READY Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20 - null
Compared, analyzed, loved
I had been wearing the Bare minerals Matte Foundation for sometime and when this Ready came out, I was super excited because I knew it would be so much easier. My first experience with the Ready was terrible since I went to a big make-up retailer (I won't put name in to keep from offending people) and they just told me I was the same color that I would be in the matte....this was not true at all! Another thing was she did not explain how to put it on because it's completely different. There is no swirl, tap, buff, it's tap the make-up gently and do long strokes over your face. I gave this make up a second try when they finally got a boutique here in home town and I went to it, had the lady do half my face with the matte make up, and the other half with ready, she handed me the mirror, and WOW! Such a difference....the Ready half looked so much better. Even my husband told me (yep, he was shopping with me in there!) It was also much quicker to get that coverage I want which makes a big difference for me since I just like to roll out of bed and leave to places. I really did like the matte, but the Ready truly suites me skin better. I have learned through the many years of trial and error, you need to find what works best with your skin.
I've used the regular powder foundation for years and loved it . . . but Wow! This foundation covers imperfections even better. It goes smooth as silk and it's even more moisturizing than the standard foundation. It's my new favorite!
Review of READY SPF 20 Foundation
I have been using Bare Minerals for some time and had high hopes for this product but ended up disappointed. I used it for several months as directed with and without primer. In summary it just sat on my skin. It did not blend in well or look natural. Very noticeable in bright light. The loose powder foundation is a better product.
First of all, make sure you get the new Precision brush to use with the product. The buki or flawless face brush will just make a mess with the product. Don't swirl the brush, tap it lightly in to the product. Also, don't buff on, use a sweeping motion. The salespeople didn't really explain this very much, and you WILL make a mess on yourself and waste the product if you don't use it correctly.
I really love the coverage. It's full coverage but very light. However, I would go a shade darker than the original foundation as it goes on a little lighter and you may look pasty.
Overall, I am very pleased and think it's a great addition to the line. I will most likely use this as a "winter" foundation and go back to the original in the summer.
My 1st review
I have been wearing Bare Minerals products for years including the loose powder foundation. I have always had oily skin and loved how these products have not "caked" up on me or emphasized my pores on "those" days! I love the idea of the foundation being in a compact so I did try one and loved it. The color I chose was a little light for me but nothing that my tinted mineral veil couldn't fix up. I used the featherlite brush for application and it seems to give me just enough coverage and not having to deal with "over doing". I gave this just 4 stars because I've only been wearing this for a week but so far I love it. Now I wish BE would do the same with their concealers! I tried their latest concealer and they were awful. I tried all kinds of variations of application and they still did not make me happy. They enlarged my pores and were difficult to apply. I returned them and went back to the loose powder but it sure would be nice if they were also a pressed powder!
If its not broke don't mess with it!!!!
I have been a BE user for at least 10 years . I have gotten my 2 daughters, my daughter-in-law and all my friends to use the foundation. But I am so dissapointed in the NEW Ready spf 20 compact foundation.It cannot compare, as far as I am concerned, to the original and I am considered the "makeup queen". I orginally switched to BE foundation because as I got older I didn't like how the other makeups setteled in the lines and made me look older and I really never could find the right shade and always had to mix two shades to get the right one. I have to admit I sent the first two kits I received back because I really didn't think I was getting the coverage I wanted but finally tried again and BINGO, I have never turned back. I purchased the "NEW" compact foundation, and even talked my daughter into getting it, thinking that it sounded like a great idea. I hate it as does my daughter. The shade is no wear near the original shade that I wear, medium, and it looks thick and cakey. I love the luminosity of the original, that you can really see my skin through the makeup and it gives a glow. The compact foundation is too heavy, and I have tried every way to apply it. I know the reveiws show that some people love it but I really have makeup optional skin and don't like that made up caky makeup look. Going back to the original until they can perfect the compact, which is a really good idea but not product. DDB
Love this foundation!
I am new to BE and was a little skeptical about using a powder formula on my dry skin. I tried the matte formula first and felt it was too cakey and made my skin feel even drier. The BE consultant suggested I try the Ready foundation, and I am so glad I did. It's easy to apply and it lasts far longer than my BB cream. At first I thought it made my skin look too white until I realized I was not used to seeing my skin without all of its blotchiness, redness, and acne scars. My skin feels light and is fully covered. My mom and husband both noticed a difference in my skin immediately. I highly recommend this product.
flawless if you use all of the skin line as a base
I gave it three stars because of the difficulty to color match using one shade.
After initially being color matched to Golden Medium in a bright lit store and then getting home and realizing it was too light and going back to get rematched to Golden Tan and then again going home and realizing it was too dark I decided this had to work. And it works wonders when using the Purely Nourishing Moisturizer Normal to Dry Skin and then applying Prime Time Foundation Primer before applying the Golden Tan and then the Golden Medium I get a flawless dewy look. I usually do these steps on weekends or when I don't have to go to work and I get the most compliments. Although these are more steps than I had to do with the original foundation the application to putting on both ready foundations are faster because I don't have to buff and buff as much.
Overall I would recommend this product if you can truly find your match using one shade.
Ready for READY!!!
I was excited to see that what I was wanting had been created by my favorite brand prior to experimenting with some other stuff. I was never satsified with other brands, and kept thinking I want my Minerals back in compact form! I was looking for a product that was on the natural side and wasn't lose and that didn't give me "cake" face( no liquid for me).. Well I found it this foundation is my new favorite. Color matching is a must as I do use a different color in the Ready then the original and the matte! I don't like heavy coverage, I like a very sheer coverage so I used this with the Flawless application brush and for me it is perfect exactly what I want and not as messy as the loose! I just tapped the brush in and kind of buffed it onto my face! Perfect! I may invest in the precision brush for those days when I want more coverage but other then that ... I can officailly say I seem to have found what I am looking for!
Get matched in person, use Primer and Veil as well
I like this product, it definitely suits my needs. There's a few things you should do to get the best out of this product:
The color families are quite different for this one so absolutely go get matched in person.
You need a primer (any really) and the mineral veil with this one. I have tried to wear it without either and with one or the other and the result was that the product looked funny after several hours.
I wouldn't purchase this one unless you're willing to do all three steps I mentioned. If you are, then enjoy! I certainly am. :-)
Not bad, but...
I thought I would like this better than the loose foundation, but I don't. The loose powder is easier to use and the color matches my skin tone much better. I'm pretty fair skinned and it didn't look as natural. But, it's not a bad product. It just isn't my cup of tea. I'll be going back to my loose powder.
Great idea, terrible product
I LOVED the idea of bareminerals in a pressed powder!! After reading the reviews I was convinced that people were not applying the product correctly, so I decided to give the product a try. I went to the bareminerals store to get color matched and found a shade that blended really well with my skin tone.
The next day I used my PrimeTime primer and then applied Ready with the precision face brush. I only used a little bit of product and applied in a sweeping motion as recommended. After about an hour of wear the powder settled in my pores and looked beyond terrible. It is so unfortunate because I love the idea of the pressed powder but ultimately went back to the original. I really hope those at BE will figure out the problems with this product and come back with something better.
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.