bareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20 - null
I really wanted to like this...
I've been using bare minerals original foundation for the last decade and love it. I was really excited and intrigued when they launched bare skin because I've never used a liquid foundation but have always been curious. I ordered the starter kit that included the brush so many rave about. I was so excited when this arrived and immediately tried it out. Having not used a liquid before, I tried hard not to get discouraged when I hated the application the first time and optimistically said I'd try it again the next day when I had more time to play with it. After about 8 separate attempts to make this work, with primer, with cc cream, with nothing underneath, with and without mineral veil, and every single time I thought "there's no way I can actually wear this in public, I just feel weird with it on my face". The shade match was fine. It just feels strange and it's difficult to obtain decent coverage. The brush is a bust and I don't understand how people like it. It's just a total fail all the way around for me. I was highly disappointed.
I love this product.
When I first tried this product, I was surprised at how light it was on my skin. I can barely feel it. The really nice thing is that it covers blemishes (it's buildable!) and it has NO preservatives. I used to get such bad breakouts from face makeup, but not anymore!
The Worst Product BM has ever made
I have been using BM original foundation for years. And Glee and Mineral Veil. But Bare Skin is awful. I went to a Boutique to have it put on me. The coverage was way too heavy. You could see every line on my face. It never soaked in at all. It just sat there. I could wipe a finger across my cheek long after it was applied and it would wipe off like a lotion just put on. The boutique worker agreed it was way too much coverage for me. She even admitted that it was the most returned product they sell.
Start out with a kit, you need the brush!
I received a sample and thought what a mess! Why would I change from the powder mineral I have worn for at least 15 years.
Well they had a kit with the 28.00 dollar brush so I tried it one more time! I love it it is great. I use wrinkle repair, moisturizer, liquid foundation a splash of bronzer and a lite cover of veil. The moxie lip color and some mascara. Sounds like a lot but literally 4 minutes and I am out the door! You need the brush. I shake the bottle remove the lid and use 1 drop, tap it lightly all over my face and smooth it with the brush the more the better when buffing.
Love this, but please do something about the bottle!!
I love this product!!! It feels great and looks great! Application is a breeze. There is only one problem, and that's the bottle...it leaks and makes a HUGE mess! Plus, it is causing me to waste a lot of the product.
I read about this over and over on the online reviews, but decided to order anyway, vowing to be extra careful. Despite the fact I've been extra careful, it still leaks and I spend more time cleaning the bottle and the mess it makes than I do applying it.
Please, BE, do something about this!!!
Otherwise, I couldn't be happier with it!
Very pleased : second time around
The first time I got tan and didn't get the brush. The brush is a must! I hated the color the first time, I am a warm skin tone and this is for yellow undertones and hence I sent it back. They had a kit the had the brush a small bottle of the bare skin only this time I got bare latte 11: perfect color and I certainly do not look my age (this helps a lot). Highly recommend but you must get the brush
I love this makeup. It goes on smoothly. it looks very natural and its brightening. It doesn't clog my pores and I don't feel like I have to touch it up with a powder. This is a fantastic foundation. I can't wait to try other bare minerals products :)
So I went into Sephora and walked passed this and couldn't resist not to look at this! I found my shade, and asked for a sample (I'm a sample person). They gave a sample and when i got home threw it in my makeup bag and forgot about it for a while. A week or so later i tried it before I left for the day i applied it and wasn't happy. I watched a couple of videos recently and found out i applied it wrong (i sort of just wiped it on and blended). Throughout the day it sat in my skin and moisturized it (i have dry skin). At first it looked like it was waxed on to my face. I applied to much product and learnt that it actually is AMAZING! It gives a very natural finish if you apply it correctly and blend and buff. It didn't wipe off or anything. The only thing i would recommend is that for oily people remember to touch up with some sort of powder throughout the day because you will feel like a puddle of oil. It did wipe of just a tiny bit in my T zone but otherwise i highly recommend it!
I wasn't too impressed
I was so excited to try this foundation, when I shake it I notice it leaks a bit, other people are saying it's great coverage, that's why I bought it, I have some scars from acne and a few breakouts and when I wore this foundation, it almost looked as if I had no makeup on. You can see all my problem areas still :( also it made my skin look very, shiny, is it supposed to? I applied it with the Perfecting Face Brush and I wasn't sure how much foundation I was supposed to put in the brush but I built it up and still felt like I wasn't getting any coverage. Maybe I wasn't using enough foundation or applying it wrong? Am I the only one that had this problem?
I have fair sensitive skin that's prone to breakouts. I get oily in some areas and dry patches in others. This foundation is strangely watery. After application it looked oily rather than dewy. The coverage is moderate but buildable. I hate that my face feels greasy when I wear it alone. However, it works well if I wear powder over it to absorb the excess oils.
Love this foundation
This product is amazing. Nice coverage without settling into pores or those pesky wrinkles. My skin looks smooth and younger. I have used one drop and that is plenty. The bottle is messy but storing it in an upright position has improved the issue. I've looked for a nice liquid foundation for a while, and this is perfect for me. Great product
Major Packaging Flaw
I love this product. Love, love, love it. The color bare shell is spot-on for my skin. The consistency is divine. It is buildable and sets just perfectly, however; I will not purchase another bottle until they figure out the packaging. It is utterly frustrating that the product totters between leaking inexplicably or becoming completely clogged. I've disposed of all three bottles that I have owned with what I believe to be a good quarter of product remaining in the bottle. It simply will not dispense. I've attempted "unclogging" with safety pins, etc... nothing. That, coupled with drops covering my counter and the fact that its just dang hard and cumbersome to use, has complete turned me off to an otherwise stellar product. Note that mine is part of a lengthy list of reviews from consumers with similar issues. Is anyone listening?
Great product Poor packaging
Loved this product after trying it during a visit to botique in local mall. I've been a user of bareMinerals powder foundation for years but loved bareSkin so much thought I would give it a try. I'm not one to write reviews but my frustration has reached a level that I now feel I must share with others. This product is expensive and I'm fed up with watching it disappear due to leaking out of the bottle. After shaking (required) the foundation erupts out of the bottle leaving a gooey mess and $$$ worth of product in the garbage. I've tried shaking and letting it sit for a few seconds, or shaking and tapping bottle on counter to help it "settle," but neither method has worked. This foundation works well but the bottle will prevent me from ever buying again. Not worth the money once you consider the waste.
I really wanted to love this
I'll start off by saying that I've been using BM foundations for years. I have sensitive, acne-proned skin and started off using the original mineral foundation, then switched to the compact Ready foundation which is my absolute FAV. When BareSkin made its debut I was stoked because all other liquid foundations I've tried in the past have made me break out horribly. So I gave it a try.
I went into a boutique & got color matched and LOVED the result. HOWEVER, a week or two after using it I began to hate it. The packaging is horrible, SOOOO much product is wasted it's a shame considering the price.
2nd: This foundation gets on EVERYTHING. I use 2 drops, sometimes 3, if I need extra coverage. I use a primer, I set it with loose powder AND I use Urban Decays makeup setting spray and this foundation STILL will rub onto anything. Your hands, your phone, clothes, etc. I llve wearing liquid foundation but unfortunately I have to switch back to the compact Ready powder foundation.
Hate the bottle!
Love the product but like so many of the reviewers I hate the bottle. I have wasted soooo much of it from having it oozes from the top after shaking it and then opening it. Could I get that product back? It is a terrible design. Need a price reduction to compensate for all the waste. New bottle please!!
Very nice product but super messy
I don't know what to think about this. It's good foundation, makes your skin look very nice. BUT. Even you need only two or three drops of it, every single time at least another three drops goes to waste. This bottle leaks very bad, I don't know if I just had bad luck with it and it's not normal for the bottle. Foundation comes out as lava from volcano and the whole lid is very messy since it always leaks there. I keep the bottle in standing position so that shouldn't be a problem. It's a bummer to buy a 30 bucks foundation and 30 bucks brush when half (or more) of the foundation goes to waste and the brush is impossible to clean.
So two stars only because the foundation itself is perfect (5 stars).
smooth, nice color, use just a little hate the bottle
I also hate the bottle... it leaks, i end up using the stuff that has leaked out of the bottle rather than using a couple of drops, the cover cracked, need new delivery system,
Love the product. Hate the bottle.
I love the way it makes my skin look flawless and feel soft. The only problem I had was that the bottle leaks and the product oozes out of the top when removing the cap after shaking. It would be much more efficient with a pump dispenser.
I've tried this in 2 separate colors, 01 (Bare Porcelain) and 02 (Bare Shell). I'm really disappointed to see BE succumb to demands for a liquid foundation and have this be their solution. Unlike the mineral foundation, you can SEE this product sitting on top of your skin; it will 100% look like you are wearing makeup. It doesn't feel light on your skin either, you can feel it unlike their mineral foundation. Even with primer, it transfers onto clothing and if you scratch your face even as light as you can you'll have product caked under your fingernails. If I want the ease of liquid application, I use Na-PCA mixed with the mineral foundation and get awesome results without having to compromise.
im so in with this foundation serum. it has the best coverage. i start off with 2 droplets for half of my face.and that does full coverage for me.
some times i will do 1 droplet here and there and then original bare minerals powder over it and gives me the best coverage. its so amazing it covers everything it glides on , and u don't feel like ur wearing any foundation and that is one thing i luv about it. before using bare minerals i use to use other foundations and i would get hot flashes cause i felt like my skin could not breath. but ever since perfecting serum i do not get like that any more.
please try it and always make sure u shake the bottle before u use it.. u have to! to make sure it mixes since it doesn't have binders and all the bad stuff.. so don't forget shake it!!! before every use..
I'm from Hong Kong and I am a big fan of bareminerals since I used the matte powder foundation and the mineral veil. Then, I'm very curious on the bareskin so I went to the store and got one. However, after I used it for 3 consecutive days, my skin became very itchy and full of redness but I originally not sensitive skin. After my skin recovered, I gave one more chance to it but the result was just the same. I really wonder why it is so different from the powder foundation.
I was excited to try the new foundation which has fewer chemicals than the one I have used for years. I found it to be extremely greasy on my normal to dry skin. I had to apply powder several times a day. Unfortunately, I had to go back to my old foundation.
Packaging needs serious makeover
Love the product, however, I had to return mine to ULTA, because each time i used it, it bubbled out just as much. Please put it in a pump! I loved the way it felt, but just can't justify the overwhelming waste! New packaging, and it would get 5 hearts, no doubt! Bummed I had to go with another brand.
love the foundation makes skin look flawless but I was so disappointed with the size of the bottle in my auto delivery. I have also had an awesome experience with there customer service. I truly love every product I have ever used .I truly wish they would add more products like eyeshadows and complexion rescue to the auto delivery..
lLove bareSkin foundation
Love bare Skin foundation. It covers well and looks finished and is easy to apply. My only complaint about this products is the bottle. It leaks and gets very messy. At the price of the product there is a lot of waste from the leaking bottle. Please do something about the bottle because I love the product but, will have to find something else if this isn't rectified.
I really enjoy this foundation. I typically have dry skin and this foundation doesn't accentuate the dryness. It also gives me a flawless look! Love it.
Best foundation EVER but terrible packaging
This is the ONLY liquid foundation I have ever found that I can use every day. The brush is amazing and makes application a breeze. However, the bottle almost makes me want to find something else (almost...). It leaks everywhere and is a huge mess. I bought a new bottle because my old one was nearing the end and took way too much time to clean up then apply. I can't travel with it and am paranoid the bottle will tip over in my drawer. This is my favorite bare minerals product ever but PLEASE fix the bottle!!!!
Kinda love, mostly hate.
So I used the original foundation for years before switching to their compact Ready foundation. I loved that so much that I decided to try other Bare Minerals foundations out of curiousity. When I first put this makeup on, using the brush designed for it, I loved it! It looks great and so natural. However, it wore off very quickly and looked spotty. Within an hour, I look like a wreck. So I tried it with Bare Minerals Prime Time, but it still wore off. I added their mineral veil to my routine but still no change. I really wanted to love this, but I'm disappointed in Bare Minerals when it comes to this product. It also settles into my lines while somehow also laying right on top of my skin. It's very odd, but I wouldn't waste your money. Stick with what you know and love.
I like my bare skin better
The word 'serum' in it's name fooled me. I thought this would be like a tinted moisturizer- something that would moisturize my face. No. It does create coverage, but the result looks cakey. I used a sample packet and only used half of it so it's not like I used a whole lot. It doesn't spread well over skin either. It is not flawless. It made my skin more dry. I'd be curious to try their tinted moisturizer. But this product is the worst face makeup I've put on my face. I immediately took it off- I like my real bare skin way better than this makeup. Sample it before you buy.
Totally awesme with one big drawback
I absolutely loved how smoothly this makeup went on, and how build-able it was. It was much easier to get more coverage with it than with the original foundation which has been my product of choice for 5 years. However, thirty minutes after I put my make-up on I touched my face and the foundation was all over my hand. The foundation never dried or soaked in to my skin. Most likely after I get through the small bottle that came with the bare skin kit I will switch back to the Original Foundation or try the new Complexion Rescue Cream.