Rated 4.63 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 14051 customers Love this foundation
RC55 from Gilbert, Arizona
Love how easy it is to apply. You can use any foundation brush, you don't have to use the one that comes with it. Love the coverage.
Daisy from Gretna la
Been using for years- love it
It doesn't transfer into clothes
Didn't like it at all!
Marci from Silverdale, WA
I needed a foundation and so I chose this one. It doesn't go on smoothly at all. Do not like it and wished so badly it did. I need a good mineral powder foundation.
Don't like the feel
Cat from New York
New product for me I don't like how it feels
DL from Virginia
I have oily skin and acne scaring, and hyper pigmintation, and broken capillaries on my face (yes, I'm a hot mess) and I hate wearing full coverage foundation, especially with having to wear a mask. This powder foundation, covered all the red on my face and and made my skin look matte.
Yes indeed love the original foundation.
Jan golfer gardening gal from Pleasant Hill , Ca
Tried the bare liquid foundation but it seems to make aging lines more visible. Went back to Original Foundation Powder makes my makeup look better on aging ladies!
I have always been satisfied with this product
TJ from Granbury, Texas
It covers great. Always satisfied with this product and I've been using it for years!
June from Poughkeepsie,NY
Love it. Easy to apply and to build up in certain spots that need more coverage.
Just didn't work for me
Brie from New Mexico
I don't like wearing typical foundation because it makes my face feel heavy and bogged down. I knew going into this product that it wasn't gonna give me the standard coverage that you would get from a liquid or cream foundation. I tried different brushes, different primers, no primer, etc. I just couldn't get this to look right on my skin. I even scanned reviews to see if maybe I was applying it wrong. I have dry skin and redness though so maybe it would work best for other skin types.
I will continue to use this product
Kat from ILLINOIS
I use this daily and I love it
Best Makeup Out There
Lillie from Austin
I've used this for years. I have tried other foundations over the years, but nothing beats this, so I always come back to my tried and true BareMinerals.
I've been using BareMinerals for years.
Cheri from Rogers City Michigan
I have used this for years and will only use this product. It's a great sunscreen and makes my skin look flawless.
Works great for my face. Will buy again.
Teddie from Myrtle Beach,SC
I used it after applying my foundation. Works great!
Is she wearing makeup or is she pretty
MissL from Indiana
One of the best makeup things to ever happen to me. I didn't realize base makeup can look so natural. Liquid foundations look heavy on me and even tinted moisturizers or bb creams still look like makeup to me. I like how this looks like skin. I wear concealer where needed and buff this in all over my face. Highly recommend.
Didn't work for me.
Nicole from Fort Worth, TX
I'm really bummed because this product was recommended to me from a friend who looks absolutely poreless. I bought this powder in store and while I was able to test it on my hand, I couldn't use it on my face. I got it in Fair Ivory 02. At first the color looked correct but as it oxidized I began looking orange and try as I might blend it down into my neck, there was a noticeable difference in the shade of my face and my neck. The powder just sat on my skin, it didn't blend in. And I'm not sure if it's my sunscreen (la roche-posey double repair moisturizer with SPF) or just because my skin is very oily, but the powder seemed to just get stuck on my skin. I know this isn't the mattifying powder but it did nothing to help my shine or oil. Within minutes my face was shiny and greasy looking again. And it sat in my pores and made them look huge. I just couldn't blend this powder into my skin. And it's not okay to look like this in a professional setting. Unfortunately I will be returning this item. If you have oily/greasy skin or are planning to use this over a thick sunscreen or moisturizer, it probably won't work for you either.
M. from Arizona
I bought this foundation because of the great reviews and in hopes of cutting down my make up time. It's a beautiful powder and it sets well and smooths skin out well. It's a great finish. BUT I have oily skin and live in AZ where summers are over 110 degrees and humid. I sweat so easily, as soon as I step outside the house. This foundation caked up on me and began melting off and looked so messy within an hour of getting to work, about two hours after applying it. I really want to love it and use it :( it looks so nice on my skin but I don't think it's compatible with it because I'm oily and live in a super hot area. I'm going to set it aside and try again in the winter and see how it goes. Hopefully I can use it as a winter foundation!
Chris from Missouri
I'm in my late 30's and this is one of the best powders for not settling into fine lines! Recommend!
Chris from Missouri
I've been looking for a good foundation for maturing skin (I'm in my late 30's). This does not only give great coverage, but has a beautiful finish. Really glad I tried this out! It does crease into facial lines a tad… but I haven't found one that doesn't.
Have been using for years
BLamb from Crystal Lake,IL
I like how reliable this product has been through the years It covers as much as I am willing to put on my face. And it's never given me a bad reaction since my skin is very sensitive.
My holy grail
Marian from Kentucky
My favorite product I own. I've been using it for a decade. It's true that your skin looks even better throughout the day while wearing this foundation. I love that it gives me some subtle coverage and a glow, without covering my freckles or looking cakey. Worth the $32 and it lasts forever!
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Leigh from Upstate New York
Not sold on it yet. First time I tried it I found it be blotchy instead of having a smooth finish I was looking for.
Gonna purchase this product till they discontinue. Love it!
Dayna from San Benito, Texas
I love this product! I even recommend to my chi workers. They say it matches me perfectly.
So in love
Alize from California
Why buy a liquid foundation just to set it with powder when you can get this one. Literally an all in one foundation. From coverage to formula! Looks amazingly FLAWLESS.
Love Bare Minerals
LP from Atlanta, GA
I have used Bare minerals for years and will continue to do
If you want to look old...BUY THIS
Blondie from Denver Colorado
I am a make up junkie. I try everything. The thought of a powder foundation didn't appeal to me because common sense told me powder on dry, mature skin would be a mistake. A mistake is an understatement. Every pore, every wrinkle looked ten times worse when using this foundation. It made my skin look 10 years older than it does with any other foundation. Also, the color oxidizes into a darker and orangier shade a little while after applying. Honestly, I don't know who this foundation is made for, maybe babies with perfect skin who don't mind looking like Ompa Lompa's half way through the day? I am at a loss with the good reviews this foundation gets.