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Bare Minerals Bare Skin Foundation Review, Swatches and Photos.

Bare Minerals Bare Skin Foundation Review, Swatches and Photos.

Bare Minerals Bare Skin Foundation Retails for $29.00 at Sephora and Ulta.

Bare Minerals Bare Skin Foundation Review, Swatches and Photos.

I can’t even tell you guys how excited I was to try out this product.

I mean as soon as I heard about it months ago I was counting down the days till it launched.


Well part of the reason is because Bare Minerals regular powder foundation is an HG product for me.

I swear by it and have since I first tried it in like 2006/2007 sometime.

It’s just amazing on my oily/combo skin and I was hoping the new Bare Skin serum foundation would be just as good if not better.

So was it?

Sadly, no.

Keep reading to find out why.

What they say:

Clinically proven tone-correcting mineral foundation and brightening serum in one.

Created with exceptional purity in mind, this ultra-thin, skin-perfecting fluid provides seamless adjustable coverage, a natural finish and the look and feel of beautiful skin while delivering a noticeably brighter, more youthful appearance.

Made with the bare minimum ingredients and formulated without oil, silicone, parabens or fragrance.

It’s like nothing you’ve ever felt before.

My Thoughts:

I went into my local Sephora shortly after this product launched to pick it up only to have the girls working there tell me that they had oily skin and didn’t recommend it.

I was bummed, but I went ahead and got color matched anyway (I’m both a #3 Bare Linen Light Skin with Neutral Undertones and a #7 Bare Natural Medium Skin with Neutral Undertones) and I left with only samples.

After testing out the samples for awhile now I have to say unless I plan on tanning the Bare Linen shade is a much better option for me.

Here are swatches of both shades and for reference I’m a Fairly Light in the powder and if I tan a Medium Beige.

Bare Minerals Bare Skin Foundation Review, Swatches and Photos.

Above: #3 Bare Linen

Below: #7 Bare Natural

Bare Minerals Bare Skin Foundation Review, Swatches and Photos.

Now that you’ve seen the swatches let me tell you my pros and cons for this product.


1. I love the way this product just sinks right into your skin like a serum.

My skin just drank it up.

2. I love the coverage you can get with it.

It can totally be built up to a nice med/full coverage if needed.

3. The price is reasonable at $29.00.

4. I love that it’s made with minimal ingredients.


1. Not made for someone with oily skin like myself.

I know they say it’s great for all skin types, but I don’t think they tested it on oily skinned girls living in the hot and humid south.

Even with a primer and a setting powder this stuff didn’t last on me without needing a touch up for more than 2 -3 hours max.

I actually had to use blotting papers and powder several times through out the day to keep from looking like a hot mess.

I was very disappointed.

Final thoughts:

If you have dry skin or even normal skin then this may be an amazing foundation for you and one you’ll want to check out asap.

For those of us with oily skin though it just won’t work unless you’re willing to touch up several times a day which is a huge bummer.

I may try it again in the winter when my skin gets a bit more on the normal side, but for now I’m passing on this product.

Oh well, I’ll always have the original Bare Minerals powder foundation to fall back on.

Have you tried this foundation out yet?





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