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bareMinerals READY&reg Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20

What it is:A solid mineral foundation that gives long-lasting hydrating coverage without looking or feeling like a foundation. GET THE FULL EFFECT: Add your foundation shade to a customizable Get Started Kit for exceptional results at an incredible value.What it does: The proprietary solid mineral technology in this foundation will give you a completely new perspective on what a foundation can do for you. Invisible long-wearing coverage beautifully covers everything yet feels like nothing. It leaves behind no traces of makeup, and the more you use it, the better your skin looks. Exceptional hydrating coverage lasts up to 12 hours with a no-makeup look and feel. What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens- Sulfates - Phthalates What else you need to know: Same great formula, now with new shade names: you may notice that bareMinerals READY&reg Foundation shade names are different. Use the conversion chart to find your foundation shade’s brand new name. Experience the power of positively charged sea minerals. This foundation is proven to hydrate and replenish throughout the day while diminishing the appearance of lines and wrinkles for softer, smoother, younger-looking skin. It is formulated without binders, fillers, or harsh chemicals. See conversion chart. Pro Tip 1: Get shade matched with this new formula. bareMinerals READY Foundation shades differ from Original and Matte foundation and may appear lighter on your skin. To find your best shade, we recommend visiting a Sephora store to get shade matched. Pro Tip 2: As a general guide, try going one to two shade-families up from your typical Original or Matte foundation shade. For example, Fairly Light users may consider Fairly Medium or Medium Beige. Medium Beige users may consider Medium Tan or Golden Tan. Pro Tip 3: For full coverage, use the Precision Face brush. Tap your brush very lightly onto the foundation. Buff gently onto skin with long, graceful strokes. A little goes a long way. For medium coverage, use the Flawless Application brush. Tap your brush very lightly onto the foundation. Buff gently onto skin in a circular motion. Research results: Test results show that time-released mineral hydration delivers up to a 108% increase in skin hydration after 12 hours of wear
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Questions & Answers for bareMinerals READY&reg Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20

Question
less product for higher price?
Do you think you go through the powder faster than the loose version? I feel as if you would get more product for your money with the loose powder. Thoughts?
asked 2 years, 1 month ago
deeanababy
(Michigan)
on READY&reg Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
The ready compact has 14g and the loose is 7g. You are getting more product hence the higher price. I still think it is worth the $$
answered 10 months ago
katzabella
(Calgary, AB)
answer 2
This lasts a long-time for me. Only reason it wouldn't last if you are using too much of the product. 3 taps of the brush is all I need for coverage. it actually lasts longer than my loose.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
blubird21
(Portland, OR)
answer 3
Yes, you will go through it quicker. Loose powder a better value
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
tracydv
(Hudsonville, MI)
answer 4
It takes very little product to get great coverage. I have had mine nearly a month and have barely made a dent. I have also found that it stays on for hours and I have way less oily shine breakthrough. Plus, if you get the ready pressed powder it really does seem to make it last longer.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
kwfox
(Jackson, CA)
answer 5
It's WAY better than the loose, just make sure to purchase the new Precision Face brush to apply it with - 2 light dabs will provide full coverage. Even though you don't need to reapply this throughout the day - it's nice to know it's more travel friendly than the loose which you have to take the lid off, remember to close the slot or you spill it all over.....
answered 2 years ago
starsk716
(New York, NY)
answer 6
I use the concealer for the darkness at the inner corners of my eyes. This works so well for me and I feel that the product will last.

It's doesn't appear to be as much product as the concealer in the loose minerals but for me, it is so worth the money and I don't want to be without.
answered 2 years ago
ellyne
(MD)
answer 7
I used it for the first time today, and only dipped my brush in the compact twice to get powder. It seemed to cover a lot more quickly than the loose powder did, so I'm hoping it will last longer.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
vintagepink
(San Diego, CA)
Question
compact mirror
Does the compact include a mirror in the lid?
asked 1 year, 11 months ago
JillStendahl
(Minnetonka, MN)
on READY&reg Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
SouthernGurly
(Brandon, MS)
answer 2
Yes.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
julianah413
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 3
It does.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
aligator
(Austin, TX)
answer 4
Yes it does.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
LISLE26
(Evansville, IN)
answer 5
YES!
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
kaleyaley
(SD)
answer 6
Yes, the mirror is HUGE.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
yummmy
(San Diego, CA)
Question
Application tool?
What brush or applicator is best with this makeup? I have tried a few different things and they do not apply this makeup evenly!
asked 1 year, 11 months ago
JC321
(Saratoga Springs, NY)
on READY&reg Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I bought the brush recommended on the site. While I really didn't need another brush, the angle is perfect to apply this foundation. It's worth the money.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
LISLE26
(Evansville, IN)
answer 2
From what I understand bareMinerals is supposed to come out with a brush to use with the Ready Foundation. I use a full coverage foundation brush. I would suggest using one of the bareMinerals brushes.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
heather3079
(Clarksville, IN)
answer 3
The new Precision face brush is great!
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
airmax1
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 4
Hello! I bought the slanted precision face brush used by the makeup consultant who sold me my product. She explained that you don't buff it onto your face like you do when applying the loose powder form - you need to use paint brush-like strokes to get an even cover. I have been using it for a week or so and have zero complaints.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
drg424
answer 5
I believe the new flat surfaced angled brush is essential to proper application. Non of the other BE brushes in my toolbox worked like this one.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
delicateflower
(Nevada City, CA)
answer 6
First use a light moisturizer - make sure you have allowed your moisturizer a few minutes to set before applying. Second - use a small amout of foundation on the brush - starting on the outer part of the face and working inward - glide over skin.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
jenn5770
(WASHINGTON, PA)
Question
Application?
hi! can anyone tell me how to actually apply this :S m not able to get coverage at all! and when i try putting on more it starts looking cakey .. i bought this brush along with it as a sephora staff member highly advised me to
http://www.sephora.com/classic-mineral-powder-brush-45-P255416?skuId=1200518
asked 1 year, 9 months ago
Hiba12
on READY&reg Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20
6 answers
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answer 1
I use a regular foundation brush that I have. I found it cakey as well, so I tip the end of the brush with water to slightly dampen it. It seems to cut down on the caking. Also, I use the new apricot glow powder, and that seems to help cove any caking. I always dampen the tip of my brushes before I apply any of the powder. I also mist my face after applying all of my make-up...helps set it. I like Urban Decay All nighter.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
q45mar
(Suffield, CT)
answer 2
Make sure the color isn't lighter than your skin. I've purchased the loose powder foundation in a lighter color and it looked cakey so the next one I bought, I got it in the color closest to my skin tone and it doesn't look cakey.

Use a kabuki brush (the one in the link you included will work) and tap the brush after you've picked up the foundation and gently brush your face. Layer more if you need to but don't layer too much. If you need to cover up some dark spots, use a smaller brush and brush over the dark areas with a little more foundation.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
hlitsab
(Denver, CO)
answer 3
I first cover any imperfections with a cream concealer. I think take a kabuki brush, lightly apply to the brush and tap on the container. Begin to swirl in a circular motion on the outside of your face and work inward.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
debbie29
(Pittsburgh, PA)
answer 4
I had the same problem! I think it's just the product, unfortunately. The regular Bare Minerals foundation doesn't do this. I have tried it a brush and the applicator sponge, and neither seem to work for me. I will go back to using that from now on.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
SoutheastDC
(Washington, DC)
answer 5
Hi, the best or most coverage would be to use a makeup sponge.Don't dampen it just touch it onto the powder and press it into your skin.If that is too much
coverage for you, use a powder brush.Dip it into the foundation(I don't shake off excess) then buff one side of your face,repeat and buff the other side.Perfect
coverage that lasts all day,honest!!!
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
jc51
(walton ny)
answer 6
I would use the "precision brush" (flat top, but angled). Use very gentle, long, graceful strokes. I basically just apply in long downward stripes all the way across my face. This brush provides amazing coverage and yet looks really natural. Highly recommended. :)
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
collekat
Question
Is there a compartment in this compact for a sponge?
asked 1 year, 7 months ago
Anonymous
(CA)
on READY&reg Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20
6 answers
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answer 1
No, it is a simple compact with a mirror and the product.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
AmyWordNerd
(Las Vegas, NV)
answer 2
Yes. A mini singe applicator comes with it, but I have a travel kabuki brush to apply quickly.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
Docbrooklyn
(Long Island, NY)
answer 3
There isn't a compartment or space for a sponge.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
Snowbunn1e
(Roanoke, Virginia)
answer 4
No, it's very slim... but this isn't a creme base, it's a powder. You apply it with a brush just like the Bare Minerals loose powder foundation.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
samporter
(Conway, AR)
answer 5
No compartment for sponge : (
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
9999
(Seattle, WA)
answer 6
Not unless it is a super thin one. I would not use a sponge to apply this foundation, it's more like a pressed powder.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
cresent
(Esthetician in Upstate New York)
Question
I wear Medium in the Bare Minerals matte loose foundation. Would I wear a medium in the Ready foundation or do I need to adjust the shade?
asked 1 year, 6 months ago
lisakaren
on READY&reg Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20
6 answers
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answer 1
When I switched over, this product looked darker when I went from a med. to a med. however looks just the same on my face. I think it because this is a condenced form.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
cherryrexwinkle
(Tulsa, OK)
answer 2
Don't bother, the finish isn't smooth & turns whitsh after a couple of hours!
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
sbmom
(Kapolei, HI)
answer 3
I wear Fairly Light in the original and matte loose bareMinerals foundation, and Fairly Light looked like a good match in the store, but I found that it seemed lighter after a few hours wear. I personally don't like the Ready as well as the loose foundation, but if you want to try it, you should be aware that the shades aren't necessarily the same.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
AmyWordNerd
(Las Vegas, NV)
answer 4
There's no true way to know without going in and getting matched. As a Medium Beige in the powder, I was matched as Golden Tan in the READY; it was a nice color but not accurate. I went back and was matched with—ta-da!—Medium Beige in READY too. Still, it isn't quite dead on. So be aware that your color may or may not be the same in the READY—or may not even exist.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
eve314
(Louisville, KY)
answer 5
Go at least a shade darker. Your best bet is to go to the store and get color matched.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
MUobsesh
answer 6
I was wearing the Golden Fair in the loose matte foundation and have found that I need to now use the Light when using the Bare Minerals READY pressed foundation.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
jjbooty
Question
what type coverage does this provide
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
pandacub
(clearwater fl)
on READY&reg Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20
6 answers
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answer 1
I find that it provides great coverage.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
makeupvixon
(Boston, MA)
answer 2
Medium but you can build
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
prtyshopaholic
(Atlanta Ga)
answer 3
Buildable coverage. You use their flat application brush and in long swipes over your face, apply the foundation. The first time I used it, it was caked on. lol I did come to the conclusion that more is less and a little product goes a long way.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
zaida
(Port Washington, NY)
answer 4
It's buildable, you can go from medium to full coverage. Definitely not sheer :)
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
zofro
(Akron. OH)
answer 5
Terrible. It moves around your face and settles in creases and pores.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
kellzbellz8
answer 6
It has buildable coverage, you can keep applying!
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
kygirljessey
(Kentucky)
Question
Help! Foundation color?
I use the light in the loose am I the same color for the solid foundation??
asked 2 years ago
savvy05
(Fresno CA)
on READY&reg Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
Go one shade up
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
LISLE26
(Evansville, IN)
answer 2
I matched a Fairly-Light in the loose. When I went back I got matched again for the pressed powder and it was still Fairly-Light. I'd recommend double checking, but you can always exchange it if it doesn't work for you!
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
Anonymous
(MD)
answer 3
you will not be the same color in the pressed as you are in the loose. You will need to go a shade or two darker. Best bet..... get colored matched in store if you can. If you can't then buy the next darker shade.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
katiekala
(New York, NY)
answer 4
Go one shade up
answered 2 years ago
dnlb
(Thousand Oaks, CA)
answer 5
No! I made this mistake and the solid is way lighter than the loose.
answered 2 years ago
noozgal
(New Orleans, LA)
Question
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 1 year, 8 months ago
Anonymous
(San Francisco, CA)
on READY&reg Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20
5 answers
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answer 1
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 1 year, 7 months ago
cresent
(Esthetician in Upstate New York)
answer 2
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 1 year, 7 months ago
HoneyBrownBunny
(New York, NY)
answer 3
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.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
alldoneup
(houston, TX)
answer 4
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!
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
lisadani
(Montgomery, IN)
answer 5
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 1 year, 8 months ago
peacefulseraph
(Kissimmee, FL)
Question
Help! I wear a Fair in loose BM - What color in Ready?
I wear Fair in loose Bare Minerals and hear that you need to go up a shade in Ready. I have slight yellow tones (as opposed to pink) but am very fair. I was thinking of getting golden fair ... Help!
asked 1 year, 7 months ago
xxkatexx
(NJ)
on READY&reg Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
I am fair in matte version and I got this product in fairly light, perfect match
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
akasza
(Chicago, IL)
answer 2
Don't bother, the finish isn't smooth & turns whitsh after a couple of hours!
Try Benefit pressed powder foundation--great finish!
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
sbmom
(Kapolei, HI)
answer 3
I wear Fairly Light in the loose foundation, but it was too light for me in the Ready.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
AmyWordNerd
(Las Vegas, NV)
answer 4
I just went thru this myself, I got the fairly light, it was way to light, I have neutral tones but on the yellow side. I was color matched to medium beige. But honestly I hated this foundation. It accentuated any fine lines on my face. Even the sales lady said she did not like it. I suggest Korres wild rose mineral foundation. Its great!
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
julie220
(Boston, MA)
answer 5
I wouldn't! I'm very fair too, and always use the fairest shade in the loose foundation, and ordered the fairest shade in Ready, and it's just perfect. I would definitely not go up a shade. This product is just lovely, I'm very happy with it.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
skypillar
(New York, NY)
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