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 13981 customers 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
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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!
Needs 10 stars!!!!
Katie from Concord, NC
I love this product for my dry skin!
Pauline T from Florida
Ill definitely keep buying! Its my new FAVORITE.
Trish from Philly
I love this foundation! I typically don't use powder foundation, but this gives great coverage and a radiant glow without being too shiny.
I will buy this also next time.
Flowerpuppy from Painesville, OH
I just brush it on. It goes on smoothly and covers my imperfections. I love it. No more shiny face either.
Great foundation for combo/oily skin
MaryJ from Dallas, TX
Once I found the right shade, I loved this foundation. It's not too dry at all and has a beautiful natural finish that feels velvety smooth. Finished off with the mineral veil makes it even look better!
Shelbs from TX
I used the shade finder in the ulta app to decide which color to buy & it is perfect. I applied barely any, didn't even have to build up and OMG! It will still need a good concealer as it's a little sheer but I look like I used 87 high end airbrushing products. This is so awesome, can't wait to use every day
Horrible shade range
Michelle89 from Lewisville, Texas
I'm absolutely flabbergasted at the shade range for this product. I'm currently waiting for my regular mineral foundation to come in the mail and needed something to hold me over until it arrived. Initially I went with the advice from one of the Ulta reps and purchased 03 fairly light— way too orange. I returned and tried 02 fair ivory— still too orange. I looked like Snooki circa 2009! I finally went with the only option I had left— 01 fair and I am not that pasty. It still has a slight tint of orange but it will work until my real make up arrives. I have no idea how anyone's skin actually matches any of these colors, you can choose really orange, regular orange or light orange for every single shade. I used to use bare minerals way back in the day in 2006 and didn't like it then— still don't like it now. It also doesn't stay on at all at the gym like my other mineral foundation FitCover does nor does this foundation cover hyperpigmentation very well. This shade range is so disappointing and I hope I never run out of my real foundation again so I won't have to use this again.
Still love it!
Lisa from Chesapeake,VA
I first used this foundation 20 years ago and have always had it in my makeup bag since. I try different products but always come back. I have very oily skin with some sun damage and it helps even my skin out but still look natural and not overdone. The thing that makes this different from other foundations is it looks better hours after I apply it when my oils have come through a bit. I just blot if I need to freshen up. I prefer the original formula over the matte one.
Tailla from Orlando, Florida
OMG this is the best foundation ever!!!!!! It's a powder foundation but when you blend in it kind melts and you don't need any liquid foundation, and if you want to you can easily build up for more coverage!!! I have dry skin and if I use powered foundation you can see my pores from a mile away, but with this one you can't see anything! It's magical!! My only little thing is that I think that since is the loose powder you waste a little bit.
Pink lady from Amarillo, tx
This is my foundation . My skin is still in good condition. Do not want a heavy made up look
I have been using Bare Minerals since the 90s!
MsMcG from Omaha, NE
After the pandemic began a year ago, my skin lightened from being indoors more often than not. I was contemplating going up a shade in the Bare Minerals foundation and lo and behold! Live Try-On!! It gave me the perfect color fit!
I love Bare Minerals! It is kind to my skin, easy to apply, gives me a glowing look, and doesn't sink into my many wrinkles. Ulta delivers it quickly and I can rest assured that it is the genuine product and not a knock off.
Good for sheer coverage
Itsmemom from New Jersey
This is great if you have flawless skin and looking for a sheer coverage. Not if you have any blemishes.
Lee1181 from Pittsburgh, PA
This is the only foundation I have used for years. It matches my skin perfectly and looks really natural.
MY NEW HOLY GRAIL
AnalyssaT from West Melbourne, FL
I'm not a stickler when it comes to foundation formulations so going from a liquid to a powder wasn't a huge deal for me. It takes a bit more time but not too bad. I didn't really look at bareminerals in stores, b/c their old shade range was atrocious, it was 'not the right shade' or 'not the right undertone.' When I ran out of my every day foundation, Giorgio Armani Beauty Luminous Silk Foundation (I wear the Shade 6), & I genuinely cannot afford a $60 foundation in a pandemic (I still want to look and feel pretty.) I started scrolling for different alternatives & I saw bareMinerals had released new shades. Information old to everyone else, but not me. I am BEYOND glad I let them redeem themselves! For reference: I purchased the shade GOLDEN BEIGE 13, & I have NEVER EVER seen a foundation MATCH my skin PERFECTLY. Like dead, spot on, would NOT be able to tell until you look at like super discoloration around my eyes (where I'd need concealer normally.) I tested the flashback, & there is little to ZERO flashback, the only cast you really get is from the luminescence of the foundation's minerals. You see NO real texture nor does it emphasize dry patches, so this POWDER foundation had no issues, especially when I wore it for 8 hours (I don't get out much) but so far it's really held up and I've had no complaints almost as if nothing was on my face truthfully. It does that really cool powder to cream when blending, & I will comment the formula feels a lot easier to blend than it did nearly 6-7 years ago when I first tried them. My biggest advice for blending it into your face is to do it in SECTIONS. I find the Cheeks>Chin> Jaw>Neck>Forehead order SOMEHOW works the best & it melts into my face better... Not sure 'bout the science behind that or if I'm just weirdly like that but that's my method. Do not try to swirl, tap & buff the small amount of product over your entire face at once, it will not do much. They got a NEW lifelong customer!!