Traveling with Bare Minerals

vickijFebruary 18, 2009

I love using Bare Minerals but I find that it is so messy when I travel. Does anyone have any tips that they would like to share? I bought a couple of self contained tubes with brush attached at Sephora (their brand) but the holes that allowed the minerals to go into the brush clogged easily. I guess the minerals aren't quite like a powder. What do you do?

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donner

I put a couple of cotton balls between the lid and sifter. That seems to keep it contained.

    Bookmark   February 19, 2009 at 9:28PM
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housewitch

A small wad of clean tissue between the sifter and lid also works.

    Bookmark   February 20, 2009 at 9:29AM
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debo_2006

I tape up most of the holes limiting the amount that will come out. It's easy to remove later.

    Bookmark   February 23, 2009 at 3:12PM
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lov2garden

Jars of minerals have "exploded" in my handbag, cosmetic bag AND suitcase--what a mess that was! But love the makeup and it IS great for traveling because there are no restrictions since it's not liquid, paste or gel.

I just bought a case specifically for mineral makeup to use for everyday and for travel. Love it because my jars are always packed now and ready to go. Just pack my brush roll (I put wands, tubes & tweezers in empty pockets in the brush roll). They have lots of travel hints on the case's website. I agree with Debi except I removed the sifter lids and taped up all but one hole (with a bit blue painters tape) permanently. If some minerals are needed up into the sifter, turning the jar upside down shaking it does the trick. Using it right out of the sifter top instead of the lid helps because I was making messes all the time when I transferred the minerals to the lid and back for swirling and tapping. Donner's suggestion of inserting a cotton ball between the sifter and lid is also a good one but I'd rather just put a dot of blue tape on the one hole and not waste anything on the cotton ball.

Now when I buy new colors I just poke one hole in the seal and leave it in place. Hope this helps.

Here is a link that might be useful: The Mineral Case

    Bookmark   March 1, 2009 at 11:14AM
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vickij

Thanks so much for all of the great info. Just love that case and can't wait to order one. Thanks again everyone. You're the best!

    Bookmark   March 1, 2009 at 8:43PM
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lov2garden

They sell the case in salons & spas too. You might want to check the ones who sell Bare Minerals in your town. I ordered mine online and a week later my salon had it in the shop!

    Bookmark   March 5, 2009 at 8:52PM
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