bareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation SPF20

bareSkin® Pure Brightening Serum Foundation SPF20


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Our first ever mineral foundation and skincare serum in one. This ultra-thin, skin-perfecting fluid provides seamless adjustable coverage, a natural finish and the look and feel of beautiful skin. See Details

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Colour: Bare Beige
Description: For medium skin with neutral to golden undertones

Our first ever mineral foundation and skincare serum in one. This ultra-thin, skin-perfecting fluid provides seamless adjustable coverage, a natural finish and the look and feel of beautiful skin. It's like nothing you've ever felt before.

We love our one of a kind Perfecting Face Brush, specially designed for our bareSkin foundation to ensure an easy and seamless application.

Find the shade that is perfect for you with our new Foundation Finder:

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Available in 20 shades.

Award-Winning Foundation:

  • The Glamour Beauty Powerlist 2014 - The 'Suits All' Base

Good Housekeeping and Red Magazine readers take part in the bareSkin pure Brightening Serum Foundation review panels:


  • 79% of readers would recommend bareSkin® Foundation to a friend
  • 71% of readers said they are likely to replace their current foundation with bareSkin® Foundation
  • 85% of readers said bareSkin® Foundation felt light and silky on their skin

*110 Good Housekeeping readers tested BARESKIN Pure Brightening Serum Foundation in June 2015.


  • 75% of readers would recommend bareSkin® Foundation to a friend
  • 82% of readers found that bareSkin® Foundation blended easily into their skin
  • 71% of readers agreed that bareSkin® Foundation provided adjustable coverage

Readers Quotes :

"Absolutely loved the product - the application brush worked so well... left me with a fresh faced feel and look..."

Jill, Good Housekeeping Reader

"...I've already thrown away my old foundation....this felt so good I wanted to wear it every day."

Fiona, Red Reader

*Reviewers were all readers of Good Housekeeping and Red Magazine who had indicated an interest in taking part in review panels. Successful reviewers who were found suitable, through direct assessments, were then shade matched using our online shade matching tool and sent the full size bareSkin product and Perfecting Face Brush. We were not allowed to provide any instructions on how to use the products other than what was printed on the packaging. The reviewers then used the product for 4 weeks and completed a feedback survey.

Size: 30ml

Real Results

    Here's the results*:
  • Proven to improve the appearance of dark spots, skin brightness and skin texture.*
  • 100% of women experienced more even-toned skin immediately after application.*
  • 95% of women experienced a measurable improvement in the appearance of dark spots.*

  • *Based on an independent U.S. clinical study of 94 women after 8 weeks of use.

    • Ultra-thin, silky texture
    • Natural look and feel with adjustable coverage

    Finally a foundation we can feel good about:

    • Hypoallergenic
    • Non-comodegenic
    • Dermatologist tested
    • Non-chemical SPF 20

  • Shake, Drop, Buff™ Application
  • SHAKE well for a perfect mix of ingredients.
  • DROP 1 drop of foundation into the brush reservoir and add more, 1 at a time, to increase coverage.
  • BUFF onto the skin in circular motions.
  • Best for use with our Perfecting Face Brush.
Titanium dioxide 11.0%, caprylic/capric triglyceride, coconut alkanes, silica, stearalkonium, hectorite, lecithin, glycerin, maltodextrin, coco-caprylate/caprate, jojoba esters, propylene carbonate, tocopheryl acetate, soil minerals/syringa vulgaris (lilac) leaf cell culture extract, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate, sodium hyaluronate, phenoxyethanol, mica, iron oxides


Q & A

bareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation SPF20 - null is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 883.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Product is good but you can't get to it. I love the foundation; however, the bottle is terrible. I can shake for minutes and nothing comes out. It's not empty so there's a huge flaw in the construction. I wanted to order something else, but this has worked best for my complexion. Now it's off to find an alternate foundation elsewhere. Please fix it.
Date published: 2017-02-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love it I think those complaining aren't using it correctly. Moisturize first. I only use three drops of this serum. That's a drop not a blob. That's all you need it you want a light layer but coverage. The bottle is terrible. Sometimes it spews out of the top and I have to be very careful to squeeze the bottle just right so I get a drop not a blob. Please work on the packaging.
Date published: 2017-02-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I wanted to love it. I wanted to love this foundation. I love the brush. The foundation needs work. I have tried 1-6 drops. It doesn't matter, the coverage looks streaky and cakey. The coverage isn't very good. I would buff for a long time, didn't matter.
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love Makeup..Hate Container Makeup is great. I have dry skin and it stays moisturized all day. However, bottle is terrible. It's very messy and not good for travel. Also hard to know when I'm getting low.
Date published: 2017-02-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great makeup poor bottle design I love this makeup! Goes so smoothly on my face and seems to erase blemishes. But the bottle is so poorly designed. Make up will explode and leak out of the bottle from the top. Please design a better bottle!! Then I'll rate it 5 stars.
Date published: 2017-02-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great product .... not so great packaging! Love this foundation! Great coverage that feels like its not even there. However packaging leaves much to be desired. I find it hard to get the right amount each time - seems to either come out quickly or just a drop ... then too much! Also, because it needs to be shaken before use, even if it doesn't appear to have leaked once the lid is back on it seems to ooze down the side of the bottle. I would love if it came with a pump dispenser - that would be just perfect!
Date published: 2017-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Foundation Ever! This is by far the best foundation I ever used! My daughter and I love this Bare Mineral Foundation, it glides on smoothly and stays on all day! It is light and barely there! The only foundation I use on my face!
Date published: 2017-01-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Completely opaque coverage that highlights every crease or bump I tried this when I saw it on TV, because it looked so smooth and velvety. Well it's like putting on a sheet of fabric on your face. It's completely opaque and horribly fills in lines, highlights any fine line, or bump and even tiny hairs that cover everyone's face- even the blonde ones. My husband said I used to look natural and now I look old and like I'm wearing a scary mask. I'm 30 and get asked if I'm in high school all the time with no makeup on. A foundation shouldn't behave like this. Period. I've used the original foundation for 15 years now and will immediately be going back to it. I thought that this being a liquid would be more moisturizing but it's not.
Date published: 2017-01-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Love this foundation but had to give it up This foundation is great, however I travel a lot and the bottle is horrible for travel and actually in general it is pretty bad. I have had it either leak or the makeup not come out at all no matter how much I shake it. Had to buy a drug store brand for travel as I will no longer take the chance on this. Sure they replace it if you go to the store but who has time for that when traveling? My last "bottle" was acting like it was empty, I was ready to cut the darn thing open to see if it really was, after a week of trying to get anything out of it, I shook it again in the sink and it started flowing again. Really! Very frustrating. Change the container on this one or you are going to lose a lot of customers and it is a shame as it is a great foundation, I just can't purchase again until you package it differently.
Date published: 2017-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE LOVE LOVE I used this for my wedding to make a all over coverage and get that perfect "smooth" look. We got married in mexico so i wanted something that could handle the heat and the sun and not look terrible in photos. THIS DID IT! I love it. It lasted all day, my skin looked amazing. I still use this from time to time only if i am going to a fancy event and need to be flawless. Great to have in your collection, for those important nights/days and for summer its great, it seemed to be waterproof for me, I used it a couple days when we were there if i felt like i needed a little coverage to make me look alive from all the partying! <3
Date published: 2017-01-25
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Q & A

as a first timer at bare minerals , I wondered if you provided samples for brightening serum foundation ?

I've tried several other brands of foundation but can never find the right shade. hope you can help? My skin tone is quite fair. thank you.
Asked by: babooshka
Hi We do have Brightening Serum foundation samples available, however these are in selected shades so we couldn't guarantee to get you a match through a sample unfortunately. Please feel free to contact our Customer Service team at to see if they could assist or alternatively visit one of our counters to have a complete colour match undertaken and to see if they a sample in your matched shade available. Many Thanks The bareMinerals Team
Answered by: MaryAnn
Date published: 2016-05-11

Have been given a sample bare skin, colour is just number 3 - what is that called please.

Have been given a sample bare skin, colour is just number 3 - what is this called please.
Asked by: Pipa

Should I still use moisturiser?

I have sampled the bareskin foundation and I love it. I would like to use a daily moisturiser under my foundation but I do not want to overload my skin. Do you think I should use moisturiser under this product?
Asked by: Emski

What name is the Bareskin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation in shade 4 please?

I was told by the lady on BareMinerals counter at Debenhams that my shade is number 4 in the Bareskin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation - however I cant seem to find it on the website as the shades here go by names rather than number? can you kindly confirm please?
Asked by: Yasmin
I think it's bare ivory
Answered by: Chicfashion
Date published: 2016-02-17

Which Shade?

I use BM Ready Foundation R330, what shade should I use in bareSkin foundation?
Asked by: yvmcc

Is the brush essential for application or can you use fingers?

Is the brush essential for application or can you use fingers?
Asked by: SueS
The brush is so much better with the foundation
Answered by: Kelbell54
Date published: 2015-03-19

Which colour?

I tested these instore and discovered that a number 2 foundation suited my skintone best. I was planning on buying via the bareMinerals website when I got home, but the number's aren't shown. Please would you let me know the name of the shade for Number 2 bareSkin Foundation?
Asked by: SWilliams
I think it's bare shell
Answered by: Chicfashion
Date published: 2016-02-17

I'm 7.5 in the Mac Match Master

what shade in Pure Brightening Serum Foundation SPF20 would be good for me?
Asked by: Buddistqueeen

I'm a warm almond in bobby brown foundation what shade would be best for me in your product

Would your golden dark loose original mineral foundation be ideal for me as I have yellow undertones in my skin
Asked by: Ricklyn1

Hello! I would like to ask where I would find this foundation in France? I think it is only released now in the UK. Thank you in advance.

brightening serum foundation in France
Asked by: dorette
You can buy bareMinerals in Sephora, or there is also a french website for these products. Just type in bareMinerals and when the website comes up, go the currency symbol to the top right and go to the 'France' site. Enjoy.
Answered by: MISSCHIA1
Date published: 2015-01-04
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