Deluxe Original Foundation Broad Spectrum Spf 15 - null
Cute packaging, same great foundation.
I have always been more prone to by the READY foundations, but given the size and value of this, I decided to the loose version another try. Turns out I like this much more than I used to, the difference, I believe, being that I am now using the Precision Face Brush (as opposed to the Full Flawless). It is so easy to build coverage from sheer to full, whatever you want. The packaging is beautiful - the lid is unique and very pretty, and it comes in a cute little silver box. I usually hate the look of makeup around my bathroom sink, but this actually is cute just sitting out.
Plus, the giant lid is a lot easier to swirl and tap with, in my opinion.
I would say my one complaint is that you have to be careful of it...this has the potential of becoming messy quickly. Don't drop it, or even take it anywhere, even if the lid is on. Unlike the regular, large size containers for foundation, mineral veil, warmth, etc., there is no convenient twist-lock feature to prevent powder from coming up to the top when you're not using it. Also, more so than any of the smaller sized packages, the powder has been clinging to the ridges on the sides of the lid, causing a little bit of powder to spill when opening or closing the package if I don't specifically remember to swipe around the edges and ridges with my brush first. This may be because I switches brushes - the Precision probably doesn't pick up powder from the sides as well as the Full Flawless, but I figured it would still be worth mentioning.
My complaint is not enough for me to drop my rating of this - it is still a fantastic deal - but just something to know.
In reference to NicknameGin in Freeport, Maine: I also use the foundation in Light, but want a little darker color for summer. So I mix Light with a darker color to get the right color for summer. Mixing is fun, too.
My skin is sensitive and prone to breakout, and I had to stop wearing makeup for many years until I discovered Bare Minerals. It is the only makeup I can wear now. I will mix colors rather than go without makeup or try switching to another brand. Bare Minerals is the best makeup I have used.
Had to switch to Sheer Miracle mineral foundation
I didn't want to switch! My skin tone has yellow undertones (which I understand is more the norm) and I can use BE in the Light shade and it is a good match. However, during summer months when I need a bit more depth, the next shade darker with yellow undertones, jumps to Golden Tan and it is much too dark! BE's shade in the middle is Medium Beige but it has a definite pinkish tone even though it is labeled as neutral. If BE could provide a Medium shade with yellow undertones, I would gladly switch back.
Love the product but not the package
I've used this product for years, and was thrilled by the "giant economy size". That was, until I realized I couldn't refill my smaller container from it for travel and ease of daily use. The large container has no terrific delivery system, as does the smaller one. The smaller container cannot be refilled. Back to the drawing board, please.
amazing product but missing something...
I have been using the bare minerals concelear for quite a few years now. I recently purchased one at an outlet near me and it had a twist lid inside the container itself. You twisted off the normal lid, and inside it had a special twist to stop loss of powder, you twisted it one way shook out how much you needed into the lid, and then twisted it back to close the holes so you don't loose any powder in between uses. I love this feature because it really helps me from not having a ton of powder in the lid of my container when I open it after its been jostled around in my bag. I think all the loose powder foundations should have this same internal closure.
But I really love this product, it helps me cover up all the redness I always have in my face due to the sun or breakouts. It is so gentle on my skin I sometimes forget I am even wearing make-up. The best thing I think, is that unlike other foundations I have tried, when I sweat this one does not streak off and leave you looking and feeling yucky.
Natural, gentle, sheer,coverage with SPF built in.
I have been using this product since Bare Escentuals opened their first store in San Francisco, more years ago than I care to admit! This is a wonderful product, made from all natural ingredients so you never have to worry about what you may be absorbing through your pores. I was a make-up artist for years & these are the only products I ever used, and my clients were hooked immediately because of how healthy & radiant their skin was without a heavy cover over it. They were amazed at how well I could cover problem spots without heavy cakey creams, the fact you can sleep in it and it's actually a benefit to your skin is just an added plus, and now with having the SPF built in to help keep your skin healthy and young looking is another added benefit!!