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Review: bareMinerals Barepro 24 HR Wear Skin Perfecting Matte Liquid Foundation

I was recently sent the new bareMinerals Barepro 24 HR Wear Skin Perfecting Matte Liquid Foundation in shade Fair 10 Warm and I absolutely love it! It applies effortlessly with a synthetic makeup brush and provides excellent coverage. This foundation works great with my oily combination skin type and lasts all day once I’ve set it with powder. My favorite setting powder is the Translucent Loose Setting Powder by Laura Mercier.

The packaging is very sleek and I appreciate the frosted glass bottle. It feels very luxurious and high end. Another great feature is the pump mechanism. To apply, I just pump it out onto the back of my hand and dip my brush in and then apply all over my face using a buffing motion. I’ve yet to try this foundation with a sponge, but I’m thinking it would work great. I will provide an update after attempting to apply it with a sponge. (Update as of 2/14/24: I applied the foundation with my Real Techniques sponge and it applied so smoothly. I even prefer this method of application! My skin looked absolutely flawless!)

Everyone who knows me knows I’m an SPF junkie, so the SPF 20 is an added bonus!

I’m wearing shade Fair 10 Warm, which suites my skin tone perfectly

As you can see, my other makeup products layered beautifully over the Barepro foundation and my cream blush as well as cream contour were a dream to blend out over the foundation.

If you’re interested in purchasing the bareMinerals Barepro 24 HR Wear Skin Perfecting Matte Liquid Foundation or any other bareMinerals product, feel free to use my affiliate discount code CASSIE at checkout. As always, I appreciate your support!

Review: Youngblood Cosmetics


I have recently received an array of Youngblood products and I’m happy to report that they’re amazing!  Youngblood prides itself on being a luxury mineral cosmetics line which is wonderful in my opinion.  I can’t get enough of mineral makeup since it’s so gentle on the skin.

Among the makeup products I received were two Precious Metal Liquid Liners in Sterling and 18 Karat, Outrageous Lashes Mineral Lengthening Mascara in Cobalt, Perfect Pair Mineral Eyeshadow Duo in Desire, Charismatic, Graceful, and Virtue.

The products I’m most impressed with are definitely the Precious Metal Liquid Liners.  You get a generous amount of product in the tube–4.5 ml or .15 fl oz to be exact–, they’re pigmented, and they are super smudge-proof!  As soon as I applied the liner I was blown away.  It only took one swipe for an opaque line and was completely dry in under 30 seconds.

Sterling, as you would imagine, is a gorgeous metallic silver and 18 Karat is, of course, a beautiful metallic yellow gold.  The liner comes in a tube much like a lip gloss.  You twist it open and reveal the wand which has a nice thin brush that’s perfect for creating winged liner or adding small details to your eye makeup.  One thing I will note is that the liner is not waterproof.  However, this may be a good thing for some because it’s easily removed with water.  I will insert pictures below.

Sterling and 18 Karat without flash


The next product is the Outrageous Lashes Mineral Lengthening Mascara in Cobalt. To be honest, this was my least favorite product mainly because of how liquidy the formula is.  It did nothing for my lashes and the color was hardly noticeable.  Maybe is will dry out over time and the formula will get better but for now I’ll stick with my regular mascara.



Last but not least are the Perfect Pair Mineral Eyeshadow Duo in Desire, Charismatic, Graceful, and Virtue.  These shadows are good quality.  Some are better than others.  Below are swatches on bare skin–no primer.



  • The first duo swatched from left to right is Virtue which consists of Passion and Pure.  Passion is a very pigmented rusty red metallic shade, while Pure is  white satin to matte shade.
  • The next duo is Graceful which consists of Azure and Apricot.  Azure is a dark midnight blue with some shimmer running through it.  Azure is somewhat flaky when swatched alone.  Apricot is exactly what it sounds like with a shimmery finish.
  • Next is Desire which contains Iris and Pink Rose.  Iris is a purple with a satin finish and Pink Rose is a pinkish purple with a satin to matte finish.
  • Last up is Charismatic which consists of English Tea and Calla Lilly.  This is my favorite duo of the bunch because I’m a huge fan of neutrals.  English Tea is a medium to dark brown matte shadow, while Calla Lilly is peachy pink shimmery shadow.

Overall I am quite impressed with Youngblood cosmetics.  The Precious Metal Liquid Liners are my favorite followed by the Perfect Pair Mineral Eyeshadow Duos.  Like I said previously, I can do without the Outrageous Lashes Mineral Lengthening Mascara in Cobalt since it’s so liquidy and does nothing for my lashes.