READY Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20 - null
Not as good at the Matte Foundation
I tried this out because I love the Bare Minerals Foundation. I did not like this as well as the Bare Minerals Matte Foundation. The Bare Minerals Matte Foundation looks much better on my skin. I did use some of the foundation but, I went back to the Matte Foundation.
Worst Foundation I've ever tried.
I'm a woman of color, (NW45 in mac) and Warm dark in the original formula, and this is by far the worst foundation I've ever tried. Extremely cakey and dry looking. I tried 3 different shades, and could not find a color to match me, meanwhile I match several shades in the loose powder formula. Huge disappointment.
I really wanted to like this foundation. I got a perfect color match using fairy light, and it looked amazing when I first applied it. You have to be very careful with this foundation to not over apply, or it will look really cakey as the day goes on. Even with applying a light layer using the flawless application brush, by the end of the day the texture didn't look as good in a few places on my face. The main reason for the rating I gave is that shortly after putting it on my face is so itchy. I have never had that problem with foundations before.
Love this product...but BM...needs to add more shades for people of color...I think BM should copy every shade for people of color from the MAC make up line
I think I found my foundation soul mate....
I am a long time bareMinerals user and although I love the product, I was never able to get an exact skin tone match (I was always between Light and Fairly Light) but I love the product so much I would opt for "ghost face" and add warmth. With this foundation, I am not sure if the shades are slightly different, but I have finally found my color match. On top of that, the foundation feels so soft and smooth on my skin, more so than the powder foundations. Also-unlike the powder foundations-I've made virtually no mess during my morning routine and I feel like a very tiny amount goes a very long way. This READY foundation has completely transformed my morning routine and it looks so RADIANT on my skin.
Another one hit out of the park, bareMinerals! Thank you!
I was using Mary Kay "mineral foundation" and the first ingredient is Talc-something they say if really not good for you skin. Over time i developed mild acne on my cheeks. After sleeping in Bare Escentuals foundation for 1 night I could already tell a difference in my cheeks. The following night I used the night serum sample I was sent and the next morning even better results. My mary kay went into the trash and I will forever be greatful for bare escentuals! The minerals in the foundation did the trick for me.
The BEST foundation ever!
This is truly the most amazing foundation I have ever found! I cannot believe how very well it covers my redness and with so small amount. I don't even have to use a cover stick anymore, just use a smaller brush to touch up areas that need more coverage. It feels light and it does NOT come off! This really stays on longer even than 12 hours and no matter how much I touch my face, brush up against things, etc. it stays on my face! I will use this forever. Thank you Leslie and Bare Escentuals.
Flawless on the Run
I was a long time user of the Bare Minerals Matte Foundation in Golden Fair, but it wasn't easy to do on the go and I always managed to make SUCH A MESS with it. So I switched to another foundation, which was just ok. Then I saw the READY foundation and decided to give it a try. Application and color matching really were key to using this product, but it has become my new favorite thing. I finally went into my local store and the stylist shade matched me from Golden Fair in the original foundation to a Medium Beige in the READY foundation! I was super surprised, but it really is an exact match and blends beautifully. I also bought the Precision Face Brush and using it with the READY foundation makes my pores look smaller, keeps the shine from my oily skin at bay, and it's long wearing with medium to full coverage. I love this product!
I've never loved a foundation more!
A friend's dermatologist recommended bare minerals to her as a gentle makeup option for her skin and I figured that made it worth a try for myself. I'm so glad I took a chance! I've had bad experiences with several other mineral makeup foundations drying out my skin or making any dry patches look awful. This ready foundation is in a league of its own, I tell my friends and family that it seems like magic! Just a few strokes of my super soft precision face brush and I've got a healthy, soft, natural, even looking complexion.
I switched to this from a liquid foundation and I'll never look back. I have fair, combination skin and this foundation has totally transformed my skin into what I've always wanted it to be! I've noticed a few negative reviews and that makes me sad for those that have given it a negative review because I honestly believe they weren't using the product correctly. My foundation is not messy at all because I just have to tap or push my brush into the compact, no swirling or stroking just pushing it in. This gives me enough powder to cover my entire face. Since I have started using this foundation I have experienced no new breakouts of acne and my skin feels softer than it ever has. I definitely recommend being shade matched because I never would have guessed the shade I ended up with (one that was darker than I expected), but it matches perfectly. For the first time in my life I am not worried about what my jaw line will look like when I leave the house and wonder if my face is going to blend in with my neck. I've received many comments on how clear and nice my skin looks for the first time which is wonderful. The foundation works really well as a concealer over old acne scars, doesn't settle into any under-eye wrinkles (a problem I had with liquid foundation) and does not bother my eyes at all! This seems to just become a part of my skin, evening it out, and covering unevenness. It doesn't rub off on clothes or anything like that which is awesome. How embarrassing is it when you hug someone and your makeup is left all over their shoulder? I finish my foundation routine with the BM Ready mineral veil in translucent and it sets my foundation for the day nicely. I throw that compact in my purse on the go and use it if I’m feeling oily or need a touch up and it works very well.
I could not recommend this product more. I'm hooked for life. The other bonus, it seems to last a really long time! I've been using this compact for a month and haven't even made a dent into the compact.
Take a chance on this product, watch the video tutorial on the BM page to apply it correctly and get shade matched. You’ll be SO glad that you did. I am in LOVE!
Before I bought this product I did some research and a lot of people (yourube vlogers mainly) said it was amazing! Well... I disagree. I wanted a vegan foundation and that had a good coverage but this s full coverage that makes it feel and look cakey and powdery! My skind is pretty healthy and is mixed so I when I put in on I just feel like I am wearing at least 5 products on my face than just one. It gives a too flat matte finish and has a bad effect when u take a pic with flash. I am medium shade and in pics wearing this I look like a ghost! I know this has SPF and that tends to happens but the effect is way too big.
Tried this on a whim
I was just browsing at Sephora in the mall. I saw this and thought I would give it a try. So far I love it. I have had so many people ask me why my skin is glowing. I have use BM original formula for over 8 years and I love it, but this product just may be my new favorite item. It makes my skin look smooth and bright and I have to mention its nice not spilling my product all over the bathroom sink when I open it. No complaints here.
The perfect pair to cover those large pores
After using the Ready Foundation with the Precision Brush which seems to be made perfectly for each other, I have been able to cover up large pores.
I always start out with my Prime Time (Primer) which feels velvety/silky smooth and evens out the texture on my face.
I was given a tip to cover up pores by stroking the Precision Brush upwards instead of down to cover up pores. And this tip works great!
Just a couple of taps a couple of times will literally cover your entire face.
This is how I apply it 1st) Prime Time 2nd) Ready Foundation 3rd) Precision Brush.
This can also work as your concealer. I use my BE concealer brush either before or after applying foundation. I have a scar near my eye that has a much lighter color than the rest of my skin and I can easily cover it. If you put too much on, just buff it out. ;o)
I feel this is a dual purpose foundation and has lasted me quite a while.
My "Go to" Product!
This foundation has become my best friend. It covers and protects my fair sun damaged skin, and it's long wearing and doesn't settle into my wrinkles. Fabulous! I've been using the Ready foundation ever since its debut, and I actually think my skin has been improving since I've been using it. Sun Protection, No mess, no transferring, long wearing, and I actually use less and have better coverage! What more could I want? Thanks Bare Escentuals!
A huge disappointment
I was very excited to try Bare Minerals powder foundation for the first time and the saleswoman at a boutique talked me into this. I have never had such a negative experience with a makeup product in my life. My skin became so dry it was cracking and painful, even with the Bare Minerals primer and moisturizer. It sat on top of my skin in a cakey and heavy way that was very uncomfortable. The woman in the store was just trying to sell me a product instead of work with my skin type. I don't think I will be purchasing from Bare Minerals in the future.
Powder breaks apart
Was happy with the product until it totally broke apart while sitting in my make up bag (WITHOUT being dropped/bumped). The powder is all over the place and became super messy. It just happened overnight, for no apparent reason. Very disappointed.
This foundation suits my combo/oily skin very well. It looks so natural and the ingredients are so much better than other foundations. I apply this w/ the BM angled flat top kabuki brush (precision face brush I think?) and tap it on in circular motions. No problems whatsoever and I've used it more than a year now. Only suggestion is keeping the shade names the same as the original foundation. Try this!
Absolutely love the Ready Foundation. The coverage is great. I've received many compliments on my make-up since switching back to Bare Escentuals.
I was tired of the "old" screw top foundation going every where when I opened it to use. I love this product. It is much easier, still the same silky smooth foundation. But much cleaner and I find I use the same amount! The foundation goes on normally and I love it!!
Loved the powder as I do with all that I try from BE - but - about half way through the product - the cake started breaking away from the compact - so I have ended up with pieces that I have to crush by hand to use - may as well get the regular powder!
This was a let down for me...
I was excited to use this product after trying the original formula. I didn't realize that the shades didn't match from the original to the READY so the color wasn't even right. I didn't love the way that it sat on top of my skin and didn't blend as well as the original. Also, the formula made me break out. I wore it from almost 2 months hoping that my break outs were just a fluke (and I wanted to get my money's worth) but they were not. As soon as I went back to the powder my face was clear again.
\i went to the bareminerals boutique that I always go to and was talked into getting the Ready Foundation. Big mistake. the coverage is horrible. Since it's so expensive I will use it until it's gone but I am very disappointed. Definitely LOVE the original though. :(
I loved this product! I was having a hard time finding a foundation that feels light but gives you the perfect coverage. Unfortanutely, my skin had an allergic reaction to this product which made me very upset. Best coverage I have ever used!
I purchased my first Ready compact at an Ulta store. Unfortunately I dropped the compact and within a couple of days it broke into a million pieces. I chalked that up to user error. The 2nd compact was purchased through the BE site online. Unfortunately, it cracked & crumbled soon and was unusable and this time I DID NOT drop it- just crumbled on it's own. Because the coverage and color was great (I was matched at the store) I decided to take one more chance. If it cracks again- I am done. I will come back to the site and update the review if it does. Unfortunately the original shades don't work for me without combining 2 colors. that's too much work and too much of a mess. That's why I was glad to hear about the Ready compact. Love the product but not the inconvenience and loss of money and time.
Finally a "Fair" that is really for fair skin!
I'm a natural redhead, and therefore have very pale skin that gets red easily. The "Fair" in the original foundation was too dark for me. The "Fair" in the READY line seems perfectly designed for a pale complexion without much yellow -- and they have a shade with more yellow in it for those who need it.
I have combination skin, and this foundation doesn't cake or get too heavy or oily for me. One of the things I love about BareMinerals foundation is that it does not run at all even if I'm sweating buckets outside in 100+ degree weather -- I attended an outdoor funeral service in August in the South and it seemed to stay on better the more I sweated!
Love this foundation. Goes on silky and smooth and wears all day. Does not settle into fine lines and keeps your skin soft and velvety.
A must have for all ages! And there is no mess so it travels nicely
The worse foundation ever!
This is the worse foundation I had ever seen!! I am a supper bare minerals fan, I love their loose original foundation. I received this ready foundation as a sample. I am super disappointed with it!! It is very caky! It make my pore look super big and make my face super oily! If I can I will give it a zero star, this is such a heart breaking product!!!
I recently bought it because I needed full coverage, I have some acne scars and hyper pigmentation. Definitely, go get , shade match at the makeup counter because the shade is different from the original foundation. It is not messy like the original- loose powder which I love- I tend to get it all over the bathroom sink & counter. I would watch Leslie's video about the Ready Foundation, she gives helpful tips to avoid the cakey look. If you don't have the precision brush or something similar, I suggest you go it one. It's natural looking and I have gotten compliments from my coworkers.
Not for me!
I have used both the bare minerals matte and original foundation. This one is definitely more chalky. It is hard to get full coverage with this foundation and still have it look smooth. My favorite foundation is definitely the original.
Made my skin look great
Love the READY Foundation
After reading all of the reviews when this product first came out I was skeptical to try it, because I already loved the matte loose foundation. I watched many videos for how to apply it and I was color matched at my local Ulta store. I actually use a blend of two colors to achieve the perfect match. I have to say that I love this product. I have oily skin. This is not a matte foundation. But I use the Prime Time fact primer for oily skin and a slight touch of READY mineral veil under my foundation and find it last all day. If I am planning on going out in the evening I usually swipe a little mineral veil over the top to cut any shine on my forehead. I purchased my original compact about a year ago. I use it everyday. It has lasted forever and I am just now ready to replace it. I love this product because it is easy to apply, provides great coverage, isn't messy like the original, and lasts forever. I highly recommend it.