Item# US61272

ORIGINAL Loose Powder Foundation SPF 15

Award-Winning Mineral Foundation*

ORIGINAL Loose Powder Foundation SPF 15 US61272


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ORIGINAL Foundation is full of clean mineral pigments and non-chemical mineral sunscreen. Free of talc, parabens, phthalates, fragrance, preservatives and chemical sunscreen. Read more

Size: Large (8 g / 0.28 Oz.)


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What it is:

NUMBER 1 PRESTIGE LOOSE MINERAL FOUNDATION IN THE U.S.* Our bestselling foundation perfects your complexion with lightweight, buildable coverage that’s naturally luminous. The clean and simple formula is made with only 5 mineral ingredients, including non-chemical mineral sunscreen. It’s everything your skin needs… and nothing it doesn’t! FULL OF: *Clean Mineral Pigments *Iron Oxides *Non-Chemical Mineral Sunscreen *Titanium Dioxide & Zinc Oxide *Silky, Luminous Finish *Mica (luminizing) *Bismuth Oxychloride (soft-skin feel) FREE OF: *Talc *Parabens *Phthalates *Fragrance *Preservatives *Chemical sunscreen bareMinerals® is always 100% cruelty-free MAKEUP SO PURE YOU CAN SLEEP IN IT Meet the mineral makeup that changed everything. Our ORIGINAL Loose Powder Foundation SPF 15 is a clean, 100% vegan formula made with only 5 ingredients — all minerals. This clean mineral makeup feels weightless, lasts all day, and won’t clog your pores or cause breakouts…even if you sleep in it! BUILDABLE FULL COVERAGE, LUMINOUS FINISH Customize your coverage from sheer to full with this effortlessly buildable formula. When you use our signature Swirl, Tap, Buff® method, the mineral pigments transform into silky cream that blends seamlessly onto your skin, feels feather-light, and won’t settle into pores or fine lines. You’ll have a naturally luminous and healthy look, with the flawless finish of a liquid foundation and the feels-amazing breathability of a powder. NON-CHEMICAL MINERAL SUNSCREEN Stay protected with broad spectrum SPF 15. Mineral sunscreens give you safe and effective chemical-free protection from damaging UVA/UVB rays. Physical sunscreens containing the active minerals titanium dioxide and zinc oxide work to immediately block UV rays from absorbing into the skin, unlike chemical sunscreens that absorb UV rays. THE PERFECT SHADE FOR EVERY FACE We offer 30 shades that stay true all day, with no oxidizing or color change. Want to meet your perfect foundation match? Use our easy shade finder or visit a bareMinerals® Boutique for an IRL shade-match with a makeup artist! AWARDS • 10-Year Allure Best of Beauty Hall of Fame Winner • 10-Year Glamour Magazine Glammy Award Winner • Glamour Editor’s Pick • Martha Stewart Weddings Big-Day Beauty Award Winner 2017 *Source: The NPD Group, Inc. / U.S. Prestige Beauty Total Department Specialty, Makeup Sales, Jan 2017–Dec 2017

Why you’ll love it:

BENEFITS • Makeup so pure you can sleep in it • Promotes clearer, healthier-looking skin over time • Minimizes the appearance of pores and imperfections • Provides broad spectrum SPF 15 non-chemical, mineral-based sun protection • Recommended by The Skin Cancer Foundation as effective broad spectrum sunscreen • Non-comedogenic: won’t clog pores or contribute to breakouts • Non-acnegenic • Hypoallergenic • Dermatologist-tested • Wears all day • Available in 30 shades CLEAN FORMULA • Made with only 5 mineral ingredients • Formulated WITHOUT talc, parabens, binders, fillers, oils, waxes, fragrance or preservatives • Gluten-free • Vegan • None of our products are tested on animals
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Our team suggests:

SWIRL, TAP, BUFF® Our signature application method will give you buildable, seamless, natural-looking coverage! We recommend applying with our Beautiful Finish Brush, which deposits the ideal amount of minerals and fits perfectly into the cap. Step 1: SWIRL a small amount of foundation in the cap until it disappears into the brush. Step 2: TAP away any excess. Step 3: BUFF onto your skin in circular motions. This activates the minerals and transforms them from a powder to a silky cream. Repeat until you’ve achieved the coverage you want, from sheer to full.

What’s inside:

ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Titanium Dioxide: 12.6%, Zinc Oxide 21.8% INACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Bismuth Oxychloride, Mica, Iron Oxides


  • ORIGINAL Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 421.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have use this 20+ years!! And I still love it so much. I am now 52 years old and everyone said that powder foundation makes you look older, but that is not true for me, this foundation covers everything that I don’t like. And when I have hot sweats it stays in place. I tried some liquid foundations recently, high end Lancôme, Estée Lauder, and a few more that were recommended for “older skin”, and they were all horrible, they didn’t cover my bad stuff and all I could see were wrinkles I didn’t even knowi had. I have also used other mineral foundations, in the past 20+ years and none have come close to the coverage of this one. To say I love this product is an understatement, I now live in a place that doesn’t have a boutique, so I fly back to my best friends home so we can go buy makeup in her city where she has several so we hit them all (being old has its perks). I started using this as a young woman, because it covered my pimples so well and I had oily skin, I now have dry skin, age spots, wrinkles, and pimples sometimes, yes old lady’s can get them too. For me this is the best foundation ever and I have literally tried them all.
    Date published: 2018-12-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from lightweight and flawless... I love this foundation! I have used it for over 10 years now, while I have tried several newer products I always come back to this foundation. I have very dry and sensitive skin. The original foundation is light enough to let my freckles show through but covers enough to even out my blochines! I appreciate that there are so many colors, especially options with the "cool" pinker undertone vs. the yellow or beige options. I use "medium" and am thrilled with the natural perfectly blended look I can achieve with it.
    Date published: 2018-12-06
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome product I absolutely love this foundation. I was never a powder foundation type of person, but I gave this one a try and I am so glad I did. My only problem is that I am very fair skinned, and the lightest shade is still too dark for me. That is my only reason I gave this four instead of five stars. If they could make a couple lighter shades, I’d be hooked for life!
    Date published: 2018-11-22
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Overall great service and quality and pricing I've used bareminerals for years and love it! The foundation flawless powder is my favorite and I only use it. Love the light weight feel with no caked on look.
    Date published: 2018-11-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from love it!!! I have used this for years and recently tried another brand but there is no comparison. I will continue to use this it!!!
    Date published: 2018-11-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the Powder Formulation of BareMinerals Founda I have been a Bare Minerals gal since 2001. Most powder face products make my face look dry, but not Bare Minerals. I know you have some new formulations, but please PLEASE keep making the Original products.
    Date published: 2018-11-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect colour Original powder foundation Wow it was such a long debate which colour to choose even after the colour guide. It was either Golden Ivory or Light. The colours in the pictures look the same.. im guessing Light 08 is darker than Golden Ivory, none of the less Golden Ivory tested a near perfect math to my skin but with a warm yellow tint to help combat my redness and paleness (I do not tan my face any more and it never sees the sun so unfortunately it looks very washed out compared to the rest of my faux tanned body). So I use foundation to even out my tone so I have to have some warmth and not go totally true to the pale -however I do have natural yellow undertone which is weird because I’m a natural blue eyed ash dark blonde Scandinavian. No pink or neutral cool tone here. I find if I lean towards Asian fair yellow, this counteracts my blotchiness and gives me a luminecesent glow. I read also that as you age, you want to lean more to yellow undertone as well to counteract a dulling tone when your skin thins showing more blue (veins). I’m a hot looking young looking 41yr old that looks 34-35. If you are having trouble choosing online, go to a Sephora and test out the colours. I didn’t have time but I’ve also bought BM orig foundation in the past so I thought I could wing it not realizing they changed the names or discontinued my old colour. Not sure. But that’s ok because I seemed to be in between the other Light W15 and I think Golden light. This one looks (only tried it on my cheek and neck and around my mouth so far and it melts in well colour-wise) like my perfect shade. Too light I look like a ghost and too dark I loose my glow. Regardless ladies, you need to contour your cheeks etc to complete a natural look or at least use blush. Foundation alone is just a base, at least at my age! It can look rather flat without a light bronzer and blush. That’s the key. Anyway this foundation has a great glow. I find looks best. Matte is great for oily skin but as you age a bit of glow looks dewy and youthful. Not shimmer, not sparkle. But this foundation has a very look like your own skin, sheen. But don’t apply too much or it looks too heavy or fake. After your moisturizer or primer has soaked in or dried -make sure with oil blotter papers) work a small amount in at a time by tapping abs swirling. A little goes a long way so you can layer appropriately. That’s how this foundation works best. It’s not dry. Doesn’t crease. It feels silky and hydrating. Buy a kubuki or cropped powder foundation brush works best. Don’t use a wide all over powder brush. Wrong brush and you’ll be wasting your foundation falling out of it. A sponge or puff does not work for this. You must get a good brush and keep it clean! They can carry bacteria from old skin cells and oil to make you break out. Get a brush cleaner spray and then wash the brush once or twice a month depending on how often you use it. A clean brush also applies the powder better. So with all this a tip for BM online shopping, please please please set up the up close photo of the foundation powder colour to be able to compare SIDE by SIDE another colour. This would greatly help in choosing the right colour. Because it takes me forever going back and forth quick to compare and still that’s hard.
    Date published: 2018-11-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect everyday foundation I finally really gave this stuff a try after finding the right shade. I find I get a flawless look with a good moisturizer and then the BM primer. I like to finish my foundation off with the original mineralveil powder.
    Date published: 2018-11-12
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  • If I wear the shade 06 neutral ivory during summer months what’s considered the next shade lighter from that?

    Asked by: Julzee
    Hi Julzee, We suggest bareMinerals Original Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 in Fair Ivory 02.
    Answered by: Customer Service Team
    Date published: 2018-12-03

    Is bare mineral original foundation golden dark w40 same shade as golden dark 25

    Asked by: Kiks
    Hi Kiks, bareMinerals Original Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 in Golden Dark 25 is the same shade as what was previously W40.
    Answered by: Customer Service Team
    Date published: 2018-12-03

    I use Clearly Pearl 02 of the old Blemish Remedy. What color of this foundation would fit me best?

    Asked by: kmadbrownie
    Hi kmadbrownie, We suggest bareMinerals Original Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 in Golden Fair 04 or Light 08.
    Answered by: Customer Service Team
    Date published: 2018-12-03

    I am not acne prone, but most foundations make me break out. Is this foundation safe from causing zits? 

    Asked by: kmadbrownie
    Hi kmadbrownie, bareMinerals Original Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 is a clean, 100% vegan formula made with only 5 ingredients and is so pure you can even sleep in it! This mineral makeup feels weightless, lasts all day, won’t clog pores or cause breakouts and offers sheer to full, buildable coverage.
    Answered by: Customer Service Team
    Date published: 2018-12-03

    Ibought bareminerals matt pouder shade W15 but now the numbers are different, so I would realy know my shade among those provided. 

    Asked by: Fouz
    Hello Fouz, We have changed our numbers and also expanded our shade range by 10 shades. We recommend choosing Light 08.
    Answered by: Customer Service
    Date published: 2018-10-15

    Will you ever offer a container that doesn't have the sift/lock mechanism on it? My problem is that there is always several days worth of makeup in it that I cannot get out. It causes quite a waste.

    Asked by: babylnor
    Hello babylnor, Thank you for your feedback. At this time, we do not have plans to change the packaging to this foundation. You can however, unscrew the foundation from the bottom of the jar to get more product out. Please contact our Customer Service team directly for more tips as we are happy to assist you.
    Answered by: Customer Service
    Date published: 2018-09-03

    Hi, did you guys recently change the bare minerals original foundation shade numbers? I've been using the "Golden Medium 14" and I recently ran out so I went to sephora and they ordered one online for me and I received "golden medium W20" is it the same?

    Asked by: Loorraaiinnee
    Hello Loorraaiinnee, Please contact us directly with photos of the item so that we can look into this for you. Have a great day.
    Answered by: Customer Service
    Date published: 2018-08-08

    I wear Complexion Rescue in Shade " 05 Natural ". I would love to try and buy $ The orginial Bare minerals Powder Foundation SPF 15. Which shade is the exact match of BM original powder foundation to Complexion Rescue in shade 05 Natural ?

    Asked by: Glamourguy33
    Hello Glamourguy33, Please note that our different foundations do not have exact matches however, we recommend trying shade Medium Beige 12 in the ORIGINAL Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15.
    Answered by: Customer Service
    Date published: 2018-10-20
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