Bare Minerals was one of the first foundations I ever bought and their 'swirl, tap, buff'' application system has stuck with me for years. While they might be well known for their mineral powder products, they've just launched their first ever liquid foundation, which is pretty exciting news!
Bare Skin has been designed to feel super lightweight on the skin, while still offering a good level of coverage. It's an almost serum like texture and promises to help even the skin tone and brighten the skin while you wear it.
The consistency of Bare Skin is very runny - much more so than a usual liquid foundation. It reminds me a little of the Armani Meastro Fluid foundations with their slightly oily/watery texture. You need to be careful how you apply this in order to stop it running off everywhere! The bottle also needs to be shaken thoroughly before you squeeze any product out - if you don't, the serum base and pigment don't mix and you'll end up with just a lightly coloured clear liquid appearing.
There are 20 shades to choose from in the range - I am Bare Porcelain, the lightest one, but they cover pretty much every end of the colour spectrum. There's also a special brush been developed to aid application which has an indent cut out in the centre of the bristles. This means you can pour a little of the shaken foundation straight into the well in the brush, before buffing gently across the face.
I'd say the coverage initially is light-medium; if you like more coverage in certain areas, you can build this up as required without ending up with a cakey finish. For more oily skins, you'll need to set the foundation in place with a bit of powder - it's quite a slippy formula and definitely benefits from having some powder in key areas over the top.
The texture is almost invisible once applied to skin, making it great for a 'my skin but better' look, which is something that always appealed to me about their powder foundations. It's great to have that option in liquid format too.
The only thing I was slightly disappointed with was the wear time - because of the liquid nature of the product it doesn't seem to last beyond 4 hours on my t-zone without needing a top up, so isn't something I can wear all day to work without bringing it with me to reapply. Because of that, it's a foundation I'm saving up for nights out or at the weekends when I don't need something to last me a minimum of 12 hours with as little intervention as possible. If I'm honest, I still prefer the Original Powder foundation, but I'm pleased to see them experimenting with liquid foundations at long last!
Bare Skin costs £26 for a 30ml bottle and the Perfecting Face Brush is £24. You can find them both online from Bare Minerals and at Bare Minerals counters now.
Do you like the look of this new liquid foundation from Bare Minerals?