Rated 4.16 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Amazing foundation
I am completely shocked by how amazing this foundation is. I've been a EL Double Wear user for probably 20 years because I love a full coverage, transfer-proof foundation. However, the last few years, as I've entered my 40's my skin has become unquenchably dry. No matter how much I exfoliated, moisturized and primed, the Double Wear was just sucking the life out of my skin. I've tried just about everything that's come to market in hopes of finding a full coverage foundation that is long-lasting, transfer proof, comfortable to wear and non-drying, only to return them all and give up hope. This foundation fits the bill! It is a solid medium to full coverage and buildable without looking cakey. It covers my dime-sized patch of hormonal cheek melasma and dark undereye circles without the need for additional concealer. It's a thin, somewhat runny consistency so I was totally surprised at how pigmented it was! Not to mention, this stuff does not budge all day, and it doesn't make me look like I'm 10 years older than I am. My face does not feel tight, dry, oily or heavy wearing this. Goes smoothly over dry areas, doesn't make me oily in the t-zone, and wears like iron but feels absolutely weightless. The finish is definitely matte, but it's a natural matte as opposed to a super matte like EL DW or Kat Von D. For reference, I am light to barely medium, very yellow undertones and the shade Golden Nude is an absolute perfect match (NC20-25). I cannot even express how happy I am to have finally found my forever foundation.
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 3403 customers Perfect shade and looks so natural!!
Bri from Woodbridge, Virginia
I use a foundation brush for this product and the application is so smooth and easy. The shade match is perfect ( i wear natural) and it doesn't look like I have foundation caked on. Would recommend to anyone.
Very good foundation
Lulu from USA
This is a good consistency and perfect coverage, not too heavy, but medium so it covers blemishes.
Love it but
Jacna from DMV
I love this foundation because of a few things. The pros about this foundation is that the price tag isn't that bad for the foundation. Another pro is that it last all day I have literally wore this foundation in 90-100 degree weather. The best part is that it doesn't break me out and it's a matte finish for my oily skin ! You can't beat all those pros.
The only con I have about this foundation is that Around my mouth it looks a little patchy but all foundation do that to me. That's the only reason I gave it 4 stars.
There are some tips I also do have. My tip is use a brush for this foundation! Using a sponge works but in will give you light coverage. The brush will blend it better and give you more coverage. Using a primer with this foundation is a must. And working section by section because is Crucial because this foundation dries fast.
Adri from San Jose
One of the best foundations I've had so far. This foundation is full coverage and it isn't super thick, giving you a matte finish look. Gotta make sure to apply and spread quickly though because it does dry up pretty quickly.
I like this product!!
Z from California
I used to use bare minerals when I was younger just starting out with makeup, I used the original powder foundations. As I moved into my 20's and acne progressed I wanted more full coverage so I went for liquid. Although liquid isn't the best for acne, I've seen a lot of improvements since using this foundation. It's not the PERFECT foundation, I had a hard time finding my summer shade and picked one a slight too warm for me, it seems to oxidize a little orange sometimes because of that. But my acne has gotten a little better and this foundation looks good on my skin. It can be hard to blend sometimes and it can "sit" on the skin a little longer than most foundations so I would make sure you definitely prime, use a setting powder and setting spray for long lasting makeup. I apply with a damp sponge and get really good results.
Will not budge!
LLT from Atlanta, GA
I am a huge Bare Minerals fan and, up until now, have been extremely loyal to my powder foundations. Although I will always love the original foundation and the Bare Pro powder foundations, I was amazed with this Bare Pro liquid foundation. I am in Georgia in the heat of July and I can tell you it does not budge! My make up looks as good at the end of the day as it did when I applied it. It's amazing. I didn't give it a full five stars because it is a little heavier than I would prefer, but the wear is beautiful.
I love it but there is some things that I don't
Drea from A
I really do love this foundation. This my third time purchasing it. The only thing is you need to blend it quickly and make sure it doesn't fully dry when you put your concealer on because the foundation will come off it's weird. It does crease up around my mouth so you need to touch up after a few hours. Over alll I do love it because you can build it up to full coverage and makes your skin look flawless.
If you have dry skin like I do make sure to use a good moisturizer and primer.
Z from Chicago
I love this foundation!!! I'm a foundation junkie and normally I wear pretty heavy foundation. I've been breaking out from wearing a mask at work and thought I should try something more natural since I do have acne. I saw this was full coverage and it definitely is!! I don't have the brush but I apply it with clean fingers and blend it out with a brush and a sponge. The only thing I don't like about it is that it can be hard to blend sometimes, not sure if it's the method I use or what. I think I'll be purchasing the actual brush soon. My skin looks so much better though and my spots seem to be clearing up significantly since using this.
The BEST foundation EVER!!!
Maranda from Pinehurst, NC
First of all, I'm a makeup junkie. I've tried all brands of foundation and have never really found the perfect one for me. I used Estée Lauder Maximum coverage during the summer and had to switch to different brands in the winter or mix two different brands together in winter or fall months because EL's lightest color was not the right shade for me. I needed full coverage to cover up my sun spots but always felt my makeup was too thick. I also don't want to have to reapply my foundation during the day. W
ell after researching ulta's website to find new makeup I found this one. Went into the store a few weeks ago to purchase but the samples were not available because of COVID. They taught me how to "try on" makeup through their app and it matched my shade perfectly. I'm so in love with this makeup. Takes very little and looks so natural with full coverage. After using it a few weeks, my skin has actually improved!!! It looks radiant and my sunspots are fading somehow. I'll never try another foundation as long as they keep making this. 😍
So gentle on my skin
Amg from Charleston, SC
I love this foundation. I have very sensitive skin and rosacea and so many products flare my skin issues up. This foundation is gentle on my skin and does not cause any redness or breakouts for me. It is not too thick and not too thin. It glides easily on the skin and provides great coverage. It evens out skin tone also.
BEST FOUNDATION EVER
Would Buy Again from Los Angeles
This product is soooo gentle on my sensitive/oily skin. Since I was young, I had cystic acne, and my dermatologist told me to avoid using makeup. As nice as it would be to do that, it was impractical since I perform a lot, so he said to go to products that were oil-free. I have used all the foundations that are oil-free but this one has always been my go-to. It is cruelty-free and vegan, as well as super natural looking. I never need to use a lot, and the coverage is super great. I apply it with my fingers and blend out with a beauty blender. It is the holy grail of all foundations!!
My holy grail
IF from Mobile
it will last all day with UD setting spray. My skin is bit picky so it will have new break outs from almost anything, this is the safest foundantion what I ever tried with my skin. Buildable coverage to fool. REALLY HIDE PORES. I'm 32, doesn't settle in wrinkles.
The best I've found
Lily from Sc
I was hesitant at first because I've never used this brand before. Ive tried so many foundations including born this way and dermablend. This is the best I've ever used. I have mild acne and dry skin. This foundation covered so nicely and did not cake at all. It went on so smoothly and lasted the entire day. Im so happy I've finally found the perfect foundation for my skin.
Best long wear matte foundation
BrittGArtistry from Las Vegas, NV
I wear this during the summer months when my skin is severely oily. My makeup tends to separate in my t-zone. No matter what I use with what combinations I still get that separation. So when I wear this foundation my separation isn't so bad. I receive multiple compliments on my complexion when I suffer from redness and acne scars. But my skin appears flawless when I wear this.
Kat C from Bay Shore, NY
I love bare mineral products. I have tried several others to hide my red cheeks and nothing works. This finally did the job it goes on smoothly it stays all day. I do use a primer with it. I am extremely happy with this foundation. It doesn't leave my skin dry or flaky! I also use a finishing spray.
To be honest...
T-Rex from Salem, OR
I got this foundation because Bareminerals is one of my go-to's for face make up because it's so light and doesn't cause a lot of breakouts for me. I used the face powder in high school and it was easy to use and I didn't have to do a lot. However, the liquid foundation is not my favorite. It will not blend smoothly, I end up with bare patches after trying to blend it out. I have tried all the methods I know: dry sponge, moistened sponge, foundation brush, silicone "sponge" thing, and even my hands....I tried with primer and without! Nothing seems to work to help blend this stuff out. If y'all are able use this product on yourself then great but I find it not blendable.
Not full coverage
Lauren from Georgia
I would say this is medium coverage at best. I liked the shade but I would have to put on at least 3 layers for it to be full coverage.
Lo from -
I have very very oily and acne prone skin, and this foundation has become my new absolute favorite! After wearing it for 12+ hours it still looks like I just put it on. My oil stays under control all day too. I set it with the bareMinerals barePro setting powder compact and it lasts all day with minimal oil! I highly recommend this to anyone with oily skin. It also covers up redness from acne which is a huge plus! I have gotten multiple comments that it looks like I am not even wearing makeup. Highly highly recommend.
Great on Coverage but Heavy
Vanessa from Phoenix, Arizona
Loved this foundation but stopped using because it became heavy on my skin. I had wanted something full coverage for my redness and had been hoping it would wear well over my sensitive skin. However, while it gave coverage for redness, especially with Shape Tape over those areas, I started breaking out often and was told it looked cakey and heavy.
Joleebeauty from California
I absolutely love this makeup. I was unsure about the shade since I got matched on the online quiz, but it seemed to work flawlessly. My skin looks airbrushed!! My family was impressed that my skin looked so great! I will say towards the end of the day it looks a little flaky up close, but for the most part it's a great product for a good price.
Msmoshqueen from The middle of nowhere
I was skeptical. This foundation was suggested to me based on a quiz I took on the Ulta App. I have over 100 foundations in my collection and I have literally been searching high and low for my ride or die. THIS. FOUNDATION. IS. IT!!!!! Full coverage with an SPF, ultimate blendability, the staying power rivaled only by super glue, and great packaging. Honestly, I cannot say enough good things about this formula! I am ghostly pale, concerns include redness, OILINESS THE HOUSE, and pores the size of moon craters. This stuff takes care of all that and more! I always know I'm gonna have a snatched skin day when I use this! 1000000/10 would recommend to everyone and anyone with oily skin.
Sits on skin
Jayden from Iowa
Doesn't sink in to skin. Slides around and looks cakey.
24 hour wear
ERICA@~}~~}~~ from Washington, Pa
I love this foundation! This foundation didn't break me out! If I fell asleep with my makeup on It still looked good even the next morning! It dries really fast so doing contour is a little bit of a challenge, but still worth it!
Nothing can beat it
Kass from New Hampshire
I remember stealing my moms bare minerals when I was 12/13. I've always had problematic skin and last year I came across bare minerals again, and I have to say I'll never go anywhere else! I was using too faced born this way before and it was great but i could feel how much was on my skin, with this it covers amazingly and doesn't feel like there's a lot of makeup on! Covers all my imperfections ESPECIALLY when you use the powder and bronzer from bare minerals on top!!
It leaks when packing it for a trip
PunkBird from Gallipolis, OH
I love the soft coverage it gives without being too heavy. It also adds moisturizer. I seriously can't believe Bare Minerals would not test this bottle for leaks! Shame on you! Please fix this. There is no way to seal it wo leaking.