The ready foundation from BE is way way way too cakey looking. I had been using BE original and then the matte foundation for the last 10 years. I stopped using all BE foundations recently, as they settle in every pore or line you have. I am only 36, and don't need to look 10 years older. The ready foundation was the worst one ever! It is much thicker, the powder is NOT finely milled, and just sits on top of the skin winking at everyone all darn day long. It caused me to break out! I even bought the suggested BE brush for this. I tried it with primer and without, with a sponge, with my regular full face brush from BE, you name it. Plus it is a chore to remove it at the end of the day. I was very fortunate that Ulta allowed me to return this product. I used it for a week in all different ways, and it was awful.
BTW, I did apply it correctly, and I was color matched. I watched the vids too, and that is why I bought the brush for 32.00. If you have any imperfections like pores or fine lines that you do not want highlighted--stay away from this one. I have loved BE for 10 years, this one was not a winner.
I really want to love this but I just can't. I am a original fairly light. Firstly the ready foundations are no where near the same as the original colours. The 170(fairly light) is too light & yellow, the next shade up 250 is too orange. I was colour matched as a 210 but I don't have pink undertone. I'm warm and I just don't feel like its the right shade. If you want full coverage as this claims to be you really have to build it and then it looks chalky. I've used it for over 2 weeks and decided to go back to my originals as the finish is so much more natural and glowing. Sorry bare minerals. I'm just not a fan but love the idea continued >>
Wear Light in original. Bought same colour in Ready. Looked like 'death warmed up'! Then tried Medium Beige, then Golden Medium. All make my skin look pasty. I think there's too much titanium dioxide in this new range! Will stick with the original.
I like this foundation! I love that it is fast and easy to apply with the Perfection brush. Just a few taps on the powder, then a few to knock off excess product, applied in 'long graceful strokes' as the directions indicate leaves a near flawless complexion. I set it with the Mineral Veil on a fluffy brush, and it lasts throughout the day. I have to agree with the others - you must get color matched! It runs lighter than other foundations I've had, and I would never expect to be matched with the color that is right for me. I would buy this again and recommend it as a medium coverage foundation.
I've been using the original powder foundation for many years but recently been thinking about changing to a different product because I find that it tends to 'sit' in the fine lines I have started to get around my eyes and mouth, and makes it look like I have worse wrinkles than I actually do!
Anyway, I was passing Bare Minerals today and saw the new product and decided to try it. I am really impressed. One of my main problems with the old foundation was that it was too 'powdery' but the effect of the Ready product is a lot more natural.
I've been using it for a few days now and it doesn't accentuate my lines, and seems to be longer lasting. The coverage is better as well. Will definitely buy it again.
I would agree with other reviewers, shades definitely run lighter than the original foundation. I use Golden Tan in summer when I'm tanned and Medium Beige the rest of the time. I'm not tanned right now and Golden Tan is a good match for my skin tone, the original one makes me look supertan at the moment so there's definitely a big difference.
I have been using the original loose powder for 6 years prior to using the compact version. I love it! It is easier than the loose powder, making it easier to carry in a purse for a touch up. Because I have a very clear complexion the powder stays on all day long, with even build able coverage. I find that the compacted versions of the powder are tad darker than the original loose powder, so be sure to color match!
I have been using Bare Minerals Matte for 3 years now and once I saw they had a foundation in a compact I had to try it. My first impressions of it is that the color match is different. I went to two different places to get color matched and I found that I wore Medium Beige in this. I use Medium Beige in the Matte also but I lean more towards the lighter side. I could actually use Light in Matte. So as far as how this looks on, it goes on a bit powdery at first but then it melts into my skin after a while and I can't even tell its on. I do feel like its medium to full coverage but you have to build it up. Also the powder is very soft so you have to be careful not to get too much product on your brush. Also I found that I had to make sure my moisturizer was fully absorbed otherwise the powder would stick to those areas where the moisturizer was and go on a little patchy. Overall I think its a great foundation, but you do have to work on the application technique to get it to look right.
The SA at Sephora helped me match my skintone and I have it in 'Light'.
The staying power is quite poor, might be my oily skin. I need to spend time priming my face if I want it to last all day! Otherwise, the coverage is nice, buildable (be careful not to pile on too much because it will start to look cakey).
You'll have to use it with bareMinerals' new Precision Face Brush to be able to pack the foundation and apply just the right amount. There is no sponge applicator in the compact and the compact kind gets dirty due to its matte texture.
This product is my favorite foundation EVER and it works 1000% better than anything else I've ever tried. I love it sooooooo much and would recommend to anybody with any skin type. It keeps my skin oil-free all day, although I don't have particularly oily skin to begin with. It completely drives away any goopy, ew kinda feelings that you may have after a long day with a liquid foundation. Also stays on FOREVER if you put it on the right way.
Addressing the "cons":
-Does run lighter than regular BareMinerals colors, but that is something you should notice when you try it on to buy it...ALWAYS make sure your foundation matches before you buy it..duh.
-Can seem cakey IF AND ONLY IF you use too much. Brush on with a flat foundation brush and address problem areas with a concealer brush. I use this foundation as a concealer over my acne and it doesn't seem cakey at all. Any powder foundation will seem cakey if you put on half the container...
-Can break if you bump it around too much in your makeup bag, but that's true of all powder foundations.
Would totally recommend this to you to at least try. :)
I was so skeptical to buy this, but after much research I went to my Bare Minerals store and got it. The make up artist primed my skin and applied this foundation with the Precision Face brush. And I fell in LOVE! My skin looked so flawless, yet bare. Not cakey just smooth! I bought both items, because for full coverage you need both :)