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ORIGINAL Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15

$27.00


Award-winning (for a reason).

Our award-winning foundation gives you all the flawless coverage you want with a no-makeup look and feel that lasts up to eight hours. See Details

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Color: Golden Tan
Description: For medium-to-tan skin with subtle yellow-olive undertones

Glammy Award Winner for Best Department/Specialty Stores from 2005-2013 (9 years and counting).

Our award-winning mineral foundation gives you all the flawless coverage you want with a no-makeup look and feel that lasts up to eight hours. The creamy minerals diminish the appearance of imperfections without drying out skin. Our groundbreaking formula is clinically proven to promote clearer, healthier-looking 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 (8 g / 0.28 Oz.)

  • Clinically proven to promote clearer, healthier-looking skin
  • Naturally luminous 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 Ingredient: Titanium Dioxide. Inactive Ingredients: Bismuth Oxychloride, Zinc Oxide, Iron Oxides, Mica

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ORIGINAL Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 - null 4.7 5 112 112
Love it. I had tried this foundation twice before and just really hated the way it looked on my skin. I didn't understand the hype and being too lazy to mail it back, i kept it stashed with my other makeup. Lately I've been going for a more minimal/natural look that is quick to do every morning and I cannot stand liquid foundations. They never look quite right on my skin so I reached for this foundation again and have applied it with a light hand in thin layers and finally found what tone matches my skin best and I have to say I really love it. I feel as if my skin's texture is improving and it makes my face look pretty flawless without screaming that I have makeup on. Easy application, lovely finish AND improves my skin, what more could I want in foundation? 04/03/2014
The Cadillac of Makeup The key to applying this foundation is true to it's "how to" video; "Less is more." Can't be emphasized enough as far as I'm concerned, because if you use too much then you'll look like you are wearing way too much makeup, like clown makeup. It took me a while before I learned how to apply it correctly. Now, I've got it down and my face looks fabulous and naturally beautiful and that's saying a lot because my imperfections are plenty! Moreover, I've been battling breakouts on my chin something terrible! Since I started using this foundation everyday, no more breakouts! I haven't changed my diet or anything else in my life; so, I am sure that this foundation is the reason! I am nothing short of amazed! Also, I apply the Bare Minerals Primer original 5 minutes before I apply the foundation, which I love too! Thank you Bare Minerals! 04/02/2014
I LOVE the original foundation! This product exceeded all of my expectations! I tried the original foundation and the Ready formulation, but I loved how luminescent the original foundation is. I like a "dewy" look, so I apply moisturizer and then the primer (takes a very small amount), followed by the foundation. I love how easy it is to apply and how there are not many steps; it's just so simple. What I love the most is how easy it is to customize your look. Usually, I prefer to use the warmth without the mineral veil because my skin looks better with a certain glow and a little less coverage. However, sometimes I do use the mineral veil in addition to the other products and love the full-coverage smoothness it gives my face. Also, when I am in a hurry and don't have time for eye makeup, it takes less than 5 minutes to apply my foundation, warmth and mineral veil; and in today's busy world, who could ask for more? On a side note, when I went to my favorite coffee house the other day, I noticed that the barista had flawless skin; I asked her if she was "air-brushed," and she stated that she used Bare Minerals. She looked like a porcelain doll and it was obvious that she used the Matte foundation along with mineral veil, which I confirmed, and used the tiniest bit of warmth as blush. She looked celebrity perfect. I would have taken a picture if there weren't customers in line behind me. :-) Bare Minerals is changing the face of make-up, literally, and changing lives. They have gained another "customer for life!" 03/21/2014
Best Foundation Ever! I bought a get started kit about three to four years ago and still have the same foundation that came with it. It lasts a long time! Love the feel on my skin. It has helped my skin. I will be buying again and recommend it to everyone! 03/13/2014
Back to my bare minerals original :) I have been a loyal bare minerals user for over 8 years now.....it is the only foundation in the world that gives you a flawless, airbrushed appearance without feeling like you have a mask on!!! It's lasting power is second to none,as I am a server, and after a a 12 hour shift, I simply swirl a brush on me face and my face looks perfect again!!! I had switched to the ready formula as soon as it was released...at first I liked it, gives amazing coverage, but after a little bit it would look cakey, and it highlighted my imperfections such as dry spots, large pores, wrinkles, and scarring as opposed to blurring them....I was considering switching foundation brands, but with my love of bare minerals, I couldn't bring myself to do it, and I'm soooo happy I did not switch!!! Now that I'm back to my trusty original formulation, I'm definitely back in love!!! I missed the luminosity if the original,and I missed my face feeling like it had no makeup on it....now that I'm back to my original, I know I will be a bare minerals user for life!!! And, on a side note, for those who have never tried it, DO IT!!! It's worth every penny, and bare minerals has the most amazing customer service ever!!! REUNITED AND IT FEELS SOOOO GOOD!!! :) 03/09/2014
Proud to Wear This I have loved this product since the first time I was introduced to it by a friend, and I can't seem to find another foundation that even half way sparks my interest. Others are trying their own versions of this because they know it's so good. Stick with the leaders of the movement!! My goal is to look natural and this allows me to do just that. I don't have to use very much--the starter kit lasted me four years. For those of you who don't wear much make-up but want it to be quality when you do--this is THE choice. 03/06/2014
Perfection for your face! Bare Minerals foundation is absolutely perfect. They weren't kidding when they said you'd see results on your skin. Not only does the foundation have a no-makeup look and feel, but it lasts a whole eight hours. It hides imperfections too, and evens out your skin tone as well. What more can a girl ask for from a foundation? Perfection. 02/21/2014
NEED MORE COLOR CHOICES! Great foundation and coverage, looks very natural BUT there needs to be a neutral undertone color between fairly light and medium! Every year or so I check back in hopes new colors have been added, but alas I'm let down once again. 02/20/2014
Love this! I have been wearing BE since I saw the infomercials on TV. I have fair and sensitive skin. Before BE I was using liquid foundations and my face would breakout terribly because it would clog my pores. I love this foundation. I sometimes even fall asleep with it on and it is still amazing. I will definitely never stop using this product. My face looks flawless and radiant with it on and I am so happy that it has an SPF especially since I sometimes forget to wear sunscreen. 02/19/2014
Amazing Stuff ! After using bare minerals for years , I went back to liquid makeup from Wal-Mart for awhile because I couldn't afford bare minerals. My face began to break out so bad and I told my husband that my skin hasn't looked this bad since I was a teenager ! I couldn't figure out if it was the makeup (CoverGirl sensitive) or if I wasn't washing my face good enough. I was very puzzled. I had bought so many face scrubs and cleansers that I had spent like 50$ and nothing still was helping. I was so embarrassed to go to work because I am in the field of Nursing and everyone expects us to have great skin. Well , needless to say, I stopped using the covergirl foundation and washed my face like I always do. I bought bare minerals once again and after the 4th day my skin looks amazing. If you would have seen me a week ago, you wouldn't believe the difference ! I can't even believe it myself ! I am 31 and I now look 22. No more clogged pores , itchy dry skin and a horrible face . I will never venture off to another makeup again.Thanks so much bare minerals and please don't stop making the Original Bare Mineral Makeup........ For all the people that are afraid to try it..... Just do it , even if it takes a couple times in finding the right shade. I promise that you will fall in love with this product. 02/18/2014
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Are the active ingredients of your products listed on the product?
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Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 12.6%, Zinc Oxide 21%. Inactive Ingredients: Bismuth Oxychloride, Mica, Iron Oxides, Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide

Bareminerals products are paraben, sulfate, and phthalate free. All bareMinerals® foundations, and facial moisturizers are tested to insure that they have no potential for comedogenicity.
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What is the best way to contour your face using BE products?
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Use warmth or even faux tan as a contour :) just follow the outside of your face in a 3, so start on the forehead ( by your hairline) then sweep down to your cheek bone. Go from the top part of your ear inwards toward your nose, this is your natural cheek bone. then sweep from the hair line towards the jaw. this product will give you a natural contour so it doesn't look too over done and blends in with the foundation. If you want more dramatic just use more of the warmth or faux tan. You can also use a bronzer to make it more dramatic.
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This answer is important for individuals who live in warmer climates and/or workout frequently.
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Yes it is ! That's one amazing thing about it , it doesn't run and streak like other makeups.
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One of the main reasons I switched to Bare Minerals is due to that when the warmer weather started I dreaded my makeup melting off. With Bare Minerals my skin can breathe! Melt off or major just overall fade isn't a major issue in my life anymore.
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This product is great through the spring and summer season. It stays with you and doesnt melt away or feel heavy during the heat of the day or work out .
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My empty container simply says "Original SPF 15 Foundation medium beige N20" What is that shade called on your website?
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I use the medium beige tone and it works great with my skin tone. I always order online I find it easier and trust the product will be perfect for me.
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On the website it is still called Medium Beige (the number is just not shown, but it IS the same product). So just make sure that you are where the ORIGINAL line is shown, not MATTE.

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A makeup artist I saw used bare escentuals original golden beige but I can't find this shade. Does it go by a different name
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I am not sure which one she was using, but if I had to guess I would say that she was either using ORIGINAL Golden Medium or its sister shade, ORIGINAL Medium Beige. You would have to look at the shades online or in stores to figure out which one matches better.

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You might want to look into the Golden Medium. It might be something for you.
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This is my first time purchasing
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I would try golden dark or golden deep.
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I think that the Bare Mineral foundation in medium tan would be your best bet. It is pretty much the same color of the MAC foundation, and will match your skin tone very well.
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I usually use MAC NC45 color. What original foundation broad spectrum spf 15 color should I purchase??
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I think that the Bare Minerals foundation in Medium Tan would be great for you. It matches the foundation perfectly on some, and if you want more coverage just apply it over your MAC foundation to set it and make your skin have a flawless finish.
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If you go one of the BM boutiques, they will do a shade match for you. It is really the best way to go. The shade names look slightly different in each of the 3 different formulas. I like to blend two colors together - Fair and Fairly Medium.
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How do I decide which foundation to purchase? What are the differences between the 2 foundations?
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I am fairly new to makeup, which is why I experimented quite a bit to find the best fit in color and texture etc. This is what I have concluded regarding the Original versus the Matte foundation:

1. If you have oily skin, you may like Matte.
2. If you are 50+, you may like the Original, as Matte seems to bring all the wrinkles out.
3. Summer time is for Matte, and winter is for Original.
4. If you are sensitive to certain ingredients in the Original (such as Bismuth), you may prefer Matte.
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First, determine whether your skin type is:

- normal (few imperfections, very little sensitivity, barely visible pores, and a radiant complexion)
- dry (dull or rough complexion, red patches, visible lines, less elasticity, and almost invisible pores)
- oily (enlarged pores, shiny complexion, blackheads, pimples, or other blemishes)
- combination (dry in some other and oily in others, especially the "t-zone" which consists of your nose, forehead, and chin; overly dilated pores, blackheads, and shiny skin)
- sensitive (redness, itching, burning, or dryness)

Next, based on your skin type, you'll be able to easily decide whether to choose the Original or Matte Foundation!
The bareMinerals Original Foundation would be especially ideal if you have normal, dry, or sensitive skin. It provides excellent coverage without drying your skin, plus the natural mineral ingredients will give your skin an overall healthy look.
If you have especially oily or combination skin, the bareMinerals Matte Foundation might be best for you. It has all of the features that the Original Foundation has, only with a few added bonuses. It will help absorb excess oil and reduce the size of your pores, too! However, these added features may not be needed if you don't have naturally oily skin.

Either way, you can't go wrong! Both of these foundations would be a great choice. Best of luck!
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Does the foundation contains the microparticles (nanoparticles) or is it not nano?
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I found this in the Learn section. Here is the copy and paste that I just found, "ActiveSoil Complex, the exclusive ingredient in our bareMinerals Skincare line, incorporates a comprehensive blend of potent macro and micro minerals to increase cell turnover, improve luminosity and help your skin defend against environmental stressors. "
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I'm not sure but if you do a quick check online you will see that there is no evidence of nano particle absorption by human skin. Just something I thought you might want to know. It was an unsubstantiated concern.
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