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.
Rated 5 out of 5 by toomanycats At Last!
This is the best foundation I have ever used. Using the brush I apply two scant drops for very good coverage. I have large pores and acne scars but this foundation evens everything out. I use the concealer for a sun spot and broken capilary and voila, the best my skin has looked in years. I use the Exfoliating Treatment Cleanser regularly to help keep my skin texture even and that helps the bareSkin cover flawlessly. bareSkin does not negatively affect my oily T-zone and is perfect for the remainder of my skin which tends toward dry. I admit, I was skeptical at first and not used to the "dewy" look but I really embrace it now - so, yes, this took some getting accustomed to. You could easily use the mineral veil if you wanted a matte effect.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Angel5683 Nonstop complements
I love the bareMinerals to begin with, but now I cannot get over how easy and amazing this foundation is. I've actually been asked by strangers if I'm wearing makeup, up because my skin looks perfect. No I'm not paid to do this but I always tell them i only use bareMinerals. I'm very careful with anything I use on my skin, now after years of using bareMinerals even with out any makeup my skin actually looks better than it ever did before.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Great foundation!
Overall, this is a really good foundation. I use the powder matte foundation and this covers much better. I break out pretty bad sometimes and always have a lot of blemishes but this covers pretty well without a lot of layering. I start with primer then add the foundation. When the foundation doesn't cover some spots I just use my concealer brush with my powder foundation and that usually fixes the issue! Then I finish it off with the mineral veil loose powder. Downside: The tube it is in is really difficult to squeeze to get anything out. And the foundation does not smell good at all so it is not very nice to wear and smell all day
Rated 3 out of 5 by Hans LOVED initially- now...?
When I first bought my foundation I was in love! It went on like a dream with my beauty blender and I set it with the matte powder foundation. My skin is sensitive and other products made me break out in horrible hives, so I thought I finally found my happy place. My skin looks better after I take the makeup off than when I put it on!
But then, I noticed that after a few hours it got bronzy, and at the end of the day my face is oompa loompa orange. Even with a good primer! Unfortunately there isn't a shade light enough for me to continue to use this product and I'm going to miss it terribly.
I figured I might as well use the rest of it for what I paid, but the little ball inside that rattles when you shake it? That keeps getting stuck so no product comes out. I have to shake the bottle upside down (into my hand) and there's a 90% chance I'll end up with foundation everywhere but on me. The bottle isn't even half empty yet! Sad face. :(
Rated 5 out of 5 by LibraMom Best Foundation Ever
I have been wearing this foundation since it came out a few years ago. I am 48 and between the facial products that I use and this serum foundation, my skin has never looked better. This is honestly the best liquid foundation I have ever used. It is light, blends well, is not full of chemicals, lasts ALL day and looks amazingly natural. I use the newest concealer and also set with the mineral powder. I get complimented on my makeup and have been told that I look like I am in my 30's. I contribute it to my skin care and Bare Escentuals. I used to break out terribly, but have not had any episodes since switching to this brand. I will say, I have sampled a few foundations from other companies after seeing advertisements, but always come back to this. The other brands seem to sit on my face and Bare Skin blends in, which is the kind of foundation I have looked for my entire life. I'm a HUGE fan of Bare Escentuals and will continue to purchase their amazing products.
Rated 4 out of 5 by ValarieS It's okay but not the greatest I've used
It seemed a little runny when it came out. I did okay job with coverup but still could see the redness in my cheeks. I used a little foundation powder over it. But through out the day it seemed to fade away. It's okay on sensitive skin also.
Rated 5 out of 5 by courtayotte Best Foundation
I was recently introduced to this product through a friend. I completely fell in love with it. It has great coverage and its really light weight. Also its really easy to find your shade to use. I highly recommend this to people looking for a new foundation. AMAZING
Rated 3 out of 5 by relady2014 I'm Staying With The Powder
The color was too dark. I thought using this product would eliminate all the steps I have to take with the powder version. It does not. You have to use the concealer then blend, blend then still use the powder. It does not give the lasting, natural looking coverage the powder does. The brush does not dry as easily as the other brushes for the powder.
Rated 3 out of 5 by qltgrl on the fence
I really can't decide on this product...a like/hate thing, not love/hate. IF you can get a shade that works, (I think many are too yellow my complexion) it's probably fine. That took several tries for me. The one I chose looks better when I have no tan than it does during the summer months. Again, not a fan of the packaging. More waste in this product. Although I keep my bottle upright I think there is more product inside the lid than in the bottle. After shaking it before use, and removing the cap it seems to bubble out of the top like a shaken soda can. And of course it's more than I use so it goes down the drain. I have a reserve bottle that I'm not sure I won't return....may depend on the day! I would think this company could do better.
Rated 5 out of 5 by nickydub best liquid foundation I've ever used
I have been a Bare Minerals powder user for years, but as I got older, found that the powder seemed too drying when my skin was overly dry. I've used lots of liquid foundations in the past and always felt they were too caked-on looking, too fake and was never able to get a good color match. I wanted something that covered imperfections and redness but didn't give me a pancake-face look.
Bareskin is perfect! It goes on weightless and makes your skin feel dewy, glowing and gorgeous. I like a more natural looking foundation, so this is the perfect match for me. When used with the brush, it's easy to apply and looks fantastic. I was color-matched at my local BE store, and have been completely happy with the results. I would highly recommend this foundation for a natural looking foundation that goes on easy and leaves you looking dewy and beautiful.
Rated 4 out of 5 by DeeDeeDiana Bare Skin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation
I really like the Bare Skin Serum Foundation....it goes on smoothly and covers nicely, but I am in my sixties, and what I like least about it is it can really make your fine lines on your face stand out if you use too much.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Doesn't match my skin
I really like this foundation, but have issues with the limited pale color options.
The feel of this product isn't like any other foundation I've worn, it's thin, a little goes a long way, and it definitely feels more like a serum than your traditional foundation.
The problem I have is in color matching. I am very pale, but have gold undertones. In terms of tone, bare cream #05 is perfect, in terms of shade, it's way too dark. If I could take it and mix it with white or something, it would be perfect.
Alas, it is not.
It really is about time makeup companies realized that girls with gold undertones are sometimes pale too.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rottiegal Bare skin is great
This is a great foundation for very dry skin or in the winter time. I can't see how anyone would be disappointed in this! I use the bare minerals dry foundation and the mineral veil over top of it. Great application!
Rated 2 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer If you have acne prone skin
I got a little sample of the brightening serum so I tried it and loved the way my face looked so I went out and bought it. I normally have a few bumps on my chin, but after using this product I noticed it getting worse. I tried to ignore it and blame it on that time of the month because I liked the look and feel of this product so much. After a couple weeks I decided to stop using it and see what happened. My face cleared up! I used it again and my face broke out again! I'm now positive that unfortunately it is the serum thats causing the breakouts. I'm returning it and going back to the ready pressed foundation :(
Rated 1 out of 5 by BE-Lulu Wanted to like it but...
At first I thought the coverage was great....until summer heat kicked in. Much like the concealer, this product does not hold up well in heat. It melts off - horrible! That was one of the reasons I fell in love with BE: their powders held up in all weather conditions. Really wanted to like it until I saw a pic of my BE makeup literally melting off my face. YUCK!
Rated 3 out of 5 by YogiGirl Loved it, then liked it
When I first tried this foundation I was in love! The finish was gorgeous, it only took a couple of drops, and the coverage was great! However, I would come home from class a couple hours later and the coverage seemed to have disappeared or melted off. After a while of use, my skin was breaking out. I realized it was because, even after cleaning the brush, a lot of makeup would still be in the bristles. And all that old makeup got on my face and was what was making me break out! I spent almost 20 minutes trying to clean that brush and I still couldn't get it all out! So I would recommend cleaning your brush very often. Towards the end of the bottle, the makeup would oxidize on my face and turn orange and mask like. Gross! I don't know if that was because of the bottle may have been reaching the end of its shelf life or because I had dry skin at the time, but moisturizer didn't help. Its hard to say whether I like the foundation or not! I loved it at first but slowly started disliking it as I used it.
Rated 2 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer no civreage, skin reacted tonthis
I as looking fir a new "dewy" foundation- and thought I would give this a try. Plus the minimal.ingredient list was attractive to me. However, this didn't work for me. It doesn't go on well, it completely melts INTO your skin so after a few hours its gone- and it bothered my skin- tingly, itchy. It took over a day for that "reactive" feeling from this foundation went away. Not a "match" for me!
Rated 5 out of 5 by tendrementchoco I am really impressed
I have been a BA customer for years now, mainly using their original loose powder. I just wanted to try something thing for my sensitive skin. I am really impressed by the high quality of the product. I only need two drops on my brush to cover my whole face: it is light but covering at the same time, I guess it erases the flaws and brings out the glow! I justI finish up with some powder to set everything, and my eyes and lips routine. Really good natural result! A keeper for sure!
Rated 4 out of 5 by TexasMama Not Instant Love
I have been using Bare Escentuals foundation and makeup since I was 24 years old...I am now almost 40, and decided five months ago to stop using the powder foundation and give Bareskin a try.
It was not instant love. I have several sunspots and hyperpigmentations, and it takes using the Bareskin concealer along with 2 to 3 layers of Bareskin face serum foundation to lighten them, but I love how the foundation feels on my face! It's not cakey or drying, but it is a little oily in consistency at first.
Another thing I really like about this foundation: I forgot I was wearing it and was trying on white shirts... And had no transference! It also doesn't rub off easily, which is nice. Overall, I like it.
Rated 5 out of 5 by lvm313 bareSkin Brightening Foundation
I recently bought this item looking for something for full coverage. Not only does this product fulfill my expectations but the finish is flawless and I couldn't see my pores. I've gotten so many compliments and I can see a difference in the finish than the other foundations I've tried (i.e. MAC). Going BARE was the best thing I've done!