Rated 1 out of 5 by AshleighG Wish I didn't waste my money
I have been using the loose powder foundation since I was 17 (about 3 years) and have fallen in love with it. I have sensitive skin and it was the only foundation that didn't make me break out. I was about to head off to a semester abroad in England and when I saw the READY Foundation I thought it would be easier to travel with. It was easier to travel with but that is the only good thing about it. I went to get color matched so it wasn't the color that was the problem. It was how it sat on my skin. It made me look horrible. It made my pores look huge and when first applied it made my skin look extremely dry. Then after a few hours my face looked extremely oily. I have naturally skin but it has never looked that horrible when I used the Original. As soon as I came back to the States I went straight for the Original. I will never deviate from it again.
Rated 3 out of 5 by LovelyLynd Makes My Skin Look Dry
When this product came out, I rushed to the boutique and tried it. My rep at the boutique told me people normally need to go a shade darker, but I color matched the same as my loose powder.
The thing is that I use both, and the READY foundation makes my skin look flaky and dry by midday. I do not have this problem when I wear the loose powder. It looks natural, covers my red, and I look great all day when I wear the original powder. Even my boyfriend has commented on it. I am trying some new things, like loose mineral veil instead of the READY mineral veil, or a light coat of loose powder after I apply the READY, but it seems to defeat the purpose of buying it, which was to make my morning routine a little quicker.
I don't notice the cakiness people have talked about, but I do agree with other reviewers who said it isn't the swirl, tap, brush system. When I bought the powder, they told me to press, and that has always worked for me. My issue is that my skin doesn't seem to hold the coverage.
I have worn this product for a few months, but I am much happier with the loose powder.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hope The best foundation ever
I used countless products before I discovered BareMinerals ! I no longer breakout I get great coverage and the sunscreen I need. I've been using this for about five years now ! No need to look any farther ! I love it. It fast easy to use. I also use the skin care line. Absolutely adore the entire line of beauty products.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Lisa SC Ugh...
I've been using the original foundation for several years and constantly get compliments from people I know and strangers on the street as to what gorgeous skin I have. I am blessed with good skin and genes, but my diligent care and attention to my skin has paid off over the years.
When I saw this new "cake" formula SPF 20 Ready Foundation, I just couldn't even wait till I ran out of the original foundation I had. I bought it, bought the special brush and ran home to try it. When I looked at the final result, I burst out laughing. It looked like I had on pale, pale "pancake" makeup from the 1950's. It was hideous. I ran back to my car and brought it back for a full refund!
That being said, I think this may do well on someone who has some issues with their skin where more heavy coverage is required. But....listen to whoever tells you to order a shade or two darker...you really need it.
Disappointed, but back to my original foundation and am happy as a clam.
Rated 5 out of 5 by NYCNewbie Great product--if you find the right shade
I had been using the original powder when I decided to give Ready a try. I tried 3 or 4 different shades (had to return to the store to swap each time.) I gave up on the Boutique helpers, gave up on other stores' helpers, and, by myself, smeared on several different shades on one side of my face near the jaw line, and literally walked out on to the street and went home. I waited for a couple of hours and re-checked my face, and found the shade that matched really well--and that was that! I have since stopped using the powder.
So my conclusion is: If you find yourself looking pasty, and the Ready makeup "cakey"--you are using the wrong shade.
However, I do find the Ready a bit on the matte side for me, even though I do have oily skin, my mature skin doesn't look too good with matte foundations. So in addition to moisturizing, I tried two different things: I added a bit of luminizer to my cheeks and I used the moisturizing mineral veil. Both seem to help, though I kinda like the latter better. Of course it is summer right now. I may have to switch back to the Original powder when the weather turns cold.
Rated 5 out of 5
by mandi303 Perfection, but Shade-Matching is a MUST!
I immediately scheduled an appointment with my local boutique when this was released to get shade-matched & purchase this & I must say it is ESSENTIAL! ALL the formulations are slightly different, so I'm Fairly Light in Original & Golden Fair in Matte. Since I vary, I wasn't sure what color I'd be in the READY so I definitely needed help. I thought I might be Medium Beige since that's what most people who're Fairly Light in Original go to in the READY, but when I got to the appointment, I found I am the exception to the rule! I am Fairly Light in both the READY foundation & Original! I was very surprised. Most people need to go up 2 shades in the READY foundations than their normal shade. I highly recommend that you go to your local boutique or Sephora to get shade-matched if you can. It is indeed vital if you want a perfect match. Also, the Precision Face Brush is a MUST-HAVE if you use this.
Rated 5 out of 5 by BEbeliever Better than the original loose mineral foundation
First, let me start by saying that if you've read the reviews that say they looked like a ghost after applying Ready Foundation, they didn't get color matched and assumed they were the same shade as the loose mineral foundation. Second, if they said that the make up looked cakey and made them look overdone, they didn't apply the Ready Foundation correctly. Don't go by these reviews!!
You absolutely MUST be color matched if you want to try the Ready Foundation. I wear Fair in the loose mineral foundation, but I wear Fairly Light in the Ready Wear. You also must either watch Leslie's videos or have a consultant at a boutique show you how to apply the Ready Wear because you DO NOT swirl, tap, buff. If you do this, you will hate how it looks on you.
Having said that, I absolutely love the Ready Foundation and will not be returning to the loose mineral foundation. I have always loved Bare Minerals original formula, but I was never truly happy with the coverage. I have uneven skin tone plus redness plus oily skin. I felt the matte formula still didn't do anything for my shine, and I had to reapply several times throughout the day. I decided to try the new Ready Foundation, and the coverage is amazing! It evens my skin tone without washing me out and it controls my oil much better. I don't have to reapply throughout the day, which is wonderful! Application is also much faster because it doesn't take much of the new formula to get the coverage I like. Trust me when I say that a little bit goes a long way with this makeup.
You really must give it a try! I can't sing its praises enough!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Katy S Get Ready for compliments
I am amazed at how such a small amount of this foundation goes such a long way. Literally, you lightly tap your brush (NOT a sponge) on the product and buff in a circular motion over your entire face. Feel like you need a little more coverage? Lightly tap the product with your brush again. Two taps and I have great coverage that lasts a long time. My skin looks flawless even though it feels like I'm going bare. True story: Two days after I started wearing Ready I received a compliment from a complete stranger. In the past friends and family were always good about saying I looked great or my make up looked great. But, this time after a single application at 6:00 a.m., I was grocery shopping at about 7:00 p.m. and a lady stopped me to say that I had great skin! I smiled and said thanks and she said "no really, and I am a retired aesthetician". She wasn't selling anything, just a flat out compliment. (woot!) P.S. Be sure to get color matched, you will not wear the same shade as you do with the loose mineral foundation.
Rated 5 out of 5 by mimispad Truly THE BEST
I have used sooo many foundations. Chanel, Burberry, Laura Mercier...you name it. Once I tried this foundation there was no need to look further. I have normal skin, oily around the t-zone. I use this foundation with the regular Prime Time Foundation Primer. I then use Stroke of Light as my under eye concealer. I apply the foundation with the Full Flawless facebrush (I tap once and swirl all over my face). I finish with the Ready Mineral Veil. It's absolute perfection. MAKE SURE YOU ARE COLORED MATCHED!!!!!
Rated 2 out of 5 by MLynn Juggalo Surprise
I have used and really enjoyed the loose powder original foundation in Fair. When I saw a compact with a higher SPF and the opportunity to not have to deal with the loose powder flying around as much, I was excited. I grabbed my same shade, Fair, and took it home. The next morning I put it on and enjoyed the easy compact and the feel of the foundation on my skin and the coverage...but just as I was heading out the door, I realized that it looked like I'd applied pale white stage makeup. I could have put a little dot faux-mole beside my lip and gone to work as Marie Antoinette. I went through a whole day of having a ghostly face, plus a business dinner, looking like I was a fan of the Insane Clown Posse. Embarrassing. And, when I got home at the end of the day, I saw that the makeup had become pale and cakey; it also felt really thick on my skin by the end of the day, almost melted. I'm going to return it to the store tomorrow, and I'm wondering if I should even try another shade or just go back to dealing with the loose powder.
Rated 1 out of 5 by dolphin777 Not the quality I've come to expect....
I have been using BE for about 10 years and have never been disappointed in a product unitl now. First (which I admit is likely my fault for not noticing# this product does not even come with an applicator pad. I had to purchase one of those separately after receiving the product so I was bummed it took me extra time to even try it out.
The applicator aside, the quality of this product is not up to par. I wear the 'Medium' shade, which have for 10 years, and when I put this on, it looked caked on and pale white...nowhere near my natural shade or the shade of the medium powder foundation.
I'll be returning this.
Rated 5 out of 5 by debbieo Love It!!!
I was not sure what to expect but I really like this product. I am going on 52 & my skin is getting so much drier so I thought this READY Foundation would work better than the loose foundation. Don't get me wrong I still think the loose foundation is fantastic too & I will use both depending up my skin (weather conditions, etc.).
Please note that there are many people on youtube telling people to swirl, tap & buff this new foundation (apparently it even said that in the directions that came with the product?). You do NOT swirl, tap & buff. I would recommend going to a BM store for the color match & directions.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Elanae Tried something new and glad I did
My husband and I live on a budget and so when I get to budget some play money I tend to head to my local boutique. I tried the READY foundation in the store and was so glad I did. The color, though it looked slightly more yellow than my usual fairly light powder, really brightened up my face. I didn't buy the special brush because I had one at home that was similar. I think the brush I have applies the power slightly lighter than with the brush they recommend and I'm glad it does. I still look nice at the end of the day!
Rated 5 out of 5 by donna711 Great coverage, no makeup feel
Love this foundation. Never liked the makeup that I had previously selected for myself - color, the way it went on, final effect, etc. My daughter uses your products, (she looks fantastic) and dragged me into a store for this. I love the way my skin feels. Now I made my friend and her daughter try this product. We are all hooked - thank you for a great product. I will go to a BE store next time to confirm color matching though.
Rated 1 out of 5 by libby It looks like I'm wearing TONS of heavy makeup.
I've used the Original foundation for years. I love how natural it looks, but is also buildable for more coverage where I need it. Thought I'd try this as something to keep in my purse... The coverage was way too heavy. It does not blend into the skin the way the regular loose powder does. It sits on the surface and exaggerates every line and crease and gets cakey around the sides of my nose and my chin where oil accumulates. Also seemed to make my skin look flakey in some spots. Just too heavy and obvious looking. Also, the color was much lighter than the original powder foundation in the same color code. I returned it and ordered the original loose powder.
Rated 5 out of 5 by LaurenAnne A magic foundation
I have very sensitive combination skin. My skin tone is also VERY uneven and there are truly no words to express how fantastic this product is. I have been wearing the loose foundation since I started wearing makeup, and whenever I would throw my foundation in my purse it would get everywhere. When the ready foundation came out I was a little hesitant but tried it anyway, and at first I was not fond of it. I eventually went to a boutique and got properly shade matched ( I was two shades darker than I am in loose foundation) and was shown how to properly apply the foundation. With the proper tools, the prime time face primer and the right brush, the effect it had on my complexion was remarkable! My face suddenly looked more even and hydrated. It also gave my face an airbrushed look. I instantly loved it! I will never go back to the loose foundation and the ready foundation is now a staple in my makeup bag!
Rated 5 out of 5 by DivineDiva LOVE READY FOUNDATION!!!
I was totally reluctant to purchase this for I have been a user of the BE loose powder for years, BUT as I have aged hyper-pigmentation has entered into my life and the loose power just does not give me the natural look and coverage I need and want. So although skeptical I figured try it because I knew I could return it and liquid just was not an option for me. You really have to follow the directions just like it says LIGHTLY TAP AND LONG STROKES to distribute. A little goes A LONG WAY! I LOVE READY FOUNDATION! I AM TOTALLY SOLD!! I have gotten so many compliments, my confidence is up and I love what I see when I look in the mirror. I use the neutralizing primer and the 2 together is just PERFECT CHEMISTRY! The only draw back is that the yellow in the primer does not totally cover the redness BUT it does reduce it so I will take that - regardless it is MUCH better than what I was working with. THANKS BE!!! PLEASE STAY TRUE TO ORGANIC BEAUTY!!!
Rated 5 out of 5 by CCTX Love it!
Wished I had switched to this sooner. I have Rosacea and Seborrheic Dermatitis. The coverage is better than I expected, yet feels very light. If you apply it as directed, it really does look flawless.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Moonstars I tried READY Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20
I LOVE THIS PRODUCT! I am sold on this item.
This is the best and most natural foundation I have used.
I prefere it over the powder in the jar. I touch it to my skin
instantly, it looks like my skin with total perfection. Not a
Blemish nor uneven tone to me. I LOVE IT!!!!!
Rated 5 out of 5 by itsjustHeather READY foundation
I have been using BE for 4 years now, but just recently tried the READY line. I really like it - but i did watch several videos on how to use the foundation before I bought it. The videos help tremendously. You really do not need much of this foundation at all - a few taps of my brush is enough to cover my whole face flawlessly. I would recommend getting color matched though, as I had to go up a shade.
Rated 5 out of 5 by AlamoAnnie Just what I needed
I've used the BM for years but lately the powder foundation was looking powdery on my older skin. This is wonderful! It glides on and blends well and allows you to build more coverage where you need it. YOU MUST 1. be color matched in person 2. watch the video about how to apply it. You don't swirl this one or you will have WAY too much. I went to Ulta to be color matched. I'm sure Sephora can also do it if you don't have a BM boutique nearby. I love it!
Rated 5 out of 5 by ChellChell Great!
I'm not sure what these others are talking about, this is a fantastic product. I have used bare escentuals since I was a teenager. I love their products and this is no exception. I have struggled with acne most of my life but these products have helped reduce outbreaks. Just make sure when using this product to get the special brush. It does not cover as well with the buki brush
Rated 1 out of 5 by Disneytothemax HORRIBLE like the old style cake makeup!
I LOVE Bare Escentuals and decided to give this a try! It's HORRIBLE!!! It makes me look like an old woman!! It stuck in every little wrinkle and just rode the top of my skin....very disappointing! And when I removed it, it doesn't remove very well!! I will stick with regular "loose" Bare Escentuals from now on, which is perfect!!!
Rated 5 out of 5 by RubyTuesday Best Foundation EVER!
I LOVE this foundation . . . it's quick, easy, and offers full coverage. It's also easy to take along. I appreciate all of the shade choices; I wear fairly medium which is not available everywhere; this foundation IS my skin only flawless! Please make a travel size. I really love all of the Ready products and only wear them now.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sueann Ready Foundatin Broad in Compact
I have been using the Ready Foundation for a few months. Just ordered another one on QVC even though I do not need a refill yet. Couldn't resist the great value. Great coverage. I did need to go with a little darker shade with this one compared to the loose powder of BE. I've been a big fan of Bare Escentuals products for many years. I am 62 yrs.old and have been using their makeup for at least 7 years. I continually receive compliments and asked what line of makeup I use. In the past I alwaysI used a liquid foundation for years and hated it. Always felt like I had makeup on and it would rub off (couldn't really get a good color match#. Then I tried BE makeup #recommended by a friend) and absolutely love it. I will never go back to a liquid foundation. BE blushes, eye shadows and lipsticks are wonderful as well. So don't hesitate another day! Stop by a Bare Escentual boutique this week and get color matched. You won't regret it.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Marcia best on the market
I started using Bare Minerals about a year ago and I started with the matte in shade medium beige. When the Ready Foundation came out, I was curious. Back in February of this year, I went to a boutique and was color matched to the shade medium tan in the Ready. I was surprised I was matched for the medium tan, it looks so dark in the compact but it's not dark on. I really LOVE this foundation, it's perfect and the best on the market I think. So easy to use and yes, if you are not careful it's easy to use too much, it does take practice. The plus side to this foundation is you can build your coverage. I use the precision brush and love how it applies the foundation. I have super sensitive skin and this does not bother my face. I think I like the ready foundation better than the matte. My foundation woes are gone! Thank you!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Roxanne Love it!!!!!!!
I'm not one that really ever wore make up besides eye liner....but since I've tried BE i have been hooked, i love that it don't feel like you have anything on and yet it has wonderful coverage...I now use all the skin care products and its amazing how smooth and clear my face is. I highly recommend trying this product I had my daughter try it and now she is hooked.....Love it!!!!!!
Rated 5 out of 5 by kimm No mess!
I was hesitant to buy this but, oily skin is very different than moisture in this product. So, I tried it, I love it! No mess, glides on like silk, and the coverage is Amazing! And doesn't look or feel like make up! I never wrote a review, but tired of wasting my money, so been doing a lot of research before I buy!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Soledad Great Concealer, foundation
For those suffering from acne, this is the product for you. It holds all day long, covers all blemishes, severe acne and scarring in a flawless manner.
It does get a little messy when you swirl the make-up brush, but absolutely worthwhile.
GREAT PRODUCT! Same delicate powder for sensitive skin.
Rated 5 out of 5 by GRAMinPA YOU HAVE TO TRY THIS PRODUCT
I had tried bare minerals original before and was not quite convinced to give up my liquid foundation. I read that READY foundation by Bare Minerals was very moisturizing. I bought it at Sephora (they helpd me choose my color) and I fell in love with it. READY covers my rosacea, does not settle into my lines and wrinkles and DOES NOT DRY MY SKIN. It lasts pratically all day and I love it. It really is worthwhile to give READY foundation a try because it is WONDERFUL.