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bareMinerals MATTE SPF 15 Foundation
 
4.5

(based on 4021 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (3539)
  • Lightweight (3434)
  • Blends well (2872)
  • Goes on smoothly (2827)
  • Matte finish (2800)

Cons

  • Doesn't stay on (384)
  • Pricey / poor value (347)
  • Poor coverage (187)
  • Difficult to apply (75)
  • Causes breakouts (69)

Best Uses

  • Light to medium coverage (2006)
  • Sensitive skin (1789)
  • Acne-prone or oily skin (1717)
  • Full coverage (1610)
  • Normal skin (1004)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (1804), Brand buyer (1540), Natural style (213), Classic style (129), Trendy style (40)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (2096), Fair (1750), Deep (108)

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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

      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
         
        5.0

        Luv, luv, luv bareMinerals

        By 40+something beauty

        from Portland, OR

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

          Comments about bareMinerals MATTE SPF 15 Foundation:

          I have been a bareMinerals girl for 7 years. Love the product, can use it for all types of applications, color choices are amazing. Highly recommend you go to a makeup consultant to have them show you how to apply. It will save you some frustration. Once you get the hang of it, you won't want to use anything else.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          3.0

          Buy frequently

          By no

          from Harrisburg, Pa.

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Light To Medium Coverage

            Comments about bareMinerals MATTE SPF 15 Foundation:

            Goes on evenly with brush, but can stain clothing if gets on hands later

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair
             
            5.0

            Great, even coverage!

            By Ms. Sharon

            from Fayetteville, Ga

            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

              • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
              • Full Coverage
              • Mature Skin
              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about bareMinerals MATTE SPF 15 Foundation:

              Great product and the cost is perfect.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Deep
               
              5.0

              love love love bare minerals

              By Mrs artie

              from St.Louis Missouri

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Pricey

              Best Uses

              • Full Coverage

              Comments about bareMinerals MATTE SPF 15 Foundation:

              I really love BareMinerals.It gives me great coverge without the heavy weight feeling. The only thing I dont like about it ,is the price

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair
               
              5.0

              Natural Beauty Reflected

              By Cheryl sharing the love<3

              from Stockton, CA

              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
                • Mature Skin
                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about bareMinerals MATTE SPF 15 Foundation:

                I use the bare minerals cream spot corrector for my melasma then I use the bare minerals matte foundation over the top. It stays on all day and leaves my face feeling smooth, clear, and no longer oily.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium
                 
                4.0

                Love <3

                By SJ

                from Austin, TX

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Blends Well
                • Matte Finish

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Light To Medium Coverage

                  Comments about bareMinerals MATTE SPF 15 Foundation:

                  Love it, just wish it covered a tad more.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Medium
                   
                  5.0

                  A staple in my morning routine

                  By Heidi Q

                  from Katy Texas

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about bareMinerals MATTE SPF 15 Foundation:

                    What I love about this product you can use it for ANY occasion. You control the coverage. Considering how long it last, it is very affordable!

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Medium
                     
                    5.0

                    Wonderful make-up

                    By JCA

                    from Murfreesboro, TN

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Apply
                    • Goes On Smoothly
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about bareMinerals MATTE SPF 15 Foundation:

                      I have been using bare Minerals for about 10 years now, and I absolutely love it! I can't imagine going back to liquid foundation. UGH!!!

                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Medium

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                      • 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
                      • Q:

                        I currently use fairly medium, but with summer I'm getting a little color (not much!) should I move up to medium?
                        Asked on 5/26/2014 by becca from iowa

                        1 answer

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