Rated 4 out of 5 by BrittanyRae07 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.
Rated 4 out of 5 by SouthernSunshine 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.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Supermom 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.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Southern The search is over!
I have finally found a foundation I like that won't irritate my skin. I have used many brands and either I didn't like the way they looked or they irritated my skin terribly. I have rosacea and it can be very frustrating finding the right products. This make-up is so natural, flawless, and lasts most of the day. I am so happy I have found this product. I am so pleased with the way it looks on me. The first day I wore it, I had 2 people comment on my make-up and have had several comments since.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Frenchy AMAZINGLY - YOUTHFUL
I have always used mineral foundation however, was looking for a product that was cruelty-free. Bought the get started kit along with the mineral lotion and love it! 23 years old and my boss even stated I looked 'younger and refreshed' the first day I wore this to the office. Very light and the mineral veil really helps not smudge on white clothing and doesn't rub off when sweating. Will continue to use bare essentuals products!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mecole15 I love this product!
This foundation is extremely lightweight which is a good think because it doesn't feel caked on. Its very natural and gives you a smooth finish. I would highly recommend this for people who don't like a lot of foundation on and for beginners. It doesn't feel like you have it on your face. It gives great coverage too! Buy it you'll love it!
Rated 5 out of 5 by katielou amazing
i love this foundation its the only one i will buy, its perfect for my light skin tone because with other foundations i find it can look to orange and dark for my skin even thou its the lightest shade also i don't like liquid foundations because they feel to heavy on my skin and can make my skin look shiny so the mineral foundation is perfect because you don't have to use a lot and it look so natural on the skin
Rated 4 out of 5 by 40Something Loved the 1st Original Product the best
I am a long time customer and I fell in love with the 1st original fairly light and of course it was changed a little bit, just enough to mess it up for me. This is why I gave four stars. I have tried the mate and it is too dark and cakes easily, I am sick of it. I am going back to the new original. I wish it was the one I started out with. Now it is shinny on my skin I suppose it is the Broad Spectrum SPF 15 that changed it. This one is however the true color I want feels light and never looks cake like on the skin. Never want to go back to Liquid again! I do recommend this product just know it is shinny on the skin. Love, Love mineral Veil as a finishing touch. Great tip: Use Original Mineral Veil first then foundation and finally top with mineral veil for the finishing touch.
Rated 5 out of 5 by angel72 finally found a makeup brand i love!
I have tried EVERY brand of makeup in the past 20 yrs and I finally found a makeup line that doesnt look fake. My boss actually make a comment today that my face looked more youthful. I am convinced I made a good decision to switch all my makeup to this brand. I am outside in the hot, humid florida sun a lot and this makeup doesnt look dirty on me when I sweat. I just hope this line is never discontinued because I am truley happy to have found a wonderful makeup line.
Rated 5 out of 5 by scran19 I love this stuff so much...
I have been using other foundations for the past couple of years, just to see if anything was anywhere near as good as this stuff. Nothing works as good as this! This foundation covers blemishes, rather than just caking more stuff on top of it. Bottom line, this stuff is fantastic and I will ALWAYS use this stuff! I love it.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lynx Best. Foundation. Ever.
I tried different foundations for over 25 years. Within a week to a month every seemingly good choice I tried left my skin dry and flaky or clogged my pores and made me break out. (Worst? Both dry AND broken out from the same product!) Five years ago I tried the original BE foundation and found it gives me natural-looking skin...but not MY natural skin - my normally somewhat blotchy skin tone looks bright, clear and even. It's easy to apply, doesn't dry my skin, and doesn't clog my pores - I haven't broken out more than three times since I started using it. (My 87 year old mother-in-law liked the look so much that she tried it as well - and is now using it regularly.)
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sarah4444 Magic.
Bippity-Boppity-Boo! Lovely skin and great coverage.
Rated 5 out of 5 by DAYI IN LOVE
I JUST TRIED THIS PRODUCT TODAY FOR THE FIRST TIME AND I AM ABSOLUTELY IN LOVEEEE WITH EVERYTHING ESPECIALLY THE FOUNDATION!!!!! MY FACE LOOKS LIKE IT NEVER HAS, AND CAN'T EVEN FEEL IT ON MY FACE
Rated 5 out of 5 by rachigg LOVE LOVE LOVE!!
I already have a little acne so the last thing I need is foundation that will clog my pores and make it worse. This stuff is great for my skin and lasts all day! It takes me 5 seconds to apply and is just amazing. I will never use anything else.
Rated 5 out of 5 by lovenator This is Awesome!!
I LOVE this foundation SOOOOO much!! Because I have sensitive skin I can only wear BE products. It is the perfect amount of coverage without making my face look like a mask. Maybe you aren't using the right brush for the amount of coverage you want if you don't get enough. One time I was at a friends house and I touched up my foundation using her Drug store foundation. NEVER again will I use anything else but this! while hers was waxy and made me look like I was made of plastic (and hurt my skin), this foundation gives you coverage without looking like you have any makeup on at all.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Molelomelin I <3 This Product!!!
I use this product everyday along with the bronzer and a blush, Im 14 still in middle school but I love make up! I have a very red under tone to my skin and I feel it gives me the prefect complection with a little massacara and this product!!! Triple thumbs up for me a 5 star product!
Rated 5 out of 5 by ClassyMom Good For Your Skin Foundation
I used to prefer liquid foundations b/c I felt that they just looked more natural but guess what...I always come back to Bare Minerals!! There is no doubt that it is better and healthier for your skin and actually improves the condition of your skin over time. Even at 39, I still continue to have issues with acne and sensitive skin...it's unbelievable that I still have to deal with this so liquid foundations just don't work for me...BM is really the only foundation that I can wear daily that does not clog my pores and exacerbate and cause more breakouts. Seriously, I don't know what I would do without BM. I have found that Bare Minerals is the closest of all the brands out there to a natural finish. It has a luminosity without looking fake that is without comparison. Anything that helps me achieve that youthful glow is a winner in my book. During the summer, I mix a little golden tan in with the golden medium to get the color just right -- it works really well. Other positives: it's so easy to apply, impossible to mess up, blends flawlessly, awesome application brushes...the list goes on and on! I also love the well rested eye powder. It's the only eye shadow that really does make your eyes brighten up and look more youthful. I love Bare Minerals -- it's definitely a must have and I don't ever leave home without it on my face. What an awesome product!
Rated 5 out of 5 by itsjustHeather original foundation
This foundation is amazing. I started using it 4 years ago and I will never use anything else. It covers flawlessly, effortlessly. It matches my fair/light/hard-to-match skin perfectly, and a little goes a long way, so it lasts a while. People compliment me, but they usually say "wow your skin looks great" - makeup is never mentioned :) I am only 25 but I don't want to look like I'm wearing alot of makeup and this is perfect. I recommend bareMinerals to EVERYONE I know!
Rated 5 out of 5 by emilyhouse Amazing Product
The Bare Minerals foundation feels so light on my skin. It leaves my skin looking bright and fresh. I love this product. emil
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bryana419 Thankful Bare Minerals was invented!
So great! I can wear one color during the summer (medium tan), and blend in a little of a second, lighter shade (fairly light) with that one for the rest of the year. Coverage in unbelievable. Makes my skin healthier looking and even toned. If I wasn't 52, I'd say flawless, but let's be real! I do look younger because of it, but mostly, I just look like I have good, healthy skin. I despise makeup...except for this. It only takes like two to three minutes to put on properly. Blends in, stays on, and nourishes the skin somehow. Amazing...
Rated 5 out of 5 by dollphyne75 Makeup
this stuff is AWESOME!!! after I went through chemo, my skin became blotchy and unhealthy and non of the other makeups helped. A friends of mine told me to try your products and it has been amazing and I wont go back to anything else!!! Thank you!!!!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lindidi origional foundation spf 15
I have used this product for a long time and try not to use any other. Only when money is tight. I love the way it makes my skin feel and look. If I can't find it on sale, I usually pass
Rated 5 out of 5 by IzzyK Amazing and Healthy for your skin!
This foundation is amazing! I have been struggling with acne for year and love this mineral powder foundation that doesn't clog pores and is so light you forget your wearing anything! I love the fact that it is good for your skin and doesn't contain any bad chemicals (like most foundations) and they offer a wide variety of shades for all skin types. My sister and I have been wearing Bare Minerals for years and I recommend it to all my friends!
Rated 5 out of 5 by melissa25rn Best foundation
I will never use any other brand of foundation. The original foundation provides full coverage while being light and allowing your skin to breath. It makes your skin look natural and flawless. This product is a must-have!
Rated 4 out of 5 by Rachelle Wonderful feeling, could use more coverage
I switched over to Bare Minerals after some convincing from my roommates- a handful of them wear it. I love the feel when buffing it on, it feels like I am not wearing any makeup at all (which I had gotten used to for my entire freshman year of college). I love the radiance and light Bare Minerals adds to my skin. My friends compliment me often on how natural my skin/make up appears. I believe my skin tone and texture have actually improved with use as well- tone is very even and the texture is very smooth and soft!
I give this foundation only 4 stars because I love the way it feels and looks, but I wish there was a bit better coverage. My acne scars and blemished do not even come close to being covered, but the foundation does minimize it a bit.
I have recommended Bare Mineral products to every girl I have met since- especially those with sensitive skin- because the product feels so amazing. I have switched multiple ladies over from using Mary Kay products even (personal victory dance).
Rated 4 out of 5 by stokes21 Weightless!
The foundation is extremely light. It doesn't feel like I have a layer of make-up caked onto my face and it gives my skin a flawless and natural look without having to put a lot on.
The container is great with the the movable/closing top so that the make-up doesn't spill out all over the place. I had been struggling a lot with my skin looking cakey after putting make-up on because of my extremely dry skin but I feel that this foundation has actually helped to prevent my skin from drying out and flaking. The size of the container was larger than I expected which was a nice surprise!
I gave it a 4 for 2 reasons. The first is because I felt some of my pores because more noticeable with this product however I fixed that by adding a light layer of tinted moisturizer underneath. I am used to wearing a liquid foundation so changing to a powdered one has been an adjustment for me. The second is because I find this has too much of a glow for my liking. I would prefer it for a night out but during the day I feel I will go with the matte next time as it is the look I am more accustomed to.
Otherwise I love the product and will continue purchasing it ... and will definitely recommend it to all of my friends! :)
Rated 5 out of 5 by whambampam Skin Perfection
I have been using the Original BM foundation for a good long time, and I get so many compliments on my skin. It has converted almost anyone who asks from liquid foundation over to BM. I love the luminosity this gives. I have fair skin. I like to mix Fair & Fairly Medium with Flawless Radiance & the blemish treatment.
Rated 5 out of 5 by begonz You must try this make up!!!!
My daughter had been trying to get me to use bare minerals. She works at a salon. She finally bought me the kit. Loved this the moment it went on and havent used any thing else since --that was 4 years ago! I am 58 yrs old and have spots and large pores. This make up covers everything and you will never feel like you have make up on. I wear it all day and it has sunscreen too! I love the pure radiance all over cover. People are always asking me about my skin and how I keep it looking so good. It is definately the make up my skin is not that great!
I have normal skin and use medium beige. I wear very little make up- just the foundation and sometimes the radiance or mineral veil if its somewhere special. If I want some color I will use the warmth as blush. It lasts me a long time! Go into a store if you are not sure and have them help you. Try it on---- you will love it
Rated 5 out of 5 by Leigha Love it!
This is perfect for people that want to cover up blemishes and show their beauty! =)
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rubysue78 I LOOK AMAZING!
I was very worried about this settling into my fine lines, and giving me a dried-out appearance....This did the opposite! I'm 35 years old and I look dewy and natural. A+++!