Rated 4.52 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Pros/Cons and Pictures below !
My shade: Golden Dark W40
Skin Type: Oily with slight discoloration and acne problems.
I have been using Bareminerals products for almost 10 years with no switch in between. Bareminerals saved my skin. My experience with other foundations have been great when it comes to how I look when I put it on, but at one point it further ruined my skin completely. This product is light, and can be used for full coverage. I recommend this foundation for the regular grocery store occasion all the way to a glamorous photo shoot occasion. Bareminerals has mastered the art of providing you with full coverage without the look of having tons of makeup packed on. I often get compliments on my skin because 98% of the time people don't realize I even have makeup on . I constantly hear how awesome my skin is and how it glows. The best part is at night when the makeup comes off each day I use it my skin looks even better then the last day. I have used many of this brands products, and it's very hard to find one I don't like. I must also include I love that Bareminerals stands for diversity they listened when people complained about not having enough shade range, and currently it would be hard not to find the perfect fit with Bareminerals. This foundation will also last you what seems like forever.
OOOKKKAAYYY ! My cons currently only consist of more samples not being available. I feel this brand doesn't get the credit it deserves because most people don't have insight on the benefits of their products. I am currently wanting to do a video review of the different looks that can be created with this brand, because it's honestly the best kept secret. I know this is lengthy but I don't feel people get enough of what this makeup can really do for your skin.
Most Helpful Critical Review never again!
Lets just start by saying I have been using BE products for over 4years. Loved the original foundation but in the summer at times made me look to shiny. So I decided to try the matte version. The colors are slightly darker than the orginal. Coverage is much more sheer so I feel I would use a jar of this up much faster needing to use more to get the coverage I like. Felt heavy on my skin and my skin also felt tight. Did like the finish it left but after using this for a month or so it broke my skin out very bad. Pimples and lots of redness like my skin was burned. I will be going back to the original and will never ever put this version near my skin again. So if your skin is sensitve I woul be very careful about this matte version.
Reviewed by 6790 customers I personally prefer the original version
A from US
This is okay, but I like the original version better. If you've been using that and change to this one, it's important to know that the shades aren't the same. I needed a different shade in this than I do in the original version. I also think that the original actually has a lot more coverage. You can also layer it more without it causing your face to look flat or unnatural too. This is a decent product, but I think that for most people the original will work better.
Best lazy day foundation
Amanda from Maryland
I usually wear a full face most days I love using this to give my skin a break
Essential beauty product
FG from Los Angeles
Gives lovely even toned coverage and protects skin with built in SPF. Never leave home without it!
Boo from PA
I love this foundation, you can achieve the desired coverage. you have to learn to work with it. I get full coverage and looks flawless and more flattering as the day goes on. don't give up! this is a beautiful foundation.
Would not buy again
Ro from Tenn
I like the original better!!
Love this product!
Felese from Charlotte. NC
I use this product every day as a concealer and love the results.
Changed how I do my makeup!
Heather from New York, NY
This foundation really surprised me! I am so used to putting on full coverage thick foundations that I never thought that bare minerals could be right for me. I have acne and acne scars and I've always gone for the full coverage look but since my skin has been clearing up I wanted to consider something more breathable and like a second skin. I have to say that I wish I used this foundation years ago! It is so comfortable and gives me enough coverage. I haven't built it to be full yet but I would say I've gotten medium coverage out of it and it's lovely. What I will say is that the foundation is not super matte that you would get from a liquid but it ends up making my skin look nice and dewy by the end of the day! I used to get so much more separation and oiliness with other heavier foundations. I will consider a concealer from this brand for added coverage. I have no regrets! I'm sticking to this stuff!
Liesal from NH
Love this foundation! I did have to watch a few makeup tutorials on how to apply it online and it was very helpful as I had no idea how little of the powder you need each time. I bought the application brush they sell to go with the powder and it's worth it. You really have to buff it into the face for a couple of minutes. Buffing it gets the powder to turn into a cream. After 30 minutes or so my face looks more flawless and just naturally healthy. It feels good on your skin too.
I will definerly buy this product again
Billie from Kansas
Flawless coverage perfectly matches skin tone. Helps hides flaws while providing spf skin protection.
Love love love
Lauryn from MI
Looks like "barely there" makeup, stays matte all day. Makes my skin look amazing! I switched to this from wet foundation a year and a half ago and could NEVER go back
Em from St. Louis, MO
I wasn't sure what color I needed and used the online shade finder and it worked perfectly. It blends perfectly onto the skin and with the mineral veil creates a flawless finish. I haven't had the opportunity to give it a full test run on a full day of work and social activities (Covid work from home!) hence only the 4 stars thus far, however I anticipate it will meet my expectations. My skin looks great AND natural with this product....you can't really tell it's on....it just makes my skin look better.
Holy Grail for Combo Skin with Rosacea
Hoosier Beauty Lover from Indiana
This is the **only** foundation that will last all day on my combo skin and cover my rosacea...and trust me, I have tried every mineral foundation on the market. For me, it works best directly over Paula's Choice Resist mineral sunscreen without a primer. I do use a setting powder over the top (usually Lancôme mattifying setting powder).
Where is the coverage?
Amber from Iowa
I have been using this for a month and can't get the coverage past light. It does not build at all. I have used several brushes and it makes no difference. On several occasions I have spent 10+ minutes trying to build and no one has time for that. Also, the small amount on my face does not stay matte for more than two or so hours. I thought BM would have better coverage than Maybelline SuperStay Powder foundation, but that is not the case. Will stick with Maybelline.
Only foundation I use
Shelby from Missoula Montana
I have sensitive skin and a birthmark on my face and this foundation works great for me. Doesn't irritate my skin and goes on very nicely.
I would definitely purchase this product again
Sunflower from Queens, New York
This product is great for when you want to look natural however you also want to put on a bit of makeup. However you do need to touch up a couple of times during the day.
I would not buy it again
Hoss13 from Gilbert Arizona
They don't have any colors that are neutral light very pink or yellow. Very messy gets all over everything
This is great stuff
The Denise from Phoenix
This gives good coverage without settling into large pores
I love my bare minerals makeup
Sassy from Sherwood, AR
I've been using it for 5 years and never used anything else.
I've been using for 10+ years
Adi from CA
My mother first bought me their starter kit when I was 15 and new to make up. Now I'm going on 27 and this product is a staple in my makeup routine. I have very sensitive and oily skin, and this is the only foundation that does not cause me to break out. It's very breathable and buildable, and it doesn't feel like I have a pile of makeup on. Bare minerals you have a lifelong customer!
Good coverage, but not matte
Beach Hippy from Virginia BeCh
My face gets really oily from wearing a mask at work, so I thought I would try this even though I prefer more natural brands that BM. (Alima Pure, Juice Beauty)
I purchased the neutral ivory and it blends flawlessly into my skin. It looks super natural. The issue I have is that I am just as oily with this than the Alima Pure foundation I have worn for years. I do think this has more staying power though, so I will continue to use it.
For reference, I do use a finishing powder over top of it. Sure, I could use an oil control primer, but as I already stated, I prefer more natural options and I like for my skin to breath. (I use Juice Beauty's Antioxidant moisturizer.)
I love this product
Gayle from Bowling Green, KY
I use this product every day!!
I have used product for years!
Linds from Gadsden, AL
I have used Bare Minerals since it came out! It is the right amount of coverage and easy to apply!
Great foundation powder
Nichole from Middleton, MA
This foundation powder doesn't clog your pores. You'll have a nice even look that looks natural.
Pleasantly surprised with the natural look and coverage.
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Max from El Paso TX
This "buildable coverage" would require quite a bit of product in order to achieve desired coverage. This product also comes in a small container, so to build to desired coverage would take alot of product. I really wanted to like this because I like their pressed powder, but returned it as I did not notice a difference with this makeup as far a coverage. I used with the BM brush and the tarte brush and no difference. I'll just stick with the pressed powder which gives me better coverage than this did.