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 Beautiful Finish Brush


Learn more about our brushes by visiting our Face Brush Glossary

Award-Winning Foundation:

  • InStyle Magazine 2011 - 2015 - 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 5 373 375
Love it I have been using this for over a year. I have rosacea and was using Merle Norman. My face continually broke out and burned. Since this, my brake outs are rare depending on what is gong on in life, but the make up does not burn it, or make it worst. The coverage is very good and my face is never oily any more. 26/01/2016
changed my opinion! i received the bare minerals original foundation in a 'get started' kit at Christmas. At first i wasn't sure as id always wore liquid foundation, trying a variety of brands over the years without much luck. Some didn't suit my skin type and seemed to disappear off my skin, others were just too heavy and caused skin breakouts and an unnatural finish. I decided to give this a try, just to see what it was like! the guide was excellent for someone who had never used powder foundations before. That day i received many compliments about how natural my make-up looked and how perfect it went on. Since then i have used it every day and only returned to my liquid foundation for one night out! my only issue is that it can be rubbed off quite easily if you or something is touching your face too much! would love this to come in a bigger tub. thank you bare minerals! 23/01/2016
Great product I have been using. Bare Minerals for many years. Love it! It is great for my skin and looks good, too. 20/01/2016
IN LOVE I have been using Bare Minerals for over a year and a half now, and I couldn't ask for a better product! I have very sensitive skin and I have had troubles in the past with other makeup. This is the first product that I have not had any irritation or breakouts! It provides long lasting coverage and has a very light feeling! I would HIGHLY recommend this product! 19/01/2016
LOVE this foundation I've struggled with blemishes my entire life and this foundation covers any blemish flawlessly, works as both a foundation and concealer and improves my complexion. I've never used a foundation that doesn't make me break out, but after using bare minerals for three months I haven't had a breakout and my skin has never looked better! 10/01/2016
wonderful product! finally took the risk on mineral makeup and extremely glad I did! I will never wear a liquid foundation again. the coverage is perfect! 08/01/2016
Beautiful full coverage I've been using this product for the last 7 years. I have very sensitive skin. Could never put regular store bought make-up on my skin. I break out easily and my cheek would get so red. But with this product my skin feels free. It's able to breath. And I get that full coverage and it last all day. I have naturally rosy cheeks and this foundation helps cover it up and turn my face into a beautiful glow. And also this product covers so easily that it could last up to months of wear. Mine could last me up to 6 months or more. Definitely recommend this product to everyone !! 07/01/2016
Love this foundation! This is the first foundation I have ever used that looks completely natural and doesn't cake up. You never look like you are even wearing the foundation yet it somehow gives great coverage and hides flaws. 07/01/2016
THE best foundation After all of the commercial hype and my best friend using this make up I had to give it a try myself. Turns out all of the women who were saying "you will never need any other make up" were telling the truth! bareMinerals is definitely in a league of its own. I have to thank Leslie for this incredible foundation! I have been using it for years, have not found better. The container is fairly large and lasts quite some time (you don't need much per application). It applies best when used with their brushes (I use the full flawless face brush for this particular foundation) and "start from the outside and work my way in" by swirling from the outer cheeks in towards my nose and chin. The most amazing thing about this make up is that it feels like you aren't wearing any make up at all but offers great, natural-looking coverage. In my experience it is never cakey. I am of South Korean descent and have been using Medium Beige. I recommend getting shade matched in a boutique prior to ordering online if possible since there are so many different options it can be difficult to find your "perfect" match. However, like a previous customer mentioned bareMinerals is great because even if you don't get the exact match to your skin tone a close enough one blends right in and you can lighten or darken depending on the season using All-Over Face Colors/Brighteners and Warmth. Remember, the warmth is fairly deep in hue so a little goes a very long way! I have yet to try the matte version, not opposed it it however my skin is combination so I'm not sure. I love the original with its unique consistency as I have not been able to find a pressed powder that comes close to this. I believe this is make up revolutionized! Forever an avid fan and customer. 06/01/2016
HAPPY HAPPY CUSTOMER I LOVE this foundation. It does not feel heavy or thick. You really do feel like you are wearing little or no foundation. Also, I never have to keep reapplying this foundation which makes me very happy! 06/01/2016
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I was shade matched for the original foundation a couple of years ago and was a Medium Tan. The colour used to be perfect on me but I've notice in the last couple of months that my foundation has begun to look ashy. Have the shades changed or am I doing something wrong?
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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.
1 year, 9 months ago
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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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1 year, 6 months ago
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Yes it is fragrance free x
1 year, 7 months 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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1 year, 11 months ago
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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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2 years ago
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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
2 years, 1 month 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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2 years, 7 months ago
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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!
2 years, 8 months ago
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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!
2 years, 11 months ago
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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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