Wednesday, 5 August 2015

bareMinerals Ready To Go Complexion Perfection Palette Review (A must have for this Summer)

Hi everyone,

So the Eid is around the corner and we all know that this Eid gonna be sweaty and humid. Galz with oily to combo skin will be in a real trouble. Whatever you put on your body will never look good unless you accompany it with some real good makeup. There are hundreds of foundation available in the market for every skin type with different textures like liquids, creams, powders and so on... These days i'm using a mineral foundation which is one of the ahhmazing formulation available in the market. The first time i introduced with this brand was back in 2014 and since then its in my fav. list.

I'm gonna give little introduction about this company, incase if you have never heard about this brand or you want to know further.
bareMinerals is the original Bare Escentuals cosmetics line consisting of their traditional mineral powder line. It's a San Francisco based company working since 35years.

What is Mineral Makeup?

Conventional makeup contains many of the same elements as mineral makeup, it only differs in some ingredients which mineral makeup leaves out. It generally does not contain talc, parabens, fragrance, preservatives, oils, waxes and other chemicals. They have longer shelf life and gives you sheer to medium and if applied correctly, full coverage. It binds to oil rather water hence gives water resistance.

Mineral based formulas are little safe than oil based makeup because it adheres to our skin's natural oil and doesn't clog pores. They let our skin breath and still provide protection.
True mineral makeup must have iron oxides, titanium dioxide and mica.
Another great benefit of mineral based makeup for me is that, they have a very long shelf life. People like me who doesn't like to wear foundation everyday, we don't need to worry about the expiration of our expensive makeup. This is possible just because mineral based makeup doesn't contain preservatives, additives or fillers. Since it doesn't have any organic material so they can rarely harbor bacteria.
One more thing which i would like to mention is that mineral makeup do contain mica instead of talc. Talc is also a mineral and is almost used in all makeup as primary ingredient. It gives soft to touch character to any makeup but its very cheap filler. On the other hand mica has incredible adherence properties and can stick better.
The only thing is to find a perfect shade and texture. I found loose powder little messy to go with but its compact version is very easy to use.

Lets talk about packaging!

It comes in very pretty yet sleek zip up clutch which contains an easily detachable palette.
The palette includes foundation, touch up veil, luminizer, bronzer and correcting concealer.
In addition there are 2 application brush and attached mirror.

There is one booklet on how to use this palette

When you open the zip pouch you will find a black palette with 5 different pots along with 2 application brushes.

This Collection Includes;

  • bareMinerals READY® Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20 in R330 (Golden Tan) (4.5gm)
  • bareMinerals READY® Touch Up Veil Broad Spectrum SPF 15 in Tan (4.5gm)
  • bareMinerals READY® Bronzer The High Dive (3gm)
  • bareMinerals READY® Luminizer The Shining Moment (3gm)
  • Correcting Concealer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 in Medium 2 (1gm)
  • Mini Precision Face Brush
  • Mini Tapered Face Brush
  • Keepsake Makeup Clutch
This kit is available in 8 shades

  1. R170 Fairly Light
  2. R230 Light
  3. R210 Medium
  4. R250 Medium Beige
  5. R310 Medium Tan
  6. R330 Golden Tan
  7. R430 Golden Dark
  8. R510 Golden Deep
What company say about this

This perfecting palette includes everything you need for a flawless, radiant complexion with a no makeup look and feel—all in our innovative solid mineral technology. Even better, these bareMinerals READY® complexion essentials are powered by our proprietary SeaNutritive MineralTM Complex to deliver anti-aging benefits for softer, smoother, younger-looking skin.
This perfecting palette includes 30-day sizes of everything you need for a flawless, radiant complexion with a no-makeup look and feel.


Time-released mineral hydration system delivers 108% increase in skin hydration after 12 hours of wear
Natural finish
Lasts up to 12 hours

My Experience with the product

If you are following my blog you would have great idea about my skin type. I always look for things which can sit in properly on my oily skin. I have never used any powdered based foundation before this one and this was my first and the best experience i would say. For oily skin people, we always need setting powders or blotting powders and papers to get rid of oily T-zone and sometimes it can worsen acne and clog pores because of layers and layers of makeup. So when i first came across this mineral foundation it clicked my mind, instead of putting layers of foundation and then pressing it with blotting powders why not give a try to powder based foundation.
As i have mentioned in my Mineral Makeup article that there is not a big difference between the two types of makeup instead both have same ingredients except few things which mineral makeup skips. So i was never attracted by "mineral makeup" word, the only thing which clicked me was powdered base makeup. Though powder can also clog your pores so you have to be careful about the ingredients and brands too.
Before buying this, i was a bit nervous because its difficult to blend powders as compared to liquid foundations. When i saw few tutorials on how to apply this my excitement went further more. It was so so so easy to apply and just because of this you can carry it in your purse and can easily touch up on the go. Its sleek pouch and all in one kit makes it very easy to carry and use.
Let's talk about the kit in details

1. Foundation

This kit has bareMinerals Ready SPF20 foundation which is a full coverage foundation. Keep in mind that pressed foundation doesn't suits everyone for different reasons. Some people use wrong techniques and some apply it with wrong brushes. Before applying this base there are few points you need to keep in mind.

  1. If you apply a lot on your face then your face can look cakey but fortunately this foundation suited me n my skin had no cakey or flaky appearance.
  2. This makeup will give you all natural look as they claim it. If you want heavy base with full coverage you might need to give this kit a second thought. But for everyday use this kit is good.
  3. You must need to apply a moisturizer before any makeup and as its a powdered based so if you have any dry patches on your skin, after this powdered base application your dry patches can even look more prominent. So moisturize you skin well before this.
  4. Use appropriate brush for medium to ful coverage

image taken from original site
This kit is provided with precision brush so it all depends on techniques how you apply.
 For proper coverage you need to use precision face brush and buff it with long and graceful strokes.

Overall verdict:

  • This foundation gives a medium coverage which is fine for me
  • The staying power of this foundation is very good and stays for as long as 10 to 12 hours indoor and in air conditioned room. But if you are outside and continuously roaming then your face may look a bit shiny after 6-7 hours.
I applied this makeup and had to attend some guests. I needed to bake few things and as the weather here is already very hot so i had bad sweating (as i skipped priming my face in hurry). The best thing about this base was when i finished my baking and saw my face in the mirror there was no traces of white patches or any mess on my face. My face was looking as fresh as it was before. Even i did not use any setting powder.

2. Touch Up Veil

This kit includes bareMinerals Ready Touch Up Veil Broad Spectrum with SPF 15
As name indicated touch up veil is used to control shine and oil. You can also use this under base to get rid of extra oil but i do not recommend this because it can clog pores. If you are using a good primer than its all good
After finishing your makeup you can use this for bloating or as pressed powder. Its totally translucent so you can use it all day long when your face starts giving signs of shines and oil.

3. Bronzer

This kit includes Ready Bronzer in high dive
Bronzer is basically used on the areas where sun would naturally hit like cheekbones, forehead, nose and chin. This will give you a sun kissed look. Since this kit doesn't have any blush so i am using it as a blush too. I also used it to contour my face and on sides of my nose bridge

4. Luminizer

This kit includes bareMinerals ReadyLuminizer in Shiny moment
I must say this is a very soft shimmery luminizer. It gives a very soft n dewy look. When you are done with your make up just apply it and you face will give a bit shimmery look which gives life to your overall look.

5. Concealer

This kit includes SPF 20 Correcting Concealer in medium2
You can apply this concealer anywhere where there is any blemishes, dark spot or mark. It can also be applied under eye to conceal dark circles. When i applied this concealer on my acne marks it gave my black spots a sheer coverage. But when i covered it with my foundation it was completely invisible. So it did worked for me.

6. Brushes

There are 2 brushes inside kit
Precision brush is very good to apply the foundation and the tapered face brush is good to apply other. The quality of brushes is too good, the bristles are very soft.
Overall these brushes are very good to carry along


As you can see swatches on my hands are very light so they are perfect match to my skin tone
The touch up veil is almost translucent so can barely see any swatch of it on my hand.

Concealer is in creamy texture and easily blendable with brush or index finger

Overall verdict

  • I find this kit very useful and value for money
  • All the products included in this kit are award winning products of the bareMinerals brand.
  • I will definitely buy it in future once my 2 kits with different shades are all gone
  • The zip up pouch is very useful once your kit is finished you can take the tray out and can use the pouch

  • This kit gives a medium coverage and it works for me
  • I did not feel any break out or clogged pores after using allot of times now
  • It made my skin radiant and flawless
Price in UAE

I got mine from the US but here earlier Sephora and glambox used to stock them
Now you can find bareMinerals products online
If you want to buy online here is the link
online availability

you will get this kit in 270 Aed


READY Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20 in R330 (Golden Tan): 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.

READY Touch Up Veil Broad Spectrum SPF 15 in Tan: Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 12%. Inactive Ingredients: Alaria Esculenta Extract, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Bambusa Arundinacea Stem Powder, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Salicylate, Boron Nitride, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetyl Phosphate, Coco-Caprylate, Corallina Officinalis Extract, Geraniol, Iron Oxides , Jojoba Esters, Lauroyl Lysine, Linalool, Mica, Silica, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Zinc Oxide.

READY Bronzer The High Dive: Mica, Lauroyl Lysine, Boron Nitride, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Corallina Officinalis Extract, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Alaria Esculenta Extract, Calcium Ketogluconate, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Brassica Campestris (Rapeseed) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Silica, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163).

READY Luminizer The Shining Moment: Lauroyl Lysine, Boron Nitride, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Corallina Officinalis Extract, Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Seed Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Alaria Esculenta Extract, Tocopherol, Calcium Ketogluconate, Silica. May Contain (+/-): Mica, Carmine (Ci 75470), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742).

Correcting Concealer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 in Medium 2: Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 15.0%. Inactive Ingredients: Isodecyl Isononanoate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Isocetyl Alcohol, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Polyethylene, Trioctyldodecyl Citrate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Silica, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Octadecenedioic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Cetyl Esters, Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Lecithin, Lauryl Pca, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Vp/Hexadecene Copolymer, Alumina, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Saccharomyces/Copper Ferment, Lactobacillus/Lemon Peel Ferment Extract, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163).

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  1. I personally love such pallet that have a wide range of product in one...Awesome review.

  2. Very detailed review!l :) Thanks for sharing with us!

  3. Very nice and detailed review.palette looks very good.

    1. thank you Shumail Khan for liking my review and yes its a good pallette indeed

  4. it is such a pretty palette,thanks for sharing your views and it was really informative.

  5. looks like quite a useful palette

    1. ya areej it is a useful palette with all in one specially best for travelling