Rated 4 out of 5 by fairlysunshine Perfection
This foundation is perfect for me. I like a minimal amount of coverage and a very light feeling foundation and this was it. You can easily increase your coverage by adding more product but it never feels like you have so much product on. After using the product for a week I noticed my skin looked better. I've used this foundation since I was a senior in high school and am still using it as Junior in college. So easy and fast to apply especially running from class to class. I think it works all season round as well.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Fresh Looking Skin
I've been using the Bareminerals Original Foundation for years now. It provides amazing coverage but somehow still looks like natural skin. It does need retouching after a couple hours but a light dusting fixes that right away.
Rated 1 out of 5 by kkcaboose Tooo small for the price
I thought I was purchasing a full size product but what I received seemed to be a travel size. What happened to the size of the product?? Very disappointed!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hutch2 Love!
I have used this foundation for years! Still love it. I have roscea and it really helps.
Rated 5 out of 5 by LInFlorissant exactly right
This foundation covers - yet it doesn't look like I'm wearing makeup! It doesn't FEEL like I'm wearing makeup. It just makes my skin look fantastic. I'm 60, so I have the usual wrinkles and skin color variances, but this foundation evens out the tone, doesn't accentuate the wrinkles (something I was concerned about with a powder foundation), and yet feels light and natural. The ladies in the store helped me pick out the perfect color, so there's no "makeup line" that I have to blend. I love it!
Rated 5 out of 5 by MarleeRae Bare beauty!
I have been using this foundation for five years and all I can say is it's wonderful and has never let me down. In the beginning I did find if I applied it too hard or roughly my skin would get a little itchy, but as long as I apply a bb cream or moisturizer first it works well and holds the foundation a lot longer. It matches my skin perfectly and I ALWAYS get compliments on how my skin is glowing or perfect! I've tried every otc drugstore mineral powder out there and none of them have the velvety smooth application the way bare minerals does. The way it sets into your skin is just flawless it feels like your not wearing makeup at all! I will always use this foundation for as long as I live! Thank you bare minerals!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Colie124 Love It
I would never go back to any other foundation or bronzer.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dani720 Love It!
I have been trying for a while now to find a foundation I really liked and finally decided to try BareMinerals. It is very light on my face and feels like I'm not even wearing anything, it lasts for hours, and I have already seen an improvement in my skin.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gardengal Light, smooth covering makeup
I have been using this makeup for about eight or nine years, and I simply will not use anything else. At first, I thought it would look like a powder on my face, but it did not. Even someone over 55 like me can use this without accentuating lines in your face. The best results comes after using the foundation primer and the moisturizer. I have dry skin and you really cannot tell with this foundation. I love it!
Rated 5 out of 5 by JJPS Very happy with this product
I've been using this product for around six years now. I like how I can shake out the amount I will use and apply it properly with a brush to smooth and even out my skin tones, yet it looks natural. I have sensitive skin and this product has never irritated my skin which means the world to me. I have never found it to be blotchy but find a little blotting around crease lines may be in order if I haven't been careful in application. Copy cat products do not work, don't waste your money, this is it.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Alexnicole Love It NOW!
I really like this foundation but I did not at first because my skin tends to be dry. I found after using the beautiful finish brush and a really good moisturizer (I like Ponds dry skin formula) this foundation will work great for dry skin.
Rated 5 out of 5 by rebeccaCO Used for 10 Years = amazing skin
I am 29 years old. I began using Bare Minerals foundation when I was just 20 years old. 9 years later, I am constantly getting compliments on how youthful my skin looks. I recently went to the dermatologist, and she asked what I use for my face because she can tell I really take care of my skin. I've just recently began using an additional sunscreen beneath my SPF 15 bare minerals foundation. All I've really ever used on my face is coconut oil and this foundation in Original/fairly light...for 9 years. I have sensitive skin and if there's a time I run out of my foundation and try to opt for something cheaper, I immediately break out. Using Bare Minerals long term has been the best thing I could have done for my skin. No wrinkles or crows feet yet (part genetics but mainly because bare minerals has protected my skin). Spend the $28. It's really does do what it says it's going to do. As long as Bare Minerals is around, this is what I will be using on my face.
Rated 5 out of 5 by mjay24 Love bareminerals
Just r recently purchased this and love it already goes on smoothly wonderful coverage it is my go to now!!
Rated 5 out of 5 by MakeupHobbyist 4 years and counting...
I've been using this foundation exclusively for 4 years now! The coverage is very buildable, lasts all day, and feels soo light on my skin. It's very nourishing and doesn't clog my pores, which has improved the clarity of my skin tremendously. I have oily skin so I do have to blot my t-zone while wearing foundation but the makeup stays put all day, regardless of how oily or sweaty I am! I do have to buy two colors at a time (fairly light and medium beige) and mix them in order to get the desired color. Wouldn't it be awesome if you could have a color custom mixed for you at their boutiques?! Anyway, I think I found my forever foundation. Thank you BM!
Rated 4 out of 5 by Summerwind57 Easy to use
this covers well without looking cakey almost like a second skin. I had to exchange it for the matte version which I absolutely love. I found the original a tad too "glowing" which is not a look I was striving for, of course others may like that look, it lasts almost all day. I had tried BM a long long time ago but did not like it decided to try again the color medium beige is a perfect match for me I love how it covers without settling in the lines I threw away all the other foundations in my "collection" will be using this for a long long time( in the matte version)
Rated 4 out of 5 by lalinah Move over Liquid Foundation
Back in high school, I used to wear mineral foundation but found that it wasn't giving me the coverage I wanted or needed. Ever since, I've been a fan of liquid foundation and currently use Bareskin everyday...it's the best foundation I've found so far for my skin. But with my recent purchase, I was sent a sample of the Original Mineral Foundation and decided to try it. I think I love it just as much! You can add as little or as much powder to the brush to get the coverage you want and I was pretty satisfied that it hid the slight redness to my cheeks and forehead just as well as the liquid!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Best Clean-feeling makeup
Great for sensitive skin, covers as much or as little as you like and yet feels weightless on. As a previous L'oreal mineral user, there is no comparison. It may look the same but it is not the same quality. My skin texture has improved and the blemishes from the inferior makeup have disappeared.
Rated 5 out of 5 by India789 Found my Match
Up until 10 years ago, I was purchasing my foundation from a company that custom mixed your shade because I could not find a good match.
I have found my a perfect match for both my winter and summer skin colors, which are dramatically different. It is also important to note that the shades I require have not changed since I found my colors. Thanks BE!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rocky Fantastically right!
I've been a faithful customer of BareMinerals for over ten years now. Since this product and out however, I've noticed that a) my skin is clearer than before, and b) I get more compliments on my skin and how it "practically glows with beauty".
Thanks for the amazing make up!
Rated 4 out of 5
by Mannie Love my BM
I really enjoy the light weight and feel of BM products. I use the original Med. and my skin looks flawless. I really appreciate natural looking beauty & BM delivers it.
My only CON is... some of the jars don't have a (turn cover) not sure what its called. lol!!
I purchase a larger Original foundation with some other powder products and its the WORST to travel with. I try to tap tap tap it back into the wholes. Not good! Hope someone who designs the jars places a turn cover on all size jars.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer perfect
This is the only foundation that doesn't break me out. It lasts so long because a little goes a long way! I recommend it to everyone I talk to about makeup with.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer The Best!
I've been using the original foundation for over 2 years now it has great coverage and you look natural I love it!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kacie luscious and smooth
I have waited to use bare Minerals for a while and the waitng was worth it. I used the foundation along with a sample of the primer and veil and the foundation just glides on. It looks like I don't have anything on my face at all. I was hot and sweaty and my face stayed smooth. I love this product.
Rated 5 out of 5 by irma Amazing and natural
I rarely do make up but I became a fan already. This is super natural and gets even better in terms of coverage through the day. Also good for my acne. Other products made it worse but this did't. I loved it.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Evie gorgeous natural finish
makes my skin look perfect and radiant, lasted for several hours
Rated 5 out of 5 by RRRosie This foundation is a godsend
I've been using this foundation ever since they added the Fair shade. Nearly two decades, I belive. I'm very fair, and the shade Fair is as dark as I can go without looking ridiculous. I really wish BareEscentuals would add a Very Fair or Porcelain shade, at the very least.
Other than that, this has been an absolute godsend. From my early teens to my early-40's I had super oily skin. On top of that, I'm very fair, with neutral undertones. I have many allergies to fragrances and ingredients, and sensitive skin. Finding a foundation was a nightmare. It was impossible to get the right color, with the right undertones, that wouldn't oxidize or melt off (esp. in the days before primer existed). I had given up till I heard about this foundation.
This doesn't bother my skin, doesn't make me break out, doesn't melt off in hot weather or from oily skin, doesn't oxidize, doesn't feel heavy. It DOES look natural, feel weightless, control oil and shine (especially when paired with the Mineral Veil), cover blemishes and imperfects. It has very buildable coverage.
Now that I'm in my mid-40s, my skin is still oily, but not as bad. Hormones frequently make it break out or have weeks where my skin is more combination. This foundation is very adaptable to whatever condition my skin is in. It's my HG foundation and my beauty savior. I cannot say enough good things about it.
Note: It does contain Bismuth Oxychloride. I'm not sensitive to it (surprisingly), but a small percentage of people are. If you are, try the Matte version.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Love this!
This foundation has worked amazing. It gives the flawless skin look with minimal effort. I have repurchased this item about six times. It doesn't clog my pores and it doesn't look caked on when applied, like some other foundations I have tried.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bbrooks One of my favorite foundations
I have combination dry skin and it's very difficult finding a foundation that doesn't cling to dry patches. This foundation has so many shades so there's a match for everyone and it is so buildable that sometimes I use it as a concealer because it doesn't show the dry patches like a liquid concealer does. The only thing to keep in mind is that if you need heavier coverage than this offers (light to medium coverage with the initial application), you should use a finishing spray so that your face doesn't look powdery. However, this is honestly one of the best foundations for so many types of skin.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Simply the best, better than all the rest.
I started using BM foundation about 3 months ago after a couple of friends swearing by it while I was constantly buying very expensive foundations and never loving any of them. I started out using way too much and I can tell you exactly why: this stuff is undetectable on the skin, its amazing really it honestly looks like my skin is perfect but it far from it and I'm 38 years old. I was putting on too much and it caked in my pores and lines but after I started just doing two complete buffed layers it is flawless. I tried the matte too and I do not dislike it but I love the glow of the original. My skin is also so much better from getting away from the chemicals in the other brands. I have since switched all my makeup and skincare to BM and I'm here to stay, I will not be testing other brands. I look back at pics of myself and if I didn't know any better I would swear I did not have any makeup on, I love it so much.
Rated 5 out of 5 by MegfromCali Always come back to it
I can't even remember when I first started using this foundation, but I know that I always come back to it. I used the Ready foundation for awhile, then came back to this. Depending on the brush I use, I can make it to be light coverage and even a pretty full coverage. Whenever I get compliments on my makeup, I'm using this. Love this stuff and I'll continue using this for a long time.