bareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20 - null
Very light texture and finish, but oily
Nice color, finish and texture. However, it's too oily for my skin (T-zone really greases up and shows my pores). Nice on the dry areas, though! Will probably not re-purchase unless it comes in a formula suitable for combination skin.
I am not usually one for reviews, but felt as though this product deserved one. I have used the powder foundation for many years now and decided to try something new. This foundation goes on so lightly and easily, while providing generous coverage. I LOVE the way it feels and would highly suggest this product to others.
I also own this I like the light coverage, i don't like the smell, tho.
I was pleased with the sample so ordered full sized bottle & brush. First off, there was an odor to the make up - don't know if it was old or if the odor is standard (I mean unpleasant odor). It was so pronounced that I could smell it on my face while at work. I'm 64 so I don't have line free skin. I was horrified when I looked in the mirror maybe an hour after application & my face looked like cracked clay from a long drought. When I'd used the sample, I applied with my fingers & also the sample didn't smell, so I don't know if the brush was a factor or if there was just something wrong with the full bottle. And speaking of the bottle - I shook it as directed but squeezing out the makeup took a lot of effort. Twice I squirted makeup on the bathroom floor.
Oily skin beware!!
Seamless coverage, GREAT for yellow undertones such as myself, really hard to find good foundation with rich, yellow undertones. Only need a couple drops for your entire face so it goes a long way, unfortunately the packaging is poor and you'll lose a lot of product shaking the bottle. I found shaking it side to side vs. up and down helps minimize product loss.
Broke me out horribly, if you have oily skin, stay far away! :( I really wish I could love this foundation.
I have to have complete coverage when I am singing in my group on stage. This product went on so seamlessly, i was totally taken by surprise. We do shoulders, ears, back of the neck, cleavage, etc. Stage lights wash you out.
I used this product on a visiting dignitary and had her made up in a matter of a few minutes! This is amazing!!!
Excellent choice for my 30 something skin
Tried the sample that came with my last order and immediately wished I had ordered this instead of my usual Ready foundation. Application is easy with fingers. Coverage is build able, which I like. Smoothes out my uneven skin color and texture. Only cons are the messiness of the bottle and that the makeup seemed to disappear during the day.
I had high hopes for this product as I am getting older and have more to conceal than I used to. I love the original foundation because it felt like I had nothing on and had great staying power. This feels like all liquid foundations I have tried in that I can tell I have it on and feels like a mask. I don't see that it covers any more than the original foundation.
I haven't had the trouble with the bottle that others have had but I will say it is hard to squeeze the bottle and get just the number of drops I want.
This product has potential but still needs some rework in the delivery system and the formulation.
Wonderful feel and great color for my skin..
I am a woman who wears make-up sometimes. I really like a natural look. Imagine my surprise when I found this wonderful foundation in a Bare Porcelain #1. It provides a gentle coverage that makes a wonderful palate for blush, lip, and eye color. Then out the door I go. I have read some of the complaints about the packaging. My solution is take the cover off, hold the container with your finger over the open end, shake, then apply two or three drops to your brush, and apply to your skin. This way you do not end up with any mess in the cover. I always store the container upright too. There are not enough words to say how pleased I am with this Pure Brightening Serum Foundation. P.S. I am 70+ years old.
Not good my skin
I really wanted to love this foundation. I was so excited when the makeup counter consultant at the boutique put me in the chair to try this foundation and blended easy into my skin. I was happy to pay for it and take it home. Unfortunately after 2-3 months of use my skin can not handle this foundation. I looked at the ingredients and it has way more than the original powder foundation. I had my skin looking great and now I am breaking out again. I would not recommend this if you have sensitive skin.
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!
I was hesitant to purchase this foundation, as I don't generally like any liquid foundations. They always seem to make my face break out and look like you could scrap it off with a butter knife! I have definitely changed my mind after trying this foundation! bareSkin is the absolute best foundation I've ever used and will ever use. As long as you don't change the formulation, or stop making it, Heaven forbid, I will be a forever user! Ladies if you're hesitant like I was, take a leap of faith and try it. I guarantee you'll love it!
Great liquid foundation, poor packaging
I switched from Chanel's liquid foundation and am so satisfied with BE's foundation. I have oilier skin and I don't have problems with this product clumping or streaking. I do have a problem with the packaging. It's hard to squeeze and has frequently slipped out of my hand and fallen. This seems to happen every time I'm wearing my new vest. Good news is the foundation washed out with some soapy water. Bad news I'm less likely to use this foundation because it's trickier to get at, and slippery!
I'm normally NOT a review writer, but this product defiantly deserves one! For months I have been looking for a better quality foundation that would match my skin better(I am the palest of pale). I decided to go with BE because my skin is soooo sensitive, and I have always heard great comments about the bareminerals makeup.. THIS MAKEUP HAS CHANGED MY LIFE. Of course I had to play with it a few times to get it just right but now nothing can top this new foundation. I've found that if you use too much product or don't follow the directions given, then the results are less than satisfactory. I feel like that is where some of the negative reviews are coming from.
I have acne scars, discoloration, dry spots, etc. and this foundation works wonders! It is so buildable(if you follow directions) and so lightweight. It literally feels like I am rubbing NOTHING into my face. I would recommend purchasing the brush with the indention that BE recommends for this foundation. Yes, it's a little extra cost, but the results are totally worth it. This product would be great for everyone of every skin type. Oily girls you might have to set with a power and dry girls you may have to moisturizer before but in the end I promise it looks amazing.
Never going back!
This is the ONLY foundation I have ever found that is perfect! My natural white snow flake tone is the hardest to find a match to, and it blends perfectly! It doesn't look yellow or orange, I barely need any, it lasts a long time, and I am never going back to anything else! No cakey residue and its perfect for my sensitive skin.
Great Foundation but Packing Wastes Product
I love that BE finally came out with a liquid foundation. I like the coverage that it provides and it is easy to apply with the brush. However, the design of the packing ensures that you are going to lose a significant amount of the product just in the cap. You are supposed to shake it before applying but we will lose more of the product in the cap with the mixing of the ingredients every morning.
BE--yes, I have the cap on tight, redesign the package so we can get the full value.
Bottle is terrible
Product is very nice. Excellent coverage and flattering finish. However, the bottle leaks everywhere: into the box, all over the neck of the bottle and into the cap. Every time I open the product to use it I get foundation all over my hands and whatever I put the bottle on. It is messy and wasteful: I have lost more foundation than I have used. This is an excellent product that I probably won't buy again because of the messy delivery system. I have used Bare Minerals products for many years, but this is a disappointment.
Not for people with oily skin
I was so excited to try this product and the first few wears loved it, however, I noticed my skin was noticeably oilier than normal and this was the only new product I was using. I went back to my BM solid foundation for a few weeks and the oil cleared up. I am disappointed that I invested in not only the bottle but the expensive brush as well. I had high hoes as I love almost all BM products, this one is not for me!
Not for Sensitive Skin
I was excited to try a new BE product since I'm a huge fan and long time user. Initially at the store, I liked the more complete coverage look of the foundation. However once I got outside, I realized the foundation was too light and too yellow. Then as the day progressed I found the foundation felt itchy. After a few more days of use, my skin became a little red and irritated. Not good. What I love about the BE products is not only how good it looks on, but also that it never irritates my skin and never causes breakouts. This new liquid foundation seems to be yet another liquid foundation with all its drawbacks. Definitely sticking with the powder.
I've been using the matte foundation and i absolutely love it. I have tried the original one and didn't like the shimmer it gave me. I recently tried bareskin and fell in love with it. its perfect for the winter cause it gives me skin a hydration. I have such a hard time finding liquid foundations that don't look cakey or break me out. IM SO HAPPY with this product. It make me look so natural and after this I've been exploring more products and I am falling in love with the eye shadows and all over face radiance. the brushes are worth every penny. IM LOVING MY SKIN
I went to BE to sample the foundation. It looked so nice on the BE representative it was so tempting to buy it right away but I explained to her that I breakout very easily so i wanted to sample it before I bought it. She was so nice to give me a sample in a little bottle as well as did the complete look in the store. I really wanted to love this product however it was so cakey. I tried some on my mom and it showed every line. I will stick with the mineral powder.
Great coverage, but highlights flaws
I was lucky enough to be a FAB Ambassador and try bareSkin before anyone else. I was excited at the way it easily covered my redness and felt so light, as if I wasn't wearing makeup, while still giving me flawless coverage. I like how you can build up the coverage, especially on days when I have blemishes. However, now that it's wintertime, the dry skin I experience during the winter is back. This dry flaky skin on my nose is highlighed when I wear bareSkin - it settles into the cracks and does nothing to try and make my skin look good. This never happens when I wear the original powder foundation. So, while I really loved bareSkin this summer, I have to put it away for winter.
Wow! I love this product. I quit using bare minerals a couple years ago - I felt like it made my skin look dry. Since I'm in my 50's I love a foundation that gives me more of a natural dewy glow. This meets all my criteria- natural looking- great coverage- feels like your wearing nothing on your skin,. Makes your skin look perfect. Make sure you allow your moisturizer to sink in 1st. Then apply . The first time I tried I had some sloughing of the makeup when applied. But once I allowed the moisturizer to sink in and give a moment to dry this has not happened since. I bought the brush that is designed for this product and it works fantastic. Super soft bristles and makes the makeup blend beautifully. My skin looks beautiful all day and I almost love it more as the day goes on. I use bare radiance on top for an extra glow. I purchased the bare natural 07. - perfect color- I wore medium being in the foundation powder.
Completely dries out my skin
If I could get my money back, I would.I had been a user of Bare Minerals powders for many years. I bought this Serum foundation along with the Prime Time Primer and Bare Skin Perfecting Veil and a brush for the Serum. I bought this in a salon and it looked fine at first, but within an hour, my skin began to feel burnt and very dry. It shows every wrinkle and dries my skin out completely. I cannot wear it at all, but I cannot get my money back. Although I liked the powdered minerals, I won't buy these products again. Makes my skin feel terrible. I thought people should know about this.
Super super super
My skin looks soft, clean, natural, it really covers my dark spots .
I will never use a different foundation again after trying the bareskin foundation! Like everyone else, I absolutely love it. It's light, gentle on sensitive skin and gives your face a flawless, almost air-brushed appearance. I always get compliments while using this product! I would recommend it to anyone who asked. It is worth every penny, especially because you only really need 1-2 drops for a full days coverage, so it lasts f o r e v e r. LOVE this product!
Long-time foundation hater turned fan
I have never liked foundation. Of any kind. In my middle thirties, it became necessary for me to use foundation everyday due to adult-onset acne and other issues. I came back to Bare Escentuals because I had used the powder foundation in my 20s on rare occasion and I really liked it. I found that a decade or more later had changed my skin's compatibility with powder foundations and they didn't seem to help my acne, but rather made it worse. I tried a number of drugstore brands, all with equally horrific results. The makeup would cake into the blemishes and accentuate them rather than concealing them. On a whim, I decided to try The BareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation, knowing that I had the most success with BareMinerals makeup in the past. During this time, I sought medical advice for the acne, which began to clear up, but my skin is still healing and has some scars. This foundation has changed the liquid makeup game for me. I love it! It doesn't clump up or cake, it covers easily and without feeling like there is a layer of nastiness on my skin. Even at the end of the day, it looks as good as it did when I put it on that morning. I no longer have anxiety about important meetings, social situations with people I don't know, or events like family portraits - none of which I have been able to attend without some anxiety over my appearance and fears that my blemishes will detract from what I have to say. If you have struggled with foundation in the past, this may be what you need! It is smooth without feeling greasy. It covers without feeling heavy. It doesn't dry out or wear off throughout the day. I am NOT a review writer, bad or good, but this product deserves some good word-of-mouth. I use about a pea-sized amount for my full face and neck - and sometimes that's too much!
Best Matching Foundation but Problems with Bottle
This is without a doubt the best foundation that I have used. It matches my skin tone perfectly and blends really well. The only issue I have is with the bottle. Because the foundation is watery and separates when left alone you have to shake the bottle before use. I would say about every other shake what appears to be bubbles occurs and a LOT of foundation starts coming out of the top until the bubble is popped. Sometimes it just pours out of the applicator tip and it seems never ending. You don't need a lot of the foundation, just a drop or two, and the amount that comes out is wasteful. I feel like I lose more makeup with one bubble than I use in a week. Problems aside, it's still my favorite foundation.
Wasteful packaging-Decent coverage
While I like the coverage of this foundation & it's moisturizing qualities, I truly hope Bare Essentials re-designs the packaging. I've lost about 1/4 or more of the foundation alone due to the poor packaging. Even with keeping the foundation upright & out of my make up bag it still manages to leak everywhere because you have to shake to use. It's a shame so much is wasted! I won't be buying this product again.
I absolutely love this product! I didn't intend on switching from the powder foundation to the liquid because in the past I have had issues with liquid foundations. However, after one of the women at the store showed me this foundation I fell in love with it! It is smooth and blends evenly all over for a much more even skin tone. If you are considering this product I would highly suggest going into the store to make a more accurate color match.
Love it Now!
I am a loyal BE user since 1998 and love all things BE, but when I tried this foundation in the Spring I was underwhelmed and didn't love it for several reasons:
1) It does have a weird odor, but it passes quickly.
2) I didn't find the right color.
3) It looked mask like when applied.
Well, I didn't give up. Now that I have found how to make it work, it's FABULOUS! What works for me...
1) I found the right color. Initially I tried the 07 Bare Natural thinking this would be a natural match for me (in the Original Foundation I use medium beige) but this color was just too yellow on my skin. I found that a 50/50 mix of the 03 Bare Linen with the 06 Bare Satin is a perfect match.
2) I put a moisturizer on, or use the Daily Recovery Concentrate first so my skin is slightly moist before application.
3) I prefer using my fingers to apply it. I use the brush to apply it quickly first, but using the warmth of my fingers really helps it to absorb fully and look flawless, not "mask like".
Afterwards I dust mineral veil on and I'm good all day. It feels wonderful, looks great, makes my skin feel great, and is weightless. My skin texture does seem to be smoother and more even.
The odor doesn't seem to be much of an issue now. I'm not sure if I am used to it or it is less now since I have different bottles than what I started with. There have been comments about the applicator which isn't perfect, but hasn't been a horrible issue for me. I have one bottle which seems to be a bit oozy, but the other one is not. The tip does get clogged now and then, but I just use a pin to poke through it.
Regardless of the issues I had initially, I'm really glad I continued to work with it, because it's a super foundation! I don't see myself going back to the Original Foundation because I love this one so much.