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Item# US84241

ORIGINAL Loose Powder Foundation SPF 15

Award-Winning Mineral Foundation*

ORIGINAL Loose Powder Foundation SPF 15 US84241


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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: Zinc oxide 20%.INACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Mica .May Contain: titanium dioxide, iron oxides, bismuth oxychloride.


  • ORIGINAL Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 404.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best! Have been using this so long have had to change shades as my skin ages! So easy to apply and touch up during the day. My favorite!
    Date published: 2018-09-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE, Love, love this foundation! Underneath this fondation, I first put on the BM original primer with complexion rescue (in vanilla) applied second. I’ve recently discovered their stick concealer that I put on third. I do my eyes while that sets, then apply a light layer of this original powder in fairly light. My skin has never looked more flawless and airbrushed. I add a little blush, mineral veil, and some warmth then set everything with UD all-nighter.
    Date published: 2018-09-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great makeup. I love this makeup. I've been using it for 20 years now or more.
    Date published: 2018-09-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Foundation Without a doubt my favorite. Looks great! Easy to apply and best of all good for your skin! Love this product!
    Date published: 2018-08-30
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Doesnt get much Better I Love this Foundation . I used to use Mac until My skin started look awful . This is so versatile. It quick as easy for a simple look for work . My only complain is that it can be a tad messy but ill take that . Additionally this last FOREVER !!
    Date published: 2018-08-30
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Super amazing Easy to apply , covers pretty well , the shades are amazing too , i really love it
    Date published: 2018-08-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome balance I use this product all the time. It's less coverage and more of just a base. It does provide more coverage if you wear it with primer, though. It really evens out skin tone and helps concealer stay on your face. It also helps dry up acne for quicker healing.
    Date published: 2018-07-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Summer skin perfect This tan powder evened out my sun-tanned face perfectly
    Date published: 2018-07-29
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  • 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: 2018-07-30

    I recently purchased the bare minerals original foundation powder (at sephora in CA), and despite consulting your "perfect match" skin colour test, the powder does not match my skin tone. Is it possible to exchange for a different shade at the store?

    Asked by: Freckesh
    Hello Freckesh, We recommend following Sephora's return policy. Please note that if you purchase from our site, we offer a 30 day return policy on items if you are at all unsatisfied.
    Answered by: Customer Service
    Date published: 2018-06-28

    I am looking for fair C10 foundation. which fair choice would this be on the website?

    Asked by: annalis
    Hello annalis, We recommend using shade Fair 01 in the ORIGINAL Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 now that we have updated our shade numbers and extended our shade range.
    Answered by: Customer Service
    Date published: 2018-06-27

    I have an older bare Minerals loose powder foundation that is color 1G, LIGHT. What would be the equivalent color in the current names?

    Asked by: JCR1
    Hello JCR1, Please note that we have since expanded our shade range by 10 shades and changed our shade numbers. We recommend trying shade Light 08. We suggest also taking a look at our shade finder here to compare:
    Answered by: Customer Service
    Date published: 2018-06-25

    Light number 15?

    Asked by: Jessica1989
    Hello Jessica1989, If you are looking for Light, we recommend using shade Light 08 in the ORIGINAL Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15.
    Answered by: Customer Service
    Date published: 2018-06-18

    How do u know your shade i wish to order but can't determine my shade

    Asked by: SHELLA
    Hello SHELLA, We recommend using our shade finder to find your best match: We suggest choosing your complexion shade first, followed by your skin's undertone for the best results.
    Answered by: Customer Service
    Date published: 2018-06-14
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