Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Special extra large size
I love the matte foundation because it provides the extra coverage my skin tone needs and have been using it for years. The only way to improve it would be to offer it in the extra large size pots like you do for the original at certain times of the year like Christmas. I purchase the extra large size of mineral veil when it's available and always wish the matte foundation was there as well to purchase with it.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer flawless
I love this matte foundation. It goes on so easily and looks so natural. And with a primer there is no more shine.
Rated 5 out of 5 by nicolemarie seriously a life saver
i've had baaad acne from 17 until now, 19, and i've tried so many foundations that worked well for the first few applications, ultimately didn't do the trick. i always thought powder foundation would look super caky and visible, but this makeup looks FLAWLESS. i mean, i've used both armani's supposedly super legit liquid foundation and kat von d's foundation and they both always ended up looking cakey and terrible on me. even though this does not have the 100% coverage i'd like (it's about 95% though) it's the best makeup i've ever used. i don't have any pimples anymore, only lots of dark spots, and this covers them perfectly. use with handy buki brush for best coverage!!
Rated 5 out of 5 by tenaylor AMAZING MAKEUP!!
I stopped using foundation then decided to start using it again. I used bare minerals before and decided to start using it again. I am so glad I decided to! This make up feels amazing on my skin! It it so lightweight and it feels like I am not even using make up. I love how no matter how much I put on, it never looks caked on.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Amazing!
On the advice of my dermatologist, I turned to Bare Minerals (NOT Mac!) for coverage, all while keeping my skin healthy. Purchased this foundation and never turned back! This foundation acts perfectly as a concealer to hide my blemishes as well as giving me full coverage all while feeling sheer and light. I put it on in the morning and after a long day at work, my make up is still there!
I am always suggesting this to friends and family. Turned my two sisters, mother and best friend onto Bare Minerals. None of which, have ever turned back to their original make up.
Rated 5 out of 5 by dine0251 Love this product!
Great lightweight powder for all over face coverage. I wear this foundation daily and my skin never feels dry or cakey. Perfect makeup for everyday wear!
Rated 3 out of 5 by CarolynS Love the foundation, but hate the container.
Have always loved the foundation, but have also always hated the container - ever since you changed over to the one you have now - that you can't remove the plastic holey insert - because now it's not an insert - but an obnoxious part of the container built in. Super annoying. Please go back to the original container where you can remove that plastic hole insert thing.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Countrywoman A winner
I've used bareMinerals foundation for more than 10 years and barring a change in the formula will never use any other brand. I wasted mega bucks searching for a foundation that worked well on my face and was disappointed repeatedly until I tried bareMinerals. Love the fact that it has sunscreen in it as well.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Still deciding
I am happy to find the matte foundation, I'd previously used the original. I'm still feeling my way around with the matte because I don't wear make-up everyday, I'm at the age where hot flashes are my new best friend so I'm figuring it out.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Perfect purchase
This matte foundation not only leaves your skin looking good ,it's perfect for anyone who has sensitive skin. Bare minerals has helped me not break out more then any other makeup brand. I would highly recommend this matte foundation if anyone Is looking for a full coverage or medium coverage look.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Best I've Ever Tried!
I have very sensitive and breakout prone skin, with many years worth of scars built up that I thought I would never be able to cover up (both because they're so dark / raised, and because my skin is so sensitive that it's hard to find any products at all that won't cause more acne and thus more scars). In all honesty, I wasn't expecting much from this foundation. But when I wear it, it feels very light on my skin, has excellent pigmentation, and most certainly doesn't look caky. I also have not suffered a single break out from this product, even when I wear it all day at work. The is definitely the best foundation I have ever found.
Also, on a side not, for the worst scarred spots on my face I pair this foundation with the Bareskin serum concealer. Perfect pair!
Rated 5 out of 5 by singervip The Only Foundation I Use
I think the best thing about this foundation is that it is so easy to put on evenly. I've had trouble with past foundations being spotty and wearing off easily, but not this one! It goes right on and stays on for the rest of the day. I put this on directly after my primer, which is a bit sticky, and it helps to return my skin to a less oily state.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer my grandma said i dress like a bum with no fixed hair no makeup stained clothes
I was 15 when my bestie at the time said you have got to try this and i was hesitant because my skin is so sensitive.. I said why not so she did her thing talked me step by step through the application and turned me around to see the mirror.. I was SCHOCKED so i immdiately called and told my grandma and told her about this MIRACLE MAKE UP AND BEGGED HER TO ORDER IT and SHE DID she ordered this HUGE 100 piece princess set for the first time ever when i was 16. It had brushes galore i think like 10 (two eyeshadow brushes, baby kabuki, flawless full face brush, maximum coverage, concealer brush, the eyeshadow brush on one end and the eyeliner feather brush on the other side, brow comb and mascara comb) i may have missed a couple its been 11 years.. My B.M. came the day before Hurricane Katrina i was like oh lord now ill never get to ejoy this makeup.. But it survived Katrina.. Wish i could say the same for my fellow N.O.L.AA people and community.. I used b.m. faithfully for 9 years (age 24) it lasted through club nights and mardi gras days laying out work softball practices and games and i loves it so much while other girls went to the salon for hair and make up i did N.Y. own make up for events.. I stopped using it only because we had some financial problems and i was diagnosed with cancer for the thrid time.. We simply couldnt afford non necessities anymore if i was going to survive chemo and radiation came first.. Now that im cleared, but not out of the woods yet, i am going to start using again because i have been slumming since i had my son my whole world eevolves around that per re t little angel and it seems i have lost my sexy so thank you bare minerals for making me fall in love and look movie star perfect for all those years
Rated 4 out of 5 by ladyjack Perfect Shade
I've tried many mineral based foundations and this is the only brand that matches my skin color/tone perfectly. I'm deep-dark, but wear Golden Tan. All other brands have shades that are one shade too dark or too light due to my slightly yellow undertone. My two complaints are: It doesn't give me quite the coverage I need so I'm going to try to find a concealer that will cover my blemishes. It is also difficult to get the remaining powder out of the container.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Great
Need more coverage, apply lightly over Complexion Rescue! Blends in perfectly!
Rated 3 out of 5 by Blancanieves not for fair skin
I love the coverage and matte formulation of this foundation, but the fairest shade looks like a bronzer with a greenish-yellow tint on my skin. The shade is extremely dark, and the tone is frankly sickly and strange. I had to take it all the way down my neck and chest so that I did not look like I was wearing a mask. I do not understand how it can possibly be meant for fair skin with pink undertones. I wish that there was a much paler shade because I really do love how it covers and I cannot think of many products that have made my skin look this clear and even. Unfortunately, the color mismatch is so extreme and there isn't even another shade I can buy to mix it with to fix it.
Rated 4 out of 5 by TexasCC Great Product
I purchase Fairly Light in all the powder foundation products from bare minerals and this one was no different. I am light with neutral undertones and this is a bit too dark for my skin but it is the closest I can find. Other people think this is a good match for me. This is the quickest way for me to bring down the shine of my sunblock (SPF 50) that I apply evenly to my entire face each morning. Often I will use a mineral sunblock if my face is being sensitive for the day and this helps get rid of the terrible white caste that I always get from non tinted mineral sunscreens. This is quicker for me to apply than any BB, CC, or foundation liquids and it looks and feels much more natural on my normal skin. It is not flat at all. Sometimes I will follow with a fluffing of powder too because my nose can get a bit oily. Please make this formula in a compact.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Great concealer
Love this concealer. It covers the dark circles under my eyes and the uneven skin tone on my cheeks.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Love this foundation
I have oily combination skin and matte finish makeup, whether it's foundation or face colors seem to work best for my skin type. Foundation and face colors with sparkle enhance my oily skin. The foundation lasts with or without primer but I think the primer makes the foundation look fresh longer. It gives a beautiful airbrushed effect with buildable coverage. This is my favorite foundation and it lasts a long time. It's definitely expensive though. I would recommend this product for women with oily skin and anyone who likes an airbrush finish.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Armywife08 Amazing!! Best foundation out there!!
I love bare minerals makeup but the matte foundation is my favorite! It's the best foundation I've used. I love that it doesn't feel heavy or look cakey. It feels like I don't have makeup on but gives great coverage. I have roschea on my cheeks and some acne scars that it covers very well without concealer!
Rated 4 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Favorite from BM
This is my favorite foundation from BM. I have combo acne-prone skin. I do think this keeps me matte longer than the original and helps to blend away my pores. I am only giving it a 4 rating because I still have to blot/ reapply as needed half way through my work day. I also feel like I use a lot of this product to get coverage and still have to use concealer.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Brinqui LOVE this foundation.
This is my favorite foundation. I've been using bareminerals since I started wearing makeup at age 14. About a year and a half ago I stopped using it because it is SO expensive and wanted to give liquid foundation a try...well, I've have seen the error of my ways and recently started using bareminerals again. I had forgotten just how great it feels on my skin! It's super light, and I love the way it looks, very natural and glowing, and it stays on really well. I've found that (for me) the matte stays on better than the original. I just wish it wasn't so expensive!
Rated 1 out of 5 by Petunia Enhanced lines & pores!
This stuff made my face look horrible. What a waste of money. Gritty& blotchy. It must be a different formula. I've used this foundation back in the90's & early 2000's & this stuff does not compare. It enhanced pores & wrinkles that weren't visible before. Settled into every line. Made me look much older & garish. I've always been told I look much younger than I am & have great skin. This did nothing to enhance it. Also purchased the original foundation & I would not call it original. Only slightly better that this formula. Will not ever use again.
Rated 5 out of 5 by NJteacher Beautiful Coverage
I usually wear Medium and needed something a bit darker for the summer. This is perfect. Very natural looking and feels fantastic on my skin.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Great for oily skin!!
I wasn't sure if this type of foundation would stay on (I work in a dental office, so I wear a mask most of the day) and the foundation look like a just applied it at the end of the day. Of course, I touch up my nose after lunch but I don't have that greasy look at all! LOVE this stuff..won't be going back to any other kind.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Alikat Undertaker Approved
I've used Bare Minerals since the 1980s and I've never had my skin look anything but fabulous. However, since I'm getting older I thought I'd try the matte foundation. It was supposed to look natural and minimize the pores, etc. Instead, my skin looked dead. I was shocked after I applied it (the same way I've done for years with the original formula) and looked at the results. What my mirror showed me was the same kind of appearance you'd see if an undertaker had done the makeup application. I thought, "I may be getting older, but I'm not dead yet!" I'm going back to the original formula and looking forward to seeing that subtle "glow" again!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lovelywarmdeep Best Foundation Ever
Love this foundation !!!!!!! I am Warm Deep Matte. Perfect Match !
I have a back up in my stash ..
I love this foundation...
My friend said I looked "annoyingly flawless" after 12 hours of wear , no touch upLOL
Thanks for a great product Bare Minerals
Rated 5 out of 5 by BBeck Love it...wish it were cheaper!!
I absolutely love this foundation. It blends incredibly well and looks amazing. I wish either the containers/contents were bigger/more or it cost less. It is a little on the expensive side.
Rated 5 out of 5 by RuthieB My favorite foundation
I love this matte loose foundation! It keeps my face looking fresh longer; I tend to look shiny halfway through the day with the original foundation.
Rated 5 out of 5 by wine2shine WOW
Wonderful product. Addresses the issue of combination skin while providing SPF protection.