I always love trying out new foundations and finding new products to love is always a good time. With the rising popularity of serum foundations and the no-makeup makeup look, I wanted to try out the bareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation from bareMinerals. Since I’ve been a fan of bareMinerals products since I was a teenager, I was really looking forward to trying their first liquid foundation. So what did I think about it? Keep reading to find out!
The foundation comes in a plastic bottle and the top unscrews revealing a squeeze-y bottle/dropper type pourer. You need to shake well for a few seconds before putting a few drops on your brush or sponge. The foundation is very thin so I have found that it works better applied with a sponge. I use the Beauty Blender and wrote about it a few weeks ago. If you read that post, this is the new foundation I mentioned in that post!
I use about 4 drops and then carefully dot it around my face and then blot it in with the Beauty Blender. I say the word “carefully” because the foundation is thin so if you’re not careful when lifting your brush or sponge it could start to run and then get on your counter or hands or clothes – basically anywhere other than your face.
The foundation is super natural looking so it does some color and tone correcting, but it’s not going to hide noticeable imperfections like blemishes so you’re going to need a concealer if you want more coverage.
Now I mentioned that I’ve been using the Beauty Blender for this product, but bareMinerals did design a brush especially for this foundation so I thought I would give it a try and ordered it at the same time I ordered the foundation.
As you can see the circumference of the brush is pretty small and there is a well or depression within the top of the brush. I had high hopes for this brush because it felt so soft and it was made specifically for this foundation. Well, I’m going to be honest with you guys and tell you that I do not like this brush at all! I mean, the only thing this brush is good for is performing magic because it instantly absorbs the foundation right up! Any foundation you drop into the little well gets sucked up before your eyes and all you have left to buff onto your face is whatever remnants are left on the brush. It’s such a waste as when I tried the brush I had to use more than twice the amount of product it takes me with the Beauty Blender. I haven’t tried this foundation with any other brush yet since the Beauty Blender has been a lifesaver for me during these winter dry skin months, but I imagine any other brush that doesn’t suck up the product would work fine.
So the final verdict is….I like the foundation, it provides a nice natural look, but don’t expect it to cover everything. I wouldn’t mind repurchasing this foundation, but I also wouldn’t run right out and stock up on a backup or anything. And I don’t like the brush. I might try another foundation with the brush, but I don’t have high expectations. If it miraculously works with a heavier foundation than this lightweight serum, I’ll let you all know!
Have any of you tried this foundation out? I’d love to hear your thoughts!