READY Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20 - null
Great coverage, not long-lasting
Disclaimer: I have super super oily skin, which means NO foundation lasts through the day. This is no exception. I do not use any moisturizer on my skin other than the Multi-wrinkle Repair and the Primer for oily skin. But oily and hydrated are not the same, so I really like that this is hydrating and the coverage is shockingly good. I also find that the wear improves by a final touch with the Ready Mineral Veil. Never liked the BM loose mineral products, what a mess! But have become a total convert to the brand thanks to the Ready product line!
Love READY foundation
i have oily skin and do not like the feel of liquid makeup, but need something with more coverage than a basic powder. READY foundation is perfect! i love the way it goes on...effortless. it covers and gives me the powdery finish all day without separating in the memphis summer humidity. i use it with the oil control primer and the mineral veil with sparkles in it.
Great coverage and lasts all day
I have very oily skin and occasional blemishes. This foundation when used on top of the mineral veil stays put all day even when I sweat. It covers blemishes and imperfections well. It is easy to get too much on so go easy when using it. I love the compact and the ease of using the product.
I really like this foundation, but since using it my T-Zones have become much oiler!! I like the way it goes on & how it's so quick to apply and go, but my face gets too oily, maybe it will work better in the colder months, but it's back to the Original foundation, which never did that to my skin.
Wish I didn't waste my money
I have been using the loose powder foundation since I was 17 (about 3 years) and have fallen in love with it. I have sensitive skin and it was the only foundation that didn't make me break out. I was about to head off to a semester abroad in England and when I saw the READY Foundation I thought it would be easier to travel with. It was easier to travel with but that is the only good thing about it. I went to get color matched so it wasn't the color that was the problem. It was how it sat on my skin. It made me look horrible. It made my pores look huge and when first applied it made my skin look extremely dry. Then after a few hours my face looked extremely oily. I have naturally skin but it has never looked that horrible when I used the Original. As soon as I came back to the States I went straight for the Original. I will never deviate from it again.
Makes My Skin Look Dry
When this product came out, I rushed to the boutique and tried it. My rep at the boutique told me people normally need to go a shade darker, but I color matched the same as my loose powder.
The thing is that I use both, and the READY foundation makes my skin look flaky and dry by midday. I do not have this problem when I wear the loose powder. It looks natural, covers my red, and I look great all day when I wear the original powder. Even my boyfriend has commented on it. I am trying some new things, like loose mineral veil instead of the READY mineral veil, or a light coat of loose powder after I apply the READY, but it seems to defeat the purpose of buying it, which was to make my morning routine a little quicker.
I don't notice the cakiness people have talked about, but I do agree with other reviewers who said it isn't the swirl, tap, brush system. When I bought the powder, they told me to press, and that has always worked for me. My issue is that my skin doesn't seem to hold the coverage.
I have worn this product for a few months, but I am much happier with the loose powder.
The best foundation ever
I used countless products before I discovered BareMinerals ! I no longer breakout I get great coverage and the sunscreen I need. I've been using this for about five years now ! No need to look any farther ! I love it. It fast easy to use. I also use the skin care line. Absolutely adore the entire line of beauty products.
I've been using the original foundation for several years and constantly get compliments from people I know and strangers on the street as to what gorgeous skin I have. I am blessed with good skin and genes, but my diligent care and attention to my skin has paid off over the years.
When I saw this new "cake" formula SPF 20 Ready Foundation, I just couldn't even wait till I ran out of the original foundation I had. I bought it, bought the special brush and ran home to try it. When I looked at the final result, I burst out laughing. It looked like I had on pale, pale "pancake" makeup from the 1950's. It was hideous. I ran back to my car and brought it back for a full refund!
That being said, I think this may do well on someone who has some issues with their skin where more heavy coverage is required. But....listen to whoever tells you to order a shade or two darker...you really need it.
Disappointed, but back to my original foundation and am happy as a clam.
Great product--if you find the right shade
I had been using the original powder when I decided to give Ready a try. I tried 3 or 4 different shades (had to return to the store to swap each time.) I gave up on the Boutique helpers, gave up on other stores' helpers, and, by myself, smeared on several different shades on one side of my face near the jaw line, and literally walked out on to the street and went home. I waited for a couple of hours and re-checked my face, and found the shade that matched really well--and that was that! I have since stopped using the powder.
So my conclusion is: If you find yourself looking pasty, and the Ready makeup "cakey"--you are using the wrong shade.
However, I do find the Ready a bit on the matte side for me, even though I do have oily skin, my mature skin doesn't look too good with matte foundations. So in addition to moisturizing, I tried two different things: I added a bit of luminizer to my cheeks and I used the moisturizing mineral veil. Both seem to help, though I kinda like the latter better. Of course it is summer right now. I may have to switch back to the Original powder when the weather turns cold.
Perfection, but Shade-Matching is a MUST!
I immediately scheduled an appointment with my local boutique when this was released to get shade-matched & purchase this & I must say it is ESSENTIAL! ALL the formulations are slightly different, so I'm Fairly Light in Original & Golden Fair in Matte. Since I vary, I wasn't sure what color I'd be in the READY so I definitely needed help. I thought I might be Medium Beige since that's what most people who're Fairly Light in Original go to in the READY, but when I got to the appointment, I found I am the exception to the rule! I am Fairly Light in both the READY foundation & Original! I was very surprised. Most people need to go up 2 shades in the READY foundations than their normal shade. I highly recommend that you go to your local boutique or Sephora to get shade-matched if you can. It is indeed vital if you want a perfect match. Also, the Precision Face Brush is a MUST-HAVE if you use this.