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Your No-Glitter Glow Guide

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The bare glow is: a modern, chic way to glow under holiday lights. The bare glow is not: chunky glitter, overpowering highlighter, or anything that distracts from you. It’s the season when everyone wants to shine a little brighter, so here are our best tips- straight from our storied education team and fresh face expert, bareMinerals Global Makeup Nikki DeRoest, for hydrating and highlighting your way to a luminous natural look.

1. Use a hydrating serum to highlight

Nikki is obsessed with SKINLONGEVITY Vital Power Infusion Serum and applies it before her skincare in the AM and PM. So what does this have to do with glitter? Well, she also dabs this lightweight serum on the high points of her face as a highlighter that’s free of glitter or pearl.

The limited-edition Stellar Glow Palette

2. Yes, a highlighter palette is worth it

Six highlighter shades may seem like a lot, but once you know how to choose a highlighter shade, it starts to make sense. One way to choose a highlighter is to harmonize it with your overall makeup look. If you’re wearing navy shadow and mauve lipstick, gold highlighter may look a bit off; a sheer lavender will bring the whole look together. Love gold? Pair it with on-trend sunset makeup.

In the industry, this technique is called ‘color harmony,’ and it’s the exact reason we put six different shades in our holiday-exclusive Stellar Glow Palette. The top row has your cooler shades, and the bottom row is all warm.

3. Nontouring: the nontrend

Nontouring is the idea of emphasizing your highlighter overall instead of your contour. It’s a more natural look, and while it’s a hot topic now, it’s been around forever because of the gorgeous ‘lift’ it gives a complexion. To nontour, just apply your highlighter shade first. People with deeper skin tones can often stop here. On lighter skin tones, adding a bit of contour as a second step will finish the look.

Maritzia is wearing COMPLEXION RESCUE DEFENSE Radiant Protective Veil

4. The secret glow-starter

It’s easy to equate “glow” with a single product, whether that’s a face bronzer or highlighter, but a glowing complexion really starts with the skincare you choose. Prep with a super hydrating serum like ETERNALIXIR Skin-Volumizing Oil Serum or AGELESS GENIUS Smoothing Serum and follow with COMPLEXION RESCUE DEFENSE Radiant Protective Veil before your makeup, and you’ll end up with a really glossy, hydrated look.

5. It’s all about contrast

Accentuate an all-over glow by pairing it with a matte lip. For a precision highlighter look, try starting with a matte or natural finish foundation to really get a pop.

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.