One of my favourite tried and true foundations formulas are the bareMinerals Original Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15. It’s one of the best formulas for a natural + flawless glow and covers all imperfections leaving the skin to look perfect! I have featured the formula numerous times here. I was super excited to find their Original formula that now comes in liquid form, along with the new Original Concealer.
Original Liquid Mineral Foundation
Here is the new Original Liquid Mineral Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20 from bareMinerals that is proven to refine skin’s texture + offers medium coverage with a naturally luminous finish. It comes in 30 shades to discover with a great range of undertones. It’s a great everyday foundation with medium coverage with clean and vegan formula. Its lightweight + the texture doesn’t show one the skin with mineral-based SPF 20.
I have been wearing it for the entire week testing it in different ways to experiment with it in many terms. I was sent out three shades from the brand, which included:
- FAIR 01 is desinged for very fair cool skin with a pink hue I found it to be too fair for my skin tone
- LIGHT BEIGE 09 is good for light cool skin with a pink hue. It was a good match to my skin
- MEDIUM 10 is a medium cool skin with a pink hue
I was able to wear Light Beige at the moment for how my skin looks on summer days. Although pink hues don’t suit my skin tone I found it blended on my skin very well. I like the formula because it looks like my skin but better, I have been loving that it offers a natural radiant glow. At the same time, it’s important to use a lightweight skincare routine since the formula gets blotchy on top of cream products. It applies very well on top of the serum. You might need some powder to set it for hot humid days but overall I find its lasting power is quite amazing.
Smoothing Foundation Brush
I also found the Smoothing Foundation Brush along with the foundations to test. I have only tested a selection of their brush and can say that they probably make the best brushes for makeup application in the market. For me, only some complexion brushes go to my everyday application and this is one of those brushes.
It’s a Fibre brush that is designed to use for lightweight foundations and tinted moisturizers. It has a dome-shaped design that seamlessly blends creamy foundations. It gives skin that airbrush finishes and picks up a great amount of product while distributes it quite evenly. I also find you can use this to apply your powder foundations quite amazingly.
Original Liquid Mineral Concealer
As a lover of bareMineral bases, I was excited to try the new Original Liquid Mineral Concealer. I found the concealer completes the look with its foundation. The formula is buildable with 90% naturally derived ingredients that cover and brighten up dark circles while minimizes fine lines. The texture is silky and creamy It has medium to full coverage with a natural dewy finish. You can use it for brightening or spotting concealing along with the foundation for a perfect radiant-looking complexion. It’s quite opaque but very easy to blend with fingers or a sponge.
The collection has 17 shades to cover all skin tones. Mostly the shades are designed to correct the dark circles which makes my excitement levels go up. I got to test three shades:
- Light 2N is for very light neutral skin with peach undertones. this is a perfect shade for me to cover my under eye circles for every day look. It blends out with my skin naturally and does well with my BB creams.
- Fair 1W is desinged for very fair warm skin with yellow undertones, this one is too light for my skin tone. I could wear this on top of my foundation to add brightness for under eye area.
- Fair 1N is desinged for very fair neutral skin with peach undertones, is a perfect shade to cover my dark circles when I need to fully cover the dark circles.
For me, the Light 2N and Fair 1N were a perfect shade that carries enough peachy tones to cover my dark circles depending on my looks. I would recommend going with the same undertone as your skin that way you’ll be able to get a good match. I loved the creamy texture and its crease-free wear during this time of year. The applicator is just well designed to pick up a great amount of product and it evenly distributes the product.
Loved both formulas for my skin. It’s lightweight and doesn’t look too heavy while perfect skin. I hope you find this review helpful. I like to wear lightweight bases with medium coverage during the summertime to get my skin to look naturally perfect but with no texture on my skin. And I find this foundation to be one of them. You do need to set the foundation with a lightweight powder for warmer days to stay up. At the same time if you’re looking for a new multi-purpose complexion brush I would highly recommend taking a look at this Smoothing Brush. You can now find the collection available at Sephora, and all bareMinerals counters.
Press samples provided and courtesy of bareMinerals.