I made a video to share my first experience with applying bareMinerals Bareskin Pure Brightening Foundation in Porcelain, which I purchased from Sephora. I wanted to show you what the foundation looked like without a primer or makeup setting spray or color correcting product. It’s a tiny bit too dark for me, but otherwise it looks nice. You can see my First Look at the Bareskin foundation in Bare Satin here.
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$29 for 1 fl. oz. of foundation
$28 for the bareskin perfecting brush (brush & Bare Satin mentioned in video were press release samples)
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I was able to wear it for 5 hours, but then it definitely showed wear. My chin, nose, and cheeks seemed to be completely without foundation by that point. My rosacea was very prominent.
This photo hasn’t been retouched in any way. You can see my rosacea flare up on my chin at the bottom (little zits). You can see my hyperpigmentation on my right cheek (left side of the picture). You can see my pores, etc. This is what the foundation in Porcelain looks like on my skin. I do have a touch of blush – Josie Maran Watercolor Cheek Gelee in Poppy Paradise. I have a touch of highlighter on – NARS Hot Sand Illuminator. That’s it. No setting powder.
Side view of Porcelain
Again, this hasn’t been retouched in any way so that you can see exactly how the foundation looks. You can see that the foundation is blended down my neck, and it’s slightly darker than my skintone. You can see the hyperpigmentation on my cheek and the right side of my chin, along with the rosacea flare up on my chin.
With this photo I took out the rosacea flare up on my chin and the hyperpigmentation.
After 5 hours it really had worn off on my chin, nose and cheeks. I’m going to test it with primer to see how long and how well it wears with primer.
What do you think of the bareMinerals Bareskin Pure Brightening Foundation in Porcelain so far?
Holy hell! Satin is way too dark! The foundation looked pretty when first applied. It’s hard to get anything to last long in the heat and humidity down here. I think the weather has an unfair advantage. It’s hard to get a product to work like it claims on its own. Definitely need primer, setting spray, and powder to keep things from budging. The heat and humidity melt everything.
I’m curious to hear how the testing goes with primer and other makeup extenders because the finish looked really nice. If we can get it to last more than a few hours like that, it could definitely be a winner.
Is the brush sold separately? And do you think it’s an absolute must or can you do just fine without it?
Yes, Satin is in the Medium skintone range. Yes, the brush is sold separately. I haven’t tried the product with anything but that brush yet. I’m leaning towards the brush might be gimmicky. I really need to try it with a synthetic liquid foundation brush.
It doesn’t even look like you’re wearing foundation.
In a good or bad way?
Oh, In a good way.
Thats good that the one you got actually matches you!!
i like the way this looks just like your skin and not like you have foundation on
I think it does that very well, the My Skin But Better effect.
Foundations for me are all about wear and longevity. Five hours is not that great and coverage is important (From a MUA perspective).
Agreed. That’s why I want to try it with primer and a setting spray to see how long it will wear. Another consideration for me is that I live in a hot and humid climate, so I have to take extra steps to get products to last longer.
I am really liking this foundation so far. I agree though the shades are a bit tricky because they look perfect but then end up being a bit darker than needed. I tried it with a primer and I like it so far, the staying power def helps. I am still not sure if I call this a full coverage, but it is build-able for sure. Great post girl.
Thankfully I can mix it with Face Atelier Zero Minus or Illamasqua Skin Base in 1 to get a perfect match. I didn’t try to build it up to cover more, but I did try to cover my imperfections.
I prefer products that don’t have to be touched up too often. Every 5 hours is a pain for me.
Agreed! That’s why I’m going to try it with primer and a setting spray. Keep in mind, I live in Tampa, and it’s hot and humid in Florida. 86 to 95 degrees
I did not have a positive experience with this foundation at all. I tried it for 3 weeks and finally decided to give up.
It looks good initially, but the wear time is so short. I have combination skin with some pretty extreme dry cheeks, and this just enhanced all my dry flakes I didn’t even know I had. Plus, it took much longer to apply and perfect this foundation than all my other foundations. I shook the bottle, I applied one drop at a time, buffed, waited for that latyer to dry before applying another, but it was so streaky. I had to use my fingers to blend everything.
After a couple hours, the foundation started to mix with my own oils and sort of just sit on top of my skin. It never really set to begin with, so if I accidentally touched my face, that whole area would be wiped off.
Overall, extremely disappointed. I can’t have a foundation looking fantastic for the first hour then leave me bare faced throughout the rest of my work day. I tried different moisturizers, primers, sunscreens, and powder, but I got the same lasting powder. A shame, because the color match was nice.
Oh, and I forgot to mention that I live in California, so it’s not crazy humid. It’s also not scorching hot yet, so the sunny weather is not an excuse for the short wear time.
It’s between 85 and 95 here, hot and humid. I’m going to give it a try with primer & setting powder to see how it works. I wanted to try it without anything to see how it performed.
It needs touch up in 5 hours? When it comes to foundations etc face products then this is something that I´m not fond of.
agreed! Foundation should last for 8 to 10 hours
So far, not so impressed.
I love how it looked initially, but yeah
The coverage is a little too light for my taste.
I could make it more, but I was trying to go light
I love how beautiful it looks at first, but not how it wears. I saw another video by a blogger with oily skin, and the foundation just completely broke down on her after a few hours. You don’t even have oily skin and it didn’t last that long. I’m so bummed, because I really wanted this to work for me, but with my oily skin, I just don’t see that happening.
I wear nw10 mac sff and this seems to be darker than I’d like – and then we have that same rosacea problem. Although I live in Canada where the weather isn’t too warm, this is a skip for me. thank you for the great review and photos.
It looks so pretty at first! I hope you have better results with a primer!
Too bad it wasn’t great in the end :/
That’s disappointing that it didn’t work out for you. Even though the shade didn’t blend in so great, you do wear the color well.
I am so intrigued by this. I tried it on my hand in the store today and the texture was really strange.
I’m less tempted by this now especially with the heat starting. I think I’ll wait til fall after all.
I’m still working with this. The first time I tried it, I used too much and it looked too thick. Next time I used 1/2 and it looked better, but like you, it wore off on my chin. Setting spray did help, but I still don’t know if it’s for me.
Oh man… that is such a bummer it didn’t wear very long :/
Hopefully it wears better with a primer!
uh oh. i wanted this too.
Hopefully it’s better with primer. I need mine to last all day!
i just tried this today too! mine wore a little longer but la has been having nice spring weather lately (73ºF). i can tell already i don’t like the brush. it streaked foundation all over despite lots of buffing for me until finally i went over it with my beauty blender. it definitely doesn’t last as long as my bb cream or it cosmetics cc cream
How disappointing!! I had so much hope for this!! It doesn’t get nearly as hot where I am but the humidity is terrible so I think this would melt right off of me.
I think it might, too
And the string of so so reviews continues. BM did SO much hype around this product you think they would have tested it better.
I wanted to love this so much! It’s such a great concept
this is disappointing! i’m always looking for new foundation for my sensitive skin.
Cover FX CC Cream!
I had the same experience and was equally disappointed! I couldn’t find a color, either, and it really wouldn’t matter since it didn’t stay on.
Aww sorry to hear that your experience wasn’t positive either
It looks great on you in the pics! I had the same experience as you did, though – it looked HORRIBLE on me after a few hours!
Honestly most of the pics look like you have blush on. I read with having rosacea it’s quite common to have some break through and not to wear blush. I like that it has minimal ingredients and it skips putting ingredients that are more irritating to rosacea in it. If its really bothersome find a yellow or green concealer to cancel out the red. It looks good on you.
The foundation looks great on me for a while but it fades far too quickly. This foundation just did not work for me.