Rated 4.63 out of 5 stars
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!
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!
Diane from Ohio
Makes my 77 year old skin look flawless.
Abby from Atlanta
Ive heard great reviews but this just didn't work, and i really tried to make it work. I always end up wiping it off. It settles in and makes me look older than i am. I really just dont like it for me.
Deborah from Simpsonville, SC
I've been using Bare Minerals for years. I love that it doesn't settle in your wrinkles on your face.
Jules from Lancaster PA
Didn't love. I returned it. It was very patchy when applied. I tried it several different ways. I couldn't really seem to make it work even at all so I took it back.
Char from Clemmons NC
I ran into a girlfriend in the late 90's early 2000's. She looked so great I asked her what she was doing. That's when I was introduced to Bare Minerals. I have been using ever since. I love the buildable coverage & I absolutely adore the Mineral Vail. Gives beautiful highlights. Looks amazing. At 62 I will take all the compliments I can get & I still get them every time I wear my Bare Minerals
horrible from Lexington, KY
bought this because my normal powder was sold out. I usually use Ulta Beauty brand powder and I love it so much. I bought this thinking it would be good too, especially with all the good reviews. that was not the case for me. this is the worst powder I have ever used. it doesn't blend well at all and it chunks up in places all over my face. will never buy this powder again. you'd like it would be better since it's more than double the price of the Ulta Beauty brand, but it most definitely is not.
Barbara from Bradenton fl
Great product have used it for years.
Danielle from Lakewood New Jersey
I ordered bare minerals back in 2003 I was extremely happy with the way it went on so Flawless and Light! I love the way that it came with two cover-ups, mineral Veil and bronzer it was very simple and so easy to use looking forward to getting it soon again! I'm now closer to 50 it would like to see if it makes me as pretty as I was back then, I see they have added a lot of new things since the last time I have ordered but I also see that it's still quite expensive which is the downside otherwise I would have given it five stars but can't deny it's a great product!
Anastasia from Florida
This one is a classic great for humid weather. Natural to matte finish, also it is buildable.
Michelle from Pompano Beach fl
Always does what I expect. Breathable and covers my spots.
Dorothy from Jacksonville
Very nice, light just the way I wanted
Maia from New Jersey
I got neutral medium (15) and it is super yellow almost like a fake tan? Then it oxidizes to a golden color in my T-Zone
Trish from San Antonio
I used to use BM many years ago and loved it! I decided to try it again as my current go-to has been discontinued. This powder/foundation felt thick, did not spread or blend well, and ultimately did not set well and looked terrible.
Jeanette from Texas
40 something from Missouri
The product has a great finish, SPF, & many shades to choose from. I love the bare minerals tinted moisturizers and was hoping this would be similarly great, just better coverage. Friends RAVE about this as a good "everyday" foundation. I was thrilled to finally try it! For me, I have big pores & some wrinkles and this simply would not buff out evenly nor smooth over/across my wrinkles. Pros of this product include the finish, feel, SPF, and "packability" of a powder foundation for travel. Unfortunately those dont outweigh the cons for me. I'll be returning this as a "not for me" product.
Lucy from South Carolina
Something just isn't quite the same. I've been using the original foundation since the early 2000's. I have always credited this product with clearing up my sensitive skin. I also told everyone how great the buildable coverage is. However, I've noticed that recently my skin gets so inflamed when I apply the foundation. I have little bumps, almost like a rash, that pop up all over my cheeks and forehead. I didn't think it could be BareMinerals until I had to take.a short break from using it when I couldn't find my shade. I switched over to Tarte's Amazonian clay foundation and the breakouts stopped. When I started researching this, I saw that others are also experiencing the same reaction! I've had my 14yo daughter wearing BareMinerals and we could not figure out why her cheeks constantly have tiny little pimples whereas before her face was clear! I guess there has been a change in this formula and it's not a good one. I really hate that I can't use it anymore because it was my favorite for so long.
Katie from Chicago
I think my lotion may be a problem, but I could not get the product to sit on my skin for the life of me. Would not absorb or blend in. I use a very heavy cream lotion, I think that is the culprit. Wish I didn't have to return it, I love the formula.
Lizzy from Minnesota
I have been struggling to find a foundation that truly matches my natural skin tone, and finally found it! I love how buildable it is, and it's overall lightweight feel!
Suzanne from Springfield IL & Decatur, IL
Diane from AZ
Lauren from San Diego CA
TERRIBLE. Doesn't go on smooth, it instantly cakes and separates, and gets worse throughout the day. The coverage is decent, but has a shimmery effect that amplifies wrinkles and imperfections. It's unwearable, I'm super disappointed.
Angie from On line Knoxville, TN
I did not like the fact I went to three different stores two in Knoxville, TN and one in Cartersville, GA and none of them had this shade in stock, but I ordered it on line.
Deboria from Tennessee
Love it because it's all natural,it makes my skin color so flourish like. My daughter loves it too.
Victoria from Fort Myers, FL
If you looking for light foundation that covers all your blend and it summer this is perfect for you.