Rated 2 out of 5 by KB885 Falls Short
The first time I applied bareSkin foundation I was in love. It had even coverage and a great finish. However, after using this product for awhile, I began to breakout in cystic-like acne (an issue I really haven't had problems with before). I found that when the foundation would accidentally get on my clothing, it stains very easily if not taken care of immediately with the proper precautions. The top of the bottle also began to leak and the lid no longer seals properly. I still love how this foundation goes on, stays on, and looks while it's on, but the other problems outweigh the good for me.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Cora The WORST!
I wanted to love this foundation as it is so light and lovely, but it is a disaster. I would imagine if you are blessed with perfect skin, Bareskin is probably a dream for you because it is light and when first applied looks gorgeous, but within a short time of application it looks horrific. The coverage is light, at best. There is hardly any coverage and the more you put on, the worse it looks. It streaks something fierce when you apply it with a brush (I tried several great brushes and nothing worked for me), it was slightly better when I applied it with my fingers, but still not ideal. The worst part is that is sinks into your pores and it looks like you have all these little dots of foundation on your face. I do not have huge pores and this made them look enormous. Another issue is that, even when it is set with either mineral veil or the original powder foundation, it rubs off on everything - your clothes, your hands, your kid when you give them a kiss. I tried everything to get this to work, with primer, without primer, applied with a brush, without a brush, setting it with a number of different powders and it was just a big fail for me. Buyer beware if you have normal sized pores, any dry skin (it accentuates and collects in these two things), or you do not want your foundation rubbing off on everything. :-(
Rated 1 out of 5 by Makeupmads oily mess?
laid the product on its side and it started seeping oil everywhere... shook the product and tried to use but the consistency had turned to an oily mess I could not use. Maybe I just got a faulty bottle but this is very disappointing considering the cost of the product :/
Rated 2 out of 5 by Eggbutt So disappointed
I have been a Bare Minerals girl for years and years and swear by the tried and true foundation. When the brightening serum was introduced as a foundation, I knew I had to try it. Perhaps I am just too used to how the powder foundation brushes on, but I found applying this foundation serum time consuming and difficult to apply evenly. It streaked and became chalky looking. It just would not apply evenly on my skin. I thought perhaps I had neglected a step and tried again using primer and the same thing happened. I'm sure it is a lovely product, just not for me. Back to the original for me. :(
Rated 5 out of 5 by AmyDC319 A true winner
For years I had been using liquid foundation and was dead set on it. I heard about Bare Minerals powder and thought, let's see what it's about. I have not used any other beans since then. I had been debating on the liquid foundation being so happy with the powder. I finally gave it a try and am so happy with this foundation. It feels light and can be adjusted to light or full coverage. It looks great and lasts all day. Thanks for putting out products that enhance our looks and make us feel beautiful. Love it.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Great product BUT it STINKS!
I love Bare Minerals and use it almost exclusively. Was really excited to try this foundation. My only complaint is the smell.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cheradine Beauty in a Bottle
This is a great product. I have spent lots of $$$ trying numerous liquid foundations from many top retailers. BareMinerals BareSkin provides perfect & light coverage for a flawless, beautiful look. It is an oil free product which promotes healthy, acne free skin. Coverage is long lasting meaning my blemishes and/or tired skin doesn't show even after a 10 hour work day. And with my ever changing work schedule I need something I can apply quickly and this product is perfect. Love It!
Rated 5 out of 5 by MelB66 Airbrush look and feel
I've been a long time customer and have been using the original powder. I wanted a liquid foundation and love this one. Makes your skin feel soft and smooth. Great coverage without the made up look. However, I apply very lightly. Two drops is all I need. It covers up age spots without having to use coverup. Shaking the bottle with the cap on is messy and yes, it gets all over and leaks. But here's a simple solution. Take the cover off, cover the dispensing hole with your index finger and shake to your heart's content. The problem with the bottle is the cover. It should have a protrusion inside the cap to plug the dispensing hole. The only problem I find with all Bare products is that you have a choice of neutral, cool or warm. The neutral lacks the depth it should have. With this foundation, it is actually ghosting. The warm is too yellow and I don't wear cool. So it's always a bit of a challenge to get matched, and even then, I find I have to do layering to tone down the yellow a bit without darkening my complexion. Still working on that. I personally don't find the sales associates at the boutiques very helpful. I actually went to Sephora and found my match on my own. Otherwise, I love the products for their pure ingredients and they're cruelty free!
Rated 4 out of 5 by Gardeness Great....but.
This product surprised me because I've used powder for so long. It is very good to cover sun spots, blemishes or other ugly things on the face.
My gripe, as with others, is the bottle. It's messy, loss of product. Also, the bottle is definitely hard to squeeze if you want just one drop. My skin is combination, mature and because of too much sun, splotchy. This product can be used heavy or light depending on what my skin needs. The brush is perfect for this product as well. Just, please, fix the packaging!
Rated 3 out of 5 by AnnieP Very blendable but minimal coverage
*SHAKE HEAVILY BEFORE USE!* The first time I used this foundation I was very confused, it was like pure grease coming out and not putting any colour on my face - after watching youtube tutorials I realised it was because I hadn't shaken it, so it needs heavily shaking before use! Once shaken, still wasn't quite as I desired. Coverage is incredibly minimal - they say 2 drops covers your whole face...completely disagree, I use about 10 at least and my makeup is still minimalistic! Once on the face, it spreads really nicely, really blendable, but not for those who want heavy coverage. Once done, it NEEDS a setting powder. Ideally a mattifying primer beforehand too. Very shiny once done, but a finishing powder does make the foundation look lovely. It does look really nice and dewy/glowy once done, but becomes quite shiny througout the day, so needs top-ups of powder or blotting paper.
I also purchased the brush specially designed for this foundation, but found it was awful and just soaked up the liquid, so I've reverted to using a different rounded foundation brush. Waste of £24 in my opinion!