That said, I was astounded the first time I tried it!

YouDoTheMath Sun 25-Sep-11 17:38:21

My SIL swears by it, has done for a few years now. Her wedding photos look proper airbrushed, but it's just the BE.

JodieHarsh Sun 25-Sep-11 17:43:33

Thanks boys, am moisturiser-sinking right this minute

Gregs yar, i got the starter kit which was £43 (on offer at Boots) and then another kit blush for eyes, lips and cheeks for the Terminally Pallid which was £37 down from £43. So actually come to think of it that's not nearly ninety quids it's eighty, right?

BARGAINACIOUS considering that's every bit of makeup covered and, oh yes, it looks AMAZING - you're right YouDo, it looks like I've been Photoshopped!

Honestly, my skin is really awful at the moment - crater-like cars of old spots, angry red bits - and I just can't believe powder has covered it like this.

Seriously. How did I get to 32 without knowing about this stuff? I only went to the counter because I was tired and it was right at the entrance...

neuroticmumof3 Sun 25-Sep-11 19:07:07

It's brilliant stuff isn't it. I've been using it for years and adore it. I buy on QVC or ebay. The sales lady was right about the price, if you bought it all separately it would come to about £200. It'll last you ages so don't feel guilty about £80. It'll work out cheaper than all the other goop you were using.

cyb Sun 25-Sep-11 19:09:27

Jodie, am loving it too

But wish I bought mine on that bloody cheap cosmetics site

<gnash of teeth>

Dancergirl Sun 25-Sep-11 19:23:45

What do you do with the mineral veil? I've got some and I'm confused....

meltedchocolate Sun 25-Sep-11 19:24:28

Don't get me this excited about mine arriving... Patience is not my strong poihnt. Is there a good link for how to apply? I'm going on Youtube. I am nowhere near anywhere that has knowledgable ladies at counters...

cyb Sun 25-Sep-11 19:27:55

mineral veil is like a translucent powder to stop oily bits

JodieHarsh Sun 25-Sep-11 19:37:39

i've just done a full face and I look fucking GAWG not really grin

Melted you'll go BANG with joy. Did you get the starter kit? It comes with a DVD....

JodieHarsh Sun 25-Sep-11 19:38:28

And thanks for making me feel better about the cost neurotic <grateful>

In future I shall look out for qvc-tastic offers...

meltedchocolate Sun 25-Sep-11 19:45:17

Jodie, no I got the tester kit. Just been watching a tutorial on Youtube. swirl, tap, buff grin

I ordered it a little earlier today so may take two or three days to arrive. Can't wait.

cyb Sun 25-Sep-11 19:47:27


JodieHarsh Sun 25-Sep-11 19:48:37



don't get overexcited about getting the 'warmth' pot open a white sofa....

JodieHarsh Sun 25-Sep-11 19:49:24

I must admit I hazn't watched the DVD cos I did think it'd be even more DEE YOU ELL ELL than XFact. . .

ggirl Sun 25-Sep-11 19:49:32

had to read that about ten times

cyb Sun 25-Sep-11 19:50:22

whats wrong with you tonight

ggirl Sun 25-Sep-11 19:51:17

am pissing h off as larfing so much

JodieHarsh Sun 25-Sep-11 19:52:01


Knackered. HIGH with tiredness.

No excuse though.

However, this dewy complexion forgives all grammatical infelicities, no? <preen>

KristinaM Sun 25-Sep-11 19:54:59

Wots an infelicities?

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