August 21, 2008
Here it is — the end of the 3 oz. tube of Lancome liquid makeup (concealer? skintone even-er? foundation?) I purchased about ten years ago. Pretty old, I grant you. But as I’ve ping-ponged between makeup and no makeup, fancy and free-spirited, I’ve never needed to buy a new tube.
Now, however, the big question is: with what should I replace yon facepaint? I’m hoping for something a little better for me and for the world (compostable packaging would be nice, e.g.). And after a walk-through of the Seattle Sephora, I’m stumped. I saw a slough of Bare Escentuals mineral makeup, but does it work? Will I look like a glamour puss? Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm? Gene Simmons? And just how good is it for the environment? So says the corporate website:
Bare Escentuals has been breaking all the rules about makeup with the introduction of our revolutionary foundation called bareMinerals®. This extraordinary beauty innovation is composed of 100% pure bareMinerals with no additives and zero irritants whatsoever.
Sure thing. But what the heck is a “bareMineral”? Sounds like an infomercial, right, skeptics?
Any suggestions, friends? Products you love? Products you hate? My face thanks you.
Sing it with me: “I love being a girl!”