Bare Minerals 100% Natural Lipcolor in Bavarian Cream

As is obvious from my last several posts I've been on a bit of a lip product kick recently.  Today, I want to talk about Bare Minerals' 100% Natural Lipcolor in Bavarian Cream, which I picked up a couple months ago.  Some of you might recall me asking for input a while back on how I should spend a Sephora credit note, and this lipstick, plus a pencil sharpener, is what I ended up getting.

For all that I use a lot of mineral makeup, this is my first Bare Minerals product.  A lot their products are quite tempting, but the price point is invariably a lot higher than comparable products from smaller, indie brands, so I've always opted for those instead.  That said, with the credit note burning a hole in my pocket, I'm really glad I chose this lipstick.

The texture of this is drier than some lipsticks, but I actually kind of like it, since that makes it last longer.  It does wear off, of course, but I've applied this in the morning and come home after a typical day at work, including lunch and multiple drinks of water, and still been able to see some of the colour left on my lips.  It's worth mentioning also that although the texture is a little on the drier side, it's still pretty creamy and I don't find it at all drying to my lips.

Bare Minerals makes these lipsticks in more than 25 shades, but of those, Sephora only stocks six.  I opted for Bavarian Cream, which is a beautiful mauve-pink shade.  In the tube, I can see a small amount of shimmer, but once applied, it isn't noticeable, and has a cream finish.  I didn't initially realize this from swatching it on my hand, but the colour is very close to that of my natural lips, so it's pretty subtle, but adds some definition at the same time.

The Bottom Line
I'm quite taken with this lipstick.  The colour is great and it's on the longer-wearing side too.  Between Sephora, Bare Escentuals boutiques, and other stores, it's great that Bare Minerals is pretty readily available.  Most of my makeup purchases are online, so it was nice to actually be able to test out a product before buying it for a change!  It retails for $15 US/$19 CAD, which after being spoiled by more affordable indie prices, is probably higher than I can justify spending on a regular basis, since I in no way actually need lipsticks.  That said, for a special occasion, or if I were to one day find myself in possession of another Sephora credit note, I wouldn't hesitate to scoop up a couple more colours!



  1. Beautiful Lipstick, Im definitely checking this one out. New happy fellow Canadian Follower:)
    Sara xx

  2. Wow,pretty color!Btw does this contain carmine?

    1. It does have carmine under "may contain," but I don't know which shades it's actually in....maybe you could write BE to find out?

    2. Oh,I see.So maybe they use it in most of their collection?:S
      Btw,have you tried juice beauty by alicia silverstone?I'm curious about their lipstick,I's only one shade..

    3. I don't know about most, but I guess it's in at least some of the colours. I was just reading about Alicia's new Juice Beauty line, but nope, I haven't tried anything from it. The lipstick does look pretty :) And no carmine in that one I'm sure!

  3. Looks like a nice colour for work! I really like the packaging, the tube looks so neat!

  4. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think I saw " Aluminum Powder CI 77000" on the ingredients list on the packaging.