Bare Escentuals • Bare Minerals Ready Foundation • Foundations
|Would buy this product again.||61%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
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.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Green
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
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Grey Eyes: Green
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.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
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.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
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.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Other, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
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!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Black
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.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
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. :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
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 :)
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I keep coming back to this product simply because it doesn't break me out and it does cover pretty well. I have many scars and hyper pigmentation on my face that I like to keep covered. My face breaks out with pretty much everything so I'm pretty much stuck with this. Don't get me wrong I do like it, but it separates some on your face and I can't get it to look the same everyday. Some days it works great others I kind of hate it. Maybe I just need a new brush or something i don't know.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
I got this in the Get started package at my local Bare Escentuals store in Golden Tan. The rep was great and she really listened to my needs.
I really like this product. I don't usually wear makeup because I have eczema and feel like I can just LOOK at makeup and break out in red itchy bumps. This did not bother my skin at all and best of all it felt like I wasn't wearing anything. I got a ton of compliments and it looked very natural.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Other, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Other
Received a sample as part of their launch! Was initially scared as i thought yellow based colors looked too yellow in the compact but it turned out okay on the face. Coverage was good, i wouldn't say full but medium-high. I wanted to like this very much as a powder for matte looks which i seldom wear but it broke me out :(
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Besides being a little expensive I recommend this foundation powder. It has great coverage and you don't need a lot. I recommend using the soft bristle slanted brush with this and it will give a softer less cakey coverage.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Im 19 and struggle with making full coverage makeup look natural. Ive tried regular be but i stopped because i didnt get the coverage and color desired for winter. LET ME SAY I can't even believe this product it's literally like magic. With the new precision brush, it FEELS like velvet and the coverage is amazing without looking like ANY MAKEUP is on your skin. I can't get over it, it just looks like you have naturally perfect skin. Second, it doesn't cover up my dark circles still. I use the balm concealer and then put this foundation on top and the results are amazing. LOVE LOVE LOVE definitely go get shade matched and purchase some! Don't forget the new brush, it's a must have
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I tried the Original foundation, and while I loved it compared to my L'Oreal True Match in terms of staying power, it was too messy for me since I tend to be a bit klutzy, and the color was just a hair off of my very fair skin. I decided to try the Ready foundation instead and it's AMAZING. The color completely matches my skin (I use Fair) and application takes half the time that the original did with no mess!
A note about application: I was using my Flawless Face brush, but decided to try the Precision brush that was paired with it at the boutique and it made all the difference. The Flawless brush did things just fine, but definitely took longer. Now with the Precision brush, I tap it once into the compact and swipe it over the area I need and voila! Pretty much perfect coverage. (I did have some application issues at first since it's quite easy to put too much on; all you really need is just a tap of your brush in the product and a swipe over your face - don't buff!)
I have already purchased a back-up to the compact I currently have. I actually look forward to putting my make-up on in the morning now because I know it will always look great! And even 12 hours later, it looks great (Mineral Veil definitely helps with this). Very happy!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I am writing this review about the powder compact. Personally, I've never been a fan of BM or BE since mineral make-up tends to break me out - especially BM. I've only used the loose powders, so I thought maybe the compact would be much more friendly. WRONG! Oh man, this stuff sucks. I don't really know what's good about it. The compact is nice I guess. The product itself, though... It leaves a lot to be desired. It feels kind of cheap on my face. It gets so cakey and chalky. The color looks nice in the compact, but blends to an awkward color on my face that looks unhealthy. This is the hardest make-up I have ever had to wash off of my face! The staying power seems very meh, yet when I'm ready to wash it off of my face, it does not want to budge. It smears and smudges and streaks all over the place. It requires some tough scrubbing to remove. Overall, this powder foundation may be for some people but... it was not what I expected at its price. Thumbs down!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This is some good stuff, much better than BM's loose powders. It's definitely more hydrating than their other foundations and it does what it says: provides excellent coverage without feeling like you're wearing make up. You can still tell you're wearing make up, only it's much less noticeable than other foundations or powders. It also matches my skintone perfectly, AWESOME!
I apply this product with ELF's flat top powder brush and I press it onto my skin rather than buffing it around. For a dewy look, I use MAC's studio fix setting spray and it makes it look like I've applied liquid foundation or a tinted moisturizer or something. This stuff covers my redness and my acne very well. (I have minor acne here and there from time to time) Packaging is sleek, I love how it doesn't feel like plastic and has sort of a rubbery texture to it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Hi, I'm Colleen, and i have recently had makeup ADD! Exfoliate, moisturize then prime. Wait a few minutes. Then apply concealer cream under eyes, (if needed). Tap and very gently wiggle the angled brush into product. Tap off if you get too much product. Sweep in long motions to desired coverage, then buff out. Apply bronzer/blush/highlighter and eye makeup. Use flawless face brush or medium powder brush to buff a small amount of translucent or tinted mineral veil all over face. Voila! I think a lot of people pick up way too much product and start applying under eyes, both which can lead to cakey look. I am medium with yellow undertones and surprisingly, medium beige is my Ready color. This is supposed to be cool toned, but I can't argue with success! I checked in sunlight, in Sephora store lighting, at home in every room--even in the car! Color is perfect for me. Lasts 12 hours easy, longer with mineral veil touch up. The more I wear this, the more I like it. I'm 34 and got carded for a lottery ticket. Lol! 'Nuff said. Now what the heck do I do with my graveyard of other makeup??? :)
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Throughout my thirties, I was a BE fan. From concealer to lipgloss, every product in my makeup arsenal boasted the BE logo. As lines began to form on my face, however, I noticed the minerals settling in the growing creases and adding a crepeiness to my under eye area. I finally surrendered my kabuki and sought help at a local BE boutique where the gal sang the praises of the Ready foundation. She sat me on a stool and went to work with a soft focus brush. In less than five minutes she turned me to a mirror and I loved it! Oh the GLOW! I looked ten years younger and gleefully handed her my credit card as I added products to my load-- the BE primer, a soft focus brush, the Ready blush, a tinted mineral veil. It was liberating. I got in my little car and chugged to the grocery store, sure everyone was noticing my new skin. When loading groceries into the car, a child getting into the car next to me exclaimed, "you got somethin on your face". His mother shushed him, and I leapt into the car to check out my reflection. O.M.G. It was AWFUL! My makeup had, as best I can describe, SEPARATED into STRIPES on my face! I'm serious--stripes. Chalky, cakey STRIPES! I was mortified. I tried rubbing, but I was just making things worse. Once home, I scrubbed my face and tried the application of the Ready foundation again--sans the primer. The powder settled in to every line, pore and crease and refused to budge. This was with the SOFT focus brush and a light application. I scrubbed again, pulled up a vid on proper application and tried one more time. I looked like a cadaver. As of now, this compact is sitting in my junk makeup drawer. The gal from BE did call to follow up, but I am still too traumatized to return for her "assistance".