bareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20 - null
Great, but needs something
I was looking for a good foundation, because as I am getting older, the regular Bare Minerals seems to look cakey on my skin. So, I have been making my own foundation by mixing my current (otherbrand) daycreme & tinting it with Bare Minerals. Works great, but it doesn't provide as much coverage as I would like on some days.
Tried this foundation and it looks FLAWLESS! However, I have to agree with Heartbroken when she said, "it left my oily skin with a "sweaty" look. I used primer & powder to assist but I looked so oily I had to blot all day! It rubs off in clothing..."
I'm buying a bottle and a brush anyway because the look was absolutely flawless and the coverage was fantastic and it's Free of so many things that I'm trying to avoid as I'm going as chemical free as possible...but would like to see the formula refined so I don't look sweaty, and so it doesn't rub off all over my clothes :/ However, it's still the best alternative makeup I've found so far.
Great job, Bare MInerals, but keep refining this one. Can't wait to see your final product! :)
made me break out:\ but I LOVE it:\
LOVED how it looked on me BUT it did start to make me break out really bad.
So now I only use it once a week.
Really Suprised.....I got a sample of this at a boutique. Really hesitant to use liquid again. Been using traditional BM foundation for a few years now. Even before I found BM I was only using translucent powder as a base. I only used liquids if I had a breakout or something. I tried this product and was honestly very surprised. So surprised that I am going to purchase full size and use for a while. Was not heavy. No makeup feel. Gave a nice even "dewey" look. Lasted well ALL DAY. Not saying I won't switch back and forth, but never thought I'd buy liquid again. Give this stuff a try!
Loving the coverage!
I haven't used a liquid base in years and I have been using the bare minerals powders. I wanted something with a little more coverage but didn't want something greasy. I had read reviews over and over for the BareSkin and wanted to try it. Can I just say that I am in love. It went on so easy and coverage is great. I still need to play with the application however the brush made it super easy! This will be on my permanent makeup necessity list.
More confident than ever wearing this foundation
I have always used either loose or compact powder and since I moved to AZ, my skin has changed. Powder foundations weren't working well and were becoming blotchy and uneven. I have sensitive combo skin and I get dry patches easily. I have never used liquid foundation before since it has always intimidated me. I am familiar with the Bare Minerals line and have used it off and on for the past 6 years. I decided to take a chance and purchase Bare Linen 03 to accommodate my light/fair w/ yellow undertone complexion. I LOVE this foundation.
My husband loves the way this looks on me. It enhances my natural complexion, covering what needs to be covered and it's very natural looking. It makes me glow all day and I feel more confident than ever knowing that my foundation isn't obvious and is a good match to my tone and texture.
I start with moisturizer (Olay Effects) followed by Bare Minerals Original Primer. Using the recommended brush and technique, I am able to customize my desired coverage level for the day. After I apply the foundation, I allow it to set for a few minutes (I style my hair) and then I complete the look with a light dusting of finishing powder- I use Ulta Finishing Powder or Bare Minerals Veil, followed by blush, brows and mascara.
The first half of the summer months in AZ are hot and dry, then followed by hot and humid. This foundation holds up well in both conditions. When I wash my face in the evening, my skin is smooth with minimal clogged pores. After only one week of use, I noticed that my face looks brighter when I'm make-up free.
My advice: Make sure skin is exfoliated and moisturized, otherwise the product makes the dryness more visible.
LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE
This foundation is awesome. It disappears completely and my skin looks great. It covers redness perfectly. I may never use anything else!
Not for oily skin
This foundation went on smooth & you really need 2-3 drops, however, it left my oily skin with a "sweaty" look. I used primer & powder to assist but I looked so oily I had to blot all day! It rubs off in clothing & by the end of my work day I had no foundation on!
I would consider giving this product another chance if the ingredients were improved & adequate for oily skin...
Love my bareSkin!!
I am a bareMinerals Original Foundation die-hard, so I was skeptical about even trying the bareSkin, but I did and boy am I glad! This foundation provides amazing coverage!! I do not need concealer when I use it as I normally do - and it feels like nothing!! I do think that it is critical that you use the brush to apply it and that you use mineral veil over the top. Any woman who wants liquid foundation has to try this and will LOVE it. I now use both bareSkin and Original depending on how I feel that day!
Happy with Bareskin
I don't like a heavy cover that looks made-up.
I was having trouble with dark circles around my eyes. I completely ran out of foundation and forgot to order online as usual. I stopped at a major dept. store and tried different foundations and was unhappy with the results.
The counter girl thought I should stop and try this product. I was so happy that I did. I opted for a soft natural look and the counter girl was so patient. The Bareskin Brightening Serum made me look radiant without the caked on makeup look! It was everything I was looking for!
Perfection in a foundation
Went to a Bare Minerals store at the mall and bought the five eye shadows I had my eye on. The sales lady was awesome and was a great help in my purchases. She asked if I had tried the new serum foundation. (I have been using the matte powder for over a year, and really had no interest in trying something new, especially if it meant buying a new brush for application). When I turned her down, she offered me a sample bottle of the #7, which was the color comparable to my powder. Also got sample jars of three different eye shadows. At home, tried the foundation sample on my face using just my finger, and, wow! Just three dots of the foundation, and my whole face looked great! Wound up going back the next week, and getting a full bottle and brush. Doesn't last the whole day, but I also have oily skin and have to battle summer humidity. Last longer than the powder foundation, and that is a big plus! Great surprise!!!!
Flawless and Natural
I was so excited to try this and had extremely high hopes, and it did not let me down. The color range is perfect and I had no Trouble finding my perfect shade (12 Bare Sand) I also purchased the brush. It is very light and easy to buff in. While the brush makes buffing very simple, I don't believe it is necessary to purchase so those on a budget can skip out on the brush if they want! The finish is natural and looks like skin. I use four drops and it covers everything I need it to, but lets my skin show through so it looks flawless and natural. Has good lasting power, much better aided by a powder and a finishing spray. I love everything about this foundation and already am on my second bottle!
I've heard good things about BareMinerals from friends, and I did some internet research about this product before deciding to try it myself. I was super skeptical and didn't believe that something could be so great. But... it is great! I've tried various foundations in the past, and this is definitely the best I've found.
I love that it provides buildable coverage, and even with several layers, it still looks natural and feels light. I also love that it's fragrance free. You really do use a minimal amount, so I feel like my bottle of Bare Shell should last a decent amount of time. Even after just a few days of wearing it, I feel like my skin looks healthy even after I take it off at the end of the day.
I've tried setting it with both the loose Mineral Veil in original and the READY touch up veil in medium; I think the READY touch up veil works a little bit better with this foundation.
Best Foundation Ever
I was lucky enough to be chosen as a FAB Ambassador as this new foundation rolled out. I love the way it settles into my skin evening out my skin tone and never feeling greasy. Once you figure out how much to use, it's seamless, and the brush makes application simple. BareSkin works well on my skin and I've noticed fewer dry patches and fine lines, but it also holds up in the heat. Most importantly, BareSkin has healthy ingredients. I won't go back to powder! I use my powder foundation on my chest these days.
I am absolutely in love with this! It looks great, stays on all day and I can't feel it caked to my face! I work at an indoor pool that gets very humid in the summer, but it still doesn't budge. I tend to have fairly oily skin but putting mineral veil over it seems to do the trick. I will definitely buy it again!
Nothing like it!
This is my first time using Bareskin, but not the last. In past years I have used Original and then Ready, both of which I loved. When Bareskin came out I had to try it. What an amazing foundation! It is so simple to apply and covers beautifully. I find that four drops gives me plenty of coverage. It stays on all day and even seems to look better as the day goes on. It's important to get some help finding the best color for you. I had been using medium beige, but in Bearskin, I use Bare Latte 11. The only really minor things I would change are measuring out the drops, especially at first and being able to see how much is left so that I can buy more. Neither of these issues would stop me from continuing to use this fantastic product. I am 80 years old. It's never too late to try something new!
LOVE THIS FOUNDATION
This foundation is AMAZING!!! I have SUPER sensitive skin and am able to use this! My skin looks and feels so amazing now. Used to get lots of breakouts and now hardly get any! I actually was told one day that I had amazing skin! Highly recommend this! Do go in and get shade matched---its tricky to get the right shade!
I want to start this off by first saying that I have been a loyal Bare Minerals customer for years and I am always excited when a new product is released and cannot wait to try it. When I heard about Bare Skin (through a Bare Minerals employee who I am friends with) she couldn't say enough good things about it. I went to every Sephora to try to get it when it was released but they didn't have it yet. I also spent countless hours walking around the city looking for a boutique but apparently they are all closed? I was in Miami for work and went to Ulta where they had it and I was so excited! I used it the next day and it seemed to make my skin look flawless, I really liked how it felt on my skin and how it looked so smooth. I wore it for about 2 weeks and then I began to notice that it was barely lasting an hour before it starting leaving streaks all over my face. It was so blotchy one day that my boyfriend actually pointed it out to me, I was SO embarrassed! This product is great if you're indoors all day but as soon as you step outside in the heat, it runs right off of your face (and yes I had primer on). I will be returning, definitely not worth $60 (with the "special" brush).
I purchased this in shade Bare Natural 07, and I absolutely love it!! I was so hesitant to try a liquid foundation, I hate the heavy feeling and ‘cakie’ look it seems to give woman. To be honest the only reason I did even try it was because of the free sample they sent me with a previous purchase. I put a couple of drops on the recommended brush and put it on using a circular motion and kept blending until it was totally gone from the brush. I love the feel, its light weight and I use half as much as the powder foundation with the same amount of coverage. I highly recommend!!
Same As Pressed Powder Foundation
The hardest thing for me to have given up switching from drug store liquid to powder was how well the liquid stayed on. Powder is better for my skin, but because my skin is oily it's been a "live with" factor of how easily it wipes off since my switch.
I was hoping I would get some of that stay power back switching to this liquid from the pressed power foundation (which had better coverage than the loose), but several weeks in, there's no difference. It easily wipes/transfers after several hours of wear.
This liquid covers differently in the sense that if you have dry skin, those patches don' necessarily stand out so much as they do when applying the powder since you are buffing a liquid into that skin. However, even with use of the primer (which has made no difference, ever) I still have to be very careful about touching my face - like an itch, or napkin use during a meal - at the end of the day in the event I end wiping my foundation off. By the end of the day I can tell that I lo longer have foundation on around my mouth.
My skin has had very few breakouts since switching from drug store liquids and I've been given lots of compliments about my skin, but the one thing they could improve with this liquid is the longevity of wear.
So impressed and pleased with BareMinerals
I love this foundations. Its amazing but what I'm so impressed with is BareEscentuals customer service. I originally ordered BareLinen but when I received it the color was a bit too lite. I called Customer Service and they told me to keep the product I have and they would send me my correct shade for no additional cost. I'm not sure about anyone else but that has never happened to me while making an exchange. I've received product at no charge if there is a defect or something of that nature but never because it was the wrong color, etc. I will continue to purchase from BareMinerals not only because of the amazing products but also because of the outstanding customer service!!
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.