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bareMinerals MATTE SPF 15 Foundation
 
4.5

(based on 4029 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (3547)
  • Lightweight (3439)
  • Blends well (2878)
  • Goes on smoothly (2833)
  • Matte finish (2806)

Cons

  • Doesn't stay on (385)
  • Pricey / poor value (349)
  • Poor coverage (188)
  • Difficult to apply (75)
  • Causes breakouts (70)

Best Uses

  • Light to medium coverage (2011)
  • Sensitive skin (1793)
  • Acne-prone or oily skin (1720)
  • Full coverage (1613)
  • Normal skin (1006)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (1806), Brand buyer (1546), Natural style (213), Classic style (129), Trendy style (40)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (2101), Fair (1752), Deep (109)

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5.0

great

By superamb

from wy

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

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

    Comments about bareMinerals MATTE SPF 15 Foundation:

    I love this product because I always know I have sunscreen on! I also love that it keeps me from breaking out!

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    2.0

    Doesn't cover

    By dancegirl

    from Viera, FL

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Have To Use Foundation Fi
    • Poor Coverage
    • Pricey / Poor Value

    Best Uses

    • Light To Medium Coverage
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about bareMinerals MATTE SPF 15 Foundation:

    Used bareMinerals for years but had to use a light foundation first. My skin is very fair any mark shows for a long time. I decided to try another product and it works sooo much better. Even though I have to order the other product, I have have switched. Do still use mineral veil.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair
     
    4.0

    Never disappoints!

    By AJ

    from La Vista, NE

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
      • Full Coverage

      Comments about bareMinerals MATTE SPF 15 Foundation:

      I was at first buying the regular finish, but I like the matte finish much more. It goes on easy and then I have a clean canvas to add bronzer, highlighter, blush, etc. without feeling weighed down.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      3.0

      Okay Foundation

      By MJ

      from Naples, Florida

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply

      Cons

      • Doesn't Stay On

      Best Uses

      • Very light coverage

      Comments about bareMinerals MATTE SPF 15 Foundation:

      It's actually a nice color. I've been trying to find a darker color, but they usually turn orange. The only bad thing is it doesn't really stay on all day.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      5.0

      I buy this all the time

      By Suzi

      from Indiana

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Full Coverage
        • Mature Skin
        • Normal Skin
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about bareMinerals MATTE SPF 15 Foundation:

        I use this daily

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        5.0

        Summer Foundation

        By Melissa

        from NYC

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about bareMinerals MATTE SPF 15 Foundation:

          For years I always come back to this foundation when the weather heats up. It is the only one that stays on my oily skin without making me look like a hot sweaty mess. The finish is a natural matte that looks great as the day goes on. I apply it with my RT Buffing brush for medium coverage. Healthy for my acne prone skin.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          4.0

          Nice,,but maybe not for Acne prone skin

          By Skully

          from Cleveland, OH

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Causes Breakouts
          • Pricey / Poor Value

          Best Uses

          • Light To Medium Coverage
          • Normal Skin

          Comments about bareMinerals MATTE SPF 15 Foundation:

          I'm over 50 and have sensitive acne prone skin. It's oily and normal. This product goes on well and is really fine in texture. It covers well without being heavy. My one complaint is that it's so fine that it's clogging my pores and causing breakouts. I have used drugstore brands like Neutrogena and Loreal without this problem but they were not as fine in texture. This is a nice product but it is overpriced. I gave it only 4 stars due to the pore clogging and price.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          4.0

          Smashbox Halo cheaper replacement

          By Klutzz

          from Massachusetts

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Good Pigmentation
          • Lightweight
          • Matte Finish

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about bareMinerals MATTE SPF 15 Foundation:

              I wanted the smashbox Halo, but could not justify $50 on it after the last one ran out so fast. This is a much cheaper option.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair
               
              4.0

              bareMinerals Matte SPF 15

              By char

              from cincinnati, ohio

              About Me Brand 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

                Comments about bareMinerals MATTE SPF 15 Foundation:

                I've been wearing this make-up for several years. I think dyes must now be added. My towels and sinks are discolored from the make-up. Mineral make-up is very messy. Sometimes because of hot flashes, I put the fan directly on me while in the bathroom. The make-up gets on my chest area because I forget to cover myself. I put on my undergarments and clothes. When I remove them, I notice the make-up. Sometimes it doesn't wash out or dry cleaning doesn't help. Again, I think there must be dyes in the make-up and I thought it was still all natural.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Deep
                 
                4.0

                This is a great product

                By Michelle

                from Flower Mound, Tx

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
                  • Full Coverage

                  Comments about bareMinerals MATTE SPF 15 Foundation:

                  I used to use liquid make up and it always felt greasy this make up light like you are not wearing any at all.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Fair

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                  • Q:

                    I use bareMinerals bareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20 in Bare Linen 03. Which color would be best for me?
                    Asked on 7/17/2014 by Kate

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Fairly Light (Item #:2209442) may be your best match for light skin with neutral undertones. If you'd like a complimentary shade matching and consultation, please visit your nearest ULTA store: http://www.ulta.com/ulta/stores/storelocator.jsp

                      Answered on 7/25/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    Does Bare Minerals Work For Wrinkles, If So How Good Does It Cover Or Fill In The Wrinkles.
                    Asked on 7/6/2014 by Dee from Colorado

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      bareMinerals foundations are formulated to apply smoothly and evenly and will not settle into fine lines or wrinkles. To further minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, we recommend first applying a primer such as bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer Original, which will help to create a smooth canvas for flawless foundation application:
                      http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=prod2138921

                      Answered on 7/8/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    Hello, I have oily skin and would like to know if it is best to apply a moisturizer then a primer before using this foundation or can I just use a primer only. I usually use a dab of almond oil as a moisturizer. Also, will this foundation need reapplication after just 8 hours?
                    Asked on 6/22/2014 by Beauty

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      You could certainly apply a primer alone, based on your skin's needs, prior to foundation application. For those with oily skin, we recommend bareMinerals Prime Time Oil Control Foundation Primer:
                      http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod4380093

                      This foundation is clinically tested to provide up to 8 hours of wear, though if you apply a primer underneath it, you could see even more long lasting results.

                      Answered on 6/23/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    How much product is in these containers: Matte and regular?
                    Last time I bought it, I think the regular Foundation had a little more than the Matte?
                    Asked on 6/15/2014 by G'Ma J from NorCA

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Matte contains 0.21 oz., while Original contains 0.28 oz.

                      Answered on 6/16/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    Is this product talc-free? And I have combination skin (oily and dry) would you recommend this matte foundation or the original foundation? I'm looking for something that looks natural and not cakey! Please help, thanks!
                    Asked on 6/14/2014 by Diana

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Both Original and Matte foundations are talc-free. bareMinerals Matte SPF 15 Foundation features a natural matte finish, while bareMinerals Original SPF 15 Foundation features a soft luminous finish. Both finishes are formulated for all skin types, but the matte finish is especially ideal for normal to oily skin due to its oil absorbing benefits. Both feature a refined formula that provides a very natural (never cakey) look.

                      Answered on 6/16/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    Is Bare Minerals tested on animals?
                    Asked on 6/12/2014 by Bekca from Fort Wayne IN

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      From bareMinerals:

                      "Please feel at ease when using bareMinerals products as we do not test any products on animals. We also do not work with any manufacturers that do animal testing.
                      bareMinerals natural haired brushes are made of Goat and Pony. Please note that no animals are harmed in the process of making our brushes. For our customers who chose not to use animal haired brushes we do offer a variety of high end synthetic brushes."

                      Answered on 6/13/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    I currently use Original in Fair, but its too light for me now that its summer. I want to try Matte now, should I use Fairly Medium?
                    Asked on 6/9/2014 by AnnaW from Laurinburg, NC

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Fairly Medium may be a bit too dark. We recommend trying Fairly Light or Light first. We recommend visiting your nearest ULTA store for complimentary color matching to find your perfect match for the summer months: http://www.ulta.com/ulta/stores/storelocator.jsp

                      Answered on 6/10/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    I usually use Clinique Foundation in the shade Alabaster. Which color would be best for me…fair or light?
                    Asked on 6/6/2014 by ATX girl from Austin, TX

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Fair for fair skin tones with cool/pink undertones may be your best match.

                      Answered on 6/9/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    How much product (per ounce) is contained in this item?
                    Asked on 6/6/2014 by n/a from n/a

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      This product's size is 0.21 oz.

                      Answered on 6/9/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    Will this be the best product for my oily skin? I currently use liquid foundation by Covergirl 160 Classic Tan in the tall swirl bottles. What color would match this for bareMinerals? Which brush would work the best for full coverage of this? I have redness and some acne I would need to cover completely.
                    Asked on 6/4/2014 by jewels from IL

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Shade Tan, ideal for tan skin tones with neutral undertones, may be your best match, though we recommend visiting your nearest ULTA store for complimentary color matching to ensure it's perfect for you:
                      http://www.ulta.com/ulta/stores/storelocator.jsp

                      Yes, the MATTE formula is beloved by those with oily skin due to its oil absorption properties, naturally matte finish, and 8-hour coverage. It is non-comedogenic (non-pore clogging).

                      For full coverage, we suggest using bareMinerals Full Coverage Kabuki Brush (Item #: 2094081):
                      http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=prod2094081

                      Answered on 6/5/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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