I generally tend to steer away from a full coverage foundation because in my mind it conveys something heavy, cakey, and very detectable on the skin. But what really caught my attention recently was the launch of BareMinerals BarePro Performance Wear liquid foundation, which promises to provide full coverage but with a natural finish and lightweight feel on the skin.
Here are the key features of BareMinerals BarePro Performance Wear liquid foundation;
- Full coverage
- Soft-focus natural matte finish
- Breathable formula
- Oil free
- SPF 20
- High performance formula blurs pores & imperfections
- Up to 24 hour wear powered by Mineral Lock long-wear technology
- Mineral pigments blend with lipids in the skin to lock in coverage
- Natural bamboo stem extract provides a smooth , soft-focus finish
- Papaya enzymes gently improve texture over time
- Self setting finish
- Transfer resistant
- Stays colour true
- Suitable for all skin types
- 30 shades
- Price £29
I have been testing out BareMinerals BarePro Performance Wear foundation for a few weeks now and I have to say it has completely changed my viewpoint with regards to wearing a full coverage foundation.
First of all the texture is not at all heavy. Bareminerals BarePro Performance Wear foundation has a creamy liquid consistency (which is not too runny either), and the foundation spreads and blends very easily on the skin. I prefer using a Beauty Blender to give a more flawless, natural finish but have also tried using a brush and it has worked equally well (I also notice that using a brush gives me more coverage). I am in the shade Pecan, which matches my skin tone extremely well, and with 30 shades to choose I’m sure you will be able to find your perfect match easily.
One pump of Bareminerals BarePro Performance Wear foundation is enough for give me a medium to high, yet natural-looking coverage. The foundation covers most of my minor blemishes without the need to use a concealer (I still use concealer for my undereyes, just because undereye concealer is something I can’t do without!).
The finish of Bareminerals BarePro Performance Wear foundation is simply beautiful, flawless and extremely natural-looking. It blurs imperfections, gives your skin a gorgeous soft-focus look, and has a soft-matte/satin finish.
I also love the fact that Bareminerals BarePro Performance Wear foundation has a self-setting finish, which means for someone with normal to dry skin like me there is no need to powder (if you have oily skin, I would suggest powdering during the day to keep everything looking fresh). Finally Bareminerals BarePro Performance Wear foundation really does have an amazing longevity and stays firmly in place all day without breaking up. Another five-star product from BareMinerals imo!