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!
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.
At first I was sceptical about using a compact powder as a foundation, purely because I like to have full coverage and was worried it wouldn't cover very well. I was extremely pleased with the result and have never gone back! I cant imagine using a different foundation now and I don't feel like I'm wearing any make up its great! The coverage is fantastic and cannot recommended it enough, really glad I started using it as I have noticed my skin has become so much better. Thanks!
I love this stuff!
I am tempted to buy this stuff in bulk because Im so scared they'll discontinue it! I love love love my Ready makeup! I've used the original Bare Minerals before, but I gave up on it because it got messy and the amount I'd see on the counter made me think half of it was going down the drain, even though the coverage was flawless!
Fast forward 2-3 years later. After using acne-assisting liquid makeup and still suffering from breakouts and even getting really expensive specialty makeup for acne that exacerbated the problem worse than over the counter stuff (not to mention no matter what shade I picked you could always tell I was wearing makeup!), I decided to try one last investment.
I chose Ready makeup because it promised full coverage with ease of application, and that it is! You just do that little easy tap-tap and voila! Beautiful coverage, no make-up lines! And I literally don't have to wash my face before bed (in case I forget or I'm so exhausted I can't pry myself out of bed) and I wake up and my sensitive face has no blemishes and no yuck makeup transfer everywhere!
AND! It's so much less messy than liquid foundation! You don't get your hands all gunky as you start your day!
I will say that I like to think I'm fair skinned, but the light neutral version (R170), while blending in flawlessly, looks a little too light for my skin per my husband, even though I tried my best to shade match via the Internet. I ordered the medium neutral version last night (r250) so I'll try that out. If worse comes to worse, I can always blend. But I'm content with what I have and a bronzer so we'll see!
The precision face brush is a must have with this product. It's expensive, but an investment (you'll never have to buy it again)! And the videos that show you how to use this product are short and informational. Very helpful!
I'm SO excited. Im spending about twice as much as I was on drug store brands (and actually less than department store brands),but the pay off has been such a blessing. Worth every penny. Because I can't tell you how much I've spent on different foundations, acne cleansers, etc just to not use them.
This product works GREAT over a normal moisturizer after dried. If you like eye shadow, it does not show up as well as it does on a liquid base (which is like its own primer), so a good idea would be to get the eyeshadow primer.
Amazing, skin-nurturing, easily portable, non-messy beauty! Ohhhh I love this stuff!
GREAT JOB BARE MINERALS! You're worth ALL the hype! Please don't stop making my makeup!
Be flawless in lesss than 5 minutes!
I have tried almost every brand from high end prices to high street foundations looking for something that is natural looking on my pale skin! This product does everything I have ever wanted a foundation to do..and more! It's so easy to apply and lasts ages even though I use it everyday, I personally use the Handy Buki brush press it into the solid powder and it literally glides on, no need for harsh buffing or precision just big strokes around your face. Takes less than 5 minutes, Doesn't look cakey atall and leaves no nasty line from your chin to neck! Oh and the best part is it covers any blemishes without clogging them up with any harmful ingredients, in fact they say you can even sleep in this stuff! If you don't have this in your make-up bag you're missing out! I can't live a day without it!