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bareMinerals Prep Step SPF 50 Mineral Shield Daily Prep Lotion

bareMinerals Prep Step SPF 50 Mineral Shield Daily Prep Lotion


4.2 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars54%
  • 4 Stars26%
  • 3 Stars13%
  • 2 Stars5%
  • 1 Star3%
4.23 / 5 based on 285 Reviews

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bareMinerals Prep Step SPF 50 Mineral Shield Daily Prep Lotion
bareMinerals Prep Step SPF 50 Mineral Shield Daily Prep Lotion
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  • "I wish I could give this product a million stars! I have never been one to wear sunscreen under makeup because it was either too heavy, smelled bad, or affected the color of my foundation. This product doesn't have a smell. It's really thin and easy to apply. It acts as a primer. It blends into the skin really well. It has a really decent spf. It doesn't leave my face feeling sticky. It doesn't feel greasy. And it did not break my sensitive skin out. The price is great for how little you have to use as well." in 10 reviews
Elizabeth E.
Iowa Park, TX
164 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This is an ok mineral sunscreen. I feel as if it is very greasy, it does leave behind a thick film of sunscreen behind, which would be ok if the barrier actually worked. I went out to the pool with this on, made sure to shake it well, was out at the pool from 5-7:30pm, so not even during peak sun hours, plus it was super cloudy. My face never got wet, I wasn’t sweating, but I still got more sunburn on my face than on my body which only had on spf 4. This spf/primer also has a very gritty texture when you first run it on that is very unsettling. I can’t help but feel like it will eventually clog my pores really badly. Overall, I’ll keep using it because it was pretty expensive for a facial spf, will not repurchase though
Liza F.
Park Ridge , IL
56 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I was excited to receive this full size product in my Boxycharm one month because I usually don't separately use facial sunscreens but rather have lotions or moisturizers that have them added. I was disappointed when I used this because I felt that the product gave me a greasy sheen that never really went away and made it so my makeup didn't settle. I do use liquid foundation so granted, bareMinerals general niche is their powders, so maybe I'm missing that, but I've given this a few good attempts and never really gotten any good results out of it. If it's meant to be used specifically with powder foundations it would make sense but I've never seen it specifically advertised as such. Maybe it just isn't for me.
Samantha S.
56 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I can honestly say I don’t mind this sunscreen. It doesn’t feel too heavy or greasy compared to the average facial sunscreen. My only issue with this was, I had some trouble with the scent. There’s no fragrance, however, there is a natural scent to it. It was just a bit strong for me so I typically only wear this sunscreen when I know I’m going to be in direct sunlight. The SPF alone keeps me coming back to it. SPF 50, isn’t heavy, and works well. If you’re applying makeup on top of it anyway, the scent will go away gradually. Otherwise, if you’re comfortable with the smell, I suggest trying it. I still think it’s a great product.
Annette P.
Greenacres, FL
146 reviews
This is my favorite high spf face cream. I usually wash my face and let the natural oils start to buildup ( prob takes like 10-15 mins) then I apply this and bam I’m either done or I can apply makeup. Works well as a primer, just don’t use too much because it will be too slippery. Use a small amount and blend into skin until your face feels matte. That’s when it’s fully absorbed.

Doesn’t break me out, keeps me matte, and offers good sun protection.

If you have dry skin the day you want to wear this, I suggest a light moisture FIRST (like aqua bomb), then apply this. I say that because from experience, when my skin was dry it would flake and while I could still wear this, it was messy pulling all the dry parts and rubbing it all over the rest of my face.
But this is def the best, no greasy, super lightweight sun protection.
Hannah A.
Portland, OR
47 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I love this stuff!! I am SOOO sad it hasn’t been in the stores. It was told to me that they are having a warehouse issue. I use it everyday I have sun exposure. It has a very mild sent, it is lightweight and it’s a spf 50 which is hard to find. I even use it on the kids I nanny sometimes! My favorite part is that the texture doesn’t effect makeup. It is smooth and acts as a primer, the white blends into a natural skin tone once it meets with your skin. The Beaty of minerals!!!
Isabel R.
St Petersburg, FL
630 reviews
I love this sunscreen so much that I am so sad it's been discontinued. It does leave a white cast but it disappears within 10 minutes or until you put makeup on, which I do. It does not have a strong smell, it is easy to blend... Overall, I really like it, it hasn't broken me out and I have about 3 weeks using it, I am sad I won't be able to repurchase it!
Michelle K.
200 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
The biggest reason I like this so much is because it leaves an almost powdery-drier feel on the skin once it is blended in. There is no greasy feeling at all. You have to make sure to really shake the bottle first because the ingredients do separate. It does leave a white cast if you don’t really blend enough but it works well under makeup and doesn’t sting my eyes when I sweat or get wet.
Natasha W.
5 reviews
I haven't yet repurchased this, but I absolutely would. I like to buy and try a lot of skincare and I'm trying to scale back my hoarder tendencies so I already have three other sunscreens I have to work on before I should buy anymore... I'm not at all surprised that this has such a great influenster rating. I have really enjoyed this. It's cosmetically elegant, doesn't have a whitecast, and has a low EWG rating - for me, those three are basically what makes for a holy grail item. This is one of my favorite sunscreen that I've  ever tried and it would be my absolute go-to for summer. I like my sunscreens to have more moisture for the wintertime. It's a little on the expensive side. I do like the packaging of the product - it's small which makes it great for travel. 
Megan J.
Atlanta , GA
58 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I was excited to add a sunscreen to my skin routine, but this sunscreen honestly disappointed me. It takes a while to shake up, and if you don’t shake it enough it comes out watery at first. It doesn’t smell very good and it leaves my skin feeling a bit greasy. I will not be buying again. There are plenty sunscreens out there with better formulas.
Sarah H.
95 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This is super thin and liquidy compared to other sunscreens, but I actually appreciate that when I’m going to put that on my face and then later moisturizer, primer, foundation and all the other steps of my daily makeup routine on top of it because it still seems effective. No strong or harsh smells and it doesn’t seem to irritate my skin.
Miranda B.
54 reviews
How does this compare to the shiseido sunscreen? That's my holy grail facial sunscreen but if this has a similar texture and feel to it id love to switch over
Miami, FL
14 reviews
Hi! Did anyone get an allergic reaction after using this product (BareMinerals Prep Step)? I used it twice in a row and my face got full of blemishes, bumps and super itchy!
Katherine E.
Los Angeles, CA
40 reviews
How often do I need to reapply this to prevent burning, and how does it apply over makeup?
Alecia K.
Osceola, IA
456 reviews
Did anyone else receive this in their boxycharm and think its too watery?
Perri A.
46 reviews
I have combo skin and find that most sunscreens break up my makeup throughout the day or dry out my skin. How does this one wear with makeup? Are there any spf products you would recommend?

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