Are Barefaced Beauty Cosmetics totally Natural?
Our cosmetics are made with natural occuring minerals which have been purified in order for them to be safe for human use. Our products are alcohol-free, chemical-free, Paraben-free, Bismuth Oxychloride free and contain no dyes or perfumes.
Are Barefaced Beauty Cosmetics Animal Friendly?
Yes, all of our products have Cruelty Free International leaping bunny approval so you can be assured that no animal testing has been conducted in the making of any of our products or ingredients.
Are Barefaced Beauty Cosmetics suitable for use by Vegans?
Yes, all of our products are registered by the Vegan Society. Unlike many other natural makeup brands, we never use ingredients such as Carmine in our cosmetics because it is derived from crushed cochineal beetles. Our cosmetic brushes are also animal friendly as they are made with 100% synthetic bristles.
Are Barefaced Beauty Cosmetics Organic?
No, our cosmetics are in-organic as they are mined and not grown, some cosmetics are stated as being organic but this is only because they have added extra organic ingredients to them, we believe in keeping our cosmetics as simple as possible so there is a reduced risk of irritation.
Do Barefaced Beauty Cosmetics contain Nano / Micronized particles?
No, none of our products contain nano or micronized particles (a particle less than 0.1 microns in size), for example our Titanium Dioxide has an average particle size of 20 microns.
Where are our cosmetics made?
All our Mineral Powders are made in the UK and conform to all European Regulations.
Do Barefaced Beauty cosmetics contain Sunscreen?
Although we do not market our products as containing a sunscreen, there is a naturally occuring sunscreen in our cosmetics but we do not know what the SPF is as different shades contain different amounts of this ingredient. It is for this reason that it is always advisable not to rely on this product as a sunscreen.
Is our Mineral Foundation good for Rosacea sufferers?
Yes, our mineral foundation gives great coverage and we have many customers with Rosacea who purchase it.
Do our products have an Expiry Date?
Barefaced Beauty Mineral Cosmetics consist only of the finest, dry, natural minerals which can not harbour bacterial growth and therefore In their purest state, would have a limitless expiry period. However, as there is a possibility that frequent contact with fingers could introduce oils and moisture into the container allowing bacterial growth, we have a 36 month expiry date from the time of opening.
Do we sell our products wholesale?
Yes after much demand we have just started to supply our products wholesale to various beauty salons, spa's and health shops, if you are interested in stocking our products in your salon / store then please click on the "become a stockist" link on our website and fill out the online form. We offer a great wholesale margin and our retail prices are very competative.
How do I choose the correct shade of foundation?
If you are finding it difficult to find the right shade then it is easy to adjust our loose mineral foundation colours by mixing in a shade lighter or darker, to do this you can purchase our mini sized jars and mix them together to reach your desired shade. For example, if the colour you have purchased is too light, choose a darker shade with the same undertone. If the base is too yellow, choose a pink base as the mixer. Try a small amount in a dish first to get the right proportions. To mix the powders well, use a clean spatula or stirrer. Then stir well and mix. Try the new shade on your cheek, it should blend in and disappear or come close to looking like your skin tone. If not, go back to mixing in a small amount of the shade until you reach perfection.
How do I apply my foundation correctly?
Start with a clean, dry face and make sure that any moisturiser that you use is absorbed into the skin before you apply our foundation, this gives you a clean, clear base to build up from. If your moisturiser isn't absorbed, the minerals will clump and spread unevenly. Ensure that the powder is in the lower part of pot (if not then just tap the bottom of the jar onto a hard surface until all the powder disappears through the sifter into the bottom of the jar). Use your index finger to tap a small amount into the lid, dab onto brush, tapping off excess powder back into lid and apply to face using light, downward strokes so that the fine hairs on your skin lay flat. You may keep adding layers of foundation until you've reached your desired coverage. Please note that our synthetic cosmetic brushes are made especially for the application of our loose mineral cosmetics, if you use any other brush the results may not be as good If you need to conceal any blemishes, use a smaller concealer brush and apply the foundation onto that area. Be sure to blend out the edges If you prefer liquid foundation, simply add a dab of water to the foundation in the lid and mix well until you've reached your desired consistency. If you have dry skin, try mixing in a dab of moisturiser instead of water.
How do I look after my Makeup Brushes?
One of the best ways to ensure that your makeup brushes stay soft and last is to clean them regularly. Clean them when they are first purchased and clean them on a regular basis to remove old makeup, dirt & debris, bacteria, oils and dead skin cells as these will make your brushes feel scratchy and may irritate sensitive skin. Ideally you should clean your brushes according to their use, please see list below: Foundation Brushes - minimum of once a week Brushes used for setting powders, bronzers and blush - once a week Eye shadow Brushes - every 2-3 days Eyeliner Brushes - ideally after every use For those that suffer with acne, you will greatly benefit from keeping your foundation brushes clean at all times. To cut down on cleaning time, rotate brushes so you always have a fresh clean one to use.
How do I clean my brushes?
First, you want to wet the hairs under a tap with tepid to warm water with the hairs pointing downwards - this will help prevent any water getting in to the ferrule (metal part) or down in to the handle for brushes that don't have ferrules. Next you want to use a very mild shampoo i.e a baby shampoo). Squirt a little on your fingers and apply it to the hairs from ferrule (metal part) to hair tips. Gently squeeze the hairs from ferrule to hair tips over and over adding a little water at a time. Rinse and repeat until the water runs clear. Make sure when you are rinsing to keep the brush hairs pointing down. After your brushes have been washed, brush them off a little on a clean paper towel and lay them to dry on their side on a paper towel or a regular towel. It is also a good idea to reshape the brush at this point in time to prevent splaying. Lay kabuki's and any other stand-up brush on their side. Never leave them to dry brush hairs up in a brush holder. The water can run down in to the ferrule and loosen the glue holding the brush together over time. Let brushes dry completely before using. Dry time will depend on size and brush density. Keeping your brushes in good condition by washing frequently will provide you with years of beautiful makeup application.