bareMinerals Original Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Review

bareMinerals Original Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Review

Hello Ladies,

This will be a review of the bareMinerals Original Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 in the shade Medium.






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Product Description:

For medium skin with pink undertones.  Glammy Award Winner for Best Department/Specialty Stores from 2005-2013 (9 years and counting).  Our award-winning mineral foundation gives you all the flawless coverage you want with a no-makeup look and feel that lasts up to eight hours. The creamy minerals diminish the appearance of imperfections without drying out skin. Our groundbreaking formula is clinically proven to promote clearer, healthier-looking skin.  Formulated without parabens, binders, fillers, or synthetic chemicals.  Also, we love to pair it with our flawless application face brush for an easy, expert-looking application and flawless coverage.


  • Clinically proven to promote clearer, healthier-looking skin.
  • Naturally luminous finish.
  • Lasts for up to 8 hours.

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Tips and Tricks:

  • Swirl a small amount of bareMinerals Foundation in the lid until it all disappears into the brush.
  • Tap away excess.
  • Buff onto the skin in a circular motion.

Active Ingredients:

Titanium Dioxide 25%.  Inactive Ingredients: Bismuth Oxychloride, Titanium Dioxide, Mica, Iron Oxides.

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My Experience with bareMinerals Original Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15:

I was on the lookout for a mineral foundation for a long time. The reason being I wanted a change from the usual liquid and cream foundations. Also, I had seen videos of Youtube beauty gurus rave about this product and came across the fact that this was an award-winning foundation. The thing that sealed the deal for me was that I read this foundation was actually good for the skin. Formulated without parabens, binders, fillers, or synthetic chemicals, it is proven to make skin healthier with continuous usage.  Now, who doesn’t want a makeup which doubles as skin care. BB creams also have a similar concept, but I felt they did not give adequate coverage.

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With this foundation, I got the best of both makeup and skin care and I absolutely love this foundation.

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My shade is “Medium,” which is with pink undertones but it also comes in a variety of shades with variety of undertones, so you will definitely find a perfect match for your skin.

This is a medium to full coverage foundation. It will cover heavy scars or acne marks if you have them flawlessly. It is a coarse powder but it is also very silky to touch and application of it is very easy. You can use any normal dense kabuki brush or bare minerals own Flawless application face brush which is what I use. You need to follow a precise application technique to get the optimal results.

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The technique being that you take little foundation out in the cap, a little goes a long way with this. Since it is full coverage, if you take a lot of product in one go, it will look very powdery. You swirl the brush in the product and tap the brush to get rid of excess powder on the brush. Then, you buff the foundation in circular motion. The more you buff, the better it looks. It makes your pores disappear and gives you even skin tone and it just makes the skin glow in a healthy and beautiful way.

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My skin type is very dry and it gets flaky sometimes, but this foundation did not accentuate my dryness. It also has SPF which is a bonus. It is fragrance free and non-comedogenic which means it will not clog pores. It feels extremely lightweight and it does not feel or look like you are wearing makeup, has a very natural-looking finish. Staying power is really good, 5-6 hours without touch-ups and I have even worn in blistering heat with me sweating profusely and this foundation still managed to look great after that. Also, it has never broken out my skin, no issues whatsoever and my skin is looking more and more healthier since I started using this.

The only thing I do not like about this product is the packaging. It is not the most travel friendly container.  As in the bag, excessive amount of shaking or flipping makes a lot of product come out of the holes and the moment you open the cap, it’s a big mess.

Pros of bareMinerals Original Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15:

  • It gets my vote as “Best foundation ever.”
  • Medium to heavy coverage.
  • Does not clog pores.
  • Has SPF.
  • Does not accentuate dryness.
  • Makes pores disappear.
  • Gives radiant and natural finish to the skin.
  • Improves skin health over time.
  • Fragrance free.
  • No chemicals.

Cons of bareMinerals Original Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15:

  • Packaging is not travel friendly, but I think this is the best they can do with the type of powdery foundation it is.

IMBB Rating:


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15 thoughts on “bareMinerals Original Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Review

  1. I have an eye on this product since a couple of months.
    I did not fine any reviews of this product on Indian skintones.
    Just tried to google it today once again And surprisingly found it on IMBB dated today 06Nov’13.

    Thanks IMBB !!!!!
    You always make it easier

      1. I was also surprized that this product wasnt reviewd on IMBB already before i decided to write it.. This product deserves some Love Ladies *announce*

    1. I have both the matte and the orignal one.. The orignal suits my dry skin more.. The matte would work great for those with oily skin

  2. Yuppie….I have got this one as a gift *powder* ….my brother got this from states and m yet to use it… the review is here *thankyou* ….gotta check if mine is matte or original……i wish it is original as I have dry skin too….

  3. Neha.. Bare Minerals have come up with the compact form of these foundations. Thats very travel friendly.. you can try those. I just love this foundation !!

  4. Looks like a wonder product yaaaa *drool* *drool* i am going to search for it here *pompom* i loved your review and got tempted enough *happy dance* *happy dance* i sooo wanttt this *woot* *woot*

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