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bareMinerals bareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20
 
3.8

(based on 1463 reviews)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (1040)
  • Easy to apply (1031)
  • Goes on smoothly (969)
  • Blends well (965)
  • Good pigmentation (726)

Cons

  • Doesn't stay on (229)
  • Too greasy (195)
  • Poor coverage (188)
  • Pricey / poor value (166)
  • Difficult to apply (81)

Best Uses

  • Light to medium coverage (758)
  • Full coverage (477)
  • Sensitive skin (406)
  • Mature skin (376)
  • Normal skin (344)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (770), Budget shopper (475)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (705), Fair (612), Deep (34)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (32)

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1.0

Awful, oily, greasy

By Cat

from OKC

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • NONE

Cons

  • Messy
  • Oily
  • Wears Off Fast

Best Uses

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

    I was recommended this from a friend because I struggle to find a good foundation that doesn't make my skin look blotchy and oily. I was excited to try this until only a few hours after applying and my skin is super oily and it looks messy, it doesn't cover anything, it's too think and greasy. My face also started breaking out in blemishes all over my chin. This stuff is just plain horrible.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    5.0

    Happyyyyyy

    By kim

    from hemet ca

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

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

      I was really skeptical about trying this product because my skin is fairly oily in my T zone but i love it. It creates a very duey finish but also doesn't make my face greasy.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      My go-to foundation

      By mimilou

      from Oklahoma

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
        • Light To Medium Coverage
        • Mature Skin
        • Normal Skin
        • Sensitive Skin

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

        Great product, covers all of my imperfections and hyperpigmentation without having to use a concealer on my face.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        5.0

        love

        By ETHEL

        from TONAWANDA, NY

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

          I CANNOT SAY EOUGH I LOVE THIS I HAVE WANTED TO TRY IT BUT NEGATIVE REVIEWS KEPT ME AWAY. I FINALLY BOUGHT A SAMPLE KIT WITH THE PERFECTING MINERAL VEIL AND THEY BOTH ARE OUTSTANDING. THE BARE SKIN FEELS LIKE SILK IT COVERS WELL AND I ONLY USED THREE DOTS...I CAN USE THIS ALONE OR UNDER MY ORIGINAL BARE MINERALS. I WILL DEFINITELY PURCHASE BIGGER BOTTLE SOON. love love love

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          5.0

          I LOVE THIS

          By ethel

          from tonawanda, ny

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

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

            I have been dying to try this so I bought the sample kit. The mineral perfecting veil is AWESOME and feels like air going on. This serum is wonderful your face brightens and just looks flawless. I used the original foundation over this as I need more coverage and don't think this provides enough. But I love it and would buy again to use as a brightner.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            3.0

            Liked it alot-until I had a bad reaction...

            By KR

            from IN

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

                Tried on in store and really liked it. Took only a few drops for pretty good coverage. Bought based on that, however later that evening had red splotches on my face. I usually don't have really sensitive skin, so if you do, try this before you buy. If I hadn't had reaction, I think I would have really liked it!

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair
                 
                4.0

                It took a while

                By Wonder Woman

                from Milwaukee, WI

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Pigmentation
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Full Coverage
                  • Light To Medium Coverage
                  • Mature Skin

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

                  It took a while to get the perfect color. I am not sure if the maple or almond work. I usually have to blend them both. I am deciding if I will continue the Bareskin, go back to bare minerals (been using it since 2005) or go elsewhere.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Medium

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  I love this foundation!!!

                  By Ann

                  from Arkansas

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Goes On Smoothly
                  • Great coverage
                  • Lightweight
                  • Long-Lasting

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

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

                    I Love this product, because it gives me full coverage without the heavy feeling. I can also control how heavy or light I use. Also, it only takes just a little bit to cover your whole face.

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Fair

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    2.0

                    Wanted to love it!

                    By Lia B

                    from Columbus, GA

                    About Me Brand Buyer

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Apply
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Poor Coverage
                    • Too Greasy

                    Best Uses

                    • Normal Skin

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

                    I wanted to love this foundation. I have always been a liquid foundation type of person. I just started to really dabble in makeup and find what works for me. After struggling to find my perfect shade, I came across this liquid foundation and an Ulta rep showed me this in the shade caramel. It matched my skin almost perfectly so I bought it....but after a while, I would look at my nose and it was almost like there was lint (for lack of a better description) on my nose. Its a nice foundation, but I wouldn't recommend it if you have skin like mine which is prone to an oily t-zone. For normal skin, by all means....give it a shot!

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Medium
                     
                    5.0

                    Best Foundation

                    By CanDeAple

                    from Rockwall

                    About Me Brand Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Full Coverage
                      • Light To Medium Coverage
                      • Sensitive Skin

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

                      I love Bare minerals, but need more coverage. With Bare Minerals is always how you apply it. This foundation is the best.

                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Medium

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                      • 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 Reviewer

                          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 Reviewer

                          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 Reviewer

                          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 Reviewer

                          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 Reviewer

                          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 Reviewer

                          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
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