Rated 4 out of 5 by fitmom Love this product, please just fix the bottle!
Other than the bottle, this foundation is beautiful. I will keep using it.
Every time I use this, I waste product. I tilt the bottle to dispense a drop or two of the foundation, and then, when the bottle is standing upright on my counter, more comes out of the hole in the top! I've already taken what I need, so this extra often ends up dribbling down the top of the bottle and getting dried up, because there's no way to return it to the bottle. I'm not squeezing the bottle at all, just shaking it gently to dispense a drop or two. I would suggest changing to a pump bottle, or just a bottle with a cap, over this one.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Bottle Leaked over 1/2 product out into lid...
Over the time I had this, I didn't even get to use the full bottle! Every time you'd shake bottle to mix, etc., you'd open lid to find the foundation leaked all over. Even if it was just in my makeup bag between uses, the foundation would still somehow be leaking out into lid area, & outside of bottle was always oily feeling. EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTED!
Rated 5 out of 5 by owenwilson LOVE
I just started using this foundation about two weeks ago after getting matched at a BM Boutique and I love it! The coverage of the powder is good, but this is so much better for me on some of my problem areas. It truly makes my skin look flawless! I also purchased the brush and I think it is a great tool to use. Other liquid foundations I usually used my fingers, but never felt like I was getting a full, even application, and with the brush I feel like I get exactly that. One of the most helpful things I learned by going in is that they said to shake it from SIDE to SIDE, rather than up and down. This keeps it from oozing out of the top as soon as you open it. I have been doing that every time I've used it and I haven't any any problems with excess foundation being wasted.
Rated 2 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer poor design
I like the coverage because I don't need full coverage so that works for me. The design of the bottle is what I HATE! I wonder how much foundation is wasted from it involuntary oozing from the top. It creates a mess and then extra foundation is left inside the cap that I can't get to. It is definitely a waste of money.
Rated 5 out of 5 by KristiJ BEST FOUNDATION EVER!
I absolutely love this foundation! Have used bare minerals powder foundation for 12+ years, as I got older it didn't work with my older skin. Tried many ....many foundations.....was not happy with any of them....decided i would have to settle with "ugly"....until i tried this foundation a few months ago!!! It is wonderful...... You HAVE to use the primer ...let that dry...then apply foundation (i prefer my fingers to the brush, it blends much better) and you HAVE to use the compact powder to set it. Thank YOU BARE ESCENTUALS!!! I have recommmended a lot of others to try this foundation as well!!!
Rated 3 out of 5 by Aduckisaduck More shades needed.
Though Bare Almond is a very good match to my skin color, its sad that Bare Minerals do not have more shades for women of color. Bare Mocha is the darkest shade and that shades does not come close to many many darker skinned tones women.
This is a foundation as for now I plan to be my go to foundation but I write the above statement in hopes that Bare Mineral will expand their palette to include more women skin tone.
Rated 2 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Dislike
I rarely write reviews but I just had to say I very much dislike this foundation. Although it is lightweight which is a plus, it smears like crazy on my skin. throughout the day it's almost completely wiped off the center of my face and starts to settle in my creases, eyebrows, and the outside of my face. I do apply with a brush then go through And blend as best as I can with a Beauty blender and add a fair amount of powder but i still look like a hot mess by the end of the day. No matter how much I apply it never seems to cover up my imperfections. And also, this morning I was trying to squeeze it out of the bottle and it wouldn't come out! I shook it up and could hear that at least half the bottle was full so I knew I couldn't have run out. Bare minerals prouducts are usually amazing but I was not impressed at all. I will not be repurchasing this.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Lmurr unhappy with the overall product
i have used the powder foundation for years and thought I would give the liquid a try. I have found the product to be thin, it feels like there are little pieces of foundation on your skin that need to be wiped off and my skin looked and felt dry. I have used the eyeshadow, foundation, bronzer blush and mineral veil for years. This is the first product that I am very disappointed in. I won't be using the rest of the bottle and have switched to something else.
Rated 2 out of 5 by masonlm Good makeup, horrible product design
I love bare minerals and was really excited to try their liquid foundation. The make-up itself provides good coverage and conceals, but the container it comes in is extremely flawed. The makeup requires that you shake it before using. The container doesn't allow pressure to escape it in the way it should so once you shake it covering the top with your finger, when it's upright, it explodes makeup everywhere and leaks down the side. The cap also doesnt seal properly, so if you try to shake it with the cap closed, when you take off the top it'll leak. I've lost at least half the bottle from this.
Truly a shame because it's good makeup, but I won't be purchasing it again. Not worth investing in makeup that you only get half of the bottle.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer coverage could be better
The color is nice, but the product sets in the creases and also becomes very shin . The primer and powder veil don't prevent this from happening.
Rated 5 out of 5 by pandabeari Flawless and Natural
I love the bareskin foundation! It has excellent buildable coverage and buffs on flawlessly. I received compliments on it and comments on how it looked so natural and not cakey at all like other foundations. It's also a plus that it comes in so many shades to get a perfect match. I've tried all the bareminerals foubdations and this has still got to be my favorite.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Horrible container
The container is horrible! Every time I open my product the make up comes spewing out of the top and I have wasted more than I have used. On top of this Bare Minerals stresses the importance of shaking and mixing the product prior to use as it separated, which is virtually impossible when I open the container and the top layer of the product is always lost, so therefore I have never been able to experience the use of the entire product combined.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Renee15 LOVEEEE
I got this foundation when I got my makeup done for prom and I LOVED it. Although a bit pricey it is worth every penny. I also purchased this product with the foundation brush which is amazing as well. I can't imagine myself finishing this foundation anytime soon and iIwear it about 5 days a week. Will definitely be buying this product again.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Glomo Switched from BE powder foundation & happy I did
I've been using BE's powder foundation for several years, particularly to control oil. As my skin care regimen and health have changed (both for the better), I noticed the powder foundation was starting to sit differently, and was way too light for my new skin tone - so I decided to try the liquid serum foundation in a shade darker than my previous.
I'm glad I switched! The color is perfect and coverage is great - it covers my pores better than the foundation, particularly in problem spots like the side of my nose, where I was having to buff in the powder to get proper coverage. The finish is lovely and feels weightless. I still have to start with spot coverage treatment for any blemishes, but that was the case with the powder foundation as well. The serum looks much more natural and "not even there" than the powder foundation has looked on me for a while.
I noticed a faint odor during application which vanished quickly, but nothing terribly offensive or even strong - it just smells like liquid foundation makeup. If there's one out there that smells like flowers and still works well, let me know, I've never run into it.
Other reviews warning about the packaging are probably true - I'm not planning on testing it, and I'm storing it upright - but will try and plug up the bottle before travelling to make sure.
I bit the bullet and also got the matching brush - HIGHLY recommended, I think it really made a huge difference in how smoothly and evenly it applied with a minimum of effort.
Rated 2 out of 5 by alicepalace Messy
I like the product, but hate the packaging so much. Probably the worst packaging I have ever experienced in a foundation. Leaks everywhere, after using it and trying to put the cap back on, product will leak out the sides and gets all over my makeup bag. I do like the product, but it's not worth the mess. Wish I could get my money back.
Rated 1 out of 5 by BobcatAng17 Sorry I switched...waste of money
I am a longtime Bare Minerals powder user. I've always liked it a lot. I have sensitive skin, and it seems to be the only thing that I can wear. Over the years my skin has been getting drier and the powder just wasn't setting like it used to. Several people (and the reviews on this site) told me to try the BareSkin liquid as it is better for dry skin.
I was shade matched at a store, and I bought Bare Beige and the brush. BIGGEST WASTE OF MONEY EVER!!!
First, I have a lot of redness in my skin (which I told the person at the store), and this does absolutely NOTHING to cover it.
Second, It is a horrible yellowy-orange color on, and it looks terrible. It looks like a bad spray tan.
Third, It sits on top of my skin. It doesn't look cake exactly, but it definitely does not naturally blend the way the powder used to for me.
I am completely disappointed! I wish I could just get my money back, or at least try a different product. I hate to move away from Bare Minerals, but it looks like that's what I am going to have to do.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Christina4 try this...
This is a great product; however, I found that it sat in my pores - I have a very oily nose area and chin - and looked like tiny dots on my nose and chin! I just loved it so much, though, as it's helped the clarity of my skin and looks so much more natural than many foundations. Now what I do is use it on my whole face, as normal, and then stipple the mineral powder foundation on my nose, the surrounding area - helps with redness, too - and my chin. Works like a charm. It doesn't have to be BM brand, but it does tend to work best for me. Also, for those of you who find this hard to blend, always use a primer first, and always always always load up the brush, gently spread strokes lightly on lots of different areas of the face, then blend from there. A good magnifying mirror helps, too. I've got this down to a 3-minute process now, and I'm thrilled with the result.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Hiller89 Great product, bad bottle design
Hi everyone, I love everything about this product. I just recently purchased my second bottle. I actually ordered my first one and it came with the applicator brush. The shade wasn't right for me so I handed it down to my sister and bought a new shade. I, however, kept the brush and use it with the foundation every time. I use about 2-3 drops of the foundation and use the brush to swirl it around my face until I have even coverage. Usually 2 drops is plenty. I love the coverage I receive when using this product, if I have a zit, my face is always red in the area and this product with cover it up. My only concern with this product is the container that it comes in. I'm not sure if anyone else has this issue but I have to leave the bottle standing up because it will leak. There seems to be no stopper in the lid to keep the product in the bottle when shut. Therefore it is a very messy product, and I feel that I have a lot of waste. I wish they would fix this issue.
Rated 5 out of 5 by RSisley77 Love it!
Love this product! Used to use the powder, but I wanted a liquid as it blends better. Several times while I was wearing this product I've had compliments such as "Your skin is so naturally beautiful!" (Little did they know I was wearing makeup!). It really does not look cakey, looks natural and always gives me a glow! Definitely recommend this. But make sure to shake it before applying!!! The serum separates from the color in the container and what looks like oil will come out if you don't shake it.
Rated 5 out of 5 by FabulousSenior LOVE THIS PRODUCT
I am 64 years old African American woman with aging sensitive skin. Love this product goes on very well. I have some rosacea issues and this product covers the redness quite well without irritation. I am on my second bottle and will purchase a third. Cost effective, I use daily and this foundation last approximately 3 1/2 to 4 months, depending on the coverage you desire. The color matches my skin tone perfectly bare tan 13.
I don't notice a smell as some reviewers indicated. There is a learning curve as well. The trick is to shake the bottle very well, keep in a cooler place and store up right in your cosmetic storage container or you will waste foundation especially towards the ending of the product as the foundation will ooze out rapidly
Rated 3 out of 5 by WallaWalla Good product, terrible bottle design
I love this foundation. It goes on great, has great coverage and is easy to use. BUT I waste A LOT! When I tip the bottle to put a drop or 2 on the brush, I get 3, 4, 5, or more. Even when I tip the bottle back over, foundation keeps coming out. I would not recommend this until the bottle is redesigned.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Best Foundation!
I bought this product as a recommendation from a friend. I was frustrated with my previous foundation because it did not look natural in daylight. I have redness and need full coverage. It covers all my redness and looks natural at same time. I also love the applicator.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer love/hate
the only thing I STRONGLY dislike about this product is the smell. I'm not sure if my bottle was defective or what but the scent is nauseating. I can't wait to take it off at night because it makes me feel so sick throughout the day. I like the coverage and the way it feels on the skin.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Annie96 Love it.
It has better coverage than the powder. I am 38yr. old and have some age spots it covers them completely. I bought this a couple years ago and it did smell funny. I decided to try it again, and its been improved no smell and less greasy.
Rated 2 out of 5 by Travlingal Terrible bottle design
I have used Bare Minerals for years and love most products. However, I think this is hard to blend evenly. The major problem and the reason I will not buy it again is the bottle. The foundation gets all over the bottle,never messy and wastes a lot. Please res
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer miracle in a bottle!
let me start by saying I am 25 years old and I have severe oily skin I would get big oily bumps on my face very very very aggravating. it would take at least two weeks for the oil pump to go away with another one following it .I have tried so many products and nothing has worked I have very sensitive skin, i always give a product 2 weeks to see if it would work for me even if my face breaks out and still have not found anything until now. every time I try something new my face freaks out. I am so thankful that I have tried this product because my face has changed dramatically. I always wondered about bare minerals but was never able to afford it, but I recently i purchased this product, mineralexer, and the matte powder. I am so happy! I couldn't be any more happier with this product. my face hasn't broke out since I've tried it which is unusual because my face breaks out everytime I use something different. my pores are literally, I mean literally smaller almost to where I can not see them. thank you so much for this product I will never stop using it so please never stop making it. for all the women out there who are skeptical about trying this product do yourself a favor and order it. I never knew what type of skin tone I had until I looked up how to figure out what skin tone i am. (I'm a cool tone). SO i got Bare satin, and it's a perfect match which is also unusual. I would always have to mix different shades to get as close to my skin tone as possible. now i do not have to do that. I wished we could post before and after pics.. if we can tell me how to do so and i will. I am thrilled. We all have different sensitivity what works on one person won't work for the other. I feel that this was made just for me and my sensitive skin.. you have got to try this.. it's a miracle in a bottle..
Rated 4 out of 5 by GaPeach101 Natural looking medium coverage
After using Bare Minerals Matte Foundation, I tried this hoping for better and more natural looking coverage. I have uneven skin tone, redness around my nose and mouth, light freckles, and acne scars. Although it does look very natural, the coverage is okay but it isn't quite what I was hoping for. They say you can build coverage, but I've found that it only adds more color, not coverage so then the color match was wrong. It leaves a sticky shiny sheen but that's remedied by setting it with Tarte Smooth Operator Clay Finishing Powder. I'll keep using this but I'll be looking for a concealer that works well with it.
Rated 2 out of 5 by Limigi Very Disappointed!
I love Bare Escentuals and have used the powder for years. I was looking forward to the liquid, but ended up throwing it away! The smell was awful...it was greasy (no matter how little I used)...and my skin began to breakout (never had breakouts when young)!!!
Rated 3 out of 5 by Sunnical Disappointed
I was looking forward to using this product vs. powder but it didn't give me the coverage I need. I have a very fair complexion with "spider veins" all over my cheeks an the liquid did not provide enough density to cover them adequately.
Rated 5 out of 5 by kbtz Love it!
The powdered minerals foundation smooths on and stays on, giving this old face a smooth matte look all day with no flaking or settling in the creases. I brush it on in the morning and never worry about touch-ups as I go about my day. Light and airy, never feels caked or heavy. Love it!