Rated 4 out of 5 by msp112 Very matte and a little darker than expected
I have used the Original foundation for about a year. I have combination skin and found that during the warmer months my skin looked very oily after a few hours, due to humidity, etc. I tried the Matte finish, but it is quite a bit darker than its Original counterpart. I also prefer a SLIGHTLY luminous finish; I think that having a perfectly matte finish makes my skin look a little dull. Mixing the two together - Original and Matte - gives me the perfect amount of coverage and glow without looking too oily or dull.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sparklepuff2000 Awesome Product!!!
I have had a very hard time finding makeup products that will not make my skin break out and I finally found it!!! (Yes I'm young but I need makeup due to stage performances.) I started using Bare Minerals with a starter kit and absolutely loved it. I tend to break out mostly on my forehead and most other products will cause immediate outbreaks within the first day, but I have had no problems with this product. It has a great amount of coverage that doesn't cover every single flaw, but still evens out my skin tone and hides the majority of them. Because my face is very oily, it does not remain fully matte throughout the day, so at the end of the day, I have an even more natural looking face because the oil just helps the powder to set in even more. I could go on FOREVER about how great this product is and how great all of the other products are (such as the complexion rescue tinted hydrating gel cream... absolutely love it... try it with this foundation or the original foundation...) but I don't have much more time. Anyways, get this product, you will not regret it! It really doesn't clog up your pores and you don't even notice you have makeup on... peace out! XOXO
Rated 5 out of 5 by MaggieAnn awesome shades for AA women.
love love love my matte foundation, its so natural looking and make me feel beautiful
Rated 4 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Pretty good
This foundation looks pretty good for about 5 hours, then I start getting pretty oily. Which is weird, because with the original I stayed matte longer... The finish is great. Covers redness well. Does an ok job at covering acne, but it doesn't make it disappear. Overall, it's not too bad. I like it cause it doesn't break me out or look streaky like most liquid foundations.
Rated 4 out of 5 by 3YearClear Only product I trust!
I've had acne for as long as I can remember. After a breakdown in college I decided to spend the extra money for the sake of my face, and it was the best decision I made! Yes, it's expensive, but it's worth saving the tears over breakouts. I use all powder products and love the way my face feels at the end of the day instead of feeling like it's melting off by lunch. I've seen significant improvements in my skin and I don't think I will ever trust anything else on my face. Bare minerals claims it is so natural you can sleep with it on, and although I will wear this all day every day, if your acne issues are as bad as mine I still don't recommend that.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Amazing
Great coverage without feeling like I'm wearing a mask.. Absolutely love it!!
Rated 4 out of 5 by Meshka Matte foundation
Perfect for hot muggy summers. My face didn't get shiny like it does with liquid foundation. Gives medium coverage. It will be the foundation I use during the summer for my oily skin. Winter, I don't think I'd use as powders seem to stick to my dry patches. I do like it and will repurchase it, for sure!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Great coverage
I had only ever used liquid foundation before and I found they emphasised dry patches and did not last well. However, this foundation is fantastic. It doesn't irritate my skin which is quite sensitive and doesn't emphasise dry patches at all so I can wear it whatever mood my skin is in.
It also doesn't clog my skin so I don't end up with spots on the day after using it, which has been a problem with previous foundations.
I like that you can build up the coverage if you want to have lighter coverage during the day and heavier for the evening.
You have to be careful with it over enlarged pores but the very helpful Bare Minerals sales person showed me how to apply it to make these less obvious.
I'm really impressed with this foundation, which is the first product I've bought from a Bare Minerals. I'll definitely be a repeat customer and will try more products!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Awesome foundation
I've been using this foundation for years and I won't switch brands. In a hot and humid climate, it holds up all day and gives me the coverage and finish I want.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hiker Best Foundation Ever
Reasons- any skin type can wear it- it does not emphasize pores or wrinkles. Its not sparkley. You can control the coverage. Its buildable, portable and blendable. It can also be used by both men and women. I am a middle aged man with darker skin and some uneven pigmentation and always a bit shiny. I also need to wear a mineral sunscreen like titanium and zinc- but they leave a blue pink cast on my skin. Bare Minerals Matte doesn't look unnatural at all and has sunscreen, I never break out. Its great for travel and discrete. If you are in situations where you need to look refreshed, refined, natural and younger looking, this is the product to go to. You may want to have several shades so you can colour adjust for the seasons.