A few months ago I purchased Bare Mineral’s liquid foundation, bareSkin. I was SO EXCITED to try a liquid mineral foundation. I had experimented with turning my mineral make up into a liquid with great results but I had to use oil to make is a liquid. This proved to be a bit heavy for skin that wasn’t dry. I waited this long to share this review with you all because I really like to try out products before I jump the gun and tell you all to run out and buy something!
Bare Mineral’s liquid foundation is oil free. It is also paraben free, silicone free and fragrance free. It’s also non-comedogenic which means it won’t clog pores. I could not say that about my liquid foundation, not that mine will clog, but it could clog certain skin types with it’s base of almond oil. This foundation also offers an SPF of 20, due to their non-nano titanium dioxide.
Bare Minerals claims that not only does this product act as a foundation, it also has properties that benefit the skin, therefore calling it a “brightening serum foundation”. The serum portion of the foundation includes vitamin C, stem cells from the lilac plant and jojoba coated mineral pigments. The stem cells of the lilac plant are a super potent antioxidant and are extremely healing. Based on an independent study, women tried bareSkin for 8 weeks and 95% noticed an evening in their dark spots.
Now, for my personal experience:
At first I had mixed feelings. First off, I got a shade that was a bit too light. 2nd, I didn’t prepare my skin properly before I applied. Let me explain, it is very important to have well moisturized or primed skin before you apply this foundation. The fact that it was a shade lighter then I needed, exacerbated the way this foundation was making my skin look a bit parched. Once I made sure my skin was moisturized, and incorporated a bronzer, I quickly became a big fan of this foundation!!
I love the brush. You can get by without the brush, but my opinion is, it’s necessary. It’s very well made with little to no shedding. It has a little indention in the middle where you squirt your foundation, which makes for no mess and the quickest and easiest application EVER. The brush gives a fast and flawless application which gives the makeup a smooth and fresh look.
Before & After
Just like with the powder, you can layer the foundation to get the coverage you need. I find a concealer is unnecessary with this foundation. I use a foundation brush to apply to red spots and blemishes, then I apply a thin layer all over my face. On days that I want flawless skin I use a couple more drops of foundation to achieve an air brushed look.
Bare Minerals suggests using 2 drops for light coverage, 4 drops for medium and 6 drops for heavy coverage. This is so nice to be able to control the amount of coverage you need.
Overall, I love this foundation. It is HARD to find a foundation that is even half way natural. When using a product daily it is so important that it is paraben free and fragrance free. While I don’t recognize every single ingredient, I do know the minerals used are non-nano and anything that is plant based is great for the skin.
Ordering online is very doable-There are 20 shades available with a cool, neutral and warm option in light, medium, tan and dark colors. A good way to tell if you are cool or warm is by how your skin reacts to the sun. If you tan easily, you’re most likely a warm. If you burn, you’re probably a cool. I have the lightest color there is and while it’s a bit light for the summer, it blends so well and my bronzer warms it right up.
How to Use It:
Couldn’t be easier!! My advice is, give this a go. I love applying it and being able to control the coverage. It wears well all day and looks great even after a day of wrangling my girls at the mall-(my after pic was taken after wearing the make up for over 4 hours)!!