READY Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20
The BEST - after learning how to do it right!
I was excited to try this product. When traveling, I prefer using foundation in a compact. Previously I had used another brand of mineral makeup for this purpose, but it really was NOT comparable to Bare Minerals (it felt heavy, it was thick or uneven, it didn't benefit my skin as BM does, etc.) So I'm so glad to have a BM option! I have used the Bare Minerals Original foundation for many years, and I have used the BM Matte foundation in the past year during summer humidity when my combination skin turns more oily. In the Original my shade is Fairly Medium. In the Matte my shade is Fair. I went into a BM Boutique to get shade matched for the READY Foundation, and it turns out I'm a Medium (darker than I had expected). When the makeup artist applied it to my face, I was AMAZED. First, the coverage was absolutely perfect. Stunning. Better than anything I'd ever managed before. Second, I noticed that he only touched the brush to the compact 2-3 times -- he used so little but the results were fantastic!
At home, I was WAY less than impressed. I tried all 3-4 different foundation brushes I already had by Bare Minerals. Didn't work like it did in the boutique. I read online that the brush really matters, so I splurged and got the Precision Face Brush. WOW! WHAT a difference! I applied it as the makeup artist suggested --
(1) Lightly tap brush into compact 1-2 times, tap once lightly [DO NOT SWIRL THE BRUSH!]
(2) Start at the outer edges of the face, and using long strokes, work inwards
(3) Continue using long strokes over the entirety of the face, buffing it and working it onto every part of your face
(4) You can repeat all 3 steps as needed, but I've found that doing step 1 only 2-3 times is more than sufficient for full coverage with the Precision Face Brush
1. The brush is important. Just get one of the two suggested.
2. Do not apply too much. It looks awful. It looks much worse than applying too much BM Original or Matte foundation.
3. Make sure your moisturizer and/or primer are totally soaked in and set before applying foundation -- otherwise the foundation tends to apply unevenly and it's not pretty [Tip: if I'm in a hurry in the morning, one of the first things I do is clean my face and apply moisturizer. A few minutes later I apply primer. I go about getting ready, and come back minutes later to do foundation. This maximizes my use of time and makes sure I don't apply foundation too soon in my rush.]
4. Don't apply as you would apply the loose foundation - No swirling the brush - Don't work from the center outwards if you're using the Precision brush.
5. Get shade matched. You'll probably be surprised.
NOW, the READY Foundation is my absolute favorite. The other day I had more time getting ready and I used my BM Original foundation. After finishing my makeup routine, I really didn't like what I saw. I've gotten so used to the READY, how it applies, the coverage it gives, etc. that it's now my favorite and the Original doesn't compare. The Original applies too thickly for my preference now and/or differs day to day depending on how careful I am when applying it (but the READY always applies the same way, predictably). This is probably just unique to me as a user. And even though I know I have the best shades in each of the foundations (I've gotten shade matched for all 3 kinds in the past 8 months), the READY shade matches me best, followed by the Matte. The READY feels the lightest of the 3, even though all 3 are very light compared to any other makeup brand I've tried (including mineral or organic mineral brands). Finally, I'm convinced that the READY make up will last me a very long time - I need so little to get full coverage.
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS FOUNDATION!! THANK YOU BARE MINERALS!!!!!
I love my face!
For many years, I've used the matte mineral foundation. Recently, I visited a boutique just to shade match my winter skin shade. I was recommended to use the Ready foundation in Medium Beige and I love it!
I don't have many spots on my face, but I still love the medium-full coverage that this foundation gives me along with the precision brush. It's light, easy, and you don't even have to use that much to get the flawless look.
To top it off, I use the mineral veil and a little bit of Warmth.
Best makeup product I have EVER used!
I'm a longtime lover of original BE foundation and I wear Matte for my combination skin. I thought that product could never be bested and have said for years that thanks to BE, I'd never put liquid foundation on my face again. But hearing the "buzz" on the new READY, I went to a boutique and got color-matched. I live over an hour away, but it was worth it! Jessica at the Ross Park Mall store in Pittsburgh, PA was very nice and super knowledgeable. She put Prime Time original formula and READY foundation on me, and I sat there absolutely gaping at how great it looked. I'd never used the Primer before, either...ok, I'm lazy! LOL But now that I've tried both, the Primer and READY foundation are my two absolute must-haves in makeup. The improvement over what I already thought was great, natural coverage is astonishing. The long wear is a huge bonus, too -- the READY truly does stay in place and give you that wonderful coverage for much longer. It feels creamy and nourishing, yet not at all shiny, heavy, or greasy. So fast, so easy to apply, feels lovely on. I'm on a budget, but this is worth every penny. I could not be more impressed! Also of note: I wore Fairly Light in the original foundation; I wear Fairly Medium in the READY, and it's perfect. It's quite true that you need to be color-matched.
Not The Best
I got this product because I had heard about all the positive reviews it was getting. i tried on the product in the store to get matched, and it looked good on my skin there so I purchased the product. When I used the foundation at home I noticed that I settled on my pores and just looked terrible. I assumed maybe I was applying it incorrectly, but after looking up how to apply this product online it still didn't help. The original matte foundation is much better.
great foundation to be used
First let me start by saying getting shade matched is the key to loving this product - i wear medium tan in the origional / warm tan in the ready foundation. Second make sure your moisturizer / primer is lightly applied and FULLY DRY before applying the foundation. Third use the new application brush - lightly tap 1 to 2 times in the foundation - apply with long soft strokes. I have dry skin that breaks out easily - this foundation makes my skin moist , but no breakouts. There is a learning curve with this product - but once you get it right - there is no going back. THANKS BE for the best foundation ever.
WOW!! After figuring out which color worked best for me, I really love this foundation. It gives me wonderful coverage. I look completely airbrushed when I'm done. I love the flawless look it gives me. I couldn't ask for anything more. The fact that it is soooo relaxing to apply with the wonderful precision brush, and is no mess compared to the loose, are WONDERFUL added bonuses.
It leaves my face feeling awesome, I don't even know that I'm wearing it. I don't find it drying at all, in fact, quite the opposite. I actually look forward to applying it every day.
Trust me, take the time to find out your true color and the proper application, it will be well worth it. That is the reasoning behind only 4 stars, I was disappointed that it took some trial and error to get the right color since they don't really match the loose powders. But again, it was TOTALLY worth the effort. GREAT FOUNDATION!!
This is by far the best foundation I have ever used. Stays on till I take it off and it is on from 3:15a til 7 or 8 pm or later on the weekends. It is so easy to apply and it covers all my flaws and sun damage! I absolutely love this foundation and I have tried every foundation known to man and nothing is as good as this one! I am buying one for my friend for her birthday!
Compared, analyzed, loved
I had been wearing the Bare minerals Matte Foundation for sometime and when this Ready came out, I was super excited because I knew it would be so much easier. My first experience with the Ready was terrible since I went to a big make-up retailer (I won't put name in to keep from offending people) and they just told me I was the same color that I would be in the matte....this was not true at all! Another thing was she did not explain how to put it on because it's completely different. There is no swirl, tap, buff, it's tap the make-up gently and do long strokes over your face. I gave this make up a second try when they finally got a boutique here in home town and I went to it, had the lady do half my face with the matte make up, and the other half with ready, she handed me the mirror, and WOW! Such a difference....the Ready half looked so much better. Even my husband told me (yep, he was shopping with me in there!) It was also much quicker to get that coverage I want which makes a big difference for me since I just like to roll out of bed and leave to places. I really did like the matte, but the Ready truly suites me skin better. I have learned through the many years of trial and error, you need to find what works best with your skin.
I've used the regular powder foundation for years and loved it . . . but Wow! This foundation covers imperfections even better. It goes smooth as silk and it's even more moisturizing than the standard foundation. It's my new favorite!