Item# US61272

ORIGINAL Loose Powder Foundation SPF 15

Mineral Powder Foundation with SPF


Installments by available on orders $35 - $1000

The original clean, skin-improving loose mineral foundation that delivers lightweight, buildable coverage and a natural luminous finish. Read more

Size: Large (8 g / 0.28 Oz.)

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Additional Information

What it is:


ORIGINAL Loose Mineral Foundation SPF 15 is the iconic mineral makeup that started the clean beauty revolution in 1995. Formulated with just 5 clean mineral ingredients — and without any unnecessary additives, binders, fillers or talc — it's MAKEUP SO PURE AND CLEAN YOU CAN SLEEP IN IT.



This skin-loving, vegan formula cares as it covers, promoting clearer, healthier-looking skin over time. Customize your coverage from sheer to full with this effortlessly buildable formula that wears all day without clogging pores, causing breakouts or settling into fine lines.

That’s why it’s is the #1 mineral foundation in the U.S.* Available in 30 shades that flatter every skin type and tone, it's makeup with a no-makeup look and feel.



With mineral-based, non-chemical Broad Spectrum SPF 15, ORIGINAL Foundation also protects from damaging UVA/UVB rays. Unlike chemical sunscreens that absorb UV rays, mineral-based sunscreens work to immediately block UV rays from absorbing into the skin. Containing the active minerals Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide, mineral-based sunscreens provide physical protection from the sun.



When you use our signature SWIRL, TAP, BUFF application method, the mineral pigments warm up and transform from powder to a silky cream that blends seamlessly onto your skin. Easy to use, this weightless mineral foundation gives you natural-looking coverage that never looks cakey.

Our online Foundation Shade Finder makes it easy to choose your shade. You can also stop by a bareMinerals boutique for a free Shade Matching consultation.




2020 Allure Readers’ Choice Clean Beauty Award, Original Loose Powder Foundation Broad Spectrum 15

Why you’ll love it:


Based on a 1-week U.S. consumer study of 106 people - 95% agreed this foundation reduced the appearance of flaws and imperfections - 99% agreed this foundation doesn’t dry out their skin


Based on a 6-week U.S. clinical study of 29 people - People saw a 46% increase in clearer looking skin - Promotes clearer, healthier-looking skin over time


  • • Minimizes the appearance of pores and imperfections
  • • Protects with Broad Spectrum SPF 15 non-chemical, mineral-based sun protection
  • • All-day wear
  • • Dermatologist-tested
  • • Non-comedogenic: will not clog pores or contribute to breakouts
  • • Non-acnegenic
  • • Hypoallergenic
  • • Cruelty-free and vegan
  • • Free of talc, gluten, synthetic fragrance, PEGs and more
Vegan Friendly
Gluten Free
Bare Guaranteed

Our team suggests:

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.

Prep skin with [ Skinlongevity Long Life Herb Anti-Aging Face Serum] for smoother, easier makeup application

What’s inside:

What’s inside:
- Titanium Dioxide & Zinc Oxide: Provide non-chemical, mineral-based sunscreen protection - Mica & Bismuth Oxychloride: Provide a luminous finish with a silky, soft-skin feel - Iron Oxides: Clean, mineral-based pigments for natural-looking color and coverage

ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Titanium dioxide 25% , Zinc oxide 20% INACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Bismuth oxychloride, titanium dioxide, mica, iron oxide


  • My normal BM Loose Foundation shade is Golden Beige 13. If I want the next shade darker for summer or contouring, what color would be best to choose?

    Asked by: PurpleLadyMN
    Hello We recommend trying the shade Golden Nude 16 which perfect for medium tan skin with peachy undertones and is one shade darker than Golden Beige13. For contouring, we recommend our Endless Summer Bronzer in the shade Faux Tan which is the perfect cool tone bronzer to use as a contour. -Jessica, Clean Beauty Artist
    Answered by: bareMInerals Artist
    Date published: 2021-05-05

    Hi, I love this foundation but am wondering if you will ever provide refillables or more sustainable packaging? I am trying to eliminate single-use plastic from my routine, and am quite sad to give this product up! 

    Asked by: kw711
    Hello kw711, We currently do not offer product refills, but we provide our GIVE BACK, GET BACK recycle program! Here at bareMinerals, we’re dedicated to sharing THE POWER OF GOOD, and that includes giving back to the planet. You can recycle your empty beauty products (from any brand) at bareMinerals boutiques & Bare + Beauty Outlets. -Brittny, Clean Beauty Artist
    Answered by: Clean Beauty Artist
    Date published: 2021-04-27

    How long is this product good for? What is the expiration/ shelf life?

    Asked by: Alandra
    Hello Alandra, That is a great question. The shelf life is two years unopened and we recommend replacing your products after one year once the product has been opened and exposed to air. This will ensure your mineral powder is fresh and provide you with a flawless finish. -Brittny, Clean Beauty Artist
    Answered by: Clean Beauty Artist
    Date published: 2021-04-27

    I have been referred to try bare minerals due to acne and was hoping you could help me figure out which shade. I was using gloskin in natural light But not sure what to use with you guys and I don't know how to figure it out.

    Asked by: JDOM101
    Hello JDOM101, We recommend shade Fairly Medium 05 in the Original Loose Powder Foundation. It has cool neutral undertones similar to the Glo Skin Natural Light foundation. -Brittny, Clean Beauty Artist
    Answered by: Clean Beauty Artist
    Date published: 2021-04-20

    I wear the bare pro liquid foundation and I top it off with the mineral veil. I would like a little more coverage than what those two together give me. Would layering the bare pro foundation with this stuff be too much?

    Asked by: Stephanie91
    Hello, Stephanie91 That is a great question! For the best results, we recommend using our Luxe Performance Brush to achieve medium to full coverage. This brush was specifically developed for the creamy texture of barePRO Performance Wear Liquid Foundation and will help to build coverage. You may also use our barePRO Performance Wear Powder Foundation on top of our barePRO Performance Wear Liquid Foundation to boost coverage. Both formulas can be worn together and will leave a full-coverage finish that is natural and seamless. We invite you to contact our team via live chat so one of our Clean Beauty Artist can help your perfect shade. -Jessica, Clean Beauty Artist
    Answered by: bareMInerals Artist
    Date published: 2021-04-16

    I used to use the shade Fairy Light N10. What is the new name for this shade?

    Asked by: Meghannn
    Hello, Meghannn That is a great question! The new name for Fairly Light N10 is now Fairly Light 03. Please note that while our numbering system has changed, our formula and shades are still the same. -Jessica, Clean Beauty Artist
    Answered by: bareMInerals Artist
    Date published: 2021-04-09

    Hi, I'm currently using light 08 and find it too yellow for my Asian skin. What color should i be getting?

    Asked by: Snowstar
    Hello, Snowstar We are sorry to hear our Original Loose Mineral Powder Foundation in the shade Light 08 is not a good fit for you. We would be happy to help you find the perfect match! We invite you to contact our team via live chat for a virtual consultation with one of our beauty advisors. -Jessica Clean Beauty Artist
    Answered by: bareMInerals Artist
    Date published: 2021-03-17

    I have been wearing fairly medium for years, but now feel it may be slightly too pink. I have cool to neutral undertones. I am trying to decide between neutral ivory 06, soft medium 11, or light beige 09. Or should I try something else?

    Asked by: Lmccand1
    Hi Lmccand1, We suggest trying our Original Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 in Soft Medium 11!
    Answered by: Customer Service Team
    Date published: 2021-02-12
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