How to…use Bare Minerals without making an utter mess!
Posted Oct 17 2008 6:10pm
Okay, people, I’ve gone over this a few times, but judging from some of the comments (not to mention the messed up makeup bags of my own friends), there’s a lot of confusion over how to properly use Bare Minerals! At some point in time, like seventy years ago (or, I don’t know, seven), I watched the video that comes with the introductory kit, but I can’t remember if it explains this most crucial step or not: when you’re opening the jar, don’t remove the tape inside. Rather, peel it back the teeniest bit to allow visibility of just a few holes. Tap the jar onto the inside of the lid, allowing a small amount of makeup to escape—much less than you think you’d need!—and then swirl your brush around inside the lid. (Hence the whole “ Swirl, Tap, Buff ” thing, which you can see in action at the website.) When you’re done, retape the opening, so it’s completely closed. If you take the tape off or pull it back too much, then a mess is absolutely guaranteed; with the tape securely on, all will be well in Mineralmakeupland!