Get Your Bronze on, Faux Reals! The Bare Escentuals BareMinerals Faux & Foxy Kit

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Unclear: It’s unclear whether I’m more emotionally invested in Jersey Shore than any somewhat normal, sane person should be. When Vinny got his spray tan in last night’s episode I felt betrayed; the GTL gods had finally succeeded in luring a once semi-decent young man to the Dark Side.


Clear: It’s clear that one needn’t resort to Jersey Shore-caliber extremes to get a gorgeous glow. Just reach for the Bare Escentuals BareMinerals Faux & Foxy Kit ($34) instead.

The small three-piece release just launched for spring with everything it takes to fake the appearance of a sunless tan, and it even protects against the real sun with added SPF 15.

I’m still new to the Bare Escentuals makeup line, and I was hoping for a great experience with this kit. It comes with…

  • Faux Tan SPF 15 — This loose powder bronzer is a warm orangey brown matte with a hint of shimmer. It’s dark (even for my tanned skin), and I suggest using a light touch when it’s applied. I think it does look warm when worn and gives skin a pretty bronzy look I like.

    The packaging is quite interesting as well. Instead of a traditional sifter, the pan comes in jar that has something like a trap door in it. When the lid is closed, a piece of metal attached to it presses down into the trap door. When you open lid again, the piece of metal releases from the door along with a set amount of powder. I’ve never seen anything quite like it before… Kinda cool.
  • 100% Natural SPF 15 Lipgloss in French Toast — A shimmery peachy bronze gloss with a brush applicator. It feels thick and sticky, and reminds me of MAC Lipglass. I love the rich pigment and long three-hour wear time, but I’m not crazy about the plastic-y flavor and scent.
  • Buff & Go Brush — This medium-size travel kabuki brush has soft bristles and a dense, compact brush head. I like it for contouring the curve below the apples of my cheeks. 🙂

bareminerals faux & foxy

bareminerals faux & foxy

bareminerals faux & foxy

bareminerals faux & foxy swatches
Swatches of Faux Tan SPF 15 (right) and 100% Natural SPF 15 Lipgloss in French Toast (left)


bareminerals faux & foxy

The products break down to about $11 each, which in my opinion makes the kit a pretty good deal, and it might be a particularly good fit for hard-core bronzing enthusiasts and Bare Escentuals fans (faux reals)!

PRICE: $34
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Sephora, Ulta and also online

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Interesting packaging! I’m always curious about things like that, even though I hardly ever wear bronzer.

    • Karen says:

      It’s a little different, but kinda neat! If you need a massive amount of powder it would probably take forever and a day to get it out of that little trap door though, LOL!

  2. BeautyMaven says:

    Oooo that lipgloss is lovely!! Btw you look awesome in orange!
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    • Karen says:

      Aww, thanks! Sometimes when I wear the color I feel like I’m wearing an emergency vest or about to do work on the side of the highway, haha.

  3. Vijaya says:

    The French Toast lipgloss looks great!
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  4. vonnie says:

    loooooove the gloss
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  5. snoopysteph says:

    I’m not a big fan of BE makeup because it’s super messy! The quality seems to be really good though…I guess I just prefer my powders to be pressed & not loose. How ironic that their “100% Natural” lipgloss has a fake smell & taste.

    • Karen says:

      Haha, I know, right? It’s feels and looks great… but smells kinda funky in general.

      I’m with you on loving pressed products. They’re just that much more convenient, you know?

  6. Tiffany says:

    another cute set! but I already have the faux tan (in the older packaging). I have a different BE powder also with this new packaging and I think it’s pretty awesome!

    • Karen says:

      At first when I opened it up I was kinda confused. I like it too, but wonder what one would do if they ever needed an obnoxious amount of powder. I guess you’d just have to open and close the top 20 or so times in a row, LOL!

  7. Crystal says:

    I just got my new Ulta catalog in the mail & since they are having their 21 days of beauty this is one item I WILL be picking up. I love all things bronzy! 🙂 Oh & I want their golden & gorgeous kit too!

  8. monica says:

    Your skin looks fabulous! Can you tell us what foundation or whatever face makeup you’re using? :]

  9. Amber says:

    Love that gloss but they can keep the bronzer!

  10. Tracy says:

    Oh no! Vinnie got a spray tan? I haven’t seen last night’s ep yet.
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  11. Nina says:

    not too sure about the bronzer. but the gloss is stunning! 🙂

  12. Shannon says:

    I think the gloss is awesome, too. Super pretty! I feel like this company is constantly trying to improve the dispensers for their loose powders. I don’t use any of their eyeshadows, but I’m totally a fan of the foundation and some of their brushes.

  13. Rachel says:

    This looks super great on you Karen! I’m just worried that since I’m practically albino if i could pull it off.

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