Bare Minerals customisable starter kit

I tried Bare Minerals foundation for the first time a few weeks ago. As someone who loves light coverage, I was a bit dubious that I would be able to achieve this using a powder foundation.

I have to say, it was a revelation. For the first 10-15 minutes or so after application, my face did look like it had a slightly more powdery finish than normal. However, once that wore off and the product settled in, I was left with excellent skin, and no massively obvious 'made-up' look.

I was so pleased, and I wanted to buy one of their starter kits, however, to my disappointment  the 'light' starter kit, didn't contain my shade (Fair - which is the lightest one they do).

I emailed Bare Minerals customer service and they told me it was possible to get a customisable kit if I went to one of their stand alone stores, or visited the concession in Selfridges London.

I was in central London on Saturday, so coerced my friend to Covent Garden (dodging all the tourists) to check out the Neal Street boutique.

The ladies in store were lovely and pointed me in the direction of their customisable kits.

These contain the same things as the usual starter kits (3 brushes, primer, mineral veil and all over warmth), but instead of having two small pots of two foundation shades, you get to choose a full size pot of the exact shade for your skin.

I was so pleased! The kits are amazing value (the large face brush normally costs £24 alone) and for £49, this gives you everything you need to get going on Bare Minerals foundation. The kits even include a dvd to help with application tips as the process is a little different from a normal powder foundation.

It's great to know that this option is available, as not every shade is covered by the standard starter kits, however if you don't live near a Bare Minerals boutique, then it is tricky to get hold of one. Hopefully they'll start introducing these across their concessions in the future to make it easier for everyone to get the right shade for them.


  1. this looks great!

    from helen at www.thelovecatsinc.com // @thelovecatsinc

    ps. make sure you've entered my giveaway to win 30 beauty products inc. essie, EOS and more! it's worldwide too :)

  2. Thanks Helen, these kits are really great. Love your blog and I will definitely be checking out the giveaway!

  3. I also have really pale skin, so next time I'm in London I'll have to have a look for it :) xx

    1. Do check it out. I was really impressed with the service and the kits are excellent value. I think you can also get the customisable ones in Selfridges x


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