Even though their mineral makeup didn't work for me, it wasn't enough to keep me from sampling some of Bare Escentuals other products. For what it's worth, their makeup is pretty reasonably priced and I like the array of colors they have to offer.
One product I like right now is their new Full Color Buxom Big and Healthy Lip Polishes. Like a lipstick, lipgloss, and lip plumper all rolled in one, these glosses infuse your lips with high shine opaque color while making them appear fuller. Although they are supposed to be "lip plumping" I don't really see plumping results with these polishes, just a feeling that my lips are tingling (as if I just ate a York Peppermint Patty), a feeling that's not entirely unpleasant. The plumping effect is more visual than anything else, due to the high amount of shine in these lip polishes. I also liked the staying power of the color. Even after meals, the color stayed put (although the "gloss" part faded away).
A little goes a long way when applying these glosses, so use a light hand and build up color as you go. I found out the hard way that if you put too much gloss on, the color starts to feather/bleed out of your natural lipline, ruining your pout.
My favorite colors of the bunch are Vanessa, Carmen, Chloe, and Stella. Vanessa is a berry/fuschia color, perfect for the plum trend in fashion this fall. Carmen is more of a magenta color, with more purple in it than pink. Chloe is like a light pink, perfect to pair with smokey eyes or if your skin is on the fair side. And finally, Stella, this is the perfect neutral lip color, a plummy bronze color that works well both for everyday and nighttime, and looks absolutely beautiful on light tan to dark skin. If you're a desi looking for a neutral gloss that won't wash you out, try Stella, the color works with every outfit and every woman of color.