Pout Loud & Sheer with Bareminerals

Armed with a giftcard and the
intention to SPEND IT ALL, I was browsing Boots for my latest victims when this
lovely lip duo caught my eye. I’m a big fan of bareminerals anyway – the
bareminerals READY SPF20 foundation was my go-to face fixer across
the summer and I wanted to try more!


As i’ve
mentioned before, i’m useless at drinking my 8 glasses of water a day and as a
result of this, plus the horrid wintery weather we’ve had, my lips have been
really paying the price.
That’s right – return of the dreaded crispy lips!

Let’s be honest, sometimes
there’s just not time to do a lip scrub every day is there? I was looking for a
moisturising lip balm or gloss to hopefully treat and transform at the same
ime. Was I asking for too much?

This is
the Pout Loud: Loud&Clear Lip Sheer Duo by Bareminerals. They look stunning and the colours are “pure
pops of pink and berry”
– sounds good enough to eat almost!

The Pout Loud Lip Duo is
basically two of the Bareminerals Loud & Clear Lip Sheers. If you’ve not
tried a Bareminerals Loud&Clear, you need to get on that train soon!

What’s a Loud & Clear Lip Sheer?

Bareminerals Loud&Clear Lip
are somewhere in between a tinted lip-balm and a lipgloss. They’re
lovely and sheer but still give a good splash of colour and shine

They’ve also got all
sorts of moisturising goodies like shea butter and jojoba seed oil to provide
moisture and nourishment. (don’tcha just love the word “jojoba”?)

What did I think?

I love the two colours – Pink
for daytime and Berry Remix for a night-time hit. Two workable colours which every girl needs in her lipstick wardrobe.

They taste really really nice
 a slightly orangey citrus flavour
which  I didn’t realise I loved until I
tried it. You never think about Orange as a lip balm flavour do you?

Application is super smooth,
they glide onto lips and my lips feel lovely and padded after. I can’t stop
rubbing them together!!

Here’s me wearing Pink Pulse – you can see it’s shiny like a gloss, but with a subtle hint of colour too.

Any downsides? 

I feel like you could really go overboard with these as the gel-based formula is so easy to apply and so nice to use that I find
that I’m literally HEAPING it on
when you probably only need one coat. As a
result, these are going down quicker than a lipstick equivalent!

In terms of moisturising
ability, they do a great job of
hiding my flaky bits with lashings of shine but
I feel like t
hey don’t fix the job. I suppose the Loud&Clear Lip Sheers aren’t meant to be a repairing lip balm though. 

The Lip Sheers are really good for a nice
hit of moisture and shine which lasts a couple hours but use a serious lip balm (like
Blistex Intensive Moisturiser)
to deal with the crispy bits!

Great for girls who like a natural looking lip, or for lipstick-newbies!

So what do you think then?  Have you tried anything else from Bareminerals?

Do you prefer a strong hit of colour, or something more subtle on the lip?


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  1. Becky Smith
    February 25, 2014 / 2:08 am

    I did really like the look of these when I saw the set pop up before Christmas, but then I saw the word sheer and was put off. Only because I don't really do sheer though, it's either full opaque colour for me or don't bother with anything and just go for some lip balm 🙂 Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

    • Zoe Dubs
      February 28, 2014 / 10:14 am

      I'm only recently into sheer formulations – mainly as a lipgloss alternative – I love these because the coverage is similar to a lipgloss, but much less sticky!! x

  2. Julie Ly
    February 27, 2014 / 12:43 am

    You pretty pretty lady, we need to meet up soon. xxJuliewww.rainingcake.com

    • Zoe Dubs
      February 28, 2014 / 10:15 am

      Aw faaanks Julie – yes, fo'sho xx

  3. zhencire
    April 18, 2014 / 12:09 pm

    pretty colors and it looks good on you.