Rated 4 out of 5 by Rachelle Wonderful feeling, could use more coverage
I switched over to Bare Minerals after some convincing from my roommates- a handful of them wear it. I love the feel when buffing it on, it feels like I am not wearing any makeup at all (which I had gotten used to for my entire freshman year of college). I love the radiance and light Bare Minerals adds to my skin. My friends compliment me often on how natural my skin/make up appears. I believe my skin tone and texture have actually improved with use as well- tone is very even and the texture is very smooth and soft!
I give this foundation only 4 stars because I love the way it feels and looks, but I wish there was a bit better coverage. My acne scars and blemished do not even come close to being covered, but the foundation does minimize it a bit.
I have recommended Bare Mineral products to every girl I have met since- especially those with sensitive skin- because the product feels so amazing. I have switched multiple ladies over from using Mary Kay products even (personal victory dance).
Rated 4 out of 5 by stokes21 Weightless!
The foundation is extremely light. It doesn't feel like I have a layer of make-up caked onto my face and it gives my skin a flawless and natural look without having to put a lot on.
The container is great with the the movable/closing top so that the make-up doesn't spill out all over the place. I had been struggling a lot with my skin looking cakey after putting make-up on because of my extremely dry skin but I feel that this foundation has actually helped to prevent my skin from drying out and flaking. The size of the container was larger than I expected which was a nice surprise!
I gave it a 4 for 2 reasons. The first is because I felt some of my pores because more noticeable with this product however I fixed that by adding a light layer of tinted moisturizer underneath. I am used to wearing a liquid foundation so changing to a powdered one has been an adjustment for me. The second is because I find this has too much of a glow for my liking. I would prefer it for a night out but during the day I feel I will go with the matte next time as it is the look I am more accustomed to.
Otherwise I love the product and will continue purchasing it ... and will definitely recommend it to all of my friends! :)
Rated 5 out of 5 by whambampam Skin Perfection
I have been using the Original BM foundation for a good long time, and I get so many compliments on my skin. It has converted almost anyone who asks from liquid foundation over to BM. I love the luminosity this gives. I have fair skin. I like to mix Fair & Fairly Medium with Flawless Radiance & the blemish treatment.
Rated 5 out of 5 by begonz You must try this make up!!!!
My daughter had been trying to get me to use bare minerals. She works at a salon. She finally bought me the kit. Loved this the moment it went on and havent used any thing else since --that was 4 years ago! I am 58 yrs old and have spots and large pores. This make up covers everything and you will never feel like you have make up on. I wear it all day and it has sunscreen too! I love the pure radiance all over cover. People are always asking me about my skin and how I keep it looking so good. It is definately the make up my skin is not that great!
I have normal skin and use medium beige. I wear very little make up- just the foundation and sometimes the radiance or mineral veil if its somewhere special. If I want some color I will use the warmth as blush. It lasts me a long time! Go into a store if you are not sure and have them help you. Try it on---- you will love it
Rated 5 out of 5 by Leigha Love it!
This is perfect for people that want to cover up blemishes and show their beauty! =)
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rubysue78 I LOOK AMAZING!
I was very worried about this settling into my fine lines, and giving me a dried-out appearance....This did the opposite! I'm 35 years old and I look dewy and natural. A+++!
Rated 5 out of 5 by sunny1952 I was a skeptic... but wow !!!
I am 60 years old and stayed away from mineral makeup because I read reviews regarding mineral powder settling into fine lines and wrinkles, which I have an abundance of .
If you are in this age group, pleeeeease go to a Bare Escentuals boutique and have
a demonstrator show you how to apply this makeup properly; then wear it for a day.. I guarantee you will be back. I went into the store with my 29 yr. old daughter who has been wearing BM for 4 years; I always compliment her skin and she kept urging me to try BM foundations. Once in the store I decided to give it a go. The wonderful sales person took her time and showed me all the steps. As I walked around the mall all afternoon, I kept checking my face in every available mirror, and loving the results. This foundation does not settle in your lines, nor does it leave that awful jawline demarkation mark, nor does it feel heavy and make you aware that you are covered with a layer of ecru tinted
smear which ends up all over your IPhone 5. Bare Minerals is FLAWLESS; you don't feel as if you have makeup on at all !!! Yet I have great coverage, even over the brown spots.
I was using the best possible foundation ( $80) and I've tossed it.
BM feels so much better on my skin. I sat outside on Easter Sunday, in full sun, and
no smearing or running of makeup for once, such a good feeling.
I have been getting compliments for the past 2 weeks and people are asking me what
I've done, this has never happened to me before. I think the combination of wearing the right color foundation, applying the makeup as subtly as I was shown, and buffing it
into creaminess has made such a difference.
It is essential to go to a boutique and be shown the correct method. I had one previous
experience with BM in a beauty supply type shop and I was not impressed, simply because the foundation was applied like blush, and I didn't get the proper results.
This makeup is beneficial and absolutely perfect for aging skin, I am so happy
I finally tried it.
Rated 5 out of 5 by marmss amazing!
i actually bought the starter kit about 2 years ago, loooooved it but went back to liquid MAC foundation because it was gifted to me (shame on me). well, ive been breaking out lately due to stress and the weather change. my fiance even noticed how bad it got, because i RARELY break out. plus the MAC foundation left an awful yellow hue on my skin, it was IMPOSSIBLE to blend in my pale skin.. so i decided to go back to bare minerals because i loved it so much back when i first purchased it. so i bought it when they were having their 3 for 30$ deal at their new vacaville outlet location (YAY!) and stocked up. this foundation lasts so long, even using it daily. like 2 months.. such a $$ saver! plus this foundation lasts on the face all day long, cleared my face up, and leaves my skin flawless. even if i get a break out, its easy to conceal it. plus im so fair, almost translucent (haha) that its hard to find makeup true to my pasty white complexion.. this foundation is a perfect tone! the MAC foundation, you could see where the foundation was lying because of the yellow hue it left on my skin, NEVER AGAIN! i love this foundation!!!!
Rated 5 out of 5 by ChrissyP8886 I'm a true believer!!
I recently purchased the starter kit from Bare Minerals and what else can I say besides I LOVE it!!! At first, I was very hesitant- I was a liquid foundation snob. I tried everything under the sun to achieve a flawless face- from drugstore brands to high-end foundations. Nothing seemed to offer the all-day stay, full-coverage I was in search of ...until now!!! I LOVE this foundation, combined with the warm tone powder and mineral vail!!!! Not only does it look fabulous and stay, but it improved the appearance of my skin!!! Amazing product!!!
Rated 5 out of 5 by babygirl8751 I love this stuff
I NEVER wore foundation before I tried bare minerals. Not only does it cover well, but it protects my skin from the sun, and leaves my skin smooth and oil free. I love this makeup because it doesn't feel like I am wearing it, it make my skin feel amazing and has literally improved the appearance of my skin even when I AM NOT wearing it!
Rated 5 out of 5 by SHERRYGURL Oh! what a match
I have tried them all. B/E thus the best yet. HAVE YOU EVER PICKED UP FOUNDATION THINKING IT WAS YOUR SKIN TONE, JUST TO GET HOME TO FIND THAT IT IS`NT? NOT WITH B/E it matches my skin tone to a tee! No more to light/dark or to much. I am loving the new just right!!!!!! " YOU WANT A EVEN FLAWLESS SKIN TONE? YOU GOT IT WITH B/E. BE WELL ALL ;D
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fan4Life Expect compliments
I've always wanted to try Bare Minerals after watching infomercials for YEARS and finally treated myself and all I can say is - WOW! I will NEVER go back to another foundation. I took my new foundation to a conference with me and was standing in direct sunlight by a window visiting with two women whom I had never met, and they BOTH complimented me on how flawless and beautiful my complexion was. I am 43 years old and that was the first time I was ever complimented on my complexion and it was all because of the fact that I was wearing Bare Minerals.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Purpleorchid66 Really like, but...
I don't wear foundation much, but when I do I use this product. I really like everything about it. My only complaint is that is seems it intensify the small wrinkles around my eyes in which I hate. When I go to reorder, I will try the matte finish to see if this might be a better choice for me.
Rated 4 out of 5 by martinaj78 Beautiful foundation
I originally started using original foundation when I first started using BE almost 5 years ago. It gives a beautiful, glowing, no-foundation look to the face. When matte came out, it gave a more beautiful photo finish than the original--only reason it gets 4 stars! This foundation is great!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Candice I'm a die hard bare minerals junky! : )
I've been using bare minerals for over 4 years now. I have very dry sesitive skin. Before I was not able to wear make up as often as I would have liked and when I did, my skin was dried out and left rough and patchy from other products. The first time I used this product I noticed how comfortable it felt on my skin and how finished and polished it made me look. It lasted for a long time and it was easy to remove. I have yet to find another product that I like more than this. Nothing has come close. Yes this costs a little more than regular retail make up. However, this product lasts for a long time and you definitely get what you pay for, 10 x's over. Not to mention I get so many compliments on my complexion constantly and because of that I have converted many friends to this product. If bare minerals were to ever stop selling their amazing products, I would be heart broken for life. I love love love this product!
Rated 5 out of 5 by NYWoman The Original works best for me
Love the way this foundation makes my skin look. I've used this for many years and it still works really well with my aging (53) skin.
Only complaint is in the new packaging. Having the pull-tab instead of the original cap really makes it difficult to get the last of the product out of the container.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jane Got to have it!
Earlier (Pre-menopause) I had very sensitive acne prone skin. Bare Essentials worked better than any other make ups I'd tried. Now that I'm 52 and past menopause acne isn't such an issue any longer. After applying sunscreen/moisturizer and then BE powder foundation I look simply natural. I was just told 3 days ago how fortunate I am that I only need a bit of lip, color and mascara! Believe me, I didn't give away my secret! I do however, have my 29 year old daughter using BE and she can't believe the difference!!
Bottom line....thank you for a wonderful product!
Rated 3 out of 5 by Mika Beautiful coverage, undertone is wrong
The coverage of this product is wonderful, but the undertones for my particular shade (Golden Dark) seemed off... it was supposed to be for darker skin with yellow-olive undertones, but when it oxidized, it was too red for me. I really wanted it to work, but I'm afraid I'll have to get rid of it.
Rated 5 out of 5 by PABeauty Returning to Bare Minerals
I used to use Bare Minerals years ago, but with job losses I foolishly stopped using it. I am so glad I came back to it. I probably have 5 or 6 bottles of liquid foundation that I use for a while and then buy something new because I fall out of love with it. This is not the case with Bare Minerals. It goes on so lightly, and you don't use much, so there is actually more value using this.
I am 48 years old and since I started using Bare Minerals again, the praises are coming in. People ask what I've done, that my skin is glowing, and I just tell them simply "Bare Minerals!" Thank you Leslie for making a wonderful, tried and true, best friend!!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nona Wonderful!
I began using Bare Minerals about 5 years or so ago, when I was getting off hormones. I perspired so much that liquid makeup just ran off my face in streaks. I just couldn't stand to wear liquid makeup any longer. I tried Bare Minerals and it was wonderful! I felt like I had nothing on...but looked good. The perspiring seldom messed up the makeup and gradually stopped. I could no longer stand to wear liquid makeup. I haven't worn anything but Bare Minerals Foundation since, and probably never will. I love Bare Minerals Foundation! Feels good, looks great.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jess530 Best Make Up Ever! Lasts for 6+ Months
Honestly, I have always wanted to try out Bare Minerals. One day about 7 months ago I went into a Bare Minerals store and I've never looked back since. I finally decided to take the plunge and spend the money...it was SO well worth it! I have 2 foundations because of my mixed complexion (the sales people were SO helpful in picking my colors!) and I use a mix of them both every single day. This make up has lasted me SEVEN months and for the first time in my life I'm down to an empty makeup container! I've never used an entire container of makeup before. At first my skin felt dry because I was used to liquid foundation but it did not take long to adjust..So soft and so awesome! Coverage is great and it lasts forever if you know how to use it right..
Buy it! You wont regret it.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bibell Results
I love wearing making! I always found that foundations or powders made my face very itchy. I gave bare minerals a try and I love it! Your face looks clear with a very natural look.
Rated 5 out of 5 by bluedasher I shouldn't have waited so long to try it out!
I usually don't wear makeup ever because I hate the cakiness feeling of most makeups. After wanting to try this stuff for several years, I finally decided to go for it and I was NOT disappointed in the least! Not only does it not feel cakey, my breakouts have become less frequent! I also have REALLY bad under-eye circles (I always have no matter how much sleep I get or don't get) and this makeup is wonderful at evening out my skin tone with minimal application! I love this product. Combined with the finishing powder, it's the best makeup combination I've ever tried!
Rated 2 out of 5 by VolleyballGirl I definitely don't recommend
I have somewhat oily skin, but it's not too bad. It was never acne prone, until I started using this product. It caused my skin to break out completely and every time I try to use it again, my skin breaks out. Definitely wouldn't recommend this to anyone. it's not worth it.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Weese901 Comparison Shopper
I have been using Bare Minerals for about 5 years now,even tho it's alot more expensive than Wal-Mart's version of Bare Minerals it's worth it. When I tried a cheaper version of Bare Minerals it broke me out. I will stick with the Original Bare Minerals,please don't stop making it. I love how Natural it makes my skins look and the glow.
Rated 5 out of 5 by livingthings so happy
I bought this makeup after deciding, at 22, I needed to invest in more expensive makeup because the stuff I was using was clearly not working. I had some kind of acne coming up every day, so although it certainly wasn't as bad as I've seen on others, it was exhausting to deal with. Some days I just would turn down social events because I felt embarrassed if I was having a particularly bad day with it.
Anyway, so after some research and wanting to get rid of the chemicals in my makeup since I have extremely sensitive skin, I went into a Sephora and had an employee pick the right colour for me. I've been using it for three weeks now, and I seriously cannot believe the difference. Not only does my skin look glorious while wearing it, I am seeing a drastic improvement in my complexion. I would say my breakouts have probably decreased by at least 50% - and it seems to be getting better and better every day. And I have never owned makeup that makes me 'glow.'
Also a note for people wondering about how long this will last you considering the price and size of the container. I've had it for three weeks and I use it every day and I can hardly notice a difference in the amount inside. So I'd say at this point I'm expecting it to last at least 8 weeks before I need a new one - it is so worth the investment anyway.
This has given me so much more confidence. THANK YOU, Bare Minerals.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Allesia Works Perfectly
i never wore any fondation before this one because i was afraid of the effect it would have on my skin. With this foundation you dont have to worry about that its light and airy on your face it feels like you're not wearing anything at all. It doesn't break you out and it blends in so well that it looks like you're not even wearing make up. It gives you such a smooth and even look. If you are on the fence about this foundation take my advice and do it; you're face will thank you =]
Rated 5 out of 5 by LATTitude Love This
This is the best foundation I've ever used. Just a little gives you great coverage. One container will last forever! My skin feels so smooth and looks great after using it!
Rated 5 out of 5 by MarPegs Never Go Without
I had bad acne about 8 years go and my cousin told me to try Bare Minerals. I had a wonderful change to my complexion and I never go without having my Bare Minerals. I love the product and I recommend it to anyone who wears makeup.
Rated 5 out of 5 by ToriS Flawless Foundation
I love this foundation!!! It is probably the best foundation I have ever used. Having medium dark skin tone is hard to find a foundation that will perfectly match your skin is 1) costly and 2) hard to find. BareMinerals is the only brand that matches my face perfectly and it never looks like I am wearing any makeup. I have a flawless face every single day. Less is more and I always have enough for months because it is a mineral based formula.