ORIGINAL Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 - null
I LOVE the original foundation!
This product exceeded all of my expectations! I tried the original foundation and the Ready formulation, but I loved how luminescent the original foundation is. I like a "dewy" look, so I apply moisturizer and then the primer (takes a very small amount), followed by the foundation. I love how easy it is to apply and how there are not many steps; it's just so simple. What I love the most is how easy it is to customize your look. Usually, I prefer to use the warmth without the mineral veil because my skin looks better with a certain glow and a little less coverage. However, sometimes I do use the mineral veil in addition to the other products and love the full-coverage smoothness it gives my face. Also, when I am in a hurry and don't have time for eye makeup, it takes less than 5 minutes to apply my foundation, warmth and mineral veil; and in today's busy world, who could ask for more? On a side note, when I went to my favorite coffee house the other day, I noticed that the barista had flawless skin; I asked her if she was "air-brushed," and she stated that she used Bare Minerals. She looked like a porcelain doll and it was obvious that she used the Matte foundation along with mineral veil, which I confirmed, and used the tiniest bit of warmth as blush. She looked celebrity perfect. I would have taken a picture if there weren't customers in line behind me. :-) Bare Minerals is changing the face of make-up, literally, and changing lives. They have gained another "customer for life!"
Best Foundation Ever!
I bought a get started kit about three to four years ago and still have the same foundation that came with it. It lasts a long time! Love the feel on my skin. It has helped my skin. I will be buying again and recommend it to everyone!
Back to my bare minerals original :)
I have been a loyal bare minerals user for over 8 years now.....it is the only foundation in the world that gives you a flawless, airbrushed appearance without feeling like you have a mask on!!! It's lasting power is second to none,as I am a server, and after a a 12 hour shift, I simply swirl a brush on me face and my face looks perfect again!!! I had switched to the ready formula as soon as it was released...at first I liked it, gives amazing coverage, but after a little bit it would look cakey, and it highlighted my imperfections such as dry spots, large pores, wrinkles, and scarring as opposed to blurring them....I was considering switching foundation brands, but with my love of bare minerals, I couldn't bring myself to do it, and I'm soooo happy I did not switch!!! Now that I'm back to my trusty original formulation, I'm definitely back in love!!! I missed the luminosity if the original,and I missed my face feeling like it had no makeup on it....now that I'm back to my original, I know I will be a bare minerals user for life!!! And, on a side note, for those who have never tried it, DO IT!!! It's worth every penny, and bare minerals has the most amazing customer service ever!!! REUNITED AND IT FEELS SOOOO GOOD!!! :)
Proud to Wear This
I have loved this product since the first time I was introduced to it by a friend, and I can't seem to find another foundation that even half way sparks my interest. Others are trying their own versions of this because they know it's so good. Stick with the leaders of the movement!! My goal is to look natural and this allows me to do just that. I don't have to use very much--the starter kit lasted me four years. For those of you who don't wear much make-up but want it to be quality when you do--this is THE choice.
Perfection for your face!
Bare Minerals foundation is absolutely perfect. They weren't kidding when they said you'd see results on your skin. Not only does the foundation have a no-makeup look and feel, but it lasts a whole eight hours. It hides imperfections too, and evens out your skin tone as well. What more can a girl ask for from a foundation? Perfection.
NEED MORE COLOR CHOICES!
Great foundation and coverage, looks very natural BUT there needs to be a neutral undertone color between fairly light and medium! Every year or so I check back in hopes new colors have been added, but alas I'm let down once again.
I have been wearing BE since I saw the infomercials on TV. I have fair and sensitive skin. Before BE I was using liquid foundations and my face would breakout terribly because it would clog my pores. I love this foundation. I sometimes even fall asleep with it on and it is still amazing. I will definitely never stop using this product. My face looks flawless and radiant with it on and I am so happy that it has an SPF especially since I sometimes forget to wear sunscreen.
Amazing Stuff !
After using bare minerals for years , I went back to liquid makeup from Wal-Mart for awhile because I couldn't afford bare minerals. My face began to break out so bad and I told my husband that my skin hasn't looked this bad since I was a teenager ! I couldn't figure out if it was the makeup (CoverGirl sensitive) or if I wasn't washing my face good enough. I was very puzzled. I had bought so many face scrubs and cleansers that I had spent like 50$ and nothing still was helping. I was so embarrassed to go to work because I am in the field of Nursing and everyone expects us to have great skin. Well , needless to say, I stopped using the covergirl foundation and washed my face like I always do. I bought bare minerals once again and after the 4th day my skin looks amazing.
If you would have seen me a week ago, you wouldn't believe the difference ! I can't even believe it myself ! I am 31 and I now look 22. No more clogged pores , itchy dry skin and a horrible face . I will never venture off to another makeup again.Thanks so much bare minerals and please don't stop making the Original Bare Mineral Makeup........ For all the people that are afraid to try it..... Just do it , even if it takes a couple times in finding the right shade. I promise that you will fall in love with this product.
My favourite foundation of all time!
I will never go back to cakey, yucky foundations again. I have adult acne, although it is getting better with time and used to just try and cover it up with thick makeup. I decided to make a change and I am so glad! I have been using this foundation for over a year now and I love the way it makes my skin feel and look. The coverage is better than any other powder foundation I have tried. Love the BE line and this is at the top of my faves.
The ONLY foundation for me! :)
After trying just about every mineral foundation on the market today, BareMinerals is the ONLY one that does not cause me to break out! After trial and error and spending a fortune on all the other makeup that I ended throwing out, I decided to turn to this. I have not been disappointed! The creamy texture and the excellent coverage are worth every penny spent on this foundation. Plus, my break outs have almost stopped completely!!
Never leave the house without it!!
I absolutely LOVE this product! I have been wearing it for nearly 8 years and am still impressed with it EVERY day. It blends perfectly with my skin tone and gives me a smooth and naturally-looking and feeling face. If I had to choose one product to use everyday for the rest of my life, this would be it!
best foundation I've found
I love how Medium Beige blends into my skin so evenly. I am hispanic and medium beige matches my skin perfectly. This powder doesn't dry out your skin at all. It definitely evens out my skin tone and doesn't cause breakouts or much less irritate my skin. I have combination, sensitive, acne prone skin. I've tried other powders like PHysician's Formula, Covergirl, Rimmel, Sephora, Cover Fx, but none compare to Bare Minerals. Because I do have post acne marks and therefore an uneven skin tone at the moment I actually don't tap off the excess. I do use a little more of this foundation to cover up but even so my skin still breathes through and I look very natural. My sister even complimented me after I first used this asking me what had I done to my skin. I told her it was Bare Minerals makeup. Thank you BM.
You don't even know you are wearing foundation!
I started using bareMinerals in July 2013. I had not worn foundation for YEARS because I hated how the liquid would feel on my face. Plus, it looked so fake and 'made-up'. I tried this and was sold!!! I don't even know I have foundation on! It evens out my skin. It looks fresh all day long. It is amazing!!
Why did I wait so long??
I was a holdout on trying these products since I first heard of them years ago. Why? Because I refused to believe the hype. Regrets? You bet. This stuff is wonderful, and truly makes your skin look flawless. I'm almost 47 and I was a sun worshipper growing up near the water. Granted, I used SPF the whole time, though not near the level I should have...does SPF 4 count? NoIdon'tthinkso. So I have the usual dark spots in some places; a few tiny broken capillaries on one cheek. I dislike wearing makeup b/c I like my skin to breathe, yet I have to put on something to hide the spots b/c let's be honest - even if the spots are only noticeable to me...they're still noticeable. I was going to shell-out $600.00 to have them lasered, but before the holidays I finally caved a bought some samples of BM....and my whole outlook changed. With these products - I also use the concealer and mineral veil - you only use them where you need to, so they NEVER EVER feel heavy - no matter how much buildable coverage you use. Really! And this has SPF 15? Even better! BM not only made me a believer; they saved me the expense and 'unknowns' of getting lasers. No more regrets, and no looking back! Yay!
The best foundation of all times!
I have been using this foundation since I was in junior high which was back in 2005. I cheated on bare minerals a few times and ended up breaking out from the different types of make I tried switching to; so I finally decided that bare minerals was the make up for me and have not gone back since.
Best foundation you will ever use
I will start out by saying there are only 2 reasons why somebody would not like this foundation. Reason 1 you are using the wrong shade. When I first started using this foundation I got color matched in fair I purchased the starter kit and got home really excited and once I put it on I was so disappointed it literally covered nothing and made me look worse than without makeup. A year went by and I decided to try again purchasing another starter kit and going up a shade to Light and WOW I was thrilled with the results. The coverage was amazing and my skin was glowing, so long story short I discovered if you are using the wrong shade it will not give you the coverage you want and leave you looking blotchy and unhappy. Reason 2 you are applying this product incorrectly. I am guilty of using way too much product in the lid and not swirling,tapping, and buffing like I should have. After watching many tutorials on youtube I discovered a little goes a long way and it's all about the buffing the more you buff the better it looks. I know a lot of people complain about the price but to be honest if the large container of foundation does not last you 6-9 months you are using way too much. I purchased an XL container at an outlet store over a year ago and I'm still using it. Another thing I will point out is the brushes. I'm not a huge fan of the brushes the starter kit comes with except the concealer brush that one is a must I feel like it doesn't matter how many layers of buffing I do I don't get medium coverage, I use the heavenly face brush and it's the best brush bare minerals has to offer. The bristles do not come out and it gives me medium to full coverage that lasts all day it will be the only brush you will ever buy. I purchased mine over 2 years ago and it still works like it's brand new. So I hope this review helped especially for those people who are nervous to try it I hope you do because honestly my skin looks better when I do use it and a drugstore foundation can promise that but we all know it's a lie. I get complaints on my skin all the time and people don't even realize i wear makeup which can be the best compliment any women could ever get.
Im in my early 40's
I use this daily. I use the full coverage brush and apply to my areas that need a bit more coverage (under my eyes and chin area). I then use my kabuki brush and apply all over my face. I really recommend applying the primer first. Your brush will glide flawlessly over your skin. I will never go back to heavy liquids after finding Bare Minerals. Even my 22 yr old daughter is using Bare Minerals now!
I still love the original foundation.
I have been using Bare Minerals and I have it on the automated shipping. It is the best thing that I have discovered for foundation in years. I am so happy to be rid of the caked on liquid foundations of the past...
I'm 47 and was never happy with liquid make-up because it always settle into the lines around my eyes and corners of my mouth but now WOW! I so LOVE this product it's smooth, light weight and so natural looking. I like that the product carries a variety of colors that are easy to pick and I can adjust the tones for what works for me through the seasons. Thank you Bare Escentuals
Is not what it used to be
I have used this for 3 years and my last pack did not cover like it use to! It also did not stay on for 8 hour's I was lucky it lasted for 4 hour's, sadly a waste of money.
Love this product. It has great coverage, while looking so natural and giving the face a beautiful glowiy look. When you first put it on, it will look cakey, but after only about 10 mins it is fine. Definetly recommend this for beginners, since it is easy to apply and is the perfect amount to wear.
It was alright but...
This foundation is pretty good but as a person with oily skin and alot of acne i found it a little hard to use. The product is really good for your skin, it actually has helped heal my acne a bit:) but i comes off with kindof a brightening or highlighting finish which didnt really help at all with the oiliness. So yeah this would probably be a amazing produt for people with dry to normal skin, but i think i would prefer the matte one a lot better:)
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!