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 5 304 305
Not convinced I really wanted to love this product. For years I've used another high end brand of long lasting foundation and have always gone back to this as a trusted product. My skin has changed over the years and I started noticing that this foundation was doing for my skin what it had and started to look unnatural. I began the search for something else. After heavy research I settled on this foundation after reading the reviews on how 'natural' the product looked and how it didn't look as though you were wearing any make up. Unfortunately for me, that hasn't been the case. Firstly, the product is way too glittery for anyone to ever think you weren't wearing make up. It's really shimmery. Also, it sits in creases in the skin. I only have a few faint lines on my forehead but it collects in the lines making them really obvious. Also, if it's a warm day I find the make up clogging up - I really do use the tiniest amount as I don't want too full a coverage but it looks really cakey. The other thing #sorry!# is DO NOT get any water on your face. As soon as water hits the product it goes white and almost frothy - it's weird. The coverage is good though as you can build it up but, and I clearly am the minority according to the reviews, it's so obvious you have make up on. The last thing to say is that I couldn't use this product without purchasing the primer for £23. I had a sample sent with the foundation and as soon as that went #day 2# I tried to use the foundation without primer and I couldn't blend it in, it just clogged up and went cakey so I had to take it off, use some BB cream and go to the shops to buy a primer. Not a cheap hobby! I'm really disappointed as I really did want to love this product. I will be going back to liquid.... 24/07/2015
Love this! This foundation has worked amazing. It gives the flawless skin look with minimal effort. I have repurchased this item about six times. It doesn't clog my pores and it doesn't look caked on when applied, like some other foundations I have tried. 22/07/2015
One of my favorite foundations I have combination dry skin and it's very difficult finding a foundation that doesn't cling to dry patches. This foundation has so many shades so there's a match for everyone and it is so buildable that sometimes I use it as a concealer because it doesn't show the dry patches like a liquid concealer does. The only thing to keep in mind is that if you need heavier coverage than this offers (light to medium coverage with the initial application), you should use a finishing spray so that your face doesn't look powdery. However, this is honestly one of the best foundations for so many types of skin. 17/07/2015
Simply the best, better than all the rest. I started using BM foundation about 3 months ago after a couple of friends swearing by it while I was constantly buying very expensive foundations and never loving any of them. I started out using way too much and I can tell you exactly why: this stuff is undetectable on the skin, its amazing really it honestly looks like my skin is perfect but it far from it and I'm 38 years old. I was putting on too much and it caked in my pores and lines but after I started just doing two complete buffed layers it is flawless. I tried the matte too and I do not dislike it but I love the glow of the original. My skin is also so much better from getting away from the chemicals in the other brands. I have since switched all my makeup and skincare to BM and I'm here to stay, I will not be testing other brands. I look back at pics of myself and if I didn't know any better I would swear I did not have any makeup on, I love it so much. 16/07/2015
Always come back to it I can't even remember when I first started using this foundation, but I know that I always come back to it. I used the Ready foundation for awhile, then came back to this. Depending on the brush I use, I can make it to be light coverage and even a pretty full coverage. Whenever I get compliments on my makeup, I'm using this. Love this stuff and I'll continue using this for a long time. 07/07/2015
Great product! I love the powder foundation so far! Depending on your skin type it is necessary to choose from the original and matte formula. I have found that the Matte works better for my skin type. Overall this is a great product and I am very happy with it! 06/07/2015
Perfect everytime I began using this foundation in my twenties, now in my late thirties this foundation remains the only one I've used. It gives my skin a natural yet perfect look. I can buff it on quickly when I have to get out the door or I can take my time, contouring with different shades to be photo ready. I've never had any issue with this foundation, it performs for me each and every time. 05/07/2015
The best out there! I have been using bare minerals foundation for 11 years! Every once in a while I try out a different foundation from a different brand just to mix it up and I always go back to bare minerals the next day. You don't feel like you're wearing makeup, It has great coverage,It doesn't clog your pores or make you break out, and it has a great sheen to it wear it doesnt matte out your face losing its contours and dimensions like any other full coverage foundation or powered does! Im a lifer :) 03/07/2015
Perfect in every way I have tried every foundation out there, I have combination skin that is prone to breakouts due to hormones (so not much will fix it). This foundation is the best thing I have ever found, I have never bought a foundation more than once, and Ive bought this three times already. The small container is not expensive and will last me up to 3 months of regular EVERYDAY use. That's incredible, I never have to touch up my makeup either, instead of sliding off, this foundation just seeps into my skin and look better throughout the day making my real skin look natural and perfect during the day. The minerals in the foundation itself have really helped even out my skin tone making more comfortable without makeup on. I don't even have to buy a concealer because I can just use the foundation with a concealer brush to fix trouble spots. I just dab a little stroke of light brightener under my eyes. I will never use any other foundation besides bare minerals. I am a serious believer I love everything they make! 26/06/2015
Amazing Foundation! Since i first bought this foundation i've found that i always come back to this. I have dry / senstive skin so suffer with redness which this fully covers. Although its powdery to start with in the container, once warmed up this is so light and covers the skin without leaving any powdery residue or look patchy. This with the Bareminerals Brightening Serum is the best thing i have discovered when it comes to foundations. I highley recommend! :) 22/06/2015
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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
1 year, 1 month ago
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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, 7 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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