READY Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20 - null
I LOVE it!
Although I was hesitant to move away from the matte foundation, I do not regret the decision to switch! This foundation is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! I apply using the precision brush and it goes on smooth and doesn't look like I'm wearing any makeup. I have a very oily forehead while around my mouth is dry and it covers it all up perfectly! BUY IT! Also, it lasts a very very long time and I use mine every day!
Love it, but came up with my own technique
I love this foundation, but I couldn't get any of the brush techniques to work for me. I have dry skin, so the only way I could get this to work is to put on my sunscreen, and while my face is still very moist from the sunscreen, I swipe my fingers across the compact and gently rub it into my skin. The foundation seems to become one with my skin. I love the finish -- not matte and not shiny -- but dewey and fresh. It looks and feels like I'm not wearing anything, but of course I look better than au natural.
I travel a lot and this is perfect since I can carry it on with no problems and it's not as messy as the loose powders. I am disappointed to read that people's compacts are breaking up and falling apart -- that would stink because the convenience is having it in a compact. So far mine is fine -- maybe using my fingers makes it wear more evenly..
Best coverage ever, love it,
The powder is better.
The colors also do not match which was my biggest problem with it. I wear Medium Beige in the powder and it's perfect. This stuff is about one shade too light. I was color matched at Sephora and they advised the Medium Beige in the Ready Foundation was the best match for me. It seemed fine, until I looked in my car mirrors while outside in daylight. I took it back and switched it for the powder. If the colors matched perfectly like the powder, I would've tried using it longer.
I have 2 red, blemishes and it did seem to cover them up better than the powder and concealer brush..but since this is the only thing new I have used, this product might actually have given them to me in the first place. I saw another reviewer also mention breakouts since using it. It might even be good as a concealer underneath the powder.
I bought this thinking it'd be like other compacts that typically come with some kind of brush making it super easy to use while on the go. Nobody at Sephora mentioned that it doesn't. Not being easy to use on the go kind of defeats the purpose for me. You still have to kind of tap it and make a mess everywhere.
I loved it at first too
Although I don't think it lived up to its selling point of "lasting 12 hours," like the person in the salon told me, I did like the even coverage at first, especially with the new brush designed for it. First one was about 1/2 way gone when I dropped it, and it broke. OK, I figured I'd have to be more careful. Now that I'm 1/2 way through the second one, and the center is getting thinner, and this one cracked into pieces, without dropping it. Now it's impossible to use without wasting a lot of it! Too bad, I like the first 1/2 each time, but at $27, I can't really afford to throw 1/2 away.
I wanted to love it....
I really loved this product at first. I loved it so much I went out and bought another one; 1 for home and 1 for the gym. The one in my gym bag gets tossed around a little bit and cracked and started falling out when opened, making a huge mess of small foundation pieces, I had to toss it. The one at home I dropped a few inches into the sink and has now suffered the same fate. I think it just breaks too easily and when it does break, it breaks into a million different pieces and cannot be salvaged.
Going back to the original powder
I tried this on in a Bare Minerals store and loved it at first because the color was perfect and had great coverage. However the gal at the counter did tell me the colors are different from the powders. I am a light in the original powder and a med beige in this product. Once I got it home and continued using it I had more breakouts then I have had in the past 10 years. My skin seemed more oily from using this product, I normally have combination skin. I am still young so I don't really have wrinkles but yet the cakeyness of this foundation would create lines on my face. It does have good coverage if you have blemishes, but it was creating more zits and blemishes. I am going back to the original powder. I didn't have any of these issues with that product. I also dropped the compact on the floor within the first week. So it crumbled making it extremely hard to not make a giant mess/waste product, this is one pro to the powder because if I drop it its already in a powder form.
Better than MAC
I tried the Bare Minerals foundation before and liked the coverage but didn't like the mess so much. I was excited to see and hear that they had a Ready Foundation!! I love it!! It cover great and is light weight. I love it better than MAC and I used it for years and this is much better in my opinion!!
Nice coverage without looking Fake!
It's not as blendable as the other 2 foundations Bare Escentuals has but I like the coverage. Also it doesn't tell you what brush to use for it but I use a full body brush to apply this foundation. It can get a bit messy with powder everywhere since it's a solid compact and using a brush with it instead of a sponge. There is no sponge or applicator that comes with this compact foundation. For me the coverage is enough with 1 applications with a brush without tapping the brush. I love the color ranges it has, my skin tone is a perfect match with color W20 (Golden Medium) in the fall to mid spring.
your skin but better
I tried the READY foundation during debut on QVC but sent it back because I thought it wasn't good for my combo skin type. Decided to give it another try when it came w/the QVC TSV and so glad I did! I bought same two shades that I use with original, one for winter/summer, and they both matched. The finish is dewy and full coverage. I took it to Aruba and it did not budge with the heat and sweat, even when swimming. It leaves a subtle glow to my skin and in my opinion, makes it look clear and porcelain-like. Has not clogged my pores and I find that it helps control my oil production which is AMAZING. LOVE BAREMINERALS FOR LIFE