bareMinerals Original Loose Powder Foundation SPF 15Influenster Beauty Awards Winner 2018
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bareMinerals Original Loose Powder Foundation SPF 15

BY BAREMINERALS #5 in Powder Foundation

4.4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars62%
  • 4 Stars23%
  • 3 Stars9%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star2%


What it is:

  • Texture: Loose powder foundation

  • Coverage: Sheer-to-full

  • Finish: Naturally luminous

  • Shade Range: 30 true-to-you shades

  • The #1 Mineral Foundation in 2016

  • 10-Year Allure Best of Beauty Hall of Fame Winner

  • 10-Year Glamour Magazine Glammy Award Winner


Our amazingly lightweight, loose powder foundation provides sheer-to-full coverage with a no-makeup look and feel that lasts for up to eight hours.

An all-time fan favorite for two decades and counting, this natural-looking foundation is made with just five mineral ingredients and promotes clearer, healthier looking skin over time.


Great for sensitive skin, our most popular mineral foundation protects your face with broad spectrum SPF 15 and diminishes the appearance of imperfections without drying skin out, giving you flawless coverage with a naturally luminous finish. This is makeup so pure that it won't cause breakouts-even if you sleep in it.

Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide: 12.6%, Zinc Oxide 21.8% INACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Bismuth Oxychloride, Mica, Iron Oxides



1. Swirl a small amount of ORIGINAL Foundation with SPF into the lid with the Beautiful Finish Brush until the bareMinerals are tucked into the bristles.

2. Tap off excess-the loose powder foundation should not be visible on the outside of the brush.

3. Buff the mineral makeup onto your skin in a swirling, circular motion, starting on the outside of your face near your cheekbones. Then, buff around your face, working your way to the forehead, cheeks, and nose. Buff until you're satisfied with the coverage. Less is more when applying bareMinerals, and you can build it up from sheer to full coverage.

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bareMinerals Original Loose Powder Foundation SPF 15
bareMinerals Original Loose Powder Foundation SPF 15
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  • "I don't wear make up every day so I've had my make up last a WHOLE year." in 1 review
  • "I looks very natural but at the same time it covers everything!" in 1 review
  • "It provides good coverage and works well with oily skin." in 1 review
  • "It doesn't look cakey like some foundations do." in 1 review
  • "It's very light on your skin, i can hardly tell I'm wearing it." in 1 review
Kathleen T.
Temple, GA
101 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Medium Beige 12 more...
I've been wearing makeup for 11 years and I never felt compelled to try BM foundation. After being disappointed by several liquid foundations and different brands, I finally decided to try the foundation that's been a bestseller for years. I am so happy I decided to try it! My skin is dry and extremely sensitive (eczema, dermatitis & multiple allergies), and I try to make sure my beauty products are cruelty free. BM does not irritate, it covers my redness and any dark spots, and- amazingly- it stays on all day. When I remove my makeup after wearing it for 10+ hours, foundation still comes off. It doesn't dry my skin out or emphasize any texture or dry patches.

I bought the set from Ulta that has the travel size foundation, mineral veil and the small brush, and that kit only comes in a few colors. I went with medium beige 12 since it's the most popular color. The color matches the rest of my body perfectly, and I prefer to use this on my neck even when I'm wearing another foundation on my face because it doesn't clog pores or transfer to clothes. You can even sleep in this makeup and wake up without any breakouts. The coverage is buildable, which I appreciate.

I use this with Kat Von D's primer, which is water based, and the two work together perfectly. I prefer liquid concealer so I apply that under my eyes before this foundation and set it with BM's Well Rested concealer. I lightly buff the powder concealer on top of any liquid one with IT Cosmetics's Airbrush Concealer brush. When applying my foundation I make sure to really blend it with the edge of Well Rested to make the transition look seamless and prevent that reverse raccoon eye look. Although the brush designed for this foundation is not necessary, I find that it does blend this product quickly and evenly. For more concentrated application I like to use an IT Cosmetics airbrush foundation brush, but I've seen many people on YouTube use the Real Techniques buffing brush. 

If you're curious about trying Bare Minerals like I was I strongly encourage you to buy the trial kit or go to store where a BM representative can apply it to your face so you can see how beautiful it is. 
Lindsay G.
United states
201 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I had high hopes for this because I had seen all the infomercials and it made it look so airbrushed and good coverage on the models faces. Well first things first this does not offer very good coverage, I would say high-light coverage at best. Lastly it made me soooooo shiney after a few hrs which blows me away and I can never seem to understand because I'm dry skinned. It rubs off very easily too. Bare essentials just doesn't work for me unfortunately.
Sandra C.
145 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
When I was younger, i swore by this new foundation. It was groundbreaking and exciting and beautiful. I tried it again a little older and i absolutely hated it. It looked powdery and cakey on top of my skin. But...then i got on YouTube and found the one they call the bareminerals queen and really watched (and rewatched) her tutorials and tips. I took heed to her suggestions and realized I'd really been using this product incorrectly all these years. I tried this again with her instructions and my more mature skin was beautiful. I've fallen in love all over again. Absolutely love and will be buying more products to complete my complexion and whatnot.
AJ 💕.
Los Angeles, CA
32 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Purchased at: ULTA
Review for: Golden Ivory 07 more...
One of my favorite foundations! At first I didn’t believe this product has good coverage or is hydrating for the face because it was powder but I was wrong. I can use this either for everyday use or for events. It covers up blemishes well. A con is that it does take a little longer to put on than a liquid foundation but I Iike to let my face breathe. It claims to have a few ingredients and can be worn to sleep. I recommend to watch tutorials on how to apply this powder.
Brittanni J.
Thomaston, GA
7 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Fairly Light 03 more...
Bare Minerals I found sooooo long ago, I think probably close to 9-10 years ago. I found them and used them all this time. I continually tried other foundations to try to transition to a liquid one and nothing gave me all day coverage like this brand did. Not to mention you could honestly sleep in this stuff and it would not harm your skin due to the lack of harmful ingredients. All minerals all day. I am truly fond of this brand and will remain a loyal customer. They have a wide range of colors and it is always growing. They, years ago only had this powder formula but have since mixed in liquid formulas but this loose powder will always be my go too!!!

You would think with it being a powder that it would dry your skin out but it truly doesn't. I have rosacea and this is the ONLY foundation I have ever used that does not cause it to flare up meaning my makeup lasts longer because my rosacea is not burning it off. 

This foundation no matter how much you build it up never looks cakey, just always a flawless natural look.
Elisa J.
Fort Hood
54 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Neutral Ivory 06 more...
So I wasn’t a huge fan of this UNTIL I went into the store and had someone show me how to apply it for a good fuller coverage look. It took a learning curve but now it’s amazing. The container doesn’t last as long as i would hope as I do use it for a full coverage but it’s still worth the money in my opinion. Would reccomend to anyone especially those with more sensitive skin to face products. 
Victoria G.
Fort Lewis
95 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I love bare minerals, I basically only use them. The make up always goes on smoothly and I always get compliments on how nice my skin looks, if they only really knew! lol This foundation is prefect for me I have tried other brands before they I can't quite find a foundation that is close enough to my natural color, its so nice to put make up on that truly enhances my natural beauty.
Diana N.
16 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Fairly Light 03 more...
I have used this mineral foundation since 2006 and I honestly enjoy it. I dislike dealing with liquid foundation and color matching so this works well for my preference and lifestyle. I would say this is a more medium to a buildable almost full coverage. I get compliments all the time on my skin as this doesn’t look like I’m wearing makeup. Love this stuff.
Amy T.
Lake, Mi
64 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Medium Beige 12 more...
This gives the perfect medium coverage and I love the dewy look it leaves behind. I have been buying this for over 5 years and have even tried liquid foundation. This seems to set better and lasts a full day. Only downfall is loose powder can be quite messy. With this and a large brush a little can be spread a long way. Layer it up for fuller coverage.
Shirley L.
Chicago, IL
39 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Golden Tan 20, Warm Tan 22 more...
I’m not into wearing makeup, but every once in a while or for special occasions I like to beat my face. But I don’t like to feel as though I’m wearing makeup. I like my makeup to look and feel natural.
I remember planning my wedding and looking for a makeup artist. I even went to dept. stores to test out different makeup brands. But one day I saw an infomercial about Bareminerals makeup. They made it seem so easy to apply so I thought I would give it a try. After one application I was in love. This is like my dream makeup. I had a flawless face in 2 easy steps. Concealer. Powder. Done! I couldn’t believe it. I was speechless. Let me tell you—this doesn’t happen often just ask my husband lol.
Bareminerals empowered me to be able to do my own makeup for my wedding 12 years ago. I wanted a natural makeup look. With Bareminerals I achieve the look I wanted and so much more. My family and friends thought I had my makeup done by a professional. Not to mention I saved so much money.
The loose powder is so lightweight but provides full coverage. Feels like I’m wearing my own skin. I have an oily T Zone, I love that I can use this powder throughout the day without it looking cakey. This makeup not only held me down on such a momentous day in my life, it continues to give me the natural look I love. I love Bareminerals❤️
Catherine S.
San Elizario, TX
22 reviews
Is this a full coverage fountaion?
Brittney P.
74 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I've heard BareMinerals make up can feel pretty cakey is this true?
hafsa b.
Brooklyn, NY
98 reviews
Does this foundation give full coverage and worth every penny?
Michele B.
Naples, ME
305 reviews
How long have you been using Bare Minerals?
Marie T.
Houston, TX
232 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
Is this product worth the money?

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