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BareMinerals ORIGINAL Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15

BareMinerals

ORIGINAL Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15

Light 08 (light skin with golden 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.

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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 11878 reviews)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (10540)
  • Lightweight (10400)
  • Blends well (9356)
  • Goes on smoothly (9230)
  • Long-lasting (7751)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (987)
  • Doesn't stay on (674)
  • Poor coverage (275)
  • Difficult to apply (121)
  • Causes breakouts (110)

Best Uses

  • Light to medium coverage (6663)
  • Sensitive skin (5542)
  • Full coverage (5195)
  • Mature skin (4075)
  • Normal skin (3941)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (38), Normal (16), Dry (9), Oily (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (5627), Brand buyer (4911), Natural style (213), Classic style (161), Beauty conscious (43)

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5.0

I purchase regularly

By Leland

from Kansas

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Light To Medium Coverage

    Comments about BareMinerals ORIGINAL Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15:

    Daily

     
    5.0

    I love the bare mineral powders. They give great coverage.

    By Read for Life

    from Ohio

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Easy To Apply
    • Lightweight
    • Long-Lasting
    • Noncomodegenic

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mature Skin
      • Normal Skin

      Comments about BareMinerals ORIGINAL Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15:

      I use it for daily wear. Feels and looks natural.

       
      5.0

      I love this product. Have used it for years!

      By Brittany

      from Tennessee

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Full Coverage

        Comments about BareMinerals ORIGINAL Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15:

        I have a hormone imbalance that causes "dark spots" on my face/body. This is the only coverage that feels light weight, but covers it! Before I had to use a primer, concealer, liquid foundation AND powder and continuously apply more throughout the day. BareMinerals is a blessing!

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Sensitive skin beware!

        By Puddin'

        from Middle Ga.

        Comments about BareMinerals ORIGINAL Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15:

        I really do not understand how any product containing bismuth oxychloride can be even remotely marketed or deemed safe for sensitive skin. Yes, it's a mineral, but do the stats on it; research the adverse reactions to this particular "mineral". I too wanted to try more "natural" makeup and I've tried more than a few that were marketed as such, including bare minerals. Each time I wore anything with even a small amount of bismuth oxychloride, I had a red rash that lasted for days, (and given the ingredient list on this particular foundation, it is at the top of the list, which means there's a good bit of it just under the sunscreen ingredients.) Not only was it embarrassing, because it would burn and then peel, but it was painful. Given how many people have reacted to this mineral, I think cosmetic companies should consider removing it from all their products. The harmful effects far outweigh it's "benefits". Bottom line: sensitive skin: Beware!

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I am obsessed

        By Liz

        from Long Island, NY

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
          • Dry Skin
          • Full Coverage
          • Light To Medium Coverage
          • Normal Skin
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about BareMinerals ORIGINAL Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15:

          I am literally in love. The coverage is amazing for a powder and it is super lightweight! I'm never going back to liquid foundation! The fact that it's all natural is an added bonus:) Definitely would recommend!!

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Love it

          By Glo

          from Memphis, TN

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Light To Medium Coverage
            • Mature Skin
            • Normal Skin

            Comments about BareMinerals ORIGINAL Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15:

            Love it

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Perfect for sensitive skin

            By Dre

            from Los Angeles

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Light To Medium Coverage
              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about BareMinerals ORIGINAL Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15:

              I don't wear makeup however sometimes I want to have light coverage when it's time to dress up.

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Love!

              By Sarah

              from IA

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
                • Light To Medium Coverage

                Comments about BareMinerals ORIGINAL Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15:

                Doesn't get cakey!

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Go to mineral foundation

                By Deanna

                from Buffalo Ny

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Full Coverage
                  • Light To Medium Coverage

                  Comments about BareMinerals ORIGINAL Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15:

                  My favorite go to mineral foundation.

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  natural look and feel

                  By Schnickerfritz

                  from Orange County

                  Comments about BareMinerals ORIGINAL Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15:

                  I've used this product for years. Sometimes I have to switch brushes if I switch skin care, because what you put on underneath this, as with all foundations, completely matters.

                  Recently I was getting a lot of separation and oil breakthrough with this product, even with a primer. So what I did was took the Flawless face brush, swirled it in some original mineral Veil, and applied it in circular motions to each section of my entire face. This actually smoothed out my skin out really well. Then I applied the original Foundation over that, topped with a lighter coat of the original mineral Veil (using the Flawless face brush again in circular motions) and voila! It last way longer and I do not have separation anymore, just with these two products.

                  I'll currently either use the Precision face brush, which is incredible for medium to full coverage very, very fast and with very minimal blending. Or I'll use the Beautiful Finish brush, which does take me longer to build up to a medium coverage.

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                  • 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
                  • Q:

                    I have extremely dark under-eye circles due to heredity (blue/purple). What is the best concealer or type of concealer to use with this foundation in order to cover my circles without creasing or caking?
                    Asked on 5/10/2017 by Tired eyes from Seattle, WA

                    1 answer

                  • Q:

                    Hi, I have been using medium C25 and would like one shade darker for summer. I have cool skin but wonder if I should get a neutral color instead of cool to cover redness. What do you suggest?
                    Thank you!
                    Asked on 5/9/2017 by Pat from culpeper, va

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hello Pat,

                      We recommend trying shade Soft Medium 11 in the BareMinerals ORIGINAL Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 as it includes cool and neutral undertones which might work well for the redness you have specified.

                      Answered on 5/10/2017 by Brand Expert from bareMinerals
                  • Q:

                    I use bareMinerals original medium deep, what is the new name for this shade?
                    Asked on 5/8/2017 by Vi from Gary, IN

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hello Vi,

                      We suggest trying Warm Deep 27 in the BareMinerals ORIGINAL Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15.

                      Answered on 5/8/2017 by Brand Expert from bareMinerals
                  • Q:

                    I use shade Ginger 06 in Complexion Rescue what shade should I use in the original formula?
                    Asked on 5/4/2017 by May

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hello May,

                      We would recommend trying shade Golden Medium 14 in the BareMinerals ORIGINAL Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15.

                      Answered on 5/4/2017 by Brand Expert from bareMinerals
                  • Q:

                    I have been using bare mineral medium c25. What color should I order?
                    Asked on 5/2/2017 by lee from Lake George, NY

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hello lee,

                      We recommend using shade Medium 10 in the BareMinerals ORIGINAL Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15.

                      Answered on 5/3/2017 by Brand Expert from bareMinerals
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