ORIGINAL SPF 15 Foundation - null
I had to have a friend help me learn how to best apply it, but after that I just loved it. She showed me how to put a little powder in the cap and then apply it to the brush with lots of circular motions in the cap to really get it evenly distributed on the brush for even distribution on the face.
I wanted to love this makeup - I had just recently gotten my skin super clear after changing my skincare regimen and I wanted to switch over to a makeup that was lighter while still offering adequate coverage. I will start off by saying that I have had pretty oily, problematic skin since about the 7th grade. I switched to this after having been using Tarte loose powder foundation because like I said, I wanted something a bit lighter. At first, I thought that it looked really nice but by the second day of using it, I noticed that I had many small breakouts around my chin and right cheek. As I mentioned earlier, my skin has been VERY clear lately and this product is the only thing that I had used that was different that I could link the recent breakouts to. I also noticed that it made my skin very oily after only an hour or so but that may just be because I have oily skin to begin with. Overall, I am very sad that this product did not work for me, because I have heard great things from other people.
This is the only foundation that I use! I have very sensitive skin and this does not bother it at all. I use the flawless face brush to get full coverage and it does not look caked on. Stays on 10-12 hours without the need for touchups. I love this foundation much more than any drugstore and highend product that I've tried!
Did NOT help my skin.
After changing many different lifestyle habits around to better my skin, my makeup was the ONE THING I had no changed. I thought the Neutrogena Skin Clearing liquid foundation was working well, except i still had some acne forming. I decided to INVEST about 100$ into this makeup to see better results, knowing the mineral makeup would be healthier for my skin. How disappointed I was in this makeup does not explain what I feel. I'm only 21 years old and so making a 100$ investment into makeup sounds crazy, but I was desperate to find the final solution to my skin problems. After a few weeks of use my skin had not cleared up at all, but instead CYSTIC acne had started to form. I sometimes get cystic acne but not to the extent that I got it after using this makeup. On top of that I felt the need to touch up the makeup throughout the day. I do not have sensitive skin so I do not know why this has happened. I would not buy it again and have since returned to my Neutrogena makeup which has cleared my skin. Since I spend the money, I'm willing to keep trying out the mineral makeup on days that I do not need heavy coverage and see how it fares.
Nice makeup for beginners.
Bareminerals is a nice makeup if you are just getting into the makeup game. It is natural which I like and it is easy to apply. I like the fact that they offer kits because that makes buying makeup more affordable. My only complaint is that I do find that I have to use concealer to cover any problem areas before applying the foundation, otherwise you can still see the imperfections thru the makeup. But other then that I do love bareminerals.
One of the best luminous sheer to full coverage foundations!
As a makeup artist I try many different types of foundation. I was skeptical about using this foundation until my friend gave me a makeover. I can proudly say that this BM original foundation has been my staple for 6 months! I can create the luminous full coverage look I desire without the worry of it melting off, or looking cakey. To perfect my makeup look I use the Prime Time original primer. I also visited a boutique to learn better techniques for the application. The right tools make all the difference. :0) I use the tapered face, and full coverage BM brushes to build the coverage I want, and the Flawless Radiance Brush to set my foundation using the pure radiance mineral veil. This foundation will leave a beautiful luminous finish that is perfect for anyone with combination or dry skin types.
I've used a lot of different brands of makeup and I've never found anything like Bare Minerals! The foundation covers well and does not leave my skin feeling oily. I also have had problems with cystic acne and the purity of this makeup helps combat my breakouts! I'll never use a different foundation.
Makes my skin appear very oily
I have been using this product for about 2 months now. It makes my skin have a glowy effect and looks nice for about 2 hours but then after the 2 hours my skin looks very oily and the makeup rubs off easily. If there are any more bare minerals products that don't make my skin look so shiny, I would love to try it!
Love this product... but it has its downsides
Though I do wear this product daily, I only use it as a concealer for my nose, t-zone and my cheeks since those places are where I need the most coverage because of spots. I don't use it as a foundation because it can look a little cakey and it has too high a coverage in areas that I don't need much coverage. This foundation is supposed to be good for oily skin, but I find that by the end of a school day my nose and cheeks are shiny, but the make up itself doesn't rub off and reveal redness. Also, even though I had the foundation picked out to match my skin type by the make up artist working there, it looks very light on my skin and makes me look really pale, even though I have a slightly olive skin tone.
I would buy this again and I have recommended it to friends with a normal skin type.
I absolutely love the coverage. Totally exceeded my expectations.