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ORIGINAL Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15

$28.00


Award-winning (for a reason).

Clinically proven to promote clearer, healthier-looking skin. Our loose mineral foundation gives you all the flawless coverage you want with a naturally luminous finish and no-makeup look and feel that lasts up to eight hours. The creamy minerals diminish the appearance of imperfections without drying out skin. See Details

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

Glammy Award Winner for Best Department/Specialty Stores from 2005-2014 (10 years and counting).

Our award-winning mineral foundation gives you all the flawless coverage you want with a no-makeup look and feel that lasts up to eight hours. The creamy minerals diminish the appearance of imperfections without drying out skin. Our groundbreaking formula is clinically proven to promote clearer, healthier-looking 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:

  • Use our quick and easy Shade Finder :
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  • 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

Size: Large (8 g / 0.28 Oz.)

  • Clinically proven to promote clearer, healthier-looking skin
  • Naturally luminous 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 12.6%, Zinc Oxide 21%. Inactive Ingredients: Bismuth Oxychloride, Mica, Iron Oxides, Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide

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ORIGINAL Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 - null 4.7 5 149 149
Best Foundation I've used a lot of different brands of makeup and I've never found anything like Bare Minerals! The foundation covers well and does not leave my skin feeling oily. I also have had problems with cystic acne and the purity of this makeup helps combat my breakouts! I'll never use a different foundation. 03/02/2015
Makes my skin appear very oily I have been using this product for about 2 months now. It makes my skin have a glowy effect and looks nice for about 2 hours but then after the 2 hours my skin looks very oily and the makeup rubs off easily. If there are any more bare minerals products that don't make my skin look so shiny, I would love to try it! 02/26/2015
Love it! I absolutely love the coverage. Totally exceeded my expectations. 02/21/2015
OMG I love it! This is now my favorite foundation! I use it almost everyday. It offers superb coverage, and doesn't make my skin oily. 02/20/2015
Best coverage and clean smooth finish I have been using this foundation since 2006! It's amazing coverage and if your looking for full it's buildable. Feels like I don't have any makeup on at all and I love the finished smooth look. 02/19/2015
Best coverup I have ever used I've been using the original foundation spectrum for about 3 years and it has been the best decision I've made! I've always had the worst acne since I was 10 & I'm 18 now and ever since I started using this my acne has reduced significantly! Also I have very dry skin so this helps! 02/15/2015
Finally ran out I've been a BE user since 2010 and I use all of BE's foundations, depending on my mood, my skins mood, and how fast I need to be ready. I like to purchase kits because they come with original foundation and I always have some. To my surprise, I ran out for the first time in years. So since I was going to be in the area of a store I was off to the store for the first time since 2010. I wish there were a boutique closer to where I live. 02/14/2015
Easy and awesome! I don't normally wear makeup because I never liked liquid makeup. I walked into an actual Bare Minerals store and they gave me a free demonstration. I was so amazed by how flawless my skin looked compared to before...skin irritation redness, sun damaged skin discoloration. It didn't hide everything but just made it look a lot better. Bonus: it's all powder! It is so easy to apply and so now I use it every day! 02/12/2015
Best foundation out there! I have noticed a BIG difference in my skin after using Bare Minerals makeup for almost a year! I started using this foundation and then over time ordered makeup for everything I need. The only thing I haven't tried is the mascara! This foundation is so light, it feels like I'm not wearing any makeup! It looks so natural but covers my "imperfections" flawlessly! Pair this with the must have Tinted Moisturizing Gel and your face will thank you!! Plus this product also makes you lose 10 pounds! -hah, kidding! But really, if you are questioning using this product then trust a person you don't know and get it! *I am still using the same container of foundation that I bought almost a year ago!! This will last forever! **this product will not make you lose weight...you don't need to anyway, you are beautiful and you only get one body so love it! Plus, you are buying the best makeup out there and you will look awesome! Rock it, girl! ;) 02/05/2015
LOVE IT! STARTING TO USE BARE MINERALS MAKEUP WAS THE BEST THING I'VE EVER DONE TO MYSELF! THIS FOUNDATION MAKES YOUR SKIN LOOK SMOOTH AND GLOWING! 01/23/2015
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I am trying to find out what the difference is between Original and Matte foundation?
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Original has a natural luminous finish that will enhance those with combo/dry or dry skin types. The matte helps to absorb excess oil, and leave a matte finish instead of a luminous one on the skin. The best way for you to decide is to first consider your skin type. Then visit a boutique, Sephora, or Ulta and allow them to put you in the foundation that best suits your skin needs.
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I really want to love this and sometimes it looks good but often it looks heavy in places and very shiny esp on my nose. Or at times I see all of the pores on my nose. What am I doing wrong?
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There are a number of questions I need to ask you before I can help give you the advice you seek. Of course, the best answer is for you to visit a boutique and have a BM makeup artist work with you to perfect the look you want. Here are the questions I would ask you. 1. What is your skin care routine and are you consistently doing it? 2. What is your skin type and are you using the right products for it? 3. Have you tried the Prime Time primer underneath the foundation? 4. What brushes are you using to create your look?
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You're not putting the mineral veil on all over your face or either you don't brush around the foundation evenly
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Detroit, MI
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I am using liquid foundation and looking for loose powder. Should I use this or skip this and use mineral veil?
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It depends. Do you want additional coverage or just a setting powder? If additional coverage is wanted you can use the mineral foundation on top of your liquid. If you just want a light setting powder than Mineral Veil is perfect!
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I find it hard to get all of the product out of the container with the sifter cover. With the old cover, you could remove it to get the rest of the product out. Is there a way to remove the sifter portion of the container?
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I have used a needle nose pliers to remove the sifter cover. You can grab the cover from the edges or put it in the sifter holes. It sometimes tears the cover a little so it will come out in pieces. It is difficult to do, but not impossible. Good luck and watch out so you don't spill the product in the process!
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I've purchased this size in the past now I can only find 8g/.28oz online. How can I get the larger size?
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There is an 18g Limited Edition foundation available now. Good luck!
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I believe the larger sizes are only sold as limited editions.
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Our deluxe sizes are usually limited edition offers e.g. holiday promotion. Thereafter, you may find deluxe items in our Last Chance section at a discounted price. Please ensure you sign up for email notifications on new products for the fall and the holiday seasons!
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I have this foundation in Fairly Light, but even in the winter found it a little too pink for my skin. Now that I have a bit of a tan, I'd like to buy another foundation but don't know which color would be best. What color would you recommend?
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Have you tried Golden Fair?
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You can mix in a tiny bit of an All Over Face color to help make the Fairly Light a little darker. Warmth is a great color, but there is also a color called a Touch of Sun. Warmth is darker and the Touch of Sun is more subtle. In the winter, you can mix in some of the Light foundation to make it work for you. The great thing about mixing is that it makes your regular foundation last longer. Good luck!
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Hi there, i have always used the medium beige shade as was recommended to me by the beautician selling your products a few years ago. Only I have noticed this winter it seems too dark with a slightly orange tint. Which shade is the best one to be one step lighter? I noticed the others have pink undertones but the one i have been using is neutral, would medium be ok in this case?
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Medium is the pinkest color of all. if you want to stay neutral go with Fairly Light, and mix them.
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I use medium beige in the summer when I have a tan and then fairly light in the winter when I am pale. They both have the same undertones, so they match my skin.
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Are the active ingredients of your products listed on the product?
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Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 12.6%, Zinc Oxide 21%. Inactive Ingredients: Bismuth Oxychloride, Mica, Iron Oxides, Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide

Bareminerals products are paraben, sulfate, and phthalate free. All bareMinerals® foundations, and facial moisturizers are tested to insure that they have no potential for comedogenicity.
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What is the best way to contour your face using BE products?
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The angled brush and Warmth are pretty great and effective.
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Use warmth or even faux tan as a contour :) just follow the outside of your face in a 3, so start on the forehead ( by your hairline) then sweep down to your cheek bone. Go from the top part of your ear inwards toward your nose, this is your natural cheek bone. then sweep from the hair line towards the jaw. this product will give you a natural contour so it doesn't look too over done and blends in with the foundation. If you want more dramatic just use more of the warmth or faux tan. You can also use a bronzer to make it more dramatic.
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This answer is important for individuals who live in warmer climates and/or workout frequently.
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Yes it is ! That's one amazing thing about it , it doesn't run and streak like other makeups.
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One of the main reasons I switched to Bare Minerals is due to that when the warmer weather started I dreaded my makeup melting off. With Bare Minerals my skin can breathe! Melt off or major just overall fade isn't a major issue in my life anymore.
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This product is great through the spring and summer season. It stays with you and doesnt melt away or feel heavy during the heat of the day or work out .
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