Rated 4.64 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review I've been using this for 18 Yrs; I'll Never Switch
I've been using the Bare Minerals Original Foundation since 1999 and I will never switch back to a liquid foundation or a different foundation ever again. Since 1999 I can say that I've had a handful of breakouts--it that. I have health issues and I often find myself sleeping (taking naps or sleeping overnight) in my makeup and, like I said, it has RARELY caused a breakout. So basically, I can sleep and sweat in it and not have to worry about clogged pores. I think this is the best foundation on the market.
Also, I think this is the most natural looking foundation on the market. I get a lot of compliments on my skin. Part of it, I will admit, is due to genetics. But the other part is due to the Bare Minerals Original Foundation. Once you find your shade, people won't know you have foundation on. Oh..it'll cover your flaws..but it won't be obvious. Your skin will still look natural looking. That's how good this foundation is. Trust me! And it doesn't take much either to get the coverage you need--so this stuff will last you a long, long time!. I love this stuff!
Most Helpful Critical Review BareMinerals RUINED my Skin: PLEASE READ
Back in January, I started using the BareMinerals Original Foundation. I was hooked, instantly! Super easy to apply plus it felt great on my skin! Shortly after starting this foundation, I started experiencing horrible breakouts. I'm not talking a small pimple here and there during your period. I mean those under the skin, painful cysts. Because of these embarrassing pimples, I continued to buff this stuff into my skin, more and more each day, watching my acne get worse. Unaware that my new foundation could be the cause, I continued using this for a few months, still getting horrible cysts. My doctor prescribed me Epiduo AND and oral antibiotics. NOTHING was working. Finally, I decided to do some research into BareMinerals. I was shocked when I found page after page filled with information on why this is some of the worst stuff for your face. Type in "BareMinerals causing acne" into Google and do some research. I urge everyone to look up the facts about this foundation before buying it, ESPECIALLY if you have sensitive, acne prone skin (mica and bismuth oxychloride are used in this product). Bismuth oxychloride is a known skin irritant, which is funny because the reason I tried this is because the brand markets itself as all natural with no skin irritants! Don't make the mistake I did. Now that I've discontinued using anything BareMinerals, the cysts have decreased dramatically. Don't be fooled with this stuff!
Reviewed by 13931 customers HAVE USED IT FOR YEARS AND STILL LOVE IT!!!
Gg from USA
I have been using this powder for a few years know and it works amazingly. It had great coverage but doesn't look cakey at all, even when used with a foundation underneath.
Zeba from louisiana
Used this with different types of brushes and still left like a dark cakey patches on my face.
I will buy this product again
Paula from KS
I have tried other products, but always come back to base minerals.
Kayem from Missoula, MT
I LOVE this. I've always been skeptical about powder foundations as I have dry skin. But I'm obsessed with this. I find that it even looks more luminous than liquid for me, and if has improved my skin sooo much not having pore clogging makeup on everyday.
lucy from south carolina
i always get the original in the winter because i have combination skin that is dry in the colder months and super oily in the summer, and this foundation makes my skin look moisturized and is pretty full coverage but doesn't look cakey at all either! (if you apply it right)
Frenchiemama from Tacoma
I am sold on this foundation. I am in my 50s and love how this foundation does not sink into wrinkles and emphasize them like other foundation. it makes my skin look so smooth and soft and I don't have to use very much. It also feels light on my skin. I do not feel like I am wearing foundation, yet my skin looks great.
This is my favorite makeup.
Susie from Irving, tx
Amazing for Oily to Dry skin!!!
T from Maryland
The color matches perfectly and leaves my skin not feeling suffocated compared to some of the liquid foundations I've tried. I would highly recommend this product for those who have oily to dry skin! Love it!
Auds from Madison
I received a sample with another purchase. I didn't think I would like it, especially for dry winter skin, but I was happily surprised. I've actually been using it more than the BB cream I originally bought. Nice coverage and doesn't dry out my face. I'm happy I received a sample because I never thought to try it before. I have a feeling I'll be buying this once the sample is up.
Looks nice if you have flawless skin
Jen from CO
The areas on my face that were blemish free looked airbrushed and beautiful! This foundation settled beautifully and looked so buttery and smooth on those areas. However areas with even tiny bumps or scars were emphasized and the foundation settled in an odd way that made these spots stick out more. I followed what another reviewer said and used the ulta buffing brush and it did work well in getting a lot of coverage. Despite that, the coverage still wasn't great. Overall not terrible but not my favorite. I'll be returning.
I use over mac face & body
Rahhh from NJ
How I love to use this luminous gem is to apply mac face & body foundation (n5 all over and n3 under eyes). Then I use the nars radiant concealer in ginger as I like a more golden tone under eye, I use very little as the foundation isn't full coverage so it looks weird to have super full coverage concealer. Then I use this in medium tan, using a big fluffy brush I lightly sweep over my face. The face & body is extremely luminous and so is this. So it doesn't ruin the finish it adds to its beauty. Finally, I use a long slender fluffy brush and go in very lightly with this in medium - a lighter yet still pinkish shade - where one would place highlight (under eye area, cheekbones, center of forehead and chin etc). After a little bronzer where blush would go my skin is GORGEOUS!!!!! Lit from within! I use some setting spray after eyes/brows/ lips.
I always come back to this one
Jenean from Maryland
I love this foundation. The trick is to use the Bare Minerals Beautiful Finish brush to blend, blend, blend. This feels very comfortable on my sensitive dry skin. Make sure to watch Shelby Wilson on YouTube for excellent tutorials on Bare Minerals application.
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jan0329 from savannah, tn
Bought this for a gift for Christmas
Julianna89 from Berea, KY
After reading all the great reviews, I expected great things from this product. Unfortunately, it made my skin super oily and it looked shiny all day even with the use of additional powder. It also settled into pores and fine lines. Basically I looked awful while using this. I ended up returning it.
Jessie from the Block from Orlando
I really like this foundation. I have sensitive, oily skin so I was drawn to this product since it's a powder and only has 5 ingredients. I have to build up the foundation to get the coverage I want but it builds nicely and evenly. This is the only foundation I've found that doesn't have a face mask imprint when I take my mask off. This is my new go to foundation.
This is the best foundation I have ever used.
80sbaby from Marion, NC
When I have a pimple or a blemish, I can always count on this foundation to cover it. My skin can still breathe with this makeup. Love it!!!!
A MUST HAVE
Abby from TN
This is the absolute best foundation so have tried. I didn't think i would like this foundation since my skin is so dry, but it made my skin look amazing and covered my acne almost completely. I'm so glad i've discovered this foundation.
Gave it another try
J from WA
I used to use this in high school several years ago with their brush and I didn't like it. I just bought it again and bought Ulta's Buffing Foundation brush #13 and actually swirled the brush in the product for thirty seconds before tapping it on my face then blending it out. It's so beautiful, medium coverage and LUMINOUS. Looks natural, unlike liquid foundations. It doesn't make sense because it's a powder, but I'd recommend giving it another go with the right brush and technique.
For color reference, I'm right between fair and light sand in shape tape concealer and I used Golden Fair 04!
Love the natural looking buildable coverage
Granny from Terre Haute IN
I use this as my daily foundation but it also works great for special occasions with its buildable coverage.
Yes I would buy this product again.
Marge from Romeoville, Illinois
Use this every morning.
Yes I will buy this product again.
Arty from Glendale, AZ
I love it that is why I bought two more.
Would buy again
Lynn from New Hampshire
Great coverage and a super light feeling, I love it
Beautiful from London
Shari from California
I've tried so many different foundations and bb creams and I get the most complements on my skin when I use this. I keep coming back to it and wonder why I stray. It's quick and easy to use and is buildable so you can get as much or as little coverage as you want. I also love that it has sunscreen so I do t have to buy a separate product. I really think you should give it a try.
Nyla G. from USA
I actually use this as a setting powder for my under eyes since I have dry skin and don't need it all over. I noticed when I put this all over my face it wasn't very full coverage, but I would recommend it as a light-coverage setting powder.