Rated 4.36 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review This stick was "coming...
This stick was "coming soon" for a while but it's worth the wait. I'm familiar with foundation sticks but found they tended to be dry and hard to blend out. I use the Complexion Rescue in Opal 01 and it's nice, but more like a tinted moisturizer. I wanted to try what bareMinerals had to offer to use as an enhancer in areas that needed more coverage. It's perfect! This formula glides on the skin like a breeze and has a refreshing cooling effect. I use a brush to apply the Complexion Rescue and a flocked sponge to dab and blend the stick foundation on and around my nose, chin and jawline. I'm in my late thirties and went through 4 rounds of Accutane for adult cystic acne in my late twenties and early thirties. I have the added difficulty of sensitive and combination skin. I'm very careful with what I use on my skin since my acne is in remission and chose it based on its ingredients. I've haven't reacted to it after several months of use. I like the dewy finish and use it as and sometimes finishing my t-zone with loose mineral powder. It lasts all day and covers my acne scars without pulling orange. I turned to Jayne Iredale during my acne years but found her product line missing some elements I needed. bareMinerals has filled in those gaps wonderfully. Definitely recommend.
Most Helpful Critical Review I've worn this...
I've worn this foundation about 7 times in total, all on days that I've been at work. For reference, I work in a pharmacy. The temperature is always the same (FREEZING), and I don't really do a lot throughout the day that would put a lot of stress on my makeup. Here are my thoughts:
Application: the stick certainly applies easily without tugging. Its very creamy to the point where I feel that I have to blend it out with a brush, but its so creamy that I get brush lines and have to smooth it out with a sponge afterward anyway.
Finish: I wouldn't call this greasy, but it's EXTREMELY dewy. If you're oily, stay away. I'm pretty dry but its almost too much for me. I think it might also benefit from a pore filling primer underneath. I didnt use one with it, and whoa did it sink into my biggest, baddest pores like crazy. I did have to powder it or it wouldn't have lasted at all, as its way too tacky. Once lightly powdered it does still look nice, fresh, and glowy.
Coverage: there isn't much of it. I'm very fair and have a lot of redness, and unless I wanted all that redness along with dark spots and pimples to show through, I had to hit the concealer hard. I tried building it up but it didn't add more coverage, just made me start to feel a little bit greasy.
Wear time: I spent about 10 hours with this on my face during each wear. At about hour 6 it really started to wear away..and that's being somewhere that I haven't been sweating or doing anything strenuous. Not super long wearing, but with how dewy it is I wasn't really surprised. Some days it broke up a lot around my chin, some days it didn't.
Overall, I think this stick foundation is okay, but I don't love it. I don't like it nearly as much as the regular complexion rescue in the tube. I think this product is best suited for dry skin, that doesn't have a lot to cover up. I'll probably continue to use it for vacation days at the beach, or running quick errands, but it won't be my go to.
Reviewed by 3088 customers Not good for oily/acne skin
katelyn from Houston TX
Bought this from Ulta because it is really the only foundation stick they sell in stores. And Bare Minerals is a pretty reputable brand I would say. But this foundation made my skin SO oily. I thought it was just me until I bought a new foundation stick that doesn't even make my face half as oily as this one did .I was having to constantly blot my face at work it was awful!!! I have acne prone skin, and it definitely did not help out with that. Also, kind of had an orange tint to it. This product has good reviews so maybe it was just me, but i would NOT recommend this to anybody that has oily or acne prone skin.
If you want natural
Hodge from Santa Maria
I looooovvveeeee this for days I want to cover my freckles but look natural. It blends so nicely into the skin.
Has consistency of concealer but very sheer coverage
Novice from Chicago
I wanted a concealer and the store assistant showed me this. I didn't notice that it was a foundation stick as its consistency is too thick to be blendable imo. To be able to blend it, I would need to use a lot of product and end up super cakey concealer feel with very sheer coverage. I use this as concealer but it is not good at that. TBH I regret the product and how much I spent on it, though the color match is perfect. I fit the Ginger shade perfectly, and that makes it worth the money for me as that happens so rarely. But I definitely would not repurchase- I am going to find similar products in the same shade.
It was ok
May from Minnesota
It didn't really work that well
Stacy from Oneonta, NY
I'm a huge fan of BareMinerals to begin with. Goes on smooth, isn't cakey or heavy. LOVE this product and will definitely buy again.
shannib92 from lake forest, ca
goes on slick, makes my skin feel hydrated, and has the lightest dew for a nice finishing touch. great coverage and very easy to use. will be buying again!!
Mar C from Indiana
Very smooth, love it
ALL TIME FAVORITE FOUNDATION!
happyhealthyskin from SD
I've bought this foundation more than 5 times. I've lost count! I always need to have it in my makeup collection. It's not cakey at all! It's so dewy and feels so light on my skin. My skin can breathe. I've never broke out from this foundation before. It feels clean and soft. Like velvet on skin! I apply it on my face then use a few drops of serum to blend it out. Must have!!!!!
Km from RI
Super hydrating provides full coverage yet feels lightweight.
Better for younger generations / light coverage
Hannah from Texas
Product glides on smoothly but doesn't offer much coverage. I tried it on vacation and got sunburned easily because the SPF doesn't last-- makeup wears off quickly
Makeup Lover from Oklahoma
I love how easily this blends into my skin, almost like it melts in. Its super light, yet really adds a natural looking cover over any blemishes or dark spots. I have normal/oily skin and I just make sure I set this with a powder for a more finished and matte look. Perfect for everyday and also very buildable. I think I am on my 5th or 6th tube now.
Caused skin breakout
Senior lady from Douglasville GA
I have never had breakouts until using this product..it was disappointing because I really loved the coverage and moisture
It was ehhh
kiley from GA
I was so excited to try it and it was okay. The foundation sat on top of my skin and made it look like I had a lot of texture on my skin. It also made my pores huge. I rather have my colourpop pretty fresh tinted moisturizer than this.
nice finish, broke me out
tangor3d from chicago
this is a light coverage foundation that feels lightweight. the shade i picked matches my skin tone fairly well. i really like the natural finish, but i'm pretty sure it broke me out. i have sensitive, dry, and dehydrated skin. so those with sensitive skin might want to avoid this foundation.
Summer from San Jose
I've been looking for a good, lightweight foundation for awhile now and haven't found one for years. However, this foundation is amazing and is now my go-to! It's super light weight with great coverage. It's blends really well and is very buildable. Ends up looking super natural too! Will be buying this again and recommending it to others!
Will always be in my makeup repertoire!
Blingy from Missouri
I have very dry sensitive skin and feel like I found the holy grail! Redness is gone instantly and my complexion looks so natural. I am hooked on this foundation. Lasts a long time and I use it daily.
Love Love Love!!!
Celli Girl 👧🏽 💋 from New Caney tx
Best foundation I found never used a stick before but I'm loving it !💓💓 no clumps nothing glides and melts on your skin love it worth the money 🤩
I love this foundation
Val from Las Vegas
I use this foundation every day. It's so easy to put on, and it stays the whole day. It also looks so natural! For the people saying that it's greasy, I just put a little bit of translucent powder and it goes so beautiful.
Jen from IL
I have previously been using the complexion rescue gel but I ran out and saw this product so I wanted to try it! I've been using it for a couple of days now and I love it! It is very lightweight and similar to the complexion rescue gel, except it is less dewy than the gel. I found that the complexion rescue gel made my face shiny and oily at times and this has not done that so far! The only downside I've found is that it has taken me a little bit to try and figure out the best way to apply it. Currently I am using a beauty blender and that seems to be the best way to blend it in so far.
Lauren from NH
It's good when you first put it on, but after a while it starts to look super greasy and I have to take it off. It also comes off if you even touch it slightly. I like the stick form and it applies well, but it doesn't hold up.
not bad but not great
kaylee from california
the product is a little hard to blend if you're not extremely quick, it's not bad but it does kinda oxidize and i have yellow undertones and this is very orange. not bad for the price, you get a good amount of product but wouldn't buy again.
So happy I found this!
Jk from Wa
I've used the complexion rescue gel for years and now that I'm 42 I wanted a little more coverage around my nose and cheeks. I started to look around for a new foundation and nothing compares to complexion rescue. Then I discovered this! I use my normal complexion rescue gel then add a few dots of this where I want more coverage and blend with my fingers and it looks perfect! It's so creamy and blends so well I love it. I tried wearing the stick foundation alone and it is also great, but a little too matte for me. I like it a little dewier so I mix the two.
Lauren from MA
I was skeptical at first because I don't usually like foundations with SPF because they make my face feel greasy but this doesn't do that at all. I use Too Faced Primed and Poreless with this foundation and it doesn't get greasy and stays on all day. I've also found that my blush and contour look better on this foundation
ughhhh i wish they had this in my shade
jess from somewhere
I got the lightest shade opal 01 and its still dark :( this feels really nice on the skin super hydrating i just wish they made more shade ranges...
Love love love
Brynn from Kailua, HI
I was looking for a change from my super heavy foundation and I'm so glad I chose this. I have horrible Rosacea so I never go anywhere without my face absolutely caked. This foundation is amazing, it evens out your skin tone but is natural enough to where you can still see my freckles. You don't have to cake your face to cover your redness anymore and I'm so happy. Couldn't give it enough stars.