READY Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20 - null
First let me start by saying getting shade matched is the key to loving this product - i wear medium tan in the origional / warm tan in the ready foundation. Second make sure your moisturizer / primer is lightly applied and FULLY DRY before applying the foundation. Third use the new application brush - lightly tap 1 to 2 times in the foundation - apply with long soft strokes. I have dry skin that breaks out easily - this foundation makes my skin moist , but no breakouts. There is a learning curve with this product - but once you get it right - there is no going back. THANKS BE for the best foundation ever.
WOW!! After figuring out which color worked best for me, I really love this foundation. It gives me wonderful coverage. I look completely airbrushed when I'm done. I love the flawless look it gives me. I couldn't ask for anything more. The fact that it is soooo relaxing to apply with the wonderful precision brush, and is no mess compared to the loose, are WONDERFUL added bonuses.
It leaves my face feeling awesome, I don't even know that I'm wearing it. I don't find it drying at all, in fact, quite the opposite. I actually look forward to applying it every day.
Trust me, take the time to find out your true color and the proper application, it will be well worth it. That is the reasoning behind only 4 stars, I was disappointed that it took some trial and error to get the right color since they don't really match the loose powders. But again, it was TOTALLY worth the effort. GREAT FOUNDATION!!
This is by far the best foundation I have ever used. Stays on till I take it off and it is on from 3:15a til 7 or 8 pm or later on the weekends. It is so easy to apply and it covers all my flaws and sun damage! I absolutely love this foundation and I have tried every foundation known to man and nothing is as good as this one! I am buying one for my friend for her birthday!
Compared, analyzed, loved
I had been wearing the Bare minerals Matte Foundation for sometime and when this Ready came out, I was super excited because I knew it would be so much easier. My first experience with the Ready was terrible since I went to a big make-up retailer (I won't put name in to keep from offending people) and they just told me I was the same color that I would be in the matte....this was not true at all! Another thing was she did not explain how to put it on because it's completely different. There is no swirl, tap, buff, it's tap the make-up gently and do long strokes over your face. I gave this make up a second try when they finally got a boutique here in home town and I went to it, had the lady do half my face with the matte make up, and the other half with ready, she handed me the mirror, and WOW! Such a difference....the Ready half looked so much better. Even my husband told me (yep, he was shopping with me in there!) It was also much quicker to get that coverage I want which makes a big difference for me since I just like to roll out of bed and leave to places. I really did like the matte, but the Ready truly suites me skin better. I have learned through the many years of trial and error, you need to find what works best with your skin.
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.