bareMinerals bareSkin Serum Foundation Auto-Delivery
I had great expectations since I was a bare minerals user years ago. The new serum foundation provides only sheer coverage. After several applications my pores are still noticeable and the dry areas by my cheeks look like dry patches. I returned the product.
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I don't understand the negative reviews on this but after trying two different colors, I think that may be the problem. If you find your perfect shade it goes on like a breeze, minimal product is needed and coverage can be as much or little as needed. I am almost the big 60 and believe me there are some wrinkles and I don't notice it settling in them. Very happy with BE as usual.
SO wanted to like this
I have been using bareMinerals matte foundation for years and love it. I'm a 60+ gal so my skin tends to be a little on the dry side. This has worked for me in the years it was oily and at this age as well. I thought the new serum formula would be a much better match for drier skin. I couldn't have been more wrong. It shows every pore and draws attention to drier areas. Light hairs on the edge of my face collect the product. It is impossible to get a smooth finish no matter how many drops you use at a time or shake the bottle. If I need to use a primer with it, there is no sense to purchase it. I'll stick with my brush-on matte foundation. No worries there! This is such a disappointing product and waste of money.
Quick applicatiIon, good coverage
I need full coverage - liquid foundation plus powder foundation - and this foundation is very easy to apply and the coverage is very good, especially with a dusting of powder. Looks fresh and natural compared to my heavy "MAC" makeup. I used Dr. Denese's products as a primer and wow - my husband was very complimentary (and he rarely compliments me), so if he noticed my skin, then it has to be good. This is not a heavy foundation and will not cover everything, but it is a good change if you want to try a different liquid foundation to layer under a powder foundation (yes, I am high maintenance). I am giving 4 stars because I thought it would provide better coverage but it worked out under my powder foundation.
A Real Surprise
I ordered this because I wanted something with a lighter texture than what I was using. It was against my better judgment since I never liked their original powder formula. Nothing has ever looked worse on me than that. When I received this and used it I was shocked at how good it looked. I really looked and felt like I wasn't wearing makeup, even after giving it the grin test, which is Bare Minerals' claim. Two drops didn't do it but the coverage is buildable which I need at my age. Good stuff.
I have used bare minerals for years so i tried this new product, hate it it shows every line every wrinkle i have very dry skin i think if you have oily skin it might work for you but a waist of money for me cant use it at all feels like a mask on my face!
There is a learning curve
It's taken me a few tries, but I like this foundation. 1. Primer is very helpful. I use the bare minerals clear primer. 2. Shake Shake Shake. 3. 2-3 drops for left side of face , 2-3 drops for right side. 4. Buff buff buff. Finish with mineral veil.
Far less messy than the BM powder. Gives a nice bright finish. Still on my face when I wash at night so it does last. I also think it's probably important to get a good color match. I went to a BM store and had them match me. I was considerably darker than I would have guessed.
Bad coverage, doesn't last
Used a week and sent back. Does not cover, does not last, spotty coverage at best.
Ok, but not worth the hype
My skin issues are (just to get an idea if this applies to you): sensitive, combo skin, freckles, medium toned, in between neutral and yellow undertones, and starting to mild rosacea. Best thing about this product is the color selection. I finally feel I have the right color for me. It is sheer to medium, buildable, but not full coverage. I loathe the brush. I can't get the well clean even though I soaked the brush overnight. I find that I get better application by using a flat top brush. Work in sections because the product dries quickly. The product feels strange, but not in a good or bad way-just different. Lasting power is pretty good except for the tip of my nose.
A little disappointed
I found a little goes a long way. It actaully accentuated my flaws instead of hiding them.
It goes into every pore and is very noticable. Also it magnifies any peach fuzz hair you may have on your face. I bought the powder instead and am very happy with that. I love the brush and use it with other cosmetics
Very Nice Foundation
I like the product very much. It covers all my flaws and leaves a dewy and brightening look to my face. Plus, it's SPF 20. My only complaint is the delivery. I either get too much in my brush or nothing at all. Wish bareMinerals could come up with a new bottle that allows the product to flow consistently into the brush. I would have given it a higher rating but the bottle needs to be improved.
I have used and loved BM for many years but was getting tired of the BM regular powder foundation when they came out with this product. I loved it from the second I put it on. I am not a makeup expert, but this foundation is so easy to use, the coverage is great, looks so natural yet covers all my "flaws" and feels so much more hydrating than the powder. The first day i wore it my boss remarked that i look very well rested! I have been using it for about 4 months and I highly recommend it, especially to the 50+ ladies such as myself!