READY Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20
I've used the regular powder foundation for years and loved it . . . but Wow! This foundation covers imperfections even better. It goes smooth as silk and it's even more moisturizing than the standard foundation. It's my new favorite!
Review of READY SPF 20 Foundation
I have been using Bare Minerals for some time and had high hopes for this product but ended up disappointed. I used it for several months as directed with and without primer. In summary it just sat on my skin. It did not blend in well or look natural. Very noticeable in bright light. The loose powder foundation is a better product.
First of all, make sure you get the new Precision brush to use with the product. The buki or flawless face brush will just make a mess with the product. Don't swirl the brush, tap it lightly in to the product. Also, don't buff on, use a sweeping motion. The salespeople didn't really explain this very much, and you WILL make a mess on yourself and waste the product if you don't use it correctly.
I really love the coverage. It's full coverage but very light. However, I would go a shade darker than the original foundation as it goes on a little lighter and you may look pasty.
Overall, I am very pleased and think it's a great addition to the line. I will most likely use this as a "winter" foundation and go back to the original in the summer.
My 1st review
I have been wearing Bare Minerals products for years including the loose powder foundation. I have always had oily skin and loved how these products have not "caked" up on me or emphasized my pores on "those" days! I love the idea of the foundation being in a compact so I did try one and loved it. The color I chose was a little light for me but nothing that my tinted mineral veil couldn't fix up. I used the featherlite brush for application and it seems to give me just enough coverage and not having to deal with "over doing". I gave this just 4 stars because I've only been wearing this for a week but so far I love it. Now I wish BE would do the same with their concealers! I tried their latest concealer and they were awful. I tried all kinds of variations of application and they still did not make me happy. They enlarged my pores and were difficult to apply. I returned them and went back to the loose powder but it sure would be nice if they were also a pressed powder!
If its not broke don't mess with it!!!!
I have been a BE user for at least 10 years . I have gotten my 2 daughters, my daughter-in-law and all my friends to use the foundation. But I am so dissapointed in the NEW Ready spf 20 compact foundation.It cannot compare, as far as I am concerned, to the original and I am considered the "makeup queen". I orginally switched to BE foundation because as I got older I didn't like how the other makeups setteled in the lines and made me look older and I really never could find the right shade and always had to mix two shades to get the right one. I have to admit I sent the first two kits I received back because I really didn't think I was getting the coverage I wanted but finally tried again and BINGO, I have never turned back. I purchased the "NEW" compact foundation, and even talked my daughter into getting it, thinking that it sounded like a great idea. I hate it as does my daughter. The shade is no wear near the original shade that I wear, medium, and it looks thick and cakey. I love the luminosity of the original, that you can really see my skin through the makeup and it gives a glow. The compact foundation is too heavy, and I have tried every way to apply it. I know the reveiws show that some people love it but I really have makeup optional skin and don't like that made up caky makeup look. Going back to the original until they can perfect the compact, which is a really good idea but not product. DDB
Love this foundation!
I am new to BE and was a little skeptical about using a powder formula on my dry skin. I tried the matte formula first and felt it was too cakey and made my skin feel even drier. The BE consultant suggested I try the Ready foundation, and I am so glad I did. It's easy to apply and it lasts far longer than my BB cream. At first I thought it made my skin look too white until I realized I was not used to seeing my skin without all of its blotchiness, redness, and acne scars. My skin feels light and is fully covered. My mom and husband both noticed a difference in my skin immediately. I highly recommend this product.
flawless if you use all of the skin line as a base
I gave it three stars because of the difficulty to color match using one shade.
After initially being color matched to Golden Medium in a bright lit store and then getting home and realizing it was too light and going back to get rematched to Golden Tan and then again going home and realizing it was too dark I decided this had to work. And it works wonders when using the Purely Nourishing Moisturizer Normal to Dry Skin and then applying Prime Time Foundation Primer before applying the Golden Tan and then the Golden Medium I get a flawless dewy look. I usually do these steps on weekends or when I don't have to go to work and I get the most compliments. Although these are more steps than I had to do with the original foundation the application to putting on both ready foundations are faster because I don't have to buff and buff as much.
Overall I would recommend this product if you can truly find your match using one shade.
Ready for READY!!!
I was excited to see that what I was wanting had been created by my favorite brand prior to experimenting with some other stuff. I was never satsified with other brands, and kept thinking I want my Minerals back in compact form! I was looking for a product that was on the natural side and wasn't lose and that didn't give me "cake" face( no liquid for me).. Well I found it this foundation is my new favorite. Color matching is a must as I do use a different color in the Ready then the original and the matte! I don't like heavy coverage, I like a very sheer coverage so I used this with the Flawless application brush and for me it is perfect exactly what I want and not as messy as the loose! I just tapped the brush in and kind of buffed it onto my face! Perfect! I may invest in the precision brush for those days when I want more coverage but other then that ... I can officailly say I seem to have found what I am looking for!
Get matched in person, use Primer and Veil as well
I like this product, it definitely suits my needs. There's a few things you should do to get the best out of this product:
The color families are quite different for this one so absolutely go get matched in person.
You need a primer (any really) and the mineral veil with this one. I have tried to wear it without either and with one or the other and the result was that the product looked funny after several hours.
I wouldn't purchase this one unless you're willing to do all three steps I mentioned. If you are, then enjoy! I certainly am. :-)
Not bad, but...
I thought I would like this better than the loose foundation, but I don't. The loose powder is easier to use and the color matches my skin tone much better. I'm pretty fair skinned and it didn't look as natural. But, it's not a bad product. It just isn't my cup of tea. I'll be going back to my loose powder.