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ORIGINAL Loose Powder Foundation SPF 15

Award-Winning Mineral Foundation*


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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:

• 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 • Oil-free • 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
Vegan Friendly
Gluten Free
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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. Click, Lock, Go™ Sifter Instructions 1. FOR FIRST TIME USE: Remove the clear tab inside to toss away. (Sifter is now in open position.) 2. Dispense product inside lid and begin “Swirl, Tap, Buff®” application. 3. When finished, grab the outer ridges of the sifter and turn to the right until it clicks. (The click indicates the sifter is in closed position.)* 4. Close jar lid. 5. FOR CONTINUED USE: Open jar lid and turn the sifter to the left until it clicks into open position. *To stop the flow of product, always close the sifter prior to placing jar lid back on.

What’s inside:

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


  • I love the Medium Beige Foundation powder. For an on the go option of pressed powder foundation, what shade comes closest to Medium Beige?

    Asked by: Golfgirl
    Hi Golfgirl, We think you should try our barePRO Performance Wear Pressed Powder Foundation in Warm Natural 12.
    Answered by: Customer Service Team
    Date published: 2019-03-12

    I see a sign in the bottom it: "JJ03B" in The Prime time Orginal and "JK01C" in BareMinerals Foundation. Please tell me the Expiry date of your products & I can feel secure about the use of your products.I hope to receive your answer as soon as possible

    Asked by: Trang Thu Nguyen
    Hi Trang Thu Nguyen, The manufacturing date of your bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer is March 2016 & January 2017 for your foundation. Generally, we suggest allowing 2 years for unopened products and 1 year on opened products, however many adhere to the rule that unopened products have a 3 year shelf life.
    Answered by: Customer Service Team
    Date published: 2019-03-11

    Is this product Non Comedogenic?

    Asked by: lexi01
    Hi lexi01, Yes, this product is non-comedogenic and won’t clog pores or contribute to breakouts.
    Answered by: Customer Service Team
    Date published: 2019-03-04

    If Light 08 almost matches my skin but is a little bit too orange/yellow, and Fairly Light 03 is too white, what should I try? If I get one that doesn't match, can I return it for a different shade?

    Asked by: Hannah Beth
    Hi Hannah Beth, We think you should try our Original Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 in Golden Ivory 07. Our policy states that any product is eligible for an exchange or return within 30 days of purchase, which you can initiate by contacting our Customer Service team at or calling 888.795.4747 (M – Sun 8a – 11p EST).
    Answered by: Customer Service Team
    Date published: 2019-02-26

    I now use Sheer Cover concealer in Medium & Sheer Cover Mineral foundation in medium or in summer I use tan. What concealer & foundation would work for me?

    Asked by: lfoxylady
    Hi lfoxylady, In order to best identify your perfect foundation shade we suggest using either this handy tool: or visiting one of our bareMinerals boutiques where a trained Beauty Associate can shade match you. Neutral Medium 15 in our Original Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 may be a good place to start.
    Answered by: Customer Service Team
    Date published: 2019-02-26

    I used Original Loose Powder Medium Beige N20. Now with the changed color codes I am confused and wonder which one is "mine"? Thanks for your help in advance!

    Asked by: Emese
    The Original Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 that you always loved is currently named Original Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Medium Beige 12. As you may have noticed, we simplified the name of your favorite foundation to be more globally relevant with a numbering system in which 1 is the lightest and 30 is the darkest. Shade names will still be available on packaging for your reference.
    Answered by: Customer Service Team
    Date published: 2019-02-23

    I wear covergirl simply ageless in classic ivory, which is a good match for me. which shade of original bare minerals should I choose? (fairly medium is good for me in summer)

    Asked by: Loisbaby
    From the ladies on youtube and some of these questions/answers, the answer is fair 01. It is perfect. I am so happy to finally find the right shade, no line from face to neck!
    Answered by: loisbaby
    Date published: 2019-02-23

    Do all the shades contain both titanium dioxide and zinc oxide? I noticed some shades list only titanium dioxide in the ingredient list. 

    Asked by: Misha15
    Hi Misha15, Not all shades in our Original Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 contain the same ingredients. Some shades contain or may contain Zinc Oxide & a complete ingredient list is provided for each shade and product on our website for your reference. We can confirm that the below 2 shades do not contain Zinc Oxide: o Fairly Light: ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Titanium dioxide: 25% INACTIVE INGREDIENTS: bismuth oxychloride, mica, iron oxides o Medium: Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 25%, Inactive Ingredients: Bismuth Oxychloride, Titanium Dioxide, Mica, Iron Oxides We hope this helps. Thank You,
    Answered by: Customer Service Team
    Date published: 2019-02-23
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