MATTE Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 - null
I have been using the Original BE foundation for 5 years and finally decided to try the Matte version. I am so happy I tried it (and bought it) and wished I should have sooner. I have combination/normal skin and my skin tends to get oily on my forehead and chin towards the end of the day. After wearing this for 8 hours while at work, I noticed my forehead and chin were not oily and shiny like it normally does towards the end of the day. I would highly recommend this if you have normal/combination skin.
I do think think; however, that this formula doesn't give me that luminous glow like the original (which was why I didn't want to try the matte version in the first place), BUT it's not that bad b/c the oil and shininess is under control. I will still use my original formula for doing errands or such, but this is my new favorite everyday go-to!
Works like a miracle!
I have been using Bare Escentuals foundation for years. I am 60 years old and it is by far the best foundation I've ever put on my face. I don't like liquid foundations because they feel so cloying on my skin...like my skin is covered in grease. But B.E. matte foundation is like a miracle! I have small broken capillaries on my cheeks, they really bother me and I had tried many other products to cover them. B.E. worked! Every morning when I buff on my foundation, I always look at the one side of my face that I've buffed, compared to the bare side. It never ceases to amaze me how well B.E. covers. I don't leave the house without a buff! It's fast, easy, and best of all...it works! My skin doesn't feel like it can't breathe, it feels fresh and I know it looks good! Thanks for such a wonderful product that actually does what it claims!
I love this foundation formula, mainly because it comes in Golden Fair, and I have some redness on my face. This product covers the redness completely and gives me a clean, even complexion :) It is also very soothing to my skin.
The HUGE perk I had with this foundation, and what got me hooked on Bare Minerals for life, was that due to my oily skin, previous makeup lines I had tried, even with an eye primer or foundation primer, the makeup was gone by mid-day... or worse, just "mostly gone" but still kinda there... eek
With Bare Minerals, I use a primer and it stays put all day, even on long, hot, or even rainy days. I apply it in the morning, touch up with oil control sheets after 4 hours, and it still stays put all day :)
Love matte finish
I always used liquid foundation especially with a matte finish. For two years I faithfully used a 24 hour liquid foundation, but with high demands that I started to have in my job I didn't have time to apply liquid foundation everyday and having to completely take it off really late at night. Until one day I saw a youtube channel review about Bare Minerals and I was completely convinced I just had to try it, so I did. I went into a boutique got shade matched and Im a convert. At first I wasn't sure about lose powder, but its a whole complete different experience. A drastic change from liquid to mineral foundation. Just knowing that is healthy for my skin with just few ingredients is a bonus for me. Im very happy with my purchase I still have a brand new liquid foundation just sitting on my vanity I don't need to use it no more when I can get a flawless finish with my Bare minerals. <3
Great, but no color match
I really like how this product feels on the skin. I don't have as much acne breakouts as I did with other foundations. The product feels so smooth on the face. I know I shouldn't touch my face, but it's hard not to when you feel how smooth Bare Minerals is.
However, the Bare Escentuals stores (I went to two) kept telling me Golden Tan was my color. My friends I definitely noticed that it was much darker than my skin tone. Perhaps they need a another color in between Golden Tan and the next lighter one? Or change the way the color is chosen by staff in the stores? I have since switched over to Ready SPF and the color is almost a perfect match! And it's lighter than the loose. It's not a huge loss, because I now use the loose foundation for minor contouring! Pretty clever, I thought :)
I used to be told that I wore too much makeup. That it looked "caked on". Not since I started using this foundation, though. People don't even realize I'm wearing foundation! It's a great confidence booster!
This product isn't too heavy and looks natural. Also, it doesn't cause me to break out and it stays on all day.
Best foundation ever
Tried the original some years back and was so disappointed. I ended up looking shiny, and worse, got broken out after a day of wearing. I really wished they'd take out whatever made it "shiny" so I could use it because applying it was so easy and quick. Fast forward to me learning BE had a matte foundation without bismuth so took a shot. This one is totally different. It's matte, as promised, and stays dry. Whatever that shiny stuff is in the original isn't in this one. I have had glowing skin with not a blemish. I'm so happy I tried this formula. Don't know if this will help but I use the oil control primer first. It's nice to get my face on so fast and to have it last all day!
This is the best product by far!
I have alright skin. I don't usually get breakouts, so I was afraid to put a powder all over my face. This was a natural product that you're supposed to be able to sleep in..... well I gave it a shot and I loved it. I have oily skin too and I'm glad this doesn't clog my pores or cause breakout.
I really wanted to like this prodcut...
I really did. I had heard so much about it that I went ahead, bit the bullet and tried it. I need a foundation that lasts 12 hours and this just didn't do it for me. Not sure if I'm applying it incorrectly or if that would make any difference, but by the end of the day the foundation looks caked on and a shade or two darker. While I love and will continue to use the Primer, Mineral Veil, eyeshadows and liners, sadly, I'm going back to my long-wearing liquid foundation.