Saturday, 10 August 2013

bareMinerals Ready SPF20 Foundation Review


If you are a regular reader of BeautySwot.com you will know that my preference by far and away are liquid formula foundations. I cannot get on with loose powder/mineral foundations and yet I continue to try them out as I know that they are popular with many people and I want to know what it is exactly I am missing out on. When I found a sample of the latest bareMinerals Foundation (a pressed powder foundation) - Ready SPF20 Foundation in a press bag I was keen to try it out.

bareMinerals Ready SPF20 Foundation shade - Medium Shade R250

bareMinerals say 

bareMineral Ready SPF20 Foundation is an innovative concept in solid mineral technology. Created through a unique method, this silky formula combines our propriety SeaNutritive Mineral Complex composed of positively charged sea minerals and antioxidants with cold-pressed rose hip seed oil. Our foundation is proven to hydrate and replenish throughout the day while diminishing the appearance of lines and wrinkles for softer, smoother, younger looking skin.

Formulated without parabens, binders, fillers or harsh chemicals

My thoughts 

(Bit of background -my skin is normal/combination with slight redness rosacea)

Being a pressed formula I had high hopes for this foundation. The shade R250 is spot on for my skin tone which I was really happy about. The formula is silky and smooth and on the bits of my skin that are not problematic the foundation looks really lovely and virtually undetectable. The little redness that I have on my inner cheeks are covered beautifully. The formula feels really nice on my skin and not at all powdery or dry. Looking great. However...when it comes to my nose and the area around my nostrils it is an entirely different story. I applied a primer, I waited for it to dry and then applied the foundation as directed. Sadly the one area where I needed it to perform is the one area it let me down. The pores were still visible and the powder just accentuated it, I tried my best to sort it out but to no avail. This happened before with the loose bareMinerals formula.

I just don't know where I am going wrong. it seems application should be foolproof but unfortunately for me for whatever reason I cannot seem to use this foundation brand to make me look flawless. For now I will keep on using liquid foundations which cover and disguise my pores in seconds.

I don't know if it is an age or skin type issue - anyone else have this problem?

bareMinerals Ready SPF20 Foundation is available in 20 shades and costs £25

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