Rated 4 out of 5 by sweetcaroline Love- hate relationship
I was first introduced to this product at my local BM boutique. I have very fair skin so it's hard for me to find a foundation that matches my skin tone without being too yellow or too gray. I currently wear the shade Bare Porcelain 01. This shade is perfect for my skin tone! The first few times I applied this foundation I absolutely hated it... I hated the consistency, I felt like the foundation was smudging all over my face, and the product would cling to/ bring out my dry patches (I have very dry skin). I refused to give up on this product since I've never found a foundation as close to my natural skin tone as this one. Through trial and error I realized I was applying too much product to my brush, and I wasn't buffing it out as much as I should have been. I also realized that I can't apply my BM butter drench moisturizer before applying this foundation. A little goes a long way and now I cannot live without this foundation. It is very lightweight and very natural feeling.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Love the Makeup; Hate the Mess!
I love this liquid foundation, but the bottle has some serious issues. At first it won't come out, but then next thing I know it's leaking all over the place! I have lost a lot of valuable makeup due to this stuff spilling all out of the bottle. My friend recently purchased this and I asked her if her bottle did this and she confirmed it did. If this was fixed, it would be perfect! It's disappointing that it has this issue.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Bonbona SMELLY
I recently finally threw away this make up.
I used it one time, wasn't very happy with it, and even tried it a 2nd time to see if it was all in my head. Not only did it make my skin feel "oily" and heavy, but it also had a smell that I couldn't stand to smell on me, much less have other people smell it.
Because it had been so many month's since I ordered this, I didn't think I could return it or do anything more with it. I didn't even want to give it away or donate, because the scent is unbearable, but I will have to unfortunately give this a negative review and rethink anything liquid I get from Bareminerals going forward. Im a Long time customer and might just stick to the mineral powders
Rated 1 out of 5 by bg97223 So dissapointed
I purchased the Bareskin foundation several months ago. At first it went on smoothly and I liked the way my skin looked. After using it daily for about a couple of weeks I started to notice my pores were really showing. I never ever had that problem when I used the original powder foundation. So needless to say, I threw out the remaining bareskin foundation and went back to my original powder. What a waste of money considering that I purchased the special brush that you would need to use with the bareskin.
Rated 4 out of 5 by LurkerLee Good product when I can get it out of the bottle
Years ago, I used a variety of loose mineral products but got tired of the mess and went back to liquid foundation. I recently tried the Bare Minerals store at the local mall and was introduced to this product. I like the product, although naturally, it looked better when someone applied it on me <sigh>. With aging skin, I have a variety of darker areas to cover and this does a good job. The color is a good match for me, and I seem to have a skin tone that defies matching in many lines.
I've read the problems that others have had with the bottle. I have not (yet) had a problem with leaking... my problem is that I have a hard time squeezing the product out! Most of the time it takes two hands which means that I cannot hold the brush while I apply product to it. Would love to see a pump on this, even if it was an optional item. Also, I'd like to see a small clear stripe down the side of the bottle so it would be possible to see the amount remaining (a problem with every foundation I've used).
Rated 2 out of 5 by MyCoCo Shaken not stirred
This foundation must be shaken before use. This wouldn't be an issue if it didn't constantly bubble and spill over the top afterward. The coverage is good, though it is a bit thick. The packaging is my biggest turn off. I travel to much to have a mess of a concealer all over the place every morning.
Rated 1 out of 5 by jbolin NOT FOR ME
I was very excited to try this product but I had a very bad reaction on my face every time I used it. My face was very inflamed, red, rash and bumps. My skin burned all day and it was truly a terrible experience. Now that I have eliminated using the product my face is finally getting back to normal. I am not sure what is in this product but something didn't jive well at all with my skin. I have used the original foundation (loose powder) for years and I am just sticking with that. Also the bottle on this product just oozes out which makes for a lot of lost product and a messy situation.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Savvygramma Poor packaging
Like a number of other reviewers I do not plan on buying this product again until Bare Minerals finds another way to dispense it. I like the look and feel of the foundation when it is on, but almost everyday it is frustrating to get it out of the bottle. Other times it runs all over the place. Perhaps a pump would work better. I would also like additional colors that have a little pink undertone.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Harmony Love it
I started using this product in December and I couldn't have been more happier.
1) My skin started to feels healthier.
2) I have acne and slowly I started having less of a reaction. Plus when I went back to the previous foundation product I used more acne came back on my face. So obviously using my previous foundation production was not helping.
3) The make up is not heavy on the face. It literally only takes 2 drops on your brush to have full coverage, even when you have acne!!! This is like a dream come true for people who have acne problems.
In addition to this I started using their skin care products after having 10 years of acne and trying many different products I finally found a product that I am actually seeing progress.
I am excited to try what they come up with next.
Rated 2 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Disappointing
I was excited to try this foundation and did like how it glided on my skin and stayed put throughout the day. However, within 3-4 days, my face broke out badly. I am 48 years old and haven't had acne like this in 20 years. It's going in the trash. What a waste of money. Use caution if you are at all prone to breakouts. Too bad.
Rated 2 out of 5 by Meg1192 I want to give it a 5, but...
I was recently introduced to this foundation at a makeover session and I fell in love with it. It makes my skin look virtually flawless, covering redness and small blemishes. And it's incredibly lightweight and requires just a small amount of product to cover my entire face. I purchased my first bottle exactly one week ago and I've already had two instances in which the foundation was running out of the tip (even though the bottle was upright on my counter) uncontrollably. I couldn't get it to stop. All I could do was wipe away the leaking foundation with my fingers and watch my money go down the drain. I hadn't read the reviews on this site until I came here tonight to find corporate's contact info, and I'm so disappointed to see how often this is happening to other customers! Is it the packaging? I don't know, I follow the instructions each time. As much as I love this product, I will not purchase it again and waste my money on something I can't fully use.
Rated 2 out of 5 by polav Great product, terrible packaging
First of all, I love the product itself. The coverage is perfect and it's very light. However, so much product is wasted when I open it because it just won't stop coming out of the nozzle as soon as I remove the cap. It's a mess and I feel really bad about the wasted product.
Rated 5 out of 5 by kktaylor Great product!
I love the look of this product. It really looks like an airbrush foundation. I've never used a foundation that looks as good as this one.
There are many people that complain of the packaging but I've not had the same experience. When I purchased it I was told to shake it well and then only put 2 drops on the brush at a time. When I do this it always flows perfectly and looks beautiful.
If I had one complaint it would be that I need one shade darker. I have to go to a different brand in the summer so I don't look like a ghost. (PS... I'm just a Caucasian girl but I tan pretty dark)
Rated 4 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Great foundation. Bad packaging.
I love this product. I will not buy anything else, it's full coverage on my skin without being to thick. With that being said the packaging is terrible, after shaking like the instructions say the foundation comes out of the top, but when you flip it over it put it on the brush nothing comes out. So that's frustrating. I hope that the packaging can be fixed without raising the price like other products!!
Rated 4 out of 5 by MichiganGirl123 Great foundation but very poor packaging
I started using the original powder foundation and really love it, this winter I was noticing it was a little too drying so I switched to the liquid. I really like the product, very smooth and easy to apply. I bought the brush that goes along with it which makes application a breeze. I colored matched myself and think it looks great.
The only flaw is the packaging. I loose most of the foundation in the cap before it starts running down the sides and I have to clean it up with a tissue. This foundation isn't cheap which makes loosing that much product a little frustrating.
Rated 2 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Hate the packaging, love the product!
This foundation makes my face look awesome! I bought it after seeing how good it looked on my mom's face. But I won't buy it again once I run out. Some days I can barely squeeze any product out & other days I watch it bubble out continuously way more than I need. Please change this one flaw. This makeup is expensive & I refuse to watch my money ooze out all over the place!
Rated 2 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Eh
I bought the sample size of this. I have combination skin. I used Dr. Brandt pores no more primer with this and it's streaky, clings to my dry patches, and is greasy. Without the primer the same thing happens and it breaks me out.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Meli123 Very Happy
I am very happy with this foundation, I like it on other people so I decided to give it a try. I bought the travel size just in case I didn't like it. But I actually love it. Goes smother on my skin, matched great with my skin tone so I don't look over done or pale. My skin looks smooth and natural. Also brightens my skin which I love. Wish i had bought the brush but maybe next time I will. Thanks bare minerals. I also got the concealer. Great combo.
Also happy its has SPF.
Rated 3 out of 5 by JLynn Great formula - messy to use
I love this product due to it's light coverage, it goes on easy with brush, seems to benefit my skin with it's formula, looks dewey on - not dry. My complaint is that since you need to shake the bottle to mix it after sitting overnight, pressure must accumulate and when I open the cap the liquid oozes out the top and down the side of the bottle. I end up leaving the bottle sit open on my vanity until the next day so that I don't waste any valuable foundation. I went back to the powder foundation because of this!
Rated 3 out of 5
by HayleyJ Love the product, not the packaging
When I tried this product in an Ulta store, I noticed right away that the bottle top was filled with product. I asked the salesperson if that was normal or because it was a tester and of course, she said it was the latter. After purchasing the product and shaking it well, as the bottle instructs, I could tell this is a bad package. The liquid continues to pour out of the top, down the sides after you've squeezed out what you need. The top is filled with product and it's quite messy. I love the smooth and light feel of it, but I probably won't buy another bottle until the packaging is fixed. I don't usually take the time to review products, so this is enough of an issue that I thought it necessary. Bare Minerals, please take notice! Thank you!
Rated 3 out of 5 by Dancer28 Love the Foundation but not the messiness
This foundation really looks good on my skin, it blends in nice and i like the feel of it. Now it is very leaky and messy. Even when the cap is on the foundation, it is leaking and getting everywhere. This needs to change because the foundation is being wasted by this flawed design.
Rated 4 out of 5 by BritanyJHawley Great product, terrible packaging
I have to admit, when I first tried this foundation as a sample, I did not like it at all. I felt that it looked very fake. But I decided to give it another shot. I started to like it as a base under the original foundation. The more I played with it the more I loved it. Don't use too much though and always be sure to shake it first. When you first put it on, it does not look great. It takes about 30 seconds for it to have it's real finished look and blend in with your skin. You have to use the brush that goes with it too. I now use this every day with mineral veil over it. The one big complaint that I have is the packaging. Once I get the amount I want, about 80% of the time it keeps coming out the top and leaks down the side. I waste so much of the foundation beacuse of this. It's not cheap so that is very frustrating. If this isn't fixed, I might seriously consider not using it for that reason only and I would be very disappointed because I really do love this foundation.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer baby skin!!!
I didn't like this foundation at first. Actually, I hated it. It looked cakey and oily and i really didn't like it at all. As the wheather began to change I decided to give it another shot and I am so glad I did. I applied it with a different brush (my favorite is the flat top one from eco tools. It's similar to the bare minerals one but without the little hole in the middle) I buffed it in my skin really good and with proper application it melts into my skin and looks so fresh and flawless like baby skin! It lasts all day too, even through sweating at the gym for an hour sometimes more. It really has been impressing me and It will definitely be my go to for this winter. I'm not sure how it will do in the summer heat but we will find out :)
Rated 1 out of 5 by Ginger12 Will Not Purchase Again
I have already reviewed this, but because I did not like the product, this company chose not to post it, even though I violated no review guidelines.
This product is thick on your face. It feels heavy and greasy. I've spent all day wiping excess off, even though I only used 1 drop in each area of my face. It makes me look dewy and that is not attractive on many people. It makes it look like I forgot to was the oil off my face before I put make-up on.
The bottle is horrible to use. Foundation keeps spilling out of the tip, even when the bottle is right-side up. I either waste product or try to quickly cap it off, and then it still spills into the cap.
It streaks. I spent so much longer on my make-up these days because I have to buff, and buff, and buff the lines away. Unless you have absolutely no wrinkles on your face, the foundation will pool in your fine lines and enhance them. My eyes look rough after apply this.
I will not be purchasing this product again.
Rated 1 out of 5 by TC05 I really wanted it to work.
I went into the store, specifically asking about full coverage foundation. I openly stated that I have, sometimes really bad, combination skin. I was assured that this was it! It would do the trick and my worries would be a thing of the past. Ugh, Not so much. I use the primer, As instructed, Let it dry and then start the process of applying the foundation. As soon as it starts to go on my skin, I know there's a problem. It's as if it falls into any and every line/crease I have on my face! I buff it out...and It melts right back. Then, my skin looks so flaky/scaly. The foundation has grabbed a hold of my problem areas (that I mentioned from the get-go) and has made them even MORE noticeable. I so wanted this to work but it just doesn't for me. Sad face =/
Rated 5 out of 5 by EngineerLady A Light and Lovely Foundation
This is my first liquid foundation but not my first Bare Minerals and I love all the great benefits of this line but in a liquid! I find that I can customize the amount of coverage I want from sheer to full, and it always feels very light. I make a point of moisturizing and using the Bare Minerals primer before I apply because I have found that the foundation can highlight overly dry patches. All in all, I love it!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer FOUND MY HOLY GRAIL VEIL!
I LOVE MY BRIGHTENING SERUM FOUNDATION. I WEAR IT EVERYDAY BECAUSE IT HAS AN SPF, IT'S HEALTHY & IT'S TREATING MY SKIN WITH A GORGEOUS BARE SKIN TO MED. COVERAGE. I LOVE THE LIQUIDY, SMOOTH, BLENDABLE FORMULATION. I USE BARE MINERALS PRIMER FIRST. THEN USING MY ELF STIPPLING BRUSH I APPLY THE FIRST "COAT" IF I NEED MORE COVERAGE I APPLY MORE; BLENDING WITH A DRY BEAUTY BLENDER FOR SEAMLESS COVERAGE. TO SET I USE BARE MINERALS PERFECTING VEIL. I FEEL GOOD WEARING THESE TWO BEAUTY PRODUCTS; THEY'RE LIGHTWEIGHT I FEEL BARE SKINNED. EVEN WITH MY OILY/COMBO SKIN IT SURPRISINGLY HAS LONG LASTING EFFECTS. THANK YOU BARE MINERALS FOR MAKING MY HOLY GRAIL VEIL.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Best investment in makeup ever!
I love this because it matches my skin color and when I'm finished applying it my face doesn't look like I'm "made up". At 77 years young that is VERY important.
Rated 4 out of 5 by LegitChick Packaging Change Please
A few months ago I needed to change my foundation and a friend suggested this. I love the product! But the bottle it comes in is a problem. First, it's difficult to tell when it needs to be replaced because you can't actually see the foundation in the bottle. Second, almost every time I use it the foundation will spew out without being able to control it which creates a ton of waste. I hope you'll consider changing it!
Rated 1 out of 5 by LandBmom Looked awful on my skin
I don't know what in the world was going on with this foundation, if it was me, how I was applying it, etc. Everytime I put the product on my skin it would look really flaky and the product wouldn't "melt" into my skin. I assumed my skin was dry so I made sure next time to put more moisturizer on, nope. Then I tried a makeup primer, nope. Then I tried using just my fingers instead of the special brush, nope. This just did not look good on me at all. My mother had the same exact experience as me, maybe it's the genes.