Rated 5 out of 5 by azooeydejesusgirl MATTE Foundation
When I first started using bareMinerals foundation, I used ORIGINAL and I dealt with my skin looking a little too luminous/dewey. I like looking a little bit luminous, but with my oily skin it was too much, and did nothing to help with my large pores. Someone at the store mentioned that I should try using the MATTE foundation, since it was supposed to help with the oiliness and pores issues, and she was completely right! It has really helped reduce the look of my pores, and even though I still have some oiliness, it doesn't look too much, like it did with the ORIGINAL. Overall, I am really glad that I made the switch, and I recommend to any oil-prone bareMinerals gals to try using the MATTE.
Tip: To achieve a really natural-looking finish, take the time to buff one several layers using less product, to really buff it into the skin. It does take a little more time, but is worth it when you're makeup still looks flawless (and not cakey) at the end of the day.
Rated 3 out of 5 by stephroll2 I can't get medium coverage
I bought this because i have oily skin and I thought this would be perfect but I cannot get medium coverage for the life of me. I see others wearing theirs and I cannot get mine. I'm going back to the original formula because I never had these issues.
Rated 5 out of 5 by jenna5528 amazing
love this product! i use fairly medium it matches perfectly with my red undertone and feels like i am not even wearing makeup
Rated 4 out of 5 by Khawabungaa Light weight and beautiful!
I have just switched from MAC's studio fix powder foundation to Bare Minerals Matte foundation and for the past 3 days I have been loving it! It's not as heavy as MAC's and most of all, it doesn't turn me orange the more I sweat! I can re-apply without fear of going orange and you can hardly tell it's even on. I will be sticking with this foundation for a LONG time!
Rated 5 out of 5 by DanielleM Love this makeup!
I can't say enough about how much I LOVE Bare Minerals Makeup! The foundation is the best, it covers every imperfection I have whether it be dark circles, acne scars or pimples. It looks natural and flawless and feels so light. I use it in addition to my Derma-blend make up (for my under eye circles only) and it still looks light and flawless. I have seen an improvement in my overall skin after using this foundation. Thanks for making a great product!
Rated 4 out of 5 by Nini Great coverage foundation
I looooove the Bare Minerals MATTE foundation, it actually gives me a full day worth of wear. I have been looking for years for a really nice, light foundation and this is it! At some point during the day my skin does become slightly oily, but as long as I blot my face with oil sheets, my makeup will last!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bree2124 Finally found a winner!
I have spent many hundreds of dollars trying to find the perfect foundation, and at long last I found it! I have light, acne-prone, oily skin. This doesn't grease me up. And if I use a few layers, I can hide almost all of my acne. I love that by 2 pm, my make up doesn't look melted. I live in a hot and dry area, and I frequently visit hot and humid areas and have had no problems with this "melting". My skin is also very sensitive, and I have not had a single problem with this making my breakouts worse or irritating my skin. I would recommend this to anyone!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Panamex I can't leave the house without it
I am a 28 year old Panamanian and Mexican woman with very oily, sensitive and sometimes dry skin. I use the color "Golden Tan". I had wasted so many years trying to search for something that left a natural, oil free look and I wanted something that wouldn't make my skin breakout. This product is worth every penny and I swear by it! People compliment me on my skin all the time and no one believes me when I say that I'm almost 29 because my skin has such a youthful glow to it. I've been using this for 3 years and I will never use anything else. I use this along with PrimeTime for oily skin and IT WORKS! Especially if you have shine control issues. I usually never sleep with makeup on but on the very RARE occasion that I do, I sometimes wake up with smoother skin, believe it or not. It just feels lighter, healthier and you don't have to keep reapplying throughout the day which I love the most. Love this stuff, it's my secret weapon!!
Rated 5 out of 5 by laurav the best foundation
As i'm young and I don't have any serious issues such as acne or wrinkles I don't think foundation is strictly necessary on my daily makeup routine, I just didn't want to damage my skin. But one day, a friend of mine recommended me this foundation and I can say it completely changed my life. I've got combination skin and I wanted a long lasting matte foundation. This one is just perfect
Rated 5 out of 5 by jaan19ds Best foundation for acne skin
I have tried MAC and many others but since my skin in combination they break up by mid day. This foundation is light and weight less. I does not cover acne marks so you have to use the concealer in the bottom. To get a dewy finish apply the luminous mineral veil on top.
Rated 5 out of 5 by chouchou the perfect foundation for my natural looking
I don t usually wear foundation, but this Matte foundation is a must for my face. It makes my face look flawless and it looks so natural. I love it. I am medium dark and it is too red and dark for my skin. I am changing it to a Warm tan since a have yellow undertone.
Rated 5 out of 5 by nwgardener Great for my older, finicky skin
Even at my "advanced" age, 63 year old, my skin is still oily and prone to break out. Yes! But now that I'm older I get some dryness on the outer parts of my face and in my hairline. Also, my skin is very sensitive to the sun and to the ingredients used in many cosmetics. I cannot even bath in soap or in cleansers made for babies. Finally, I am sensitive to many chemicals used in cosmetic, household and commercial products. Anyway, I had to stop wearing makeup years ago, until I discovered Bare Minerals. It is the best makeup I have ever used, including the skin treatment products. Bare Minerals never irritates or breaks out my skin. I use this Matte Foundation along with the primer for oily skin, and I look great all day. I also use the Exfoliating Cleanser and the Pure Transformation Night Treatment. Very important: I bought extras of the Bare Minerals brushes I use so that I have clean brushes for application because I wash my brushes after every use. In addition, I wash my hands before touching my face.
Rated 5 out of 5 by alex10192 Lightweight and beautiful!
I have been using this product for 3 years now. I love this product so much that it is the only make up i use. I love that it is so lightweight that it feels like I'm not even wearing any make up. People always tell me i have beautiful skin and ask if I'm even wearing make up!!! (which is always nice because you don't want to look like a clown) I will never use another foundation because it evens out my naturally red skin and looks so natural!!! This is a MUST for every girl. So worth the price because the product last for a long time before you have to buy more.
Rated 5 out of 5 by SouthernSunshine Beauty At It's Best!
I purchased the Get Started Kit, and I am in love! I have been wearing this foundation for over a week, and I have received so many compliments. I was a little skeptical at first about trying to use a mineral based foundation, but now I am completely sold. It offers great coverage, a natural glow, and greatest of all it doesn't break my skin out. I love this product, and I look forward to using it for years to come!
I ordered this product late one night after watching the company's infomercial. I ended up picking a shade of foundation that was a little too dark for my complexion. I called the customer service line, and they were more than happy to help me pick the correct shade. Plus they sent me the correct foundation fast and free of charge!
I found that if you have a shade of tinted mineral veil that is lighter than your foundation, you can mix the lighter mineral veil and darker shade of foundation to get a brighter color foundation! You can use this trick during the winter months when your skin shade lightens up a bit or to contour around the eyes.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Cherae Must-have
I love this foundation! It's light, yet it still covers what I need it to. I'm not afraid to fall asleep in this and it doesn't make my skin look oily or dry. I am NEVER going back to my old make up!
Rated 5 out of 5 by ZanSue Controls the oil
I have been using mineral foundation for years. This matte foundation far exceeds any other I have tried. Even in my mid-to-late 40s, I still have oily skin, as well as sensitive skin. I finally have a foundation that controls the oil!! At most, I have to use just a bit of mineral veil mid-day. This comes from a person that with most foundations, I would feel like I needed to wash my face mid-day and start all over as it was so oily. Use primer before using foundation to get the best results.
Rated 5 out of 5 by GuynScottsdale This is the best I've ever found
I'm a guy that has had Rosacea along with oily skin since the age of 14. This product effectively covers the redness in the nose and cheeks areas and masks the dilated capillaries and enlarged pores that accompany Rosacea. I personally have found that using a primer gives the best results. The product is light, and it is easy to buff and blend to provide natural looking results that will withstand very close inspection (which would be important for males). I feel this product has given me back my life; I am more confident at work and with friends and family and feel much less self conscious. I have tried other product lines intended for men, and the quality of those products didn't even come close to this foundation. I am a customer for life.
Rated 5 out of 5 by ChloebellesMommy Fairly medium matte foundation is awesome!
This is the first foundation in my life I have ever worn that actually looked like I had nothing on while providing coverage of my blemishes. It is so light weight, rarely do I have to reapply or touch up for shine. If I do (usually if I've been outside sweating) I just touch up with the medium tinted mineral veil. This is also the first makeup I have ever worn that if I forget to wash my face at night, I don't break out. For those complaining of it caking in wrinkles and pores, it really goes on best with the primer. The one time I forgot to use the primer it was a little cakey. Thank you bare minerals! I am once again wearing make up daily!
Rated 5 out of 5 by LizzyW I LOVE this foundation.
This foundation is by far the best I have ever used. I'm sixteen years old and have been struggling with acne for the past few years. Every foundation I have used has made me break out EXCEPT this one. It was recommended to me by a friend who works as an aesthetician so I thought I'd give it a try. I'm so glad that I did. It is very easy to apply and lasts all day. I do have to blot once during the day as my skin gets rather oily but this really doesn't bother me. TRY IT!
Rated 5 out of 5 by MineralGuy Just wonderful
I tried many product before, but not this one until now. This product it is just amazing, silky, smooth, creamy and gentle to your skin. Now I can see and feel the different. You can spend hundred of money with other brands, but with minerals you will see the change that will transform yourself to be more confident, beautiful and simple natural. Guy or girl not a label if you need that little help with your skin and to make yourself happy and to look better.
Rated 5 out of 5 by MEC23 The BEST I Have Ever Used
I have used just about every foundation under the sun and the only one that works well on my skin in the Bare Minerals Matte. I am prone to breakouts and this foundation doesn't cause any sort of irritation, which is awesome. I think I can even say that using the Matte caused me to break out less because of the fact that it isn't harsh or too thick on my skin when I apply it. I have to say applying it does take a little while to get use to, but once you have the hang of it, the foundation does its' job. I recommend this to everyone and I am so happy that I switched my foundation to Bare Minerals. I have been using it for about 2 months and I can already see a difference in my skin!
Rated 4 out of 5 by KitKat13 Great Foundation... Yet tricky
I have sensitive, combination-oily skin. I liked the Bare Minerals Original foundation but I always had too much of a sheen on my skin with that product. So I tried the Matte version and was pleasantly surprised:) it lasts about 8 hrs. (Like it claims) and I don't see as much oil as I would with the Original. The only reason I didn't give this foundation 5 stars is because sometimes, if I wear this foundation too many days in a row, I get these weird red patched under my eyes. But after I wash my face they vanish.
Rated 5 out of 5 by SnowWhite Great Stuff !
The Only Foundation That Gives Me Perfect Coverage And Matches My Skin Perfectly. I Love it.
Rated 5 out of 5 by violetcaprice Beautiful Skin Tone
I have sensitive skin, and I wanted a foundation that will help my skin. Bare Minerals Original Foundation gives me a flawless complexion that lasts for hours! I will always wear Bare Minerals Original Foundation!
Rated 5 out of 5 by obsseviveshopper Love, Love, Love
I have uneven skintone and blemishes. I also have dance practice in the morning before school, and I only have 10 minutes to get ready. I need something that will cover efficiently this product has accomplished that for me. I love bareminerals and the confidence it has given me.
Rated 5 out of 5 by LoveYourSkin Merical Worker!
I am 19 years old and I have need fighting acne like crazy because of the liquid foundations. As soon as I started using the Matte foundation again my acne started clears up and I could actually control my oily face. The Matte finish helps control my oil through out the day while also not clogging my pores. After one day I already saw a big difference in my skin. This foundation is smooth and soft. I recommend the primer for the all day wear. It is not cakey or clumpy! I love this product!
Rated 1 out of 5 by Bloodymary MAGNIFIED every pore
I have used Original formula for years, I tried this thinking it would have less 'sparkle'. I bought the same shade #fairly light# and it seemed quite a bit darker. I've always thought I had pretty even skin, but this went on so cakey, it seems to 'stick' onto some areas of my face and be repelled by others. It caked up around each and every pore having a magnifying effect on my pores. It also felt heavy, looked heavy, and made my face itch. I used toner and primer before applying. Not for me, I'm sticking with original.
Rated 3 out of 5 by dlbinaz Best for younger skin.
I have been using BE for about 10 years now. I don't like to use a lot of make up and always applied BE products lightly. Now that I am in my 40's, my skin needs more coverage. I find that when I use it to cover up dark spots and etc. that it really makes my dry, older skin look very dry and cracked (and I use a very good moisturizer with it); and it emphasizes wrinkles & pores that you just don't see without the product on my face. I still lightly apply the all-over-face-colors and they go on well still, but not the foundation. I was so disappointed that I needed to switch to a cream foundation, but when I did, it just made my skin glow and look so much better, healthier, smoother and younger. I cannot recommend this for older skin, but it is the best ever for younger skin. Please come up with a solution for us older women who have been so loyal for so long.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ginabelle Fabulous life saver!
This foundation is a must if you have a darker complexion. As you wear, it "improves" becoming more like your skin without the ashy "glow". I receive complements almost every time I wear this foundation. I've tried others and always return to this staple. Its also the best foundation for wear in hot, humid southern summers!
Rated 5 out of 5 by BBee Fights my oil literally all day and its not cakey.
So I was very skeptical on purchasing BE at first, but I had heard so many excellent reviews that I said why not. I went to the boutique to get shade matched, which I highly recommend especially if your makeup challenged or have uneven skin tone like myself. I purchased the matte about 2 days ago and this is the best makeup purchase that I have made. The matte isn't cakey or heavy; it is breathable, feels clean, plus it last all day. I work a 9-5 and live in southern CA so using other products like BB cream or liquid foundation seemed great, until about 3 hours after wearing I looked like someone dumped oil and shine on my face. The matte actually works with my skin to keep the shine away, but it still gives me a natural glow which Iove. Another great thing about the matte; because it's not cakey, if I scratch my face I don't find traces of makeup under my fingernails. The best part about this stuff is that after I put my makeup on in the morning, go to work, sweat, and have the sun beating down on me I come home looking as if I just put my make up on.