Bare Escentuals • Matte Foundation spf 15 • Powder
|Would buy this product again.||60%|
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
First off, its really expensive. I bought the flawless face kit for 100SGD due to the many positive reviews but unfortunately i was really disappointed in it. For some reason, it really emphasizes my pores! I've already used the Primer from Bare Escentuals and Benefit's Porefessional under it and right after i buffed in the foundation, i could see my pores even from a distance. A big no no for me. Coverage wise could be controlled. I would say its Light-Medium coverage. Not gonna cover your scars, but decent enough to cover redness and uneven skin tone.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I'm over Bare Minerals now, but I like the original better than this kind. Matte is kind of flat & chalky looking at worst. It does ok in the 100 plus summers we've been having. Anyway, Matte is a waste of money for anyone over 30, imo. It just emphasizes all the flaws, the only good thing is that it covers sun spots better than any of the liquids I've been trying, but so does the Original, without the chalkiness.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
Great coverage, much better than original formula which made me look too oily. I don't wear liquid foundation so this works great and provides excellent coverage. Only downside is it is a bit messy, and I can't figure if it is breaking me out or my makeup remover. I hope it's the make up remover! I have tried a ton of powder foundations ad this is the best!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I have been an avid Bare Minerals user for quite some time now. The matte foundation is an absolute lifesaver for me! My forehead tends to be oily and end up shiny at some point. The matte foundation definitely keeps that under control and keep my skin looking beautiful throughout the day. It has enough coverage for my minimal breakouts and gives me that "natural" look I love.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
This product is amazing because it has single-handedly saved my skin. I always want to stray and use other foundations, but those other foundations break me out. I go back to this and it clears up my skin; it's no coincidence. It does what it promises, it makes my skin look smooth and minimizes my pores quite a bit. Fairly light is a great match for my neutral fair skin. It's quick to apply and very foolproof. I use full flawless face, but it does not look cakey. Gives a nice velvet finish. Sure, it's not the most "exciting" of foundations out there, but it gets the job done. I'll keep repurchasing because it keeps my skin looking clear when I take my makeup off.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I have to say bare minerals in a great product and made my skin totally clear up. HOWEVER
i have VERY oily skin, touching up within 2 hours usually and the original is actually better than the matte.
with the matte the fairly light colour is slightly orangey and sits on my skin shows all my pores becomes patchy and yeah... this is just my skin but if your skin is very oily i would recommend the original, i still have to touch up using it but it is better than the matte (and cheaper)o
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
love it, its perfect, although at some point of the day my skin gets a little shiny even though im wearing this.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
I´ve used this for more than two years now and I like it a lot. It help keep the shine down, nice coverage and I belive it makes my skin more even with less impurites, might be slightly drying.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I bought this foundation when it first came out...was not a fan of original BE foundation. Not only did this work as makeup, but I really credit it with clearing up my skin too. I used to break out consistently and once I started using this it stopped. I got so many great compliments on my skin. The only reason I didn't give this a 5 was because I do have oily skin and by mid-day I'm shiny again. This past summer, I decided to stop using it since I find in the summer that it is a bit heavy for me (I really prefer just basic powder in the summer) and I wanted to try to find something to keep me matte all day. My pores got huge, my skin broke out, and was uneven. The day I started using this again, my pores were gone! They definitely mean what they say that this reduces pore size. I won't stop using this again...absolutely learned my lesson.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Dark, Warm Hair: Black, Relaxed, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I started using this foundation about a week and a half ago. I got the shade Warm Tan, and it is a dead on match. I get really good coverage with this foundation, but my skin doesn't currently have acne just some light hyperpigmentation. I haven't broken out from foundation at all- but, I think time will tell whether I will break out from it.
I usually use MAC Matchmaster foundation, and I usually get one or two pimples from using it.
To apply, I spray Mac Fix + first, then apply the bare minerals. I usually don't look too powdery, using this routine.
So far, this is a win for me.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Medium Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is the first foundation Ive ever used and I continue to repurchase it. It doesn't give as much coverage as a liquid foundation, but that's ok for me because I prefer a more natural look. However, I have very veryyy oily skin. This helps with shine, but eventually the oils from my face will seep through. I don't blame the foundation though; my skin is just very oily and no product I have ever used has completely gotten rid of shine. This doesn't leave my face overly matte. Just right. This gives me a natural, healthy look. I need this in my makeup collection. If you're looking for heavy coverage, this isn't for you.
I like packing the product on my TooFaced Powder Pouf brush, spritzing water on it, and then applying to my face. Beautiful outcome.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Bare minerals gives pretty good coverage. I have super oily skin so even the matte does not keep the shine of my face. I am matte for a little over an hour when you start to see shine on my face. I do like the finish though and it does look very natural and is not cakey.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Medium Eyes: Brown
Initially I was turned off by the negative reviews for this product, but I decided to try it our anyway. I'm glad I did, after using this for a month, it has helped me look flawless and natural. I'm asian with strong yellow undertones and slight redness, the shade Golden Medium is a perfect match. I use this with a kabuki brush over tinted moisturizer so I get that semi-dewy effect that makes me look fresh and young. I've always had problems with oiliness, this product has neither helped nor made it worse which is acceptable. It does wear out after a while though.
Generally I love this because it doesn't break me out and the color selection is great since I always have trouble finding the 'right' yellow for my skin tone. Would definitely purchase again. :)
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
I've been using this product for about 2 weeks now. All I can say is, I love it. It has a medium coverage which for me is great for an everyday look. After face primer I use my ELF complexion brush to buff this into my skin and then go in with a smaller fluffy brush to apply a second coat to my undereye circles and any blemishes I have. This gives me a great look for everyday. If I want a completely flawless face, I add a bit of NYX HD concealer under this, but I don't ever do this unless I have a big event such as a wedding or a dance. I love this stuff also because it hasn't broken me out and keeps me matte pretty much all day, even when sweating at my fast food job. This is an amazing feat for my teenage, acne prone, oily skin.
As far as the packaging goes, it is excellent. It screws shut making it great for travelling and you have the option of closing off the holes for sifting, also making it so the powder doesn't spill everywhere. It's easy to sift out the exact amount of product you want.
It's pricey for me, being a high school student who buys her own cosmetics, but it's the only high end product I use. I will continue to rebuy and rebuy as I run out, it's pretty much my HG face product!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Medium coverage, buildable, stays put okay, but needs a touch up through the day. My skin clearly likes this foundation though, breakouts decrease and my skin seems all-around more luminous.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I guess it really depends on the person whether or not Bare Minerals works for you. It works completely fine for me, and great for every day looks when I don't want to put on too much. It's a little expensive for the quality, so I will be on the lookout for a nicer powder for less money.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I wear fair and fairly light depending on the season, both in the matte formula. I have extremely oily acne prone skin. I live in south texas so you can imagine the heat AND humidity I deal with!! I love this product!! It really does help control my oiliness and I find that I only have to dust with mineral veil one or two times during the day! It's really all about the way you put it on and the brushes you use! The buffing is the most important step!! I buff until the foundation looks like its a part of my skin and not just sitting on top! I'll go back with the concealer brush and pat on some foundation in places where I produce the most oil such as the T-zone. I use the hand buki and the large kabuki brush. Overall I love the product, it's light, airy and natural! It also really good in that it doesn't transfer like some liquid foundations do, I will continue to repurchase!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
Throughout my life, I've struggled with severe ance, discoloration, and both dry ans oily skin. Around 6 years go, I was introduced to Bare Minerals and instantly fell in love, even with blotting throughout the day. My skin was calming down and clearing up.
I decided to try the matte the moment it was released and found it flawless, with buildable coverage, but noticed the shades ran a little darker. I decided to branch out a try different brands for a year, and when i returned to using Bare Minerals, I was shocked that it did not have the same effects on my skin. Wondering if the formula has changed?
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I have oily acne-prone skin and this was a lifesaver for me. I got it as a gift for christmas(2011) and I am still using it ALL the time. It lasts forever, sets matte, calms my skin, does not make me break out, and has great coverage. I use this by itself on my oily days and I use clinique even better on my dry days under this. I actually think it has cleared up my skin. You dont need much for it to cover good, so it can last up to 6 months maybe longer. I definitely reccomend this to ANYONE. I got "light" and it matched me perfectly. :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I was compelled by a friend to try this foundation, even though I already had a foundation I had been happy with for years. I've heard a lot of hype over bare minerals. What a mistake! I tried this the first day... no coverage at all.. you could see all these red blotchy spots on my face! On the second day it made my skin so dry it actually flaked off after I applied it. I watched the DVD it came with over and over to make sure I wasn't doing anything wrong. But I was just so baffled by my friend and various other people reccomending this! So dissapointing! I was not impressed at all and would definitely not reccomend to anyone else.