Rated 2 out of 5 by Gr8AFmom I guess when I said I'd never go back I meant it!
I was so honored to be chosen as a FAB Ambassador and equally excited to try this product early. Thank you, Bare Minerals for allowing me to be part of this program! From the time I was a young girl I have always LOVED experimenting with new makeup.
Unfortunately, after trying the Pure Brightening Serum Foundation a few times, I have determined I am and always will be a BareMinerals powder foundation girl. Below are a few pros and cons:
Pros: I love the application brush --- it allows you to apply the foundation very easily. The foundation goes on light and airy and has a weightless feeling.
Cons: I was hoping it would help with my dry skin, but it made it appear more dry and scaly.
I hope BareMinerals continues to provide innovative products. Thank you for giving us an opportunity to participate in the reveal and the build up to the product release. I hope you include me in future product trials.
Rated 5 out of 5 by DLWLC Said I would never go back to liquid foundation...
The day I was introduced to Bare Minerals over 8 years ago, I swore that I would never ever go back to liquid foundation. Why on earth would I ever put that goopy mess back on my face after experiencing the smooth silkiness that is Bare Minerals? Then I was invited to be a FAB Ambassador and try the new BareSkin Serum Foundation. Since I've been experiencing some dryness and debating adding a BB cream to my regimen, I decided to bite the bullet and take a leap of faith. I should have know that the team at BE would not disappoint! 2-3 drops of this silky formula gives me the medium coverage that I love without feeling heavy or oily. I do find that I have to use primer, as it settles into my fine lines a little more than the powder formula does, but as I have worn the serum formula for a week now and seen the difference in the texture of my skin due to the serum, I don't mind the extra step. I live in Florida, and this liquid holds up to humidity and heat beautifully. I don't do touch-ups during the day and have found this to wear every bit as well on my combination skin as the powder formula does. I am sold on liquid foundation...but only if it's BE! :)
Rated 4 out of 5 by septaggie Light application, doesn't feel heavy..........
Love the consistency and feel of this product, easy to blend in too. It lasts for about 5-6 hrs and haven't figured out what to use for touch ups yet as the veil tends to make me look washed out. Would like to get the correct color for my skin tone also. The bottle does tend to be difficult to squeeze but other than that, love the product and how it feels on my skin :)
Rated 4 out of 5 by Beasley Delighted
I tried Bare Minerals for the first time, when this product was aired on QVC special offer. I was informed (by the grape vine) Bare Minerals didn't cater to African American skin types too often. Yet, to my surprise, I was please with the Walnut shade. I gave it 4 stars, cause I use more than the 2 squirts on each side. I use more like 2 layers, I'll purchase Espresso and decide which is better. The jury is still out, after that day darker shades were removed.
Rated 5 out of 5 by nst19 Great new product
I have used the new BE Foundation and I love it! It goes on very easy and makes my skin feel very soft. I love that it feels like I am not wearing anything but provides great coverage! The coverage lasts all day and I don't have to do a thing to it. Great product!
Rated 5 out of 5 by PhinsAndGills First time liquid foundation user - LOVE IT!
The first word that came to mind was "soft". The brush is soft, the product looks and feels soft. The second word that comes to mind is "tough". I work in a very warm lab and have oily skin anyway so I'm VERY impressed at its staying power. As of right now, I will purchase this over the powder foundation and I've never used liquid (When I started wearing make-up it was mineral powder).
I am 35 years old with combination skin. I have occasional breakouts. I am also EXTREMELY fair. I was concerned that the makeup would look "cakey" but it does not thanks to how well it blends. Before applying I use the Prime Time foundation which I found gives this a little more staying power and make it look flawless longer. I also use the mineral veil over it which helps cut down on the shine of my oily areas.
After a few weeks (and more than half of those I slept in the liquid foundation - oops) I did not have any new breakouts at all.
I would recommend this to anyone who feels that powder foundation alone doesn't quite offer enough coverage or the coverage doesn't last as long.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Beebs BE serum is Amazing!
I absolutely love this product! I have been wearing it for weeks and every day I love it more. Initially I was nervous of applying it and wondered if I would apply too much. The brush is great for helping you blend and either build up or build down. What works for me is two drops for each side of my face and an additional drop on my nose. I've worn liquid foundation in the past, and it always felt heavy. What's amazing about BE's serum is that it feels so light. I would highly recommend it!
Rated 5 out of 5 by BElover23 BareSkin
THIS is GREAT!!!!!! Love how it feels when you put it on!!!!! Great coverage for me and perfect color!!!! Thanks Bare Escentuals, you did it again :D
Rated 5 out of 5 by jennyrhansen love it!
it goes on so smooth and has such an incredible finish. total coverage for those of you who need it, like me:) i didn't think i'd like a liquid foundation but find myself using it more than the mineral powder
Rated 2 out of 5 by lovemm bareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation
I was very excited to try the liquid foundation. I normally don't need or like the look of make up on skin, which is why I thought I'd enjoy the new foundation. Unfortunately, it didn't reveal as natural as expected. I was able to see tiny flaws which I don't when using the powder. I love their products. This just wasn't for me. I will continue to use my bareMinerals powder, along with many of the other make-up products bareMinerals offers.
Rated 3 out of 5 by BareEscentualsFanatic Great foundation, needs a little tweaking
I received one of the first bottles of the foundation as a FAB ambassador. I was super excited to try the foundation out. I've previously used Sephora BB cream and loved the coverage. I'm still learning what the perfect equation is for foundation + moisturizer + brightening serum + bb cream primer is. If I use the bb cream primer with the foundation, my face looks very ghostly. If I use just the brightening serum + moisturizer + foundation, my face looks flawless except around the eyes.
If I get the foundation near my eyes at all, all wrinkles known to humankind appear. It appears that the foundation settles into every little wrinkle and just sits there. I also have seen that the foundation doesn't really stay on very consistently throughout the day. Either you can layer on the foundation knowing that every wrinkle will show up or put on just enough of the foundation that your skin looks flawless for about 6 hours.
Overall, I do like the foundation. My skin needed to get used to it but I think I like it. I'm looking forward to having an in-person demo soon!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Moni Amazing
This new foundation is AMAZING!!!! I love it. I love how it feels, how it covers and how it makes my skin glow. I was hesitant because I love my powder, but i have not used my powder since I have tried this. I found a new favorite.
Rated 4 out of 5 by db34654 Great product!
Got the trial product in the mail and was so excited to try it! The brush is ingenious, you put 2 drops in and apply to an area, if more coverage is needed, add another drop or two and reapply. I loved the way it felt on, really smooth and feels like your not wearing makeup. I tried it for several days, and found for me it wears off easily. I tried adding the mineral veil and it still wore off. I have combination skin, but I will sometimes sweat and find the pressed minerals work best for me. I do love this product and am going to pay it forward and give it to a friend who is a FAB and let her try it out as well.
The thing that I liked the most is that the liquid turned into a powder like finish when applied. The big con is that the bottle is hard to squeeze so ifyou have grip problems it will be difficult to use. Also the bottle is colored the same as the foundation so you won't be able to tell when you are getting low until your out. That is the reason for 4 stars.
Rated 5 out of 5 by DebDee Great new product!
I was picked as a FAB Ambassador and received my sample late last week. I have been so pleased with this product! I have used it over my BE Moisturizer and it glides on so easily. I found that 2 drops was just the right coverage I needed for my entire face. I have redness and freckles and the Bare Satin I am using is perfect. It makes my skin look amazing and evens out the tone. I am excited to see the long term effects of using the brightening serum and also like the SPF 20. My skin is extremely sensitive and the bareSkin works wonderfully with no problems.
Rated 5 out of 5 by HappyLadyD finally a makeup that does what it promotes!
Everything I've ever wanted in a foundation....it is super light, only four drops for my entire face, great coverage without the weight or a heavy look, works on my combination skin and looks great alone or with my mineral veil/ warmth/ blush.....like I said, AMAZING. .....oh yeah and it lasts all day long!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rosa Love the ease of use
I love this product. I received the Bare Satin and thought it was going to be too light for my skin, but the color is perfect. I use just two drops and get a beautiful coverage. It goes on so light and the brush makes it easy to quickly cover my whole face. I have used it for a week. It takes me a couple of minutes to get it on and I'm ready to go. I have recommended it to my friends. I love the compliments I've been getting. The foundation covers everything just right and gives my skin a nice glow.
Rated 4 out of 5 by FairyPenguin Best liquid foundation I've tried!
I have been wearing the new bareSkin foundation for almost two weeks now, and I'm thrilled that I was able to try it. Now that I've been wearing it for a bit, I've learned the value of spreading out with the brush a lot - a little goes a long way. I'm only using three drops for my whole face.
I have combination skin, and I have been having trouble with some exceptionally dry areas. These are gone now with the new foundation.
The coverage is fantastic, and the ability to add a little at a time is great. It goes on without looking overdone.
The foundation doesn't settle, and looks great the whole day.
The brush is soft, and doesn't get all caked up with product. The application results in the most even looking complexion out of any foundation I've tried - including my preferred original formula.
The foundation is almost too easy to wipe off. Great when washing at the end of the day, but not so great for allergy season.
I feel this foundation more than others, especially at the end of the day.
After many horrible experiences with liquid foundations, I'm really glad that I tried this product. I'll be reaching for this, particularly when my skin is feeling more dry.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Suky You have a customer for life!
This foundation is EVERYTHING! It is every bit as good as they said it would be. Seriously one drop on each side of my face gives me a perfect no-makeupy fresh face for everyday, and 2 drops for a more made up look. It's my skin but better. It looks like I'm wearing nothing at all but somehow subtly evens out everything. Leaves you with a fresh dewy glow, doesn't cake in pores or fine lines.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Amber311 Wish it worked better for me....
I've been wearing bare minerals products for about ten years. I was super excited about the new bare skin liquid foundation because prior to bare minerals I was a liquid foundation girl. I got BareSkin in the bare linen color. In ready and original I go back and forth between fair and fairly light. The foundation is very light and you don't really feel it on. A little does go a long way and coverage is buildable BUT I like really full coverage (to cover acne scars and blemishes) and this doesn't quite give me that. I've experimented with different amounts of drops. The first application I used 9 drops and put 1 to 2 drops on the brush at a time. In later applications, I have been using around 6 drops. I found that even though I want full coverage 1 drop at a time seems to work better than 2. After putting the drop on the brush I dab it around my face in different spots and then go back and blend it in. The foundation looks great when it's first applied and has a natural look. With the first few applications both using and not using a primer I found that a few hours later the foundation was really settling into my pores and looked terrible and my face looked very oily. It was also accentuating the few fine lines that I have. I do have oily skin but with original and ready foundations, I never had this problem. I tried the "mineral viel sandwich", applying mineral veil before and after foundation. This may have helped a little. Someone else suggested to really let your primer dry for a long time before applying the bareskin foundation so I gave it a try. I let it dry on my face for about a half hour and this does seem to help with the issue but it's still not perfect. I also have tried layering it with some ready foundation. This seems to help a lot. Not sure why it's not quite working for me. I shake it for about a minute before use and then again a little in between drops on the brush. I probably will use up the bottle and then go back to Ready foundation.
Pros: a little goes a long way
Cons: separates/ looks oily as the day goes on
slight makeup smell (notice it as the day progresses)
not full coverage
Rated 5 out of 5 by momtotwo Great!
I have been using this foundation for about a week now and love it! I no longer have to use a something first to even out my skin tone. It goes on easily, I love using the brush in stead of my fingers and it does not sink into any lines or winkles I may have.
I would definitely recommend giving it a try if you like liquid foundation. Great for all ages!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Geminispirit The Best
Love the brush application and how just a few drops gives more coverage. Stays on all day and so light you have to remember to take it off before you go to bed!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Vicnjoe Little miracle worker
I love this new serum! I have worn makeup since I was 13 years old trying to cover bad acne then and at 49 I still have oily skin & fairly large pores. This stuff works wonders on my skin. Smooths everything out, covers beautifully and with Mineral Veil the shine has all but disappeared.
Thank you BE for this amazing product.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Lily Anne A great addition to BE foundations!
I haven’t used a liquid foundation in years, and I have been more than happy with the Bare Minerals Original Foundation. However, bareSkin is like no other liquid foundation I’ve tried before-it’s lightweight, smooth, and the coverage does not looked caked on. I highly recommend using the Perfecting Face Brush that was designed for this foundation because it truly gives you a flawless application.
For me, the bareSkin foundation will be my go-to foundation for a night out, where I still prefer the mineral foundation for an everyday look.
Rated 5 out of 5 by KelleyG Happy Happy Happy!
I have been strictly a BE girl for 8 years. I am loving the opportunity to be one of the first to try this product. I instantly loved the coverage. You can add more for a heavier coverage. Personally, I use one drop per side of my face with an additional drop for areas I want a little more coverage. It feels like you have nothing on. Perfect addition to my Bare Minerals collection.
Rated 5 out of 5
by QueenAmber My New Favorite Foundation
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this new foundation, and I didn't think I would. I was using matte in Golden Medium. I had such a hard time getting a shade match being bi-racial, but this new foundation matches perfectly. It's so soft once it's on, and it feels good going on - best brush yet, imo. The best part is? My skin has been dry all winter, and this is the perfect solution, it makes my skin look hydrated AND matte. No clue how they did that. If I had any complaints it would be that... forget it. I can't think of one. You've GOT to try this. SO, so good.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Misjm Not for the oily
Love the color but didn't work on my oily skin. Was shiny less than an hour after putting on and it just melted off my face.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Megan Love this stuff!
I've been a BE loose foundation girl for years and never expected to EVER use a liquid product again, but I'm thrilled to give my vote of confidence for bareSkin. It applies smoothly, is buildable, covers imperfections like magic, and lasts all day long. My skin feels soft and smooth; I get so many compliments on my complexion. This is definitely another option in my beauty arsenal!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jme626 I was skeptical, but no more!
I was able to try this foundation early as a FAB member. I'm so glad! I switched from liquid foundation to BareMinerals years ago and swore I'd never go back to liquid. This is not typical liquid makeup. It goes on so light and airy, so I, of course was sure the coverage would be poor. As someone with much acne scarring and sun damage, I can't go "natural" without looking awful. That's what I loved about the traditional BM....I could keep adding until I got great coverage without a cakey look. Well, when I tried this, I was surprised at the coverage you got from it. And no line of demarcation. It's easy to put on, easy to wear and lasts as long as traditional BM. For me, I like the traditional BM and will stick with it. The READY version is a nice-for-vacation option. However, I will keep this liquid on hand. It's great for a quick out-the-door weekend look. I felt maybe we were getting away from what made this company great, but now that I've tried it, I think they've just added another option to their product line. Great Job BM!
Rated 2 out of 5 by SusanCinOKC I Still Prefer Powder Foundation
I was very honored to try this product early as part of the FAB Ambassadors Program. Thank you, Bare Minerals! It's always fun to experiment with new makeup items and change up the routine a bit. However, after trying the Pure Brightening Serum Foundation a few times, I do not plan to purchase it. Here are some of my observations:
Pros: I love the application brush --- what an innovative design! The foundation goes on light and airy, leaving my a weightless, creamy texture on my skin.
Cons: Even with light application, this foundation provides fairly heavy coverage, which is not the natural appearance I enjoy with other Bare Minerals face products. Also, it tends to settle in lines and look a bit "cakey". Even when I used a light dusting of MIneral Veil before application, the overall effect was not as sheer and natural as my Bare Minerals Powder Foundation.
Thank you, Bare MInerals, for continuing to be innovative in your product assortment. Thank you for allowing real people like me to participate in this forum. I hope my review will be helpful to others and that you will include me in future product trials.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Dancer4884 BareSkin Beautiful!
I really love the soft finish of the product! It doesn't feel like you are really wearing any makeup. It lasts all day long, all though I recommend using the primer first. The brush is so innovative and really applies the makeup beautifully. I would imagine that this product will last me a long time, as I only use about 4 drops for a full face of makeup. Love it! I think this makeup will be perfect for warm days in AZ:)