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Bare Escentuals – Why Work For Us?


Beauty is a movement.

Pretty attracts us, but beauty changes us. That’s why Bare Escentuals is founded on our belief in beautiful, healthy-looking skin and that all women can achieve it. Every bareMinerals® product is designed to bring out your true beauty using only the finest quality ingredients.  

When a woman feels her best, her confidence radiates. Her smile makes people smile. Her laugh makes people laugh. Her beauty is contagious. It has transformative power. Pretty can turn heads, but beauty can change the whole world. 

Join us. Be a Force of Beauty.™ Because when you put pretty into action, there’s no limit to what you can do.



What is a Force of Beauty? 

We believe that when you feel truly beautiful, you wield enormous confidence, and you have the potential to change a moment, ignite a conversation and start a new adventure…. 

A Force of Beauty is an energy, a strength, a movement. 

For us, confidence is beautiful. bareMinerals® products are created to make you feel beautiful, inside and out—because we believe that beauty can change the world.



Culture is a beautiful thing.

In the world of beauty, we’ve always been different. We’re from San Francisco, surrounded by artists and innovators who inspire us to think differently, to follow our gut instincts and to pour our heart and soul into everything we do. We create products that no other brand can make and we connect with women in ways that no other brand would dare.

For over 35 years, we’ve built a community of strong, passionate women who have become customers–but more importantly– our lifelong friends. We create meaningful products that are good for you because we’re obsessed with feeling good. We introduce our brand in ways that are also innovative—by inspiring real human connections.

We’ve never been content with just making women look pretty. We want them to feel beautiful. We exist to make a positive difference in women’s lives.

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Bare Escentuals Interviews

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    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Bare Escentuals.

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    Went in with my resume and a printed application and asked for the manager. I asked if they were still hiring for the position and that I had already applied online if they were. She said she would call and within two days I received a call to come in for an interview. I came in and she asked me standard questions about my work experience, how I have dealt with difficult customers or employees, how I work in a small environment with a small team, and how I could handle the job requirements. She was very sweet and easy to talk to. I told her that I was not a professional makeup artist, but I have a passion for it and am a quick learner. We set up my next interview for about a week later which was a "make-under" application on a friend. It was more about how I could sell the product and how much product knowledge I had than how well I could apply it. It was 30 minutes long and if you are well-versed in the products and the company, it should not be too difficult. My last interview was a phone interview with the District Manager. It was pretty quick and she also just asked me general questions about my experience and how I could handle the job. After about another week I was offered a job!

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Bare Escentuals Awards & Accolades

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Best of Beauty: Mineral Foundation, Allure Magazine, 2013
Best of Beauty: Mineral Foundation, Allure Magazine, 2012
Best of Beauty: Concealer, Allure Magazine, 2013
Glammy Award: Foundation, Glamour, 2013
Glammy Award: Foundation, Glamour, 2012
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Recent Updates
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    Complexion Rescue has officially launched in our US stores, and we are excited to share the buzz thus far from Refinery29.

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Additional Info

Headquarters San Francisco, CA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Acquired By Shiseido
Founded 1976
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Retail
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

The foundation that launched the mineral makeup revolution, Bare Escentuals is more than just a beauty company. Since opening our first boutique in 1976 we’ve always done things differently. With our award-winning brands bareMinerals, Buxom, and MD Formulations, we have an undeniable global presence. We develop, market and sell makeup and skincare through many touch points... More

Mission: We exist to make a positive difference in women's lives.

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