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on 10/3/2015 5:16:00 PM
More reviews by Erinhol
Skin: Normal, Olive, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
Very light natural foundation! Made my complexion amazing. No need for a long review as "perfect" says it all. P.s the brush it not necessary at all!
on 9/30/2015 12:54:00 AM
More reviews by cgw1
Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine
I was really surprised by this fdtn. Previously I was using nars sheer glow which I didn't like because it was too thick even with a beauty blender. I wear a smokey eye every day so I like to balance it out with really natural glowy skin. This foundation mimics my natural skin but covers up my acne scarring. I apply it with a beauty blender and use their bareskin concealer on top. Using a primer and setting powder is a must with this foundation as it transfers easily. I have dry normal skin and it does get quite dewy about halfway though the day. The downside is blotting is a must. I do like this but don't think I would repurchase. I prefer mufe f&b
on 9/26/2015 5:57:00 AM
More reviews by timothybcat
Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine
Sigh. I waited a couple of months to review this foundation because I wanted to give it a chance. It seems like it worked really well when I first got it, and then it got an attitude. At first it looked natural and although it's not glittery or shiny, caught the light so well. The texture was so smooth and blendable, it was a dream. And it lasted surprisingly well for a foundation of this type, even though I have an oily t-zone, and despite the hot weather.Then I don't know what happened. It turned into one fussy S.O.B. of a foundation, and I loved it so much at the beginning that I worked my heinie off trying to get that effect back. It started to look cakey and patchy when a I applied it. It doesn't blend as well as you think it would for such a smooth, silky consistency. The patchiness forced me to use more than I usually would, which didn't help the cake-face factor. Then I noticed that it started to separate on my forehead after a few hours. If you looked closely, you could see the pigment pooling into miniscule swirls. It still looked good from a distance, but it was very weird close up. And it showed up in my pores. I tried primers. Not good when you use a very silky primer like Hourglass Mineral Veil. It streaked like crazy when I applied it with a brush over that primer. I tried Benefit Porefessional, and that worked that helped with application, longevity, and the separation issue, but not enough. Wet'n'Wild's primer, which feels more like a lotion than a traditional primer, also worked okay, but still not great. Finally what worked best is using a Beauty Blender rather than a brush to buff it in. But it's still time-consuming getting it to blend and not look as cakey. Regardless, sometimes it looks better than others. It's got to be that serum in the foundation that's just not mixing consistently with the pigments. All in all, the inconsistency is just not worth all that work. Bare Minerals, you have exhausted my arsenal of makeup techniques. I'm moving on to someone less high-maintenance.
4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.
on 9/22/2015 10:47:00 AM
More reviews by justalurker2015
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
I love Bare Minerals original foundation. So, when this came out, I thought it would be great to try the liquid. Well, this just doesn't work for me. I have combination skin so it feels like it's going to slide off my face at times. I can also say that while I'm waiting for it to set, it feels slimey, which I HATE!Now for the good stuff, it covered great and I had no problems building the amount of coverage I needed. The brush that came with it was great for light coverage but for moderate to heavy coverage, a blender sponge or just my fingers was easier for me. It is thin enough that it does not feel heavy on your skin once it dries, which I really liked.The major problem with this foundation for me was the fact that something in it caused my eyes to water continuously. So, I have switched back to the original foundation.
on 9/20/2015 11:40:00 AM
More reviews by auraborialis
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium
The coverage of this foundation is good, I would say it's a high medium but not full. Pigmentation is great for how serum-like the formula is, but this consistency makes it difficult to build. And although the color range is wonderful, it takes a looooooong time to set and this is what makes this formula so suseptible to transferring, especially if you like to build coverage, and this is why I can't give it five lippies. I would recommend this foundation for people with drier skins who really need a lot of additional hydration throughout the day from their makeup. I tried applying without moisturizing first and got much better results, but I can't not moisturize, so anyone with normal to oily skin would probably find this problematic. Also, setting this foundation tends to dull the finish (which is admittedly beautiful) and doesn't actually help it stay in place somehow. I'm going to save this foundation for the super harsh winter months when I need to baby my skin... I can see it working better in arid, cold weather. I think this foundation would be best for sensitive, drier skinned individuals who need color correction but also want to maintain a more natural look. The finish is great -dewy and kind of satin - but like I mentioned above, if there is any excess moisture in your pores it takes quite a while to set. If you have the patience (or have very dry skin that soaks it in), once it finally does set on its own applying the rest of your makeup on top (I used Marc Jacobs powder contour and Urban Decay blush) is a breeze and the finished product looks very nice. One last thing to note is the brush they will try to sell you with this makeup. It is 100% unnecessary. I have a flat top Beauty Junkees kabuki brush (got it on Amazon - synthetic brush that is amazeballs) that is very soft but dense and moved this formula around super easily on my face. It's like the Sigma F80 brush but a quarter of the price. And because the bristles are not stiff like the BE brush, the formula has never streaked once during application. So if you already have a nice soft foundation brush, save your money!
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 8/20/2015 11:26:00 AM
More reviews by 4tee1
Skin: Normal, Medium, Cool
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium
I didn't like this foundation until I went back to Sephora where I bought it originally and had my skin matched to the color of foundation I needed. I exchanged the color I purchased for the correct color and haven't looked back! I did buy the brush with the well in the center to apply it. I only need one drop for each side of my face then if I have extra redness, another drop. That' s it - max 3 drops per day. I have used BM powder foundation for years, and at 50 decided that maybe a liquid would look better and not settle so much in my fine lines and wrinkles. This foundation has improved the look of my skin. I don't know what it is but even after I take it off, my skin looks more even and my complexion is better. I do find that the "dropper" end gets kind of gunky and sometimes more than one drop comes out, that's irritating but not a show stopper. You must shake it well before applying. I think I might get another bottle so I have back up because the bottle is tinted and you can't really tell how much is left. I love it that much, don't want to run out :)
on 8/19/2015 8:16:00 PM
More reviews by giggles292
Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm
Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse
I received two large samples of this foundation and was able to use it for nearly 2 weeks. This foundation is very watery which is probably why they add serum to the name. It applies to the skin and feels as though you are not wearing anything on your face. Initially it looks good and gives you a healthy glow, but the healthy glow turned into a greasy/oily look a couple of hours into wearing the foundation. I wouldn't purchase for this reason. Who knows maybe if I switched up my primer and moisturizer I could make it work, but I am not willing to go through all of that to purchase a full size of this foundation. I will stick with UD Naked Foundation.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 8/15/2015 7:16:00 PM
More reviews by Dana0211
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
It's so good for my face and it make you think like theirs nothing in my face
on 8/15/2015 12:03:00 AM
More reviews by missreiko
I have combination Asian skin. Pushing 40, I do have freckles and sunspots around my cheekbone and eye areas. I wore mineral powder foundation for years, but last year, I decided to go the liquid route to address afternoon dry skin issues - tried a bunch of BB's, CC's, liquids.I did NOT like this product the first week. As I tried to buff in the product on my skin, which had been primed with bareMinerals Prime Time Original primer, I could see swirls for a long time, even with the recommended "2-drop" amount. Lots of work for fairly light coverage. Felt greasy after 2 hrs even with finishing powder, blotting all day and blush and eyebrows gone by afternoon. Ick.*However* there was this amazing inner glow thing happening once the product settled in after application (I got comments everywhere I went). And after a week, my skin texture improved overall, dryness and all. So I kept playing with it, and have been really happy with the results for the past 10 mths.I use a mattifying primer (currently Kiehl's Micro-Blur Skin Perfection), use product super sparingly (usually no more than one drop), generously dust with finishing powder. I need a small amount of liquid concealer for undereye, dark spots before the finishing powder. With this process, I have foundation and makeup which last all day, with maybe one blotting session. I love that there are so many shades - I went back for a better color match (switched from yellow undertone to pink, made a huge difference). A bit pricey, but definitely worth a go, and a little goes a long way (although I lose a lot of product, with frequent air pressure pushing a bunch of product out the spout after the required vigorous shaking...wish that didn't happen). IMHO the brush is a waste of money, my $8 realTechniques buffing brush does a grand job.BTW this foundation is super unforgiving to skin that is not taken care of. Exfoliate, moisturize, use primer on larger pores...stuff we should be doing anyway, but just know that this foundation is great at diffusing natural skin flaws but accentuates less than good skin maintenance.
on 8/14/2015 9:40:00 PM
More reviews by salenaamariee
This foundation is OK. When I first got matched at the Bare counter, the lady helping me made sure it blended into my skin beautifully after I told her I have a hard time getting color matched due to my yellow/olive undertone.
She applied the foundation with a special brush that is made for applying this foundation, set and bronzed. It looked beautiful! So I asked for a sample, minus the special brush (it's sold separately from the foundation, not as a combo package)
Basically, I've tried it with and without primer and/or moisturizer and the coverage it awesome in my opinion . Build able in the areas where you need more coverage. The only down side I see to the foundation is it makes my face extremely oily. I have to blot atleast 2-3times throughout the day. Even after touching up with powder.
Pros: Great coverage, feels very light, applies smoothly even without the special brush
Cons: Make my face extremely oily, sets in fine lines, sometimes feels like the foundation never really dries and can be wiped off easily just by accidentally touching your face.
It's okay, but I probably wouldn't buy.
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