bareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20 - null
Not totally satisfied
I like the coverage of this makeup but it makes my skin look oily. My husband even told me my face looked oily. I put my original bare minerals on today and asked him how it looked and he said it looked better, not oily. I used it for over a month and it didn't get any better. I will stick with the original Bare Minerals foundation that I have been using for years.
The only liquid foundation I have EVER liked
I have a large collection of foundations that I have tried. I always hated how large my pores looked with liquid foundation. I only discovered bareminerals a couple of years ago, but I loved all of their products. I started out with the loose powder, fell in love with the ready product line, and was just plain confused when this liquid foundation first hit my local retailer.
I wanted to try it on a whim and at first I hated the product. I thought that it was too greasy and just didn't like how it felt on my skin. I returned it promptly. A few months later I decided to try it again. I figured I would give it a real shot this time. I was amazed at the results! I love how it makes my skin look and feel. I don't see my pores as much anymore and it just makes me feel prettier. I like it better than my powder foundations. You just have to give the foundation a chance, even if you have super oily skin like me. Here is were the problems I found and what I did to solve them:
Too greasy - I put two drops in the brush and dotted in on the part of my face that I was buffing it into. A little went a long way for me. So I used two drops for my cheek area, two for my forehead, one to blend down my jawline and the left over I used on my nose, chin and mouth area. If I needed more on any area I only used one drop.
Melted off my face - I used a primer the second time around. I am currently using the original bareminerals primer and it works like a charm. Also, I use my ready mineral veil in translucent to set the foundation and it lasts all day for me.
Smearing - Honestly the tip above worked for this too, but I will say this: Let your primer sit on your skin a few minutes before you put your foundation on. It will go on smoother and stay in place longer. Also, let your foundation set on your skin for two to five minutes before you start applying anything else to your face. Trust me it helps.
After reading a few of the reviews posted on this product I was a little leery, especially since I have never used liquid foundation. To ensure that I don’t waste a good chunk of money I picked up a free sample to put to the test. This tiny sample has lasted me an entire week and it still is not empty which is great for the time being. I have oil/ combination skin and this foundation did a great job staying put and I didn't feel as though it was caked on. I have yet to notice any changes in my skin, perhaps a bit brighter, but I have been given plenty of compliments, little do friends and family know what truly lies behind this mask of cover-up. The reason behind not giving this product a 5 star is due to the fact that I have to supplement some of the larger and more irritated acne with a dry foundation.
It appears as though everyone is affected differently by this product so I recommend trying out a sample first before buying. It’ll save both time and money.
Great stuff, Bad ODOR
I love this stuff! Goes on a great and leaves a very natural appearance. Covers up all my dark marks and redness, and evens out my skin tone. BUT is it just me, or does it leave a funky smell? I suggest you add on a scent to get to mask that odd odor.
BEST FOUNDATION EVER!
I decided to try this foundation (in Linen) after having used Bare Minerals for quite a few years. I'm 69 and the mineral foundation was not doing as good a job of concealing the little capillaries and redness that seem to get more prominent with age. Even though I still use a small amount of concealer, this foundation covers beautifully! I love the way the brush applies the foundation and just buffing it on is easy (did take a few tries to master that!) I've tried lots of high dollar dept. store foundations but this is THE ONE. Most others irritate my eyes if I applied it too closely to the eyes, but I can brush this right over my eyelids with no problem. There are no cons to this foundation. I had purchased the first from Sephora because I had a gift certificate and when I discovered how much I loved it, I bought another from here (just in case they ran out!) Buy this foundation - you can't go wrong. It's great for my "old skin" and I'm sure it would be perfect for younger skin. Another plus is I don't usually use mineral veil over this - which is amazing in South Louisiana's humid climate.
Purchased bare skin serum, is applicator seperate purchase, very happy with foundation but expected applicator...please advise..thank u
Best. Foundation. Ever.
I have made a habit of avoiding liquid foundations. This is the only exception I've made, and is now the only foundation I will buy. I only need four drops of this foundation to get medium coverage (which I need to cover acne scarring), which is great! Because it goes on so light and smooth, I don't end up getting the "caked on" look halfway through the day. It even stands up to heat and sweat -- I don't feel like it is sliding off my face on my way to school.
It actually matches
I am black/white biracial and because of this I can never find foundation that actually matches my skin tone. This product has revolutionized that. I was able to go into a consultation and buy a new foundation that matches my skin perfectly. It is also light and stays for an entire day. Once you go in and learn how to set your makeup properly, it will not leave your face. This is a consolation must try, and a new personal fav.
This is a great product. I bought it two months ago and have used it quite often (although not every day). The bottle still feels full!
I love this product. It gives great coverage and lasts all day long. Other reviewers have claimed it has made them oily. I've never experienced that. I'm acne prone and this doesn't seem to cause a problem at all.
In fact I love it so much I dragged my little sister (22) into a boutique when we were out. I asked the ladies to test the 2nd to lightest shade on my sister. While they initially disagreed with the shade (thinking 3 or 4) we discovered the 02 shade matched her perfectly and she absolutely LOVED it. She bought their last bottle of her shade and a brush then and there and has used it daily ever since. She has thanked me over a dozen times for dragging her in and making her try it.
I have oily skin and large pores. I never been able to wear liquid makeup without it melting off my face in a couple of hours. Then I tried this new serum foundation. I love the look and feel. I love how easily it goes on. My only complaint is the smell. My husband even commented on the smell when he leaned in to kiss me about an hour after I put it on. I like the natural aspect of this product, but something needs to be done about the smell. A little added fragrance to mask that horrible odor would not go amiss.
I purchased the Bare Minerals bareSkin® Pure Brightening Serum foundation and I am very unhappy with it. The foundation just sinks into my pours and my fine lines. I am going back to the powder foundation.
I was so excited when this product came out because it's been hard to find a good fragrance free product. I have acne prone skin and I like how the brush that comes with it allows you to apply full coverage and it's very light feeling. A little amount seems to go a long way. HOWEVER, it rubs off easily and my skin looks so oily that i had to keep blotting and applying veil over it all day which I don't want to have to keep putting makeup over makeup( why I use veil because I rarely have to touch up) not to mention $$$. Wasted just to cover shine. I was surprised since this doesn't happen to me with products I have used with oil in it. So I'm not sure why,but it's AWFUL. I hope they can find a way to make this product not give you that sweaty look!! I feel overall dissapointed and have been using my Mac foundation again even though it makes me break out
Sinks into pores making them visible
It's a great formula, but it sinks into the pores on my T Zone and makes them look huge. The BM Original powder formula does not cause large looking pores, so I might have to go back to that. However, my face looked very good (minus the T Zone pore issues). Even after two applications of primer, my pores this liquid still looked bad. Coverage is great, good layering.
Good foundation, bad packaging
I have been using this foundation for a few months now. I like the overall look and feel of the product. I have very sensitive skin that breaks out easily and have had no issues with this product causing breakouts. I do have oily skin and it does make my skin look more 'dewy' than I would like after a few hours. I do wear the bare minerals powder foundation over it. My only real complaint is the packaging. The first few times it was SO hard to get any product out. In fact, my 63 year old mother, who also bought some and is a huge Bare Minerals fan hasn't even been able to use hers since she isn't strong enough to squeeze the bottle to get any out. It does loosen up after time but now I have the opposite problem where it comes out too easily and is leaking into the cap so when I put the cap on it comes out of the 'seam' and gets everywhere. Other than the packaging that really needs redesigned ASAP I like the product overall.
I just received my bareskin a couple of day ago and I LOVE IT!! It goes on perfect and feels so good. Thank you
Much better than expected
After being a true fan of the Original foundation for several years, I was a little nervous of stepping out of my box to try something so different. However, after playing around with this foundation and learning what works for me, I am very glad I did.
Overall, this foundation has been a great product for me. The coverage is excellent, and this is coming from a full-coverage sort of a girl. I'm always impressed with how well it tackles my blemishes and scars. I don't have to use as much concealer anymore. I've also found that it actually works BETTER than my bM Correcting Concealer under my eyes. Just make sure to use only a very small amount! The foundation feels very light on my face, and it gives a very dewy look, something that the Original just couldn't do. Application is pleasant too - the brush feels phenomenal.
Just a few reasons why I didn't give this product the full five stars - I was unable to find a perfect shade match. The one I ended up with it so close that it really doesn't make a different once it's blended in, but it was nice that I had an exact match in the Original. Also, I've found that the foundation applies a little streaky, even after applying a primer. However, this goes away after I swipe a little Mineral Veil on, which seems to set the foundation properly. Other than that, it's great stuff! I highly recommend!
I've been a Bareminerals user for 9 years and I love the original foundation. When I heard that Bare Escentuals came out with a liquid foundation, I was skeptical. Then, i watched the demos and reviews via Youtube videos and thought why not try it because it got lots of positive reviews. So I bought in a Bare Escentuals boutique while visiting my family and tried it just as the directions say. I have to agree that the coverage is great. It doesn't feel heavy. However, I'm disappointed that the foundation transfers or rubs off so easily. I was wearing my headphones and was surprised it rubbed off on them as well as my iphone as I spoke to a friend. It's been a while since I've used liquid foundation so maybe they all rub off easily. Also, I started noticing dry patches around my cheeks, chin and forehead as i was buffing the 4th drop over my face. I've never had that issue with the original foundation. I want to give this liquid foundation another try. If I'm unsuccessful then I'll return the items.
Not for Oily Skin
I was colored matched with this at the boutique when I went in for my matte foundation. In the winter/spring I wear golden tan but I find it to be too light in the summer. So, I was asked if I tried this before and that the colors are different. First, he took the foundation and dabbed all over my face with the brush. Far more than the 2 drops the commercial points out. When he was done the color was perfect and I felt it looked good. I went back to work and went into the bathroom under the neon lights and I was mortified. I was streaky. I sat at my desk and from just regular face touching there was makeup everywhere! All over my papers and desk. I went into the bathroom again and wiped as much of it as I could. I have oily skin and I"m not sure if that is why this didn't work. Also, the guy put a lot of foundation on me but it was necessary to cover some dark spots from blemishes. In any event, I returned it. If the foundation and brush were not so expensive I probably would have made do with it because I hate returning things but this was just too terrible. I recently got matched with a pressed foundation in golden dark which would be way to dark for me in the loose powders but it looks great on. I'll go back to the matte in golden tan as we go into fall and winter.
All natural and beautiful
I have been searching far and wide for a silicone (dimethicone) free product. I am severely allergic to it. It is the new "it" ingredient in all (most) makeup, fabulous results but horrible for you and your skin. Most organic foundations has so much oil my face would break out. I was skeptical but decided to yet again, pay for another foundation. I am so glad I did! it is the best foundation ever. No parabens, silicone, etc. It goes on soft and easy to use. Love the brush that is recommended. You can control the coverage. It reduces redness and my biggest concern, the look of pores. HOWEVER, I feel it has better results with a primer. I am disappointed that Bareescentuals does not offer a silicone free primer. Hence 4 stars.
Found my all time FAV foundation with Bare!!
I have saw the commercial and went to one of the boutiques around my area to see if I would ike the product. I fell instantly in love!! I have been using the foundation for over a month now and I have definitately see the difference on my skin. Such as dark spots dimishing and brightening glow. I have been purchasing Bare Minerals for about 8 years and have tried all of the different foundations the company has to offer, but WOW this one tops it. Only issue I have though I love the dewy effect it leaves on the skin after a while my skin get oily. I do have oily skin but seems to enhance it some how. Any way I have found a solution for now which is my mineral veil to take shine away. Hopefully we can get the same formula foundation but with a mattifing effect to take some shine away or keep shine away other than blotting and using mineral veil over and over again through out the day. Another thing I had issues with is that the foundations seems to rub off on clothes, I guess thats the cost for wearing liquid foundation, however with liquid foundation its inevitable.
The good with the bad?
When I first started using this product, I was thrilled to see that it looked like I was barely wearing makeup. It gives a fresh, dewy look that looks super natural, and I love it. I have also noticed that my skin has been clearing up since I started using it. The only complaint I have about this product is the bottle that it comes in. Mine has been leaking everywhere and getting all over my makeup bag. It makes it hard to travel with because I have to double bag my foundation. Overall... great product, terrible packaging. Can't decide if its worth it or not.
Skeptical but proven wrong
I've used Bare Minerals powder foundation for years now. Ever since I hit my teenage years, I've battled acne and T-zone oil. Bare Minerals has been the ONLY foundation I've used (and I've tried them all) that not only doesn't cause breakouts, but makes my skin feel healthy. When the matte came out, I was sure it couldn't get any better.
I have looked at the liquid several times with the thoughts of purchasing, but the fear of breakouts kept me from buying. Last week I got a free sample and thought I'd try it just for fun. The coverage was flawless! My skin didn't feel oily or coated and my face looked more vibrant. I do think the color was a little light, most likely due to a little summer sun. However, even then I was able to blend and you couldn't tell. That sample made me decide that this is the product for me!!
miracle in a bottle
for the past few years i have had the worst cystic acne due to hormone inbalance, so i shifted from chemical filled foundation to more natural tinted moisturizers. i've been a josie maran tinted moisturizer addict for some time, but was curious about how this would look on especially since my acne is finally under control and felt the need to try something new. i stopped into a store barefaced and immediately loved how this product made my skin look.
i barely have to use any concealer with this and my face instantly looks brighter and glowing. and that's not even the best part. aside from the fact that it lasts all day (even with the louisiana humidity) its actually helped any imperfections and blemishs that have popped up subside! it could be a coincidence, BUT this product is the only thing in my skincare regimen that has changed.
its definitely worth the money and with only a few drops for light to medium coverage, i know that this will last a long time. my little sister has started wearing makeup and is going through the awesome hormones of a teenager and this is the only foundation i will buy for her. keep this product around bare escentuals! i'm in love with it!
I've never been able to find a product that covers my tone flaws and still look natural.
On the first try with bareSkin it covered my imperfections yet looked natural. And Lasted soooo long!!
Love it...thank you BareMinerals.
*plus I got a compliment from someone who hates me with makeup on....he actually thought I had no makeup on..."You look great without makeup on"* ;)
Great, but needs something
I was looking for a good foundation, because as I am getting older, the regular Bare Minerals seems to look cakey on my skin. So, I have been making my own foundation by mixing my current (otherbrand) daycreme & tinting it with Bare Minerals. Works great, but it doesn't provide as much coverage as I would like on some days.
Tried this foundation and it looks FLAWLESS! However, I have to agree with Heartbroken when she said, "it left my oily skin with a "sweaty" look. I used primer & powder to assist but I looked so oily I had to blot all day! It rubs off in clothing..."
I'm buying a bottle and a brush anyway because the look was absolutely flawless and the coverage was fantastic and it's Free of so many things that I'm trying to avoid as I'm going as chemical free as possible...but would like to see the formula refined so I don't look sweaty, and so it doesn't rub off all over my clothes :/ However, it's still the best alternative makeup I've found so far.
Great job, Bare MInerals, but keep refining this one. Can't wait to see your final product! :)
made me break out:\ but I LOVE it:\
LOVED how it looked on me BUT it did start to make me break out really bad.
So now I only use it once a week.
Really Suprised.....I got a sample of this at a boutique. Really hesitant to use liquid again. Been using traditional BM foundation for a few years now. Even before I found BM I was only using translucent powder as a base. I only used liquids if I had a breakout or something. I tried this product and was honestly very surprised. So surprised that I am going to purchase full size and use for a while. Was not heavy. No makeup feel. Gave a nice even "dewey" look. Lasted well ALL DAY. Not saying I won't switch back and forth, but never thought I'd buy liquid again. Give this stuff a try!
Loving the coverage!
I haven't used a liquid base in years and I have been using the bare minerals powders. I wanted something with a little more coverage but didn't want something greasy. I had read reviews over and over for the BareSkin and wanted to try it. Can I just say that I am in love. It went on so easy and coverage is great. I still need to play with the application however the brush made it super easy! This will be on my permanent makeup necessity list.
More confident than ever wearing this foundation
I have always used either loose or compact powder and since I moved to AZ, my skin has changed. Powder foundations weren't working well and were becoming blotchy and uneven. I have sensitive combo skin and I get dry patches easily. I have never used liquid foundation before since it has always intimidated me. I am familiar with the Bare Minerals line and have used it off and on for the past 6 years. I decided to take a chance and purchase Bare Linen 03 to accommodate my light/fair w/ yellow undertone complexion. I LOVE this foundation.
My husband loves the way this looks on me. It enhances my natural complexion, covering what needs to be covered and it's very natural looking. It makes me glow all day and I feel more confident than ever knowing that my foundation isn't obvious and is a good match to my tone and texture.
I start with moisturizer (Olay Effects) followed by Bare Minerals Original Primer. Using the recommended brush and technique, I am able to customize my desired coverage level for the day. After I apply the foundation, I allow it to set for a few minutes (I style my hair) and then I complete the look with a light dusting of finishing powder- I use Ulta Finishing Powder or Bare Minerals Veil, followed by blush, brows and mascara.
The first half of the summer months in AZ are hot and dry, then followed by hot and humid. This foundation holds up well in both conditions. When I wash my face in the evening, my skin is smooth with minimal clogged pores. After only one week of use, I noticed that my face looks brighter when I'm make-up free.
My advice: Make sure skin is exfoliated and moisturized, otherwise the product makes the dryness more visible.
LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE
This foundation is awesome. It disappears completely and my skin looks great. It covers redness perfectly. I may never use anything else!