ORIGINAL Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 - null
If you have dry skin, please read
I personally have very, very dry skin around my chin, sides of nose, and cheeks, yet very oily skin on my t-zone. This foundation seemed to really accentuate my dry spots the first time I used it. I applied the mineral veil beneath this foundation (it is supposed to help newbies not have so much itching) and just a bit of mineral veil on top. After some experimenting, I found that the mineral veil was a huge no-no for my dry skin, as it made areas that weren't all that dry look terribly dry. The application of this foundation (the buffing) is allegedly not good for dry skin as it is a form of micro exfoliation (and we dry skinned people know how exfoliation can be an enemy). You can use puffs to press this powder on, but I just really love buffing and have been trying to work around the dry skin issue because truly this foundation is amazing and makes my face look so even and smooth when I fist put it on. I really recommend dry skinned people to be aware that you may have issues with this foundation, and it may help to use a spray setter (a product you spray on after applying your makeup) and it helps set the bare minerals and reduce the appearance of dry patches. You must moisturize and use primer, or you will not have a good experience with this foundation. I will continue to try and make this foundation work for me because I love it so much and know it is not harming my skin like some foundations that are less natural.
The original that I will never live without
When pushing 40 I started thinking, you know what, I need to try something new for my face. I wasn't liking the way my skin looked dull and settled into my fine lines with other foundation products I'd been using. So after getting a little sample of this Original Bare Minerals Foundation product with a teeny tiny little brush as a free sample at a beauty store I thought, hmm, interesting, I've never tried a mineral make up before. So I went online looking for tutorial videos, learned more about the product and how to apply it and gave it a try. OMG I'm soooo glad I got that free sample because I fell in love with product from day one. I have gotten so many compliments since switching to Bare Minerals. My skin looks , I don't know, just healthier and prettier, and dare I even say. . . Younger! I love this foundation. I like a natural looking sheer-medium type coverage and this mineral foundation goes on so lovely, I love the finish, love the way it looks so natural, not cakey, not drawing attention to my fine lines by settling into them like most powder make ups do. I recommend Bare Minerals to everyone and have convinced others to switch because they saw the difference in how my skin was now looking better without me even mentioning I was trying something new. After receiving compliments and explaining what I was using that was new, other people close to me have started using the BM line too now. An additional bonus, my husband has always been complimentary but I have caught him just staring at my face more lately and saying things like, your skin looks so pretty, are you wearing any make up? It looks that natural and radiant that people can't really tell that it's make up that's making my skin look better and I love that because I am all about a natural look.
I have very sensitive, dry, and acne prone skin. I have been looking for years for a product that would not only cover my imperfections but not cause more. This is perfect! I have not had any breakouts since using this and it does not dry out my face like I thought it would. I can't even tell I'm wearing makeup it feels so nice. I will be using bareminerals products exclusively from now on.
Great foundation, but more shades are in need
This foundation is perfect for what I am looking for. A medium coverage foundation that looks flawless without that makeup feel on your skin. I didn't give this foundation all the hearts because I am right between two foundation shades (fairly light and medium beige). I really wish Bare Minerals would come out with a shade between these two intensities as I am probably going to have to look for something else come winter when my skin gets paler and medium beige is too dark and fairly light too light for me.
My makeup for Life
I am so in love with Bare Minerals, so easy to use, and blends perfectly with my skin tone. I even use the Mineral Veil and the eye shadows. I'm hooked for life. I am in my fifties and get compliments all the time on my skin. Thank you Bare Minerals!
BEST Foundation Ever!
I have used many different foundations and powders, and this is by far the BEST one I have ever used. Even if you don't exactly match the shade, but you get close enough, it blends into *your* skin tone to match it. And it literally feels as though you are wearing nothing. My friends have told me they can't tell I'm even wearing make-up on my face, that I just look like I'm glowing. It covers what you need, without covering *you*, if that makes sense.
Best part, my complexion has improved so much since I made the switch. I have not had one zit since I started using Bare Minerals, and it's been 6 weeks now. You won't be able to put your finger on exactly why, but your face just looks prettier.
And the Prime Time Foundation Primer is a must-have to go along with this. I have worn this during my 13-hour shifts at work and to the gym, and my make-up STILL looks good :)
Best Foundation I've Ever Used
This is the best foundation I have found. My skin is very sensitive and I don't need a ton of coverage- this is the only foundation that I can use. No other brands compare.
I had recently reviewed the bareMinerals Ready Foundation, which I liked quite a bit. I had received a small tester of the Original, when I made this purchase at an Ulta. The color was Medium Beige. I learned to use a neutral shade because it's the best at covering Rosacea, and luckily this was the shade I was given. I was using a kabuki brush, as I thought I needed full coverage for my redness. The shade was just a little too dark so I purchased Fairly Light, and I mix them 1/2 and 1/2. I read a review that someone wanted a neutral between these 2 shades- this is it. You pay for 2 foundations up front, but it will last FOREVER. I also started using a big fluffy powder brush-with very little product in the cap...and it's amazing how much better it looks. It's a light to medium coverage- but it covers more :)
Never ever ever waste your money on trying to find a duplicate for this product. You won't find it anywhere. I have learned my lesson. Have been using this for about 10 years. First time of ever running out I went for something cheaper...and wasted money. Love, love, love bare escentual products!!!!
Love this foundation!
I have tried several different mineral foundations over the years and I didn't like any of them. I should have tried BM first! I started out with the matte foundation because my skin is oily, but it just looked terrible on my skin. I went into the BM store and got color matched with the original foundation and what a difference! It's lightweight, yet covers really well and makes my skin look so perfect! I am definitely a fan of BM now.
This is the best foundation I have ever used. I went into a BM store about a year ago just to look and ended up getting a makeover. I was a makeup artist for a company in a department store before, so I know a lot about makeup, and I didn't expect to like this. The foundation looks like your skin, but better. It is amazing! I ended up buying the starter kit and learned how to apply it from the person that applied it. I won't go back to anything else. It is flawless!!!!!
This is the most amazing foundation. It goes on very lightly and doesn't feel like I'm wearing anything. It makes my skin feel so soft and velvety. I absolutely love it. I don't have acne-prone skin, but it completely evens out my skin tone and covers up any blemishes or spots. It blends so lightly and evenly. It's amazing.
I had tried this foundation twice before and just really hated the way it looked on my skin. I didn't understand the hype and being too lazy to mail it back, i kept it stashed with my other makeup. Lately I've been going for a more minimal/natural look that is quick to do every morning and I cannot stand liquid foundations. They never look quite right on my skin so I reached for this foundation again and have applied it with a light hand in thin layers and finally found what tone matches my skin best and I have to say I really love it. I feel as if my skin's texture is improving and it makes my face look pretty flawless without screaming that I have makeup on. Easy application, lovely finish AND improves my skin, what more could I want in foundation?
The Cadillac of Makeup
The key to applying this foundation is true to it's "how to" video; "Less is more." Can't be emphasized enough as far as I'm concerned, because if you use too much then you'll look like you are wearing way too much makeup, like clown makeup. It took me a while before I learned how to apply it correctly. Now, I've got it down and my face looks fabulous and naturally beautiful and that's saying a lot because my imperfections are plenty! Moreover, I've been battling breakouts on my chin something terrible! Since I started using this foundation everyday, no more breakouts! I haven't changed my diet or anything else in my life; so, I am sure that this foundation is the reason! I am nothing short of amazed! Also, I apply the Bare Minerals Primer original 5 minutes before I apply the foundation, which I love too! Thank you Bare Minerals!
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.