READY Touch Up Veil Broad Spectrum Spf 15 - null
Thought I'd give this a try and bought it more for portability and ease of use when not at home. Wow, I should have gotten this sooner because the staying power on the ready products are the best. I live in Hawaii and the humidity can get bad, so the shine on my face always needs a touch up. Well, with the ready I notice less shine sooner and less touchup. Great, and I do notice this too on the ready foundation.
Get rid of those nasty puffs!
I had the same experience described in the review by Maggie Mae. Got a sample size (the "Ready Illuminating Touch-Up Veil") and could not believe how bad it smelled. Petrochemical type odor. I knew it was probably from the soft black plastic on the back of the puff. I discarded that immediately and left the compact sitting open on a windowsill. But more than a week later the scent was still in the product! No way I want my face to smell like that, to me or others! I scraped all the powder out, hoping to at least salvage the nice little silver compact for alternate use. Unfortunately, the odor still remains, though much less strong. It seems to be concentrated in the black plastic surrounding the silver product tray, so it would probably be best to get rid of that material, too. I would expect this kind of thing to slip by QC with drugstore junk, not Bare Minerals.
I really like the feel of this product. It produces a very nice polished effect, to complete the makeup application, also adding some protection to go with it. The only thing that I have had problems with is the compact powder coming loose, rather than staying compact and together as it should. This occurs after several applications have been made. At first, I thought it may be just a fluke. However, I've purchased several since and have the same issue. There is a point when the compact powder comes loose and separates, which means then, though you can still apply, it is not as smooth or easy to place on your skin, and it is messy when you open up the compact itself.
I continue to use because I like the way the mineral veil feels, and the comfort and ease when all is working properly. I may, however, go back to the original mineral veil, the non compact version, after this. Has any one else had this particular problem?
Very Disappointed w/ BareMinerals
I have fair/light golden sensitive skin. I thought of using BareMinerals because I had heard how great it was for sensitive skin. I love natural products so I thought I would give this particular powder a shot. The price seemed a bit excessive but I was willing to pay for good quality. As soon as I put this powder on my skin felt like it was burning. I literally had to wash it off right away so my skin would stop itching and burning. After giving this powder several different tries after the first horrible experience, I noticed that the heat made it worse... I tried to see if I could wear it but it seems impossible even if it is cool outside...
Also, regarding the color and how it matched my skin I thought this powder did a very poor job. I have worn cheaper powders before and they matched my skin tone much better than this one did. It was not necessarily that it looked fake or unmatched, but more that it gave my face sort of a "ghost/dead" look.
All in all, very disappointed. DO NOT buy this if you have SENSITIVE skin...it will literally make you wanna tear your skin off.
Love with disappointment...
I love this product, hate the way it smells! I got a "sample" size with an order (it was only .5 oz) and I'm not sure why - but as soon as I opened it, it smelled like some type of harsh chemical - hard to describe exactly. The smell has not diminished since I've had it either. However, I love, love, love how it goes on and refreshes without having to get my full mineral veil powder out. Anyone else have issues with the smell?
I was using a setting spray until i discovered...
Okay so I've been a bare minerals/escentuals addict since high school so that would be about 4 years now. I never touched this stuff because I always thought powdering my nose and wearing POWDER as a setting formula could never work, it'll crease and diminish throughout the day. Well I was WRONG. This veil in deep has been pretty much the ying to my yang. I still love my hydrating Kat Von D setting spray but this right here...this veil right here.. it beats all odds. I'm between complex climates as well from California to Missouri, so stagnant beautiful weather to HUMID AWFUL AWFULNESS. lol ..
I love this, thanks to Jessica at the St. Louis Galleria Mall, I most likely will only use the other setters if I swim or something. Also This setting veil reduces the amount of sweat on my face. It's pretty much perfect, and compact.. fits everywhere. And I love the little plush powder pad that comes in it. Cute.
Great to touch-up after work
This works very well to refresh my make up after work. Makes me look less tired!
I wish there was a replacement cartridge instead of just tossing the container and buying a new one each time.
READY Mineral Veil
I just purchased this yesterday. I'm not crazy about it at this point. We'll see. I would like to see this one come in the Hydrating formula and in a Brightening formula unless I overlooked this one. I have been a BM user for about 12 years and generally love the product line with the exception of too many shimmery eye shadows. I would like to see a few more that are matte and one that have a very subtle shimmer.
Never leave home without it!
As an acne sufferer, I am so excited about all of the foundations and finishing powders by Bare Minerals.
I am especially in love with this product the most! It is extremely important for me to make sure I have broad spectrum coverage, to prevent hyper pigmentation due to the medications that I use on my face to lighten the scaring from residual adult acne. However, it's also hard to find a product that will not clog your pores. Well ladies, not only does this provide the broad spectrum to protect us from the sun and further darkening of acne blemishes, but it also provides you with a flawless finished looking complexion!
I literally never leave home without this product. I use it after moisterizing my face, if I just want to step out without any additional make up on, and it provides protection and a great looking complexion!
I also use this if I decide to wear make up as a finishing powder. A lot of people probably use on top of thier makeup, but I use directly after applying foundation, and then apply the rest of my make up, like eyeshadow, blush and the likes. It gives a very clean and finished look, while giving the appearance of minimizing pores.
Most importantly...NO BREAKOUTS!!!! :)
Like I said ladies...Never leave home without it.
My only disappointment, is that they do not carry the same shades in the loose Mineral Veil® Finishing Powder Broad Spectrum SPF 25. I really like the feel of the loose Mineral Veil, but it only comes in transluscent and tinted. I use this product in TAN, and it matches just perfectly with my complexion. I tried the loose Mineral Veil in TINTED, but I had to return it, as it gave my face a fake reddish tanned look. It's a shame that this only comes in 2 shades.
I really wish they'd create the loose Mineral Veil® Finishing Powder Broad Spectrum SPF 25 in the same shades as this Ready Touch Up Veil, because not only does it feel really nice, but it has a better Broad Spectrum SPF coverage of 25 vs. the 15 you get with this product.
However, I will continue to use this product, regardless, because it has been great to me, in more ways that one!
I give this four hearts, becuase I wish it came in the same shade, with a loose veil & SPF 25
Works Well with bareSkin Foundation
I recently started using BareMinerals bareSkin foundation in Bare Shell 02 for the summer. I have tried setting it with both the READY touch up veil in medium and the loose powder Mineral Veil in original. I think that this works a little bit better. This does add a little bit of extra color, so like foundation, you may have to switch through the seasons. The compact itself seems nice and sturdy with a simple, classic look. However, the puff that comes inside has a weird smell to it, so I will not be using that.