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 13804 customers I love the coverage!
Ginger from Maryville
I love the coverage, my only problem is I am like do I get the powder then use the lid or just press where you get the powder from. Either way it's messy and always on my counters which drives me nuts. Besides getting it everywhere no matter how careful I am, I love it.
bailey from Nevada
I'm not sure what the hype is about. The coverage is good. However, it is caky, it emphasizes dry skin and flakes, and settles in fine lines and pores. Even the fairest, cool shade is orange on my skin and oxidizes very quickly. Not worth the price. Avoid if you have very fair and/or dry skin.
Hate this powder foundation
Wenlyn65 from Portland, Oregon
Never have I used a product that made my skin look as horrible as this product made my skin look. Pores looked huge, my skin looked 20 years older, it seeped into every fine line. Don't waste your money on this one.
Best foundation ever!!!!
Elizabeth from cedar rapids
I wanted something that looked natural, was light weight, and also had buildible coverage. I have only ever used liquid/cream foundation so I didn't quite know what to expect with this, but wooooooooW. No more patchiness from your makeup moving throughout the day! No more melting like a snow cone in Phoenix! It doesn't even look like I'm wearing makeup cuz my skin looks so happy healthy and beautiful. Love love love this foundation, totally worth your money:)
My go to
SaraCrow from Wisconsin
I've been using this for 10+ years now. It has always been my all time favorite powder foundation. The foundation leaves my skin looking flawless with a natural look and feel.
I will buy again
Cincin from Kaufman tx
Light weight, makes my skin feel softer, doesn't get cakey or oily looking gos on fast and easy
Light & Lovely!!
Sara the Equestrian from Jacksonville, NC
I hate heavy makeup, this foundation is amazing. I love Bareminerals! This foundation is super lightweight & breathable but also is buildable to give full coverage without feeling caked on! I would highly recommend. Also I have sensitive/combination skin and was 100% satisfied with this product; I can sweat & work outside and my face is still fabulous!
Love this foundation!!
Michelle Sparks Eilers from Bowling Green KY
I've used BareMinerals for several years now! I've tried a couple of other mineral foundations but they don't have the courage or staying power of BareMinerals!!
Holds up even when I'm sweating
Sharon from Michigan
This is my first time trying this product and i love it!
Meg from Alabama
Light weight and great coverage. My breakouts have decreased significantly!
Perfect Powder Foundation
Cole from OH
This is by far the best powder foundation I've come across. I have combination skin with a very dry T-zone, so many powder foundations are too drying for my skin, but I don't particularly like the feel of liquid foundation either. I prefer a less-is-more approach when it comes to foundation, and this is perfection. It evens out my skintone flawlessly, but is still very lightweight and lasts me throughout the day.
I've been using this for well over a decade!!
Atlanta gal 123 from Atlanta GA
I love the slight sheen the original foundation gives my 66 year old skin! I always use it when I go to a pool or the beach, or will be outside.
Right name wrong color
Aegean dreamer from Fort Myers. FL
Use this color for contouring
Great product for after concealer or foundation to perfect.
Paige from Stillwater, OK
I use this product after concealer. With problem skin, it provides light coverage when used alone, but really works great with concealer or other foundation.
My favorite foundation ever
Jill from Loveland, CO
I love the flexible coverage of this product! I can lightly apply for a sheer summer look— or do a few coats when I'm doing a full face.
I love this product the best ever.
Flowerpuppy from Painesville, Ohio
Brush on easily. Feels soft but good coverage.
Best foundation ever!
Kendy from KC
This is the best foundation! I've been using it for several years now and it never breaks me out. I had a friend ask me about my skin, which she thought was always perfect. I had to let her know I have both freckles and redness, that no one ever sees because of this foundation. It is buildable coverage that can make your skin look flawless and still feel like your wearing nothing on your skin. I recommend using Mineral Veil with it, and it will last all day.
Smooth, easy, great coverage and looks great!
Menomin from WI
This is the best foundation for summer, so light and looks great!
Makeup Guru from Texas
I have used this foundation since Junior High. Through the years I have changed my foundation up, but always come back to this one. My only problem that I have with it is that I have to rub it in for a very long time to get the finish I love. (That might be due to the fact that I have dry skin.)
Love Original Foundation
Mgt from Florida
Have been using for longest time and great for any skin type
jenna from mi
i purchased the fair ivory 02 shade and i did not like the way it looked on me. it kept coming out shimmery and looked as if it was caked on. i had to do much more blending than i should have and had to use a different powder on top of it to get the shimmer down. it ended up looking really good after all the touching up, just a lot of shimmer to it!
My favorite ever
Ashlee from Crestwood Ky
I started buying this product in junior high I am now 30 years old and have never used anything else. My absolute favorite.
Amazing Formula, Horrible Colors
Ragsy from Northern CA
I LOVE the formula of this foundation, and it would be my holy grail if they just made a color that actually fits my skin tone. For reference, my absolute color match is Urban Decay Stay Naked in shade 40NN - a light (not fair) neutral. For BareMinerals, the shade light (which describes itself as neutral with subtle golden undertones) is so yellow on my skin I look like I have jaundice. Everything under that is so pale or pink I look washed out. For the love of all mercy they better expand their shade range.
NA from Virginia
I HAVE USE BAREMINERALS FOR LONG TIME NOW
My go-to favorite foundation
KK from Lompoc, CA
I love this foundation. One of the only ones that doesn't make me break out. Natural, buildable coverage