Bare Escentuals • Original SPF 15 Foundation • Powder

rated 3.5(104 reviews)

Average Rating.3.5
Would buy this product again.54%

rated 4 of 5 andr3awatermelon on 2/22/2015 10:30:00 PM more reviews by andr3awatermelon

Age: 18 & Under   Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium   Hair: Blond   Eyes: Brown    

Having oily skin, I have tried both the matte and original formula and much prefer the original. If used with a light hand and buffed in thoroughly, this product provides a light/medium coverage with a natural finish. Doesn't break me out and the container of powder lasts a very long time. I find that this foundation actually looks better after a few hours of wear, when it's able to set into the natural oils of my skin(gross but true). Only downside is is that my t-zone does get shiny with this throughout the day.

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rated 5 of 5 thehappykitten on 1/14/2015 11:21:00 AM more reviews by thehappykitten

Age: 19-24   Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral   Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium   Eyes: Blue    

This has been my favorite foundation for years, it's the only one I use! It is the BEST powder foundation out there - definitely worth the price. My shade is "Fairly Light" and it matches my skin tone perfectly. It blends well, looks natural on my skin, does well concealing blemishes if I skip using concealer (which is rare), and leaves such a smooth finish on my face. I can't say enough about how I love the natural look it gives, while also providing full-coverage.
The packaging is great, too - after you unscrew the lid there is plastic covering the opening, which you slide to have access to the powder. I really appreciate this feature because it prevents powder from falling out and all over the container, even if I throw it in my makeup bag during travel. It's perfect!

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rated 3 of 5 koihimi on 10/27/2014 12:53:00 AM more reviews by koihimi

Age: 25-29   Skin: Very Oily, Fair   Hair: Brunette   Eyes: Hazel    

I used to use Nude by Nature mineral foundation but they have changed the tone of the Light/Medium to more beige and I had to look elswhere. Of course I though of BareMinerals especially since they have Fair Golden shade. Now, it is hard to find the right shade for me, as it is for every pale girl. I have fair-warm-slightly olive skin tone. I have very mixed feelings about the foundation perfomance.
1. It melts off my face exactly the same way as Nude by Nature does. Even sooner.
2. It doesn not give me that flawless skin look probably because it has tha glow that makes my pores stand out.
3. Getting to the glow. Why the hell GOLDEN undertone has off white glow?
4. The shade itself isn't really golden. It's more truly fair (and I mean pale fair really) neutral shade and because of that white reflect it just looks white. This is one of a dissapointment.
5. Why on earth it is so easy to wipe it off immediately after application? I always have that problem with liquid foundations, even with a primer. But mineral one, seriously?

I don't want to try matt version because of all the reviews of it. I'll try to mix it with my NbN and see how it goes. Such a disapointment...

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rated 5 of 5 KatrinaEntwistleDean on 10/23/2014 11:04:00 AM more reviews by KatrinaEntwistleDean

Age: 19-24   Skin: Dry, Fair   Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium   Eyes: Hazel    

This product is a god send!
I wear my original foundation nearly every day and it gives a light-medium coverage with the full flawless face brush but I've found if you use the precision face brush you can get an amazing full coverage!
I love the finish, it makes your skin look glowing. It lasts all day, I personally never have to top up.
It lasts me probably about 6 months which I think is very good. BareMinerals are amazing value!

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rated 5 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* Kathy123 on 10/20/2014 1:08:00 PM more reviews by Kathy123

Age: 44-55   Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm   Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium   Eyes: Brown    

I have to say that I am on my fourth or fifth container and this makeup is starting to look better than any liquid foundation. Golden Medium is my exact match. I am NC30 to 35 (during summer). I wear a primer underneath and I am all set. This can practically last on me the whole day. When I feel too oily on the face, I just blot and that is basically it. Wearing this foundation has kept my skin unbelievably supple and nice. I think it is expensive compared to other mineral foundations like L'Oreal. However, this has less ingredients than L'Oreal. Overall, very happy with the performance.

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rated 2 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* antiguru on 10/18/2014 12:38:00 AM more reviews by antiguru

Age: 36-43   Skin: Oily, Fair, Neutral   Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium   Eyes: Blue    

I already reviewed the matte form of this. It made me look like an old hag. This made me look like maybe less of an older hag but a hag all the same. Being the stubborn and thrifty person I am, I was determined to make it work until I used it. I would use just the tiniest amount to set my undereye concealer. Then spray with setting spray like your life depended on it. That is the only way this worked for me. I have oily summer skin, combo rest of year. Get a sample of this before you pay good money for a full container to see if it's right for you.

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rated 5 of 5 emcoll on 8/31/2014 5:14:00 PM more reviews by emcoll

Age: 25-29   Skin: Acne-prone, Fair   Hair: Red   Eyes: Green    

I am shocked at all the bad reviews! This is the only powder I will ever use on my face! It always looks natural on me. I apply after my moisturizer (Aveeno Positively Radiant) and eyebrow (Anastasia Dipbrow - the powder helps to blend it somehow). I get tons of compliments on my skin, and no one notices my blemishes. The other day someone told me my complexion looked like dewy porcelain! That would not be possible without this foundation and the Bare Minerals Stroke of Light.

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rated 1 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* lushlife505 on 8/29/2014 12:23:00 AM more reviews by lushlife505

Age: 30-35   Skin: Very Oily, Medium, Neutral   Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine   Eyes: Brown    

By far this is one of the worst mineral makeups I have ever used. Maybelline coming in first and this second. It does not look natural on the skin, causes my face to get super greasy and overall the wear is terrible.

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rated 5 of 5 Schnickerfritz5 on 7/12/2014 10:37:00 PM more reviews by Schnickerfritz5

Age: 36-43   Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium   Hair: Blond   Eyes: Blue    

It took me a long time to figure out how to use this foundation and make it look good. I now use it without primer. I do use much more product then is suggested. I use the BAREMINERALS Soft Focus Brush and swirl it in the product that I put in the lid. I use small circular motions down the middle of my face, then my cheeks, nose and forehead. Next, I use the same brush and very lightly stroke downward to make sure all pores are covered. After that I use Original Mineral Veil in circular motions all over my face, and then stroke down again.

This takes me way less time then if I use a liquid foundation now that I know how to use the bareminerals. During the day I touch up one time with original Mineral Veil again and a little kabuki brush from Sephora.

I've tried going back to liquid or to MAC studio fix powder foundation, but I ALWAYS come back to this.

For me it just took using the right brush for my skin and some practice.

I also use the Bareminerals skin care with it.

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rated 4 of 5 bonn2585 on 7/8/2014 9:45:00 PM more reviews by bonn2585

Age: 25-29   Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm   Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse   Eyes: Brown    

I really like Bare Minerals. I had tried it a few years ago and hated it. I thought it looked cakey and unnatural. However, these past few years I have been going through really bad acne breakouts and decided to throw a lot of makeup away and start over to see if I can figure what is causing it. Well I decided to give Bare Minerals another try and I really like it this time around. I finally figured why I hated it in the past. I was not matched with the correct shade! I wear golden tan and it is perfect. Now I can't even tell it is on. I do use a different brush though. I use Sephora's mineral brush as I feel it applies so much better and it gives a better coverage as well. The best part? It does not break me out and no oil slick either :)

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