Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Love Love Love
As a woman who loves to be made up, I dislike the feel of makeup. Weird, I know. I've gone from bronzers such as faux tan just for a little color enhancement which I loved to your matte line which soaks up my excessive oil. I'm in awh with this product which matches my skin perfectly! I love it!
Rated 5 out of 5 by rachann Holy grail foundation
This is the only foundation I will use forever. I tell everyone looking for a new foundation to get this, its so amazing. The only thing bad I can honestly say about this is that it is quite pricey, especially when using it on a daily basis. But I can truly say its worth the price, I have less skin issues, you never end up with a "mask" like foundation can cause. Blends well, using it with the primer helps it last all day long. I love all of Bare Minerals products that I have tried. Will not disappoint.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Awesome
I have used this product for years and will never use anything else. It's wonderful. It makes your skin look wonderful and feels great too!
Rated 5 out of 5 by KristineR I switched back to this
I used this foundation when I first came to Bare Minerals several years ago. When they came out with the compact foundation I started using that because I thought it was a better product. This past year I've noticed that my makeup would look cakey at the end of the day because my skin is oily. I went into a boutique a few weeks ago and was looking to get the same product and the girl told me that the compact isn't good for oily skin, and that I should go back to loose powder in matte. I did, and I'm so glad! My face looks great even at the end of the day. I now combine it with the broad spectrum serum foundation and my face has never looked better!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Minni Too Awesome For Words
Although i am what is considered medium deep, i have an extremely bright golden under tone so finding my right shade is always a struggle. But the golden tan matte foundation match me perfectly.
Rated 5 out of 5
by FatboyRider I always look like the natural "me"
I have found that this foundation is ideal all year. In the winter months I mix a little Mineral Veil in to lighten a bit. My skin has never looked better than it does right now. This foundation stays put all day and I can easily transition from day to evening with just a few additions. I always look like the natural "me". Love!
Rated 3 out of 5 by NatalieVW Somewhat effective product by does have safe ingredients
I recently switched to Bare Minerals after researching the ingredients in my old foundations and getting a little scared. I've researched every ingredient in my Bare Minerals foundation and everything is safe. However, the foundation does not offer full coverage as advertised. I can get medium-coverage after layering the powder on. Also, I think it accentuates my wrinkles on my forehead (I'm 29) and makes me look older. I will continue to use this product until I find a safe product that is more effective
Rated 4 out of 5 by hhalford8990 Works like a dream
Definitely helps with making my pores look smaller. Great coverage and doesn't feel like I have any make up on. I have to remind myself not to touch my face! I recommend.
Rated 5 out of 5 by knjsmama Love it!
Full, yet light coverage. Matches my skin tone perfectly!
Rated 1 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Disappointed
First off, I tried everything to get this to blend out. With the brush I got recommended, it was very splotchy and made me look like patches were on my face. Also, the color made me look very orange. I have pale skin and the lightest was too yellow and the second lightest was too orange. Lastly, it made me whole face break out in hives...not a purchase I will make again.
Rated 2 out of 5 by Anon256 I loved it...for a few weeks
It was absolutely wonderful going from $8 drug store products that made me look like a street cone to Bare Minerals. I bought this after getting a color match consult and it was amazing, worked wonders, and then my face started getting overly dry and because it got so dry it got extremely oily after a few hours and by then its pretty much gone and looks so cakey and just gross, it feels gross and looks gross, i had never had this problem before, i had combination skin (very mild) but the oil was on my T-zone and the dryness was mainly on my cheeks and forehead and now its unbelievably oily. I wish this worked out for me
Rated 5 out of 5 by AnnaCate007 Best foundation I've tried in 10+ years
This is the best foundation I've tried in the past ten years. Every time I stray away I come back and can't remember why I ever left. For reference, I have SUPER sensitive, very oily, acne prone skin. I have tried probably 20+ foundations from numerous different brands and bare minerals is the only company to get it right. I have golden/olive skin and because Of my sensitive acne prone skin I have lots of redness. Every other place I went to to get color matched, matched me to very cool pink foundations because of my redness. Bare minerals were the only boutique to ask me about my skin and wait 20 mins or so after applying the color match to give their opinion on what color I should buy. Because they waited for my skin to calm down after applying sample swatches they could see I'm actually very yellow toned. The care they took in just color matching me made me a customer for life.
The actual foundation is a life saver. Keeps oil at bay for 8-10 hrs, which is UNHEARD of for me. Covers my redness and acne beautifully, but never makes me look cakey or waxy or fake. When I wear bare minerals people always comment on what beautiful skin I have, which is strange because I have awful skin without makeup. This foundation literally melts into my skin, something liquid foundation could never do. I love that I don't even need a 2nd product to conceal necessarily. Just using a different brush gives you extra coverage. That is brilliant if you ask me! I also love how the colors are named and described on the site. I'm fairly light in the dead of winter, but because the descriptions are accurate I can pick which shade I will be in summer without spending time or money guessing. Couldn't reccomend this more.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kolby L O V E!!!
I have very sensitive skin and the matte foundation has proven to be a blessing. It never breaks me out. I was nervous to purchase a loose mineral powder foundation because I have a few acne scars and dark spots. Along with the BE concealer, my face looks flawless. This foundation reduces the allover redness of my face without drying my skin out or making if look flakey. So happy and surprised by this product! BUY!
Rated 5 out of 5 by AmberLinda Hooked for Life!
I absolutely LOVE this foundation! I've been using it for over a year now and I can never go back to drugstore mineral makeup. It lasts all day and looks very natural. I don't feel like I'm even wearing makeup! It's amazing!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hail Wow
I absolutely LOVE this product. I have been using this along with other products from here, for a long time now. Nothing gives me the coverage like this. My naturally oily skin is cured with the MATTE foundation. This lasts me a long time. And also keeps my skin looking nice and clear(no breakouts)! I always get compliments on my skin and make up from people saying how beautiful and natural it looks. :)
Rated 5 out of 5 by Michy I LOVE IT!
I have normal to dry skin but later on in the day my face gets very oily. I guess it's due to all the moisturizers I use. Either way I have used the original foundation and my face would get very oily. I switched to this before giving up on BM and I am soooo glad I did! I can definitely see the difference and it helps absorb the oils from my face. I have been using this one for about 4 years now.
I would just suggest that if you do use the MATTE and you're switching from the original, to pick a shade lighter. For example for the original I'm a 'Fairly Light' but for the MATTE I'm 'Fair'.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nicole44 I'M IN LOVE
After being disappointed twice by the BareSkin liquid foundation, I decided to give Bare Minerals one last chance with this Matte powder foundation. Let me tell you, it did NOT disappoint!! I use a kabuki brush I got at Costco and it gives me nice even coverage. It covers up my flaws and evens my skin tone without looking like I'm cake-facing. I just use moisturizer underneath (I'm bad about using primer) and it stays on all day. I just get a little shiny throughout the day, but I'll probably get the Mineral Veil compact for that ;) My skin just looks so smooth with this! It's everything I've ever wanted in makeup. Never going back to liquid!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Court14 Must Have!
I absolutely love this product! I tried it for the first time yesterday, and it has beautiful coverage! It only takes a small amount of it to cover the whole face. I highly recommend it!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Best thing ever!
I am 14 with a few blemishes and super oily skin and large pores on my nose and lovely undereye circles in the morning. Yikes! I started using proactiv which has been working great on my skin, and decided I didn't want to spend half and hour applying my face makeup. I found bareminerals, and after applying my green tea moisturizer, buffing a thin layer of this onto my entire face and spot concealing my blemishes and dark circles, I look refreshed and ready to go! A couple coats of my favorite mascara and I'm out the door. This product looks great even after basketball practice and softball games! Just need to be sure to Moisturize before use, I didn't at first and this product is chalky and blotchy since it has nothing but dry skin to blend into. Primer and setting spray helps too, but I save those for special occasions. Please do yourself a favor and buy this product now!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Haley Best Foundation I've Had
I always have had a horrible time finding my shade of foundation. I change from summer to winter, and most foundations feel icky and seem thickly visible. Not this one! I've used the Fairly Light Foundation for 3 years now. It matches my skin regardless of tan or sans tan. It is light, I don't feel like I have a layer of goop over my skin-it's breathable! And the new Matte style is even better. I really like the idea of enhancing my natural skin, and this foundation does so flawlessly.
Rated 3 out of 5 by britbrat Pore Magnifying
I got this on hope that it would reduce the look of my pore size, no way! my pores are more emphasized! I like the way I look in pictures way better with the matte than the original ( I look less greasy) but, not much of a difference in formula. The original is better i feel.....
Rated 5 out of 5 by sugarkane golden Medium Matte is my baby
so i have the original and the matte. which i luv both, but since summer was here was using matte more.. i totally in luv with both foundation... i recently changed to Bare minerals, cause my prior brand was just to thick and sometimes it was way to much for my skin, i felt like it didn't breath...
with Bare minerals original and matte. i feel like there Air actually hits my skin, and my skin breathes. so light on the face but it has coverage. and u can build it which i luv.... now i can't stop shopping on this site..
im also a hairstylist and makeup artist so i know about makeup and also how so many brands feel.. and this is just so good for everyday look n feel...
Rated 5 out of 5 by anniegrl96 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!
Rated 4 out of 5 by Momo 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.
Rated 5 out of 5 by makeupjunkie34 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!
Rated 5 out of 5 by BareKate 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!
Rated 5 out of 5 by GirlyGirl 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!!
Rated 5 out of 5 by ama27 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!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Manna 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!
Rated 5 out of 5 by QurlyChic 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.