Rated 5 out of 5 by Ali13 I love it!!
I'm usually a matte "golden tan", but I get very dry in the winter,so I end up looking "powder-y".I vaguely remember reading about "Ready" in a magazine,so I looked for it here.I read the reviews,followed the" buy a shade darker "recommendation,& long story short,it's AWESOME!!!
Thanks for a great product!
Rated 5 out of 5 by MoMunnay Love it so much I'm ditching the loose powder!
I've been a fan of the loose powder for a while, and have used the original and matte products. Matte didn't work as well for me so I stuck with the original. It's been good generally, but sometimes my sensitive skin just feels itchy in it and the staying power hasn't been as good as I'd have liked -- especially on my nose. Still, I've liked it better than liquid foundations though I have also found that using a tinted moisturizer first has resulted in a better finished look for me. Recently I visited a boutique to take advantage of the larger sized foundation that's available only a few times a year but also bought a compact of the Ready foundation because I wanted one I could keep in my purse for touch-ups. They told me at the store that the two foundations are very different, and that a different type of brush was best for application, and that was all correct (I bought the little travel brush with the cover -- it's awesome). I like the Ready foundation MUCH more than the loose powder foundation now! Different brush, different type of application, goes on much faster and easier, the coverage is better and it feels fabulous. Seriously -- I'm not one for jumping around and trying different products. If I find something I like or even something that works I will often stick with it because I hate wasting money on products I end up not using because it doesn't look good on me or doesn't live up to the hype.
This stuff lives up to the hype. I have normal to dry fair sensitive skin, am 40 years old and have some issues with uneven skin tone and this foundation so far has been great for me! Definitely worth a try.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jenjar Ready SPT 20 Foundation
I hve been a Bare Minerals foundation user for along time. I thought I would try the Ready SPF and am sure glad I did. Great Coverage. Stays put alot longer.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ayndie It does the job
I have a Golden Dark skin tone. Yes, this does show up a little lighter than it usually does, but if you blend it in well, it's not too bad. Less is more so you don't want to add 50 layers because you feel it didn't buff away what you wanted it to. I love how you can tap the brush in and buff into the skin versus the time wasting swirl tap and buff application. I still like the swirl tap and buff application, but it's so much better knowing you can tap a little and buff getting the same results. Another tip....The Precision Face Brush is SO nice...and the retractable Precision Face Brush. Both are really soft and not like the Goat Hair brushes that are soft, but are straw-like and are more receptive to shedding. The Precision Brushes are made of synthetic fibers (Taklon I think). It's soft, non-irritating and makes makeup application easier, more enjoyable and my makeup even looks better because I've used BE brushes that have the synthetic hairs on them. You can even tell in the pictures if they're synthetic or the original brushes that seem to shed.
Rated 5 out of 5 by mishmisha Love IT
Decided to break down and purchase the kit in a store, so I was color matched. Got home and couldn't wait to try it. This is my third day of wearing it and I have only gotten complements...
Rated 5 out of 5 by MineralsLover Love the new compact foundation
I originally had the loose powder foundation from bareMinerals but recently went to a store for a refill and was informed of the new compact foundation. It is the same formula but in a solid form. I absolutely fell in love with this product! It cut my makeup time in half and provides flawless coverage. I've received many compliments on my skin and I believe this product is even better than the lose powder foundation. I have problem skin and find that the solid foundation covers better and looks great. I'd really recommend this product to anyone looking for a new foundation!
Rated 5 out of 5 by afurl003 The energizer bunny of foundation!
I have been using the original formula for awhile now. I was extremely hesitant to change up my routine. I just couldn't resist giving it a shot last time I was due for a new foundation. I love it! Compared to the loose powder, I get an extra 30 days (at least) out of it too! It did look a little different than my original powder, I am glad that I tried it in the store first to buy the right shade.
Rated 5 out of 5 by MarMar switched
I never thought I would give up my Bare Escentuals loose powder, but I love this new foundation. It is hard to get the correct color, I recommend buying it in a store for the first time so a professional can try it on you. Its a little messy, when you get it on the brush, but the cover is great, I am sticking with it
Rated 5 out of 5 by HalleGirl Best ever foundation.
I have used Bareminerals products as long as I can remember, well over 10 years. I have always been complimented on my complexion. I love the products. But this product tops them all. I love the soft smoothness of this foundation. The brush makes the whole makeup process even better. Since I have been getting older, the loose mineral product seems to accent the lines in my face. I do not get this effect from this new foundation. I am thrilled!
Rated 4 out of 5 by KCole A True Favorite
I have used bareMinerals for years and did not believe it could be improved. This is a great way to bring your bareMinerals with you on the go for a no mess application or touch up.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jane3591 Best Makeup I've Ever Worn
I never write product reviews, but I wanted to share my experience because this has become one of my favorite products ever. I've been using Bare Minerals foundation for about 4 years now, and I loved the original loose powder foundation.
I love the Ready Foundation even more.
I have problem skin, so I've tried everything form Neutrogena to Clinique, and this is by far my favorite--This is the best makeup I've ever worn. It takes so much less time to apply than the loose powder, which is ideal for busy mornings, and it gives me even more coverage. It also keeps oil under control throughout the day and leaves my skin soft after I take it off. It's easier to use on-the-go, too.
I highly recommend this makeup, especially if you're looking for more coverage or struggling with oily skin. You'll love it.
Rated 2 out of 5 by BrittaSmiles7 Made me look OLD!
I would not recommend this product for oily skin. Throughout the day it will settle into your fine lines and look extremely blotchy. At the end of a normal work day, I looked at my self in the mirror and was shocked at how much older I looked, it created laugh lines and crows feet where I don't have any yet. I can't believe I walked around like that all day.
I tried the product again with a primer underneath and then I set it with the Mineral Veil and the fine line settling stopped but the blotchiness still happened. I really wanted to like this product but I can't look like that all day.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Debby2727 great coverage
I was somewhat sceptical of the Ready foundation after reading the reviews. I did take the advice to get a darker shade than normal. I usually wear fairly medium and I chose medium beige in the Ready foundation. I love it. Excellent long lasting coverage! Easy application! I've been using bare minerals for over 10 years. I didn't think anything could surpass it. Ready foundation does!
Rated 5 out of 5 by linzymarieee Love this!
I'll admit, I was extremely skeptical about going back to a solid powder after using the matte foundation for the last five years. I was AMAZED at how well it covers and how easy it is to use. I am constantly on the run, so I love that I can throw this in my purse and touch up my face in between appointments. You do have to go one shade up to get the right match, but that's no problem for me! I will absolutely purchase this product again!
Rated 2 out of 5 by Marcie Good coverage but...
I was very excited to try this new formula, but was disappointed after doing so. The ready foundation has much more SPF than the original/matte formula, which causes the color to look a little different. I was shade matched twice, and still ended up exchanging it for my faithful matte powder version. The coverage was great, but it made my skin look clammy and the color was very off. I don't think it's a good formula for African American women. I'm still a loyal Bare Minerals beauty, but I'll just stick to the powder version from now on. FYI to the ladies who mentioned it was messy...it helps if you watch the video tutorial before purchasing. It's not a swirl, tap, buff application. It's a press and buff application. It's not messy at all.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Maggie Big Disappointment!
Looked forward to trying this new product, but the color is off, it is way too chalky, and doesn't look good on. It emphasizes pores and disappears in no time. Wish I had kept the packaging on this one to return it, but I do NOT recommend it!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Testimony7 Great Foundation
I have used the original foundation for about ten years. I didn't think anything could top the sheer, natural looking coverage of that formulation, but this did (I apply the READY foundation with the flawless face brush to get sheer coverage). Like the original foundation the READY formula doesn't feel like anything on my skin. I loved the glow that my original formula gave me but this is better. It is a much more natural look that works well with my oily skin. The original formula tended to leave me quite shiny/oily looking by midday. But with this I just look dewy. If you try it I do recommend getting color matched. Even using the guide on this site I would never have chosen the right shade. In the original formula I wear warm tan or tan in this formulation I wear warm dark. Not only is this several shades darker it is not one of the shades recommended on the color matching tool provided on this site for people who wear my shade in the original.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sharon Instantly in Love
I did get color matched for this new foundation and found that I am a shade darker than I was with the matte foundation. My hairstylist said I have such an amazing complexion. She was shocked when I told her I have very bad roscea and I told her that I use this Ready foundation. She was shocked that I wear make-up at all! I am so grateful to bareminerals for coming up with this new formulation - I never looked so good with so little effort.
Rated 5 out of 5 by MAXP The Best Foundation Yet!
The coverage and look of this foundation, along with the precision face brush, is the finest I have ever used. It's easy to apply, does not accentuate my lines & creases and looks as good at the end of the day as when I applied it in the morning. I really do see a difference in my skin, as well. Very happy and highly recommend!
Rated 4 out of 5 by lslsls Awesome coverage
Rated 1 out of 5 by Monique New foundation Compact
The compact is not at all what I thought I was getting. First it came with nothing to apply the makeup on with so I had to purchase a 28 dollar brush. When I got it home and applied it to my face (using the same color I typically use in the loose powder) it made my face look grey. Each time I put the brush back in the compact it made an oil residue across it. Although I love Bare Minerals. I am very disappointed with this product.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Ttwig88 Didn't meet expectations
I used this product for 3 weeks before switching back to my regular BE matte foundation. At first I was delighted with the ease of application and excellent coverage, using the new brush that came out for it! But I felt it looked a little bit cakey. Definitely did not blend in with my skin like the other BE foundations; unlike those, this really is a "foundation". It helped using BE primer, and not going light on the mineral veil... Sometimes, it would get easily rubbed off certain areas, like my nose. If you love the easy application and coverage, and are willing to sacrifice a bit of that "naturally melted into your skin look" this could be for you! But I missed my luminous natural powder foundation.
Pros: great coverage, easy to apply, can last all day
Cons: not luminous/natural finish, sometimes rubs off, looks like makeup on your skin
Rated 5 out of 5 by cassie wow!
so i was worried that this foundation would make my skin really oily since it claimed to hydrate but its amazing! i have oily, uneven toned skin and the second i put this on my face looked airbrushed but didnt look caked with makeup. i will never buy another foundation again. thanks bare minerals!!!!
Rated 5 out of 5 by cheergirl Best Foundation EVER!
I always have trouble keeping my foundation to last throughout the day, but this foundation stays on until the minute I am ready to take it off! I absolutely love it. This is the only foundation that I will ever wear! Great job BE!!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ncookie Perfect fundation if you know how to use it ;)
At first I was afraid to try this fundation Because all of negative Reviews, But I decided to give it a try . At first it was a total mess, Even I was using too much foundation I was using Little, But after a few days that I mastered how to put in my skin it was great! I think that we are so used to the original findation, that its hard to for must of us to use a diferent way to put makeup to our skin, but like Everything
Once you get used to it, it's just the perfect findation and I forget to mention that I have oily skin ;)
Rated 5 out of 5 by Countrygirl I love the new READY SPF Foundation
The new READY foundation is awesome. I love the coverage you get with it and the medium beige is my perfect shade. I would highly recommend you try the new foundation.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Steph8898 Looks like skin!
I finally got this the other day, and I think the marketing slogan is really onto something--this looks a ton more like real skin than the powder foundations. It's less powdery looking, and I think the "glow" element is exactly right for a natural look. It does indeed actually look like skin--beautiful skin! Plus, it stays on just as well as the original/matte, as far as I can tell from two days of wear.
I admit I would love to see BE come out with a truly liquid foundation. That's really my preference, but since I have trouble finding a color match for my golden undertones and since I like more natural makeup, I've been using BE. I have been sort of on the lookout for something else, but if I decide I like the Ready enough, that might change. And it would almost certainly change if BE came out with liquid foundation.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rockhound So quick & easy to apply, you'll always be Ready!
This is Bare Minerals best foundation. I had been using the Original for almost 10 years and then changed 2 years ago to the Matte which was my favorite. But this one is so quick to apply and has great coverage. Love the brush too. As stated in the above info, I had to go a shade darker than the loose foundation. It lasts all day and I have an oily T-zone. I also use the skin care line which is very gentle. Love everything from Bare Escentuals!