READY Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20
Love READY products
I was a big Bare Minerals fan a few years ago, but the Original foundation just wasn't working for me last year. Not enough coverage, sometimes was too dark for me (even though I wore Fair!), but the fact that it didn't make me break out outweighed all those. Eventually, I tried to jump on the MAC bandwagon. The foundation is too thick - I mean, my skin couldn't even breathe! I would constantly have pimples when I'd never had them like that before. I ended up hearing about the READY foundation a while back and last night I caved.
I LOVE IT! No touching up throughout the day. The makeup has great coverage, but I don't even feel like I'm wearing makeup. I'm going to go ahead and warn you not to order this online the first time. Head to the store instead. You have to be color matched for this product. Like I mentioned before, I wore Fair in the Original because I am so pale. In the READY line I wear Medium! That's a big difference. They'll also show you how to apply it since it's a different technique.
Only negative - The kits don't come with the Precision makeup brush. There should be a combo somehow.
This is a wonderful addition to the foundation line! I still love the original foundation the best because of the luminous finish, but READY is a close second because of her incredible staying power and no-mess convenience. I use the Precision Face brush to apply for a full-coverage look, and WOW! it takes no time at all to create beautiful flawless skin! I always get at least 10 hours of wear without a touch up. In fact, I only touch up because my other makeup is not lasting as long. There is a learning curve to READY, but once you get the hang of it, she is so worth it!
Great On the Go, Only wished would bring a Sponge
I am a faithful consumer of the Original Foundation, but I definitely needed a powder/foundation for On the Go as well. Like others that mention it, I was a little doubtful on purchasing this item because of some negative reviews. However, those reviews compensated with the positive ones and they both helped me figure out that what I needed to do was apply Ready with a makeup sponge and not a brush. (I believe this was mentioned in another review as well.) For me, the brush and the swirl, tap, buff recommenation works great with any loose foundation or powder, but definitely not with a pressed one. I really think that it´s wasted a lot with a brush and the application is not as easy and even. And besides, who wants to carry a brush when you are on the go? Yes, a little goes a long way, so you only need to smear the sponge lightly on Ready and then spread it on your face. Do that a couple of times and you will be all set to go. (I´m attaching a picture of the sponge I use.) I´ve been really impressed with the full coverage, long lasting but yet so natural, light weight look I get. 10 points for that! Yes, if you use Original you will find this a little matte, but I guess that tends to happen with any pressed foundation or powder and I really didn´t find it that bad. And I can see how some customers may need to go a shade darker, but I stayed with the same one I use for Original which is Medium Beige. The only thing I would recommend Bare Escentuals (if they believe the sponge can work better) is to include it on the case, just how all pressed powder/foundations on the market come for obvious practical reasons.
Went back to the Matte
The Ready Foundation shades did not match well with my complexion. Even though it felt good on, it is a heavier foundation. I did not like how the foundation looked at noon. My pores and wrinkles were caked with the foundation and it looked like I had applied the makeup 24 hours ago. I thought I put too much on but that was not the case. I tried putting Veil on first and that helped some. I went back to Matte.
Best foundation ever!
I've tried the original foundation, matte foundation and this is simply the BEST. It has good coverage and yet it doesn't look as "thick" as the loose powder foundation. It is very EASY to apply with the precision brush, and it is handy to have it carried around too!
Never going back to another foundation!
I received a sample of the READY foundation in the mail and I went to the store the next day to buy it! I used to use liquid foundations, but they were always too heavy and never looked natural. The READY foundation looks like my skin– only better! I really love it! I wear the lightest shade in foundation, but I purchased Medium because of the pink undertone. I also use Fairly Medium (also with a pink undertone) in the winter. The pink undertone works best for me and probably other redheads too. I really recommend this product!
Wow! The commercials ar true!!
I was very skeptical about Bare Minerals as I am now at that age where the wrinkles are showing up, and like others, I had heard at this age that one shouldn't use powders as they only emphasize the fine lines and wrinkles. I have uneven skin tone so I needed some kind of foundation to even skin out -- after trying and rejecting MANY liquids, I was desperate...enough to to give Bare Minerals a try when they introduced Ready.
When used correctly, it gives a lovely airbushed look -- I even had 3-4 people comment that I looked younger; what was I doing? That's enough to convince me. There are a couple things to watch out for to ensure success --
1. Get shade matched. As others have pointed out, Ready wears differently than the original foundation - the colors are NOT the same.
2. Be sure to let your moisturizer and serum set BEFORE you apply Ready. This made all the difference in the world for me in getting the wrinkle-blurring airbrushed look I was after.
I had high hopes for this foundation but it falls flat. The ease of using was great but the colors are not aligned with the minerals. After applying a thin layer, it doesn't look natural, it has a flat look. Highly disappointed.
I couldnt use the original formula foundation- it made my skin itch all day, i guess from an ingredient. I saw that this was a new formula and that is was a compact- an idea which i LOVE! (i hated dealing with the loose powder).
I watched all of the videos for this product before I tried to apply it so that I knew what I was doing and it paid off. This is so buttery, full coverge if you want it, light if you dont and it looks flawless. Wonderful product!
This was my first Foundation
I lovee it, ive been using Bare Minerals Foundation for about 2 months && im already in love with it. It gives great coverage.