BareMinerals Ready SPF20 Foundation

I'm a lazy oaf. Yeah that's just me I'm that girl who will quite happily choose five extra minutes in bed, and why yes I'm that girl that's looking into a tiny mirror on the bus with wonky eyeliner smudged across her face.  So ladies and gents here's me saying for a quick, easy, fuss free slap on and go with minimal blending type of base you need BareMinerals Ready foundation. 

Now, I'm no stranger to a bit of Bare Minerals, after trying the matte mineral powder a few years ago I was left underwhelmed. I found the matte powder emphasised dry patches and despite having combination skin it just wasn't for me. This made me hesitant to explore the brand further. 

However fast forward a few years and here we are, I'm glad to report my experience with the 'ready foundation' is all glowing (literally.) As you can see this is a pressed powder (odd for me as I usually favour loose powders) the packaging is very similar to NARS black, sleek but easily dirty. I like that this compact comes with a mirror super handy for touch ups. As with all foundation I recommend popping along to a counter for shade matching even more so with powder, as it’s much harder to rectify a dodgy shade (at least with liquid you can get mixing.) My shade is 'R430' although this does look a little orange toned in the pan I I find this blends seamlessly and isn’t at all detectable on the skin. I like to take my Real Techniques Multi task brush, swirl in the pan and gently buff the powder. I did initially use my RT buffing brush but I found that it was a tad too dense,  and picked up a too much product a lighter fluffier brush makes all the difference with pressed/loose powder. The finish (in my opinion) is natural, radiant and just looks like skin. I love wearing this as I don't get the "your foundation looks great' I get the "your skin is aaa-mazing" Oh yeah. 

On my combination skin this lasts well, skin gets slightly dewy towards the end of the day but never overly oily. On my make under the sales assistant used a finishing powder which made my skin look so flawless (mineral veil in tan) it was promptly added to my wish list but for now I simply set the powder with my Laura Mercier translucent powder. For those with drier skin types you may find powder on powder too much however the BM powders are designed to be used in this way, layered without cakiness.

The coverage is buildable; I will however mention that for those girls who like a full coverage product this may not be for you. Although the product is buildable and you can create the desired amount of coverage I still like to go in with my trusty NARS concealer too cover up any blemishes and pigmentation. That being said I have found myself reaching for this powder on an everyday basis. There's something about this that's…addictive to me, it's convenient to use and mess free. The finish is radiant, and this just makes my skin appear a lot clearer than it actually is. I like that my skin can still breathe, this doesn't feel like it blocks my pores.

I also find that this powder works brilliantly layered over sheer bases such as tinted moisturisers, BB creams if I require more coverage (spotty face!) I do however find myself wearing this on its own almost every day. I can imagine this being the perfect base for summer time too.

Are you a fan of mineral make up?


Rosie said...

I would take 5 extra minutes in bed too. It doesn't look like you're wearing foundation at all, you're right it looks like you have amazingly perfect skin.

Laura Chapman said...

I have never tried BM before and never really been a fan of powder based makeups, probably because I'm used to a full coverage from Double Wear or Smashbox's Studio Skin. I'm definitely interested in delving into the BM range though.

Laura x | Life and Lipstick

Allison S. said...

I love the BareMinerals original loose foundation! Its the only mineral foundation I like


Anonymous said...

i really like BM :) its a awesome brand ! xx

A makeup habit said...

I have never tried a powder foundation before....this one sounds ahh-mazing :) x
A MakeupHabit

Rinica Warner said...

Thanks for stopping by Rosie, so glad it's not just me I mean I love make up and all but on a work day I just need sleep haha. It's really natural and doesn't oxidise through out the day either (Some powders give me that ompa lompa look lol!) x

Rinica Warner said...

Thanks for stopping by Laura, Smashbox studio skin? That sounds so intriguing Smashbox are such an underrated brand yet all the products I've tried I love I'm intrigued by their new cc creams it's meant to cover hyper pigmentation. x

Rinica Warner said...

Thanks for comment, you know something I haven't tried the original I think as my skins changed over the past few years matte formulas don't seem to work anymore I may have to give the original a try :D x

Rinica Warner said...

Thanks for comment, I love this powder I really want to try more from BareMinerals :Dx

Rinica Warner said...

Thanks for comment, it's really good I think it's an easy product which I like I also love that it doesn't oxidise throughout the day (Some make me look orange haha!) X

em has red nails said...

I love the Bare Minerals foundation, I got the started kit and it's so nice to have a foundation that doesn't feel heavy on the skin, I think mineral foundations are really good for summer as they feel really light, like you haven't even got any foundation on


Emily said...

Never tried bare minerals! May have to give it a go!
Would love if you could check out my blog if you get a chance!

Rinica Warner said...

Thank's for the comment, Oooh you know something even though I have this foundation I think I still may buy the starter kit at some point as quite a few people have said the original formula is really good. I agree perfect for when the weather gets hotter :D x

Rinica Warner said...

Thanks for comment, I've dibbled and dabbled with the brand before I love some of their products :D. I love mineral powder in the summer time though :) X

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