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bareMinerals bareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20

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bareMinerals bareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20
 
3.8

(based on 945 reviews)

73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (659)
  • Lightweight (651)
  • Goes on smoothly (616)
  • Blends well (610)
  • Good pigmentation (448)

Cons

  • Doesn't stay on (158)
  • Too greasy (128)
  • Poor coverage (125)
  • Pricey / poor value (118)
  • Difficult to apply (55)

Best Uses

  • Light to medium coverage (491)
  • Full coverage (310)
  • Sensitive skin (256)
  • Mature skin (234)
  • Normal skin (222)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (500), Budget shopper (294)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (467), Fair (383), Deep (18)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (32)

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5.0

great feel, like there's nothing there!

By Darcy

from Ohio

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Easy To Apply
  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Lightweight
  • Matte Finish

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
    • Full Coverage
    • Mature Skin
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about bareMinerals bareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20:

    Goes on easily and feels great! I had to bring it back only because i could not find a color match :(

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    4.0

    versatile coverage

    By jess

    from new england

    Comments about bareMinerals bareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20:

    wouldn't recommend the brush, and you definitely need to shake the bottle.

     
    2.0

    I wish

    By Kit Kat

    from Oregon

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Easy To Apply
    • Goes On Smoothly
    • Good Pigmentation
    • Lightweight
    • Long-Lasting

    Cons

    • Causes Breakouts

    Best Uses

    • Full Coverage
    • Light To Medium Coverage
    • Normal Skin

    Comments about bareMinerals bareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20:

    I LOVED this foundation, it was perfect. It matched my very pale skin, blended seamlessly, and lasted all day. Unfortuanatly it broke me out really bad. This would be perfect for someone who didn't have this reaction to it.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair
     
    4.0

    Makes me feel confident.

    By Cat Lady

    from Santa Fe, NM

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Easy To Apply
    • Goes On Smoothly
    • Good Pigmentation
    • Lightweight
    • Long-Lasting

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Full Coverage
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about bareMinerals bareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20:

      I am a mature woman with some age spots. This product evens my skin tone. I often am complimented on how I am "glowing". Very pleased.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      3.0

      To Dewey

      By carolinasblue

      from Hickory NC

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Color Match Is Great

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about bareMinerals bareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20:

          I really love the color match but don't like the oily feel. It also doesn't last all day like the sales lady told me. It is my first time buying the Bare minerals and I probably won't go with it again.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          5.0

          I love it!

          By SKINNEY

          from Wisconsin

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Easy To Apply
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Lightweight
          • Long-Lasting

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Light To Medium Coverage
            • Normal Skin

            Comments about bareMinerals bareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20:

            This purchase was my first ever foundation purchase and I love it. My skin is "bare honey" and it blends WELL. I was hesitant since I am African-American that it would be detectable but this melts into my skin and gives me an overall even tone. I love it!

            • Skin Tone:
            • Deep
             
            2.0

            Not for me

            By Kimber

            from Ocean View, DE

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply

            Cons

            • Poor Coverage
            • Settles On Facecreases

            Best Uses

              Comments about bareMinerals bareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20:

              Did not like the way this settled on my face. I have normal/dry skin and it just didn't work for me.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium
               
              5.0

              Love the natural glow!

              By Idaho_Blondee

              from ID

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Goes On Smoothly
              • Good Pigmentation
              • Lightweight
              • Long-Lasting

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Dry Skin
                • Full Coverage
                • Light To Medium Coverage
                • Normal Skin

                Comments about bareMinerals bareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20:

                I usually use the original powder but wanted to expand my collection into a liquid. I don't use any other brands of foundation because ingredients are a big deal to me. I love that bareMinerals is a very clean product.
                This foundation is awesome, you only need (for me) 3 drops for my whole face for a more natural look. Easy to build up for a full coverage if you wanted to though I never do that. I do set mine with Ben Nye Cameo powder and it lasts all day and doesn't look heavy. If I wear it without setting it, it doesn't quite last 12 hours but it still gives a beautiful finish and a natural glow. No highlighter required!

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair
                 
                3.0

                Thin and watery

                By Beauty junkie

                from Jacksonville,FL.

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Goes On Smoothly
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Difficult To Apply
                • Too Greasy

                Best Uses

                • Dry Skin
                • Mature Skin

                Comments about bareMinerals bareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20:

                I really wanted to like this product after all the hype I had heard;but I ended up returning the makeup.I found this product watery and hard to apply.I also did not want to buy a special brush to apply as the company suggests.Coverage was O.K.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium
                 
                5.0

                Love it

                By Sisti

                from NH

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Blends Well
                • Easy To Apply
                • Goes On Smoothly
                • Long-Lasting

                Cons

                • Too Greasy

                Best Uses

                • Full Coverage
                • Normal Skin

                Comments about bareMinerals bareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20:

                Good coverage. Easy to apply

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium

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                • Q:

                  I use bare minerals powder usually but in the winter my skin gets dry and patchy. Would you recommend this for that time of year or possibly a moisturizer to layer with?
                  Asked on 11/11/2014 by Aleahhope10 from US

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  I use the Fairly Light of the BareMinerals original loose powder. Which one of these would work best? I'm cool to neutral undertone I know that for sure if that helps. Thanks!
                  Asked on 11/10/2014 by Julia from United States

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  I used in the past medium beige bare essentials. What color would be best for me in bare skin? Also how often do you clean the brush?
                  Asked on 11/10/2014 by Jan from wichita, KS

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  Is it humidity-safe, for use in humid or hot areas, such as a bakery with several commercial ovens just feet away.
                  Asked on 11/4/2014 by Angie

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  I use the powder foundation currently and have heard excellent reviews on the bareSkin. Would I still need to use mineral veil with this foundation?
                  Asked on 11/4/2014 by Summer from Elmore City, OK

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Using finishing powder such as Mineral Veil is completely optional! Those with oily skin may prefer to finish using Mineral Veil over bareSkin Foundation to keep skin shine-free and extend foundation's wear.

                    Answered on 11/5/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                • Q:

                  I have some very light places on my face. I need a foundation that will even out my face to one color and look natural. Would this makeup be what I am looking for.
                  Asked on 11/2/2014 by Eager Client from Villa Rica, GA

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Absolutely! bareSkin Foundation features buildable sheer-to-full coverage plus natural skin brightening ingredients to promote an even complexion. Use 2 drops for sheer coverage, 4 for medium, and 6 drops for full coverage.

                    Answered on 11/4/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                • Q:

                  I just bought Bare Latte, what BM concealer do you recommend - type/color?
                  Asked on 10/29/2014 by Lisa from Branford, CT

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Try bareMinerals Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Concealer in Honey Bisque or bareMinerals Correcting Concealer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 in Tan 1. These products' shades are ideal for tan complexions with cool undertones like yours!

                    Answered on 10/30/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                • Q:

                  Is it recommended to use Prime Time before applying this foundation, or is it meant to be used alone?
                  Asked on 10/15/2014 by SaharaSun

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Primer is optional! You can certainly layer Prime Time underneath your bareSkin Foundation to extend its wear.

                    Answered on 10/16/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                • Q:

                  Out of the shades i was matched with, one was too dark and yellow, the other too light. I was thinking of mixing the lighter shade with the medium shade BB Primetime. Would the foundation perform ok mixing the two products to darken it up?
                  Asked on 10/7/2014 by Heidi from Minnesota

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Yes, you can certainly "cocktail" your bareSkin Foundation with bareMinerals Prime Time BB Primer. Another option that we'd suggest is using bareMinerals Warmth All Over Face Color to set your bareSkin Foundation; it features a warm tint to deepen the shade and will help to set bareSkin for lasting wear:
                    http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod1230020

                    Answered on 10/8/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                • Q:

                  Will it be ok to just apply foundation with fingers or does the brush make that much of a difference?
                  Asked on 10/6/2014 by Bettyjo

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    bareSkin Foundation features a very fluid consistency, so although you can apply using your fingers, for best results we suggest using a makeup brush or sponge to apply. We recommend using bareMinerals Perfecting Face Brush (Item #: 2272522), designed specifically to use with bareSkin Foundation, for best results:
                    http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod10111982

                    Answered on 10/8/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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