Rated 4.49 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Love 'Honesty' color.
Love this. Very creamy & I don't find it drying at all as some have said. Goes perfectly with my shin color. At my age (70) I can't wear harsh colors.
Most Helpful Critical Review Love the Lipsticks Even Though It Doesn't Do What BM Claims
I was so excited to receive this lipstick for free so I could review. I was even more excited when the shade I received, Confidence, was a one of the shades I prefer to wear on a day to day basis. The shade is a modest pink, not too bright but not a nude either. It's just enough color for my 8-5 job.
First I'll say, I really do like the lipstick and may even purchase more from this line. With that being said, I'm writing my review based on the claims made in the pamphlet I received with the lipstick. Even though I love the lipstick I don't think it measures up to what Bare Minerals is claiming.
First of all, Bare Minerals is claiming that this lipstick gives full color coverage with one swipe. As you can see from my photo this is not true (top swatch is one swipe, middle swatch is 2 swipes, and bottom swatch is 3 swipes). This doesn't bother me but I do wonder how opaque some of the darker, purple colors are and if they will appear streaky on the lips.
Second, Bareminerals claims this lipstick has 2X the hydration and reduces dryness and lines in lips. This does feel nice and buttery on the lips (don't worry, it doesn't slip, slide, or bleed) but I can't say it reduces the appearance of lines in my lips (which BM claims it will do in as little as one week). In fact, after a couple of hours of wearing this, my lips are gritty and flaky even though I exfoliated my lips before applying (close up pic of this included).
As far as longevity, I've been applying this at 7:30 AM and wearing it until I get home at around 5:30 PM. I typically reapply 3-4 times throughout the day. I don't think this is too bad considering I work a job where I am talking to someone 90% of the day and the other 10% is spent sipping coffee.
Overall, I love the lipstick but it doesn't live up to what Bare Minerals is claiming.
Reviewed by 3682 customers Meh
Lisa from NJ
It goes on smoothly and is easy to apply precisely. It doesn't feel creamy and the color quickly fades.
favorite brand of lipstick
Dr Cindy from Pittsburgh, PA
perfect with summer outfits
Not very moist
Donna from West Virginia
This lipstick offers only a slight hint of pink. And I would not say it is hydrating. It goes on rather dry -- no moisture. I would not buy it again.
Not helpful for dry lips
Dee from Ocala, Fl
I had expectations of a product to support lips with moisture. I didn't want a gooey lip gloss, so I looked for a lipstick that would be moisture-rich with color. This, sadly, wasn't what I wanted. The product line is great, and I own several of them, but this was a disappointment.
K from NYC
I love this lipstick, it doesn't dry my lips out like other lipsticks. The colors are cute too
Feels nice, wears easily
Wendywoo from Clearwater
I enjoy Bareminerals cosmetics. This color looked very different in person and on my lips. It pulls too orangey. I kept it because I had used it on my lips and did not feel returning it was fair, or hygienic. I will eventually look at other colors at ULTA sometime. The feel us lovely, the wear light. Feels moisturizing.
The inspiration shade is the perfect blue red
KEF from Ohio
Love the inspiration shade. It's the perfect blue cool red that doesn't make your teeth look yellow. Stays on well even after eating and drinking.
My new favorite.
Morganh_88 from Eau Claire Wi.
I received a mini in the shade honesty through an ulta deal. I love how lightweight this feels, I almost forget I'm wearing it. You get a really good wash of color, it's not matte, but sort of, it looks matte but dewy, not shiny/glossy, the way the light reflects, it makes my lips look a little more full, it doesn't feel dry/drying. This shade compliments my fair skin tone really well. I'll definitely be getting a full size when this runs out, also going to check out the other shades in person.
Would buy again
Sj from Newport, KY
It blends really well if you need it to. Doesn't bleed. Long wearing. Feels really good. Non drying. Not exactly true to color, but again works well with other lipsticks if you need to blend it out.
C from Spring Hill
I used this lipstick in panko color for years and loved it because it was moisturizing. However they changed the colors and the new lipstick formula is absolutely awful. It cakes on and is very drying to my lips. I'm very upset with this purchase and won't recommend it at all.
Wow, feels great and looks great
MnNice from MN
Almost a moisturizing lip stain, this is so beautiful. I received it as a sample and absolutely love it! I thought courage was going to be too bright for my lips, but if you put just a small coat on it is absolutely beautiful.
Beautiful opaque colors
Kittenm12 from FLORIDA
It is very difficult to buy a new makeup product during the pandemic. No touching,no feeling, no trying. So the best you can do is read the reviews and take a chance. I got very lucky with this lipstick. Love the color creativity and the wearability of it. It goes on like a matte lipstick but then kind of morphs so it makes your lips soft and seems more creamy. It is long lasting and the color doesn't change when your wearing it. Liked it so much I'm buying otherscolors@
beautiful natural color and very hydrating
cteeny21 from illinois
I never wear lipstick because it is so drying on my lips. I googled "most hydrating lipstick" and this was recommended. I wanted a natural color and picked Grace. it was love at first site! It was exactly what I wanted and my lips didn't look dry and cracked, but looked and felt moisturized. I will wear this everyday!!
Shade not right
Beauty junkie from New York
I was excited to try this but the shade just wasn't right for me at all
boogie from Huntington Beach, CA
I got this in the shade "Memory" and it is my favorite go to, everyday lipstick! Perfect shade because it is one of those "my lips but better" color. I love how creamy and easily it glides on, but the only downfall is that it is not smudge proof. It will transfer a few times, but the color doesn't fade, it stains your lips beautifully.
Bacarra from Florida
I am a plain Jane mama that does not wear hardly any makeup. But this color looks amazing!!!
The lipstick smelled old and not fresh.
Jj from Memphis, tn
I like the color and will return it for a fresh one, but unfortunately you can't tell until you get it.
Not what I was hoping for
Kat from Rockford, MI
I asked a sales assistant to advise on a moisturizing lipstick with subtle color. I am 70, have white hair, dark brown eyes and fair complexion with pink undertones. Lipstick went on nicely but the color was much too intense and not at all what I wanted. Had to make a special trip back to return it.
Jenn from NY
Love the color grace! It feels very smooth and nice on lips. This is my perfect my lips but better color ( I'm EL DW 2c1 and 2n1)
Not For Me
Marie L. from Carson, CA
Product did not meet my expectations. Color was a little too dark for my taste.
Not My Color
Marie L. from Carson, CA
Product did not meet my expectations. Color was a little too pale.
Not sure I would buy again
TJ from Oregon
It is a great color but a little drying on lips
Love the formula!
SherryR from IL
I love the formula of these lipsticks! I have several shades. I purchased the shade Awareness and it was too dark for my preferences so I exchanged for the shade Memory. For reference, I wear Fairly Light in the Original foundation.
Julia from NY
Easily one of the worst lipsticks I've ever used. As soon as I put it on I knew I didn't like it, but I gave it another few tries. Terrible!
Covered in white specks & wetness
Anggg from TX
I had to return this right after I got it because it not only was covered in white specks but it had moisture all over it.