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.
Rated 2 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Not impressed
I have always been more of a powder person. I have never found a liquid that looked natural on my skin. I thought this foundation would be great because of all the great reviews, not to mention I have loved just about everything BM makes. So I gave it a try.
First of all, it looks too much like I painted my face. It's kind of shiny and fake looking. No matter how light I put it on, or how much I blend, it still just looks very unnatural.
Second, I have lots of small pores/black heads on my nose that aren't very noticeable. When I use this product they shine like the stars and look so much worse than without any make up at all. The same goes for the little blond hairs around my jaw. It just highlights them and makes them very noticeable and worse than they really are. I don't have this problem with the BM original mineral powder foundation.
Third, I don't like how heavy it feels on my face. Maybe that's because I'm used to powder, but it's just got a greasy feel to it that I can't get over.
Over all, I'm sure this works great for some people, but it's just not my cup of tea! Back to the Original Powder!
Rated 4 out of 5 by TayTay LOVE
I love this foundation. I used to only wear powder foundations (from bareMinerals) but decided to try a liquid foundation, so I chose this one. When I first tried it, it stuck to the dry patches on my face, but I realized it was because I put setting powder all over my face. The next time I tried it, I only applied setting powder to the places on my face that get super oily, and it looked so much better. There were no dry patches showing. It looked smooth with a dewy finish, but not too shiny looking! The only down side to the foundation I would say is the packaging. The foundation bubbles out of the top a lot and I feel like I lose a lot of product, but overall I LOVE this foundation. It looks very natural and not cakey.
Rated 2 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Disappointed
it has great coverage, although it made me break out a lot ! And had to stop using . If you have really sensitive skin I wouldn't recommend buying this
Rated 4 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Needs more color options
I really love this foundation, especially during the winter season. The coverage is buildable, weightless feeling, hydrating & of course the best part is the SPF. I only have 1 problem, which is the color selection, I'm very pale with straight pink undertone & even the lightest shade (Bare Porcelain) is still too yellow on my skin. If they could have a wider range of colors for super pale & super dark skin tones it would be perfect.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Is a CC product, can be drying, but otherwise perf
I LOVED this foundation. It went on beautifully, is long lasting, light yet covering -I could honestly go on and on.
Unfortunately, it completely dried out my skin, to the point of flaking. It's taken weeks to get it back to normal. It also has a color correcting ingredient in it, which I would want to know in the name, as I have no desire to color correct.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Farrah Excellent product, No bottle blues
I don't typically write reviews about items that I have purchased. Because of the great many complaints about the bottle type I was hesitant to purchase this. But due to all the praise about the product itself I decided to order it anyway. I love the product. And I love the bottle. Now I don't know anything about the brush well, but I think the bottle design is ingenious. Ladies, it is not a squeeze bottle. After shaking, all you have to do it tap it on your finger and it dispenses the exact amount for easy use. I have found that I might tap it three or four times as it dispenses less than a drop each time. I don't use a brush, just spread with my fingers. I love it. After less than one week of use, my skin feels smoother and looks less ruddy. I give this product an A+.
Rated 2 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Shows pores.
Nice idea to have serum in the foundation, but it doesn't blend well. It also transfers easily and settles in my wrinkles. I don't like how my pores look huge with this liquid.
Rated 5 out of 5 by BrinaLee The Perfect Foundation (for me)
I absolutely love this stuff. I have very sensitive skin and like to play with levels of coverage depending on my skins condition and day versus night, work versus play etc. It goes on very smooth and matte and is extremely lightweight, I often forget I'm even wearing it. The brush is perfect for application and really buffs the foundation in flawlessly. I noticed some people complained about messiness, this has never been a problem for me. The trick is that you have to keep the bottle upright when you store it and when you shake it. I've been using it for almost 6 months and have yet to experience any spillage or messiness. it also drips out better after shaking for about 5-10 seconds. I use two drops for light coverage and 4 for heavier coverage. As you'll see in my picture I have a lot of freckles and I don't like to cover them up so this is perfect for me.
Rated 2 out of 5 by cameella SMELL, HEAVY, OILY, INFLAMMED, OVERPRICED
LOVE bare minerals and all their products so i decided to try out this foundation. Loved it in the store gave me the coverage that i needed. maybe an hour later my face felt very heavy, and oily. Maybe 3-4 hours later my face felt very hot, and irritated. THE WORST is the smell! i can't stand it. All this negativity just from one trial at the store, also reading other reviews how the bottle is horrible, i will be returning this and not even bother giving it a second chance.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Disappointing
This product is for someone that wants little to no coverage. The product is supposed to moistirize, however with weeks of using this product I have not seen results. The bottle sucks to say the least, it is extremely difficult to squeeze the makeup out. However, when the cap is on it seems that all the foundation seeps into the lid where you can't reach it. I brought the brush up designed for this product too. Overall not impressed and will not be buying this again.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Love
I love this foundation. It's the best I have used in years. I have had no problem with it leaking all over the place. I squeeze and the drops come out perfectly. (Is a little hard to squeeze out). No problems with the brush either. My face looks air brushed and stays on all day
Rated 5 out of 5 by AshleyMarie Perfect Coverage!
I wear bare beige 08 & it matches my medium, somewhat golden undertoned skin perfectly! I really love that the coverage is buildable & it looks SO natural & feels like I'm wearing nothing at all. I am constantly asked what I use. I thank BareMinerals for complimenting, enhancing & giving life to my face! Liquid GOLD. I highly recommend to anyone & everyone looking to get the best out of their foundation.
Rated 5 out of 5 by foreverYOUNG36 End of Search
Can you imagine how many years this 80-year-old lady has tried to find my ultimately all-around foundation? Probably 60 of them. This formulation hit the bulls-eye for me in ease of application, long-lasting time frame without caking, and the unexpected youthful glow that brings compliments from strangers on how healthy I look.
Rated 5 out of 5 by MNeli In Love
I just received this product in the mail after a friend had been using it. Her skin always looks amazing. I always use the Bare Minerals Matte Powder foundation. I was looking for something to help cover my large pores on my cheeks and nose because the powder was not really doing this. In cosmetology school I had learned a liquid foundation should be set by a powder but I had never followed that. This morning I applied my new Bare Skin foundation and it looked so natural! It filled in my pores so much that I hardly had to use concealer. I did put some powder over the top to set it, but I may try not doing this tomorrow. What a great light-weight-barely-there foundation that fills in and covers large pores! Thank you bare minerals!
Rated 3 out of 5 by 2gogirl softer bottle, please
Love this product, but with arthritic fingers it is way too difficult to get out of its' bottle. When the bottle or container allows easier dispensing, i would like to buy again. Dispensing is either not at all or a splatters that go everywhere.
Rated 5 out of 5 by BEfanNJ Pleasantly surprised!
I've been using the original powder foundation for years and decided to try this bareSkin Serum foundation. I was a little skeptical that the 1-2 drops would do the job...but boy...was I wrong. In fact, for daily wear, I only need 1 drop per side and the coverage is AMAZING. It's amazingly smooth and applies effortlessly. So far, I am loving it and so glad I decided to try it. I am not having any issues with getting the drops out of the bottle. You just have to be do a slight squeeze in the middle of the container. Since I only need 2 drops for my entire face this bottle will last me a long time, $ well spent.
Rated 2 out of 5 by Hilda Don't like the bottle
I purchased the serum foundation and the brush, which I thought was quite expensive. I like the serum foundation, but not the bottle.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mzmamii Good Foundation
Great overall coverage, and it didn't break out my sensitive skin, i would buy again.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Beulahbelle Horrible Packaging Ruins Amazing Product
I love this foundation! A small bit goes a long way, and the coverage is unbeatable. The texture and finish are flawless. Unfortunately, it comes in the most poorly designed bottle I have ever experienced. Like other reviewers, I also have the "too little or too much" issue. It either does not come out, or half the bottle splurts out. However, my biggest complaint is that the bottle is completely unusable for anyone suffering from RA, arthritis, or any other hand or joint issues. I would gladly give this wonderful product 10 hearts if it weren't for the bottle. Please improve the packaging!
Rated 2 out of 5 by Senior Bottle needs to be redesigned.
love the product. HATE the bottle. 3/4 of the time, nothing will come out of the bottle or half the bottle comes out all at once. I have arthritic hands and it should not hurt to put on foundation.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Francie Bad packaging
Love the product but container cracked within days and now foundation either spills out of crack or doesn't come out.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Monalisa1107 Best liquid foundation I have used!
I love this make up. It goes on smooth and even coverage. A little bit does go a long way. 2 drops max on the special brush, and buff it away into your skin. I will wipe a stripe of it on each area of my face and then buff away. It does not feel heavy at all. I feel it does have a lot of moisture in it. I do NOT use any moisturizer before I apply it. It is a serum so I feel that is enough for me. I have normal skin with slight t-zone oil. Overall a great product for my skin. The only negative is the bottle, it needs some improvement on how it comes out. Occasionally it will glob out, not nice drops like it should, which is wasteful. Other than that I love it!!!!!
Rated 3 out of 5 by marydixon Great foundation but...
Great foundation but the bottle is awful. As bottle leaks all over and ends up being a waste of the product. When I expect foundation out the tip of the bottle, it is everywhere else. There are times I can save some of the leaking foundation but it is a big waste of foundation. With whatever is in the bottle to shake the foundation makes things difficult to know if there is anything left or not. The colored bottle is another thing. If I am running out, I want to know and how the heck can I do it now. As much I love the foundation, I won't buy it again until and unless there is a better bottle.
Rated 4 out of 5 by weezie Love this product, don't love the bottle
The only reason I am not giving it 5 stars is because of the bottle. I have been using this product for quite a while and love the results. When buffed and blended thoroughly it makes my face look flawless, and natural. The only frustration that I have is that sometimes when I open the bottle the makeup bubbles out of it uncontrollably. I end up wasting a lot of it, and it makes a big mess. In the cap there is the tiniest stopper. I wonder if that stopper were longer and actually went into the bottle if it would stop the "eruptions" of product loss. Other than that, the product itself is fantastic and I frequently get compliments when I wear it.
Rated 4 out of 5 by sweetcaroline Love- hate relationship
I was first introduced to this product at my local BM boutique. I have very fair skin so it's hard for me to find a foundation that matches my skin tone without being too yellow or too gray. I currently wear the shade Bare Porcelain 01. This shade is perfect for my skin tone! The first few times I applied this foundation I absolutely hated it... I hated the consistency, I felt like the foundation was smudging all over my face, and the product would cling to/ bring out my dry patches (I have very dry skin). I refused to give up on this product since I've never found a foundation as close to my natural skin tone as this one. Through trial and error I realized I was applying too much product to my brush, and I wasn't buffing it out as much as I should have been. I also realized that I can't apply my BM butter drench moisturizer before applying this foundation. A little goes a long way and now I cannot live without this foundation. It is very lightweight and very natural feeling.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Love the Makeup; Hate the Mess!
I love this liquid foundation, but the bottle has some serious issues. At first it won't come out, but then next thing I know it's leaking all over the place! I have lost a lot of valuable makeup due to this stuff spilling all out of the bottle. My friend recently purchased this and I asked her if her bottle did this and she confirmed it did. If this was fixed, it would be perfect! It's disappointing that it has this issue.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Bonbona SMELLY
I recently finally threw away this make up.
I used it one time, wasn't very happy with it, and even tried it a 2nd time to see if it was all in my head. Not only did it make my skin feel "oily" and heavy, but it also had a smell that I couldn't stand to smell on me, much less have other people smell it.
Because it had been so many month's since I ordered this, I didn't think I could return it or do anything more with it. I didn't even want to give it away or donate, because the scent is unbearable, but I will have to unfortunately give this a negative review and rethink anything liquid I get from Bareminerals going forward. Im a Long time customer and might just stick to the mineral powders
Rated 1 out of 5 by bg97223 So dissapointed
I purchased the Bareskin foundation several months ago. At first it went on smoothly and I liked the way my skin looked. After using it daily for about a couple of weeks I started to notice my pores were really showing. I never ever had that problem when I used the original powder foundation. So needless to say, I threw out the remaining bareskin foundation and went back to my original powder. What a waste of money considering that I purchased the special brush that you would need to use with the bareskin.
Rated 4 out of 5 by LurkerLee Good product when I can get it out of the bottle
Years ago, I used a variety of loose mineral products but got tired of the mess and went back to liquid foundation. I recently tried the Bare Minerals store at the local mall and was introduced to this product. I like the product, although naturally, it looked better when someone applied it on me <sigh>. With aging skin, I have a variety of darker areas to cover and this does a good job. The color is a good match for me, and I seem to have a skin tone that defies matching in many lines.
I've read the problems that others have had with the bottle. I have not (yet) had a problem with leaking... my problem is that I have a hard time squeezing the product out! Most of the time it takes two hands which means that I cannot hold the brush while I apply product to it. Would love to see a pump on this, even if it was an optional item. Also, I'd like to see a small clear stripe down the side of the bottle so it would be possible to see the amount remaining (a problem with every foundation I've used).