Rated 3 out of 5 by AlissaR Great formula, bad packaging
I love this formula, and think the serum has actually improved my skin tone and texture! I do not break out using this product even when I slept in it (oops). However, the packaging design is really poor. The product consistently leaks everywhere if it's stored in my makeup bag or when I shake prior to use. I will continue to use but do hope Bare Escentuals will redesign the packaging to fix this problem.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Great Stuff
I use to think of liquid makeup as having a caked on look and a messy application process. That's not the case with this liquid foundation. I've used the loose powder for years and switched to this about 6 months ago and I love it. I apply it followed by the mineral veil over it. It's quick and easy and a little goes a long ways. It's great, but then again I haven't tried anything by BareMineral that I don't like. It's honestly the best makeup around. My face has cleared up so much since I switched to their makeup!
Rated 3 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Great product....bad packaging
I've used BE for years but finally decided to find something with more coverage. Saw this on TV & immediately ordered. Absolutely love the coverage & light feeling, it doesn't feel any heavier than the BE powder. However, there is a tremendous amount of product loss after about 2 weeks. It oozes out when upright, it all inside the lid & u can't get to it....a huge mess! Please fix the packaging & this will be perfect!
Rated 1 out of 5 by emers not what i paid money for
I got this product as a recommendation from a sephora employee that this would be "very lightweight and natural"
firstly, yes it it very lightweight
but it highlights dry patches and its hard to build up
does not mix well with primers
gets oily very easily
when i used it i felt so self conscious bc i had dry skin dots on my nose (where i dont even get dry skin) and on my lower cheeks/chin. my forhead is SO oily by the end of the day (the foundation has a kinda greasy feel to it from the get-go tho)
i was expecting this to be very good, but i would just save your money and go for a completely different foundation
Rated 5 out of 5 by Toasty This foundation is fantastic!
I really like this foundation. I have been using it under the BarePro or Original mineral foundation, and even alone with great results. It really holds up all day on my combo skin.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Change the bottle!
Love this foundation but HATE the bottle. I've been splattered by foundation too many times to count even though the bottle is closed all the way (you can tell by the click). Yet it will spill out while shaking and goes all over my bathroom counter, mirror, and/or my clothes. Please fix!!
Rated 4 out of 5 by Goosy I like this best combined with Complexion Rescue
I really like the coverage and smoothness of bareSkin but I have to combine it on the brush with Complexion Rescue for my skin. I have dry skin and this helps it to not settle in my wrinkles and make my skin look too dry. Also, I saw another tip on a BM video to take your hands and just gently smooth over your face after applying the foundation to help it not settle into wrinkles. That helps too. Every product out there seems to need a little tweaking as I get older and I really liked a lot of things about bareSkin. I just had to find the right tweaks for me.
Rated 2 out of 5 by Lis12 Dont like. I'll stick with the ORIGINAL Foundation
I wanted to like this new Bare Skin foundation. I really did. I tried......several times but nope! So here's my take on it. I've tried using it here and there over a period of about 2 months. And it just doesn't work for me. Its greasy on my face and I don't have oily skin.
Initially when applying, it was easier than I thought it would be. However, its really easy to put too much on so you need to be careful. At first, I liked the coverage it gave and it felt light on my skin. BUT as the day went on, my face felt like it was getting more and more oily and I've never had that with BE Foundation before. Also, as I was getting oilier the foundation would look more and more globby or chalky in any scars I had on my face. I have a slight childhood scar across my nose, can't usually see it (I forget its even there) but, it's like the makeup would eventually glob in that area and actually accentuate the scar so that it was really noticeable. Very odd! I don't have this problem with the Original Foundation. So, like I said, I tried to use this foundation over a period of 2 mos, just on the off chance that my skin was having issues......but, same results every time. I would go back to my ORIGINAL and all was good. I'm disappointed in the Bare Skin foundation. it's too bad because it does have good qualities but, I wont be using it anymore. I'll stick with my ORIGINAL. I prefer it, hands down!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brookie Love it!
I bought this foundation looking for something that would give me decent coverage and feel light weight and this is it! I also love that it has SPF 20 in it. I have normal to dry skin and it has great all day wear for me! would defiantly recommend!
Rated 5 out of 5 by jbotz Beautiful finish
I need a lot of coverage but this isn't enough by itself so I tried using the bare pro over top and then the cover up for flaws. I am absolutely in love with these two products combined together. I use my fingers to apply the liquid which covers better than with the brush. My skin feels so soft and smooth and it lasts all day long! Way to go BE!!!
Rated 4 out of 5 by Dlower Love love it
I am so happy with this product. The original foundation was my go to until now. The color choices are great. I have a cooler light complexion and many foundations do not have a cooler undertone. . The warm ones look awful on my skin. My only complaint is the bottle is sometimes difficult to get product out of. I WISH YOU COULD CHANGE THE DELIVERY OF THIS GREATfoundation. The be bees in there that make noise when you shake are great but I know the liquid is in there,I know there is product in there ,just can't get it out with out struggling
Rated 2 out of 5 by rieren A little too bare skin
I really wanted to like this foundation and at first, I did. Went on really smoothly and easily and had suspiciously good coverage. I wore it for a couple of days and was confident enough to wear it to work one day. When I first put it on, my skin looked flawless. But by midday, it looked like I had absolutely no makeup on. I'm used to other foundations fading a bit as the day goes on and I know none are perfect. But nothing like this. I could see every imperfection on my face and had to put different makeup on just to make it through the day. I regret buying this and definitely wouldn't buy again.
Rated 2 out of 5 by KB885 Falls Short
The first time I applied bareSkin foundation I was in love. It had even coverage and a great finish. However, after using this product for awhile, I began to breakout in cystic-like acne (an issue I really haven't had problems with before). I found that when the foundation would accidentally get on my clothing, it stains very easily if not taken care of immediately with the proper precautions. The top of the bottle also began to leak and the lid no longer seals properly. I still love how this foundation goes on, stays on, and looks while it's on, but the other problems outweigh the good for me.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Cora The WORST!
I wanted to love this foundation as it is so light and lovely, but it is a disaster. I would imagine if you are blessed with perfect skin, Bareskin is probably a dream for you because it is light and when first applied looks gorgeous, but within a short time of application it looks horrific. The coverage is light, at best. There is hardly any coverage and the more you put on, the worse it looks. It streaks something fierce when you apply it with a brush (I tried several great brushes and nothing worked for me), it was slightly better when I applied it with my fingers, but still not ideal. The worst part is that is sinks into your pores and it looks like you have all these little dots of foundation on your face. I do not have huge pores and this made them look enormous. Another issue is that, even when it is set with either mineral veil or the original powder foundation, it rubs off on everything - your clothes, your hands, your kid when you give them a kiss. I tried everything to get this to work, with primer, without primer, applied with a brush, without a brush, setting it with a number of different powders and it was just a big fail for me. Buyer beware if you have normal sized pores, any dry skin (it accentuates and collects in these two things), or you do not want your foundation rubbing off on everything. :-(
Rated 1 out of 5 by Makeupmads oily mess?
laid the product on its side and it started seeping oil everywhere... shook the product and tried to use but the consistency had turned to an oily mess I could not use. Maybe I just got a faulty bottle but this is very disappointing considering the cost of the product :/
Rated 2 out of 5 by Eggbutt So disappointed
I have been a Bare Minerals girl for years and years and swear by the tried and true foundation. When the brightening serum was introduced as a foundation, I knew I had to try it. Perhaps I am just too used to how the powder foundation brushes on, but I found applying this foundation serum time consuming and difficult to apply evenly. It streaked and became chalky looking. It just would not apply evenly on my skin. I thought perhaps I had neglected a step and tried again using primer and the same thing happened. I'm sure it is a lovely product, just not for me. Back to the original for me. :(
Rated 5 out of 5 by AmyDC319 A true winner
For years I had been using liquid foundation and was dead set on it. I heard about Bare Minerals powder and thought, let's see what it's about. I have not used any other beans since then. I had been debating on the liquid foundation being so happy with the powder. I finally gave it a try and am so happy with this foundation. It feels light and can be adjusted to light or full coverage. It looks great and lasts all day. Thanks for putting out products that enhance our looks and make us feel beautiful. Love it.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Great product BUT it STINKS!
I love Bare Minerals and use it almost exclusively. Was really excited to try this foundation. My only complaint is the smell.
Rated 5 out of 5
by Cheradine Beauty in a Bottle
This is a great product. I have spent lots of $$$ trying numerous liquid foundations from many top retailers. BareMinerals BareSkin provides perfect & light coverage for a flawless, beautiful look. It is an oil free product which promotes healthy, acne free skin. Coverage is long lasting meaning my blemishes and/or tired skin doesn't show even after a 10 hour work day. And with my ever changing work schedule I need something I can apply quickly and this product is perfect. Love It!
Rated 5 out of 5 by MelB66 Airbrush look and feel
I've been a long time customer and have been using the original powder. I wanted a liquid foundation and love this one. Makes your skin feel soft and smooth. Great coverage without the made up look. However, I apply very lightly. Two drops is all I need. It covers up age spots without having to use coverup. Shaking the bottle with the cap on is messy and yes, it gets all over and leaks. But here's a simple solution. Take the cover off, cover the dispensing hole with your index finger and shake to your heart's content. The problem with the bottle is the cover. It should have a protrusion inside the cap to plug the dispensing hole. The only problem I find with all Bare products is that you have a choice of neutral, cool or warm. The neutral lacks the depth it should have. With this foundation, it is actually ghosting. The warm is too yellow and I don't wear cool. So it's always a bit of a challenge to get matched, and even then, I find I have to do layering to tone down the yellow a bit without darkening my complexion. Still working on that. I personally don't find the sales associates at the boutiques very helpful. I actually went to Sephora and found my match on my own. Otherwise, I love the products for their pure ingredients and they're cruelty free!
Rated 4 out of 5 by Gardeness Great....but.
This product surprised me because I've used powder for so long. It is very good to cover sun spots, blemishes or other ugly things on the face.
My gripe, as with others, is the bottle. It's messy, loss of product. Also, the bottle is definitely hard to squeeze if you want just one drop. My skin is combination, mature and because of too much sun, splotchy. This product can be used heavy or light depending on what my skin needs. The brush is perfect for this product as well. Just, please, fix the packaging!
Rated 2 out of 5 by ChiTown15234 Not Good
I loved the bare minerals powder foundation but wanted to try this liquid. I gave it two stars because when first applies it looks beautiful! After three hours it settled around fine lines as well as around my mouth and eyebrows. It also was already gone in many spots on my face. I had also applied a setting powder. Even my husband noticed this and said I don't like it at all. It was also disappointing calling customer service and not being able to get free shipping for a item i was very dissatisfied with. I will never order from the website again : ( I will order online from Sephora.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Nice foundation!
This is a really nice foundation... I love the way it just glides on. It gives great coverage too. I would have given it a 5 star review if it came in a bottle that didn't leak. For some reason the product backs out of the bottle and makes a mess in the lid. Other than this, I really like it.
Rated 5 out of 5 by snowywhiteowl Skin Brightening Foundation
By far, this is some of the best foundation I've ever used and having been a makeup artist for years, I've used numerous foundations. I get many compliments on my skin when wearing this. People who don't know me think I'm in my early 30's (48) and many have said my skin looks like a baby's skin (both men & women). I owe it mostly to this foundation. In the summer I wear Bare Buff and the winter, Bare Cream and transition with Bare Satin. It really does provide the skin with a flawless effect when wearing. Ok, all this being said, the bottle is totally lacking in dispensation of the product. With all the bottles, I must constantly insert a needle into the opening, even though there is plenty of product left in the bottle. Store personnel have told me about the tiny bead and yes, I've gotten past that too and it's not the problem. When I insert the needle, a lot of product shoots out. With this foundation, only a minute amount is needed for full coverage, which is awesome but, with the packaging it's almost impossible to get the needed amount without overdoing it. I LOVE the foundation but, until there is better packaging, I'll wait before I make another purchase.
Rated 5 out of 5 by naturalforlife Best foundation I have ever had.
This product is the best foundation I have ever used. I personally like to keep the all natural look and this product does that for me. I use it before applying a little of the powder foundation for extra coverage but with it alone is great coverage depending on the drops used. I used to get a lot of acne due to the other foundations I bought but the bareSkin is the only one that has not irritated my skin. I will most certainly continue buying it.
Rated 2 out of 5 by Ashlie Great Product, horrible packaging
I really loved this product. As someone always scared of liquid foundation, this product changed my mind. My main gripe and the reason I will not purchase this product again is the packaging. I've probably lost a third of the product due to the poor bottle design. I also cannot travel with it as it is such a mess. I've switched my foundations to a completely different brand but will come back to this if the bottle ever gets fixed.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nana53 Great for aging skin!
I love using bareSkin under my Bare Minerals powder foundation. It evens out the discolorations of my aging skin and helps hide some of my wrinkles. It gives me a smooth even complexion and then I use my powder foundation to "perfect" that look. It lasts all day long and doesn't cake or collect in wrinkles or creases either. I use the neutral tone with medium beige and that combination works well. Although I'm in my early 60's, I often have compliments on how nice my skin looks!
Rated 4 out of 5 by LauraWms Thought I was so over liquid foundations....
I have been a Bare Minerals woman for years. After many bad experiences with liquid foundations...sloppiness, bad color choices, and long drying times. I started with your ORIGINAL Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 and found it to be incredible. Then I tried your MATTE Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15. It was ok. I just prefer more radiance provided by the ORIGINAL. Then I tried READY® Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20 it wasn't for me, either. My latest purchase was bareSkin® Pure Brightening Serum. I LOVE it! I can control the coverage, great color, amazing application... my only issue with it is my eyeliner and mascara tend to smudge. I use your WELL RESTED, as well. More raves... the tinted Prime Time® BB Primer-Cream Daily Defense... ingenious!!!!
Rated 5 out of 5 by ClemEvermore BUY THIS NOW!
I was hesitant to purchase a different foundation than the one I had been using for years (CoverGirl Try Blend), but I had a gift card to a salon that sold Bare Minerals and I decided to treat myself. I read the reviews and wasn't sure I'd like it but I went for it anyways.
This foundation is extremely light feeling but gives a lot of coverage without using a ton. I bought the Heavenly Face brush to use instead of the recommended one and I like it. I've always just used my fingers to blend makeup in and I'm so glad I got the brush too.
If you are considering this foundation and I want good coverage that feels AMAZING, then this product is for you!
Rated 1 out of 5 by LaPallo Great coverage and appearance; terrible effect on skin
When I first received this product at home, I was pretty excited about it. I had watched the online video about how to apply it and had purchased the correct brush recommended for application. Both worked really well together and applied the makeup evenly and smoothly. this makeup doesn't settle into creases during the day, and I thought I had discovered my new favorite foundation. However, within 24 hours, I had a large pimple on my chin. Attributing that to any number of factors, I kept using the makeup and within another day, my entire chin broke out. by the end of the week, I had to cease using the makeup and it took another week for my skin to completely calm down and go back to break-out free. I have never had sensitive skin or major break-outs, so I would say this formulation is particularly non-skin friendly. I had to throw it away. Very disappointed.