Rated 5 out of 5 by Shaina Love!
I have been using the Original BE foundation for 5 years and finally decided to try the Matte version. I am so happy I tried it (and bought it) and wished I should have sooner. I have combination/normal skin and my skin tends to get oily on my forehead and chin towards the end of the day. After wearing this for 8 hours while at work, I noticed my forehead and chin were not oily and shiny like it normally does towards the end of the day. I would highly recommend this if you have normal/combination skin.
I do think think; however, that this formula doesn't give me that luminous glow like the original (which was why I didn't want to try the matte version in the first place), BUT it's not that bad b/c the oil and shininess is under control. I will still use my original formula for doing errands or such, but this is my new favorite everyday go-to!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wrennie Works like a miracle!
I have been using Bare Escentuals foundation for years. I am 60 years old and it is by far the best foundation I've ever put on my face. I don't like liquid foundations because they feel so cloying on my skin...like my skin is covered in grease. But B.E. matte foundation is like a miracle! I have small broken capillaries on my cheeks, they really bother me and I had tried many other products to cover them. B.E. worked! Every morning when I buff on my foundation, I always look at the one side of my face that I've buffed, compared to the bare side. It never ceases to amaze me how well B.E. covers. I don't leave the house without a buff! It's fast, easy, and best of all...it works! My skin doesn't feel like it can't breathe, it feels fresh and I know it looks good! Thanks for such a wonderful product that actually does what it claims!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Syrinx Awesome Foundation
I love this foundation formula, mainly because it comes in Golden Fair, and I have some redness on my face. This product covers the redness completely and gives me a clean, even complexion :) It is also very soothing to my skin.
The HUGE perk I had with this foundation, and what got me hooked on Bare Minerals for life, was that due to my oily skin, previous makeup lines I had tried, even with an eye primer or foundation primer, the makeup was gone by mid-day... or worse, just "mostly gone" but still kinda there... eek
With Bare Minerals, I use a primer and it stays put all day, even on long, hot, or even rainy days. I apply it in the morning, touch up with oil control sheets after 4 hours, and it still stays put all day :)
Rated 4 out of 5 by Eliriv Love matte finish
I always used liquid foundation especially with a matte finish. For two years I faithfully used a 24 hour liquid foundation, but with high demands that I started to have in my job I didn't have time to apply liquid foundation everyday and having to completely take it off really late at night. Until one day I saw a youtube channel review about Bare Minerals and I was completely convinced I just had to try it, so I did. I went into a boutique got shade matched and Im a convert. At first I wasn't sure about lose powder, but its a whole complete different experience. A drastic change from liquid to mineral foundation. Just knowing that is healthy for my skin with just few ingredients is a bonus for me. Im very happy with my purchase I still have a brand new liquid foundation just sitting on my vanity I don't need to use it no more when I can get a flawless finish with my Bare minerals. <3
Rated 3 out of 5 by nerdgirl Great, but no color match
I really like how this product feels on the skin. I don't have as much acne breakouts as I did with other foundations. The product feels so smooth on the face. I know I shouldn't touch my face, but it's hard not to when you feel how smooth Bare Minerals is.
However, the Bare Escentuals stores (I went to two) kept telling me Golden Tan was my color. My friends I definitely noticed that it was much darker than my skin tone. Perhaps they need a another color in between Golden Tan and the next lighter one? Or change the way the color is chosen by staff in the stores? I have since switched over to Ready SPF and the color is almost a perfect match! And it's lighter than the loose. It's not a huge loss, because I now use the loose foundation for minor contouring! Pretty clever, I thought :)
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jens Great!
I used to be told that I wore too much makeup. That it looked "caked on". Not since I started using this foundation, though. People don't even realize I'm wearing foundation! It's a great confidence booster!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Makeupforever Best Foundation
This product isn't too heavy and looks natural. Also, it doesn't cause me to break out and it stays on all day.
Rated 5 out of 5 by sandnsea Best foundation ever
Tried the original some years back and was so disappointed. I ended up looking shiny, and worse, got broken out after a day of wearing. I really wished they'd take out whatever made it "shiny" so I could use it because applying it was so easy and quick. Fast forward to me learning BE had a matte foundation without bismuth so took a shot. This one is totally different. It's matte, as promised, and stays dry. Whatever that shiny stuff is in the original isn't in this one. I have had glowing skin with not a blemish. I'm so happy I tried this formula. Don't know if this will help but I use the oil control primer first. It's nice to get my face on so fast and to have it last all day!
Rated 5 out of 5 by KylieMeg This is the best product by far!
I have alright skin. I don't usually get breakouts, so I was afraid to put a powder all over my face. This was a natural product that you're supposed to be able to sleep in..... well I gave it a shot and I loved it. I have oily skin too and I'm glad this doesn't clog my pores or cause breakout.
Rated 2 out of 5 by os1usnr I really wanted to like this prodcut...
I really did. I had heard so much about it that I went ahead, bit the bullet and tried it. I need a foundation that lasts 12 hours and this just didn't do it for me. Not sure if I'm applying it incorrectly or if that would make any difference, but by the end of the day the foundation looks caked on and a shade or two darker. While I love and will continue to use the Primer, Mineral Veil, eyeshadows and liners, sadly, I'm going back to my long-wearing liquid foundation.
Rated 5 out of 5 by NurseMom Best makeup I've used in 22 years
After two co-workers spoke about how great BareMinerals makeup was, I finally tried it. I am an oily girl who is shiny after only a couple of hours with other makeups. With the Matte foundation, I can sleep with makeup on (not that I try to make that a habit) and wake up in the morning and I am STILL matte! I've never been one to wear much makeup because I cannot stand the feeling of the makeup on my face. I usually only wear it once every 3-6 months. Since buying BareMinerals, I've worn makeup everyday for the last week! I cannot feel the makeup on my face at all! I truly love this product and cannot see myself ever going back to those other brands.
Rated 5 out of 5 by CocoUk Awesome!
I used Matte Deepest Deep Foundation. This product is gives you a flawless coverage. It is so natural; your skin looks air brushed. The most significant thing I like most about this product when compare to liquid or cream foundation, this product does not stain my shirt & coat collars. I would recommend this product to any woman of color.
Rated 5 out of 5 by fromthesky87 The best foundation ever made in history.
For years i have working hard finding right products for my sensitive, combination and dry skin. I have used it all from liquid foundations to pressed powder and all i looked in the mirror was my face with bigger pores and redness.
Later i discovered i react to the harshest ingredients ever to put in cosmetics: Mineral oils, parabens, Fragrance, PEGs, Thriethanolamine, Alluminium and etc..
But later i discovered my perfect match: the unbeliveable Bare Minerals foundation. I used it for years and yet i havent change and i dont think ill ever change because it contains the purest ingredients, so unbelievable few for such a great foundation.
Now i use matte, because this doesnt dry out my skin. I just LOVE this brand!!!
Rated 5 out of 5 by AzoMoni My "No Makeup" Make up
This is the best foundation I have ever used!!! As a darker toned woman, I have always had trouble finding a foundation that could blend into my skin without looking off color or "ashy" upon application. This foundation goes on perfectly without having to wait for it to "set". The pores in my T- Zone were completely minimized on the very first application. My skin looks so natural and my blemishes are completely covered! And to top it off, I don't feel a thing on my skin. If you have been struggling to find the perfect foundation for your skin, it stops here.
Rated 5 out of 5 by HappyNewEnglander Beautiful!
This foundation (oops! No 'F' word!) This fabulous powder is exactly what I have been looking for all my life. I have NEVER liked liquid foundation, and have always only used a powder. The older I get the drier my skin has gotten and so started the search for better products. This is it! I admit that I went back to a powder compact for speed's sake after using this for months, and then noticed that my skin was not as nice as it was before. Lo' and behold, I realized it was because I stopped using this foundation. My skin was actually looking so nice after continued use of BE, that I thought it was just ME! (And also, this really takes only 2 minutes more than when I used regular powder. What the heck was I thinking? Oh, yeah, I have toddlers. Sometimes I need those 2 minutes!) After a few months of not using BE, old skin concerns returned. It then hit me! I need to go back to BE! I have, and since then. my skin looks and feels much much better. I do not need to use as much make-up, if any at all, but when I do, I will stick with this! LOVE how I look and feel! LOVE LOVE the natural ingredients!
Rated 5 out of 5 by RougeLippe All the Right Moves
I used the ORIGINAL foundation for about a year before I got into the BE skincare line. After about a month of using the skincare, my usually parched flaky skin was hydrated and my make up was seperating about an hour after applying. I was at such a loss and was so sad. Then a girlfriend recommended that I try the MATTE, well now I have the flawless finish again AND my skin is healthy and radiant because of the skincare. This MATTE is so smooth and wonderful. The only thing, I do like the healthy dewy glow but there is always a solution with BE, I use the illuminating mineral veil on top of my MATTE foundation. This creates luminosity without the makeup seperating on your face. I <3 MATTE
Rated 5 out of 5 by melkay BESTTTT Foundation EVERR!!!
i love this foundaton ! Ive tried all the others and this is the only one that seems to be th best. i have very acne prone combinaton skin. This foundation never breaks me out EVER!!! EVER!! dont ever change the matte foundaton because it works and i will always keep buying it over and over again until the day i die :] I LOVEEEE it!!! thank you BE <333333
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lady Love this Foundation!
I absolutely love this foundation! I am pregnant and my breakouts were starting to make me feel very self concious. I also have extremely oily skin, so I was looking for something light with full coverage. I only wish I would have given in to all the commercials and ads and tried this product sooner. I love that I can change my coverage by using the different brushes. Using it with the concealer brush gives me full spot coverage that's natural looking. It never looks cakey and my skin has never been smoother. I will never go back to a liquid foundation again! Thank you Bare Minerals for making this pregnant lady feel beautiful again!!
Rated 5 out of 5 by NaturalBeauty14 Perfect Foundation
Although Bare Minerals is more expensive than drug store foundations it is WORTH it! I have been struggling to find foundation that was light on my skin, did not cause me to break out and prevent that shiny look I get through the day. This provided everything I needed!!! I will only buy Bare minerals from now on! In love with it, its the best makeup ever and I will never buy anything else!