ORIGINAL Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 - null
I've always wanted to try Bare Minerals after watching infomercials for YEARS and finally treated myself and all I can say is - WOW! I will NEVER go back to another foundation. I took my new foundation to a conference with me and was standing in direct sunlight by a window visiting with two women whom I had never met, and they BOTH complimented me on how flawless and beautiful my complexion was. I am 43 years old and that was the first time I was ever complimented on my complexion and it was all because of the fact that I was wearing Bare Minerals.
Really like, but...
I don't wear foundation much, but when I do I use this product. I really like everything about it. My only complaint is that is seems it intensify the small wrinkles around my eyes in which I hate. When I go to reorder, I will try the matte finish to see if this might be a better choice for me.
I originally started using original foundation when I first started using BE almost 5 years ago. It gives a beautiful, glowing, no-foundation look to the face. When matte came out, it gave a more beautiful photo finish than the original--only reason it gets 4 stars! This foundation is great!
I'm a die hard bare minerals junky! : )
I've been using bare minerals for over 4 years now. I have very dry sesitive skin. Before I was not able to wear make up as often as I would have liked and when I did, my skin was dried out and left rough and patchy from other products. The first time I used this product I noticed how comfortable it felt on my skin and how finished and polished it made me look. It lasted for a long time and it was easy to remove. I have yet to find another product that I like more than this. Nothing has come close. Yes this costs a little more than regular retail make up. However, this product lasts for a long time and you definitely get what you pay for, 10 x's over. Not to mention I get so many compliments on my complexion constantly and because of that I have converted many friends to this product. If bare minerals were to ever stop selling their amazing products, I would be heart broken for life. I love love love this product!
The Original works best for me
Love the way this foundation makes my skin look. I've used this for many years and it still works really well with my aging (53) skin.
Only complaint is in the new packaging. Having the pull-tab instead of the original cap really makes it difficult to get the last of the product out of the container.
Got to have it!
Earlier (Pre-menopause) I had very sensitive acne prone skin. Bare Essentials worked better than any other make ups I'd tried. Now that I'm 52 and past menopause acne isn't such an issue any longer. After applying sunscreen/moisturizer and then BE powder foundation I look simply natural. I was just told 3 days ago how fortunate I am that I only need a bit of lip, color and mascara! Believe me, I didn't give away my secret! I do however, have my 29 year old daughter using BE and she can't believe the difference!!
Bottom line....thank you for a wonderful product!
Beautiful coverage, undertone is wrong
The coverage of this product is wonderful, but the undertones for my particular shade (Golden Dark) seemed off... it was supposed to be for darker skin with yellow-olive undertones, but when it oxidized, it was too red for me. I really wanted it to work, but I'm afraid I'll have to get rid of it.
Returning to Bare Minerals
I used to use Bare Minerals years ago, but with job losses I foolishly stopped using it. I am so glad I came back to it. I probably have 5 or 6 bottles of liquid foundation that I use for a while and then buy something new because I fall out of love with it. This is not the case with Bare Minerals. It goes on so lightly, and you don't use much, so there is actually more value using this.
I am 48 years old and since I started using Bare Minerals again, the praises are coming in. People ask what I've done, that my skin is glowing, and I just tell them simply "Bare Minerals!" Thank you Leslie for making a wonderful, tried and true, best friend!!
I began using Bare Minerals about 5 years or so ago, when I was getting off hormones. I perspired so much that liquid makeup just ran off my face in streaks. I just couldn't stand to wear liquid makeup any longer. I tried Bare Minerals and it was wonderful! I felt like I had nothing on...but looked good. The perspiring seldom messed up the makeup and gradually stopped. I could no longer stand to wear liquid makeup. I haven't worn anything but Bare Minerals Foundation since, and probably never will. I love Bare Minerals Foundation! Feels good, looks great.
Best Make Up Ever! Lasts for 6+ Months
Honestly, I have always wanted to try out Bare Minerals. One day about 7 months ago I went into a Bare Minerals store and I've never looked back since. I finally decided to take the plunge and spend the money...it was SO well worth it! I have 2 foundations because of my mixed complexion (the sales people were SO helpful in picking my colors!) and I use a mix of them both every single day. This make up has lasted me SEVEN months and for the first time in my life I'm down to an empty makeup container! I've never used an entire container of makeup before. At first my skin felt dry because I was used to liquid foundation but it did not take long to adjust..So soft and so awesome! Coverage is great and it lasts forever if you know how to use it right..
Buy it! You wont regret it.
I love wearing making! I always found that foundations or powders made my face very itchy. I gave bare minerals a try and I love it! Your face looks clear with a very natural look.
I shouldn't have waited so long to try it out!
I usually don't wear makeup ever because I hate the cakiness feeling of most makeups. After wanting to try this stuff for several years, I finally decided to go for it and I was NOT disappointed in the least! Not only does it not feel cakey, my breakouts have become less frequent! I also have REALLY bad under-eye circles (I always have no matter how much sleep I get or don't get) and this makeup is wonderful at evening out my skin tone with minimal application! I love this product. Combined with the finishing powder, it's the best makeup combination I've ever tried!
I definitely don't recommend
I have somewhat oily skin, but it's not too bad. It was never acne prone, until I started using this product. It caused my skin to break out completely and every time I try to use it again, my skin breaks out. Definitely wouldn't recommend this to anyone. it's not worth it.
I have been using Bare Minerals for about 5 years now,even tho it's alot more expensive than Wal-Mart's version of Bare Minerals it's worth it. When I tried a cheaper version of Bare Minerals it broke me out. I will stick with the Original Bare Minerals,please don't stop making it. I love how Natural it makes my skins look and the glow.
I bought this makeup after deciding, at 22, I needed to invest in more expensive makeup because the stuff I was using was clearly not working. I had some kind of acne coming up every day, so although it certainly wasn't as bad as I've seen on others, it was exhausting to deal with. Some days I just would turn down social events because I felt embarrassed if I was having a particularly bad day with it.
Anyway, so after some research and wanting to get rid of the chemicals in my makeup since I have extremely sensitive skin, I went into a Sephora and had an employee pick the right colour for me. I've been using it for three weeks now, and I seriously cannot believe the difference. Not only does my skin look glorious while wearing it, I am seeing a drastic improvement in my complexion. I would say my breakouts have probably decreased by at least 50% - and it seems to be getting better and better every day. And I have never owned makeup that makes me 'glow.'
Also a note for people wondering about how long this will last you considering the price and size of the container. I've had it for three weeks and I use it every day and I can hardly notice a difference in the amount inside. So I'd say at this point I'm expecting it to last at least 8 weeks before I need a new one - it is so worth the investment anyway.
This has given me so much more confidence. THANK YOU, Bare Minerals.
i never wore any fondation before this one because i was afraid of the effect it would have on my skin. With this foundation you dont have to worry about that its light and airy on your face it feels like you're not wearing anything at all. It doesn't break you out and it blends in so well that it looks like you're not even wearing make up. It gives you such a smooth and even look. If you are on the fence about this foundation take my advice and do it; you're face will thank you =]
This is the best foundation I've ever used. Just a little gives you great coverage. One container will last forever! My skin feels so smooth and looks great after using it!
Never Go Without
I had bad acne about 8 years go and my cousin told me to try Bare Minerals. I had a wonderful change to my complexion and I never go without having my Bare Minerals. I love the product and I recommend it to anyone who wears makeup.
I love this foundation!!! It is probably the best foundation I have ever used. Having medium dark skin tone is hard to find a foundation that will perfectly match your skin is 1) costly and 2) hard to find. BareMinerals is the only brand that matches my face perfectly and it never looks like I am wearing any makeup. I have a flawless face every single day. Less is more and I always have enough for months because it is a mineral based formula.
ive been struggling so long to find a "good for your skin" make up for soo long i also wanted a foundation that looks natural but i cant find it anywhere i used to use mac and it only made matters worse on my skin so i switched to bare minerals not expecting anything amazing because i am so used to poor results from other make brands and OH MY GOSH i swear i have never got this many compliments from any make up ive ever used my boyfriend said to me today "are you wearing any make up at all?...it looks like you arent wearing any and you look soo beautiful".....i was really skeptical to use bare minerals because it is a powder and i was afraid of the cakey look which i HATE and i dont get that using bare minerals it truly is amazing i love it and i will continue to keep using and buying bare minerals i couldnt be happier my skin is soooooooooo sensitive and i usually cannot go three days without breaking out and its been 4 days since ive used bare minerals and NO oilyness NO breakouts NOTHING just awesome looking make up and skin i totally reccomend you buy this
Foundation - Loving it!
I love the fine mineral foundation because it blends into the skin without a trace of mineral on the face. It makes my skin tone even and smooth.
Made me breakout!!
I used this foundation about 5 years ago when I had some acne and at some point my acne got out of control. My dermatologist told me bareminerals could be part of the problem, so I switched to a different brand and took additional steps to treat my acne. My skin was clear for about 4 yrs when I decided to give BE another try. I wore this foundation for about 4 hrs and when I washed my face I had 3 blemishes. The only explanation for this was my foundation, the rest of my skin care routine was the same. From what I have read about BE original foundation is that some people have a reaction to it, so make sure to watch your skin if you decide to start using this product.
Perfect for my Sensitive Skin!
So I pretty much lived my life using no face makeup because my skin is very sensitive, thankfully I do have good skin and really don't need to wear foundation but who's skin doesn't look better with makeup?! Well I finally decided to give Bare Minerals a try after highly considering for quite some time. I am SO GLAD I did. It is so easy to put it on, and is very light. I don't like feeling like I have makeup on, and this product is definitely natural looking and blends so easily. I personally prefer this powder over any other type of foundation because I don't need a heavy coverage. It does not irritate my skin AT ALL. If anything I actually do feel at night when I wash it off that my skin feels smoother and softer from it. I think it is actually making my skin better. LOVE! I have dark brown hair and light blue eyes and my skin tone is not golden or pink I would say I am in the middle. I use Medium Beige and it works great when combined with Warmth and Mineral Veil.
I absolutely love this makeup. I keep trying to switch to cheaper ones, but it never works out. I guess the price is alright though because I've been using the same large tub for a whole year and I still haven't run out yet! With combination skin, it's hard to find a makeup that won't dry you out or melt on the oily part of your skin, but this foundation is perfect--it doesn't irritate dry skin and it has real staying power on oily skin! The only thing I don't like is the twist lid...it makes it hard to get the leftover makeup out. I hope the newest one doesn't have it.
The Best Foundation I've Ever Used
I'm 59 and have used various foundations for a long time (and even other mineral foundations), and Bare Minerals foundation is, without question or doubt, the best I have ever used. I am amazed how it covers the flaws and blends over my face without a hint of a makeup line. I just saw it on TV and decided to try it and I'm a customer for life. I am between fair and medium, but I like using a shade darker and I have to say....there's no makeup line. The foundation blends in very nicely as I wear it through the day.. I think it looks even better the longer it's on. I wish they would come up with a better container for loose powder but once I get to the end of the container, I pull the top part off to get at the loose powder than gets caught along the sides of the sliding top. Once empty, I actually used the containers for other things, like storing earrings, etc. Nice for travel and carrying smaller items and securing it nicely.
I really LOVE LOVE LOVE this foundation.
I will not use any other foundation for the rest of my life. I love this stuff! Not tested on animals, goes on smooth and stays on. I love this product!
natural appeal is all
as other reviews mention, it does not cover up with the little amount they claim, in my case, i had dark scars on my face from acne. the only way i can cover them up is with some liquid foundation, going and dabbing each, then use bare minerals over it to disguise the fact im wearing make up! it just makes you look like you have radient skin, even if it cant magically smooth out bumpy skin
A Must Have!
I love this foundation. I use the flawless face brush with it and it's matches my original skintone like magic! It's even better when you use the mineral veil on top. I'm impressed!
Go to foundation
Like many women who love trying different types of make up, I used this product and left to try others. Big mistake. My face broke out in cyst like acne. So, i am back to bare essentual and break outs are gone. Never using another type of foundation.
I cannot imagine having to go back to regular makeup - a friend referred me to bareMinerals three years ago and I've never looked back! Easy to apply, no more makeup lines and great coverage without weight!