Rated 1 out of 5 by goldenbird Nope
The original formula made me break out like I was using cheap store bought makeup. It made me itch and my face was splotchy, red rash mess. Switched to matte, which was okay.
Rated 1 out of 5 by CarmenF Think twice before you purchase this product
I used the BareMinerals Original Foundation for the first time about four years ago. After using the foundation for one month, I began to notice orange and red streaks in my hair-just around my face and underneath my bangs (naturally I have blonde hair). I went to the salon, and spent a considerable amount of money to get the color out of my hair. The stylist informed me that it was definitely some sort of mineral deposit. She said she has seen that sort of issue with less well-known brands of mineral makeup, but doubted that BareMinerals would cause such coloration. To be safe, I stopped using the product.
Recently, I decided to give BareMinerals another try (4 years after the first incident). After using the product for about three weeks, I noticed the red and orange streaks in my hair-just around my face. I caught it early, and was able to get some of the coloring out with an intense clarifying shampoo. However, I anticipate that I will have to make another trip to the salon to get the rest of it out. I stopped using the BareMinerals Foundation, and a few weeks later, the red/orange color has not returned.
I have had blonde hair my whole life and have never had this problem with any other product. If you have light hair, think twice before purchasing this foundation!
Rated 5 out of 5 by azooeydejesusgirl ORIGINAL Foundation
This product is fantastic; the best foundation in coverage as well as being good for your skin. I love the way that it makes my skin seem like it's naturally glowing (from the mica in the foundation); it gives a healthy, luminous look. I recommend trying it out - I know it's going to be a winner!
Tip: For medium - full natural-looking coverage, buff small amounts into the skin, going over again with more small amounts until you reach the desired coverage. When buffing it in, take your time to really buff it into your skin (even when you think there's nothing left in the brush). The more you buff it into the skin, the longer the coverage will last.
Tip: For longer, fuller coverage, use PrimeTime before foundation.
Rated 5 out of 5 by lovetheforties Addicted
I've fallen in love with Bare Minerals. This foundation is amazing. I love how little you need and it's amazing how long it lasts. It's very natural looking but the coverage is great, and can double as a concealer in a pinch. I've tried liquid foundations since then but I can't use them as it just makes my skin feel nasty and sticky. Love this foundation.
Rated 5 out of 5 by TXRae Lasted a year!
I love love LOVE this foundation! The last time I bought some was Nov 20, 2012. I have about a week's worth left. That is exactly a year! It comes down to about $2.25/month. This is an amazing product with beautiful coverage. My skin looks gorgeous, and my pores are noticeably smaller since I started using it. I like that I don't look cakey or overly made-up. I would recommend this to anyone, especially those with sensitive skin like mine and who like to get a lot of bang for your buck!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Meshka Finally a foundation I love
I love this foundation! Not only does it go on smoothly, but it covers easily! It covers my blemishes without a lot of product. I also have very sensitive skin, every time I use a liquid foundation or other powder foundations, my skin would break out terribly. I have not had any issues with this product. I use a little tinted moisturizer, let it dry then apply this and it lasts all day. When I first apply it in the morning, I can see the product but within 20 mins of putting it on, it blends right into my skin. I'm a huge fan of this product & glad i found it.
Rated 5 out of 5 by AfricanDoll BareM. Skin Care + BareM. Makeup = GLOWING SKIN
Bare Mineral had been my skin FBI; taking down the bad guys in and on my skin! First makeup application technique I have ever enjoyed. Short and sample with great results.
My friends and family used to "look" at me but, they can definitely "see" me since I included the skin care products.
Amazingly, after evening cleansing, my kids think that I am still wearing makeup.
Bare Mineral, all you do is make my ethnic skin GLOW!
Rated 5 out of 5 by subgeniuschick I was very skeptical — but WOW, I am sold!
I was jaded by drugstore mineral makeups. The coverage was poor. The staying power non-existent. The packaging messy.
I never expected to even try bareMinerals let alone become a fan. However after struggling with various types of foundations (unsuccessfully) and reading the hoards of positive reviews on bareMinerals, I decided to give it a try. Glad I did!
I have spider veins and a lot of redness on my cheeks and nose. In the past I have used heavy coverage foundations which felt sticky on my face. Although they provided the coverage I was looking for, it didn't last and the product would cake and sink into my pours and lines - not a pretty look.
So I am in my first day of using bareMinerals after the purchase of a Get Started Kit. Not a single bad word to say!
The application was far easier than my liquid and the coverage was surprisingly AMAZING. I started with my problem areas and did a light application on them first, then proceeded with another all over application. That pretty much did it aside using the concealer brush for a final touch up around my nose. I didn't figure that any mineral foundation could provide the coverage this product does and without that heavy sticky feeling. It's almost magic! A top that, I've been wearing it now since 9:00am and it is still holding on very strong with out any touch ups.
My starter kit came with both the Original and Matte foundations which is wonderful since it allows the user to compare without having to purchase two full size foundations before deciding. The packaging is also great with the locking lid.
All in all, if you've been tempted to try bareMinerals, but decided not too for reasons of coverage, usability, application difficulty or durability - give it another look! You might be as pleasantly surprised as I was!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tori It really works
I have been using this product for years now and have neglected to write a review! But I figure, since I love the product so much I might as well let others know it's worth the buy.
I use this foundation in conjunction with the Broad Spectrum Concealer in Bisque. My skin is pretty fair so I use Fairly Light all winter and in the summer I'll up it to just Light. I have gotten so many compliments. They stand out because I never received compliments on how nice my skin looked before I started using this.. a women told me my skin was "glowing" and another that my skin was "so clear". I still can't even believe it, I'm sure at the time I probably had a few blemishes too.
Since I was a young girl, I have had problems with acne. This product along with the concealer worked wonders for me and continues to. Not only is it gentle to sensitive, break out prone skin but more importantly it conceals everything! Acne, acne scars, marks, those pesky broken capillaries, under eye discoloration.. you name it. The best part about these products is that it doesn't even FEEL or LOOK like you're wearing any make up, how can you beat that.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Krpeugh Love it!
I've been a bare escentuals gal for years. I started out, like most, with the foundation starter kit. This foundation, and what it did for my skin, gave me so much confidence in my appearance as a senior in high school and as a college girl. I love this stuff, and have hooked my whole family.
The colors are amazing, they have a shade for every skin tone. And I love how gentle this stuff is. My little sister has huge allergy issues, tons of products, including most makeup brands, make her swell and break out in rashes. When I still lived at home she was really young, and she did what tons of little sisters did. She snuck into my bathroom and played dress up. It was great that, when I switched to this stuff, she stopped breaking out in her terrible rashes. AND it has really reduced my break outs.
If you aren't using this, you need to be. The only thing better, for me anyway, is the matte formula.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Blissful I'm in LOVE with this foundation!
I don't like to look like I'm wearing a lot of makeup, so I love the natural look of this foundation! It is very easy to use, too. I feel like I can't really mess it up! After applying this foundation, I feel like my face looks airbrushed and flawless. Perfect match for my skin tone, too! Love it!
Rated 5 out of 5 by GinaG The best foundation there is!
This is truly the best foundation! I have been using it for nearly 10 years and have no desire to use anything else. I like that I can mix colors as seasons change. It is sweat proof and water proof, and it never blotches or fades! I have learned the technique of using small amounts and swirling the brush and it actually lasts longer! I use just a few sprinkles and I get great coverage! The only draw back is shipping! Even when you pay for it, it takes a couple of weeks. Keep that in mind when ordering. However, it is worth the wait!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Graymare Stop Looking!!!!
I have been using bare minerals original foundation for about 7-8 years. Once in awhile if emergency occured and I ran out unexpectedly I would buy some over-the-counter substitute. A friend convinced me recently to try her Mary Kay mineral foundation, which is a few dollars cheaper. Short story waste of money. I had to keep applying to get any kind of coverage so used up same amount of makeup in about less than half the time as I do with Bare minerals. Needless to say I won't stray again and this is way the better product than anything else I have tried.
Rated 5 out of 5 by rosieisaposie Great for Problem Skin
I've had acne for years and most other make-ups contain pore clogging ingredients, but my esthetician says this is one of very few foundations out that will not clog your pores! Not only is this one of the few foundations out there for acne-prone skin, it feels amazing to wear and the amount in the large lasts a really long time. I've been using this product for almost a year now and I would recommend it anyone in a heartbeat. Feel the change people! But to all the people out there with acne, you have to keep in mind that the bumps will still be there but the redness can be concealed and this product does an amazing job at it.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kitkat124 Hot Flash compatible!!!
I tried Bare Minerals when I started going through menopause and having hot flashes. I would have a hot flash while putting on my liquid make-up and it wouldn't dry, so I would try to add powder. That was a disaster! I had known about Bare Minerals but never tried it and then I saw their infomercial again and decided to try it and have never looked back. It is actually hot flash compatible because when I would have a hot flash; my skin would look really good with the bare minerals on it! I love this make-up and will never use anything else. THANKS LESLIE!!!!
Rated 5 out of 5 by cindywjojo best make up ever
I have lupus 'spots' on my face which are very bright red, this is the only make up i have found that covers the spots but doesn't look made up but very natural! At the department store the only thing they had was theater makeup that would cover and it looks like the old pancake make up! No Thanks! Thanks Bare Escentuals!
Rated 5 out of 5 by floridagirl224 This product = AMAZING!
The first time I purchased this was at my outlet mall and when I ordered this one, I will a little disappointed. It looked darker, but was the same exact shade. It ended up being perfect. I love wearing just this for a natural look. I sometimes add bronzer when I have extra time in the morning :) I loveeee Bare Escentuals. A bit pricey, but so worth it.
Rated 4 out of 5 by azulchica From Day One...
I've pretty much been raised on bareMinerals. From day one of when I started wearing makeup, I've always used mineral-based products. I have oily/sensitive skin and this product has worked great for me! The mineral formula and skin healthy ingredients are GREAT for my sensitive skin.
I recently tried a different brand of mineral makeup that claimed to be gentle on skin and non-irritating. However, within seconds of application my skin started burning and became very red. I've never had that problem with bareMinerals!
Pros: gentle, easy to apply, perfect skin tone color, good coverage, affordable, subtle perfecter, skin healthy ingredients, lasts forever!
Cons: can be somewhat "cakey," not perfect for oily skin types (LOTS of shine)
Overall, I would definitely recommend this product! I've been using bareMinerals for years now and have found that no other brand compares.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hershys Love it!
I have been using bare mineral foundation for over five years now. I have really sensitive and acne prone skin but this foundation is very light and i never had a breakout while using it. Its very natural looking, people can't even tell i have makeup on! Recently, i curious to try MAC foundation, just for weekends, and it was the worse mistake ever. The day after i used their foundation, i had a really bad breakout and it had a bad smell to it.
Overall, you cant go wrong with this foundation! Highly recommend!
Rated 4 out of 5 by BrittanyRae07 Moisturizing beforehand is a MUST!
I love this foundation. It's feels light and can be applied in no time. I also love that I can build its coverage.
A couple tips though:
-Use primer if you have oily skin or it won't stay on your face long.
-ALWAYS moisturize before applying the foundation.
(I almost returned it because it made me look ashy, however I tried again and applied a moisturizer first and I love it!)
My only issue with the foundation is that it doesn't seem to cover under-eye circles very well (Or I need a different brush). I just use a concealer under my eyes before applying the foundation. Overall, this product is definitely worth buying, and I would recommend it to a friend. I can't wait to try other products from Bare Escentuals.
Rated 4 out of 5 by SouthernSunshine A New Me A New Glow
I recently ordered the Get Started Kit. At first I received the wrong color, which was way too dark and red for my skin tone. However, I called the customer service line, and they were glad to help me get the correct shade at no additional charge. I find that if I apply my primer and mineral veil first and then put my foundation on top that I get beautiful even skin coverage. I also love the natural glow that it gives my skin as well. I have received many compliments, and I can't see myself going back to the liquid foundations. I think I have found my go to product.
For the makeup that I still have that didn't match, I found that if I mix a little of the tinted mineral veil in with it before applying I can wear it for light coverage. It works out perfectly during the hot southern summer months since I am a little darker then.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Supermom I finally found a foundation!
I always use eye makeup, but never foundation because I have never been able to find a foundation that was light enough to work for me. I've tried liquid foundation, but it was too thick and heavy and always made my face look like I was wearing too much makeup. I've tried powders, but they didn't blend well and always wore off way too fast, making my skin look flaky and over-makeup-ed. I decided to try Bare Minerals foundation and am absolutely in love!! It goes on light, stays on all day, doesn't really smear, matches my skin tone, and gives me the airbrushed look I've been wanting. I don't think I'm ever going back to a different foundation.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Southern The search is over!
I have finally found a foundation I like that won't irritate my skin. I have used many brands and either I didn't like the way they looked or they irritated my skin terribly. I have rosacea and it can be very frustrating finding the right products. This make-up is so natural, flawless, and lasts most of the day. I am so happy I have found this product. I am so pleased with the way it looks on me. The first day I wore it, I had 2 people comment on my make-up and have had several comments since.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Frenchy AMAZINGLY - YOUTHFUL
I have always used mineral foundation however, was looking for a product that was cruelty-free. Bought the get started kit along with the mineral lotion and love it! 23 years old and my boss even stated I looked 'younger and refreshed' the first day I wore this to the office. Very light and the mineral veil really helps not smudge on white clothing and doesn't rub off when sweating. Will continue to use bare essentuals products!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mecole15 I love this product!
This foundation is extremely lightweight which is a good think because it doesn't feel caked on. Its very natural and gives you a smooth finish. I would highly recommend this for people who don't like a lot of foundation on and for beginners. It doesn't feel like you have it on your face. It gives great coverage too! Buy it you'll love it!
Rated 5 out of 5 by katielou amazing
i love this foundation its the only one i will buy, its perfect for my light skin tone because with other foundations i find it can look to orange and dark for my skin even thou its the lightest shade also i don't like liquid foundations because they feel to heavy on my skin and can make my skin look shiny so the mineral foundation is perfect because you don't have to use a lot and it look so natural on the skin
Rated 4 out of 5 by 40Something Loved the 1st Original Product the best
I am a long time customer and I fell in love with the 1st original fairly light and of course it was changed a little bit, just enough to mess it up for me. This is why I gave four stars. I have tried the mate and it is too dark and cakes easily, I am sick of it. I am going back to the new original. I wish it was the one I started out with. Now it is shinny on my skin I suppose it is the Broad Spectrum SPF 15 that changed it. This one is however the true color I want feels light and never looks cake like on the skin. Never want to go back to Liquid again! I do recommend this product just know it is shinny on the skin. Love, Love mineral Veil as a finishing touch. Great tip: Use Original Mineral Veil first then foundation and finally top with mineral veil for the finishing touch.
Rated 5 out of 5 by angel72 finally found a makeup brand i love!
I have tried EVERY brand of makeup in the past 20 yrs and I finally found a makeup line that doesnt look fake. My boss actually make a comment today that my face looked more youthful. I am convinced I made a good decision to switch all my makeup to this brand. I am outside in the hot, humid florida sun a lot and this makeup doesnt look dirty on me when I sweat. I just hope this line is never discontinued because I am truley happy to have found a wonderful makeup line.
Rated 5 out of 5 by scran19 I love this stuff so much...
I have been using other foundations for the past couple of years, just to see if anything was anywhere near as good as this stuff. Nothing works as good as this! This foundation covers blemishes, rather than just caking more stuff on top of it. Bottom line, this stuff is fantastic and I will ALWAYS use this stuff! I love it.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lynx Best. Foundation. Ever.
I tried different foundations for over 25 years. Within a week to a month every seemingly good choice I tried left my skin dry and flaky or clogged my pores and made me break out. (Worst? Both dry AND broken out from the same product!) Five years ago I tried the original BE foundation and found it gives me natural-looking skin...but not MY natural skin - my normally somewhat blotchy skin tone looks bright, clear and even. It's easy to apply, doesn't dry my skin, and doesn't clog my pores - I haven't broken out more than three times since I started using it. (My 87 year old mother-in-law liked the look so much that she tried it as well - and is now using it regularly.)