READY Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20 - null
I have to say this new foundation is the best makeup I have ever had on my face in my whole life and I never thought I would say that about makeup. I have used loose Bare Minerals for years because I hate the feel of makeup on my face. I also have combination skin, eczema, and sensitive skin. I have to say if you apply this right it does stay all day. It also doesn't make my skin feel dry or oily. The original Bare Minerals started to irritate my skin and not stay on at all. By lunch time I was ready to wash my face. This kind doesn't feel that way at all and is still there even after my ten hour work day. My skin feels fresh and looks great!!!! You should try this new makeup. I'm so glad I did!!!!!
I had a difficult time trying to select a color. When I first opened the compact I thought it was going to be darker on, but it wears lighter than it looks. I may just get Medium to see how it wears, but this went on very well! I have been reading up on this for weeks and finally decided to just get it. My skin is a bit drier in the winter and it seems since turning 50 my skin has changed. I really like wearing my regualr foundation in Fairly Light-I find myself coming back to Bare Minerals from regular foundations. I tried this in 2008 and didn't think it could get better! My 30 yr old daughter just moved from TX to Germany and she will be trying this too!
This has always been something long awaited for me. I've been dedicated to BareMinerals for about 5 years now and have never looked back. Their foundation has always looked great on my skin and never broken me out, versus liquids which always reacted weird, since my skin tends to be pretty oily. So, needless to say, I've been devoted to the Matte Medium Beige since it came on the market. And when they came out with this... man, was I hooked. Medium works just great, and even though it isn't a "Matte" formula, I don't get that oily (nothing some mineral veil can't take care of!) I think the coverage is AMAZING (way better than the loose powder!) and it stays on throughout the day. Before, I'd come home from a typical day and my makeup was noticeably lighter than when i'd put it on that morning. With this, that is not the case! It stays on great.
My biggest complaint however is the MESS. Oh my goodness. When I bought this, I saw no point in investing in another brush... I'd gotten mine with the starter kit many years back and I loved it to death. However, the first time I put it into the foundation, it went EVERYWHERE. So, a word of a advice, do NOT swirl. You will regret it when you're covered in foundation (trust me... not a pleasant morning). Instead, tap into the pan. It works way better. Then, gently tap and swirl on your face. It gives great coverage. And just like with any BM foundation, a little goes a long way.
Because of the messy nature of this stuff, a lot of product gets wasted... I've had mine about 3 months and I've already hit pan, but luckily the sides are still built up. However, if you follow my tip above, it slows that process down... it just took me a while to figure it out. (;
Overall though, totally recommend! Just be careful!:)
Just put this on for the first time and I absolutely LOVE it and can tell a huge difference in coverage yet not heavy at all. I highly recommend going into a boutique to get your color shade done because it is NOT the same as the loose powder. My color with this is much darker but completely natural looking. Very pleased with this product. Bare Minerals fan for years from skin care to make-up.
Couldn't find a color match
The product itself was amazing. The coverage was great the only problem for me is that they could not find a color to match my skin. I normally wear the Matte-Beige and so they did a color match on me and said I work medium beige. Well when I got home and I put the product on along with my blush and eye shadow the product was way lighter. I looked like a ghost. I took it back to the store and they tried several different shades on me but nothing was a match.
I started using BE after hearing u can sleep in it and won't harm your face, I have been in n out of hospitals for over 15 years. And many times I walk in with make up on but not be able to wash my face for a day or more. We all know that is horrible for a face. Since I can't predict if I'll be in the hospital or passed out from meds. I invested in BE and it really has changed my life! my acne is so much better my pores are smaller face so soft. So I thought I'd tried the foundations, no complaints with the product other than it not being solid so when they offered this I RAN to the store to buy it. Truly amazing product, goes on smooth Evan and silky soft. I did buy the new precision brush, wanted more coverage, both are r perfect match for each other. You get the quality of the original foundation but in a solid. The colors do run lighter than original version so I would get matched again for this. I have changed ALL my make up to BE, Evan started using the skin line because it truly is an Amazing product, all of them.
Perfect for Travel
My normal BE foundation is the Golden Fair or Light MATTE loose powder. This came out and I was very excited to try it, the first couple times I wore the READY I buffed... bad idea.... the makeup looked terrible! But when i sweep it across my face and pat in the areas I need more coverage, it is flawless. I apply the READY with the precision face brush. Love to have this in my bag to make sure my skin is flawless all day long. Make sure to get a little darker than you wear in the Original or MATTE, this runs light.
This is sooooo good!
This is my second wearing day! And I am in love!!! This looks so natural and just plain BEAUTIFUL! I'm fourteen and have mild acne and some redness but this stuff gets rid of IT ALL! It gives your skin an amazing soft silky feeling with an amazing color! <3
PS: A little bit of blush, some chap stick and mascara and you've got yourself a model!!
I love it!!
I'm usually a matte "golden tan", but I get very dry in the winter,so I end up looking "powder-y".I vaguely remember reading about "Ready" in a magazine,so I looked for it here.I read the reviews,followed the" buy a shade darker "recommendation,& long story short,it's AWESOME!!!
Thanks for a great product!
Love it so much I'm ditching the loose powder!
I've been a fan of the loose powder for a while, and have used the original and matte products. Matte didn't work as well for me so I stuck with the original. It's been good generally, but sometimes my sensitive skin just feels itchy in it and the staying power hasn't been as good as I'd have liked -- especially on my nose. Still, I've liked it better than liquid foundations though I have also found that using a tinted moisturizer first has resulted in a better finished look for me. Recently I visited a boutique to take advantage of the larger sized foundation that's available only a few times a year but also bought a compact of the Ready foundation because I wanted one I could keep in my purse for touch-ups. They told me at the store that the two foundations are very different, and that a different type of brush was best for application, and that was all correct (I bought the little travel brush with the cover -- it's awesome). I like the Ready foundation MUCH more than the loose powder foundation now! Different brush, different type of application, goes on much faster and easier, the coverage is better and it feels fabulous. Seriously -- I'm not one for jumping around and trying different products. If I find something I like or even something that works I will often stick with it because I hate wasting money on products I end up not using because it doesn't look good on me or doesn't live up to the hype.
This stuff lives up to the hype. I have normal to dry fair sensitive skin, am 40 years old and have some issues with uneven skin tone and this foundation so far has been great for me! Definitely worth a try.
Ready SPT 20 Foundation
I hve been a Bare Minerals foundation user for along time. I thought I would try the Ready SPF and am sure glad I did. Great Coverage. Stays put alot longer.
It does the job
I have a Golden Dark skin tone. Yes, this does show up a little lighter than it usually does, but if you blend it in well, it's not too bad. Less is more so you don't want to add 50 layers because you feel it didn't buff away what you wanted it to. I love how you can tap the brush in and buff into the skin versus the time wasting swirl tap and buff application. I still like the swirl tap and buff application, but it's so much better knowing you can tap a little and buff getting the same results. Another tip....The Precision Face Brush is SO nice...and the retractable Precision Face Brush. Both are really soft and not like the Goat Hair brushes that are soft, but are straw-like and are more receptive to shedding. The Precision Brushes are made of synthetic fibers (Taklon I think). It's soft, non-irritating and makes makeup application easier, more enjoyable and my makeup even looks better because I've used BE brushes that have the synthetic hairs on them. You can even tell in the pictures if they're synthetic or the original brushes that seem to shed.
Decided to break down and purchase the kit in a store, so I was color matched. Got home and couldn't wait to try it. This is my third day of wearing it and I have only gotten complements...
Love the new compact foundation
I originally had the loose powder foundation from bareMinerals but recently went to a store for a refill and was informed of the new compact foundation. It is the same formula but in a solid form. I absolutely fell in love with this product! It cut my makeup time in half and provides flawless coverage. I've received many compliments on my skin and I believe this product is even better than the lose powder foundation. I have problem skin and find that the solid foundation covers better and looks great. I'd really recommend this product to anyone looking for a new foundation!
The energizer bunny of foundation!
I have been using the original formula for awhile now. I was extremely hesitant to change up my routine. I just couldn't resist giving it a shot last time I was due for a new foundation. I love it! Compared to the loose powder, I get an extra 30 days (at least) out of it too! It did look a little different than my original powder, I am glad that I tried it in the store first to buy the right shade.
I never thought I would give up my Bare Escentuals loose powder, but I love this new foundation. It is hard to get the correct color, I recommend buying it in a store for the first time so a professional can try it on you. Its a little messy, when you get it on the brush, but the cover is great, I am sticking with it
Best ever foundation.
I have used Bareminerals products as long as I can remember, well over 10 years. I have always been complimented on my complexion. I love the products. But this product tops them all. I love the soft smoothness of this foundation. The brush makes the whole makeup process even better. Since I have been getting older, the loose mineral product seems to accent the lines in my face. I do not get this effect from this new foundation. I am thrilled!
A True Favorite
I have used bareMinerals for years and did not believe it could be improved. This is a great way to bring your bareMinerals with you on the go for a no mess application or touch up.
Best Makeup I've Ever Worn
I never write product reviews, but I wanted to share my experience because this has become one of my favorite products ever. I've been using Bare Minerals foundation for about 4 years now, and I loved the original loose powder foundation.
I love the Ready Foundation even more.
I have problem skin, so I've tried everything form Neutrogena to Clinique, and this is by far my favorite--This is the best makeup I've ever worn. It takes so much less time to apply than the loose powder, which is ideal for busy mornings, and it gives me even more coverage. It also keeps oil under control throughout the day and leaves my skin soft after I take it off. It's easier to use on-the-go, too.
I highly recommend this makeup, especially if you're looking for more coverage or struggling with oily skin. You'll love it.
Made me look OLD!
I would not recommend this product for oily skin. Throughout the day it will settle into your fine lines and look extremely blotchy. At the end of a normal work day, I looked at my self in the mirror and was shocked at how much older I looked, it created laugh lines and crows feet where I don't have any yet. I can't believe I walked around like that all day.
I tried the product again with a primer underneath and then I set it with the Mineral Veil and the fine line settling stopped but the blotchiness still happened. I really wanted to like this product but I can't look like that all day.
I was somewhat sceptical of the Ready foundation after reading the reviews. I did take the advice to get a darker shade than normal. I usually wear fairly medium and I chose medium beige in the Ready foundation. I love it. Excellent long lasting coverage! Easy application! I've been using bare minerals for over 10 years. I didn't think anything could surpass it. Ready foundation does!
I'll admit, I was extremely skeptical about going back to a solid powder after using the matte foundation for the last five years. I was AMAZED at how well it covers and how easy it is to use. I am constantly on the run, so I love that I can throw this in my purse and touch up my face in between appointments. You do have to go one shade up to get the right match, but that's no problem for me! I will absolutely purchase this product again!
Good coverage but...
I was very excited to try this new formula, but was disappointed after doing so. The ready foundation has much more SPF than the original/matte formula, which causes the color to look a little different. I was shade matched twice, and still ended up exchanging it for my faithful matte powder version. The coverage was great, but it made my skin look clammy and the color was very off. I don't think it's a good formula for African American women. I'm still a loyal Bare Minerals beauty, but I'll just stick to the powder version from now on. FYI to the ladies who mentioned it was messy...it helps if you watch the video tutorial before purchasing. It's not a swirl, tap, buff application. It's a press and buff application. It's not messy at all.
Looked forward to trying this new product, but the color is off, it is way too chalky, and doesn't look good on. It emphasizes pores and disappears in no time. Wish I had kept the packaging on this one to return it, but I do NOT recommend it!
I have used the original foundation for about ten years. I didn't think anything could top the sheer, natural looking coverage of that formulation, but this did (I apply the READY foundation with the flawless face brush to get sheer coverage). Like the original foundation the READY formula doesn't feel like anything on my skin. I loved the glow that my original formula gave me but this is better. It is a much more natural look that works well with my oily skin. The original formula tended to leave me quite shiny/oily looking by midday. But with this I just look dewy. If you try it I do recommend getting color matched. Even using the guide on this site I would never have chosen the right shade. In the original formula I wear warm tan or tan in this formulation I wear warm dark. Not only is this several shades darker it is not one of the shades recommended on the color matching tool provided on this site for people who wear my shade in the original.
Instantly in Love
I did get color matched for this new foundation and found that I am a shade darker than I was with the matte foundation. My hairstylist said I have such an amazing complexion. She was shocked when I told her I have very bad roscea and I told her that I use this Ready foundation. She was shocked that I wear make-up at all! I am so grateful to bareminerals for coming up with this new formulation - I never looked so good with so little effort.
The Best Foundation Yet!
The coverage and look of this foundation, along with the precision face brush, is the finest I have ever used. It's easy to apply, does not accentuate my lines & creases and looks as good at the end of the day as when I applied it in the morning. I really do see a difference in my skin, as well. Very happy and highly recommend!
New foundation Compact
The compact is not at all what I thought I was getting. First it came with nothing to apply the makeup on with so I had to purchase a 28 dollar brush. When I got it home and applied it to my face (using the same color I typically use in the loose powder) it made my face look grey. Each time I put the brush back in the compact it made an oil residue across it. Although I love Bare Minerals. I am very disappointed with this product.
Didn't meet expectations
I used this product for 3 weeks before switching back to my regular BE matte foundation. At first I was delighted with the ease of application and excellent coverage, using the new brush that came out for it! But I felt it looked a little bit cakey. Definitely did not blend in with my skin like the other BE foundations; unlike those, this really is a "foundation". It helped using BE primer, and not going light on the mineral veil... Sometimes, it would get easily rubbed off certain areas, like my nose. If you love the easy application and coverage, and are willing to sacrifice a bit of that "naturally melted into your skin look" this could be for you! But I missed my luminous natural powder foundation.
Pros: great coverage, easy to apply, can last all day
Cons: not luminous/natural finish, sometimes rubs off, looks like makeup on your skin