bareMinerals bareSkin® Pure Brightening Serum Foundation
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bareMinerals bareSkin® Pure Brightening Serum Foundation


3.8 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars42%
  • 4 Stars24%
  • 3 Stars16%
  • 2 Stars10%
  • 1 Star8%


What it is:

  • Texture: Liquid foundation
  • Coverage: Light-to-full
  • Finish: Natural
  • Shade Range: 20 true-to-you shades


Designed to feel weightless and look flawless, bareSkin is a powerful mineral foundation and skin brightening serum in one that is packed with natural ingredients. Enjoy the brightening power of vitamin C and the antioxidant protection of lilac plant stem cells, which help defend against environmental stressors. All of this goodness is just part of a liquid foundation that provides customizable coverage by the drop with a natural finish.


Expertly blending the science behind bareMinerals skincare with a liquid foundation formula, bareSkin delivers a noticeably brighter, more youthful appearance.* Made without oil, silicone, parabens or fragrance, the silky foundation and skin brightening serum is clinically proven to improve the appearance of dark spots and discolorations for more even-toned skin.*

With the added protection of non-chemical broad spectrum SPF 20, bareSkin is also hypoallergenic, dermatologist tested and non-comedogenic, meaning its tone-correcting formula won't clog your pores or cause breakouts.

Ingredients: Titanium dioxide 11.0%. Inactive Ingredients: Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Coconut Alkanes, Silica, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Lecithin, Glycerin, Maltodextrin, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Jojoba Esters, Propylene Carbonate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Soil Minerals/Syringa Vulgaris (Lilac) Leaf Cell Culture Extract, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain: Mica, Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide.



  • SHAKE the bareSkin Liquid Foundation bottle well.
  • DROP 1-2 drops into the fluid reservoir of the Perfecting Face Brush.
  • BUFF onto the skin in a circular motion.

1. Shake the bareSkin bottle a few times before each use to be sure the skin brightening serum is properly mixed with the foundation.

2. Drop one to two drops into the special fluid reservoir of the Perfecting Face Brush to begin and move onto to Step 3. To increase coverage, you can add additional drops and repeat the buffing application.

3. Buff the mineral makeup onto your skin in a swirling, circular motion, starting on the outside of your face near your cheekbones. Then, buff around your face, working your way to the forehead, cheeks, and nose. Buff until you're satisfied with the coverage, or add more drops to build coverage.

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bareMinerals bareSkin® Pure Brightening Serum Foundation
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catherine a.
Tampa, FL
38 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: Bare Linen 03 more...
I am currently attempting to cover and treat my melasma from oral contraceptives, I bought this foundation due to the brightening attributes and the SPF 20. I like the texture of this foundation, I believe that "serum" is a very accurate descruption. The coverage is not my favorite, it is very light coverage, but it certainly camouflaged and evened out my skin. I have dry to combination skin that leans towards the dry end of the spectrum. I always apply this foundation over moisturized skin, and then I lightly set it with powder on my nose, under my eyes and right between my eyebrows where I have the melasma. I think it looks like skin, but better. Another way I have tried to use this product, and I was pretty happy with the outcome: mixing it with sunblock. I blend 4 to 5 drops with a dollop of sunscreen fluid and use it as a BB cream. Then I lightly applied loose powder and sprayed my face with thermal spring water from Avene. The results were bueno. All I needed to do was a blink of mascara and a dab of Korres rose lip butter on my lips. I'm not necessarily impressed with how long this product lasts on my face, but for a quick run to Trader Joe's or the gas station, I think it works pretty damn well. EVERYTIME I have applied this foundation I have used a dense stipling brush that is perfect for cream, mouse, and liquid foundations. I love the way it goes on with a brush. Here is one last point, if you put too much product on it WILL NOT SET and will look creased after you laugh, squint or show human emotion of any kind I would start with 4 drops. Drop the 4 drops on the top of a clean hand and then using a clean index finger dab some product on your forehead, chin, cheeks, and nose. Blend out starting at the bottom of your face blending inward, do the same with the forehead, blend inward the last thing I blend out is my nose and under my eyes. Good luck y'all!
Kim M.
345 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
Review for: Bare Shell 02, Bare Linen 03 more...
I have used many products in the Bare Minerals line over the years and was thrilled to hear that they were making a liquid foundation because I have dry skin and prefer light to medium coverage. First of all, the claim that this is light to full coverage is silly - this is medium at best but I would call it light to light medium. The finish is the most natural of any foundation I have ever tried and looks beautiful and super natural. If you like a satin or matte finish you will likely want to set with a translucent powder. I love the ingredients in this - especially since they have started to put silicones in all of their newer offerings - since it is free of irritants and acne causing ingredients like silicones, drying alcohols, essential oils, fragrance, sulfates, and bismuth oxychloride. I did recently put this on and my skin which was slightly irritated before then (left and AHA/BHA mask on too long) and I did notice some very mild itching throughout the day and suspected it was bismuth oxychloride but was happy to see this doesn’t use it and I have never had this itching any other time, despite their powders making my skin super itchy regularly. I bought this initially when I wasn’t putting much effort into my skincare and my skin had issues with acne, dullness, and dryness and I noticed that after using for about 2 weeks my skin actually was looking better in all of those regards so the claims that this is like a tinted skincare serum that will help your skin instead of causing more issues seems to be entirely true. The two downfalls with this product is the packaging and their colors, which seems to be a general issue with the brand. I have purchased both Bare Shell 02 “fair to light with neutral undertones” and Bare Linen 03 “light with neutral to warm” but 03 is lighter than 02 and 02 leans warm while 03 is more neutral, so their descriptions should really be switched. Bare Shell 02 oxidizes horribly and I have never had a foundation oxidize before. I believe Bare Linen 03 oxidizes slightly but it maintains the same undertone so it isn’t as much of an issue. The packaging is a hot mess. It is a dropper bottle with screw on cap and you have to shake vigorously to mix the pigment into the liquid, but this mixing causes the product to get all up in the cap. Luckily the product doesn’t leak out of the cap as long as it is screwed on, but you have to be careful when you unscrew because it will start dripping all over since this is a water-thin formula. I’ll be posting an image of my product AFTER I cleaned it up so you can see what I’m referring to. Overall I recommend to people looking for a natural looking foundation with sheer to medium coverage and people that want something they can just throw on with their bare fingers or without a mirror - this is super low maintenance. If you want a foundation to cover a lot or to make your skin look flawless in photographs or want a glam foundation I would say this is a definite pass. This foundation also pairs well with the Drunk Elephant skincare line since it doesn’t use the ingredients they say to skip on. If you are interested in trying this I highly recommend picking up a few shades in samples so you can test it out for oxidation and undertone discrepancies.
Ashley A.
Deerfield, WI
167 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
Review for: Bare Linen 03 more...
 There are 20 color options which is crazy! I chose the color Bare Linen 03 which is a pretty good match to my skin tone. There is SPF20 in this foundation which is great going into the warmer months. You need to shake before every use and there is a ball inside to help mix, like a paint can. The top screws on tightly and under the cap is a dropper like dispenser. It comes out more liquid than your traditional foundation. It feels weightless and blends out nicely. I found that a kabuki brush just pushes the foundation around so I ended up using a damp beauty sponge and that worked great! It smoothed out my skin tone and helped hide any discoloration. When it dried it felt like powder on my face. I found that it broke up a little on my nose throughout the day but overall it lasted quite a long time and still looked flawless. 
Kris C.
Minneapolis, MN
13 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Bare Ivory 04 more...
I've only worn concealer. I havent had a foundation in so long. I thought it was time. I specifically asked for a foundation that will not cause more acne and doesnt have bad ingredients. I got recommended this by an Ulta worker. I wanted something to cover my acne without making my skin dry as heck. I have flaky skin from the acne medication I take. It looked good. Doesn't make my skin more flaky. Unfortunately I haven't found a solution to rid of all flakeyness. Covers redness nicely. Only thing is my color is completely off and I need a lighter one. I've been miXing it with Mehron foundation. I'm a super pale ginger.
Madi O.
St Augustine, FL
152 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: Bare Satin 06 more...
I really enjoy this liquid foundation. However, the brushes that BareMinerals sells completely fall apart once you wash them. I even bought their makeup brush cleanser and brush and dry my brushes correctly. Bareminerals is the only brand of brushes I’ve ever had a problem with in regards to brush cleansing. The brush after a single wash leaves black hairs from the brush all over my face and is very hard to get off! I even talked to consultants in the store and they agreed with me. They referred me to try another brush in their store but it doesn’t blend as well as the specific brush that goes with the product.
Katie G.
60 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Bare Shell 02 more...
This is really great foundation for dry skin. It goes on smoothly and a little goes a long way, i use about a pea sized amount (2-3 drops) for my whole face. It is definitely a light to medium coverage, but it does cover dark spots and redness pretty well, but it doesn’t do much for active acne. It does smell a little strange; not bad but it’s a little hard to describe. It’s takes a bit to actually set even on my dry, dry skin which makes me think it’s not the best for oily skin. I usually let it dry down as much as I can, set with powder and setting spray to get it to last all day.
Ashley C.
Forest, VA
301 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: Bare Natural 07 more...
I got this foundation when I had a very severe breakout of contact dermatitis. This was the only thing my dermatologist recommended me for. I will say that this foundation is tricky to figure out how to use. A little goes a long way and its best applied with a beauty blender of some kind. I think the dispenser is horrible which is why I took off a star. It makes a mess and you lose a lot of product this way. However, this product will last you a very long time. Make sure you set it with a setting powder of some kind so it doesn't melt off your face!
Rebecca S.
Saint Cloud
1 review
Review for: Bare Ivory 04 more...
Love the coverage this foundation provides. It glides on my face smoothly and blends in perfectly to my face. As for oily skin, I find my face extremely oily at the end of the day with this foundation. I have normal-oily skin, but I feel like the oiliness is amped up a little bit with this foundation. The fragrance of the makeup leaves a long-lasting smell, so throughout the day I can literally smell the fragrance on my face, which I do not like. Other than those two things, it is a great foundation for full-coverage!
Matea R.
Loma Linda, CA
211 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Bare Nude 09 more...
I used bare minerals foundation powder throughout my teens into my 20s and naturally when this product came out I wanted to try it. It seemed great at first, until I tried a B.B. cream by smashbox that was a game changer for me. I realized that this product is not long lasting, and has minimal coverage. It has a more oily consistency that was ok for my dry skin, but it seems to easily wipe off. I tried it when it first came out, so maybe if they’ve changed their formula I might like it!
sam s.
Pawtucket , RI
355 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: Bare Linen 03 more...
I love the clean ingredients in this. No fragrant extracts or silicones. It’s very sheer coverage if you apply it the recommended way, but you can build it up to fuller coverage with a different brush. It does seem to emphasis my dry patches more than the powder foundation does though weirdly enough. Also shade range isn’t great. I’m very fair but yellow tones and the lightest colors are too pink and the shade I have is slightly too dark.
Alexiss C.
70 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Is this a good winter foundation?
Rosie P.
Bronx, NY
334 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
How this foundation is those it go on smooth and it is oil on the face
Leanne :.
Riverview, NB
61 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Ive heard great things but I was wondering if it's affordable? If it's a little pricey, is it worth the money?
Lorelei K.
260 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
What is the best way to apply this? Would you recommend a brush or beauty blender?
Angela S.
Ashland, KY
242 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I just bought this at Sephora and reading the reviews I am a little scared! Can you put powder over this?

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