Rated 4.12 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review My new fave!
Let's just start with the ADORABLE packaging! My nickname is Bee so this is particularly fun for me to carry in my purse. The clever design with a mirror and applicator tucked neatly below= genius. Now, for the AMAZING product! This mattifying powder does just what it claims. I have fair/neutral skin tone that is acne prone and combination. I have oily areas and dry, flaky areas and this powder is perfect for both! It helps absorb extra oil without being too heavy. It doesn't cake around my dry areas and it's easy to dust off any excess product on my nose, etc. This powder foundation works great alone on a bare face. It also works fabulously as a finishing powder after I have applied liquid foundation and the rest of my makeup. I love this powder and will continue to use it daily.
Most Helpful Critical Review Unfortunately Disappointed
I have always loved Burts Bees products and was stoked when all the makeup came out. I planned to switch my entire routine to all BB's products. I started with lipstick that I love and then bought the burts box to get a feel for all the makeup except the foundation. After loving all that I decided to purchase foundation. I purchased the liquid and the BB cream AND the mattifying powder. No matter what combination I use it makes my face look both cakey AND oily. Around my nose and chin will look super dried out and flaky while my forehead and cheeks are oily looking and it comes off very easily. I can't figure out how to make any of it look proper! By the end of my day my face looks super oily and splotchy and uncovered. I am so sad! I would love to use entirely burts products! They've got great ingredients and quality! Sadly I feel as if I've wasted a good chunk of money on the foundation though. It also makes me appear very pale. I am usually one of the lightest colors available but there's something about these tones that makes me look sickly pale.
Reviewed by 123 customers Acne prone skin heaven
Shelbyjune from OC
As someone who has had acne prone skin since I was about 12 year old, I have to say this stuff doesn't break me out at all. I love how it feels on my skin. It doesn't have a weird smell. It matches my skin tone perfectly as well. I'm very white and vanilla works perfect for me.
Love these natural products
Jperk86 from Eugene, OR
I love Burt's and Bees because the ingredients are more natural, I can't wait to try this and some of the other make up I bought!
Mmm92 from Atlanta
I love this powder! It's mattifying but also has a sort of glow. I don't like for my face to be flat and too matt....it just doesn't look natural. This one is perfect. It sets the BB foundation perfectly but I also like to wear it by itself.
Not loving this
Dana from CT
I love all Burt's Bees but I'm having a problem with this powder foundation. I bought it in 3 different shades because I couldn't find one to suit my coloring. This has never been a problem for me before with any other brand. I wanted it to work so badly because I trust Burt's products so much. When I did wear it, albeit unmatched to my skin color, it did however stay on well. I noticed a little bit if oil at the end of the day though. I would love to say I recommend this product but it's hard to tell when I looked so awful.
I did not care for color. Was not what I expected
Debba from Baltimore
Not dark enough.
Loratters from Chicago
You've got about 5 empty spaces where darker shades of this powder can go.
Love this powder!
SusieQxo from Lancaster, PA
I love this powder. I got mine in vanilla to set my foundation, and then I use it in nutmeg to bronze my face. I have a warm/olive skin tone and I think these colors work perfectly on me. I tried to use this powder as a foundation before and was not as impressed. I have a great deal of acne so once my face clears all the way up I will give it a go as an actual foundation. Till then it works perfectly to set my face!
Burgerlord from Arizona
Awesome product. Has a matt finish but does not look too cakey or dry if you use the correct amount. I recommend dabbing the sponge in the power not wiping, otherwise you could get too much product and then it could look cakey depending on how much you use. Only issue is the color range. I use shade vanilla but there should be more colors for people of color.
Drying and Flakes Off Fast
Bella from New York
Another disappointing Burt's Bees makeup product for me. I love this company but their makeup just is not great at all. This one, in particular, was super dry and made my face look crumbly all day. It also just did not last and crumbled away completely by the end of the day. Definitely will not try again.
Autumn N from North Carolina
I was excited to find a powder with good ingredients and a good price - but this does NOT look good on the skin. My skin is normal to oily and sensitive. This stuck to any dry patch and separated anywhere with even a small amount of oil.
The shade matches me perfectly, so it's a shame!
Skytitan from Long island NY
I am IN LOVE with this power!! It makes my skin look so nice! It goes on so easy and smoothly .I use my regular Moisturizer under it...and omg it's amazing...and it lasts all day...looks completely natural....and doesn't come off on masks that we now have to wear!!! I wear shade bambooi am a medium neutral skin tone..I have used Clinique, Bare Minerals, It cosmetics. Mac and more!!! Andi love love this more!!! I will never go back....I do not like a heavy foundation...I love natural looking skin and healthy skin....at 47 this is amazing. I also use Burt's mascara, blush, lip balm and gloss, face wash and Moisturizer....Amazingly beautiful
Maddiee26 from Minnesota
I'm not a big makeup person so I guessed on my shade but it was way off and customer service was amazing and helped resolve my problem quick and efficiently. I started with sand and realizing how extremely light it was I tried almond and it was a perfect match I am so happy !
SkyTitan from Long Island NY
I absolutely love this powder foundation!! At age 47 I was so AFRAID to try this...past few years powder wasn't good on my skin like years ago...But this is so pretty..silky..not cakey at all...natural...matches skin Perfectly!! Easy ..Love !
SO GLAD I TRIED THIS POWDER FOUNDATION!!!
JodyR from Irvine, CA
I usually go for a dewy look with Goodness Glows Foundation or Tinted Moisturizer since I am 66 with a drier skin. I decided to try this in Sand as I did the Foundation Finder on the website. I tried it over my Renewal Serum and Renewal SPF 30 Lotion and wow does it look fantastic! The puff it comes with is better than using a brush for me anyway. I do have a more matte look but love it in the warmer months and it looks so natural. It really covers the few freckles I have and I can use a Q-Tip to spot it on any flaw. It stays on all day and looks natural and polished and doesn't settle into my fine lines! I put a little on my eyebrows to make my Burt's Bees Brow Pencil last all day. I am a huge Burt's Bees Makeup and Renewal Skincare user. I used Clinique for almost 45 years and am so glad I made the switch to a more natural brand! Burt's Bees is the best!!!
So sorry it has to go
BC Girl from Houston
I love Burts Bees makeup. Great coverage and great on my skin, but as my family and I are making steps to be more eco conscience I can not bring myself to use a product that the container is not recyclable or refillable. It is such a waste, I will no longer use Burts Bees until they make steps to reduce their carbon footprint for our environment and the bees.
My new foundation staple!!
lizzy from New York, NY
I used to be a die-hard liquid foundation user, as every mineral/powder foundation I tried made me break out like crazy. However, I was looking for something with a lighter feel and coverage that was quick to apply, and this product is IT! So easy to apply and provides just enough coverage to even out my skin tone without looking cakey or creasing like liquid foundation. I have yet to see any breakouts after 1 week of wearing. I have very light skin but went for the shade "sand", as I get tanner in the summer. The color is a perfect match for my light skin and I may have to buy an even darker one for when tan, so I would definitely recommend going darker in color choice.
Would be nice....if they had MY shade.
Tangible Happiness from SF, California
This is just sad. Excellent formulation, but if you're a woman of color - forget it.
They do no have many (if any) shades to choose from. Cancelled Burt's...cancelled.
Tori from ohio
I've been using Mac powder foundation and I saw this recently and thought I'd give it a try. I am really happy I did. the shade I chose looks great and the coverage is just what I needed. There aren't as many shades so hopefully they will expand that.
Best foundation ever
Qing from Columbia, SC
I normally do not use foundation but BB cream. I love all burt's bees makeup products, so I tried this, oh my gosh, truly to how it states it would work, so lightweight, fresh, clean, oil free on my face. It feel so natural on my skin!
It's a no from me
Michae from Albany, New York
I was excited about this product as I am all for trying natural foundations that are mattifying. However, I was very disappointed when I used it. The first mistake was mine - I purchased the shade Bare, which turned out to be much too light for my skin, but I will say that there was no way to test out shades without purchasing the product. My deeper disappointment came when instead of mattifying my skin, this powder actually made it more oily. It started to break apart and become patchy on my skin. Definitely not worth the price.
Refill option please!
Chazman from Texas
My complaint isn't about the actual foundation, but the fact there is not a refill option. Please provide a refill for this product. I want to love it and use it forever, but I can't bring myself to keep buying a non-recyclable product that has a mirror and sponge I eventually have to discard. This goes against your landfill-free operations and goal to avoid over-packaging. Thank you.
Decent for the price
Divinechaos81 from Houston, TX
Pretty matte and the coverage is decent for the price. However, I am surprised that none of the reviews mentioned how much fall out there is with this product. By the time I finish using it in the mornings, there is product all over me! I guess it would be best to use it with a sponge or the applicator it comes with and not a powder brush. Other than that, it sets well.
Too dark for pale girls
Hm89 from Ohio
I got this in vanilla and it's way too dark for my pale skin.
BEST NATURAL FOUNDATION I HAVE WVER BOUGHT!
Savannahkay from Minneapolis, Minnesota
The price and quality for this is absolutely amazing for an all natural product! I have been searching all year to find something as nice and this foundation. I wish I would have found it soon!!! It's even a PERFECT match for my skin tone!!
Need more colors
Julie2728 from Midwest
I LOVE this but can we get something between Bamboo and Almond? Bamboo leaves a white cast (and so does vanilla) and Almond is too warm/orange....