Bare Minerals foundation has lived comfortably in my make-up bag for the last three years. Some people don’t rate the brand (usually because the application process can be quite tricky to master- the golden rule is, work the powder in until your arm aches to achieve perfect coverage) but I love the fact Bare Minerals is one of the only foundations you can go to bed wearing without feeling guilty. Where possible I avoid putting chemicals on my skin, I just don’t think it’s healthy. Admittedly spending 20 minutes applying foundation in the morning is a little tedious but it’s worth it for flawless, natural coverage.
Enter Bare Minerals Ready foundation, a solid foundation that is much easier to apply. Yes you still have to buff the foundation in for a couple of minutes to achieve a smooth finish but the whole process is much quicker and simpler. The compact makes it possible to re-touch your make-up on the go and the same brush works for both the loose and set powder. I did find the Ready foundation clung to any flakes of dry skin so remember to moisturise your skin thoroughly. It’s a tough call between the two products, I still favour the original foundation for a perfect finish but I will happily use the Ready foundation on busy days when time is at a premium.
Since publishing this post I’ve attended a Bare Minerals make-up lesson and got to grips with the Ready Foundation. Bare Minerals have bought out a new brush to make the solid foundation much easier to apply. The slanted Precisions Face Brush is perfect for an even (and quick) application, the slanted synthetic bristles produce a medium to full coverage. Unlike the original foundation which is buffed into the skin, the Ready Foundation is swept in long strokes down the face and neck. Different technique- same great finish!