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 13852 customers Great concealer
Jodi from Ohio
Been using this for a concealer for years,i still use liquid foundation but this covers blemishes and lasts all day.
Forgot how much I love this foundation!
Cait from Farmington CT
Love this foundation. Great coverage that stays and doesn't melt off!
Bare Minerals Foundation
Peggy from Houston, TX
Use BareMinerals all the time -love it
Tallulah72 from Oregon
I really wanted to love this but I don't.
My Favorite Foundation
Lauren H. from Wisconsin
Watched videos on how to properly apply this product. Looks beautiful on my skin and easy to do sheer or medium/full coverage. It is quite time consuming to properly apply it but worth it (for me atleast) in the end.
Been using for years!!
Amy from Pittsburgh
I use this product daily with the mineral vail
I have used this product for years
Tina from Connecticut
It covers well
Perfect coverage powder
Sky from Antioch, CA
This is the only powder I can use on my nose without it looking cakey! This is perfect for touch ups throughout the day because it layers nicely. It's also done very well with my acne prone, sensitive skin.
Debbie from Simi Valley
I have rosacea and this works great to not irritate it and keep it covered
Love this foundation!
Hstuffel from Newport News, VA
Light, natural look. Does not clog your pores! Goes on smooth and soft to the touch.
I love bare minerals. I would recommend it
Coffeequeen from Monroe, OR
I use bare minerals every day and I love it.
Cannot live without this!
Minguez2020 from New Jersey
I have been using this product for years and cannot live without it. I use it daily over a light tinted Foundation and it really evens everything out.
Good coverage, so light doesn't feel like it's on!
Kary from Waxahachie, Texas
Loved this base makeup for many years. Unfortunately as I've gotten older I need more coverage than what this product offers. But I've turned my daughters onto Bare Minerals products, they love them....quick, light feeling, good coloring.
Perfect Powder Foundation for Every Day Use!
Cat from Albuquerque
Quick to apply and leaves my skin looking natural yet covered! I use this on days where I just sit around the house or on days where I need to get ready fast.
Still my go too
HashTagIbuyStuff from Ca
Love Bare Minerals-even more in the summer and while having to wear a mask majority of the day at work. Never feels heavy, cakey, feels super smooth and cleanz
Maryde from Goodrich, MI
Must use bare minerals primer first
If you want a smooth, airbrushed look, this is the one!
Betty from South Florida
I have been using Bare Minerals for years, since 2011. I have gotten lots of compliments when wearing this foundation. I love it because it makes my skin glow and it makes my face look smooth. I totally recommend this product. You will not regret making the purchase. I have combination/oily skin so I typically use the matte foundation in the summer, and the original for the winter. Both work great. The only thing I would say I dislike about it is that after about 8 hours, it does start to oxidize. Other than that, this is my tride and true!
HollyBerry from WI
I bought this believing the ads that it would be better for my skin than conventional makeup. GIRRRL NO. It has a funny, weirdly metallic smell when it's been on my face all day (just look at the ingredients...), it makes me breakout especially right smack dab on my forehead. Yuck. My skin likes perfumey Coty Airspun powder better than this!
Katie in California from Sacramento, CA
I used this product in my earlier years. But now going back to it in my 40's... I'm disappointed in the coverage and the way it looks on my skin. I'm really looking for something that looks natural and this just doesn't work for me. It also makes my skin itch when it's really warm out and I sweat. Also, transfers really easily and doesn't stay put.
Sandy from Amarillo, Tx
as a regular foundation
Dry Skin from Pennsylvania
Horrible for dry skin!!! 100% broke up on my face while applying it, and it looked and felt so cakey throughout the day. I do not recommend this to anyone with remotely dry skin, sadly. I'm so shocked it has such great reviews because I can't imagine who this would work for, aside from people with pools of oil. I wanted to love it so badly but it got returned immediately.
I can't buy it again
Lin456 from Bangor maine
I don't know how to use it. Emphasizes pores, aging, tho it should be a good thing for someone.
I have purchased this product again and again!
Anastasia from Orange County, CA
This is an excellent product with the added protection of SPF!
Yes I like this item and will be using it.
Dearie from Hinesville, Georgia
Please with this product, don't keep the fresh seal look for very long due to the facial oils.
Not made for people with dry skin
Ann from Las Vegas
Perhaps people with combination or oily skin may like this product. If you have dry skin do not buy.