Rated 5 out of 5 by MoltoMissy More on the Color Match Problem
I have used BE exclusively for many years, and the loose foundation in Medium Beige is perfect. When Ready was introduced, I ordered it in that shade. This was before suggestions began to appear that your regular shade might be too light. It really was and looked chalky and mask-like on my face totally unlike what I am used to from BE. I recently ordered another in Medium Tan, and it is PERFECT, not like makeup at all-just pretty skin. Unfortunately, I have an almost new Medium Beige compact, but it was worth it. I will continue to use my loose foundation at home, but the Ready is great to keep in your purse and for travel.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Elrothiel Color match
I've been using a different brand for years and decided to try BE because of the reviews. I was color matched to golden tan but when I got into my car I checked it was too dark. So I exchange it and was suggested to try medium tan and I was told I can't use anything lighter than what they gave me. Unfortunately, I still think it's a little dark so I just returned the foundation.
Rated 3 out of 5 by MamaBee Bad color match!
Love the texture, the staying power, but the color is totally wrong, way too yellow. I suppose I chose wrongly, but I followed their suggestion for the shade. I would love to try again, but don't want to make another expensive mistake.
Rated 5 out of 5 by MIKI1006 It ends here.
I'm 50 and I am having the best skin of my life. I can not begin to explain the amazing results I am benefitting from the Bare Minerals line of skin care and make up. Regarding the new Ready make up... I have incorporated into my (growing) BM collection to cover up the dark spots on my face. I just received the primer with tint/SPF and, together, I look perfectly natural, everything I want my skin to be.
Rated 5 out of 5 by lillyroseviolet Goodbye Liquid Foundation…Hello bareMinerals
I have ALWAYS been a liquid foundation girl. I NEVER EVER buy from the drug store. It is always top shelf foundation. The more expensive the better, right? WRONG…… On a whim I decided to try bareMinerals foundation. Not really expecting to like it but I had nothing to lose. I just got it today and can not believe I have not tried it until today. I can say I'm officially a bareMinerals girl. The coverage is superb and feels great on my skin. My complexion looks flawless. I can't wait to "get ready" tomorrow morning:)
Rated 5 out of 5 by SargesNurse I love this foundation!!
I wanted to purchase this foundation when it first came out. I read the reviews and decided I would need to be color tested since the colors were not the same. I did like that it had a little more moisture, because I have a few dry, flakey patches. I do not live close to a place to try it, so it did take me some time.
It was worth the wait! I went to a mall with a Bare Escentuals Boutique and was color matched. I started using it on a regular basis. I love the coverage and the way it feels.
I do recommend the color matching service. The color you need may not be what you would choose. I would have picked a much different color. The colors are NOT at all like the powder foundations.
You might need to play with application a bit, to get it right.
The coverage is a little more than the powder. It contains maybe a little more moisture, but is not greasy or oily in any way! I could use a tad more moisture (I want to try the Hydrating Mineral Veil). It has a powdery finish.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Suzzanne Took a bit of practice, but well worth it.
At first I tried to put it on like I put the original makeup. I didn't believe that I only had to pat the brush into the makeup 2 or 3 times. Once I started to follow the directions, patting the brushing twice in makeup and then applying on my face in swirling motions, I was hooked!
It gives my face a "dewy" look and covers beautifully. If the weather is hot and humid, I do use Mineral Veil first before applying makeup. Hope this helps.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cherae I LOVE it!
Although I was hesitant to move away from the matte foundation, I do not regret the decision to switch! This foundation is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! I apply using the precision brush and it goes on smooth and doesn't look like I'm wearing any makeup. I have a very oily forehead while around my mouth is dry and it covers it all up perfectly! BUY IT! Also, it lasts a very very long time and I use mine every day!
Rated 5 out of 5 by spra Love it, but came up with my own technique
I love this foundation, but I couldn't get any of the brush techniques to work for me. I have dry skin, so the only way I could get this to work is to put on my sunscreen, and while my face is still very moist from the sunscreen, I swipe my fingers across the compact and gently rub it into my skin. The foundation seems to become one with my skin. I love the finish -- not matte and not shiny -- but dewey and fresh. It looks and feels like I'm not wearing anything, but of course I look better than au natural.
I travel a lot and this is perfect since I can carry it on with no problems and it's not as messy as the loose powders. I am disappointed to read that people's compacts are breaking up and falling apart -- that would stink because the convenience is having it in a compact. So far mine is fine -- maybe using my fingers makes it wear more evenly..
Rated 5 out of 5 by amalia7 Great Foundation
Best coverage ever, love it,
Rated 1 out of 5 by Lulz The powder is better.
The colors also do not match which was my biggest problem with it. I wear Medium Beige in the powder and it's perfect. This stuff is about one shade too light. I was color matched at Sephora and they advised the Medium Beige in the Ready Foundation was the best match for me. It seemed fine, until I looked in my car mirrors while outside in daylight. I took it back and switched it for the powder. If the colors matched perfectly like the powder, I would've tried using it longer.
I have 2 red, blemishes and it did seem to cover them up better than the powder and concealer brush..but since this is the only thing new I have used, this product might actually have given them to me in the first place. I saw another reviewer also mention breakouts since using it. It might even be good as a concealer underneath the powder.
I bought this thinking it'd be like other compacts that typically come with some kind of brush making it super easy to use while on the go. Nobody at Sephora mentioned that it doesn't. Not being easy to use on the go kind of defeats the purpose for me. You still have to kind of tap it and make a mess everywhere.
Rated 2 out of 5 by juliejo I loved it at first too
Although I don't think it lived up to its selling point of "lasting 12 hours," like the person in the salon told me, I did like the even coverage at first, especially with the new brush designed for it. First one was about 1/2 way gone when I dropped it, and it broke. OK, I figured I'd have to be more careful. Now that I'm 1/2 way through the second one, and the center is getting thinner, and this one cracked into pieces, without dropping it. Now it's impossible to use without wasting a lot of it! Too bad, I like the first 1/2 each time, but at $27, I can't really afford to throw 1/2 away.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Chrissy8605 I wanted to love it....
I really loved this product at first. I loved it so much I went out and bought another one; 1 for home and 1 for the gym. The one in my gym bag gets tossed around a little bit and cracked and started falling out when opened, making a huge mess of small foundation pieces, I had to toss it. The one at home I dropped a few inches into the sink and has now suffered the same fate. I think it just breaks too easily and when it does break, it breaks into a million different pieces and cannot be salvaged.
Rated 2 out of 5 by Moose05 Going back to the original powder
I tried this on in a Bare Minerals store and loved it at first because the color was perfect and had great coverage. However the gal at the counter did tell me the colors are different from the powders. I am a light in the original powder and a med beige in this product. Once I got it home and continued using it I had more breakouts then I have had in the past 10 years. My skin seemed more oily from using this product, I normally have combination skin. I am still young so I don't really have wrinkles but yet the cakeyness of this foundation would create lines on my face. It does have good coverage if you have blemishes, but it was creating more zits and blemishes. I am going back to the original powder. I didn't have any of these issues with that product. I also dropped the compact on the floor within the first week. So it crumbled making it extremely hard to not make a giant mess/waste product, this is one pro to the powder because if I drop it its already in a powder form.
Rated 5 out of 5 by dewy77 Better than MAC
I tried the Bare Minerals foundation before and liked the coverage but didn't like the mess so much. I was excited to see and hear that they had a Ready Foundation!! I love it!! It cover great and is light weight. I love it better than MAC and I used it for years and this is much better in my opinion!!
Rated 4 out of 5 by Aishiteruyobaka Nice coverage without looking Fake!
It's not as blendable as the other 2 foundations Bare Escentuals has but I like the coverage. Also it doesn't tell you what brush to use for it but I use a full body brush to apply this foundation. It can get a bit messy with powder everywhere since it's a solid compact and using a brush with it instead of a sponge. There is no sponge or applicator that comes with this compact foundation. For me the coverage is enough with 1 applications with a brush without tapping the brush. I love the color ranges it has, my skin tone is a perfect match with color W20 (Golden Medium) in the fall to mid spring.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Aloha81 your skin but better
I tried the READY foundation during debut on QVC but sent it back because I thought it wasn't good for my combo skin type. Decided to give it another try when it came w/the QVC TSV and so glad I did! I bought same two shades that I use with original, one for winter/summer, and they both matched. The finish is dewy and full coverage. I took it to Aruba and it did not budge with the heat and sweat, even when swimming. It leaves a subtle glow to my skin and in my opinion, makes it look clear and porcelain-like. Has not clogged my pores and I find that it helps control my oil production which is AMAZING. LOVE BAREMINERALS FOR LIFE
Rated 5 out of 5 by tikirae Perfect Make-Up
I have very oily skin and I usually cannot gain decent coverage without a liquid foundation and a matte finish to keep my make-up on all day long. This make-up doesn't smudge or melt away like other make-ups. Its coverage is awesome and it always looks flawless on!
Rated 5 out of 5 by deevee903 100% Improvement over loose minerals
Ok, so Ive been using the bareMinerals loose foundation in Medium Beige for years. Ive used both the Matte and the Origional. As I get older, Ive decided that more coverage is what I need. Well I went to the bareMinerals boutique in my local area to get color matched as per the video in this website, and other reviews. Suprisingly enough, I was the same medium beige!
I cannot express how much better this product is for me. First of all the application is faster and easier. No buffing. Less waste, less mess. It looks dewey and supple. It feels creamy yet light. I feel like Im wearing no makeup, but look great! I also bought the retractble angle brush to apply this product, which I think is key. This has a flawless finish and really does last all day. LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!!!!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Christina314 Best foundation on the market!
My skin was always a challenge for me - acne prone, sensitive, allergy prone, and combination areas. I tried Bare Minerals four years ago and I've been using it since. The READY Foundation is my favorite. I prefer it to the Original loose powder foundations. My suggestions for best results: 1) Get "Color-matched". It applies lighter than the loose powders. 2) Invest in the Precision Face Brush. It saves time and product. I use very little product and light strokes. I get numerous compliments on my skin.
Rated 1 out of 5 by macgirl8 No way
I've used the loose powder for years. I was ready for a little more coverage and welcomed the new compact version. This foundation was not for me. It did not go on smoothly and did not blend well (I also purchased the recommended brush). It accentuated every wrinkle and poor on my face even with a primer. My face looks very flat and matted. I agree with the other reviewer that is was a very unnatural look. I am taking this back right away!
Rated 5 out of 5 by LisaF1163 It takes some practice, but it's worth it!
So, I see around online that there are a lot of complaints about the shades, the loss of product, etc. and I totally understand the frustration. Hopefully this review will help with some of that.
First of all, yeah, you'll need to get shade matched for the pressed Ready foundation. Which sucks, I know - if you can't get to a Sephora or a Bare Minerals store, if you have to order online, then what do you do? I think Bare Minerals should have taken some extra time, if that's what was necessary, to do some extra work and make sure the shades matched in the pressed and the loose. It's a problem in their matte formulation too - they didn't shade match that either, and it's way too dark in every shade, even Fair. But I don't like the matte, so it's not a problem for me, but I can see it being problematic for others.
In the loose original BM, I'm straight up Golden Fair. But in the pressed Ready foundation, I'm Fairly Light, which I could never ever wear in the loose.
All that being said, I LOVE the way the pressed Fairly Light matches my skin tone. It's as close to perfect as I've ever gotten. So my advice is, if you can get shade matched, it's well worth it.
As for applying it - yes, there is a trick. The girl at the BM store said it's completely different than the usual "swirl/tap/buff" method. First, if you have a flat-topped brush, it works much better than a kabuki. Second, very very gently tap the top of the brush directly down onto the foundation, don't sweep it across. Sweeping it will give you too much fallout of product, and you'll have nowhere to put it. So a straight down tapping motion with a flat brush, almost like you were blotting the powder with the brush, gets enough on there without a lot of fallout and wasted product, and without getting too much onto your face at once. Then begin applying as normal. You may have to do a couple of lighter layers with this method, and build it more, but it's worth it. Just remember to use a very, very light hand with getting it onto the brush.
Hope all of this helps! I love this enough that I truly think it deserves a full five hearts. The more I wear this, the more I love it even more than the regular loose! Once you get the right application down with the right brush, the coverage and finish are gorgeous!
Rated 1 out of 5 by Jnet Cakey Disappointment
After using the original foundation for three years then switching to the matte foundation for another three years, I tried the Ready foundation when hearing so much praise from the Bare Escentuals saleslady. I was so excited to try the new foundation that was compact, had a built-in mirror, and was supposed to last 4 hours longer. What a disappointment. I have worn the Ready foundation many times now, and every time I put it on I somehow convince myself the outcome will be different. But no, it is always cakey and always too pale. It's like putting on a new layer of skin that's WORSE than your own skin that you're trying to cover up! What is make-up for again???
Now I'm $30 short and racking my brain to figure out if I can give this foundation to someone so it won't go to waste. In the end, I know it'll go in the trash cause I'm not a mean enough person to let a friend wear such cakey make-up.
Back to matte I go, which is another $30...but it was really $60 since it took the first $30 to realize that I should've just bought the matte foundation in the first place.
Rated 4 out of 5 by MIGolferGirl Wanted to love it, but...
Gosh, this sounded perfect! More moisturizing, amazing coverage, long wearing....but there isn't a color for me. I'm a perfect medium beige in the powder, but in the Ready, it looks chalky. With summer approaching, we decided that medium tan was my best bet. But it is too dark, and it just isn't right.
LESLIE, GIVE US MORE COLORS!!! PLEASE.!??
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mandaaaa READY to be Fabulous
This foundation covers much better than the loose powder foundation, but is still as light as the loose powder. The only downfall is that it does not last all day
Rated 5 out of 5 by Susie! love Love LOVE!!!
I can not say how much I love this product. Don't get me wrong, I liked the loose powder, but this gives me more coverage in half the time. I have very oily skin, and so the loose powder didn't last all day for me. This comes pretty darn close. I use the oil control primer, then a little mineral veil, then I use the foundation. It takes all of 30 seconds to apply and I have great flawless healthly looking skin (great coverage even over my few blemishes as well) I always put a little mineral veil on top of the foundation for a little extra oil control. Without touch ups, I am a little oily at the end of the day, but nothing major. At night I am always surprised when I look in the mirror and see that I still have about 85% of the coverage that I started the morning with. :) (although I got to thinking that I rest my face on my hands a lot at work while reading something, so this could have something to do with the loss of coverage) I love Ready, and will never go back to anything else.
Rated 4 out of 5 by JLWF 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!
Rated 5 out of 5 by lbminTN 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.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gracie2006 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.
Rated 2 out of 5 by Beas Oily
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.