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

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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Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 525 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by My Favourite Powder. Ever. I adore this powder. As soon as I start applying it I can see a difference. Blemishes disappear, my skintone evens and it even hides my pores near my cheekbones which is a godsend. I never have to use too much and the container is super easy to use and ensures you use the same amount each time. If you're going to get anything from bareMinerals, get this. 24/07/2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best Foundation Ever My sensitive skin and acne is not aggravated by this foundation in the slightest. It covers my acne scars and blemishes perfectly with its flawless, lightweight and buildable coverage (in exactly the right shade - this has always been a struggle!). A small amount goes a long way and no matter how much coverage you are after, it never looks 'cakey'. It genuinely feels like you're not wearing any make up. 19/07/2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by A classic! Beautiful luminous finish (best on normal, balanced skin, as opposed to oilier skin that is prone to high shine). Can be tricky to blend, and those with dry skin need to exfoliate and moisturise well beforehand, to prevent the powder formula catching on patches of dry skin. Looks best when buffed into the skin gently with a flat topped powder brush, using circular motions. Coverage can be built up well. Can look ashy on darker skin tones, like mocha or ebony. 19/07/2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by You'll never look back - Don't hesitate to try! I've used this foundation for years and it is by far the best I've ever tried... And I've tried lots! I have combination skin (more on the oily side) and find it's able to provide great coverage whilst looking natural, mattify oily areas and still look 'glowy' in the right places. Unlike other foundations you can touch this up throughout the day without it looking cakey at all. Not to mention a little goes a long way and it's so quick and easy to apply - winning product all round! 18/07/2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Favourite foundation! Having suffered from bad skin for many years this is the one foundation which actually makes my skin better now my skin is really clear! It has great coverage and gives a nice glow without making my skin oily lasts all day, great product :) 18/07/2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by I couldn't live without this foundation! I was a little hesitant to use a non liquid foundation initially but I'm so glad I tried it because it's simply amazing! I love the way it gives you fantastic coverage and a dewy look without looking heavy or like a powder finish. It covers my scars from acne and any breakouts that I might have without looking like i'm caked in foundation. It's light feeling, natural but great buildable coverage and gives a beautiful dewy look which I love. I love it and would never change foundation ever. 18/07/2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best natural foundation Will never go back to liquid foundation after using this. Easy to use, non greasy, no break outs and it is sensitive on my excema prone skin. Covers blemishes and any uneven patches of skin completely! Used for 3 years and never a bad experience with it. Huge plus that it has spf included. Really reccomend to anybody looking for a signature foundation that can be used at any time for any occasion. 18/07/2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best foundation ever Been using this for a year or so now and I love it. I had been using a different brand but I was breaking out constantly, my sister suggested I try changing to Bare Minerals and my skin has been great ever since. The coverage is really build able and leaves me with a healthy glow. Can't recommend it enough. 18/07/2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fabulous Foundation This product is the greatest foundation i have ever purchased. It covers all my dark spots and makes my 64 year old face look years younger. Thanks for this and all the other products you have created, love them all. 18/07/2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bare Minerals Original foundation fairly light I am so excited about this foundation. I am 61 years old, and feel 35, This make up works great on my 16 year old daughter as well on me. We use different colors, but the results are the same, remarkable. it looks so natural but covers all our flaws, It is light and I don't feel made up. it stays put all day. I am totally satisfied!!! 18/07/2016
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I use foundation to cover the bags at the moment , but because I have to put a lot, it tends to "crinkle" and make me look old - am i not moisturizing enough or what should i use? and i apply it with the small brush (full coverage).
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I'm currently using Stroke of Light™ Eye Brightener (out of stock at the time of this review, sorry). It has tiny bits of glitter in it (and I do mean tiny) that also lightens the area as well as conceals it.
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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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Sometimes your skin tone may change due to climate, or just general raging. My skin was always very pink undertones, but now I am very yellow. If your shade is looking to ashy, try and see if you could be matched again, or maybe choose a foundation shade that is slightly more warmed toned.
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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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Powders last for a long time, since it's dried and in a airtight container when not in use. I feel like two years might be pushing it a bit though as every time you open and use it the powder will stick to itself that little bit more.
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You can keep it until its used! I have had mine for several years, and depends on how my skin is behaving (acne) depends how often, or which bare minerals foundation I use. If you are worried about using to much foundation, or it running out too quickly, then try the READY foundation, as it is in the compact so you get less fall out from the packaging.
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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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My mum tried bare minerals and she was 42 at the time and she felt it sat upon her skin and aged her however I think it is a personal choice! If you go into a bare minerals store they will be able to try the foundation on your face and you can test it for yourself!
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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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I was also introduced to bare minerals through the starter kit and the actual foundation in the starter kit is much smaller than what the foundation would be if you bought it in store. If buying the foundation itself and not in a kit, it lasts me so much more around 6 months! I bought one end of June and by end of December i had to buy a new one.
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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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I've been using Fairy Light too, but when I came back from holiday I moved to just Light as my skin keeps its tint (slightly olive-coloured) once it tans but this might be different for you. If you go a little red once you've tanned you might want to try fairy medium.
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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
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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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