Rated 4.02 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Oh Wow!
I have been a BM fan for well over a decade. And their products just keep getting better. This radiant veil is amazing! It minimizes pores and fine lines in my 30-something face, it makes my complexion look absolutely flawless, and it creates a smooth surface for applying foundation etc, meaning I use less product for a smoother finish. If the product also delivers all of its protective benefits then every woman should be using this product. Warning: there is a slight odor/perfume but I like it. I also have extremely sensitive skin and have had no problems with this product. Buy this now!
Most Helpful Critical Review Not good
I bought this product last week and I am highly disappointed with it. Following are the reasons why -
1. Not at all suitable for tan/dark skin
2. Not suitable for oily/combination skin
3. Has a very unpleasant smell
Unfortunately I can't recommend it to anyone with my skin tone and type.
Reviewed by 213 customers Wish I had ordered sooner!
mgee14 from O Fallon, MO
I passed this up when it first came out, after trying a tester at the store. I'm not sure if the tester was bad, but it was very dry and cakey, so I passed. I decided to give it a try recently and absolutely love it! I put it on under my makeup and it controls the oil in my t-zone for hours. I don't use much, and I can see where other reviewers are coming from when they say it can be drying and/or cause a white cast on the skin, but I just use a little bit and it agrees with the oily areas on my face.
Excellent for every day wear
Ravensgirl from Baltimore Md
I usually think that bare minerals is for a younger crowd than my 60 years but I have found many products here that work well for my skin. I love this product as it makes my bare skin look fresh and unblemished. It has a slight coverage to it that is matte and perfect for every day when you don't want to use foundation. It is great under masks has the foundations seem to wear off onto the masks.
Gross smell (from both 50ml tubes I ordered)
AAll from NY
I was very excited for this product: mineral SPF that provides all the protection my skin needs (pollution, blue light and UV). I've been searching for similar products in the market and had high expectations. At first glance, the finish is quite nice (not too pearly or sparkly in a super young kind of way) and it glides on easily for a mineral SPF. What really immediately threw me off though was the gross smell. I cannot put my finger on it but it's a mix of wet dog and Durian fruit. I.e. it's pretty nauseating and not at all what I would expect from a moisturizing SPF. The smell is truly unacceptable and I am surprised I have not seen any other recent comments about it. I have never experienced this with a product so I do not believe this is a symptom of my skin reacting with the formulation.
@Bare Minerals, are there any fragrances in here? What could be attributing to this off-putting scent?
I will keep using the products because I was irresponsible enough to order two of them without first trying them out. I hate putting product to waste so at least I am comforted by the fact that this is protecting my skin...
Does not dry down, leaves a white cast
Veka from Arizona
I wanted to love this because I'm a big BareMinerals make-up fan however.... this doesn't go on easily, doesn't dry down once applied and leaves a very noticeable white cast. The BM mineral powder (original) doesn't apply well over top of this either. A total fail in my book. I own other sunscreens and primers that are 100% better than this one.
Great alone or mixed with foundation!
Sarah W from Gainesville, FL
I don't wear this product every day, but like the Complexion Rescue tinted moisturizer, a little goes a long way! I use this on weekends and my days off for sunscreen when I don't feel like wearing my Complexion Rescue tinted moisturizer (just one pump covers my whole face). On days that I do wear makeup, I have started mixing about half a pump of this product with my tinted moisturizer, and the result is a perfect sheer to light coverage! I wear 2 different shades of tinted moisturizer, depending on how much I've been in the sun, and this application works best for me when I use my darker shade (although I have used my lighter shade as well).
Great combo of moisture and protection
amandacapp from Philadelphia, PA
This goes on a bit like sunscreen - but it also provides moisture to my skin! I wear it under everything, whether I'm doing a full face, tinted moisturizer, or going au naturale, this is always on my face.
Bianchi51 from Antonito, CO
After trying a sample received in my auto- shipment, I am hooked! Love the sun protection and the soft glow it leaves on your skin. I use this daily under my Complexion Rescue tinted moisture.
Hate it from Sterling VA
I wanted to try this product since it had so many good reviews. I have dry skin and was hoping this would make me look more dewy. It does nothing for my skin other than make me look pasty white. Goes on like sunscreen, is hard to spread, and sits on top of the skin. Ugh
I would give it a ten if I could!
RMAP from Boca Raton
So I asked the young salesgirl in Macy's what she had under her foundation to make her skin so flawless. She answered that it was Complexion Rescue. My sister laughed at me and said, "of course her skin looks flawless... she is 30 years younger than you!" Well, undeterred, I bought it anyway. I love this product! I have tried tons of primers... but nothing make my skin as smooth and flawless as this. I put it on top of my usual skincare (not sure if that is how it is intended to be used, but I swear by it!) and follow with my foundation....
Love this product!
tespo1 from undisclosed
I use this under Barepro powder and it is perfection! I have combination 55 year old skin and it gives a smooth base to the powder. They blend together perfectly and last all day! It doesn't feel heavy or oily. Please never discontinue either item!
KerriM from Texas
Just love this. I am 58 and need extra moisture and this does the trick. Love the protection also!
chica2 from UT
Knowing that I tend to have oily skin, the store rep recommended that I don't use this product, but she gave me a sample to try it anyway. She was right. Even when I use toner and Vital Power Infusion underneath, this product causes acne every time I use it on my face. I'm just going to use the rest of the sample on my arms this summer until it's gone.
This broke into little spots all over my face
Doss from Stanford, CA
I so wanted to love this do-it-all-in-one product and especially since it solved one of the problems I'd been having which was a sufficient moisturizer without clogging pores. However it broke into tiny spots all over my face upon application. So sad!
Trial and error
phan601 from PA
At first, I used this product as a primer, which seemed to be the intended purpose. It did not work at all. Makeup caked all over, and it looked awful. After a while and some research, I found out that sunscreens can be drying (which on already dry skin doesn't help!). I found that when I used it in combination with other products, its performance was far superior. For priming, I always used a moisturizer underneath, add the Defense on top, and then use Prime Time. For everyday wear and sun protection, I like my Sunday Riley CEO cream underneath with this on top. Once I mastered the combinations and blending into my skin, the results were MUCH better. I would buy this again, as it gives skin a healthy, filtered glow alone, or with makeup.
Needs more love!
Beauty from Pa
This product needs deserves more love! I absolutely hate sunblock and hate Most of the ones I've tried, including high end and natural brands. This is the only one I where that I truly feel protected and stays on, has kept my skin clear (I don't wear makeup often) and is easy to blend. And I love that it is mineral sunscreen rather than chemical. I always have it on hand and wear it daily.
JL85 from AZ
Been searching for years for a sunscreen that protects and plays well with makeup. This has actually replaced all my "primers". Such a fabulous product. Sensitive acne skin approved. Holds up in AZ heat.
Evened my skin tone with a nice matte finish
HollyHock from Portland, OR
I received a free sample with my last order and I was pleasantly surprised. This made my skin tone nice and even, with a little glow and a perfect matte finish. I have oily fair skin and this really gave my skin a nice finish. I loved it so much that I just ordered a bottle of it. I require SPF daily on my fair face and this is pretty much the product I've been looking for.
Perfect combo w/my serums
f7677 from Boston, MA
I got a larger sample of this in my last order, so have been using it for a couple of weeks now. I use the Ageless Genius and Skinlongevity serums, but didn't have a moisturizer I was using consistently with them. This is perfect for me, because it adds SPF and blue light protection to my skincare routine, and I'm not that into full coverage foundations. The Radiant Protective Veil offers good moisturization while the subtle color/shimmer does just enough to even out my skin tone and look more put together. Plus, my face feels great! This will be a permanent go-to. For reference, I have very fair skin that is super dry in New England winters. I also use the cleansing oil to combat dryness.
Added fragrance...really, for shame.
Angela from Buffalo, NY
Love the product, it would of been a great staple, until after I owned it a while, I noticed the very fine print at the bottom of the ingredients and found "fragrance." It's 2020, girls have enough artificial ingredients in our skin care and make up routines...why add more? I never buy anything in skin care with artificial color or fragrance...I just didn't notice this one, guess I expected better from Bare Minerals. I don't care how little a fragrance, it's still fragrance-I don't know what's in it. How can they say it's non-acne causing, how do they know their added fragrance won't irritate my sensitive skin? It's funny, when you read their description for their tinted gel moisturizer, the advertised "fragrance free" like it's a big plus, along with listed all the other good stuff they do to keep the products more natural...while they just turn around and dump it in throw product? You'd think with the name "Bare Minerals" it implies everything you need and nothing you don't need...we don't need artificial fragrance? It's funny a product that's designed to ward off pollution from your skin...adds more pollution to your skin. Crazy waste, could of been great product.
Not for brown skinned people
cthowell from undisclosed
The sunscreen goes on white, despiter being tinted brown, leaving colored or toned skin looking pasty and white. Even after being rubbed in. Wouldn't recommend for a person of color. I'd only purchase again if this is fixed.
Best Mineral Sunscreen Protection with Benefits
Janhardent from San Francisco
The sunscreen ingredient blocks both UVA and UVB more effectively than the other products since it contains BOTH Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide! I also needed it to be a hydrating product, which I find also effective.
The texture of this lotion isn't liquidly or creamy. It doesn't readily melt into your skin but instead, kind of feels like it leaves a layer but not in a bad way. Maybe that's why they described it as a veil. It actually seems like makeup would hold well, so I use it as a primer. It's not shiny or matte, it's radiant, also as described.
This lotion would have been perfect if it wasn't for the missing tinted factor and allowing it to double as a light makeup. I was really hoping it would be the one and only product I use before going outside.
With the need for some coverage, I also purchased Original Loose Powder Foundation. For my combination skin, it doesn't seem to dry out my chin area which is the reason I have not used powder for years.
It really seem as if this lotion creates a layer between my skin and the outside element, retaining moisture while blocking everything else out. Highly recommended!
Like the luminous effect!
Carolyn54 from Daytona Beach FL
I bought this last year and I like the way it dims the age spots and broken capillaries on my cheeks! When it seems to lighten my foundation, I put it on my chest. Then I don't have makeup on my camisole.
My skin loves this product!
Mamafrack from NH
I received a sample of this with an order for loose powder foundation. I soon realized that my Bare Minerals loose powder foundation was going on much better (I had been using a different SPF) and looked better. And although I am older, I still get breakouts....but my skin was healing! I've used this product for about a month and I am a fan of this product for everyday use and always in conjunction with BM foundation. My skin looks and feels better. I am not put off by any smell...sometimes smells citrusy.
Not right for me
Shoo from Northern California
While I love the texture of this on my skin, it leaves my warm medium skin looking pink and chalky, and my makeup actually looked worse than without it. I'm going to return it and the search continues for the perfect primer...
Micki73 from Wisconsin
I'm now on my second bottle. I absolutely adore this primer! It keeps me moisturized, protected, and gives me a nice glow underneath my foundation! My makeup stays put all day with this stuff. My favorite, and it's a wonderful multi-tasker!