I tried this after many suggestions from people who love it. I have dry and sensitive skin. This just worked like any powder I have used before and dried out my skin. It didn't really add any coverage as it just didn't evenly apply. It just clung in spots and sucked up the little moisture I have.
I use a good moisturizer twice a day and definitely prefer a liquid, moisturizing foundation, In my opinion, this work great for oiler skin types.
The hype over this foundation is overwhelming. I doubted this foundation would be that good, but I got one just out of curiosity.
Well, I was right. It's not that great.
I'm not used to applying loose powders, other than MAC Pigments, so I had trouble with application and using its sifter (but I didn't deduct a lipstick for that, since it's not BM's fault). But once I managed to buff it onto my face, I wasn't pleased.
My complaint is that it settled into every single pore, line, and crease I had--even the ones I didn't know I had. When I squelched up my forehead, there were lines evidently formed when I positioned my forehead back to normal. So, basically, every line I created on my face from a facial expression (i.e. smiling) created more wrinkles. I looked horiffic--I probably had 20 different wrinkles on my face. But at least now I know what I'm going to look like in 60 years.
So, determined to figure out why the hell this crap of a powder is so fricken hyped up, I tried it on top of a pore minimizing primer (Benefit The POREfessional). That barely solved the issue. BM still settled into all the pores and lines that I had.
That aspect alone is why I deducted three lipsticks, because it's THAT bad, IMO. There's no 17-year-old in the world that wants to look like her grandma, mkay?
It did have good buildable medium coverage, and it DID have a really nice flawless luminous-satin finish that I really like, but that really doesn't justify the pores-and-wrinkles thing.
I don't know what audience BM is targeted at, but it's not pleasing the adolescents (or, at least, me), that's for sure.
$27 is a reasonable price, but not for that poor quality.
I have only slight yellow undertones and Golden Medium is way too yellow for my NC35 complexion. I had a feeling that Medium Beige would match me better, but I will never know because I'm never repurchasing it again.
I've been using BE foundation for 7 years now and have never been disappointed. It goes on nicely and stays on all day. I love BE products!!
I've used it for a year now, in the lightest shade (fair). I purchased it in winter and at first it was ok and I liked how light it felt on my skin. But then in summer I had to reapply it every two hours and my skin looked dry and cakey on my cheeks and shiny on my T-zone. Right now I'm back to my Clinique compact foundation.
I'm so disappointed under so many aspects: the package is a nightmare, I think half the product ended up on my bathroom floor,it doesn't blend well with my skintone and it's totally not worth the money
I got the lightest one I could. I'm very very pale with red hair, it was just too dark for my skin! If your lookin for mineral foundation, Lily Lolo is the way to go.
This definitely didn't give me the flawless, natural, airbrushed look the commercials claim. The powder looked dry and cakey on my face and emphasized my pores. The only thing I'm still using from the kit I bought is the bronzer. The rest I don't bother using and I think it irritated my skin.
I dont get it and Im glad I didnt spend miney on the full size item, even if i got it from QVC with their return policy.
I went to Selfridges and got colour matched but i never trust lights in dept stores and got a small sample thinking if it was any goodthen I would order from QVC if it was really that good.
I love liquid foundations and TM and sometimes get 2 colours for the right match but it seems to get so much love on QVC I thought it must be good. I also love the dewy look which this def was not - even the original. Selfridgrs had a starter kit which actually had a brush and 2 coloursbut I held off until I was happy at home.
I just didnt like it. First of all it didnt match my skintone - im ok with liquids but i could see buying 2 of these would get messy and expensive as I probably wouldnt reach for it as much as my liquids. I also didnt think it lookedvery natural.I have fairly good skin and it did look powdery. I just dont get the hype. I think this suited more to fair/ light / medium skintones - I think i was matchedto mediumtan?? Notsure I am Bb warm natural/ honey MAC NC43. I am slightlydarker arounder the chin and abovethe lip and i found that this accentuated it and made it look even more ashey than liquids.
Also im not sure how this would work under/over my cream concealers asi have some redness around my nose.
I have since purchased Laura Gellers BnB in Tanwhich actually is an ok match since itsso sheer, and they only do about 4 colours so thatsurprising. I dont reach for itvery often but carry it in mybag for touch ups. If I ever do use it as a base I use it over Laura Merciers illuminating Tm in Warm radiance which on itsown is so shimmery that it is more of an illuminator rather than a TM.
Initally I thought it was the brush I was using at home to apply my BM. Itried it with my MAC powder brush, Stila powder brush, and my Shu foundation brush which is goat hair. However after speaking to my sister whose skin is slightly warmer than mine, suffers from acne though these days it is more scarring she experience the same. She ordered a kit from QVC which came with a brush but she returned it.
I dont think this is a natural coverage as BM make it out to be. I found one layer looked cakey and apparantly for heavier covergae you can apply more layers but I cant understand why.
I have been using this product for years now and I love it. Its easy to put on and feels natural. I never have any major problems. I think using the right brush also makes a big difference. I have dry sensitive skin and it doesn't irritate it at all. It covers nicely especially since I have a rosy pinkish complexion. I don't put much on as you don't really need to. If you have a good brush you shouldn't be using too much. Putting too much on is why some reviewers are getting that cakey look.
I was skeptical about trying this mineral product for years. Aside from the many negative reviews posted on MUA, I avoided it because I heard bismuth (sp?) was an ingredient. Many of my friends really like it, however, so I finally decided to try the original foundation. Having used it for a few days I have to say that I really like this mineral foundation. While it doesn't have coverage heavy enough to cover my sun spots (I think it would have to be spackle to do so), it appears to even out my skin tone and even brighten it somewhat. My skin is on the dry side, but it doesn't settle into pores or highlight flakies. To be honest though, my skincare regimen moisturizes my skin well enough so I don't have a problem w/those dry skin side effects anyway. Also, my sensitive skin has (as yet) not experienced any problems, nor have I had any breakouts. All in all, this is a foundation that I will continue to use. Not sure if its HG material or not, but it works well for me.
I'd used this for the past 2 years and while it's an above average foundation, it's not hg status. Before this I'd been using full coverage foundations like MAC Studio Fix (powder) and Estee Lauder Double Wear so this did seem especially natural-looking compared to those. However a few months ago I bought my first tinted moisturizer and with my new & broadened perspective on what coverage is/means, Bare Minerals is somewhere in the middle. It will not look like you're not wearing anything at all, but it is very subtle. For me what made this special is that it was very good to my acne prone skin (unlike my old foundations). And that combined with their Skin Rev-er Upper (also helped clear up my skin) and Mineral Veil (makes application look more natural, diminishes pores) was this perfect combination of great stuff for my skin. Since my skin has improved I've gotten more comfortable with wearing sheer coverage foundations, and I've kind of broken that cycle of; wearing heavy makeup to cover breakouts, and then putting on more heavy makeup to cover the new breakouts that were caused by the makeup, etc. Most of the foundations I've been trying for the past few months have been fine, but if my skin ever acted up very badly again I would switch back to this. For now I am enjoying trying lighter and sheerer products with my improved skin.