READY Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20 - null
May not be for everyone, but it works for me!
As previous reviews have stated, you may need to go a shade up. I am usually Medium Beige and went up to Golden Medium. It's still a little light, but I just apply the Tinted Mineral Veil and it blends in well. I like that it's a pressed powder. As I get older, I feel I need more coverage, but LESS IS MORE! You don't need to apply a ton of product, a little really does go a long way.
I really tried!
I was so looking forward to getting this make up. I went and got color matched which was Right on. But, it is to much of a matte finish then I want. I like the way my skin looks with the original has more of a luster or something. My skin just looked so dry with the Ready foundation. And it was a bit more messier to me than the original.Just please never discontinue the original!! lol!
Like it but...
I decided to try new ready foundation and was happy with it. It took a little practice to apply, but once I mastered that it worked great.
My problem is that after only 3 weeks (and the compact less than 1/4 empty) the foundation 'cake' broke into two pieces. It took another week and It was unusable, it had crumpled so badly.I carry my make up in a makeup bag, inside my purse. It did not get dropped or treated roughly...
So, love the convenience, feel and coverage, but not the 'life-expectancy'.
I Hate this stuff
I have tried many ways of wearing the ready foundation; with primer, without, light coverage brush, full coverage brush. Each way is just terrible. The worst thing is it sits in my pores on my nose making it look like a beige twister board and it only gets worse the longer I wear it. It looks caked on even with the light coverage brush. I feel like I put my powder foundation in olive oil and smeared it on my face. Also its too dark, even though I bought the same shade I always buy in the powder foundation. Also the salesperson told me that it had the exact same ingredients as the powder it was just pressed. Wrong, it contains oil and a whole list of other things. Its awful, just awful.
I love READY!
I really love this foundation....but I didn't at first. So, for those of you unsure, play around with the application techniques and brushes and you will most likely fall in love with this! 1. Get color matched - this is critical. Unfortunately this was a painful process that resulted in multiple trips and exchanges before the "right" color was found. Granted this was at an Ulta as the BE Boutique near me wasn't open at the time this launched . I wear Fairly Light in the Original...and I also wear Fairly Light in the READY (most people have to go up a shade or two, but I didn't have to).
Less is more...I repeat, leas is more! Just a tap or two at the most and long strokes across the face and keep blending...you will soon see the coverage right before your eyes yet you don't "see" makeup, your skin just looks perfected! Do this again for more coverage. It is so easy to put too much on but please ease into it or you will not like the results. Also, make sure your moisturizer and/or primer is completely dry before applying.
I find this wears very well throughout the day and really love it!
Still up in the air...
First off, tapping once does not work for me. I seem to be using more of this product than of the loose minerals. It does give me a nice coverage once I get enough on there. I was hoping for a bit more moisture with this one as well. It is a great product for my makeup bag, less mess than the loose foundation, and as always, it has staying power!
It's in the color!
I tried READY foundation right away when it was released and I didn't like it compared to the Original loose product. I looked like I do when I'm not feeling well - sort of gray and lifeless. I was trying the same color as my loose match. Finally I went into a boutique and they matched me up a shade and it has been wonderful! I love this now! It is so easy to use, so light feeling, so natural and healthy looking, great for travel, I just can't say enough now that I have the right color!
Forever a bare minerals girl!
I have been using the original bare mineral foundation for the past 6 months. I absolutely love this foundation. I thought I needed a fuller coverage and tried many different liquid foundations. After much disappointment with each one I tried the new ready bare minerals foundation. I have completely fell in love with this new foundation. The coverage is amazing and natural. I have been given so many compliments to how great my skin looks and how clear my skin is. I honestly believe that ever since I started using bare minerals that my skin has gone from a 1 to a 5. Anyone who asks me about foundation, now gets refereed to Bare Minerals. I will forever be a bare minerals girl!
I've tried to like it!!
I am so frustrated with this product! When I first put it on, it was awesome! It had great coverage and looked so smooth and nice. I ordered it because even though I love the regular loose mineral foundation, it does make my face dry and settle in my fine lines. (I'm only 30, I don't have too many!) So after doing my makeup I left my house and didn't look in the mirror again for hours. I noticed a couple of people kind of looking at my face funny, and when I checked it out, I looked like a mess!!! It was completely caked around my nose and upper lip, and very settled in around my eyes. I did not get sweaty or oily...so I have no idea why it does this? Because, unfortunately, it does it every time. I have a flawless face brush that I use for application, and I really try to apply it lightly and how they tell you to. I am bummed to say the least!
I went to Sephora last week and lucked out. A Bare Escentual rep. from Indianapolis was there and helped me match the color. I looked best in what I normally wear in the summer. It is not as shinny as the original and not as matte as the matte formula which makes it just perfect. I also bought the new brush which I think helps a lot. A little bit goes a long way and the application technique is somewhat different, but when appllied correctly the coverage which is buildable is seamless.
Get a color match!
I ordered this online according to my regular color
choice in original. Big mistake! I normally use fairly
light, but had to go to medium beige in this formulation.
I never would have thought I should/could go that dark, but
the color I ordered would have looked terrible. I liked what
I saw when I switched. Still waiting on shipment to exchange
for correct color. Go darker (like light to medium) and know
your undertones if ordering online.
Only foundation I'll ever use again
I have used BE for years, but have bounced back and forth with other foundations because I felt I needed liquid foundation for better coverage--which usually just made me break out worse. I went in to BE right before coming back to school and thought I would give the new foundation a try. I was matched for color in the foundation, veil, blush, and bronzer. I got all 4. I was absolutely amazed with how flawless my face looked. I bought the new brush as well and when I came back to school my friends kept complimenting how great my skin looked. I am absolutely in love with this product and don't think I will ever change again!
Confindence in a Compact
The sales associate tested my skin and when she realized it was on the dryer side she recommended I try this foundation. She matched it to my skin (2 shades darker than what I had been using in the previous Bare Mineral foundation) and I was amazed at the difference. This make up made my skin look flawless. It covered my sun damage and made my skin glow. The next day at work I had several comments asking what I'd done differently. I felt like a new woman.
I've used Bare Minerals for ten years and loved it. I'm so glad they brought another product to make me feel like a million dollars.
Nothing like the original
The convenience of the compact is great but for me this foundation makes my face look very dry. I went into a boutique for a color match and they thought I should go with the same color I wear in the original (medium beige). Once I got it home and put it all over my face I really didn't like the color at all. It's hard to explain. It made my eyelids and under my eyes look bluish. Very strange. Too bad I was hoping I would love it
Wanted to love and I do but....
This product will clog your pores and may you BREAKOUT!! I have sensitive skin, which is the main reason I started using Bare Minerals. I needed new foundation about a month ago and decided to try READY. I wish I would have stuck with the Traditional that I have used for years. About 2 weeks after starting READY...I had the WORST breakout of my life. Had to be the foundation because nothing else in my skin care regiment had changed. I loved the coverage and the look of the foundation, just not the subsequent breakout. I am going back to the tried and true traditional and never straying again!
When I found out about the READY Foundation I was curious. I went and purchased some (after getting shade matched of course) and absolutely fell in love!! I know I've heard that you usually have to get a shade or two darker than your loose powder one but in fact I went a shade lighter than my loose powder. It is amazing stuff!! Quicker to use and less mess. Awesome!!
I love READY
I've worn BE for years. People didn't think I wore makeup. I wasn't exactly happy about that, even though, I love the natural look. I felt like I spend good money for these products and it needs to look like I have on foundation. LOL. I bought READY as soon as it hit the store. It is easier to put on and doesn't have the mess. I tried using my kabuki brush with it and I didn't like the look. I bought the precision brush ... it makes all the difference. My morning regiment was taking too long and this minimized it greatly. I see the look on people that I don't know face ... some will pay me a great compliment and some just have this WOW look. I tried not to use the veil compact but, it looks much better with it. You do have to be careful not to get too much of the Ready or the veil on. Too much is just that ... too much. The color variation for me was from the original of med tan to golden deep in Ready. If you are going to use Ready ... get the right brushes!
I checked in at the Bare Minerals Boutique for the color matching and was quickly set-up with the right color and the wonderful gift of seeing my complexion looking incredible. I've used BE for 7 years but at 62 have noticed I need more pop and glow. Figured it was time to try the newer foundations. I have some sun damage and natural aging issues but with this foundation I don't need to use as much nor do I need to use Bisque for concealing. Did I say Wow? Awesome and unbelieveable might be more accurate. Thanks BE!!!
give it another chance - i did!
ok so i was one of those people that bought this and returned it not once but twice yikes! i originally bought the light because that is what i used in the loose but whoa it was way too yellow for me in the solid. then i bought it again and returned it saying i don't know people can use this stuff but after watching the video that Leslie posted and going to the store to get the correct color and the correct brushes and primer i have finally fallen in love with this foundation! it is so easy to use and it looks amazing! so maybe if you are like me and have bought it and returned it, you can give it another chance too! i used the light in loose and i now buy the med beige in solid
I bought this product from the store.it was nice they helped me select the perfect shade for my complexion.the coverage merged my face so well,I was happy it didn't leave any layer over layer on my face. Loved it!
The best foundation!!!!!
I'm a true believer of this amazing product. I confess I tried other foundations, even the air brushed technique but non of this products will ever compare to Bare Escentuals Ready Foundation. It goes so smoothly yet, it covered all of my skin imperfections like some age spots, beautifully. I aplied it in the morning and it lasted the entire day, looking smooth and perfect. I've recomended this to my daughters and my friends and I'm sure they will get the same incredibly beautiful results.
Smooth, perfect coverage.
I'm kind of a minimalist makeup user, and I prefer a simple application and a natural look. This new foundation is fantastic. It goes on so smoothly that it almost feels like a cream. I use a concealer brush to put a little on the inner corner of my eye, the darker skin under my eye, and sometimes around my nose if there's some redness there, and then I use the flawless face brush to complete my face. The final look isn't at all powdery; just smooth and even and bright. I'm honestly pretty amazed; I didn't think BE could improve so much on it's original foundation formula. Many thanks for a beautiful product that's a pleasure to use!
The Best Foundation!
I love Bare Minerals products in general. The Matte formula in Golden Fair blew me away. I have oily skin, and it was the only foundation I had worn in my life that didn't slide off my face by noon. Just when I thought I couldn't love a foundation more, I ... tried... the... Ready...
My Golden Fair matched me well, but when I got shade matched to the Medium Beige in this formula, it literally looked like my own natural naked skin. My skin looks radiant. The formula is so creamy, it FEELS GOOD to put on your face! I never expected a foundation to "feel good" during the application process.
Also, I do wear Prime Time foundation primer, as I did with the Matte formula as well, but I have noticed another key difference... bye bye oil blotting sheets! While the Matte never slid off my face by noon, I would have to break out an oil blotting sheet for a quick touch-up by then, and I am so over-the-moon that after 20 years of worrying about my face looking like an oil slick, I no longer have to worry about it! I just put the foundation on in the morning, and I can go all day without worrying about oil and shine.
I went on my FAB account and changed my product answer to the one thing you can't live without to foundation, whereas before, I had it as eyeshadow (thanks to the Ready duos and quads). That's how much I love this product :)
I've used the loose foundation for years and every time I stray and try something else, I always go back. Until now. I love this product. Somehow it looks even more natural on my skin. It takes so very little and blends very well. I use the newer precision brush which is amazing with any of the foundations. The brush really pulls it together. I will stray no more.
BE just keeps getting better
My favorite BE consultant demonstrated this new "Ready" foundation. My daughter and I both had our "makeovers"! We love this new product. No "dust", I can better control the coverage, easy to travel with,and the finish is so natural. I seem to be using less product with the Ready foundation. The coverage is perfect for my skin and gives me a flawless look all day. In December, traveled from a cold Ky to a warm Fl, and the Ready foundation worked well in both climates.
Thank you BE! for another great product.
Natural Coverage FINALLY
I have hopped around between a lot of powder foundations but I never found something that I really loved. I've used Pur Minerals, L'Oreal True Match, Benefit Hello Flawless, as well as the Original BareMinerals foundation, I would use them until I ran out but never felt like I had found something I would go back to for another go. Powders either feel heavy to me or disappear after a few hours. Till now! I use a flawless application brush and it gives me very natural finish yet plenty of coverage for my acne prone skin. I would definitely recommend this.
Tricky to use
I was so excited to try this foundation because I thought it would be easy and quick to use, especially on the go. I wish I had known ahead of time that I needed to order it a couple shades darker than what I normally use. I also wish I had known there was a different technique altogether for applying it. I made sure to read the information that came along with it but it did not do a good job of explaining of exactly to use it. Now after having watched the videos that I got by email today I think I have a much better understanding of how to apply. Too bad half of it is already gone and I've been looking like a "baroque lady" as according to my husband for the past month!
The BEST - after learning how to do it right!
I was excited to try this product. When traveling, I prefer using foundation in a compact. Previously I had used another brand of mineral makeup for this purpose, but it really was NOT comparable to Bare Minerals (it felt heavy, it was thick or uneven, it didn't benefit my skin as BM does, etc.) So I'm so glad to have a BM option! I have used the Bare Minerals Original foundation for many years, and I have used the BM Matte foundation in the past year during summer humidity when my combination skin turns more oily. In the Original my shade is Fairly Medium. In the Matte my shade is Fair. I went into a BM Boutique to get shade matched for the READY Foundation, and it turns out I'm a Medium (darker than I had expected). When the makeup artist applied it to my face, I was AMAZED. First, the coverage was absolutely perfect. Stunning. Better than anything I'd ever managed before. Second, I noticed that he only touched the brush to the compact 2-3 times -- he used so little but the results were fantastic!
At home, I was WAY less than impressed. I tried all 3-4 different foundation brushes I already had by Bare Minerals. Didn't work like it did in the boutique. I read online that the brush really matters, so I splurged and got the Precision Face Brush. WOW! WHAT a difference! I applied it as the makeup artist suggested --
(1) Lightly tap brush into compact 1-2 times, tap once lightly [DO NOT SWIRL THE BRUSH!]
(2) Start at the outer edges of the face, and using long strokes, work inwards
(3) Continue using long strokes over the entirety of the face, buffing it and working it onto every part of your face
(4) You can repeat all 3 steps as needed, but I've found that doing step 1 only 2-3 times is more than sufficient for full coverage with the Precision Face Brush
1. The brush is important. Just get one of the two suggested.
2. Do not apply too much. It looks awful. It looks much worse than applying too much BM Original or Matte foundation.
3. Make sure your moisturizer and/or primer are totally soaked in and set before applying foundation -- otherwise the foundation tends to apply unevenly and it's not pretty [Tip: if I'm in a hurry in the morning, one of the first things I do is clean my face and apply moisturizer. A few minutes later I apply primer. I go about getting ready, and come back minutes later to do foundation. This maximizes my use of time and makes sure I don't apply foundation too soon in my rush.]
4. Don't apply as you would apply the loose foundation - No swirling the brush - Don't work from the center outwards if you're using the Precision brush.
5. Get shade matched. You'll probably be surprised.
NOW, the READY Foundation is my absolute favorite. The other day I had more time getting ready and I used my BM Original foundation. After finishing my makeup routine, I really didn't like what I saw. I've gotten so used to the READY, how it applies, the coverage it gives, etc. that it's now my favorite and the Original doesn't compare. The Original applies too thickly for my preference now and/or differs day to day depending on how careful I am when applying it (but the READY always applies the same way, predictably). This is probably just unique to me as a user. And even though I know I have the best shades in each of the foundations (I've gotten shade matched for all 3 kinds in the past 8 months), the READY shade matches me best, followed by the Matte. The READY feels the lightest of the 3, even though all 3 are very light compared to any other makeup brand I've tried (including mineral or organic mineral brands). Finally, I'm convinced that the READY make up will last me a very long time - I need so little to get full coverage.
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS FOUNDATION!! THANK YOU BARE MINERALS!!!!!
I love my face!
For many years, I've used the matte mineral foundation. Recently, I visited a boutique just to shade match my winter skin shade. I was recommended to use the Ready foundation in Medium Beige and I love it!
I don't have many spots on my face, but I still love the medium-full coverage that this foundation gives me along with the precision brush. It's light, easy, and you don't even have to use that much to get the flawless look.
To top it off, I use the mineral veil and a little bit of Warmth.
Best makeup product I have EVER used!
I'm a longtime lover of original BE foundation and I wear Matte for my combination skin. I thought that product could never be bested and have said for years that thanks to BE, I'd never put liquid foundation on my face again. But hearing the "buzz" on the new READY, I went to a boutique and got color-matched. I live over an hour away, but it was worth it! Jessica at the Ross Park Mall store in Pittsburgh, PA was very nice and super knowledgeable. She put Prime Time original formula and READY foundation on me, and I sat there absolutely gaping at how great it looked. I'd never used the Primer before, either...ok, I'm lazy! LOL But now that I've tried both, the Primer and READY foundation are my two absolute must-haves in makeup. The improvement over what I already thought was great, natural coverage is astonishing. The long wear is a huge bonus, too -- the READY truly does stay in place and give you that wonderful coverage for much longer. It feels creamy and nourishing, yet not at all shiny, heavy, or greasy. So fast, so easy to apply, feels lovely on. I'm on a budget, but this is worth every penny. I could not be more impressed! Also of note: I wore Fairly Light in the original foundation; I wear Fairly Medium in the READY, and it's perfect. It's quite true that you need to be color-matched.