READY Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20
I can't describe the long painful (and expensive) journey I undertook to find a foundation that would perfectly work for me! It's either that the shade is off, makes my face look cakey, not enough coverage, and so on...
I do have very bad skin, acne, enlarged pores, redness, and to top it all of super sensitive skin that hardly tolerates anything! I friend of mine is a BM rep, and she asked me if she could try out this new product (BM ready foundation) on me. I'm like sure, free make over, yay!!! So I'm sitting there and she gets to work...what felt like 10 seconds later...she goes: Tada I'm done! Me: OK???? One look into the mirror and I couldn't believe my eyes. My skin looked naturally beautiful. Perfect shade and full coverage. And it felt amazing!!! I bought it on the spot. I do not have the Precision Brush (yet) and use it with a foundation sponge and the results are just the same, but I do believe I use more product with the sponge then I would with the brush. So the brush is naturally on top of my shopping list!!! Oh, and also it didn't irritate my skin, or worsened my acne. I will update my review after I used it for a few weeks to see if it improved my skin...
You must try Ready Foundation
I have been using Bare Minerals since the very beginning and loved the loose foundation. I am 59 years old and now find that my skin is a bit dryer. I heard about the new ready foundation with it's moisturizing benefits and thought I'd give it a try.
I went to the Bare Escentuals boutique and had a make-under using the new ready foundation. It took a couple of tries to get the color correct because the new ready foundation color runs a little different. In the loose foundation I use Medium Beige and a little help I found that the color best for me was Medium Tan. It gives my skin an airbrush look which I really like.
Never going back to liquid foundation!
I was getting fed up with my makeup routine and with the fact that my makeup never quite match my skin tone. I also found that I kept breaking out no matter what kind of foundation I tried. I really just wanted to get my skin healthy again, and my friends all suggested Bare Minerals. I went to the store to get matched, and after using it for literally 3 days I can say that I will NEVER go back to any other of the drug store foundations I had been using! Not only does the makeup match my skin perfectly, I swear it is actually improving the quality of my skin. I find that my skin is less irritated, and the redness has gone down a lot.
I am someone who NEEDED full coverage makeup, and I never thought I could get that from a "loose powder". But after using Bare Minerals I feel like I finally found my perfect makeup- feels light, but gives me the great coverage I need...all while improving my skin so that I ultimately won't need to wear foundation every single day! Definitely go to the store to get matched. I think this makeup is an investment, and to get the best experience and most for your money it helps to consult the experts! They are very helpful.
The search stops here!
I have recently been experiencing major breakout after using my foundations (Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer, Makeup Forever HD and Matte formulas, Mac) and I decided that going natural was for the best...until my uneven skin tone and unpolished look brought me back to considering using makeup. I tried Clinique finishing powder that was allergen free but was disappointed by the coverage. I tried the Matte version of BE and it would have been perfect it it weren't for the odd colour match that multiple representatives tried. My face tends to oxidize makeup quickly and so shades tend to look awfully dark in a few hours against my complexion. I finally stopped by an actual BE store, thinking this was going to be my last attempt before I completely gave up. The representative suggested the same shade as the others did for matte, but applied it with a lighter hand that made it more appealing. However, she tried READY on me and the colour matched perfectly! Oxidation was minimal throughout the day and it literally felt like had no makeup on at all. The coverage, surprisingly, hid all the imperfections on my face despite the insignificant amount of product used. When she applied it, I did notice how dry it initially made me look and actually highlighted the acne scars I had which was awful. But after letting it settle, it looked flawless. With an application of a finishing powder or mineral veil, I was beyond pleased. Best of all, I never break out and I feel like I'm not wearing anything at all!
I would definitely get colour matched by a specialist. The shade designated on me was actually golden tan which I found to be a shade lighter than the golden medium in matte and was less yellow.
DEFINITELY NOT FOR ME
I am a long time user and lover of BareMinerals BUT I DON'T LOVE THE READY FOUNDATION!!!
I found the foundation to be too drying and cakey when applied - and I use the soft focus brush to apply my foundation because I like a sheer coverage.
Definitely NOT for me!
I loved this, but
it contains betaine, which is one of my particular allergens. I am so used to being able to get away with any Bare Minerals product I didn't even read the label, so the huge red flaky patch on my forehead is totally my own fault. The application and coverage were amazing, but if you have sensitivity issues, go cautiously with this one.
I was very surprised on coverage, stayed in the same color(medium beige). Very happy with coverage. Can not say enough how happy I am with product.
Good but not for me.
I loved this product when i first got it. It has great coverage and really easy to apply. I had a lot of trouble finding the perfect shade for me. And I started to realize that at the end of the day the foundation did not sit well on my face. It kind of just sat on top of my skin. And it was a little to much coverage for me. The product is great and does its purpose but it just did not work for me.
I love this new foundation. All the benefits of the loose foundation, plus a bit more coverage for my melisma and acne scars. I think it's great!
In the original Bare Minerals foundation, I wear the Golden Medium. For the new Ready foundation, I wear the Golden Tan.
I must say that I did not think anything could be better than the original foundation. I stand corrected. For me, the Ready foundation is the best. It is perfect.
It takes me less time to apply the Ready foundation. My skin looks totally natural. I have received numerous compliments on my skin, within the first week of wearing the Ready foundation. From people I see frequently, I have heard comments like "Your skin looks great" ... and "Did you have a facial" ,.. and "Wow, you look really good/healthy". Of course I tell them about the Ready foundation.
Thank you for the great products.