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 535 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by The Best Have used this foundation for years. Simply the best. Recently tried some new liquid foundations from other companies, and I was quickly reminded why I love this so much. By the end of the day with the liquids it was the same old story. It was separating and all over, and my face broke out. I will continue to only use BareMinerals mineral foundation. The original is still my absolute favorite. 03/09/2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great product , packaging needs improvement Provides great coverage and lasts all day. The container lid does not come off unless you're willing to pull out the pliers resulting in wasting powder. 02/09/2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Acne cover I have very serious acne and have done since I was 13. I have been wearing Bare minerals loose foundations for many years and I swear by it. My skin is the worst of all skin types. Its oily most of the time, but on occasion it can be dry and flakey. My Acne is disgusting and literally all over my face, chest, arms, back and neck. The foundation has many advantages for me. Don't get me wrong, its not perfect but its miles ahead of the others out there, especially liquids. -Gives however much coverage you want. A light dusting for a quick trip to the shops or several layers for flawless prom makeup. -It covers ANY redness easily with the thinnest of layers. -Spots are easy to cover but you can still see the bumps underneath. More being applied can reduce the issues with smoothness but its something you have to just accept as impossible. -So easy to apply and to get even coverage. -The colours are natural and you don't get nasty neck lines or dodgy patches -With a primer, concealer, and a setting spray, it can last 24 hours and look great! -It can go a funny texture if you sweat a lot, but a quick touch up corrects instantly -I used to wear for school and would be perfect until lunch, and a touchup would be required. (But most foundation does, especially on skin like mine.) -If you have clear skin, this is literally the perfect foundation -I have barely any money and it usually lasts me 1-2 months, and I wear a lot of it because of my awful skin. Its relatively cheap. -The bare minerals brushes are much better, but others work well enough for me as I cannot afford to replace mine. -The best thing of all, is it never makes my spots any worse, in fact, it often seems to help them. -It feels like you aren't wearing foundation! -Makes clear skin feel super smooth and silky. When my acne wasn't so bad, people used to stroke my face all the time because it was so soft -As you may have guessed, my skin is super sensitive and this soothes it and never seems to cause a breakout (Not that I would be able to tell) -The opening from the bottom solves all the earlier problems with not being able to get the last bits out. I usually collect a few at a time and then pour them all into one pot. 31/08/2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Never fails When I finally ran out of my Bare Minerals Powder foundation while living in a foreign country, I tried all kinds of other options. I spent so much money trying other products only to be disappointed each and every time. Lesson learned. From now on I spend my money on what I know works beautifully with my skin and complexion. Thank you, Bare Minerals, for a truly fabulous product! 31/08/2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Original Foundation user for life! I have been using Original Foundation for 16 years. When I first tried it, my skin was in really bad condition. I had constant breakouts and a lot of redness. I tried numerous products and spent a lot of money, but all these products only made my skin condition worse. Then one day I saw your infomercial and my husband said, "Why don't you order it?" I am so glad I did. With the first application, the original foundation was like a healing balm to my sensitive skin. I was amazed at how it easy it was to use and how it covered the redness and breakouts. It felt so light on my face and looked so natural. As I continued to use it, my skin began to heal. Even now at 61 people still tell me I have beautiful skin. I am a user for life! Thanks Leslie! 20/08/2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Amazing! This product is worth every penny! It makes me feel so beautiful when I wear it! I covers every flaw, while feeling like I am not even wearing any makeup. So in love with this product! 13/08/2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by The Best Foundation I've ever purchased! So, i bought this foundation originally at Sephora and the color they matched me with was terrible and also they did not SHOW me how to apply it the RIGHT way... When I visited their store in Palo Alto, CA the girls there walked me through, step by step, how to apply it - (it's all in the buffering!). Ever since, I've been using it for a week, and it's amazing how beautiful my skin looks- and NATURAL. It doesnt look like I'm wearing any make up, it feels beautiful, and glides on beautifully. I love liquid foundation as well, but this is def. something you want when it's your days off or want to give your face a break from heavy foundation. What a great buy! 25/07/2016
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 Never changing foundation again I never thought I would end up being such a fan of a specific foundation. Best coverage ever, just a little quantity and I look like I have been airbrushed. Plus: so lightweight! I am literally recommending it to everyone I know, just buy it already! 22/07/2016
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
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I have been using Golden Tan all summer but this will be too dark for the winter. Please can you recommend a colour that I should use?
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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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Me and my mother both use the powder concealer to cover bags. Works like a treat and you shouldn't have to use as much, but if you still have issues, have a go with the Mineral Veil over the top. With the 'crinkle'ing, Often just lightly rubbing with your fingertips flattens it out of creases, but otherwise, just work the makeup around with a brush. I use a small blending brush or an eyeshadow brush for right in the eye.
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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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