After hearing beauty blogger after beauty blogger and beauty editor after beauty editor rave about Bare Escentuals Foundation for years - I can now say I'm also a convert!
I tried Bare Escentuals bareMinerals SPF 15 Matte Foundation in Golden Darkrecently and this mineral foundation is just spectacular.
All the praise I'd heard - that it makes skin looks picture perfect, fights mid day shine, minmizes the look of pores, let's skin breath, is all absolutely true. The container has a great sifter on top that allowed me to tap out the perfect amount of foundation. I used their Bare Escentuals Full Flawless Face Brush, to apply the foundation, and within seconds I was impressed. My skin looked great - fresh, clear, even toned, but exactly like my skin - not a mask. I found that it was so quick to apply it made my whole AM makeup routine so much easier.
Once the foundation was applied and buffed gently with the brush, that was it! It did such a great job with coverage, there were some days I forgot to apply concealer. It did a great job of keeping my skin just right - always with a light feel, even in the summer, never dry, and never too oily in the t-zone.
Although it does state that this is a matte formula, I actually noticed a nice, healthy sheen, (not oily) in the finish, which I liked. The fact that this also has SPF in it also makes it an all around winner for me as well. As a matter of fact, since it does double duty, this is also perfect to wear at the beach or pool when you are lounging and want a finished look and keep skin protected.
The foundation also lasted all day - heat, humidity, rain - whatever. Truly impressive staying power.
On those occasions I did need to touch up a bit, I could add a few more taps, blend with the brush and had a perfect finish again without any bulky product buildup or streaking. The shade selection is also very impressive, going from golden and red, to more olive undertones in a wide variety of light, medium and dark brown shades. There's something here for nearly everyone.
P.S. When paired with their new Bare Escentuals Prime Time Foundation Primer Oil Control I got picture perfect finish all day with no virtually no oil breakthrough.
I'm on team Bare Escentuals bareMinerals and you should be too! - RLB
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*This product was provided courtesy of Bare Escentuals PR for reviewing purposes.