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bareMinerals MATTE Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15
48 varieties available

bareMinerals MATTE Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15

BY BAREMINERALS #11 in Powder Foundation

4.4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars61%
  • 4 Stars25%
  • 3 Stars9%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star1%
4.42 / 5 based on 2,508 Reviews

Product Description

Clinically proven to minimize the appearance of pores. Our loose mineral foundation gives you all the flawless coverage you want with a natural matte finish and no-makeup look and feel that lasts up to eight hours. The lightweight minerals absorb excess oil without drying out your skin.

Formulated without parabens, binders, fillers, or synthetic chemicals.

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bareMinerals MATTE Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15
bareMinerals MATTE Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15
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  • "It gave me great coverage that lasts just as long as liquid foundations, and it's better for your skin." in 11 reviews
  • "As a woman who deals with oily skin, the matte option is wonderful because it delays getting shiny skin more than other make up." in 11 reviews
  • "This foundation is so light it doesn't feel like you are wearing anything however it still gives full coverage." in 8 reviews
  • "The shade range doesn't go dark enough to serve the entire population, but if they have a shade that matches your skin tone, I would definitely recommend giving bareMinerals a try." in 7 reviews
  • "It's very light and easy to apply, the color is matched to my skin tone so it blends perfectly." in 6 reviews
Katherine K.
Brooklyn, NY
7 reviews
Review for: Golden Fair
I'm a long time user of this foundation. I skin has always been on the oily side, so this powder option has had me hooked for almost ten years. I opted for the Matte version since I was never a big fan of the slight "sparkle" the original powder gave off.
It takes a bit of trickery to get used to applying a nice even layer... and VERY IMPORTANT that you have a good brush. But once you get the hang of it, it's a miracle... Stays flawless all day.
I use the Buff and Go Brush, and here's why:
It can pick up a good amount of powder and evenly distributes with good all over coverage
tip for application:
1. turn the powder over with the cap on and tap the bottom(now facing up) once or twice firmly
now you have powder in the cap
2.with a good amount of powder now in the cap, swirl your brush around in it a bit to evenly distribute
3. then "bounce" the brush a few times in the cap to loosen heavier spots and get a bit more up in the brush (just lightly tap the brush straight up and down on the cap)
This should give you a nice even amount of powder to apply...
Repeat as needed per section...

For heavier/spot application(especially for concealing dark circles or blemishes):
I pull up the little brush guard to make the brush more compact and blunt. This allows for a higher concentration of powder to be applied. Use the same technique to effectively blend out the borders of your now corrected problem areas.
Elizabeth P.
Land O Lakes, FL
13 reviews
I have used this product since becoming in pregnant in 2013. It changed my skin completely.

It gives a flawless natural look, but has buildable coverage if needed.

I recommend using a beauty blender and dabbing it on and then blending with and all over face brush for fuller coverage.

The only issue I've had is even with closing the slide over the holes and screwing the top on it always seems to get messy in my makeup bag. I typically don't travel with this because of that reason.

The price is perfect and you get plenty for product. You can remove the bottom of the jar and get to the last bit of powder too so you can literally use this product until it is 100% gone.

I would recommend this to anyone looking for a natural finish. I also recommend using a pore minimizing primer with it if you have larger pores if you're using this with the beauty blender because it will make you're pores more noticeable with full coverage.

I personally do not use the mineral veil with this.....
Kelsey M.
Willowick, OH
13 reviews
The products are nothing to write to the books about. However, their customer service at theirs stores are the absolute worst. They made me wait for an HOUR before helping me and my friend and we were the only ones in the store. After multiple complaints they finally helped me. I was just looking to restock but the color i and was my color anymore after summer. So they "tried" to color match me and only used my cheek. They claimed they found my color and when i left, my friend noticed that part of my face was yellow... They gave no efforts to help me after i spent so much money and was a loyal customer. I even recommended bare minerals to all my friends. I left the store, went to Sephora and they washed MY WHOLE FACE and color me matched me on my WHOLE FACE and since then i haven't been back to a bare minerals store.
Lauren K.
Westerville , OH
18 reviews
I have been using this powder for quite a few years now and absolutely love it!! It is so long lasting and I don't feel like it is streaming off when I sweat! It also doesn't feel like I have anything on at all it is super light weight! The jar itself is awesome as there is a turning mechanism you can use to close your powder so it doesn't escape out when it is in your bag and become wasted. You just turn it open when you want to use it! I feel like it saved a lot of powder from escaping when I went to open the container! It is reasonably priced and lasts for quite some time! I also love that it has SPF in it as well. Comes in many different shades so you should be able to find one to complement your skin tone with ease. I highly recommend this product to anyone looking for a good powder foundation.
Jessica A.
2 reviews
I had heard bad a good things about this product before finally trying it. I am a liquid foundation user so this was new to me. I didn't get the full coverage brush, I got the flat brush. That was my mistake. It takes about six or more times dipping into a little amount of powder and buffing it into my face. I also have to use a concealer. I have oily skin and get break outs often so I need full coverage makeup. I think if I bought the brush that is for fuller coverage I wouldn't have to apply so many times. I think this foundation is more for people with clear skin that just needs an extra brightness to their face. For me it is to time consuming. I will use it in the summer time when I need less coverage.
jena e.
96 reviews
Review for: Bare Minerals
I have been using Bare Minerals powder foundation for years and I absolutely love it. I have fair, sensitive, oily and dry skin. Before this I always had a problem with breaking out with other brands and finding a good color match. This is perfect for my sensitive skin. This will not completely hide scaring from acne or acne itself but i feel it looks very natural and makes your skin tone look even. If looking for light coverage I totally recommend, but it you need more full coverage for scarring try their liquid foundation. I also love how it's SPF. You can buy it from Sephora and they do color matching.
Amanda J.
Tampa, FL
50 reviews
I just love this foundation! It provides a quick application and good pigmentation. If you find it's not providing coverage for you I would suggest starting with a concealer. My face is typically an oil slick and this does keep it at bay although it won't prevent it 100%. I just end up with a natural dewy glow after a few hours. Also, I've sweat in this foundation and it may not be waterproof but it holds up pretty well. As an added benefit my face clears up when I'm using this instead of other foundations. The only negative is that the twist sifter makes it hard to get product out sometimes.
Felicia S.
Johnson City, TN
17 reviews
bareMinerals anything is always a win win win! I use this whenever I'm going for a lighter makeup look that doesn't weigh me down, while covering up all my imperfections. It seriously is magic what this stuff can do. My past experiences with powered foundation have always turned out making me look dry and casket while exposing every dark spot, zit, and bag on my face. With this gold that's not the case. You always get a fresh faced natural look and you can control how much coverage you get by how much you apply. I love love love this product 100%!
Rachael L.
3 reviews
I purchased the bare minerals matte foundation because I was looking for a good foundation that would not cause my skin to break out. I chose the matte over the regular foundation because I prefer the polished look with no shine on my face and this product works very well. It lasts throughout the day and doesn't feel heavy even if you touch it up later on. It helps make my skin tone look more even but still feels light. Overall I would highly recommend this product and am interested to try more of the bare minerals products in the future.
Nancy M.
105 reviews
I have both the matte and the original. Since it's powder I fail to see the need for a matte version. instead of covering up dark spots, it emphasizes them, like if u have dark circles for example. It's also very easy to lose a lot of product if your not careful. I do really like how natural looking it is. You look like you have hardly any makeup un. So for light coverage it's ok. If you have dry skin, I wouldn't recommend it, but you can still wear it as long as you exfoliate and moisturize very well. And use their primer.
Pragya G.
127 reviews
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How is the coverage of this foundation? Does it work just as well as the liquid ones?
Jessica F.
162 reviews
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Level 5
Does anyone else have issues with this getting very cakey? I've used it on and off through the years because it does have good coverage, but I always notice that about 3/4 hours after application it looks so cakey and you can see all the lines in my face
Alisia E.
235 reviews
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How is the coverage on this? I have bad acne & redness on a very pale face.
Ivana S.
Miami, FL
112 reviews
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Level 4
How is it coverage?
Ashley P.
208 reviews
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Level 4
Does it really help with sun protectant?

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