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.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Britt1027 Wonderful Foundation!
The mineral foundation in Matte is great for my oily and sensitive skin! I love that it covers well and looks natural. I use the golden tan shade and it matches my warmer tan skin tone great! I use the full flawless face brush and swirl inside the lid for around 15 seconds and then begin buffing the foundation on my face. I suggest starting with just a little product and then adding more as needed for full coverage.
Rated 4 out of 5 by FaysMom Best makeup
I love this foundation. It's lightweight, covers well and when I'm done with my morning regiment I look just like me, only a little better. I have extremely sensitive skin and am prone to breakouts, but since switching to BareMinerals I have not had any of the issues I used to have with different brands. I feel the point of makeup is to look like you aren't wearing any, you just look great naturally and this product does that for me. Won't go back to traditional makeup ever.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Great coverage
Wonderful foundation with great coverage, no oily shine, and very natural looking! Love this product and is the only thing I will wear on my face. Awesome product!!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Matte foundation
I don't ever write reviews but I always read them! I felt I needed to write a review because i love this product so much & have spent $$$ over the years trying to find something I liked.I have to say I love and will be a forever customer of BM's! I have very oily skin/large pores & have to apply powder throughout the day. Since getting my BM's makeup my face looks great all day! I have medium to light colored skin and here's what I got that matches perfect to my skin tone & the coverage is awesome! The prime time primer,matte finish foundation in golden medium, concealer (very important if you want a flawless look) in bisque, the mineral veil tinted. I'm using the tinted veil now because I have a tan, but if your not tan you may want to use the original. It's not super dark but it will give you some color. I also got the concealer brush which is awesome & I use the heavenly brush to apply the makup. I just ordered some eye shadow, eyeliner & mascara hopefully they are as good as the other makeup! Hopefully this review helps you!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Just as good coverage as the Bare Minerals liquid!
I was a bit iffy at first when deciding whether or not to buy this product, because I know how powders can be: you have to keep re-applying them throughout the day, they don't get as much coverage, etc. However, this product was very surprising. Not only did it have just as much coverage for me as the Bare Minerals liquid, but it stayed on all day! All day as in it lasted for me throughout a 10am- 10pm trip to Universal Studios. So, yeah, I'd say it works pretty great!
Rated 5 out of 5 by WaxhawLinda Great foundation for oily, acne-prone skin
I switched to Bare Minerals because of the original foundation. I liked the powder - it stayed put all day. Then when Ready came out, I switched to it and was again, very pleased. Recently a sales associate mentioned that MATTE Foundation was the best of both products - and she was right. This really knocks out the shine my face gets over time and also does a great job of covering acne breakouts.
Rated 5 out of 5 by CarolT Perfect Natural Coverage
I get so many compliments that it doesn't look like I'm wearing makeup but if I didn't they would really notice and think Scary! That's the point really. If they think I'm not wearing makeup, it's perfect for me. I'm way past the cakey makeup. The entire product line allows for natural or dramatic. Perfect! Expensive but it does last a while. Just be sure you have a good brush that doesn't promote waste. Keep your brushes clean weekly or so. Use shampoo and conditioner on your brushes - additional advice I guess.
Rated 5 out of 5 by melchic Will never go back to other foundation!
I used this product years ago and changed thinking I would save some money. Tried several "mineral" foundations you can buy at the drugstore and none were comparable. I even tried an expensive department store liquid foundation to cover redness to my face that developed as I got older......made my face breakout at age 45! Went back to bareMinerals and gave a deep sigh of relief......beautiful and covered my redness....and no breakouts! I will never leave again.
Rated 4 out of 5 by gmes The colors are wrong, but the finish is great with new brush
I've been wearing BareMinerals for 12+ years. I love the loose minerals and was so excited when the matte finish launched. The colors have always been off-too yellow and too pink. I had given up on it until recently when I bought the Beautiful Finish brush. I got the email about what brush to try with each foundation formula and decided to re-visit Matte. Even though I can't get a perfect match, the Beautiful Finish brush applies this foundation so perfectly, I'm wearing it anyway. It doesn't budge during the humidity and wears all day with NO necessary touch ups. As a mom, I don't have time to worry about my makeup and I love the way the finish looks-even the end of the day. Try it with the new brush, you won't be disappointed!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Love it!!
Bare Minerals matte foundation works so well....I don't need much and it barely looks like I have any makeup on!
Rated 4 out of 5 by vsgreen Love this Product
I have been using this product for two years now. I really like it and will continue to use Bare Minerals products because they're lightweight and natural. However, I've noticed the power doesn't last that long and can leave my skin a bit oily. Still like the product though because it's so easy to use!
Rated 3 out of 5 by Tatex0x0 It's Okay
This product probably isn't one of bareMinerals' best products. I definitely prefer liquid foundation; it's just that powder foundations settle into pores and creases in the skin, therefore making them more visible. I still like this product and will use it.
Rated 5 out of 5 by AlterEgoTSwift Great, especially for warmer weather
I bought this in anticipation of summer's hot, humid weather. When I first apply it, my face feels a bit tight and looks flaky. As the day goes on, however, I'm glad I'm wearing it. If I do have flakes, I sweep a bit of Original Mineral Veil over, and that helps. I use Fairly Light, the same shade I wear in the Original Foundation. The beautician at the store said that the darker shades do not always correspond perfectly, so I would test in-person before buying.
Sidenote: as the review indicates, I have combination skin and use a prescription cream for acne on most nights.
Rated 2 out of 5 by Butterflyshay35 Was very Hopeful
I was very hopeful when I approached a sales person about makeup to cover my Rosacea. It covered some but you could still see the redness and I was not satisfied with the end result. Then the breakouts came and my skin looked horrible. I will not purchase this product again until they improve it.
Rated 1 out of 5 by monaG not worth the money
I was very excited to get this product but what a big little down. Did not cover like they say on tv, will not be buying product again