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 6817 customers Love the coverage and finish, hate that colors do NOT match
Jules from Spartanburg, SC
First, allow me to say that I LOVE Bare Minerals. It's my go to make up when it starts to warm up here in SC: there are some days when you walk outside and it's like stepping into a steam room. That's said, I'd been using the original formula in Fair Ivory for years, and I accidentally bought the matte formula in Fair Ivory recently. Whoops. Let me tell you: the colors are NOWHERE CLOSE TO THE SAME despite the name. The matte formula is much darker - like me with a serious summer tan. Ugh! I do love the matte finish, however, and I find that it covers better, lasts longer, and I'm not quite as oily at the end of the day. So I suppose I'll try it in the lightest shade and see if that works for me. Maybe I'll even blend the two together and use the fair ivory for contouring. Ha!
Change in formula?
MK from DC
There must have been a recent change in formulation. I'm very warm toned medium skin and even the "Light" color was far too dark/orange for my skin. I looked at the swatches online and was shocked that their entire line leans orange. Years ago, the shades were almost too pink for me. I had the same issue with the Mineral Veil. Other than the shade mishaps, the formulation is decent and has been my go to "natural" foundation for over 10 years.
Lorrie the makeup phobe from Lompoc, CA
I had tried a friends one day when I had forgotten a matte powder and fell in love with it.
Love the matte powder
bmelko from Detroit, MI
I have been using bareMineral powder for years, so I'm a long-time fan. I love this matte version as it keeps my face from looking shiny throughout the day. I use Fair 01 in this and it works well, but I do think it's a little darker than the Fair 01 in the original powder. Of the two, I think I slightly prefer the original, but this one works well for me. I don't use liquid foundation; I use a moisturizer, a little concealer, and this powder, and I like the finished look. The coverage is nice and I feel like I use less powder while still getting a really polished finish. I will continue buying this matte version since it cuts down on the shine.
Still a great product through the years!!
ghotstuff74 from fl
Been using tis product since it came out 20 years ago and still love it. Very simple make up without the heavy feel or painted on look for everyone. Some people may not like it due to the light coverage and light feel of the product. Great for acne, oily prone skin and easy to wash off at night! Pleasedon't ever change the formula!!
yes I would buy again
Bernie from Gilbert , Az
light , natural and looks like im not wearing make up .
yes I would buy again
Bernie from Gilbert , Az
It feels natural light like im not wearing any make up and looks like im not wearing make up .
Messy and it doesn't come with sponge
Junia from San Diego
I want to love this loose powder, I'm trying really hard.
Pros: lighter (great if your skin is flawless and you don't want anything wet or heavy)
Cons: I realized I have to dress up after the make up is done, because every time I put this powder on, the bottle is so messy that spills a lot of powder on my top chest, and it's awful to have to wet it out or change;
It doesn't come with a sponge, thankfully I had one already.
The final look: it's nice after you're done, but at least with me, I get oily 30 min later. It doesn't happen when I use other powder products. This is what getting on me, it's not even how messy it is, but it's hard to spread (you have to rub the powder otherwise will stay like little balls and not spread), then 30 min later I get oily again, feels like I'm wearing make up for 12 hours.
Anyways, I'll keep trying but I'm not happy.
Kristen from Newport News, VA
Really good product. Stays on for very long time.
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 :)