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ORIGINAL Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15

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bareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation
 
4.6

(based on 9491 reviews)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (8371)
  • Lightweight (8255)
  • Blends well (7303)
  • Goes on smoothly (7236)
  • Good pigmentation (6126)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (785)
  • Doesn't stay on (564)
  • Poor coverage (223)
  • Causes breakouts (96)
  • Difficult to apply (96)

Best Uses

  • Light to medium coverage (5209)
  • Sensitive skin (4525)
  • Full coverage (4120)
  • Mature skin (3260)
  • Normal skin (3119)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (38), Normal (16), Dry (9), Oily (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (4490), Brand buyer (3769), Natural style (213), Classic style (161), Beauty conscious (43)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (5058), Fair (3948), Deep (130)

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5.0

I have been using this foundation powder for years & love it

By Atlanta lady

from Newnan, GA

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

    Comments about bareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation:

    This powder goes on smooth & has great coverage. I have used it for yrs. I like to use loose powder at home & the compact for travel in my purse. It covers so well, I hardly ever need to touch up.

    The only con about it is the container it comes in makes it a little messy to use & you lose a little of the powder when shaken out into the lid. I wish they would come up w/a better way to apply the powder so it isn't lost when applying.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    5.0

    Love bareMinerals

    By Beauty bar junkie

    from Bettendorf Iowa

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about bareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation:

      I love bareMinerals foundation! It is the only foundation that truly matches my skin tone . I have a yellowish undertone that's always been hard for me to match. I love how easy this is to blend into your neck area so there no "mask" look! I've been using this since it first came out and have tried countless others since then but nothing compares to this!

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      5.0

      best mineral foundation ever!

      By andrealynne

      from ohio

      Comments about bareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation:

      I tried the matte foundation first and thought I was in love with it but somwone recommended I try the original so I did and I love it! I use this everyday I have off since it is a little more time consuming than the BareSkin foundation.

       
      5.0

      Awesome classic

      By Lj

      from Scottsdale, AZ

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Great light coverage
      • Oil Control But Not Dryin
      • Water Resistant

      Cons

      • Can be messy

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Coverage

      Comments about bareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation:

      This product keeps my skin clear and really seems to improve it over time. I have worn it to bed without a problem, although I'm usually layering it with other skin care so I take it off.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      4.0

      Really good

      By Allie-cat

      from Owensboro Kentucky

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Coverage
      • Great for oily skin
      • Lasts Awhile

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about bareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation:

          Good

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          5.0

          I love this product and will continue to purchase it!

          By Dee

          from Houston, Texas

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • I Found No Down Side

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about bareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation:

          This product is a complete makeup process for me. The powder is smooth and requires little attention during the day and last as long as my day.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          5.0

          I will buy this product again

          By Gayle

          from Madison, AL

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Light To Medium Coverage

            Comments about bareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation:

            I enjoy using this product

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            5.0

            Healthy skin

            By nickia

            from Turlock, ca

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Poor Coverage
            • Pricey / Poor Value

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about bareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation:

            It helps with my acne issues, but doesn't cover completely. I don't like the case it comes in because you can't really get all of the powder out. I love that it lasts all day. I only get a little creasing at the end of the day.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            5.0

            Best Foundation Ever

            By CM

            from Chandler, Arizona

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about bareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation:

              I have used this product for 10+ years. It feels natural. It doesn't feel cakey or build up in creases. If I should get a blemish this product helps to clear it up. I love this product and have no thoughts of using anything else.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair
               
              5.0

              The ONLY foundation I will use

              By Budget Buyer & BareMinerals Buyer

              from Pittsburgh, PA

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Messy
              • Pricey

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about bareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation:

              I'm an acne sufferer at the age of twenty one, and had this condition since I was fourteen. And I definitely recommend this product to acne sufferers, also for healthy/clear skin.

              Less is more when it comes to this product. I need the tiniest amount of the powder, and I receive FULL, non-"cakey" coverage.

              It is best to prepare your skin before using any foundation. I personally exfoliate and shave my face before I put on my make up. You should find the results astounding- how well the foundation blends into the skin. The first time after doing that, I received my FIRST EVER compliment on my complexion!

              I recommend watching videos on how to apply
              BareMinerals.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium

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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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