Thursday, 14 March 2013

bareMinerals READY Foundation Review

I've always been a fan of bareMinerals products, but I must admit that I'm not a fan of loose powder in general, so while I love the performance of their products, I never use them consecutively for months and months... I'm just too clumsy and end up getting powder all over my makeup bag, dressing table and carpet (shhhhh don't tell Mike!)

The unveiling of their READY collection back in April last year proved that the quality of their products and pigments are fantastic, and now (finally!) they have decided that the time is right to unveil a READY version of their original foundation, I had to try it out.
The packaging is lovely, as with all of the READY line: nice and sturdy with a big mirror and matte finish.
The texture is not that of a super fine powder, and it has a hint of shimmer in there if you look extra close.

The application is similar to the original foundation, but without the messy tapping, you just buff it straight into your skin. You can get a higher coverage if you use a more densely packed brush (for a medium, more natural finish, use a fluffy brush)
Because it's not super fine, it doesn't create a mess and provides a lovely medium, build-able coverage. It's a natural finish foundation that is easy to top up on the go (and stays put well anyway so this might not be a concern)

Mug shot (with no other makeup, first thing in the morning, so yes my hair, eyebrows etc are all ceerazy!)
I really love the coverage bareMinerals products provide, it's almost like a soft focus look. It's got SPF 20 to boot (and personally, I find topping up with powder throughout the day much easier than using a liquid foundation, so you can top up your spf at the same time... perfect!) There are 20 shades too, so something for everyone.

It's not cheap at £25, but i think if you're a bareMinerals convert you'll know that it's worth it. It's actually the same price as their original foundation, and the packaging is much more luxe. I'm a big fan. I think this is a great step forward for the brand, and this will be becoming a handbag regular for me personally.

You can pick up bareMinerals' new READY foundation from feelunique.com with 15% off and free delivery!
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  1. I really like how it looks on your skin! I've never tried a BareMinerals product, but I've heard great things about them. Would love to try them one day, but first I might look for it on the Internet because it's unavailable in my country, I think :(

    Great post!

    XO
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    1. It is available on feelunique.. price is decent too. :)
      hope this helps. :)
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  2. Ohh I love the finish on your skin! I've never tried BareMinerals products so I might have to purchase this as a starter.

    Lottie x

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  3. It looks really nice on your skin

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  4. I have the loose powder version but I'm not really a fan. It does look lovely on your skin x
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  5. Never tried bare minerals, but I've been intrigued recently, so this might be a good place to start. Since its matte might be a good option for my skin in the summer.

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  6. I love bareminerals! Do u think they'll release a matte edition to this aswell?

    Ellie x
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  7. Love bare minerals! Product looks great!

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    xxx

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  8. So good to hear about this, as I use bareminerals as my foundation every day but no what you mean about the messiness! I use the kabuki brush for application, do you think this would work as well for this or would another type of brush be better?
    xx

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  9. Thank you for the review, Fleur.

    So excited to try this! I have never used any Bare Minerals products before, but so glad they have now come out with a compact! :)

    Alannah

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  10. I love the HELLO in the packaging. :p

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  11. Oh I like this looks and sounds great xx

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  12. My 17 yr old daughter got some as a birthday present and its lovely on. Nice coverage without the 50 layers look.

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  13. Oh wow your skin looks amazing!

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  14. I love bare minerals, I will have to try this out : ) xx

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  15. Looks great, I have the next big thing palette to try out from bare minerals which I'm excited about as the packaging is fab :) xx

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  16. This looks like a much much less messy version and might even sway me to try BM as I've always wanted to!! x

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  17. Would love to try this! Much prefer to top up with a powder through out the day :) the coverage looks great!


    Becki & Jess
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  18. I really like how it looks on your skin Fleur! It looks natural and your complexion seems flawless! Lovely review! :))

    Andrea
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  19. I like the loose mineral pots still have to give this a try but the colours look natural and give great coverage lovely post x

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  20. I love the Original foundation from them, and this looks really good too! Thanks for the great review! :) ♥

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  21. We've wanted to try bareminerals for a while but noticed that not as many people rave about it as they do NARS, Chanel and MAC. But after this post we are seriously considering purchasing this!!
    Thanks fleur. Great post as usual :)

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    1. It's quite different to all the other brands you mentioned, as they specialise in mineral foundation only really. I personally love chanel foundations if you're looking for a liquid. I don't really rate MAC foundations anymore, and NARS are good but not the best :) Hope that helps! :)

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  22. i have never tried anything from bareminerals before, but this looks really good. it looks amazing on you! xxx

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  23. I love Bareminerals but my skin is too dry, and i don't find the great product with this brand! Sorry for my bad english i'm french!
    Kiss

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  24. I have yet to try any BareMinerals products (Don't shoot me please!) but this review has definitely made me think about it! It is quite expensive compared to my powder at the moment (Rimmel London Stay Matte) so it may take a little more persuading to get me to pay out for it :D <3

    Love
    Annabelle
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  25. I'ma massive bareminerals fan, I love their blushes as well as their foundations!

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    x

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  26. Looks interesting

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  27. I have heard good things about this! I really want to try it but I need to save my pennies first!

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  28. Im interested to try out a powder foundation as ive never tried one due to them not having enough coverage but i think this would be a nice product for summer :)

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  29. I love bare mineral product, and they are a must have in the summer, the best for my skin! Love the review!!

    Pipp xx
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  30. I love Bare Minerals and use their loose powder foundation, this one looks great! xxx
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  31. I love Bare Minerals products but totally agree about the loose powder thing - I am way too clumsy to use one on a daily basis, particularly when I'm doing my makeup early in the morning most days! This looks perfect though - expensive but worth the investment to me. Thanks for reviewing it!

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  32. Its look great on you! Very natural

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  33. The coverage from this foundation looks flawless and not to think from the photo, great review, thanks!
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  34. Wow this looks lovely! Like you, I don't trust myself with a loose powder, but this looks like an excellant alternative! I think I'll have to go and try it out at a BM counter. It would meant a lot to me if anyone would check out my blog, http://apricotsandamethysts.blogspot.co.uk/ and make me even happier by subscribing, commenting and following me on Twitter, i subscribe and follow back too!

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  35. this foundation looks lovely, really want to try this out!

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    Kamila xx

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  36. It gives such a natural look it's so nice !

    Yaz.xx

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  37. Looks great :) xxx

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  38. It looks really nice and I love you eyes!

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  39. Okay I have never been in to powder foundations but this looks amazing!

    Hazel X
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  40. What did you think about the color range compared to the original? And what color did you get?

    Thanks!!!!

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  41. perfect skin !

    great blog ! Would you like to follow each other ?

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  42. I love using my bare minerals original powder foundation but it does get messy, i will definitely be heading to a counter near me to try this out!
    Amy | http://blossomingbeautymakeup.blogspot.co.uk/

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  43. It looks so great on you! Thanks for the review :) xxx

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  44. good review :D


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  45. I really want to try this! I love their original foundation but it is such a pain to apply. This sounds like the perfect solution to the messiness.

    Thanks for the review!

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  46. Looks so nice on your skin!xx

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  47. Replies
    1. They have 20 shades so a great selection for all skin tones :)

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  48. i love the Ready line! Beautiful results and it's so portable! I've been so apprehensive to take the regular loose powder on the go with me. It'd be terrible if it spilled in my purse!

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  49. that looks lovely on you have heard such fantastic things about the brand and havent tried yet. you made me want to ;) please stop by my blog and join the awesome giveaway I have going on for a smashbox under eye primer! xx. gigi. food and beauty blogger @ www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

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  50. Looks great, will have to try it! Love the Bare Minerals eyeshadows as well.
    Rosanna x
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  51. I love bareMinerals powder and their brushes are amazing too!

    See you in my blog, maybe.
    xxx
    Nina
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  52. I always like bare minerals but I found it really annoying that I couldn't have it in my handbag. I am definitely going to get the pressed powder now!
    xx
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  53. Amazing product! And great review:)

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  54. I've never tried ant foundations that are in kind of pots, like this one. I think it's actually better than bottle ones as you can scrape the last bits of foundation off. This one seems really nice to try as you're first one! <3

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  55. Looks amazing on your skin!


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    xxxxxx

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  56. this looks beautiful on you! such a nice finish x

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  57. It looks great on you Fleur! Your eyes are gorgeous too!! xx

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  58. I love the finish on your skin, looks great :) xx <3

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  59. I've never tried anything from BareMinerals, a part from being harassed by a saleswoman in Westfield once and she seemed to apply it really heavily so it felt a bit cakey. This looks really nice though and a lots more "controlable" than the loose powder. And you look amazing in the morning, wish I looked like that! xxx

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  60. Love the Hello in the packaging - so unqiue! Really consdiering Bare Minerals, putting together a load of reviews and deciding whether or not to take the plunge!
    Sassy x

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  61. Unfortunatley I can only use translucent powders because I'm so pale...

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  62. This was a product that i fell in love with before i even tried it, but once i actually tried it i realised it wasn't for me :(.
    I've reviewed it on my blog too,
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    x

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  63. It looks really natural on you. But isn't it cakey on dry skin? Doesn't create dry paches? I often have that problem, that's why I am asking! :)

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  64. hi,
    I would love it if you guys would check out my blog, i just started it but there is a lot of content comming up. http://everythingbeautyandglitter.blogspot.co.uk/

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  65. I love the finish of the foundation. It definitely makes your skin look flawless.

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  66. Your eyes look the most beautiful colour in that photo!
    And a great post as always, but please do some outfit posts or fashion inspiration posts! As much as this is a great beauty blog, it might be a little impersonal? I'd certainly love to see some other bits and bobs on here if you get a chance :)

    Love, and check out my blog if you like,
    Cat x

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  68. You are so beautiful Fleur!! This looks like a gorgeous foundation, and so much better than you don't have the faff involved with the powder version!

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  69. Could anyone please explain to me what is happening with google reader and what can I do? Fleur, you have a blogspot too. Do you by any chance know?

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  70. Ahh I loove your blog & video's so much! your're so beautiful with such minimal amounts of makeup!

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  71. So worth the price. I use their loose powder but this would be more suitable when travelling! Great post xx

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  73. It is very natural looking..love it! :)

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  75. I've wanted to try BareMinerals for ages but I am also so clumsy! Haha. xx

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  76. It can be bought from BeautyBay (http://www.beautybay.com/cosmetics/bareminerals/g/readyspf20foundation/) too, and they have free worldwide delivery! :D

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  77. I think I should try this now. It looks amazing on you!
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  78. ive always stayed clear of baremineral products but this looks great! might give it a go :)


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    xx

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  79. Does this one have bismuth oxychloride in?

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  80. Bare Minerals has worthy products.

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  81. I love this too! it really does give a great finish without that ashy sort of look that most powders give me, great review! :-)

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  82. Hi Fleur,
    Just wondering what shade you use? Great review :)

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  83. Have you considered trying Lily Lolo? There is a significant difference with the price tags.. however, you do have to put up with the slightly messy application.

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  85. I like everything about Bare Minerals Foundation, except the price :p
    xo,
    ~Pauline @Kallony

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