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!
Best BareMinerals Foundation!
I really love this foundation, no wonder it's the award winner! I used to use bareMinerals original SPF but it took so long to buff in, swirl and tap etc. But with this foundation you just brush on and done! It covers any blemishes or redness within seconds and you only need a couple of applications to get full coverage even with mild acne (like me). It lasts all day but with the compact mirror you can easy touch up if needed.
However I would recommend getting shade matched first! I brought the R110 and although I have such pale skin it is too light for even me. Some people have mentioned having to go up 4 shades! So definitely get matched or a sample and consider getting one or two shades darker than you normally would.
DO NOT BUY! Lady at counter supposedly matched me- in reality at home it no where near matches my colouring- very pale and bizarrely yellow. Also product very drying and will sit in any lines you may have- I'm 30 and do not have many wrinkles. I've used powder foundation with another company (Mac) and do not have any issues. I would return this rubbish however I do not live close to a store therefore have wasted £25!!
Quick and flawless
I previously used the original BareMinerals foundation but I did not get enough coverage with it. I later found out that basically you have to spend ages applying bit by bit if you have problematic skin, and I don't have the patience for that!
So I visited a BareMinerals counter and this one was recommended and I loved it. Perfect skin match, and really quick full coverage. Never timed it, but definitely takes less than 5 minutes to apply. I have problems with adult acne, dry skin, sensitive/allergy prone skin, and redness, and this is the first foundation that really makes my skin look good and is quick to apply.
The only thing I'd say is because the coverage is quite full, you do want to add colour back in afterwards. My skin looks pretty much all one pale (I am naturally pale and wanted a perfect match, not a shade darker) colour once it is applied. But once I go in with a little Warmth and blush and clear radiance my skin looks lovely. I don't even bother with concealer most of the time because everything is covered.
Second times a charm!
I was skeptical to try this again. My first experience was not good. But after getting shade matched, correctly, I'm loving this foundation! I have this in shade golden tan and I usually wear golden medium. The golden tan is a perfect match! It looked a little too dark, but once blended in, it is perfect! Plus my skin looks so smooth! I only gave it four stars because it doesn't seem to stay on as long as the original or matte in my t-zone, but it's not like its gone in a couple hours either. Over all, this product has become a quick favorite and I'm so glad I gave it another try. Definitely get shade matched if you didn't have a good first impression.
Great product but can't get a color match!
I love the simplicity of this product - just a few swipes and I'm done! I've been in the boutique at least three times to get color matched and sadly, I just am not happy with any color! I don't have this problem with any other BM foundation. The first time I bought Medium Tan (gosh, don't know what they call it now - so confusing with all the letters/numbers they assign to the products) and it matched fine. The next time I bought it, the color was too dark. I've tried Med Beige (too light) and Golden Beige (too yellow). Frustrating because the lighting in the store is so dim (goodness, you REALLY need to fix that in the Greenville, SC location!) and when you get home it's all UGH. Did you change the color formulations? All I know is I'd love to use it, but I can't. It would be so helpful if you keep the color names the same over the different foundation lines too!
I don't know what i would do without this product! Amazing coverage and looks natural and not like its caked on. I would highly recommend this. I found my perfect shade when i visited the store, so thankful!
Won't leave home without it
On my 40th birthday in March I decided to buy myself some Bareminerals makeup as a treat so I went to the makeup counter and was recommended the starter kit and some eyeshowders , I was always worried about buying minerals products as they looked complicated. This has proved the beast move ever. I now have a full makeup set of BM it is the easiest make up to apply I feel like I am waring nothing and looks so natural, I have gone from waring foundation just on special occasions to wearing it every day . I feel great in it. This foundation R250 is my absolute must have product . My skin looks years younger and it makes me feel so much more confident in myself. Ps: I have converted half my family too now. :)
Very happy with this product
This is the third Bare Minerals foundation formulation that I have tried. I started with the original powder, which I liked, but it can be messy and it's bulky to travel with. I then tried the liquid which I didn't like quite so well. Even though I'm middle-aged, I still have an oily T-zone and just felt like the liquid melted off me. READY is just right.
I really like this foundation. It goes on smoothly and stays on all day without the need for touch ups. The only thing I don't like is that after using this product for a while it begins to get a shiny, hardened formation at the top and it makes it very hard to get product on the brush. I have to scrape the hardened portions out of the product in order to continue using the compact but I lose a lot of product that way and that is rather disappointing. I am now just starting my third compact and will see if this happens again. If it does I may want to consider another type of Bare Minerals foundation.