Rated 5 out of 5 by Gooble Never Fails
I have pitted skin from acne, and after I turned 50, liquid foundations weren't working for me due to settling into the imperfections in my skin. A friend suggested I try this foundation, so I went into the store to find out what color(s) were a match for me. I started with the original foundation, and now use the matte because I have oily skin, and have found no other foundation that looks and feels as natural as this one does. I use a the Fairly Light as a base with the Medium Beige over it. I also use the Warmth as my blush as it's the perfect color for me.
To get the last bit of powder out of the container, pry off the bottom with a butter knife and you can then marry it into your new container. Make sure you snap it back on all the way around so it doesn't come loose. I haven't looked for another brand of make-up now in over 8 years.
Rated 3 out of 5 by NebCountry Good product bad packaging
I have been using Bare Minerals powder foundation for several years and will never go back to liquid. However, this last product I purchased the bottom fell off the container. Needless to say this makeup isn't the cheapest and part of my purchase was wasted down the drain :( I'm not sure if it is a design flaw or if I just got a bad container.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jennbte2ct Fantastic Coverage
The Matte foundation provides great coverage without feeling like you're wearing a mask. Love this product.
Rated 4 out of 5 by MNeli Great Foundation
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.
Rated 5 out of 5 by ALuongo 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!
Rated 1 out of 5 by Nanc 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.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Never fails
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.
Rated 5 out of 5 by KrisRN 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!
Rated 4 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Great Foundation
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.
Rated 5 out of 5 by grumpycat 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.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tricia4 Matte Foundation
Provides great coverage, container lasts a long time, and is great on my sometimes oily skin.
Rated 5 out of 5 by JustAGirl 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.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer 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.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer flawless
I love this matte foundation. It goes on so easily and looks so natural. And with a primer there is no more shine.
Rated 5 out of 5 by nicolemarie seriously a life saver
i've had baaad acne from 17 until now, 19, and i've tried so many foundations that worked well for the first few applications, ultimately didn't do the trick. i always thought powder foundation would look super caky and visible, but this makeup looks FLAWLESS. i mean, i've used both armani's supposedly super legit liquid foundation and kat von d's foundation and they both always ended up looking cakey and terrible on me. even though this does not have the 100% coverage i'd like (it's about 95% though) it's the best makeup i've ever used. i don't have any pimples anymore, only lots of dark spots, and this covers them perfectly. use with handy buki brush for best coverage!!
Rated 5 out of 5 by tenaylor AMAZING MAKEUP!!
I stopped using foundation then decided to start using it again. I used bare minerals before and decided to start using it again. I am so glad I decided to! This make up feels amazing on my skin! It it so lightweight and it feels like I am not even using make up. I love how no matter how much I put on, it never looks caked on.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Amazing!
On the advice of my dermatologist, I turned to Bare Minerals (NOT Mac!) for coverage, all while keeping my skin healthy. Purchased this foundation and never turned back! This foundation acts perfectly as a concealer to hide my blemishes as well as giving me full coverage all while feeling sheer and light. I put it on in the morning and after a long day at work, my make up is still there!
I am always suggesting this to friends and family. Turned my two sisters, mother and best friend onto Bare Minerals. None of which, have ever turned back to their original make up.
Rated 5 out of 5 by dine0251 Love this product!
Great lightweight powder for all over face coverage. I wear this foundation daily and my skin never feels dry or cakey. Perfect makeup for everyday wear!
Rated 3 out of 5 by CarolynS Love the foundation, but hate the container.
Have always loved the foundation, but have also always hated the container - ever since you changed over to the one you have now - that you can't remove the plastic holey insert - because now it's not an insert - but an obnoxious part of the container built in. Super annoying. Please go back to the original container where you can remove that plastic hole insert thing.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Countrywoman A winner
I've used bareMinerals foundation for more than 10 years and barring a change in the formula will never use any other brand. I wasted mega bucks searching for a foundation that worked well on my face and was disappointed repeatedly until I tried bareMinerals. Love the fact that it has sunscreen in it as well.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Still deciding
I am happy to find the matte foundation, I'd previously used the original. I'm still feeling my way around with the matte because I don't wear make-up everyday, I'm at the age where hot flashes are my new best friend so I'm figuring it out.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Perfect purchase
This matte foundation not only leaves your skin looking good ,it's perfect for anyone who has sensitive skin. Bare minerals has helped me not break out more then any other makeup brand. I would highly recommend this matte foundation if anyone Is looking for a full coverage or medium coverage look.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Best I've Ever Tried!
I have very sensitive and breakout prone skin, with many years worth of scars built up that I thought I would never be able to cover up (both because they're so dark / raised, and because my skin is so sensitive that it's hard to find any products at all that won't cause more acne and thus more scars). In all honesty, I wasn't expecting much from this foundation. But when I wear it, it feels very light on my skin, has excellent pigmentation, and most certainly doesn't look caky. I also have not suffered a single break out from this product, even when I wear it all day at work. The is definitely the best foundation I have ever found.
Also, on a side not, for the worst scarred spots on my face I pair this foundation with the Bareskin serum concealer. Perfect pair!
Rated 5 out of 5 by singervip The Only Foundation I Use
I think the best thing about this foundation is that it is so easy to put on evenly. I've had trouble with past foundations being spotty and wearing off easily, but not this one! It goes right on and stays on for the rest of the day. I put this on directly after my primer, which is a bit sticky, and it helps to return my skin to a less oily state.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer my grandma said i dress like a bum with no fixed hair no makeup stained clothes
I was 15 when my bestie at the time said you have got to try this and i was hesitant because my skin is so sensitive.. I said why not so she did her thing talked me step by step through the application and turned me around to see the mirror.. I was SCHOCKED so i immdiately called and told my grandma and told her about this MIRACLE MAKE UP AND BEGGED HER TO ORDER IT and SHE DID she ordered this HUGE 100 piece princess set for the first time ever when i was 16. It had brushes galore i think like 10 (two eyeshadow brushes, baby kabuki, flawless full face brush, maximum coverage, concealer brush, the eyeshadow brush on one end and the eyeliner feather brush on the other side, brow comb and mascara comb) i may have missed a couple its been 11 years.. My B.M. came the day before Hurricane Katrina i was like oh lord now ill never get to ejoy this makeup.. But it survived Katrina.. Wish i could say the same for my fellow N.O.L.AA people and community.. I used b.m. faithfully for 9 years (age 24) it lasted through club nights and mardi gras days laying out work softball practices and games and i loves it so much while other girls went to the salon for hair and make up i did N.Y. own make up for events.. I stopped using it only because we had some financial problems and i was diagnosed with cancer for the thrid time.. We simply couldnt afford non necessities anymore if i was going to survive chemo and radiation came first.. Now that im cleared, but not out of the woods yet, i am going to start using again because i have been slumming since i had my son my whole world eevolves around that per re t little angel and it seems i have lost my sexy so thank you bare minerals for making me fall in love and look movie star perfect for all those years
Rated 4 out of 5 by ladyjack Perfect Shade
I've tried many mineral based foundations and this is the only brand that matches my skin color/tone perfectly. I'm deep-dark, but wear Golden Tan. All other brands have shades that are one shade too dark or too light due to my slightly yellow undertone. My two complaints are: It doesn't give me quite the coverage I need so I'm going to try to find a concealer that will cover my blemishes. It is also difficult to get the remaining powder out of the container.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Great
Need more coverage, apply lightly over Complexion Rescue! Blends in perfectly!
Rated 3 out of 5 by Blancanieves not for fair skin
I love the coverage and matte formulation of this foundation, but the fairest shade looks like a bronzer with a greenish-yellow tint on my skin. The shade is extremely dark, and the tone is frankly sickly and strange. I had to take it all the way down my neck and chest so that I did not look like I was wearing a mask. I do not understand how it can possibly be meant for fair skin with pink undertones. I wish that there was a much paler shade because I really do love how it covers and I cannot think of many products that have made my skin look this clear and even. Unfortunately, the color mismatch is so extreme and there isn't even another shade I can buy to mix it with to fix it.
Rated 4 out of 5 by TexasCC Great Product
I purchase Fairly Light in all the powder foundation products from bare minerals and this one was no different. I am light with neutral undertones and this is a bit too dark for my skin but it is the closest I can find. Other people think this is a good match for me. This is the quickest way for me to bring down the shine of my sunblock (SPF 50) that I apply evenly to my entire face each morning. Often I will use a mineral sunblock if my face is being sensitive for the day and this helps get rid of the terrible white caste that I always get from non tinted mineral sunscreens. This is quicker for me to apply than any BB, CC, or foundation liquids and it looks and feels much more natural on my normal skin. It is not flat at all. Sometimes I will follow with a fluffing of powder too because my nose can get a bit oily. Please make this formula in a compact.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Great concealer
Love this concealer. It covers the dark circles under my eyes and the uneven skin tone on my cheeks.