The Fair Foundation Files: Buxom Show Some Skin Foundation in Dim the Lights

Hey Pandas!
“The Fair Foundation Files” will be a mini-series going on in the next few weeks because I have recently picked up a handful of foundations specifically for my fair skin and skin needs. I know this won’t be the most helpful for all my readers because not everyone has this skin tone and I am aware of that, but I also know for many it can be a problem to find a very light foundation shade. At the very least, I hope my comments on the formula of the foundations are helpful, and you can choose your own shade.
See my first post to learn more about my skin and needs/wants!

buxom show some skin foundation

There has been some buzz about this new foundation that just launched from the bareMinerals line Buxom. I recently got a sample of this and was eager to try it out.
This is Buxom Show Some Skin Weightless Foundation in the shade Dim the Lights.

  • This boasts light to medium coverage and broad spectrum SPF 30.
  • Dim the Lights is described as a “warm yellow shade for light skin tones”
  • Honestly, the fairest shade Fair Game would probably suit me better, but samples only came in a few shades. I have neutral undertones but this was still a decent match.
  • The price is $34 and this is formulated with tamarind, Vitamin C, and marine algae extracts to give skin 8 hours of moisturized wear.

buxom show some skin foundation in dim the lights
As you can see, it pulls a bit yellow on my skin. bareMinerals suggests using only a pearl size amount, like what you see above, but I used about 7 times that to see any coverage.
buxom show some skin foundation
The dewy, slightly yellow patch in the picture above is the foundation blended into my skin. This is a dewy finish formula.
This is about a third of my tiny sample tube on my face, and I was still a bit red on my nose and it did not cover my acne on my chin. 
But I can’t complain much, as it is specifically stated this gives light to medium coverage. Emphasis on LIGHT. It was easy breezy to wear, didn’t oxidize, lasted about 7 hours, so overall, pretty close to the claim, and moisturized my skin. My chin and nose got a bit oily throughout the day, but blotting or powder takes care of that.

  • The SPF!
  • I love the Buxom/bareMinerals brand and trust it won’t break me out (and it didn’t)
  • The added moisture
  • The dewy glow


  • I still felt uncomfortable with the coverage
  • Felt it was a bit too yellow on my skin

Overall: I like this to an awesome tinted moisturizer with SPF, not really a foundation. Maybe almost like a U.S. CC Cream for me. Not much coverage but great skincare benefits, moisture, and a dewy glow. This will be a nice foundation for the weekends, but it is a bit too much moisture and not enough coverage for school and work. But if you have dehydrated skin and not many blemishes, give this a go!

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15 thoughts on “The Fair Foundation Files: Buxom Show Some Skin Foundation in Dim the Lights

  1. I think this looks awesome on you! I like this on you more than foundation (if you don't mind me saying that). It's sorta a compliment b/c your natural complexion is fine enough to wear sheerer makeup. Yeah it does look a bit sheer, but I like that natural look. I suppose you can put concealer on red/trouble spots and then buff it all out w/ this. Since its dewy and has SPF you don't even need moisturizer for the day-time. 🙂 I'm going in for my extraction surgery Monday and missing a whole week of classes. Wish me luck! I'm so nervous, but excited to stop feeling the way I'm feeling right now.


  2. Aww you are too sweet! Trust me, I don't mind you saying it! I feel I am my own biggest critic when it comes to my skin and I don't always see the true beauty in it. So thank you. I will definitely play around with this more with some concealer and I am hoping to get confident enough to wear a sheerer foundation daily! And good luck! I will be thinking good thoughts for you! It will be over in a blink of an eye and then you get to be pampered!


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