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bareMinerals MATTE SPF 15 Foundation
 
4.5

(based on 4329 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (3763)
  • Lightweight (3637)
  • Blends well (3062)
  • Goes on smoothly (3015)
  • Matte finish (2992)

Cons

  • Doesn't stay on (404)
  • Pricey / poor value (378)
  • Poor coverage (200)
  • Difficult to apply (80)
  • Causes breakouts (76)

Best Uses

  • Light to medium coverage (2143)
  • Sensitive skin (1894)
  • Acne-prone or oily skin (1830)
  • Full coverage (1713)
  • Normal skin (1072)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (1914), Brand buyer (1668), Natural style (213), Classic style (129), Trendy style (40)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (2233), Fair (1854), Deep (122)

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5.0

Nothing compares

By the runner

from San Jose, CA

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about bareMinerals MATTE SPF 15 Foundation:

      Bareminerals mineral matte foundation really is the best makeup out there. I've been using mine since I was 14 (now 20). I have tried other foundations but always come back to this one and there's really no point in getting something else because this is just the best there really is.

       
      5.0

      the best

      By torrie

      from Las Vegas, NV

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about bareMinerals MATTE SPF 15 Foundation:

        Really take the time to blend.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        4.0

        Kinda love it but not quite

        By Leelee

        from Houston, TX

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Doesn't Stay On
        • Too Greasy

        Best Uses

        • Light To Medium Coverage
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about bareMinerals MATTE SPF 15 Foundation:

        I use the foundation everyday. I have combination skin so I have to reapply just one coat during the middle of the day. Despite that I absolutely love. I probably won't buy it again, I may try something else that won't let my oil through.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Deep
         
        3.0

        ehhh

        By Bri

        from Lexington, KY

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Easy To Apply
        • Lightweight
        • Light weight
        • Nice coverage

        Cons

        • Not matte
        • Too Greasy

        Best Uses

        • Light To Medium Coverage
        • Normal Skin

        Comments about bareMinerals MATTE SPF 15 Foundation:

        I love bareminearals original powder but always hated that it left me looking oily after a few hours of wear. I was SO excited when I saw the matte because I figured that the one issue I had with the original had finally been fixed; I was wrong. I personally couldn't tell the difference between the original and the new matte formula. If you're not prone to looking like an oily mess after a few hours then this might be great for you. It just didn't cut it for my skin.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        4.0

        Barely a complaint!

        By J Ru

        from Bethel Park, PA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Light To Medium Coverage

          Comments about bareMinerals MATTE SPF 15 Foundation:

          I have been using mineral powder for some time I decided to try this brand. The Ulta consultant helped me select the best shade and I have been very happy with the product.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          1.0

          Cakey

          By Jazz

          from Houston

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Matte Finish

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

            Comments about bareMinerals MATTE SPF 15 Foundation:

            I was optimistic but was disappointed since the colors are not the same as the Original Bare Minerals line...they are lighter than the Original and it cakes on my face.
            I had to stick it thru as my location ALWAYS runs out of the original Golden Tan.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            5.0

            Great!

            By michelle

            from orlando fl

            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
              • Light To Medium Coverage
              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about bareMinerals MATTE SPF 15 Foundation:

              great product, need very little. touch ups only after strenous activity or a very long day

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              bareMinerals believer

              By BasicMakeup

              from Washington DC

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Blends Well
              • Easy To Apply
              • Good Pigmentation
              • Lightweight
              • 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:

                BareMinerals is the best foundation I've found. It doesn't cake or form creases on my face, and I use it year-round. The only drawback is the price tag. Every time I run out, I wish it was more affordable!

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium
                 
                5.0

                I would buy this again

                By Mary Ann

                from Helena, MT

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Coverage is great

                Cons

                • No

                Best Uses

                  Comments about bareMinerals MATTE SPF 15 Foundation:

                  Coverage is great

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Medium
                   
                  5.0

                  bareminerals

                  By dada

                  from high springs, fl

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Full Coverage

                    Comments about bareMinerals MATTE SPF 15 Foundation:

                    Love,Love it

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Medium

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                    • Q:

                      oil-free?
                      Asked on 2/25/2015 by Terry from United States

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        Yes, this product is oil-free.

                        Answered on 2/26/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      Hello I was curious in trying this product as it would be my first time and was wondering if I need to wear anything else with it? Is it basically a cream and powder in one? Normally I'll wear my BB cream then a little powder on top. So does this product act as the 2? Also should I use a primer and if so what kind do you recommend?
                      Asked on 2/9/2015 by Amber from United States

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        MATTE Foundation is a loose mineral powder foundation. We recommend applying it to moisturized skin for best results; primer such as Prime Time is optional, since this foundation provides up to 8 hours of wear on its own! Setting powder such as Mineral Veil is also optional; if you have oily skin, you may prefer to use Mineral Veil over top and apply throughout the day as needed to absorb excess shine.

                        Answered on 2/10/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      I live in Arizona and it gets like 120 over here in the summer, will this make up easily sweat off?
                      Asked on 2/6/2015 by Dani from Az,US

                      1 answer

                    • Q:

                      What kind of brush do I use to apply this foundation to a full coverage?
                      Asked on 2/6/2015 by Daniella from Ca,Us

                      1 answer

                    • Q:

                      I have used medium tan during the summer in this product. I was matched instore and purchased bare latte 11 brightening serum. What color should I order in this for my winter complexion?
                      Asked on 2/4/2015 by Chris from Florida

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        We suggest Medium Beige as a suitable wintertime shade for you. This color is ideal for medium skin tones with neutral undertones, and it can be tested at your nearest ULTA store:
                        http://www.ulta.com/ulta/stores/storelocator.jsp

                        Answered on 2/4/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      I have very fair skin with freckles and auburn hair. Which one would look more flattering for me, the fair or the fairly light? Also should I purchase the matte or the plain one?
                      Asked on 2/1/2015 by Catie from Massachusetts

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        Fair is ideal for porcelain-to-light skin tones with cool undertones. Fairly Light is ideal for porcelain-to-light skin tones with neutral undertones. We recommend testing both shades at your nearest ULTA store, where we offer complimentary shade matching services:
                        http://www.ulta.com/ulta/stores/storelocator.jsp

                        Both Matte and Original are formulated for all skin types; Original features a natural, luminous finish, while Matte features a matte finish. We suggest testing both to see which you prefer.

                        Answered on 2/2/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      I am prone to acne and have really oily skin. I'm not really a make up person but some days I feel as if I need to cover up some spots on my face. So my question is will this cause me to break out even more cause I have really sensitive skin? And I'm not used to wearing foundation
                      Asked on 1/27/2015 by simone

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        All bareMinerals products are formulated to minimize skin irritation, allergy and discomfort. All bareMinerals foundations and facial moisturizers are tested to ensure that they have no potential for comedogenicity (won't clog pores). Because this foundation provides buildable coverage (sheer to full), it is ideal for those who are new to using foundation!

                        Answered on 1/28/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      I'm confused - is this product a powder or more of a cream?
                      Asked on 1/25/2015 by Jackie from Northbrook, IL

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        This product features a loose powder formula. You will find, however, upon application, that it has a blendable, almost creamy feel.

                        Answered on 1/27/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      How long should a container of this foundation last?
                      Asked on 1/23/2015 by Va from Middlesex, VA

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        bareMinerals MATTE SPF 15 Foundation lasts about 4 months with typical daily use.

                        Answered on 1/27/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      How can I tell which under tone I am?
                      Asked on 1/20/2015 by Sheila from Maryland

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        We recommend visiting your nearest ULTA store for a complimentary shade matching service to determine your skin tone and undertone and your best matching shade:
                        http://www.ulta.com/ulta/stores/storelocator.jsp

                        Answered on 1/26/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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