bareMinerals BareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation SPF 20
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The foundation is very much a liquid, shake well before application and let it drip out! Because of this it goes on relatively smooth and needs very little to give a nice amount of coverage, even on my acne scarred face. Definitely use clean fingers to apply!
I do like this foundation. It feels great on my sensitive skin. I do wish that it had a little more coverage. Also, the bottle applicator sometimes spits out more foundation than I need. I use the bare minerals correcting concealer with it too. They work get together.
I have a Dewey Look!
I love this foundation, because it only takes two drops to do my entire face, my jaw dropped when the demonstrator showed me. I like the fact that my face doesnt look dry, but in fact looks moist and dewey. Maybe because Im now in my 50s its nice not to look dry and slate looking. This has also helped brown spots, theyve almost gone away entirely. But the best thing is I dont feel like I have a heavy film on my face. Most foundations, including the mineral powders break me out in rashes. This goes on smooth and feels good all day.
Fresh looking foundation
This foundation gives my face a very fresh look. It is not heave as many foundations, so that you see a line where the serum ends and your normal skin begins. Works best with the Bare Mineral Brush, made for its applications.
Ordered the wrong color
The products is good but the color is terrible. I cant use it. It was a waste of money/
Perfect Addition to Bare Minerals Product Line
i have been a Bare Minerals fan for many years. I have always wanted a liquid foundation as I used Colorscience but only because I had no Bare Minerals option. I went to one of their shops to have a professional color match and I think everyone should do this before buying this product. I was perfectly matched to the #7 shade and shown how to apply it and introduced to the brush specifically designed for its application. Also VERY important is to use the Bareskin Perfecting Veil over the foundation (a compact application and my shade is the Light to Medium) again along with its own brush. This step helps to set the foundation for all day use and eliminates any shiny or oily look/feel. I have scads of their wonderful brushes and was skeptical of the need to purchase 2 more, but believe me, these 2 are unique to each product and are necessary to get a beautiful result. I am 64 and have a medium complexion with no yellow tones.
Not for me
I am 54 yo w/med-fair skin w/yellow undertones. I purchased the cream color. The color match was on target ( there are so many colors I looked at a local store for a correct match before ordering). The blending was flawless with the foundation brush, but the finish is too shiny for me. No matter what powder I used it made no difference in the finish. As the day passed I became even more shiny/oily in appearrance. Sooo. I returned the foundation. Too bad, I think it wouldve been good for my skin.
Not a fan, too oily and not much coverage. I been using BM for 12 years now , i was excited to try this liquid out but It didnt work for me.. I had to set with my original BM powder, otherwise it doesnt set.. I love the brush though !! It just slides off your face and is a oily of a mess.. Im sticking to the original powder..
BareMinerals Serum Foundation Review
Please let me explain why I am both happy and unhappy with this product: 1. The brush application is efficient and easy to do. I was amazed at how little of the product I had to use to cover my entire face. I had best results applying the drops of serum to the brush making dots of makeup on cheeks, forehead, then chin and then evenly distributing it per the youtube video. Covered very well and evenly. 2. I did not like the sheen of the product on my skin. I find this serum shinier even than the BareMinerals powder mineral foundation ever has been. I am 48 years old with some discoloation due to cystic acne scars and moderate wrinkles--primarily smile lines. The makeup did not settle into my lines as many products do, and the coverage was easily adjustable with application. Spread easily and evenly. 3. As with many mineral foundations, you will want to use some sort of bronzer or veil to take away from the blank slate look that you are left with after applying. My blushes and powders glided over the makeup with ease. 4. I am willing to hold onto this foundation and try it again this fall, when my skin will be dryer and the air is less humid. I am hopeful that the sheen will be minimized before I add a finishing powder. In summer, I am not thrilled with so many layers to put on before I am happy with the end result. Good idea, might be great for others, but I am not a fan. Please reformulate for less sheen and "plastic look" and I will try that product.
Time will tell.....
I was interested in trying this product based upon the natural ingredients. I like the silky feel and it provides moderate coverage. I do find that it runs darker than I anticipated. I am fair and I ordered Ivory, but would have been better off with Porcelain. In terms of the tone correcting benefit - that is something that requires more time.