Alright, I am hoping to find someone to shed a little light on my situation. I ordered Bare Minerals around the beginning of August. I fell in love right away. I have a very uneven skin tone but I hate the cakey feeling of liquid foundation. Bare Minerals seemed heaven sent. Well I've since run into a few problems. First off, I started using ProActiv about the same time I started the Bare Minerals regime and now I can't tell if ProActiv doesn't work for me or if I'm breaking out because of the BM. I've also noticed that it doesn't last very long and I can remember numerous times when I've given my boyfriend a hug and he's left with this huge makeup smudge that none of my liquids ever even left.
Lastly, my BIGGEST issue with this makeup happened this morning. I was going about my normal routine and decided to remove all of the lids first. I opened my eyeshadow and set it down. I sort of noticed something out of the corner of my eye and looked closer. It was moving!! I stared at it for a while just to make sure my eyes weren't playing tricks on me. I moved it around a little with a q-tip and sure enough, it was a microscopic bug of some sort. It resembeled a tiny white/yellow worm but it had a sort of fan looking tail. I was disgusted to say the least! Now I didn't automatically assume this was BM's fault but after thinking about it after a while, I realized it had to be. I never use my BM around water (I have a vanity in the bedroom) and the lids are never left off longer than the time it takes to tap some powder out. I got to work and could not stop thinking about it. I searched all over the web trying to find some sort of a similar situation but with no luck. I emailed the customer service team explaining what happened and how disgusted I was. They responded later on saying that they had never heard of anything like this and it must have been contracted from my household. EXCUSE ME?!? Someone please explain to me how on Earth, no matter how clean or messy a household may be, a bug that cannot barely move climbed it's way into a sealed jar?!?! This makeup has never been exposed to water and is only about a month old. I can still return this but the fact is, I really like the mineral powder idea.
My questions are...has anyone ever heard of anything like this with a mineral makeup before? And, does anyone know of some really good yet inexpensive mineral makeups or even anything that helps cover up an uneven skin tone? I'm desperate but not desperate enough to use a powder with live bugs in it.
Thanks for any responses in advance.