Rated 3 out of 5 by Shazie 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).
Rated 1 out of 5 by anwe226 Disappointing
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.
Rated 5 out of 5 by BreannaLynn 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.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nonnie22 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.
Rated 3 out of 5 by BlondeBae Okayish Product
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by Groot 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!
Rated 2 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer 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.
Rated 5 out of 5 by DGDS bareskin foundation
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.
Rated 2 out of 5 by toribucket15 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.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Desiree88 Wasted
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.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer 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 :)
Rated 4 out of 5
by Bookworm0111 Very light!
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! :)
Rated 4 out of 5 by HannahD Love it!!
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.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer LOVE IT!
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!
Rated 1 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by RqlT I always have to have this product in my makeup bag.
Nice smooth coverage with this lightweight foundation. It can be used for everyday where.
Rated 1 out of 5 by annieb3 Good but...
This stuff is good in theory but is a complete mess. I have wasted so much of this due to the poor packaging. A lot of the product has ended up in the cap and leaks from the bottle. In addition, the special brush needed for this fell apart completely after only a few uses. I will definitely not be purchasing this product again.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Ok
This product goes on smooth looks very good at first and after a few hours it's a mess...makes me look like I have grease all over and my mascara rubs off making me look like a racoon
Rated 4 out of 5 by lalinah 5 Drops
I have always been a fan of liquid foundation and I was ecstatic to hear that BareMinerals came out with their own. My first thought was how lightweight and smooth it felt on my skin! Not to mention, you can get great coverage with as little as a couple drops. I found that 5 drops is the perfect amount for the coverage I'm looking for. I have a pretty noticeable scar...when I'm done applying to my face, I'll take one sweep with what's left on my brush and the scar nearly disappears. It completely minimizes the redness just like that. My only complaint is that sometimes it's hard to squeeze some of the product from the bottle and that the bottle is not clear so you visibly cannot see what's left inside. All in all, love this foundation!
Rated 2 out of 5 by Chelsey01 Almost, but no...
I thought I was going to like this foundation a lot. I had it applied in store and thought that it looked great. I ended up spending good money buying the product with a starter kit. It wasn't but maybe three hours after I left the store that I checked out my face to realize this products seemingly good coverage DOESN'T LAST LONG. At all. So disappointed. I wish I would have stuck with the loose powder.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nattarika smooth, good color selection, great finish, great coverage, buildable coverage, lightweight
I am so happy I decided to try this foundation! It's so light and looks so natural. ^_____^
I will tell all my friends.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sunshine1996 BareSkin Foundation
This foundation has changed the way I look at make-up. It gives me the flawless, radiant, sexy looking coverage I've been looking for but all with good stuff inside. It goes on smooth and looks great after application. It's great if you want to wear make-up all day versus for only a couple of hours. Love this. Will definitely purchase again.
Rated 5 out of 5 by RRRosie Great foundation once you get the hang of it
This is a great foundation, but people seem to have a hard time with application. It is essential to shake this up before use and mix it really, really well. Every time. It separates out very quickly and won't stay mixed for the next time you use it. A little goes a long way. My favorite way to apply this is to put a few drops on a beauty blender-type sponge, dot it on my face, and smooth and pat it in.
I have very fair skin with neutral undertones. It is usually very oily. Bare Porcealain 01 is a perfect match.
I really, really love having this in my foundation wardrobe. Most of my life I've been super-oily, and the only thing I could use was the Original Foundation in Fair. I'm now in my mid-40s, and my skin changes on a weekly, if not daily, basis. Usually I'm still pretty oily, but I go stretches where my skin is closer to combination. I also get hormonal cystic acne breakouts. This foundation is a perfect every day foundation for when I don't want or need powder foundation, but still need some coverage. I find it has medium coverage, but it can be built up to more full coverage. It give the skin a healthy, flawless appearance that is dewier than powder foundation.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer In love!
I am so happy I decided to try this foundation! It's so light and all you need is a couple of drops and you're all set! My skin looks amazing and believe it or not after the first use my skin looked just as good without it. I don't think I will use any other foundation again. An absolute must have.
Rated 5 out of 5 by DrugStoreBudget I love this foundation!!
I normally do not spend a ton of money on beauty products but happened to visit a Bare Minerals store with a friend. I bought this on a whim and I am so glad I did. I love everything about this foundation. The texture, the coverage. . . My hubby even noticed it. I walked out of our bathroom after getting ready and he said "your face makeup looks really good". haha I just finished my first bottle and my skin looks great. I have less redness and flakiness. I just went and bought some more.
Rated 5 out of 5 by SharT Love this stuff!
After using the powder foundation for several years, and loving it, I finally tried this liquid and love it more! Great coverage (blonde with freckles) goes on smoothly and lasts all day. I was a little hesitant to spend the money on the brush but it really adds to the process for a really smooth look. Thanks BE
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Great coverage
I have dry skin and was always a BE mineral powder gal. But this stuff has better coverage and helps keep my face moist. The brush is amazing!! I've got this in two shades, one for warm months and one for cold months. My only complaint is sometimes the foundation bubbles over out of the pinhole opening for no reason.
Rated 1 out of 5 by juliarb DISAPPOINTED! NOT for mature skin with pores
I bought the Bareskin and the special application brush and anxiously awaited receiving it. It goes on beautifully BUT, if you have visible pores it's a disaster. It settles in the pores and it's impossible to do anything about it. I tried using my Bare Minerals Bisque for a first step. Nope. I've tried every tring I can think of and haven't found a solution and I'm so disappointed. It goes on so easily and feels so smooth and natural. It's just not for me. If you have young skin or beautiful poreless skin you will love it.
Rated 1 out of 5 by SeaCryptid Unfortunate
I was really interested in BareSkin after an e-mail I got so I went down to a tangible location to see if I could see what it was all about. First of all, everyone in any bareMinerals store I've ever been to is incredible. I asked them to tell me about their experiences with the product and they gave me a generous sample and told me that if I didn't like it I may prefer complexion rescue (spoilers, it's probably my favorite thing in the world) so I went home and tried it. Now these people are wonderful at matching your skin tone, but this was just impossible. I saw the options online and figured they just did the best they could with what they had to work with. I applied it and I will say it stays put which is really nice, but it's so heavy. I felt like my skin couldn't breath. I left it on for about an hour before I couldn't take it and washed it off. This is a rare miss for bareMinerals.
Before you buy this, or anything really, I urge you to go to a store and talk to the people there. They really do just want to make you feel your best and find the right product for you.
Rated 5 out of 5 by showme 74 and flawless
I use two drops of non oil moisturizer and two drops of the new serum and mix together and brush on my face for an all day flawless complexion,,,beneath the make up is un-even skin and some pretty deep wrinkles from being outside playing golf and tennis...good coverage, thanks!