Whew! What a weekend we’ve had. We had a fantastic 4th of July, and then the rest of our weekend was filled with this:
Long story short, leaking toilet = water damage = house repairs.
That being said, I don’t have anything super-exciting and new to share BUT I do (finally) have my final thoughts and review on this:
You can read my initial thoughts here.
So, my final thoughts?
I’ve been using this foundation regularly for several weeks now and I can say that I love it, but only under certain conditions. When those conditions are met, I feel my skin looks amazing. It certainly has the luminous effect that it claims, and I do love that it helps lighten that troublesome under-eye area.
But what are the caveats?
First, and most importantly, my skin has to be really, fantastically moisturized. I feel as though the foundation clings to dry spots and if my face is even slightly dry, it looks very white and powdery. Ick.
I’ve found, for me, that it looks best with this primer:
This primer is a favorite of mine because it moisturizes and I love how it feels on my face. And, as it just so happens, it is the perfect primer for the bareSkin foundation. I don’t like to wear the bareSkin without this primer.
The other caveat for the foundation? I like it for very sheer coverage, but not for full coverage. This means I only apply one, or at the very most, two drops of the bareSkin foundation. This works out well for me because I usually prefer very light coverage anyway. But for the rare occasion that I want fuller coverage, I’ll stick with my Naked Skin foundation.
Which brings me to another point: I’ve read that full coverage using the bareSkin is up to six drops. I absolutely cannot imagine using six drops! A little of this foundation goes a long way and it seems to me that six drops is a TON. My reason for not liking more than a drop or two of this foundation is that, again,my skin gets a white, powdery look with too much of this foundation. And I try to avoid that at all costs!
One thing that I love?
The stupid brush! Don’t ask me why, but I’ve come to adore this little brush. It just seems to work really well and I love being able to drop the foundation directly on it. The brush is amazingly soft and it spreads the foundation really well. Love it.
Another tip I’ve discovered: you have to shake the bottle before applying (that isn’t the tip—it is part of the instructions). After you shake it, let it settle for just a few seconds before you open the lid. I’ve found that if I don’t give it a few seconds to rest, the foundation spurts out the top when I open it.
So would I recommend this foundation? Yes and no. I wouldn’t recommend it to everyone. I feel that if you have dry skin, you should probably skip this foundation. I definitely don’t like how it looks with heavier coverage; others might feel differently. But for light coverage on someone with pretty decent skin, I’d say go for it. Not a resounding endorsement, I know! What can I say? This foundation definitely isn’t for everyone.
Have you tried this foundation? I’d love to hear your thoughts!
Have a fabulous Monday! You know where I’ll be today—in my house, supervising the restoration workers and praying that it gets finished today!