Rated 4.06 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Amazing Foundation
I tried this as an exclusive at Ulta. I'm so glad the BM store now offers it too. It makes my skin look literally flawless. My complexion looks amazingly smooth. I recommend going to a store near you to find the right match. It took only 5 minutes for me to find a match by testing out a streak on my jawline and neck. I've tried many many foundations and this is the first time I got a perfect color match. I had issues with powders in the past where they would get cakey or make my skin look dry or streaky. This one doesn't have that issue and it lasts all day. You can choose to dust a light layer or you can layer up for more coverage. If you are combination skin type like me, I recommend using a mattifier beforehand in the t-zone area. This will help the foundation glide on more smoothly without the caking. I'm so glad this product came out because I was using Complexion Rescue™ Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream, which is amazing, but takes a lot of effort to apply. This is much easier for my fast lifestyle. Using the new skincare system (which I was really reluctant to switch to at first) kept my complexion really smooth and clear so applying a thin layer of makeup is all that is needed. I used a regular buki brush and it does create more waste so I think I'll try out the core coverage brush to see if it's better. I did take away a star for the talc ingredient. Otherwise, it's nearly perfect.
Most Helpful Critical Review Skip this one...
I can't tell you how much it breaks my heart to say this but I am disappointed not only in this foundation, but in the Bare Minerals brand for compromising their beliefs in making it. I have genuinely liked all Bare Minerals foundations and have been using them exclusively for over a decade. I gladly use strictly Bare Minerals products on all my clients and have converted 8 people to the brand. The Bare Minerals brand always meant quality ingredients, no suspicious or unnecessary ingredients, helpful protection from the sun, and coverage that is buildable and looks incredibly natural. Not only does this foundation have no SPF, but it contains talc! The Ready SPF 20 foundation proved that you can have a great-looking pressed powder foundation without sacrificing quality. The fact that this is replacing Ready makes me genuinely sad. To add insult to injury, Bare Minerals no longer makes moisturizer that contains SPF in it either, so you can't even compensate for the loss of the SPF in the foundation that way. The coverage of this is also medium to full, so if you want light coverage you're out of luck if you want a Bare Minerals pressed foundation now. The same is true if you prefer a natural finish foundation like the Ready foundation as opposed to this being more matte. The good things I can say about this foundation are it is smooth to apply and your skin's texture looks smooth with it on. The foundation does last a long time as well. On the whole though, if you are a Bare Minerals devotee like me and love the original principles the company was founded on, skip this foundation. I'll be giving this one away.
Reviewed by 2944 customers Just Okay
Missy from mass
It's okay. Too me it's only light coverage so if you are looking for medium to full coverage, make sure it says full coverage. My first experience with Bare minerals was in 2007 and I loved it, but of course different products. I would probably try another bare mineral powder foundation but only if it says full coverage, then at least I can alter how much I put on since I don't wear foundation on a daily basis.
Love the product and definitely I'll keep buying it.
Emi from Lebanon, OR
Easy to apply.
Go to for daily wear
Sherry from Lehigh Valley area, PA
I do not like wearing foundation or the time it takes to apply foundation. For me this product is perfect! I use a small foundation brush which helps to apply quickly & with light coverage.
Yes very happy with it.
Debersue from Denton Tx
Thanks for your help. Will buy this again. So easy to use and your skin feels and looks amazing.
Definitely buy again and again
Hoss13 from Gilbert Arizona
Amazing coverage and looks so natural and leaves my skin flawless and radiant. Easy to apply with brush goes on in seconds stays all day long . I have very sensitive skin this don't make my skin irritated at all. Glad I invested in buying this amazing. All skin types can use it
Nothing special really
Babybird87 from Tulsa
To me it's just like any other powder. Meh.
The perfect foundation
Lichibugg from Beavercreek, OH
I use a thicker foundation brush to apply this on my face. It blends very well, and I love how it doesn't make my face look cake-y and greasy. It's a great alternative to liquid foundation if you aren't a fan of the feel of liquid foundation. It also felt light on my skin, and it made me feel beautiful without feeling too over-the-top.
My go to
Caroline from Ohio
The coverage is amazing for it being a pressed powder. I have awful skin- acne, redness, dark spots, scars, etc and this stuff really covers everything up while still looking natural!!!
Jen from Oregon
Perfect shade, great coverage.
This is my 4th time buying this product
A Grandma from Las Vegas
I had been putting it on "dry" but lately I have dipped my brush in a little bit of water and it seems to spread
Not the same product
Kelsey from Wilmington NC
I have used this product religiously for the past few years and I have to agree with the reviewer below that something is different. I have never had any issues with even coverage but with the new compact I just bought I'm doing my same routine, and every time I've used it, it goes on super streaky. I don't know if it's the color specifically (golden ivory) but to see if it was just me i used the color I had been using (golden medium) and no issues with that one. I love this product and I'm so disappointed!! It almost seems like it's drier than the other ones I've used. Hopefully this is a one time thing.
Love Porcelain 0.5
BareMinerals Loyalist from Kentucky
First off this foundation is amazing. The coverage is perfect and I love that it comes in a convenient compact. Additionally, the new shade Porcelain is perfect for my fair skin. I've been hoping that BareMinerals would add in a shade like this!
Looks so natural
Becca2298 from Kentucky
I wear the shade Porcelain 0.5 and I am in love with it. I have waited so long for BM to make a lighter shade and this is absolutely perfect. The formula is great, it looks so natural on my skin and gives me a healthy glow. I also recommend using the core coverage brush from BM, as I have found it works the best for full coverage! I hope you guys love it as much as I do!
I can't go without this powder!
Jen from Williamsburg, VA
I actually use this after my undereye setting powder and it's perfect every time!
I liked. Would buy again
Xtina from Oxnard ca
I use this every day. Love
My favorite foundation!
Tami from Las Vegas, Nevada
I use this daily to give my face even skin tone and to cover blemishes. Makes my skin feel silky smooth and applies smoothly without caking and helps wrinkles look less noticeable.
Did they change the formula?
Christina from Hershey
I've used this product for the past year with no problems but I just purchased a new powder and it looks terrible on my skin. Super chalky and really clings to the dry patches and textures parts of my skin. I don't know if they've changed the formula or if I just got a bad batch but I'm very disappointed
I will buy this again
Shorty from Bean Station, Tn.
As I said I love the way it looks and makes my skin feel. I do wish I had gotten the next shade up though, a little too light...
Cr from San Diego
I love this
Natural and light
Laa from Texas
I have been using this foundation for years. I probably only have to buy it two or three times a year because you don't need a lot. Looks very natural once you find your right shade.
Lou from Fayetteville
Great Foundation! I have been searching for a good powder foundation since too faced stopped making Cocoa Powder foundation. I love it. No break outs and feels like I'm not wearing any foundation.
My favorite Finishing Powder.
clnapiet from TN
I dont use this a foundation, but I do love as a finishing powder.
I would buy this product again ❤
Maggie from Rancho Cucamonga CA
Makes my face look smooth
Mlnyc10 from Nyc
My skin is dry in the t zone area and this does not work well at all. It's easy to apply, but unfortunately the finish makes my skin look very dry and makes the creases especially near my eyes more visible.
Brit from Philly
I've used this before but took some time off using the Mac studio fix powder foundation. With more time at home during COVID it seems like my skin had developed a distaste for heavier makeup. I chose this as a lighter alternative and something that would feel healthier on my skin too. So happy I went back to this powder!! Just as light and smooth as I remember. I tried it on as soon as I opened the Ulta box and it doesn't even feel like I have makeup on. I'm usually a 4.5 in the Tinted Gel Moisturizer and I went with a 10.5 Linen in this, I could have gone a tiny bit lighter but it still looks great and I'm usually a little more tan anyways. Love this stuff!!