Review: Bare Minerals Well Rested

Bare Minerals Concealer - Well Rested

The struggle with my dark circles continues. I’ve been noticing that my concealer and powder under my eyes has been fading throughout the day, and by the time I get home from work, my dark circles are too visible for my liking. I heard a lot of good things about Bare Minerals Concealer powder in the shade Well Rested which supposedly brightens the under eye area, making it very necessary for those of us with hideous dark circles. I was very excited to try this product out!

Bare Minerals Well Rested is said to be “A mineral-based powder miracle concealer and eye shadow base. It works beautifully as a soft eye shadow base, and also performs as a concealer for your face, covering dark circles and skin imperfections. Apply directly onto brown and red spots, blemishes, broken capillaries, scars, and other areas of skin imperfections.”

The packaging is your standard Bare Minerals powder container and comes with 0.07 ounces of product. The shade Well Rested is described as a “yellow ivory/eye brightening shadow base for all skin tones.” I wouldn’t say this works for all skin tones because those with deeper, darker skin tones will find this shade way too light. I think this shade would work best on medium skin tones for an eye brightening effect. I like that this powder has SPF 20 in it because the eye area is very sensitive and protection from UV rays is extremely important. The texture of this powder is incredibly finely milled and soft. It blended easily when I swatched it and didn’t look too yellow.

I applied this over my concealer as a setting powder and found it to be way too light and looked extremely cakey. I thought I was using too much product at first but even with the tiniest bit, my under eye area looked very cakey. I tried different techniques including using an eye cream and eye primer and also trying it without applying any liquid concealer beforehand. This powder just looked way too light and cakey on me. Even though it is very brightening, I think it may be too light for my skin tone, which is NC20. However, this product worked great on my eyelid area (where I also have some darkness) and worked very well as an eyeshadow base. I also tried applying this powder over some dark spots as a concealer but the color is just too light. I think I may just use this as a powder highlighter for my brow bone, cupid’s bow, and down my nose. I would recommend this product to those with medium skin tones for a brightening effect or those with extremely light/pale complexions as a concealer.


Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Kaolin, Mica (CI 77019), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)


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Bare Minerals Well Rested retails for $18 at Sephora (link is affiliate)

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