Rated 4.15 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Purchased this a few...
Purchased this a few days ago, and it's great! For those that haven't tried it here's my take....it is very matte, so if you have oily skin you will love it. If you have combination skin like I do....you will still love it, just wear a little moisturizer underneath, I also wear a matte primer and it works well for me. It is full coverage but if you're like me and have some problem areas (hyperpigmentation) I just add a little more foundation to those areas. It's very lightweight for a full coverage which is a wonderful plus. Now because it has spf....it will oxidize, so before I purchased I tried on the shade that was a perfect match and walk around the store for about 15-20min to give it time to settle and oxidize. It definitely oxidized. So...I went a shade lighter in my tone. Ex: my shade was 25, but I skipped 24 because it's a cool tone, so the next warm tone was 23...and after it oxidized it was perfect. Make sure you get the correct under tone make a world of difference.
Most Helpful Critical Review Lasts all day, but hard to work with/looks cakey
I have very oily skin. More so in my T-Zone and at first I really liked the foundation, it wore so pretty the first time and lasted about 8 hours before needing a touch up. The second time I wore it, it started flaking (like peeling off) if I ran my hand across my cheek. It dries SUPER QUICK, doesn't give you much time to blend or work with it. It leaves a smudgy look in some areas if not blended correctly. As soon as I touched my face to itch my nose or pat a certain area, it came off. I primed, I set, I did finishing spray and it looked very cakey even when I didn't do that. You could see it all over my face and settled into my pores and lines. I'm 27 and don't have that bad of skin. It's defintely full coverage and covered all of my redness. This is for people without textured skin and needing a full coverage foundation. I mixed it with a little oil and water, it blended smoother but didn't last all day. I received this foundation for free from Influenster's BarePro VoxBox, this review is 100% my opinion of the product.
Reviewed by 3526 customers Best foundation!
cbarton98 from California
I love this foundation! Every time I try to switch to something different, I always end up going back to this one. I haven't used anything that looks as natural, is easy to apply, and is buildable full coverage. It wears very well and feels light.
Best one yet!
E from San Jose Ca
I love it, it's the perfect shade and matches me just fine! I would like to know why they don't carry my shade here though.. (19 toffee)
Perfection for my sensitive skin🤌🤌
🖤K🖤 from Atlanta, Georgia
My dermatologist actually recommended using bareMinerals for foundation and other base products(concealer, contour, etc.) because of the minerals and would be nice to my crazy sensitive skin and large pores. I've been using this foundation for about 3 years and I still don't plan on changing. I do want to fair warn that this foundation is medium to light coverage, at least from my experience, BUT this foundation has helped cover of any rosacea on my face which I find key in the foundation I use.
First liquid foundation
FirstTimer from Maryland
I was looking for my first liquid foundation after using the Bare Minerals powder foundation for 5 years. I have always had very acne prone skin. This feels very light weight while medium, but buildable coverage. I applied it with a larger, damp beauty blender. It blends easily and has a great shade match.
Best of the name brand bunch!
melangelic from Ohio
i've been using this foundation religiously for 2 years at this point— it's full coverage, not too drying (tarte's foundation, been there), not too cakey or dewy (KVD foundation, too faced, been there)— as far as well known brands go, I'd say this is the best foundation for the price. 'wouldn't exactly recommend it but you can even sleep in this foundation and your skin will be fine, it's so long lasting that it's a little hard to take off! if you have combination type skin totally give it a try.
I never write reviews, but..
Do it from Salisbury, NC
This deserves it. I have been a huge physicians formula foundation fan (still love it), but bareMinerals is better - my pores look smaller and my skin feels healthier. I haven't used the bareMinerals skin longevity yet with the foundation - but, I did use the bareMinerals bare haven soft moisturizer and bareMinerals primetime with the foundation. If you want some cheek color you can use bareMinerals bronzer "faux tan" with bareMinerals gen nude "strike a rose." both very natural with this color of foundation. If you are worried about greasy skin get a finishing powder to put in your t-zone (I use bella Pierre, translucent powder). Hope this is helpful!
Allie from Michigan
I was super hesitant to get this when an Ulta Beaty advisor recommended it to me because I've tried the bare pro pressed foundation and complexion rescue but didn't like them. But I'm so glad I got this because it goes on so smooth and easy. I also purchased the good hydration primer and used that with this!! Definitely recommend
I really like it
Gel from Ocala,fl
I didn't think I would like this because some reviews were not so great but i really do enjoy this foundation and it's a good mixer foundation also. It wears beautifully on my oily skin and lasts all day.
Monique from Las Cruces,NM
I've been using this product for about 4 years now, I've tried other products and nothing compares. It lasts all day without having to reapply, it's easy to work with, buildable, color fits me perfectly, I do however change colors for winter and summer. I'm close to my 40s so I have notice changes in my skin and this foundation still beats all my expectations!
I wanted to love it
Lingalew from Indiana
I wanted to love this foundation so much but ugh. It's just not it girl.
While it looks pretty and coverage is fair. By fair I mean it's medium coverage. It doesn't last all day and it does transfer.
I have super oily skin. While this foundation does stay looking matte all day. It runs off on my nose where my glasses sit. By the end of the day I have almost no makeup on my nose. It oxidizes as well and turns you orange.
It's a pretty foundation but it just isn't the "holy grail," ya know?
This foundation is AMAZING
Megan from Port Huron, MI
This is the best foundation I've ever used! The lasting power is insane. I've accidentally fell asleep a number of times without removing my makeup and it virtually looks just as good the next morning! No need to reapply throughout the day. I have used both a sponge and a brush for application and the sponge gives it such a smooth look. Color is spot on for me and does not change colors throughout the day
kate from ky
I do like how easily blendable it is, yet once it dries it looks awful trying put another liquid on top of it. It also enhanced my creases, especially my smile lines, immediately after putting it on. If you don't have rosacea this will look good, but I find myself having to go over it multiple times because it's super patchy
Great for Dry Skin, Combo Skin, and Eczema - Looks Flawless
Cat Lover Lady from St. Louis, MO
I am surprised this is only 4 stars. I have dry skin with eczema prone areas around my mouth and zone. I keep coming back to this foundation. It is non-irritating, hydrating, and provides a smooth finish without clinging to dry patches or lines. I also love that it is buildable with great coverage, all while the consistency of the foundation being just a little thicker than water (it's not thick at all, pretty nice and liquidy). Does NOT oxidize. Does NOT clog-pores (oil-free), I have NEVER experienced a break-out with this. And it is also gentle enough to sleep in if you forget to wash your face and fall asleep.
HOW TO APPLY IT SO IT LOOKS AMAZING: I know Bare Minerals recommends their Bare Minerals brush for this, but you don't really need that... I use a makeup sponge, and dot this foundation all over my face first, then take the makeup sponge and ***spread it on my skin as thinly as possible*** before adding another layer, also spreading it as thinly as possibly with a sponge if I want to do a second layer. Knowing how to apply it right (how I just described it) is really key. This foundation looks great alone, but looks even better with the Bare Minerals Primer OR Smashbox Primer.
Angie S from Marysville Wa
When I first got this, I was a little disappointed, because it's a little dry on my skin. But after returning it and trying others, it's what worked best with my psoriasis. No itching, irritation, caking, or making my wrinkles and pores look cavernous. It's long wearing and seems not to transfer (I fell asleep last night without washing my face and there's no makeup on my pillowcase). All the benefits make up for having to moisturize extra before applying it. At this point, it's definitely my go to.
Alyssa from Clearwater
I have been on the hunt for a good foundation for over a year now. I have oily skin with semi large pores. This foundation MELTED into my skin. I did not get oily throughout the day, it did not crease nor did I get any patches of separation from my setting powder. I bought 3 bottles just to make sure I had enough. Truly the best foundation I've ever tried and I will never use anything else.
absolutely regret not giving this a chance sooner
DragonFairy from Central Florida
I have been searching for a lightweight, long wearing, smudge resistant foundation since masks became part of my daily life. I thought this was just as thick and heavy as the others. I couldn't have been more wrong. This is extremely lightweight/breathable, and did not transfer onto my mask after 8 hours of on/off wear. I did need to blot/powder a couple times, but I'll take that over having to completely reapply every few hours!
Meh. Just ok.
clnapier from TN
I am very pale with pink undertones. Without a finishing powder, this is too light. even for me. (Fair01) It does not blend well with skin, but more paints over top of it. I use the bare minerals brush and it leaves brush strokes. I can even it out by using a finishing powder, but its not the best I've used by far. it is very liquidy, and doesnt cover well. I will use it bc it was expensive, but I won't buy again.
Great , natural looking foundation IF applied right
Mandy from SLO, CA
I am 52, a few fine lines and large pores, still oily. Thisis the only liquid foundation Ive ever liked, but it is a bit tricky to work with. It can look cakey and streaky . It dries fast. I apply it immediately after my moisturizer, and work on only one part of my face at a time (forehead/nose, right cheek,left cheek). If you do it this way, you only need 1 pump, it spreads nicely, and is very skin like (i.e.natural). It takes me under 2 minutes to apply this way. Looks good applied with fingers or brush It lasts 8 hours no problem. I notice it looks even better after an hour of wear. photographs beautifully
BRING BACK CLOVE 28
Tati from MakeupLand
Awesome foundation but they discontinued a lot of the foundation shades which was really unnecessary. The new shades are terrible. If anything, they should've kept the old shades and added the new ones to it, (if you want to talking about "expanding"). Bring back the discontinued shades.
Pretty good coverage
Lisa M. from Sacramento, CA
I use a beauty blender for this foundation. You can build a full coverage if needed and it holds up all day. I really like this foundation. I am not in love but I like it enough to wear every day.
Extremely matte- better for oily skin imo
BRV from Virginia
I have combo skin and this is WAY too dry for me :( I tried a hydrating primer underneath, and a hydrating setting spray, but still couldn't get it to look "natural". It does have fantastic coverage, and I know the bottle will last a long time. Holds up against humidity so that's nice, which makes it a good option for the summer when you're out and about. Glad they expanded their shade range too! The lightest color is a good match for me, and I have very fair skin with pink/cool undertones.
Sharon from Louisville Kentucky
I had to return it, because it was so bad. Did not blend out with a beauty blender or a brush. It was as bad as the Double wear from lamcone.
Love it!! ❤️❤️
Mischka from Oak ridge TN
Just got this a few days ago and I'm in love. It actually stays all day. Even when I'm wearing a mask for 8 hrs it never rubs off like every other foundation I use and my skin doesn't get oily at all. And bonus my skin actually looks great when I take it off!!!
Best foundation ever
Lana from Northern Virginia
I've tried everything. This is especially great for blurring large pores. It doesn't slide off and stays put. I'm so happy I gave this a try.
RN22 from Cleveland
I cannot believe this only has only a 4 star rating....I must say this is the BEST baremineral product out there! I have used the mineral powder (which I love) for years but decided I wanted to try a liquid foundation and THIS is IT! This goes on so incredibly smooth, it also applies so light and flawless that it leaves such a natural glow/look which I'm all about. I would highly recommend giving this a try if your looking for a more natural/ healthier foundation option you will not be disappointed!