READY Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20 - null
flawless if you use all of the skin line as a base
I gave it three stars because of the difficulty to color match using one shade.
After initially being color matched to Golden Medium in a bright lit store and then getting home and realizing it was too light and going back to get rematched to Golden Tan and then again going home and realizing it was too dark I decided this had to work. And it works wonders when using the Purely Nourishing Moisturizer Normal to Dry Skin and then applying Prime Time Foundation Primer before applying the Golden Tan and then the Golden Medium I get a flawless dewy look. I usually do these steps on weekends or when I don't have to go to work and I get the most compliments. Although these are more steps than I had to do with the original foundation the application to putting on both ready foundations are faster because I don't have to buff and buff as much.
Overall I would recommend this product if you can truly find your match using one shade.
Ready for READY!!!
I was excited to see that what I was wanting had been created by my favorite brand prior to experimenting with some other stuff. I was never satsified with other brands, and kept thinking I want my Minerals back in compact form! I was looking for a product that was on the natural side and wasn't lose and that didn't give me "cake" face( no liquid for me).. Well I found it this foundation is my new favorite. Color matching is a must as I do use a different color in the Ready then the original and the matte! I don't like heavy coverage, I like a very sheer coverage so I used this with the Flawless application brush and for me it is perfect exactly what I want and not as messy as the loose! I just tapped the brush in and kind of buffed it onto my face! Perfect! I may invest in the precision brush for those days when I want more coverage but other then that ... I can officailly say I seem to have found what I am looking for!
Get matched in person, use Primer and Veil as well
I like this product, it definitely suits my needs. There's a few things you should do to get the best out of this product:
The color families are quite different for this one so absolutely go get matched in person.
You need a primer (any really) and the mineral veil with this one. I have tried to wear it without either and with one or the other and the result was that the product looked funny after several hours.
I wouldn't purchase this one unless you're willing to do all three steps I mentioned. If you are, then enjoy! I certainly am. :-)
Not bad, but...
I thought I would like this better than the loose foundation, but I don't. The loose powder is easier to use and the color matches my skin tone much better. I'm pretty fair skinned and it didn't look as natural. But, it's not a bad product. It just isn't my cup of tea. I'll be going back to my loose powder.
Great idea, terrible product
I LOVED the idea of bareminerals in a pressed powder!! After reading the reviews I was convinced that people were not applying the product correctly, so I decided to give the product a try. I went to the bareminerals store to get color matched and found a shade that blended really well with my skin tone.
The next day I used my PrimeTime primer and then applied Ready with the precision face brush. I only used a little bit of product and applied in a sweeping motion as recommended. After about an hour of wear the powder settled in my pores and looked beyond terrible. It is so unfortunate because I love the idea of the pressed powder but ultimately went back to the original. I really hope those at BE will figure out the problems with this product and come back with something better.
I have to say this new foundation is the best makeup I have ever had on my face in my whole life and I never thought I would say that about makeup. I have used loose Bare Minerals for years because I hate the feel of makeup on my face. I also have combination skin, eczema, and sensitive skin. I have to say if you apply this right it does stay all day. It also doesn't make my skin feel dry or oily. The original Bare Minerals started to irritate my skin and not stay on at all. By lunch time I was ready to wash my face. This kind doesn't feel that way at all and is still there even after my ten hour work day. My skin feels fresh and looks great!!!! You should try this new makeup. I'm so glad I did!!!!!
I had a difficult time trying to select a color. When I first opened the compact I thought it was going to be darker on, but it wears lighter than it looks. I may just get Medium to see how it wears, but this went on very well! I have been reading up on this for weeks and finally decided to just get it. My skin is a bit drier in the winter and it seems since turning 50 my skin has changed. I really like wearing my regualr foundation in Fairly Light-I find myself coming back to Bare Minerals from regular foundations. I tried this in 2008 and didn't think it could get better! My 30 yr old daughter just moved from TX to Germany and she will be trying this too!
This has always been something long awaited for me. I've been dedicated to BareMinerals for about 5 years now and have never looked back. Their foundation has always looked great on my skin and never broken me out, versus liquids which always reacted weird, since my skin tends to be pretty oily. So, needless to say, I've been devoted to the Matte Medium Beige since it came on the market. And when they came out with this... man, was I hooked. Medium works just great, and even though it isn't a "Matte" formula, I don't get that oily (nothing some mineral veil can't take care of!) I think the coverage is AMAZING (way better than the loose powder!) and it stays on throughout the day. Before, I'd come home from a typical day and my makeup was noticeably lighter than when i'd put it on that morning. With this, that is not the case! It stays on great.
My biggest complaint however is the MESS. Oh my goodness. When I bought this, I saw no point in investing in another brush... I'd gotten mine with the starter kit many years back and I loved it to death. However, the first time I put it into the foundation, it went EVERYWHERE. So, a word of a advice, do NOT swirl. You will regret it when you're covered in foundation (trust me... not a pleasant morning). Instead, tap into the pan. It works way better. Then, gently tap and swirl on your face. It gives great coverage. And just like with any BM foundation, a little goes a long way.
Because of the messy nature of this stuff, a lot of product gets wasted... I've had mine about 3 months and I've already hit pan, but luckily the sides are still built up. However, if you follow my tip above, it slows that process down... it just took me a while to figure it out. (;
Overall though, totally recommend! Just be careful!:)
Just put this on for the first time and I absolutely LOVE it and can tell a huge difference in coverage yet not heavy at all. I highly recommend going into a boutique to get your color shade done because it is NOT the same as the loose powder. My color with this is much darker but completely natural looking. Very pleased with this product. Bare Minerals fan for years from skin care to make-up.
Couldn't find a color match
The product itself was amazing. The coverage was great the only problem for me is that they could not find a color to match my skin. I normally wear the Matte-Beige and so they did a color match on me and said I work medium beige. Well when I got home and I put the product on along with my blush and eye shadow the product was way lighter. I looked like a ghost. I took it back to the store and they tried several different shades on me but nothing was a match.