Rated 4.06 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Amazing Foundation
I tried this as an exclusive at Ulta. Iâ€™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. Iâ€™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 doesnâ€™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. Iâ€™m so glad this product came out because I was using Complexion Rescueâ"¢ 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 Iâ€™ll try out the core coverage brush to see if itâ€™s better. I did take away a star for the talc ingredient. Otherwise, itâ€™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 2864 customers Wasn't for me
Kay from NC
It was hard to blend but I'm not used to using a powder foundation. It made my face look ashy and I moisturized beforehand. It wasn't for me so I returned it. Really wanted to like the product.
Ivory 02 has ruined this product.
emmajean from Oregon
Changing the shades made it impossible for me to continue using this. Champagne was replaced with Ivory 02, which is a terrible option for true fair yellow skin. It's a cool orange. If you can find a shade that works for you, you'll be thrilled with this formula! However, if you're fair and yellow, or maybe even a true neutral, please swatch first because they seem to have eliminated options for that skin tone.
Did not work as expected
Breezy88 from Pennsylvania
I have oily skin and so a foundation that helps absorb excess oil AND stays put all day is what I was looking for. This one made all of those claims, but unfortunately did not work for me. After wearing my skins was abnormally oily by the end of the day AND there was no "stay put" on my face. It would rub off on anything. If you are oily...this actually might not be right for you. Also, it smelled really strong and funky. The one thing is that it does apply beautifully with a powder brush and it looks nice right after application, but then the oil starts happening.
Bring back Dawn!
A New Dawn, lol from MI USA
I used 02 Dawn for about two years but it has been discontinued. It was a great shade; it really did seem to adjust to my skin tone. It was a neutral, maybe leaning slightly warm, which was great because most foundations are too pink or too yellow for me. I can't use any of the other shades — 01 Fair looked too white (and I'm very pale) and 04 Aspen is too dark. 03 Champagne was also discontinued but it was very yellow.
Please bring Dawn back. It could be the new #03!
As for the formula, it isn't perfect. My skin is oily and the oil starts coming through within two hours. But, it doesn't break me out as many foundations do, it feels cleaner than others, and the coverage is medium buildable and more natural looking than others I've tried.
Carol the creative from Danville Ky
This product lasts a long time and can be applied in several ways.
Sophia from St Louis, MO
Goes on smooth. Not drying
Star from Oregon
This powder is lightweight while still providing great coverage. It doesn't get cakey and keeps the shine away.
KR from Stolen Land, NC
Used this with my daily products, i.e. concealer, color corrector, primer. It was very drying on my skin after I moisturized and didn't blend well around my mouth area. At the end of the day it had rubbed off in my T Zone area and I had used a setting spray to help lock it in. I'm also not accustomed to using a powder foundation.
Baba from Scranton PA
I use this foundation all of the time. Stays in and looks natural. Love it!!
Definitely buy this again
Hoss13 from Gilbert Arizona
Put face primer on then let it dry then take brush use the powder foundation going in circles until done . Looks beautiful covers my red face all day long night live in hot Arizona does not sweat off looks natural and have me confidence back .
Ulta's customer service is amazing
dani from South Carolina
Great service. I got a shade too light "Ivory" and was able to exchange it for "Natural Light". Very nice i was able to do that even after testing it out... thanks ulta
Not light enough
Broke_beauty_ from MetroDetroit
I have very fair neutral skin and I bought this thinking it wouldn't pull pink on me. Not only was it too pink but it was too dark too. I returned it the next day.
I would buy this product again and again
Diane from PA
Love the convenience of found powder foundation.. finally found one that doesn't look dry!
great product for normal/dry skin
Jillian from florida
applies great with the sponge it comes with! looks geeat on normal/dry skin! doesnt look like makeup!
Molly Shelton from AL
this is my first bareminerals powder and I love it!!
Mimi from Cottle rd
This is my favorite by far! Excellent coverage and quality. Little expensive but worth it
NeysaTT from Philadelphia, PA
I love this micro mesh formula. It wears well throughout the day. Feel barely there on the skin. Does not rub off especially with Evian spray. I use the Bare Mineral Brighten Primer because it's oil-free and works well with formula. I set it with Bareskin Minerals Veil.
Darlin from Trinity
Friendly Salesforce. Good selection. Clean store.
ghotstuff74 from Orlando
I love this product and been a BareMineral gal since my 20's, now I'm almost 50! It's great for an everyday look that is gentle to skin. Only thing is I wish it had sunscreen in it like the loose powder.
Doesn't cake up or settle into lines and it's great for your skin too!
Best powder foundation I've tried!
Tiffany from Modesto, ca
I've always been a MAC lover and now this is added to my everyday collection!
I love this product
Drea from San Diego
I always use a primer. I really love this product, it blends in to my skin so well and makes it look perfect. It's fast and easy to use!
I HAVE BEEN USING BARE MINERALS FOR 15 YRS
A Grandma from Las Vegas
I started using Bare Minerals off the infomercial when they first came out and as I aged I wasn't getting the coverage I used to get with the pods so I asked an Ulta rep and he suggested the Barepro...it seems to do the trick
and doesn't "fly" as far as the pods did as I am not swirling a powder and tapping.
Love Bare Minerals
Tiff from NY, NY
Great for mattifying and providing coverage especially on hot summer days
I would definitely buy this product again
Mom from Edinburg TX
Since I'm working at home I use it everyday instead of liquid makeup and I love the coverage
Like it, very natural looking
Sunshine from Fla.