READY Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20 - null
I went to Sephora last week and lucked out. A Bare Escentual rep. from Indianapolis was there and helped me match the color. I looked best in what I normally wear in the summer. It is not as shinny as the original and not as matte as the matte formula which makes it just perfect. I also bought the new brush which I think helps a lot. A little bit goes a long way and the application technique is somewhat different, but when appllied correctly the coverage which is buildable is seamless.
Get a color match!
I ordered this online according to my regular color
choice in original. Big mistake! I normally use fairly
light, but had to go to medium beige in this formulation.
I never would have thought I should/could go that dark, but
the color I ordered would have looked terrible. I liked what
I saw when I switched. Still waiting on shipment to exchange
for correct color. Go darker (like light to medium) and know
your undertones if ordering online.
Only foundation I'll ever use again
I have used BE for years, but have bounced back and forth with other foundations because I felt I needed liquid foundation for better coverage--which usually just made me break out worse. I went in to BE right before coming back to school and thought I would give the new foundation a try. I was matched for color in the foundation, veil, blush, and bronzer. I got all 4. I was absolutely amazed with how flawless my face looked. I bought the new brush as well and when I came back to school my friends kept complimenting how great my skin looked. I am absolutely in love with this product and don't think I will ever change again!
Confindence in a Compact
The sales associate tested my skin and when she realized it was on the dryer side she recommended I try this foundation. She matched it to my skin (2 shades darker than what I had been using in the previous Bare Mineral foundation) and I was amazed at the difference. This make up made my skin look flawless. It covered my sun damage and made my skin glow. The next day at work I had several comments asking what I'd done differently. I felt like a new woman.
I've used Bare Minerals for ten years and loved it. I'm so glad they brought another product to make me feel like a million dollars.
Nothing like the original
The convenience of the compact is great but for me this foundation makes my face look very dry. I went into a boutique for a color match and they thought I should go with the same color I wear in the original (medium beige). Once I got it home and put it all over my face I really didn't like the color at all. It's hard to explain. It made my eyelids and under my eyes look bluish. Very strange. Too bad I was hoping I would love it
Wanted to love and I do but....
This product will clog your pores and may you BREAKOUT!! I have sensitive skin, which is the main reason I started using Bare Minerals. I needed new foundation about a month ago and decided to try READY. I wish I would have stuck with the Traditional that I have used for years. About 2 weeks after starting READY...I had the WORST breakout of my life. Had to be the foundation because nothing else in my skin care regiment had changed. I loved the coverage and the look of the foundation, just not the subsequent breakout. I am going back to the tried and true traditional and never straying again!
When I found out about the READY Foundation I was curious. I went and purchased some (after getting shade matched of course) and absolutely fell in love!! I know I've heard that you usually have to get a shade or two darker than your loose powder one but in fact I went a shade lighter than my loose powder. It is amazing stuff!! Quicker to use and less mess. Awesome!!
I love READY
I've worn BE for years. People didn't think I wore makeup. I wasn't exactly happy about that, even though, I love the natural look. I felt like I spend good money for these products and it needs to look like I have on foundation. LOL. I bought READY as soon as it hit the store. It is easier to put on and doesn't have the mess. I tried using my kabuki brush with it and I didn't like the look. I bought the precision brush ... it makes all the difference. My morning regiment was taking too long and this minimized it greatly. I see the look on people that I don't know face ... some will pay me a great compliment and some just have this WOW look. I tried not to use the veil compact but, it looks much better with it. You do have to be careful not to get too much of the Ready or the veil on. Too much is just that ... too much. The color variation for me was from the original of med tan to golden deep in Ready. If you are going to use Ready ... get the right brushes!
I checked in at the Bare Minerals Boutique for the color matching and was quickly set-up with the right color and the wonderful gift of seeing my complexion looking incredible. I've used BE for 7 years but at 62 have noticed I need more pop and glow. Figured it was time to try the newer foundations. I have some sun damage and natural aging issues but with this foundation I don't need to use as much nor do I need to use Bisque for concealing. Did I say Wow? Awesome and unbelieveable might be more accurate. Thanks BE!!!
give it another chance - i did!
ok so i was one of those people that bought this and returned it not once but twice yikes! i originally bought the light because that is what i used in the loose but whoa it was way too yellow for me in the solid. then i bought it again and returned it saying i don't know people can use this stuff but after watching the video that Leslie posted and going to the store to get the correct color and the correct brushes and primer i have finally fallen in love with this foundation! it is so easy to use and it looks amazing! so maybe if you are like me and have bought it and returned it, you can give it another chance too! i used the light in loose and i now buy the med beige in solid
I bought this product from the store.it was nice they helped me select the perfect shade for my complexion.the coverage merged my face so well,I was happy it didn't leave any layer over layer on my face. Loved it!
The best foundation!!!!!
I'm a true believer of this amazing product. I confess I tried other foundations, even the air brushed technique but non of this products will ever compare to Bare Escentuals Ready Foundation. It goes so smoothly yet, it covered all of my skin imperfections like some age spots, beautifully. I aplied it in the morning and it lasted the entire day, looking smooth and perfect. I've recomended this to my daughters and my friends and I'm sure they will get the same incredibly beautiful results.
Smooth, perfect coverage.
I'm kind of a minimalist makeup user, and I prefer a simple application and a natural look. This new foundation is fantastic. It goes on so smoothly that it almost feels like a cream. I use a concealer brush to put a little on the inner corner of my eye, the darker skin under my eye, and sometimes around my nose if there's some redness there, and then I use the flawless face brush to complete my face. The final look isn't at all powdery; just smooth and even and bright. I'm honestly pretty amazed; I didn't think BE could improve so much on it's original foundation formula. Many thanks for a beautiful product that's a pleasure to use!
The Best Foundation!
I love Bare Minerals products in general. The Matte formula in Golden Fair blew me away. I have oily skin, and it was the only foundation I had worn in my life that didn't slide off my face by noon. Just when I thought I couldn't love a foundation more, I ... tried... the... Ready...
My Golden Fair matched me well, but when I got shade matched to the Medium Beige in this formula, it literally looked like my own natural naked skin. My skin looks radiant. The formula is so creamy, it FEELS GOOD to put on your face! I never expected a foundation to "feel good" during the application process.
Also, I do wear Prime Time foundation primer, as I did with the Matte formula as well, but I have noticed another key difference... bye bye oil blotting sheets! While the Matte never slid off my face by noon, I would have to break out an oil blotting sheet for a quick touch-up by then, and I am so over-the-moon that after 20 years of worrying about my face looking like an oil slick, I no longer have to worry about it! I just put the foundation on in the morning, and I can go all day without worrying about oil and shine.
I went on my FAB account and changed my product answer to the one thing you can't live without to foundation, whereas before, I had it as eyeshadow (thanks to the Ready duos and quads). That's how much I love this product :)
I've used the loose foundation for years and every time I stray and try something else, I always go back. Until now. I love this product. Somehow it looks even more natural on my skin. It takes so very little and blends very well. I use the newer precision brush which is amazing with any of the foundations. The brush really pulls it together. I will stray no more.
BE just keeps getting better
My favorite BE consultant demonstrated this new "Ready" foundation. My daughter and I both had our "makeovers"! We love this new product. No "dust", I can better control the coverage, easy to travel with,and the finish is so natural. I seem to be using less product with the Ready foundation. The coverage is perfect for my skin and gives me a flawless look all day. In December, traveled from a cold Ky to a warm Fl, and the Ready foundation worked well in both climates.
Thank you BE! for another great product.
Natural Coverage FINALLY
I have hopped around between a lot of powder foundations but I never found something that I really loved. I've used Pur Minerals, L'Oreal True Match, Benefit Hello Flawless, as well as the Original BareMinerals foundation, I would use them until I ran out but never felt like I had found something I would go back to for another go. Powders either feel heavy to me or disappear after a few hours. Till now! I use a flawless application brush and it gives me very natural finish yet plenty of coverage for my acne prone skin. I would definitely recommend this.
Tricky to use
I was so excited to try this foundation because I thought it would be easy and quick to use, especially on the go. I wish I had known ahead of time that I needed to order it a couple shades darker than what I normally use. I also wish I had known there was a different technique altogether for applying it. I made sure to read the information that came along with it but it did not do a good job of explaining of exactly to use it. Now after having watched the videos that I got by email today I think I have a much better understanding of how to apply. Too bad half of it is already gone and I've been looking like a "baroque lady" as according to my husband for the past month!
The BEST - after learning how to do it right!
I was excited to try this product. When traveling, I prefer using foundation in a compact. Previously I had used another brand of mineral makeup for this purpose, but it really was NOT comparable to Bare Minerals (it felt heavy, it was thick or uneven, it didn't benefit my skin as BM does, etc.) So I'm so glad to have a BM option! I have used the Bare Minerals Original foundation for many years, and I have used the BM Matte foundation in the past year during summer humidity when my combination skin turns more oily. In the Original my shade is Fairly Medium. In the Matte my shade is Fair. I went into a BM Boutique to get shade matched for the READY Foundation, and it turns out I'm a Medium (darker than I had expected). When the makeup artist applied it to my face, I was AMAZED. First, the coverage was absolutely perfect. Stunning. Better than anything I'd ever managed before. Second, I noticed that he only touched the brush to the compact 2-3 times -- he used so little but the results were fantastic!
At home, I was WAY less than impressed. I tried all 3-4 different foundation brushes I already had by Bare Minerals. Didn't work like it did in the boutique. I read online that the brush really matters, so I splurged and got the Precision Face Brush. WOW! WHAT a difference! I applied it as the makeup artist suggested --
(1) Lightly tap brush into compact 1-2 times, tap once lightly [DO NOT SWIRL THE BRUSH!]
(2) Start at the outer edges of the face, and using long strokes, work inwards
(3) Continue using long strokes over the entirety of the face, buffing it and working it onto every part of your face
(4) You can repeat all 3 steps as needed, but I've found that doing step 1 only 2-3 times is more than sufficient for full coverage with the Precision Face Brush
1. The brush is important. Just get one of the two suggested.
2. Do not apply too much. It looks awful. It looks much worse than applying too much BM Original or Matte foundation.
3. Make sure your moisturizer and/or primer are totally soaked in and set before applying foundation -- otherwise the foundation tends to apply unevenly and it's not pretty [Tip: if I'm in a hurry in the morning, one of the first things I do is clean my face and apply moisturizer. A few minutes later I apply primer. I go about getting ready, and come back minutes later to do foundation. This maximizes my use of time and makes sure I don't apply foundation too soon in my rush.]
4. Don't apply as you would apply the loose foundation - No swirling the brush - Don't work from the center outwards if you're using the Precision brush.
5. Get shade matched. You'll probably be surprised.
NOW, the READY Foundation is my absolute favorite. The other day I had more time getting ready and I used my BM Original foundation. After finishing my makeup routine, I really didn't like what I saw. I've gotten so used to the READY, how it applies, the coverage it gives, etc. that it's now my favorite and the Original doesn't compare. The Original applies too thickly for my preference now and/or differs day to day depending on how careful I am when applying it (but the READY always applies the same way, predictably). This is probably just unique to me as a user. And even though I know I have the best shades in each of the foundations (I've gotten shade matched for all 3 kinds in the past 8 months), the READY shade matches me best, followed by the Matte. The READY feels the lightest of the 3, even though all 3 are very light compared to any other makeup brand I've tried (including mineral or organic mineral brands). Finally, I'm convinced that the READY make up will last me a very long time - I need so little to get full coverage.
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS FOUNDATION!! THANK YOU BARE MINERALS!!!!!
I love my face!
For many years, I've used the matte mineral foundation. Recently, I visited a boutique just to shade match my winter skin shade. I was recommended to use the Ready foundation in Medium Beige and I love it!
I don't have many spots on my face, but I still love the medium-full coverage that this foundation gives me along with the precision brush. It's light, easy, and you don't even have to use that much to get the flawless look.
To top it off, I use the mineral veil and a little bit of Warmth.
Best makeup product I have EVER used!
I'm a longtime lover of original BE foundation and I wear Matte for my combination skin. I thought that product could never be bested and have said for years that thanks to BE, I'd never put liquid foundation on my face again. But hearing the "buzz" on the new READY, I went to a boutique and got color-matched. I live over an hour away, but it was worth it! Jessica at the Ross Park Mall store in Pittsburgh, PA was very nice and super knowledgeable. She put Prime Time original formula and READY foundation on me, and I sat there absolutely gaping at how great it looked. I'd never used the Primer before, either...ok, I'm lazy! LOL But now that I've tried both, the Primer and READY foundation are my two absolute must-haves in makeup. The improvement over what I already thought was great, natural coverage is astonishing. The long wear is a huge bonus, too -- the READY truly does stay in place and give you that wonderful coverage for much longer. It feels creamy and nourishing, yet not at all shiny, heavy, or greasy. So fast, so easy to apply, feels lovely on. I'm on a budget, but this is worth every penny. I could not be more impressed! Also of note: I wore Fairly Light in the original foundation; I wear Fairly Medium in the READY, and it's perfect. It's quite true that you need to be color-matched.
Not The Best
I got this product because I had heard about all the positive reviews it was getting. i tried on the product in the store to get matched, and it looked good on my skin there so I purchased the product. When I used the foundation at home I noticed that I settled on my pores and just looked terrible. I assumed maybe I was applying it incorrectly, but after looking up how to apply this product online it still didn't help. The original matte foundation is much better.
great foundation to be used
First let me start by saying getting shade matched is the key to loving this product - i wear medium tan in the origional / warm tan in the ready foundation. Second make sure your moisturizer / primer is lightly applied and FULLY DRY before applying the foundation. Third use the new application brush - lightly tap 1 to 2 times in the foundation - apply with long soft strokes. I have dry skin that breaks out easily - this foundation makes my skin moist , but no breakouts. There is a learning curve with this product - but once you get it right - there is no going back. THANKS BE for the best foundation ever.
WOW!! After figuring out which color worked best for me, I really love this foundation. It gives me wonderful coverage. I look completely airbrushed when I'm done. I love the flawless look it gives me. I couldn't ask for anything more. The fact that it is soooo relaxing to apply with the wonderful precision brush, and is no mess compared to the loose, are WONDERFUL added bonuses.
It leaves my face feeling awesome, I don't even know that I'm wearing it. I don't find it drying at all, in fact, quite the opposite. I actually look forward to applying it every day.
Trust me, take the time to find out your true color and the proper application, it will be well worth it. That is the reasoning behind only 4 stars, I was disappointed that it took some trial and error to get the right color since they don't really match the loose powders. But again, it was TOTALLY worth the effort. GREAT FOUNDATION!!
This is by far the best foundation I have ever used. Stays on till I take it off and it is on from 3:15a til 7 or 8 pm or later on the weekends. It is so easy to apply and it covers all my flaws and sun damage! I absolutely love this foundation and I have tried every foundation known to man and nothing is as good as this one! I am buying one for my friend for her birthday!
Compared, analyzed, loved
I had been wearing the Bare minerals Matte Foundation for sometime and when this Ready came out, I was super excited because I knew it would be so much easier. My first experience with the Ready was terrible since I went to a big make-up retailer (I won't put name in to keep from offending people) and they just told me I was the same color that I would be in the matte....this was not true at all! Another thing was she did not explain how to put it on because it's completely different. There is no swirl, tap, buff, it's tap the make-up gently and do long strokes over your face. I gave this make up a second try when they finally got a boutique here in home town and I went to it, had the lady do half my face with the matte make up, and the other half with ready, she handed me the mirror, and WOW! Such a difference....the Ready half looked so much better. Even my husband told me (yep, he was shopping with me in there!) It was also much quicker to get that coverage I want which makes a big difference for me since I just like to roll out of bed and leave to places. I really did like the matte, but the Ready truly suites me skin better. I have learned through the many years of trial and error, you need to find what works best with your skin.
I've used the regular powder foundation for years and loved it . . . but Wow! This foundation covers imperfections even better. It goes smooth as silk and it's even more moisturizing than the standard foundation. It's my new favorite!
Review of READY SPF 20 Foundation
I have been using Bare Minerals for some time and had high hopes for this product but ended up disappointed. I used it for several months as directed with and without primer. In summary it just sat on my skin. It did not blend in well or look natural. Very noticeable in bright light. The loose powder foundation is a better product.
First of all, make sure you get the new Precision brush to use with the product. The buki or flawless face brush will just make a mess with the product. Don't swirl the brush, tap it lightly in to the product. Also, don't buff on, use a sweeping motion. The salespeople didn't really explain this very much, and you WILL make a mess on yourself and waste the product if you don't use it correctly.
I really love the coverage. It's full coverage but very light. However, I would go a shade darker than the original foundation as it goes on a little lighter and you may look pasty.
Overall, I am very pleased and think it's a great addition to the line. I will most likely use this as a "winter" foundation and go back to the original in the summer.