Rated 4.15 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 3431 customers I love the feel of this
Mandy from Metairie, Louisiana
I skin feels light and looks smooth like it's not even there. Nice coverage and I even used less concealer then normal
Perfect match, soft and silky
Shannon H from Rensselaer, NY
This is the first time I've ever been able to find a foundation that matched my skin right out of the box. I normally have to mix two or three colors to get it to match my skin, but not this one! The formula is also very soft to the touch and lasts a very long time. Highly recommend!
LOVE LOVE LOVE
Autumn from Washington
I struggled for soooo long to find a good formula foundation that had a good shade for me but this has been AMAZING!! I don't think I'll ever use another foundation.
I really wanted to love this
Madi from St. Louis, MO
I really wanted to love this. I currently use the It Cosmetics CC Cream and it can feel heavy and drying. A friend recommended Bareminerals BarePro Foundation. I love the way this foundation feels, it is light and I does not transfer. However, it is NOT full coverage...not even close and basically just didn't do what I needed it to.
Kara from NC
I am not impressed with this product. For some reason I have bought this 3 times consecutively, when I should have found something else. I have very oil skin so that is why I chose this. After it is applied, it almost looks chalky when you look close and not smooth and even. Also on all three bottles the tube that sucks the foundation up through the bottle has broken off about a month after use and then I have to turn the bottle upside down to get it out. I bought Clinique today, so hopefully I will be happier. This BareMinerals foundation needs some more testing done to get it to a better consistency.
Shade range is horrible..
Britt from Morristown, NJ
What a shame..this has the potential to be a good foundation, but the current shade range is horrible. I purchased Truffle 29 which is advertised as warm, but it was actually this weird, dull, almost muddy color. No true warmth to it at all.
natalie from madison,al
i've used bareminerals powder foundation but recently switched to this and omg it's my favorite. it looks so natural and pretty but doesn't look cakey and gives some nice coverage. i've only put on one layer tho so i'm sure it's buildable. a lot of people say it's not a matte finish but my skin is so oily and it's a decent matte just so slightly dewy. definitely would recommend.
Love the finish. Not too matte and not too dewy
NurseCassidy from Pittsburgh, PA
This is my everyday foundation. It is medium to full coverage. I apply it with a sponge so it is more of a medium coverage but it builds up fine and does not look cakey at all. I use a loose powder to set my under eyes and my T zone because I have combination skin. The only con is the pump does not last long. I have been through three or four bottles and I always end up having to pour the foundation out because the foundation gets stuck inside of the pump and makes a big mess.
Love this foundation!
Brandilouwho from Illinois
I have very oily skin and usually foundations seem to melt off no matter what I do. This foundation stays in place even without a setting powder (though in the summer I use a setting powder). I did have to use two colors in order to match my skin tone.
No longer wearing well on my face.
Rachel from Raleigh, NC
I gave this product 5 stars awhile back, but it's no longer wearing well on my face. I'm wondering if there was a change in formula? Now, I'm having to work a lot harder to get a good, smooth look. It's going on more cakey, and I am experiencing a lot of separation on my nose, and more settling into fine lines, despite starting with a well moisturized and primed canvas. Again, I can get it to look pretty good, but I am having to work a lot harder on application, and it's overall having a drying affect on my face. It used to hold up all day for me, but now, as the day progresses, it looks increasingly worse (even with a setting spray). I have now switched to IT Cosmetics CC Cream after using BM Barepro for 2 years, and the IT CC is perfect for my dry skin.
My go-to foundation
Jessa from USA
I've been using this for a year now and it has become my go-to foundation. It's very lightweight yet still full coverage. I use with setting powder and it gives me a nice matte finish which I need with my oily skin. It does oxidize a bit, and eventually it does separate a bit but I can usually get a full work day in with minimal touch up.
EverydayNaturalBeauty from Wisconsin
I have been using BareMinerals loose foundation powder for years and recently switched to this looking for a change. I can't say enough good things about this!! I got help to color match my skin tone and it looks flawless! I have a lot of red blotchy spots on my skin and my skin has never looked so even-toned in my life! I apply this with a makeup sponge after using BareMinerals primer and it works like a charm.
Not to mention the 24-hour longwear is not a joke! I've had so many foundations feel like they're melting off my oily skin which has not been the case here at all. It stays put all day and feels like I'm not even wearing makeup!
Will definitely be buying again!
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.