When I first started using Bare Minerals shadows, I'd never used powder shadow before. It takes some getting used to, but the results are worth the learning curve. After years of using these now, I've found a few things help minimize the "fall-out" factor. First, Before opening the container, I tip it upside down a couple of times then tap the lid (while right-side up!) a couple of times. This makes a small amount of product stick to the lid and that is where I dip my brush for application. Don't make the mistake of dunking your brush into the full container. This causes your brush to pick up far too much product, leading to "fall-out" and a lot of waste. Also, like someone else said, tap your brush against the lid to shake off excess product before applying. Everyone who has said these small containers last forever is absolutely right! With these, a little goes a long way - you get a lot of color payoff using very little product - so even the mini shadows you get in gift sets will last a really long time. Another helpful tip - I've found that if you use a good primer along with quality brushes (and this brand has great brushes!), this tends to help lessen the amount of "fall-out" on your face, and of course, helps it stay put all day without creasing - though, honestly, even without priming this product has great staying power on its own. Hope this was helpful. :-)
Yes a bit, but it can easily be swept away with a concealer brush.
answered 10 months ago
It is loose, and yes, it can. You can minimize this by carefully tapping the excess on your applicator along the edge of the case before raising it up to your face. There will also be less excess on the applicator if you use a sponge-tip applicator instead of a brush. After applying, use a face brush and gently brush the "droppings" off your face. Your powder or foundation should naturally give you a bit of a resistance to the color sticking, as long as you brush it off very lightly with a brush (not your finger) and don't crush the particles into your skin. It can be a mess, I admit, but some of the colors are so worth it!