So many lipsticks (and glosses and balms come to think of it!) not enough time! My ever-increasing lip product collection is probably enough to last me, and all my friends, a lifetime! So another brand added to the fold, BareFaced Beauty Natural Mineral Lipsticks, is not going to make that much difference!

BareFaced Beauty Natural Mineral Lipsticks are 100% naturally derived, contain no drying alcohol, nasty parabens, synthetic dyes or perfumes. Neither do they contain naturally derived Carmine – crushed up red beetles used in many lipsticks to create red pigment! What they do contain are plenty of softening, moisturising ingredients such as vitamin E, Castor Seed Oil, Jojoba Seed Oil, Coconut Triglycerides, Candelilla Wax and Carnauba Wax. The range is BUAV-certified, approved by PETA, The Vegan Society, the Vegetarian Society and Halal!


BareFaced Beauty was founded by Nadine Anderson in 2005 after she suffered an allergic reaction to a foundation from a well-known brand. Shocked at what she read on the ingredients list, she researched into non-irritating alternatives and discovered mineral foundation. At this time however, mineral foundation was not available in the UK so she set out making her own product to the highest possible specification, and through this, BareFaced Beauty was born. Today, as well as the original foundation product and the lipsticks I am writing about today, the range also includes finishing powder, bronzer, shimmer, eye shadow, lip gloss, blusher and will be soon launching a mineral mascara. Can’t wait to try that one!

Now, back to the main event – the lipsticks! Here is a swatch of all the colours in the range – Bare-Faced-Beauty-Lipstick-Swatch

As you can see, all the colours are rather shimmery. Now I know that shimmer lipsticks are not for everyone, and you have to be careful when wearing them so as not to look dated! I will share some makeup looks soon on here, showing you how best to wear these lipsticks. Now, I’m more used to seeing myself in pale pink – the Sweet Pea and Nude Rose colours – and red such as the Very Berry, but the shade that was a turn out for the books was the Chocamocha. I haven’t really worn many beige/brown/tan lipsticks but as I discovered this actually really suits my colouring, especially now I have a but of a tan. To keep this looking contemporary, I would wear a matt foundation, minimal makeup on the eyes (possibly eyeliner and no mascara – I’ll have a play and let you know!) and a pinch of colour on the cheeks.

If you’ve got any suggestions of how to wear these shades, let me now and I will try to recreate using these fabulous lipsticks!

Available from £12.95 BareFaced Beauty Mineral Lipsticks