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 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.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Great for oily skin
Love this - helps to control my daughters acne prone shine!
Rated 5 out of 5 by katemer confident
I always had trouble finding the right foundation. Either is made me break out or I looked like i was wearing makeup. My friend told me about bare minerals and I just had to try it. Ive tried other mineral foundation before but i also looked cakey and chalky. I started out using the original foundation and liked it but i found it made me too shiny. So i decided to try the matte foundation and i fell in love! it was perfect for my type of skin. I have acne prone skin that is very sensitive. During the summer my face would get really oily but with the matte foundation it would stay on my face and soak up a lot of the oil. Makeup that would really last me throughout the whole day. With this makeup it just looks better as time goes on because it seems to really set into my skin. Ive been using complexion rescue underneath or to just quickly put on which i love. This makeup changed my life. NO other makeup compares.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lozmoz Amazing
Best foundation I have found so far really helps my oily ness on my face and great coverage can build to how much you want I got this shade in fair as really pale skin with red tones covers my redness and makes an even coverage doesn't look cakey sets perfectly easy applying doesn't feel rough on your skin best with a primer if you have dry skin otherwise great defiantly recommend for oily/breakout skin
Rated 4 out of 5 by Samm Weightless
This goes on so smooth and feels like I'm not wearing anything. It makes my skin look flawless but still very natural, no overly madeup. I really like the matte finish too.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gooble Never Fails
I have pitted skin from acne, and after I turned 50, liquid foundations weren't working for me due to settling into the imperfections in my skin. A friend suggested I try this foundation, so I went into the store to find out what color(s) were a match for me. I started with the original foundation, and now use the matte because I have oily skin, and have found no other foundation that looks and feels as natural as this one does. I use a the Fairly Light as a base with the Medium Beige over it. I also use the Warmth as my blush as it's the perfect color for me.
To get the last bit of powder out of the container, pry off the bottom with a butter knife and you can then marry it into your new container. Make sure you snap it back on all the way around so it doesn't come loose. I haven't looked for another brand of make-up now in over 8 years.
Rated 3 out of 5 by NebCountry Good product bad packaging
I have been using Bare Minerals powder foundation for several years and will never go back to liquid. However, this last product I purchased the bottom fell off the container. Needless to say this makeup isn't the cheapest and part of my purchase was wasted down the drain :( I'm not sure if it is a design flaw or if I just got a bad container.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jennbte2ct Fantastic Coverage
The Matte foundation provides great coverage without feeling like you're wearing a mask. Love this product.
Rated 4 out of 5 by MNeli Great Foundation
My friend introduced me to this foundation about 6 years ago. I had never worn any make up prior to this. Now I cannot live without it! I have combination skin. Its dry near my chin and very oily in my T-zone. I have enlarged pores on my cheeks and acne scars. I have experimented with the original foundation and it did not work as well as the matte for my skin. The powder keeps my skin from being shiny during the day and it looks almost flawless. Its also not heavy- I often feel I am not wearing makeup. I have tried other products and I keep finding myself coming back to this foundation- its worth the money. I work as a RN and its a make up I can wear to work without looking so made up.