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bareMinerals bareMinerals Mineral Veil Broad Spectrum SPF 25

What it is:The ultimate finishing touch just got an extra dose of sun protection—for even more beautiful benefits.What it does:Mineral Veil's sheer formula infuses skin with softness and light, resulting in airbrushed perfection. It helps eliminate unwanted shine and minimize fine lines and pores, while keeping your complexion fresh all day.What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens- Sulfates- Synthetic Fragrances- Synthetic Dyes- Petrochemicals- PhthalatesWhat else you need to know:For all seasons and skintones.
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Questions & Answers for bareMinerals bareMinerals Mineral Veil Broad Spectrum SPF 25

Question
Is this like a setting powder?
I read the description, but I'm not so sure. I'm new to makeup, so I was wondering if this is to set my foundation or tinted moisturizer.
asked 3 years, 5 months ago
Anonymous
on bareMinerals Mineral Veil Broad Spectrum SPF 25
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes. This will help set your foundation or tinted moisturizer. It is translucent so works with any shade. A light dusting with a brush will provide an airbrush like finish.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
socal76
(Frisco, tx)
answer 2
yes, mineral veil sets your makeup, takes away the shine, and is actually refreshing for touch ups later in the day
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
pamelatnp
(Omaha NE)
answer 3
I use this to set my concealer and my foundation. It helps your make-up last longer!
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
chechu80
(San Diego, CA)
answer 4
Definitely. I think you could use it to set your foundation or tinted moisturizer
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
divamom25
(Chicago, IL)
answer 5
Yes, Mineral Veil sets your foundation and help absorb oil.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
redash
(Swainsboro, GA)
answer 6
You can use it on top of liquid makeup if you use a light hand. It is beautiful on its own as well, but it is superb when used with the bareEscencials mineral makeup.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
rdlp
answer 7
This can be used to set all types of make-up - at least it works for me. I use it when I am finished with make-up, blush, etc.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
anitacan
(Escondido, CA)
answer 8
I guess you could call if a finisher. It just makes your skin look very natural if you don't cake it on. It takes away shine and makes your face look smoother.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
browna3
(Florence, SC)
answer 9
Yes, it is. Apply it after your foundation, and this will help keep it in place, and add some extra protection from the sun, too!
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
rebethy
(Texas)
answer 10
Set your foundation and provide SPF. this will not cover any imperfections and is not a moisturizer.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
isoanewname
(Bowie, MD)
answer 11
yes, this product can be used for both.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
lam8304
(St. Louis, MO)
Question
BE Tinted Mineral Veil To Dark for Fair Skin?
I'd like to try the BE Tinted Mineral Veil spf 25, but is it too dark for fair skin?
asked 3 years, 8 months ago
afonseca
(Watsonville, CA)
on bareMinerals Mineral Veil Broad Spectrum SPF 25
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
I don't think it's too dark for fair skin, my skin is fair too. Just use sparingly until you get the right shade. I found "warmth" to be too much color. The tinted Veil is really nice. Hope this helps
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
pegi09
(Virginia Beach,VA)
answer 2
The tinted is not to dark for fair skin. I have fair skin and I change between the non tined and tinted sp 25. Love them both!
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
kaching
(Las Vegas, Nevada)
answer 3
Most likely. I found it had a pinkish undertone.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
divamom25
(Chicago, IL)
answer 4
I use Fair foundation in the winter and use regular mineral veil during that season. As I see more sun in the spring I switch to tinted mineral veil or mix the two. My foundation color is Fairly light to Light in peak tan season. I don't get really dark compared to other people, but dark for me. I don't think you would want to use the tinted mineral veil in the winter months though.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
ilene
(Portland, OR)
answer 5
I have fair skin with serious olive undertones, and it did not work for me. Ask for a sample at Sephora. Try it; it may work for you.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
lexi1234
(Elon, NC)
answer 6
No! Not too dark at all! if anything it's very light! Use sparingly and you can't tell at all.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
crgcrg
(New York, NY)
answer 7
I have pale skin, and while the tinted color looks really dark in the container, I think it looks great when you put it on. It's definitely a summer look b/c it does make you look a bit tan - but I don't think it's too dark on me or fake-looking - it just looks like a nice, natural glow.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
Heath
(Boston, MA)
answer 8
It is a bit dark; darker than I had hoped, but it works in the summer when you have a tan. Otherwise, it will be too dark
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
brookealanna
(Boston, MA)
answer 9
Use the sheer formula rather than the tinted formula. Even though I have an olive complexion, the tinted formula is too "orang-y" for me (too "umpah loompa, if you know what I mean).
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
nainoa
(Hilo, Hawaii)
answer 10
It was too dark for me and I have very fair skin, go to the store if you can to try it first before you buy, I wish I had.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
skyediona
(Gloucester, Ma)
answer 11
The Bare Escentuals bareMinerals Tinted Mineral Veil SPF25 has a little warmth mixed with the original mineral veil. Clients who've purchased the foundation in Fair have also purchased the tinted mineral veil, which helps to warm up your complexion. We hope this helps!
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
primer
Can this be used as a primer? Thanks in advance.
asked 3 years, 7 months ago
Anonymous
on bareMinerals Mineral Veil Broad Spectrum SPF 25
11 answers
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answer 1
It can, but Prime Time works better. It will smooth out your skin a little when used as a primer and helps the foundation go on a little better, but it won't be a dramatic improvement.
answered 3 years ago
kdm6174
(Chicago, IL)
answer 2
It can be worn alone without makeup if you want to go natural. It is meant as a finishing powder and never disappoints. The glow is Heavenly.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
kaching
(Las Vegas, Nevada)
answer 3
This is a finishing powder not a primer. It should used after your foundation.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
Gisele
(Vancouver, WA)
answer 4
This is not a primer, you should use Mineral Veil after you apply your primer, foundation and any bronzer/blush. This is like the finishing touch.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
taralg
(Kansas City, MO)
answer 5
No. Moisturize first and use a primer if you need one. I only use a primer before I apply the makeup if I have an important evening event.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
rdlp
answer 6
no. this does not work as a primer.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
lam8304
(St. Louis, MO)
answer 7
No, I don't see this product working as a primer.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
spunky2637
(Las Vegas, NV)
answer 8
I have heard of several people using this Mineral Veil for a primer, but I have not found it to be more a finishing product than primer.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
lexi1234
(Elon, NC)
answer 9
It's not a primer- it works over your moisturizer, foundation or primer. That's what I was told in the store. If you put it on before moisturizing your skin it would probably feel just really dry. The untinted formula is great. It just blends right in with your skin tone, leaving a soft, matte-like (but not dry) finish to your face
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
kblu
(Fairfield, CT)
answer 10
you can use it without makeup, but not as a primer.. for primers i reco laura mercier oil free. it helps with oil control and keeps the skin matte.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
kris10barn
(London, UK (previously TX and NYC))
answer 11
It doesn't have the consistency of a primer however it can be used under bronzer and blush quite well
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
brookealanna
(Boston, MA)
Question
can I use this as sun screen?
I use to use the bareminerals sunscreen powder but it was tinted and the packaging was a bit unfortunate. I would like to know if I can use this as sunscreen since its sheer, it wouldn't mess up my blush or foundation. I want something sheer I can apply every 2 hours as I would sunscreen.
asked 3 years, 8 months ago
morenina
(Bronx, NY)
on bareMinerals Mineral Veil Broad Spectrum SPF 25
10 answers
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answer 1
Make sure you buy the SPF formula and it will offer sun protection. they sell non-SPF and SPF so look carefully.
answered 3 years ago
kdm6174
(Chicago, IL)
answer 2
I live in Oregon, where the sun rarely shines, I travel to the sun as much as possible. I find that mineral veil alone is not enough when tanning or when in and out of water. If I'm just around town dashing to and from my car I wear spf foundation and spf mineral veil. If I'm tanning, swimming or boating. I use a lotion with a higher spf and apply my foundation and mineral veil over it. I may be over doing it, but skin cancer runs in my family and I'm usually pastey white the first few days in the sun. (Sorry can't give up my tan completely even with cancer risk. Bad I know.)
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
ilene
(Portland, OR)
answer 3
Yes, you can, but not if you are swimming or too sweaty. If I am going to be outside all day, I use an SPF 40 suncreen underneath and the bareMinerals foundation and SPF 25 Mineral Veil on top. Also, I wear a hap or visor when possible. If you want to reapply the bareMinerals SPF 25 Mineral Veil, I would suggest blotting the skin with blotting paper and then reapplying bareMinerals SPF 25 Mineral Veil.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
rdlp
answer 4
I have found that this product does not interfere with my foundation or eye make up. For some reason, I have always added blush after applying MV - don't know why. I use only a slight amount of blush.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
lexi1234
(Elon, NC)
answer 5
YES - it is a great touch up product BUT it isn't the most portable. The SPF is fantastic and will not mess up your make-up when applied through out the day.
Depending on your skin tone - pale/fair -medium use the original. The tinted could be used as a light bronzer so it is more suitable if you are already a bit tanned or if you lean more towards the medium -medium dark, dark skin tone.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
productqueenbee
(Vancouver, BC Canada)
answer 6
yes! on a make-up free day, or when i want to catch some sun but stay protected... i will wear only this to make sure i have a basic spf on.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
kris10barn
(London, UK (previously TX and NYC))
answer 7
It has definitely helped me. In the summer, my husband and I ride the motorcycle a lot. I keep this in the refillable brush and touch up every time we stop to stretch our legs. I definitely notice a difference between regular mineral veil and this one. I don't have as much redness at the end of the day.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
jmw7477
(New Whiteland, IN)
answer 8
yes you can as Min veil as it is spf 25, but it is drying on the skin.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
eyeseal
(Chicago, Il)
answer 9
I would not use this as a sunscreen. I'm very careful with my skin, so I use an SPF 50 sunscreen under and then I use the BareMinerals products. This recommendation comes from my doctor and his nurses. I live in a tropical zone, so the sun is quite strong. Take care of your skin!
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
nainoa
(Hilo, Hawaii)
answer 10
I use it as a sunscreen all the time. It is sheer, even sheerer than the other powder sunscreens out there. I had the same problem with the color as you did. Mineral Veil 25 solved it.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
sharimurphy
(Green Bay, WI)
Question
Would this be good finishing my cream concealer?
I don't use bare minerals foundation but would be interested to know how well the mineral veil would set a cream concealer, I'm using 'boing' right now. I tend to get shiny after a couple of hours and want a powder to keep me matte.
asked 3 years, 10 months ago
abbywray
(San Francisco, CA)
on bareMinerals Mineral Veil Broad Spectrum SPF 25
9 answers
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answer 1
I use Clinique foundation and different concealers depending on what I need from Clinique or Benefit. I have no problem using this product with my foundation and concealer. It gives your face a really beautiful finish. Hope that helps!
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
dcgatinha
(Washington, DC)
answer 2
Yes, I use it to finish my liquid foundation when I use one. Usually I prefer to use bareMinerals foundation, though. Before I touch up my makeup, I blot oily areas first with blotting paper.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
rdlp
answer 3
I have used this MV as a finisher for cream under eye concealer, and it worked well. In the summer heat, there is little that will keep cream from "melting" after a long day.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
lexi1234
(Elon, NC)
answer 4
I think this powder would work well to 'set' your cream foundation. It covers 'shine' without completely matting your skin tone. There is an almost imperceptible glow. You will will glisten without looking like a vampire!
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
natalie2323
(Lexington, KY)
answer 5
I believe it would be great. It's very fine and as good or better than the setting powders included with many concealers. I even mix it into my eye concealer so my eyes have sun protection.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
sharimurphy
(Green Bay, WI)
answer 6
Yes! It works best with Bare Minerals, I have used it with liquid concealers and foundation, just to see, and it set it very well and I have far from perfect skin.. Smoothes out makeup/
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
blumisfit
(San Diego, CA)
answer 7
No
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
amandaecon
answer 8
I personally think the mineral veil would work with any foundation. I too have oily skin & during the day i use my mineral veil to reduce the oily look after wiping off some of the excess oil.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
diva4life
(Chicago, IL)
answer 9
i use this to set my sephora foundation and the balm concealer. this powder is the best and it's sheer so it wont change the color of your concealer.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
chloelin
(los angeles, ca)
Question
Is this a matte finish
I was told one of the mineral veils is matte and the other has shine.

Help I am looking for matte finish
asked 4 years, 1 month ago
scher
(Edmt AB)
on bareMinerals Mineral Veil Broad Spectrum SPF 25
9 answers
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answer 1
This one is the original, which gives a soft sheen as if your skin were bare. The matte would give a matte finish if that is what you are after.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
rdlp
answer 2
SPF MV is not the matte finish MV, but I have not noticed any shine when using this product. There is another that has some pearlescent or opalescent material that does give a slight glow or shine. That may be the one. I didn't like using this one alone, mixed it with the regular, and it was okay. Try a sample.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
lexi1234
(Elon, NC)
answer 3
I use this mineral veil over the matte foundation they carry. I think the results are perfect. It is not glittery or frosty. It looks very natural.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
shelly479
(Fort Smith, AR)
answer 4
I know the make-up comes in both shine and matt but to my knowledge the mineral veil is sheer or tinted. The tinted is dark for fair to medium complextions.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
vilvi
(Lake Worth, FL)
answer 5
Yes, this is as matte as the original. I think it's the "Illuminating" & "Brightening Gold" ones that are not matte (and possibly the hydrating, but I'm not sure).
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
linathome
(Austin, TX)
answer 6
Yes, it is matte finish. It eliminates any shine.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
lorily
answer 7
Yes! It leaves the face a perfect matte. The other is way too "shiny"
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
camom
(Santa Monica, CA)
answer 8
matte
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
cfrap
(Turlock,CA)
answer 9
Yes, you will need to go to the BE website.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
Anonymous
(central Kentucky)
Question
I have a golden brown skin tone would the tinted veil be too light for me?
asked 4 years, 7 months ago
ihighlight
(Trabuco Canyon, CA)
on bareMinerals Mineral Veil Broad Spectrum SPF 25
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
Try a sample from Sephora, but I think it would probably work well for your skin tone.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
lexi1234
(Elon, NC)
answer 2
Tinted veil is more tinted than you realize. It would only be something you'd want in summer with a tan. If you don't like it, Sephora has an excellent return policy! No problems.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
shelly479
(Fort Smith, AR)
answer 3
I don't think so!!! My daughter is super tan and it works great on her skin!!
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
karin1022
(Dallas, TX)
answer 4
I think it would be okay. The purpose of the veil color is to make sure it remains sheer on top of your other make-up, and not to add color. I think the tinted color is just extra insurance for those with darker skintones. Of course, your best bet is to get to a Sephora (if you can) and try it out first. If you can't, and for some reason the veil isn't so sheer on you, you could always wear it under your other make-up. If the color is off, it won't be that obvious to others.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
nooooooo
answer 5
it's perfect for my golden skin tone. PERFECT!
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
alizajess
(los angeles, ca)
answer 6
Not at all. The Mineral Veil doesn't have much color to it when you put it on so you should be fine.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
euphoricmacy
(Delaware, OH)
answer 7
yes. I tried it and it was too dark. The lighter mineral veil does not cut down on the darkness. I too have dark skin in the summertime.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
linLenortavage
(Calabash, North Carolina)
answer 8
Probably not.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
ilovjedi
(Brunswick, ME)
Question
what brush do i use with this?
asked 4 years ago
aprilshowers82
(Columbia, MO)
on bareMinerals Mineral Veil Broad Spectrum SPF 25
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
if you buy the kit, it comes with the perfect foundation brush. When I travel, I use the mini brush.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
rdlp
answer 2
A good "kabuki" style brush offered by BE or Sephora works well with MV.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
lexi1234
(Elon, NC)
answer 3
I have a bare minerals flawless face brush. this powder is so light that you need a light weight fluffier brush to apply
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
blondemom
(Findlay, OH)
answer 4
Kabuki brush
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
shoppette
(honolulu)
answer 5
I use a fat kabuki brush (it's Bobbi Brown, but it is similar to the Bare Escentuals Full Coverage brush)
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
curlygrrl
(New Orleans, LA)
answer 6
I use a big fat powder brush I got from wal-mart or Target. I don't use the kabuki brush because its too stiff and I feel it wipes away my foundation under neath. I lightly dust the powder on with a fat, soft brush.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
sasi
(Chicago)
answer 7
I just use a big, fluffy powder brush
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
shelly479
(Fort Smith, AR)
answer 8
I use a blush brush from an eco set.
answered 4 years ago
karolein
(LA, CA)
Question
UVA (and UVB) Protection?
Most women don't know it but few products have UVA protection and they are left naked with their spf. Does this product offer UVA protection?
asked 4 years ago
flirty
(Texas)
on bareMinerals Mineral Veil Broad Spectrum SPF 25
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, it seems Titanium Oxide serves to block UVA rays as well, based on this information from the Skin Cancer Foundation: "To make sure you're getting effective UVA as well as UVB coverage, look for a sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher, plus some combination of the following UVA-screening ingredients: stabilized a avobenzone, ecamsule (a.k.a. MexorylTM), oxybenzone, **titanium dioxide**, and zinc oxide" (my asterisks to highlight the ingredient).
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
nybanjo
answer 2
yes, and without chemicals. bareMinerals SPF 25 Mineral Veil uses titanium and zinc oxides, which are physical barriers.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
rdlp
answer 3
I can tell you that this product was highly recommended by my doctor and his nurses. I am using a product to remove my age spots and wrinkles (without surgery), so I must fully protect my skin. This is the line of products that the nurses in the office use. P.S. My doctor has been one of "America's Best Doctors" since the '90s.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
nainoa
(Hilo, Hawaii)
answer 4
No it doesn't I've finally found the answer. This does not have Zinc Oxide which covers UVA2 rays which are more damaging and tanning. Titanium Oxide which this product has only covers UVA1 rays. I need something that prevents age spots or redarkening of acne and age spots and without Zinc Oxide this product does not fully cover.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
sexycutie
(Houston)
answer 5
Yes, it has spf 25
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
shoppette
(honolulu)
answer 6
It sure does! Yet another reason I love these products.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
robin923
(Fort Wayne, IN)
answer 7
What ingredient provides UVA protection? The only physical UVA protectant is Zinc Oxide. And this page nor does Bare Mineral's site lists Zinc Oxide as an ingredient. Some packaging lists it some doesn't. Does anyone know the real answer?
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
sexycutie
answer 8
yes
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
shelly479
(Fort Smith, AR)
Question
Packaging
Does the jar of mineral veil come with a box?
asked 4 years, 6 months ago
Anonymous
(Brunei)
on bareMinerals Mineral Veil Broad Spectrum SPF 25
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
The ones I have purchased at Sephora did not.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
lexi1234
(Elon, NC)
answer 2
I don't think the product comes in a box. Not that I remember. Just a sealed jar.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
shelly479
(Fort Smith, AR)
answer 3
the mineral veil that i purchase does not come in a box
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
jennychick
(boston, ma)
answer 4
no
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
alizajess
(los angeles, ca)
answer 5
Does not come in a box, but a translucent plastic container--pretty much as the picture shows on the web site.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
carinna
(Jacksonville, FL)
answer 6
No box.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
gerva
answer 7
Nope sorry, it's just the jar.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
euphoricmacy
(Delaware, OH)
answer 8
Mineral Veil (as well as most of Bare Minerals loose mineral items) does not come with a box.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
MakeupMaven
(San Francisco, CA)
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