READY Touch Up Veil Broad Spectrum SPF 15 - null
BM Powder User Switched To Ready, need help!:)
I've been a Bare Minerals user for almost 5 years and am in my mid twenties. I recently switched over to Ready. When I began wearing BM I was 20yro and a Medium shade in the powder. Now I am Fair to Fairly Medium in Powder and just switched to Ready to try, where I am a MEdium. I bought the tinted Mineral Veil Ready, thinking that it would help my Medium Ready transition to my summer color better, but I am unsure how to use it!
Stroke it across my face like I do the Ready Foundation? Buff it? I guess I find it odd to use because I am used to the powdered mineral veil.
Any suggestions would be great.
I've also been to a BM boutique and while powder BM used to look AMAZING on me, as I've gotten older (only 25), it seems to look just nasty on me. So far the Ready is looking alright, but both products seem to highlight my acne scars on my face, and the colors dont blend in as well with my skin tone anymore. I LOVE BM and want a solution with this product, rather than switch to something that makes my sensitive skin break out. -- Does anyone have suggestions? :)
I like it
I have this in the original, untinted loose powder. In the READY Veil, I purchased the tinted. In the Original Foundation I use Golden Dark and in the READY foundation, I use Warm Deep (the Golden Dark in the READY foundation runs too light for me so I had to go a shade up). The original loose powder veil and the tinted READY veil both work for me. I don't touch up during the day because not only am I so busy, but touching up in between in my line of work is barely an option unless I am able to leave work for lunch lol. I like how I look so clean, vibrant and set for the day. I use the veil as my last step in my makeup process. Not sure why this has low ratings, but I think it's wonderful. The key is not to glob this stuff on your face. If you do, then yeah...you're going to look cakey and unbalanced. If you use a little at a time and blend it out (swirl tap buff for the original powder and tap and buff for the READY veil) then you won't have a problem.
Ok product...but not purse friendly!
I like having mineral veil in "solid" form to carry around and touch up with, but I only got to use it a handful of times before it was broken into dozens of pieces. I carried this compact inside a Coach wristlet inside my purse. My purse fell off table, but nothing inside fell out. Well, a few days later I went to use the compact and the mineral veil was in pieces and got all over everything. Complete waste of money. Its intention is to be carried with you, but it can't withstand everyday life. Purses are going to get knocked around and I went the extra step of carrying it a heavy duty makeup bag also. I'd rather use $5 drugstore powders and if they happen to break, at least I won't feel like I threw $25 out the window.
So Far So Good!
I have had great luck with this product, and I now favor it over the loose. My skin just seems to like the Ready products over the loose whether it's foundation, mineral veil, blush, or eyeshadow. These products go on, stay on, and I swear they help keep the moisture in my skin somehow. I have no complaints about this product, and I'm so glad to finally have a compact :)
Can't live without it!
This is my absolute favorite "Ready" product. I use it to touch up my face throughout the day (when I get a little shiny) and it's perfect! I apply it with the baby buki brush and it looks like I applied a fresh face of foundation and bronzer. I prefer the tinted version over the original because it looks so natural (and NOT like I caked my face in powder). I love it!
The packaging is so easy to dab on and put in your purse for on the go use. Very lightweight , soft air brush, glowing finish. People always compliment on my skin when I wear the mineral veil . It is great to wear for pics because it reduces shine. It is healthy for your skin ! A little secret and tip of mine for oily skin... I use it right after my moisturizer before I put on my bare mineral foundation. This helps to reduce oil and shine and it's the best primer ever!
Totally different from loose mineral veil
Unlike the regular loose mineral veil, this makes my skin break out. I used it for a few months thinking it was just a change in my skin, but it was definitely this. I just switched back to the loose mineral veil and have already noticed an improvement. I think the problem may be the sunscreen. I actually found this to be very similar to the loose mineral veil that contains spf. Both look chalky, don't blend, and are too white on my skin, which is very, very fair. Perhaps the problem is that I also wear a moisturizer that contains spf, and doubling up is just too much. It's a shame because the regular packaging for loose mineral veil is inconvenient (messy and sans mirror) for mobile use and the compact for loose mineral veil was discontinued, though I understand why after 2 broke on me from regular use.