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bareMinerals MATTE Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15
 
4.5

(based on 3977 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (3505)
  • Lightweight (3396)
  • Blends well (2842)
  • Goes on smoothly (2794)
  • Matte finish (2762)

Cons

  • Doesn't stay on (378)
  • Pricey / poor value (342)
  • Poor coverage (184)
  • Difficult to apply (74)
  • Causes breakouts (69)

Best Uses

  • Light to medium coverage (1980)
  • Sensitive skin (1765)
  • Acne-prone or oily skin (1696)
  • Full coverage (1591)
  • Normal skin (994)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (1782), Brand buyer (1523), Natural style (213), Classic style (129), Trendy style (40)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (2078), Fair (1728), Deep (106)

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5.0

Amazing! So flawless! :)

By Jill

from Albert Lea, MN

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Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about bareMinerals MATTE Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15:

        It's so light feeling but has a coverage that you can control yourself whether it be light to heavy coverage. I have always wore Clinique but will never go back. Love Bare Minerals!!

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        5.0

        great product

        By Kiki

        from Chicago IL

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Easy To Apply
        • Lightweight
        • Matte Finish
        • Noncomodegenic

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about bareMinerals MATTE Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15:

          This product is great. Been using bare minerals for a bit now and cnt complain. Very light. Does not clog up my pores or makes me break out like other products. Only downfall is it does not cover very well. You probably need to use concealer with it and u will be fine.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          5.0

          Love the covering it gives.

          By None

          from Texas

          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

            • Full Coverage
            • Mature Skin
            • Normal Skin

            Comments about bareMinerals MATTE Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15:

            Main makeup. Wonderful coverage

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            5.0

            THE BEST FOUNDATION EVER!

            By Literary Nut

            from Santa Ana, CA

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

              Comments about bareMinerals MATTE Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15:

              This doesn't leave my skin greasy feeling. Nice coverage. Great for combination skin.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium
               
              5.0

              Only Foundation I Use..It's Perfect

              By Teddy's Mama

              from Columbia,SC

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Goes On Smoothly
              • Good Pigmentation
              • Improved Texture Of Skin
              • Lightweight
              • Matte Finish

              Cons

              • Can't think of any

              Best Uses

              • For a natural look
              • Light To Medium Coverage
              • Mature Skin
              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about bareMinerals MATTE Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15:

              I have been using this for several years and my complexion is better than ever...and I am over 60! Has improved the texture of my skin and seems to reduce large pores. Does not "sink" into fine lines. This is the first I have used the matte finish and I like it. Truly has a natural look... never looks heavy or like pancake make-up

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair
               
              5.0

              Great foundation!

              By LL

              from Phoenix

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Blends Well
              • Easy To Apply
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Light To Medium Coverage
                • Mature Skin
                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about bareMinerals MATTE Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15:

                I use this product every day. It covers well and matches my skin tone perfectly. The only draw back is when I am cheek to cheek with my man it easily rubs off off on him...he loves it!

                • Skin Tone:
                • Deep
                 
                5.0

                Love this Powder!

                By Jstar1433

                from Nutley, NJ

                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

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

                  Comments about bareMinerals MATTE Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15:

                  Tried this line years ago and fell in love with it! Had tried a few other mineral lines of different price points and this one always wins hands down!

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Fair
                   
                  4.0

                  always my go-to

                  By Denise

                  from Midland, TX

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Pigmentation
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Doesn't Stay On

                  Best Uses

                  • Light To Medium Coverage

                  Comments about bareMinerals MATTE Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15:

                  I use this during the week for work. I am more of a liquid foundation user so I like more of an even coverage.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Medium
                   
                  5.0

                  leaves skin looking young

                  By wookie

                  from amanda oh

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Blends Well
                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
                    • Dry Skin

                    Comments about bareMinerals MATTE Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15:

                    great for my face

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Medium
                     
                    5.0

                    Love it

                    By DD

                    from Utah

                    About Me Brand Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Goes On Smoothly
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about bareMinerals MATTE Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15:

                      Same color in original was a tad bit light for my skin tone but still worked great but this matt finish is a tad bit darker than the original that it worked out perfect for my skin tone.
                      It is great for sensitive skin. I break out very easily and I still do but a whole lot less than before I use this makeup. I don't think I will ever go back to the liquid foundation again.

                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Fair

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                      • Q:

                        What is the difference between the MATTE and original powders? Which would you recommend for a beige/medium skin tone?
                        Asked on 4/8/2014 by Micah

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          bareMinerals Matte SPF 15 Foundation features a natural matte finish and is clinically proven to minimize the appearance of pores, while bareMinerals Original SPF 15 Foundation features a soft luminous finish. Both formulas are formulated for all skin types and provide 8 hours of wear, though those with oily skin may prefer Matte's natural matte finish.

                          Try Medium Beige (Item #:2209445) for medium skin tones with neutral undertones, or visit your nearest ULTA store for a complimentary shade matching, if you prefer:
                          http://www.ulta.com/ulta/stores/storelocator.jsp

                          Answered on 4/9/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        What color would be best. I usually use ivory but I have neutral under tones.
                        Asked on 4/1/2014 by Stephanie

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          We recommend Fairly Light (Item #:2209442) for porcelain-to-light skin tones with neutral undertones.

                          Answered on 4/3/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        is this bare minerals matte foundation noncomedogenic?
                        Asked on 4/1/2014 by Toni from San Antonio Texas

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          All bareMinerals® foundations and facial moisturizers are tested to ensure that they have no potential for comedogenicity.

                          Answered on 4/3/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        I use Pur Medium/Dark. What color would you suggest ?
                        Asked on 3/31/2014 by Pam from Chicago

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          Try Dark (Item #:2209450) for tan-to-dark skin tones with cool undertones or Tan (Item #:2209448) for tan skin with neutral undertones.

                          Please note that your nearest ULTA store offers complimentary shade matching services, if you prefer: http://www.ulta.com/ulta/stores/storelocator.jsp

                          Answered on 4/1/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        Can I use this product with a moisturizer underneath?

                        My current routine is:
                        BareVitamins skin rev-er upper followed by Oil Control Prime Time.
                        Then I dust Mineral Veil on before the Matte Foundation.
                        I follow up with Warmth and Mineral Veil.

                        I am 40 with oily, sensitive acne-prone skin. However, I have noticed more wrinkles. I'm looking for a moisturizer that will help with the wrinkles and won't make my other skin issues worse. Let me know if this is recommended to be used with a moisturizer and if so, which kind is recommended?
                        Asked on 3/31/2014 by Shell from Chicago, IL

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          You can absolutely use this product with a moisturizer underneath it. We would recommend applying products in this order:
                          moisturizer > primer > foundation > Warmth > Mineral Veil

                          You may like bareMinerals Purely Nourishing Moisturizer Combination Skin (Item #: 2229331), a lightweight moisturizer that hydrates without feeling greasy:
                          http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod3090001

                          This moisturizer is clinically proven to reveal brighter, smoother, younger-looking skin, reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and remarkably smaller-looking pores!

                          Answered on 4/3/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        Is this gluten free
                        Asked on 3/27/2014 by tester from Chicago

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          From bareMinerals:
                          "Many of our products do not contain ingredients derived from barley, oats, rye, spelt or wheat, which are commonly known sources of gluten. However, due to the wide range of raw materials and equipment used during the manufacturing of our products, we cannot confirm that our products are free from any traces of gluten. If you have specific questions or concerns regarding gluten, and the ingredients contained in our formulas, we recommend that you consult your physician."

                          Answered on 3/28/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        I usually use the original foundation in medium beige, but I want a little more coverage. Would this foundation give a little more coverage? If so would I use the same color as the original foundation? I am a medium skin tone with yellow under tones. Thanks!
                        Asked on 3/26/2014 by Amyjordan05 from Ft. Worth, TX

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          Both Original and MATTE provide buildable sheer-to-full coverage, and READY (pressed minerals) provides medium-to-full coverage. To obtain fuller coverage with Original or MATTE, apply with a full coverage brush such as bareMinerals Full Coverage Kabuki Brush (Item #: 2094081):
                          http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=prod2094081

                          Yes, Medium Beige should be a good match for you in the MATTE as well. You may even prefer Golden Medium for medium skin tones with golden undertones.

                          Answered on 3/27/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        How do I know what color to pick? I have a light-medium skin tone with pink undertones??
                        Asked on 3/24/2014 by Sarah from Independence, KY

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          Try Fairly Medium (Item #:2215270) for light-to-medium skin tones with cool undertones.

                          Answered on 3/25/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        Which shades would work for cool toned skin?? Right now I'm using medium beige, but don't get in the sun much, so it seems to be a little to dark and has an orange color to it once applied if I apply to much. I love the makeup and want to continue using, but would like to get a lighter shade but not to light. I have blond hair and blue eyes. I was thinking of getting the medium shade, the one right before medium beige, it seems to have more of a tan color than a golden type color, would this color work for a cool toned person? I am open to any suggestions on any of the shades you think might work. Please advise...thanks!
                        Asked on 3/22/2014 by Jackie from Florida

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          Medium is ideal for medium skin tones with cool 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 3/24/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        I wear classic ivory with most store bought mineral foundations. What would be the best match with bare minerals? Golden ivory looked good but I can commit to buy on the look from my phone screen.
                        Asked on 2/14/2014 by Allie

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          Fair (Item #: 2209441) is ideal for porcelain-to-light skin tones with cool (pink, red or blue) undertones. Golden Fair (Item #:2215269) is ideal for porcelain-to-light skin tones with golden undertones. Choose one of these two shades depending on your complexion's undertones.

                          Answered on 2/17/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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