bareMinerals READY SPF20 Foundation - null
I used to suffer from mild acne and was using the 'BE Original Foundation' and although it was a blessing that I managed to stumble upon it, it was very time consuming trying to cover all my imperfections. When I heard BE had come out with a new compact foundation I immediately had a look online, though there were not as many positive reviews as I thought.
My biggest concern was: is this foundation going to be as light and breathable as the Original Foundation? Well I went to a local store and tried it on and WOW! 2 effortless minutes to flawless skin! And just for the record it was just as light and breathable as the Original Foundation AND takes less then half the time to apply!
A truly AMAZING product!
Great long lasting coverage
. I am 21 and have been wearing Bare minerals for 5 years now. Anytime something new is out I am always excited to try it. This foundation is the best at long lasting full coverage. BUT!! It tends to make my smile lines stand out even with the primer. I have also tried the Porefessional under this makeup (for my smile lines) and it still seems to make them stand out. Other than that this makeup is great!!
I have been a loyal BM shopper since it started on QVC only. I liked the loose foundation but being a natural accident prone/mess making person it was always getting spilled and wasted. I was so excited when this first came out and have been using ever since. Using the brush made for it is important. If you use the old loose foundation brush with the solid foundation it goes on very thick and cakey. I have greasy skin/acne prone and this product does not aggravate it at all. I have also tried the new liquid foundation and have come back to the solid.
Not worth your money.....
I recently visited my dermatologist, who subjected me to a twenty minute rant about how basically all drugstore and most high-end makeup is terrible for the skin. He then gave me a "list" of products I could use ( the only things on the list were Bare MInerals and Almay). Therefore, I immediately went to my local makeup store to purchase a Bare Minerals foundation. First of all, no bare mineral foundation actually serves more than one function (i.e. one mattified, but had no coverage, while another had coverage but was terrible for oily skin). I finally decided on this foundation, because, as a worker told me,"well, it doesn't add any extra oil to the skin, and it has medium coverage". When I put it on, it was cakey, powdery, and completely unnatural looking. It settled into my pores, even though I had used Bare Mineral's oil and pore eliminating primer (another failure), leaving me with a polka-dotted yellowish face. Unfortunately, this is one of my only options for foundation, so I have to get used to it :(
Excellent product - fantastic buy!
One line to sum this product up; amazing. This is a must buy!
I was dubious to switch to a mineral foundation as I suffer with adult acne and am very conscious of the fact. After months of persuasion my friend finally got me along to a Bare Minerals counter and the beautician was amazing... she understood my woes and suggested her recommendations for me to try. She tried and tested the product on me with the intention of trying another if this wasn't a suitable match and I was seriously impressed. I walked out with a bag of goodies (that didn't cost a fortune!), and a huge smile on my face.
Powdery on brush, but blends in and creamy once applied. Light and natural looking, even with heavy coverage in places. Quick & easy to apply, takes half the time of other foundations. Easy to build coverage in specific areas.
Great to then apply a bronzer or blush and highlighter over the top for a finished look.
Best used with:
Prime Time BB Primer, Handy Buki Brush & Max Coverage Concealer Brush
My only con is the packaging of the product. Sitting in a make up bag, products can sometimes break up and an eyeshadow spilt on my foundation... not very easy to clean off so it looks a bit gross now ... I like my make up to look good in the packet as well as on my face! Wipe-clean packaging rather than matte packaging would be awesome.
I had wanted to try this foundation for a long time but I had been put off by a few negative reviews. Recently I got the chance to try a luxury size sample in R170 (I am Fairly Light in the Original) and I have been pleasantly surprised. First I found that the shade R170 is suitable for my skin tone (no need to go darker). Before applying the Ready foundation I prepped my skin with the bareMinerals Prime Time BB primer Cream in Light. Then I gently dabbed my Bobbi Brown Full Coverage face Brush into the powder two or three times per side of my face and I applied it and blended in gentle long strokes. I ended up with a flawless natural look, neither cakey nor heavy. On me it does not last as long as the Original one but it is easy to touch up using a light end. In my opinion, to get the best out of this foundation you just need to use a small amount and just practice applying it, trying different brushes and techniques...like with the Original Foundation.
I'm loving this more and more. I wasn't so sure at first because I was using too much product. All it takes is one tap and then long swipes across my face with the precision face brush. I do one layer like that, repeating the one tap at a time until my face is covered, then I go back with the regular face brush and add a little just to the spots that need it. I have very fair skin and Medium R210 is perfect for me. (I'm 53 with sensitive, dryish skin.) I'm so happy I gave this a try!
Great for Touch Ups!
I bought this product hoping to have my favorite foundation more readily available to me at work, since I work anywhere from 8 to 10 hour shifts. And it is a high-pace environment, so sweat happens. The product is small enough to fit in my small hand-purse (it is literally a hand-purse), and it works great for the touch ups I need to do. I bought BM travel-size face brush, and I use it with the READY foundation. However, the only complaint is I feel like a lose a lot of product due to the nature of the brush. I wish I had a better applicator for READY foundation. Other than that though, the coverage is great and portable for sure!
Pls don't ever discontinue or change this product!
Let me first start by saying that I hope the READY Foundation never gets discontinued or changed. This is a quality product that has changed my view of foundation.
~THE FEEL OF THIS PRODUCT..... When I apply this foundation it feels like I have nothing on my face. I often times forget I'm wearing it because it feels like my natural skin. This is something I love as I am not a big foundation wearer. My husband always tells me he likes me without foundation but when I wear READY bare minerals foundation he told me he likes it equally as well as my bare face look... That makes me happy.. :)
~MY SKINS RESPONSE TO THIS FOUNDATION..... I have dry, sensitive skin that likes to crack and get dry blotches when I wear any foundation. It also is very prone to breakouts and bumps when I use foundation. I have tried countless foundations and I've always been bitterly disappointed with my skins response to them... I.e. breakouts and dry cracked skin... I have been using bare minerals READY foundation for about a month now and I can wholeheartedly and honestly say my skin has actually IMPROVED since wearing it. I have the clearest skin that I've had in years and my skin has a subtle glow that I am loving. So if I decide not the wear foundation on some days I'm proud to show my healthy skin
~APPLICATION AND PACKAGING..... Applying this product is simple in my opinion. I use a sigma f80 flat top kabuki brush... As long as you have a dense flat top brush you can get a beautiful finish. Be light handed when dipping into the product. Place brush on product and very lightly push(don't swirl!!!!) then apply to 1section of your face at a time in long soft strokes again not swirling your brush on your face either. Get more product in same manner as previously stated. Do this in layers until you build up to the coverage you desire. It's quick and surprisingly easy. Blends beautifully and only takes a few minutes. Packaging is beautiful and sleek. Easy to carry and non-messy.
~OVERALL SUMMARY... Great product. I will continue to purchase as long as they don't discontinue it or change it. I would highly recommend this to anyone. Definitely get color matched as the colors aren't the same as their other foundations. My holy grail foundation because it doesn't cause me ANY breakouts, looks airbrushed and flawless, light and natural felling, gives me a little boost of confidence, and actually improves my natural skin.
Hope this is helpful!!:)
I wanted to overhaul my make up bag and bought loads of BareMinerals products after a makeover at my nearest Debenhams. This foundation is incredible! It makes me skin look so naturally flawless; it hides blemishes, evens out my redness and creates a naturally beautiful looking base for the rest of my make up. I'd long ago given up on finding a foundation that would work for me but at long last I've found one. My advice (it's taken a while for me to figure this out) is that the more you buff it in to the skin the longer it lasts. I build it up in thin layers and buff really well (I almost feel I'll buff it off) and it builds better coverage and lasts longer.