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.
Rated 5 out of 5 by mrsdukes88 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 :)
Rated 5 out of 5 by shayw205 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!!!
Rated 5 out of 5 by wyogirl17 Best Foundation
I have Tried the Bare Minerals Original, READY® Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20 and the Matte Foundation. The Matte Foundation is by far my most favorite Foundation out of all of them. It gives my face a flawless Matte Look. I love that you just use a little and it goes a long way. I do not suggest to cake it on because then it does not give the natural look that Bare Minerals is known for. My daughter uses the same Matte Foundation and she seems to put too much on. This is my favorite of all the BareMinerals Foundations. I highly recommend this product.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Njksgirl Not good
I recently purchased Matte bare minerals loose powder foundation, because I like a natural look and it was recommended by a friend. When I went to purchase it the lady asked if I have oily or dry skin and I said combination so she gave me the Matte foundation saying it would help. When I first used it everything was fine but now I am noticing more and more that my skin is drying out, flaking and peeling. I'm starting to get fine lines all around my forehead, where it's just so dry it's like plastic, and I'm only 23. My skin is not oily anymore and the foundation is just drying my skin out so bad. I put tons of lotion on now and nothing seems to be helping, I can barely wear it anymore. Also, I am really fair and it makes my face look orange :(
Rated 5 out of 5 by MayMay Beautiful Coverage
If You have oily skin like me, matte foundation keeps it in check, and also prevents shine. Buff it on for beautiful coverage after the foundation primer for the best results. I have been using this foundation for a few months and even though it comes in a small container, I am still using my first one! I advise using it sparingly to keep it from running out sooner. If I had to say something negative about this product, I would probably point to it's duration throughout the day. Though it has amazing coverage, I have to reapply it once a day with the concealer. It "melts" off oily skin a little bit after a few hours. It melts enough to show blemishes. I hope this helped!
Rated 1 out of 5 by paintmyfacepretty try it out in person before purchasing
alright so i saw this and i'm like oh my god cool i love bare minerals and i could totally use some new foundation. i had used clinique and it worked fantastically but after a few months it got old (makeup has no expiration date but it really kinda does), insanely oily and made my skin break out. anyway before ordering this online i decided to go to sephora and try it out, to make sure it matched my skin. i have extremely fair skin and most makeup lines don't go light enough. their fairest tone looked bright yellow on my skin. I'm so happy i didn't buy this because i would've looked like a clown. always try it out at sephora, you never know what it really looks like. so i ended up buying some really expensive much nicer makeup that sephora recommended
Rated 5 out of 5 by A2Missy Best foundation for African American skin
I absolutely love this product. Before this, I hadn't found a foundation that looked good on my dark combination skin. I've loved it ever since!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hils Just what I was looking for
I just started my hunt for a dependable foundation for my upcoming wedding. I was looking for something with great coverage, that would be photo friendly, and would help cut back on the shine throughout the day. This foundation is exactly what I was looking for. The coverage is light but very easy to build upon. A little goes a long way and so far I love the matte coverage that still allows a healthy glow to come through. The only thing I think I need to tweak is my color. I was color matched in the store at medium but knew from previous experience it comes off too dark on my face so I went with light. Light works great now in December, but for an Oct wedding I am hoping to have a little more color so will probably have to go up a shade when the sun comes back!
Rated 2 out of 5 by DurhamFED Great if you can find you match =-(
I love B.M. Products but have got to say as a black woman with yellow undertones (I have not a stich of read unless my skin is flushed or irritated) I have twice left the store feeling great to get home and see I look like an Ompa Loompa I have such a ruddy red tone to my skin =-) I initally was given golden deep which sounded like it shold be "yello" based. I thought it looked pretty goos until I saw some pictures and was horrified! So I went back and this time a woman of color helped me...she picked medium deep....she said the person before was FIVE shades off! But comparing the two on the color chart they are almost identical...I am so fed up I don't know what to do =-(
Rated 4 out of 5 by amesdz04 shine free and fresh!
I love this foundation! I tried the original one at first but I was a shiny mess, so I tried the matte and look so much better. I use the mineral veil as a primer, then I apply the matte foundation. I had to get used to it becuase it is not as much coverage as a liquid foundation but its easy to layer concealer using the max concealer brush. I use the foundation as a concealer and also bisque and well rested as concealers too. After I apply faux tan and blush, I apply another layer of mineral veil, concentrating on my t-zone. It keeps me shine free for hours, and I have extremely oily skin!
Rated 3 out of 5 by goldenbird Fine
It is a lot better than the original formula (which made me super rashy). Not crazy about it having Zinc Oxide and Silica (rating of 3 and 6 on EWG, respectively). Didn't make me break out, however even the lightest color wasn't quite right. Used this for about a year but have moved on to another brand that has my shade.
Rated 5 out of 5 by boldandbeautiful13 PERFECT FOR OILY SKIN
I am a teenager, and I deal with really oily skin. I used to use the BareMinerals Original Foundation, which gave perfect coverage. However, it made my face too oily and dewy. Now that I am using the Matte Foundation, my skin is literally 10x less oily looking throughout the day. I also use oil absorbing wipes twice a day, which really help. So, if you are a teen like me, who deals with oily skin throughout the day, I swear that this will help! Stop looking for other solutions....this works! Even though it is more expensive, it was worth every dollar. BareMinerals is my life saver!
Rated 1 out of 5 by Jade123 worst foundation iv ever used
iv always used a liquid foundation and with me being a tan skin colour always found it quite hard to find a great match, this one was the worst, i was tested in store for skin match on neck, looked ok in the lighting of the store i taken home (with sample i used) was a good job because its awfull, very patchy even when blended with correct brushes, when using the foundation as a concealer it made dark areas on my face, better of not using it, ill be taken the un-used items back today not happy at all iv tried 3 attepts to see if it made a differents flowing the DVD given,
think it would be a good product if you are pale skin tone with no blemishes
Rated 5 out of 5 by azooeydejesusgirl MATTE Foundation
When I first started using bareMinerals foundation, I used ORIGINAL and I dealt with my skin looking a little too luminous/dewey. I like looking a little bit luminous, but with my oily skin it was too much, and did nothing to help with my large pores. Someone at the store mentioned that I should try using the MATTE foundation, since it was supposed to help with the oiliness and pores issues, and she was completely right! It has really helped reduce the look of my pores, and even though I still have some oiliness, it doesn't look too much, like it did with the ORIGINAL. Overall, I am really glad that I made the switch, and I recommend to any oil-prone bareMinerals gals to try using the MATTE.
Tip: To achieve a really natural-looking finish, take the time to buff one several layers using less product, to really buff it into the skin. It does take a little more time, but is worth it when you're makeup still looks flawless (and not cakey) at the end of the day.
Rated 3 out of 5 by stephroll2 I can't get medium coverage
I bought this because i have oily skin and I thought this would be perfect but I cannot get medium coverage for the life of me. I see others wearing theirs and I cannot get mine. I'm going back to the original formula because I never had these issues.
Rated 5 out of 5 by jenna5528 amazing
love this product! i use fairly medium it matches perfectly with my red undertone and feels like i am not even wearing makeup
Rated 4 out of 5 by Khawabungaa Light weight and beautiful!
I have just switched from MAC's studio fix powder foundation to Bare Minerals Matte foundation and for the past 3 days I have been loving it! It's not as heavy as MAC's and most of all, it doesn't turn me orange the more I sweat! I can re-apply without fear of going orange and you can hardly tell it's even on. I will be sticking with this foundation for a LONG time!
Rated 5 out of 5 by DanielleM Love this makeup!
I can't say enough about how much I LOVE Bare Minerals Makeup! The foundation is the best, it covers every imperfection I have whether it be dark circles, acne scars or pimples. It looks natural and flawless and feels so light. I use it in addition to my Derma-blend make up (for my under eye circles only) and it still looks light and flawless. I have seen an improvement in my overall skin after using this foundation. Thanks for making a great product!
Rated 4 out of 5 by Nini Great coverage foundation
I looooove the Bare Minerals MATTE foundation, it actually gives me a full day worth of wear. I have been looking for years for a really nice, light foundation and this is it! At some point during the day my skin does become slightly oily, but as long as I blot my face with oil sheets, my makeup will last!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bree2124 Finally found a winner!
I have spent many hundreds of dollars trying to find the perfect foundation, and at long last I found it! I have light, acne-prone, oily skin. This doesn't grease me up. And if I use a few layers, I can hide almost all of my acne. I love that by 2 pm, my make up doesn't look melted. I live in a hot and dry area, and I frequently visit hot and humid areas and have had no problems with this "melting". My skin is also very sensitive, and I have not had a single problem with this making my breakouts worse or irritating my skin. I would recommend this to anyone!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Panamex I can't leave the house without it
I am a 28 year old Panamanian and Mexican woman with very oily, sensitive and sometimes dry skin. I use the color "Golden Tan". I had wasted so many years trying to search for something that left a natural, oil free look and I wanted something that wouldn't make my skin breakout. This product is worth every penny and I swear by it! People compliment me on my skin all the time and no one believes me when I say that I'm almost 29 because my skin has such a youthful glow to it. I've been using this for 3 years and I will never use anything else. I use this along with PrimeTime for oily skin and IT WORKS! Especially if you have shine control issues. I usually never sleep with makeup on but on the very RARE occasion that I do, I sometimes wake up with smoother skin, believe it or not. It just feels lighter, healthier and you don't have to keep reapplying throughout the day which I love the most. Love this stuff, it's my secret weapon!!
Rated 5 out of 5 by laurav the best foundation
As i'm young and I don't have any serious issues such as acne or wrinkles I don't think foundation is strictly necessary on my daily makeup routine, I just didn't want to damage my skin. But one day, a friend of mine recommended me this foundation and I can say it completely changed my life. I've got combination skin and I wanted a long lasting matte foundation. This one is just perfect
Rated 5 out of 5 by jaan19ds Best foundation for acne skin
I have tried MAC and many others but since my skin in combination they break up by mid day. This foundation is light and weight less. I does not cover acne marks so you have to use the concealer in the bottom. To get a dewy finish apply the luminous mineral veil on top.
Rated 5 out of 5 by chouchou the perfect foundation for my natural looking
I don t usually wear foundation, but this Matte foundation is a must for my face. It makes my face look flawless and it looks so natural. I love it. I am medium dark and it is too red and dark for my skin. I am changing it to a Warm tan since a have yellow undertone.
Rated 5 out of 5 by nwgardener Great for my older, finicky skin
Even at my "advanced" age, 63 year old, my skin is still oily and prone to break out. Yes! But now that I'm older I get some dryness on the outer parts of my face and in my hairline. Also, my skin is very sensitive to the sun and to the ingredients used in many cosmetics. I cannot even bath in soap or in cleansers made for babies. Finally, I am sensitive to many chemicals used in cosmetic, household and commercial products. Anyway, I had to stop wearing makeup years ago, until I discovered Bare Minerals. It is the best makeup I have ever used, including the skin treatment products. Bare Minerals never irritates or breaks out my skin. I use this Matte Foundation along with the primer for oily skin, and I look great all day. I also use the Exfoliating Cleanser and the Pure Transformation Night Treatment. Very important: I bought extras of the Bare Minerals brushes I use so that I have clean brushes for application because I wash my brushes after every use. In addition, I wash my hands before touching my face.
Rated 5 out of 5 by alex10192 Lightweight and beautiful!
I have been using this product for 3 years now. I love this product so much that it is the only make up i use. I love that it is so lightweight that it feels like I'm not even wearing any make up. People always tell me i have beautiful skin and ask if I'm even wearing make up!!! (which is always nice because you don't want to look like a clown) I will never use another foundation because it evens out my naturally red skin and looks so natural!!! This is a MUST for every girl. So worth the price because the product last for a long time before you have to buy more.
Rated 5 out of 5 by SouthernSunshine Beauty At It's Best!
I purchased the Get Started Kit, and I am in love! I have been wearing this foundation for over a week, and I have received so many compliments. I was a little skeptical at first about trying to use a mineral based foundation, but now I am completely sold. It offers great coverage, a natural glow, and greatest of all it doesn't break my skin out. I love this product, and I look forward to using it for years to come!
I ordered this product late one night after watching the company's infomercial. I ended up picking a shade of foundation that was a little too dark for my complexion. I called the customer service line, and they were more than happy to help me pick the correct shade. Plus they sent me the correct foundation fast and free of charge!
I found that if you have a shade of tinted mineral veil that is lighter than your foundation, you can mix the lighter mineral veil and darker shade of foundation to get a brighter color foundation! You can use this trick during the winter months when your skin shade lightens up a bit or to contour around the eyes.