Monroe Misfit Makeup | Beauty Blog: Bare Minerals barePro Performance Wear Liquid Foundation Review

November 18, 2017

Bare Minerals barePro Performance Wear Liquid Foundation Review

I don't do many foundation reviews simply because I rarely stray from my holy grails. About once a year though I give something new in the game a spin. After reading the reviews on SEPHORA I narrowed my choices down to two foundations: barePro Performance Wear Liquid Foundation and Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Foundation. I wore bareMinerals Rescue Complexion throughout Summer so knowing how well that worked for me I went with barePro. Lets see if this foundation lives up to all the claims!

bareMinerals barePro Performance Wear Liquid Foundation redefines what long-wear means: a good-for-skin, high-performance formula that blurs pores and imperfections while improving the appearance of skin texture over time*.

With 24-hour wear in a range of natural matte finish shades, it works - and plays - as hard as you do. Just one pump delivers lightweight, oil-free, photo-friendly full-coverage. barePro Performance Wear Liquid Foundation is powered by specially-developed Mineral Lock Long-Wear Technology that blends mineral pigments with lipids naturally found in skin to lock in all-day full coverage. Natural Bamboo Stem Extract provides a smooth, soft focus finish, while Papaya Enzymes gently improve skin's texture both immediately and over time. This self-setting foundation is transfer-resistant and color-true. Available from the fairest porcelain to the deepest cocoa for all of our natural beauties.

key benefits:
  • 24 hour full coverage that is heat, humidity, water and sweat-resistant
  • Contains good-for-you skincare ingredients that prevent pre-mature ageing and hydrate the skin
  • Available in 30 true-to-you shades to complement every skin type and tone
  • SPF20
  • And best of all - NO flash back!! #nofilter :)

PLUS it is…
  • Non-acnegenic, Non-comedogenic: will not clog pores or cause breakouts, Hypoallergenic, Dermatologist-tested, Oil-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free and fragrance-free
  • Never tested on animals

Fair 01 and Fawn 02 are the two lightest shades in the range. Fair 01 was a near perfect match for my fair cool toned skin. Fawn 02 will work best for those with yellow undertones. barePro has 30 foundations shades! Just the shade selection alone makes it pretty amazing.

The shades run on the lighter side. I am almost always the lightest shade in any foundation line and Fair 01 was verging on too light for me.  After it set, it was perfect though. You might want to try one shade up in your undertone.

I am someone who does not like to wear foundation so I feel like I can be EXTRA critical. My criteria for foundation is that it must look like natural skin and not feel like I am wearing foundation on my face. barePro hits the mark in both of those categories.

The finish is a very natural looking demi-matte which looks great on my combination skin, blurring pores and keeping the oil at bay. Because this is on the matte side I am not sure I would recommend it for dry skin. It works wonderfully on combination to oily skin types though. My skin does feel a little dry after I take it off at the end of the day, but I have not experienced any breakouts or skin issues from it.

The formula is a lightweight liquid that melds in to the skin with out feeling heavy, tight, or dry. I apply this foundation sparingly (1/2 pump) in my daily wear as I prefer light foundation. The coverage is medium to buildable. It's not full-coverage, which I am happy about because I prefer a more natural look. If I can get a natural look with a little extra coverage I am all about it.

The best way to apply this foundation is with The Luxe Performance Brush. It was specifically designed for use with BAREPRO® Liquid Foundation with dense, tapered fibers that mimic the shape of fingertips for fast easy blending of liquid foundation makeup-even around your nose and eyes. I also like how this applies with a damp Beauty Blender and the Perfecting Face Brush is also great with this foundation. Really no matter how you choose to apply it, you'll get smooth, flawless coverage.

Wear time on this is excellent! While I never wear foundation for 24 hours, a good 8 hour day with out any oxidizing, fading, or separating satisfies my expectations. If you are on the oily side barePro is fantastic, it controlled the oil in my t-zone so well I didn't even need a midday touch up. I am pretty impressed by barePro, so much so that I have switched over to it as my everyday foundation. bareMinerals has done this foundation like a PRO! #barepro

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