Rated 4.52 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Pros/Cons and Pictures below !
My shade: Golden Dark W40
Skin Type: Oily with slight discoloration and acne problems.
I have been using Bareminerals products for almost 10 years with no switch in between. Bareminerals saved my skin. My experience with other foundations have been great when it comes to how I look when I put it on, but at one point it further ruined my skin completely. This product is light, and can be used for full coverage. I recommend this foundation for the regular grocery store occasion all the way to a glamorous photo shoot occasion. Bareminerals has mastered the art of providing you with full coverage without the look of having tons of makeup packed on. I often get compliments on my skin because 98% of the time people don't realize I even have makeup on . I constantly hear how awesome my skin is and how it glows. The best part is at night when the makeup comes off each day I use it my skin looks even better then the last day. I have used many of this brands products, and it's very hard to find one I don't like. I must also include I love that Bareminerals stands for diversity they listened when people complained about not having enough shade range, and currently it would be hard not to find the perfect fit with Bareminerals. This foundation will also last you what seems like forever.
OOOKKKAAYYY ! My cons currently only consist of more samples not being available. I feel this brand doesn't get the credit it deserves because most people don't have insight on the benefits of their products. I am currently wanting to do a video review of the different looks that can be created with this brand, because it's honestly the best kept secret. I know this is lengthy but I don't feel people get enough of what this makeup can really do for your skin.
Most Helpful Critical Review never again!
Lets just start by saying I have been using BE products for over 4years. Loved the original foundation but in the summer at times made me look to shiny. So I decided to try the matte version. The colors are slightly darker than the orginal. Coverage is much more sheer so I feel I would use a jar of this up much faster needing to use more to get the coverage I like. Felt heavy on my skin and my skin also felt tight. Did like the finish it left but after using this for a month or so it broke my skin out very bad. Pimples and lots of redness like my skin was burned. I will be going back to the original and will never ever put this version near my skin again. So if your skin is sensitve I woul be very careful about this matte version.
Reviewed by 6807 customers Needed a color match
Susie from Springfield oregon
Due to covid they don't color match!
Now I'm stuck with the wrong color!
Bare Minerals is my go-to brand
Cary from Bloomington, IN
I've used Bare Minerals for several years now, and haven't used another make-up brand since I started using it. The powder foundation is particularly attractive - I like a matte look, and this adds just enough to minimize any discolorations without seeming like adding make-up. My whole routine is a minute - and it lasts all day.
Not for me
Mel from Whittier, CA
I unfortunately was not able to find my shade, I went and traded colors 4 times and gave up. I loved the formula and it felt great on my skin but was not able to find my shade, bummed.
The only foundation I can wear
T from Arkansas
This is the only foundation my sensitive skin will allow me to wear without irritation or breakouts. I love that it is not a liquid foundation and still offers buildable coverage. I prefer lighter coverage for a natural look, so one jar can last me a while.
This is ok...
MaryJ from Dallas, TX
I tried this since I really liked the original, and this one just didn't work as well. I have combo/oily skin. The coverage was patchy and not as smooth and the shade is not quite right either, and I purchased the same shade as the original.
My go to!
Erica from Colorado
I have been using this product for years and I love its coverage and feel!
Not for dry skin at all!
Denise from New York, NY
I bought this foundation with its brush trusting all the reviews I've read. I have rosacea and dry skin. This foundation immediately enhanced my dry flakes. I couldn't buff it into my skin like I should've without it causing my flakes to show more and more. I normally use powder foundations which is why I know I'm able to achieve a flawless look with powder but this foundation was not it!! I wanted to love it but it was a big fail
Great beauty product
Shari from Granbury, TX
love this product. Does not feel heavy like a liquid. Gives your complexion a
soft glow, covers freckles. Goes on easy with a brush.
Skin looks flawless
Nicorete from So. Cal
I've been using this product since they first came out with it. The more I use, the better I get at applying it. It blends nicely on the skin, and if applied correctly, it feels like liquid makeup without the look of being liquid. When I am in sunlight, it looks like my regular skin tone. The key is to blend into the skin or it'll look powdery. It's perfect at evening out my skin tone without looking cakey. Personally, I've used liquid foundation and while the coverage is great, I feel like it makes me look completely different. With BareMinerals, I look like me.
There's a correct way to apply it
Lauren from FL
I bought this because of great reviews but was deeply disappointed. I understand that there's a particular way to apply this, but without the brush it's very hard to blend the product. After I finally blended the product and sprayed setting spray, it settled nicely but broke me out very badly the next day. I even had red bumps on my neck. Unfortunately I have to take this back.
Flawless Natural Look
Natalie TB from Mount Ivy, NY
This foundation powder is perfect for that every day polished look. It controls oil, while providing a soft warm glow to my sallow winter skin. It goes on quickly for those on-the-go moments and lasts the whole day, keeping my skin looking flawless and fresh.
Been using this for a long time. Helps to keep my sensitive
Ellen from Cortland Oh
Easy to apply
Perfect color and coverage
NMH from So Cal
The color is a perfect match which is not easy in this time of COVID-19 when you can't try anything on. My sales associate really made an excellent choice for me. And I don't remember I am wearing any makeup it is so light.
Does. A decent job on coverage
Quiros13 from Marionville, MO
It is light weight, matched my skin tone well and smelled a good. I used it with primer and some too face concealer to hide acne scars but it did not hide them very well. My under eye circles we're still visible. When I used the bare minerals liquid foundation, too face concealer and the powder it worked just fine. Everything was covered up and I couldn't see my acne scars or my dark under eye circules. It lasted just fine and my face wasn't cakey.
Good but not for me
Chey from Virginia
This is a good product but I have oily combo skin and this really shows your dry patches if you have any and I feel this doesn't have as much coverage as the original, if you have clear but oily skin this is for you but I have acne combo and feel the original works better for me.
Wish I'd discovered it sooner!
Briturtle from Los Angeles, CA
This product is all about the technique! I've always strayed away from powdered foundation because I have acne, dark spots and dry skin. I figured it would provide no coverage and would cling horribly to my dry patches. Surprisingly this gave me great coverage with a VERY natural finish. The SPF is a huge perk too. I highly recommend watching a YouTube video about proper application because once you get the hang of it it is so worth it. Tips that helped me: swirl, tap and buff! Make sure to moisturize really well before application. I also preferred to use a liquid concealer under the powder foundation for extra coverage on hard to cover acne spots. And YouTube :)
I personally prefer the original version
A from US
This is okay, but I like the original version better. If you've been using that and change to this one, it's important to know that the shades aren't the same. I needed a different shade in this than I do in the original version. I also think that the original actually has a lot more coverage. You can also layer it more without it causing your face to look flat or unnatural too. This is a decent product, but I think that for most people the original will work better.
Best lazy day foundation
Amanda from Maryland
I usually wear a full face most days I love using this to give my skin a break
Essential beauty product
FG from Los Angeles
Gives lovely even toned coverage and protects skin with built in SPF. Never leave home without it!
Boo from PA
I love this foundation, you can achieve the desired coverage. you have to learn to work with it. I get full coverage and looks flawless and more flattering as the day goes on. don't give up! this is a beautiful foundation.
Would not buy again
Ro from Tenn
I like the original better!!
Love this product!
Felese from Charlotte. NC
I use this product every day as a concealer and love the results.
Changed how I do my makeup!
Heather from New York, NY
This foundation really surprised me! I am so used to putting on full coverage thick foundations that I never thought that bare minerals could be right for me. I have acne and acne scars and I've always gone for the full coverage look but since my skin has been clearing up I wanted to consider something more breathable and like a second skin. I have to say that I wish I used this foundation years ago! It is so comfortable and gives me enough coverage. I haven't built it to be full yet but I would say I've gotten medium coverage out of it and it's lovely. What I will say is that the foundation is not super matte that you would get from a liquid but it ends up making my skin look nice and dewy by the end of the day! I used to get so much more separation and oiliness with other heavier foundations. I will consider a concealer from this brand for added coverage. I have no regrets! I'm sticking to this stuff!
Liesal from NH
Love this foundation! I did have to watch a few makeup tutorials on how to apply it online and it was very helpful as I had no idea how little of the powder you need each time. I bought the application brush they sell to go with the powder and it's worth it. You really have to buff it into the face for a couple of minutes. Buffing it gets the powder to turn into a cream. After 30 minutes or so my face looks more flawless and just naturally healthy. It feels good on your skin too.
I will definerly buy this product again
Billie from Kansas
Flawless coverage perfectly matches skin tone. Helps hides flaws while providing spf skin protection.