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MATTE Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15

$27.00


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Clinically proven to minimize the appearance of pores. Our loose mineral foundation gives you all the flawless coverage you want with a natural matte finish and no-makeup look and feel that lasts up to eight hours. The lightweight minerals absorb excess oil without drying out your skin. See Details

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

Clinically proven to minimize the appearance of pores. Our loose mineral foundation gives you all the flawless coverage you want with a natural matte finish and no-makeup look and feel that lasts up to eight hours. The lightweight minerals absorb excess oil without drying out your skin.

Formulated without parabens, binders, fillers, or synthetic chemicals.

Also, we love to pair it with our Flawless Application Face Brush for an easy, expert-looking application and flawless coverage.

Three ways to find your perfect match:

Size: Large (6 g / 0.21 Oz.)

  • Clinically proven to minimize the appearance of pores
  • Naturally matte finish
  • Lasts for up to 8 hours

SWIRL, TAP, BUFF® APPLICATION

  • 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 bareMinerals into the lid with the Flawless Application Brush (for lighter coverage) or the Full Coverage Kabuki Brush (for more coverage) until the bareMinerals are tucked into the bristles.

    2. Tap
    off excess. bareMinerals should not be visible on the outside of the brush.

    3. Buff
    bareMinerals 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.

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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I love this! I'd used bare escentuals mascara and lip stain before, and I was in the market for a fresh light weight and natural looking foundation. I decided to go into a bare minerals store and give it a shot.. Not only did I have some of the best customer service (Thank you Rika at Crabtree Valley mall for being my best friend for a day while I was shopping!) Once she helped me find all the proper shades and products that work best for me, she showed me how to apply it... which is so easy by the way!! I slept in that makeup that night (even with my acne prone skin) and I haven't had a problem with my skin yet! This stuff is so natural that it doesn't affect my skin at all! and when I wear it, it looks like I'm naturally that beautiful :) People don't even believe that I wear makeup :) And just to let you guys know, I wear the original powder foundation matte in fair. I also really like the blush.. not sure the name of the color but it's kind of a plum-y color. I use the brush Rika recommended. The primer and finishing veil are favorites of mine too! 08/27/2014
The best I've found so far This is the best foundation that I have found yet. I have tried many foundations, and this was the first powder that I have tried and the last. I am extremely oily, and I have to use this and the mineral veil, and touch up about every other hour, but compared to other foundations that would be shiny in 10 minutes and slide off my face this is a must. I would recommend for oily skin like mine along with the mineral veil and the BB tinted primer. My favorite makeup brand. 08/27/2014
I will never use liquid foundation again. I wear foundation every day, and I have recently grown very tired of the oily feel and look I have by the end of the day. I wanted to try something that looked felt more natural, but I was concerned that Bare Minerals would not cover my blemishes. I was wrong! As soon at the salesperson at Sephora applied this foundation, I knew I had to buy it. It covered by acne, but still looked super natural. I no longer feel very oily at the end of the day. This product is a must-have! 08/12/2014
Everything I needed. I tried Bare minerals original foundation and the ready go foundation and wasn't very impressed. I have combination and sensitive skin, so I really liked the bare minerals products because they didn't make me break out like most other makeups do. I decided to try bare minerals again and have been using the matte foundation. I LOVE IT. it gives the the smooth matte coverage I love especially during summer and is easy to go on. It doesn't take long to apply and gives me that soft natural matte look I've been looking for! I FOUND MY DREAM PRODUCT. I couldn't be happier! 07/24/2014
life changing I am native American and Sicilian so I have olive skin and the golden tan matches me perfectly. I also love how weightless it feels. I like other women used to suffer from adult acne. I tried all sorts of foundations to try to cover the break outs and even out my skin everything from covergirl, maybelline even shear cover and it would make my skin more oily and break me out even more. My dermatologist then recommended Bare Minerals to me. I've been in love ever since. The foundation is my most have cant live without!! 07/08/2014
Love, Love, Love I was so happy with the Matte Foundation. I have combination to oily skin and this helps control that extra shine. I tried a few other foundations before, but they only added extra shine and felt really greasy. I also like the natural/no makeup look that it gives. I rarely use makeup at all so it was a good transition into and so easy to apply when I need to have a little coverage! Totally recommend it! 07/01/2014
Love this stuff!! I've been using BM for several months and love the way this matte covers and helps with my oily skin. I've used other brands of make up most of my life and never realized how heavy they were, until I started using BM. It's weightless, and makes your skin flawless! 05/30/2014
African-American Women Friendly I'm a deep complexion (think Kelly Roland or Fantasia...maybe a shade lighter) and I feel over the moon in love with Bare Minerals foundations. I've used MAC, Covergirl and Iman so I know a good thing when I use it and BE is that perfect thing. I thought that the colors offered would leave me looking ashy but it is actually the total opposite, my skin has transformed into this beautiful brown sun-kissed complexion. I mix golden deep (a little of warm deep) and the warmth together for my perfect match, put on some mascara, lip glass and I good for the day. Lastly I suffered from adult acne and my face has been clear and I do not get those annoying pimples like I use to. If you are on the deep/dark side of the beautiful rainbow, give Bare Minerals a try. 05/28/2014
My chameleon skin, oye vey! I have really strange combination skin. In the winter time I LOVE my Ready foundation. It hydrates that little bit more which is just what my winter skin needs. Now that summer is rolling around the Ready foundation is too much. The Matte foundation is perfect in the sense that I still get the same flat texture as my Ready, but without the oily unkempt look after a long day at work. After applying my moisturizer and BB primer (a whole other story), I glide on my Matte foundation. It stays put and controls my oil production all day. By the time 4:30 rolls around it is just as beautiful as when I applied it at 6:30 AM. It is fully adjustable between sheer to full coverage. I use the precision face brush and it 1,2,3 done :) 04/15/2014
MATTE GOLDEN TAN THIS MATTE FOUNDATION IS ALL I NEED!!! I USE THE PRIMER FIRST, THEN MATTE IN GOLDEN TAN AND IM OFF!!! I GET SO MANY COMPLIMENTS ON THIS BEAUTIFUL MAKEUP!!! I FEEL BEAUTIFUL ALL OVER!! THANK YOU BARE MINERALS, IM A CUSTOMER FOR LIFE!!! 04/03/2014
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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.
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I started using makeup in 6th grade at age 12 and even though I am still in my teens, this makeup is one of the best I have used (and I have tried a lot).
It feels and looks natural and I have many allergies and sensitive skin.
Their finishing powder is also light and great.
No matter what age this is a great makeup brand and better than a lot of those heavier and less natural foundations out there.
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Yes absolutely. I would recommend it for any teen or pre teen
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My regular shade of Medium Beige is too dark for my winter skin, which shade down would suit me best?
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I use Medium in the Original, is the medium the same shade in the Matte?
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Yes I believe so! The Matte may be a bit darker but it is hardly noticeable! When I went to get my shade match in the store the artist tried on both and told me that they look the same on me. (Medium Beige) The only real big difference is the finish between Matte and Illuminated.
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Yes, they are the same color, with Mattes just not having a that "glowy" look (from the mica in the Original). The Matte may be a teeeennnyy shade darker, but not enough to need a whole new shade.

Hope this helps!
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Oil free makeup? And okay for acne prone skin?
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I honestly can't say if this has any type of oil or not, but I can tell you it's great for acne-prone skin. I have acne and my face gets oily, I have been using this product for some time now and it has never made my face break out worse and it hides and acne and acne scars very well. I highly recommend trying it!
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I have had acne for a good portion of my life. This foundation has never made my face break out (milk actually contributes to my acne so I switched to almond milk), however, this make up really helps cover the discoloration caused by acne. Once my face cleared up after switching milk, I love this make up even more! I get comments all the time about my skin and I know it's the make up that makes it glow! It it not oily or heavy. It is actually quite light and I believe the ingredients are listed on the site. No oil that I know of!
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I have oily/sensitive skin and my dermatologist wants me to use only non-comedogenic makeup to help with my acne.

Are bareMinerals products non-comedogenic?

I've been using bareMinerals products for years and would hate to have to find another brand!
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Their matte formula is non-comedogenic. Not sure about their moisturizers because I've had issues with them. Try Half Pint Minerals foundation---more gentle and less expensive.
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I have had oily, sensitive skin prone to breakout nearly all my life. I wish that Bare Minerals had been established decades ago. Bare Minerals products do NOT clog my pores or break out my skin, unlike so many other brands that even claim to be non-comedogenic, even those very expensive brands. I had to stop wearing makeup years ago until I tried Bare Minerals. I use the Matte Foundation along with the primer for oily skin which keep my skin looking and feeling good all day. I also use the Exfoliating Cleanser (a powder) which does not irritate my sensitive skin. Hope this helps.
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I have super sensitive skin that is red all the time!!! I am 16 and I really want to go without makeup, but can't get up the courage to!!
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Is the color right for you, are you using a primer and a finishing powder?
If not, I would get a color that matches your neck and your body.
Also make sure to use primer and to use a finishing powder. I have oily skin, and even this brand gets oily on me, but with the mineral veil its still matte.
I use the matte foundation (powder) which is nice and light and good for oil skin. I wouldn't use a liquid foundation for oily or sensitive skin.
Apply with a flat brush in a circular motion which evens out the tone, and make sure to do the makeup down your neck as well. Then use a powder brush to apply a finishing powder.
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I have the oiliest skin on the planet so I can relate. I use sephora silicone free primer after cleansing my skin. Then I apply a layer of mineral veil to my entire face, concentrating on the t-zone. I then apply my matte BM foundation, concealer, blush..etc. I add another layer of mineral veil and voila shine free for a couple of hours at least lol. Mineral veil is perfect for touching up through out the day too!
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I had the exact same problem a little while ago (I am 14). I went without makeup for about two weeks before I got super self-conscious about the redness on my face. First of all, your face could be a little red due to sun. Even though it's winter, I wear sunscreen EVERY day to protect my skin. SPF is a life saver. I wear Shiseido Oil Free Urban Environment Sunscreen. It's not oily and doesn't make your skin white. If you wear this, and then a light powder, you should feel confident without feeling like you're wearing a mask. That's what I do! I wear sunscreen under a little powder (BareMinerals Matte Foundation) and I am good to go! My friends say that it looks super natural and that they can't tell that I am wearing makeup! I hope this helps :)
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Please don't go without makeup, because good makeup, like Bare Minerals, helps to protect your skin from negative effects of the environment, such as air pollution, sun damage, very dry air and cold weather to name a few. I have had very oily and sensitive skin nearly all my life, and Bare Minerals is the best I have used for my skin. To start I always wash my hands before I touch my face. Cleaning my very oily skin is important, and Bare Minerals has good treatment products for oily skin. I especially like the Exfoliating Cleanser which does not irritate my also sensitive skin. Before applying makeup I use the primer for oily skin - I don't use a lot either. I slightly wet my fingertips with water to help smooth on the primer. Then I apply the Matte Foundation powder with a clean brush. This combination keeps my oil in check for nearly all day.
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With this kind of a product you want to use a shine free(oil free) primer first before putting this on. Also, use the matte version to help with the shine. With this product, less really is more. Start with a little and it should form to your face. This is what i do. Hope this helps.
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Make sure you cleanse first, use a moisturizer ( oily controlling is good like the combination skin moisturizer by bare essentials), use the foundation primer. Then apply. If it looks like a mask you are likely applying it too heavy. You may want to find a boutique or sephora store to color match you. Also when you load the brush it is important you tap out the excess so it does not cake on when you apply it.
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First, if you are not wearing a primer, you probably should. This is the number one problem most people have when it comes to makeup-meltdown. Second, start off with a tiny amount of foundation and build on your coverage. Third, make sure you set it with Mineral Veil, a lot of people think that this does not make a difference but it really does! After this step, you can use a setting spray to lock in everything if you think this won't be enough. And finally, if all else fails, you may want to try plan B:) hope this helps and good luck!
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You may have the wrong shade of foundation. I would recommend going into the store wearing to make up and get a professionals opinion. Good Luck!
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how to apply this foundation and powder concealer correctly
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Hey, I do not have a video, but I do have the answer. Simply Swirl it in the lid, Tap the excess powder off, and Buff it onto your face. I would wait a few minutes before applying the second product. Hope this helped!!
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The easiest method would be to wet the brush for your concealer and apply that first. Then apply foundation by swirling and patting it in!

This is what I do for my clients, hope it helps!
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I have three containers of medium beige foundation- the colors vary:
one is - 2N medium begie
another is - medium beige N20
another is - medium beige W20

The 2N med beige definately is NOT the same color- it is more orange- Why do I keep getting different ones ??
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not sure but they do carry original and matte. check to see it one is matte
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I have been using the original for a number of years and I just bought the Matte foundation by mistake. Before I return it I thought I would see what the difference is.

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I personally think that the Original Foundation is perfect for women over 25 - it makes your skin look luminous and dewy! However, as a teen, the matte foundation is a better option, because it prevents shine. However, I personally think it doesn't give as much coverage, which I actually like because my face doesn't look cakey. You should give it a shot!
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The original is luminous and makes your skin look dewy. The matte formulation evens the skin tone for a more simple look. The matte also does not contain bismuth oxychloride, as some are allergic to it.
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The original has kind of a shimmer to it. The matte does not. Matte is good for people who have oily skin.
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The original foundation is for combination to dry skin while the matte is more for people with oily skin.
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Hi Binnie! It depends on your skin and what you like. I used the original for YEARS and then found it didn't work for me anymore because of the "glowiness' . It just looked and acted badly making me look older and my skin bad. I also was starting to have problems with itching. I tried the matte and I LOVE it. I am able to use my foundation again because the matte has more of a natural skin finish without the shine, just a good healthy look. I found it also stays on longer because it helps with areas you might get oil. Because of the different formula it doesn't make me itch either. I would definitely try it first and see how you like it! You might find there are days you want that more natural finish or you could even mix it with the original to get a really nice look with a little longer lasting power. You can see the difference if you put some on your hand side by side, the matte kind of just melts in and is invisible while hiding "stuff' you don't want! The original has that "glow" that you see on your skin. Don't miss out on the chance to give it a try, you might find you like it as much as those who use it everyday!
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The original and the matte foundation is really the same, except that the original foundation contains flex (shine, sparkle that you can see) in it and the matte foundation does not contain any flex (shine or sparkle)
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The original foundation has a natural finish and is for normal to dry skin and the matte foundation is for controlling oil on the skin so let's say you have dry or normal skin I think you would want to keep using the original and if you have oily skin you are going to like matte foundation because it will keep skin oil free all day! I hope my answer helped you.
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Does this foundation have any scent? I have sensitive skin and hate the smell of make-up. Something light and natural feeling/smelling would be nice, though! What are mineral products like?
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Not only is my skin sensitive but I am also sensitive to inhaling perfumes. I take a deep breath and hold it if I have to get a product on the detergent aisle at the grocery store. I have to use products that are free of perfumes and dyes. You must try Bare Minerals; it does NOT offend any of my sensitivities. Also, Bare minerals products look and feel good on my skin, as if I am not wearing any makeup at all.
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It has no scent at all. Mineral products are very light weight and feel like almost nothing is on the skin.
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This make up does not have a scent. I have sensitive skin too and the minerals do not cause me to break out. I say go for it and try it out, but go into a store to get matched for your foundation color.
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I have very sensitive skin and am really, really, really sensitive to even light scents. BE products do not have any odors whatsoever, and I have never had a problem with them. They are by far the best for fragrance-free make up... they do not have even a "light smell". Mineral product are smooth and creamy and cover well, but they can be messy. They are really fun to use "mix & match" and they give you a lot of freedom with make up application. I find that they are best for younger skin but many products are still super for older skin as well. Best yet, they have very little, if any, harmful ingredients and they last me forever.
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This foundation do not contain any scent at all in my opinion, however some people that I know who uses this foundation says there is a light scent but it is extremely light. But there is hardly any scent at all.
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I notice a VERY light clean smell. I cannot even feel the makeup on my face and I ALWAYS feel it (and feel it heavily) with other brands (CoverGirl, Almay, Neutrogena, etc).
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Bare Minerals does not have any scent. Bare Minerals is a very light and natural feeling makeup. There are other mineral products out there but I have found Bare Minerals to be the best for coverage and looking natural.
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