bareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20 - null
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.