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MATTE Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15

MATTE Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15

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Award-winning (for a reason).

Our matte loose powder foundation feels like a cream, buffs on like silk, and provides a naturally matte finish that lasts up to eight hours. The skin-loving matte foundation for oily skin covers everything but feels like nothing. It's makeup so pure you can sleep in it. See Details

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Color: Medium Beige 12
Description: For medium skin with neutral undertones

  • Texture: Loose powder foundation
  • Finish: Naturally matte
  • Shade Range: 30 true-to-you shades
  • matte powder foundation
  • Recent Awards: 10-Year Allure Best of Beauty Hall of Fame
  • 10-Year Glammy Award Winner

Makeup So Pure, You Can Sleep In It

Our loose mineral foundation gives you all the flawless coverage you want with a naturally matte finish and a no-makeup look and feel that lasts up to eight hours. The creamy minerals diminish the appearance of imperfections without drying out skin and promote clearer, healthier-looking skin. This award-winning matte foundation for oily skin protects your skin with broad spectrum SPF 15 and is promotes clearer, healthier looking skin without over drying, leaving you with a flawless finish that lasts up to eight hours.

A Mineral Makeup Must-Have

To get the most out of this fabulous foundation with SPF, pair it with the Beautiful Finish Brush to build sheer-to-full coverage. The luxuriously soft, patent-pending brush delivers fast, even, controlled coverage that can reduce application time, and its skirted silhouette was specially designed to fit perfectly into our mineral foundation lids to help capture (and contain) every mineral.

Find Your Perfect Shade

With our newly-expanded Original and Matte Foundation shade range - now in 30 true-to-you shades - you can get flawless, skin-loving coverage for every tone, every type, and every kind of beautiful. Find your mineral makeup perfect match with our easy-to-use foundation shade finder.

Three ways to find your perfect match:

  • Use our quick and easy Shade Finder :
    get matched
  • Get a complimentary customized Foundation Fitting at a bareMinerals boutique near you
  • Call 1.888.795.4747 and let us help find your perfect foundation shade
  • Non-comedogenic. Non-acnegenic. Hypoallergenic. Dermatologist tested. Formulated without parabens, binders, or fillers.

    Recommended by The Skin Cancer Foundation as effective broad spectrum sunscreen.

Size: Large (6 g / 0.21 Oz.)

  • Promotes clearer, healthier looking skin without over drying
  • Minimizes the appearance of pores
  • Creamy minerals diminish the appearance of imperfections
  • Buildable, sheer-to-full coverage
  • Naturally matte finish
  • Lasts for up to 8 hours
  • Available in 30 true-to-you shades
  • Broad Spectrum SPF 15


  • SWIRL a small amount of bareMinerals® Foundation in the lid until it all disappears into the brush.
  • TAP away excess.
  • BUFF onto the skin in a circular motion.

Applying the Makeup is Easy

  • Swirl, Tap, Buff

  • 1. Swirl
    a small amount of Matte Foundation with SPF into the lid with the Beautiful Finish Brush until the bareMinerals are tucked into the bristles.

    2. Tap
    off excess, the loose powder foundation should not be visible on the outside of the brush.

    3. Buff
    the mineral foundation onto the skin in a swirling, circular motion, starting on the outside of your face near your cheekbones. Then, buff around your face, working your way to the cheeks, forehead, and nose. Buff until you're satisfied with the coverage. Less is more when applying bareMinerals, or you can build it up from sheer to full coverage.

Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide. Inactive Ingredients: Lauroyl Lysine, Silica, Calcium Silicate, Soil Minerals. May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides


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MATTE Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 - null is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 203.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfection Thank you for expanding your color line. I wear the new shade fair ivory which is a perfect match. I use the beautiful finish brush and it's perfection. After my first sheer coat I am able to zero in on areas that need more coverage very quickly. I'm 57 with acnegenic skin and this blurs my scars and pores. This never breaks me out but also doesn't dry out my skin or settle into lines. Holy grail status for me!
Date published: 2017-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this foundation! I have NEVER liked wearing foundation but I gave this one a try and I absolutely love it! It makes my skin feel great and even helped my acne clear. Seriously my acne has been better since wearing foundation.. I would've never believed it if I hadn't tried it myself.
Date published: 2017-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Foundation I've finally found the perfect foundation. It is just the right amount of coverage. It evens out my skin tone (I have a yellow undertones but tend to have rosier cheeks) yet it is somewhat sheer and doesn't look heavy. The finish is matte, which in my experience happens to make it look a bit more pigmented as compared to the original foundation so I'd recommend dropping down a shade to compensate. I'd also recommend using a primer under this, as I accidentally put it on once after I forgot primer and it clustered around my pores. This foundation also has SPF which is an extra bonus, as it protects your beautiful skin underneath.
Date published: 2017-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Foundation. The Foundation itself is fantastic. I've been using it for 5 years now. My only complaint is that I wish they would make the container such that I could unscrew / open it to get the last 3-4 applications out. I'm shaking it upside down for an hour to try to get it all out, because it's not cheap. But the Pros outweigh the cons. I LOVE LOVE that it doesn't feel or look like I'm wearing makeup. It lasts all day and it blends so well. I use a large brush to apply it with. When I first was being taught how to use it by one employee she used some type of sponge to apply it. I returned and explained how I liked it but the application method was making it way too thick. The next consultant taught me to apply a small amount to a brush and tap it off before applying. That is the best trick. Works perfectly.
Date published: 2017-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this Foundation!! I have been using this foundation for about 4 to 5 years now and I cannot express how much I love it!! I Love how this foundation is so easy to use and I find it is good for all ages. I have tried so many different kinds of foundation but I always end up back with this Matte powder. I absolutely love how this foundation fills on your face, rather other products can make your face feel like the foundation is caked on. This foundation fills like you don't have anything on and makes your skin feel and look great!!! I have would definitely recommend this to a friend and will be most definitely be repurchasing this product every time I run out!
Date published: 2017-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect I love this foundation. It looks natural and doesn't irritate my skin.
Date published: 2016-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must-have This is my faithful standby. Terrific coverage with a light, natural look. Easy solution for my mild rosacea, at home or on the go.
Date published: 2016-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it Very easy to apply and stays on for a long time. I love it.
Date published: 2016-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! Good for my oily skin, medium coverage and also convenient in bag if I bring it to-go. Love!
Date published: 2016-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great foundation I used this foundation a couple years ago because I felt I had oily skin. I got compliments on my skin/makeup when I wore this. I used the BareSkin for a bit by itself and am now layering the two. Even together my face is not caked on or unnatural-looking.
Date published: 2016-12-10
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Q & A

How long does this product last on a daily use ?

I like a full coverage
Asked by: Jc44
I use this with BE's foundation primer and with the mineral veil, and it often lasts over 12 hours, if I don't let anything touch my face.
Answered by: WallFlower
Date published: 2016-12-21

I've used original foundation for years but now at 56 it settles into the tiniest wrinkle etc

I'm 56 with combination skin few oiler places nose chin but dry too I moisturize first but the foundation is making me look older I like my color medium beige med/light skin tone with yellow ladies
Asked by: JulesG

I been looking for the full ingredients list and cannot find it.

All I been able to find is the active ingredients. Can anyone provide the full list of ingridients for me? I have very sensitive acne prone skin and would like to know all of it's ingredients before I buy it . TIA
Asked by: Monicasf
My get started kit says the fairly light shade has titanium dioxide(15%), Zinc oxide(5%), lauroyl lysine, silica, calcium silicate, and may contain: mica, iron oxides
Answered by: WallFlower
Date published: 2016-12-21

How do I open the circular case that holds the foundation when it's almost empty to get the last bit out?

I want to open the plastic casing that holds the matte powder foundation. It says to "lift the sifter off". How do I do that? I have tried everything and can't open it!!! I end up wasting foundation because I can't get the last bit out.
Asked by: kcaito89
You have to use a screwdriver, push it under and pop it off. But that does, really nothing. You're still left with the same tiny holes and can't get the foundation out. To really do that, requires an entire toolbox - and you'll probably hurt yourself and break the plastic trying. Speaking from experience. Just spend 30 minutes shaking that last bit out. It's really the only way. Since this is the only bad thing about this wonderful foundation, I've learned to deal with it. But if they would improve the container... (hint hint) that would be much appreciated.
Answered by: Kmom
Date published: 2017-01-15

what foundation would look better a matte or luminous?

I have trouble with the powder. Trying to find the best color for 58yrs old. Something that wont go into the creases. I have blonde hair and blue eyes with normal skin.
Asked by: Sexy
I am also 58 I would recommend the luminous ( original)since you have normal skin. I have oily skin so I use the matte version. I get very good results when using a primer & find it absolutely does not settle in my wrinkles like other make-ups. As far as what shade it's hard to say just be aware the actual product is lighter than it appears on-line. I ordered based on the images but ended up going to Sephora to get color matched, if this is not possible for you I would call customer service they are helpful maybe if you can think of a famous movie star whose skin color most matches yours they can recommend the right shade for you. Hopes this helps.
Answered by: Summerwind57
Date published: 2015-08-21

Why am I getting build-up in my smile lines when I use the matte foundation?

I've never had this with any other make-up foundation and I have used the same liquid primer for almost 10 years now. I love the way this product makes the rest of my skin look and feel but it is so frustrating and embarrassing to deal with. Also, I do not have the gathering of make-up in my smile lines when I simply wear a primer foundation so I know it has to be the matte finish that is causing this issue. Thank you in advance BM.
Asked by: Lada
You may be putting too much on!
Answered by: 3YearClear
Date published: 2016-07-29

I use your mineral powder foundation in warm tan; what would be the closest color to that in liquid?

Warm Tan = ? in Liquid foundation?
Asked by: Kumi
im a warm tan powders and have tried bare skin and complexion rescue. honestly unless you want to use multiple items , there isn't a shade that matches. i tried bare walnut and turned out really paste-y even though it looked like it would match. the only thing i can say is to maybe take a chance on espresso or bare mocha since they're the only 2 shades left. one of them may work
Answered by: MrsLynB
Date published: 2015-06-09

Is this product safe for teens or preteens?

I would like to know how young can you start using your products? I have a pre-teen that is beginning to get acne and would also like to know before I start purchasing your line for acne. I am also interested in the sheer powder that seals the makeup.
Asked by: Anlock
I made the switch to bare minerals because of my own acne issues, it is definitely worth it for helping to prevent acne. Serious word of advice though would to bring her in to a boutique so they can show her just how little of the make up she needs (it's free). Otherwise she may load it on and you will be broke within a few months!
Answered by: 3YearClear
Date published: 2016-07-29

What is the best shade down from Medium Beige?

My regular shade of Medium Beige is too dark for my winter skin, which shade down would suit me best?
Asked by: Cammie
Your best bet is to walk into a store and ask the employees. They will match your perfect shade and they will do it all for free! They are super helpful, but of course they are salespeople, so just know what you're going in for and draw the line at that if they start to offer more.
Answered by: 3YearClear
Date published: 2016-07-29

Are shades the same as the original?

I use Medium in the Original, is the medium the same shade in the Matte? Thanks!
Asked by: Bec
I have found the shades to be the same. I wore Golden Tan in the Original for years and I switched to Matte about a year ago. The color is still a perfect match, but now I don't have that super skinny glisten when my skin gets oily. It has a more natural dewy look after 2 hours.
Answered by: ladyjack
Date published: 2015-10-13
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