1.18.2011

Bare Minerals Well-Rested

Well-Rested is an ivory eye brightener with yellow undertones. It's a mineral product so it looks like an ultra finely-milled powder but blends in seamlessly without sitting on top of the skin like a traditional powder product.




I've been using it in place of my MAC MSF Natural to set my under-eye concealer, and the brightening effects are actually pretty amazing.

Under-eye concealer only

Under-eye concealer + Well-Rested

Side-by-side comparison:
                          Without WR                                       With WR

I initially had problems with Well-Rested when I first started using it and despite noticing the immediate brightening effects it provided my eye area, I found it difficult to cope with how cakey it looked (especially around the outer corners of my eyes) and how quickly and badly it tended to crease. Although I have oily skin, my eye area is not particularly oily and I had a feeling that it might even be too dry, causing the product to cake-up around my eye area.

I ordered the Swedish Skin Anti-Aging Eye Cream after hearing good things about it from Alex (HRH Collection), and the rest is history! I'll be reviewing the eye cream and two other Swedish Skin products I'm currently using in a few weeks time, but what I can say for certain, now, is that the eye cream has prepped my eye area and created the perfect base for my under-eye concealer and Well-Rested.

Well-Rested works better as an under-eye concealer setting powder than my MAC MSF Natural because I've found that the finely-milled minerals make it looks softer and never powdery. In addition, the pale ivory color instantly brightens up the area, although I find that I still very much need a concealer to actually cover up any dark circles. 

It's worth noting, though, that this product would probably provide maximal brightening effects on medium skin tones. Lighter skin tones may find that Well-Rested simply matches their skin tone and thus, no brightening effect, while alternatively, it may be too light and look a bit ashy on darker skin tones. For reference, I'm about an NC25 at the moment.

Overall, I would definitely recommend this product to people with medium skin tones who are fond of the bright-eyed look. If, however, you find you're having difficulties making it work for you right off the bat, do what I did and try finding a light but moisturizing eye cream to prep your eye area and create a smooth base for your concealer and Well-Rested. 

Have you tried Well-Rested and if yes, how did it work for you?


14 comments:

  1. I love how you can see you taking the picture with the camera in the reflection of your eye haha! definitely going to purchase this! :)

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  2. I use it to set my concealer. It works for me.

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  3. Have not tried this product before. Probably would give it a try. However, I'm very interested with ur eye cream now after reading ur comments on it. Definitely looking forward to ur review! Ty..

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  4. I just bought this recently and havent tried it yet. I will soon. Hopefully I'll like it. Im medium skintone so I should be good. :) I can tell the difference in your pictures.

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  5. Thanks for the review and pictures, I might try this product. I'm an NC42 so we'll see.

    Thanks again and have a great week!:D

    ***** Marie *****
    allthingsmarie.com

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  6. I have heard a lot about this but have never tried it. Do you know how it compares to the Benefit Powder Flage? I have been using that lately and actually really like it but wondering if you have tried that or heard how the two compare.
    xx
    Alicia

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  7. @jessica: omg, you're totally right! haha :D

    @PrincessLisax3: Yay!

    @Charming Vanity: I'm excited to review it :)

    @Miss Nikka: Let me know how you like it!

    @Marie: If you do end up trying it, let me know how it works on you. I'm curious how dark of a skin tone can still use Well-Rested without it looking ashy.

    @FunnyFaceBeauty: I've never tried Powderflage but Michele1218 on YT, who was a loyal Powderflage user, said that she prefers Well-Rested :)

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  8. i've tried it, and honestly i hate it! i have a little darker skin then yours and i find that it looks very dry and ashy on me. as mentioned I have tried powderflage too and i would prefer well rested out of the two.
    i love reading reviews though, as many people love bare minerals, and i sell it. so thanks for this review!
    Maricela
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  9. I really would love to try this product, thanks for the review! I've heard so many great things about this product from Michele1218 from YouTube too!

    Charlene xxxx
    danceofthegods.blogspot.com

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  10. This defo looks worth a try, I suffer from horrible dark circles mine are a like a purpley blue. I use Mineral Eye Light by First light Cosmetics and reminds me of this.

    I recently found your blog and really enjoy reading your posts and reviews and the photos are great! I have awarded you The Stylish Blogger Award over on my blog.

    http://sher821.blogspot.com/2011/01/award-time.html

    Thanks x

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  11. @Sherrie: Thank you so much! :)

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  12. I have had this stuff for a while. I used to use it on it's own but found it works better after using a liquid concealer!

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  13. I will!:D

    Have a happy Thursday!:D

    ***** Marie *****
    allthingsmarie.com

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  14. That sounds really nice and seems to work well!!
    I just wish they would give the option of 2-3 shades, this one, like you say would probably blend too much with the rest of my makeup...!

    xxx

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