When I first started wearing makeup, I really had no idea what I doing. My mom was introduced to bareMinerals at the time I started wearing makeup, so she eventually bought me my first starter kit as well. I was overjoyed with the thought of wearing makeup (though foundation was the only thing I wore in middle school,) and my love for makeup shot off from there.
Coverage | Simply put, this foundation provides a light to medium coverage. It looks incredibly natural (and was essentially fool proof for 12 year old me.) It does a decent job at covering redness, but it doesn't help too much with acne and acne scarring. I like to call this my "weekend foundation" for those days when you just want a bit of light coverage. For those of you with great skin, this would be a wonderful foundation as it's not heavy or sticky like a liquid foundation. As for lasting power, bareMinerals claims that this can last up to 8 hours, but I say more like 5 hours if you have oily skin or if it's a hot day.
Shade Selection and Finishes | The shade selection is incredible with 20 shades from all over the spectrum, so no worries here. They are categorized by undertones: cool, neutral, or warm. What's great about powder foundation over liquid foundation is that it does not oxidize. It blends in effortlessly with your skin, and no one will guess that you're wearing foundation. They have come out with two formulas, original and matte. I prefer matte to original as my skin leans more towards the oily side, but I honestly can't tell too much of a difference between the two.
Ingredients | We can't forget that this is a mineral foundation, and it contains no parabens, binders, fillers, or synthetic chemicals, meaning no weird breakouts. We all hate those.
Conclusion | I would recommend trying out a starter kit first before purchasing the full size. I am glad this was my first foundation, but I would have done fine with a drugstore mineral foundation for a cheaper price. However, the bareMinerals foundation ($28 USD) is cheaper than the Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation ($38 USD) if you want to put it into comparison. My final verdict is give a drugstore mineral foundation a try first (Loreal True Match Naturale is a great one,) and come to this if it doesn't work out.
Have you tried anything from bareMinerals that you loved?