Story Time: bareMinerals

As a way to take you back to one of my favorite memories ever, I decided to dedicate this article to a specific moment of time. In the summer of my early teenage years, I was gifted this cute little iridescence by bareMinerals. At the time I did not know much about makeup, but I did own a few Barbie makeup kits and Claire’s lip glosses. However, this time, I remember unscrewing the cap slowly so I would not accidentally drop any of the loose powder out. Fast forward to today, and the only bit that's left is sparkly residue of joy.  

There I was, 13 years old with my very first “big girl” makeup product

There I was, 13 years old with my very first "Big Girl" makeup product. Staring back into the mirror with my long ashy blonde hair, unplucked brows, and the biggest smile I could manage. Little did I know that this was just the start of a lifelong passion for makeup, and a semi-empty wallet for years to come. 

Faith Fuentes

I love this company for the quality, minerals, and colors. Here’s a little photo shoot of my first real makeup in a twig basket, with seashells and black stones. I felt a little beachy/mermaid vibes. ;) 

There's not much left at all to this little makeup holder, but the memories will last a lifetime. ♡

Faith Fuentes


Pink was my first favorite color, so that's why my mom bought me this beautiful, sparkly pink mineral.

I remember rummaging through her makeup box, trying on all different colors and even foundation. She is much darker than I am, but I used her powder and CC cream anyway. It was very noticeable, so she eventually gave me a powder foundation that was my tone. My guess is that she rather I looked my natural tone than walk around looking silly. (love you mom!)

Growing up, I was always fascinated with art. It was not until my late teens though that I decided to take makeup to a whole new level in my life. I started wearing mascara, eyeliner, powder foundation, lipstick, and fixed my brows. Contouring did not introduce itself to me however, until just last year. Trust me, it takes a lot... a lot... a... LOT of practice. Blending should be an Olympic sport!

I look at makeup as a form of art. It has a way of making me feel happiness

This color, Whisper, is absolutely gorgeous, and looks just like my first eyeshadow color.

A lot has changed in the bareMinerals world since the first time I received this life changer, in fact they have so many different products I wish I could try them all! Well it's a bit out of reach right now for me, but a girl can dream, am I right?

Dream on sweet makeup lovers, and never forget your humble beginnings.

In my case, it all started with a little round pink eyeshadow and matching brush that I somehow managed to lose over the years.

Note to self: buy a better makeup organizer... and start using post-its. Scratch that, you'll forget the darn notes. Just go to the store right now.


Faith Ann Fuentes.