READY Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20
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.
My favorite BE foundation
After both reading some negative reviews plus loving my matte foundation, I didn't think I'd switch. The mess of the powder and travel non-friendliness empowered me to try, and I'm SO glad I did. I love this even more than my matte. I use less, it's easier and faster to apply, and (if this is possible with BE looking so natural), it's even more natural looking. My skin looks flawless, and I'm done applying in all of a minute. Another plus for me is I hardly have to use my concealer (BE powder concealer ) because this conceals so well. I find it even gets rid of my awful under eye darkness. Since I've read so many negative reviews, I thought I'd mention a few things. First, make sure your moisturizer and primer are totally dry. Next, you need the Precision brush because you need to PRESS, and being flat, this brush makes that easier to do. Next, oh my gosh do NOT swirl, tap, and buff and don't think you need to use as much. You'll make a mess and it will look awful. Just like the video, press, then apply long strokes. Then maybe another light coat. You don't want to see product on your brush or you've used too much. Also, if you like the original's non-matte look, you might not like this. It looks creamy and matte-- no glow. I spent the time writing this because I love the product and hope I can help others who perhaps used it incorrectly. Can't speak for breakouts here because neither matte nor Ready bothered me. It has different minerals in it so that's possible. I love it and my skin looks fantastic, which it is not without BE!
Not for me...
I have used BE for years and LOVE it, so I figured the new pressed foundation would be great, as well. This was the ONLY new product I used and after only two days, my chin started to break out in pimples. I upped my cleansing routine, but it didn't help. After stopping using the pressed foundation and going back to the original powder, my skin cleared up and I haven't had the problem since. I ended up returning the pressed foundation to the BE store and trading it in for my normal powder. I also didn't care for how much of the pressed powder I had to use to get the same coverage I normally get from the loose powder. I think I'll just stay with the original BE foundation powder. Why mess with an already perfect product? The only nice thing I did like was that it came with a mirror and was perfect for carrying in my purse...except it doesn't come with a brush, which still raises that problem when traveling.
If I had begun with this foundation, added the correcting concealer, the mineral veil and the blush...I would have no need for all the loose powders and brushes. The four above mentioned products and a moisturizer is all that is needed to make your day gorgeous. They are all I am taking on my trip to Florida next month. My suitcase will be so much lighter.
Love them all.
I so so so so wanted to LOVE this product! I LOVE my Original and was ready for the convenience of Ready, however, the finish looked terrible on me! I envy those who had a great review of this product because I believe it is great…for some skin types. I, unfortunately, have oily skin with dry patches and ugh…adult acne. It was a lot messier than I thought it was going to be…just as messy as the Original. The makeup looked cakey on my face and my pores seemed to be amplified. On my dry patches my skin was flaking off more so than usual and it really aged me. I'm 23 and usually have people thinking I'm 16…no joke. But this product probably made me look like I was in my 30s (little exaggeration).
Not my favorite
This is a good product with good coverage, but I still like the original best for its luminescence.
I have used the original loose powder forever. This last time I decided to try something different and buy the ready formula. When the makeup artist put it on me I loved it. It stayed on great and gave me a flawless complexion, and the little more coverage I was looking for. That being said when I got home and tried to recreate the skin I had instore I was disappointed. I was disappointed because instead of wearing off gradually, Ready cakes to places you are dry, or where you have hair (eyerows especially) and wears off dramatically in the places you want coverage (nose, forehead, chin). I also started using Bare Minerals becuase I wanted to be able to dust some make up on and look flawless and natural. I found that when applying Ready I had to put a full face of makeup on to look decent, and touch up my foundation constantly. This is not the product for a girl on the go. I love that it is ultra portable, but that is about it. I am almost done with Ready and I cannot wait to go back to the store and get the original formula loose powder!
love my READY Foundation! (Dark)
I have always been a Bare Minerals Foundation fan, both the loose powder and now this READY foundation has become my favorite.
I have pretty normal skin and on rare occasions it gets dry. For those with dry skin I think it's very important to moisturize and let it seep into your skin before applying the foundation.
Here and else I have read reviews where people complain about this foundation looking "cakey" but I have to say that has not been my experience. I think it's important to invest into the Precision Face Brush to achieve a smooth, flawless finish.
I went into Sephora to get shade matched and I was darker in this foundation than in the Orignal Loose Mineral foundation.
Overall, my experience has been positive. I like my skin to look smooth, blemish free and nice without looking like I have makeup, rather, foundation on.
I've even received compliments on how great my skin looks when I wear this foundation.
I reccomend going to a Bare Escentuals or Sephora store to check out the foundation in person and/or to get shade matched.
My New Favorite Foundation.
I have been using the Original Foundation for the last 10 years. I decided to try out the READY Foundation after seeing it on QVC, reading reviews, watching reviews on online, and hear what people had to say on Social Media. I went in to get shade matched and found that the Fair in READY actually suits me better than Fair in the Original. I LOVE this foundation. Using the new brush it just glides on. I still use the Original Foundation as a concealer, but use the READY as my everyday foundation. I work a long 10 hour day and it looks just as beautiful when I walk out of work as when I walked in. Watch the tutorials on how to apply it, get shade matched, and you will LOVE this product! =D