My mother has always said, and continues to say to me “Never put anything (foundation or powder) on your face and your skin will be healthy!”
I followed this advice for more than 25 years and would only occasionally put on sunblock. Then I discovered wow, I just look a lot better with some foundation! No one needs to see those dark circles under my eyes now! But I still understood and was worried about the core of my mother’s argument – there was a possibility that all the accumulated foundation would block my pores and end up ruining my skin.
So when I got married a few years ago and needed a good, but light foundation, I discovered Bare Minerals by Bare Escentuals. I went for a facial test drive at the store in NYC and was pleasantly surprised by even coverage of the mineral foundation. I was also happy to discover powder foundation that wasn’t supposed to clog my pores. I now regularly used Bare Minerals foundation, especially on days when I feel like I need to really even out my complexion/hide my lack of sleep from the previous night! I first started using the Bare Minerals regular foundation, but have also used the Bare Minerals matte formula as well. They are both easy to use and similar so I wanted to review them together.
I definitely get a more even skin tone (with light to medium coverage) after using the powder and I love that it takes about 45 seconds to apply!
Here is a before and after picture of the foundation on my cheeks (any way I can make my freckles less noticeable is always great!)
Bare Minerals Regular SPF15 Foundation
– Yes! Great, easy to apply powder with light coverage.
– I love the ease of applying this
– I definitely need to reapply, but will try to layer on primer first and see if this works
Bare Minerals Matte SPF15 Foundation
– Yes! This evens out your complexion nicely and feels really light!
– Great coverage and feel
– Same remark about the need to reapply, but I feel like there is a little less of a need with this formula
Bare Minerals Matte foundation, Macy’s, $28