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Acne at Any Age: How to Deal with Blemishes Like a Grownup

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From your period and your boyfriend’s beard to stresses like your commute and finances, there are so many very grownup life things that can cause your skin to break out like a teenager’s. You may have thought that becoming an adult meant the end of pimples, but (as you probably know) you can still get a few zits or even full-blown breakouts.

The good news is that we’re here for you with acne-fighting skincare and makeup that’s made with natural ingredients. Our BLEMISH REMEDY and BLEMISH RESCUE products are secret weapons (in sleek, adult packaging) for getting your skin back in check. This should be obvious, but we just want to say it: the entire lines are dermatologist tested and non-comedogenic, meaning they won’t clog your pores or cause breakouts. Because that’s the last thing your makeup should do. Now, let’s get down to clearing up those breakouts.

Keep it (Extra) Clean

Obviously skin that is clean is less likely to break out, but how you clean it can make a difference. Blemish Remedy Acne Treatment Gelée Cleanser is an oil-free acne facial cleanser that not only helps to get rid of existing acne but also washes away pore-clogging impurities, which helps prevent future breakouts. We recommend washing your face with it both morning and night.

Add a Serum to Your Skincare Routine

bareMinerals Blemish Remedy Anti-Acne Serum

One of the best ways to stay on top of the adult acne fight is to add a skin-loving serum to your daily beauty ritual. Our Blemish Remedy Acne Clearing Treatment Serum is specifically made to calm acne-prone skin and reduce redness. Apply it after you cleanse your face in the morning and at night to condition and soften your skin before applying your moisturizer. Trust us, it will make a difference after you’ve used it for a while.

Prep Your Skin Before Applying Makeup

Another behind-the-scenes secret weapon you should have in your anti-acne arsenal is our BLEMISH RESCUE Anti-Redness Mattifying Primer. This soothing primer is clinically shown to maintain skin’s essential moisture over time, while green mineral pigments help to neutralize the look of redness. Chamomile and arnica calm and nourish to keep your skin looking fresh and healthy. Apply the weightless gel after your moisturizer and before your makeup. Made specifically for people concerned with acne, it is an effective makeup primer that dries into an invisible matte finish, creating a smooth base for better makeup application and longer wear.

Use a Foundation that Won’t Clog Your Pores

We LOVE foundation—complexion is kind of our thing. That’s why we make them for different skincare concerns and finish preferences.  Specially formulated for oily, acne-prone skin, BLEMISH RESCUE Skin-Clearing Loose Powder Foundation is made with soothing oat protein and a Moisture Mineral Complex to keep skin hydrated, while a blemish-busting mineral blend of zinc, sulfur and Kaolin clay work together to mattify skin and purify pores, and phytosphingosine optimizes skin’s defenses against bacteria. The best part? This is the first powder to contain salicylic acid, which quickly resolves breakouts.

Spot Treat Problem Areas with an Acne-Fighting Concealer

bareMinerals Blemish Remedy Acne Concealer

When acne-prone skin is your daily reality, it’s crucial to have an on-the-go solution for those moments you need it most. Our spot-on Blemish Remedy Concealer is a convenient twist-up pencil that’s available in four shades. Not only does it reduce the look of redness and cover problem areas, it’s powered with Kaolin clay minerals that help to reduce shine and absorb excess oil in seconds so you can apply it over your blemishes and get on with your day.

Not sure which BLEMISH RESCUE Foundation shade is right for you? Try our online Foundation Finder tool, or visit any bareMinerals boutique to find your perfect match.

Shalom Blac Falls in Love with the ORIGINAL

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Can we talk about Shalom Nchom for a minute? If you’re not familiar, we’ll catch you up: a survivor of extensive burns as a child — and the devastating bullying that followed — she is now a vlogger with nearly a million YouTube followers who tune in to watch her inspiring and playful Shalom Blac tutorials. Shalom had always favored liquid foundations — until we sent her our cult-favorite ORIGINAL Loose Powder Foundation. She tried it for the first time on camera and let’s just say, the results are truly powderful. Take a peek:

Watch Shalom’s full powder makeup video for more mineral makeup magic, including our Mineral Veil Finishing Powder.

Finding the Best Mascara for Your Lashes

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Mascaras are basically all the same, right?

Actually, that’s so far from the truth! There are three main things to consider when finding your own perfect mascara. First, what kind of look are you going for? Long, fine and defined? Crazy volume? Once you’ve dreamed up your perfect lashes, consider both the formula and brush, which work together to achieve a specific look. To make it easy, we’ve broken down our full mascara portfolio so you can make those dream lashes come true…

Volumize
NEW LASHTOPIA Mega Volume Mineral-Based Mascara
High-impact, 10x lash volume.*
Staggered bristles coat every lash.

Define
NEW LOVE EVERY LASH Micro Defining Mascara
Catch and coat even the shortest lashes.
Ultra-skinny brush with micro bristles.

Multi-Benefit
LASH DOMINATION Volumizing Mascara
Dramatic length and thickness.
Spiral brush coats from all angles.

Separate
LASH DOMINATION Volumizing Mascara with Petite Precision Brush
Ideal for short, bottom and corner lashes.
Petite brush for precise application.

*Based on an in-vitro study of 10 coats on bare lashes.

Check out our full mascara assortment, and don’t forget to replace your mascara every 3 months!

The Most Important Thing You Don’t Know About Mascara

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We specialize in (and know you love) clean makeup. But what about keeping it clean with your makeup bag? Today, we’re revisiting some of our favorite tips that will keep your stash in top shape. This is especially important when it comes to — you guessed it — mascara, which should be replaced every 3 months.

THE BASICS OF MAKEUP EXPIRATION

Faces get better with age, but your beauty products most certainly do not, and they have legally regulated expiration dates for a very good reason. (And it isn’t so companies can sell you more makeup). Over time all products can change color, texture and consistency — especially products that are good for you, like the ones with added antioxidants, and that lack scary chemical stabilizers. Products can also start to smell. If any of these things happen, toss them immediately.

So how do you know what to expect and how to avoid being wasteful (and when to replace your lipgloss before it turns orange)? Take a product, flip it over and you’re likely to see a little drawing of an open pot and a number, like “6M.” That means that 6 months from the day you opened that product, you should be replacing it.

PROTECT YOUR EYES — THEY’RE DELICATE!

In general, the highest turnover items in your bag should be the ones you put around your eyes. First off, sharing is not caring when it comes to eyeliners, mascaras, eye brushes and shadows. You’re basically asking for an eye infection, so if you gave your girlfriend a swipe of mascara last night, dump the tube stat. Also, it’s that time of year when you’re probably about to whip out last summer’s waterproof mascara. Don’t. Eyelashes may be flirty and gorgeous but evolutionarily, they’re actually present to trap dirt, not a significant other. So… if you’re brushing over your lashes with a wand, returning it to the tube and storing it for a year? Yikes. There’s a reason we recommend a 3 month cycle for mascara Auto Delivery.

NEED HELP REMEMBERING?

If you’re not sure when you purchased the mascara you’re using now, well, we can’t blame you. That’s why we recommend purchasing mascara using the Auto Delivery feature on the product page. Every 3 months (or however often you choose), you’ll receive an email reminder that your order is about to ship (free, and with samples, by the way). About to leave town? Just shift the delivery date. Just ran out of concealer? Add it to your Auto Delivery order once still ships free. So go forth, keep it clean and leave the remembering to us!

Get super lush lashes with our richly pigmented mineral-based mascaras

Easy Eye Makeup in 60 Seconds

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If you don’t already wear eyeshadow, well, better late than never. We’re not talking sparkly pinks and blues (though that’s cool too) — today is all about is you, but improved.

So, Why Use Eyeshadow?

Why bother with neutral eyeshadow, you might ask. Well, the right neutral eyeshadow can be used to smooth fine lines, and even out the color around your eyes. In fact, our creamy new GEN NUDE Eyeshadow + Primer comes in two families of colors: neutralizing shades and brightening shades, so you can achieve the natural look that addresses your personal skin concerns.

What is Eye Primer Anyway?

For people who loooove eyeshadow colors (including our new neutral eyeshadow palettes), that same cream eyeshadow we were just talking about is ideal for smoothing the eye area to prepare it for more makeup. Or, just wear it alone!

Easy Eye Makeup in 60 Seconds

For a fresh, modern matte eye look…

1. Smooth GEN NUDE Eyeshadow + Primer onto your eyelids with the included paddle applicator.

2. Blend with your fingertips or an eye makeup brush.

3. Apply LASHTOPIA Volumizing Mascara from lash root to tip, wiggling the brush from side to side to achieve maximum lash volume.