MATTE Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 - null
My friend introduced me to this foundation about 6 years ago. I had never worn any make up prior to this. Now I cannot live without it! I have combination skin. Its dry near my chin and very oily in my T-zone. I have enlarged pores on my cheeks and acne scars. I have experimented with the original foundation and it did not work as well as the matte for my skin. The powder keeps my skin from being shiny during the day and it looks almost flawless. Its also not heavy- I often feel I am not wearing makeup. I have tried other products and I keep finding myself coming back to this foundation- its worth the money. I work as a RN and its a make up I can wear to work without looking so made up.
The Best Thing I Ever Did Was Start Wearing This
Ever since I was a teenager, I struggled with combination skin. Sometimes my face was really dry and others it was super oily. I would have weeks with no breakouts and then weeks will a ton. My mom first introduced me to Bare Minerals when she bought me the starter kit. Once I started wearing it and stopped with the other cakey foundations, I could see the change in my skin. Bare Minerals hides what I want it to hide but still keep the look of my own skin. I stopped putting chemicals on my face and the natural minerals have really helped me keep my skin clear and healthy. I wear Bare Minerals every day and nothing else!
NOT FOR ME
I feel, and others communicated to me that the foundation looked harsh, unnatural, and took away from me instead of enhancing me; I have good skin, so really don't need a foundation, but like to wear something to have that polished look; I selected the shade with a store associate, seemed to be the right color, but when I put it on, to me, it seemed too dark and too yellow for me; I am light with a neutral skin tone; so I gave it to my mother to try, and see if it would be of benefit to her, and her friends told her to take it off, said she looked older, told her she looked made up. So, I feel it was a waste of about $30.00, product wasn't what I thought it would be. I bought a tinted moisturizer from another line at a department store, and it compliments me beautifully. In summary, I feel this product was not for me, and thank you for the email asking me to share my thoughts. What I do wish is that you would bring back the high shine eyeshadows, loved them, miss them, would wear the purple and the white, were such beautiful products, in a few seconds would bring out my eyes, was one of my favorite products out of anything I ever used. The price was affordable too. I hope you can bring those products back. I do wear the mineral veil as a finishing touch to set the tinted moisturizer, sometimes just wear that and not the tinted moisturizer; I like the mineral veil to take away any shine from my layered mositurizers, as I have dry, sensitive skin, always did, am 45 years old, but am told I look about 27. I take care of my skin by using good products and avoiding overexposure in the sun. That's why I had come to Bare Minerals because I researched how the products are good for your skin, and so I selected the mineral veil. I am all set with what I use for makeup, but again, wish the high shine eyeshadows would come back because I'd love to have the purple and the white on my make up table.
I don't know why I try new foundations because I ALWAYS end up buying this again. Lol This is possibly the best foundation Bare Minerals makes. Literally makes my skin look so flawless, people are always asking what make-up I use. I have really oily, acne prone skin and Bare Minerals is the ONLY brand that does not break out or irritate my skin. Other foundations don't measure up to this one.
I will never use liquid foundation again
I absolutely love this foundation. I thought with my dry skin that there was no way I could use mineral powder foundation. Once I apply the primer, the foundation lasts all day. My skin feels great and I never feel like I'm wearing makeup. I'm a nurse and I work long 12-14 hour days, so I need makeup that lasts. This delivers. I love it!
I enjoy the matte foundation every now and then. I do find that it's harder for me to get coverage with the matte when compared with the original. Also, just as a warning the colors are slightly darker in matte so you may need to go down 1 shade. For example, my fairly light in matte swatches the same as my light in original.
Saved my skin!
I was dubious at first, but I love it! Now that I am not using the liquid and cream foundations, I do not suffer breakouts. I was using the non-comedogenic products but still had breakouts.
For best coverage, follow the directions and build up if you need to. I really like the matte foundation - I have naturally oily skin so the matte formula is perfect for me.
Provides great coverage, container lasts a long time, and is great on my sometimes oily skin.
Perfect for everyday use.
It's perfect if you're going for the everyday no makeup makeup look. It blurs imperfections but doesn't cover them completely which isn't really a big deal for me. This powder is so light it feels and looks like it's your bare face.
Special extra large size
I love the matte foundation because it provides the extra coverage my skin tone needs and have been using it for years. The only way to improve it would be to offer it in the extra large size pots like you do for the original at certain times of the year like Christmas. I purchase the extra large size of mineral veil when it's available and always wish the matte foundation was there as well to purchase with it.