bareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20 - null
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.
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
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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:)
I received my BareSkin foundation a week ago and I have been using it all week. From the first moment I tried it I could tell the difference! I used 2 drops for each side of the face and the coverage was amazing. It felt silky going on and I could not tell I had makeup on, just my own , improved skin. I have some dark acne spots on my chin and they were completely covered up. I moisturized first and used the oil control primer and after a night of dancing and sweating my face was still flawless! I can honestly say I have a new favorite!
I have been using BE products for over 10 years, and while I love the foundation and the fact that my skin is actually healthy when I use it, I had pretty much stopped wearing a lot of makeup on a daily basis. I was very blessed to be chosen to preview the foundation as part of their FAB Ambassadors program. I have to say, I am SO impressed. Lately makeup has felt very heavy to me on my skin, even my wonderful powder, but this formula is so amazingly light and it feels great going on.
Just 4 little drops and my face has a nice even tone and feels and looks great. I can look wonderful without feeling like I am wearing anything at all. I think that some of the reviewers that are having trouble with clumping and settling are actually using too much product. I had that problem the first two days but discovered it went away when I used less. I am really very happy with this new foundation and I love how soft the applicator brush is. I will definitely be using this for my daily makeup
bareSkin Pure Brightening Serum
LOVE, LOVE,LOVE this product! Let me start off saying I did not expect to love a liquid foundation. I have used bare minerals foundation for years and absolutely love it (powder). I tried the Ready formula and also like that (better for travel) but prefer original formula. I tried the new bareSkin with the (ingenious) foundation brush and discovered the foundation of my dreams. My skin looks and feels incredible using this serum. It does feel like bare-skin, yet even better. I have already recommended it to all my family and friends- however, I strongly advise getting color matched. I got Bare Natural (use Med. Beige powder) and it is just a shade too light for my skin. For anyone hesitating using a liquid foundation- I say the serum makes all the difference- try it, you may be amazed that you LOVE it too!
I am one of the fortunate people to have been selected to try the product first, and am so incredibly happy after using it about a week! I have the fairest skin out there, and my shade is Bare Porcelain. Right away, I noticed that it wasn't greasy as most other liquid based foundations are and for that I was grateful. It was easy to buff on, I only had to use around 4 drops for my whole face and it gives beautiful coverage! I have rosacea on my cheeks, and this takes care of it! It wears well throughout the day, and my FAVORITE part about it is my skin doesn't flake like it does with the original mineral foundation!!! YAY!!! I seriously, highly, most enthusiastically recommend this product!!! Enjoy!!
Not as moisturizing as I was hoping for.
I used the BareSkin in bare buff. The first day I used it with primer and it flaked and made my skin look awful. The next day I used just my moisturizer and it was much better. I still am not getting the Dewey look I was hoping for but, BareSkin is very light weight on the skin and does even out the skin nicely, it did not last through the day as long as Ready did but, maybe with more product it would last longer. I love the brush and application works well with buffing motions. I really, REALLY wanted to love this product but, am finding it's just a "like"kind of relationship ;)
The combo of the foundation and the application brush feel very soft upon application. It's easy to see where you have applied it and blends in almost effortlessly. I love the convenience and coverage factor! I have always struggled with acne and between this and the bisque concealer, I'm good to go. It truly is capable of looking natural but also providing coverage. Also, it only takes 2 drops of foundation to cover my whole face for the day.
Surprised Me in an Instant
Being a FAB Ambassador, I got a full-sized sample of bareSkin before it even went public. This gave us a chance to try it out and give our input. As I prepared for my first application of this product, I got all my usual products ready (concealer, brushes, higlighter, etc). As soon as I applied bareSkin, without even looking in the mirror I grabbed concealer. Then I looked in the mirror. What I saw was phenomenal...I realized that I wouldn't even need concealer. The product covered so beautifully and blended perfectly to my skin that I didn't even need to smooth the edges. The result - - a flawless face ready to party. I looked even closer in the mirror and noticed that I couldn't even tell I had makeup on. It lasted through the day without Mineral Veil. The next time, I used Mineral Veil and got an even better-lasting result.
Love this Brand
I have always liked a liquid foundation but did not want one with a lot of additional ingredients that could be harmful to my skin. So glad BE is now making a liquid foundation since they are the only brand I trust with my skin. Just a little goes a long way and it lasts all day. It evens out my skin tone tremendously but does not look blotchy or cakey like other brands might. My mother could tell the difference and complimented how I did my make up before I even told her about this new product.
FAB Ambassador First Try Review
I was very surprised to be able to try the product for free! Things I love are the fact that bare minerals is doing a liquid now. I also love the brush, it is awesome and a must purchase to use the product. It holds the product perfectly! I also love the weightless formula and I seriously use very little of the product for my entire face and it covers it all! My face does tend to get oily after the day goes on but I just use some of my bare minerals touch up veil and my face is good as new! WILL be buying this product again.
Where have you been all my life?
This is hands down my new favorite product. I always hated using foundations because they were heavy or looked "cakey" but that all changed one Christmas when I receive the original Bare Minerals powder foundation. That has been the only product I would think of putting on my face until I received the new serum foundation. This product goes on smoothly and easily and provides remarkable coverage for being very light and smooth. The product is also great if you tend to get dry skin as it improves the look and feel of my skin without and heavy or greasy feel. I love this product and will definetly be keeping it in my starting line up.
Way to go Bare Minerals!
Great innovative liquid serum
I know this will not be for everyone, but for someone who loves original matte powder foundation; this is a wonderful product. I hate liquids, I have very oily skin and suffered from clinical acne for most of my adult life. I still have breakouts. But this new product is wonderfully light, blendable, non-greasy, and easy to apply. It stays matte throughout the day, and I don't have to blot my face. It hasn't caused a break out thus far, and it cleans off beautifully, like the powder. I still love, love, LOVE my powder, but this is a great alternative. Thank you Bare Escentuals for the full sized trial, I will continue to keep this in my bag, please don't change it!!!! I am honored to be one of the first to try this new product.
Easy application, but not enough coverage. :(
I was thrilled to be chosen as a Fab Ambassador, as I love BE products and can't resist trying out new additions to the line. The bareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation has an unbelievably silky texture, and application with the brush was a dream...easy blending and no fingers full of foundation! The product looked nice and natural on my skin, but did not provide quite enough coverage, especially with regard to my dark undereye circles. I combined it with the Creamy Concealer, but still feel like I get just a little bit better coverage with the combo of the Creamy Concealer and my READY Foundation. I plan to try the Serum Foundation again, with and without primer to see if that makes a difference. Several other users have also commented on the "build-ability" of the formula, so I may try adding more in the under eye area to see if that helps. All in all, a good product, best suited for someone who wants a light, natural-looking coverage and super easy application. Love BE!!
I LOVE IT!
I was really waiting on pins and needles for this product to arrive. I LOVE my original foundation, but my face was looking dry. The serum came and my face looks amazing! The dryness is gone and my face has a nice glow, and a smooth texture! It's so easy to apply, the brush is soft and silky and a little goes a loooonng way! It was so worth the wait! What an amazing, amazing product!
Great new product
I started using Bare Minerals a little over a year ago and was a devotee of liquid foundation and feared using powder. However, I have been hooked since my first use of the original foundation. When I saw this product and was asked to test it as a FAB Ambassador I was so excited.
I love the brush and application of the product is easy. The product applies well and you get a lot of coverage from a very minimal amount of product which is nice. The coverage is consistent and even and gives you a flawless look. While I really like having this in my arsenal for an alternative to my original BM foundation. The lasting power on the Bare Skin is not quite as impressive as the original which is why I gave 4 stars versus 5. I can apply my original foundation at 7am and come home after 9pm and still loo flawless (no primer used here either!) and that is not the case with the Bare Skin, I feel like I have to reapply mineral veil throughout the day which I never do with the original.
Overall a great product for someone who loves liquid foundation.
This product is AMAZING!!! I love it! I am hooked! This is not a liquid. It is anything but. I don't know how they did it, but you have to try it. I used all this weekend and family, friends and strangers were coming up to me telling me how great my skin looked. You must try it!
I am in LOVE!!!
I have been using Bare Minerals for YEARS... I have been using the READY foundation and liked it a lot, though I felt I had to use a lot to get the coverage I wanted and I never felt I had the correct match for my skin. Then I was sent BareSkin to try and I was very skeptical, I have never like liquid foundation, the first time I tried it I sat down in front of my mirror before work with tons of time to spare because I thought "Hey, I'm trying something new it's going to take a few tries to get it right" NOPE, 4 drops later my face was completed covered. Color matched to perfection. I was instantly in love. (plus with the time it saved me I was able to leave early and get coffee! ALWAYS a plus!) I will be using BareSkin from now on and I am soooo happy Bare Minerals has come out with this fabulous foundation! You will not regret trying this product!!
I was so excited to try the bareSkin foundation, and it totally lived up to the hype! I love the design of the brush and the luxurious feel of putting it on. It doesn't feel like you have any makeup on, but provides buildable coverage. The term "brightening serum" is accurate because your skin glows! Love it!