Foundation for Night Time? | Bare Minerals Pure Transformation Night Treatment Review

Monday, 27 April 2015

Bare Minerals Pure Transformation Night Treatment Review

Bare Minerals Pure Transformation Night Treatment Review

Bare Minerals Pure Transformation Night Treatment Review

Bare Minerals Pure Transformation Night Treatment Review

Hello Beauties! After my recent post on the Cohorted Beauty Box (which you can see: here) a lot of you were asking questions about the Bare Minerals Pure Transformation Night Treatment - and rightly so, it's a bit of an odd one! - so I thought I would do a post on the product to clear it all up. 

So, what is it exactly? It's essentially a tinted overnight mineral treatment which supposedly replenishes the skin while you sleep, so you wake up with the 'famous Bare Minerals glow', kind of like a mineral foundation that you're supposed to wear overnight. Here's what Bare Minerals say:

"This concentrated powder formula replenishes skin while you sleep so you'll wake up to the famous bareMinerals luminous glow. It dramatically reduces the appearance of pores, evens skin tone, and improves the skins texture. This treatment instantly diffuses imperfections for a range of complexions. And rest easy, it won't come off on your pillow."

For as long as I can remember, I've been lectured on how I should always remove every last trace of makeup before going to bed, no matter how tired/drunk/lazy I'm feeling, and I generally stick to this rule (okay, so I fall asleep occasionally - I'm only human!). In fact, I rather enjoy the process of removing my makeup as it makes my skin feel fresh and gives it a chance to breathe, so to be told that this product was essentially a 'night time foundation' was a little odd to say the least. I was also a bit worried about trying this as I do have acne prone skin and usually leaving my makeup on overnight is just asking for a breakout. Nevertheless, I gave it a go...

Firstly I'll start off with the shade range. I received the shade 'light' in my Cohorted Beauty Box which I expected would work well for me, as I have quite a fair complexion. I applied this all over my skin and let it settle in, then went downstairs to watch a bit of TV before bed, however when I bumped into my Mum on my way down her first reaction was 'what's happened to your face?! It looks like you've got jaundice!'...Thanks, Mum. This foundation is certainly an odd colour, it's very yellow toned and wears kind of like a mask. In fact, it looked so bad on me that it kind of defeated the point of wearing foundation to bed, which I assume is to look better? I think without all of your other products applied on top (which I definitely don't recommend!) it will just look awful on anyone. 

Like I expected, wearing to foundation to bed when you're completely sober is not the nicest of feelings. I felt like I was going to bed without washing my face, and when I woke up I felt and looked dirty. I have fairly oily skin so the foundation had gone a bit cakey and oily on my skin, it had also rubbed off the sides of my face where I'd had my head on my pillow and just generally looked a mess. I definitely didn't wake up with the 'famous bareMinerals glow', more like I'd rolled in wet sand. Also, this stuff dries your skin out like crazy. When I removed it all (yep, you've got to add makeup removal to your morning skincare routine) my skin was so dry, tight and generally uncomfortable and it took my skin a few days to get back to normal. 

As for the claims of it not coming off on your pillowcase...not true. I had some lovely orange looking streaks on my white pillowcases. They did come off in the wash and luckily didn't stain, but I don't fancy having to wash my pillows everyday just for messy, dry skin. 

Overall, I hated this product. So much so that I couldn't even test it out for the normal month I give to test a skincare product out - it would have ruined my skin too much. I think there's a reason why nobody sleeps with make up on, and I honestly can't think of a time when I would want to sleep with my makeup on. I enjoy giving my skin a chance to breathe and as for not wanting to take your makeup off in front of a boy (the only reason I can think of for wanting to sleep with your makeup on), I'm pretty sure he'd be more scared of your face when wearing this....jaundice isn't a good look on anyone. 

Lots of Love,

Becky x x


 *Post contains PR samples

16 comments:

  1. I've actually heard good things about this product but like you, I don't understand why a brand/people would think that applying makeup on at night would be a good idea for the skin!

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

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    1. I was really expecting great things from this after reading all of the positive reviews, but it was just terrible and definitely not worth clogging up my skin for! I just don't see any real need for night time makeup! xx

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  2. What a bummer! I really love the concept - I think it is really cool - but all the reviews I have read are negative. Such a letdown.
    the-creationofbeauty.blogspot.com

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    1. Unfortunately it's just not something that worked for me, and I really hated the concept of wearing makeup at night, but if you think it sounds cool then maybe this would work for you? xx

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  3. I don't think I would want to give this a go either, such an odd concept! I just can't see how it could benefit anyone..

    allthatshimmers.co.uk xo

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    1. My thoughts exactly, I don't really think its worth the money or the effort to be honest! xx

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  4. Ooh I've never heard of this product before or anything like it, the concept sounds too good to be true though! The wet sand look doesn't sound particularly appealing either haha. Great post, thanks for writing this negative review as I find they are just as helpful as the good ones :-) xo

    Catherine | Pretty Little Beauty Blog

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    1. I'm pretty sure this is the only product of its kind out there, and with good reason - it's such an odd concept. Yeah haha the wet sand look is certainly one to be avoided! xx

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  5. It's a strange concept for sure! It's a pity it didn't work for you. Mentally, I don't know how comfortable I would feel wearing something like this at night because I feel my face should be clean! xx

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    1. I think thats what really got me...it felt so dirty on my skin and just so uncomfortable! It kind of took away the whole process of removing your makeup and cleansing your face which is something I quite enjoy :( xx

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  6. I love how we have always been taught to clean our faces before bed - something I am really bad at not doing - and now this? This really intrigues me. Something to add to my beauty shopping list. Thank you for sharing this.

    Georgie
    xoxo

    TheLipstickDaily

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    1. I think you might like it a bit more if your more open to sleeping with makeup on but for me it was just such an alien and uncomfortable feeling! xx

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  7. Aside from the fact you hated it I really can't see the point of this product anyway! I can understand some kind of overnight treatment but to me there's seems absolutely no point tinting it and calling it makeup. I really have no idea where they are going with this one! x

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

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    1. This was what I thought! Who would want a tinted night treatment?! Bizarre! xx

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  8. When I first heard of this product, I was intrigued but reading more about it I already felt the itchy scratchy feeling of a thick layer of powder foundation. I don't understand why this 'treatment' needs to be in the form of makeup… I see how it could be thought of as 'innovative' but to me it's just pointless and misleading!

    Tweezers and Tongs

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    1. Its definitely pointless! I guess they were just trying to produce something different, but it really didn't work! xx

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