Bare Escentuals Matte Foundation spf 15


740 reviews

60% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.8

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.8

Price: $$$


ACTIVE Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 15% and Zinc Oxide 5% INACTIVE ingredients: Lauroyl Lysine, Silica, Calcium Silicate, Soil Minerals. May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides

on 9/25/2009 10:13:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This product is amazing!!!! Makes my skin look absolutely flawless!

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Green

Well its not the worst. I have tried worse products. I had a sample of this foundation and a mini brush. I will not be purchasing this. I haven't purchased the regular BE, but after this I am scared to! I got the Fairly Light one and it was orange, you could see it where I am paler on my face. It didn't really do anything for matteness it just showed my dry spots (I am using an acne medication on my forehead and it drys that part up) The mini brush was nice though!

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

Color me... ORANGE?!?!?! Don't get me wrong, I love B.E. and use the regular powder. Since I have oily skin I got really excited when "matte" came out especially since the colors where supposed to be the same. Well, truth be told it turned me orange. Maybe it's the ingredient that keeps the oil under control... who knows. I returned it and went back to the regular B.E.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

on 9/22/2009 3:14:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm

Hair: Red, Curly, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

Yuck! This product went on looking good, but after only a couple of hours had set into my pours and made my face really greasy. If the matte formula was this bad, i can't image how the original formula is so popular. Definitely did not look or feel natural on my combination skin. Maybe it is better fit for someone with older and dryer skin. And no brush comes with it (- - -). Was really disappointed.

on 9/22/2009 2:29:00 PM

Age: Unknown

Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

No good. A few hours into wearing this, my face is shiny shiny shiny. Sticking to Benefit Hello Flawless.

on 9/19/2009 12:49:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Very Oily, Dark, Warm

Hair: Black, Kinky, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I really love this product. I love the original formula too, but this one is better at controlling oil. I like that the coverage is sheer and buildable. My shade is Golden Deep and it is so natural looking. You know, I'm so glad they have realized that not all dark skinned women have red or blue undertones. The yellow/golden undertone is very natural. I always get compliments on my "great skin", lol. It feels so light and stays put all day. I also spray MUFE mist and fix on the top for extra oil control. The sifter was a brilliant idea. Now, if they could just improve those brushes...

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

i love love love this stays on for a while,you do have to fix it in the middle of the day but idc.i have very oily skin so that probaly is the main reason it does that.the coverage is medium,i need concelor underneath but im ok with looks really good on my skin.feels very light

on 9/17/2009 11:07:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Dry, Dark, Warm

Hair: Black, Kinky, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

Much Better!! I've always liked the idea behind BE foundation - light-weight mineral makeup that's healthy for skin, doesn't cause breakouts, and looks completely natural. But I must admit, I didn't love them until now. I would use BE on and off, especially when my skin was experiencing breakouts or issues. I knew that I could use the original mineral foundation without any problems, but I simply did not love the way it looked on my skin especially right after application. There was always that weird shine that looked more metallic than dewy on me. It would generally go away after the foundation 'warmed up' to my skin, but I didn't care for the extra shine.
The new matte foundation looks much better than the original and makes my skin look natural and flawless. Also a while ago, BE expanded its line to include more shades for deeper tones which provide a far better color match than when the foundation was originally introduced - therefore no more mixing shades. I must admit I am in love! I use the Golden Dark shade (NW45 ref) which is the summer shade; in winter I go to Warm Tan, and I( look forward to buying this in the matte shade. Zero ashy or metallicky effect.
For my application, I still use my Bobbi Brown foundation stick as concealer under my eyes and where I need additional coverage. Then I simply buff a very small amount of BE matte foundation around and ¡voila! perfection!
Another plus is the new design of the foundtion jars. The sifter can now be closed by turning ( similar to a salt shaker). If you simply turn and close the top, you don't have to worry about all of the foundation spilling loose and opening it up to a mess. And for the price you get a lot of product.
Absolutely wonderful. Kudos Bare Minerals!! You got it right this time!

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

on 9/17/2009 3:53:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I HATE this product.
I love bare minerals (the original). It feels so light on my skin, it covers my face evenly, it doesn't clog my pores and break me out like other foundations have in the past. I also like that I don't have to use a lot to cover my red spots and it never feels heavy on my face. I have been using the product for years and have even recruited others as members of the bare minerals fan club. I was so very excited about the new matte foundation. I really like trying new products but in the past few years have never tried a new foundation, I haven't needed to, so you can imagine my excitement with this product. The sales woman at Sephora even raved about it. She said that she doesn't even use Bare Minerals but she loves this stuff. Anyway, I got it home and I really like the new sifter thing. I have wasted so much product in the past by it spilling out and everywhere and then I pick too much up on my brush and have to tap it out into the container thing only to have it just spill out into the cap the next time I use it. This seemed like it would eliminate the problem. I don't know and I don't intend on giving it a chance to see if my theory is correct. I hate, hate, hate, hate this product. I have dry skin but I put on moisturizer and a hydrating primer before applying my foundation and I never have a problem with my skin drying out, but with this, omg, i put it on and it instantly dried my skin out! It is also a different color than the others. I use the Light foundation and so I got the Light matte and my face looked orangish. My face looked dry and orange! I showed my boyfriend thinking that maybe it was just in my head and I was being too critical of the stuff, so I asked him what he thought and he said that my makeup looked cakey, I looked in the mirror again and sure enough, around my cheeks the foundation had gathered together, didn't smooth out and it looked like I had been icing Halloween cupcakes and the orange frosting dried on my face. I went to take off the makeup and my cotton was completely orange with makeup, it looked like I had put on 4 layers of makeup with I really just had on 1. On the upside, it did minimize my pores but I defiantly won't be using this again.

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

on 9/16/2009 11:55:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

This is such crap it's ridiculous. You get less product for more money. I HATE the new top. It does not make things less messy. It traps some of the powder in the plastic and you end up wasting a lot. I didn't even think the originally was messy or needed any changing. I tried this because I do get oily around my nose and have to blot during the day AND this doesn't have bismulth(s.p). It doesn't cover NEARLY as well as the original, and the colors ARE DIFFERENT. It definitely essentuated my pores!! I just had to powder my nose and I've only had this stuff on for about 3 hours. It feels different on the skin, in a bad way. It's more yellow than the original. If you like the original but have a more yellow skin tone and you don't have anything you're trying to cover up and you have the tiniest pores in the universe then maybe this would work for you. I'm returning this ASAP.

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