Bare Minerals GEN NUDE Lips

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Bare Minerals recently launched a collection of nude lip colors in three different formulas: a matte liquid, gloss, and lipstick. I purchased two of the Bare Minerals GEN NUDE Buttercream lip glosses on a whim while I was replenishing some skincare items a few weeks ago and also received a deluxe sample of the GEN NUDE Matte Liquid Lipcolor. The most noticeable part of trying to decide on a couple colors to buy was the impressive color selection. It is nice to see a large range of nude lip colors offered because, let's face it, "nude" is not the same shade for everyone. I think that the variety of shades will make it easier for most skin tones to find something they like.

The two Buttercream shades I purchased are Forbidden and Must Have. The Buttercream formula has a nice smooth texture and is not sticky at all. It applies pretty evenly, although Forbidden may be a bit light for my lip shade, as I had to work a little harder to blend that one in. Must Have is an apply and go color for me. Staying power on these is pretty short and I have gotten max an hour and a half of wear time, but usually about an hour before I need to reapply. It is not a big deal to me, as glosses often tend to have shorter wear times. I'm sure the wear time issue is largely due to the glosses being hydrating, but I have other glosses than can last hours, so it is a bit disappointing.

I am not a huge matte lip color lover and do not really use liquid lipsticks at all, but I chose to try the sample of the Matte Liquid Lip color because it was a free Sephora VIB reward option and curiosity got the best of me. I received the color Swag, which is described as a mauve. It has a nice consistency that is easy to blend and apply to lips. It dries down nicely to matte finish and does not settle into lip lines  as long as you do not over apply (made that mistake one day). It is not as drying as some other matte liquid colors I have tried, but if you have dry lips, especially with any peeling or flaking, this is not for you. The color lasted around 3 hours on average for me before fading. Even though liquid mattes are not something I reach for very often, this is a nice formula that I can see myself using. 

Swatches below in order of first labeled photo.

Ourdoors in direct sun:


Swatched on lips:

Since the ingredients are not fully listed at all stockists, here they are for your reference. 

The Buttercream formula:

Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Oleic/Linoleic/Linolenic Polyglycerides, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax (Cera Carnauba/Cire De Carnauba), Brassica Campestris/Aleurites Fordi Oil Copolymer, Flavor (Aroma), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax (Candelilla Cera/Cire Candelilla), Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Wax, Sorbitan Olivate, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Theobroma Grandiflorum Seed Butter, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Wax, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Butter, Astrocaryum Murumuru Seed Butter, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Portulaca Pilosa Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38, Amethyst Powder, Tourmaline Powder, Nephrite Powder, Pearl Powder, Sapphire Powder, Beeswax (Cera Alba/Cire D'abeille), Glyceryl Caprylate, Diisostearyl Malate, Sorbitan Isostearate, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Sucrose Cocoate, Silica. May Contain (+/-): Mica, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Carmine (Ci 75470), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985).

The Matte Liquid formula:

Isododecane, Octyldodecanol, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Dimethicone/Bis-Isobutyl Ppg-20 Crosspolymer, Nylon-12, Caprylyl Methicone, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Silica, Polyethylene, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Acetylated Glycol Stearate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax (Candelilla Cera/Cire Candelilla), Microcrystalline Wax (Cera Microcristallina/Cire Microcristalline), Glyceryl Behenate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Diisostearyl Malate, Vanillin, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Silica Silylate, Water (Aqua/Eau), Caprylyl Glycol. May Contain (+/-): Mica, Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Red 33 Lake (Ci 17200), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).

One last item to note about the ingredients - if you have any type of gluten sensitivity and need to avoid gluten in your makeup products, both of these items are gluten free.

This seems to be a really great launch from Bare Minerals. The color selection and quality of the products are amazing. I really think almost every skintone is represented, which is wonderful. The products are available at all Bare Minerals stockists. The Buttercream glosses and Matte Liquid color retail for $18 each. The Radiant lipsticks are $20.  Have you purchased any of these? What is your perfect nude?

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