READY Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20 - null
light medium ready foundation
I love this product because it has great coverage as well as it is easy to use and lasts long. However, I have been using it for 2 months now and I began to notice that it's making my skin oily. I may have to switch to the loose powder.
It's not a terrible foundation. Very easy to use once you know the proper technique. But it's not something that I would repurchase. In fact I returned it to the BM Boutique b/c I didn't like the way it felt. It felt like I had a mask on my face. It felt like my skin couldn't breathe. What I like about BE is that it doesn't feel like I'm wearing makeup. This felt like I was wearing makeup. I did use the proper technique, which I learned from the online video posted on BE.com.
I also feel like the coverage isn't that great. I need a foundation that will do some of the leg work for covering problematic spots. It's good for non problematic skin (like my cheeks, jaw, and nose which is clear of any acne or spots), but for the places that aren't nice and clear (like my chin & forehead where I have dark hyper-pigmentation spots from acne scarring) it doesn't do a thing. I purchased the Warm Dark (R470) if that helps give anyone a clue towards my coloring (I would say I'm around Kerry Washington or Taraji P Henson's complexion with a warm undertone). I end up going between the Tan & Dark color range depending on the foundation (in Bareskin I use Bare Almond 16, in Matte & Original I use Golden Tan).
I switched it out for the Bareskin Foundation in Bare Almond 16 & the Blemish Remedy Foundation in Clearly Amber 10 (this one is exclusive to Sephora). The two of these together really nicely for me.
Hopefully this helped someone.
Medium tan ready foundation
I have owned bare minerals for years and when the ready foundation became popular. the last 3 medium tan ready foundations I have purchased are not good. At first when the shiny looking hardened formation formed on the top and the color was not going onto the brush I made a formal complaint to the place I bought it from. I considered a fluke and bought a second one. At this time I also bought a new foundation brush and thought maybe that would help. Again it happened. I purchased yet a 3rd try and it also does this. I own other shades and they do not do this. I love the medium tan for summer but am extremely angry about what happens to it. I literally had to chip it and use it when I loosened it up. One of the places I purchased it from said that they changed the stuff they make it with. Then why did the other shades not do this????
I have tried two different shades R250 first which was to light and looked very yellow then ordered R310 and also looks very yellow. The coverage is GREAT however just can't find the right shade I have wasted my $$. Sure wish the company would sell a small sample kit to try the shades. I have to order online and not able to go directly to a store.
I love the Ready foundation. I use the Flawless Application face brush and hardly have to use any. It covers any redness without looking like I have any makeup on at all. It took a few tries to get color-matched correctly, but I finally found the perfect color (Medium).
Love this product.
I have been using Bare Escentuals for about 10 years. I always used the loose powder foundation and loved it until I tried the pressed powder foundation. It has great coverage. I always had problems with other makeups breaking me out. Not with this even if I fail to take it off at night. Plus, this is a lot less messy than the loose powder. Totally love it!
Love this foundation
Wonderful easy to apply foundation. Great build able coverage. Not cakey or creasing. Feels light on my sensitive skin. Looks like I'm not wearing foundation which I love. And for a powder foundation not drying at all and doesn't accentuate fine lines and pores. Love this!
Works great, covers nicely. Gets kind of smeary in the summer when I sweat, creates lines. Do NOT drop the compact--it will shatter open and the powder will explode all over the floor.
I was a makeup artist and I loved the loose powder for years but it did not cover my port wine stain birthmark which covers my entire jawline and chin. This does it and evens out my skin tone quickly and flawlessly. Great for photography work and business videos. Application is key to using the right amount as is prepping your skin-- cleaned, moisturized and primed. Lasts all day. I use a flat brush. Get your color match - err on the side of darker than what you see in the compact. It works so well I always add bronzer to contour and color. I'm 46 and have dry skin with light acne breakouts. This foundation hides it all :)
I've tried many other foundation powders but keep coming back to Ready. It's the perfect coverage for day or night. Amazing!