ORIGINAL Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 - null
luscious and smooth
I have waited to use bare Minerals for a while and the waitng was worth it. I used the foundation along with a sample of the primer and veil and the foundation just glides on. It looks like I don't have anything on my face at all. I was hot and sweaty and my face stayed smooth. I love this product.
Amazing and natural
I rarely do make up but I became a fan already. This is super natural and gets even better in terms of coverage through the day. Also good for my acne. Other products made it worse but this did't. I loved it.
gorgeous natural finish
makes my skin look perfect and radiant, lasted for several hours
This foundation is a godsend
I've been using this foundation ever since they added the Fair shade. Nearly two decades, I belive. I'm very fair, and the shade Fair is as dark as I can go without looking ridiculous. I really wish BareEscentuals would add a Very Fair or Porcelain shade, at the very least.
Other than that, this has been an absolute godsend. From my early teens to my early-40's I had super oily skin. On top of that, I'm very fair, with neutral undertones. I have many allergies to fragrances and ingredients, and sensitive skin. Finding a foundation was a nightmare. It was impossible to get the right color, with the right undertones, that wouldn't oxidize or melt off (esp. in the days before primer existed). I had given up till I heard about this foundation.
This doesn't bother my skin, doesn't make me break out, doesn't melt off in hot weather or from oily skin, doesn't oxidize, doesn't feel heavy. It DOES look natural, feel weightless, control oil and shine (especially when paired with the Mineral Veil), cover blemishes and imperfects. It has very buildable coverage.
Now that I'm in my mid-40s, my skin is still oily, but not as bad. Hormones frequently make it break out or have weeks where my skin is more combination. This foundation is very adaptable to whatever condition my skin is in. It's my HG foundation and my beauty savior. I cannot say enough good things about it.
Note: It does contain Bismuth Oxychloride. I'm not sensitive to it (surprisingly), but a small percentage of people are. If you are, try the Matte version.
This foundation has worked amazing. It gives the flawless skin look with minimal effort. I have repurchased this item about six times. It doesn't clog my pores and it doesn't look caked on when applied, like some other foundations I have tried.
One of my favorite foundations
I have combination dry skin and it's very difficult finding a foundation that doesn't cling to dry patches. This foundation has so many shades so there's a match for everyone and it is so buildable that sometimes I use it as a concealer because it doesn't show the dry patches like a liquid concealer does. The only thing to keep in mind is that if you need heavier coverage than this offers (light to medium coverage with the initial application), you should use a finishing spray so that your face doesn't look powdery. However, this is honestly one of the best foundations for so many types of skin.
Simply the best, better than all the rest.
I started using BM foundation about 3 months ago after a couple of friends swearing by it while I was constantly buying very expensive foundations and never loving any of them. I started out using way too much and I can tell you exactly why: this stuff is undetectable on the skin, its amazing really it honestly looks like my skin is perfect but it far from it and I'm 38 years old. I was putting on too much and it caked in my pores and lines but after I started just doing two complete buffed layers it is flawless. I tried the matte too and I do not dislike it but I love the glow of the original. My skin is also so much better from getting away from the chemicals in the other brands. I have since switched all my makeup and skincare to BM and I'm here to stay, I will not be testing other brands. I look back at pics of myself and if I didn't know any better I would swear I did not have any makeup on, I love it so much.
Always come back to it
I can't even remember when I first started using this foundation, but I know that I always come back to it. I used the Ready foundation for awhile, then came back to this. Depending on the brush I use, I can make it to be light coverage and even a pretty full coverage. Whenever I get compliments on my makeup, I'm using this. Love this stuff and I'll continue using this for a long time.
I love the powder foundation so far! Depending on your skin type it is necessary to choose from the original and matte formula. I have found that the Matte works better for my skin type. Overall this is a great product and I am very happy with it!
I began using this foundation in my twenties, now in my late thirties this foundation remains the only one I've used. It gives my skin a natural yet perfect look. I can buff it on quickly when I have to get out the door or I can take my time, contouring with different shades to be photo ready. I've never had any issue with this foundation, it performs for me each and every time.