Rated 5 out of 5 by GeekChic Flawless on the Run
I was a long time user of the Bare Minerals Matte Foundation in Golden Fair, but it wasn't easy to do on the go and I always managed to make SUCH A MESS with it. So I switched to another foundation, which was just ok. Then I saw the READY foundation and decided to give it a try. Application and color matching really were key to using this product, but it has become my new favorite thing. I finally went into my local store and the stylist shade matched me from Golden Fair in the original foundation to a Medium Beige in the READY foundation! I was super surprised, but it really is an exact match and blends beautifully. I also bought the Precision Face Brush and using it with the READY foundation makes my pores look smaller, keeps the shine from my oily skin at bay, and it's long wearing with medium to full coverage. I love this product!
Rated 5 out of 5
by MineralMagic I've never loved a foundation more!
A friend's dermatologist recommended bare minerals to her as a gentle makeup option for her skin and I figured that made it worth a try for myself. I'm so glad I took a chance! I've had bad experiences with several other mineral makeup foundations drying out my skin or making any dry patches look awful. This ready foundation is in a league of its own, I tell my friends and family that it seems like magic! Just a few strokes of my super soft precision face brush and I've got a healthy, soft, natural, even looking complexion.
I switched to this from a liquid foundation and I'll never look back. I have fair, combination skin and this foundation has totally transformed my skin into what I've always wanted it to be! I've noticed a few negative reviews and that makes me sad for those that have given it a negative review because I honestly believe they weren't using the product correctly. My foundation is not messy at all because I just have to tap or push my brush into the compact, no swirling or stroking just pushing it in. This gives me enough powder to cover my entire face. Since I have started using this foundation I have experienced no new breakouts of acne and my skin feels softer than it ever has. I definitely recommend being shade matched because I never would have guessed the shade I ended up with (one that was darker than I expected), but it matches perfectly. For the first time in my life I am not worried about what my jaw line will look like when I leave the house and wonder if my face is going to blend in with my neck. I've received many comments on how clear and nice my skin looks for the first time which is wonderful. The foundation works really well as a concealer over old acne scars, doesn't settle into any under-eye wrinkles (a problem I had with liquid foundation) and does not bother my eyes at all! This seems to just become a part of my skin, evening it out, and covering unevenness. It doesn't rub off on clothes or anything like that which is awesome. How embarrassing is it when you hug someone and your makeup is left all over their shoulder? I finish my foundation routine with the BM Ready mineral veil in translucent and it sets my foundation for the day nicely. I throw that compact in my purse on the go and use it if I’m feeling oily or need a touch up and it works very well.
I could not recommend this product more. I'm hooked for life. The other bonus, it seems to last a really long time! I've been using this compact for a month and haven't even made a dent into the compact.
Take a chance on this product, watch the video tutorial on the BM page to apply it correctly and get shade matched. You’ll be SO glad that you did. I am in LOVE!
Rated 1 out of 5 by Pame Dissapointement
Before I bought this product I did some research and a lot of people (yourube vlogers mainly) said it was amazing! Well... I disagree. I wanted a vegan foundation and that had a good coverage but this s full coverage that makes it feel and look cakey and powdery! My skind is pretty healthy and is mixed so I when I put in on I just feel like I am wearing at least 5 products on my face than just one. It gives a too flat matte finish and has a bad effect when u take a pic with flash. I am medium shade and in pics wearing this I look like a ghost! I know this has SPF and that tends to happens but the effect is way too big.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Moniwillo Tried this on a whim
I was just browsing at Sephora in the mall. I saw this and thought I would give it a try. So far I love it. I have had so many people ask me why my skin is glowing. I have use BM original formula for over 8 years and I love it, but this product just may be my new favorite item. It makes my skin look smooth and bright and I have to mention its nice not spilling my product all over the bathroom sink when I open it. No complaints here.
Rated 5 out of 5 by PetiteLilium The perfect pair to cover those large pores
After using the Ready Foundation with the Precision Brush which seems to be made perfectly for each other, I have been able to cover up large pores.
I always start out with my Prime Time (Primer) which feels velvety/silky smooth and evens out the texture on my face.
I was given a tip to cover up pores by stroking the Precision Brush upwards instead of down to cover up pores. And this tip works great!
Just a couple of taps a couple of times will literally cover your entire face.
This is how I apply it 1st) Prime Time 2nd) Ready Foundation 3rd) Precision Brush.
This can also work as your concealer. I use my BE concealer brush either before or after applying foundation. I have a scar near my eye that has a much lighter color than the rest of my skin and I can easily cover it. If you put too much on, just buff it out. ;o)
I feel this is a dual purpose foundation and has lasted me quite a while.
Rated 5 out of 5 by BEForever My "Go to" Product!
This foundation has become my best friend. It covers and protects my fair sun damaged skin, and it's long wearing and doesn't settle into my wrinkles. Fabulous! I've been using the Ready foundation ever since its debut, and I actually think my skin has been improving since I've been using it. Sun Protection, No mess, no transferring, long wearing, and I actually use less and have better coverage! What more could I want? Thanks Bare Escentuals!
Rated 1 out of 5 by LizG A huge disappointment
I was very excited to try Bare Minerals powder foundation for the first time and the saleswoman at a boutique talked me into this. I have never had such a negative experience with a makeup product in my life. My skin became so dry it was cracking and painful, even with the Bare Minerals primer and moisturizer. It sat on top of my skin in a cakey and heavy way that was very uncomfortable. The woman in the store was just trying to sell me a product instead of work with my skin type. I don't think I will be purchasing from Bare Minerals in the future.
Rated 1 out of 5 by noname Powder breaks apart
Was happy with the product until it totally broke apart while sitting in my make up bag (WITHOUT being dropped/bumped). The powder is all over the place and became super messy. It just happened overnight, for no apparent reason. Very disappointed.
Rated 5 out of 5 by smiley27 Love this!
This foundation suits my combo/oily skin very well. It looks so natural and the ingredients are so much better than other foundations. I apply this w/ the BM angled flat top kabuki brush (precision face brush I think?) and tap it on in circular motions. No problems whatsoever and I've used it more than a year now. Only suggestion is keeping the shade names the same as the original foundation. Try this!
Rated 5 out of 5 by ChristinaE Great Coverage
Absolutely love the Ready Foundation. The coverage is great. I've received many compliments on my make-up since switching back to Bare Escentuals.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Su2you Love IT
I was tired of the "old" screw top foundation going every where when I opened it to use. I love this product. It is much easier, still the same silky smooth foundation. But much cleaner and I find I use the same amount! The foundation goes on normally and I love it!!
Rated 2 out of 5 by Trophysec Cake Break!
Loved the powder as I do with all that I try from BE - but - about half way through the product - the cake started breaking away from the compact - so I have ended up with pieces that I have to crush by hand to use - may as well get the regular powder!
Rated 1 out of 5 by tncole This was a let down for me...
I was excited to use this product after trying the original formula. I didn't realize that the shades didn't match from the original to the READY so the color wasn't even right. I didn't love the way that it sat on top of my skin and didn't blend as well as the original. Also, the formula made me break out. I wore it from almost 2 months hoping that my break outs were just a fluke (and I wanted to get my money's worth) but they were not. As soon as I went back to the powder my face was clear again.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Wisconsin So Sorry!!!!!!!
\i went to the bareminerals boutique that I always go to and was talked into getting the Ready Foundation. Big mistake. the coverage is horrible. Since it's so expensive I will use it until it's gone but I am very disappointed. Definitely LOVE the original though. :(
Rated 3 out of 5 by Anna Amazing!
I loved this product! I was having a hard time finding a foundation that feels light but gives you the perfect coverage. Unfortanutely, my skin had an allergic reaction to this product which made me very upset. Best coverage I have ever used!
Rated 2 out of 5 by PastorB Disappointed X2
I purchased my first Ready compact at an Ulta store. Unfortunately I dropped the compact and within a couple of days it broke into a million pieces. I chalked that up to user error. The 2nd compact was purchased through the BE site online. Unfortunately, it cracked & crumbled soon and was unusable and this time I DID NOT drop it- just crumbled on it's own. Because the coverage and color was great (I was matched at the store) I decided to take one more chance. If it cracks again- I am done. I will come back to the site and update the review if it does. Unfortunately the original shades don't work for me without combining 2 colors. that's too much work and too much of a mess. That's why I was glad to hear about the Ready compact. Love the product but not the inconvenience and loss of money and time.
Rated 5 out of 5 by lorelai Finally a "Fair" that is really for fair skin!
I'm a natural redhead, and therefore have very pale skin that gets red easily. The "Fair" in the original foundation was too dark for me. The "Fair" in the READY line seems perfectly designed for a pale complexion without much yellow -- and they have a shade with more yellow in it for those who need it.
I have combination skin, and this foundation doesn't cake or get too heavy or oily for me. One of the things I love about BareMinerals foundation is that it does not run at all even if I'm sweating buckets outside in 100+ degree weather -- I attended an outdoor funeral service in August in the South and it seemed to stay on better the more I sweated!
Rated 5 out of 5 by ougirl BEST EVER
Love this foundation. Goes on silky and smooth and wears all day. Does not settle into fine lines and keeps your skin soft and velvety.
A must have for all ages! And there is no mess so it travels nicely
Rated 1 out of 5 by Lemiao He The worse foundation ever!
This is the worse foundation I had ever seen!! I am a supper bare minerals fan, I love their loose original foundation. I received this ready foundation as a sample. I am super disappointed with it!! It is very caky! It make my pore look super big and make my face super oily! If I can I will give it a zero star, this is such a heart breaking product!!!
Rated 5 out of 5 by CSharp Love it!!
I recently bought it because I needed full coverage, I have some acne scars and hyper pigmentation. Definitely, go get , shade match at the makeup counter because the shade is different from the original foundation. It is not messy like the original- loose powder which I love- I tend to get it all over the bathroom sink & counter. I would watch Leslie's video about the Ready Foundation, she gives helpful tips to avoid the cakey look. If you don't have the precision brush or something similar, I suggest you go it one. It's natural looking and I have gotten compliments from my coworkers.
Rated 2 out of 5 by Rambo Not for me!
I have used both the bare minerals matte and original foundation. This one is definitely more chalky. It is hard to get full coverage with this foundation and still have it look smooth. My favorite foundation is definitely the original.
Rated 5 out of 5 by BElovr Love it!
Made my skin look great
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kristen S Love the READY Foundation
After reading all of the reviews when this product first came out I was skeptical to try it, because I already loved the matte loose foundation. I watched many videos for how to apply it and I was color matched at my local Ulta store. I actually use a blend of two colors to achieve the perfect match. I have to say that I love this product. I have oily skin. This is not a matte foundation. But I use the Prime Time fact primer for oily skin and a slight touch of READY mineral veil under my foundation and find it last all day. If I am planning on going out in the evening I usually swipe a little mineral veil over the top to cut any shine on my forehead. I purchased my original compact about a year ago. I use it everyday. It has lasted forever and I am just now ready to replace it. I love this product because it is easy to apply, provides great coverage, isn't messy like the original, and lasts forever. I highly recommend it.
Rated 5 out of 5 by DawnHS Love this!
I love how you can control the coverage and it really looks like I am wearing no makeup at all but my skin glows! I get so many compliments and get all the women in my family gifts from here and they are hooked too!
Rated 1 out of 5 by Gira A waste of money
I have been using Bare Mineral foundation for years. When the new foundation came out, I was ecstatic. Finally an easier form of foundation to carry with me. WRONG!!! I bought my first foundation only to arrive home to find the foundation cracked. It crumbled and fell apart. I took it back and was given another. A few months later I bought another at Ulta with a coupon. I didn't quite need it yet, so I safely stored it on a shelf. I went to use it three months later, and it too was cracked. Since my time to return had expired I just decided to use it. It only lasted a week before the whole compact crumbled and I had to throw it out!! I am switching to a different brand. This is too much money to keep wasting on product that falls apart!!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nubiansis Love it!
Love this makeup. I don't use anything else not even the original. Golden Deep fits my skin perfectly.
Rated 3 out of 5 by azooeydejesusgirl READY Foundation
I have a had a few issues with it. First, it is supposed to be hydrating (which I didn't know), and so it only pronounced my pores and my oily skin. It does have a nice natural finish, but I only see that in the morning before my oiliness makes it feel too thick. Second, I was not informed that I needed to be shade matched for the READY foundation, but you definitely do - a lot of the colors change their darkness/lightness, so I ended up disliking the shade I had bought since it was too dark.
I suggest for oily-skinned gals, like myself, to stick with the MATTE foundations. However, if you'd like to give it a try, go for it - I have heard that many people do love it, and it can be hot or miss for people, so you won't know until you try it.
I would get this foundation if you love full, natural-looking coverage, have dry skin (because it's hydrating), or love the convenience of the compact. it is a great product, just not right for me.
Rated 5 out of 5 by TiffMarie Full coverage with a natural look
I LOVE this foundation. I've been a BE user since 2005, and I recently tried this foundation compact, and it's pretty amazing for several reasons. First, it provides full coverage for your skin without a cakey look. Second, this handy compact is perfect to drop in a purse or gym bag and take with you for the occasional touch-up. Third, the color matches are amazing. I'm a fairly light user, and my pale skin looks luminous after using this. I will never use drugstore foundation again!
Rated 1 out of 5 by CanadaGirl86 Disappointed
I am a HUGE HUGE fan of bare minerals LOOSE foundation. After trying every single foundation under the sun hoping to get a natural, dewy glow I finally found it with bare minerals and bare minerals alone. I tried this product out hoping that I would finally have something a little easier to pack in my purse and was sorely disappointed. First off, why do the colours not match the original foundation! This makes absolutely no sense, especially because I order online here in Canada and don't have the opportunity to get shade matched. Second, when you finally do put it on it goes on soooo incredibly thick! At first I thought it was my application technique or the brush because I couldn't believe bare minerals would create a foundation this bad. But unfortunately despite several attempts the end result was a cakey ghost face. I am still a fan of their original foundation and still use only bare minerals. I don't think I'll be trying any new products anytime soon unless I go into a store and they can prove me otherwise.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dkgershe Best one yet
I have used bare minerals for years now and I love the product. However as I age I notice that I needed to switch foundations. The original foundation is great, but it is now a bit too "shimmery" for my skin. THe radience is just too much and it highlights my wrinkles too much and makes them very noticeable (not that there's anything wrong with wrinkles!) but my skin just didn't look as good anymore. i tried the matt finish and while that solved the original problem, it was a bit too drying on my skin. The new ready foundation ia AMAZING. I just love it, Find your new shade (because your shade will change with this formula) and be ready to be amazed at how great it covers, and how great if feels. Less luminosity than the original formula, but you still get a beautiful glow with no shimmer. I love how easy it is to put on, no muss no fuss and it FEELS good. Soft, smooth and it looks better than any of the others in my opinion. Truly like you are not wearing any makeup. I have had people who have known me for years come up to me and say, "you look great, what is different?" When I tell them I changed my makeup they don't believe i am wearing any. I have not had any problem with the makeup cracking or falling apart in the case and I have taken it in my purse and on vacations...... don't know what that is all about. Try this- you will love it.