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ORIGINAL Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15

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bareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation
 
4.6

(based on 9480 reviews)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (8363)
  • Lightweight (8248)
  • Blends well (7295)
  • Goes on smoothly (7230)
  • Good pigmentation (6119)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (784)
  • Doesn't stay on (564)
  • Poor coverage (222)
  • Causes breakouts (96)
  • Difficult to apply (96)

Best Uses

  • Light to medium coverage (5201)
  • Sensitive skin (4522)
  • Full coverage (4114)
  • Mature skin (3255)
  • Normal skin (3114)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (38), Normal (16), Dry (9), Oily (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (4486), Brand buyer (3763), Natural style (213), Classic style (161), Beauty conscious (43)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (5050), Fair (3946), Deep (130)

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5.0

Best foundation ver

By Nana

from Baltimore, MD

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about bareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation:

    Very natural looking--use all their makeUp products.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair
     
    5.0

    love this product

    By PAM WHO ENJOYS LIFE

    from BUTLER,PA

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • No cons

    Best Uses

    • Easy to apply
    • Full Coverage

    Comments about bareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation:

    Work in an OR wear a mask and bare minerals stays on great light on face covers amazingly I just love it!

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    5.0

    Great for sensitive skin!

    By Rene

    from Indianapolis, IN

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about bareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation:

      I wear it everyday. Most nights I sleep in it since I'm too tired to remove it then and I do not break out. Good stuff!

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      5.0

      Been using it for years. Love it!!

      By Tess

      from Algonquin , Illinois

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about bareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation:

            N/a

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            5.0

            Perfect! Looks natural!

            By Blondee

            from Fort Polk, la

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Pricey / Poor Value

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about bareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation:

            I love bare minerals! I always get great compliments on my complexion when I'm wearing it, and it doesn't cause acne. I also feel that it actually helps improve the over all condition of my skin.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair
             
            5.0

            Great product

            By Yelena

            from Sacramento

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Pricey / Poor Value

            Best Uses

            • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
            • Full Coverage

            Comments about bareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation:

            Good product, use it often.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair
             
            5.0

            My favorite foundation

            By picky shopper

            from colorado

            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

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

              Comments about bareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation:

              I have been using Bare Minerals for over eight years. I love it and recommend it to everyone.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair
               
              5.0

              Love it! It's all I wear!!

              By Gennine

              from Decatur, IL

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Full Coverage

                Comments about bareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation:

                I find that it covers well and feels light, not heavy. I will never use anything else but Bare Minerals!!

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium
                 
                3.0

                Good but expensive

                By Ko

                from Denver Co

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Blends Well
                • Easy To Apply
                • Goes On Smoothly

                Cons

                • Doesn't Stay On
                • Pricey / Poor Value

                Best Uses

                • Light To Medium Coverage

                Comments about bareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation:

                I like the product, however I wish it would stay on longer. coupons are horrible since you can't use it on over half of the store. Very disappointed and it's infuriating

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium
                 
                5.0

                Holy Grail

                By maigan

                from slidell, la

                Comments about bareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation:

                I love this so much i made my mother get one for herself. Has a nice full coverage and last all day.

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                • Q:

                  What can be used during the day to touch this up? I like to use a "foundation" as my base (apply one time) and then a light powder to take care of touch ups. I have not had any luck with translucent powders but I have not tried Bare Minerals brand either. I have oily skin in T-zone. I want coverage but want a natural look. Currently I use the complexion rescue with powder over it but I want to try something new. Plus the shade I use Natural is a bit too dark for me.
                  Asked on 7/29/2015 by sar bear

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  If medium beige is now too light and medium tan is too dark in the original foundation, is there a color in between that would compliment my skin tone?
                  Asked on 7/25/2015 by Suntan city

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  If I am in the shade c5 with Mac what would be my shade with this foundation.
                  Asked on 7/10/2015 by Jojo from Compton,ca

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  How can I keep this foundation from wiping off on to my phone, etc.?
                  Asked on 7/8/2015 by KK from virginia

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  Is this good to use on dry flaky skin. If not, what bare mineral foundation would you suggest?
                  Asked on 6/25/2015 by Rachel

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  Does this come with a brush or do I have to purchase separately?
                  Asked on 6/16/2015 by nemk

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  Does this product work well with oily skin?
                  Asked on 6/9/2015 by Kena from New Braunfels, Texas

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  In maybelline fit me matte+ poreless I'm a 228- what would I be ??
                  Asked on 6/6/2015 by Nat from New Jersey

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  I can't make up my mind between the colors: Fairly Light and Golden Fair. Which one is the lightest shade? The only foundation that really matches me, is the Matchmasters foundation in shade 1.0 by M.A.C. I have a very porcelain skin, but with a slight yellowish skin tone, however, the NC15 of Studio Fix and Pro Long Wear were too dark for me, so I'm not sure if i'm a neutral or a yellow.
                  Asked on 6/3/2015 by Blondine

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  I'm currently using bareminerals BARESKIN liquid foundation in Bare Shell 02. I'm looking to switch to the original powder foundation, but the current shade I have has a bit too much of a yellow undertone whereas my skin has pink undertones. what shade in the original foundation would best match? or would my best bet to be to go into an ULTA store and test colors?
                  Asked on 5/19/2015 by Kelly from Walpole, MA

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  I currently wear this in the shade W15, what shade is that? I noticed they are now listed as Fair, Fairly light, medium and so on and I'm not sure what shade to choose. Also, I've been wearing the mate finish for a few years but have noticed my skin is a little drier now, would you recommend switching to the non-mate finish? What primer would I use for either one of them?
                  Asked on 4/29/2015 by Red beauty from Houston, Texas

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    W15 corresponds to Light.

                    Both Original & Matte Foundations are formulated for all skin types, so either one can be used on dry skin, depending on which finish you prefer (Original = radiant, Matte = matte). For best results on dry skin, moisturize and/or prime prior to application.

                    Both Original & Matte Foundations work beautifully paired with any of bareMinerals primers! Primer helps to smooth fine lines and pores as well as to extend foundation's wear. bareMinerals primers:
                    http://www.ulta.com/ulta/a/BareMinerals/Makeup-Face-Primer/_/N-1z13p38Z26y4?categoryId=cat80020&ciSelector=leaf

                    Answered on 5/1/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                • Q:

                  I used the natural ivory tone with the maybelline mineral powder foundation. Which tone is closest to that for this product?
                  Asked on 4/12/2015 by Lana

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  How long does the 0.21 oz size last with daily use?
                  Asked on 4/9/2015 by Crystal from North Carolina

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

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

                    Answered on 4/10/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                • Q:

                  Is this powder or liquid?
                  Asked on 4/8/2015 by Lilly from US

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    This foundation features a loose mineral powder formula.

                    Answered on 4/8/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                • Q:

                  Hi i am using estee lauder double wear light in intensity 2. So what color of bare minerals original would be best for me?
                  Asked on 3/26/2015 by NATASHA from Croatia

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  which color of foundation is the lightest medium dark or dark
                  Asked on 3/16/2015 by JE

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  What is the difference between this powder and the MATTE powder?
                  Asked on 3/15/2015 by azbkey from AZ

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    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.

                    Answered on 3/17/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                • Q:

                  I currently use fairly medium c20. I feel that it's a little too light during the summer. What would be my next shade. I have red hair but it lightens during the summer months to a strawberry blonde color. I don't want to look like I've been using a face tanner dark though.
                  Asked on 3/7/2015 by Red head girlie

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  What is a good afordable brush that I can use with this?
                  Asked on 3/6/2015 by Melll from Chicago

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  Does this work for dry skin?
                  Asked on 3/3/2015 by honeybunny from Honolulu,HI

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    This product works well for all skin types including dry skin! For dry skin, we recommend prepping the skin with moisturizer and primer prior to application to ensure a smooth canvas. Try bareMinerals Prime Time BB Primer-Cream Daily Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 30, which serves as a tinted moisturizer, primer, and sunscreen in one, to smooth, protect, and perfect skin:
                    http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod6470091

                    Answered on 3/3/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                • Q:

                  If I wear Mac NC20 which color of bare minimal foundation should I choose?
                  Asked on 2/28/2015 by paecy from California,USA

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  What shade of the Bare Minerals SPF 15 Foundation goes well with the Bare Minerals Complexion rescue tinted hydrating gel cream - Chestnut 09?
                  Asked on 2/23/2015 by Mai mwans from Gainesville, VA

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  I usually use medium beige but haven't been tanning this winter and need to tone it down a notch. What would you recommend?
                  Asked on 2/15/2015 by Melody

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    You may prefer Light for Fairly Medium. We suggest testing both of these shades at your nearest ULTA store to determine which one is your best match:
                    http://www.ulta.com/ulta/stores/storelocator.jsp

                    Answered on 2/16/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                • Q:

                  What is the shade description of Golden Dark ?
                  Asked on 2/8/2015 by k from Florida

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    Golden Deep is ideal for dark-to-deep skin tones with golden undertones.

                    Answered on 2/9/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                • Q:

                  What shade of the baremineral spf 15 foundation works with bareskin#7?
                  Asked on 2/3/2015 by murrayhill

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    We recommend Medium Beige as your best match. This shade is ideal for medium skin tones with neutral undertones.

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

                  Is this the MATTE finish?
                  Asked on 1/31/2015 by Melinda

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  I wear natural in the bareskin what would be the closest match in the mineral powder? No Ulta near me.
                  Asked on 1/30/2015 by nikjack

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    We recommend Medium Beige as your best match. This shade is ideal for medium skin tones with neutral undertones.

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

                  Could I wear this product plain and by its self as my full facial makeup? I have good skin, but want to smooth everything over. Will this work for that?
                  Asked on 1/28/2015 by Bizzie Izzie from Charlottesville, Va

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    Yes, this product serves as a foundation/base to be applied all over the face.

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

                  What size is the product?
                  Asked on 1/27/2015 by Nat from Florida

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    This product's size is 0.28 oz.

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

                  If I use the bare shell in the bareskin which would i choose in this one?
                  Asked on 1/21/2015 by Beauty junkie

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    Fairly Light may be your best match. We suggest testing this shade at your nearest ULTA store, where we offer complimentary shade matching services:
                    http://www.ulta.com/ulta/stores/storelocator.jsp

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