I tried it for the second time on my dry skin a week ago because people have posted about how using a good moisturizer before applying would make application on combination skin easy. My skin is mostly dry but gets oily at night (and I wake up with acne) and my eyelids get oily during the day as well.
well I used a more moisturzing base first and then I put the bare minerals on my face. It dried out my skin (and i was using the original not the matte) and it looked cakey like it was just sitting on top of my skin.
Also, on top of my acne is just outlined it and you could see every bump on my face that was "covered up"
I have not found one mineral foundation until today that works amazing for dry skin... DiorSkin Nude powder fresh mineralized foundation. It contains 20% water and is all natural. I LOVE IT. Only after three days my skin has started to even clear up! Those that used bare minerals and it was too dry for them... I suggest the dior.
I first tried bare minerals foundation a little over a year ago when my esthetician teacher (I was attending beauty school at the time) recommended it. I LOVE THIS MAKEUP. i use the foundation, yellow under eye concealer, bronzer in the summer and blush in the winter. I will never use anything else on my face. The coverage is great, lasts all day, and is really really good for your skin. I have a tendency to break out and this makeup covers the blemishes well and doesnt irritate them and make them worse. I use the original formula and my skin is naturally oily but not extremely oily and it works just fine for me; it controls the oil well. My skin is a little "dewy" by the end of the day but i like that look so i stick to the original formula. I have a friend with really oily skin and she uses the matte formula and loves it. Highly recommended especially if you break out occasionally (or have acne) or have sensitive, combination, or oily skin.
This review is for the MATTE foundation...
A few years back I was using the original for a while, but didn't like it because it added too much shine on my already semi-shiny face. Plus it has Bismuth Oxychloride, which my skin hates, which also created that extra shine I think. Then I used Covergirl Aquasmooth in Ivory for the longest time, which unfortunately just wasn't my right shade, but I wore it anyway because it was the only thing that didn't irritate my skin or break me out. Needless to say, when I heard BE introduced this matte foundation and that it doesn't contain Bismuth, I put it on my Christmas list! This past weekend was my Birthday, so my Mom decided to give it to me early as a Birthday/early Christmas gift! She got me the face case, and inside was this foundation, the mineral veil, and a blush called golden gate! I don't really wear blush often, but when I do I will use golden gate. It was a great gift and I am SO glad I now have a foundation that is not only 100% natural, but also my perfect shade and keeps my face looking beautiful and natural! So, thank you BE for giving me a reason to use your foundation again, and saving my skin from so many chemicals and preservatives!! :)
I have read reviews on this foundation, that people don't like the original or matte...that it looks cakey, etc. So incase you aren't doing these things before applying the foundation...make sure you moisturize FIRST, and allow 10 minutes or so for the moisturizer to settle into your skin. then use a PRIMER! I promise you the foundation will settle into your skin better and also look better without looking cakey! That was my problem with the original foundation aside from not liking it because of Bismuth (which caused breakouts). I didn't always moisturize and never used a primer...both make a huge difference in the way your foundation will look!
It offers good coverage and looks good when initially applied but after a few hours it got all cakey. And it looks horrible in bright light. I heard so many good things, read so many good reviews and was left so completely disappointed.
I did, however, find it works well as a spot concealer. I now use it to cover up a pimple when one pops up and then Physicians Formula Talc Free Face Powder as a foundation. So much better.
This product would've worked for me if it actually came in my skintone. I have very pale skin and even the lighest shade of this was too dark and made me look like I had a terrible fake tan. It did have good coverage and durability, but if its not the right color those things don't really matter. I switched to Laura Merciers mineral foundation in the lightest shade and this perfectly matches my skintone, it is also a lot more product for basically the same price.
I wanted to love this, I really did, but it just gave me acne flare-ups which haven't happened in a long time. The makeup gave me the no makeup look and beautiful, glowy skin, but everyday I'd wake up with a new (painful!) pimple. Looks like it's back to everyday minerals for me.
I had been looking online at this foundation for a while and couldn't wait to buy it. A lot of people told me how much they had liked it and many reviews I read were really good. I used this foundation a couple of times and hated it. It gave me no coverage, and the only way to achieve a lot of coverage was by piling it on, which just made my face look cakey. This foundation also made me extremely oily, which surprised me since it's a powder. I probably should have gotten the matte foundation, but I knew a lot of people didn't like it and preferred the original. At this point I'm not even going to bother getting the matte version. I will not be spending any more money on bareMinerals!
I've been using this for years. I love how easy it is to apply, and the coverage is buildable, and extremely blendable. My co worker asked me what I used because my skin always looked so good with out make up, she was shocked when I told her I used bare minerals. She realy couldn't believe it wasn't my natural skin. I fly frequently for work, I love that this is a powder so I never have to worry about having my BE products in my carry on.
Bare Minerals Foundation gives you the flawless coverage you want with a naturally luminous finish that won't clump or cake. It's clinically proven to improve the appearance of your skin over time. The creamy minerals diminish the look of lines and wrinkles with out drying out your skin. I love this foundation because it also acts like a concealer and it covers all of my problems areas that I have on my face. When I wear this makeup I feel good because I know that my face looks flawless without be having to wear tons and tons of makeup. A little goes a long way with Bare Minerals and because of that the product last for a really long time. I know that $25.00 is a little steep for makeup but is last for a long time and you do not have to buy it every month or anything like that, mine personally last for a little over 3 months before I have to purchase it again. Bare Minerals Foundation comes in a variety of different shades to match with any skin color. This is a wonderful product.
I have been using bareMinerals matte SPF 15 foundation (medium beige) for a week now and it is a great product. It gives a very natural finish but still with a good coverage. And it feels like I would not have any foundation on. I have tried many liquid foundation (dior, ysl, clinique) and also mineral foundation of Jane Iredale but bareMinerals is the best choice for me.
Update: lowered to 3 because of poor staying power. I like the fact that it is natural but I do not want to correct my make up many times during the day. I will use it during weekends.