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on 6/5/2017 12:09:00 PM
More reviews by whymimi
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
I started using bare minerals in 1999 when I ordered it off QVC. I loved it for years then took a break to try other things. When I went back to it I was disappointed. Coverage doesn't seem to be what it once was and the sheen is more prominent. I feel like a glow stick when wearing it now. Not sure if the formula changed? Also, the jar size is a lot smaller but price is higher. (My hoarder self still has original 1999 containers that I store things in, and the container is twice the size of the current base.) The color fairly light does match me well but I need to mix it with my Jane Iredale minerals base to tone down the shine. This combo works very well for me but it's not cost effective.
1 of 1 people found this helpful.
on 3/11/2017 4:45:00 PM
More reviews by LTcurlygirl
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm
Hair: Red, Curly, Coarse
I tried this out because I've been dealing with acne lately. This made my skin look horrible. It made it look cakey dry, and flat. The color was off on my nc15 skin as well. It made me look 10 years older. Threw it in the trash. Might work for someone young and oily.
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
on 12/15/2016 3:58:00 PM
More reviews by heavendelivered
Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
It went on very orange, not fairly light but also applied thick!
on 2/18/2016 1:45:00 PM
More reviews by highmaintenancepanda
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine
So... I'm underwhelmed. After watching Bare Minerals infomercials throughout childhood and seeing the starter kits at Sephora for so many years, I finally was intrigued enough to try this "miracle" powder foundation. I have oily, acne-prone, sensitive skin. I was using the Youngblood loose mineral foundtion in Ivory and found it too light. Fairly Light is a perfect match for my colouring.I really like the packaging and the twist shaker. I feel like it's less messy than the Youngblood. I used the same brush and technique (swirl, tap, buff) and brushed in a circular motion starting with the outside my face working inward. The texture is nice and there is no smell. It also has pretty full coverage and masks any redness from blemishes. The powder looks nice at first, but throughout the day my face gets shiny and slick with oil. I've taken to using a powder puff (one of those cheap ones you buy as a replacement for your powder compact) to blot halfway through the day and I find a lot of the product transfers to the puff.If I touch my face, the product comes off on my fingers. I tried using a mattifying primer underneath, but it didn't make a huge difference.Sadface. For $35 CAD at Sephora this definitely wasn't worth it.Overall, I would not purchase this product again and will go back to the Youngblood in a slightly warmer tone.
on 11/27/2016 11:41:00 AM
More reviews by Tweena
Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium
I've bought three shades, light and fairly light. I use light and fairly light in the following way: I make a solution of the mineral foundation with rose water and glycerin apply it with a brush and either buff it out with a kabuki or a beauty blender. Flawless. The rose water and glycerin idea I got from finding a recipe of something called "Magnolia Balm" which originally used zinc oxide and French chalk! It was sold about a hundred years ago! This recipe needs a quick shake before applying but stays on all day and evens out my complexion perfectly. One can alter the ratio of mineral make-up to solution for depth of coverage. Four ounces of rose water to a teaspoon of glycerin seems to be good. I use more mineral make-up in a separate bottle (light shade) for concealer. Note: I no longer need moisturizer. I wash my face with brown sugar, honey and lemon juice then put on the makeup solution and have found that I do not need anything else!! My skin stays hydrated and good all through the day and through the night.
on 1/19/2016 6:48:00 PM
More reviews by NurseMiel
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
I keeps' it brief when it comes to this pseudo-unique powder 'foundation' (can you tell where I'm going?)It's not buildable. People with flawless skin always buff it on cheerfully, insisting that you can get medium to full coverage. Medium is a stretch, full is a damn lie.It's true, to build, you do need to work in many (20+ is fine girl, keep goin') light applications versus, if you're like me, kind of 'anchoring' spots around your face right after dipping into a lot of powder, then buffing each spot, effectively dusting most of the excess off. (Sometimes I get too lazy with this technique and I have to go in with a sponge and 'pull up' my anchors...)Very few shades, a dubious main ingredient, a finish that only a minority will appreciate (glow=shine) , an inflated price and messy, ttteedious application. You're lucky you got these two lippies. Now get outta' here!
5 of 8 people found this helpful.
on 8/16/2015 3:26:00 AM
More reviews by tmichele153
Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine
This was the first high end product I ever tried and also one of the first foundations I've ever owned. The colour is perfect for my skin tone, which can be hard to do since I'm so fair. I also find this gives me flawless skin, almost airbrushed sometimes. I use the RealTechniques Expert Face Brush to apply this and it gives really good coverage. I hate this foundation for travel but I did take it to Paris with me and it was fine. Really nice foundation overall!
on 8/2/2015 12:31:00 AM
More reviews by MUAsAlbino
Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine
I used to *love* this foundation while in high school! The key piece of information omitted there is that I was ugly as hell in my teenage days. I will begin with naming what I actually like about Bare Minerals original powder foundation. I like that it could be built up to medium/full coverage (though not fully opaque... just better than many on the market). I like how easy this foundation is to apply. Powder foundations are always much less tasking than applying liquid foundation so this is great for lazy days! And I like that this gave me a glow without noticeable shimmer. But the list of pros ends there. Looking back at photos where I know I was wearing this is embarrassing. Fairly Light should be renamed Fairly Orange. My other issues with this powder foundation is it pooled into my crater pores, and the oil absorbing qualities sucked. Last but not least - I really do believe this clogs my pores. And yet I overpaid for it because Bare Minerals is a brand name with too much hype. I will not make that mistake again.
5 of 5 people found this helpful.
on 6/23/2015 12:26:00 AM
More reviews by Dalektable
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool
Been using this for 10 years. I love it. While I can't afford it daily, I use physician's formula in translucent fair and it's a great daily use for cheap. Using both is great for my combo skin in california where it gets hot most days.
3 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 1/7/2016 5:55:00 PM
More reviews by Lynettejonesyy
Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Red, Other, Other
I have been using this product for years and continue to repurchase it for two reasons: great coverage and does not irritate my skin. I have used numerous over the counter foundations, liquid and powder alike and haven’t found anything close to Bare Minerals consistency and coverage. Although I have heard mixed reviews that it’s not great if you have sensitive skin prone to acne, I still continue to use it in my beauty routine. I prefer the "Matte" product over the original for added coverage.
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