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MATTE Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15

$27.00


Award-winning (for a reason).

Clinically proven to minimize the appearance of pores. Our loose mineral foundation gives you all the flawless coverage you want with a natural matte finish and no-makeup look and feel that lasts up to eight hours. The lightweight minerals absorb excess oil without drying out your skin. See Details

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Color: Medium
Description: For medium skin with pink undertones

Clinically proven to minimize the appearance of pores. Our loose mineral foundation gives you all the flawless coverage you want with a natural matte finish and no-makeup look and feel that lasts up to eight hours. The lightweight minerals absorb excess oil without drying out your skin.

Formulated without parabens, binders, fillers, or synthetic chemicals.

Also, we love to pair it with our Flawless Application Face Brush for an easy, expert-looking application and flawless coverage.

Three ways to find your perfect match:

Size: Large (6 g / 0.21 Oz.)

  • Clinically proven to minimize the appearance of pores
  • Naturally matte finish
  • Lasts for up to 8 hours

SWIRL, TAP, BUFF® APPLICATION

  • SWIRL a small amount of bareMinerals® Foundation in the lid until it all disappears into the brush.
  • TAP away excess.
  • BUFF onto the skin in a circular motion.

Applying the Makeup is Easy

  • Swirl, Tap, Buff

  • 1. Swirl
    a small amount of bareMinerals into the lid with the Flawless Application Brush (for lighter coverage) or the Full Coverage Kabuki Brush (for more coverage) until the bareMinerals are tucked into the bristles.

    2. Tap
    off excess. bareMinerals should not be visible on the outside of the brush.

    3. Buff
    bareMinerals onto the skin in a swirling, circular motion, starting on the outside of your face near your cheekbones. Then, buff around your face, working your way to the cheeks, forehead, and nose. Buff until you're satisfied with the coverage. Less is more when applying bareMinerals.

Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide. Inactive Ingredients: Lauroyl Lysine, Silica, Calcium Silicate, Soil Minerals. May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides

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MATTE Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 - null 4.5 5 89 89
L O V E!!! I have very sensitive skin and the matte foundation has proven to be a blessing. It never breaks me out. I was nervous to purchase a loose mineral powder foundation because I have a few acne scars and dark spots. Along with the BE concealer, my face looks flawless. This foundation reduces the allover redness of my face without drying my skin out or making if look flakey. So happy and surprised by this product! BUY! 12/19/2014
Hooked for Life! I absolutely LOVE this foundation! I've been using it for over a year now and I can never go back to drugstore mineral makeup. It lasts all day and looks very natural. I don't feel like I'm even wearing makeup! It's amazing! 12/14/2014
Wow I absolutely LOVE this product. I have been using this along with other products from here, for a long time now. Nothing gives me the coverage like this. My naturally oily skin is cured with the MATTE foundation. This lasts me a long time. And also keeps my skin looking nice and clear(no breakouts)! I always get compliments on my skin and make up from people saying how beautiful and natural it looks. :) 12/05/2014
I LOVE IT! I have normal to dry skin but later on in the day my face gets very oily. I guess it's due to all the moisturizers I use. Either way I have used the original foundation and my face would get very oily. I switched to this before giving up on BM and I am soooo glad I did! I can definitely see the difference and it helps absorb the oils from my face. I have been using this one for about 4 years now. I would just suggest that if you do use the MATTE and you're switching from the original, to pick a shade lighter. For example for the original I'm a 'Fairly Light' but for the MATTE I'm 'Fair'. 12/01/2014
I'M IN LOVE After being disappointed twice by the BareSkin liquid foundation, I decided to give Bare Minerals one last chance with this Matte powder foundation. Let me tell you, it did NOT disappoint!! I use a kabuki brush I got at Costco and it gives me nice even coverage. It covers up my flaws and evens my skin tone without looking like I'm cake-facing. I just use moisturizer underneath (I'm bad about using primer) and it stays on all day. I just get a little shiny throughout the day, but I'll probably get the Mineral Veil compact for that ;) My skin just looks so smooth with this! It's everything I've ever wanted in makeup. Never going back to liquid! 12/01/2014
Must Have! I absolutely love this product! I tried it for the first time yesterday, and it has beautiful coverage! It only takes a small amount of it to cover the whole face. I highly recommend it! 11/09/2014
Best thing ever! I am 14 with a few blemishes and super oily skin and large pores on my nose and lovely undereye circles in the morning. Yikes! I started using proactiv which has been working great on my skin, and decided I didn't want to spend half and hour applying my face makeup. I found bareminerals, and after applying my green tea moisturizer, buffing a thin layer of this onto my entire face and spot concealing my blemishes and dark circles, I look refreshed and ready to go! A couple coats of my favorite mascara and I'm out the door. This product looks great even after basketball practice and softball games! Just need to be sure to Moisturize before use, I didn't at first and this product is chalky and blotchy since it has nothing but dry skin to blend into. Primer and setting spray helps too, but I save those for special occasions. Please do yourself a favor and buy this product now! 11/05/2014
Best Foundation I've Had I always have had a horrible time finding my shade of foundation. I change from summer to winter, and most foundations feel icky and seem thickly visible. Not this one! I've used the Fairly Light Foundation for 3 years now. It matches my skin regardless of tan or sans tan. It is light, I don't feel like I have a layer of goop over my skin-it's breathable! And the new Matte style is even better. I really like the idea of enhancing my natural skin, and this foundation does so flawlessly. 10/15/2014
Pore Magnifying I got this on hope that it would reduce the look of my pore size, no way! my pores are more emphasized! I like the way I look in pictures way better with the matte than the original ( I look less greasy) but, not much of a difference in formula. The original is better i feel..... 09/27/2014
golden Medium Matte is my baby so i have the original and the matte. which i luv both, but since summer was here was using matte more.. i totally in luv with both foundation... i recently changed to Bare minerals, cause my prior brand was just to thick and sometimes it was way to much for my skin, i felt like it didn't breath... with Bare minerals original and matte. i feel like there Air actually hits my skin, and my skin breathes. so light on the face but it has coverage. and u can build it which i luv.... now i can't stop shopping on this site.. im also a hairstylist and makeup artist so i know about makeup and also how so many brands feel.. and this is just so good for everyday look n feel... 09/25/2014
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Warm Tan = ? in Liquid foundation?
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I would like to know how young can you start using your products? I have a pre-teen that is beginning to get acne and would also like to know before I start purchasing your line for acne. I am also interested in the sheer powder that seals the makeup.
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really any age! Perfect for pre-teens and adults. This foundation doesn't have any harsh ingredients in it that can cause acne like some drugstore foundations. Your skin actually changes a lot with this makeup. It's smoother, softer, and doesn't clog your pores. The mineral veil really seals in the powder foundation. It absorbs oil and it's great to have if you get oily throughout the day.
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Absolutely it is safe for them to use. I dont recommend it at all for though. Its very gentle on the skin but it is not great for acne. I have bad bright red acne sometimes cysts. It covers but looks very unnatural and cakey if you need quite a bit of coverage. I suggest if you do purchase it to make sure to use primer and some form of green cream to reduce the redness. I find using a concealer specifically on the bumps helps too.
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I started using makeup in 6th grade at age 12 and even though I am still in my teens, this makeup is one of the best I have used (and I have tried a lot).
It feels and looks natural and I have many allergies and sensitive skin.
Their finishing powder is also light and great.
No matter what age this is a great makeup brand and better than a lot of those heavier and less natural foundations out there.
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Yes absolutely. I would recommend it for any teen or pre teen
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My regular shade of Medium Beige is too dark for my winter skin, which shade down would suit me best?
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I use Medium in the Original, is the medium the same shade in the Matte?
Thanks!
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Yes I believe so! The Matte may be a bit darker but it is hardly noticeable! When I went to get my shade match in the store the artist tried on both and told me that they look the same on me. (Medium Beige) The only real big difference is the finish between Matte and Illuminated.
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Yes, they are the same color, with Mattes just not having a that "glowy" look (from the mica in the Original). The Matte may be a teeeennnyy shade darker, but not enough to need a whole new shade.

Hope this helps!
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Oil free makeup? And okay for acne prone skin?
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I honestly can't say if this has any type of oil or not, but I can tell you it's great for acne-prone skin. I have acne and my face gets oily, I have been using this product for some time now and it has never made my face break out worse and it hides and acne and acne scars very well. I highly recommend trying it!
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I have had acne for a good portion of my life. This foundation has never made my face break out (milk actually contributes to my acne so I switched to almond milk), however, this make up really helps cover the discoloration caused by acne. Once my face cleared up after switching milk, I love this make up even more! I get comments all the time about my skin and I know it's the make up that makes it glow! It it not oily or heavy. It is actually quite light and I believe the ingredients are listed on the site. No oil that I know of!
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I have oily/sensitive skin and my dermatologist wants me to use only non-comedogenic makeup to help with my acne.

Are bareMinerals products non-comedogenic?

I've been using bareMinerals products for years and would hate to have to find another brand!
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Their matte formula is non-comedogenic. Not sure about their moisturizers because I've had issues with them. Try Half Pint Minerals foundation---more gentle and less expensive.
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I have had oily, sensitive skin prone to breakout nearly all my life. I wish that Bare Minerals had been established decades ago. Bare Minerals products do NOT clog my pores or break out my skin, unlike so many other brands that even claim to be non-comedogenic, even those very expensive brands. I had to stop wearing makeup years ago until I tried Bare Minerals. I use the Matte Foundation along with the primer for oily skin which keep my skin looking and feeling good all day. I also use the Exfoliating Cleanser (a powder) which does not irritate my sensitive skin. Hope this helps.
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I have super sensitive skin that is red all the time!!! I am 16 and I really want to go without makeup, but can't get up the courage to!!
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Is the color right for you, are you using a primer and a finishing powder?
If not, I would get a color that matches your neck and your body.
Also make sure to use primer and to use a finishing powder. I have oily skin, and even this brand gets oily on me, but with the mineral veil its still matte.
I use the matte foundation (powder) which is nice and light and good for oil skin. I wouldn't use a liquid foundation for oily or sensitive skin.
Apply with a flat brush in a circular motion which evens out the tone, and make sure to do the makeup down your neck as well. Then use a powder brush to apply a finishing powder.
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I have the oiliest skin on the planet so I can relate. I use sephora silicone free primer after cleansing my skin. Then I apply a layer of mineral veil to my entire face, concentrating on the t-zone. I then apply my matte BM foundation, concealer, blush..etc. I add another layer of mineral veil and voila shine free for a couple of hours at least lol. Mineral veil is perfect for touching up through out the day too!
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I had the exact same problem a little while ago (I am 14). I went without makeup for about two weeks before I got super self-conscious about the redness on my face. First of all, your face could be a little red due to sun. Even though it's winter, I wear sunscreen EVERY day to protect my skin. SPF is a life saver. I wear Shiseido Oil Free Urban Environment Sunscreen. It's not oily and doesn't make your skin white. If you wear this, and then a light powder, you should feel confident without feeling like you're wearing a mask. That's what I do! I wear sunscreen under a little powder (BareMinerals Matte Foundation) and I am good to go! My friends say that it looks super natural and that they can't tell that I am wearing makeup! I hope this helps :)
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Please don't go without makeup, because good makeup, like Bare Minerals, helps to protect your skin from negative effects of the environment, such as air pollution, sun damage, very dry air and cold weather to name a few. I have had very oily and sensitive skin nearly all my life, and Bare Minerals is the best I have used for my skin. To start I always wash my hands before I touch my face. Cleaning my very oily skin is important, and Bare Minerals has good treatment products for oily skin. I especially like the Exfoliating Cleanser which does not irritate my also sensitive skin. Before applying makeup I use the primer for oily skin - I don't use a lot either. I slightly wet my fingertips with water to help smooth on the primer. Then I apply the Matte Foundation powder with a clean brush. This combination keeps my oil in check for nearly all day.
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With this kind of a product you want to use a shine free(oil free) primer first before putting this on. Also, use the matte version to help with the shine. With this product, less really is more. Start with a little and it should form to your face. This is what i do. Hope this helps.
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Make sure you cleanse first, use a moisturizer ( oily controlling is good like the combination skin moisturizer by bare essentials), use the foundation primer. Then apply. If it looks like a mask you are likely applying it too heavy. You may want to find a boutique or sephora store to color match you. Also when you load the brush it is important you tap out the excess so it does not cake on when you apply it.
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First, if you are not wearing a primer, you probably should. This is the number one problem most people have when it comes to makeup-meltdown. Second, start off with a tiny amount of foundation and build on your coverage. Third, make sure you set it with Mineral Veil, a lot of people think that this does not make a difference but it really does! After this step, you can use a setting spray to lock in everything if you think this won't be enough. And finally, if all else fails, you may want to try plan B:) hope this helps and good luck!
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You may have the wrong shade of foundation. I would recommend going into the store wearing to make up and get a professionals opinion. Good Luck!
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how to apply this foundation and powder concealer correctly
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Hey, I do not have a video, but I do have the answer. Simply Swirl it in the lid, Tap the excess powder off, and Buff it onto your face. I would wait a few minutes before applying the second product. Hope this helped!!
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The easiest method would be to wet the brush for your concealer and apply that first. Then apply foundation by swirling and patting it in!

This is what I do for my clients, hope it helps!
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I have three containers of medium beige foundation- the colors vary:
one is - 2N medium begie
another is - medium beige N20
another is - medium beige W20

The 2N med beige definately is NOT the same color- it is more orange- Why do I keep getting different ones ??
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not sure but they do carry original and matte. check to see it one is matte
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I have been using the original for a number of years and I just bought the Matte foundation by mistake. Before I return it I thought I would see what the difference is.

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I personally think that the Original Foundation is perfect for women over 25 - it makes your skin look luminous and dewy! However, as a teen, the matte foundation is a better option, because it prevents shine. However, I personally think it doesn't give as much coverage, which I actually like because my face doesn't look cakey. You should give it a shot!
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The original is luminous and makes your skin look dewy. The matte formulation evens the skin tone for a more simple look. The matte also does not contain bismuth oxychloride, as some are allergic to it.
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The original has kind of a shimmer to it. The matte does not. Matte is good for people who have oily skin.
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The original foundation is for combination to dry skin while the matte is more for people with oily skin.
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Hi Binnie! It depends on your skin and what you like. I used the original for YEARS and then found it didn't work for me anymore because of the "glowiness' . It just looked and acted badly making me look older and my skin bad. I also was starting to have problems with itching. I tried the matte and I LOVE it. I am able to use my foundation again because the matte has more of a natural skin finish without the shine, just a good healthy look. I found it also stays on longer because it helps with areas you might get oil. Because of the different formula it doesn't make me itch either. I would definitely try it first and see how you like it! You might find there are days you want that more natural finish or you could even mix it with the original to get a really nice look with a little longer lasting power. You can see the difference if you put some on your hand side by side, the matte kind of just melts in and is invisible while hiding "stuff' you don't want! The original has that "glow" that you see on your skin. Don't miss out on the chance to give it a try, you might find you like it as much as those who use it everyday!
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The original and the matte foundation is really the same, except that the original foundation contains flex (shine, sparkle that you can see) in it and the matte foundation does not contain any flex (shine or sparkle)
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The original foundation has a natural finish and is for normal to dry skin and the matte foundation is for controlling oil on the skin so let's say you have dry or normal skin I think you would want to keep using the original and if you have oily skin you are going to like matte foundation because it will keep skin oil free all day! I hope my answer helped you.
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