bareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20 - null
New to Foundation
I haven't ever worn foundation before so when I went to the Bare Minerals store I was nervous about anything being to heavy on my skin. Long story short, I'm so happy with how this makeup looks-- never cakey, great coverage, but never feels like I'm wearing makeup. I even use it on a concealer brush to add an extra layer on my undereye areas and on any blemishes and dark spots. Highly recommend! Even better if you can go in store for a shade match.
Not totally satisfied
I like the coverage of this makeup but it makes my skin look oily. My husband even told me my face looked oily. I put my original bare minerals on today and asked him how it looked and he said it looked better, not oily. I used it for over a month and it didn't get any better. I will stick with the original Bare Minerals foundation that I have been using for years.
The only liquid foundation I have EVER liked
I have a large collection of foundations that I have tried. I always hated how large my pores looked with liquid foundation. I only discovered bareminerals a couple of years ago, but I loved all of their products. I started out with the loose powder, fell in love with the ready product line, and was just plain confused when this liquid foundation first hit my local retailer.
I wanted to try it on a whim and at first I hated the product. I thought that it was too greasy and just didn't like how it felt on my skin. I returned it promptly. A few months later I decided to try it again. I figured I would give it a real shot this time. I was amazed at the results! I love how it makes my skin look and feel. I don't see my pores as much anymore and it just makes me feel prettier. I like it better than my powder foundations. You just have to give the foundation a chance, even if you have super oily skin like me. Here is were the problems I found and what I did to solve them:
Too greasy - I put two drops in the brush and dotted in on the part of my face that I was buffing it into. A little went a long way for me. So I used two drops for my cheek area, two for my forehead, one to blend down my jawline and the left over I used on my nose, chin and mouth area. If I needed more on any area I only used one drop.
Melted off my face - I used a primer the second time around. I am currently using the original bareminerals primer and it works like a charm. Also, I use my ready mineral veil in translucent to set the foundation and it lasts all day for me.
Smearing - Honestly the tip above worked for this too, but I will say this: Let your primer sit on your skin a few minutes before you put your foundation on. It will go on smoother and stay in place longer. Also, let your foundation set on your skin for two to five minutes before you start applying anything else to your face. Trust me it helps.
After reading a few of the reviews posted on this product I was a little leery, especially since I have never used liquid foundation. To ensure that I don’t waste a good chunk of money I picked up a free sample to put to the test. This tiny sample has lasted me an entire week and it still is not empty which is great for the time being. I have oil/ combination skin and this foundation did a great job staying put and I didn't feel as though it was caked on. I have yet to notice any changes in my skin, perhaps a bit brighter, but I have been given plenty of compliments, little do friends and family know what truly lies behind this mask of cover-up. The reason behind not giving this product a 5 star is due to the fact that I have to supplement some of the larger and more irritated acne with a dry foundation.
It appears as though everyone is affected differently by this product so I recommend trying out a sample first before buying. It’ll save both time and money.
Great stuff, Bad ODOR
I love this stuff! Goes on a great and leaves a very natural appearance. Covers up all my dark marks and redness, and evens out my skin tone. BUT is it just me, or does it leave a funky smell? I suggest you add on a scent to get to mask that odd odor.
BEST FOUNDATION EVER!
I decided to try this foundation (in Linen) after having used Bare Minerals for quite a few years. I'm 69 and the mineral foundation was not doing as good a job of concealing the little capillaries and redness that seem to get more prominent with age. Even though I still use a small amount of concealer, this foundation covers beautifully! I love the way the brush applies the foundation and just buffing it on is easy (did take a few tries to master that!) I've tried lots of high dollar dept. store foundations but this is THE ONE. Most others irritate my eyes if I applied it too closely to the eyes, but I can brush this right over my eyelids with no problem. There are no cons to this foundation. I had purchased the first from Sephora because I had a gift certificate and when I discovered how much I loved it, I bought another from here (just in case they ran out!) Buy this foundation - you can't go wrong. It's great for my "old skin" and I'm sure it would be perfect for younger skin. Another plus is I don't usually use mineral veil over this - which is amazing in South Louisiana's humid climate.
Purchased bare skin serum, is applicator seperate purchase, very happy with foundation but expected applicator...please advise..thank u
Best. Foundation. Ever.
I have made a habit of avoiding liquid foundations. This is the only exception I've made, and is now the only foundation I will buy. I only need four drops of this foundation to get medium coverage (which I need to cover acne scarring), which is great! Because it goes on so light and smooth, I don't end up getting the "caked on" look halfway through the day. It even stands up to heat and sweat -- I don't feel like it is sliding off my face on my way to school.
It actually matches
I am black/white biracial and because of this I can never find foundation that actually matches my skin tone. This product has revolutionized that. I was able to go into a consultation and buy a new foundation that matches my skin perfectly. It is also light and stays for an entire day. Once you go in and learn how to set your makeup properly, it will not leave your face. This is a consolation must try, and a new personal fav.
This is a great product. I bought it two months ago and have used it quite often (although not every day). The bottle still feels full!
I love this product. It gives great coverage and lasts all day long. Other reviewers have claimed it has made them oily. I've never experienced that. I'm acne prone and this doesn't seem to cause a problem at all.
In fact I love it so much I dragged my little sister (22) into a boutique when we were out. I asked the ladies to test the 2nd to lightest shade on my sister. While they initially disagreed with the shade (thinking 3 or 4) we discovered the 02 shade matched her perfectly and she absolutely LOVED it. She bought their last bottle of her shade and a brush then and there and has used it daily ever since. She has thanked me over a dozen times for dragging her in and making her try it.