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 14103 customers Nice product!
Molly B from MI
Easy to apply. Nice medium coverage. Lite. Feels great!
MC from Texas
My favorite foundation for daily wear. So easy to apply and looks great.
I have been using Bare Minerals for years
Powder girl from Chicago, Il
I like Bare Minerals a lot and think it is a better and more natural look than liquid foundation. What drives me crazy is that all Bare Minerals products look the same as far as the black cap packaging and impossible to tell one from another without reading the bottom. That is very annoying, and I think they should do some kind of color coding with the containers.
Sarah Tall Wall from Hanford, Ca
This stuff is classic. One container lasts me 4-6 months with everyday wear. I've tried other foundations for fun to see if something else is out there, but always come back to this. I've also just recently started the mineral veil as well to just my forehead, chin, and under eye to set my make-up and wow what a difference! I will always be a loyal bare minerals fan!
Shopper mom from Omaha
Have used this product for 15 years love it
Great for everyday use
LindyS from San Marcos, CA
This product goes on very easily with a soft brush and you can build up coverage if needed.
My mom loved this foundation :)
Gift giver from Braintree, MA
Got this as a gift for my mom and she loved it! Matched her skin and blended in well so it didn't look obvious that she had foundation on.
All I use!
yvonne from Mystic, CT
I discovered this item over 10 years ago & it is perfect! Liquid is SO bad for your skin making clogged pores worse! This is amazing & great any season, any time!
Kristi from NC
I've used bareminerals for 15 years. Over the last year or two I've noticed the quality has gone downhill. I no longer buy Mineral Veil since it started having a pink tint to it, and now this foundation looks and feels no different than drugstore mineral makeup, which is basically just powder that sits on top of your skin. Also, when did medium beige become orange??? I'm so upset with this purchase.
Chandra from Minnesota
I love this powder mineral foundation! Perfect shade without having to mix shades!
Paige from WA
Love this foundation. Covers redness and discoloration really nicely but not the best for covering texture. It works best when applied with a fluffy brush. If you take your time to buff and blend it into the skin, it gives very natural looking and luminous coverage. It also gives more of a liquid foundation effect when you take your time buffing it in.
Have used it for years!
Nery from Winter Garden Village
Use it daily and provides great coverage !
Been using this for years. So nice and lightweight.
Noelle from Florida
Goes on smoothly and nice coverage .
Why did I ever stop using this???
Dani from Pottstown, PA
I used to use the whole BareMinerals line years ago when it first came out and it would be on infomercials and I fell in love with it then. I recently decided to give it a try again and now I am asking myself why I ever stopped using it because it's just plain amazing.
For reference I am 39 with combination skin, starting to get some fine lines around my eyes and forehead (but Exuviance is definitely making those signs quickly disappear). I used BM today, putting my face on around 3pm to go to work. I work at Ulta so as of now we still have to wear masks, and usually I am noticing my foundation breaking up by the time I get home (even with using a primer, setting powder and spray) but not tonight. It's a little after 10 and I just got home and checked the mirror and I am still looking pretty much flawless. My t zone gets really oily most days but this seems to have controlled that and my make up isn't still looking fresh. I also love it because I don't feel like I am wearing anything, and it doesn't settle in to fine lines nor does it look cakey. Using this was like meeting an old friend again and I don't see myself ever letting this stuff not be a part of my make up routine.
Tee from Tx
It's super glittery and creates a weird texture. If you have enlarged pores or rough texture, this foundation MAGNIFIES it. Very unflattering.
I really like this product.
Sandie from Casper WY
Make skin appear flawless.
Again & again
CurlySue from Gilroy
I use it for work,play, everything in between….
Only stuff I can sleep n without breakouts…
Always can rely on Bare Minerals
Shylo from TX
Been using Bare Minerals for 15 years and will continue to use it
Total face coverage
Tam from Rockford IL
I have used this makeup since its inception, when it was a private company who sold to salons! I
Recommend everyone get a Custom shade match at Ulta!!
i wouldn't buy this again because it made me look orange.
han < 3 from titusville florida
i'll be taking this back because it made me look orange. it wasn't my skin tone in the slightest
Would not but this again
GW from Florida
The Neutral Medium 15 is orange, no where near a medium beige color, and at 0.28 oz. I would have to reorder this BareMinerals powder foundation every month, that is definitely too much to pay for foundation. I can purchase Lancôme foundation for approximately $60 and it will last at least three months or more.
best mineral foundation
Ruthee from North Carolina
applies easily and quickly. blendable and buildable. sweat resistant if blotted and not wiped.
Bare Minerals Powder Foundation
Donna from Michigan
I'm learning just how much to use and getting used to how to apply
Becky from Long Island NY
I feel obligated to leave a review because I honestly don't understand how it got so many good reviews. This foundation (as well as the liquid) are both horrible. Whether you use a little or layer it on, it completely sinks into every pore, fine line and wrinkle, making you look cakey and greasy after a while. At the same time, if you have even the slightest bit of dry skin it will cake and crust wherever you are dry. I take great care of my skin, prep and prime for makeup and moisturize daily and I still hate how my face feels with this powder. I feel like my skin is suffocating
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.