READY Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20 - null
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I have recently been experiencing major breakout after using my foundations (Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer, Makeup Forever HD and Matte formulas, Mac) and I decided that going natural was for the best...until my uneven skin tone and unpolished look brought me back to considering using makeup. I tried Clinique finishing powder that was allergen free but was disappointed by the coverage. I tried the Matte version of BE and it would have been perfect it it weren't for the odd colour match that multiple representatives tried. My face tends to oxidize makeup quickly and so shades tend to look awfully dark in a few hours against my complexion. I finally stopped by an actual BE store, thinking this was going to be my last attempt before I completely gave up. The representative suggested the same shade as the others did for matte, but applied it with a lighter hand that made it more appealing. However, she tried READY on me and the colour matched perfectly! Oxidation was minimal throughout the day and it literally felt like had no makeup on at all. The coverage, surprisingly, hid all the imperfections on my face despite the insignificant amount of product used. When she applied it, I did notice how dry it initially made me look and actually highlighted the acne scars I had which was awful. But after letting it settle, it looked flawless. With an application of a finishing powder or mineral veil, I was beyond pleased. Best of all, I never break out and I feel like I'm not wearing anything at all!
I would definitely get colour matched by a specialist. The shade designated on me was actually golden tan which I found to be a shade lighter than the golden medium in matte and was less yellow.
DEFINITELY NOT FOR ME
I am a long time user and lover of BareMinerals BUT I DON'T LOVE THE READY FOUNDATION!!!
I found the foundation to be too drying and cakey when applied - and I use the soft focus brush to apply my foundation because I like a sheer coverage.
Definitely NOT for me!
I loved this, but
it contains betaine, which is one of my particular allergens. I am so used to being able to get away with any Bare Minerals product I didn't even read the label, so the huge red flaky patch on my forehead is totally my own fault. The application and coverage were amazing, but if you have sensitivity issues, go cautiously with this one.
I was very surprised on coverage, stayed in the same color(medium beige). Very happy with coverage. Can not say enough how happy I am with product.
Good but not for me.
I loved this product when i first got it. It has great coverage and really easy to apply. I had a lot of trouble finding the perfect shade for me. And I started to realize that at the end of the day the foundation did not sit well on my face. It kind of just sat on top of my skin. And it was a little to much coverage for me. The product is great and does its purpose but it just did not work for me.
I love this new foundation. All the benefits of the loose foundation, plus a bit more coverage for my melisma and acne scars. I think it's great!
In the original Bare Minerals foundation, I wear the Golden Medium. For the new Ready foundation, I wear the Golden Tan.
I must say that I did not think anything could be better than the original foundation. I stand corrected. For me, the Ready foundation is the best. It is perfect.
It takes me less time to apply the Ready foundation. My skin looks totally natural. I have received numerous compliments on my skin, within the first week of wearing the Ready foundation. From people I see frequently, I have heard comments like "Your skin looks great" ... and "Did you have a facial" ,.. and "Wow, you look really good/healthy". Of course I tell them about the Ready foundation.
Thank you for the great products.
Awesome Foundation - Just perfect
I have been a matte powder user for a year. I love the product, but, definitely liked a fuller coverage look. I found that I was going through my foundation too quickly. I had even considered going back to a liquid foundation (which I really did not want to do). So, when this came out, I figured that I would give it a try. WOW!
FIRST - Make sure you get color matched! As much as I thought I knew what color I'd be, I was WRONG! I got matched perfectly and I LOVE LOVE LOVE this foundation. It is soooo easy to use and a lot neater than the loose. You definitely need to also have the proper brush. That is another huge key. I find that one swipe really is enough. And, it stays looking great even after a good workout at the gym. I love the flawless look that it gives me. There is NO liquid foundation that can even compare.
Love The Ready
Once I found my perfect shade, I love, love the Ready Foundation. I wear Fairly Light in the Original and tried several other shades since I thought I needed to go a shade darker. Then, I decided to try the Ready Foundation in Fairly Light and it is perfect for my fall/winter shade. I will use Medium Beige in the Summer. For me, I didn't need a different shade in Ready. I love the formula, the way my skin looks and the fact that I don't need to touch up.
GREAT Product!!! Make sure not to use too much....a light hand is best.
Some of the reviews of this product are not entirely accurate, or at least not for my skin. I am 28, fair skinned (usually use light or fairly light in the loose mineral foundation) and somewhat on the dry side (I have to moisturize immediately after cleansing otherwise my skin gets tight). Yes, this does apply a heavier than the loose mineral foundation, but not to the point where you cannot control it. Some of the women who work at the BM stores wear is as though applied with a pallet knife, so yes it can be worn very heavy. However if you apply it delicately there is just a subtle step up in coverage and it stays put for a good 8 hours or longer with the exception of cover on blemishes. It does not feel heavy or oily, so in that respect it is much like any other BM product. As I said I usually use fairly light but after reading other reviews I decided to purchase this in the Medium Beige tone. It is perhaps slightly too dark, but it has the nice effect of evening out my skin tone which is starting to show slight signs of broken blood vessels and overly pink cheeks. Overall I think this is a nice product and will eventually purchase it again.