Bare Escentuals Matte Foundation spf 15


730 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 8/18/2011 1:38:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

LOVE this foundation. It gives medium-full coverage without looking un-natural, which a lot of liquid foundations can. I feel like my skin can breathe when I have it on- it doesn't give you that caked-on make-up feel, which I love. I'll never go back to any other foundation.

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I've been using this for a couple of days now and i love it! I apply this using my E.L.F flat top brush and it makes my skin look flawless! i have used many high end foundations like MUFE hd foundation,but they never gave me a true flawless clean look, but with this powder my face looks so SMOOTH and even. I wouldn't recommend this to people who have some kind of peeling in their skin , because it WILL show. I recommend you use a moisturizer before hand and also spraying it with a setting spray. i use the e.l.f setting spray.

on 8/9/2011 8:43:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Green

I was so excited when I found out that there was a matte foundation in the BE series! And then I tried it.. I can't even explain the expectations I had for this product, I thought that all my problems with shiny skin would be over, but unfortunately it wasn't. I think that it is exactly the same as the ordinary BE foundation, except a lighter coverage. The only reason that I'm going to buy this again is because I've been using BE foundations for a while, so I have purchased all the brushes. And it doesn't make me break out. I hope that they come up with something new that actually can give you some shine free days in the summer!

on 7/27/2011 10:26:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I wanted to like this product, but unfortunately i did not. i got it b/c i needed a matte foundation for the summer. this did not keep the oils at bay...i got oily withing 2 hours and had to constantly blot my face even if i applied another powder on top of this. my liquid foundations set with powder work much better than this for controlling the oils

on 7/27/2011 7:15:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

i got this from my mom because she had an extra one. i think it gives pretty good, light coverage nice matte finish. the only reason i only gave it 3 lippies is because my lorel mineral powder is just as good if not better, it give a bit more coverage and i feel lasts a little longer. this is pretty expensive for a powder and i feel like you can get one just as good from the drugstore. i have normal skin, fair to medum and not super sensitive. so i dont have to be super picky with what i put on it.

on 7/26/2011 2:39:00 PM

Age: 19-24

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

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Other

I'm a huge fan of Bare Minerals, but on my skin, I honestly cannot tell a difference between this formula and the original. I like it, but I don't think it's worth the extra money or the extra hype. I won't be repurchasing this formula again, but I will get the original

on 7/22/2011 4:00:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Black, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I used Bare Minerals for a couple years in the mid 2000s, but eventually I got sick of the mess and the shine it gave my face. On a whim I decided to try the new matte formula. I love the locking sifter. I hate everything else. This stuff looked like mud on my face. I had to press the buki brush into my face really hard to get it to blend in, and while the color match was good, after an hour or so my pores looked bigger than moon craters. It didn't seem to control oil, and it didn't even my skin out any better than anything else in my stash. I returned this, and I will not repurchase.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

on 7/20/2011 8:44:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Blue

Matte is your standard, matte foundation that has a slightly thick and creamy texture thanks to the high amount of titanium and zinc oxides in it. It still has a slight amount of glow to it but does offer a high amount of coverage. I would leave this one behind only because I don't feel like the staying power is there, the shade range is up to par with those from other brands (and even DS brands like L'oreal or Revlon), and that it'll cover very acne prone problematic skin types.

on 7/19/2011 2:51:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Pros: Keeps me mat and by the end of the day, i have a semi-glow look. Great coverage with the full coverage kabuki brush. I love it covered my flaws/acne scars, redness, but it still looked like skin/natural.
COns: if i wear this alone, it made me itch when i was outside. After 2 weeks, i noticed it clogged my checks/pores, so i had to return it. I was not going to keep using it.

on 7/17/2011 10:41:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

Ok some of these reviews are driving me crazyyyy.....Im a makeup artist and some things are controlled...
-Do NOT use a silicone primer with this...Although the BE Matte is amazy, their primer stinks..
(Korres anti-aging primer is wonderful) Even for the oiliest...
There product is buildable...One layer is equal to a tinted moisturizer and 3 layers is regular foundation...You build what you want...
If your having oil control problems even while using this, the problem could very easy be your skincare routine...If you are using the wrong product...Well then your throwing your money away...
And yes pressure is key and use the right brush...You want the product to get into the natural bristles and really do its job...
Hope this helps...Sorry had to vent...

20 out of 29 people found this review helpful.

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