Saturday, September 8, 2012

New Bare Minerals Ready SPF 20 Foundation

Since I could not budget in shopping for all of the new Bare Minerals Ready stuff, I went to an event at a local spa/salon that sells Bare Escentuals.  They had a Ready Release party so I wanted to get a color match and try out the new Ready SPF 20 Foundation

They had me wear Fairly Medium which looks a lot darker and cooler than my usual Fairly Light or Golden Fair.  Somehow, it worked.  It looked right on my skintone.  I think these shades, if you get close to your skin color, might be almost as forgiving as the loose Bare Minerals foundations.

My fave thing about the new foundation is the new precision face brush! It feels amazing on your skin and it is synthetic which is amazing since I am only using synthetic brushes on my face now.  I may have to get this one.

What I was told about the new Ready foundation:
  • They said it should last about 4 hours longer than the loose foundation for coverage
  • You definitely need to go darker for your shade if you were the loose foundation
A pic of me wearing the new Ready SPF 20 Foundation in Fairly Medium:

Ingredients for Ready SPF 20 Foundation: 
Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 11%, Zinc Oxide 18%. Inactive Ingredients: Boron Nitride, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Magnesium Silicate, Silica, Nylon-12, Humic Acids, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Jojoba Esters, Corallina Officinalis Extract, Lecithin, Betaine, Algae Extract. May Contain: Mica, Bismuth Oxychloride, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides.

Ingredients for the Original Loose Foundation in Comparison:
Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 12.6%, Zinc Oxide 21%. Inactive Ingredients: Bismuth Oxychloride, Mica, Iron Oxides, Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide 

As you can see the list of ingredients is a bit longer for the Ready foundation.  I wanted to look into the list since I don't recognize some of them.  I know the Loose Foundation in Original is natural, how about the Ready foundation?  

I looked up the ingredients and most can occur in nature.  From what I read about one ingredient, I thought it wasn't from nature but a reader found a source that said it can come from nature. Are the ones here from nature? I am not sure without talking to BE about their product development info.  

I looked up each ingredient individually and didn't really find much info.  I normally check online first since most ingredients show up in EWG's skin deep cosmetics database. These all show up there so I linked to their listings below. There isn't a lot of info on these which I see as a good thing more than a bad thing.  If these were bad chemicals, they would show up with warnings.   I also checked my ingredient blacklist in No More Dirty Looks and the only ingredient that shows up there is Lecithin. Beyond that, none of these are listed as must avoid ingredients.

I hope this information is helpful if you are still on the fence about this foundation.  If all else fails, go try it out.  Most places that sell Bare Minerals have it available now. See what you think!  For me, I am not buying it right now.  I still have plenty of loose original foundation on hand and don't really have the money right now.  Maybe later?

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  1. Heather - I got one from QVC and I'm really liking it. I went with my same color and have noticed it covers easier but still looks like 'no makeup' I can definitely relate to the ease of this vs the loose but I have enough loose to last me another year or two so I'm not discounting the ready and I will get it and use it as needed. :-0 thanks for your review.

  2. Looks like a perfect match on your skin, Heather. Looking good!


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