ORIGINAL SPF 15 Foundation
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ORIGINAL SPF 15 Foundation

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Our award-winning bareMinerals Original SPF 15 Foundation gives impeccable coverage with the look of beautiful bare skin. This unique, weightless foundation provides adjustable sheer-to-full coverage for a flawless look, yet doesn't feel like you are wearing any makeup at all. See Details

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Colour: Medium Beige
Description: For medium skin with neutral undertones

Our ORIGINAL SPF 15 Foundation gives you all the flawless coverage you want with a naturally luminous finish that won't clump or cake. It's proven to improve the appearance of your skin over time. The creamy minerals diminish the look of fine lines and wrinkles without drying out your skin. Its silky, soft texture looks like a powder, but feels like a cream and buffs on beautifully. Made with only the purest, highest quality ingredients.

We love to use our Foundation with our Full Flawless Application Face Brush or our Handy Buki Brush.


Learn more about our brushes by visiting our Face Brush Glossary

Award-Winning Foundation:

  • InStyle Magazine 2011 - 2014 - Best Mineral Base - InStyle Beauty Buys Hall of Fame
  • QVC Beauty Awards 2013 - Best Foundation

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    Size: 8g

    £3.13 per 1g

Real Results

  • 98% of women said this foundation leaves skin soft, smooth, and younger looking*
  • 90% of women saw improvements in their skin's appearance with continued use*
  • 93% of women said this foundation makes skin look more radiant*
*Based on an independent US consumer study.
  • BEliever Tip!

    "I lightly mist my Flawless Application Face Brush with mineral water and then Swirl, Tap, Buff® as usual. My skin tends to the dry side and this method leaves a smooth, dewy look." — Michelle B.

Applying the Makeup is Easy

  • Swirl, Tap, Buff

  • 1. Swirl
    a small amount of bareMinerals into the lid with the Flawless Application Brush (for lighter coverage) or the Full Coverage Kabuki Brush (for more coverage) until the bareMinerals are tucked into the bristles.

    2. Tap
    off excess. bareMinerals should not be visible on the outside of the brush.

    3. Buff
    bareMinerals onto the 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 cheeks, forehead, and nose. Buff until you're satisfied with the coverage. Less is more when applying bareMinerals.

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Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Zinc Oxide (CI 77947), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499), Mica (CI 77019).

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ORIGINAL SPF 15 Foundation - null 4.7 5 320 321
The best foundation ever This is the best foundation I have ever had; I had my make-up done at the BM counter in Debenhams Hull and chose the bare skin brightening foundation but that sunk into my pores after a few hours so changed free or charge no problem for the get started fairly light kit and I haven’t looked back! I use it with the prime time original or the BB in fair primers (both work well but I find the prime time works best with the matt and the BB gives more coverage and goes perfectly with the original). I suffer from rosacea and acne and that is being managed by my dermatologist but I’ve found less is more in terms of products used. I’ve used the original for the past 2 months and my redness and spots have dramatically reduced, my skin is flawless and the best it’s ever looked, I don’t make a habit of wearing make-up to bed but have done and wake up looking better than I did the day before lol I also find that it looks better as the day goes on so put on an hour or so before you go out and seal with the mineral veil as this really does prolong it. I have oily t-zone and used to have to touch up a few times through the day to combat shine, with this I don’t touch my skin at all and it looks great all day. My skins overall appearance is better since I’ve been using this. The only downside is the brush it comes with it goes on brilliantly with but the bristles have started to fall out, so I was going to get the big version but this doesn’t have great reviews either and at £25 is a lot of money. 22/08/2015
4 years and counting... I've been using this foundation exclusively for 4 years now! The coverage is very buildable, lasts all day, and feels soo light on my skin. It's very nourishing and doesn't clog my pores, which has improved the clarity of my skin tremendously. I have oily skin so I do have to blot my t-zone while wearing foundation but the makeup stays put all day, regardless of how oily or sweaty I am! I do have to buy two colors at a time (fairly light and medium beige) and mix them in order to get the desired color. Wouldn't it be awesome if you could have a color custom mixed for you at their boutiques?! Anyway, I think I found my forever foundation. Thank you BM! 22/08/2015
My favourite foundation I have been using BM original foundation for 2years now after having my full makeup done at the Brighton boutique & falling in love straight away. Ive not used any other brand of makeup since then. I was always prone to breakouts before using the orignal foundation but ive barely had any since using it. The thing i love the most about this product is the perfect amount of coverage it gives with only a small amount of product needed. It blends into the face very well. I always recommend original foundation to friends & family. 21/08/2015
Easy to use this covers well without looking cakey almost like a second skin. I had to exchange it for the matte version which I absolutely love. I found the original a tad too "glowing" which is not a look I was striving for, of course others may like that look, it lasts almost all day. I had tried BM a long long time ago but did not like it decided to try again the color medium beige is a perfect match for me I love how it covers without settling in the lines I threw away all the other foundations in my "collection" will be using this for a long long time( in the matte version) 20/08/2015
Move over Liquid Foundation Back in high school, I used to wear mineral foundation but found that it wasn't giving me the coverage I wanted or needed. Ever since, I've been a fan of liquid foundation and currently use Bareskin everyday...it's the best foundation I've found so far for my skin. But with my recent purchase, I was sent a sample of the Original Mineral Foundation and decided to try it. I think I love it just as much! You can add as little or as much powder to the brush to get the coverage you want and I was pretty satisfied that it hid the slight redness to my cheeks and forehead just as well as the liquid! 20/08/2015
Best Clean-feeling makeup Great for sensitive skin, covers as much or as little as you like and yet feels weightless on. As a previous L'oreal mineral user, there is no comparison. It may look the same but it is not the same quality. My skin texture has improved and the blemishes from the inferior makeup have disappeared. 20/08/2015
Found my Match Up until 10 years ago, I was purchasing my foundation from a company that custom mixed your shade because I could not find a good match. I have found my a perfect match for both my winter and summer skin colors, which are dramatically different. It is also important to note that the shades I require have not changed since I found my colors. Thanks BE! 16/08/2015
Fantastically right! I've been a faithful customer of BareMinerals for over ten years now. Since this product and out however, I've noticed that a) my skin is clearer than before, and b) I get more compliments on my skin and how it "practically glows with beauty". Thanks for the amazing make up! 16/08/2015
Love my BM I really enjoy the light weight and feel of BM products. I use the original Med. and my skin looks flawless. I really appreciate natural looking beauty & BM delivers it. My only CON is... some of the jars don't have a (turn cover) not sure what its called. lol!! I purchase a larger Original foundation with some other powder products and its the WORST to travel with. I try to tap tap tap it back into the wholes. Not good! Hope someone who designs the jars places a turn cover on all size jars. . 07/08/2015
perfect This is the only foundation that doesn't break me out. It lasts so long because a little goes a long way! I recommend it to everyone I talk to about makeup with. 06/08/2015
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I've had the same loose foundation for about 2 years (I don't use it often, but love it!) How long will it keep and will it have the same effect after this length of time?
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i would to know if original foundation is a fragrance free product.
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It is, it is a very natural product with no scent.
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Yes all Bare Minerals is fragrance free and has no nasty chemical additives either I've been using it for over 10 yrs would defiantly recommend it
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Yes it is fragrance free x
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I have noticed that some people are saying that it can look ageing, is this true.
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In my opinion you need the right brush, I tried with one and it did emphasize my wrinkles and flaky skin, but then I tried the precision face brush and it looks amazing. I would maybe go to a retailer and ask to try it so you can see though as im not sure one brush fits all!
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I think as long as you exfoliate and moisturise your skin before applying make up it will look very natural and flattering on the skin.
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Definitely not, in my opinion. I'm 64 and have dry skin, and find the BM foundation just wonderful. It might take a while to master the technique, buffing with a brush, but a store rep would be very pleased to demonstrate. If you haven't already done so, I'd say - go for it!
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If you put too much of it on it can do this but if you put a fine layer on this won't happen it will give you an even complexion :)
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Absolutely, all our Foundations are suitable for all skin-types. If you are concerned about dry skin we would recommend moisturising and using our Prime Time Foundation Primer prior to applying our bareMinerals Foundation. This will help to smooth over any dry patches and give you perfect foundation application. Also our bareMinerals READY SPF 20 Foundation is great for those with dry skin as the formula is really hydrating. Hope this helps.
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I love this foundation and got brought the starter kit for Christmas but as I am a student with a low income I wondered how long the foundation has been lasting people as I wouldn't be able to go out and just buy it again when it's gone, I'd have to put some money away?
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My foundation lasts me 3 months sometimes more, I wear it everyday and also touch up sometimes through out the day.
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I use the loose powder every single day and it lasts me about 3 and a half months! :)
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I'm also a student so I can easily tell you it lasts quite a while! I got my starter kit almost two years ago now and its just running out. Depending on how often you use it, it should still last you a long time. I bought the larger 'original' foundation for myself (with my student loan!) and I can guarantee that it will last a while.
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We can't give you a guaranteed answer unfortunately as it all depends on how much you use, but on average we would advise a standard pot of our bareMinerals Foundation would last about 3-4 months.
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Unfortunately I can't find anywhere in Melbourne to go and try a different shade darker than my existing Fairly Light, but I'm keen to re-order as I love the Bare Minerals range and find it really suits my skin!
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hi I normally use fairly light but when im back from holidays or using fake tan I use medium beige, and when my tans fading I mix a little of fairly light and medium beige together x
1 year, 8 months ago
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It is very difficult to shade match online. If your skin tone is more yellow when tanned then we would recommend trying the shade Light. However if your skin goes a pink more of a pink tone when tanned then we would recommend trying out Fairly Medium. You could always check out our online Foundation Shade Finder to help you decide: http://bit.ly/12Njp5g
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Dear Sir/Madam,
I bought the Golden deep N50 (compact foundation). This colour was perfect for me. Unfortunately I accidently dropped it all on the floor. I went in store to get a replacement and was given a colour that was too yellow in tone for my complexion - R510. Can you please tell me what this colour is now called ? And whether I need to get the cool or golden range.

If possible, I think it would help a lot of your customers if a chart of the original compact foundation colours and their correlating replacements were posted online. Thanks.
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Our bareMinerals READY SPF20 Foundation in Golden Deep was renamed to shade R510. If you still find this too yellow for your complexion we would recommend trying out R530. It may be best to pop into one of counters for another shade match so you can be sure you’re getting the right shade for your skin tone. The shades for our bareMinerals READY SPF20 Foundation never changed, only the names of them did. On our bareMinerals READY SPF 20 Information Page we do have a comparison guide to help you out between Original SPF15 Foundation shades & bareMinerals READY SPF20 Foundation shades: http://bit.ly/19tLxTQ
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not sure if meduim or medium beige would be best
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It is really difficult to shade match online. Our READY SPF20 Foundation tends to be slightly lighter than our Original SPF15 Foundation, so even though R210 may be little too light, Medium in our Original Foundation may be the right shade. If you can, try to pop into your local bareMinerals Counter to get shade matched by one of our Beauty Ambassadors. If this isn't an option we would recommend trying our Medium if you have a slight pinky tone to your skin, and Medium Beige if you have a neutral skintone.
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Do you have any suggestions for a darker colour?
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I would suggest medium tan, or mix medium tan with medium beige if you find medium tan a little dark x
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Hi,
I usually use medium tan during the summer months but if that comes up too dark for you mix a little of your medium beige and medium tan together to give you a more customized colour which you can tweak to your skin tone :)
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It is really difficult to shade match online, as your skin-tone may slightly change when you have a tan. Your Medium Beige has neutral undertones, and if you feel that with a tan you still have neutral undertones, we would recommend trying the shade Tan. You can always pop into your local bareMinerals Counter to get shade matched by one of our Beauty Ambassadors.
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I am getting married in September this year and have been told that SPF in make up can be an issue with photography. Please can you provide some advice on what would work best for me. I currently use the original foundation and mineral veil.
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I used this foundation for prom and I think my skin looked flawless in both amateur and professional photography!
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i've had problems with the powder making my skin look really weird and shiny in photos... maybe you should try the matte version!
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hi there, i believe makeup artists use bare minerals in their professional photo shoots so i dont think it will cause a problem, just carry on with what you are doing :)
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It has not been scientifically proven that SPF in make-up affects the quality of your skin in photos at all - from my experience it seems to be an urban myth. Moreover, the SPF of Bare Minerals make-up is fairly low and, if working in tandem with a blush or bronzer, should not be an issue in photography. The fine texture of Bare Minerals foundation and it's luminous finish should make it for perfect wedding-day make-up :) Hope this helps!
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I reccomed Liquid foundation on your wedding day, in pictures of myself in the makeup my flaws and bags can sometimes be braught out by the camera. Bare minerals is great for every day use- but for your wedding try a natural foundation and blush Goodluck!
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Our Original and Matte Foundations used with Mineral Veil will give you a naturally flawless look on your wedding day. The SPF in the foundations should not have any negative effect on your wedding photographs. If you were looking for a longer-wearing, fuller coverage you could always try our READY SPF20 Foundation which launches nationwide in March.
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