I used this product for about 3 months. I hate that you can't see how much product you are applying. When you are trying to build up the product, it comes up very blotchy. After a few hours, the product would come off around my nose and would look like I was blowing my nose all day, even though I didn't touch it. The brushes my set came with were good quality except for the fact that they shed.
The shade range in this is just too limited, especially for most women of color, IMO. I'm NC44 in MAC and just could not find a shade that looked right on me. Even the shades with the supposed undertones of yellow were too red looking. Plus, the fact that the person who was helping to match me kept telling me how I could use Mineral Veil over it and "calm" the color some, just proves that the color was off.
I purchased the bareMinerals original foundation recently and man was it crap! I tend to have break out prone skin with certain types of make up so with all the claims this make up was great for your skin and so natural "you can sleep in it" I thought I would try it. After just two days of use I broke out horribly!! No I did not sleep with it on. Not only that but the coverage is terrible and it rubs off. For $25 and being so well known you would think it would be of higher quality. The only thing I got out of this make up was regret for the $25 dollars I wasted. Don't buy it!!
The worst mineral fndn ever! And I have, tried and sampled many. Leaves an odd metallic sheen. Can`t get coverage right no matter how I try or with any brush. Also BM. Breaks me out. Ordered a sample kit during the hype. HATE this. Buxom glosses are nice:)
It made my face itch horribly so I couldn't wear it long enough for an opinion.
I have been using BareMinerals foundation for a couple years now. I would always wonder after about an hour or so why my skin was so blotchy and oily looking. Applying this product is very easy but you can never tell how much you have on! I much prefer my Avon Smooth Minerals foundation, I look a lot more polished and even. My skin is farrr from perfect and I need a good foundation to even it out. I do not like BareMinerals foundation, but their concealer, the summer bisque, is excellent and covers things very well and actually lasts. I have to use quite a bit because I have some super dark undereye circles and spots but once I have it on it stays on! I would not recommend the foundation though.
I bought a set that came in a box with 2 foundation shades, one blush, one bronzer and a couple of brushes.
At first I really loved the idea of wearing make up that was good for you, but the actual application and use of this product was quite disappointing.
It is a loose powder mineral foundation so I expected the application to have a nice even finish. Wrong. No matter what brush or application technique I used, it never looked super even. Always a little blotchy. And also I HATED how I couldnt really see how much I was putting on. I know u are supposed to use very little and build it up but I like seeing exactly how much I'm putting on my face as opposed to having a brush eat up most of it and believing that it's on my face when I "buff" it in.
I would say that the product is a solid 3 given all these elements but what makes it a true 2 is its ZERO lasting power, poor coverage and the fact that it's a pain to try and touch up.
My sister convinced me to try this. I can see how this might be exactly what some people want, but it just wasn't a good match for me. Overall, it's a good product. It gives a customizable level of coverage, which is nice. The brushes it came with are great and I will continue to use them with other makeup. The mineral veil is a really nice product and the bronzer is okay. There's a ton of stuff in that starter kit for your money.
I think I would like this more if I didn't prefer a moister, more dewy finish. While it doesn't feel heavy to me, it does feel dry and unnatural. And if you use a heavier moisturizer to counteract the drying effect, the powder and moisturizer together feels like a mud pie on your face. While it didn't bother me in the beginning, it really started to annoy me towards the end that this product makes a mess every time you use it. I'm sick of cleaning it up, there has to be a better way to package this. Packaging is never much of an issue for me, but in this case it makes the product no fun to use. To many negatives to outweigh the positives, will not repurchase.
I've been wearing Bare Minerals for almost a year now and can honestly say that I LOVE this makeup. I wear the BareMinerals Original SPF 15 in Medium and Warmth.
I have fairly clear skin, with the occasional break out during that time of the month, but I have redness and an uneven skin tone. Prior to applying the makeup, I have very oily skin, so I set my T-zone with L'Oreal Magic Perfecting Base, which is amazing! Then I apply a few dashes of the mineral makeup, literally a small dash, and it covers my skin very well and leaves my skin looking airbrushed. Since you only need a few dashes of the makeup each time you apply it, it will last you quite some time! I bought mine about a year ago and I still have more than half of the product left in each of my mineral containers.
At first the foundation will look lighter than your skin tone, but once the minerals have some time to oxidize, about a couple minutes, your skin will look even and natural. Also, this makeup has minerals that help improve the appearance of your skin! I honestly haven't had any issues with my skin breaking out since I have worn this. I absolutely love this makeup and will continue to buy this once I run out.
I really wanted to like this.
I'm on Accuatne, with severely dry skin now. I figured mineral makeup would stay put (when I had extremely oily skin, it always ended up coming off when I blotted throughout the day).
But that being said, being treated with Accutane means I have acne. And this foundation failed to conceal it in the least. Same with redness. The lady who did my makeup kept insisting it was a more "natural" look, but I'm honestly better off wearing no makeup and saving myself the $22 if I want a natural look. There's a reason I'm spending money and time in the morning putting on foundation, and it's to cover my imprefections.