Best application for BareMinerals Ready Foundation
I just switched from BareMinerals loose powder foundation to their new compact Ready foundation, excited about a more convenient solution to the messy loose powder. When I was in the store and having a color matching to determine my color, the powder seemed to go on very smooth. Since I have gotten home, I notice that even though pressed, I barely touch my brush to the powder and it loosens up so quickly and gets very messy -- just like the loose powder. I also purchased the Ready blush and Ready bronzer, and they seemed much more pressed and not loose. Should this be happening with my foundation? Should I be using a different brush?
asked 10 months ago
(San Francisco, CA)
on READY® Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20
You don't say which brush you are using but the Flawless Application Brush which is the Bare Minerals standard foundation brush will make a mess of the Ready Foundation. You really need the Percision Face Brush it's flat at the end.
answered 9 months ago
(Esthetician in Upstate New York)
I have to tell you I also wrote about the powder "kick-up" in my review, and that was the only negative down-side to this product. I use very high-quality brushes that I've bought from Sephora and other places. My powder & foundation brushes are made with goat hair and are extremely soft. Even using my best brushes I STILL get the "kick-up" from this product. I'm willing to deal with it though, because it's honestly been a while since I've been able to find a foundation that has the right color, finish & coverage all in one. I dont use a primer, concealer nor finisher with this powder.
answered 9 months ago
(New York, NY)
When you use it...just touch it with your brush, don't sweep. It won't loosen the powder as much. I had to change brushes to make it work. Try the buff & go retractable. Stay beautiful, my friend.
Are you using the precision face brush they recommend with the ready foundation? I have had no issue with powder flying around. I take my precision face brush, press it in to the foundation and kind of give it a little wiggle back and forth while pressing down, which gets a nice amount in the brush and no powder flaking everywhere. I did notice when I used a kabuki brush I had to be more careful as it did create a little loosening of the powder. Hope that helps a little!
That shouldn't be happening with the b.m. compact unless a) you're pressing too hard, b) it was old and flaky, c) it had been fractured from a short drop. Try just swiping the brush across the powder instead of digging it in. You'd be surprised at how much the dense contour brush that was made for it picks up. Mine doesn't make any mess until I tap the excess powder off (that mess is inevitable with any mineral powder). But if you think that isn't it... I'd go back to b.m. and try the tester of your color again to see if it produces the same results. If not, you might have gotten a product that was sitting on a shelf too long. Yes, this product isn't very old, but there is no way of knowing what it went through in packing. I hope everything works out for you.
answered 10 months ago