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bareMinerals bareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20
 
3.8

(based on 802 reviews)

72%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (551)
  • Lightweight (550)
  • Goes on smoothly (519)
  • Blends well (512)
  • Good pigmentation (369)

Cons

  • Doesn't stay on (141)
  • Poor coverage (112)
  • Too greasy (111)
  • Pricey / poor value (104)
  • Difficult to apply (49)

Best Uses

  • Light to medium coverage (412)
  • Full coverage (258)
  • Sensitive skin (207)
  • Mature skin (194)
  • Normal skin (187)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (426), Budget shopper (242)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (385), Fair (331), Deep (17)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (32)

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5.0

I approve!

By Jenn

from Dallas, TX

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Light To Medium Coverage

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

    It looks very natural and on the plus side it comes with SPF in it. I also purchased the bare minerals brush and I really liked the two together.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    3.0

    Not that great...

    By Leslie R.

    from Texas

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Good Pigmentation

    Cons

    • Doesn't Stay On

    Best Uses

    • Light To Medium Coverage

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

    I was looking for a foundation that would give me a little more coverage than my BB cream and since this was the new product of the day, they told me it was the best. It looked good in the store, but at home, I wasn't that thrilled. The color was good, but the coverage was either minimal or cakey if you build it up. By the end of the day, most of the foundation was gone from my face.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    2.0

    Wears off too quickly

    By Betty Boop

    from Buford, GA

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Doesn't Stay On
    • Pricey / Poor Value

    Best Uses

    • Full Coverage

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

    Doesn't stay on

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair
     
    2.0

    not for the older generation,or pores

    By ivy jane

    from Tracy,ca.

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Causes Breakouts
      • Difficult To Apply
      • Heavy
      • Poor Coverage
      • Pricey / Poor Value
      • Too Greasy

      Best Uses

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

        poor results for older generation with large pores

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        5.0

        Simply Gorgeous Coverage

        By Steph

        from Nebo NC

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Light To Medium Coverage

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

          Been searching for the perfect foundation for a while now and had almost given up when I was shown this product. Can't believe the coverage and how well it blends with my tone! Love it love it love it!

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          5.0

          Great Quality and Love the way it makes

          By Kaybird13

          from Alvin, TX

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Dry Skin
            • Full Coverage
            • Light To Medium Coverage
            • Mature Skin
            • Sensitive Skin

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

            This product is so easy and fun to apply. Makes my skin feel, look dewy fresh, even tho I am 68 years old! I bought 2 colors to make my own special color.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            5.0

            The Best

            By Di

            from Coral Springs, FL

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
              • Full Coverage
              • Light To Medium Coverage

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

              Love it, love it, love it!!!

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium
               
              1.0

              Disappointing..........

              By Al in West Texas

              from MIdland, TX

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Pigmentation

              Cons

              • Difficult To Apply
              • Doesn't Stay On
              • Poor Coverage
              • Pricey / Poor Value
              • Too Greasy

              Best Uses

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

                I was exicted about this product because I love bare minerals, but this was very disappointing! The only good thing about this product was the color...the match was flawless. But despite what it says it is NOT buildable. More than a few drops will run, clump, fade, oxidize, settle into creases. It is awful! So I used with a primer, which still did not last or give coverage. And I felt like a primer negated the product itself which claimed to have skin benefits!
                This is a waste of money.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium
                 
                5.0

                Great Foundation-look years younger

                By PattyD

                from Troy,MI

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Dry Skin
                  • Full Coverage
                  • Mature Skin
                  • Normal Skin
                  • Sensitive Skin

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

                  I started using Bare Minerals powder foundation last year during the Summer and loved the way it felt (meaning I couldn't feel it), but during the winter months, I need something that feels less drying so I tried this foundation and not only liked the way it felt, but also the way it looks. I needed a lift and this product does that.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Fair
                   
                  5.0

                  LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS PRODUCT

                  By STAC

                  from BILOXI MS

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Full Coverage
                    • Light To Medium Coverage
                    • Normal Skin

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

                    THIS FOUNDATION IS GREAT. I GET GREAT COVERAGE BUT IT DOESN'T FEEL LIKE I HAVE MAKE-UP ON.

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Medium

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                    • 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
                    • Q:

                      Hi I have light/medium skin with red under tones. I have dark blonde hair, green eyes and my eyebrows are brown. I am 55 years old with oily skin. I love all the bareMinerals products and use them daily. What color/s might suit my skin the best? Thank you
                      Asked on 10/4/2014 by bM Lady from San Jose, CA.

                      1 answer

                    • Q:

                      Is all bare minerals gluten free?
                      Asked on 10/1/2014 by Mindy from Naples, Florida

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        From bareMinerals: "Many of our products do not contain ingredients derived from barley, oats, rye, spelt or wheat, which are commonly known sources of gluten. However, due to the wide range of raw materials and equipment used during the manufacturing of our products, we cannot confirm that our products are free from any traces of gluten. If you have specific questions or concerns regarding gluten, and the ingredients contained in our formulas, we recommend that you consult your physician."

                        Answered on 10/2/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      I use bare minerals tan powder foundation. I'd like to try the bareskin foundation . Any idea what shade is closest to tan?
                      Asked on 9/28/2014 by Cc from Wareham, Ma

                      1 answer

                    • Q:

                      Does Bareskin come with the brush or do I need to purchase it separately?
                      Asked on 9/28/2014 by Nancy from Marine City, Michigan

                      1 answer

                    • Q:

                      I have olive skin, light - medium shade. What shade should I try?
                      Asked on 9/25/2014 by sproc

                      1 answer

                    • Q:

                      how good of a coverage does this have? Im looking for full and is it good for covering acne and acne scars?
                      Asked on 9/25/2014 by Lexi from Boston, Ma

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        This product provides buildable coverage from sheer to full. Dispense 2 drops for sheer coverage, 4 for medium, and 6 drops for full coverage. It is clinically proven to improve the appearance of dark spots, skin brightness and skin texture.

                        Answered on 9/26/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      Can this product be used in an air brush machine or just strictly with a brush
                      Asked on 9/23/2014 by Hann

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        bareMinerals does not recommend using this product with an airbrush.

                        Answered on 9/24/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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