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bareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20

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bareMinerals bareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20
 
3.9

(based on 1638 reviews)

76%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (1161)
  • Easy to apply (1146)
  • Goes on smoothly (1088)
  • Blends well (1079)
  • Good pigmentation (806)

Cons

  • Doesn't stay on (251)
  • Too greasy (208)
  • Poor coverage (200)
  • Pricey / poor value (180)
  • Difficult to apply (88)

Best Uses

  • Light to medium coverage (849)
  • Full coverage (532)
  • Sensitive skin (457)
  • Mature skin (440)
  • Normal skin (389)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (859), Budget shopper (542)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (785), Fair (688), Deep (41)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (32)

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5.0

Love, love, love...

By Gail the Designer

from Deerfield Beach, FL

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Light To Medium Coverage
  • Mature Skin

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

Quick application and looks natural

  • Skin Tone:
  • Fair
 
4.0

My favorite foundation

By Em

from Philadelphia, PA

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Shiny

Best Uses

  • Dry Skin
  • Light To Medium Coverage

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

Really love this product. I try a lot of foundation brands (ex: Tarte, Too faced), but this has been my all time favorite. The color blends well with my skin and it lasts all day for me.

  • Skin Tone:
  • Medium
 
2.0

Not for me!

By Charlee

from Syracuse, NY

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Lightweight
  • Noncomodegenic

Cons

  • Doesn't Stay On
  • Pricey / Poor Value
  • Too Greasy

Best Uses

  • Light To Medium Coverage
  • Normal Skin

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

My skin is much too oily for this product.

  • Skin Tone:
  • Medium
 
5.0

I would buy this product again

By Jan

from Tucson, AZ

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Easy To Apply
  • Long-Lasting

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Light To Medium Coverage
    • Mature Skin
    • Sensitive Skin

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

    Like that it goes on with a brush and you don't get it all over the fingers.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair
     
    5.0

    Love it!

    By Amy

    from Delano mn

    Verified Buyer

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

    Great coverage and feels nice on the skin, perfect color too

     
    5.0

    Very Smooth

    By Liz

    from Houston, TX

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Like You Have Nothing On
    • Smooth Non Greasy
    • Very smooth

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

        I use with the special Bare Essentials brush. It goes on smooth and staus on all day. Looks like my own skin color.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        4.0

        bare skin

        By grammaof4

        from fairview park OH

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Goes On Smoothly
        • Lightweight
        • Matte Finish

        Cons

        • Doesn't Stay On

        Best Uses

        • Light To Medium Coverage
        • Mature Skin

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

        easy to apply - not too pricey

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        5.0

        Great product makes great face

        By Pk

        from North Myrtle beach sc

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Felt The Opposite

        Best Uses

        • Full Coverage

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

        Finally found a foundation that does what I need it to do Have tried many brands. This one does it all. Easy to apply with the brush. Love that when I am getting ready for work

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        4.0

        pretty great

        By shannon

        from Bayport, NY

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Doesn't Stay On
        • Wears Away After 4or 5 Hr

        Best Uses

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

          best coverage so far. I'm done with the powders (except blush) - this is so easy

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          5.0

          The only makeup I will ever use again

          By Laurie

          from Birch Run, Mi

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Lightweight
          • Long-Lasting
          • Matches perfectly
          • Matte Finish

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

              I have mature skin with age spots, wrinkles, and some breakouts. I've tried this makeup and the serum actually faded all of my age spots. They were dark-and now they are gone! The light texture doesn't hang up in my fine lines and wrinkles making me look even older. It goes on smooth and almost sheer. You can apply more on top if a heavier coverage is needed in spots. I love this product!

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair

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              • Q:

                What are the sunscreen main ingredients and their percentages? Thank you.
                Asked on 7/24/2015 by Myles from San Diego

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  The active sunscreen ingredient is Titanium Dioxide 11.0%.

                  Answered on 7/28/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
              • Q:

                I have large pores across my nose and some around my nose as well. I am having a difficult time finding a product that does not "settle" in my pores. Do you have information for me regarding that issue with this product, or any of the Bare Essential products? Help!
                Asked on 7/20/2015 by Juno from Ventura, CA

                1 answer

              • Q:

                I need to my make-up to last because I cheer at my high school and I also compete, so I was wondering if the foundation was long lasting? I'm also 16 and I have acne prone skin, and my face make-up seems to almost always fade. Would this foundation be the best choice for me, or should I perhaps go back to their powder foundation?
                Asked on 7/15/2015 by Payton P.

                1 answer

              • Q:

                I'm African American with medium dark skin. Which color will match my complexion?
                Asked on 7/14/2015 by firstchair71 from Cincinnati,OH

                1 answer

              • Q:

                Is BareMinerals products gluten free?
                Asked on 7/11/2015 by kikigirl79

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  bareMinerals does not claim that this product is gluten-free.

                  Answered on 7/13/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
              • Q:

                How would this product be applied using a beauty blender? Would it be recommended?
                Asked on 6/28/2015 by Katherine from la puente, California

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  Although you can use a makeup sponge to apply bareSkin, for best results we recommend using the bareMinerals Perfecting Face Brush (Item #: 2272522). bareSkin features a very fluid texture that may be difficult to apply & blend by with fingers or with a makeup sponge.

                  Answered on 6/30/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
              • Q:

                I wear benefit honey liquid foundation. What shade do u recommend
                Asked on 6/25/2015 by rev wife

                1 answer

              • Q:

                Ive never used a bare minerals foundation before so im completely stuck on what colour would suit me best! Can anyone help? I have always used maybeline fit me foundation in the shade 220 which was a tad to dark for me but i couldnt find an actual colour to match my skin.
                Asked on 6/17/2015 by a.kx from uk

                1 answer

              • Q:

                Can you use the hydrating gel cream first and apply the brightening
                serum foundation on top? Or is that overkill?
                Asked on 6/12/2015 by Averell from Little Rock, AR

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  Yes, if you are seeking additional coverage, you can certainly layer bareSkin Foundation over top of Complexion Rescue.

                  Answered on 6/16/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
              • Q:

                I am interested in both bareSkin and Complexion Rescue. Which one would you recommend for normal/combination skin? And can you give a comparison of bareSkin versus Complexion Rescue? They both look like great products, but I don't know which one I should buy.
                Asked on 6/8/2015 by Sophie from New Orleans, LA

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  Both products are formulated for all skin types! bareSkin Foundation has a more fluid consistency, while Complexion Rescue's consistency is more cream/gel-like. Both are oil-free. Complexion Rescue provides sheer-to-medium coverage, while bareSkin provides buildable sheer-to-full coverage (to achieve full coverage with bareSkin, apply 6 drops). Both provide skincare benefits: Complexion Rescue provides an incredible boost of hydration, while bareSkin helps fade dark spots and discoloration over time. Both also provide broad spectrum SPF 30 sun protection. We hope this info helps!

                  Answered on 6/9/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
              • Q:

                How would you compare this product to Cliniques Even Better Foundation?
                Asked on 6/5/2015 by Miss Makeup

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  Similar to Clinique Even Better Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 15, both foundations are oil-free, fragrance-free, dermatologist-tested/developed, and provide skin brightening and sun protection benefits. The most noticeable difference is that bareSkin Foundation is ultra-thin and much more fluid in consistency. We recommend testing both products at your nearest ULTA Beauty store as well as reading the ratings & reviews for both at ULTA.com!
                  http://www.ulta.com/ulta/stores/storelocator.jsp

                  Answered on 6/5/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
              • Q:

                Is this foundation gluten free?
                Asked on 6/3/2015 by Quinn1

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  bareMinerals does not claim that this product is gluten-free.

                  Answered on 6/4/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
              • Q:

                I've been using this product in Bare Shell 02. Now that I've gotten a little more sun, the color seems a bit pale. What color would be best to try?
                Asked on 6/2/2015 by dayneech from Fond du Lac, WI

                1 answer

              • Q:

                is it like a light liquid foundation and can you describe the applicator to me is it foam or a brush?
                Also I am getting older unfortunately 52 this this and have never felt a need to wear foundation just a brush over my face with a little bronzer and blush on my cheekbones. Would this product be for me?
                Asked on 5/24/2015 by Mary from Wilmington, NC

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  Yes, bareSkin Foundation does feature a very lightweight, fluid formula. For best application, we recommend using the bareMinerals Perfecting Face Brush (Item #: 2272522), which is specially designed for use with bareSkin Foundation.

                  Because bareSkin Foundation is so lightweight and buildable, this is the ideal choice for you! Just 2 drops will provide sheer coverage. We hope this info helps! :-)

                  Answered on 5/28/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
              • Q:

                Is it good for dry skin? Also what is the best way to apply it as uses brushes makes my skin flake as it has very dry patches
                Asked on 5/18/2015 by Rosie from Birmingham

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  Yes, this foundation is formulated for all skin types including dry skin! It is even clinically proven to help improve skin texture.

                  For best results on dry skin, we recommend moisturizing prior to foundation to ensure smooth application. Optionally, you can also use a primer like bareMinerals Prime Time (after moisturizer and before foundation) to further smooth skin and seal in your moisturizer for extra hydration. To eliminate any flaky, dry patches, exfoliate your skin 1-3x weekly using a gentle scrub or peel.

                  Answered on 5/19/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
              • Q:

                I normally use Bare Minerals Medium Beige Matte. What color would I use in bareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation?
                Asked on 5/15/2015 by AnnaJ from Kelseyville, CA

                1 answer

              • Q:

                Will this product work well with oily skin?
                Asked on 5/13/2015 by Natural Beauty

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  This foundation is formulated for all skin types including oily skin! For oily skin, we recommend priming and setting for a lasting shine-free finish. Prime prior to foundation application using bareMinerals Prime Time Oil Control Foundation Primer to control excess oil and prevent shine, and finish your foundation with bareMinerals bareSkin Perfecting Veil to extend its wear (can be reapplied throughout the day as needed).

                  Answered on 5/13/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
              • Q:

                Hi my skin is sensitive and acne prone I'm really stuck between this product and the BM new hydrating bb/cc gel what will give me m the best coverage with out having to cake it on?
                Asked on 5/7/2015 by Sara from United States

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  Complexion Rescue provides sheer-to-medium coverage, while bareSkin provides buildable sheer-to-full coverage (to achieve full coverage with bareSkin, apply 6 drops). Both provide skincare benefits: Complexion Rescue provides an incredible boost of hydration, while bareSkin helps fade dark spots and discoloration over time. Both also provide broad spectrum SPF 30 sun protection. Both are safe to use on sensitive, acne-prone skin. We hope this info helps!

                  Answered on 5/8/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
              • Q:

                Hello! I am the shade Medium Beige in the Tarte Amazonian Clay foundation; what would be the corresponding shade in this bareminerals foundation?
                Asked on 5/3/2015 by Georgie

                1 answer

              • Q:

                I currently starting using the Bare Minerals complexion rescue in shade 05-Natural, but can use Fairly light, and Medium Beige in the powder foundation. Which color would be best for me in this?
                Asked on 4/30/2015 by tball from Arizona

                1 answer

              • Q:

                Complexion Rescue VANILLA 02 is a good color match for me. Which one would I choose in this foundation? Can you compare/contrast these two foundations for me?
                Asked on 4/29/2015 by KB from Midlothian, VA

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  Please use our shade finder to determine your best match:
                  http://www.ulta.com/bareskin/

                  All shades can be tested at your nearest ULTA store, where we offer complimentary shade matching services:
                  http://www.ulta.com/ulta/stores/storelocator.jsp

                  The most noticeable difference is the consistency of each. Complexion Rescue features a gel cream texture, while bareSkin features a fluid texture. Complexion Rescue provides sheer-to-medium coverage, while bareSkin provides buildable sheer-to-full coverage. Both provide skincare benefits: Complexion Rescue provides an incredible boost of hydration, while bareSkin helps fade dark spots and discoloration over time. Both also provide broad spectrum SPF 30 sun protection. We hope this info helps!

                  Answered on 5/1/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
              • Q:

                I am currently using Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk in 4.5, I'm struggling to find the right shade for me.
                Asked on 4/22/2015 by ash from Denver, U.S.

                1 answer

              • Q:

                Will this Foundation help in dark spot corecting??
                Asked on 4/15/2015 by vellaz167 from los ángeles

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  Absolutely! bareSkin Foundation features a built-in brightening serum, and it is clinically proven to improve the appearance of dark spots, skin brightness, and skin texture.

                  Answered on 4/16/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
              • Q:

                I've been wanting to try this foundation for the longest I use urban decay liquid #6 color & I luv how it looks & feels on my skin but I wanted to know what shade would I be i Also have a lot of blemishes & dry skin what do u suggest?
                Asked on 4/14/2015 by Gigi from Bronx, ny

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  Please use our shade finder to determine your best match: http://www.ulta.com/bareskin/

                  All shades can be tested at your nearest ULTA store, where we offer complimentary shade matching services: http://www.ulta.com/ulta/stores/storelocator.jsp

                  bareSkin foundation is formulated for all skin types and is oil-free, non-comedogenic, and dermatologist-tested. For best results on dry skin, moisturize prior to application.

                  Answered on 4/16/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
              • Q:

                How does this foundation differ from bare minerals complexion rescue?
                What brush is best to use with this product?
                Asked on 4/3/2015 by Jin from San Diego CA

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  The most noticeable difference is the consistency of each. Complexion Rescue features a gel cream texture, while bareSkin features a fluid texture. Complexion Rescue provides sheer-to-medium coverage, while bareSkin provides buildable sheer-to-full coverage. Both provide skincare benefits: Complexion Rescue provides an incredible boost of hydration, while bareSkin helps fade dark spots and discoloration over time. Both also provide broad spectrum SPF 30 sun protection. We hope this info helps! We definitely recommend testing both products at your nearest ULTA store:
                  http://www.ulta.com/ulta/stores/storelocator.jsp

                  For the Complexion Rescue, we recommend applying using the bareMinerals Smoothing Face Brush for best results:
                  http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod11771037

                  For the bareSkin Foundation, we recommend using the bareMinerals Perfecting Face Brush for best results:
                  http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod10111982

                  Answered on 4/7/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
              • Q:

                Is this foundation matte or dewy? And is it full coverage or light to medium?
                Asked on 3/28/2015 by J

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  This product features a natural finish (not matte, but not overly dewy, either). It features buildable coverage. Use 6 drops to achieve full coverage.

                  Answered on 3/30/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
              • Q:

                Can I put the bare minerals powder foundation over this to set?
                Asked on 3/28/2015 by Bee from Ohio

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  Absolutely, you can certainly layer the loose powder Foundation over bareSkin Foundation to set and for extra coverage!

                  Answered on 3/30/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
              • Q:

                Is this product great for rosacea skin
                Asked on 3/20/2015 by Ericav25 from Houston,tx

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  Because this product is made with the bare minimum ingredients and formulated without oil, silicone, parabens or fragrance, it is suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin. For those with rosacea, we recommend first patch testing; apply a small amount of product to an inconspicuous area of skin to ensure you experience no irritation before applying as directed, or please consult your physician prior to use.

                  Answered on 3/20/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
              • Q:

                What color do you recommend if I use medium tan in the powder
                Asked on 3/17/2015 by Karen from Harrisburg, PA

                1 answer

              • Q:

                I just purchased the BareSkin foundation with the brush. Firstly, does the product work to help with sun damage and aging skin over a period of time?
                Asked on 3/16/2015 by Kris from Houston

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  This foundation is formulated with Broad Spectrum SPF 20 to shield skin from damaging UVA and UVB rays. It also features supercharged Lilac Plant Stem Cells and Vitamin C that help to reveal brighter, more even-toned skin.

                  Answered on 3/17/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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