Bare Escentuals Bare Minerals Ready Foundation

Bare Escentuals Bare Minerals Ready Foundation

3.3

216 reviews

58% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

Alaria Esculenta Extract, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Bambusa Arundinacea Stem Powder, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Salicylate, Boron Nitride, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetyl Phosphate, Coco-Caprylate, Corallina Officinalis Extract, Geraniol, Iron Oxides, Jojoba Esters, Lauroyl Lysine, Linalool, Mica, Silica, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Zinc Oxide.

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on 6/5/2017 12:19:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

This foundation was a holy grail for me and I actually shed tears when I realized it was discontinued. I know that sounds pathetic but that's how much I loved this. This foundation has the best coverage, yet looks like your skin. No powdery look, blends so well. You only need a small amount to cover the whole face. I used a flat top kabuki to apply. The staying power was all day long and I mean all day. Work, cooking dinner, working out, it stayed put. I ordered 7 of these off the website when I heard is was discontinued and I'm hoarding them like nobodies business. I use it for special occasions only now and am hoping it lasts for years. Please bring this back bare escentuals!



on 4/28/2017 6:12:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

OMG I have found my Holy Grail! I have normal/ dry skin with red cheeks. I find it so hard to cover up the redness and spend ages on thread veins with a pinpoint concealer brush every morning. No more as this completely covers them and the only concealer needed is a little undereye and around nose before foundation. I am left with perfect skin 1 step. If I have blemishes I build it up in that area and it seems to blur/erase them. Quickest application ever with the recommended BM brush no faffing with damp sponges etc. I bought a shade too pale initially as shades look dark in pan but go on much lighter so then bought a too dark shade in Tk Maxx. Brilliant combo when blended works for all seasons and darker used for tiny bit of contour too. I own about 40 liquid, cream and powder foundations and have never gotten such flawless cover whilst still really natural looking. It is quite glowy, which suits me as it cancels the need for illuminators etc making my morning routine so much quicker. Awful that its being discontinued. Hope I can stock up beforehand. Game changer for me.

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Age: 25-29

Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Grey

I cannot explain how distressed I am that this was discontinued. This is my favorite foundation of all time. You literally just tap your brush in lightly and buff it in. The coverage is full and you need significantly less product than the original (which I also like but not like this). Since you use so little, it is 100% undetectable (if you use too much it won't be). It's like magic. As of right now, you can still find it online (seriously get it while you have the chance) but sadly the day will come when that will end and when that comes I don't know what I'm going to do. I've never loved a foundation like I have with this, so sad.

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on 12/28/2016 2:07:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Oily, Olive, Neutral

Hair: Black, Curly, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I want a powder foundation for me. MAC doesn't have anything for neutral skin in my tone (and I do think I have some olive to it too). Also, I wanted to test other makeup makers.

Bareminerals left Brazil so many of their makeups are frequently found in promotions. I bought Ready Golden Tan (Ready was discontinued). In the swatches it seemed it was ok for my skin. However, it is at least one shade higher (maybe tan or warm tan for me).

Shade apart, this foundation is HEAVY. It feels mask like and gives the ultimate matte finish. Studio fix liquid is a natural foundation near BE Ready.

As a Woman of Color, I have huge pores around the nose area. I prepare my skin with moisturizer, sun protection and primer (after cleaning, of course). Studio fix liquid NC45 alone or mixed with MUFE Ultra HD128 (half/half), which is what I am using nowadays, gives me an almost flawless look with reduced pore size.

Ready just makes my pores look huge. It is cakey. It is REALLY WATERPROOF... like really really really waterproof.

However, I am not throwing it away. I tested it to set my concealer and it didn't move all day. If nothing else, I found a use for it. I just am wary of BE now.


on 10/14/2016 6:26:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Green

I really like this foundation, it has great buildable coverage last all day with primer and a setting spray. It also gives a glow to skin like the original powder. The compact is nice and convenient and less messy too. Sadly BE discontinued this foundation but it is still available on EBay.

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Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

Wouldn't really use this by itself but over any liquid it is fabulous, full coverage & super flawless.

2 of 3 people found this helpful.


Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm

Hair: Other, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

I just come here to edit my review! I was disappointed before and now it's getting better because I use my beauty blender with the foundation instead of the brush! The best way for me who have oily skin & easy to get sweat is to use the beauty blender. It lasts longer than when I used the brush. I still want to touch up during the day (of course ,I've oily skin and I've always got sweat even when it's snowing also) . The colour becomes a little bit darker after 1 hour. The coverage is buildable. Be careful about your 'pores' because you may look patchy or whatever especially around my nose. I maybe buy this again if I can't find a better foundation!


on 6/5/2016 10:29:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Acne-prone, Dark, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I wear colour 510. I really loved this powder foundation because it does give full coverage. However the powder has a lot of fall out and messes up any surface and settles on surfaces. My boyfriend asked me what powder I was using because it was on everything in the bathroom like dust! anyway I was determined to continue using this product because it gives me full coverage dammit! I then started to notice that once applied it gave me a ghostly look and when I take pictures it has terrible flashback.It literally makes me look grey in flash pictures taken at night. I then bought the 530 thinking that I must have got a little darker after being on vacation but the 530 is too dark for me. I have had to stop using this now although I do use it to conceal parts of my face only. I am considering buying another 510 incase I got a bad batch but its quite expensive and will only buy it when its on special offer.

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on 4/15/2016 8:20:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Sensitive, Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Hazel

Best medium to full coverage foundation I have ever used, don't think I'll be changing this anytime soon - no talc or silicones, swoon!

As soon as the weather changed in Ireland and for once got warmer this foundations turned to crap on my skin. looked cakey and separated - gross! maybe OK for Winter but defo not Summer - gave this to a friend with normal skin mines probably to oily?!

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on 1/21/2016 6:30:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

Love! This foundation is awesome. I'm a big fan of powder foundations and used to use Bare Minerals loose mineral powder and Mac's Studio Fix Powder. However out all the powder foundations I have tried this is my favorite. First of all it has very good coverage. It doesn't look cakey and has a nice glow to it. I just makes my skin look really healthy. The best part about this foundation is the longevity. In terms of powders I have found that this is the most long lasting. I can put in on at 8am and it will still look nice by 8pm. I found a good color match and it doesn't break me out or feel heavy/clog my pores. This product also contains .49oz which is double the amount of many other powder foundations. All in all a really good foundation!

3 of 3 people found this helpful.

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