bareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20 - null
Not a fan.
I love Bare Minerals and I have been using both matte and original powders for years. I wanted to this because it was new but I was disappointed. Granted, I have combination skin, but even in the areas where my skin is typically dry the make up was greasy and left streaks. Overall, the product felt greasy and uncomfortable to my skin. I tried with and without a moisturizer, with and without a finishing powder, and I had bought the application brush specifically for it. I would not recommend this product.
I didn't think this product was for me
I have very oily skin and didn't think I could use a liquid foundation, but I was wrong. This product helps smooth out all impurities and creates a perfect base. My face looks better at the end of the day using this than it did when I was just using the matte powder foundation and mineral veil. I still use those two on top, and my face looks great every day now, no more bad days!
bareSkin is just what it is, barely there however it covers any dark spots, acne scars, veins, etc. The application brush is not so great.... ugh... doesn't apply the coverage evenly, I use a makeup sponge and finish with Bearskin Perfecting Veil. I rarely wear makeup because I cannot control the oil, I have found that the bareSkin coverage finished off with the perfecting veil works for all day coverage, I rarely have to touch up before heading home for the day.
Awesome foundation, horrible bottle
I absolutely love this foundation. I love that it makes my skin look perfect while looking like I have no makeup on. I do have a huge problem with the bottle though. It says to shake well, but when I do it doesn't stop oozing out of the top! I have tried various ways of shaking it to help that but nothing has changed. I have probably wasted half the bottle. Please redesign it!!
Wanted to LOVE it-Never happened
I really wanted to love this product. I was so excited about a liquid foundation, I tried it for a month and I didn't love it at all. Left me feeling like my skin was greasy. I actually had a break out from it. I didn't care for the coverage at all. Even by slowly building it up I still never achieved the look I wanted with my foundation.
Best liquid foundation
I tried a sample of this liquid foundation and was really impressed, so bought the full size bottle. I did find that the sample of foundation was thicker in the sample, but still covers the same. I use my finger to apply the foundation and this works for me. I then use the original bareminerals loose powder foundation and finish it off with the original loose powder mineral veil. The bottle does need to be redesigned, because when I put a few dots of foundation on my finger the cap continues to drip foundation. It's like there is a bubble in there, so I have to fiddle with the bottle to get it to stop. You have to be sure to shake the bottle really well before use our the foundation is extremely runny. This is the best foundation that I have found because it feels so light on my skin yet provides great coverage.
Best Makeup Purchase!
This has been the best makeup purchase ever. As a young woman with combo skin I am very particular about the types of foundations I use. This foundation offers great coverage and is very light. It does not take a lot to use, I typically only use about 2 drops on the makeup brush for full coverage even with a breakout. The color matched perfectly.
OMG in LOVE
I loveeeee it! I have super greasy skin and the foundation mixed with my starter kit works marvelous! I live in the dessert for real and this make up wont melt or get my T zone shiny.. Amazing coverage without feeling my face super heavy!! Perfect foundation if you live in the AZ area.. <3 (get the brush too! Worth it!)
Don't Waste Your Time or Money
I bought this product at Ulta hoping it would be the right foundation for me after trying several different kinds. I was wrong, it does not blend well, even with the Perfecting Face Brush I bought that is recommended for this foundation. Huge waste of money. Along with it not blending well at all, the bottle wastes a lot of the product anyways. I would not recommend this foundation. The brush is good, and I plan on keeping it and using it for another foundation.
Not What I'd Hoped For
I've been wearing Clinique foundation for a couple of years and was ready to try something new. I'd read good things about Bare Minerals so I decided to give it a try. To make sure I got the right shade, I went to my local boutique. I ended up buying the Brightening Foundation and the Mineral Veil, which is exactly what I tried on in the store. The first day that I wore it, I noticed that it wore off pretty quickly, but made my skin feel and look oily. The second day, I noticed that the makeup just wasn't blending into my skin at all-and when I applied it to my nose, there was nothing, it just made my nose look oily. In my cheek and chin areas, it was the same way, it actually made my pores more visible. After trying it for over two weeks to give my skin time to get use to it and nothing changing, I've decided it's time to return it and try something else.
like product but bottle design waste a lot of the product no matter what I try
I like this liquid foundation. It gives my skin a glow. My face is oily in the T zone areas moderately, but the foundation makes it more oily. I need to apply mineral veil a couple times a day. I switch off between the powder foundation and this one. It is very frustrating to see the foundation seeping out of the bottle and there is nothing you can do about it but see it go to waste. The bottle needs a new design for the amount of product that gets wasted.
I love this foundation!
and am confused by some of the reviews I have read about the odor, problems with the bottle, and the brush! Before finding this make-up, I used very expensive, high-end foundations because I like full coverage that does not cake, and yet gives a glow. This foundation gives me a luminous, natural look, that I love, and I have received tons of compliments since switching to it! I love the way it feels light and non-greasy on my skin, and stays put all day! The color is a perfect match for my skin tone, as well. I do not notice an odor at all. I shake the bottle gently prior to dispensing the foundation, and just lightly squeeze several drops onto my brush. I have never had a problem with it leaking at all. I wash the brush about once a week, using hand soap from a dispenser that I use in my bathroom. I roll the brush gently back and forth in a towel to dry it lightly, and then place it brush side up in a dispenser that sits on my bathroom counter. It is always dry when I am ready to use it again. I have been very happy with this foundation in every way, and am so happy that I tried it! I am over 50 and have medium toned skin with natural black hair and blue eyes, so it is hard for me to find foundations that come in the right colors for my skin and that have a pretty, natural finish that is right as your skin matures. I have taken good care of my skin throughout my life and am fortunate in that it still looks pretty good, and I do not have lines and wrinkles. This foundation is soft, pretty, and perfect. I highly recommend it for all ages and skin types. It is beautiful!
Great product - terrible applicator
I love the product - hate the applicator. To pay this price just to waste a lot of product is not appealing to me as a consumer. Please improve the bottle so that the product is not wasted. Very frustrating when I only need 3-4 drops, yet 6 come oozing out regardless. Not consistently, but enough to be aggravated at the $$ being thrown away. The odor is not great, but doesn't last and the aroma is not why I am buying this product. I prefer natural products with no animal ingredients or testing. Just PLEASE REDESIGN THE BOTTLE-
Finally a liquid foundation for me!
Any liquid foundation from other brands would cause my skin to burn especially when I would sweat. This does not! It goes on smooth and my skin looks and feels fantastic. New favorite!
Blends and evens skin tone beautifully!
I waited a while to try this product and to be honest I didn't really have high hopes for it, but I must say I'm really impressed! It blends and evens skin tone so easily and leaves you with a very soft and pretty airbrushed finished. I have very high standards for my makeup and like full coverage for blemishes and acne scarring, I would say this provides medium coverage at best, but with the right concealer I still feel I can achieve the coverage I'm looking for. This foundation is deffinently a keeper in my makeup collection. You will still need to touch up with powder if you have oily skin and I would say it's good for and 8 hour day, but I don't feel like it would hold up to a 16 hour day without touch ups. Hope this helps if you're thinking about trying it. I'm glad I did!!
Good coverage, can't stand the smell!
I tried this foundation at a local Bare Minerals store. Nice coverage, but it has a very bad odor that lasted all day. I don't know how long the coverage lasts, because I couldn't stand the smell. I washed it off as soon as I got home. In fairness, I tried it again at home from the store provided sample (thank you stores, for doing the samples, they are great!). The smell again kept me from trying the foundation for longer than a couple minutes. Sadly, I would not buy, no matter how nice it feels on the skin. Fix the fragrance problem and I'd buy it.
Amazing product, awful packaging
I love bareminerals. It's the only make up that doesn't clog my pores or irritate my skin in anyway so I've been very loyal to this brand. Also, I have pink undertones to my skin and I've never had a problem with any baremineral products looking too yellow or orange on me. I'm also very fair skinned and they make products light enough for me which is amazing!
I tried this product in one of the boutiques and loved the finish so I bought it in the shade Bare Porcelain which is perfect for my skin. It gives just the amount of coverage that I'm looking for and still looks very natural.
My biggest problem is the bottle. This product is almost $30 so I don't want to waste even a drop of it. However, product is constantly leaking up through the top of the bottle which is just messy and wasteful. Being a student without much to spend, this product is a splurge for me, and the fact that is leaks at all is quite a con.
I have the brush that goes with it and I really like it, except for the fact that it is really difficult to clean completely. Product seems to remain on the inner part of the brush near the base. I've been very diligent about cleaning it too.
All in all I'm not sure if I would buy this product again. If the bottle was redesigned I certainly would, because I love the actual make-up part of it.
I love and hate this make up
When I first started using this I thought this make up was amazing. It's still pretty amazing because it does make my skin look amazing and it does have a light feel. But it's such a pain to deal with. It does go on pretty easily, but every once in a while the makeup will volcano out. Since you're only supposed to use one or two drops, the only option I have is to wipe off the makeup that volcanoed out of it. There is no other way I can use it. So I just feel like I'm wasting make up. Not to mention wasting time. I will probably not buy this makeup again. Unless they come up with another way to dispense the serum.
Works wonders for my post-pregnancy skin!
I will admit that I have used and loved the powder foundation for years. Once I became pregnant twice over, however, I found some new changes with my skin tone and balance. The powder still works well, but once I tried the Serum Foundation, my skin woke back up! This foundation covers well without being cakey. I don't have any weird spots on my face like I did with the powder foundation settling in ways I did not like. While I will admit there can be an odd odor to this foundation, I find the smell goes away the more I shake the foundation. Shaking is key, and I use the little bit left on my fingertip to cover any concentrated trouble spots. Highly recommend!
Not What I Expected
I went to a beauty store to find my foundation match, i was introduced to this new foundation which i was intrigued to try it. The lady started to use it on me and i felt my face very creamy and oily. Then i though of giving it a second chance and buying it, it was the worst thing that I could have done. I just dont like it. Totally not what i was expecting.
Love coverage and feel but...
I have been a long time user of your powder foundation. Though I have a good complexion, my skin has gotten drier and I felt I needed a liquid foundation. Leaves my skin feeling soft and silky.
I would have given it five stars but, for whatever reason, the foundation just keep bubbling out and will not stop. There is a lot of waste because of this. Even putting a pin in the tip in hopes of clearing out doesn't stop this from happening.
The other issue I have is with the brush. I use your brush cleaning liquid but the brush is difficult to get really clean and once it's washed, it stays damp for days and still has residue in it.
Please consider changing the bottle and the brush!
bottle is horrible
cannot figure out how the bottle works, then got it to work and now won''t will never buy again
Love the product -hate the dispensing system
I love the look and feel of this product however I find the bottle dispensing system difficult to use. You must shake the product, which normally is not a problem. However, I shake, shake, and then shake some more before it dispenses, It really takes a lot of time to get it to dispense, so when I am in a hurry, I switch back to the powder. I would use more of this if it were easier to use,
I have been using this for awhile now and found the hardest part was finding the correct shade since I have pink undertones and the colors I have tried are golden toned. I am older with dry to normal skin and found it will puddle in pores so I use a primer and that solved the problem. I work 12 hour shifts and I it stays - I do use mineral veil after applying my make-up.
I had a problem with the tip clogging and found after shaking the bottle to mix it I then tapped the bottle, bottom down several times on the counter and have not had a problem since. I wish they would correlate the shades to the mineral foundation to at least get you close to the shade family that would work for you to switch.
Just the best EVER!
I am an older women. As such I have a slight wrinkle problem as all women my age. I have tried all kinds of different makeup to try to minimize wrinkles and fine lines. A very helpful lady at penny's helped me with the problem. She introduce me to bare minerals. And it changed my life!!! A lot of people are complaining about the bottle and how messy it is and I can't understand how that happens! The lady showed me how to apply bare minerals and I haven't lost a drop. You shake the bottle before every use ( with the lid on ) Than remove the top, put a few drops ( a little goes a long way )on a make-up brush and apply to skin. If you need more apply a few more drops. No mess no drips. When you think it's used up , turn the bottle over let sit and you should get a couple of drops more ( remember , with the lid on ). Never a problem and absolutely 100% happy.
Felt like a coating on my face with an unpleasant odor. The odor lasted all day. Toward the end of the day my skin was irritated (itchy). Unfortunately, I purchased the product and the brush, which was a waste of my money. I will never use it again! If you are going to try it, get a sample. Use it a couple times before wasting your money. I am sticking to the powder!
ONE OF THE BEST FOUNDATIONS AROUND!!!!
I realize that not all foundations work for everyone but I can truly say, this foundation is AMAZING! I have tried so many different foundations in my lifetime and many of them were not the right shade, did not have the best ingredients, and where just too thick!! Finally, someone has created a foundation that considers the fact that women come in so many lovely shades, just like flowers!!! This foundation is also good for people with sensitive skin, like me. Bare Minerals have so many lovely products, I really think they are truly worth a try. This line was recommend to me by an up and coming make up artist and I am glad she made the recommendation. I take great care of my skin and have done so all my life. If you love your skin and want to keep it in great condition....TRY THIS FOUNDATION. If you are allergic to anything, that's normal. Again, not everything works for everyone, but Bare Minerals stand by their products and this is also proof of their dedication and that the AWARDS they have received were deserved. KEEP UP THE FABULOUS WORK in making everyone women feel beautiful!!!
Favorite Foundation of All Time
This foundation has become my Holy Grail and I doubt I will ever reach for anything else! I know some have labeled it as cakey, and I will admit I experienced this. I was in a hurry, put too much product in the brush, just swiped it on and walked; but if you use small amounts at a time and really take the time to buff it in like they recommend I'm sure you'll be as happy with this foundation as I am. My acne has also decreased tremendously since I started using this foundation (I haven't changed my routine just my foundation). My co-workers and family members all comment on how jealous they are of my skin and I tell them its all in the foundation :)
I do highly recommend getting color matched in a boutique, or if unable to get to a boutique really take the time to check the color against your skin tone in different lighting. The color I was reaching for was not even close to what ended up being a perfect match for me. The girl in my boutique was amazing though, and my color is Bare Shell.
I have light skin w/ freckles, rosacea tinged cheeks, strawberry blonde hair, and I can get a faint "golden" tan in the summer (I've been told I'm a pain to color match lol).
I got this product about 2 month ago and i loved how it applies on; its like your putting nothing on. As a couple hours passed it starts to detirate in certain spots like by my nose and in the t-zone, so you will have to retouch throughout the day depending on what type of skin you have. Also it has a dewy finish so if you do not like that just throw their mineral veil over it to make it look matte. Overall i like the product and its very build able
Made me breakout
Thank goodness I tried a sample first - nice light coverage but all day it felt slightly slick to the touch & made my face break out in little bumps after a couple uses. If you've been using their powder foundation & are curious to switch to liquid, I recommend trying a sample first. I use Fairly Light in powder & tried Bare Neutral in this liquid which was a good shade match for me.
I will not buy the full size of this formula & will stick to BE's loose matte foundation powder - at least the ingredients list for that stays true to their original motto of "makeup so pure you can sleep in it" (which I do with no adverse affects).