ORIGINAL Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 - null
I have been using bare minerals original foundation for about 7-8 years. Once in awhile if emergency occured and I ran out unexpectedly I would buy some over-the-counter substitute. A friend convinced me recently to try her Mary Kay mineral foundation, which is a few dollars cheaper. Short story waste of money. I had to keep applying to get any kind of coverage so used up same amount of makeup in about less than half the time as I do with Bare minerals. Needless to say I won't stray again and this is way the better product than anything else I have tried.
Great for Problem Skin
I've had acne for years and most other make-ups contain pore clogging ingredients, but my esthetician says this is one of very few foundations out that will not clog your pores! Not only is this one of the few foundations out there for acne-prone skin, it feels amazing to wear and the amount in the large lasts a really long time. I've been using this product for almost a year now and I would recommend it anyone in a heartbeat. Feel the change people! But to all the people out there with acne, you have to keep in mind that the bumps will still be there but the redness can be concealed and this product does an amazing job at it.
Hot Flash compatible!!!
I tried Bare Minerals when I started going through menopause and having hot flashes. I would have a hot flash while putting on my liquid make-up and it wouldn't dry, so I would try to add powder. That was a disaster! I had known about Bare Minerals but never tried it and then I saw their infomercial again and decided to try it and have never looked back. It is actually hot flash compatible because when I would have a hot flash; my skin would look really good with the bare minerals on it! I love this make-up and will never use anything else. THANKS LESLIE!!!!
best make up ever
I have lupus 'spots' on my face which are very bright red, this is the only make up i have found that covers the spots but doesn't look made up but very natural! At the department store the only thing they had was theater makeup that would cover and it looks like the old pancake make up! No Thanks! Thanks Bare Escentuals!
This product = AMAZING!
The first time I purchased this was at my outlet mall and when I ordered this one, I will a little disappointed. It looked darker, but was the same exact shade. It ended up being perfect. I love wearing just this for a natural look. I sometimes add bronzer when I have extra time in the morning :) I loveeee Bare Escentuals. A bit pricey, but so worth it.
From Day One...
I've pretty much been raised on bareMinerals. From day one of when I started wearing makeup, I've always used mineral-based products. I have oily/sensitive skin and this product has worked great for me! The mineral formula and skin healthy ingredients are GREAT for my sensitive skin.
I recently tried a different brand of mineral makeup that claimed to be gentle on skin and non-irritating. However, within seconds of application my skin started burning and became very red. I've never had that problem with bareMinerals!
Pros: gentle, easy to apply, perfect skin tone color, good coverage, affordable, subtle perfecter, skin healthy ingredients, lasts forever!
Cons: can be somewhat "cakey," not perfect for oily skin types (LOTS of shine)
Overall, I would definitely recommend this product! I've been using bareMinerals for years now and have found that no other brand compares.
I have been using bare mineral foundation for over five years now. I have really sensitive and acne prone skin but this foundation is very light and i never had a breakout while using it. Its very natural looking, people can't even tell i have makeup on! Recently, i curious to try MAC foundation, just for weekends, and it was the worse mistake ever. The day after i used their foundation, i had a really bad breakout and it had a bad smell to it.
Overall, you cant go wrong with this foundation! Highly recommend!
Moisturizing beforehand is a MUST!
I love this foundation. It's feels light and can be applied in no time. I also love that I can build its coverage.
A couple tips though:
-Use primer if you have oily skin or it won't stay on your face long.
-ALWAYS moisturize before applying the foundation.
(I almost returned it because it made me look ashy, however I tried again and applied a moisturizer first and I love it!)
My only issue with the foundation is that it doesn't seem to cover under-eye circles very well (Or I need a different brush). I just use a concealer under my eyes before applying the foundation. Overall, this product is definitely worth buying, and I would recommend it to a friend. I can't wait to try other products from Bare Escentuals.
A New Me A New Glow
I recently ordered the Get Started Kit. At first I received the wrong color, which was way too dark and red for my skin tone. However, I called the customer service line, and they were glad to help me get the correct shade at no additional charge. I find that if I apply my primer and mineral veil first and then put my foundation on top that I get beautiful even skin coverage. I also love the natural glow that it gives my skin as well. I have received many compliments, and I can't see myself going back to the liquid foundations. I think I have found my go to product.
For the makeup that I still have that didn't match, I found that if I mix a little of the tinted mineral veil in with it before applying I can wear it for light coverage. It works out perfectly during the hot southern summer months since I am a little darker then.
I finally found a foundation!
I always use eye makeup, but never foundation because I have never been able to find a foundation that was light enough to work for me. I've tried liquid foundation, but it was too thick and heavy and always made my face look like I was wearing too much makeup. I've tried powders, but they didn't blend well and always wore off way too fast, making my skin look flaky and over-makeup-ed. I decided to try Bare Minerals foundation and am absolutely in love!! It goes on light, stays on all day, doesn't really smear, matches my skin tone, and gives me the airbrushed look I've been wanting. I don't think I'm ever going back to a different foundation.