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bareMinerals ORIGINAL Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15
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bareMinerals ORIGINAL Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15

BY BAREMINERALS #6 in Powder Foundation

4.4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars63%
  • 4 Stars23%
  • 3 Stars9%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star2%
4.41 / 5 based on 8,179 Reviews

Product Description

A cool tone for medium-to-tan skin with no imperfections New CLICK, LOCK, GO® sifter - no spills, no leaks, no worries Discover why millions of women are going "bare" with the award-winning foundation that started the mineral makeup revolution. Made with pure, crushed minerals from the earth, bareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation looks like a powder, feels like a cream and buffs on like silk, giving skin a natural luminosity.  Free of preservatives, talc, oil, waxes, fragrances, and other chemicals that can irritate skin and cause breakouts, its ideal for all skin types and conditions, from sensitive skins to acne and rosacea.  Our weightless, silky minerals give you flawless coverage with the amazing look and sensation of radiant bare skin.  Plus, it provides natural SPF 15 broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection.  What s not to love? Choose Medium Tan for

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  • How does this perform on dry skin? Does it look caked?3 Answers
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bareMinerals ORIGINAL Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15
bareMinerals ORIGINAL Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15
Reviews (8179)
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PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS
  • "I have sensitive skin and this does not make me break out and it has awesome coverage and feels light on my skin" in 2 reviews
  • "I don't wear make up every day so I've had my make up last a WHOLE year." in 1 review
  • "It's very light on your skin, i can hardly tell I'm wearing it." in 1 review
  • "It provides good coverage and works well with oily skin." in 1 review
  • "One star off because for a little bit it made me break out and I had a bad reaction but more recently it hasn't been an issue." in 1 review
Shelly W.
Shelly W.
San Jose, CA
146 reviews
Review for: Golden Medium
I would say that after the first two weeks of usage, I was pretty pleased with the results since coverage was light to medium and I thought that it felt really light on my skin. This foundation was actually my first venture into any form of foundation – I used this beforediscovering BB cream, etc.

I remember feeling my skin itch slightly while using this foundation but I thought that it was just something that would go away with time. Unfortunately for me, I was one of those people who broke out in moderate to severe acne. While it did not develop into cystic acne, I’m sure it would have if I didn’t decide to stop using it and go see a dermatologist. I was prescribed Retin-A after this and it took nearly 6-8 months for my skin to semi-recover.

A main problem with this mineral make-up is in its ingredients. The ingredients for the foundation: Titanium Dioxide 12.6%, Zinc Oxide 21%, Bismuth Oxychloride, Mica, Iron Oxides. The ingredients in the concealer are similar: Mica, Bismuth Oxychloride, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Ultramarines.

The culprit for most people is the bismuth oxychloride, which is an ingredient that is responsible for the dewy, satin finish that the mineral makeup provides for your skin. It is a common ingredient that makes the minerals feel silky and stay on your skin better. Some people can go by without any irritation, I have two friends that continue to use bareMinerals and their skin is absolutely gorgeous, not a pimple in sight.

If you have sensitive, acne-prone skin – I would avoid this product all together. If you are itching to give it a try and don’t usually have skin problems, I would say go ahead and purchase a sample of it first to see if you react to the bismuth oxychloride.

Good news though, I know that they have released a new formula – the “Matte SPF 15 Foundation”, which does not contain bismuth oxychloride. I haven’t tried it yet but honestly, bareMinerals has lost a load of points in my book. I don’t know if I’ll ever try their products again.
Lauren I.
Lauren I.
Neptune, NJ
65 reviews
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I have been using bareminerals original foundation for YEARS!!! Growing up I always had oily skin and foundation just made it worse. I stayed away from makeup all together until I was in my later twenties because of this problem. It wasn't until I popped into the bareminerals dept at my local Macy's that changed that for me.

When I was 27 I decided it was time to retry this whole makeup thing. I knew There were a few things that I needed if this would ever work.

1.) I needed foundation that was OIL FREE. I knew a foundation with oil would cause my skin to break out and become shiny throughout the day so this was a must. Not only is bareminerals oil free but it also contains no parabens and sulfates. SCORE!

2.) It had to be reasonably priced. I cannot even tell you how many times I have wanted to try a product but just can't bring myself to spend a small fortune on a 3 ounce foundation. Not only is this foundation affordable priced but you also get A LOT for your money! $28.50 for a 0.28 ounce jar will last MONTHS!

3.) It had to contain SPF. This particular product has SPF 15 which is perfect for me because I'm generally indoors all day. The 15 is just enough for when I'm outside for small occurrences through most of week.

The other great thing about this product is that you can decide how much coverage you want! If you don't want complete full coverage you simply put less powder on your brush. For heavier, fuller coverage you can apply layers one at a time. No matter what, this foundation never cakes up.

I highly recommend this foundation and can't imagine ever using anything else!
olivia v.
olivia v.
215 reviews
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Level 5
Oil-free, long wearing, buildable coverage
I used this foundation for close to 5 or 6 years straight and loved it. I moved to a drier climate and didn't really moisturize right before I applied it, so then I search for something different and turned to liquid for a bit. I have always come right back it and especially now that I am more conscientious about my skin care routine and take better care to cleanse and hydrate my face. I rarely get any breakouts when using this and it really makes you look luminous. I have some dark spots on my face now from some scars, and it doesn't do well hiding those, hence the 4-star rating. I am going to try a different brush to use with it other than the one it comes with because since BM has changed to a different way of making the brush about 1 or 2 years ago, the bristles are very scratchy and it doesn't go on as smooth as what I remember in the past. I've used both the matte and original and like the original best. I live in a really dry climate and found the matte to be too much. Overall, I love it though! I
Shavon G.
Shavon G.
Pompano Beach, FL
144 reviews
If you would have asked me 10 years ago what I thought of bare minerals, I would have said I absolutely loved it. That it gave me a great long lasting look that I could wear all night and not have to worry about falling asleep in. That it covered up my flaws and minimized my fine lines that started even then. The sleeping part may still be true but while I still love the ability to blend in the bronzer to adjust the color with the change of my skin tone thru the year, it doesn't make me look as flawless as it once did. In fact it seems to be accentuating my flaws :( now at almost 34yo I'm starting to see deeper lines & BM now makes them much worse, more noticeable & leaves a powdery residue that it never use to.I look so much better with a bb cream or nothing at all because my skin is holding up great. It started to make me look very aged! My new batch is fairly new to.Maybe it's a bad batch but after 10 years of being a faithful customer I won't be taking this expensive risk again :(
Lindsay G.
Lindsay G.
Hazleton, PA
175 reviews
I have severely sensitive and acne prone skin. I was always the type to pack on liquid concealer, then cover that with powder foundation that was so cakey and thick to cover blemishes, and then I only broke out more because of all the makeup I wore. The first time I heard about mineral makeup I was intrigued, but I never thought something like that would cover all my issues. Then I tried Bareminerals. My life changed so dramatically I can't even tell you. I was shocked to see that this light, airy, good for me mineral powder makeup could actually make MY skin look flawless. It didn't irritate my skin, and it allowed any breakouts I did get to go away without further aggravation from makeup, but I could feel confident going out. The only complaint I could come up with is that I'm super fair, and the lightest shade of this didn't cover enough and the next shade up would be too dark, but applying the lightest shade in layers ended up making it look a bit orange
Mattie R.
Mattie R.
4 reviews
Oh my gosh, I adore this foundation. I don't think I can emphasize that enough. I first tried this after years of liquid foundation, and it's so hard to switch back. When I first tried this, it was mainly out of curiosity. I had never used a powder foundation, and for whatever reason, I was skeptical that it wouldn't stick to my skin with primer (obviously I was very wrong). The best part is how it looks and feels so natural. It doesn't make my skin feel cakey or smothered, which I often experience with liquid foundations. The color blends in nicely with the skin, and it feels like you're wearing nothing on your skin. It can be a bit messy, though. The worst part is having it spill all over the carpet - it's almost impossible to get out. Besides that, there really isn't anything I don't like. It's, dare I say, perfect.
Plus, it lasts a lot longer than you'd think (in my opinion).
Nancy J.
Nancy J.
Augusta, ME
12 reviews
I just started using this again after years of not using it. I purchased it from Jet.com for $10.00, which is a great deal, but they don't give you the full size for that price.

I'm a medium beige color and the color matches me perfectly. It is a good every day foundation (a classic at this point) that is not as bad for your health/skin as a liquid foundation. It has an SPF of 15 so it does give sun protection. It does apply fairly creamy (I used the original foundation brush that I have kept from years ago) and I found that it had an overall nice effect on my skin. It's fairly sheer and I think if you try to build it, you will find that it can look cakey. If you want some thing that gives light coverage, is healthy for your skin and the original has a slight sheen, this can work very well, especially if you already have pretty good skin to begin with.
Annette S.
Annette S.
Clermont, FL
57 reviews
Having pretty bad acne and redness, my mom was researching makeup/foundation that wouldn't make my skin worse. She came across bare minerals, we went to Ulta, and I got a starter kit. I used it for a couple years, I had to go back and buy a new one in a darker shade after a while. However, I don't feel that for the price it was amazing. It didn't make my skin look any better, the coverage wasn't that great and it didn't cover up my acne like I hoped it would. It was my first time trying a powder foundation which could be part of the problem. As the day went on and I sweat or it got hot I feel like it didn't always stay on. Often times I would have cake it on my skin to cover the acne and redness. I don't think it's the foundation itself, I think it's more that I have sensitive skin and it just didn't work for me. I would still recommend it to others!
Jade P.
Jade P.
De Soto, KS
38 reviews
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Level 2
This was the first foundation I ever purchased and I had some kind of nasty reaction to it, I have weird skin allergies sometimes. Anyway, it caused me to have HORRIBLE breakouts, like painful pimples. I had to start using Proactive for YEARS to get my skin to be manageable again and dumped the Bare Minerals products. I always found that it made me look cakey.
Now this could very well be my own weird skin but I feel like this is supposed to be really high quality makeup with high quality ingredients and it was supposed to look smooth and clean but my skin had such an adverse reaction. I can't recommend this product, personally, though as I said, it could be my own weird skin that is the problem (although I have used drugstore foundations and have NEVER had a reaction anything like I did with Bare Minerals).
J L.
J L.
55 reviews
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Level 3
I've always shied away from powder foundation because I didn't think it could give me full-coverage and look natural but this had proven me wrong! First off the color match is amazing. I have olive-toned skin and it's not always easy to find a match. Secondly, the coverage is build able and it's so quick and easy to apply. The finish is a little dewy so I may try the matte formula next. If you accidentally apply too much, some fix plus (or a similar spray) will make your skin look like skin again! I also love that it's made with more natural products. I highly recommend this. It's also pretty affordable.

I do find that it does clingy to dry patches a bit so I avoid this when my skin is dehydrated.
Catherine S.
Catherine S.
San Elizario, TX
22 reviews
Is this a full coverage fountaion?
Brittney P.
Brittney P.
Weslaco, TX
72 reviews
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Level 4
I've heard BareMinerals make up can feel pretty cakey is this true?
hafsa b.
hafsa b.
Brooklyn, NY
98 reviews
Does this foundation give full coverage and worth every penny?
Marie T.
Marie T.
Avondale, LA
227 reviews
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Level 5
Is this product worth the money?
Michele B.
Michele B.
Naples, ME
305 reviews
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