ORIGINAL Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 - null
I have used Bare Minerals for sixteen years now. Lived in the north and used liquid since my teens. When I moved south, liquid was too heavy. I switched to Bare Mineral products and haven't had any problems. I am now 70 years old and love the way my skin looks and feels.
The prices are reasonable. I do wait for promotions though. The shipping is fair. Never had to use customer service online.
I had to have a friend help me learn how to best apply it, but after that I just loved it. She showed me how to put a little powder in the cap and then apply it to the brush with lots of circular motions in the cap to really get it evenly distributed on the brush for even distribution on the face.
I wanted to love this makeup - I had just recently gotten my skin super clear after changing my skincare regimen and I wanted to switch over to a makeup that was lighter while still offering adequate coverage. I will start off by saying that I have had pretty oily, problematic skin since about the 7th grade. I switched to this after having been using Tarte loose powder foundation because like I said, I wanted something a bit lighter. At first, I thought that it looked really nice but by the second day of using it, I noticed that I had many small breakouts around my chin and right cheek. As I mentioned earlier, my skin has been VERY clear lately and this product is the only thing that I had used that was different that I could link the recent breakouts to. I also noticed that it made my skin very oily after only an hour or so but that may just be because I have oily skin to begin with. Overall, I am very sad that this product did not work for me, because I have heard great things from other people.
This is the only foundation that I use! I have very sensitive skin and this does not bother it at all. I use the flawless face brush to get full coverage and it does not look caked on. Stays on 10-12 hours without the need for touchups. I love this foundation much more than any drugstore and highend product that I've tried!
Did NOT help my skin.
After changing many different lifestyle habits around to better my skin, my makeup was the ONE THING I had no changed. I thought the Neutrogena Skin Clearing liquid foundation was working well, except i still had some acne forming. I decided to INVEST about 100$ into this makeup to see better results, knowing the mineral makeup would be healthier for my skin. How disappointed I was in this makeup does not explain what I feel. I'm only 21 years old and so making a 100$ investment into makeup sounds crazy, but I was desperate to find the final solution to my skin problems. After a few weeks of use my skin had not cleared up at all, but instead CYSTIC acne had started to form. I sometimes get cystic acne but not to the extent that I got it after using this makeup. On top of that I felt the need to touch up the makeup throughout the day. I do not have sensitive skin so I do not know why this has happened. I would not buy it again and have since returned to my Neutrogena makeup which has cleared my skin. Since I spend the money, I'm willing to keep trying out the mineral makeup on days that I do not need heavy coverage and see how it fares.
Nice makeup for beginners.
Bareminerals is a nice makeup if you are just getting into the makeup game. It is natural which I like and it is easy to apply. I like the fact that they offer kits because that makes buying makeup more affordable. My only complaint is that I do find that I have to use concealer to cover any problem areas before applying the foundation, otherwise you can still see the imperfections thru the makeup. But other then that I do love bareminerals.
One of the best luminous sheer to full coverage foundations!
As a makeup artist I try many different types of foundation. I was skeptical about using this foundation until my friend gave me a makeover. I can proudly say that this BM original foundation has been my staple for 6 months! I can create the luminous full coverage look I desire without the worry of it melting off, or looking cakey. To perfect my makeup look I use the Prime Time original primer. I also visited a boutique to learn better techniques for the application. The right tools make all the difference. :0) I use the tapered face, and full coverage BM brushes to build the coverage I want, and the Flawless Radiance Brush to set my foundation using the pure radiance mineral veil. This foundation will leave a beautiful luminous finish that is perfect for anyone with combination or dry skin types.
I've used a lot of different brands of makeup and I've never found anything like Bare Minerals! The foundation covers well and does not leave my skin feeling oily. I also have had problems with cystic acne and the purity of this makeup helps combat my breakouts! I'll never use a different foundation.
Makes my skin appear very oily
I have been using this product for about 2 months now. It makes my skin have a glowy effect and looks nice for about 2 hours but then after the 2 hours my skin looks very oily and the makeup rubs off easily. If there are any more bare minerals products that don't make my skin look so shiny, I would love to try it!
I absolutely love the coverage. Totally exceeded my expectations.
OMG I love it!
This is now my favorite foundation! I use it almost everyday. It offers superb coverage, and doesn't make my skin oily.
Best coverage and clean smooth finish
I have been using this foundation since 2006! It's amazing coverage and if your looking for full it's buildable. Feels like I don't have any makeup on at all and I love the finished smooth look.
Best coverup I have ever used
I've been using the original foundation spectrum for about 3 years and it has been the best decision I've made! I've always had the worst acne since I was 10 & I'm 18 now and ever since I started using this my acne has reduced significantly! Also I have very dry skin so this helps!
Finally ran out
I've been a BE user since 2010 and I use all of BE's foundations, depending on my mood, my skins mood, and how fast I need to be ready. I like to purchase kits because they come with original foundation and I always have some. To my surprise, I ran out for the first time in years. So since I was going to be in the area of a store I was off to the store for the first time since 2010. I wish there were a boutique closer to where I live.
Easy and awesome!
I don't normally wear makeup because I never liked liquid makeup. I walked into an actual Bare Minerals store and they gave me a free demonstration. I was so amazed by how flawless my skin looked compared to before...skin irritation redness, sun damaged skin discoloration. It didn't hide everything but just made it look a lot better. Bonus: it's all powder! It is so easy to apply and so now I use it every day!
Best foundation out there!
I have noticed a BIG difference in my skin after using Bare Minerals makeup for almost a year! I started using this foundation and then over time ordered makeup for everything I need. The only thing I haven't tried is the mascara! This foundation is so light, it feels like I'm not wearing any makeup! It looks so natural but covers my "imperfections" flawlessly! Pair this with the must have Tinted Moisturizing Gel and your face will thank you!! Plus this product also makes you lose 10 pounds! -hah, kidding! But really, if you are questioning using this product then trust a person you don't know and get it!
*I am still using the same container of foundation that I bought almost a year ago!! This will last forever!
**this product will not make you lose weight...you don't need to anyway, you are beautiful and you only get one body so love it! Plus, you are buying the best makeup out there and you will look awesome! Rock it, girl! ;)
STARTING TO USE BARE MINERALS MAKEUP WAS THE BEST THING I'VE EVER DONE TO MYSELF! THIS FOUNDATION MAKES YOUR SKIN LOOK SMOOTH AND GLOWING!
Love this stuff!
I love the way bareMinerals looks on my skin! It looks so natural, almost like I'm wearing nothing, but flawless! I was having some breakouts on my forehead and cheeks recently for the first time in my life. It seemed like no matter what foundation I used it only made the breakouts worse. I switched to bareMinerals and my skin has never looked better! Even when I was in high school and had no acne, etc., my skin never looked this flawless. This foundation is light and blends well. I can't feel it at all. The best part is, when I look in the mirror I don't see that foundation line near my jaw like I always did when using liquid makeup. I just love it! I will say though, when I started using this product a few months ago I used it along with Prime Time. I did not have good results. Even though the Prime Time made the bareMinerals go on smooth and creamy, the Prime Time caused me to have cystic acne and white heads, and my face looked terrible. I stopped using the PT and within a week my face was back to normal. No pimples or white heads. Just thought I'd mention that in case any other people are experiencing acne and using the Prime Time with the bareMinerals. If you're experiencing acne, don't give up on the foundation unless you try it without the Prime Time first!
New to makeup
I finally decided to buy some makeup because I began to fell that my face was a bit plain and pale. My biggest concern was that it wouldn't look natural, but after applying the original foundation, I really feel in love with it. I'm very sensitive to smells, but this foundation has no smell at all. My face never feels heavy and I often forget that I'm wearing it. Overall a great product. I'm one happy customer.
I was a little worried that I would not use this. I got the original and matte. I love both. My pores have minimized! Also, my skin feels good and the marks have disappeared. Great product.
What I've Been Searching For
I have tried all of the drug store foundations. Nothing has worked for e. I have oily skin and acne prone with scarring. Even when the products said "gentle" or "non- oily" it was not true and has done my skin more harm than good. I recently tried both the original foundation as well as the matte and i love them both! they are light weight and stays on all throughout my work day. My skin is extremely sensitive to products and i can usually feel my skin swelling up from my foundation. With either of these foundations offered by BE my skin does not swell, my skin has been significantly less oily, and it gives a better coverage than any product I have ever used. It is simple to put on and gives a natural and bright finish.
My new favorite foundation
When I first tried this foundation, I was a little wary since it made my face tingle the first day. It, however, has been amazing ever since. I am able to build my coverage without feeling like I'm caking on make-up like other foundations. I have even noticed my skin has been less dry and has broken out less since I started using this. I still get the tingles every once in a while (like if I start to break a sweat), but it's nothing unbearable. Great product that I will continue to use.
Get shade matched+use the right brush+watch the application instruction video=Amazing!
I LOVE this foundation! I was skeptical for years and wish I had tried it before. It did take a little trouble-shooting to make sure I was applying properly and had the right brush. I thought that the Matte formula would be best for me because I have such oily skin and struggle with shine but after trying Matte and Ready, I came back to this and realized it was the perfect fit, I just needed the right shade. I don't have any problems with oiliness or shine with it. I need full-coverage so I use the full coverage kabuki brush and love the results. This foundation is wonderful! Take the time to make sure you have the right shade, brush, formula and learn to put it on properly and it will be worth the time invested! So happy, wish I had been using this all along!
Used it for years
This is one of the best makeups on the market, especially at this price point. I am an older woman with sun damage and wrinkles. While nothing makes these go away, this offers awesome coverage and does not settle into the wrinkles as long as i use a good moisturizer first. i firmly believe that it is good for my skin and i appreciate the built in natural (NO chemicals) sunscreen. Whenever a friend tries it at my urging, she feels the same way. You do have to learn to use it, but if you just follow the directions you'll be a pro in no time. Dip, swirl, tap and blend, blend blend! I love it
This Makeup is great
I have others who have used this product and they loved it and recommend it to me The products I have tried of what you are offering is just right for my skin type. and It doesn't break me out like so many others do
I've tried tons of mineral, liquid, and cream foundations. This is BY FAR the BEST one out there. My skin cleared up after I switched over to bareMinerals. I'm so happy with the product and I'll never go back to another brand. As some of the other reviewers have said, one container lasts for about 6 months and I wear my makeup every single day.
I don't use anything else
This is the first foundation I used and I've always used and supported bareMinerals ever since I saw them on QVC. It lasts FOREVER, so you get your money's worth. You'll love it.
Dedicated to the Foundation Broad Spectrum
I have been using this foundation for about 5 years. I love it! I use it almost every day, and a little goes a long way, so one container typically lasts me 6 months to 1 year. I love this is stuff! It covers all my blemishes and gives me a radiant look. I get consistent compliments on my "radiant" skin whenever I wear it. I never buy a different foundation (with the exception when I want to wear a liquid one). It is THAT good that you won't need to make the change. I have combo skin, so my pores are larger on my nose especially, but this does the trick in hiding them perfectly. This product never breaks me out either! LOVE LOVE LOVE BM's signature item. Dedicated for five years, and going to keep on buying!
My everyday foundation for years
I have VERY fair, acne prone, combination skin and the original foundation in fair has been my go-to foundation for years. I prefer medium coverage and natural finishes. This foundation finishes as "your skin but better", not too shiny and not too matte.
The other thing about this foundation that I love and have not found elsewhere is the way it wears. I won't say it lasts all day without touch ups, because it definitely doesn't, BUT it wears off in a natural, minimal-shine way. Meaning that 12 hours into my shift after no touch-ups when I look in the mirror, I definitely can tell the makeup as worn off but I'm not shiny and I don't have weird makeup blotchiness like I sometimes find with other foundations.
Lastly, the fair shade actually matches my very very fair, pink-toned skin! Such a difficult thing to find.
Too Legit to Quit
I love this product. Like I said in another review I've been using BM/BE Original for years. I've switched from Sephora, Mac, Loreal, Lancome all kinds of products and across the board, the pricey Macy's brands, don't really stand up to this one for me. Im 22 and I have normal skin, that gets exposed to the sun often from playing soccer. I've always been told I have beautiful skin even without this product but I swear the Original SPF foundation in Warm Deep, maximizes my faces potential. I've even landed a couple of modeling jobs when my major is business administration lol. I am a legal assistant and I see tons of people a day. But I ALWAYS get told while wearing this that i'm glowing, my face looks healthier by the day, I look younger etc..
One of these other companies would have to put a million in my goodie bag to get me to switch hands down. And I mean that.