bareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20 - null
Doesn't match my skin
I really like this foundation, but have issues with the limited pale color options.
The feel of this product isn't like any other foundation I've worn, it's thin, a little goes a long way, and it definitely feels more like a serum than your traditional foundation.
The problem I have is in color matching. I am very pale, but have gold undertones. In terms of tone, bare cream #05 is perfect, in terms of shade, it's way too dark. If I could take it and mix it with white or something, it would be perfect.
Alas, it is not.
It really is about time makeup companies realized that girls with gold undertones are sometimes pale too.
Bare skin is great
This is a great foundation for very dry skin or in the winter time. I can't see how anyone would be disappointed in this! I use the bare minerals dry foundation and the mineral veil over top of it. Great application!
If you have acne prone skin
I got a little sample of the brightening serum so I tried it and loved the way my face looked so I went out and bought it. I normally have a few bumps on my chin, but after using this product I noticed it getting worse. I tried to ignore it and blame it on that time of the month because I liked the look and feel of this product so much. After a couple weeks I decided to stop using it and see what happened. My face cleared up! I used it again and my face broke out again! I'm now positive that unfortunately it is the serum thats causing the breakouts. I'm returning it and going back to the ready pressed foundation :(
Wanted to like it but...
At first I thought the coverage was great....until summer heat kicked in. Much like the concealer, this product does not hold up well in heat. It melts off - horrible! That was one of the reasons I fell in love with BE: their powders held up in all weather conditions. Really wanted to like it until I saw a pic of my BE makeup literally melting off my face. YUCK!
Loved it, then liked it
When I first tried this foundation I was in love! The finish was gorgeous, it only took a couple of drops, and the coverage was great! However, I would come home from class a couple hours later and the coverage seemed to have disappeared or melted off. After a while of use, my skin was breaking out. I realized it was because, even after cleaning the brush, a lot of makeup would still be in the bristles. And all that old makeup got on my face and was what was making me break out! I spent almost 20 minutes trying to clean that brush and I still couldn't get it all out! So I would recommend cleaning your brush very often. Towards the end of the bottle, the makeup would oxidize on my face and turn orange and mask like. Gross! I don't know if that was because of the bottle may have been reaching the end of its shelf life or because I had dry skin at the time, but moisturizer didn't help. Its hard to say whether I like the foundation or not! I loved it at first but slowly started disliking it as I used it.
no civreage, skin reacted tonthis
I as looking fir a new "dewy" foundation- and thought I would give this a try. Plus the minimal.ingredient list was attractive to me. However, this didn't work for me. It doesn't go on well, it completely melts INTO your skin so after a few hours its gone- and it bothered my skin- tingly, itchy. It took over a day for that "reactive" feeling from this foundation went away. Not a "match" for me!
I am really impressed
I have been a BA customer for years now, mainly using their original loose powder. I just wanted to try something thing for my sensitive skin. I am really impressed by the high quality of the product. I only need two drops on my brush to cover my whole face: it is light but covering at the same time, I guess it erases the flaws and brings out the glow! I justI finish up with some powder to set everything, and my eyes and lips routine. Really good natural result! A keeper for sure!
Not Instant Love
I have been using Bare Escentuals foundation and makeup since I was 24 years old...I am now almost 40, and decided five months ago to stop using the powder foundation and give Bareskin a try.
It was not instant love. I have several sunspots and hyperpigmentations, and it takes using the Bareskin concealer along with 2 to 3 layers of Bareskin face serum foundation to lighten them, but I love how the foundation feels on my face! It's not cakey or drying, but it is a little oily in consistency at first.
Another thing I really like about this foundation: I forgot I was wearing it and was trying on white shirts... And had no transference! It also doesn't rub off easily, which is nice. Overall, I like it.
bareSkin Brightening Foundation
I recently bought this item looking for something for full coverage. Not only does this product fulfill my expectations but the finish is flawless and I couldn't see my pores. I've gotten so many compliments and I can see a difference in the finish than the other foundations I've tried (i.e. MAC). Going BARE was the best thing I've done!
This is the best liquid foundation for all skin types - great feel, perfect coverage
I have been trying almost all the foundation from BareMinerals (READY Foundation, Complexion Rescue, and now BareSkin) and BareSkin is the fastest, easiest, and best coverage so far. I love all their foundations, but the READY Foundation requires more time and Complexion Rescue requires additional coverage on top. I thought BareSkin would need something extra on top, but it really doesn't. Worn by itself it gives you that beautiful, glowing look and other people will think you just woke up like that. And it is SO light and good for your skin. My skin is acne prone and BareSkin doesn't clog or irritate my skin. I could go on and on, but bottom line - get shade matched and try this amazing foundation.
I like this product a lot and I get a lot of compliments when I'm wearing it. I would score it a lot higher but the packaging is aweful. The beads in the bottle always get caught stuck together and block the foundation from coming out. You try to shake it and it spills all over. This is suppose to be easy to apply and out the door only if you can get the product out of the bottle. I suggest you get smaller beads to shake the product.
This works amazing with your face. I like a foundation that is not blobs on your face it feels great and looks great flawless and it feels like nothing is on your face i would never use any other product....I would reccomend this product for anyone
I started using BareMinerals when I was in high school. I'm 30! After I had our 2nd child my complexion changed and I just didn't look good in the original or mAtte collections. I stopped using everything BareMinerals..tried other natural make up. Wasn't impressed. Saw the bareSkin. And thought eww liquid foundation . But I viewed the videos and though I'd try it. I LOVE it. Bought the kit! It's light. It covers all the imperfections without feeling weighted or greasy. I also bought the sulfur acne treatment and went back to the combination activsole moisturizer. Love it! I'm more confident and it's easy to use with little time with chasing after two kids! Would recommend this to anyone! Who says you can't feel beautiful even with my sleepless nights with children?!?!! Love this makes me feel like Me and not just a Mom!
Changed the way I view Makeup!!!!!
Bare Minerals BareSkin foundation has been a life changer for me. I am in my 30's and never really found a foundation that I fell in LOVE with until I tried this foundation. BareSkin Foundation gets me excited about putting makeup on! I have gone from rarely wearing makeup to not leaving my house with out it on. It is a flawless finish! I love the way it feels on my skin, smooth, silky, and truly glowing. This foundation in my opinion is the greatest product in the Bare Minerals line! LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE
I am absolutely in love with this product! Just when I thought bare minerals couldn't be more perfect they bring a whole new meaning to the words flawless complexion! Not only does this product have great coverage, it makes my skin look like satin! My friend tried this on and told me she had never felt more beautiful than when she was wearing this foundation! It just gives you this absolutely perfect complexion I just wish there was more in the bottle. And it also pairs with a perfecting veil which makes it even more beautiful, I am truly impressed, and it doesn't feel heavy at all. I am kind of in between the medium and tan shades so I usually have to blend but that is perfectly fine. Don't ever change a thing about this product bare minerals I love it!
Light coverage, poorly designed bottle
I like the light coverage and prefer the application to the powdery bare minerals, but getting more complete coverage would be hard with this product. I hate the design of the bottle--you can't see through it so you have no idea how much you have left, it's a little hard to squeeze and can get clogged easily (make sure you store it upright).
I love all things Bare Minerals but this foundation just doesn't live up to the standard. I've purchased it on two separate occasions. The formula just doesn't work for me. It's hard to blend, feels caked on, and is SO greasy feeling! I purchased it a second time with the brush, hoping that might change the application, since I was just using a sponge. But it's even worse. When you try to blend, you can see all the brush strokes on your face. It takes a lot of mineral veil to set it to a matte finish that's somewhat okay. I wouldn't suggest it or purchase it again. Hopefully Bare Minerals can reformulate their liquid foundation to be less oily.
Product Review – bareMinerals BARESKIN Pure Brightening Serum Foundation – Bare Natural
I have been using the above-mentioned foundation for about five months now. I was a little skeptical at first because of the price, but after I went to the store and had a test application; I was convinced this was the foundation I needed. I have struggled throughout the years trying to find a foundation that looks natural yet still provides adequate coverage. I have dealt with acne, and I have a combination of oily and dry skin. Finding foundation with the right look and feel has been a like series of trial and error, until now.
Look and Feel
BareMinerals is well known for their no-makeup look and feel. The name of the product is BARESKIN, and that is precisely what it feels like when you wear the foundation. As someone who likes the natural look and lightweight feel, this foundation is perfect for you. I personally don’t like the “caked-on” appearance that most other similar products leave you with, but you don’t have to worry about that with this Pure Brightening Serum Foundation. The lightweight, flawless look and feel comes from the fact the foundation is made without oil, silicone, parabens and fragrance. It has been dermatologist tested, hypoallergenic and formulated for all skin types and skin tones. When I say all skin tones, bareMinerals provides you with 20 different shades of the foundation to choose from. The shade I wear is called Bare Natural. I like this one because it matches my skin tone perfectly without making it noticeable that I am wearing make up. It delivers smooth coverage and evens out my skin tone as well as covering any blemishes I may have.
Price and Affordability
If you are shopping for this product on the bareMinerals website, you will find it for $29.00 for a one ounce bottle. My first thought was that this dollar amount seems a little steep and overpriced for only one ounce of foundation. My second thought was that I could find a similar one-ounce bottle of foundation for about half the price at Target. Yes, the $15.00 bottle seems more appealing to your bank account, but you are getting what you pay for. The bareMinerals foundation is well worth the $29.00 if you’re looking for the healthy, no make-up look and feel. I have tried numerous cheaper brands, and have never found one I am satisfied with. To me, the $29.00 is completely worth every penny. It also helps that when you use the bareMinerals foundation, you only need to use about a pea-size drop to cover your entire face. Since I have been using the same bottle for five months, if you do the math that’s $5.80 per month. That number will also decrease because I expect the bottle will last another month or so.
Since you’re interested in this product and you took the time to read my review, I hope you find it to be helpful when shopping for your next foundation. I recommend giving bareMinerals BARESKIN Pure Brightening Serum Foundation a try. It looks and feels great and is definitely well worth your money.
Another great product!
I have sensitive skin plus need some SPF protection. This product gives me both and makes my skin look great! I have been a Bare Minerals customer for many years now and I have never been disappointed in their products.
I like the product overall, and will probably purchase again, but there are several things that bother me:
*poorly designed bottle leaks and easily gets clogged
*there is simple no way to completely clean the brush, which gets gross
*foundation can become cake-y when applies. When you try to blend it in, it comes off
Skin looks nice and not red after wearing it
I was frustrated because after taking my makeup off, my face would be red! It has been like this for as long as I remember. Then, I switched my foundation to bareSkin and my pores and skin tone looked so nice after taking the makeup off, and not red. Finally, when I was looking, I found this product and on top of that I love the glow. Thank you for making this product!
Not a fan
I wasn't a really big fan of this product. I have combo/oily skin. It will cling to dry skin (even after I exfoliate and use moisturizer) and slide/crease on oily skin (even with a primer and mineral veil). I also felt like this oxidized a little because after a full day of wear it looked much darker. So for me it doesn't really work.
I really like this product except for the fact that most of the time after you shake it it erupts like a volcano. I have lost a lot of the product. I now use a Q-tip to use what has erupted but it does not cover flawlessly once it becomes a little dry. I have found that when you shake it up and put a drop in the brush you recommend to use it is an unbeatable product. However, when 9 times out of 10 you cannot use the product properly because it gushes out of the bottle I hesitate to buy another one and watch my money go down the drain. As much as I like it when working properly, I will try another brand.
Not good for oily skin
I told the sales person that I wanted a foundation that would cover and not make my face oily and break out. This is not it. My skin looks worse with it on. It's extremely oily and it creases easily so I have lines of makeup on my face and don't even know it. Even with primer, it's almost as if it doesn't stick to the skin and is just sliding on top of it. Would not recommend. I'm returning it.
I really do like this foundation. I don't wear make up daily because I don't have to. But when I do, I don't like my foundation to have that weird, fake, powdery look. This foundation doesn't do that and I love it.
The only thing that seriously upsets me is that the foundation for some reason will just leak out of the bottle! Especially when it asks you to shake it before application, I think air gets trapped inside and so the foundation will just seep out like crazy. Or, I can't leave it in my make up bag because it moves around. So when I go to open it, it just leaks out like a volcano. I think I might've lost almost half of this bottle just because of that! Its SO annoying and wasteful. Especially when this small bottle is $30!
I am reconsidering even purchasing another one when the time comes because of this issue. And its not an infrequent event, it happens every single time I try to open the bottle. Even when I have it standing, (I stopped putting it in my make up bag to try to see if that would help the seeping) and it still does it.
Seriously Bare Minerals, there needs to be a solution to this.
Absolutely love it!!!
I absolutely love this foundation. It has great coverage. I can't complain at all. I will continue to buy this. Thanks to the ladies who helped me in the boutique :)
Love this stuff! You do not--I repeat--DO NOT need to use a whole lot. I got almost full coverage with maybe 2-3 drops. I have really oily skin, so I'm looking at mainly wearing this in cooler weather. But it feels extremely light on my face, and it does not clog my pores. If you ever feel you put on too much, just buff it out with a clean fluffy brush! Definitely recommend! :)
Perfect make up for me, I can apply it super quick and easy. Only bad thing is in the middle of the day my face looks oily so I have to carry blotting pads and sometimes when I shake the bottle some foundation oozes out.
This is the best makeup I've ever used. Light and easy on my skin. Has a natural look and feel. Two drops gives me optimal coverage. I do set it with a press powder to give it a more matte look. Last all day!
Not so great
I bought this product in store the lady did try it on me and I loved it At first after buying it and using it for about two weeks broke out on my face really bad