BareMinerals BareSkin Serum Foundation

I purchased this product along with the brush recommended for application on QVC. The shade I chose was Bare Natural-- I think it's the lightest medium shade. This is BareMinerals' first liquid foundation.

The consistency of this product is very thin and runny, and needs to be shaken prior to each use. The formula is free of parabens, oil, silicones and fragrance, and claims to have some skincare-like benefits. Supposedly, it is clinically proven to correct skin tone and brighten the complexion (contains vitamin c). I'm not sure if these results are supposed to be after first use or gradually achieved over time-- I don't see any further information on these claims on the website. My assumption would be that these claims would happen over time but I have no idea over how much time.

Initially, I put a few drop on the brush then applied to my skin but the brush really seemed to absorb the makeup. The next few uses, I applied the make up directly to my face ant then blended out with the brush and had good results. The coverage is light but it seems to be pretty buildable without looking cakey on the skin. They recommend 2 drops for sheer coverage, 4 drops for medium and 6 for full coverage. This formula feels so light on the skin and looks very skin-like. The finish is very natural-- not overly dewy or matte. I would say it's more like a satin finish. I don't use a primer (want to make sure that I get the skin benefits from this product) or need to use a setting powder with this formula though I've used a very light dusting of Nar Light Reflecting Powder for a bit of radiance.

This product is available in a good range of shades-- 20 in all, as are their other formulas (Original, Matte and Ready) though the names of the shades in this line are different those of the other formulas so you make have to play around before you find your match. This product retails for $29 but can be purchased with the brush on QVC for $43.96. Though the brush is nice I would forgo this deal and just pick up the foundation from Ulta or Sephora since it can be applied with any foundation/kabuki brush that you already own for a savings of $14.96.

I do like this product and will continue to use it in my rotation. I like that there's now another option in mineral make up.



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