ORIGINAL SPF 15 Foundation - null
I visited my local BM counter today for advice on foundation. I've always used liquid foundation in the past but never really 'got on' with it. I spoke to BM at length discussing my requirements and was steered towards the Original foundation and after being colour matched it was decided Golden Tan was perfect for me. After a full application I could see the results already. My skin looked great a- healthy with a natural glow. This product helps keep shine at bay and feels luxurious yet light on the skin. Looking forward to using this as my daily foundation and with the added bonus of SPF15, what's not to like!
Simply the Best !
I am not normally a fan of "powders" until I found the B.M products but this is simply the best. I was tempted by the new liquid foundation but it just can't compare with this so I will be continuing to use my favourite make up base. Gorgeous colours, gorgeous finish, applied first thing in the morning gets me right through the day without a blemish. The SP15 is an added bonus particularly when I am on holiday I don't need any other sun protection although I do finish with the mineral veil when abroad. I love this product and would recommend anyone to try it.
Good feelings have been confirmed
I've been using this product religiously for years. I stopped using it for about a week once I got the new Bareskin foundation and was sorely disappointed. I love this stuff even more now than I did before. It's got buildable coverage and it doesn't have an off-putting scent like the liquid foundation.
Finally found the perfect foundation
I have been looking for the perfect foundation for my shade and skin tone forever. I use to use Prescriptives Custom Blend (bespoke makeup) which is made for you for many years until they went out of business. I tried just about everything and settled on Mac. I have problematic skin, the texture is rough and uneven and I have a great many blemishes and dark pigmentation which is something black people can suffer with. I wear foundation every day and it would take me 20 minutes every morning just applying concealer and foundation to cover up all the discolouration. WELL now it takes me only around 3 minutes to apply foundation and highlighter. I can't believe how this foundation (I use Original SPF in warm dark has totally changed my life. My face looks so smooth and bright and it covers every single blemish with me just using a tiny amount. I have never found a foundation that matches my skin tone so closely not even the prescriptives. I used to dream about having the skin that I now have and cried when I first put it on and my sister told me that my skin looked flawless and how perfect the shade was as she knows how depressed and demoralised I felt because of my skin. It is just so easy to apply I bought the full size kabuki brush and so apply it with that. It goes on like an absolute dream with such little effort and apart from a couple of touch-ups during the day, (necessary as I have long loose hair and it tends to wipe my make up off# pretty much stays intact for the working day. I never go dry or looked caked. I originally bought the matte version and hated it as found it too dry for me and flat and it lacked luminosity which the original version has .I ended up buying it from Selfridges as they were the only ones happy to give samples for you to take away and try. Samples were hard to come by as to me you really need to see how it wears all day/what it looks like at different times of the day/what happens when it oxidizes with your natural face oils etc. I went to Debenhams and John Lewis and was told both times that they don't do samples so I ended up buying the golden dark as it was applied in store and thought it looked good until the next morning when I put it on at home and looked as if I had been tangoed, way too orange for my skin shade. So a costly mistake as I then went back two days later #Selfridges this time) and purchased the correct shade after using samples for 2 days, which they happily supplied. True some people are just looking for a bit of free supply and have no intention of buying but you should be able to work out who is genuine and if not to err on the side of giving samples. If the product is amazing and BM certainly is that, you should give samples and let people go home and try for themselves, away from the store lights and persuasive sale techniques. Apart from the sample issue this makeup is truly amazing and I will never ever go back to liquid foundation. Plus my skin seems to be clearing up and has never looked better. I'm blown away by all the pros of this makeup. I really can't find one downside to the actual product. Everyone should give it a try but as have read on here getting the correct brush is key. I don't use the primetime and it still works amazingly well for me as always find primers too dry for my skin, but that's just me. I also don't use the tinted veil powder and use my Ben Nye powders which are really fine and works well with the BM.
This company bends over backwards to make sure you get exactly what you want. This makeup doesn't add any "oil" in it, but has great staying power. It isn't heavy on the skin. So pure & natural. The only thing I would suggest is to have the large container of bare minerals available more often. And an spf is a welcomed bonus.
I absolutely love this foundation! I have always been a liquid foundation girl but I am now a convert. I wasn't happy with the foundation I had been using so I decided to stop in a bareMinerals store and see what all the buzz was about. Well, it's true...this stuff is pretty great. My skin looks smooth and refined yet it doesn't look like I'm wearing anything on my face. I always applied my liquid foundation with a brush but I never achieved the no-makeup-makeup look that I get with this. Love!
the brush you use can make all the difference!
I got this in a starter pack and used it with the flawless facebrush... it looked terrible to be honest (please read on I love this now), it emphasized the wrinkles and flaky skin, but after trying a few things including wearing liquid foundation underneath, I discovered that using the precision face brush makes the world of difference, its like using a different foundation! it makes my skin look smooth, feel soft and lasts all day perfectly. best foundation ever with the right tools for your skin! I am not saying the flawless brush shouldnt be used but if you try it with one brush and it doesnt impress I would suggest that rather than the foundation it could actually be the brush your using... which has blown my mind as someone who has never been all that into make up! Now i just use a bit of primer, this foundation with the help of bright eyes concealer and I have perfect skin!
I'm very fair skinned and had triur with makeup being too orange or dark on me. This one is just perfect!
I am a new bare minerals costumer and I was pretty on the fence on whether to buy this product. I have acne prone skin, so i usually didn't wear foundation out the fear of breaking out. This product is amazing. The coverage is great and it doesn't make me break out! It may only be me, but it made my skin clearer! I am not scared to use this product like I was with others. I gave this 4 star though because you have to be cautious with this product. What i mean with this is that if you are a person to touch your face oftenly, the makeup may come off. For example, my face got a little oily throughout the day so when I went to the bathroom I patted my face with a paper towel. I was shocked to see my foundation on the paper! Also, if you have oily skin, DEFINITELY get the matte foundation. Other than that, this is a great product and most definitely recommend it!
I absolutely love this product. It provides the perfect amount of coverage for my skin and gives me a really healthy glow. I really like that I don't have to use a lot. I don't like to loom like I have a bunch of makeup on, and I really enjoy how natural this makes you look. Defiantly my favorite foundation. The trick to getting it to cover more without adding more to you face I just to buff! This product does have a shine quality that I love but I you don't try matte for a more powder finish look.