bareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20 - null
I will never use a different foundation again after trying the bareskin foundation! Like everyone else, I absolutely love it. It's light, gentle on sensitive skin and gives your face a flawless, almost air-brushed appearance. I always get compliments while using this product! I would recommend it to anyone who asked. It is worth every penny, especially because you only really need 1-2 drops for a full days coverage, so it lasts f o r e v e r. LOVE this product!
Long-time foundation hater turned fan
I have never liked foundation. Of any kind. In my middle thirties, it became necessary for me to use foundation everyday due to adult-onset acne and other issues. I came back to Bare Escentuals because I had used the powder foundation in my 20s on rare occasion and I really liked it. I found that a decade or more later had changed my skin's compatibility with powder foundations and they didn't seem to help my acne, but rather made it worse. I tried a number of drugstore brands, all with equally horrific results. The makeup would cake into the blemishes and accentuate them rather than concealing them. On a whim, I decided to try The BareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation, knowing that I had the most success with BareMinerals makeup in the past. During this time, I sought medical advice for the acne, which began to clear up, but my skin is still healing and has some scars. This foundation has changed the liquid makeup game for me. I love it! It doesn't clump up or cake, it covers easily and without feeling like there is a layer of nastiness on my skin. Even at the end of the day, it looks as good as it did when I put it on that morning. I no longer have anxiety about important meetings, social situations with people I don't know, or events like family portraits - none of which I have been able to attend without some anxiety over my appearance and fears that my blemishes will detract from what I have to say. If you have struggled with foundation in the past, this may be what you need! It is smooth without feeling greasy. It covers without feeling heavy. It doesn't dry out or wear off throughout the day. I am NOT a review writer, bad or good, but this product deserves some good word-of-mouth. I use about a pea-sized amount for my full face and neck - and sometimes that's too much!
Best Matching Foundation but Problems with Bottle
This is without a doubt the best foundation that I have used. It matches my skin tone perfectly and blends really well. The only issue I have is with the bottle. Because the foundation is watery and separates when left alone you have to shake the bottle before use. I would say about every other shake what appears to be bubbles occurs and a LOT of foundation starts coming out of the top until the bubble is popped. Sometimes it just pours out of the applicator tip and it seems never ending. You don't need a lot of the foundation, just a drop or two, and the amount that comes out is wasteful. I feel like I lose more makeup with one bubble than I use in a week. Problems aside, it's still my favorite foundation.
Wasteful packaging-Decent coverage
While I like the coverage of this foundation & it's moisturizing qualities, I truly hope Bare Essentials re-designs the packaging. I've lost about 1/4 or more of the foundation alone due to the poor packaging. Even with keeping the foundation upright & out of my make up bag it still manages to leak everywhere because you have to shake to use. It's a shame so much is wasted! I won't be buying this product again.
I absolutely love this product! I didn't intend on switching from the powder foundation to the liquid because in the past I have had issues with liquid foundations. However, after one of the women at the store showed me this foundation I fell in love with it! It is smooth and blends evenly all over for a much more even skin tone. If you are considering this product I would highly suggest going into the store to make a more accurate color match.
Love it Now!
I am a loyal BE user since 1998 and love all things BE, but when I tried this foundation in the Spring I was underwhelmed and didn't love it for several reasons:
1) It does have a weird odor, but it passes quickly.
2) I didn't find the right color.
3) It looked mask like when applied.
Well, I didn't give up. Now that I have found how to make it work, it's FABULOUS! What works for me...
1) I found the right color. Initially I tried the 07 Bare Natural thinking this would be a natural match for me (in the Original Foundation I use medium beige) but this color was just too yellow on my skin. I found that a 50/50 mix of the 03 Bare Linen with the 06 Bare Satin is a perfect match.
2) I put a moisturizer on, or use the Daily Recovery Concentrate first so my skin is slightly moist before application.
3) I prefer using my fingers to apply it. I use the brush to apply it quickly first, but using the warmth of my fingers really helps it to absorb fully and look flawless, not "mask like".
Afterwards I dust mineral veil on and I'm good all day. It feels wonderful, looks great, makes my skin feel great, and is weightless. My skin texture does seem to be smoother and more even.
The odor doesn't seem to be much of an issue now. I'm not sure if I am used to it or it is less now since I have different bottles than what I started with. There have been comments about the applicator which isn't perfect, but hasn't been a horrible issue for me. I have one bottle which seems to be a bit oozy, but the other one is not. The tip does get clogged now and then, but I just use a pin to poke through it.
Regardless of the issues I had initially, I'm really glad I continued to work with it, because it's a super foundation! I don't see myself going back to the Original Foundation because I love this one so much.
Not for all skin tones
Worth learning how to master applying it. Goes on beautifully, gives that slight shine that using just the powder foundation alone takes away. But as a fair skinned beauty, I was disappointed that even the lightest shade available has a super obvious yellow tint to it. It's extremely unnatural on my English / Irish skin tone, and I hope they correct it soon.
I noticed without an hour or two it seems to calm down, and dabbing the powder on helps. But if I wanted to reapply it at the end of a long day to go out in the evening, it's SUPER TAN. No good!
I really love this foundation! It's the only liquid foundation that I've tried that didn't break me out. It has great coverage and with my dry skin, it's great for dry, cold, Montana winters. The only reason I gave it 4 stars is because it's not quite the right color. I wear bare satin 06 in the summer. I bought bare shell 02 to try since my skin is lighter now that summer's over. But it was too light. So, I mix the two and it's the perfect color. I would love it if BE comes out with a color in between these 2 shades. Something similar to Fairly Medium in the Original Foundation.
less is more
when you shake it, the inside of the cap becomes messy with the foundation which is wasteful. if I use it everyday I get little breakouts. I only use one drop, but two drops is my max if im feeling heavy handed. anything over two drops just looks oily. less is more. with that being said, one drop gives great coverage for me. the product doesn't last all day but it lasts long enough. overall, the foundation is a B and the packaging is a C-.
Favorite Liquid Foundation!
I waited until I had used this product for awhile before I completed my review. This liquid is so light on my skin and makes my skin so beautiful! I prefer a medium to heavy coverage so I use about 4-5 drops and my first bottle lasted for months using it 3-4 times a week. I noticed several people were saying their bottles oozed. I saw this too...air would build up between the bottle opening and the product. I just tapped the bottom of the bottle on the counter top and viola!!!, problem solved. I know some people are still not going to fully enjoy this product but I have found that some of the formulas don't work well with the chemistry of my skin either..... The bottle has to be slightly hard to squeeze or you would spray the product everywhere. I just go by how the product sounds when I shake the bottle to know how empty or full the bottle is. This is the only liquid foundation I will be using for as long as they keep it around!!!
As my skin changed over the years, the mineral powder did not offer the coverage I wanted; it looked pasty and not very flattering. I thought I would have to give up Bare Minerals altogether but along came bareSkin. I LOVE this product and it is perfect for my skin and complexion. That being said, there is one flaw with this product -- in the design of the bottle. An air bubble or something forms and product spouts out of the top. It doesn't matter how gently the bottle is shaken or how it is opened. I will continue to use but am hopeful the bottle designers will take a look at the current design and make improvements.
Best Foundation Purchase
Amazing results! Great coverage and my skin has improved. It does not irritate my skin. Will never buy another type of foundation again. Let it dry before applying bronzer and blush.
I really like this foundation, probably better than the original bare minerals foundation because it seems like it stays on better and lasts longer and gives a flawless finish. I do put on a light layer of B.E. minerals on top as a finishing layer.
Good for light coverage, but package is a disaster
I've been wearing this foundation since the spring and though I love the lightweight feel of it, it does not stay in place very well - even when set with mineral veil. My biggest complaint is about the package. After shaking the bottle well before opening, and applying the first of 4 drops, it sometimes randomly starts oozing product. This is a tremendous waste of product and I have not been able to figure out how to prevent this. The bottle also does not travel well and is prone to leaking inside the cap even when tightly sealed. I won't be purchasing this product again primarily due to bottle/dispenser issues that cause product waste.
I have pretty bad acne and i've been trying to find something for years that would make my skin look clear and flawless. Years and years after trying a LOT of different foundations, i decided to give bareSkin a try and totally fell in love with it!! my skin looks amazing all day and it doesn't wear off like most foundations do. Will continue to use this brand for the rest of my life lol
I have been using Bare Minerals for quite some time now and have loved everything I tired until this product. The first thing I noticed was the TERRIBLE smell!!! I thought I would be able to get over it......but I have not! I have also noticed my face breaking out more than ever before in my life. This product is the only thing that has changed at all in my skin care routine. The third thing is the design of the bottle. No matter how tight you put the top on the bottle leaks (maybe mine is defective?) but it wastes a ton of product not to mention makes a terrible mess. Overall I feel like between buying the brush and this product it was a big waste of money! Im really disappointed.
Wonderful foundation with a learning curve
I really enjoy this foundation and just like the original powder foundation, there is a learning curve to using this. It took some time to get used to, but with practice I think it's a great product. Yes, it does feel a little oily by itself, but with the Perfecting Mineral Veil it sets to a fresh and long-lasting natural even base. It evens out my skin and stays all day, even through work. It doesn't settle into fine lines, cause breakouts or leave a line, and it blends very well. I wear the Bare Linen and use 4-5 drops. I would recommend bareSkin, it just takes some getting used to!
Great Product / Terrible Dispenser
I have used and loved Bare Minerals Original Foundation for years. I wanted something a bit lighter. I don't know who could ever use a single drop to "lightly" cover their entire face as I need quite a few shakes of the bottle to get even coverage. I love the feel of it; light, silky and blends well using the special brush and fingertips. It has a pleasant dewy finish when topped off with Mineral Veil. To me it smells like make up not perfume, and the scent doesn't bother me.
I HATE the bottle. It's hard, colored plastic so: 1.) I can't see how much I have 2.) makes shaking it out difficult and very messy, and 3.) it randomly oozes a lot of product. I've already lost days worth of makeup having it randomly belch out big gobs of fluid that I have to wipe off and toss.
I will continue to use and purchase this. I don't understand why they would spend so much time and money formulating a great product then put it in a stupid, dysfunctional bottle.
Okay, So i was off the bare minerals market for a while...until they came out with this liquid foundation...I honestly have nothing but positive reviews on this product. I did have issues with it leaking out of the cap at the top while I shook it until a quick fix I took the cap off and put my finger over the hole and shook. At first I put it on and was like whoa this is too yellow for me..but then gave it a couple of mins as it settled on my face went to dinner and came home and it was perfectly matched still. The key for flawless look for me is to make sure that the bottle is shook up for about one min really well and that my face is well moisturized and primed with primer. Note that this product if not shaken up well it wont provide that flawless look so pay attention to the shake well part on the back of the bottle I know from personal experience when i shook it up half way and put it on it looked very dry and i didn't use enough moisturizer and primer..I am number 12 and my tan is starting to fade but i feel when i put it on its color blends well with my skin...I do warn you if you like a matte finish this probably isn't the thing for you as it gives you that satin/natural look which I love during the colder months this makes you look more healthy and alive. I have had ZERO issues with breakouts with using this if anything it has helped my skin along with the combination of using Proactiv Plus
I usually love anything from Bare Minerals, but after receiving a sample of this foundation, I was disappointed. I found that after shaking the bottle it came out watery with bubbles of color. When I did get foundation, after wearing it on my normal skin I found that it made it look greasy and oily with only a few hours after application. I will not be purchasing this product to say the least.
Serum Foundation and New brush
Personally I love the serum/liquid foundation as well as the new brush to add a drop or two if needed. Very light weight on the face as one does not have any foundation on. That is how it feels on my face. I use the product and brush as the information states in a circular motion and what else can I say except this product is liquid GOLD!!!!! Oh yes Bare Minerals, can you add an olive skin tone for us Italians? Thanks for the consideration.
Finally, a liquid foundation
I used to use the Bare Minerals powder foundation but my skin is so dry i couldn't use it in the winter, i love the liquid foundation and i have not noticed a smell like everyone else talks about.
So surprisingly disappointed.
I'm a believer in Bare minerals. Only wear their make up and use their skin care. But, this foundation is just awful. Looks terrible, feels terrible, smells terrible. Back to the drawing board with this one folks. Very expensive waste of money...when you buy the brush as well...have tried many things to try to make it work...nothing but awful!!,
Worst foundation ever
I bought this and it went on well and looked good for a couple of hours and then my face broke out and I looked like a Halloween character. That, coupled with the smell has made me annoyed I even tried it. I went yo the closest store which is 2hours away to try it and get a consult so I am very disappointed. I used it one more time thinking maybe it was just a bad day, but it was just as awful and not like anything I have had from BM before. Do not buy this product.
Good product - Terrible lid
I like this foundation. The coverage is light and goes on smooth, but it does need some powder or mineral veil to prevent greasiness. My biggest issue with this product is the lid, however. I have had two bottles, and no matter how tightly I put on the lid, the makeup leaks on the inside and makes a mess. Not to mention that I'm losing a ton of product for gunk seeping into the lid and all over the top of the bottle. I won't buy again for that reason, unless/until they fix it.
Overall I Like It
I finally made the transition to BM foundation after they released the liquid foundation. It provides a really good, light coverage. I prefer more of a matte finish which is why I did not give it 5 stars. The liquid itself is really light, so in areas where you need more coverage it is hard to obtain.
My husband refused to kiss me
I have been using the mineral foundation and other bare minerals products for years. I decided to get color matched for the liquid foundation. First, I loved the way the liquid foundation went on, and I thought the brush worked well. Also, I liked the coverage and ease of use. However, the makeup smelled so bad that my husband couldn't stand me wearing it. He even refused to kiss me until I removed the makeup. He complained about it every single day until the bottle was empty and told me to never buy anything that stinky again. If you can get the smell to go away, I will buy it again. I know that sometimes natural ingredients don't always smell great because you aren't using chemicals to cover them up. Maybe that's it...
Terrible smell, hard to apply a foundation that may be one of the best BUT awful smell..
Not a Fan.
The foundation is great at first, for like 5 minutes. When putting powder on after the foundation, about 10 minutes later my whole face looked patchy like I had excessively dry skin, which is not the case at all because in addition to the cakey, dry look it made my skin SO OILY. I've had the foundation for a week and it has caused me to break out like crazy. I originally came to this website to look up the product and confirm that there is oil in it, which it says there is not. Hard to believe. If you touch your face AT ALL, even just to pull your hair back the make up gets EVERYWHERE. I've tried wearing the foundation alone and also with powder; it does not make a difference. It's horribly oily, too liquified and too messy. I've gone through quite a few oil sheets throughout the day. I have continued to try to wear it because it's not cheap and I need foundation but I went ahead & bought the original powder foundation and also bought another more expensive brand's liquid foundation instead, which I know works because I cannot continue to use this. I'll stick to the original powder foundations and eye shadows from this brand from now on. The image I've posted is of the oil sheets I've used today with absolutely no other makeup on (not even eye shadow or mascara) except the foundation.
make up druggie
I have been using drug store make up since I started using make up, and could never find the "right" make up. They were either too pink, too heavy, made my skin look even more dry or too everything! Then one day my girlfriends mom came home with this product, and since I am a make up junkie, I just had to try it. After that first time use I was hooked! I would get complimented left and right about how porcelain my skin looked and how flawless my make up was. I am addicted! It feels like I have nothing on my face and for days that I do need that extra coverage, I just apply a little extra and it doesn't look cakey. Even though they're a bit more pricier then drug store, this product is worth every penny and actually lasts!