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 6745 customers I would buy this again
Hiddles from Princeton, LA
Great coverage, and lightweight on my face.
Always great coverage.
Shy from Oklahoma
always easy and great coverage.
Absolutely hate it. No coverage at all
Lisa from Fl
I normally use the Original formula but they did not have it. I want to return it.
Yes I would buy again
Cindy from Middletown, NY
I like the coverage and it feels like your wearing nothing on
LoveMyFace from WA
It made my face look so beautiful. I will definitely keep getting this product.
The only foundation powder I buy!!
Ms GA from Pocahontas, Arkansas
After I apply Bare minerals cream Foundation, Are use this light weight powder to pull it all together. It looks so natural and light. I have used this for 17 years!!
My go-to mineral foundation
Pamtheshopper from Fairborn, Ohio
I apply this foundation anytime I want a natural looking make-up that covers my dark spots and evens out my skin tones. Easy to use. Perfect for summer when my skin tends to be oily.
Gracie from Grapevine, Texas
It's so easy and quick to put on. It conceals my acne and oily skin so well too!! This doesn't even require me to put on concealer or anything else underneath it.
Jenny from Los Angeles
This was awful. I could not get it to look good on firstly. It looked so cakey and made my pores look HUGE!!! It was very shiny too.. not matte at all as it is called and then after I had it on for about 30 minutes the itching came and would not stop!! It was so itchy!! I washed it off and it stopped and then I tried it again to make sure it was this and yes it was! So yes I returned. I also noticed some cystic acne from this around my jawline.
Loss for words
Daisy from Los Angeles
I don't have bad skin, but I do have very oily skin and don't wear makeup whatsoever. I bought this to wear for a family photo shoot and I am at a loss for words. This foundation is AMAZING!! My skin looks sooo flawless and glowing, I can't stop starring at the mirror lol If I don't wear makeup, it's because of the timing and I can't ever find the right formula or shade. Using the match system on the Ulta app, i found what is literally the exact match of my skin. It goes on soooo easy and effortlessly. I'm just obsessed and will never look back now!!
Its a must for me.
Kl from AZ
I love this, doesnt cause acne and its easy and gives me the coverage i need. Nothing but positives all the way.
Absolutely love this!
Annmarie from Ramsey, MN
I have spent SO much money trying to find a foundation and powder that covers, but doesn't look chalky. I bought the original Bare Minerals but I felt it was too shiny, and it emphasized my pores and any lines on my face. So I decided to give the Matte finish a try and I am hooked! I no longer have to put primer all over my face, I only dab a little primer where my pores are. And then I apply this Bare Minerals Matte. The beauty of it is you can build your coverage. If you get the brush that goes with it, it makes for an easy application. I no longer have to use powder, and my skin looks much more natural with a really nice coverage. Just so glad I finally found a great product! Makes my skin feels so soft too!
Mel from New York
This foundation I was hoping to love since my friend loved it! It's a bit orange and makes it cakey and powdery on your face, but what do you expect of it's powder. Not too bad but I have dry patches and oily skin so it caught on my dry patches.
alien 4 from Oklahoma
like this covers good and light weight it looks natural
Cocorose from Oregon
This foundation is amazing, it feels really light but can have a good medium coverage without that cakey look you get with liquid foundation. This is gentle on my skin while still covering breakouts and redness. I recommend using it with the bare minerals foundation brush.
freespirit from North Carolina
I've used Bare Minerals foundation exclusively for nearly 13 years. However, I never bothered to change the color of my foundation. I noticed I was looking kinda pale even AFTER my full face was complete. I want online and used the color selector feature. The color suggested was one I would NOT have bought before but something had to give. OMGosh!! A different shade of foundation made all the difference. I LOVE the way BM feels on my skin. I don't plan to change a good thing.
Britt from Kentucky
I am NOT much into makeup, but just recently decided to go for it. First time I've ever applied foundation to myself and I loved how easy it was and how flawless my skin looked. I don't want full coverage and I was able to get the look I wanted with this foundation. It looks natural and very easy to apply. I do not like liquid so the powder was perfect!
Donba1 from Tampa
I would not buy this again. Color is too orange. I'll stick with Lancome.
My favorite powder
KO from Scottsdale, Az
I use this to set my liquid foundation that is also matte because i have oily skin and I've used this powder since when it first came out
Lisa from Columbus, Ohio
Have used Bare Minerals for years but I recently started dealing with more oily skin. I have currently been using the liquid foundation but I wanted to try the matte foundation to see if it could help reduce shine. Love it! Due to stores being closed because of COVID-19, I couldn't test for color match in-store. I took a chance and used the virtual try-on feature for the first time and got a perfect match!!! Very pleased!
Rating based on Ulta Try On App
Brittany from Ohio
I absolutely love the original foundation. It makes my skin look and feel amazing. I do have oily skin, or at least in certain areas, so I thought I would give the matte foundation a try. I do like the way it looks. Still makes my skin look good, just not as natural.
Now, I will say, I hated the color of this. I used the try on app... completely wrong color! It says this would be a good match for me.... it wasn't. Which I don't blame on the product, I blame on the app. So, my rating is more based on the app rather than the product itself.
Cystic Acne Sufferer FAVORITE but one thing...
Charlotte from Charlotte, NC
This is the only product that does not cause my skin to break out in cystic acne! My face does get a little itchy when my face starts to sweat. It's bizarre. It's not bad enough where I'm digging into my face but it is noticeable. I cannot use the original formula because my skin reacts poorly to talc so this is really the only foundation I can use.
Too powdery looking.
Tiffany from Oregon
The demo video states that it doesn't take a lot of this makeup to get on the brush, and to keep "buffing" it out and around. For me it DID take a lot to cover my natural facial redness. Perhaps I got a shade too light because after applying it, it looks like I'm wearing powder. Doesn't look like a matte finish at all. Won't be buying this again.
AlDav from Illinois
For so long I always thought powders wouldn't provide the coverage or look I was going for. I used BareMinerals for years then stopped for whatever reason. I've been using this while around the house during quarantine and I'm loving the coverage and natural finish it gives me. The SPF is another added bonus!
Natalie at the farm from In the humid south
Fairly med is more brown and yellow than I thought it would be.