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BareMinerals Bare Skin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation SPF20 Review



I bought this foundation about a year ago at Sephora, a few days before Christmas. I asked the shop-assistant to recommend a good foundation which would not compound my problem with oily skin, and she dragged me straight to the Bare Minerals shelf.

Bare Minerals is a brand that has been well-known for the last 20 years. Their speciality is problem-solving cosmetics that ‘perfect and pamper’. The shop-assistant made her sales pitch, which was similar to the Bare Minerals official press-release, i.e.:

Our first ever mineral foundation and skincare serum in one. This ultra-thin, skin-perfecting fluid provides seamless adjustable coverage, a natural finish, and the look and feel of beautiful skin. It’s like nothing you’ve ever felt before.

We love our one-of-a-kind Perfecting Face Brush, specially designed for our Bare Skin foundation to ensure an easy and seamless application...”


This foundation comes in a 30ml plastic bottle with a clever fluid reservoir; you can get exactly the right number of drops you need from it easily.

The shop assistant insisted on the importance of using the ‘Perfecting Face Brush’ with this serum. But I chose not to buy it. Instead, I use my Real Technics buffing brush to apply it, and that works just fine.

The foundation is light, and the coverage is natural, but you will definitely feel that you are wearing it.

If you have combination skin like me, don’t be afraid by the oily look of the foundation: just apply your powder and it will look great – however, you will of course unfotunately loose the  benefits of the product.

This foundation is good, and I recommend it.

BareMinerals Bare Skin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation SPF20, £26

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