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 13835 customers 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.
I will buy this again.
Granny elite from Amarillo, Tx
I have used this product since ULTA has had it available. I have some difficulty buying it. ULTA has seemingly diminished this product from their shelves. This makes me VERY sad! I don't know where else I can find it.
I love this product and will buy it again
Sk from Ocala Fl
It gives a nice fresh look to your face and feels good.
Been buying for years
Jennifer from Asheville, NC
Great foundation, natural ingredients, buildable coverage
It actually covers!
Domi from NC
I was hesitant to try this powdered makeup, but I'm so glad I did. I absolutely love the light weight feel. It looks like I'm not even wearing makeup!
I love the coverage!
Ginger from Maryville
I love the coverage, my only problem is I am like do I get the powder then use the lid or just press where you get the powder from. Either way it's messy and always on my counters which drives me nuts. Besides getting it everywhere no matter how careful I am, I love it.
bailey from Nevada
I'm not sure what the hype is about. The coverage is good. However, it is caky, it emphasizes dry skin and flakes, and settles in fine lines and pores. Even the fairest, cool shade is orange on my skin and oxidizes very quickly. Not worth the price. Avoid if you have very fair and/or dry skin.
Hate this powder foundation
Wenlyn65 from Portland, Oregon
Never have I used a product that made my skin look as horrible as this product made my skin look. Pores looked huge, my skin looked 20 years older, it seeped into every fine line. Don't waste your money on this one.
Best foundation ever!!!!
Elizabeth from cedar rapids
I wanted something that looked natural, was light weight, and also had buildible coverage. I have only ever used liquid/cream foundation so I didn't quite know what to expect with this, but wooooooooW. No more patchiness from your makeup moving throughout the day! No more melting like a snow cone in Phoenix! It doesn't even look like I'm wearing makeup cuz my skin looks so happy healthy and beautiful. Love love love this foundation, totally worth your money:)
My go to
SaraCrow from Wisconsin
I've been using this for 10+ years now. It has always been my all time favorite powder foundation. The foundation leaves my skin looking flawless with a natural look and feel.
I will buy again
Cincin from Kaufman tx
Light weight, makes my skin feel softer, doesn't get cakey or oily looking gos on fast and easy
Light & Lovely!!
Sara the Equestrian from Jacksonville, NC
I hate heavy makeup, this foundation is amazing. I love Bareminerals! This foundation is super lightweight & breathable but also is buildable to give full coverage without feeling caked on! I would highly recommend. Also I have sensitive/combination skin and was 100% satisfied with this product; I can sweat & work outside and my face is still fabulous!