Rated 2 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Eh
I bought the sample size of this. I have combination skin. I used Dr. Brandt pores no more primer with this and it's streaky, clings to my dry patches, and is greasy. Without the primer the same thing happens and it breaks me out.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Meli123 Very Happy
I am very happy with this foundation, I like it on other people so I decided to give it a try. I bought the travel size just in case I didn't like it. But I actually love it. Goes smother on my skin, matched great with my skin tone so I don't look over done or pale. My skin looks smooth and natural. Also brightens my skin which I love. Wish i had bought the brush but maybe next time I will. Thanks bare minerals. I also got the concealer. Great combo.
Also happy its has SPF.
Rated 3 out of 5 by JLynn Great formula - messy to use
I love this product due to it's light coverage, it goes on easy with brush, seems to benefit my skin with it's formula, looks dewey on - not dry. My complaint is that since you need to shake the bottle to mix it after sitting overnight, pressure must accumulate and when I open the cap the liquid oozes out the top and down the side of the bottle. I end up leaving the bottle sit open on my vanity until the next day so that I don't waste any valuable foundation. I went back to the powder foundation because of this!
Rated 3 out of 5
by HayleyJ Love the product, not the packaging
When I tried this product in an Ulta store, I noticed right away that the bottle top was filled with product. I asked the salesperson if that was normal or because it was a tester and of course, she said it was the latter. After purchasing the product and shaking it well, as the bottle instructs, I could tell this is a bad package. The liquid continues to pour out of the top, down the sides after you've squeezed out what you need. The top is filled with product and it's quite messy. I love the smooth and light feel of it, but I probably won't buy another bottle until the packaging is fixed. I don't usually take the time to review products, so this is enough of an issue that I thought it necessary. Bare Minerals, please take notice! Thank you!
Rated 3 out of 5 by Dancer28 Love the Foundation but not the messiness
This foundation really looks good on my skin, it blends in nice and i like the feel of it. Now it is very leaky and messy. Even when the cap is on the foundation, it is leaking and getting everywhere. This needs to change because the foundation is being wasted by this flawed design.
Rated 4 out of 5 by BritanyJHawley Great product, terrible packaging
I have to admit, when I first tried this foundation as a sample, I did not like it at all. I felt that it looked very fake. But I decided to give it another shot. I started to like it as a base under the original foundation. The more I played with it the more I loved it. Don't use too much though and always be sure to shake it first. When you first put it on, it does not look great. It takes about 30 seconds for it to have it's real finished look and blend in with your skin. You have to use the brush that goes with it too. I now use this every day with mineral veil over it. The one big complaint that I have is the packaging. Once I get the amount I want, about 80% of the time it keeps coming out the top and leaks down the side. I waste so much of the foundation beacuse of this. It's not cheap so that is very frustrating. If this isn't fixed, I might seriously consider not using it for that reason only and I would be very disappointed because I really do love this foundation.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer baby skin!!!
I didn't like this foundation at first. Actually, I hated it. It looked cakey and oily and i really didn't like it at all. As the wheather began to change I decided to give it another shot and I am so glad I did. I applied it with a different brush (my favorite is the flat top one from eco tools. It's similar to the bare minerals one but without the little hole in the middle) I buffed it in my skin really good and with proper application it melts into my skin and looks so fresh and flawless like baby skin! It lasts all day too, even through sweating at the gym for an hour sometimes more. It really has been impressing me and It will definitely be my go to for this winter. I'm not sure how it will do in the summer heat but we will find out :)
Rated 1 out of 5 by Ginger12 Will Not Purchase Again
I have already reviewed this, but because I did not like the product, this company chose not to post it, even though I violated no review guidelines.
This product is thick on your face. It feels heavy and greasy. I've spent all day wiping excess off, even though I only used 1 drop in each area of my face. It makes me look dewy and that is not attractive on many people. It makes it look like I forgot to was the oil off my face before I put make-up on.
The bottle is horrible to use. Foundation keeps spilling out of the tip, even when the bottle is right-side up. I either waste product or try to quickly cap it off, and then it still spills into the cap.
It streaks. I spent so much longer on my make-up these days because I have to buff, and buff, and buff the lines away. Unless you have absolutely no wrinkles on your face, the foundation will pool in your fine lines and enhance them. My eyes look rough after apply this.
I will not be purchasing this product again.
Rated 1 out of 5 by TC05 I really wanted it to work.
I went into the store, specifically asking about full coverage foundation. I openly stated that I have, sometimes really bad, combination skin. I was assured that this was it! It would do the trick and my worries would be a thing of the past. Ugh, Not so much. I use the primer, As instructed, Let it dry and then start the process of applying the foundation. As soon as it starts to go on my skin, I know there's a problem. It's as if it falls into any and every line/crease I have on my face! I buff it out...and It melts right back. Then, my skin looks so flaky/scaly. The foundation has grabbed a hold of my problem areas (that I mentioned from the get-go) and has made them even MORE noticeable. I so wanted this to work but it just doesn't for me. Sad face =/
Rated 5 out of 5 by EngineerLady A Light and Lovely Foundation
This is my first liquid foundation but not my first Bare Minerals and I love all the great benefits of this line but in a liquid! I find that I can customize the amount of coverage I want from sheer to full, and it always feels very light. I make a point of moisturizing and using the Bare Minerals primer before I apply because I have found that the foundation can highlight overly dry patches. All in all, I love it!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer FOUND MY HOLY GRAIL VEIL!
I LOVE MY BRIGHTENING SERUM FOUNDATION. I WEAR IT EVERYDAY BECAUSE IT HAS AN SPF, IT'S HEALTHY & IT'S TREATING MY SKIN WITH A GORGEOUS BARE SKIN TO MED. COVERAGE. I LOVE THE LIQUIDY, SMOOTH, BLENDABLE FORMULATION. I USE BARE MINERALS PRIMER FIRST. THEN USING MY ELF STIPPLING BRUSH I APPLY THE FIRST "COAT" IF I NEED MORE COVERAGE I APPLY MORE; BLENDING WITH A DRY BEAUTY BLENDER FOR SEAMLESS COVERAGE. TO SET I USE BARE MINERALS PERFECTING VEIL. I FEEL GOOD WEARING THESE TWO BEAUTY PRODUCTS; THEY'RE LIGHTWEIGHT I FEEL BARE SKINNED. EVEN WITH MY OILY/COMBO SKIN IT SURPRISINGLY HAS LONG LASTING EFFECTS. THANK YOU BARE MINERALS FOR MAKING MY HOLY GRAIL VEIL.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Best investment in makeup ever!
I love this because it matches my skin color and when I'm finished applying it my face doesn't look like I'm "made up". At 77 years young that is VERY important.
Rated 4 out of 5 by LegitChick Packaging Change Please
A few months ago I needed to change my foundation and a friend suggested this. I love the product! But the bottle it comes in is a problem. First, it's difficult to tell when it needs to be replaced because you can't actually see the foundation in the bottle. Second, almost every time I use it the foundation will spew out without being able to control it which creates a ton of waste. I hope you'll consider changing it!
Rated 1 out of 5 by LandBmom Looked awful on my skin
I don't know what in the world was going on with this foundation, if it was me, how I was applying it, etc. Everytime I put the product on my skin it would look really flaky and the product wouldn't "melt" into my skin. I assumed my skin was dry so I made sure next time to put more moisturizer on, nope. Then I tried a makeup primer, nope. Then I tried using just my fingers instead of the special brush, nope. This just did not look good on me at all. My mother had the same exact experience as me, maybe it's the genes.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Worst foundation I've ever had
I have a pretty normal skin type the can occasionally lean one way or the other. I got this product and I was so excited because I have just always heard good things about are minerals and I loved the idea of a natural looking finish. I got this product and tried it with high hopes that were ruined immediately, the finish looked like there was dry flakes of skin all over my face and looked oily at the same time. Also you have to shake this product well but every time you do half your foundation is all over you. Overall a bad product and I highly recommend never trying.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Not a fan :-(
Unfortunately, after giving this foundation several tries, I am not a fan. I love bareminerals loose foundations and all of their other makeup. In fact, it's the only makeup line I use. So, I wanted to try this out. It sinks into my pores, gets oily on my normal skin type, and actually looks a bit cakey. You can for sure tell I'm wearing foundation. The original and matte foundations are perfection, so this one was a let down.
Rated 5 out of 5
by CarolL Utterly Fab
I have read the reviews and based on my experience, I have no problems with the bottle. Aside from that, I absolutely love the product. The finish is beautiful. I use 2 drops max, so it goes a long way. I love the brush and find that using it is the key to flawless application and coverage. I have used Bare Minerals for a very long time and am so glad you developed this fluid product. I am over 60 and like the dewy finish provided my fluid foundation. This product is gentle for my rosacea and my dermatologist even agreed that it was an excellent brand for those who suffer with this issue. Keep up the good work and research.
Rated 2 out of 5 by ShanStewart Not so much for me.....
I loved the idea of this foundation because the powder foundation has become way too heavy for me. So I bought it and tried it. The coverage was nice, very easy to apply, goes on smooth, but the foundation is so easy transferable onto hands, clothing, etc,. If you accidentally touch your face or have to scratch it, God forbid, it is on your hands/clothes and then on everything else. Plus, it settles into my laugh lines. Maybe it’s because I have combination skin and it doesn't mix well with my skin's chemistry, I don't know. I would have thought the Bare Minerals team would have thought about that when they tested this product. I would have to give it only 2 hearts.
Rated 4 out of 5 by JanD Great coverage but...bottle needs upgrading!
I noticed various reviews from women in my age group (50-60) that we liked the product but the bottle should be either a pump or this should be in a tube. It's messy, leaks and is hard to squeeze just 2 drops at one time. With the cost/value of the product, the bottle really needs to reflect the quality and it does not. It's hard plastic and should be more pliable. Overall the product covers very well but takes a bit of playing with it to get it just right...
Rated 5 out of 5 by onejett I SO LOVE IT
This is the 2nd product I ever owned from Bare Minerals! I love it so much! The foundation is so easy to apply with the brush. I use it together with the Mineral Veil, it is so perfect! as it gives me the flawless coverage and long-wearing. Even if it rains or if you cry, it stays well on the face! I highly recommend it! =)
Rated 2 out of 5 by n2harp Not their best
I was really excited to try this product as the Bareminerals mineral foundation/mineral veil/etc are so wonderful, however this product really did not work for me. The coverage was light-medium however this product did not blend easily into my skin despite trying to with and without moisturizer application prior to using the foundation. I also found that it rubbed off rather easily throughout the day and would settle into fine lines I didn't even know I had (I'm 20...) It applied oily but by the end of the day had my skin looking very dry. I will not be repurchasing this product again, I think traditional liquid foundations work better than this serum formulation.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Nicoon Not for me and my dry skin
First I had a really hard time finding a shade match. I was offered a sample at Ulta and the lighting in the store didn't help much.
I tried the product two ways. One with lotion applied first, and once without. Both days, my skin felt very dry and tight by the end of the day. I see that it has Vitamin C as an ingredient, and historically, I have trouble with skincare products containing Vitamin C.
This product does seem very light weight, has buildable coverage, and seems like it would be great for someone with normal to oily skin.
Rated 3 out of 5 by OregonNana Love the coverage, hate the bottle
Please redesign the bottle with a pump. Love the coverage but don't have the strength in my hands any more and squeezing it hurts.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Nmbdallas Flawed bottle
LOVE the foundation but hate the bottle. I've purchased twice but won't purchase again until they use a pump. It currently doesn't shake up well and in the end you paste product. Colors are wonderful for a fair complexion.
Rated 2 out of 5 by Mariaw50 Really, really wanted to like it.
I am looking for a foundation that will not accentuate my fine lines and wrinkles, but I saw every single fine line and wrinkle. It really settled into them. I am going to try it again with a spine applicator. I tried with the brush recommended...maybe I am just not used to using a brush. I also ordered the wrong color. It is too light. (That's me though, I am terrible at getting it right!). I'll give it a couple more tries. Hopefully, my daughter will like it.
Rated 3 out of 5 by MAC87 Love the product, hate the bottle
This is a great product. I was excited when a liquid foundation was developed. However the bottle is horrible. The product leaks into lid and oozes out around it despite closing it really tight. If I want to travel with it I have to wrap it in plastic bag so it does get all over my makeup bag which happened the first time I traveled. Then I have to wipe down the bottle before I use it. But this happens even when it sits on my counter. It's a waste of a not so cheap foundation. I thought it was just a flaw in one bottle but it has happened in all bottles I have purchased and to friends who have bought it also.
Please redesign the bottle!
Rated 1 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Waste of $
Was so excited for this. After shaking vigorously it came out greasy, oily, and streaky coverage. Attempted at first with a very expensive, high quality brush. Fail. Second attempt using my fingers/sponge. Fail. Terrible smell... Even my boyfriend detected the off putting scent. Also, is difficult to dispense from bottle... All around fail for me. Perhaps other skin types would find this product effective. Like I said, really wanted to love this.
Rated 5 out of 5 by roktesa A Must Try
I was a bit hesitant to try the foundation because 1) I have combination oily skin, 2) I once got a really bad breakout with a foundation, and 3) the reviews about the foundation spilling all over. I am really glad I decided to give this foundation a try. I'll first start off saying that I did not have any problems with the foundation leaking. However, the foundation did kinda ooz out of the bottle the first couple of times after I shook it. I just swiped it on my brush and used it so it would not go to waste. After that I did not have any problems with the foundation leaking out of the bottle.
When I first tried it 2 drops were not enough for my face. I had my makeup done by a professional for a wedding and she advised me to always moisturize and let my skin soak it in, and use a primer before applying any type of makeup. After following her advise I noticed that 1 drop was enough for a light coverage and 2 drops was enough for full coverage. Due to my combination oily face I found this product is best for winter and spring season. During the summer I did notice that my face did tend to get oily even after setting it with a powder. I just used blotting face paper and that took care of it. Overall this foundation is perfect for the "no makeup" look and feel.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Beachy Coverage flawless, bottle greatly flawed!!
I must admit at first I did not like this liquid foundation. I did not get a demonstration at the store for its application so that may have been the issue. I used it too heavy and the smell of the product was somewhat offensive to me as it smelled oily. Now that I am much better at applying it I really like it. The biggest problem is the bottle it comes in. It is more than a "bit messy". It leaks and gets all over things even when you "click" it closed. It is not the least expensive foundation on the market and I am not very happy about the waste the bottle causes. Let alone the mess to clean up.from the leakage. Forget traveling with it, it is just too messy. Please rethink that bottle and come up with something more appropriate for your product and I will continue to buy it. I find it keeps my skin from drying out if I use it daily.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Megg Just what I have been looking for
I am a lover of liquid foundation and have tried multiple expensive foundations. I absolutely love the coverage of this foundation. It makes my skin look perfect. The brush for this foundation really does it justice. It also stays on all day long unlike most foundations. It is also a very reasonable price.