bare minerals event

What a treat — a make-under* and cupcakes — what girl doesn’t love that? bareMinerals is in town kicking off their #GOBARE tour. They’ll be trucking (literally) across the U.S. with their pop-up boutique for those of you in or near New York, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and San Francisco you should check it out (click here for details in each city). With multiple events in each city you will definitely have the opportunity to make it to one of them. They are here in D.C. until May 12th, so you haven’t missed them if you live in this area! I snapped some photos at the launch event in Georgetown this week. If you go and get a complimentary foundation fitting, personalized application tips and deluxe samples. Did you know they have the best selling foundation in the world!?! The world. Entire world.

meg and quinta of bare minerals

Me and Quinta Gaines, Global Public Relations Manager of bareMinerals, post my make-under. I must admit that I’m just now starting to get really into makeup. I’ve always read fashion, design, business, and interior blogs, but recently I’ve become a little obsessed with beauty, health and fitness blogs (and magazines). And in this world of cameras everywhere all the time, you can’t just go around sans makeup to events because there will inevitably be photos (which I typically try to avoid). In effort to get outside of my boring makeup box I’ve been learning and practicing some makeup techniques (simple things you probably already know) that I have just never taken the time to learn. If you only knew how I put eyeshadow on… And I can honestly say I used to rarely buy makeup. I knew the things that worked for me, and I would only buy those things when I needed them (mainly just concealer and mascara) and never try out new products. Now it’s a different story! I’m want to try everything! Previously I would have passed on anyone doing my makeup, but now I’m open to it and am probably annoying because I ask a ton of questions. I’m a beauty sponge right now.

jonathan adler and georgetown cupcake at the bare minerals at the launch party

Not a detail was spared. bareMinerals has partnered up with Jonathan Adler in more ways than one, not only is there a fun collaboration having to do with makeup, but of course you will notice some JA pieces on the #GOBARE tour — I could spot that banana a mile away. To tide you over until dinner there were mini cupcakes from Georgetown Cupcake and bowls of pink gumballs.

bareminerals go bare tour

Notice the chandeliers? They were modeled after what is in Leslie Blodgett’s home (creator of bareMinerals).

bare minerals go bare tour

One of the fun things they have on the tour is a Twitter-activated vending machine — unlock surprise gifts after tweeting your secret indulgences to @bareMinerals using #GOBARE on the machine. How fun is that!?!

bare minerals artist

*So why is it called a make-under? For bareMinerals it is all about highlighting your natural beauty from within. It’s more about bringing out your inner beauty than making you over into someone you are not.

bare minerals truck

Alas, the bareMinerals truck. I immediately walked up to this baby upon arrival. The phrases that wrap this entire truck are the bareMinerals brand beliefs and the little things in life they believe are important. They are all about “more talk, less makeup.”

A few of my favorites: We believe that lipstick on your teeth is ok as long as it got there while you were telling a really good story. We believe in asking thought-provoking questions. We believe in laughing at ourselves. We believe in dancing on desktops. We believe in eating dessert first. We believe in smiling at strangers.

This post was sponsored by bareMinerals. All opinions are my own.