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When the colder months arrive I always switch up my foundation and opt for something with a little higher coverage – with party season just around the corner and the arrival of colder (edit: windier and rainier) weather I want something that’s able to last the test of time as well as the elements! In comes Bare Minerals latest foundation offering – Bare Minerals Bare Pro Performance Wear Liquid Foundation. I’m a huge fan of Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue – it’s one of my favourite bases during the warmer months. However I much prefer liquid foundation to mineral powder which is why I haven’t really dabbled much in Bare Minerals other bases. You can imagine my excitement then when Bare Pro landed on my desk a couple of months ago!


  • 24 hour coverage
  • SPF 20
  • Clinically proven to improve skin texture over time
  • Breathable and creamy with a natural matte finish
  • You will look and feel like you’re wearing nothing at all on your skin
  • Breathable full coverage
  • Available in 30 true-to-you shades to compliment every type and skin tone
  • Clinical claims:
    • Water-resistant
    • Sweat-resistant
    • Heat-resistant
    • Humidity-resistant
    • Transfer-resistant

“Makeup so pure you can sleep in it”


  • Papaya Enzymes go to work helping to exfoliate and improve skin’s texture
  • Bamboo Stem Extract kicks in to help give a blurring, soft-focus effect
  • Mineral pigments blur imperfections
  • Iron oxide enhances colour staying power


 If you’ve already seen one of my recent posts on Instagram you’ll know I love this foundation – and for quite a few reasons!


Firstly, the coverage is perfect for me. The texture is quite thin and very runny (which I wasn’t sure about at first) but it blends so nicely without having to use loads of product to get a good coverage. I would also describe this as a luminous matte finish. It doesn’t make my skin look or feel completely matte and it’s one of those foundations that actually looks even nicer as the day goes on and mixes with my skin’s natural oils. I agree with the claims that it feels very light, and it does indeed look very natural and skin-like however I do still think you can tell I’m wearing foundation – albeit one that looks quite light (if that makes sense?!) I also must must must stress how beautiful this makes my skin appear on camera. If you seen my Edinburgh Old Town Chambers post, this is the foundation I was wearing on that trip and my skin looks flaw-lesssss. Like seriously. Even before I did any sort of colour correction or editing of the photos my skin looked like it was airbrushed! It’s like magic!


Although this foundation comes with its very own Luxe Performance Brush you definitely don’t need to buy this. Don’t get me wrong, the brush is beautiful but I’ve also used a large round topped buffing brush and beauty blender and both give a beautiful finish so I’d say it’s really just down to preference. I don’t like using my fingers really (for any foundation). I just feel I get a better finish with a brush and with this foundation my favourite way to apply it is using a large buffing brush – the IT cosmetics one is my current favourite FYI.


Although this is claimed to have a 24 hour coverage, I can’t vouch for that simply because I have NEVER left my makeup on for 24 hours. However I can tell you that it lasts all day on my skin! I do need to do a little bit of blotting/powder my t-zone after the 5 hour mark but it’s nothing crazy and definitely manageable!


I have dehydrated oily skin and slight dryness around my nose area and find this foundation perfect for me. It smooths over the dry areas around my nose amazingly well and helps to control oil in my t-zone. If you have dry skin I’d still give this a go, only just make sure your skin is well moisturised and perhaps use a hydrating primer underneath. I always hate recommending running out and buying something before trying (if possible) especially with high end foundations as they aren’t exactly cheap. However all the staff at any Bare Minerals counter I’ve ever been to have always been super lovely and friendly so I’d stop by and ask for a little sample or ask if one of the makeup artists could apply it for you for a little test run.


Since I’ve only been using this foundation for a couple of months I can’t really see any significant changes in my skin texture – or certainly no difference that I can solely pin on this foundation. However I do absolutely love everything about it – particularly how it blurs my skin for a soft focus finish and just generally how it makes my skin feel and look beaut! It’s definitely one I’ll be using for party season. I also have to mention that although it does have a SPF 20 I’ve worn this on countless evenings and haven’t noticed any flashback in photos!

It’s also good to know that if I ever have a late one then it’s “so pure you can sleep in it”…who me?! I never sleep in my makeup!

Have you tried the Bare Minerals Bare Pro Performance Wear Liquid Foundation?
I’d love to hear your thoughts on it!

(P.S. if you’ve tried this foundation and loved/hated it let us know your skin type…let’s help each other out!

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Lots of love,
Chantelle xx

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Products may have been received for review purposes. All thoughts are my own.


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  1. 27th November 2017 / 8:29 am

    I love this foundation too, it’s a bit heavier than what I normally wear but I agree that it’s great for the party season! I am an oily skin type and it sits so well on my skin throughout the day ♥️

    • Chantelle
      27th November 2017 / 2:06 pm

      It’s so lovely isn’t it!! xx

  2. Antonia
    27th November 2017 / 11:45 am

    I have really dry skin, but I don’t mind I mix with some Mac Strobe and usually they then work great for me. This sounds so good xxx

    • Chantelle
      27th November 2017 / 2:05 pm

      I love Mac Strobe cream! You’ve reminded me to pick another one up! xx

  3. Ellie
    27th November 2017 / 12:00 pm

    OMG this foundation sound insane! Definitley need to get my hands on it

    Ellie xx

    • Chantelle
      27th November 2017 / 2:04 pm

      It’s so good!! xx

  4. 27th November 2017 / 1:26 pm

    I have been using this for a while now and I am really liking it for days when I need a little more coverage! x

    • Chantelle
      27th November 2017 / 2:04 pm

      It’s lovely isn’t it! x

  5. 27th November 2017 / 5:25 pm

    Wow, this sounds seriously good & I like the sound of a luminous matte finish for this time of year! X

  6. Parie Joshi
    27th November 2017 / 5:44 pm

    I love their complexion rescue to, it is all that I use through the summer! This sounds like something I need now as well!! !x

  7. Erin
    27th November 2017 / 6:43 pm

    After hearing you talk about this one I really wNt to try it! It sounds amazing – but not sure if I would want to sleep in it though lol – but during the day definitely!

  8. 27th November 2017 / 10:08 pm

    You totally have me sold, now do I go get coloured matched, that is the question x

  9. 28th November 2017 / 7:59 am

    I havw heard such great things about this foundation! I really, really need to try it! X

  10. 28th November 2017 / 8:09 am

    I’ve written about this foundation too! I adore it! It looks so beautiful on

  11. Cole
    29th November 2017 / 11:09 am

    I might just have to give this a go! It sounds like it would be lovely for dry skin!

  12. Laura
    29th November 2017 / 3:58 pm

    I love your photos here!! So pretty. This sounds fab xx

  13. Nina
    29th November 2017 / 7:06 pm

    This sounds like a great foundation. I realized, I have never tried anything from this brand exept lipsticks , I may check out this foundation.

    Nina’s Style Blog

  14. 30th November 2017 / 1:56 pm

    I really like the idea of mineral foundations but my skin doesn’t like the powder ones 🙁 Maybe I should try the liquid

  15. Roxie Watt
    30th November 2017 / 8:03 pm

    I don’t think I’ve ever tried a foundation from bareMinerals but this sounds perfect. The longevity is really impressive.

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