I keep coming back to bare minerals for these reasons. #1 looks and feels natural. #2 no reactions. #3 does not settle in lines and actually smooths lines. #4 build able with out looking cakey.After trying to use other foundations for a year I have come back to bare minerals and realize I will never stray. For reference I have combo very sensitive acne skin. Go to a store that sells it and get a color and formula match. There are 3 formulas now.
I really love this foundation. I have sensitive skin and this is one of the only foundations that don't cause break outs for me. It lasts and it gives your skin a natural glow. A little goes a long way with this product. I personally like the powder foundation even though it can get messy if you don't handle it right. With how much I've had to use every day I can tell it's going to last me a long time.
I have been wearing BM for about a month now. I can tell a glow in my skin that wasn't there before. I missed using it in the summer (my skin is combination and very oily in the T-Zone), but it seems to work well during these cooler months. As I have gotten older (I'm 44, shhh don't tell anybody), I have gravitated towards wanting a more natural look. I think that heavy makeup look makes me look much older. It won't completely cover scarring or redness, at least not mine. I have to add some concealer to cover darker spots and redness from breakouts. So far, so good. Nice natural glow. When I want to glow more, I use extra moisturizer and a BB cream on top. Love it! I have used MK mineral powder in the past. It is a much heavier coverage than BM. I think the BM looks more natural.
It is very messy though, and I have had a hard time not making a mess. The MK jar is wider and less messy. I wish BM would make a wider jar; I think that would help. I just put down paper towels to minimize clean up time.
After trying this for 2 months - it really does clear skin. I'd previously been using Revlon cs for about 15 years. So I tried this, and hey presto! Skin is unbelievably better. I've experimented with different ways of using this - I still haven't got there completely, but my skin is practically clear now so that doesn't matter as much. I think skin needs to breathe. So I use a gel moisturiser and then a primer (otherwise it doesn't stay on), and then buff on a layer. I'm NC20 and shade golden fair works for me, it's a bit darker than fair, but better undertones. Then I conceal, then apply another thin layer to take off the 'shine' from the concealer. Coverage is light, so you will need concealer. I still get shiny after a few hours, and still have large pores. I blot with a tissue then run my kabuki brush over my face - this seems to re-mattify it. I'm going to try mineral veil next to see if that helps.
I love this mineral foundation!! Its the perfect match and you can apply it to your face evenly. I hate liquid foundations they always tend to feel heavy and irritate my face. It feels so light and it feels like my skin can breath. And the definite bonus it matches exact skin tone. Definitely my HG foundation.
I absolutley love this! I bought this after needing a good face powder to cover my horrible acne. I use a little but of this over my Revlon Colorstay foundation mixed with lotion, concealer, then this on top. It's amazing and gives good coverage. I don't get as oily as usual and my makeup holds up a lot better. The coverage is light-medium but if you use a BE brush they grab the minerals better and give better coverage. If you have very oily skin, this will work great for you! Def worth the money.
First off, its really expensive. I bought the flawless face kit for 100SGD due to the many positive reviews but unfortunately i was really disappointed in it. For some reason, it really emphasizes my pores! I've already used the Primer from Bare Escentuals and Benefit's Porefessional under it and right after i buffed in the foundation, i could see my pores even from a distance. A big no no for me. Coverage wise could be controlled. I would say its Light-Medium coverage. Not gonna cover your scars, but decent enough to cover redness and uneven skin tone.
I'm over Bare Minerals now, but I like the original better than this kind. Matte is kind of flat & chalky looking at worst. It does ok in the 100 plus summers we've been having. Anyway, Matte is a waste of money for anyone over 30, imo. It just emphasizes all the flaws, the only good thing is that it covers sun spots better than any of the liquids I've been trying, but so does the Original, without the chalkiness.
Great coverage, much better than original formula which made me look too oily. I don't wear liquid foundation so this works great and provides excellent coverage. Only downside is it is a bit messy, and I can't figure if it is breaking me out or my makeup remover. I hope it's the make up remover! I have tried a ton of powder foundations ad this is the best!
I have been an avid Bare Minerals user for quite some time now. The matte foundation is an absolute lifesaver for me! My forehead tends to be oily and end up shiny at some point. The matte foundation definitely keeps that under control and keep my skin looking beautiful throughout the day. It has enough coverage for my minimal breakouts and gives me that "natural" look I love.