This review of BareMinerals Bareskin Serum Foundation is going to be the first in an ongoing series of foundation reviews. Most of you know I am a total make-up junkie, and foundation is probably the one product I am always trying the most. There’s just something about the promise of flawless or glowing skin that draws me in!
Each of these reviews will start with a quick run down of the price, coverage, and pros and cons, then I’ll share my own thoughts and experience below. I’ll also keep a running list linking to previous foundation reviews at the bottom of each post so you can easily find what you are looking for or compare other foundations. Foundation isn’t always the cheapest, so hopefully this will help you find a good fit for you without going through a lot of duds.
Of course, I’d love you to leave comments with suggestions for future reviews!
BareMinerals Bareskin Serum Foundation
I decided to start with the foundation that’s getting the biggest hype right now — BareMinerals Bareskin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation.
What it promises: Created with exceptional purity in mind, this ultrathin, skin-perfecting fluid provides seamless adjustable coverage, a natural finish, and the look and feel of beautiful skin while delivering a noticeably brighter, more youthful appearance—it’s like nothing you’ve ever felt before.
Applied with: Although BareMinerals recommends their custom brush, I used my Beauty Blender sponge. Before application, I moisturized with Mary Kay TimeWise Day Solution and primed with Mally Beauty Perfect Prep Poreless Primer.
Pros: Formulated without parabens , silicone, fragrance, water, or oil. Decently priced for a higher end brand. Nice and light for Summer, and TONS of shades to choose from. It feels great on your skin — it sinks right in weightlessly.
Cons: Extremely thin, which can make for messy application if you aren’t careful! Does not last all day — even with a primer, it begins to rub off within a few hours. Do not use if you have dry skin or dry patches — it clings and makes them look even worse.
I wanted to love this BareMinerals Bareskin Serum Foundation, but I didn’t. My skin changes depending on the season and right now it’s combination — a bit more oily all over but dry in my T-zone. This foundation made my nose and chin look peeling and AWFUL. It does feel nice and light, but if you’re new to it, be careful about squirting it out of the bottle. It’s very thin and can make a mess.
BareMinerals recommends their brush for this foundation, but I used my Beauty Blender sponge. I’m not a huge fan of applying foundation with a brush and I hate investing in brushes that I may not continue using. Overall, I’d recommend this if you have sensitive skin, are looking for something light and natural looking, or have skin that is normal to maybe a tad oily. Dry skin girls, this is not for you!
Have you used BareMinerals Bareskin Serum Foundation yet? I’d love to hear your thoughts on it!
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