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 14002 customers Nice clean makeup powder
Sandy Feet from Sarasota, Florida
The associates in Ulta prefer to sell products other than Bare Minerals. You are on your own to pick out items from this line.
Used to use this product and so glad using again
Jo from RI
Great in heat and humidity and you don't feel like you have a heavy foundation on your face and it gives you a smooth overall conceal.
The Best Powder Foundation
Emily from Wisconsin
I've been using this foundation for 10+ years and it stands as the best powder foundation I've ever had. It covers everything you want while still giving your skin a natural glow. This is my favorite every day makeup.
mals from Arizona
I've tried out so many different foundations for over 15 years now and ALWAYS come back to this one. I'm never trying anything new again!
I would buy this product again and again.
Tammie from Carthage,NC
I love this product, so simple, yet effective.
I do buy this over and over
Kay the Quilter from Fort Myers, FL
Love this product
Ally from Naples FL
Love this products I've been using it for years.it makes my skin feel healthy n glow without clogging or breaking out my skin.it so light weight.
I love bare minerals makeup I've used it for years.
Maria from 1
It is so easy to apply and doesn't take as long as foundation does. The only problem is that you get it on the counter in your bathroom just have a cloth handy and wipe it up.
I would buy this product again.
Magnolia Quilta from Batesville, MS
I have used this for years, Love it.
Loyal customer from IA
I use this product almost daily, great coverage. It does go into the air so you need to clean your surfaces of the residue occasionally.
Traci from Louisiana
I've been using bare minerals close to 20 years! Love it!
I love love this product.
Memsie from LakeCharles Louisiana
I was using this everyday until Hurricane Laura hit our area. It was too hot during the 31 days without electricity. I was running low during this time so I was trying to save what was left for special occasions. I was finally able to get some more makeup last Friday. I sure missed it.
Obsessed with this clean formula
ElizaLuna from United States
I purchased the color golden beige 13 in store. I wasn't able to swatch it but the color is spot on. When you use a suitable brush and properly buff the product into the skin you are left with a beautiful mineral finish. It is not drying, or overly matte. I do believe my skin looks better using this foundation over other products. Give it a try!!
JennaSacc from Saratoga Springs, NY
I've been searching for a light coverage foundation for over a year now. I don't struggle with acne, but I want something to even out my skin tone and minimize the appearance of my pores. I love a medium coverage liquid foundation for a night out or for an event, but I don't have the time or the patience to apply it every morning. I've tried CC creams, tinted moisturizers, tinted SPFs, and light coverage liquid foundations and haven't found anything that works well for me. It dawned on me that I should give powder a try and immediately thought of bareMinerals. I'm blown away. It does everything I want it to. It gives you that no makeup/ makeup look and wears well all day.
I have been using this makeup for years, & love it1
DZ from Doylestown, PA
I have been using the Bare Minerals foundation for years and love it. I love how it goes on, stays on, and still looks great at the end of the day.
BeilerBabe from Texas
I've been intimidated by powder foundations, but I wanted a less heavy option for my foundation that regular liquid just couldn't offer me. Let me tell you, this powder is really nice! You can go lighter or build your coverage up, it's your preference. It lays so well on the skin that I forget it's even on plus my skin is crystal clear when I wash it off. No redness, surprise blemish or dry skin. How can make up do that?! You need to get a mineral powder brush for this and please please please just follow the directions: swirl, tap, buff. It's that simple and your skin will thank you for it. I paired it with the concealer and mineral veil and loved it!
I *WILL* buy this again and again.
Baroness Isabeau from Tacoma, WA
Been using this for nearly 30 years. Cheat on it now and again but always return. Nothing else seems to work as well for me. So glad it is in Ulta.
Love this product, sits very nice and naturally on my face
Roo Love from Ohio
I have had trouble finding a good foundation. I had been using liquid and they all looked cakey and kinda amplified pores on my face close to my nose. I was about to give up on foundation, I used to not need it so much but I am starting to see first signs of aging, discoloration, sun damage and enlarged pores in between my cheeks and nose area mainly and I want a sheer coverage, not just something that looks good in photos but cakey and unnatural in person. A friend recommended powder foundation so I tried this and I love it. It looks great on me in person and in pics. Great coverage on my pores, which was hard to find. You do need to take care of your face well. I always wash with Noxema and and a makeup removing wash and apply moisturizer at night. Then wash again with the same wash in the morning, apply toner and then moisturize in the morning before putting on makeup. I don't bake my makeup either. Just use the bare minerals powder foundation with a brush, some blush or bronzer on my cheeks, and a little, not alot, of liquid concealer under my eyes, finish with a good setting spray, (I love the mac prep+prime fix +, I've used the urban decay and didn't like it that much) then I put my eye makeup on so that the setting spray doesn't cause my mascara to run. My face looks great and flawless. So glad I gave this a try
marie from Spokane
I have oily and acne prone skin. I used a mattefying primer and set it with powder buuuut it still looked awful. def had better
Loyal Bareminerals User❤
Bareminerals Lover! from Florida
Been wearing bareminerals for 20yrs! Everything about this product is great! Recommendations for all skin types! Bareminerals never disappoints ❤
My favorite makeup
Rita from SW Utah
I've been using Bare Minerals original foundation for the last 18 years because it works. I'm sensitive to chemical sunscreen, so the sunscreen in this makeup is perfect—It lasts all day without reapplication & I don't get burned, even on beach vacations or hiking for hours. It leaves a soft finish that doesn't look like makeup, just natural skin, but better, and it evens out any redness or discoloration.
User since 1996
Debs from IIllinois
I love bare minerals I've have use it since 1996
Lulu from Illinois
I bought the matte version many years ago and thought it was just OK. I just recently bought and love the original version! It blends so well and matches my skin tone, but I think I'll probably have to buy the next shade up come summer time. I prefer not to use foundation because the silicone in it usually causes me to break out, but no worries with this powder.
Still love after over 10 years of use.
V from Az
I love this foundation. My face brings a lot of challenges and this powder has been the best for me. I only wear liquid foundations for specific occasions but this will forever be my favorite go to foundation. Furthermore I do appreciate that it only has a few ingredients as most foundations contain just too many ingredients that are not necessarily "good" for your skin.
Perfect for those with fair, cool skin with pink undertone!
KLuv from Jacksonville, FL
I tried 3 colors before I found the one that matched my cool skin. If you truly have fair (not light) skin and pink undertones, I would try this. My veins are pure blue in the sunlight, so I'm a cool-skinned gal, but this is not too cool either. It could even be good for neutral gals.
Wear: Stays on all day, unless you work out or rub your face a lot. Provides a nice, healthy glow. I rarely have to re-apply and I apply this with the IT cosmetics #101 brush. I will never change foundations!