bareMinerals bareSkin Serum Foundation SPF 20 w/ Brush
Great coverage but it doesn't last. I've used Bare Minerals for many years, and was excited to try this, but was very disapppointed. Also, be careful with the color choice - not even close to what you see on line. (Brush makes for easy application, but sheds hairs on face)
Silky and Sheer - Perfection!
I have used Bare Minerals for years and was a little tenative about trying the liquid formula. Wow! I am thrilled with this product. I am fair skinned so I chose "shell" as my color. Following the instructions I placed 2 drops on the brush and buffed it on my face. It covered amazingly well and had a flawless finish. It took 2 more drops to finish my application and I followed with mineral veil. I might add that I use Dr. Denese hydrosheild and then Laura Gellar primer. If you are having difficulty try a primer beforehand.
BE does it again!
I've used Bare Minerals since 1996, my mid-twenties. I've loved the original and READY foundation.
My skin has turned more combination - oily in the t-zone, I tried this new formula and found it fits so well with my skin. I just use 2 , maybe 3 drops for the entire face, one side at a time and then a last half drop to drop to touch up. The brush works great! I like that the Serum Foundation doesn't seem to settle into my fine lines by the end of the day because of the sheer coverage. Shake it for the 30 seconds recommended before using and blend, blend, blend.
I did find it tougher to shade match. I have light , neutral to cool skin, blonde hair. I was Fairly Medium in the original foundation , Medium if I had a "faux tan." I was Medium Beige in the READY. I'm Bare Shell in this foundation.
This foundation doesn't absorb into the skin. It leaves streaks on my face. Also, it is sometimes difficult to get the foundation out of the container. But I do like the brush.
Love the Brush
I love the brush. It distributes product great but I didn't like the product. The liquid foundation felt very oily on my skin even after shaking product more than recommended.
Less than 30 min after it was applied, my face looked like an oil slick. As the day went on it got "orangey". And it had zero staying power.
I have a lot of acne scars that I wanted to cover for my daughter's wedding and I don't wear makeup, ever! But I absolutely loved this! I never felt made up and the coverage was amazing! No allergy reactions either!
Like the coverage but.....
I bought this foundation about 2 months ago and I like the coverage. But the last few times I used it, I have to apply so much pressure to the bottle to get anything out. When I shake it, it sounds like a lot of product but it doesn't come out. This morning I had to have my husband squeeze the bottle and he had to use 2 hands. I've only used it once or twice a week, about 4 drops each use so I can't believe I've used it all up. I don't know how to get any more out without a vice to squeeze it. I can only think this is a flaw in the manufacturing of the bottle. Please correct this problem or I won't be buying this again,
I'm in my mid-50's and I have acne scars, sunspots and red spots that I have never been able to completely cover with make-up before, but this does the trick and with just 4 or 5 drops total. I do prep with Laura Geller Spackle and I lightly dust my face with the moisturizing mineral veil after applying the foundation, but this lasts through an entire day of teaching here on the Texas Gulf Coast and it doesn't settle into my pores like the powdered bareMinerals foundations did. I love applying it with the brush too; however, I do find the product a little difficult to squeeze out of the bottle. Guess I would rather have it a little difficult rather than use too much. Also still experimenting with color choice, but I'll figure that out over time. Bravo Leslie! Please keep making this fabulous product!!!
Could not believe how great this foundation is. Goes on smooth and feels like you have nothing on your face but you just look great. Will be my new go to foundation.
Not a good choice
I tried this and had to send it back. It is not worth the effort to use. I would never buy it again.
Coverage is nice, smell is horrid
I initially bought this after a demo at a store where I fell in LOVE! Yes, the coverage is dewy and beautiful, if you want coverage you will have to do a few layers. However after wearing it a few times I started to notice a scent, initially I thought it was perhaps the brush or what have you, but then I realized it was the makeup.
The smell reminded me of plastic. I'm not a delicate scent person and for me to return the item simply because of the smell it carried, that told me it was not something I was willing to deal with. As upset as I was I had to part with it, I was concious that the makeup could be smelled by my boyfriend or people coming close.
I'd definately re-purchase if they masked the plastic smell with a nicer more tolerable scent.