READY Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20 - null
Great for anyone new to BareMinerals
I used to wear drugstore makeup brands (cream and liquid foundations) and when I was introduced to BareMinerals, I started out wearing Original Matte Foundation and had a hard time with how light the coverage was unless I did 3-4 applications. Then I found READY foundation and I love it! It provides great coverage that is still light and breathable.
My only concern/recommendation: be sure to use a brush like the Precision Face brush rather than something like the Flawless Face brush. You'll get much fuller coverage and more product on the brush (I was wasting tons of product using the Flawless Face brush!)
More on the Color Match Problem
I have used BE exclusively for many years, and the loose foundation in Medium Beige is perfect. When Ready was introduced, I ordered it in that shade. This was before suggestions began to appear that your regular shade might be too light. It really was and looked chalky and mask-like on my face totally unlike what I am used to from BE. I recently ordered another in Medium Tan, and it is PERFECT, not like makeup at all-just pretty skin. Unfortunately, I have an almost new Medium Beige compact, but it was worth it. I will continue to use my loose foundation at home, but the Ready is great to keep in your purse and for travel.
I've been using a different brand for years and decided to try BE because of the reviews. I was color matched to golden tan but when I got into my car I checked it was too dark. So I exchange it and was suggested to try medium tan and I was told I can't use anything lighter than what they gave me. Unfortunately, I still think it's a little dark so I just returned the foundation.
Bad color match!
Love the texture, the staying power, but the color is totally wrong, way too yellow. I suppose I chose wrongly, but I followed their suggestion for the shade. I would love to try again, but don't want to make another expensive mistake.
It ends here.
I'm 50 and I am having the best skin of my life. I can not begin to explain the amazing results I am benefitting from the Bare Minerals line of skin care and make up. Regarding the new Ready make up... I have incorporated into my (growing) BM collection to cover up the dark spots on my face. I just received the primer with tint/SPF and, together, I look perfectly natural, everything I want my skin to be.
Goodbye Liquid Foundation…Hello bareMinerals
I have ALWAYS been a liquid foundation girl. I NEVER EVER buy from the drug store. It is always top shelf foundation. The more expensive the better, right? WRONG…… On a whim I decided to try bareMinerals foundation. Not really expecting to like it but I had nothing to lose. I just got it today and can not believe I have not tried it until today. I can say I'm officially a bareMinerals girl. The coverage is superb and feels great on my skin. My complexion looks flawless. I can't wait to "get ready" tomorrow morning:)
I love this foundation!!
I wanted to purchase this foundation when it first came out. I read the reviews and decided I would need to be color tested since the colors were not the same. I did like that it had a little more moisture, because I have a few dry, flakey patches. I do not live close to a place to try it, so it did take me some time.
It was worth the wait! I went to a mall with a Bare Escentuals Boutique and was color matched. I started using it on a regular basis. I love the coverage and the way it feels.
I do recommend the color matching service. The color you need may not be what you would choose. I would have picked a much different color. The colors are NOT at all like the powder foundations.
You might need to play with application a bit, to get it right.
The coverage is a little more than the powder. It contains maybe a little more moisture, but is not greasy or oily in any way! I could use a tad more moisture (I want to try the Hydrating Mineral Veil). It has a powdery finish.
Took a bit of practice, but well worth it.
At first I tried to put it on like I put the original makeup. I didn't believe that I only had to pat the brush into the makeup 2 or 3 times. Once I started to follow the directions, patting the brushing twice in makeup and then applying on my face in swirling motions, I was hooked!
It gives my face a "dewy" look and covers beautifully. If the weather is hot and humid, I do use Mineral Veil first before applying makeup. Hope this helps.
I LOVE it!
Although I was hesitant to move away from the matte foundation, I do not regret the decision to switch! This foundation is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! I apply using the precision brush and it goes on smooth and doesn't look like I'm wearing any makeup. I have a very oily forehead while around my mouth is dry and it covers it all up perfectly! BUY IT! Also, it lasts a very very long time and I use mine every day!
Love it, but came up with my own technique
I love this foundation, but I couldn't get any of the brush techniques to work for me. I have dry skin, so the only way I could get this to work is to put on my sunscreen, and while my face is still very moist from the sunscreen, I swipe my fingers across the compact and gently rub it into my skin. The foundation seems to become one with my skin. I love the finish -- not matte and not shiny -- but dewey and fresh. It looks and feels like I'm not wearing anything, but of course I look better than au natural.
I travel a lot and this is perfect since I can carry it on with no problems and it's not as messy as the loose powders. I am disappointed to read that people's compacts are breaking up and falling apart -- that would stink because the convenience is having it in a compact. So far mine is fine -- maybe using my fingers makes it wear more evenly..