Bare Escentuals BareMinerals foundation #2.3 Medium Beige

3.5

291 reviews

57% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.0

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.0

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS



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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I love the coverage of this loose powder and how little I have to use (therefore prolonging the next time I would to purchase it again IF I liked it) but after wearing it for a couple hours, it makes my face look so greasy. It also seems to make it look like I have lines around my eyes and it has definately broken me out. Most loose powder foundations I've tried are messy but this particular one more so.



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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

At first I liked this product, but after a month of using it I noticed my face breaking out more than usual. I stopped using this foundation for a week and my skin cleared right back up. Then I put it on again and the next day had 4 new breaks. My skin is just to sensitive to the bismuth. It also left kind of a masky look around my jawline, depending on the lighting. My search for the perfect foundation continues........

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Bare minerals pisses me off. All this crap about it being so good for your skin, blah blah blah. Yea right, after using this stuff my skin breaks out MORE than usual. I like how it feels like I have nothing on my face and how natural it looks, but it's almost like I would seriously get a new zit or a couple new ones every time I used it.

IT SUCKS. It's a shame too....it would be my HG foundation for summer if it didn't mess up my skin. Sucky sucky sucky.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Pros: I like how natural it looks. Smooths out skin tone. Quick application.

Cons: I get oily in the t-zone by midday. Does not cover freckles.

Verdict: This product is perfect when I go to work, because it literally takes me 5 mins to put my makeup on when I kabuki brush it all over my face. But, when I am going out or want to look like I have flawless skin - I need more coverage and I need something a little more heavy-duty.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This product works really well if applied with moisturizer or primer. If I use it by itself, it will look dry and doesnt seem to cover much. I love how the color just blends with my skin tone. I would recommend this product.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I love the concept of this foundation and how it's better for your skin. However, I can't find the right shade for my skintone. I was matched a Medium Beige, but it photographs really bad. In pictures, my face is so white in comparison to my body. I can't go a shade up because it's too dark. So again, I'm in between shades. Another issue I have is that it makes you look really shiny even if you have dry skin like I do. I even tried the new shade "Golden Medium" but it's too yellow and a tad light. All in all, the foundation itself is not bad, it's just the color selection that I have issues with. I'm a NC35/40 for reference.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

This was a great product for me over the past 3 years. A foundation had never before made me look naturally flawless. After spending my previous years with liquid foundation, I couldn't believe the difference. I truly enjoyed NEVER having to worry about a makeup line again. My mom and sister started using it as well after seeing me and they love it too. People would compliment on how gorgeous my skin was (I was shocked because I have always been self conscious about my skin and had some acne problems.) Anyhow, unfortunately after three years of loving this makeup I started to really have problems with allergic reactions I guess. My lower eyelids became red and irritated and doctors insisted that I stop wearing it. I am now switching to EveryDay Minerals. Hopefully that will work. I am sad about leaving the Bare Minerals foundation, etc because I had never looked better. Can't quite understand why some say they hate it so much. Perhaps they never got the correct shade to start with or applied it incorrectly?? Anyhow, I would recommend it to others, but the price is steep and I agree it can get itchy. However for three years it was a dream come true to me.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I will definitely spend lots of money on cosmetics and have no problem doing so but this powder is just a waste of money and a waste of perfectly good skin. Steer clear of this stuff unless you want a broken out mess on your face.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This was a little too expensive for doing so little. It did even out my complexion on my face where it was a LITTLE uneven but as far as redness on my cheeks and dark spots from the few pimples I get - this did nothing. I think I'll stick to clinique and leave the mineral makeup alone since its what works for me. Too bad I fell into all the mineral makeup hype!


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I cant give this a rating overall, I cant use it! Ive been using the eyebrow powder for years about 3, and when I starting using it I hadnt noticed a problem. BUT get this, I bought the strter kit for med/med beige and yes it looked great and yes I loved it until I got a red dotty rash all over my upper arm and couldnt breathe right, not joking! so I washed it off and after day I was good as new. Luckily I had an inhaler and benadryl:) I recently found out that the reason I have had other rashes for about 3 years on my arms and little on my chest that turn into papules with liquid is because Ive been using the eyebrow powder:) I could never figure out going to my doctors and dermatologists what this was. All because of the little amount I applied and the oxy bismuth chemical in this stuff. I love my beauty stuff and I never would have know unless I tried this kit. Back to sephora it goes and I hope everyone who dares to use this stuff watches carefully for any reaction at all! So throwng out the eyebrow powder and hope my scars get better over the next year , here I thought it was hormonal. Im telling you guys its a true horror story, Ive had comments before from people who thought I had track marks on my arms or asked if I walked into a beehive, embarrassing and I have BE to thank for it.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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