READY Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20 - null
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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