Rated 5 out of 5 by Hail Wow
I absolutely LOVE this product. I have been using this along with other products from here, for a long time now. Nothing gives me the coverage like this. My naturally oily skin is cured with the MATTE foundation. This lasts me a long time. And also keeps my skin looking nice and clear(no breakouts)! I always get compliments on my skin and make up from people saying how beautiful and natural it looks. :)
Rated 5 out of 5 by Michy I LOVE IT!
I have normal to dry skin but later on in the day my face gets very oily. I guess it's due to all the moisturizers I use. Either way I have used the original foundation and my face would get very oily. I switched to this before giving up on BM and I am soooo glad I did! I can definitely see the difference and it helps absorb the oils from my face. I have been using this one for about 4 years now.
I would just suggest that if you do use the MATTE and you're switching from the original, to pick a shade lighter. For example for the original I'm a 'Fairly Light' but for the MATTE I'm 'Fair'.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nicole44 I'M IN LOVE
After being disappointed twice by the BareSkin liquid foundation, I decided to give Bare Minerals one last chance with this Matte powder foundation. Let me tell you, it did NOT disappoint!! I use a kabuki brush I got at Costco and it gives me nice even coverage. It covers up my flaws and evens my skin tone without looking like I'm cake-facing. I just use moisturizer underneath (I'm bad about using primer) and it stays on all day. I just get a little shiny throughout the day, but I'll probably get the Mineral Veil compact for that ;) My skin just looks so smooth with this! It's everything I've ever wanted in makeup. Never going back to liquid!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Court14 Must Have!
I absolutely love this product! I tried it for the first time yesterday, and it has beautiful coverage! It only takes a small amount of it to cover the whole face. I highly recommend it!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Best thing ever!
I am 14 with a few blemishes and super oily skin and large pores on my nose and lovely undereye circles in the morning. Yikes! I started using proactiv which has been working great on my skin, and decided I didn't want to spend half and hour applying my face makeup. I found bareminerals, and after applying my green tea moisturizer, buffing a thin layer of this onto my entire face and spot concealing my blemishes and dark circles, I look refreshed and ready to go! A couple coats of my favorite mascara and I'm out the door. This product looks great even after basketball practice and softball games! Just need to be sure to Moisturize before use, I didn't at first and this product is chalky and blotchy since it has nothing but dry skin to blend into. Primer and setting spray helps too, but I save those for special occasions. Please do yourself a favor and buy this product now!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Haley Best Foundation I've Had
I always have had a horrible time finding my shade of foundation. I change from summer to winter, and most foundations feel icky and seem thickly visible. Not this one! I've used the Fairly Light Foundation for 3 years now. It matches my skin regardless of tan or sans tan. It is light, I don't feel like I have a layer of goop over my skin-it's breathable! And the new Matte style is even better. I really like the idea of enhancing my natural skin, and this foundation does so flawlessly.
Rated 3 out of 5 by britbrat Pore Magnifying
I got this on hope that it would reduce the look of my pore size, no way! my pores are more emphasized! I like the way I look in pictures way better with the matte than the original ( I look less greasy) but, not much of a difference in formula. The original is better i feel.....
Rated 5 out of 5 by sugarkane golden Medium Matte is my baby
so i have the original and the matte. which i luv both, but since summer was here was using matte more.. i totally in luv with both foundation... i recently changed to Bare minerals, cause my prior brand was just to thick and sometimes it was way to much for my skin, i felt like it didn't breath...
with Bare minerals original and matte. i feel like there Air actually hits my skin, and my skin breathes. so light on the face but it has coverage. and u can build it which i luv.... now i can't stop shopping on this site..
im also a hairstylist and makeup artist so i know about makeup and also how so many brands feel.. and this is just so good for everyday look n feel...
Rated 5 out of 5 by anniegrl96 I love this!
I'd used bare escentuals mascara and lip stain before, and I was in the market for a fresh light weight and natural looking foundation. I decided to go into a bare minerals store and give it a shot.. Not only did I have some of the best customer service (Thank you Rika at Crabtree Valley mall for being my best friend for a day while I was shopping!) Once she helped me find all the proper shades and products that work best for me, she showed me how to apply it... which is so easy by the way!! I slept in that makeup that night (even with my acne prone skin) and I haven't had a problem with my skin yet! This stuff is so natural that it doesn't affect my skin at all! and when I wear it, it looks like I'm naturally that beautiful :) People don't even believe that I wear makeup :) And just to let you guys know, I wear the original powder foundation matte in fair. I also really like the blush.. not sure the name of the color but it's kind of a plum-y color. I use the brush Rika recommended. The primer and finishing veil are favorites of mine too!
Rated 4 out of 5 by Momo The best I've found so far
This is the best foundation that I have found yet. I have tried many foundations, and this was the first powder that I have tried and the last.
I am extremely oily, and I have to use this and the mineral veil, and touch up about every other hour, but compared to other foundations that would be shiny in 10 minutes and slide off my face this is a must.
I would recommend for oily skin like mine along with the mineral veil and the BB tinted primer. My favorite makeup brand.
Rated 5 out of 5 by makeupjunkie34 I will never use liquid foundation again.
I wear foundation every day, and I have recently grown very tired of the oily feel and look I have by the end of the day. I wanted to try something that looked felt more natural, but I was concerned that Bare Minerals would not cover my blemishes. I was wrong! As soon at the salesperson at Sephora applied this foundation, I knew I had to buy it. It covered by acne, but still looked super natural. I no longer feel very oily at the end of the day. This product is a must-have!
Rated 5 out of 5 by BareKate Everything I needed.
I tried Bare minerals original foundation and the ready go foundation and wasn't very impressed. I have combination and sensitive skin, so I really liked the bare minerals products because they didn't make me break out like most other makeups do. I decided to try bare minerals again and have been using the matte foundation. I LOVE IT. it gives the the smooth matte coverage I love especially during summer and is easy to go on. It doesn't take long to apply and gives me that soft natural matte look I've been looking for! I FOUND MY DREAM PRODUCT. I couldn't be happier!
Rated 5 out of 5 by GirlyGirl life changing
I am native American and Sicilian so I have olive skin and the golden tan matches me perfectly. I also love how weightless it feels. I like other women used to suffer from adult acne. I tried all sorts of foundations to try to cover the break outs and even out my skin everything from covergirl, maybelline even shear cover and it would make my skin more oily and break me out even more. My dermatologist then recommended Bare Minerals to me. I've been in love ever since. The foundation is my most have cant live without!!
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.