READY Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20 - null
I had hoped this would be less messy than the original foundation as I always manage to find the loose minerals around my sink. I love the original and wish I hadn't spent the money on the "Ready" it is exactly what I was trying to get away from when I first moved to the original foundation many, many years ago. When I put this on I look too pale when I get the coverage I want. I am usually a medium in the original and ordered medium in the ready. Where the original foundation matches my skin and makes my skin look better, the READY foundation puts a fake looking layer on my skin. I think it would be better than most compact ready foundations but I had high expectations for comparable coverage from BE I don't trust the boutiques as I did a color match with them and they failed with my daughter miserably. I think BE is trying too hard to get this market of users who think a compact is faster. I honestly think after I spin the Ready compact around(I have a hard time figuring out which end to open it on) , open it, dust the brush, smooth the product on and fidget with extra blush and add concealer where the ready fails to cover that it takes longer to use the compact than the original which is a quick "Tap, Swirl and buff." I will finish this product but will have to mix it with the original foundation to get the right color.
I have tried different brands in couple of years and this is definitely the best foundation I have ever used!
Love the feeling of this foundation
I love the READY line - much easier to keep my bathroom counter clean than all of the loose powder flying about. It feels very light on the skin, not heavy like other brands can feel. I've also had better luck with the READY foundation covering/blending concealers into my skin than with the Original or Matte foundations (definitely not cute to be able to see the spots you concealed...#.
I have loved this foundation since I started using it 3 months ago, but in the last few days my love for it has gone up even more. I highly recommend using the Precision face brush with this #I believe the Heavenly Face brush is quite similar, although I don't own that one#. I had been using the Full Flawless Face brush #I believe that's the one that came with the get started kit). The Precision brush is synthetic, so it transfers the moisture in this foundation well, while the Flawless brushes absorb the moisture. The Precision brush also just requires a light press into the foundation before buffing it on your face, instead of the full Swirl, Tap, and Buff process. Overall, I'd say I've always liked this better than the loose powders, but since buying the Precision brush I just appreciate it even more!
I've been a loyal Bare Minerals foundation user for 8+ years. This compact version of the original loose powder foundation is exactly what I've been craving. It's pretty much the same formula, look and feel of the old stuff but your powder doesn't fly away so easily. I use the Precision Face Brush for application and am done in less than fifteen seconds.
The only negative I have noticed is that I recommend going a shade darker than you would for the loose powder foundation. (example: I am normally Medium Beige in the loose powder and got the Medium Tan for the READY Foundation.)
I wanted to let you knoa about my experiences with the new READY foundation. Mind you, I have been a Bare Escentuals customers since 2007. I have used your regular foundation and Matte foundation throughout the past 5 years. And I have to say that I absolutely love the Original Foundation and all of your eye colors and mascara. However, recently I have been busy and have found that I haven't had time to do my makeup as much because of my busy schedule, so I opted to try the READY foundation. I went in, got matched for the READY foundation and was very happy. So I decided to purchase it. However, this has turned into a mistake. Since purchasing the READY foundation, I have NOT liked it at all. The first day I wore it, it didn't even last 4 hours before my looked as though I didn't have any makeup on (yes I have the correct brush - i also purchased that#. You could see the redness and pimples. I thought that at first it was due because I only had the face primer on and not moisturizer on. So I gave it another try. Next time I wore it, I prepped my face - cleaned, moisturized, and primer #yes all YOUR products b/c I love them!# and then put my READY foundation on and followed with warmth, and mineral veil, and blush. I looked in the mirror and I looked like a ghost!! I couldn't believe it! I NEVER look like a ghost with the Original even in the winter when I was pale. I thought it might take time to warm on my face - but it didnt. I had several people #at family event) ask me if I was okay because I looked extremely pale, more than usual. I was sooo upset. However, after another few hours - it was gone. It looked like I had never put makeup on. This has happened every time I've used the READY foundation. A similar situation happened last night - and honestly it wasn't until I saw a picture of me and my makeup this morning that I've decided I was DONE with the READY foundation. Mind you, I haven't even had this for a month yet and I already HATE it. I'm very disappointed and . I have NEVER said this about your products, but I've honestly had too much of this. Its absolutely ridiculous that I've spent a good amount on two items that are terrible and the fact that I have too much left, I'm left on not know what to do. This needs to be fixed, as I have done research that I'm not the only one this has happened to. Needless to say, I will never by any READY products again. Very disappointed!!
Very Nice Foundation
Love the natural colors & that the coverage can be controlled to what is needed for each occasion. Smooth finish & no-makeup feel. Covers imperfections beautifully.
I have recently been making the switch from loose to Ready for the sake of convenience, due to my make up routine getting quite extensive. I also wanted to find a solid foundation without dimethicone in it. There are very few make up products out there without dimethicone, and ladies, it is NOT good for your skin! You may get the glowey, dewey look from it now, but in the long run, it is not worth it. BE truly is great about putting ingredients that are good for your skin in their products. I have been a long time BE matte user--matte is amazing, flawless, gorgeous and perfect for my oily skin type. I was about to send back the Ready foundation when using the precision face brush because I got more coverage than I wanted to. I also was shade matched incorrectly at first. I discovered two things in this process: use the new tapered face brush with the Ready foundation if you want light to medium coverage. If you want heavier coverage, use the precision face brush. Also, the Ready seems to be a tid bit lighter than the "equivalent" matte or original shades--you may need to take the shade a notch darker if you decide to use this. My only disappointment is that it is not more mattifying.
The best foundation ever!
I've had moderate acne my whole life, and have never found a foundation that will give me the coverage I need. I've tried everything, even the priciest liquids and creams, with no results. But then, I found Ready. I can't believe that this natural, mineral-based powder gives me full, flawless coverage! It's truly the greatest foundation I've ever used, and my skin clarity has even improved since I've started using it. I would recommend it to anyone!
Great for anyone new to BareMinerals
I used to wear drugstore makeup brands (cream and liquid foundations) and when I was introduced to BareMinerals, I started out wearing Original Matte Foundation and had a hard time with how light the coverage was unless I did 3-4 applications. Then I found READY foundation and I love it! It provides great coverage that is still light and breathable.
My only concern/recommendation: be sure to use a brush like the Precision Face brush rather than something like the Flawless Face brush. You'll get much fuller coverage and more product on the brush (I was wasting tons of product using the Flawless Face brush!)
More on the Color Match Problem
I have used BE exclusively for many years, and the loose foundation in Medium Beige is perfect. When Ready was introduced, I ordered it in that shade. This was before suggestions began to appear that your regular shade might be too light. It really was and looked chalky and mask-like on my face totally unlike what I am used to from BE. I recently ordered another in Medium Tan, and it is PERFECT, not like makeup at all-just pretty skin. Unfortunately, I have an almost new Medium Beige compact, but it was worth it. I will continue to use my loose foundation at home, but the Ready is great to keep in your purse and for travel.