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.

Bare Escentuals Reviews

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    Former Employee - Assistant Boutique Manager in Chambersburg, PA
    Former Employee - Assistant Boutique Manager in Chambersburg, PA
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    I worked at Bare Escentuals full-time (More than a year)


    Discount, Client Relations, Gratis, Fun at Work


    Schedule Making, Outdated Software, Lack of Product Training

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Bare Escentuals Interviews

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    Beauty Consultant Interview

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    Easy Interview


    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Bare Escentuals in July 2015.


    I asked if they were hiring and I was asked to interview on the spot. It was a fairly basic interview. It was a 2 person panel and they asked situational type questions. They asked you to discuss your favorite products and asked you to discuss your strengths and weaknesses. They also discussed the scheduling which seemed typical for retail. They also discussed the training which included a lot of self training with text books and videos.

    Interview Questions

    • What would you do to upscale a client? How would you make sure they returned to shop?   Answer Question

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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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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