"Hello! I have a quick question. I made an appointment to get my makeup done for prom at two places. One was in case I couldn't find another place. I made appointments at Smashbox and Bare Minerals. Smashbox is 50 dollars while BM is 35. The only problem is that I've never used BM so I'm worried that I might have an allergic reaction. I don't have sensitive skin though. I was wondering which brand you think is better."
Asked by little-macaroon
Product-wise mineral makeup definitely tends to give less potential issues but do request for the matte BM foundation rather than the original formula as that photographs better and doesn’t contain bismuth oxychloride (the original foundations do) which causes sensitivity in some people.
But then again if you don’t have allergies in general Smashbox does have some great products so don’t just dismiss them outright because they aren’t a mineral brand.
If you’re not sure get some samples from both brands and test then on your inner arm for a day or so to make sure you don’t have reactions to either.