I purchased the Ready Foundation (in the silver compact) and the Precision Face Brush set from QVC when the product first debuted. I had been using the loose original foundation, but it was beginning to accent my fine lines. I watched a video on how to apply the Ready foundation. I first apply a serum, moisturizer, and then bareminerals original Prime Time eye primer and bareMinerals SPF30 Prime Time Antioxidant Tinted Primer. I apply bareminerals Summer Bisque Concealer (to cover redness and freckles), the foundation, and the rest of my makeup. I finish by lightly spritzing my face with Wen Replenishing Treatment Mist and blending out with a moistened beauty blender around the hairline and other places where it is needed (corners of eyes, around nose, etc.). I really like the smooth finish and the coverage, and it doesn't accentuate my fine lines.
this product is very good , it applys evenly
This foundation lasts a lot longer than the lose powder. It also has a lot better coverage and matches my skin tone a lot better.
First, I have to rant that I HATE how Sephora is so low lit that everything looks great until you get outside. I went into the store looking for a new eye palette, but was assisted by a really nice associate who had me try this new foundation. We used it in Fairly Light over the neutralizing primer, and i was amazed that it covered my rosacea redness & the hormonal breakout i had on my chin!! I was almost in tears, I felt beautiful for the first time in years. So i bought the foundation, special brush, & primer. I was a happy camper until I got to my car & could see that it looked cakey around my chin, where my skin is really dry. I thought maybe the MA had applied it a little heavily. But every day since, regardless of how little i use or how much I buff, this stuff ends up dry & patchy on my face. Today, after a two hour flight, I looked at myself in the mirror and had flaky cakey spots in patches around my chin & nose...it was embarrassing. I am honestly disappointed, because i thought this would be my HG foundation, but it only looks good in low light or from at least 10 ft away, otherwise it will highlight any dry spots you have even over primer.
This is one of the foundations I love to use when I'm late or in a hurry and don't have time for liquid makeup. I'm lucky that within reason i can get away with both warm and cool tones so the warm tone of the product is ok for me. But I agree with a couple other reviewers this needs to be applied with a light hand! Also I use Benefit Pore Professional as a primer which helps keep the product from settling into pores. I also applied with a large fluffy powder brush and tap, tap, tap to get the excess off.
My skin is getting pretty dry and I use good moistizer. I can see that extreamly oily or oil prone skin might have trouble with the product. I have a travel/powder brush that has a reservoir or mineral or loose powder. I alway keep a fresh supply with me to touch up if I get a shine. I've always been a big fan of BM and think for some this will be a pretty good product.
This is the worst foundation I have ever tried ! After carefully applying as I had been shown in store I looked at myself and wanted to cry ! I tried it again and it's just awful I ended up taking it off , even my partner asked if there was something wrong with my make up !
It made my skin look so bad and really aged me , it absolutely did nothing for me at all but not only that it seemed to make me look worse and accentuated any little lines . I'm just so happy I bought this in sephora and will be returning it ASAP
This make little bumps on my skin that I hadn't even noticed more visible. It does wear off on my clothes and the mirror on the compact gets very dirty easily. I wouldn't recommend this, but the finishing powder I would.
I have just purchased my second Ready compact as I do love the coverage which can be altered depending on which brush you apply with. However, it really does settle into any lines and if I don't use a primer first on my nose it settles right into the pores, making my nose look a bit like a golf ball (but not quite as round!!) I like it dusted over a cc cream for everyday use and then use a small flat brush to go over acne scars. My first lot lasted about 4 months so for the money, think this is quite good value.
i had very high hopes for this product. disappointment indeed. i applied it with a brush verrrrryyy similar to the slanted one they sell and my face was chalky, flakey and slick all at once! it was so weird and uncomfortable. by 1.5 hours my nose has completely worn off into clumps of product and oil. ick. it makes pores look HUGE AND SHINEY. the coverage is really weird, i find it too heavy on areas that are fine but almost no coverage on problem spots. ugh. i wanted something natural and better for my skin than liquid foundation, guess i'll have to keep looking :/ p.s. one really strange plus to this is that it cured my forehead acne, not anywhere else, just my forehead. if i dont use it for a few days theyre back...weird
this was quite expensive for my liking AND MY SEPHORA DIDNT GIVE ME A RECEIPT SO I CANT RETURN IT. IVE CALLED AND ASKED AND THEY SAY NO :(