bareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20 - null
I love Bare Escentuals and have used the powder for years. I was looking forward to the liquid, but ended up throwing it away! The smell was awful...it was greasy (no matter how little I used)...and my skin began to breakout (never had breakouts when young)!!!
I was looking forward to using this product vs. powder but it didn't give me the coverage I need. I have a very fair complexion with "spider veins" all over my cheeks an the liquid did not provide enough density to cover them adequately.
The powdered minerals foundation smooths on and stays on, giving this old face a smooth matte look all day with no flaking or settling in the creases. I brush it on in the morning and never worry about touch-ups as I go about my day. Light and airy, never feels caked or heavy. Love it!
Brightening Serum Foundation
I have been using bare Minerals for several years. I use to have oily skin as I have gotten older it has become less oily and I find this product nicer on my skin. It is more youthful looking. Thank you Leslie
I absolutely love this product. It blends flawlessly and you don't have to use much product. The best part about it is that you feel like you're not wearing makeup at all. It gives me a very natural look. I have oily combo skin, and it doesn't look greasy by the end of the day. I could actually tell my skin was improving after using this for a couple of months. I got a shade too dark, but it doesn't look orange or unnatural at all. It blends perfectly.
Love this foundation
I really love the coverage and the feel of this foundation but the packaging creates a big mess and a lot of wasted product :(
Makes my skin look flawless, but smells bad
Its a toss up with this product. I bought it at a Bare Minerals boutique, and i follow the instructions on how to apply. It goes on smoothly and the coverage is beautiful. I let it set for a few minutes before applying the rest of my makeup. However, I can't stand the smell. It last all day and is unpleasant. Going to finish my bottle, not sure if i'll buy again.
Love this foundation, but..........
I really love the way this foundation looks! My only problem is that this does cause me to break out. I wasn't 100% sure at first but then I ran out and had to wait a little while for my new bottle to come in. During that time I went back to the original powder foundation and never had a break out. I decided to use that for two weeks, then tried the bareSkin foundation again. I broke out fairly quickly after using it. It's unfortunate because I really do love bareSkin and the way it looks but I just can't take the break out's.
Love this product! It is a nice change especially when my face is feeling like a bit more hydration is needed. My personal technique for application is to place 2 drops on the brush, make a giant "3" on the right side of my face from mid forehead, around/across cheek to mid nose, then down and around to mid chin. I then buff this side to the desired coverage. Add 2 more drops to the brush, then trace a "backwards 3" on the left side...buff and blend. This really makes for a nice, smoothly applied look.
Love it, but it gives me acne
I was so excited when I saw that Bare Minerals came out with a liquid foundation. I have dry, sensitive skin and even with a moisturizer my skin feels dry using the powder foundation. When I first tried this product I LOVED it. But then after a few days I noticed that I was breaking out in acne all over my face. I've never had acne before, even when I was a teenager. So to suddenly get it in my 40's is very strange! I know it's not hormonal b/c when I stop using this product it went away. I am very bummed, and hope that if others are experiencing this too that they will also let the company know. Hopefully they will then reformulate for those of us with sensitive skin.
bareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20
This is a wonderful product. It really covers the dark circles under my eyes and helps even out my skin tone. Love It.
They really have done it again!
I have been a BE fan and user for years and years and have loved the powder because I have oily skin. After years of trying different "high quality" brands of liquid foundation, I had pretty much given up that there was ever going to be a foundation that looked good on me all day. After I found the BE powders, I fell in love and never looked back. When this serum foundation came out, I was highly skeptical. because the whole foundation of BE (no pun intended) was in their award-winning powder foundations. But who doesn't want a little more coverage? I again was skeptical because of the iffy reviews. I took the plunge a couple weeks ago and I couldn't believe how amazing it is! A liquid foundation that covers all imperfections and STILL LOOKS LIKE BARE SKIN!!!! The applicator brush worked fine for me. The only complaint is the same one echoed over and over about the bottle oozing after being shaken up. Please redesign this bottle and all will be well!!!
I've been using Bare Minerals powder foundation for years. I was ready for a change because the powder seems to float all over when tapping. I was excited when the Brightening Serum foundation came out. I purchased a bottle. I loved the coverage. However, I couldn't stand the smell. I decided to try another shade thinking maybe it was that bottle. Unfortunately, that wasn't the case. I couldn't use either bottles because of the scent. From my experience the smell never improved. I wanted to love it but I just couldn't. I am hoping they make improvements.
Tried it .. will go back to the original powder formula when this is done.
First let me say that. I have been a Bare Minerals fan for years and was excited about a liquid product. It was a little frustrating to have to buy a $30 brush when you are already buying a $30 foundation.. but I got a coupon from Ulta and decided to try it.
This stuff is a mess! The bottle leaks foundation everywhere.. I constantly have it on my hands, my counter.. I won't travel with this product because I don't want it to get all over everything in my bag.
On the positive side, I do like the coverage and it is long lasting because I discovered very quickly that you only need like two small drops on the brush to provide coverage to your entire face. If the drop are too large it will become very masky looking and way too heavy.
I am also not convinced that I like this color match for me as much as my normal powder foundation. I am glad that I tried it but I will certainly go back to the original formula when this is done.
Not a fan
I wanted to like this product so much because I have been using BareMinerals for years, but sadly I can't. For one, the product oozes out of the top after shaking it up, making everything a mess. Also, I found this product to be really greasy. Even after blending with a brush, it still leaves streaks everywhere. This is weird, but I also really dislike the way this product smells. It's almost a musty scent. I do think my skin looks brighter when it's on, which is why I gave it two stars, but with all the mess and the greasy streaks, I will not be purchasing this again.
Not a fan.
I love Bare Minerals and I have been using both matte and original powders for years. I wanted to this because it was new but I was disappointed. Granted, I have combination skin, but even in the areas where my skin is typically dry the make up was greasy and left streaks. Overall, the product felt greasy and uncomfortable to my skin. I tried with and without a moisturizer, with and without a finishing powder, and I had bought the application brush specifically for it. I would not recommend this product.
I didn't think this product was for me
I have very oily skin and didn't think I could use a liquid foundation, but I was wrong. This product helps smooth out all impurities and creates a perfect base. My face looks better at the end of the day using this than it did when I was just using the matte powder foundation and mineral veil. I still use those two on top, and my face looks great every day now, no more bad days!
bareSkin is just what it is, barely there however it covers any dark spots, acne scars, veins, etc. The application brush is not so great.... ugh... doesn't apply the coverage evenly, I use a makeup sponge and finish with Bearskin Perfecting Veil. I rarely wear makeup because I cannot control the oil, I have found that the bareSkin coverage finished off with the perfecting veil works for all day coverage, I rarely have to touch up before heading home for the day.
Awesome foundation, horrible bottle
I absolutely love this foundation. I love that it makes my skin look perfect while looking like I have no makeup on. I do have a huge problem with the bottle though. It says to shake well, but when I do it doesn't stop oozing out of the top! I have tried various ways of shaking it to help that but nothing has changed. I have probably wasted half the bottle. Please redesign it!!
Wanted to LOVE it-Never happened
I really wanted to love this product. I was so excited about a liquid foundation, I tried it for a month and I didn't love it at all. Left me feeling like my skin was greasy. I actually had a break out from it. I didn't care for the coverage at all. Even by slowly building it up I still never achieved the look I wanted with my foundation.
Best liquid foundation
I tried a sample of this liquid foundation and was really impressed, so bought the full size bottle. I did find that the sample of foundation was thicker in the sample, but still covers the same. I use my finger to apply the foundation and this works for me. I then use the original bareminerals loose powder foundation and finish it off with the original loose powder mineral veil. The bottle does need to be redesigned, because when I put a few dots of foundation on my finger the cap continues to drip foundation. It's like there is a bubble in there, so I have to fiddle with the bottle to get it to stop. You have to be sure to shake the bottle really well before use our the foundation is extremely runny. This is the best foundation that I have found because it feels so light on my skin yet provides great coverage.
Best Makeup Purchase!
This has been the best makeup purchase ever. As a young woman with combo skin I am very particular about the types of foundations I use. This foundation offers great coverage and is very light. It does not take a lot to use, I typically only use about 2 drops on the makeup brush for full coverage even with a breakout. The color matched perfectly.
OMG in LOVE
I loveeeee it! I have super greasy skin and the foundation mixed with my starter kit works marvelous! I live in the dessert for real and this make up wont melt or get my T zone shiny.. Amazing coverage without feeling my face super heavy!! Perfect foundation if you live in the AZ area.. <3 (get the brush too! Worth it!)
Don't Waste Your Time or Money
I bought this product at Ulta hoping it would be the right foundation for me after trying several different kinds. I was wrong, it does not blend well, even with the Perfecting Face Brush I bought that is recommended for this foundation. Huge waste of money. Along with it not blending well at all, the bottle wastes a lot of the product anyways. I would not recommend this foundation. The brush is good, and I plan on keeping it and using it for another foundation.
Not What I'd Hoped For
I've been wearing Clinique foundation for a couple of years and was ready to try something new. I'd read good things about Bare Minerals so I decided to give it a try. To make sure I got the right shade, I went to my local boutique. I ended up buying the Brightening Foundation and the Mineral Veil, which is exactly what I tried on in the store. The first day that I wore it, I noticed that it wore off pretty quickly, but made my skin feel and look oily. The second day, I noticed that the makeup just wasn't blending into my skin at all-and when I applied it to my nose, there was nothing, it just made my nose look oily. In my cheek and chin areas, it was the same way, it actually made my pores more visible. After trying it for over two weeks to give my skin time to get use to it and nothing changing, I've decided it's time to return it and try something else.
like product but bottle design waste a lot of the product no matter what I try
I like this liquid foundation. It gives my skin a glow. My face is oily in the T zone areas moderately, but the foundation makes it more oily. I need to apply mineral veil a couple times a day. I switch off between the powder foundation and this one. It is very frustrating to see the foundation seeping out of the bottle and there is nothing you can do about it but see it go to waste. The bottle needs a new design for the amount of product that gets wasted.
I love this foundation!
and am confused by some of the reviews I have read about the odor, problems with the bottle, and the brush! Before finding this make-up, I used very expensive, high-end foundations because I like full coverage that does not cake, and yet gives a glow. This foundation gives me a luminous, natural look, that I love, and I have received tons of compliments since switching to it! I love the way it feels light and non-greasy on my skin, and stays put all day! The color is a perfect match for my skin tone, as well. I do not notice an odor at all. I shake the bottle gently prior to dispensing the foundation, and just lightly squeeze several drops onto my brush. I have never had a problem with it leaking at all. I wash the brush about once a week, using hand soap from a dispenser that I use in my bathroom. I roll the brush gently back and forth in a towel to dry it lightly, and then place it brush side up in a dispenser that sits on my bathroom counter. It is always dry when I am ready to use it again. I have been very happy with this foundation in every way, and am so happy that I tried it! I am over 50 and have medium toned skin with natural black hair and blue eyes, so it is hard for me to find foundations that come in the right colors for my skin and that have a pretty, natural finish that is right as your skin matures. I have taken good care of my skin throughout my life and am fortunate in that it still looks pretty good, and I do not have lines and wrinkles. This foundation is soft, pretty, and perfect. I highly recommend it for all ages and skin types. It is beautiful!
Great product - terrible applicator
I love the product - hate the applicator. To pay this price just to waste a lot of product is not appealing to me as a consumer. Please improve the bottle so that the product is not wasted. Very frustrating when I only need 3-4 drops, yet 6 come oozing out regardless. Not consistently, but enough to be aggravated at the $$ being thrown away. The odor is not great, but doesn't last and the aroma is not why I am buying this product. I prefer natural products with no animal ingredients or testing. Just PLEASE REDESIGN THE BOTTLE-
Finally a liquid foundation for me!
Any liquid foundation from other brands would cause my skin to burn especially when I would sweat. This does not! It goes on smooth and my skin looks and feels fantastic. New favorite!
Blends and evens skin tone beautifully!
I waited a while to try this product and to be honest I didn't really have high hopes for it, but I must say I'm really impressed! It blends and evens skin tone so easily and leaves you with a very soft and pretty airbrushed finished. I have very high standards for my makeup and like full coverage for blemishes and acne scarring, I would say this provides medium coverage at best, but with the right concealer I still feel I can achieve the coverage I'm looking for. This foundation is deffinently a keeper in my makeup collection. You will still need to touch up with powder if you have oily skin and I would say it's good for and 8 hour day, but I don't feel like it would hold up to a 16 hour day without touch ups. Hope this helps if you're thinking about trying it. I'm glad I did!!