READY Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20 - null
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.
I love how you can control the coverage and it really looks like I am wearing no makeup at all but my skin glows! I get so many compliments and get all the women in my family gifts from here and they are hooked too!
A waste of money
I have been using Bare Mineral foundation for years. When the new foundation came out, I was ecstatic. Finally an easier form of foundation to carry with me. WRONG!!! I bought my first foundation only to arrive home to find the foundation cracked. It crumbled and fell apart. I took it back and was given another. A few months later I bought another at Ulta with a coupon. I didn't quite need it yet, so I safely stored it on a shelf. I went to use it three months later, and it too was cracked. Since my time to return had expired I just decided to use it. It only lasted a week before the whole compact crumbled and I had to throw it out!! I am switching to a different brand. This is too much money to keep wasting on product that falls apart!!
Love this makeup. I don't use anything else not even the original. Golden Deep fits my skin perfectly.
I have a had a few issues with it. First, it is supposed to be hydrating (which I didn't know), and so it only pronounced my pores and my oily skin. It does have a nice natural finish, but I only see that in the morning before my oiliness makes it feel too thick. Second, I was not informed that I needed to be shade matched for the READY foundation, but you definitely do - a lot of the colors change their darkness/lightness, so I ended up disliking the shade I had bought since it was too dark.
I suggest for oily-skinned gals, like myself, to stick with the MATTE foundations. However, if you'd like to give it a try, go for it - I have heard that many people do love it, and it can be hot or miss for people, so you won't know until you try it.
I would get this foundation if you love full, natural-looking coverage, have dry skin (because it's hydrating), or love the convenience of the compact. it is a great product, just not right for me.
Full coverage with a natural look
I LOVE this foundation. I've been a BE user since 2005, and I recently tried this foundation compact, and it's pretty amazing for several reasons. First, it provides full coverage for your skin without a cakey look. Second, this handy compact is perfect to drop in a purse or gym bag and take with you for the occasional touch-up. Third, the color matches are amazing. I'm a fairly light user, and my pale skin looks luminous after using this. I will never use drugstore foundation again!
I am a HUGE HUGE fan of bare minerals LOOSE foundation. After trying every single foundation under the sun hoping to get a natural, dewy glow I finally found it with bare minerals and bare minerals alone. I tried this product out hoping that I would finally have something a little easier to pack in my purse and was sorely disappointed. First off, why do the colours not match the original foundation! This makes absolutely no sense, especially because I order online here in Canada and don't have the opportunity to get shade matched. Second, when you finally do put it on it goes on soooo incredibly thick! At first I thought it was my application technique or the brush because I couldn't believe bare minerals would create a foundation this bad. But unfortunately despite several attempts the end result was a cakey ghost face. I am still a fan of their original foundation and still use only bare minerals. I don't think I'll be trying any new products anytime soon unless I go into a store and they can prove me otherwise.
Best one yet
I have used bare minerals for years now and I love the product. However as I age I notice that I needed to switch foundations. The original foundation is great, but it is now a bit too "shimmery" for my skin. THe radience is just too much and it highlights my wrinkles too much and makes them very noticeable (not that there's anything wrong with wrinkles!) but my skin just didn't look as good anymore. i tried the matt finish and while that solved the original problem, it was a bit too drying on my skin. The new ready foundation ia AMAZING. I just love it, Find your new shade (because your shade will change with this formula) and be ready to be amazed at how great it covers, and how great if feels. Less luminosity than the original formula, but you still get a beautiful glow with no shimmer. I love how easy it is to put on, no muss no fuss and it FEELS good. Soft, smooth and it looks better than any of the others in my opinion. Truly like you are not wearing any makeup. I have had people who have known me for years come up to me and say, "you look great, what is different?" When I tell them I changed my makeup they don't believe i am wearing any. I have not had any problem with the makeup cracking or falling apart in the case and I have taken it in my purse and on vacations...... don't know what that is all about. Try this- you will love it.