NEW bareMinerals READY SPF20 Foundation, messy no more?!

Posted by Lipglossiping On January - 9 - 2013

If you’re a regular reader of, you’ll know that I’m quite fond of the bareMinerals mineral foundations… I generally use them over a tinted moisturiser-esque base to achieve extra coverage without a heavy finish.  I find that the formula melts into my skin like no other powder, despite my dry skintype.  The only real issue I’ve ever had with the bareMinerals foundation is the fact that working with loose powders can be pretty messy.  Of course, there are also benefits: the main one being that you can generally achieve a lighter application when using powders in loose form… however…

bareMinerals have obviously come to the conclusion that they’re missing out on a major portion of the beauty-loving public’s coffers with things as they stand.  Over the past year, the brand have introduced many of their beloved products in pressed form.  And you know what?  Most reports have been complimentary.  I’ll hold my hands up and say that I was concerned that by making this shift in what seems like the brand’s USP would result in them dumbing down.  I expected eyeshadow pigments to become less impressive, formulas less… melty.  It appears (and I haven’t tried their eyeshadows myself yet) that I might be wrong.  Christine (from Temptalia), whose opinion I hold in high esteem, regularly includes her bareMineral READY eyeshadow compacts in her “top” lists of products.  And I have to admit, the swatches I’ve seen look plenty pigmented.

But… foundation?

Foundation is where the brand have really garnered legions of fans.  It’s a bold move.  I’m a little bit excited to be honest, I’m praying for the same formula.

It launched yesterday in the UK, time will tell… it’s available to buy online on, currently priced at £20.00

4 Responses to “NEW bareMinerals READY SPF20 Foundation, messy no more?!”

  1. TrishB says:

    This stuff is great! I’m in the US and have been using this since it came out. My color is the same in Ready as it is in the loose – somewhere between Fair and Fairly Light. My rosacea is severe and this formula covers up my redness even better than the original.

  2. Nicola Richardson says:

    Ok it’s on the must purchase list :0)

    Let me talk brushes though I have the Kabuki Brush for the loose powder but will it work with the pressed? Help I’m easily confused lol

  3. kiki says:

    Oh I’m SO excited for you guys! Finally it’s arriving in the UK. I’ve been introduced to your blog because of temptalias Link Love posts!!! I finally subscribed as I found my self coming over to see what you had going on. 😉

    I happen to love this new Ready formula and I’ve been a die hard BE gal for 20+ years. I’ll never, ever, give up my loose but there are days that I’m now grateful to have my BE in solid mineral technology. It took me awahile to say this but I do love it now.

    It’s almost an absolutely must to get color matched. Here in the States maybe 15-20% of the gals are able to stay in the same shade as loose. The rest of us usually had to move up a shade. How Med. Beige in loose was the most ‘universal’ color for many, it is now Med Tan.{as an example]. Because of the solid mineral technology, our shades are not going to all be the same we were used to getting. I’m Light/Med Beige and had to switch up to Med Tan. Med Beige looked very chalky on me.

    BE did design a specific brush for using the Ready foundations -The Precision Brush- and it is, divine. It gives the full coverage for many gals. You can use any of the Flawless’s, Multi-tasker, Heavenly but know these will break the pan down a bit quicker than the Precision Brush for Ready.

    Leslie has up new videos on her fb page now [Jan 2013] all geared towards application of Ready and this includes different brushes, different foundation colors. I’ve used about all of my major brushes with the Ready and I’ve used the Precision brush with my loose, lol.

    The application is totally different also. With Ready it’s a sweep on, over the face vs with out loose we buffed it around in circles. I do sweep mine on but after it has warmed up on my face I’ve gone back in with a brush other than the precision and buffed in cirrcles. I may not need to do this but I feel it does make a difference.

    Nicola…I’m sorry I don’t know anything about the Sonia brushes to help your question. If it’s like BE’s kabuki brushes then thats the one brush I next to never use for foundation. I’d be inclined to say it might break the pan down more with a kabuki than with any other brush, but, I’m not certain. I do think with the Kabuki you’ll get a nice coverage tho. Not full, maybe a medium to light.

  4. Ruthiebabie says:

    I’ve got a BE consult at Debenhams next week so hoping its on there. I switched to the solid concealer before Xmas from the bisque and find it much better for coverage. BE is the only foundation I have found that doesn’t make my skin react and itch like crazy.

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