Bare Minerals Foundation Buying Guide Avoiding a Fake

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Unfortunately we are noticing a surge in fake Bare Minerals Original Foundation 8g products on the market at the moment. We wish to assure our valued customers that we only supply authentic Bare Minerals by Bare Escentuals products. We have been trusted Australian suppliers of this brand for a number of years and carry a vast range. We are happy to assist you if you are a new buyer or a regular customer so please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Top warning signs of counterfeit Bare Minerals
1. Price
 If it's too good to be true, it probably is. In this case, it really is. The retail price of Bare Minerals Original Foundation is US $27 + tax and the Australian RRP exceeds this figure. We have been in the business of keeping our prices as low as possible, but there is no way that we can supply authentic Bare Minerals at anywhere close to $20 per jar.

2. Lack of a batch/serial number
 All new Bare Minerals Original Foundation 8g jars now come with a batch/serial number which can be located under the sticker on the base of the jar. This has been printed in the past but more recently it has been etched under the sticker on the base of the jar. Counterfeit items do not contain batch/serial numbers in any for

3. Inconsistencies
Slight inconsistencies in product packaging is not uncommon especially as Bare Minerals changes some jars and branding eg. bareMinerals as opposed to i.d Bare Minerals, this is just a legitimate change. But, there are some inconsistencies that should raise red flags. Despite changes to jars, the Original Foundation formula has not changed. Some inconsistencies that are warning signs of counterfeit include
                                     Shade the shade is off eg. too orange, too yellow etc
                                     Flimsy packaging and labeling, stickers on the jars falling off

4. Limited range
Those selling counterfeit items may only be selling this particular item in the Bare Minerals range, or a handful of others to legitimize the operation. They will not have an extensive product range and may not be knowledgeable about the product or brand.

5. Seller reaction to complaints
If a counterfeit item is purchased and the seller is confronted, they may do everything they can to ensure you don't alert others to what is going on. Eg. They may offer you a complete refund but in exchange they require that you do not leave feedback regarding your concerns about the item being a fake.  

These are just a few warning signs of counterfeit Bare Minerals Original Mineral Foundations 8g. This list is not exhaustive. We are aware of other specifics and if you have a jar on hand that you think may be fake but need assistance identifying it as such, please let us know and we can share with you what we know. If you think there are other obvious warning signs that we have missed please let us know so that we can add these to the list to assist customers buying Bare Minerals.

We are proud sellers of the Bare Minerals range and have been trusted sellers on eBay for many years and wish to continue providing great products to our valued customers. We hope this has been an informative and helpful guide.

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