Bare Escentuals • Bare Minerals Original Mineral Veil • Loose Powders

rated 3.7(1071 reviews)

Average Rating.3.7
Would buy this product again.63%

rated 1 of 5 sw on 11/17/2007 10:26:00 PM more reviews by sw

Age: 44-55   Skin: Other   Hair: Other   Eyes: Other    

Hated this! My face turn was an oily colored red. During the day, co-workers kept asking me if I had a fever. Returned this....Will stick with Laura Mercier and Mac blot powder.

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rated 5 of 5 sbprincess21 on 11/15/2007 2:31:00 PM more reviews by sbprincess21

Age: 19-24   Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium   Hair: Brown   Eyes: Brown    

I actually never really liked using this over bare minerals foundation. It always took off some of the foundation make-up on my nose for some reason when I'd put this on, and I never brushed it on hard or anything. It was kind of like putting chalk on my face, never something that gave me that silky finished look that I looked for. I know it's supposed to set the make-up in place, and I suppose it did an okay job doing that, but I'd rather have an all in one kind of product.
***************UPDATE!! 6/13/09********************
So, I recently found my still full Mineral Veil. I had run out of my MAC Studio Fix Powder (which makes my face look SUPER GREASY in the summer time!!) and needed some kind of powder to wear over my foundation so it wouldn't slide around all day. Out of desperation, I decided to use Mineral Veil again just as a temp solution and THANK GOD I rediscovered this product!! I always used it over BE, which I hated the results, but never tried wearing it over a regular liquid foundation. It works WONDERS in that area. For the first time all year, I have a completely shine free face, it keeps my foundation in place ALL DAY LONG-even in the summer time, reduces pore visibility, and leaves my skin looking soft and natural-like a silky matte finish. It is sooo light and airy, and doesn't make make-up look cakey or too heavy at all. And a TINY amount really does the trick-anymore than that and skin can start looking too dry and flaky with the powder looking chalky. A little dusting over my face is really all I need, and taking that into consideration, this stuff will definitely last me forever!! I was wondering how I was going to keep the embarrassing shinies at bay this year, and THIS IS IT! So, I am changing my rating from 2 lippies to 5 =)

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rated 5 of 5 culebra on 11/13/2007 3:42:00 PM more reviews by culebra

Age: 44-55   Skin: Normal   Hair: Blond   Eyes: Green    

This is a wonderful product. Great over BE Foundation. This powder enables the foundationt to look smooth and poreless. Very effective when used with the heavenly powder brush.

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rated 3 of 5 ldinfante on 11/11/2007 10:59:00 PM more reviews by ldinfante

Age: 25-29   Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium   Hair: Brunette   Eyes: Brown    

i have a love hate with this product. i used to use it after my make up as the finishing deal, but i don't like how the powder gets all over the place and to be honest i didn't notice that big of a difference like most people say. it was just another powder on my already powedered face. what i do love about it though is i blot it on my lips before i put on my lipstick and it stays in place.

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rated 3 of 5 ilovebnamom on 11/11/2007 12:44:00 AM more reviews by ilovebnamom

Age: 25-29   Skin: Combination   Hair: Brunette   Eyes: Hazel    

This is ok. I bought it and never really used it cause it made me look pale and pink. I know it says that it is translucent, but not on me! I prefer EM's Tinted Silk Dust or Finishing Dust!

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rated 4 of 5 mirrorpalais on 11/8/2007 10:27:00 PM more reviews by mirrorpalais

Age: 18 & Under   Skin: Combination, Medium   Hair: Brunette   Eyes: Green    

Really wonderful product. The perfect finishing touch, and when im lazy and dont feel like applying foundation i just dust some of it onto my face and im good to go! After a few hours I start to get shiny though and I'm a boy so I cant just pull out my compact and start applying more so i just deal.

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rated 4 of 5 andreseeta on 11/7/2007 10:24:00 PM more reviews by andreseeta

Age: 19-24   Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral   Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium   Eyes: Brown    

WONDERFUL!! The perfect "final touch" to make your skin look absolutely FLAWLESS!

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rated 5 of 5 FlaLadyB on 11/7/2007 3:37:00 PM more reviews by FlaLadyB

Age: 44-55   Skin: Dry   Hair: Blond   Eyes: Green    

MY HG of finishing powder. I wisk it over my MAC foundation with a huge fluffy brush and it gives me that soft finished look. I'm not looking for color or sparkle of any kind so it does the trick! Will continue to buy!

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rated 3 of 5 redhair on 11/4/2007 10:10:00 PM more reviews by redhair

Age: 25-29   Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral   Hair: Red, Straight, Fine   Eyes: Brown    

It gives a nice finish to your makeup and does keep the oilies a bit more at bay, but it contains Parabens unlike the foundation. I just don't think it does a good enough job to justify the price tag. It's not miraculous and you wind up going through this a heck of a lot quicker than the foundation.

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rated 4 of 5 Renie82 on 11/4/2007 10:05:00 PM more reviews by Renie82

Age: 25-29   Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium   Hair: Brunette   Eyes: Brown    

I love Mineral Veil. I use it under and over my foundation. I am very oily and although I don't have complete control over my oil, this really has improved how quickly I'll have oil breakthrough with my foundation.

Ever since I switched to Bare Escentuals, I've only been getting compliments so something must be working. I like all of the versions (feather light and tinted).

Not the most expensive and it is an incredible value. Not a lot of product is needed.

Packaging has a bit to be desired, it can be very messy when you first start using the product until you get the hang of it. Maybe someday it'll have better delivery.

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