Review: BareMinerals BareSkin Foundation

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I am already quite a big fan of BareMinerals, after using the Complexion Rescue I realised that the majority of their products really give off such a gentle, natural finish. The Complexion Rescue is perfect for a light makeup look, and also for those who don’t like a lot of coverage, however, I decided that it’s nice to have a foundation spare for when you want to do a full makeup look.

A little backstory on the foundations I’ve used (I haven’t used many), before I went cruelty-free and vegan, I used MAC Studio Fix, and before that, I only tried a few drugstore foundations. I can safely say that the BareSkin foundation is the best I have ever used, and it’s going to be difficult to convert me!


BareMinerals Claims

Designed to feel weightless and look flawless.

All of this goodness is just part of a liquid foundation that provides customisable coverage by the drop with a natural finish.

It’s packed with vitamin C, antioxidants, has the added protection of non-chemical SPF 20, and it’s made without oil, silicone, parabens or fragrance.


Application, Finish and, Lasting Power

The application was very easy with my damp beauty blender, and I didn’t need to build on the first layer at all because 4 drops was just the right amount of coverage. A little bit went quite a long way, and so I feel as if this foundation is going to last a long time. (I’ll update this blog post when I finish it.)

It really is such a weightless finish; it’s so much lighter than any other foundation I have tried. I’m so impressed with how dewy and brightening it is; I’ve never found a product that achieves this on my dull and dry skin.

The only issue I’ve had with this foundation is that it still manages to go flaky on my nose area immediately, but this always happens to me. I can only assume that it’s something that I’m doing wrong.

This foundation, paired with my E.L.F mineral face primer and Urban Decay setting spray has great staying power, but unfortunately, did not withstand the ‘nightclub test’. But I honestly do not think any foundation has the power to withstand the test of staying on my sweaty face at a nightclub.


The Brush

Due to it being such a watery formula BareMinerals has a uniquely designed brush for this foundation, you can find it here. I personally have not purchased the brush, as I’m not sure how necessary it is. I’m quite glad I didn’t purchase it as I have seen a lot of people mentioning that the bristles fall off easily. I have been using my beauty blender and that’s been working just fine.


The verdict

Overall, the foundation has really lived up to expectations. I feel so airbrushed once I’ve applied it. It evens out my complexion a lot more, and it’s incredibly brightening – who wouldn’t love a product that can brighten your skin?! I would totally recommend this to anyone with dry skin who always wants to achieve that natural, dewy look, but also wants a good amount of coverage. Just remember to shake the bottle loads before you apply it otherwise the formula will look patchy on your skin!

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P.S if you liked this blog post, you might like my other beauty reviews here and here.



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  • Holly Gladwell
    Posted at 00:17h, 08 February Reply

    Lovely post and such a great review! I never think of buying bare minerals products but you’ve really opened up my eyes to the idea of it!

    • Jenny
      Posted at 12:13h, 08 February Reply

      Thank you, Holly!

  • Lena Dee
    Posted at 23:48h, 06 February Reply

    Ouuu I love Bare Minerals I’m yet to try this foundation so this review was handy and I can say quite detailed in the areas I consider for a foundation. I’m always using an E.L.F primer for work that I love! So seeing that it works well with E.L.F is great for me and you can never go wrong with Urban Decay setting spray. Thanks for sharing Jen! 💕

    xx Lena |

    • Jenny
      Posted at 12:13h, 08 February Reply

      Thanks so much Lena! x

  • glowsteady
    Posted at 21:54h, 06 February Reply

    I’m so glad you liked this, it’s such a good review! I’ve had so many amazing things about this foundation. Sadly, I’m allergic to the mineral base they use in all bareminerals products (sensitive skin sucks) so I can’t try this. Such a shame as I’ve wanted to try the complexion rescue for years! x


    • Jenny
      Posted at 12:12h, 08 February Reply

      Thanks so much! That’s such a shame, I didn’t even think about the fact you could be allergic to certain makeup 🙁 x

  • Meera BP
    Posted at 17:28h, 06 February Reply

    I actually went to the bare minerals counter yesterday to look at this exact foundation but thought I should read some reviews first, so this is perfect! It definitely sounds perfect for me too, I can’t stand foundations that are too heavy on the skin!
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  • A Mummy Called Vikki
    Posted at 12:24h, 06 February Reply

    Wow great post. I’m on the hunt for a new foundation. May give this one a go now 😜

    • Jenny
      Posted at 12:39h, 06 February Reply

      I hope you love it as much as I do!

  • Just a Kidd
    Posted at 11:35h, 06 February Reply

    I’ve never used bare minerals before but maybe I’ll have to try it now 😉

    Lon x

  • Jasmine
    Posted at 01:46h, 06 February Reply

    I love bareminerals! Have you tried their Made2Fit foundation yet? I just ordered today and I am hoping its amazing!

    • Jenny
      Posted at 10:34h, 06 February Reply

      No I haven’t even heard of that one actually, will definitely check it out!

  • Lizz
    Posted at 12:17h, 05 February Reply

    I struggle with dry skin and I never thought of this foundation, maybe I’ll give it a go!

  • bournemouthgirl
    Posted at 11:06h, 04 February Reply

    Great review!! I am always interested in what other people are using for foundation for inspiration as often stick to the same similar brands and types. Thank you for sharing!! X

    • Jenny
      Posted at 11:12h, 04 February Reply

      No problem at all, thank you! x

  • V i c k y 🌙 (@KabukiRune)
    Posted at 20:13h, 03 February Reply

    I’ve never tried Bare Minerals before, might have to check them out. Lovely post. Great photos!

  • Alys
    Posted at 18:59h, 03 February Reply

    I have dry skin sometimes so would probably find this product really great! I don’t wear foundation much but was looking to get a new one, maybe I’ll add this to the list of potentials. Great review!

  • Marie
    Posted at 18:29h, 03 February Reply

    I have dry skin as well so finding a foundation that works well, is glowy and hydrating isn’t always so easy, so this post is so useful thank you!

  • Siobhan Gale
    Posted at 17:53h, 03 February Reply

    I haven’t tried bare minerals before but I’ve heard good things. Great post!

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