ORIGINAL Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 - null
The original formula made me break out like I was using cheap store bought makeup. It made me itch and my face was splotchy, red rash mess. Switched to matte, which was okay.
Think twice before you purchase this product
I used the BareMinerals Original Foundation for the first time about four years ago. After using the foundation for one month, I began to notice orange and red streaks in my hair-just around my face and underneath my bangs (naturally I have blonde hair). I went to the salon, and spent a considerable amount of money to get the color out of my hair. The stylist informed me that it was definitely some sort of mineral deposit. She said she has seen that sort of issue with less well-known brands of mineral makeup, but doubted that BareMinerals would cause such coloration. To be safe, I stopped using the product.
Recently, I decided to give BareMinerals another try (4 years after the first incident). After using the product for about three weeks, I noticed the red and orange streaks in my hair-just around my face. I caught it early, and was able to get some of the coloring out with an intense clarifying shampoo. However, I anticipate that I will have to make another trip to the salon to get the rest of it out. I stopped using the BareMinerals Foundation, and a few weeks later, the red/orange color has not returned.
I have had blonde hair my whole life and have never had this problem with any other product. If you have light hair, think twice before purchasing this foundation!
This product is fantastic; the best foundation in coverage as well as being good for your skin. I love the way that it makes my skin seem like it's naturally glowing (from the mica in the foundation); it gives a healthy, luminous look. I recommend trying it out - I know it's going to be a winner!
Tip: For medium - full natural-looking coverage, buff small amounts into the skin, going over again with more small amounts until you reach the desired coverage. When buffing it in, take your time to really buff it into your skin (even when you think there's nothing left in the brush). The more you buff it into the skin, the longer the coverage will last.
Tip: For longer, fuller coverage, use PrimeTime before foundation.
I've fallen in love with Bare Minerals. This foundation is amazing. I love how little you need and it's amazing how long it lasts. It's very natural looking but the coverage is great, and can double as a concealer in a pinch. I've tried liquid foundations since then but I can't use them as it just makes my skin feel nasty and sticky. Love this foundation.
Lasted a year!
I love love LOVE this foundation! The last time I bought some was Nov 20, 2012. I have about a week's worth left. That is exactly a year! It comes down to about $2.25/month. This is an amazing product with beautiful coverage. My skin looks gorgeous, and my pores are noticeably smaller since I started using it. I like that I don't look cakey or overly made-up. I would recommend this to anyone, especially those with sensitive skin like mine and who like to get a lot of bang for your buck!
Finally a foundation I love
I love this foundation! Not only does it go on smoothly, but it covers easily! It covers my blemishes without a lot of product. I also have very sensitive skin, every time I use a liquid foundation or other powder foundations, my skin would break out terribly. I have not had any issues with this product. I use a little tinted moisturizer, let it dry then apply this and it lasts all day. When I first apply it in the morning, I can see the product but within 20 mins of putting it on, it blends right into my skin. I'm a huge fan of this product & glad i found it.
BareM. Skin Care + BareM. Makeup = GLOWING SKIN
Bare Mineral had been my skin FBI; taking down the bad guys in and on my skin! First makeup application technique I have ever enjoyed. Short and sample with great results.
My friends and family used to "look" at me but, they can definitely "see" me since I included the skin care products.
Amazingly, after evening cleansing, my kids think that I am still wearing makeup.
Bare Mineral, all you do is make my ethnic skin GLOW!
I was very skeptical — but WOW, I am sold!
I was jaded by drugstore mineral makeups. The coverage was poor. The staying power non-existent. The packaging messy.
I never expected to even try bareMinerals let alone become a fan. However after struggling with various types of foundations (unsuccessfully) and reading the hoards of positive reviews on bareMinerals, I decided to give it a try. Glad I did!
I have spider veins and a lot of redness on my cheeks and nose. In the past I have used heavy coverage foundations which felt sticky on my face. Although they provided the coverage I was looking for, it didn't last and the product would cake and sink into my pours and lines - not a pretty look.
So I am in my first day of using bareMinerals after the purchase of a Get Started Kit. Not a single bad word to say!
The application was far easier than my liquid and the coverage was surprisingly AMAZING. I started with my problem areas and did a light application on them first, then proceeded with another all over application. That pretty much did it aside using the concealer brush for a final touch up around my nose. I didn't figure that any mineral foundation could provide the coverage this product does and without that heavy sticky feeling. It's almost magic! A top that, I've been wearing it now since 9:00am and it is still holding on very strong with out any touch ups.
My starter kit came with both the Original and Matte foundations which is wonderful since it allows the user to compare without having to purchase two full size foundations before deciding. The packaging is also great with the locking lid.
All in all, if you've been tempted to try bareMinerals, but decided not too for reasons of coverage, usability, application difficulty or durability - give it another look! You might be as pleasantly surprised as I was!
It really works
I have been using this product for years now and have neglected to write a review! But I figure, since I love the product so much I might as well let others know it's worth the buy.
I use this foundation in conjunction with the Broad Spectrum Concealer in Bisque. My skin is pretty fair so I use Fairly Light all winter and in the summer I'll up it to just Light. I have gotten so many compliments. They stand out because I never received compliments on how nice my skin looked before I started using this.. a women told me my skin was "glowing" and another that my skin was "so clear". I still can't even believe it, I'm sure at the time I probably had a few blemishes too.
Since I was a young girl, I have had problems with acne. This product along with the concealer worked wonders for me and continues to. Not only is it gentle to sensitive, break out prone skin but more importantly it conceals everything! Acne, acne scars, marks, those pesky broken capillaries, under eye discoloration.. you name it. The best part about these products is that it doesn't even FEEL or LOOK like you're wearing any make up, how can you beat that.
I've been a bare escentuals gal for years. I started out, like most, with the foundation starter kit. This foundation, and what it did for my skin, gave me so much confidence in my appearance as a senior in high school and as a college girl. I love this stuff, and have hooked my whole family.
The colors are amazing, they have a shade for every skin tone. And I love how gentle this stuff is. My little sister has huge allergy issues, tons of products, including most makeup brands, make her swell and break out in rashes. When I still lived at home she was really young, and she did what tons of little sisters did. She snuck into my bathroom and played dress up. It was great that, when I switched to this stuff, she stopped breaking out in her terrible rashes. AND it has really reduced my break outs.
If you aren't using this, you need to be. The only thing better, for me anyway, is the matte formula.