Rated 5 out of 5 by GuynScottsdale This is the best I've ever found
I'm a guy that has had Rosacea along with oily skin since the age of 14. This product effectively covers the redness in the nose and cheeks areas and masks the dilated capillaries and enlarged pores that accompany Rosacea. I personally have found that using a primer gives the best results. The product is light, and it is easy to buff and blend to provide natural looking results that will withstand very close inspection (which would be important for males). I feel this product has given me back my life; I am more confident at work and with friends and family and feel much less self conscious. I have tried other product lines intended for men, and the quality of those products didn't even come close to this foundation. I am a customer for life.
Rated 5 out of 5 by ChloebellesMommy Fairly medium matte foundation is awesome!
This is the first foundation in my life I have ever worn that actually looked like I had nothing on while providing coverage of my blemishes. It is so light weight, rarely do I have to reapply or touch up for shine. If I do (usually if I've been outside sweating) I just touch up with the medium tinted mineral veil. This is also the first makeup I have ever worn that if I forget to wash my face at night, I don't break out. For those complaining of it caking in wrinkles and pores, it really goes on best with the primer. The one time I forgot to use the primer it was a little cakey. Thank you bare minerals! I am once again wearing make up daily!
Rated 5 out of 5 by LizzyW I LOVE this foundation.
This foundation is by far the best I have ever used. I'm sixteen years old and have been struggling with acne for the past few years. Every foundation I have used has made me break out EXCEPT this one. It was recommended to me by a friend who works as an aesthetician so I thought I'd give it a try. I'm so glad that I did. It is very easy to apply and lasts all day. I do have to blot once during the day as my skin gets rather oily but this really doesn't bother me. TRY IT!
Rated 5 out of 5 by MineralGuy Just wonderful
I tried many product before, but not this one until now. This product it is just amazing, silky, smooth, creamy and gentle to your skin. Now I can see and feel the different. You can spend hundred of money with other brands, but with minerals you will see the change that will transform yourself to be more confident, beautiful and simple natural. Guy or girl not a label if you need that little help with your skin and to make yourself happy and to look better.
Rated 5 out of 5 by MEC23 The BEST I Have Ever Used
I have used just about every foundation under the sun and the only one that works well on my skin in the Bare Minerals Matte. I am prone to breakouts and this foundation doesn't cause any sort of irritation, which is awesome. I think I can even say that using the Matte caused me to break out less because of the fact that it isn't harsh or too thick on my skin when I apply it. I have to say applying it does take a little while to get use to, but once you have the hang of it, the foundation does its' job. I recommend this to everyone and I am so happy that I switched my foundation to Bare Minerals. I have been using it for about 2 months and I can already see a difference in my skin!
Rated 4 out of 5 by KitKat13 Great Foundation... Yet tricky
I have sensitive, combination-oily skin. I liked the Bare Minerals Original foundation but I always had too much of a sheen on my skin with that product. So I tried the Matte version and was pleasantly surprised:) it lasts about 8 hrs. (Like it claims) and I don't see as much oil as I would with the Original. The only reason I didn't give this foundation 5 stars is because sometimes, if I wear this foundation too many days in a row, I get these weird red patched under my eyes. But after I wash my face they vanish.
Rated 5 out of 5 by SnowWhite Great Stuff !
The Only Foundation That Gives Me Perfect Coverage And Matches My Skin Perfectly. I Love it.
Rated 5 out of 5 by violetcaprice Beautiful Skin Tone
I have sensitive skin, and I wanted a foundation that will help my skin. Bare Minerals Original Foundation gives me a flawless complexion that lasts for hours! I will always wear Bare Minerals Original Foundation!
Rated 5 out of 5 by obsseviveshopper Love, Love, Love
I have uneven skintone and blemishes. I also have dance practice in the morning before school, and I only have 10 minutes to get ready. I need something that will cover efficiently this product has accomplished that for me. I love bareminerals and the confidence it has given me.
Rated 5 out of 5 by LoveYourSkin Merical Worker!
I am 19 years old and I have need fighting acne like crazy because of the liquid foundations. As soon as I started using the Matte foundation again my acne started clears up and I could actually control my oily face. The Matte finish helps control my oil through out the day while also not clogging my pores. After one day I already saw a big difference in my skin. This foundation is smooth and soft. I recommend the primer for the all day wear. It is not cakey or clumpy! I love this product!
Rated 1 out of 5 by Bloodymary MAGNIFIED every pore
I have used Original formula for years, I tried this thinking it would have less 'sparkle'. I bought the same shade #fairly light# and it seemed quite a bit darker. I've always thought I had pretty even skin, but this went on so cakey, it seems to 'stick' onto some areas of my face and be repelled by others. It caked up around each and every pore having a magnifying effect on my pores. It also felt heavy, looked heavy, and made my face itch. I used toner and primer before applying. Not for me, I'm sticking with original.
Rated 3 out of 5 by dlbinaz Best for younger skin.
I have been using BE for about 10 years now. I don't like to use a lot of make up and always applied BE products lightly. Now that I am in my 40's, my skin needs more coverage. I find that when I use it to cover up dark spots and etc. that it really makes my dry, older skin look very dry and cracked (and I use a very good moisturizer with it); and it emphasizes wrinkles & pores that you just don't see without the product on my face. I still lightly apply the all-over-face-colors and they go on well still, but not the foundation. I was so disappointed that I needed to switch to a cream foundation, but when I did, it just made my skin glow and look so much better, healthier, smoother and younger. I cannot recommend this for older skin, but it is the best ever for younger skin. Please come up with a solution for us older women who have been so loyal for so long.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ginabelle Fabulous life saver!
This foundation is a must if you have a darker complexion. As you wear, it "improves" becoming more like your skin without the ashy "glow". I receive complements almost every time I wear this foundation. I've tried others and always return to this staple. Its also the best foundation for wear in hot, humid southern summers!
Rated 5 out of 5 by BBee Fights my oil literally all day and its not cakey.
So I was very skeptical on purchasing BE at first, but I had heard so many excellent reviews that I said why not. I went to the boutique to get shade matched, which I highly recommend especially if your makeup challenged or have uneven skin tone like myself. I purchased the matte about 2 days ago and this is the best makeup purchase that I have made. The matte isn't cakey or heavy; it is breathable, feels clean, plus it last all day. I work a 9-5 and live in southern CA so using other products like BB cream or liquid foundation seemed great, until about 3 hours after wearing I looked like someone dumped oil and shine on my face. The matte actually works with my skin to keep the shine away, but it still gives me a natural glow which Iove. Another great thing about the matte; because it's not cakey, if I scratch my face I don't find traces of makeup under my fingernails. The best part about this stuff is that after I put my makeup on in the morning, go to work, sweat, and have the sun beating down on me I come home looking as if I just put my make up on.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tab45 New fave!
I bought the original foundation and loved it. Then I decided to try the matte one just to see how it looked, and I love it even more! The original I felt needed to be re-applied after a while...while the matte last all day until I take it off. Perfect, I can wear it at work all day and then get off and still look good. Love it!
Rated 4 out of 5 by JadeVJ Always an old favorite.
This was actually the very first face makeup I have ever tried, I tried it as a 14 year old, and my mom was okay with me wearing it because it looks so natural. With good care of your brushes and actually using the correct brushes, and also a freshly washed and moisturized face, the foundation has always gone on perfectly for me. Sometimes I get a little tired of it when I'm looking for better coverage and switch to different liquid foundations, but I always find myself coming back to bare minerals original. I love it. I think the way to get the best coverage is again, proper preparation of your face (that goes for any makeup) and the right brush. I use the Heavenly face brush. It will always be a favorite makeup of mine, and I never break out with it. Highly recommended.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Strongbygod Not for Oily Skin
I was expecting famous results seeing this over the year, and I tried the foundation with the primer and without.
Without the primer nothing was covered up and my face didn't look flawless.
With the primer, it looked very cakey and fake on my face.
Rated 5 out of 5 by JackieS Best Foundation Ever!
The matte foundation has fast become my favorite, especially during the summer. The foundations are lightweight so it feels like you don't have makeup on, and they still cover all your problem areas.
Rated 5 out of 5 by martinaj78 Amazing foundation
I am in love with this foundation! I love the perfect photo-finish, no make-up look that it gives.
Rated 5 out of 5 by BeautifulZ Fantastic foundation!!!
My mother have been wearing bareminerals matte foundation for years and her skin is flawless! So she inspired me to try out the foundation for myself because of my dry skin. I research this product for months to find my perfect shade and I found two Golden Tan (which I have now) and Warm Tan. The first day I try this product it felt like there was nothing on my face (I like that because I hate caked on makeup) and also my face seem brighter and healthier looking. After two weeks of use my face actually became healthier, softer, clearer and provide the luminous glow I wanted!! It reduces the redness and the dryness on my face, I am soooooooo happy!!!! I love that the foundation contains SPF 15 because I easily tan especially in the summer.
It looks beautiful and natural and feels natural, I love this foundation so much and I will never use any other foundation but Bareminerals!!
Rated 5 out of 5 by browneyes22 The best foundation
I love the way it covers from a light to full coverage and still looks natural, also the way it improves my skin's texture.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Latrina19 Life time user
When I first saw the info for this make-up I was't really feeling it. I thought about but the make-up for a few months; then on my birthday I decided to go to the Store on the Las Vegas and brought the product. I love that it true to my complexion and doesn't leave my looking to dark or gray looking. I'm switching from M.A.C. to Bare. This make-up is so worth it.
Rated 5 out of 5 by LadyD7 Renewed Love for Bare Minerals Foundation
After years of not wearing the original product because it didn't match my skin tone, I was recently matched by the Bare Minerals lady at Dillards. I initially wanted to use the new pressed foundation, but the shades did not match well to my skin tone. So, she suggested the matte foundation and I was so impressed with the converage. It's truly buildable, because some days my skin is extra flawless on its own and I don't need a lot of makeup, so it evens my skin tone. However, when I have blemishes or areas that need more coverage, this product handles it and leaves me looking flawless. I've had several people mention that I looked flawless, but didn't recognize that I had on makeup! They assumed it was just a good skincare regimen and that's true as well, but this product takes it to another level. I'm a Black woman with warm, yellow undertones. The rep matched me so quick and since she was a woman of color, she understood my needs. Overall, this product is quick and easy to use (for busy women) and it gives great coverage. It's affordable and doesn't leave your skin feeling heavy! Highly recommend!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shaina Love!
I have been using the Original BE foundation for 5 years and finally decided to try the Matte version. I am so happy I tried it (and bought it) and wished I should have sooner. I have combination/normal skin and my skin tends to get oily on my forehead and chin towards the end of the day. After wearing this for 8 hours while at work, I noticed my forehead and chin were not oily and shiny like it normally does towards the end of the day. I would highly recommend this if you have normal/combination skin.
I do think think; however, that this formula doesn't give me that luminous glow like the original (which was why I didn't want to try the matte version in the first place), BUT it's not that bad b/c the oil and shininess is under control. I will still use my original formula for doing errands or such, but this is my new favorite everyday go-to!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wrennie Works like a miracle!
I have been using Bare Escentuals foundation for years. I am 60 years old and it is by far the best foundation I've ever put on my face. I don't like liquid foundations because they feel so cloying on my skin...like my skin is covered in grease. But B.E. matte foundation is like a miracle! I have small broken capillaries on my cheeks, they really bother me and I had tried many other products to cover them. B.E. worked! Every morning when I buff on my foundation, I always look at the one side of my face that I've buffed, compared to the bare side. It never ceases to amaze me how well B.E. covers. I don't leave the house without a buff! It's fast, easy, and best of all...it works! My skin doesn't feel like it can't breathe, it feels fresh and I know it looks good! Thanks for such a wonderful product that actually does what it claims!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Syrinx Awesome Foundation
I love this foundation formula, mainly because it comes in Golden Fair, and I have some redness on my face. This product covers the redness completely and gives me a clean, even complexion :) It is also very soothing to my skin.
The HUGE perk I had with this foundation, and what got me hooked on Bare Minerals for life, was that due to my oily skin, previous makeup lines I had tried, even with an eye primer or foundation primer, the makeup was gone by mid-day... or worse, just "mostly gone" but still kinda there... eek
With Bare Minerals, I use a primer and it stays put all day, even on long, hot, or even rainy days. I apply it in the morning, touch up with oil control sheets after 4 hours, and it still stays put all day :)
Rated 4 out of 5 by Eliriv Love matte finish
I always used liquid foundation especially with a matte finish. For two years I faithfully used a 24 hour liquid foundation, but with high demands that I started to have in my job I didn't have time to apply liquid foundation everyday and having to completely take it off really late at night. Until one day I saw a youtube channel review about Bare Minerals and I was completely convinced I just had to try it, so I did. I went into a boutique got shade matched and Im a convert. At first I wasn't sure about lose powder, but its a whole complete different experience. A drastic change from liquid to mineral foundation. Just knowing that is healthy for my skin with just few ingredients is a bonus for me. Im very happy with my purchase I still have a brand new liquid foundation just sitting on my vanity I don't need to use it no more when I can get a flawless finish with my Bare minerals. <3
Rated 3 out of 5 by nerdgirl Great, but no color match
I really like how this product feels on the skin. I don't have as much acne breakouts as I did with other foundations. The product feels so smooth on the face. I know I shouldn't touch my face, but it's hard not to when you feel how smooth Bare Minerals is.
However, the Bare Escentuals stores (I went to two) kept telling me Golden Tan was my color. My friends I definitely noticed that it was much darker than my skin tone. Perhaps they need a another color in between Golden Tan and the next lighter one? Or change the way the color is chosen by staff in the stores? I have since switched over to Ready SPF and the color is almost a perfect match! And it's lighter than the loose. It's not a huge loss, because I now use the loose foundation for minor contouring! Pretty clever, I thought :)
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jens Great!
I used to be told that I wore too much makeup. That it looked "caked on". Not since I started using this foundation, though. People don't even realize I'm wearing foundation! It's a great confidence booster!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Makeupforever Best Foundation
This product isn't too heavy and looks natural. Also, it doesn't cause me to break out and it stays on all day.