READY Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20 - null
The Best Foundation!
I love Bare Minerals products in general. The Matte formula in Golden Fair blew me away. I have oily skin, and it was the only foundation I had worn in my life that didn't slide off my face by noon. Just when I thought I couldn't love a foundation more, I ... tried... the... Ready...
My Golden Fair matched me well, but when I got shade matched to the Medium Beige in this formula, it literally looked like my own natural naked skin. My skin looks radiant. The formula is so creamy, it FEELS GOOD to put on your face! I never expected a foundation to "feel good" during the application process.
Also, I do wear Prime Time foundation primer, as I did with the Matte formula as well, but I have noticed another key difference... bye bye oil blotting sheets! While the Matte never slid off my face by noon, I would have to break out an oil blotting sheet for a quick touch-up by then, and I am so over-the-moon that after 20 years of worrying about my face looking like an oil slick, I no longer have to worry about it! I just put the foundation on in the morning, and I can go all day without worrying about oil and shine.
I went on my FAB account and changed my product answer to the one thing you can't live without to foundation, whereas before, I had it as eyeshadow (thanks to the Ready duos and quads). That's how much I love this product :)
I've used the loose foundation for years and every time I stray and try something else, I always go back. Until now. I love this product. Somehow it looks even more natural on my skin. It takes so very little and blends very well. I use the newer precision brush which is amazing with any of the foundations. The brush really pulls it together. I will stray no more.
BE just keeps getting better
My favorite BE consultant demonstrated this new "Ready" foundation. My daughter and I both had our "makeovers"! We love this new product. No "dust", I can better control the coverage, easy to travel with,and the finish is so natural. I seem to be using less product with the Ready foundation. The coverage is perfect for my skin and gives me a flawless look all day. In December, traveled from a cold Ky to a warm Fl, and the Ready foundation worked well in both climates.
Thank you BE! for another great product.
Natural Coverage FINALLY
I have hopped around between a lot of powder foundations but I never found something that I really loved. I've used Pur Minerals, L'Oreal True Match, Benefit Hello Flawless, as well as the Original BareMinerals foundation, I would use them until I ran out but never felt like I had found something I would go back to for another go. Powders either feel heavy to me or disappear after a few hours. Till now! I use a flawless application brush and it gives me very natural finish yet plenty of coverage for my acne prone skin. I would definitely recommend this.
Tricky to use
I was so excited to try this foundation because I thought it would be easy and quick to use, especially on the go. I wish I had known ahead of time that I needed to order it a couple shades darker than what I normally use. I also wish I had known there was a different technique altogether for applying it. I made sure to read the information that came along with it but it did not do a good job of explaining of exactly to use it. Now after having watched the videos that I got by email today I think I have a much better understanding of how to apply. Too bad half of it is already gone and I've been looking like a "baroque lady" as according to my husband for the past month!
The BEST - after learning how to do it right!
I was excited to try this product. When traveling, I prefer using foundation in a compact. Previously I had used another brand of mineral makeup for this purpose, but it really was NOT comparable to Bare Minerals (it felt heavy, it was thick or uneven, it didn't benefit my skin as BM does, etc.) So I'm so glad to have a BM option! I have used the Bare Minerals Original foundation for many years, and I have used the BM Matte foundation in the past year during summer humidity when my combination skin turns more oily. In the Original my shade is Fairly Medium. In the Matte my shade is Fair. I went into a BM Boutique to get shade matched for the READY Foundation, and it turns out I'm a Medium (darker than I had expected). When the makeup artist applied it to my face, I was AMAZED. First, the coverage was absolutely perfect. Stunning. Better than anything I'd ever managed before. Second, I noticed that he only touched the brush to the compact 2-3 times -- he used so little but the results were fantastic!
At home, I was WAY less than impressed. I tried all 3-4 different foundation brushes I already had by Bare Minerals. Didn't work like it did in the boutique. I read online that the brush really matters, so I splurged and got the Precision Face Brush. WOW! WHAT a difference! I applied it as the makeup artist suggested --
(1) Lightly tap brush into compact 1-2 times, tap once lightly [DO NOT SWIRL THE BRUSH!]
(2) Start at the outer edges of the face, and using long strokes, work inwards
(3) Continue using long strokes over the entirety of the face, buffing it and working it onto every part of your face
(4) You can repeat all 3 steps as needed, but I've found that doing step 1 only 2-3 times is more than sufficient for full coverage with the Precision Face Brush
1. The brush is important. Just get one of the two suggested.
2. Do not apply too much. It looks awful. It looks much worse than applying too much BM Original or Matte foundation.
3. Make sure your moisturizer and/or primer are totally soaked in and set before applying foundation -- otherwise the foundation tends to apply unevenly and it's not pretty [Tip: if I'm in a hurry in the morning, one of the first things I do is clean my face and apply moisturizer. A few minutes later I apply primer. I go about getting ready, and come back minutes later to do foundation. This maximizes my use of time and makes sure I don't apply foundation too soon in my rush.]
4. Don't apply as you would apply the loose foundation - No swirling the brush - Don't work from the center outwards if you're using the Precision brush.
5. Get shade matched. You'll probably be surprised.
NOW, the READY Foundation is my absolute favorite. The other day I had more time getting ready and I used my BM Original foundation. After finishing my makeup routine, I really didn't like what I saw. I've gotten so used to the READY, how it applies, the coverage it gives, etc. that it's now my favorite and the Original doesn't compare. The Original applies too thickly for my preference now and/or differs day to day depending on how careful I am when applying it (but the READY always applies the same way, predictably). This is probably just unique to me as a user. And even though I know I have the best shades in each of the foundations (I've gotten shade matched for all 3 kinds in the past 8 months), the READY shade matches me best, followed by the Matte. The READY feels the lightest of the 3, even though all 3 are very light compared to any other makeup brand I've tried (including mineral or organic mineral brands). Finally, I'm convinced that the READY make up will last me a very long time - I need so little to get full coverage.
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS FOUNDATION!! THANK YOU BARE MINERALS!!!!!
I love my face!
For many years, I've used the matte mineral foundation. Recently, I visited a boutique just to shade match my winter skin shade. I was recommended to use the Ready foundation in Medium Beige and I love it!
I don't have many spots on my face, but I still love the medium-full coverage that this foundation gives me along with the precision brush. It's light, easy, and you don't even have to use that much to get the flawless look.
To top it off, I use the mineral veil and a little bit of Warmth.
Best makeup product I have EVER used!
I'm a longtime lover of original BE foundation and I wear Matte for my combination skin. I thought that product could never be bested and have said for years that thanks to BE, I'd never put liquid foundation on my face again. But hearing the "buzz" on the new READY, I went to a boutique and got color-matched. I live over an hour away, but it was worth it! Jessica at the Ross Park Mall store in Pittsburgh, PA was very nice and super knowledgeable. She put Prime Time original formula and READY foundation on me, and I sat there absolutely gaping at how great it looked. I'd never used the Primer before, either...ok, I'm lazy! LOL But now that I've tried both, the Primer and READY foundation are my two absolute must-haves in makeup. The improvement over what I already thought was great, natural coverage is astonishing. The long wear is a huge bonus, too -- the READY truly does stay in place and give you that wonderful coverage for much longer. It feels creamy and nourishing, yet not at all shiny, heavy, or greasy. So fast, so easy to apply, feels lovely on. I'm on a budget, but this is worth every penny. I could not be more impressed! Also of note: I wore Fairly Light in the original foundation; I wear Fairly Medium in the READY, and it's perfect. It's quite true that you need to be color-matched.
Not The Best
I got this product because I had heard about all the positive reviews it was getting. i tried on the product in the store to get matched, and it looked good on my skin there so I purchased the product. When I used the foundation at home I noticed that I settled on my pores and just looked terrible. I assumed maybe I was applying it incorrectly, but after looking up how to apply this product online it still didn't help. The original matte foundation is much better.
great foundation to be used