bareMinerals: BARESKIN Pure Brightening Serum Foundation + Perfecting Face Brush

 BareMinerals is a brand that I’ve ignored.  After trying their original powder foundation I was left unimpressed and dissapointed.  However, my overall opinion towards both the brand and their capabilities have changed after trying the BARESKIN Pure Brightening Serum foundation.

 Yes ladies, this foundation is a game changer!  As a person whom has very dry skin, foundation tends to cling to any dry patch, fine line or pore my skin may have; resulting in a face with visible imperfections.

After testing this product out for a month; I can say that it really does make your skin appear flawless.   There are 19 colors in this line to choose from, providing ample possibilities for the perfect color match.  Once matched, the foundation blends evenly into the skin leaving a natural dewy finish.


BARESKIN Pure Brightening Serum Foundation-Bare Linen 03

The foundation has a dropper dispenser instead of a pump.  I personally would have preferred a pump but the bottle is soft enough to squeeze and control the desired amount of product.

    The foundation requires a few shakes before using.  Failing to shake the product compromises its finish.


Perfecting Face Brush- A kabuki styled, synthetic, brush that is both dense and soft.

  Its ultra soft synthetic bristles have a small reservoir in the center to prevent foundation from dripping off the brush.


As you can see, the foundation’s consistency is both thin and watery.   Although effective, in order to reach maximum results both the brush and foundation require practice.

It is remarkable how much product is wasted when used incorrectly.  Not only will your face appear blotchy, but streaky as well.

I recommend starting off by only using one drop.  (The box says it is only necessary to use 1 drop, but let’s be real).  I personally can accomplish medium coverage with two drops.  (This does have the ability to cover the blue veins pictured in this picture).

Seeing as the foundation is buildable, those seeking full coverage can benefit from this product.  I do recommend each layer to set before each applications to avoid cakeyness.  This product may not work for those who prefer heavier foundations.

With that being said, I absolutely love how soft and flawless this product leaves my skin.


    • Avenue50
      October 18, 2014 / 9:34 pm

      If that one doesn’t work, another great option I like to use with this foundation is the Sigma F88 brush.

  1. Natasja
    October 18, 2014 / 5:28 am

    Hm, interesting brush! Never seen this before :O

    • Avenue50
      October 18, 2014 / 9:35 pm

      You really should, and this is from someone who didn’t like their products.

    • Avenue50
      October 18, 2014 / 9:26 pm

      Thanks! You really should try it.

  2. October 18, 2014 / 9:53 pm

    I am so glad to see your review on this! I have actually been using the powder formula for a few years, but I have been hesitant to try the new liquid formula. I think that I will give it a go!


    • Avenue50
      October 18, 2014 / 10:13 pm

      Aww, I’m so happy. I’d love to hear your thoughts on their liquid formula in comparison to their powder formula.

  3. October 19, 2014 / 9:02 am

    Thanks for reviewing this product! I was curious about trying this. I don’t normally wear foundation, but I’m starting to see some sun spots. Do you think the brush really makes a difference?

    Partial to Pink

    • Avenue50
      October 20, 2014 / 11:00 pm

      It’s okay, sun spots happen to the best of us.

      To be honest, you can use any kabuki style brush (like the Sigma F88) or the beauty blender to buff out this product. The important thing is to find something that works for you that can do the buffing.

      The woman at Ulta said you can use your fingers but I’d rather not. To prevent wasting the product, due to its consistency,I would also not recommend using anything with natural bristles.

  4. Layla
    October 22, 2014 / 5:07 pm

    The foundation does look incredibly thin/watery which is a shame but the brush looks really cool and like it’ll get the product exactly where needed! šŸ™‚

    Layla xx

    • Avenue50
      October 24, 2014 / 11:03 am

      Don’t let the watery consistency fool you. It may be thin, but drys in the form of a powder and has build-able coverage!

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