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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:

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


  • 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: 2019-02-08

    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: 2019-02-06

    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: 2019-02-04

    What do I use first concealer or foundation

    Asked by: Dee56
    Hi Dee56, We suggest applying your favorite bareMinerals concealer (we like our Loose Powder Concealer SPF 20 with this foundation) before your foundation to effortlessly conceal imperfections, or after foundation for extra coverage if needed.
    Answered by: Customer Service Team
    Date published: 2019-02-01

    I ordered medium beige number came medium beige number 20. Is it the same thing? It doesn’t look like so.

    Asked by: Ariasss
    Hi Ariasss, Our bareMinerals Original Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 in Medium Beige 12 should read as such, however in order to best address your specific situation we encourage you to reach out to our Customer Service team by calling 888.795.4747 (M – Sun 8a – 11p EST) or contacting so they can provide additional information on the actual product you received.
    Answered by: Customer Service Team
    Date published: 2019-01-02

    What shade in original loose powder foundation is the same as sandstone 16 in liquid pro foundation?

    Asked by: dominican 3
    Hi dominican 3, We think you'll like our Original Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 in Golden Nude 16.
    Answered by: Customer Service Team
    Date published: 2018-12-19

    Hello Im new to bare mineral and would like to try original bare mineral... I had been using pur mineral cosmetic in golden dark. Which shade would best match that?

    Asked by: Unique
    Hi Unique, Welcome to bareMinerals! 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.
    Answered by: Customer Service Team
    Date published: 2018-12-12

    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
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