bareMinerals took the makeup world by storm when they launched their mineral powder foundation years ago and they are doing it again with a new launch this year. This is just not any old launch; bareMinerals took their time with this launch and they are taking foundation to the next level. Yes, bareMinerals has done it again with the brand new foundation called bareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation. Serum Foundation? You read that correctly. It feels like no other foundation I have ever tried either.
You know for bareMinerals to do a liquid foundation that it would have to be different and this is. bareSkin Foundation feels more like a serum than it does a foundation, but it offers long lasting coverage - that feels weightless. It is pretty amazing.
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bareSkin is made differently from the start. It contains no water, no oil, no silicone, no parabens or fragrance. It had me scratching my head too. It is actually formulated with the bare minimum of ingredients like jojoba mineral pigments that are suspended in a coconut derived base. It is good for you and good for your skin. It is even proven to brighten skin over time. Now, I haven't used it long enough to attest to any claims, but for coverage and feel alone, it is a must try.
To apply bareSkin correctly, you need the bareMinerals Perfecting Face Brush. It was made specifically for bareSkin and I highly suggest you purchase it. Notice the the little cut out reservoir in the center -- that is where you drop in your foundation.
To use, you first have to shake the bareSkin Foundation and then squeeze a few drops into the little reservoir of the brush. 2 drops will give sheer coverage, 4 drops will give medium coverage and 6 drops will give full coverage. I actually use 2 drops and then buff onto half of my face, then apply 2 more drops and then buff onto the other side of my face. Just remember to "Shake, Drop, Buff" and you'll be good to go.
I received the shade Bare Linen 03 as a sample and it was on the fair to light side, and I think equivalent to a MAC NC 15 - 20. I really love the way bareSkin feels on my skin and offers great coverage. I definitely feel that 4 drops is enough coverage for me and it is more than medium coverage. I would say it is medium to full coverage. I tested bareSkin with and without primer and it lasted all day without but did look more flawless with it. My skin is very dry and as the day went on, I did notice some settling of the foundation into my fine lines around my eyes both with and without the primer. It could be a color issue though, where I tend to notice it more when a foundation is too light for me. It did not settle around my mouth or in my deeper lines that I would worry about more.
I would compare bareSkin to that of Armani Maestro foundation with a much smaller price tag and the Armani foundations are my favorites. I do think you must purchase the Perfecting Face Brush for $28, so the investment is more than just the price of the foundation.
bareMinerals bareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation comes in 20 shades from Bare Porcelain to Bare Mocha and they seem to be forgiving. bareSkin retails for $29 and can be purchased from bareminerals.com, Sephora, QVC and Nordstrom now.