bareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20 - null
Not Only Met, But Exceeded Expectations!
I really like this makeup, a lot!! I’m 33, with sensitive skin, and a busy mom of two boys-this makeup is decently priced, looks nearly flawless, is easy to apply, and makes me feel good about myself (even on those not so good skin days). I have to admit after using the same makeup for the past few years I was hesitant to change, but am so glad that I did. I think that what is important to remember is that makeup in general can be subjective and tends to work slightly different for each person (it can also take time to get used to applying a new makeup). I am a big fan of foundation and this foundation does not disappoint, it is fantastic (really)! I prefer medium-full coverage and by adjusting the amount of drops I use I can get the exact coverage I want. I would say one thing I’ve learned is to start with less and build as I go versus applying to much to begin with (it’s harder to apply then). I strongly suggest reviewing the Shade Finder as that helped me to find a shade that matches so well (even better than my last foundation), I use Bare Linen. I usually use anywhere from 8-12 drops depending on the day, but again that is because I prefer full coverage and do have some splotchy areas that I like to cover well. I also bought the brush (Perfecting Face Brush) which after using for a couple weeks now I think works better than my old foundation brush, it covers more evenly and glides on so you can buff it in (using a circular motion). After applying my foundation I put on the Mineral Veil over it and it looks like I’m wearing little makeup, yet it evens out my skin, has virtually no smell, great texture, and also doesn’t feel like I’m wearing much makeup. It also lasts well all day (10-14 hours, with maybe a slight touchup). This product is exactly what it is advertised as and then some! I highly recommend it and am so thankful to have found it!
Enhances dry skin
When I tried this product at a BareMinerals boutique, it looked fine even though it made my dry skin quite apparent. I thought if I tried tons of moisturizer and primer it would do the trick. It did not. It accentuates every tiny little patch of dry skin on your face.
Pros: very lightweight, decent coverage
Cons: don't use if you have dry skin
Great foundation alternative
I really like this product. I didn't invest in the brush though. I wanted to see if I liked it first, then I read the reviews and it seems the brush is not so great. I had good results with just putting a couple drops on the back of my hand and then using my little buki brush to pick it up and buff on my face. I'm not sure if this is a all in one foundation or do you follow with Mineral Veil. Either way seems to look good for me. My skin is neither oily or dry so that is no problem.
Where has this foundation been all my life?!
I honestly have the most frustrating skin in the world that seems to break out with every kind of foundation out there, but this is the first one I've ever used on a daily basis that my skin actually seems to love. I honestly never even really liked Bare Escentuals (sorry!) before I became obsessed with this foundation. Now, the texture is something that takes a minute of getting used to -- you need to shake the bottle and then it comes out oily-looking, but I found that it doesn't feel like oil sitting on your face and it doesn't look oily at all. I am also positively amazed at the level of coverage I can get with this. I can wear it sheerly on days I don't need very full coverage, and I can layer it up on days I need full coverage, but no matter what, it NEVER looks cakey. I mean NEVER. This is honestly the first foundation review I've ever written in my life -- give this product a try. I even notice a difference in my skin (the hyperpigmentation is clearing). For me at least, it's the best foundation for my skin -- and I have acne prone, sensitive and combination skin. Finally, something that works! Thank you Bare Escentuals!
BareSkin Pure Serum Foundation
I currently use bareMinerals and I love the products! I did not like this one. After 15 minutes of using, it began to smell rancid on my skin. Which does not happen, unless a product has hemp. I checked out the ingredients, no hemp that I am aware of. Don't get me wrong, the foundation looked great. Unfortunately, it is not for me.
Taking a breath and hoping for improvement...
The new bareSkin Brightening Serum Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF20 went on like a dream for me in the store when they did my face and I could not believe how wonderful it felt or did not feel... I did not even think I had anything on my face and it felt marvelous!!! No Mask?! Then I got home (lighting not good at all in the store and you really cannot see well at all !!!) You could see the makeup in every little area... next to my nose, eyes, lips, chin...etc., I was so disappointed. I kept trying to work with it (bought the brush as well) even applied with with fingers but nothing worked and took it back. Hope they figure out some way to get a few glitches out and I will be so happy to try it again!
Use to be a Flight Attendant and used makeup then but really slacked off when I slowed down and stopped flying plus am outdoorsy and am out in the elements a lot all year round but started using BE powder and products back in March 2014 and I have to say ~ I just love it and after applying ~ it just feels so good on my face and I cannot tell that I am even wearing anything at all!!! I had to take some time to get use to how much I wanted to put on and the application but I am getting it and LOVE IT! Plus ~ I have freckles more in the summer naturally ~ and it still works great... Bye the way... I have tried a lot of really expensive makeups on the market and this one is "#1" in my book!
Easy to use, good coverage
I have been a bare minerals user for about 10 years. I was hesitant to try this because liquid foundations never looked natural. I finally decided to give this a try, got color matched and bought it and the brush. I truly love this foundation. It goes on easily and stays put. At first I was using too much and it did tend to settle in my fine lines, But with this product, I now use only 2-3 drops and I get good coverage. If you are one of the people who says it settles, try using less or buffing more. After I apply it, I get a clean kabuki brush and buff buff buff. I thought the mineral powder foundation was the best, but BE has done it again. Also love that there is no powder residue in the air or on my clothes. This is the best product ever made. I use bare nude #9.
Just doesn't work for me
I really wanted to love this foundation. However, it settles in my pores and leaves parts of my face looking spotted and cakey. I experimented with different techniques, tried it with the primer but it never looked right. Finally I went to a Bare Minerals retailer and had them apply it for me....same exact results. It seems like a wonderful product but for whatever reason simply doesn't work on my skin. I don't even have particularly large pores. Between the foundation and the special brush it was a rather expensive fail.
Unsure of Brightening Serum
I have been using Bareskin brightening Serum foundation for a month now and I am still unsure if I like it. I have dry skin and redness by nose and forehead. I do not feel as if it helps cover the redness no matter how much I put on. This also makes my face very shinny and oily looking even with having the driest skin. I also don't feel as if this stays on like the original Bare Minerals. I had high hopes for this foundation :-(
Loved it at first but..
This foundation is not meant for dry skin. It accentuates the dryness. It also tends to collect in the crease of your eyelids and under eye lines so wearing eyeshadow is a must. The foundation has a shiny/super dewy finish and feels a lot heavier on your skin than the powder. It tends to come off super easy, and I found that it lasts about an hour before needing to touch it up/reapply it.
I purchased this foundation at my local Bare Minerals boutique and got shade matched. This foundation PERFECTLY matched my skin tone and blended flawlessly. Unfortunately, it contains Vitamin C which can have a very drying effect. I'm in my 20's and have very good skin (not oily or dry). I've never had any issues with skin drying until I began using this foundation. I noticed about the 2nd or 3rd day of use, or should I say my boyfriend noticed. My skin started drying out in patches around my nose and cheeks and underneath my chin. I have tried using a really hydrating moisturizer in combination with a primer and have seen little improvement. I'm really torn because this foundation makes my skin appear brighter and the shade matches flawlessly, however I'm not sure if the dry skin that is evident is worth it. This foundation would work great for someone with slightly more oily skin.
I purchased this product in Bare Neutral, I also purchased the perfecting face brush. I have normal to dry skin, when I used the brush it seemed like it accentuated the dry parts of my face even with moisturizer, I was very disappointed. I then tried about 3 drops on my regular makeup sponge and it worked awesome. This is one of the lightest feeling foundations I have ever found that offers great coverage and does not cause my face to break out at all. Great product!
Love this foundation
My favorite new foundation! I was a little hesitant to try it at first, thinking that it might not work with my oily skin. After trying it, I was totally impressed. It truly is brightening. It makes my skin glow without looking oily. This foundation feels super comfortable and lightweight and it lasts all day. It feels silky when i apply onto my skin. I use Bare Buff 10.
great foundation for the summer!
I have had this foundation for two weeks and I love it! My only complaint is the brush they recommend for this product.
BEST EVER FOUNDATION
I HAD MY SHARES WITH ALMOST EVERY BRAND OF FOUNDATIONS BUT THIS EATS THE CAKE! I HAVE VERY OILY SKIN AND LARGE PORES AND I COULD NOT BELIEVE HOW GREAT IT LOOKED ON MY SKIN. I LOOKED NATURAL AND APPLIED MINERAL VEIL TO SET MY FOUNDATION, WHICH HELPED SET IT FOR ALMOST 7 HOURS. MY HUSBAND EVEN TOLD ME MY FACE LOOKED BEAUTIFUL. I'M HOOKED AND HOPE THEY NEVER DISCONTINUE NOR CHANGE THE INGREDIENTS; IT'S A PERFECT BLEND:))
I have been with bare essential for 5 yrs. love the loose powder but always wanted a liquid foundation. The shade was a little light for me, but when I called them, they were happy to get it fixed/ replaced free of charge. I love the flawless finish. I'm only skin, dark skin...and I love this product.
Good, but not Great
For reference, I am usually golden medium in the loose foundation. I got this in Bare Buff #10. I was really looking forward to this product and loved it at first; however, noticed it accentuated some of the dryness on my cheeks. I also don't like the application WITH the new brush, but works well with fingers (but you must work quickly). This is a good product with the great natural benefits, but this did not work for my combination skin (oily in T-zone and dry on cheeks).
Bareskin Brightening Serum
The reviews are right when they say this foundation is perfect at first. But then something happens and the foundation seems to sink into every line on the face, making the lines appear even worse. The foundation also seems to disappear as time goes by, meaning that there is no coverage at all after awhile. I will not be buying this product again unless I hear that the coverage has been improved. Wish I could get my money back but I've already used it for about a week.
Not for me
I think is ok, little to loose. I prefer the "original" wich I have
being using for over 15 yrs. I love the original I will continue using it.
Amazing, oil free, lightweight, skin perfecting foundation! I have tried many foundations over the years, and nothing compares! All you see is smooth, perfect skin!!
while i love the powder foundation, i am so so happy there is a liquid version! i need a bit more coverage, so this was perfect for my skin. in addition, it feels so lightweight and you do not need a lot of product to cover your entire face. just add 1-2 drops and that definitely does the trick! it is quite hot here in southern california, and i really did not have any problems with my foundation dripping off my face. this is definitely a lifesaver and - now - a go-to foundation!
bare shell makeup
this product is the best ever. only problem I have is that I cannot buy it anyplace. desperately need to get this product now. I use to use the powder for 15 years but this is even better. it is so sheer and light
Another hit for Bare Minerals!
I can't say how much I LOVE this new foundation. It's perfect for summer since it's so weightless. The coverage is at least as good as the original powder foundation. I love how it feels on my skin. It's silky smooth and gives me a bit of a glow without being too much. Plus it smells great!
Where has this been all m life?!
I have been a long time BE fan since the age of 17 and I'm 22 now. I originally had trouble with the powder due to overly dry skin and trouble finding my shade (golden skin tone). They came out with more colors and I've been in love ever since however always longed for a liquid and THEY DELIVERED!!! This formula is nothing short of amazing! It covers well and has very build-able coverage (great for dark circles) and it literally feels like I have NOTHING on my face. It doesn't even feel like lotion. It becomes one with my skin and I can't thank BE enough for making shades for all skin tones. I have never had problem looking yellow or orange with BE which was the problem with ALL over the counter brands. Believe me I've tried them all. This doesn't even compare. Such a smooth silky texture it's unreal. Just try it, you won't regret it!
Not what I expected
This product does go on like a dream and looks good for about 30 minute. Then the makeup settles into the lines on your face and makes you look 10 years older than you are. I was shocked at how bad this makeup looked after a half an hour. It continues to settle all day and makes you look so old and wrinkly. You're better off not putting it all over your face and just using it for under eyes and spots. I should qualify that I am 31 years old with nice skin. I have very fine lines on my cheeks, and relatively smooth skin. I look so much better without this product on then with it. Unless you already have flawless skin (which, why do you need foundation then?) this product will end up making you look a lot worse.
Makes Aging Skin Look Years Older
I wish I had read through the reviews before ordering this foundation as some of the negative comments turned out to be my experience as well. While the foundation goes on light and I seemed to achieve good coverage, a short time later my aging skin looked at least ten years older. I'm 57 and still have pretty smooth, youthful skin for which I often receive compliments, however, this foundation looked dry on and accentuated the slight wrinkling and sagging I do have (which were not even noticeable prior to applying the bareSkin foundation) making me look several years older. It was a horrible look on me. In fact, it looked much better in the trash can I threw it in than it did on my face. It may look okay on a young woman's face, but it is not for older skin. I would not recommend it.
Being very fair skinned, I've always had problems finding a good match but when I went into my local Bare Minerals store I got matched to this in Bare Porcelain and bought it with the brush. They told me I could bring it back if I didn't like it so I wasn't risking anything. I've used it everyday for about a month now and it's the best foundation I've ever used! It only takes me two drops for my entire face and my skin looks great. I use it along with the Prime Time primer and Well Rested concealer and my skin looks great all day! I don't get oily; I get the perfect amount of shine. I'd recommend anyone to try this because I do believe it has reduced the redness in my face. I will repurchase when I run out but I think this bottle will last a long time!
I use bare honey. I absolutely love this product. It feels so light on my skin I don't even notice it throughout the day. I have combination skin and I just need to add a touch on mineral veil on the oiler parts of my face. I would recommend this. It's great on tan colored skin. Blends well with my skin color and does not look like I'm wearing makeup
Shiny and cakes
I use this with the oil control primer. I have oily skin. I shake the product thoroughly before use but I find it still comes out separated. It also leaks around the top of the bottle. I need to squeeze the bottle to dispense which I find hard to then get 2 drops on to the brush. I like the way the product feels, it is so light and natural. I set it with the ready medium mineral veil but still find it "cakes" in the middle of the afternoon in the creases on my forehead and eyelids. I have been using this daily for around 3 weeks and I think it is an improvement over the loose powder foundations and still better than anything else I have tried just not perfect
Love this new foundation. Had lunch with a good friend the other day and she remarked on the look of my skin. Thought I have work done!!! How happy was I when I admitted I tried the new foundation. She is now a user.