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BareMinerals ORIGINAL Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15

BareMinerals

ORIGINAL Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15

Light 08 (light skin w/ warm undertones)

Item #: 5081179 Size: 0.28 oz

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bareMinerals Original Foundation is the #1 U.S. Prestige Loose Powder Foundation*

*Source: The NPD Group, Inc. / U.S. Prestige Beauty Total Department Specialty, Dollar & Unit Sales, Annual 2016

With just five pure ingredients, bareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation delivers flawless coverage and the creamy minerals are clinically proven to improve the appearance of skin over time. It looks like a powder, feels like a cream, and buffs on like silk, giving skin a natural luminosity while feeling as if you are not wearing any makeup at all.

Benefits:
  • Clinically proven to promote clearer, healthier-looking skin.
  • Provides buildable, complete coverage.
  • Free of preservatives, talc, oil, waxes, fragrances, and other chemicals that can irritate skin and cause breakouts.
  • Free of parabens, sulfates, and phthalates.
  • Pure enough to sleep in, made with 5 mineral ingredients. Non-acnegenic, hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic. Formulated without binders, fillers or synthetic chemicals.

Click here to find your perfect bareMinerals Original shade!

Swirl a small amount of bareMinerals Foundation in the lid until it all disappears into the brush. Tap away excess. Buff onto the skin in a circular motion.

Pair with the Beautiful Finish Brush, which is designed with a skirted silhouette that fits perfectly into the ORIGINAL and MATTE Foundation lids to help capture (and contain) every mineral.
Active: Titanium Dioxide 12.6%, Zinc Oxide 21%. Inactive: Bismuth Oxychloride, Mica, Iron Oxides, Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide.

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BareMineralsORIGINAL Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15
 
4.7

(based on 11986 reviews)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (10633)
  • Lightweight (10494)
  • Blends well (9441)
  • Goes on smoothly (9318)
  • Long-lasting (7830)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (996)
  • Doesn't stay on (685)
  • Poor coverage (281)
  • Difficult to apply (127)
  • Causes breakouts (113)

Best Uses

  • Light to medium coverage (6734)
  • Sensitive skin (5589)
  • Full coverage (5240)
  • Mature skin (4110)
  • Normal skin (3974)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (38), Normal (16), Dry (9), Oily (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (5676), Brand buyer (4963), Natural style (213), Classic style (161), Beauty conscious (43)

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4.0

Oldie but goodie

By Linaskye

from Allentown, PA

About Me Brand Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Difficult To Apply
  • Doesn't Stay On

Best Uses

  • Dry Skin
  • Light To Medium Coverage
  • Mature Skin
  • Sensitive Skin

Comments about BareMinerals ORIGINAL Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15:

I tend to get bored and am always on the lookout for my new holy grail foundation, but I always come back to Bare Minerals. It's great for my sensitive, dry, rosacea-plagued skin, the product lasts forever, and it's comfortable. There truly is a shade for everyone, and I find that as I age, this lightweight coverage is perfect for my skin. I DO wish this looked a bit more "flawless", as you can still see some of my dark circles and discoloration, but it smoothes and covers enough that I feel bare faced and beautiful. Plus, I'm bad and tend to sleep in my makeup (I know, I know), and bareMinerals original foundation actually seems to improve my skin even if I sleep with it on.

 
5.0

My favorite loose powder

By Leah

from Las Vegas, nv

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Easy To Apply
  • Good Pigmentation

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Light To Medium Coverage

    Comments about BareMinerals ORIGINAL Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15:

    I love this product I don't wear a lot of foundation. I just like to put on a loose powder but I have sensitive skin and break out easily, this doesn't break me out and makes my face look flawless with very little work.

     
    2.0

    You Won't Even Notice It On Your Face..Until It Melts

    By Skincare Addict

    from California

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Doesn't Stay On
    • Melts Easily

    Best Uses

    • Light To Medium Coverage
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about BareMinerals ORIGINAL Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15:

    First off, I love that Bareminerals has such a wide selection of shades for their foundation, it definitely meant that I was able to find the perfect shade for my skin colour. I am on the lighter tan side, although my skin tone can get a lot deeper during summer. This is also something that Bareminerals has going for it: even when I was a lot tanner, I found that it was pretty easy to blend my foundation into my skin. The light coverage is also appreciated since I have pretty clear skin and do not need much coverage.

    However, the light coverage also makes me doubt if any foundation is even getting- or more importantly, staying - on my skin.

    Also, I find that I have to use a primer and setting spray for it to last past a few hours. If I don't, it starts to seriously melt- like my skin actually looks like it's slightly melting, and my pores are suddenly noticeable from afar and I look really greasy.Even if I do use primer and a setting spray, I still end up with a really greasy face after some time. I think that I might just stick to not wearing foundation, because I honestly look better with a bare face than with a Bareminerals face after a few hours.

     
    4.0

    I would continue to buy this product

    By Berna

    from Greeley Colorado

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Easy To Apply
    • Goes On Smoothly
    • Good Pigmentation
    • Lightweight
    • Long-Lasting
    • Matte Finish
    • Noncomodegenic

    Cons

    • Pricey / Poor Value

    Best Uses

    • Dry Skin
    • Full Coverage
    • Light To Medium Coverage
    • Mature Skin
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about BareMinerals ORIGINAL Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15:

    Love the coverage, wish it had a better price point!Berna

     
    5.0

    Bare Minerals

    By Finn girl

    from Sacramento, CA

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Easy To Apply
    • Goes On Smoothly
    • Good Pigmentation
    • Lightweight
    • Long-Lasting
    • Matte Finish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Light To Medium Coverage
      • Mature Skin
      • Normal Skin

      Comments about BareMinerals ORIGINAL Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15:

      Love Bare Minerals and been using it as far as I can remember.

       
      5.0

      Magic in a jar

      By Joanna

      from Plano IL

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Easy To Apply
      • Goes On Smoothly
      • Good Pigmentation
      • Lightweight
      • Matte Finish

      Cons

      • Pricey / Poor Value

      Best Uses

      • Full Coverage

      Comments about BareMinerals ORIGINAL Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15:

      I will never buy anything else but this... it is pricey and I go through it fast.. but in my opinion nothing else compares.

       
      5.0

      Love it!

      By Loves Ulta

      from Chattanooga, TN

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about BareMinerals ORIGINAL Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15:

      Love Ulta, but have decided I've been treated rudely at the Hamilton Place location for the last time, will not ever be going back.
      What a shame, beautiful store & great location!

       
      5.0

      This is my second time to buy it & I really love using it.

      By Babs

      from TN

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Easy To Apply
      • Goes On Smoothly
      • Good Pigmentation
      • Lightweight
      • Long-Lasting
      • Matte Finish
      • Noncomodegenic

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Light To Medium Coverage
        • Mature Skin

        Comments about BareMinerals ORIGINAL Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15:

        I wish I could buy one in travel sizes also like was in the trial kit. It would be more convenient to carry a small one.

         
        5.0

        Yes. I love bare minerals

        By Bet

        from Burlington N.C.

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Easy To Apply
        • Goes On Smoothly
        • Good Pigmentation
        • Lightweight
        • Long-Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Full Coverage

          Comments about BareMinerals ORIGINAL Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15:

          Yes . The coverage is great for dark spots and aging skin.

           
          5.0

          Great coverage! Ave been using for years!! < 3

          By LJR

          from Qcy, Il

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Easy To Apply
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Lightweight
          • Long-Lasting
          • Noncomodegenic

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Full Coverage
            • Normal Skin

            Comments about BareMinerals ORIGINAL Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15:

            Great coverage! Ave been using for years!! < 3 Would like more Bare Minerals Promos!!

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            • Q:

              Trying to find C20 Bare Minerals Foundation. Did the numbers change? If so, what would I order? Thank you
              Asked on 6/30/2017 by tkorenek from richmond

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Hello tkorenek,

                If you had previously used shade C20 in the BareMinerals ORIGINAL Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15, we recommend using shade Fairly Medium 05.

                Answered on 7/4/2017 by Brand Expert from bareMinerals
            • Q:

              I am pretty fair/light with yellow undertones.. Most of my foundations are for Yellow Base, But I have no clue what shade to buy in this! I have tried Fair and Fairly Light both of which were way too Pink for my skin... I currently use Make-Up Forever in Shade Y215 which matched perfectly, but I prefer to wear powder foundation in the summer... Any suggestions for shade?
              Asked on 6/29/2017 by Beth from Kentucky

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Hello Beth,

                We would suggest trying shade Golden Fair 04 in the BareMinerals ORIGINAL Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15.

                Answered on 7/4/2017 by Brand Expert from bareMinerals
            • Q:

              Hi I am interested in finding a new foundation and thinking of Bareminerals. I want something that will cover but not cakey or powdery looking. Something natural. Is this the foundation you think I could try or something else? Thank You
              Asked on 6/26/2017 by kim from VA

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Hello kim,

                The BareMinerals ORIGINAL Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 would be a great option for you as its benefits cover the points you have noted. Please be aware that BareMinerals does not claim to be 100% natural. Ingredients can be found on the product page. We also invite you to use our shade finder to find your best match: http://www.ulta.com/shade-finders/bareminerals-original-foundation-finder/

                Answered on 6/26/2017 by Brand Expert from bareMinerals
            • Q:

              What is the difference between the original & matte foundation? Is one better suited for drier skin vs. oily skin?
              Asked on 6/22/2017 by Lynn from New Castle, IN

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Hello Lynn,

                The BareMinerals ORIGINAL Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 and Matte foundations differ slightly in ingredients which are listed in the details of each item. In addition, the Original foundation provides a slightly luminous finish while the Matte foundation provides a Matte finish.

                Answered on 6/23/2017 by Brand Expert from bareMinerals
            • Q:

              I use complexion rescue bamboo. What color in this?
              Asked on 6/14/2017 by Sesh from Atlanta,ga

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Hello Sesh,

                We recommend trying shade Neutral Ivory 06 in the BareMinerals ORIGINAL Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15.

                Answered on 6/14/2017 by Brand Expert from bareMinerals
            • Q:

              I'm using bare minerals pro in toffee 19, what color would you recommend in the original mineral powder?
              Asked on 6/3/2017 by Makeupgrl from California

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Hello Makeupgrl,

                Depending on your undertones, we recommend trying either shade Medium Tan 18 or Golden Tan 20. Medium Tan 18 is intended for tan skin with neutral to cool undertones while Golden Tan 20 is intended for tan skin with neutral to golden undertones.

                Answered on 6/5/2017 by Brand Expert from bareMinerals
            • Q:

              Does this foundation help cover light sun spots on the face? If not, can you recommend a different product that does?
              Asked on 6/1/2017 by Jen from Moxee, WA

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Hello Jen,

                The BareMinerals ORIGINAL Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 provides build able coverage and should help cover light sun spots.

                Answered on 6/2/2017 by Brand Expert from bareMinerals
            • Q:

              Hi what's the difference between the original and matte powder? I've been using bare minerals for years and I don't think I ever paid attention to which one I get : )
              Asked on 6/1/2017 by Glenda from California

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Hello Glenda,

                The BareMinerals ORIGINAL Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 and Matte foundations differ slightly in ingredients which are listed in the details of each item. In addition, the Original foundation provides a slightly luminous finish while the Matte foundation provides a Matte finish.

                Answered on 6/1/2017 by Brand Expert from bareMinerals
            • Q:

              I use to use the READY Foundation broad spectrum SPF 20 in R330. What color would you recommend I use with the Original foundation?
              Asked on 5/23/2017 by NS from Chino hills, CA

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Hello NS,

                We recommend trying Tan Nude 17 in the BareMinerals ORIGINAL Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15.

                Answered on 5/24/2017 by Brand Expert from bareMinerals
            • Q:

              I have used Fairly Light Original formula for years! It is perfect, however the new formula is too dark. What shade do I order now?
              Asked on 5/18/2017 by Melia from St Petersburg, FL

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Hello Melia,

                If you are finding that Fairly Light is too dark, we recommend trying shade Fair Ivory 02 in the BareMinerals ORIGINAL Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15.

                Answered on 5/22/2017 by Brand Expert from bareMinerals
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