Be a Force of Beauty

In a world that’s full of airbrushed models, unattainable looks and ridiculous pressure to look a certain way, the latest campaign from Bare Minerals really stands out. Their first campaign to feature models rather than just hero product shots has a very interesting back story – all five of the spokespeople were chosen without ever revealing what they looked like. Bare Minerals have done something quite courageous by casting five women to represent their brand without ever seeing their faces, believing their inner beauty was more important. The five faces were interviewed in private, their voices being transmitted to another room where the judges, casting agents and brand representatives were sitting. Watching the videos that have been created, you really get a feel for the inner beauty, strength and passion they all have and how this encaptures the identity of Bare Minerals as a brand. The campaign is called ‘Be a Force of Beauty’ and it really illustrates how every single one of us are beautiful in our own way. Although the models’ stories are very sickly sweet and American, the idea is such a great one and something I’ll be delving deeper into over the next week.

To celebrate this fantastically refreshing campaign I’ve teamed up with the lovely people at Bare Minerals to offer one lucky person their very own ‘starter kit’ so you can try the entire range for yourself and see how much it can benefit your skin and makeup routine – after all, it’s the makeup so pure you can sleep in it! I’ve written about the brand many times before and it’s one that I adore. To win the ‘Bare Minerals Get Started Kit’ all you have to do is comment below and tell me who the ‘force of beauty’ is in your life; it can be anyone from your best friend to your mum, even Beyonce if you feel like it! Just tell me who you admire and leave me a valid email or twitter handle.

I’ll be telling you more about the campaign over the next few days, but in the meantime if you want to get a heads up you can check it out on their website. Good luck!

T&Cs: One entry per person. To be eligible you must be a follower of this blog and leave valid contact details. Winner will be chosen at random and contacted within 48hrs of the competition closing. If they do not respond within 48hrs and alternative winner will be chosen. Bare Minerals will send the prize directly to the winner and LBQ is in no way responsible if this gets lost/stolen during transport. No alternative prize available. Closing date Monday 13th Feb 2012.



  1. KD
    February 6, 2012 / 2:30 pm

    My daughter is my force of beauty. She is so happy in her own skin and I wish I could be as carefree as her!

  2. Zoe
    February 6, 2012 / 2:33 pm

    My 'force of beauty' would probably be my grandma! Great post! twitter: zoebxoemail:

  3. BeautyBecca
    February 6, 2012 / 2:37 pm

    I know everyone will probably say this, but my mum is the force of beauty in my life! She's not into beauty and she doesn't wear make-up, but she has always been there for me throughout everything, and has always put me and my brothers first. We've been through a lot together but we've also come out the other end and now enjoy what we have.

  4. Just Another Blog
    February 6, 2012 / 5:00 pm

    My 'force of beauty' would probably be my nanna she isnt interested in beauty at all she doesnt try to hide imperfections and is like my second mum. She always puts people first and is great to be around

  5. D
    February 6, 2012 / 5:32 pm

    My force of beauty is my mum, love having girly chats and she taught me everything I know about make up!

  6. Lucie
    February 6, 2012 / 5:41 pm

    My force of beauty is my mom, she is disabled with MS. She raised me and my brother all by herself and she did a great job. She still cares for my brother who has Cystic Fibrosis and is there for me whenever I need her. She is amazing and is my best friend. xxx

  7. Kemcaflipflops
    February 6, 2012 / 6:01 pm

    My sister is my 'force of beauty', she certainly doesn't fit the stereotypical classic beauty and her curves are amply rounded but she has that mysterious 'it' factor.No matter how she's dressed or whether she's made up, everyone's eyes are drawn to her when she enters a room. Whether its her innate happiness or her determination to grab life & wring it dry, she shines from within and that's impossible to ignore!Kirsten

  8. nayabloves
    February 6, 2012 / 6:06 pm

    My pet cat has to be the force of beauty in my life (: She used to be a pretty pure white Persian cat once until she got attacked by a stray cat and now has a huge gash running through her ears till her left eye. Looking at her now makes other people cringe but to me she's even more beautiful than before, because that gash represents her strength and the pain that she has endured (:

  9. Penny Aylwin
    February 6, 2012 / 6:52 pm

    My Guides are my force of beauty, their confidence and capability astounds me as they try new things and never fail to look striking and beautiful whatever they wear whatever they do.

  10. Georgina
    February 6, 2012 / 7:20 pm

    For me Britney Spears is the force of beauty. She is talented and I just can't get enough of her. She has been through so much and has battled it all. This may sound stupid to you but I love her and admire her and she has both inner beauty and outer beauty.

  11. Chlo
    February 6, 2012 / 7:31 pm

    My force of beauty has to be anyone with confidence. I work in a bar and the people that always inspire me are the people with the most confidence! Hope that's not too vague!

  12. TheCosmeticCrave
    February 6, 2012 / 9:14 pm

    I think the force of beauty is Katie Piper (Model who had acid thrown in her face), even though such a terrible thing happened to her she didnt let it get her down and she is still staying strong and inspiring thousands of women out there and proving that anyone can be confortable in their own skin if they show that they are beautiful on the inside as well as the out. I personally still think that she looks stunning!JoselinEmail: Thecosmeticcrave@gmail.comTwitter: Thcosmeticcrave

  13. S.MILLI
    February 7, 2012 / 3:06 am

    My force of beauty is Queen Cleopatra. . . She is one of the few strong historical female figures. By all accounts she was very beautiful and formidable. More than a match for any man. She also invented eyeliner!!!!!! luck to me. X

  14. 30SomethingMel
    February 7, 2012 / 10:50 am

    There's so many forces of beauty that spring to mind who I admire. If I had to narrow it down it would be my first born daughter. She is just coming into her own and growing so fast – its the before makeup years so its a natural beauty and those for me are the best kind!Twitter: 30somethingmelEmail: 30somethingmel@gmail.comGreat Giveaway, the things I have tried in the BM range are amazing! x

  15. Victoria
    February 7, 2012 / 11:52 am

    My lovely mum is the force of beauty on my life!! She radiates youth and despite everything always smiles and says to me that if you feel beautiful on the inside it will shine through on the outside. So, fresh faced or with make up…I am me!

  16. MakeupbyAmna
    February 7, 2012 / 11:56 am

    hey would like to win :)my email

  17. Sarah
    February 7, 2012 / 12:11 pm

    My force of beauty is my very good friend Vanessa, she is beautiful inside and out and the most positive person I have ever met. She completely changes my outlook on things with her wonderfully refreshing outlook on life. Oh and she rocks some amazing and firece make up looks that I am far too chicken to even try! my twitter is @sarahgibneymy email is

  18. MakeupbyAmna
    February 7, 2012 / 12:43 pm

    hi my source of beauty are my two beautiful daughters aged 12 and 4 :)would love to win this…

  19. tousledkitten
    February 7, 2012 / 7:34 pm

    My bf is the force of beauty in my life. We bring out the best in each other.@tousledkitten

  20. maci234
    February 7, 2012 / 8:52 pm

    my daughter is my force of beauty and she would certainly love this

  21. helen
    February 7, 2012 / 9:12 pm

    My source of beauty has to be my mum.She looks years younger than her actual age

  22. Gemma T
    February 7, 2012 / 10:53 pm

    My source of beauty would have to be Lauren Luke and her YouTube channel. Her videos are amazing, and she has taught me so much!! I can recommend them to anyone!

  23. EmmaC
    February 8, 2012 / 12:40 pm

    Uma Thurman – beautiful, sexy, sense of humour, talented…I could go on

  24. Sidrah!!!!
    February 8, 2012 / 4:37 pm

    My Force of beauty is my amazing mother. I love her more than anyone and through thick and thin she has always been there for me!Email: Beauteousblog (at) gmail (dot) com

  25. Dvora
    February 8, 2012 / 7:21 pm

    My force of beauty is my grandmother, who has had a mastectomy today. She will always radiate beauty and femininity regardless of what life may throw at her. She has always been the love thats held our family together and radiates warmth and affection x

  26. bloomers
    February 8, 2012 / 10:48 pm

    My force of beauty is my mum, just because she is my mum!!robertfox24 [AT] aol [DOT] com

  27. irbbyckzx
    February 9, 2012 / 1:09 am

    life is my force of beauty. life is an incredible thing and we should all appreciate it more

  28. Anonymous
    February 9, 2012 / 10:57 am

    my sister!!

  29. Anonymous
    February 9, 2012 / 8:22 pm

    My best friend, who is 8 months pregnant…. there just is something naturally beautiful about a expecting lady. 🙂

  30. Anonymous
    February 10, 2012 / 2:26 am

    My force of beauty has to be this beautiful planet we all share, but don't take the time to admire often enough!

  31. Sophh Elizabethh
    February 10, 2012 / 1:56 pm

    You! ;)Seriously thought its the everyday passerby. If they look good it makes me feel good, and I take inspiration from them. The amount of Bloggers I take inspiration from, with them being my force of beauty is astounding! Sophh Elizabeth

  32. Beverley
    February 10, 2012 / 9:06 pm

    My force of beauty is myself. I make the best of what I have and don't care what anyone thinks. Chasing after dreams just leaves you tired. Thanks for a great giveaway! x

  33. Phyllis Ellett
    February 11, 2012 / 11:10 am

    My 'force of beauty' is well going to be two people. My daughter, who as a single mum is now training to be a Nurse after getting into University and my Grandaughter who through her mum and us Grandparents(bit of a boast) is learning the real values of life.Found hiding on twitter @phyllgerry and following your blog with ID Phyllis/Gerry Ellett

  34. sand74
    February 11, 2012 / 6:56 pm

    My force of beauty is my 87 year old grandma Isabella she can no longer walk but everytime we go out even if its just to take her round the supermarket her hair must be set in rollers before we go and she wont go out without her lipstick on,her powder and a spray of perfume!

  35. Rachel Ghostheart
    February 11, 2012 / 6:57 pm

    My daughter is the ' force of beauty ' in my life and it shines out from within her. She has the kindest heart I've ever known. Struggling with money this year ( like everyone else I guess ). I found out she was saving up her Christmas and Birthday money so I could have some boots for the cold weather.

  36. alexmax
    February 11, 2012 / 7:02 pm

    My force of beauty is Angelina Jolie, she is so beautiful without even trying and always looks gorgeous!

  37. alexmax
    February 11, 2012 / 7:03 pm

    forgot to add:twitter: nadiamsealexemail: thanks for fab giveaway! 🙂

  38. Kathryn MacKinnon
    February 11, 2012 / 10:01 pm

    My Auntie is just gorgeous, now in her 60's. She's always respected and looked after herself and her appearance without being vain or conceited at all. I really admire that. x

  39. Anonymous
    February 11, 2012 / 11:58 pm

    My force of beauty would be my little girls.They are both very pretty, but they are also beautiful on the inside.My 8 year old would do anything for anyone, in school, she will take time to help other children and also teachers when things need tidying up etc.My 3 year old isn't in school yet, but she is beautiful too, because she loves "huggles" and is immensely loving and gentle.I am currently expecting my third, and I know he/she will be just as beautiful as my others.

  40. emily13
    February 12, 2012 / 12:36 pm

    My sister, she knows how to look great without overdoing it.

  41. emily13
    February 12, 2012 / 12:37 pm

    oops forgot my twitter id which @emilyh13thanks!

  42. Anonymous
    February 12, 2012 / 1:50 pm

    The 'force of beauty' is in mylife is my mum who at 76 just never stops moving along and trying new things.00AnnabelLee00 [at] gmail [dot] com

  43. Kateg1982
    February 12, 2012 / 2:42 pm

    My force of beauty is my mum :)

  44. Knight'sEclectic
    February 12, 2012 / 2:45 pm

    I'd love to try bareMinerals, a force in beauty for me is most definitely my nan. My nan is the most glamorous and beautiful woman I know, even in her 70's she still turns heads and always looks immaculate.My Twitter handle is @Knightseclectic x

  45. helen
    February 12, 2012 / 3:31 pm

    my husband as he is always there for many @gumbie23

  46. kirsty
    February 12, 2012 / 4:05 pm

    mine has to be my nan, she's 92 and even when she was younger she never wore make-up and is so naturally beautiful, she's had such an inspiring life and so much confidence, I would love to be half as beautiful on the inside and out as her :) xxx

  47. KrisDelAgua
    February 12, 2012 / 5:26 pm

    My best friend is a force of beauty. Been through hard times, but she is one tough cookie. I only wish I could deal with things the way she

  48. mummy24
    February 12, 2012 / 8:13 pm

    my kids!@ashlallan

  49. angieh
    February 12, 2012 / 9:15 pm

    My mum is my force of beauty, she teaches me so much and I always look up to her and always will xx@angiehoggett

  50. zeenie
    February 12, 2012 / 9:38 pm

    my mum. shes beautiful inside and out. shes my mum and best friend rolled into one@zeniebeenie

  51. BeX
    February 12, 2012 / 9:43 pm

    Reece Witherspoon always looks good. A POREfessional!

  52. sista-t
    February 12, 2012 / 10:10 pm

    my beautiful red haired 9 mth baby girl 🙂

  53. Miss B
    February 12, 2012 / 10:13 pm

    My boyfriend is one of the persons in my life who is a force of beauty. No matter what he's been through he is still kind, considerate, and thoughtful towards others. He still gets out there. Honestly, if I had been through half the things he has gone through I don't think I would be the same.@lifeinsomniac

  54. freyamae2000
    February 12, 2012 / 10:19 pm

    I would say Emma Watson is a force of beauty shes a stunning young woman whos kept her natural class

  55. drcat1981
    February 12, 2012 / 11:21 pm

    My force of beauty is my beautiful 7 year old daughter, she constantly perks me up and tells me that she thinks I'm lovely, what more could a mummy need

  56. alison
    February 12, 2012 / 11:38 pm

    My force of beauty is my daughter who has blossomed into a real beauty but doesnt realise how lovely she is….awwwwww

  57. Courtney
    February 12, 2012 / 11:48 pm

    My mum is my force of beauty, she's the most beautiful person i know inside and

  58. Laura
    February 13, 2012 / 5:43 am

    My force of beauty is my mum! She used to be worried what everyone thought of her the way I am, but now she has decided to just be herself and I think that makes her so beautiful <3@Laura_Cookies x

  59. Anonymous
    February 13, 2012 / 12:25 pm

    My force of beauty would be my friend, Leanne. I've been throguh a really tough time recently- self-harm, family moving away, close friends vanishing, medical problems- and she's remained here, as she has for seventeen years, my friend, even though I haven't deserved a friend like her. She's endlessly elegant, with perfect hair and make-up, and very poised. She's wonderful-beautiful inside and out.

  60. Louise MacGregor
    February 13, 2012 / 12:30 pm

    My force of beauty would be my friend Leanne. I've been through a tough time of late- self-harm, parent moving away, medical troubles, best friend going to England0 and she has remained with me, as she has done for seventeen years. She's elegant, poised, and a better friend than I deserve.

  61. Piper and Daisy
    February 13, 2012 / 1:26 pm

    Piper (aged 4) because she is absolutely lovely, always ready to dispense kisses and cuddles and she happily lets Daisy (14 months) climb all over her, pull her hair and play with everything Piper wanted to play with. Piper is such a beautiful little soul with the kindest, most loving heart you could wish for.

  62. Sheila Reeves
    February 13, 2012 / 2:50 pm

    My Force of Beauty is my Mum in Law, now in her 80s she kept her natural hair colour until very late on, a naturally beautiful woman inside & outTwitter @compcake

  63. beano54
    February 13, 2012 / 3:05 pm

    my force of beauty is my mum as she always looks amazing but cares more about me, she is my carer as i have a rare muscle disease she always puts me first and washes my hair, does pampering treats on me as i canno go outwould love to try this prize thank you

  64. beano54
    February 13, 2012 / 3:08 pm

    forgot to mention that i follow you on twitter from before username is yasminec9 follow you via newsletter too email is

  65. Katherine
    February 13, 2012 / 5:19 pm

    My force of Beauty in my life is my friend Misty … she NEVER fails to surprise me. Even on her "off days", she is stunning … I can rarely take my eyes off her! On her fantastic days, she is dressed to the nines, wearing most of her own burlesque inspired creations. I LOVE to live vicariously through her! xxchuey603 at

  66. Emma
    February 13, 2012 / 6:24 pm

    My best friend as she always looks amazing. My twitter handle is @emmaand3

  67. Anonymous
    February 13, 2012 / 6:29 pm

    Amanda Holden, despite what life throws at her she bounces back more beautiful than ever.

  68. Polotoo
    February 13, 2012 / 9:45 pm

    My friend Tanith, she always seems so effortlessly glam – and is always happy to sort out my fashion faux pas before I go out in public! She also introduced me to bare minerals, she is a star all round!

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