Search Sephora

Looking for Answers about this Product?

Bath & Body(Q:1723 A:6025)
Fragrance(Q:2326 A:7903)
Hair(Q:3075 A:11724)
Makeup(Q:44142 A:133106)
Eye Makeup(Q:11776 A:47844)
Face Makeup(Q:25052 A:62604)
BB Cream & CC Cream(Q:1440 A:4508)
Blush(Q:2190 A:6398)
Bronzer(Q:806 A:2750)
Concealer(Q:2071 A:4491)
Face Brushes(Q:528 A:1645)
Face Powder(Q:1662 A:4193)
Face Primer(Q:2291 A:8231)
Foundation(Q:11012 A:21232)
Foundation Sets(Q:608 A:1306)
Luminizer(Q:711 A:2526)
Makeup Remover(Q:81 A:466)
Tinted Moisturizer(Q:1283 A:3053)
Lips(Q:4927 A:15380)
Nails(Q:1078 A:3817)
Palettes & Value Sets(Q:1183 A:3061)
Men(Q:268 A:668)
Skin Care(Q:15704 A:54493)
Tools & Brushes(Q:3555 A:8145)
Shop now at Sephora
or
Choose a Category
 
Most Recent Questions
Recent Question:
If tan deep sand is too light.. and deep sand is too dark what should I do?
Recent Question:
Which color best fits blondes
Recent Question:
Color Iq # for shade 3?
Questions with Most Recent Answers
Question:
foundation match - br20 in ysl touche eclat
Question:
If I wear shade no 3 sand in hourglass veil foundation what color should I get for bobbi brown foundation stick? My color iq is 2R08
Question:
is this oily free?
Question:
How do I know which shade I am ?
Question:
Can I bring this foundation on a plane?


bareMinerals bareMinerals Original Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15

What it is:A mineral-based foundation that delivers all the flawless coverage you want with a natural luminous finish. GET THE FULL EFFECT: Add your foundation shade to a customizable Get Started Kit for exceptional results at an incredible value. What it does:With just five pure ingredients, bareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation delivers flawless coverage and the creamy minerals are clinically proven to improve the appearance of skin over time. It looks like a powder, feels like a cream, and buffs on like silk, giving skin a natural luminosity while feeling as if you are not wearing any makeup at all. What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens- Sulfates- Synthetic Fragrances- Synthetic Dyes- Petrochemicals- Phthalates- GMOs- Triclosan What else you need to know: The coverage is complete and is free of preservatives, talc, oil, waxes, fragrances, and other chemicals that can irritate skin and cause breakouts. Research results:Based on an independent consumer study:-98% said this foundation leaves skin soft, smooth, and younger looking-90% saw improvements in their skin's appearance with continued use-93% said this foundation makes skin look more radiant* Best of Sephora Winner 2008
Questions & Answers:
636 Questions
 | 
2,988 Answers
Overall Rating:
4.633 out of 5
4.6
out of
5
Product Details

Questions & Answers for bareMinerals bareMinerals Original Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15

Question
Is the Bare Escentuals foundation Non-comedogenic?
I tried the foundations and its very good. But I have trouble with clogged pores, and I want to know if these products are non-comedogenic.
asked 5 years, 7 months ago
komal
on bareMinerals Original Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15
437 answers
Answers
answer 1
i believe it is, but i have heard that if u break out from using sunscreen using a mineral make up might cause a breakout..
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Nums
(san jose, ca)
answer 2
Yeah they are! They actually HELP my skin. If I skip a day and only wash my face, I find my skin reacts badly whereas when I wear it my face looks flawless with it and nearly flawless without!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
jojose
(BA, OK)
answer 3
I have acne-prone skin as well and I use this product everyday. I have not noticed any problems as of yet, but everyones skin reacts differently to different products. I say use it for a week or two and if problems arise you can always return the product.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
SunnyDay
answer 4
I'm a teenager, so I always get problems with gunk on my face, but I wash my face in the morning, put on the make-up, and wash it off at night. It's actually supposed to be good for your skin, since it's natural minerals and not melted plastic they put on lab rats.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
msapplecore
(Carrollton, Tx)
answer 5
yes, you can even sleep on it (but i don't recommend) but it does happen like an overnight flight and don't make it a habit otherwise its just a bad cyle skin-wise.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
lolalee
(orange county)
answer 6
I feel it really is I had acne problems after my pregnancy and I started to use this product. It has cleared my skin up and I no longer have the problems I had with the thick foundations. They claim it i is so natural you can sleep in it.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Jonica
(Harrisburg NC)
answer 7
I have found that this product doesn't seem to clog my pores. I have the same problem, and I always have a few blackheads regardless of my skincare regimen or how religiously I follow it. This foundation would be my top recommendation for oily skin though. I have fallen asleep wearing it without problems, but I would suggest washing it off with a gentle exfoliating cleanser at night, followed by a gentle cleanser for oily skin in the morning. I hope this helps!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
thedevo
answer 8
Personally, I believe this product clogged my pores and made me break out, although I know others who find it to be a skin-clearing product.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
ssunshine
(Saskatchewan, Canada)
answer 9
I too have problems with my pores - esp. now with Rosacia. This product has truely worked for me - my skin is improving and I forget I have makeup on.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
jhoeve
(Ransom Canyon, TX)
answer 10
Bare minerals is "good stuff"! I have very sensitive skin, and ever since I've been using Bare Minerals, my skin has not broken out, and looks and feels better.

It is non-comedegenic, I'm a "label reader", so I only make sure I use the good stuff!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
christinesfaves
(Rossmoor, CA.)
answer 11
This product will definitely NOT clog your pores, its actually good for your skin.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
sarahsassy19
(Miramar, Fl)
answer 12
These products are all natural and don't clog your pores. I believe that they even improve the texture of my skin!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
tink61
(Indianapolis, Indiana)
answer 13
I would not use this product if clogged pores are an issue. I'm sorry to say that my personal experience with this product does *not* support the company's claim [under "What else you need to know"] that the product "is free of preservatives, talc, oil, waxes, fragrances, and other chemicals that can irritate skin and cause breakouts". Unless I had perfect, porcelain skin with never a breakout - and not a hint of sensitivity of ANY kind - I wouldn't use this product.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
dohdeelicious
(Greenville, SC)
answer 14
It works well on my acne-prone skin, so it shouldn't clog your pores. They say that it's pure enough to sleep in, but I've found that it's still best to wash it off at night. :) It works best when you use a good exfoliater and moisturizer.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
JenJen06
(Shreveport, LA)
answer 15
Yes. This powder doesn't clog pores, and serves as a protective layer between your skin and the elements.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
katcher
(Santa Clara, CA)
answer 16
I love these products because they are so gentle. I actually find that wearing the make-up improves my complexion! And I really have slept in this make-up and woken up without any problems with my skin! I feel confident in saying yes go ahead and use these products because I have never had any problems with them clogging my pores.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
mldefortuna
(Philadelphia, PA)
answer 17
I think it is non-comedogenic.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Reginka
(New York, NY)
answer 18
I've not had any problems with clogged pores. I've fallen asleep with it on and no breakouts!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
qbee
(Fort Benning, GA)
answer 19
I used to get clogged pores with other foundations, but since I started using bareMinerals, I don't have any problems at all. It really is a great product
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
rlw6202
(Henderson,NV)
answer 20
I have issues with breakouts, but not with bare minerals...and I sleep in it.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
nonnie
(carrollton, ga)
answer 21
yes, but remember when you put any makeup on your skin you have the potential for clogged pores. Use an astingent once a day and exfoliate once a week. It will work wonders!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
marymkooiker
(Gilbert, AZ)
answer 22
I actually sometimes leave it on my face and have slept in it. I'm not really prone to breaking out, but i do break out if i left foundation on my face overnight. I feel that it's definately more pore-friendly then anything else on the market. If you are oily, or tend to have t-zone issues, try blotting paper (nonpowder)- it's amazing what a difference it makes, and you are really taking all that extra oils on your face that causes you to break out in the first place!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Anonymous
(New York, NY)
answer 23
the commercial said that the rev-er upper and foundation primer worked to prevent products from getting into your pores and also kept your pores clean and protected. so far i'm a believer. i guess only a dermatologist or other professional can really tell by testing the product whether it is right for you, but i'm a real believer in the primers.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
groovecat
(Kingston, Jamaica)
answer 24
I have semi-sensitive skin and I use many Bare Escentuals products, including the foundation and they do not clog my pores or irritate my skin at all. Because it is mineral make-up, it is incredibly lightweight and non-clogging. If any problems should arise, I am sure you can return the product or something. I don't think you should have a problem.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
SuGaRnSpIcEqT
(Mason, MI)
answer 25
Yes. It actually has improved my complextion. I used to get occasional breakouts on my chin but not since I started using bareMinerals. It is so gentle and natural you can even sleep with it on (I do and that is something that I could never do before with other foundations). They also have a product called rareMineral Blemish Therapy that can help if you have a lot of breakouts.

I hope this helps! :)
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
BeautyQueen49090
(South Haven, MI)
answer 26
It has never broken me out and everything else always did- and I tried top of the line products as well as the drugstore variety....
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
mgee
(Prairie Village, KS)
answer 27
I'm really prone to acne, but I've never had a problem with these powders - the primer didn't help me though. Just let whatever moisturizer you've already found that works for you dry - then use the powder. You always want to let it just stick to whatever natural skin oils there are - not to another product.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
OlatheNiceGal
(Olathe, KS)
answer 28
I've never had a problem with clogged pores and this product.. in fact, my skin has cleared up a lot since I started using it!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Rosieroser
(Oneida, NY)
answer 29
My skin has actually cleared up since using bare minerals!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
vanessaw
(Cumming, GA)
answer 30
the bare minerals will not clog your pores.
this product is actually good for your skin, you can sleep in it if you really wanted to and nothing would happen to your skin.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
iluvpink
(louisburg, kansas)
answer 31
Yes
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
allicat
(Dundalk, MD)
answer 32
I have large pores and usually break out when using foundation on a regular basis, with the bareMinerals I have had no problems at all. I love the way this product works!!!!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
PhotosbyPenty
(Columbus Ohio)
answer 33
They are supposed to be and I will say that I didn't have as much issue with it clogging my pores as some other foundations I've used. You definitely want to wash it off every night, though. I know they claim you can sleep in it, but like any makeup, it's not a good idea.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
buhfly
(Tempe, AZ)
answer 34
Yes, I belive it is. I have sensitive skin, and have used their products for years! I love all of the line. The blemish control pwder is gentle, and works great. You can use it everyday, on your T-zone area, even if you don't have pimples at the time. The foundations are gentle, and cover as much or as little as you need (layering). The barevitamins skin-reve-er upper is a great product to apply before anything else too. It will also help to prevent breakouts, control oil, and blackheads/clogged pores. Good luck!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
daretogobare
(Tampa, FL)
answer 35
This foundation never clogs my pores. It works really well.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Meaghann
answer 36
I've had FAR fewer cyst and general breakout problems with this product than ANY liquid or cream I've ever used, and I think I've tried about everything. I'm very prone to cysts, and found cleaning well and being careful about too heavy moisturizer has worked.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
redmeg
(Orlando, Florida)
answer 37
I believe they are. I also have been told by my dermatologist to wear foundation that is non-comedogenic. BE is not a liquid, you buff it on top of your skin and it doesn't sink into the pores. I have been a BE customer for 6 years and it actually helped my acne prone skin.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
mvarrone
(Milford, CT)
answer 38
Bare Minerals will not clog your pores. I tended to have problems with my pores as well but not since I started with bareMinerals.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
LoveMyMakeup
(Darlington, SC)
answer 39
Yes. This foundation is composed of pure minerals. I suffer from acne and bare minerals has actually improved my skin. It has never caused irritation.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
grimedog1041
(Prompton, PA)
answer 40
I have combination skin and I find the Bare Minerals do not clog at all like other products I have used.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
907boo
(Gainesville FL)
answer 41
I have sensitive dry skin but an oily t-zone area & I haven't broken out as of yet. I've been wearing bareMinerals for a few months now & have had NO breakouts which is amazing cuz I have a strenuous job that makes me sweat.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
codyeve
(Brooklyn, NY)
answer 42
To my knowledge the products shouldn't clog pores; they are all natural and you can even sleep in them and it actually helps your skin - this won't happen with other makeup. I would suggest using Prime Time which is also by Bare Escentuals, as a primer before you use the foundations. Also be sure to use facial products like toner and moisturizer that is designed for your skin type and you should be good to go!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
TraveLynnAround
(Wilkes-Barre, PA)
answer 43
I don't know if they are officially considered to be, but I have very oily skin and acne and I have no trouble with this foundation. In fact, my complexion usually improves after using this for a few days in a row.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
dramaqueen124
(Sioux Falls, SD)
answer 44
Yes, this product is non pore clogging. I only found one product of theirs that I had a problem with, and it was a product that you only put on at night. I have found this line to be fabulous and I am a very hard sell and allergic to many things.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
EllenS
(Irwin, PA)
answer 45
I have pretty large pores too. The foundation is awesome, but I use Bare Escentuals "Prime Time" foundation primer and the Skin Rev-R Upper to help minimize my pore size. It has done wonders for my skin.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
ArNW
(Mission Viejo, CA)
answer 46
You can sleep in it. Check out youtube for the original infomercial.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
KMG1975
(Raleigh North Carolina)
answer 47
I believe so. My skin breaks out and gets oily very easily and this foundation actually helps to clear my skin weirdly enough.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
KMind86
(San Diego, CA)
answer 48
I am almost positive that it is. You can check out the bareMinerals website for sure, but I have very sensitive skin and am prone to breakouts and haven't had any problems with it. I also believe they have made it so that it fights blemishes as well...
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Alysha
(Boston, MA)
answer 49
Yup, this product is non-comedogenic. I have had pretty bad acne for the past 10 years and i needed the make up to cover it, but my make up made me break out. Since I have been using bare minerals, my skin looks like it did when i was a teen. Smooth! So worth it
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
nickysaunt
(Providence, RI)
answer 50
I break out easily and I have slept in this foundation and have no broken out from it! It's fabulous!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
AlyssaB
(Lakeville, MN)
answer 51
This is the only foundation I have ever used that doesn't clog my pores. It feels so clean on my face, as if it is my bare skin.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
mariem
(Everett,WA)
answer 52
I have very sensitive skin, and my pores clog very easily as well. I have tried several other products for my face, and out of all of them I find that bareMinerals does not damage my skin. I can spend the majority of the day wearing it without it harming my pores. I also have oily skin, and I have found that reapplying it throughout the day does not hurt my sensitive skin either.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
KaitlinW
(Williamstown, NJ)
answer 53
I am about 95% sure that it isnt. I used to have a problem with clogged pores from make up, i started using this and i dont have that problem anymore.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
sara02
(ca)
answer 54
This product does not clog pores.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
JenniferK
(Jamestown, PA)
answer 55
The company claims it's "so pure you can sleep in it." While I wouldn't recommend that, I also have problems with clogged pores and breakouts, and this product has helped me! Some people break out on it though, so I guess the only way for you to know is to use it for a few weeks and see! It's not supposed to clog pores though...
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
BMuser
answer 56
Totally will not clog your pores. I've never found a foundation or make-up brand, for that matter, that is better for my skin. My skin actually feels better and my pores look smaller at the end of the day than before I apply in the morning. Enjoy with no worries about clogged pores!!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
sarahsmom
(Black Mountain, NC)
answer 57
Yes, these are. You can try using a primer or a mositurzier. I heard Bareescutuals is coming out with one dont know when. Also, you can try bareescutals primer.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
ViictoriiaRosee
(Sterling Heights, Mi)
answer 58
It is supposed to be but if you are allergic to bismuth oxychloride then it could make you break out.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
DylanM
(Altanta,GA)
answer 59
Ok, my first question for you would have to be. Are you using anything to moisturize your skin before you put makeup on? If so you might want to think about stopping use of that product and maybe switching to something with salicylic acid as your moisturizer before you put makeup on. Yes, bare Escentuals is fantastic, but we don't want it in our pores. And don't worry about the whole sun burn risk with salicylic acid. Your B.E. foundation will serve as a great sunscreen. Oh and one more thing. I used to have the very same problem when my brushes were "dirty." Get some brush cleaner and keep your brushes clean when you begin to use this product. P.S. DO use something on your skin before applying this, or any other foundation product. Just like me, you need to have a barrier between your skin and the makeup. Try Neutrogena's Acne Stress Salicylic acid gel. It comes in an Aloe Vera base. Very natural. You can get it anywhere.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
meowme
(Shirley, AR)
answer 60
absolutely, this product is non-comedogenic. I get clogged pores on my nose from excessive oilyness in my t-zone. this foundation doesn't add-to the clogged pores whatsoever. I usually will use a pore strip or something to get rid of the clogged pores (some skincare product that contains salycilic acid) and I'm religious about washing my makeup off every night. Not washing your face at night, regardless of what brand you use for foundation, will add to the clogged pores, and enable them to get worse.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
jplohocky
(Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
answer 61
I used to have problems with clogged pores as well. I admit, there were some nights I fell asleep without washing my makeup off so I'm sure that didn't help with the problem either. After switching to BE my skin is so much better. It's amazing. After just a month of using it, my skin was smoother and I wasn't freaking out over all the clogged pores on my nose/chin. And if I fall asleep without washing my face?? Doesn't matter now... the minerals are all natural!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
naya
(Jacksonville, FL)
answer 62
I only use bare minerals and it doesn't clog my pores or feel heavy on your skin like liquid foundations do. I sometimes sleep in it also and it still doesn't clog my pores. I have been using bare minerals exclusively for 5 years now and I love it.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Anonymous
(hampton, virginia)
answer 63
bareMinerals??! Oh man, its like candy for your skin. no worries. i have such bad skin, and its 98% of the time, PERFECT for me. trust me. thats never ever happened before.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
yourpaperangel
answer 64
Yes it does not clog pores. You can actually sleep in them. Great for acne skin.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Anonymous
(stamfrod, ct)
answer 65
It has actually helped my skin - I have horrible skin and it was always broken out. Using this has been great because even if I get the occasional breakout, it's not severe and goes away pretty quickly.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
missyrx
(Sussex,WI)
answer 66
Here is a trick I use sometimes in the morning. Wash your face regularly with warm water, but before your dry your face and put on makeup, rinse your face with a sudden cold water washcloth to close your pores a little, that way less foundation gets in!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Anonymous
(Seattle WA)
answer 67
BE bareMinerals foundation WILL NOT clog your pores! I have serious problems with clogged pores, acne, and oil skin. This foundation is perfect and counteracts ALL of that! Wear this foundation and rest assured that your skin is being helped!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
LDGL
(McPherson, KS)
answer 68
i have oily skin if i don't pay attention to skin care. i also use bare minerals and do not have any trouble with breakouts
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
cyclist
(topeka, ks)
answer 69
I always check the products I buy, even at 47, and I know before I made any purchases I confirmed it free of all clogging materials!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
micp
(North Syracuse, NewYork)
answer 70
Oh, bareMinerals is for sure non-comedogenic. In fact, I find that it tends to draw impurities out of my pores.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
ellen29
(Simi Valley, CA)
answer 71
Try using a primer befor you apply it. That helps with the clogging of pores.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
mandi303
(Broomfield, CO)
answer 72
These products are completely natural. I have very sensitive skin and Bare Minerals work perfectly for me.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Pollie
(Santa Clarita CA)
answer 73
I have been using this for about 2 years, and my skin has only improved since I've been using it. I still get the occasional hormonal break-out, but I think any blemishes tend to heal more quickly than when I wore traditional make-up. Hope that helps!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Lulu
(Berlin, NJ)
answer 74
I didn't have a problem with clogged pores.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
SnowWhite
(Cambridge, MA)
answer 75
Yes it is non-comedogenic. I think you will be very happy with Bare Minerals, before I started using it I struggled with frequent breakouts. Since using this foundation my skin has improved dramaticly I rarely have any breakouts and my skin looks the best it ever has in 10yrs!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
arom
(Dallas, TX)
answer 76
I believe it is non-comedegenic, although the product itself should verify that either on it's packaging or website. I have never found any problems with it clogging my pores. In fact, I feel so comfortable with it on my fact that I have occasionally slept with it still on. And I've had no adverse effects from that. You should be fine with it. It does feel light on the skin too.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
LovinHealth
(Baltimore, MD)
answer 77
I find that it doesn't cause me to break out. I have slept (shamefully, many times) in my BareMinerals foundation, and I have woke up not broken out. I won't use anything else. Plus, it covers the acne you may already have very well. Hope this helps.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
BChohrach
(Cle Elum, WA)
answer 78
I used to have the same problem many, many years ago, until I found Bare Minerals. These products do not clog your pores at all, and its even safe to sleep in, so if you forget to cleanse before bed you don't have to worry about any clogged pores!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
allegso
(Novato, CA)
answer 79
They wont clog pores.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
drstarr
(Spokane, WA)
answer 80
Yes, I have found that this foundation does not clog pores unlike a liquid or cream foundation.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
diannejj
(Watertown, TN)
answer 81
I too have problem skin and since I began using this product I haven't broken out. I love it!!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
nurse2ef
(ronkonkoma, ny)
answer 82
Yes it is. I have the same problem and this foundation has actually made my skin better.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
ArmyWife729
(Richmond, VA)
answer 83
it is supposed to be but it definitely broke me out
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
luv2smilexo
(CA)
answer 84
I don't know if they are or not, but my daugher who has teenage acne uses it and it does not cause breakouts. I think it acually helps her skin.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
flowers
(englewood, nj)
answer 85
I have actually heard complaints from one person about having a problem with this product clogging their pores. I was worried about buying it for that reason and addressed the issue with a sephora employee. They told me that the only problem is in not cleaning your face. I've found that as long as I regularly clean my pores, this isn't a problem.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
emichellison
(Clarksville, TN)
answer 86
I had acne before using it and now I very seldom have a breakout,but when I do I just put a little extra on the place and before you know it it is cleared up. I've been using it for 10 years and get complements all the time. I am 62
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
chrissgrammy
(Lancaster,TX)
answer 87
absolutely they are non-comedogenic. I have acne-prone skin and it doesn't irritate my skin one bit. Best of luck.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
librachick
answer 88
I have horrible skin, from whiteheads to blackheads to everyday pimples to mega cysts and I have NO PROBLEM with this product. Told my dermotolgist I was using it and for the rest time ever, he did not tell me to stop using it, which is huge because he told me not to even use blush because it can clog the pores. My skin is not necessarily better because of this product but I do feel more conformtable with my skin and being in my skin ~AND~ more confident in general which makes this a MUST HAVE in my humble opinion.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
AuntPam
(East Rockaway, NY)
answer 89
i tend to break out, too, and this product has never given me any problems. of course, you should wash this off before going to bed. and don't forget to do at least a weekly mild exfoliation to help keep your skin smooth. hope that helps :)
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
garcia
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 90
Yes, this product is free harsh preservatives and other chemicals! So you an use this product and know that it will not irriate your skin.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Sydney27
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 91
Absolutely,

Been using for over two years and have never had trouble with clogged pores, build up on my skin, or break outs. So comfortable.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Rusky
(Sanderson, FL)
answer 92
i have that problem too!!
bareminerals seems to give me the least issues of everything i've tried!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
cloddy
(wray, colorado)
answer 93
It is non-comedogenic. I was concerned about this too but spoke with my dermatologist she assured me that it was one of the better ones out there. Bonus because it's all natural.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
gunmoll
(Walnut Creek, Ca)
answer 94
I have problem skin especially with blackheads and since I started wearing this makeup my skin has actually improved.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Jenni0203
(Phoenix, AZ)
answer 95
YES! This foundation doesn't clog your pores and doesn't add anything to "mask" your skin. Because it's all natural, there are no comedogenic products in it. It will also cover up your blemishes so your skin looks flawless!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
skinmd
(Bedford, NH)
answer 96
Yes, they are non-comedogenic. I too look for that spec, due to enlarged pores on and around my nose. BareEssentuals actually toutes their product to help aid in englarged pores as well as clearing acne prone skin. So it actually has healthy benefits as well.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
SephoraIsMyDrug
(Chicago, IL)
answer 97
This will NOT clog pores. It is hard to explain how this covers any blemishes or large pores (I am speaking about this personally). For 25+ years I have tried so many different foundations. When I tried this about a year and a half ago I cried! I'm not a crier, but to find what I had been looking for so long and had finally found - words cannot describe it. You just have to try it once and you will be hooked.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
con2840
(Wynne, AR)
answer 98
Yes, they are. I can't use any liquid based foundations without breaking out and until discovering bare escentuals, didn't find that most "powder" like foundations provided a nice coverage. I love these products and never break out when using them.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
RobinE
(Houton, TX - where it is very hot)
answer 99
I'm not sure if the company lists their makeup as non-comodogenic, but I have found that my skin does not break out when I wear it.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Lauren976
(Seattle, WA)
answer 100
I have very oily skin and problems with clogged pores, breakouts... since I have been using this product (vs liquid foundation) the number of breakouts has decreased dramatically. And I especially like that this product doesn't appear caked on my face--most of the time, I feel like I'm not even wearing foundation.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
JSRB
(POWELL, OH)
answer 101
No, it's great. does not clog pores. Pore actually look smaller. Use with Mineral Veil - even better. You can put mineral veil under and over your foundation. Great for humid weather.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
ceisemann
(Pompano Beach, Florida)
answer 102
Honey,
BareMin products are known for being FREE of all the make up additives that are eventually damaging to skin. In a nutshell, yes, this product is non-comedogenic. In fact, the infomercials [claim] its so natural and beneficial to the skin, you can sleep in it! Obviously, use your better judgement there, e.g. no you shouldn't sleep in make up - EVER, and yes some products work better for others.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
kellz
(Jersey City, NJ)
answer 103
My skin is so prone to break out and freak out that i can't use ANY moisturizer, but i regularly sleep with this make-up on and suffer zero adverse reactions - no kidding, this line is genius!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
buzzy
(Boston, MA)
answer 104
I have only been using these products for a few weeks and I have large pores but I have not noticed any breakouts since using the bareMinerals. Seems to work well for my skin.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Andra
(Advance, NC)
answer 105
I have found that this foundation does not clog my pores. . .leaves skin looking silky.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
pegofmyheart
(Monterey, CA)
answer 106
I have fallen asleep with Bare minnerals on my face. It still looks the same when I get up. It doesn't clog your pores or break your face out.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
gr8mover
(Greenbrier Tn.)
answer 107
This product won't clog pores and actually minimizes the apperance of them. I have sensitive skin and this product works really great.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
chocolategirl
(Fort Huachuca,AZ)
answer 108
They are totally non-comedogenic. I have very breakout prone skin and the Bare Escentual have never caused a problem.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
olive4
(Portland, OR)
answer 109
It never has clogged my pores. no one can tell I have it on. People have said my skin glows while wearing it
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
peppersmom
(Longmeadow, MA)
answer 110
My skin improved when I started using bareMinerals foundation... blackheads disappeared, and pores look smaller. All in all my skin looks and feels healthier and younger since I found this product.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
mlou
(Takoma Park, MD)
answer 111
I think it is because my dermatologist recommended it and he's one of the smartest docs I know.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
tracy4475
(Durham, NC)
answer 112
I have no problems with this product getting into my pores. I still get some acne though. I thought this would help with that, but it doesn't. It is very different from the other foundations that I have used. I love the coverage. If someone hasn't seen me for a long time, and I wasn't using this product at that time, they say that I look so good. They tell me to keep on doing what I have been doing.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
susieQ2
(Dyersburg, TN)
answer 113
I believe it is. I used to struggle with adult acne and since switching to bare minerals my complexion has cleared up and looks great.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
suziq
(medford, oregon)
answer 114
It has never clogged my pores - in fact I fall asleep with it on and have never had a breakout!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Dragonlady
(Bethel Park, PA)
answer 115
Ys I have really sensitive skin and this stuff works great for it!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Amy22
(Whitehall, MT)
answer 116
Yes, this product is non-comedogenic, so no need to worry. I know from experience that it really doesn't clog your pores.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
princes
(Bronx, NY)
answer 117
It does not clog pores. I have had problems with sensitive skin and this product has worked wonders for me.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
rezzie
(sturgis, MI)
answer 118
I have used this product for five years, I have never had ANYTHING related to clogged pores. Try it, you will be amazed at the way it performs.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Gramof4
(Wichita KS)
answer 119
i also have trouble with clogged pores and am battling adult acne, and this product does not cause a problem for me. i'm not sure if it is officially "non-comedogenic" but even when i apply multiple layers, it does not clog my pores. also, the skin prep stuff that comes in the kit has glycolic acid, etc, which i think really helps shed dead skin and prevent clogging and buildup. i use that even if i am not applying foundation just to keep my skin fresh and clean. i also have very sensitive skin, and the ingredients in the lotion do not dry or irritate it. i think this line is probably the best for people with problems with clogged pores - definitely better than traditional liquid foundations or even other powders! hope this helps!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
mdgaugh
(rochester ny)
answer 120
Yes. I was my face with cetaphil and use this makeup. I find my skin is looking much better.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Fuff
(Manchester TN)
answer 121
Since I have older skin, I don't have many breakouts, but I have never had any problem with clogged pores with this product.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
liberrylad
(Savannah, GA)
answer 122
In my experience I have had no problems with breakouts since switching to this foundation.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
KariM
(Des Moines, IA)
answer 123
Yes! And they're perfect for sensitive skin. I am a previous acne sufferer (on Retin-A) and I have never had a problem with this.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
pita231
(Salem, VA)
answer 124
The product doesn't clog pores or contribute to acne issues. I have been using BareMinerals Foundation for a couple years now. I'm in my early 20s and have always had moderate acne issues. My skin has actually improved with using this product. Plus, it has great coverage for any current acne
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Jen08
(Sacramento, CA)
answer 125
It's free of any preservatives/chemicals that are typically in liquid foundations, so I have never had any problems with it breaking me out.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
roxie12
answer 126
it is noncomedogenic
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
minipasta
(new york, ny)
answer 127
Yes, they contain no fillers, waxes or preservatives that will irritate your skin. Your skin will actually improve!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
meluvmakeup
(Columbia, TN)
answer 128
I found this product to clog my pores and my sister experienced pretty bad breakouts. Not all people i know who use this product experienced bad results with their skin, but about half did discontinue use due to a bad reaction. if you want to try it just be aware of how your skin is reacting to the product and you should be fine. really be aware of how much you are applying each time too... its easy to over apply it!!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
btay
(denver, co)
answer 129
They definately are! I have battled cystic acne my entire life and BE products not only prevent clogged pores, they have actually helped to heal my skin irritations.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
lipstick4
(Scranton,PA)
answer 130
I have used this for several years now and found that my skin doesn't break out like it did when I wore liquid foundation. My skin is in much better shape than before and I rarely have breakouts now.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
meanmommy
answer 131
I have had problem skin since my teenage years, but after starting with bare minerals foundation, I have seen a drastic improvement in the condition of my skin. I personally think that bare minerals is a God send!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
busymomof4
(Bay Springs, MS)
answer 132
This foundation will not be the cause of your breakout. Trust me, I have the momst acne prone skin ever and I've never suffered a breakout due to my bareminerals. Over time, my skin has improved using their products. It's free of preservatives, talc, oil, waxes, fragrances, and other chemicals that can irritate skin and cause breakouts.

I've even slept in it quite a few times and no breakouts!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
ldiva
(Mobile, AL)
answer 133
I have a huge problem with large pores and acne. The more you use this foundation the better your skin wil look. It heals protects and Bonus spf 15 with no crummy oily stuff to block your pores it lets your skin breathe. Try it what do you have to loose.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
GG23
(Austin, TX)
answer 134
Hello,
This product has not clogged my pores and it covers them very well. I hope this helps.
Erika
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
erikaj
(Durham, CT)
answer 135
YES! I struggled with the same issue and can tell you that this product does not clog pores. I've been using it for 5 years and have never experienced a problem with breakouts from this product.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
MamaV
(Plant City, FL)
answer 136
I have had no skin problems what-so-ever since using the bareMinerals line and I have had problems in the past with other foundations.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Anonymous
(Massachusetts)
answer 137
yes, I've used it for over 3 years now, and never have breakouts and blackheads like I used to with traditional liquid foundation. If you try it, you will feel the same way. It's wonderful for your skin and looks great too. It's so easy to apply and only takes a second. You know that mask like feeling you get with liquid foundation? There is none of that, you can't tell that you're wearing it at all. I promise you'll love it.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
mramsey
(Lenoir, NC)
answer 138
I have problem skin and my pores actually seem cleaner and look smaller since I've switched to bareMinerals.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
MelissaDW
(Southern Indiana)
answer 139
it is noncomedogenic, but it makes your skin "purge." If you suffer from acne, DO NOT use this product!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
fellows336
(Wauwatosa, WI)
answer 140
If you have problems with breakouts, this is the best foundation - I know lots of young women who have started using this foundation and found that their skin actually improved, with fewer breakouts.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Josey
(St. Paul, MN)
answer 141
I have acne prone skin that I have lived with since I was 7 years old and have been through almost every type of makeup to help conceal it since I was in my teens. This is honestly, in my opinion, the best makeup for anyone with problem skin. Even though my acne has subsided considerably, thanks to medication, I still get the occasional breakout. This makeup not only doesn't aggravate the problem, but I have actually slept in the Bare Escentuals foundation and woke up the next morning to see an improvement in my blemishes. Hope this info helps!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
sunworshiper82
(Chesapeake, VA)
answer 142
Hi:
I am guilty of sometimes falling asleep with my makeup on. And honestly...this is the only foundation that doesn't cause me to break out the next morning! I mean..you should never sleep with makeup on but on those nights that you just can't help it...this would be the one to sleep in.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
stanrocks
(Bronx, NY)
answer 143
I've never had any trouble with this product clogging my pores at all.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
tweet
(Seville,Oh)
answer 144
This definitely does not clog pores. I have combination T-zone skin with medium pores, and this product minimizes them very well.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Kaylee359
answer 145
Not only does it NOT clog my pores (I tend to get the same problem) but my skin is actually better when I sleep in it!!!! I've NEVER experienced that with ANY makeup before in my life. It's AMAZING!!! But hey, that's just me.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
BEdevotee
(Walled Lake, MI)
answer 146
I have not had any problem with it clogging pores.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
afavorite
(Pleasant View, Tn.)
answer 147
I believe they are. I have very sensitive skin and large pores and this makeup does not affect them.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
MrsDoubleV
(Tampa, FL)
answer 148
My understanding is yes, it is. I don't have acne issues, but I do have rosacea and overall sensitive and I sometimes sleep in it. It never upsets my skin.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Dscott
(Twin City, GA)
answer 149
Bare Minerals will not clog your pores. You will love this product!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Anonymous
(malden, ma)
answer 150
This product absolutely will not clog your pores. You can sleep and even exercise in it! Unlike liquid foundation, this one will not get absorbed.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
britta
(Upstate New York)
answer 151
The product should not clog your pores.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
CyndiD
(South Windsor, CT)
answer 152
I too have large pores and have found that this product has reduced my pore size, doesn't clog me up and reduces blemishes and breakouts.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
becky113
(Louisville, KY)
answer 153
I can only answer for my experience with the foundation, but I have never have had any problems with ache or breakouts. Also, I really love the way it feels on because it does not feel like I am wearing anything and I don't feel greasy like I used to after apply other types of foundation.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
fashungurl
(Washington, D.C.)
answer 154
I've never had a problem with it clogging my pores and I have oily skin.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
classychick71
(tx)
answer 155
ive used it often, and it help actually blend my break outs. and no, it does not clog pores :)
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
ali123
(Honolulu HI)
answer 156
This product is made for problem skin. It will not clog your pores, not inflame or annoy your skin. I have acne, and I break out with most foundations, this one will not be a problem!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
psychoktten
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 157
They say it's non-comedogenic but, with any product all you can do is see if its right for you. People who are sensitive or allergic to certain ingredients could have problems.The good thing is the money-back guarantee!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
BELOVER28
(Monroe, Michigan)
answer 158
i did read and hear from other users that it caused cystic acne?? I panicked and stopped using for a week, but i'm now convinced that if you regularly deep cleanse and exfoliate..you'll be fine!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
ktbishop
(Huntington Beach, CA)
answer 159
In my three year experience with BareMinerals, I have never had any problems with clogged pores or breakouts due to the makeup I was using. The only time I remember having issues was when I stopped using it for a month and went back to liquid foundation. Then the clogging began again.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
AliBear
(Stockton, CA)
answer 160
My breakouts have actually declined in frequency and severity since i started using this
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
TeaLeaf
(Oahu, Hi)
answer 161
They never seem to clog my pores...I even fall asleep with my makeup on and still don't have any problems. I don't feel like I'm wearing makeup when I use it.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
larocket
(Vancouver, WA)
answer 162
I think it is non-comedogenic. I have had no issues with clogged pores. I gave bareMinerals to a friend with problem acne. She says that using bareMinerals has actually improved her skin. The beginner set of bare minerals http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P213800&categoryId=B70 has a "skin rev-er upper" that really helps with break outs (I think it has salicylic acid). Also, the mineral veil is really good at absorbing excess oil and sweat.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
madmaven
answer 163
I have always have problems with acne,blemished and this product is oil free and so light ,it doesnt clogg my pores
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
princesa1492
(san antonio,texas)
answer 164
I also have large nose pores. These products do not collect in the pores and while staying put, wash off easily. The compliments I get with this and the fact that no one is looking at my pores when they tell me how pretty my skin is verifies it for me. Don't forget you can build up if you need more coverage.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
TriedItAll
(Denver CO)
answer 165
yes and it's so light you can even sleep with it on.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
MaryA856
(Youngstown, Oh)
answer 166
i belive it is but i have never had any promlmes with it. are you useing the primer befor you but it on.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
rhosn
(greensboro NC)
answer 167
i have noticed an improvement in the amount of blemishes with this product. You really can sleep with it on (not all the time!).
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
cholynn
(Monterey)
answer 168
I have been using the Bare Escentuals line (foundation, blush, mineral veil, glimmers, glimpses, lip gloss, mascara) for about six years now. When I first started using it, I liked it because I could conceal my blemishes. Since I continued using it, I rarely need it for that purpose. It does not clog my pores. I even sleep in it. Hope that helps!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
happi
(Westerville, OH)
answer 169
I have has less breakouts and clogged pores since using this product. It has less abrasive chemicals than most foundations.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
teacherlady
(Greeley, CO)
answer 170
I have not had any problems with breakouts using this foundation. (I've been using it for about 2 years.) I have combination skin and have been prone to breakouts in the past if I left foundation on too long.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
pam413
(Charlotte, NC)
answer 171
No way does it clog pores. It helps then look smoother. I also use the concealer under the foundation powder. What a difference it makes!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
imiss125
(Plymouth, MN)
answer 172
I have very sensitve skin and tend to break out easily. But this foundation is pure and light weight that it didn't irritate my skin. And even if I forget to take it off at night, I still don't end up with acne. I love it! It's the first foundation I've tried that doesn't aggrivate my skin or make me break out.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Dayison2
(Cranston, RI)
answer 173
Yes, that's why I started using it to begin with. It won't clog pores and never irritated my skin.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Igloo
(Dallas, TX)
answer 174
I haven't had any problems with it clogging pores. It can settle into them a bit though so you usually just need to blend it a bit better.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
petdoc
(Edmonton, AB)
answer 175
I have not had any trouble at all with clogged pores. I used to have a problem along my cheekbones, but the problem stopped when I started using bareMinerals.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
chellebear
(Whittier, CA)
answer 176
I suffered from acne both as a teen and throughout most of my 20s, but I've noticed that my skin has improved significantly since I've been using Bare Minerals. The great thing about this makeup is that it sits on the surface of your skin and doesn't sink into your pores the way liquid foundations do, and that causes the clogged pores. This doesn't clog pores, even if slept in it (which I've done sometimes, completely unplanned). I would absolutely recommend this product for clogged/acne-prone skin. That's the kind of skin I have and I LOVE this foundation.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
KnittingGirl
(Littleton, CO)
answer 177
This product feels good on my skin. I do not like the feel of heavy makeup so this is perfect.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Ace06
(Birmingham, AL)
answer 178
I go by What Leslie says the creator of Bare minerals. She is true to her product and it is non-comenogenic. Especially that I use to have those problems.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
myra
(conway, new hampshire)
answer 179
I guess it is non-comedogenic. It contains no preservatives, waxes, fragrances, or oils. I have very sensitive acne-prone skin. and since i've started using this product the acne subsided dramatically. Just make sure you keep your brushes clean.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
seemal
(Arlington, VA)
answer 180
non-cogmentic, non-irritating
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
brandy13
(pembroke pines, fl)
answer 181
As long as you keep your brushes clean by washing them with soap and water once a week or so you should be fine. My skin is better than ever and I used to break out all of the time. It's not at all oily or pore clogging, it feels very natural.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
betterskinat40
(Boston, MA)
answer 182
Definitely does not clog pores... Easy on, easy off- you don't need harsh soaps to take it off- even though it lasts all day
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
annar
(NJ)
answer 183
The product is made of all natural minerals, and unlike liquid foundation that is applied with a sponge, it brushes on very lightly to the top of the skin. Depending on how easily your skin becomes clogged, I would suggest trying the product first, and make sure you have a strict cleaning regiment when you take the makeup off.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
xd1v1n3hunni3x
answer 184
Yes it is!!! In fact it seems to make my skin better everytime. I have very few if any breakouts anymore. I have very sensitive skin and will turn red and itchy to things that are even labeled hypoallergenic. This foundation is the best! no irritation,no redness. Just pretty skin, that looks like skin, only better.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
malificent
(Saint Louis, MO)
answer 185
I have very sensitive and acne prone skin and have not had a breakout since I switched from liquid foundation to bareminerals.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
jessica426
(Chicago, IL)
answer 186
I don't know if Bare Minerals is "technically" noncomedogenic, but I have very sensitive skin including allergic reactions. I have not experienced any kind of reaction to the Bare Mineral products. The foundation has greatly improved by complexion. My facial skin is in better condition than before I started using Bare Minerals and I rarely have a break-out now. Previously, I was breaking out fairly often.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Twinkles
(Aurora, MO)
answer 187
No
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Coloradobuffy
(Arvada, CO)
answer 188
This product will not clog pores or cause skin to break out. It really is the answer to makeup prayers!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
drpff
(St. Louis, MO)
answer 189
I've had issues before with clogged pores and haven't had any with this makeup. I've even tried the nighttime product from bare minerals and love it!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
KarenMc
(Olathe, KS)
answer 190
yes, powder foundations, for the most part, are non-comodogenic. and since this product is made from crushed minerals you never have to worry about clogging your pores. I have even slept in it and it doesn't make me break out at all. its amazing!!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
makeupchick
(Collegeville, PA)
answer 191
No, the mineral foundation is non-comedogenic. There are very few ingredients, and none of them are iritating to sensitive or oily, acne-prone skin.
I love this foundation, and I have both dry skin on my cheeks and oily skin everywhere else that's prone to frequent pimples. It hasn't affected anything, which is pretty amazing considering I don't always remove it before going to bed. Please, give it a shot!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Meghanloves
answer 192
If you suffer from break outs or clogged pores, I would highly recommend Bare Minerals Foundation. Within just a few weeks of using it, my skin completely changed. My breakouts and redness reduced dramatically. My skin took on a much softer and smoother appearance. Bare Mineral Foundation is so light weight and pure, you don't feel it on your skin. It's preservative and fragrance free so it will not irritate your skin or cause you to break out. Give it a try and I guarantee you'll love it!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Stefanie13
(Jacksonville Beach, FL)
answer 193
yes they are! And they never clog my pores "my skin is oily"
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
barbiedoll
(coral springs,florida)
answer 194
I am VERY blemish-prone and I have not had touble at all with the bareMinerals foundation.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
zausha
(Michigan)
answer 195
Yes, after I tried this foundation, I changed all my makeup to bareminerals.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Leejy
(Rock Hill,SC)
answer 196
I believe it is non-comedogenic. I have super sensitive skin and am also prone to breakouts. It has been a savior for me!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Knarrlygirl
(Shelbyville, IN)
answer 197
Absolutely! If you want to try it for yourself, I'd recommend visiting a Sephora store for a "test drive" and you can even ask one of their experts to help you with color choices and application.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
martygirl
(Orange County, CA)
answer 198
I have adult acne and get clogged pores easily. I have been using this product for over three years and would not change for the world. I get compliments all the time on how good my skin looks even though I know I have a breakout. I can even skip a night without washing my face if I am feeling lazy and not worry about having a major breakout the next day. I would recommend a good exfoliating wash - I have found it helps with my clogged pores.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
TannerCat
(Louisville, KY)
answer 199
YES. I have the same problem and I have used this product for three years without any difficulty. It is the best.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
trish2
answer 200
If that is your issue I would suggest using a primer even with this foundation. Although I have no complaints at all for my own use I have found that with the minerals I do still have pore issues but I just make sure to cleanse both before applying and at the end of my day to remove all excess.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
LaGarza
(Georgetown, TX)
answer 201
Absolutely--in fact I've found that the longer I've used Leslie's products, the less issues I have with clogged pores or acne. In fact at this point you can barely see my pores before I put on makeup!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
sportscutie
(Boston, MA)
answer 202
I had very bad skin and was even put on Acutane to tame it. My dermo doc told me about this makeup because it's so healthy for your skin.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
jawjablonde
(Honolulu Hawaii)
answer 203
I'm sure it is, you may be using too much, I really find "less is more" with these products....
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
mustangal
(visalia, CA)
answer 204
My daughter and I both use this foundation and it's helped her with breakouts. You skin never feels dirty.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
TerryL
(Elkhart, IN)
answer 205
I believe this would be the best product for those that are concerned about clogged pores. This really does help calm down your skin.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
renee29
(Temecula, CA)
answer 206
I would think so. Bare Minerals is highly recommended by many dermatologists.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
MissMiaL
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 207
I'm not sure but I have sensitive skin and it works for me.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
clever1
answer 208
Yes, this foundation is fine if you have a problem with other foundations clogging your pores. It's extremely lightweight and I often use it on my younger sister who has acne. Unlike other foundations and powders, this one gave a nice matte finish and didn't clog her pores. Now that her foundations aren't countering her acne medication, her skin is looking so much better.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
kat15
(New York, NY)
answer 209
i believe it is!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
sipt2
(jamison, pa)
answer 210
This foundation definately does not clog pores. When they say you can go to bed without washing your face, they definately mean it. It is by far the best.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
NicoleR
(St Robert, MO)
answer 211
I've never had any problems with this foundation clogging my pores. It's seriously amazing. I've even slept in it overnight and my skin doesn't breakout or react negatively at all. That's how natural it is.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
SurfRocker02
(Los Osos, CA)
answer 212
In the past I have had lots of problems with blemishes, but since I began using BareMinerals I have had no problems at all. That is huge for me. I think it really helps too that you don't have to use much at all, but it does take a second for some reason to appear on your skin after you use the brush to put it on.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Sara3510
(Nashville, TN)
answer 213
You'll have no problem with clogged pores with this product. Just make sure you apply to a clean face. Enjoy!!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
zmom66
(Flint, MI)
answer 214
Definitely. I started using this makeup when I had some serious blemish problems. My complexion has improved dramatically.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
jujubean
(Stilwell, KS)
answer 215
I also have clogged pores, my pores are very noticable on my nose and top of cheeks, this makeup covers them well and does not clog my pores. this I have to say does not make me breakout inwhich I normally would with anything else. just be sure to exfoliate once or twice a week. and you should be fine.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Gina73
(Sarasota, fl)
answer 216
I'm not sure, but I get acne easily due to clogged pores and the like, and I haven't had any problems with this make up. Not one pimple due to the foundation. So I think that's pretty cool. PLUS, if your skin DOES break out or you find that you don't like the product, Sephora will take it back as long as you KEEP the receipt... even if it's been months since you bought it... even if it's almost empty. They have an amazing return policy.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
kdagreen
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 217
This product is perfect for combination or sensitive skin. Not only did it control my breakouts, but my rosacea disappeared as well.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Emgrace
(Florence, MA)
answer 218
It didn't clog my pours...not sure if it will be an issue for you or not
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Sonja
answer 219
I'm not sure if their products are non-comedogenic but I have used their foundation and it didn't make me breakout. I was really surprised because I usually don't wear makeup because it irritates my skin. This was very natural though and is made of minerals, so it kind of helps your skin. I hope that helped answer your question.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
rebelchick09
(Springfield, MO)
answer 220
I would say yes, because my daughter has a lot of skin issues and this product works best on her.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Anonymous
(Braidwood IL)
answer 221
Bare essentuals does not clogg pores. It is so lightweight that you can sleep in it. (Not that I am suggesting it.) I love this product
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
thirddayaz
(El Mirage, Arizona)
answer 222
I also have a tendency to break out from foundations and sunscreens but haven't had any problems with the bareMinerals.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Hunter333
answer 223
I never had a problem with Bare Minerals, and I'm prone to clogged pores and other undesirables as well...
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Chickey
(West Palm Beach, Fl)
answer 224
I've had problems with occasional breakouts when I used liquid foundation but haven't encountered anything major ever since using bareMinerals. The occasional zit right before one's period is unavoidable, but this product, in my opinion, is gentle and will not clog pores.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Hadley
(Kensington, CA)
answer 225
Yes! I have adult acne and this is the only foundation that does not clog my pores. I even apply it before I going running because of the SPF.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Debidot
(Albuquerque, NM)
answer 226
I've never had a problem with clogged pores from this product.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Carolinamom
(Lenoir, North Carolina)
answer 227
My skin is very acne prone and the foundation has not caused any breakouts and my pores disappear.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Meria
(Topeka, KS)
answer 228
Absolutely! Having worked in a Dermatology office the non-comedogenic factor is something I always check for before buying products. I tend to have pore issues around my nose and the bareMineral's foundation actually decreases my pore size. I can't say enough good things about the line.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
MsDee
(Redding, CA)
answer 229
it has not clog my pores as of now.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
gorgeous
(New Hampshire)
answer 230
Bare Minerals are noncomedogenic which basically means that it doesn't contribute to the forming of comedones, which are common acne. You can also further protect your skin and lengthen the wear of your minerals by trying a primer! Especially great is Smashbox's Photo Finish...not only will it balance out the oil on your skin and extends the wear of your make up, but it creates a barrier against environmental toxins with antioxidants and vitamins. You'll find your skin fresher and more even as well!
Images for this Answer
(click to see full-size image)
User submitted photo
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
mistyblue
(Clarksville, TN)
answer 231
I've never had a problem with clogged pores using this product.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Anonymous
(Turlock, CA)
answer 232
Yes, absolutely. I have worn it overnight many times, and have had fewer breakouts overall since I starting using the product. It is extremely gentle, even on sensitive skin.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
mcamp47
(Virginia Beach, VA)
answer 233
Yes, they are.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Garance
(New York, NY)
answer 234
I have very acne prone skin and ever since I started using this product, my skin has actually cleared up. It doesn't contain any chemicals that can clog your pores.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
verddi
(Fresno, CA)
answer 235
Yes it is. I have yet to have a problem in that department.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
irishnurse24
(Utica, NY)
answer 236
i would always break out after using other powder or liquid foundations (and blushes especially!)...so i gave BM a try last year and since then, my skin feels super soft and i've noticed that my pores have significantly gotten smaller..and healthier looking. u should try the starter kit...it's a pretty good deal considering the amount of powder you get and the ease of learning the BM routine.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
elnx3
(New York, NY)
answer 237
Yes it is, like i mentioned in my review, I have acne-prone skin, and so this works PERFECTLY because it does not clog your pores, i think it actually makes them look smaller because of the great coverage.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
abeni117
(San Antonio)
answer 238
I have been using Bare Minerals for about 4 years and have not had a problem with clogged poors, even with my combination skin. If anything my complection has improved since using this product.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
ValGal
(Bunker Hill, WV)
answer 239
I believe so. It's actually improved my complexion. My skin is clearer and smoother since using Bare Minerals foundation. I've used it for 2 years and have never been happier with my skins appearance!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
lajolo
(New York)
answer 240
yes it is! I have problems with my skin as well, clogged pores are the worst and most foundations are too thick and present a problem for clogging pores but this foundation is so light it doesn't have that problem!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
AliS
(Charleston, SC)
answer 241
It is great for your skin and won't clog pores.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Lush
(MA)
answer 242
Because the application is lightly brushed and swirled on, your skin can breathe and you don't have that "clogged pore" sensation that you feel with other foundations.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
upstatefemme
(Prattsburgh, NY)
answer 243
Yes, it is non-codemogenic. It feels like you have no makeup on at all, and it won't clog your pores at all.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
missolivia
(Visalia, CA)
answer 244
My skin has never looked better. They advertise that you can even sleep in the product and your face will not break out. I have done this test and it does work. It has never clogged my pores and actually has improved the overall appearance of my skin.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
gena2431
(Bethel Park, PA)
answer 245
Non-comedogenic is a term used when referring to skin creams, oils and lotions, so a liquid foundation can be considered Non-comedogenic but since bareMinerals is a powder I dont think the term applies. I have used bareMinerals for three years and I have terrible skin issues but this product does a beautiful job in covering my problem areas and my breakout issues, while not cured, have improved greatly. People even compliment be on my skin, which has never happened before. Enjoy!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Sephoraadict
(Cincinnati, OH)
answer 246
the only time I have known it to clog (or irritate may be a better word) is if I forget to take it off before exercising (and I exercise pretty intense!)
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
fitqueen
(Marysville, WA)
answer 247
Yes, it's 100% natural good for your skin minerals. It's going to improve your skin.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
BElove
(Miami, FL)
answer 248
I believe that bareMineral products are made of only crushed minerals, free of preservatives, talc, oil, waxes, fragrances which can all irritate skin and cause breakouts. So, it seems like a great choice for you. I don't have any trouble with breakouts while using this product. It is said that this is one of those products you can sleep in and not have an issue. Plus, it is another layer of sun protection.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
flynn
(Colorado Springs, CO)
answer 249
This foundation will absolutely NOT clog your pores. I too have problem skin, so I can relate. I wouldn't say it helped my skin, but it definitely didn't cause any problems.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
moiraclaire
(Upton, MA)
answer 250
Bare Minerials is non-comedogenic. My skin breaks out easily and I have all types of skin issues, but since I've been using Bare Minerals, my skin looks and feels so healthy. I even fall asleep with it on.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Krysmommy
(San Pablo, CA)
answer 251
I am acne prone and this doesn't clog my poors
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Anonymous
(Lansing, MI)
answer 252
Yes. I asked about it in store. I have pretty sensitive skin, and this was the best concealer that I've found.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
charlotte82609
answer 253
i have never had a problem at all! it feels like you do not have on anything
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
nurse1
(eagle, ne)
answer 254
They are non-comedogenic.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
mwalkerrn
(Lake Charles, LA)
answer 255
I would think this very safe for sensitive skin; it is free of fragrances and other bad chemicals that cause breakouts... I have extremely sensitive skin (red hair, fair, etc) and I very rarely get breakouts since using this product. It also feels so good on my skin, like I'm not wearing anything. I've even slept in this makeup, and no breakouts! Beautiful coverage and definitely safe!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Boo11
(Tucson, AZ)
answer 256
yes, I believe it is non-comedogenic. I have no issues with break-outs using this product, although I can't tell you that this is because of the product because I didn't really have acne issues before. It's really important to wash the makeup brushes frequently, because they can get dirty and exacerbate acne.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Bani
(New York, NY)
answer 257
I have found that if you use a moisturizer then the BM primer, the pores and lines should show very little. I have noticed that this foundation doesn't do well if you sweat alot. I still like it better than all the others I have tried thru the years. PS, I'm 46.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
jobasketlover
(Rogersville, TN)
answer 258
I don't notice any problem with my pores. I find my skin washes up well and I'v had fewer break-outs.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
mns35
(Thiells, NY)
answer 259
I don't have particularly sensitive skin, however, liquid foundations do cause me to break out. This foundation says you can sleep in it, but I don't suggest it for sensitive skin. As long as I'm sure to wash it off, I don't break out. I love this product.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
awilderstar
(Oak Harbor, WA)
answer 260
Yes, it is non-cosmedogenic. I sure hope I spelled that right! The solution to your problem is to find a product that shrinks your pore size with continued use, like retinol. Serious Skin Care offers a complete line of retinol products that will show results in about ten days or two weeks.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
playpot
(Dallas, TX)
answer 261
I have not had any skin problems since I started using this product. I did have them in the past. It has made a huge difference for me.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
pollymarie
(Loudonville, OH)
answer 262
I'm not sure if this is non-comedogenic- but I have very sensitive Irish fair skin. I have never had a reaction to this product.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Arialvr
(San Jose, CA)
answer 263
It does not specifically say "Non-comedogenic", but it doesn't have oil or waxes added....my opinion, you should be okay if you want to use this product.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
faith123
(Jax, FL)
answer 264
I believe that it is non-condomenogenic. I have had less breakouts and skin irritations since I started using this product. I have been using it for at least 5 years and will not trade it for anything.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
KTALG
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 265
Yes these products are completely non-comedogenic! Their ingredients are so natural you can sleep in it. I would say something else is causing your pore-clogging problem like a heavy concealer or any foundation/powder/liquid face products that are not made by Bare Escentuals.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
thebrookelyn
answer 266
Yes. You shouldn't have any problems. Simply follow product instructions and remeber a little goes a long way.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
jingles
(Ft. Lauderdale, Florida)
answer 267
This product won't cause acne; it's superior for those with sensitive skin or those who are prone to getting acne because of makeup.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
lolact
(Tampa, FL)
answer 268
bare minerals is TOTALLY noncomedogenic!! It not only doesn't cause pimples, it seems to help keep them from forming! My skin has never looked this fantastic!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
pandora1
(st mary's , ga)
answer 269
This skin absolutely will not make your skin break out. I am prone to oily, break out skin...this stays fresh all day and never makes me break out. Top it off with the mineral veil and you're good to go for hours.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
rhondai
(Roscoe, IL)
answer 270
I have combination skin and use ProActive solution. The bareMinerals foundation does not irritate or clog pores. In fact, the product is so light it allows your skin to breathe. I also use the bareMinerals Blemish Therapy under the foundation to tone down shine.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Kwhip
(Solon, OH)
answer 271
This product in over 2 years of use has never caused any clogged pores on my face, caused any excess oiliness or heaviness at all.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
nursek
(Greenville, OH)
answer 272
My skin is quite sensitive, and I've not had any problem with clogged pores or blemishes due to this product.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
GayleB
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 273
I have large pores and minor breakouts found me as I aged. Since using this product for over a year I have only had 1 breakout and stress I feel brought it on.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
lionsden
(Newton, Iowa)
answer 274
It's unlike anything you have ever used before - no drippy liquid mess on your fingers either. Gives a beautiful even coverage that you can decide on which looks natural!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
marilynf
(Moorestown, NJ)
answer 275
BareMinerals is all natural so you can sleep in it and it won't clog your pores. I am not positive on whether or not it is definitely non-comedogenic, but I have been using it for close to three years and my acne-prone skin has never broken out from it.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
jaydun617
(Tappan, NY)
answer 276
BareMinerals does not clog your pores and is non comedogenic
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
ellij
(westchester ny)
answer 277
I don't have any problems with the foundation clogging my pores.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
bareminerallover
(Eureka, CA)
answer 278
Definitely! I have found that I have had far less breakouts!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
jules0831
(Coral Springs, FL)
answer 279
I'm not sure, but I will say that I also get very clogged pores, and this make-up actually helped clear up my skin. My pores have shrunk from using the foundation and the face wash. I can notice a huge difference. The first time I used the face wash, I actually could notice less black-heads on my nose.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
desireelw
(Chippewa Falls, WI)
answer 280
I mainly use this product because everything else makes me breakout. It has been my experience that bareMinerals does not clog pores. OH, try the Skin Rever-er Upper lotion and it will end any skin problems you may be having. :)
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
shaugna
(Fort Collins, CO)
answer 281
I tend to have problems with clogged pores too, but I've found that since using this powder, I have less breakouts. I'm sure if you pile it on, it might give you problems, so remember; with Bare-Minerals apply little by little to find your optimum coverage. It's very light-weight and you really don't need to use a lot to get good coverage. Try it out, I'm sure you'll like it.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
DEM007
(Rio Grande Valley, TX)
answer 282
I haven't had any problems with it causing clogged pores on me.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Brittnie
(Reno, NV)
answer 283
I've never had a problem. However, I do not know if the product specifically meets the criteria for non-clogging.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
SarsFave
(Petaluma, CA)
answer 284
yes it is. it is an all natural mineral based makeup. I thad never clogged my pores and if anything my skin looks healthier. No more rosea and my skins isn't as dull
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
jebest1
(Manlius, NY)
answer 285
I have been using this foundation for over 5 years and have never had a problem with breakouts caused by this makeup. I have no intention of switching makeup brands anytime soon. My skin even seemed to improve after switching to this from a liquid foundation.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Womverine
(Salt Lake City, UT)
answer 286
totally - does not irritate or add any acne to my skin
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Suede
(Gretna, NE)
answer 287
bareMinerals is completely non-com, darling! It's simply pure, crushed minerals from Mother Earth! I've struggled with sensitive skin too, and I can honestly say that bareMinerals is the best thing out there for it! Hope this helps!

XOXOXOXO
Purrfectionista
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Purrfectionista
(Cornelius, Oregon)
answer 288
No it will not clog your pores, in fact, it will give your skin a healthier look that when you began using it :).
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
fog08josie
answer 289
I have read everything I can find about this foundation, and none of the descriptions say specifically that it is noncomedogenic. However, I have used it all throughout the spring and summer and my skin has never looked better. I also use philosphy's adult acne serum called "on a clear day" on the rare occassion I still may get a breakout.
Images for this Answer
(click to see full-size image)
User submitted photo
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
stacibar98
(Flower Mound, Texas)
answer 290
Bare Minerals will NOT clog your pores. In fact this line is so pure and gentle you can even sleep in it. I have read and heard stories from women whose skin actually IMPROVED from using this product. "Regular" foundations (liquids or cremes) are thick, cakey and feel like they are suffocating your skin, but not Bare Minerals. Give it a try you won't regret it. PS-Mineral Veil really helps to "Sop up" oil on your skin.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
mandyg
(Englewood, CO)
answer 291
Doesn't clog pores. Period. Good for everybody with acne problems + great coverage
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
kuzya
(New York)
answer 292
Ive been wearing the mineral founding by Bare for a little over a month and from my experience it did not clog my pores ive have had foundations that did but this is very good and its mineral powder so it is way better for your face compared to liquids and other powders
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
maria89
(Toronto ON)
answer 293
since all the products are natural minerals, they are naturally non-comdogenic. I have EXTREMELY sensitive skin and im prone to break outs, and this make up has only improved my skin since i've been using it for the past year. It is the best thing you could do for your face and can only help your skin!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
kron813
(Jacksonville, FL)
answer 294
iT IS A VERY SHEER COVERAGE. I HAVE NEVER HAD A CLOGGED PORE FROM THIS PRODUCT. ALWAYS WASH FACE THOROUGHLY HOWEVER EVERY EVENING TO BE SURE YOU APPLY TO CLEAN FACE & YOU WILL NOT HAVE A PROBLEM
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
patty1
(mIAMI FLORIDA)
answer 295
it doesn't bother my acne, and I've had trouble since I was a pre-teen.. I hope that helps.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Trevita
(Garden Grove, CA)
answer 296
I'm not positive but my daughter uses this foundation too and it seems to help her skin and she always had problems with clogged pores.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
joyful
(Caldwell, NJ)
answer 297
I have pimples and black heads and this product has made my skin condition better, I break out a lot less with this product than with other foundations. Although, if you use this product when your skin in dried out it draws more attention to dry skin
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
nicole22
answer 298
my skin is very sensitive and i have not had any break out issues while using this.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
bumble25
(Denver,CO)
answer 299
I believe I remember hearing on one of the advertisements for bareMinerals that it DOES NOT clog pores. Before I starting using it, I would have problems from my liquid foundations that would cause an occasional clog and blemish; since I started using this product, I no longer have that problem.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Jules777
(Nashville. TN)
answer 300
I, too, tend to get clogged pores. I found that it is much easier to control the i.d. mineral products than liquids or creams. I can apply them sheerly, and get a smooth finish without grinding in. Do clean your brushes often by brushing them across an alcohol-soaked cloth.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
dallasdiva
(Dallas, TX)
answer 301
I love this product, i changed to it when liquid started looking cakey. My skin, pores more specifically have never, ever clogged with this product. after watching the info-mercials for months i finally went into a nearby store and tried the product. it is so light on the skin you do not feel it, and it matches so nicely. even over your own brand of moisturizer. i have now been using it for 3 years, and it is the only foundation i will ever use.!!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
busymom42
(deer park ny)
answer 302
This foundation does not clog pores. My acne-prone skin is as clear as its ever been. Almost perfect! And I wear always wear foundation. I have tried a lot of foundations and this is, by far, the very best. I will never switch.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
anndy
(Springfield, MO)
answer 303
Yes, yes, yes
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
gderose
answer 304
its supposed to be, but i get clogges pores very easily too and this broke me out and clogged my pores...especially warmth...dont use it!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
gingert
(mansfield, ma)
answer 305
Yes, these products are completely non-comedogenic, and make your skin look flawless =)
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Torie
(Scarsdale, NY)
answer 306
yes, the product is all natual, made from minerals from the earth. It is free of all things that clog pores and cause breakouts.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
fjkrause
(Cary, IL)
answer 307
Yes, I have VERY oily skin and I have not had a problem. I have been a loyal user for over 3 years.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
LAMBs
(South Bend IN)
answer 308
I've been wearing this product for quite some time and actually have slept in it a few times as well and have never had a problem with clogged pores from it.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Alys
(Wayland, MA)
answer 309
Doesn't clog pores and you can sleep in it too!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
bianca4865
(chatham, NJ)
answer 310
I'm not sure, but I used to get clogged pores every now and then with the liquid foundations and haven't with the bare minerals.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
SuzyT
(Philadelphia, PA)
answer 311
I don't see where they claim "non-comedogenic" specifically, but it definitely doesn't have any of the stuff (preservatives, oil, wax, talc, etc) that clogs pores and I can tell you it has definitely eliminated the bumps/breakouts I used to get. I was a skeptic at first because it seemed the equivalent of rubbing all natural "dirt" on your face but I'm a complete convert!!! I also don't feel guilty when I'm lazy @ night & go to bed without washing my face. Less is more when using this though so don't pile it on. Watch the video (I felt hokey, but it helps!!) & be sure to layer with mineral veil for the best effect.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
alydais
(tampa, fl)
answer 312
It does not clog pores whatsoever. It is free of all chemicals that can irritate skin.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
TWINSMOM
(Cotati, CA)
answer 313
I don't have any problems with it. I don't break out anymore for using make up.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
jklrdavid
(Palm Beach Gardens, FL)
answer 314
Yes they are. This product is so light and airy that I even sleep with it on.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Tuna
(Fairview Park, OH)
answer 315
I cannot answer Yes or No; in my opinion, however, it is a Yes. I have extremely sensitive skin and rosacea; my skin has improved immensely in the two years I have been using the whole line. For this reason, I buy it for my 14 yr old daughter who has a slight acne problem; she has been using it for about a year with no problems or breakouts.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
kellyaa
(WI)
answer 316
I had some trouble with breakouts while using the BE mineral foundation. I'm not sure if it was something in the ingredients. I wash my brushes regularly to prevent bacterial contamination, and would definitely recommend NOT sleeping in the makeup like the ad suggests. That's just asking for trouble if you're already prone to breakouts.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
mwilson
(Lawrence, KS)
answer 317
I have oily, acne-prone skin, and this doesn't clog my pores at all. I've never found a liquid foundation that didn't irritate my skin (and I've tried tons). After a year of bareMinerals, my skin looks much better than it ever has. Beware that it's an adjustment from liquid foundation--you don't look like you're wearing makeup. Just like you have naturally good skin.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
msdem
answer 318
I've been using BareMinerals since last spring and haven't had any problems with break outs...even over the summer. I love this foundation because you only have to use a bit and then cover any flaws with a little bit more just in those spots...it blends in flawlessly.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Victorialynn
(Winchester,VA)
answer 319
yes, defintely. acne and pores improve with use of the bareMinerals. I think this is the case for any mineral makeup.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
cristyw10
answer 320
it does not clog pores
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
scarter
(Bartlett, TN.)
answer 321
Yes, totally non-comedogenic. Your complexion will improve in texture and I haven't had a blemish since switching over a year ago. I love this foundation.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
valey
(Madisonville KY)
answer 322
Yes!!!!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
chula263
(Brooklyn)
answer 323
Yes, I believe bareMinerals products are non-comedogenic. Personally, none of their products have never caused me to experience breakouts, clogging, etc. They are natural and very lightweight, so proper wear of these products should not cause complexion issues.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
reneeh
(Maryland)
answer 324
You should absolutely use this foundation if you have trouble with clogged pores. There is no oil in Bare Minerals! I have had trouble controlling random breakouts...turns out it was because of the gloppy liquid foundation I had always used. Since using Bare Minerals I have not had a major breakout in 4 months! Give this a try, it will be PERFECT for you!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
kpgarrett
(Long Island City, NY)
answer 325
This product has not clogged my pores at all. My skin is very sensitive to makeup and was reacting to everything. My facialist then recommended this to me, and I can't imagine using anything else now. I love this foundation
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Malorie
(Boston, MA)
answer 326
I believe so as it is all natural and I have the same problem but not with this foundation
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Solitaire
(Lawrenceville, GA)
answer 327
I have the same problem and this is the best foundation out there that won't clog your pores
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
giantsgirl
(Philadelphia)
answer 328
Yes
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
AshByrd
(Harrisburg, PA)
answer 329
From my experience with the products, I believe they do not clog pores.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
3housecats
(Titusville, FL)
answer 330
It's awesome, I've been asked at work if I even use foundation.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Kimbrly
(Tacoma,WA)
answer 331
It doesn't Clogg your Pores At All.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
BeautyQueen88
answer 332
This make-up is actually good for you skin and so clean that you can actually sleep in it.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
LisaMarie
(Holloman AFB, NM)
answer 333
Honestly, this is all natural mineral based makeup. Everyone has diffrent types of skin, and reactions to things, even IF they are natural. My answer to this question is that it depends on your skin. For some people, this might be a wonderful noncomedogenic product, but others might get skin irritations. Some products are noncomedogenic, but can still cause skin rashes or irritation. Acne lotions often have citric acids, salicylic acids, or high levels of vitamin A, more commonly known as retinol. These can aggravate acne and cause burning, redness and itching. However, some people find them beneficial in reducing acne.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
love2Bnatural
(San Diego, CA)
answer 334
I never feel that it clogs my pores. In fact it is the most breathable foundation I've ever used.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
sallys
(Seal Beach, CA)
answer 335
I have not had clogged pores. That is one of the reasons I like it. My dr. also recommends mineral makeup. You might try the primer that comes with bareminerals
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Anonymous
(Huntsville, tx)
answer 336
I used to have issues with oily/dry skin, and as a result fought with the clogged pore issue constantly. I used to wash my face in the middle of the day and then re apply my makeup just to have a fresh look and keep my pores from clogging. Since I started with the Bare essential starter foundation kit I hve not had this problem, my skin stays fresh all day, and I haven't broken out in months.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Wuebs
(Seattle, WA)
answer 337
It absolutely does not clog my pores. I've actually seen it minimize my pores and their skin preparation products clean out the pores.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Anonymous
(Fults, IL)
answer 338
so far, so good for me. I haven't had any huge break outs or noticeable white or black heads from this make up. I'm really happy with it and can't see myself switching. If anything, this make up has been gentle to my skin.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
duffy
answer 339
This is perfect for you. It doesn't clog pores. I used to have problems wearing make up because I sometimes forget to wash my face in the night. i have slept with this numerous times and I never woke up with a zit.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Anonymous
(Arlington Heights, IL)
answer 340
Most definetly!! I would never put any makeup on my skin that would clog pores...or damage my skin for that matter. This make up is so pure you could sleep in it! I love bare minerals and would never go back to my old foundation.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Sam310
(San Diego, CA)
answer 341
Absolutely. It conceals & heals.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
aredorchid8201
answer 342
Yes it is. It won't clog pores and its so natural and fresh that it won't even look like you have anything on.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
nathalia
(san diego,ca)
answer 343
I don't know what the company claims, but as one who has super sensitive skin and prone to break outs I can tell you this product does not bother me one bit. Hope that helps a little bit!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Gecko
answer 344
I have very sensitive skin and have never had an issue with clogging my pores. It's true what they say on the commercials—you can even sleep in it!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
misslizard
(Boston, MA)
answer 345
I am not sure, but I have had no problems or break outs since I have been using the products, about a year or so.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
alikat
(Kailua, Hawaii)
answer 346
BareMinerals is Non-comedogenic. However, my friend has big pores and you can see them when she cakes this product on. With this product you really don't need to cake it on to get coverage. Trust me! I know some people feel insecure or its a force of habit, but its just not necessary with this product.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Lissey
(New York)
answer 347
I believe that it is. It is supposed to be made of only natural minerals.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
shoppergal
(Chicago, IL)
answer 348
I've been using bareMinerals for over a year, and they have never made my face break out. However, a close friend of mine has the opposite result. My advice would be to give it a try- if it works for you, it'll be worth it!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
HGH1229
(Indiana)
answer 349
Bareminerals has left my face smoother than it has ever been. When I would use other products it left my face oily and rough. People have said, " That I do not even look my age.' That made me feel great considering that I am a mother of two and a full time student.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
threegirls
(Weaver)
answer 350
Yes
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
dcolbert
(Washington, DC)
answer 351
I have acne prone skin and this is the only product that I have used that did not clog my pores. I can even sleep and exercise while wearing this and not have any problems.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
KittyCait
(Parlin, NJ)
answer 352
I am not sure but I do know that my skin has improved since using the Bare Escentual products. I have had very few break outs and when I do they are very minor.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
MadMack
(Chester, MD)
answer 353
my skin has never been clearer and smoother.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
parso
(New York City, NY)
answer 354
I promise that you won't have any problems with it clogging your pores. I sleep in my makeup every night and I never have problems with break outs or anything. Here's an example of how clean it is. I always put a wash cloth down as a placemat when I'm ready to put on my makeup since it is powder and does tend make a mess. I just always happen to use a white one. I'll use the same washcloth for probably a month at a time and when I do finally remember to throw it in the washer, it comes out perfectly clean and good enough to use in the shower.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
abrace
(Toledo, OH)
answer 355
I have sensitive skin and oily skin and break out pretty easy but I can wear this make up to bed and not break out. I love this make up!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Anonymous
(Orange, CA)
answer 356
I suffered with acne for years (beginning with adolecence) and my skin improved so so much when I started using this foundation along with Proactiv. Now I may get an occasional hormonal blemish, but that is it. This stuff it not heavy and will not cause breakouts!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
SephoraDevotee
(Bay Area, CA)
answer 357
Yeh, I believe so. I know my skin is crazy sensitive. I recently threw out all my old foundations because I realized that I may be reinfecting my skin with the bacteria inside the old foundations.

Bare Minerals seem to work really good with problem skin. I think my skin's got better using it, so no complaints here. Sometimes though the best thing to do is try out a product for at least 2 weeks and see if you break out. I know that even with the "non-cogmogenic" products I've broken out, and I suspect it may be due to other not so nice additive in the makeup. My philosophy is chemicals of any kind should not be on your skin. In this respect, bare minerals may very well help you. Hope it helps!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
thejademystic
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 358
I have clogged pores as well and it's awesome. It doesn't clog anything, and yes, it's non-comedogenic.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Lacey15
(Davie, FL)
answer 359
yes they are non-comedogenic.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
RitaT
(Louisville, KY)
answer 360
Yes it will not clog your pores.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Bethany
(Rocky Mount ,NC)
answer 361
Definitely non-comedogenic. I have acne prone skin and the bare minerals products have never irritated or caused me to break out. I have large pores as well, and I haven't had a problem.

(on a side note: if you worry about clogged pores, get a daily exfoliant to help keep them clean.)
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
bookworm
(Philly, PA)
answer 362
I have been using it about a year now & have always had trouble with breakouts & clogged pores & have not had any trouble since using this. I love it & my daughters (in their 20's) use it without trouble also
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
texasdaisey
(Seymour, Texas)
answer 363
I have used the bareMinerals foundation for almost two years and have not experienced any clogging or other irritations.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
airforcebrat
(Eudora, KS)
answer 364
You must start with a good facial cleamser and moisturizer before applying this foundation. I do not have a skin condition, but I drink plenty of water, wash my face nightly and use a night moisturizer.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
encourager
(Sugar Land. TX)
answer 365
I switched to BE years ago b/c my previous makeup clogged me up. For me, the switch to BE was worth it. Use benzoyl peroxide in your regular skin care routine and this makeup and things should improve with time. I also have good luck with Laura Mercier and Tarte foundations being non-clogging.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
ktsmilez
(New Haven, CT)
answer 366
I use this on mself and my teenage daughter and neither of us have had a problem with clogged pores. My daughter (going through hormone changes) has had breakouts before with other makeup, but BE has been awesome...never a blemish. I think you'll be really happy with it. Good luck!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
jennjenn70
(Florence, Ma.)
answer 367
I have had less trouble with my pores since using Bare Minerals. I've even slept in it without waking to an 'oops' in the am! Hope this helps!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
koiwitch
(Albany, New York)
answer 368
I'm no doctor or dermatologist, but I do have terrible skin, and I have never had a problem with this product. In fact, I believe my skin is much healthier after using this product for over a year than it ever was using any other foundation.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
millyging
(Boston, MA)
answer 369
This foundation is so very lightweight and natural will NOT clog your pores. I swear by this product and have been using it for 8 years. I've tried dozens of foundations before finding Bare Escentual and this is the ONLY foundation I have ever used that does not make me break out in pimples. I love it.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
divacc
(Greenwich)
answer 370
I am not an expert on this matter, however I can tell you that I was skeptical because of the same issues you are having. This product is simply perfect for you. It does NOT clog pores - even if you sleep in it and when used in conjuction with the mineral viel will shrink the appearance of your pores substantially! its jsut perfect!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Beachy
(Salisbury, MD)
answer 371
Absolutely, I have never had a break-out with this product. My skin tends to get oily at times but not as much since I've used this foundation. The powder is great also!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
manday
(Jackson, MS)
answer 372
Yes, in fact my skin has gotten better using bareMinerals. My aunt has very sensitive skin and the only foundation she is able to use is bareMinerals.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Makuahine
(Ewa Beach, HI)
answer 373
Yep! it sure is and it actually helped clear my skin
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Chaney
(Baton Rouge, LA)
answer 374
I believe it is non-comodogenic because they say you can sleep in it... and you can! There's even salycic acid in the Skin Revver-Upper, one of my fave products from them, and that helps to fight acne and clear your complexion. So you should be good to go!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Ninaa
(East Lansing, MI)
answer 375
Yes. Lately I too have had problems with clogged pores, and have started to use this product. I have actually noticed this line helping my skin issues and don't have any blemishes resulting from this makeup. I love it.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Momma2Be
(Dayton, OH)
answer 376
Hello. I have ultra sensitive skin & bareMinerals has not clogged my pores, dried my skin or anything! It cleans off very easily as well, so you don't have to worry about "over washing" and drying out your skin trying to get the makeup off.
I hope this helps =)
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
CyndiCR
(Linden, NJ)
answer 377
I find bareminerals does not break me out and i have issues with acne.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
houstongal
(Houston, TX)
answer 378
I have problem skin- combination with t-zone breakouts- and this product does not clog my pores, does not feel heavy, and does not cake on a pimple I may already have. Completely worth the try if you are concerned about breakouts.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Becc
(Poconos, PA)
answer 379
These products shouldn't clog pores, but if you have trouble with that, you should get a good BHA product. That will do wonders. Just be careful because there are many BHA products out there, but surprisingly few that have the correct PH balance to actually clear up those pores.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
juliebean0626
(Surprise, AZ)
answer 380
I find them to help my skin problems. I do not find this product to clog my pores whatsoever. I love this item...I recomend this to all women with every skin type.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
laura00
(Peabody, MA)
answer 381
everything clogs my pores...but this doesn't at all. i've slept with it on a few times and have woken up with clear skin still.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
corkey
(madison, ct)
answer 382
Yes, it is. Since I have been using it I have had NO breakouts! Its awesome! Try it. You will love it.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
ImBreZ
(Rainbow City, AL)
answer 383
I don't know if it is "non-comedigentic", but it is all natural and chemical free. I swear it helps my skin stay clear and smooth.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
momii
(Weymouth, Ma)
answer 384
I have problems with clogged pores and I have not had any issues with their foundation. In fact, they are the only foundation I have been able to wear without any problems.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
JessH
(East Greenbush, NY)
answer 385
I have moderate acne and sensitive skin and I love this makeup. It covers well and does not add to my clogged pores. I actually combine the foundation with RareMinerals Blemish Therapy and its works really well.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Ells
(Portland, OR)
answer 386
Hi!
I love the Bare Minerals products because I have never had breakouts after using them, and I break out easily. I think because you can layer as you need to to add coverage, you don't ever have too much, as you would with a liquid makeup. Try one of the starter kits; they have all of the products in smaller sizes and you can play with it for a while and see if it works for you. Good Luck!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
bjanderson
(Seattle, wa)
answer 387
I have trouble with clogged poars as well. I dont know if this necessarily helps with not clogging poars, but I know its better than using a liquid.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
jaimemartin
(Costa Mesa, CA)
answer 388
I had problems with once a month acne before I started using BareMinerals, now with using them I do not. I am pretty sure that instead of clogging my pores that the RareMinerals cleanser and night base have kept my pores from being a problem anymore. I highly recommend both of these for any skin ailment!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
AngietheMT
(Norman Park, GA)
answer 389
I have not had a problem with clogged pores from bare minerals, however, I have noticed that it does not wash off well with only my facial cleanser. I noticed my skin dulling and just not feeling "clean". I began using a makeup remover, then cleansing my skin, and it works much better. Mayber your cleanser is not cleaning all the makeup off, thus resulting in clogged pores.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
swallace
(Mountain Brook, AL)
answer 390
Definately. By using BE foundation my acne problem is gone. I am so impressed with this product I have converted my two sisters - we all love it.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Beautyqirl
(Cleveland, OH)
answer 391
Great for oilily skin and it does not clog my pores.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
annabanana01
(Vienna,VA)
answer 392
I have used Bare Escentuals for the past year and it has not clogged my pores. I have also tried their Bare Minerals blemish and it has worked wonders on my acne.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
ADeLorm
(Sylva, NC)
answer 393
Yes, they are. You should have no problems. I think that is one of the reasons so many women can use it. Even women with problem skin love it.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
bobbie
(Madisonville, Tn.)
answer 394
I have found that it has made my skin better, and I rarely wash it off before I got to bed at night.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
BridgetK
(Winnipeg, Canada)
answer 395
Yes! They are great for clogged pores!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
ErinRenee
(Visalia, CA)
answer 396
After some research, I discovered that this product contains bismuth oxychloride which is a synthetically prepared powder that acts as a binder and filler. This ingredient can lead to clogged pores and irritated skin.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
prettywahwah
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 397
It will feel like you are wearing makeup in hot climates, even if you get a little warm inside your home, car or office. It makes me feel itchy under those circumstances.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
princesst
(Salisbury, NC)
answer 398
I have the most sensitive skin, prone to break outs and all that good stuff and bare minerals is the only foundation I will use. No clogged pores, no heavy make up feel. I recommend it to anyone who has troubled skin.
Images for this Answer
(click to see full-size image)
User submitted photo
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
KKelly
(Providence, RI)
answer 399
Yes, it is non-comedogenic. BE foundation is the only mineral foundation that my sensitive and acne-prone skin can handle! I've been using this foundation for about two years and I've never had a problem with it clogging my pores, or making my pores appear larger.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
KathyB
(Charlottesville, VA)
answer 400
It is not heavy. It gives great coverage. My sister did have a problem wearing it with her contacts. I absolutely love it.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
mrslbl
(Mobile, AL)
answer 401
I don't think you will have a problem with any of the bareMinerals powders or foundations blocking your pores. When you have it on it feels like you aren't even wearing makeup! I won't ever use a regular liquid or stick foundation again.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
desiree
(New Orleans, LA)
answer 402
I have problems with clogged pores too, and I have to say that this product does NOT cause clogged pores. Actually, I believe my pores look smaller. My skin is definitely clearer.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
adrienne116
(Newark, NJ)
answer 403
Yes it is. Ive had no problems with clogged pores since using bareminerals foundtion they actually have improved!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
martie
(germantown oh)
answer 404
No, this will not clog pores. I have acne and this has not hurt it or made it worse. It covers it very well, too.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Gymtig
(Cincinnati, OH)
answer 405
I've always been the same way, and believe me - your skin will thank you for switching to bareMinearls foundation!!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Leenie
(Milwaukee, WI)
answer 406
Yes, they are non-comedogenic. I tend to get clogged pores as well, but my skin actually cleared up when I switched to Bare Minerals.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
JacyJ1
(Salt Lake City, UT)
answer 407
Under the "What you need to know" it lists that it is free of all those nasty things that do clog your pores. I have found for the first time in using these products that my pores are actually looking smaller and clearer b/c they aren't being clogged.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Ophelia
(Dallas, TX)
answer 408
It will not clogg your pores. I have not had one blemish since I started using BareMinerals, 2 years ago.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
jpearson
(Stoneville, NC)
answer 409
I don't see it listed on their info explicitly, but I can tell you from personal experience that I have been using it almost a year and have only had two cycle related pimples. I used to have solitary pimples fairly constantly.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
PstLyfDiva
(Roanoke, VA)
answer 410
i believe it is
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
mnks
(butler pa)
answer 411
Yes I believe they are ideal for people looking for making that won't clog pores.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
mira
answer 412
yes
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
jjrizz
(Fort Lauderdale, Fl)
answer 413
I'm not sure, but I have extremely sensitive skin and have never had a breakout with it.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
gila
answer 414
My skin has never been more clear!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Alisson
(St. Peters, Mo.)
answer 415
I tend to breakout around my chin, but have found that BareMinerals foundation does not aggrevate my skin like some other foundations.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
fawny
(Huachuca City, AZ)
answer 416
I am quite sure that it is. I have had reactions to many make-ups but never this one and I have used it for six years and people ask me what I wear alot.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
ButterflyRed
(Owego, New York)
answer 417
That is the beauty of this product - nothing in it to clog pores. That is why I won't use anything else on my face. I see a dermatologist and am very careful about what products I use. This one is great! Other mineral products on the market, however, do have a few fillers in them that can clog your pores so be wary of imitations.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
galpal13
answer 418
i have very sensitive skin and i've been using two weeks and had no noticeable breakouts etc
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
ehea
answer 419
Absolutely. This foundation is very gentle on the skin and should not cause/encourage breakouts to occur.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
redvsix
(Oceano, CA)
answer 420
Yes, the mineral powders are all non-comedogenic. I've had no problems with blemishes since I began using the product.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
bbeauty
(Chicago, IL)
answer 421
I have had no problems with clogged pores. This has never been a huge issue in my life though.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
genie
(Madison, WI)
answer 422
I haven't had a problem with this foundation clogging my pores. I've even slept with it on, and haven't had any breakouts!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Anonymous
(Manchester, NH)
answer 423
This product is great to sleep in and wear all day. I have acne prone skin and it was great for covering up without worrying about agitating my skin.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
KikiC
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 424
I don't know the answer for sure. But my skin is really sensitive and I get acne but I find my skin is better with this product.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
stephy0202
(Toronto, ON)
answer 425
yes
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
begirls
answer 426
Well they have never clogged my pores, and I have sensitive skin, and constantly break out from soaps and things.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Slaarwalhz
(Antioch, ca)
answer 427
To be honest, I'm not sure. I typically will never buy a product unless it says it is non-comedogenic. HOWEVER, many products do not put this on their label and it is frustrating when you don't know whether or not it is. But, I've been using bare minerals for 4 years and my skin has never been clearer. Sorry, not the answer you were looking for... but from another "non-comedogenic only" girl- I definitely still recommend it!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
maggs
(portland, or)
answer 428
My understanding is that bareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation is non-comedogenic, which means that it does not clog pores. Of course I am not a dermatologist and I don't know for sure, but I have never had any breakouts or problems while using this product, and my skin is somewhat sensitive.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Schmanki
(New Jersey)
answer 429
I believe so, from what my dermatologist told me, she said that the molecules are too big for them to clog your pores.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
teba
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 430
I have not had a problem with clogged pores. As a matter of fact, I had this problem before using bareminerals and now it has disappeared.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
teelee
(New York)
answer 431
It is supposed to not clog pores but sometimes I wonder if it makes me break out.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
cortivez
answer 432
YES!!! I have always had acne problems and have worn this foundation for the last year. My skin has looked its best during periods in this time and i have never had a problem with it clogging my pores.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
bareNecessity
(Seattle, WA)
answer 433
Yes they are!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Mec6629
(New York, NY)
answer 434
I have oily skin and this product is wonderful for it. It never clogs pores and is very natural feeling. There's no extra chemicals and it is non drying so I would suggest it to anybody and everybody.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Anonymous
(Albuquerque, NM)
answer 435
It doesn't clog pores, but remember to use a makeup remover that will properly remove it before using your cleanser. A water soluble oil based cleanser (I like the Shu Enriched) will breakdown all makeup and "stuff" from your skin, rinse away and really allows your treatment cleanser to do its stuff!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
starrcandy
(Honolulu, HI.)
answer 436
It's totally non-comedogenic. I have crummy pores as well, and what you need is a better exfoliant. (maybe...) But this stuff won't clog your pores.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
brandy
(Clarksville, TN)
answer 437
I think they are. That is one of their claims is that it doesn't clog pores. I have the monthly break out, and this make up covers great without irritating my skin.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Harrysmommy
(Salt Lake City, UT)
Question
How to cover large pores?
I am trying to switch to bare mineral foundation. I am faired skinned, red hair and green eyes. I have very large pores, especially on the apples of my cheeks. I find that the foundation sits on top of my skin and you see tiny "holes" all over my face. I have tried using the max coverage brushes, but, I look too made up. Currently, I find "well rested" for eyes does a nice job. I am currently using this product as foundation. Please tell me what I can do to make this product work for me. thank you! :)
asked 5 years, 7 months ago
reddawn
(Brooklyn, NY)
on bareMinerals Original Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15
202 answers
Answers
answer 1
Be sure to put on lotion before applying the powder. I have large pores too. Also, don't put too much of it on at once. Another thing that might help is a little trick i have. After a few hours of having the foundation on, I run my brush over my skin as though I'm buffing it in again. Hope this helps!
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
Anonymous
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 2
I also have large pores but have not had a problem with bare minerals. I sometimes use pore minimizer from Clinique.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
momontherun
(GA)
answer 3
Maybe try using a primer before putting on your foundation? That usually helps me when I want my skin to look smoother. I like using the Skin Rev-er Upper from BE.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
shannybuck
(Clinton, CT)
answer 4
Start with Smashbox photo finish oil free primer, follow with bare minerals foundation, apply your blush and/or bronzer and finish with the bare minerals mineral veil. This is the recipe for flawless, pore free, shine free skin. Good luck!
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
SephoraLashLover
(Scottsdale, AZ)
answer 5
You might want to try using less, not more, of the foundation. I don't have large pores but find that unless I apply it slowly and carefully I get the mask look and it doesn't make the wrinkles look any better either. Try using a much smaller amount - tiny! and see how that works.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
celticat
(Fremont, CA)
answer 6
Hi - I too have large pores and have been using BE for many years. Have you tried using a makeup primer? That usually helps me and also a good brushing of the mineral veil on top of the primer (for when I go out) usually helps minimize the pores, too. It seems like a lot of layering but that's the beauty of BE. It's ok to layer it and you don't look overly made up. Good luck to you!
Fellow Big-Pored Sephora Fan,
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
UniversalWoman
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 7
Try using a sponge applicator to dab over those areas. I use the brush all over my face and then touch-up with a make-up sponge and that helps. Sometimes I'll also apply the powder directly to the sponge and apply it that way. Hope that helps. :)
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
msgroovy
(Seattle, WA)
answer 8
Have you tried the Bare Escentuals Prime Time Foundation Primer? This product actually fills in any recessions on your skin (without clogging your pores) so that the foundation goes on much more smoothly. It's a godsend!
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
Alletron
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 9
Have you tried maybe using the mineral veil first? I found that to work well.. or maybe a mix of mineral veil and well rested or a small amount of bisque.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
Mitchie
(Blacklick, OH)
answer 10
I like to use the primer before applying any of the makeup. I think that it allows the minerals to go on smoother. I also use bisque with the full coverage concealer brush before applying the foundation. I hope this helps!
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
hairgoddess
(Lexington, KY)
answer 11
I have found that pore minimizing isn't done with the foundation. It is the under make-up moisturizer. Find one that minimizes your pours. Then apply your foundation.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
Greenheronamy
(Willow Park, TX)
answer 12
My advice would be to get a pore minimizing primer such as Dermadoctor Picture Porefect, before applying the mineral foundation.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
pazzobello
(Minneapolis, MN)
answer 13
Have you tried the mineral viel? I have found that using that after the foundation with the max coverage brush has helped with covering up some pores in my T-Zone. Give it a try!
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
rachel123
(Camano Island, WA)
answer 14
Hello! I've had the same problem as you my whole life, finally I've found a regimen that works...ever since I started using BM foundation. I cleanse with Philosophy's Purity Made Simple facial cleanser, then I mosturize with Aveeno's Clear Complexion daily mosturizer...which you can get at any drugstore etc.....My pores shrank up, and I do all this with BM foudation, and I've never felt more beautiful! Hope I could help!
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
lawren
(Springdale, AR)
answer 15
use a primer first then bare minerals, the primer will fill in the holes and make your skin look smooth
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
bodidee
(Vacaville, CA)
answer 16
The foundation should work well, but the key to minimizing pores is the mineral veil which creates a soft diffused glow and tones down the "shiny" effect you may get from the foundation alone. Hope that helps!
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
Samanthics
(San Mateo, CA)
answer 17
You can make this work by switching to something else. This product won't cover your pores and will more than likely just sink into the pore holes and they will still be visible.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
KimK
answer 18
having suffered with large pores on my nose and above the apples of my cheeks my entire life, I can say since using Bare Minerals my pores have improved. For the past 6 months The salespeople at my Sephora store in the Green Hills Mall in Nashville have provided me with several samples of different products to help me with my pores, and with the research I've done own my own, I recommend the following:

1. Use Witch Hazel as a toner on the effected areas once in the
morning and once at night. Try to find one that is 100% natural
botanicals

2. Use Dr. Brandt Poreless cleanser, pore effect and pores no more
before applying bare minerals spf 15 in the morning.

3. Then at night, after cleansing, only use Witch Hazel & Aloe Vere
Gel (100% Non- alcohol) on the effected area.

4. I only apply moisturizer ( day & night) where needed, I never apply it
on the areas that I have large pores.

And before you know it your pores will greatly improve. I've had large pores my entire life and I've tried everything!!, and not until I started using the above products and follwing the above regiment these past six months, I've found my self these past 4 weeks not having to use as much products and I've skipped a few nights barely washing my face and went to bed with no worries about my skin the next morning. There have been days when I have left my bare minerals on, especially after a long and hard day, and woke up the next morning with no problems.

I also recommend that you drink a lot of water and maybe even do a liquid, fruit, and veg. fast and maybe a mind fast also one weekend. What we put into our minds and bodies will reflect what appears on our skin!

Heres hoping you find Beauty not only in what you see, but also on how you feel!!
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
deugeniawms
(Nashville, TN)
answer 19
I don't think this is a good product for covering pores. It tends to emphasize them if you apply too much product. I suggest you try to work on the pore issue alone. Try some microdermabrasion. It makes my skin look great and minimizes my pores. I use Dr. Brandt's.

If you want to use make-up to cover up, you need a full coverage foundation. BM is not full coverage.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
happyepsilon
answer 20
Most people have large pores here in Phoenix - it's the dry heat! Start a skin regimen with a good toner (I use Caudelie - it's a cleanser/toner), exfoliate (you can use a mild peel weekly), use a serum and moisturize tons! Don't forget the sunscreen. It works for me. Also, try a tinted moisturizer under the bareMinerals and rub it into your pores - it helps until your pores shrink.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
susel
(Phoenix, AZ)
answer 21
I apply a good primer (like Smashbox Photo finish) first, and let it dry for a couple minutes before applying the foundation. Are you sure you are using the right shade? I have found that if my shade is a bit too light, then my pores are more pronounced.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
indianapolis
answer 22
Try more buffing action instead of adding more product to the brush, if that doesn't work try using a primer first.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
kelkel181
(Maryland)
answer 23
I had the same problem. I found that using a primer helps. The two that worked for me are Laura Mercier and Smashbox. Make sure you wait about 5 minutes for the primer to set before applying the foundation.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
tazgirl
(aiea, HI)
answer 24
Try using BE's Prime Time - foundation primer. Another good tip would be to apply the Mineral Veil first and then the foundation. I also have this problem and find that blending lightly with a sponge helps.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
BEface
(Waco, TX.)
answer 25
Have you tried the bisque, in the summer shade? Some say it conceals quite well also.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
mrsmrsjones
(nixa mo)
answer 26
Try a pore miniming primer before you put on the foundation. You can also use a pore minimizing lotion. Just search on the words "pore minimizing" & primer on sephora. That should help.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
Julbug31
(Waterbury, VT)
answer 27
I had the same problem, and ultimately I just switched to a tinted moisturizer because I tried everything, and this foundation is just ideal for large pores. Well rested does help, and you can using MIneral Veil before you put the foundation on, and again afterwards. Ultimately though, if you research the ingredients mica (one of the big ones in this foundation) is known to enhance large pores. Try sandwhiching the mineral veil, otherwise there are great tinted moisturizers fromTarte and Korres that are also natural and won't enhance pores.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
TheEsthete
(Boston, MA)
answer 28
I like to use a makeup primer that is suitable for my skin type (oily). This sets a great base for the foundation and actually helps me use less makeup since is smoothes out so well. I like no fuss makeup and I like to limit my "touch-ups" throughout the day, so I keep the Mineral Veil on hand and touch-up once or twice and I'm set.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
Dae67
(Las Vegas, NV)
answer 29
Using mineral veil helps close up the pores on your face as well.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
tigerjr79
(Mancelona, MI)
answer 30
I have found nothing really gets rid of large pores -- I have them too! I do, however, begin with a face primer. I use the bareMinerals foundation, then add the all over face color (whichever goes best with your skintone) as it tends to lessen the look of pores. Then I use the bareMinerals Mineral Veil because it fills in the holes even more. Add bareMinerals blush to the apples of the cheeks. Pores seem to disappear.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
kseiz
(Chatham, IL)
answer 31
You should try the Bare Essentials Prime Time face primer. I have large pores as well and this does the trick to minimize the appearance.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
cupcake19th
(Apple Valley, Ca)
answer 32
I forgot to add, that I use the Kabuki brush and get great coverage.... I really love that brush and get great results with it. I need a little more coverage in certain areas and this seems to do the trick......
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
tjb58
answer 33
Try using Clinique Pore Minimizer on those areas to "fill in" pores before you use foundation.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
Mugdha
answer 34
Have you tried bareMinerals new all-natural primer? This helps even skintone and reduce the size of pores before foundation application. It's healthy for your skin too just like all of their products. You could also try using the Multi-tasking Bisque as a concealer on areas of concern prior to buffing on your foundation. I have found both options to work well for me.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
mimi01
(San Diego, CA)
answer 35
after you apply foundation, brush a coat of bare escentuals mineral vail- your pores will look 10000 times smaller.
hope this helps
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
hellokitty31394
(Bulverde, TX)
answer 36
Philosophy's Supernatural Poreless, Flawless, Tinted SPF 15 would be just right for you. It does have tint, but you can barely tell once you put it on. I use this along with Bare Minerals and it does not cake up. I've used other primers from this website and they tend to be sticky or make my make up cake. If you are worried about the tint, they have other primers to offer.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
jesslynn
(Vicksburg, MS)
answer 37
This is the worst product for minimizing pores, it actually maximizes pores making them look huge. Try Trish McEvoy even skin instead.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
cleobaby
(Nashville, TN)
answer 38
HI, you can use bareVitamins Prime Time or you can search for products here in sephora just write large pores and some products will appear .
or you can try Pore Minimizer Instant Perfector . it's up to you.
hope thi helps.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
andrea92
(Newburgh, NY)
answer 39
I CAN'T USE THIS FOUNDATION, I USE ABSOLUE FROM LANCOME AND IT COVERS EVERYTHING AND IT ALSO WILL HELP YOUR SKIN, IT COST MORE BUT YOU DO GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
v36love
(SAUGUS,MA)
answer 40
I WOULD TRY i.d BAREVITAMINS SKIN REV-ER UPPER. I ALSO HAVE LARGE PORES. I TRIED THIS PRODUCT WHEN IT CAME IN MY STARTER KIT OF BAREMINERALS MAKE-UP. AFTER ABOUT 2 WEEKS PEOPLE WERE SAYING THAT MY FACE LOOKED REALLY GOOD. NOW THAT'S BETTER THAN JUST THINKING SOMETHING IS HELPING. YOU CAN WEAR IT UNDER YOUR MAKE-UP, AS A MOISTURIZER ALONE OR WITH YOUR MOISTURIZER. BUT ONE THING I KNOW FOR SURE, IT WORKS!
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
tiff402
(DICKSON, TENNESSEE)
answer 41
I have had success on areas that are too red or blotchy by either (a) applying circles of the BareMinerals to those areas first & then really blend all over, or (b) light coverage all over first, then concentrate on special areas & then Kabuci(sp) brush last. Works every time!
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
cahabascout
(Charlotte,NC)
answer 42
Try using Prime Time by bare escentuals. This is a great foundation primer that is gentle and might help "fill in" any large pores. Good Luck!!
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
reagan
answer 43
Try using a primer. Bare Escentuals makes a nice one and so does Smashbox. I use Bare Escentuals bisque as my foundation. It is a finer, softer powder.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
trinky
(lawton, OK)
answer 44
Try the Bare Escentuals bareVitamins Prime Time, $21. This primer will address your pore issues plus it is packed with antioxidants and vitamins to nourish the skin. Apply before foundation application to tighten pores, improve texture and control excess oil.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
JennK
(MI)
answer 45
I find that using an oil-blotting product helps to reduce the appearance of pores. My favorite is by Smashbox, & apply it sparingly, just smoothing it around lightly & quickly, then letting it fully dry before your i.d. application.
Also, use a clay-based mask in the evenings to help as well.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
bstq
(Spartanburg, SC)
answer 46
Have you tried the mineral veil? I don't have large pores on my cheeks, but I do on my nose. The mineral veil seems to help with that for me.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
babyb002
(St. Louis, MO)
answer 47
The same thing happened to me with this BE foundation. Know what I did? I chucked it and went back to my old reliable liquid foundation which provides much better coverage. I suggest you do the same.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
nonstar
(Central, NJ)
answer 48
Use a oil free moisturizer, use a makeup primer (BE has a good one), then use the Heavenly Face Brush to put the foundation on. You can use it to layer with of course. I will advise you to layer the foundation in small amounts. Because, if you apply too much of the foundation at one time or don't buff it in to your face enough, then you will see the foundation settling into your pores rather than disguising them.

I know that there is a learning curve when it comes to applying the BE foundation as it is totally different to apply than liquid or cream foundations. But, once you get the hang of it, then you should start seeing a positive difference!
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
Prettychic
(Reserve, Louisiana)
answer 49
I'm not sure about that, but what I can say is that I also used to have large pores, but it has gotten smaller after I've been using this product for awhile now. I used to have a lot of this gross white thing in my pores when I was using liquid foundation. I think it's a bad mix using liquid foundation and having oily skin, so I tried this bare minerals and noticed that my pores were getting smaller and that i dont have any more of those white things (eew), my face is less oily, and it doesn't cause me to break out, so I'm pretty happy with this product. I'm never going back to liquid foundation! So yeah if you decided to try this, I say give it some time. :)
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
Smiley1
(Surrey B.C., Canada)
answer 50
i would sgugest using MUFE HD primer, foundation, and finishing power, its amazing to cover pores
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
trains99
(Toronto, Ontario)
answer 51
For better coverage, try some of the Bare Mineral powders that have been milled more and the powder is even finer. There is a even a version of the mineral veil that is more baby-fine powder.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
yerbonnylass
(Greensboro, NC)
answer 52
i think i know what ur talking about. sounds similar to what was bothering me.try using a primer. or maybe it's your moisterizer. smashbox's photo finish light primer and philosopy's hope in a jar are workin' for me.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
changa
(columbia,sc)
answer 53
I too have large pores. A primer like Laura Mercier or serum like skinprep FX or even sunscreen applied to skin before the powder helps me.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
jyap
(Pacifica CA)
answer 54
The Mineral Veil is great for minimizing pore. If you use the max coverage concealer brush with mineral veil UNDER your foundation, it'll help conceal them before you put the foundation on. Also, a primer under it (I use their Prime Time or Photo Finish by Smashbox) will help as well.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
SiJCP
(Detroit, MI)
answer 55
You may need to use an astringent and a primer first.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
gidgiesmom
(South Bay, CA)
answer 56
You might want to try using the primer they sell before applying your makeup. It worked for me!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
bbmax
(CA)
answer 57
I use Bare Minerals Prime Time prior to putting on the foundation. It helps and does not make my skin oily, though it feels a little oily going on, it dries nicely once on.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
alocati
(Walla Walla, WA)
answer 58
Try a foundation primer - bareMinerals makes one and so does Dr. Brandt, called Pores No More (I love it)!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
kutehick
(Metuchen, NJ)
answer 59
To help bare minerals glide over your pores use a primer before the foundation. I use the Smashbox Photo Finish before the foundation. It helps alot.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Aspasia
(Newport News, Va)
answer 60
Do you use Prime Time primer before applying the foundation? I'm a redhead with fair skin and green eyes too (with ruddy cheeks). My large pores are on my nose. I use Prime Time and then Bisque to conceal and then put my foundation (light) over it.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
SamsFav
(Mooresville, NC)
answer 61
The best thing I can recommend for you to do is to buy a good foundation primer. Preferrably a dimethicone based one. This will help to fill in the pores and provide somewhat of a barrier between your skin and the makeup so that it doesn't sink in. Another plus, is that it helps to seal in moisture which you may need in the upcoming winter months. BareMinerals has one that you can definitely use, but I prefer Smashbox 's primer if you need to even put your skin tone and MakeUp Forever's All MAT if you'd like one that absorbs oil. And Clarins has one that is top-notch back in the skincare department called Instant Smooth for only $29. i prefer all of these to the Bare Minerals primer. They don't roll as much and help to address specific needs if you have them.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
deidraj
(greenville, nc)
answer 62
Did you ever try a pore minimizing primer? Kinda like a "pore filler," its supposed to give skin an even canvas upon which to apply foundation
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
browneyediris
(Brooklyn, NY)
answer 63
I used to have the same problem myself and I invented a technique to deal with it!!! I use Prime time primer first all over and then wherever I have large pores, I mix a little bit of the foundation with the primer to make it "pasty" like a liquid foundation and apply it with the Max Cov brush. That covers my pores. Then I apply the Mineral veil all over to cover the pores and take the oiliness away and THEN I apply the foundation the regular way...that is swirl, tap and buff!!! A little bit time consuming BUT it's worth the time. It covers perfectly my large pores, takes away the oil and stays flawless for the whole day. Hope it is helpful!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
skatulli
(Farmington, CT)
answer 64
Using too much at once, leaving too much foundation on the brush can make the pores more obvious. I have found that primers work really well to help fill in my large pores. I also use a small, firm concealer brush to blend the bareMinerals into my pores. This works very well and gives a very smooth look.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
wandabrain
(Whittier, CA)
answer 65
I too am fair skinned, green eyes and reddish hair. I could not do without Bare Minerals. I use fairly-light foundation, but I do also use multi-tasking on my trouble spots (large pores, blotchy skin, etc.) This is the only make-up I wil ever use. Keep experimenting with different mixes to get your perfect match. Most people I know always tell me my make-up looks very natural, evened-out, but kind of see-through. I have tried EVERYTHING--I'm telling you, this IS the best. Hope this helps.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Nana2
(Dublin, GA)
answer 66
Add Mineral Veil over the top of the foundation. It softens the look and helps cover the pores. I too have oily skin with large pores and it makes my face look smooth and the pores less noticeable.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Denny13
(Chattanooga, TN)
answer 67
Use a primer underneath your foundation. It will help fill in some of the more noticeable pores. I like Spackle by Laura Geller, even Prime Time, by BE would work for you. I also like Dr.Feel Good by Benefit.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
brandy
(Clarksville, TN)
answer 68
How funny. I'm fair skinned, with red hair and green eyes. And as much as I hate to admit it, I have large pores on the apples of my cheeks as well.
My suggestion? Don't use bareMinerals. Try Vincent Longo Water Canvas Creme to Powder Foundation. Very light, buildable coverage. Natural finish, won't call attention to your enlarged pores. Or at least it didn't for me. Good luck!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
bjorkdork
(Anaheim, CA)
answer 69
Have you tried a primer underneath? I like Smashbox: Photo Finish to help create a smooth surface for the foundation to sit on.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
PoloGal
(San Ramon, CA)
answer 70
There's a couple things you can do. First, start using the RareMinerals revival treatment. I've noticed a difference in my pores since I've been using it. I believe Sephora has a 30 day trial kit with the Cleanser for under $20.
Also, the Skin Rev-er Upper & Primers make a HUGE difference in how the makeup applies on your skin & it's appearance!
Mineral veil helps to also make pores look smaller.
If you're going to use BE, it really is best to use the full line of products to get the best results. I'm a cosmetologist & I'm trying hard to get my boss to switch his makeup line to BE.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Witchypoo
(Kalamazoo, MI)
answer 71
You might want to try bareMinerals in Light since you have fair skin. Also, you might want to try the mineral veil over the foundation which eliminates shine and, I think at least, reduces the appearance of pores. Make sure you moisturize before you put your makeup on, and a good one that lasts all day might help fill in larger pores. Good luck!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
blz3
(Monroe, CT)
answer 72
I too have some large pores around my nose area. In the morning I use a pore minimizing serum which seems to help. But even without it, I never find the Bare Minerals to leave me with "holes." I would say to make sure you're using the right color. The undereye color is light which might work for your fair skin but I recall it has more of a yellow undertone. If i were you I would head to a store to see if maybe "Fair" would be a better color for you. The right color will blend into your skin and you prob won't see "holes" in your face. I don't think you can 100% make pores go away but with the right combination of products (serums/primers) you can smooth your skin and look great in foundation.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
DIOR
(St. Louis, MO)
answer 73
You need oil-free foundation primer, the best is Smashbox Primer. If you apply a thin layer before putting on your mineral make-up your pores should disappear. Dont lay it on too thick tho, just enough for the coverage you need/want; if you apply a thick layer it will actually make your pores look worse and could clog them.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Schweebles
(Lehigh Acres, FL)
answer 74
Girl, you need to purchase a primer. The primer will help to fill in the little holes. I suggest Bare Escentuals or Smashbox Primer Light. The other thing you could try is Bare Escentuals Rare Minerals Skin Revival which has helped reduce the the size of my pores.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Shana78
(New York)
answer 75
I use a primer before I apply the foundation and a dusting of mineral veil after to camouflage my large pores
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Tulips
(Greendale, WI)
answer 76
Smashbox makes a primer for the skin which works great to help hide large pores.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
pell
(Reading,Ma)
answer 77
I use Philosophy's "The Present" on my face before applying the Bareminerals. You need to let it dry for at least 2 minutes but it gives your skin an all over even tone and helps hide your pores. I have the same problem with large pores but they are on my nose and chin. If you can go to the Sephora store ask for a sample of Philsophy's "The Present" and see if you like it before you actually buy it.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
kayleen
(Muskegon Michigan)
answer 78
I have the same features as you (only more auburn-red hair, with hazel-green eyes- but same fair skin).
I had the same problem with BareMineral's foundation. Now I use Stila/Laura Mercier's tinted foundation, as well as Smashbox's foundation when I need it.
If you're keen on continuing to use BM, I would first apply a primer, mixed in with tinted moisturizer. Actually, you could also apply tinted moisturizer after you put on the foundation!
I really hope this helps :)
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
AdoreElise
(San Joaquin Valley, CA)
answer 79
you may want to use the max concealer brush to apply mineral veil to areas of large pores then a light dusting of the bare minerals foundation.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
shorty82
(windsor mill, md)
answer 80
the 'holes' you are describing are your pores expelling sebum and perspiration, which is normal. it's what pores are supposed to do. oily skin seems to 'make' more oil. [one thing: oily skin ages better than dry skin. I tell this to myself when I see a face-full of shine in the mirror.] I have the same situation with my skin. I've used the following products which have helped with my oily skin.
I would start by adding an exfoliating cleanser to your skin care regime. I have very sensitive skin, and I use Philosophy's Microdelivery Exfoliating Wash. unfortunately, nothing can 'shrink' a pore- actually, something can- a very strong chemical peel; you would have to get this done at a doctor's office, and it'll take awhile to heal.
for those of us who have neither the time nor the money for a deep peel, we do have excellent products to help. you can make your pores look smaller by keeping them clean. I have large pores on my nose and cheeks, and the Philosophy cleanser has helped to keep them clean; they look a LOT smaller, and my skin is smoother. this exfoliating product also does not irritate my skin as many exfoliators do.
you could also use a product containing salicylic acid or alpha-hydroxy acids. again, a good product from Philosophy for you would be Hope in a Bottle, which is excellent for keeping congested skin clean. it has a light texture and helps control oil. you could also try Peter Thomas Roth's Glycolic Acid 10% Moisturizer. get samples of each and see which works for you. both will help keep skin clear of dead cells so your pores will not get blocked and look larger; the mild exfoliating effect will make the skin's surface smoother.
ANY powder or foundation is not going to work well on oily skin unless you take care of the skin situation first [I know this first hand!] after a couple of weeks, your skin will become smoother, and your Bare Escentuals should go on much more nicely. or, you could switch to a concealer on any 'imperfections' and finish with Make Up Forever's Microfinish Powder. I can't use BE foundation because my skin is too oily. I've used the combination of a concealer and the Microfinish Powder, and I am a lot less 'cakey.' this might work for you.
I hope this helped! good luck!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
productfiend
(4th generation native SF)
answer 81
I use a really good moisturizer first, especially one that tends to shrink pores. Then the foundation goes on a lot smoother
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
BarelyThere
(Morrison, CO)
answer 82
I am also extremely fair skinned with large pores (mine are mainly on my nose). My fair skin gets discolored from past blimishes and I find that the concealer can be a little too dark on my skin. What I do is use the well rested not only on my eyes but as a concealer on my nose as well. I don't have the problem with the makeup not blending. I use the face rev-er upper that bare minerals makes and that may be why. Also I live in a very humid climate and that may make some difference. Have you tried using the mineral veil on top of the foundation? It has light diffusers so it doesn't really give that made up look.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
gatorfan
(Milton, FL)
answer 83
Hi,
I use this prodcut to cover scars from acne and redness in my face. I use it over a tinted moisturizer. I suggest making sure your skin has been covered with a light moisturizer or primer before using this product. It will make you look flawless, it works for me. Good luck!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Amanda17
(Huntington, NY)
answer 84
try using the i.d bare vitamins-skin rever upper, with the PRIME TIME foundation primer. they usually come in the starter kit, i have tried them with and without and notice a huge difference. if you dont think do a test, put it on one side of your had and then compare to the other!! it works!!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
productjunkee
(providence, rhode island)
answer 85
Try using a primer before applying the foundation. The primer will add an extra layer between your skin and the powder and should fill in your large pores for a smoother appearance. BareMinerals has their own primer but almost every makeup brand has a primer so shop around until you find one that works for you. You don't need to use the same brand primer as your foundation.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
kase2
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 86
The best thing to minimize pores has to start before the foundation.
I use murad acne cleanser because it has salicylic acid (found in a lot of skin care)which helps to shrink my pores. You may also try smashbox they have different primers you apply before your foundation that may help. Sephora also carriers these in small sizes so you can try it out before you commit.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
queentinkerbell
(austin, tx)
answer 87
Bisque multi tasking is a great cover-up and comes in a larger container than Well-Rested. However, the cool thing about the mineral makeup is there are no rules; these products are interchangeable and can be used for more than one purpose. So if Well-rested is taking care of the problem, I think you're doing a good job of making the product work for you.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
loriec
(Sun Praire, WI)
answer 88
I also have big pores. I start by using my daily moisterizer, and letting it dry completely. Then using a makeup primer (Laura gellers Spackle) and letting it dry completely. Then putting on my BE and it works great!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
mandapanda28
(San Marcos, TX)
answer 89
The kabuki brushes also provide more coverage than the regular without the "too made up" look the max coverage might give you?!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
jojose
(BA, OK)
answer 90
The most important tip for this problem is don't apply too much in those areas. It tends to accentuate large pores. Maybe try an oil free primer before.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
SunnyDay
answer 91
Before you put on this foundation use a primer like Dr. Feelgood from Benefit and then use the bareMinerals. the application is smoother and the makes just glides on.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
lolalee
(orange county)
answer 92
try a face primer before you put on the foundation. and also make sure you use your moisturizer.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
makeupangel
(murrayville, ga)
answer 93
I have found that using my fingers to blend the foundation in after applying with the brush helps, also, use a good primer before applying. I like Lorac's .
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
goredrocket
(Vinemont, Alabama)
answer 94
Try using the prime time primer after you have cleansed your skin by using a nice and warm washcloth first, leave it on for a little bit then,cleanse with the RareMinerals Facial cleanser and Then rinse with cool water, use the B. E. Skin Reverupprs,Primetime primer RareMinerals Blemish Therapy. After use B.E. foundation and remember less is more. Also rember to use Bareminerals Mineral Veil to set your makeup Give it a few days. You are Beautiful.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Believer
(Salt Lake City, UT)
answer 95
Hi, ok so first u need to always use a primer before using makeup it will help to make the appearance of pores small and makes make up look flawless. Bare essentuals has a great primer kit buy it. then use the fair bareminerals foundation and also buy the mineral veil. what i do is I mix about 1/4 mineral veil to my foundation powder. for this i will recomend to have a to go compact kit so you can add your foundation and the mineral veil. shake it up and voila!!! trust me it works amazing!! ur skin will look smooth and flawless also this little trick for the mineral veil and the foundation is great. good luck and let me know how it works. :)
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
kday
(Jacksonville, Fl)
answer 96
I have fought this with other products and this one until I learned this secret. Use a differernt brush, (eyeshadow one) and wet it lightly. Put some Bare Minerals on it and then apply. After applying let stand for 1 minute. Then apply BareMinerals as you normaly would. Great coverage. Looks flawless.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
melmick
(Spokane Valley, WA)
answer 97
My suggestion would be to apply the Skin Rev-er Upper before you apply your foundation. I think it just makes everything go on so much smoother. Also - definelty finish up your application with the Mineral Veil. Good luck! It took me a few tries before i got it right when i first switched over.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
jenlea81
(Baton Rouge, LA)
answer 98
Instead of using the full coverage brush for foundation, I use the baby buki - it puts just the right amount of product around the nose, on my cheeks where my pores are biggest, and it doesn't cake and look fakey.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
lmbf
(Dothan, AL)
answer 99
i had the same problem, it made my pores look more noticable and fine lines too! wish i could help.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
picklesmama
(Victoria, Texas)
answer 100
i suggest you try bare minerals Prime Time primer first and then use the foundation. this will smooth out your skin and make the foundation look gorgeous.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
sarahsassy19
(Miramar, Fl)
answer 101
I find that Philosophy's mineral foundation with the sponge top offers a smoother appearance than BE. However, if you bought BE and want to use it up, try putting a dusting of mineral veil all over your face (after using a primer, like BE's Prime Time) before you use the foundation. The mineral veil has talc in it which absorbs some of the oil/sweat.
Good luck!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
makeitadouble
(Scottsdale, AZ)
answer 102
Have you used the Prime Time? It is supposed to help prepare your skin for the application of the powder. Not everyone needs it, but some of definately benefit from the "base"
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
tink61
(Indianapolis, Indiana)
answer 103
I agree.... it sits on top and amplifies my pores also. I have to avoid the areas where it cakes up. disappointing.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Dawn91
(Pendleton, Indiana)
answer 104
I have really big pores too. I find the answer is usually in the primer, not the foundation. I like smashbox photo finish. Cargo blu_ray liquid mattifier does a pretty good job too if you have oily skin. The skin rever-upper is good too though, if you haven't tried it yet. It works really well with this product because it helps the foundation stick to your skin.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
graceb
answer 105
Have you tried using the primer? I have the same troube with the pores on my nose.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
scrappinurse
answer 106
The Mineral Veil works well to hide my large pores. I apply it liberally with a concealer brush.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
JenJen06
(Shreveport, LA)
answer 107
Have you tried a foundation primer, like the BE one or Smashbox?
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
whambampam
(Highland Park, NJ)
answer 108
With foundation the lighter you go with the brush the better. For large pores you will need to add skin refining steps to your reg amine to aid in reducing their appearance. Using this natural product though you will see results over time as you are not pouring a layer of "gunk" on your skin each day.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
katcher
(Santa Clara, CA)
answer 109
The best thing about this make-up is its versitility (I use eyeshadows as blush and vice versa, blush and other face colors as lip color, etc.). If using well rested as a foundation works for you then continue using it! Because the products are all natural minerals I don't think it will hurt! However, you could try using the Prime Time face primer before using the foundation and I definitely recommend using the mineral veil after applying the foundation.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
mldefortuna
(Philadelphia, PA)
answer 110
you might want to try a primer like smashbox photo finish or per-fekt skin gel before applying your foundation. hope that helped!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
sarahsparkle
(Baltimore, MD)
answer 111
I work outside and my pores can get clogged, too. Take the time to use an astringent every day and exfoliate once a week. Clean makeup like this one helps but you still have to maintane healthy clean skin when you aren't wearing it.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
marymkooiker
(Gilbert, AZ)
answer 112
i don't know if bare minerals is the best thing for you bc i've been told the ingredient bismuth oxychloride (which is in the product) can actually make pores bigger. There's a mineral product called Emani which is very similar and doesn't have that ingredient.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
2phish
(Irvine, Ca)
answer 113
use the rev-er upper and prime time foundation primer. i find that once you use these, your face feels and looks smooth like a clean canvas. anything that goes on after just looks that much better.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
groovecat
(Kingston, Jamaica)
answer 114
if you find the foundation powder sinks into pores, try applying the bare minerals ( no color) first ... pat it where you have particularly large pores.. that will fill in the 'holes' - then lightly dust the foundation on top... this works wonders to fill in pores.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
sherrib4
(Cooper City, Florida)
answer 115
I have pretty large pores too, and what I have found is that if you use the mineral veil, it shrinks the appearance of them. Also if you take the concealer brush and dab some of the veil on the really obvious ones, it also makes your pores seem smaller.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Makeuplova55
(Boring, OR)
answer 116
Have you tried using the maximum coverage concealer brush and the bisque for spot treatment? Or maybe a pore minimizer lotion or mask prior to applying your makeup?
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
BeautyQueen49090
(South Haven, MI)
answer 117
The answer is to get some Clinique pore minimizer perfector. You will look poreless. It worked for me and I thought NOTHING would. Don't rub it in. Just glide it over your pores and give it about 5 minutes until you put on your foundation.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
mgee
(Prairie Village, KS)
answer 118
Have you tried Cosmedicine's self-adjusting exfoliator? I saw a significant change in pore size after using it (used it at night and saw results in the morning). It's gentle enough to use twice a week and even though I have sensitive acne prone skin, it's not annoyed my face at all! It's like a miracle! :)
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
OlatheNiceGal
(Olathe, KS)
answer 119
Are you using the mineral veil along with the foundation? Because I've found that it has a minimalizing effect on my pores. I have larger pores on the sides of my nose and the mineral veil really works for me.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
DanieN
(Topeka, Ks)
answer 120
Try Bare minerals Prime Time Foundation Primer followed by a light dusting of mineral veil before applying your bare minerals foundation.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
allicat
(Dundalk, MD)
answer 121
I have the same type of pores on cheeks and forehead. I have found using the Prime Time primer works so well, I am weary of adding so many products to my skin, so I sampled the Prime TIme and now you won't catch me without it
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
PhotosbyPenty
(Columbus Ohio)
answer 122
What I would do is right after you wash your face pat it dry with a towel. Use a moisturizer such as cliniques dramatically different moisture. Make sure you rub it in until your face feel moist but not greasy. Then, I dip my regular bare minerals brush right into the Bare Minerals powder. Tap the brush to remove the excess. I start applying on my cheek and than move the brush to the rest of my face( nose, chin, forehead). I think the key here is the moisturizer. I hope this helps. If not don't give up on this product go to Sephora and someone can help you with how to apply it properly.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Clairebear904
(Eden, NY)
answer 123
You might want to try changing your skin care regimen. Maybe a different moisturizer.

Also, a primer would help. I like Benefit's "That Gal" Brightening Face Primer.

Finally, definitely avoid putting a lot on. It won't help and, like you said, it will just make you look too made up.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
buhfly
(Tempe, AZ)
answer 124
I like using a product called 'Philosophy - the present' on my skin before applying bare minerals foundation. It is a clear makeup that really smooths out the skin and creates a great surface for applying the foundation.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Melissa07
(Chandler, AZ)
answer 125
Try using their concealer lightly in the affected area first blending it in and than apply the foundation. It smooths out the area and gives the foundation something to cling to.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
travmom
(Rochester, NY)
answer 126
Try using a foundation primer before applying Bare Minerals with a lighter coverage brush. I too find that the full coverage brush adds a bit too much makeup on my face. Hope this helps :)
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
woahman
(Valencia, CA)
answer 127
Yes, I believe it is. It is free of a lot of the ingredients that cause irritations to the skin. Also, the blemish control powder they have is great. It is very gentle, and I use it every day now,on my t-zone area, even when I don't have any pimples! I have sensitive skin, and bareminerals is the only product I've used for years! Hope this helped.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
daretogobare
(Tampa, FL)
answer 128
You might try an exfoliating scrub and a pore minimizing mask helpful. use them a few times a week. Then try bareminerals , bare vitamins-skin rev-er upper, and or their face primer, before applying the foundation powder. Their blemish control powder is a great product to use on large pores, pimples, blackheads too! Apply it before the foundation to all your problem areas. It's very gentle. Hope this helps!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
daretogobare
(Tampa, FL)
answer 129
I have the same issue at times on my nose area, I use the prime time first, let dry, apply mineral veil FIRST to those areas, then the foundation, lightly. Works for me, hope it helps you, I've been hooked since 2000
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
chicky
(Mandeville, LA)
answer 130
I have experienced far fewed clogged pores with this foundation than with liquid or cream (eekk) foundation. I have a problem with large pores too, so use a scrubbing cleanser daily. Also, a foundation primer works great for a smooth skin before foundation, and I use Smashbox Photo Finish and love it. I love in Florida, VERY humid and hard to keep foundation from just sliding off in 1 hour. This works for me. Good luck!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
redmeg
(Orlando, Florida)
answer 131
Try using Smash Box photo finish before you put on your powder. This should help minimize your pores. It does with me!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
MeganC
(Selma, Al)
answer 132
Hi!
You're best bet is to buy the Bare Vitamins Prime Time. It's a BE foundation primer. You'll put it on before you buff on your minerals. I use it and it gives me a nice smooth canvas to work with and it keeps the greasies away. :-) You can also try dusting on a light coat of Mineral Veil before applying your BE foundation, and then finish your look with another layer of Mineral Veil.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
mvarrone
(Milford, CT)
answer 133
You might be using too much foundation or the wrong color. If you are very light toned like my daughter you might be Fair instead of Fairly light. She uses the Bisque as a cover-up and I have her put it on very lightly in a circling motion. You can always add more. i am assuming you use the rvitamin primer or primetime first to make a smooth surface for the mineral to sit on?
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
readyforanap
(Pensacola, Fl)
answer 134
I have rosecea and I have found that this foundation has great coverage for problem skin. It looks very natural and it is so lightweight and you don't even feel like you have any makeup on at all. It leaves your skin looking natural...but better.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
BeBe4
(Kingston, OH)
answer 135
This foundation is not good for people with complexion flaws. (I hated it, but tried to stick it out for a couple weeks). The foundation is so drying, it soaks all the moisture out of the skin and reveals flaws, like large pores. Seriously, I'd ditch the bareMinerals foundation, even though so many people liked it. It just doesn't work for some people. You need a good "prep" product before you apply any liquid foundation--not a "primer" but a serum that goes on after you cleanse and moisturize--like Estee Lauder's pore perfecting serum (I don't have the bottle in front of me--it is light green)--it works great and makes foundation glide on. Then use a good loose powder--Clinique translucent is excellent at covering up pores all day.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Tanzi
(Mason City, IA)
answer 136
I'm in a similar boat. I have fair/light skin, green eyes, and reddish-brown hair and have enlarged pores over about half my face, the worst being on my nose.

With my routine, I buff on the light foundation with a kabuki brush and then do the same with the mineral veil. It provides a great finish and smooths out my complexion.

I think the most helpful thing for you would be to try a primer on your skin. It is a liquid (think Smashbox Photo Finish, sometimes available as a sample) that smooths out the surface where you will be applying the foundation and allows it to mask the enlarged pores more efficiently.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
mferris
(Bowling Green, KY)
answer 137
Bare Escentuals sells a brush that does a great job of really buffing that foundation into your skin. I hate looking made up and this brush helps a lot. It has a long handle and short, dense bristles...called the Heavenly Face brush.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
rfml
(Hamden, CT)
answer 138
Try buffing on mineral veil first then applying the bisque to cover your pores. Actually well rested is for lightening dark circles around the eyes. Bisque is the 'concealer' of the product line. This should help minimize the look of your pores.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
LoveMyMakeup
(Darlington, SC)
answer 139
You are definitely making a good decision in trying bare minerals. I also have large pores and this foundation is a godsend to me. Just apply it in a circular motion with your brush. Follow with the mineral veil. I have had excellent results. Hope you will too!!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
grimedog1041
(Prompton, PA)
answer 140
I reccomend a light layer of mineral veil before foundation. I think there's another product from Bare Escentuals that works as a primer, but it escapes me. Anyway, mineral veil first, then foundation, usually in two light applications. Then buff, and buff, and buff some more. And I'm not any kind of skincare professional, but I learned to manage my pore size with careful experimentation with exfoliators. Good luck! = )
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
thegirlintheband
(Naperthrill, IL)
answer 141
Try the PrimeTime primer. I bought it when I purchased the foundation & it works great! I too have large pores on my cheek by my nose. I don't use it all over my face, just the problem area. It's really a great product.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
codyeve
(Brooklyn, NY)
answer 142
I would suggest trying Prime Time by Escentuals. It smooths out your skin and gives it a velvety texture prior to using the bareMinerals foundation. Also you may wish to look into a skin toner and oil-free moisturizer designed to shrink pores. Good luck, don't give up on the BE products!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
TraveLynnAround
(Wilkes-Barre, PA)
answer 143
The 'bisque' product is a great great concealer. Also, try using a foundation primer before you apply. Smashbox's Photo Finish Primer was just made to work with Bare Minerals
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
dramaqueen124
(Sioux Falls, SD)
answer 144
Try using the mineral veil first and then the foundation. If you use a lot of the product, it only looks like you've put too much on. If this doesn't work, then I will try to think of something else. I hope it works for you, though.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
EllenS
(Irwin, PA)
answer 145
You might wan to try using the Prime Time foundation primer or the Skin Rev R upper. This has worked for me.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
ArNW
(Mission Viejo, CA)
answer 146
try using the foundation primer -- it really works great and helps improve the coverage
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
darlenea
(jonesboro, ar)
answer 147
Have you tried the primer? It feels silky and helps smooth out your complexion, making the minerals easier to apply.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
KMG1975
(Raleigh North Carolina)
answer 148
Hi there, I'm not sure if this will help you, but what I do for my freckles and blemishes is take the concealer brush and spot it on. Definitely use a toner first.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
KMind86
(San Diego, CA)
answer 149
Experiment with different brushes. Also, if you take a high quality powder puff type applicator and lightly pat over the pores, it smoothes out the area diminishing the appearance of large pores. I too have large pores and this additional touch seems to help.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
ritam
(PVB, FL)
answer 150
Have you tried the Prime Time Primer (by BE as well) before your foundation? I have the same problem and using the primer first lets the foundation go on much smoother. When I am in a hurry and try to skip the primer, I notice it!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
ladybug0927
(Mooresville, NC)
answer 151
Hey there! Have you tried using a primer such as SmashBox Photo Finish or Cosmedicine Medi-Matte Oil Control Lotion? (Medi-Matte claims to provide a 37% reduction in pore size!) I've tried both and have had some great results.
Also make sure to blend the minerals really well on your skin. The buffing action is really important in the application of Bare Minerals (according to the DVD that came with the Get Started kit).
Good luck!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
airinn
(Canton, MI)
answer 152
I would try to use your concealer brush first, then apply your foundation, and go over again w/ your concealer brush.! that is what I do.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
mskate1
(Douglas, WY)
answer 153
some people dont do well with powder mineral makeup.I didnt.I loved the idea of it though.So i looked and finally found a liquid mineral makeup which still had all the good things I like about mineral makeup but none of the things I dont like.Plus the liquids come in varying coverage types from sheer to full coverage.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
longhairdreams
answer 154
Are you using the bare vitamins? I find that it makes a big difference. Also using the Bare Minerals cleanser leaves the skin smooth and helps reduce the pores.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
mariem
(Everett,WA)
answer 155
I own a lot of the bareMinerals line and they suggested for me their MD Formulations Oil Control Pore Refiner. I fell in love instantly. Don't let the words "oil control" fool you, it simply has a matte finish to it, and makes your pores invisible. You do not need oily skin to use this.
It feels like silk on your skin, and when you rub it in between your fingers it has the smoothest texture imaginable and doesn't feel like a lotion. It covered any pores you may have, and it is great under their bareMinerals Foundation.
I do have to state that it is a temporary fix, and does not make your pores smaller over time, but it makes your face flawless in the meantime.
I suggest trying the RareMineral Nighttime treatment as a long lasting product, but since it works over time, in the meantime the MD Formulations Oil Control Pore Refiner is fantastic.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
majas
(California)
answer 156
They make a face prep - Skin Revver-upper. I find it really helps
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
marosh
answer 157
Try using Philosophy's Supernatural tinted moisturizer as a primer. I have dry skin and mix mine with a little extra moisturizer, but this works great under mineral makeup. Also, try using BareMinerals Mineral Veil on top of your foundation to minimize pores.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
foodiemom74
(Peoria, Illinois)
answer 158
i have very large pores on the same spots that you do and I found that if you do a layer of the veil then the foundation then one more light layer of the veil it helps. i know it sounds like a lot. but doing it in that order also helps keep oily skin a little less oily.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
sara02
(ca)
answer 159
Try some well rested before your foundation,with the concealer brush.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
JenniferK
(Jamestown, PA)
answer 160
I understand because sometimes the mineral makeup can sit in your creases if you are older, like me. Have you tried using the angled brush to dap the makeup on your cheeks and then brush the mineral veil over your entire face? Also, perhaps using the bare escentuals primer moisturizer would give you a better canvas for the mineral makeup.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
anny
(Elkton, VA)
answer 161
try using the rever upper by BE before using foundation; use a light dusting of mineral veil BEFORE using foundation, try using a little less product and build up as you go. I have found that if I buff on the foundation and think i need alittle more, walk away from the mirror for a few minutes and check again, I often find that I really do not need anymore coverage. hope this helps!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
becMI
(flint, MI)
answer 162
I have some large pores, too, so I know your problem with this foundation. Have you tried the BE primer? Great help with large pores and you can use the full coverage brush without looking so made up. I don't know how that primer works, but it's great. And it won't clog your pores, either. You might try the Rare Minerals Night Therapy, too. This will actually make your pores smaller so you can enjoy your foundation more. Good luck!!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
sarahsmom
(Black Mountain, NC)
answer 163
Have you tried using a coat of mineral veil underneath the foundation and then maybe a bit on top? that usually helps also the primer they have out now by bare escentuals is supposed to help with pores. Hope that helps. Zoe
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
zoe65
(Oakland CA)
answer 164
Im like u only Im used 2 have large pores. I just washed my face& try using a primer b4& possbily mineral veil. Hope this helps.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
ViictoriiaRosee
(Sterling Heights, Mi)
answer 165
get the bare mineral prime time to go under it. There is also bare vitamins and I can't remember which one works better for minimizing pores. I have tried them both and I now only use prime time. Read the descriptions for both- it will tell you which one does which.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
GAGirl
(Bremen GA)
answer 166
try applying the mineral veil before applying the foundation
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
topaz
(Somerset, NJ)
answer 167
If you are not using a primer you might want to try that under your foundation. I also have large pores around my nose and I use Philosophy's Poreless Flawless spf 15 under my Bare Minerals foundation and it really helps.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
aumgirl
(Cedar Park, TX)
answer 168
I also have large pores on the apples of my cheeks. I just use the bare mineral foundation and the multi-tasking bisque with the full coverage brush and that helps me the best. Unfortunately there isn't any miracle for completely covering these pores that I have found yet. Hopefully the bisque will help you some.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Anonymous
(hampton, virginia)
answer 169
I personally didn't like Bare Minerals, especially for large pores, I found that it emphasizes them rather than covers them. I actually opted for Ben Nye cake foundation, or their cream foundation. If you have no Ben Nye retailer, then Cover FX works very well.
Images for this Answer
(click to see full-size image)
User submitted photo
User submitted photo
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Shayna
(Anaheim, CA)
answer 170
this may be a dumb question, but do you finish your concealer and foundation with the mineral veil?
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
yourpaperangel
answer 171
Try the bare mineral skin re-ver upper before application of foundation.
It works wonders for me!
Good Luck.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
lipglosslvr
(Bakersfield, CA)
answer 172
Use a foundation primer it will help. I like Laura Gellar foundation primer.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Anonymous
(stamfrod, ct)
answer 173
I have the same problem with large pores on the cheeks. This foundation has a shine to it and and I think that's why it makes the pores appear large. I have tried buffing very little on the cheek area thinking maybe I was applying too much product and my pores still didn't look too great. Applying mineral veil over the foundation helps a little, but overall there are better foundations out there for the large pore girls.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Teena
(Killeen, TX)
answer 174
Have you tried the rare minerals acne therapy? I got it and it's really nice - light, covers pores and blemishes and does a nice job as a cover up. The brush helps put it where you want it to go, too. It might be worth a try.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
missyrx
(Sussex,WI)
answer 175
Definately use the Kabuki brush and start out with a small amount. If you find you need more coverage then apply another layer. Also sitting with a mask on a couple nights a week. They help minimize your pours and the makeup sits on nicer.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
bethann7
(Philadelphia)
answer 176
try using Smashbox Photo Finish befoe applying your foundation.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Jazzie
(Sebring, Fl)
answer 177
Depending on what you've tried, I would reccomend a light application of a liquid foundation (try Stilla) and the brush the powder on!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Anonymous
(Seattle WA)
answer 178
The way I cover my large pores is by applying some of the BE bareMinerals Mineral Veil BEFORE I apply the foundation color. Also, I use the Honey Multi-Tasking Bisque. If you prefer, you can buy the Multi-Tasking Bisque in the shade that works for you. I would suggest applying some Mineral Veil over the problem area first, and then apply your foundation. It works for me. Also, the longer you use this product, the smaller your pores will get.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
LDGL
(McPherson, KS)
answer 179
first it's essential in general to use good skin care products. use someone at the sephora store to help you find something that will help with your skin issues. i've always gotten good advice there. and you might use a makeup primer. it fills in wrinkles and helps the foundation go on even smoother
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
cyclist
(topeka, ks)
answer 180
I have a similar problem with any make-up I put on my face, but I found that if you moisturize regularly and actually go for the looser brushes when you apply, it helps a lot. To go a step further- try using a primer like Dr. Feel Good.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
alejandra
answer 181
To minimize large pores, it is essential to use a foundation primer after you use the "rever-upper" that comes with the "get started" kit. BareMinerals makes a primer called, "Prime Time". It is a clear gel-like substance that you put all over your face to make your foundation set without it literally "settling" into your pores, thus making them more noticeable. Most importantly, make sure your regime is done in the correct sequence: 1) (after cleansing) apply BareMinerals Skin "Rever-Upper" (avoiding direct under-eye area) ; 2) SPF Oil-free moisterizer and under-eye cream (optional, but a good idea); 3) apply BareMinerals "Prime Time" all over face (BareMinerals also makes an eyeshadow primer, which is great too... but never use anything on your under-eye area or eye lids that are not specifically for eyes.); 4) ...Then apply the BareMinerals foundation as instruction in the manual that comes with the get-started kit. Sounds a bit complicated, but it beats the heck out of just smearing the cheap liquid foundations we all used in the past, which just made our flaws more pronounced than if we had not used any makeup at all.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
ellen29
(Simi Valley, CA)
answer 182
I suffer from the same problem. Try washing your face with an exfoliating facial scrub first. Then use a strong toner. Then apply the BareVitamins Primer or Bare Minerals Prime Time. They work fabulously for me!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
mandi303
(Broomfield, CO)
answer 183
I would recomend using the Foundation Primer.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Pollie
(Santa Clarita CA)
answer 184
i have the pores issue around my nose. i use smashbox photo finish primer under foundation and it really helps. it makes the foundation lasts a long time too.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
yasmeen
(Dallas, TX)
answer 185
I have the same problem with my pores. I don't know if you have tried bareMinerals' primer, but it works wonders for me. That's the last step in my skin care more regimen I do before I apply the foundation, and I think it makes a big difference. Also, make sure you use the Mineral Veil powder as a last step, and that also helps conceal the enlarged pores. You can also try using the concealer brush with a little extra Mineral
Veil on the problem areas. Hope that helps!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Lulu
(Berlin, NJ)
answer 186
I think using something under your mineral foundation is your best bet. Philosophy has a Poreless Flawless that covers well. Tarte's Smooth Operator (only in the new Health Couture line - not the old one) also works well. Then I put my powder foundation over it. With two spf's, you are probably better covered from the sun too. If you really want more coverage without a lotion, put mineral veil over the Bare Escentuals Foundation. Or use Philosophy's Airbrush Foundation. It's a concealer and foundation in one (has spf too).
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
SnowWhite
(Cambridge, MA)
answer 187
I also have lighter to medium skin, with green eyes. My pores tend to get larger around my nose, but I would say the best advice is just to buff, buff, and buff. Use your buki brush and just blend it. It worked like magic on me!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
ArielG
(Charm. OH)
answer 188
Have you tried a primer?
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
jennq
(Ridgecrest,CA)
answer 189
You must use a moisturizer underneath AND a primer. Try Prime Time and see if that doesn't help. I also use a concealer first.
You will be surprised the difference the primer makes on the pores.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
lynnfred
(Kissimmee, Florida)
answer 190
Try using the PRIME TIME foundation prep.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
kaffeine
(san jose ca)
answer 191
Use peel off masks to take care of clogged pores, mud masks, if your skin isn't prone to drying, plus, my secret beauty weapon: Witch hazel, as an non-drying astringent. Take care of those clogged pores and your make-up will sit better on your cleaner ski.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
kenji
(sanford, maine)
answer 192
Have you tried using a good primer underneath? I find that if I use a good full coverage primer and let it dry well, it helps... You might want want to try using the bare Minerals primer or others I have used and like include Laura Gellar Spackle & Philosophy "the present"
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
makeupjunkie08
(Holliston, MA)
answer 193
Hi, I too have large pores, and I am fair with green eyes.
What I do is I use a facial cleanser that contains a gentle exfoliant
first , then I follow up with a moisturizer I give the moisturizer a chance to absorb into my skin and then I apply the bareMinerals foundation in the "light" shade. I always follow the foundation up with a light application of "warmth" to give my skin that natural sun-kissed look. Without using the "warmth" it doesn't look finished.
I hope this helped:) Patty
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
patty1113
(Putnam N.Y)
answer 194
If you don't use primer, try that. One option is to wet apply...spray your brush with water and then dip into the foundation and buff. The other option is to use alot less foundation. Just add light layers. HTH
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
beaddict07
(Irving, TX)
answer 195
You can use the well rested to conceal or Bisque, with a concealer brush & then use the Bare Minerals foundation that best matches your skin ( a great color for fair skin in "fairly light"). Also they make Rare minerals skin care, you should try their skin primer, to prep your skin prior to foundation application.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
allegso
(Novato, CA)
answer 196
Use a nice light spf lotion under mineral foundation to smooth your skin
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
pinkylaine
(Toledo,WA)
answer 197
i have larger pores on my cheeks so i don't use the full coverage brush to apply it. Try using the kabuki brush and make sure you don't put too much on the brush. Then i use the "warmth" bronzer just a tiny bit but it makes a huge difference in the way the foundation looks! then put a little blush over it... it totally blends and looks super natural :)
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
ERINYO
(NORTON, MA)
answer 198
You need to set the foundation. I have the same problem but I can fix it pretty easily. First use a primer after you moisturize. This will smooth skin and "fill in" the pores(not really it just looks that way). Then once you are all done applying the Bare minerals ( you may look a bit chalky) take rose water or I use Dermalogica barrier protection spray and "set your makeup. Spray it on and don't touch. No more too made up or chalky feel.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
drstarr
(Spokane, WA)
answer 199
Before applying the foundation, try applying mineral veil first, then the foundation and then another sweep of mineral veil. Also, I use the Bare Vitamins Skin Revver Upper first on clean skin.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
diannejj
(Watertown, TN)
answer 200
I would try using a primer first. It should help reduce the look of pores and help the bare minerals foundation go on very evenly. Also if you haven't gotten the mineral veil yet you should, it's my favorite.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Gisele
(Vancouver, WA)
answer 201
Bare Essentials "Mineral veil" is great. I too have large pores, and this item was great. I first put on the SPF foundation, and than the mineral veil. Hope this helps.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
nurse2ef
(ronkonkoma, ny)
answer 202
I hear you. This is what I do to cover pores. Start with Paula Dorf clear liquid foundation primer. Then use laura Mercier tinited mouisturizer ( i know it sounds crazy if you have oily or porous skin but trust me) Then dust on mineral foundation. It looks so great ... try it!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Mattisz514
Question
choosing foundation color
If my undertones are of olive color, but tan which color would suit me best.
asked 5 years, 7 months ago
Anonymous
(Chicago,IL)
on bareMinerals Original Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15
47 answers
Answers
answer 1
test test
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
dgeee123
(ATX)
answer 2
If you look on the main page for Bare Escentuals on sephora.com, they have a shade finder where you can look at the models and judge based on that. My guess would be the medium beige. If you don't want to risk it, just go to a Sephora store and have a makeup artist show you--that's what I do almost every time! It really helps to see the shades in person and try them on.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
shannybuck
(Clinton, CT)
answer 3
Medium
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
SephoraLashLover
(Scottsdale, AZ)
answer 4
Try the Medium Tan. This is a more golden tan shade that would probably suit you really well.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
Alletron
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 5
I am fair, not olive. I ws afraid the "fair" would make me look washed out. It made me look alive! I'd suggest going by darkness of your skin, not the shade. Pick a shade whose darkness is as close to your as possible. If you have to go to one side of the fence or the other, I'd suggest one shade lighter. It will add light to your face.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
Greenheronamy
(Willow Park, TX)
answer 6
I have the same issue. I am medium olive-skinned tone. I am Filipino (just to give you an idea of my complexion). I would suggest going to Sephora and getting matched by a Sephora artist because it is better to be sure that it matches than buying it online without trying it and being disappointed.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
jadorezrg
(Cerritos, CA)
answer 7
Hi, try blending Golden Medium and Medium Tan, my mom has the same skin tone....she loves them! Just use a small amount of each and blend well, then try a light skin highlighter or bronzer.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
lawren
(Springdale, AR)
answer 8
Medium tan
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
bodidee
(Vacaville, CA)
answer 9
I would try medium tan or medium beige, but either way be sure to try a few on in the store (and check it in different lighting) to make sure you get the best match.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
Samanthics
(San Mateo, CA)
answer 10
You might want to try medium beige or tan. I sometimes mix the two.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
BEface
(Waco, TX.)
answer 11
I would stick with anything with yellow undertones and from there just add bronzer or color. Its so hard to find the perfect color because you always have to tweak it somehow. I personally use Medium Beige (which is just a tad light for my skin) and I follow up with a light bronzer or Glee All Over Face Color by Bare Escentuals.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
Dae67
(Las Vegas, NV)
answer 12
Hey, I have the same skin tone as you. I have found that it is really easy to look "red" or "orange". I pick colors that have somewhat of a natural undertone and stay away from the "warm" shades. This keeps me from turning into a big orange mess!
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
Jenniferv
(Tulsa, OK)
answer 13
Try to get to a sephora store. I am olive skinned as well and was deciding between the medium starter kits but decided to go into a store when I went into Toronto. Lo and behold - I am a perfect "golden medium" - which is a new colour and is not available in the starter kits. So try to get into a store before you choose :)
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
mephistopheles1
(St John's, Nfld)
answer 14
I am the same and I use medium tan.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
ElenaT
(Port Coquitlam, BC)
answer 15
I have medium-olive skin and I use Light. As I tan and my color gets darker, I blend Light with Warmth to make my own special shade!

HTH!
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
missscarlet
(Pawtucket, RI)
answer 16
I would try meduim tan
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
Peezy
(Ridgecrest, CA)
answer 17
I think medium would work best for you. You can layer as light or as heavy as you with. You can even mix a bit of one of the blush colors to give a more rosey (natural) finish.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
tamfromtelaviv
(Israel)
answer 18
You might want to try the Primtime primer. It is not sticky or greasy, and Makes a very smooth and silky base for your foundation. I find it also helps my foundation stay fresher longer.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
tjb58
answer 19
go to the shade finder of bare mineral
here's the link:
http://www.sephora.com/brands/bare-escentuals/static.jhtml?brandId=Bare+Escentuals&categoryId=C16461&pCat=C15800

just remember you want something to match your neck because if it looks to light or too dark people will notice that you're wearing make up.

Remember if it's too light you can use a bronzer and it will be perfect but if it's too dark, you can't make it lighter.
hope this helps
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
andrea92
(Newburgh, NY)
answer 20
I would try medium tan. This product is very forgiving and you can build up the coverage. Good luck!!
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
reagan
answer 21
I mix a sparkling peach and a non- shiny bronze... byNARZ. its a matt bronzer. it was a summer special combo from sephora i picked up. its dramatic but natural, if possible?
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
northcookie
(Buffalo, NY)
answer 22
Hey beautiful, I have the same exact skin tone, how fabulous are we! Anyway, I use Medium tan. If this is your first time, I suggest buying the starter kit which comes with everything you need for only 60 bucks!
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
fabnerd
(Brooklyn, New York)
answer 23
I would suggest that you get a starter kit that has two foundations in it. You would need to get the Tan Kit. This will come with two customizable shades that you can either mix and match or try on their own to see how they compliment your complexion.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
Prettychic
(Reserve, Louisiana)
answer 24
All I know is that the color tends to get a lil darker later on after u put it on your face because it reacts with the oil on your skin, that is if u have oily skin. For me I have oily skin (but it's not so oily now after using this foundation) so I usually go just a tad lighter and later on it gets a lil darker and matches my skin. :)
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
Smiley1
(Surrey B.C., Canada)
answer 25
It took me awhile to find the right shade. Although---I liked about every shade I tried, but found that the golden color worked better for my yellow skin tone. You might try checking their website and asking one of their professionals to help you choose the right shade.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
bbmax
(CA)
answer 26
I love bareMinerals warm radiance all over face color for a lovely glow. It looks amazing when I am tan.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
luvautumn
(Northampton, MA)
answer 27
Try medium beige in the winter, perhaps one shade darker in the spring-summer. Since application is very sheer, it shouldn't look "cakey".
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
NotMartha
(New Orleans, LA)
answer 28
I would get one of the kits that contain two colors and mix them and possibly add in some of the Warmth color. Even better would be going to the store and having them help you find your right shade.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Aspasia
(Newport News, Va)
answer 29
Have you tried medium tan? If that's too light, perhaps add warmth all over or go a darker shade but I'd stick to a golden undertone.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
SamsFav
(Mooresville, NC)
answer 30
I use medium beige, which is (for me) just a little lighter for my skin tone (olive/tan) but have found that it actually works out because after I apply a blush or bronzer, it makes the finish more natural looking and not so much over-done and too dark.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
BEfan4life
(Pullman, Wa)
answer 31
My Mom has the same skin tone & she purchased the Medium Starter Kit & it worked great for her. I love the Starter kit, because you get 2 colors & can mix them to match your skin tone exactly. Hope this was helpful.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Mindizzle
(Concord, CA)
answer 32
browns beiges and greens all look great on olive/tan skin tones
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
mandygurl
answer 33
Try between Golden Medium and Medium Tan. I have a light complexion with golden undertones, but during summer time when I get tanned, Medium Tan is the shade I use. Hope it works for u too. :-)
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
skatulli
(Farmington, CT)
answer 34
I have light/medium skin with yellow/olive undertones. During the winter I use light 2.0. During the summer, the tan shades are a little too orangy/red for my skin so I've always had to mix the light 2.0 until I found the right shade. I'm happy to see the addition of a golden medium shade. This one might work out for those of us with yellow/olive undertones.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
wandabrain
(Whittier, CA)
answer 35
I use a medium but they have an all over face color I got in tropical
radiance and one in warmth to match my tan as summer progressed.
They have a booklet in the starter kits showing all the shades
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
rocki
(RedBud,IL)
answer 36
I am also a medium to tan skin tone with olive undertones, and I use tan foundation. It works great.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Katt16
(Bloomington, IL)
answer 37
I'd say medium beige. The colors blend really well, though, you could buy more than one and mix a little to try it out. Sephora has a really good return policy.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
brandy
(Clarksville, TN)
answer 38
Sometimes BE does not have the truest color to match your skin. Best thing is to always go into a store to test which works best on your face.
And, as seasons change, so does your skin tone. I recommend buying a few colors, and get yourself a few empty jars to custom mix your own colors. I, myself, have 7 shades in my case because while I'm fair in winter, I have an olive skin tone & tan very easy, getting dark quickly in summer. I find, most often that I use the medium & medium beige, gradually mixing darker or lighter as I need. Medium Tan is a nice color in summer. Tan is a bit dark, but when I went to Mexico, I needed it.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Witchypoo
(Kalamazoo, MI)
answer 39
I would try Medium Tan. Medium Beige is the most popular sold, and I believe it is forgiving. But I'd go to Sephora and try on the Medium Tan and see how it looks!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
blz3
(Monroe, CT)
answer 40
I think the tan would be the best choice for you, this isnt like putting on a mask, it won't completely change the look and tone/color of your skin, it blends into it.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Schweebles
(Lehigh Acres, FL)
answer 41
Your best bet will probably be Tan. Keep in mind that this product is very forgiving when it comes to color. You can always mix 2 shades together if one isn't providing the look you desire. I usually mix one shade darker into my usual color for a summertime look.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Tulips
(Greendale, WI)
answer 42
I had a hard time as well figuring out a perfect color but what I found was that as long as you are close to your skin tone it will match. I bought 2 colors mixed them and that is how I got my perfect match.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
pell
(Reading,Ma)
answer 43
to find a custom color matchh you may want to blend different foundation colors together. you can also use the bisque concealers as color adjusters.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
shorty82
(windsor mill, md)
answer 44
I would highly recommend trying it before purchasing. That said, I have olive skin and I use the Medium Beige all year around. Even when I am tanned, it looks natural. The 'Medium" shade looks too dull on me. I'm a "Latina", and finding a foundation that didn't look like I had just melted a Barbie doll and smeared all over my face was nearly impossible until I tried Bare Minerals. I love it!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
SeriouslyAmy
(Asheville, NC)
answer 45
I would say medium-tan or tan
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Kehwahh
answer 46
going back to the color wheel... i would say more of an orange tone to balance it out?? not sure??? sorry...
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
productjunkee
(providence, rhode island)
answer 47
I actually fit within 2 shades. If I want to enhance my tan I will use the darker of these, just make sure not to layer it on. During the winter I usually go down a shade, since the olive tone in my skin has gone down, it helps to minimize any differnce in my neck and shoulders.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
queentinkerbell
(austin, tx)
Question
What skin tone am i?
When I use drugstore products, I'm usually a light (but its a little too light for my skin), but the medium is too dark. My sister is a medium fair and square. Also I'm chinese I have the tiniest hint of olive skin tone (barely) and my eye color is black/brown. Around my forehead is darker than my cheeks, nose, and eye area. What skin tone am I for Bare Minerals?
asked 4 years, 8 months ago
Wallydog981
(Colorado Springs, CO)
on bareMinerals Original Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15
27 answers
Answers
answer 1
I have light skin and I wear Bare Minerals medium, but have no olive tones in my skin....you might try the Bare Minerals website or call the company......
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
hjboyd
(Atascadero, CA)
answer 2
Have you tried the Fairly Light shade? If that doesn't work, you may be able to get 2 colors and blend them together for a more customized color.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
olive4
(Portland, OR)
answer 3
Hello!

Welcome to the world of bare Minerals!!! I would most definitely say to use the Light foundation. That is what I use, and I had the exact same issue you stated you had with drugstore brands. I also have light skin with a hint of olive tone and the Light foundation blends PERFECTLY with my skin. I would not go any darker than light. If you purchase the Light kit you will receive the Fairly Light (too light for me) and Light, which you can combine to go lighter if you need to. Hope this helps girl! Enjoy!!!
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
Britt68UF
(St. Petersburg, FL)
answer 4
I would say you're probably medium beige or golden medium.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
gaea712
(Evansville, IN)
answer 5
Do what I do- purchase 2 colors and MIX YOUR OWN!!
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
doglover123
(dunwoody georgia)
answer 6
mediumbeige
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
Anonymous
(Colorado)
answer 7
There is a huge difference between medium beige and medium. I have some of the same coloring and the medium is just too light.......The medium beige adds something more for the olive tone.
Hope that helps.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
llynn
(Maryville, TN)
answer 8
I would suggest you use Light. This color is not super light and not that dark either. You can also buy the starter kit for light skin and would come with the Light and Faily Light foundations. If you are still a bit darker than those two, you could apply the Warmth all over face color (it also comes in the starter kit) and mix them together to create your exact match. Good Luck!
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
iLuna
(San Diego, CA)
answer 9
Great, light foundation that leaves my skin looking flawless the entire day. It blends well and covers where my skin tone varies. I have sensative combination skin that easily leans more towards oily...this product still looks great at the end of the day.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
jbro
(Jacksonville, FL)
answer 10
I would use fairly light. It's a little darker than light.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
Kd62307
answer 11
If you will go to a Sephora store they test the colors on your skin tone and that should help you decide.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
TerryS
(Independence, MO)
answer 12
You need someone to help you blend two colors. I'm very light with neutral to yellow undertone. I use fairly light mixed with medium beige. Blends perfect and looks awesome.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
twinmommy
(Babylon,Ny)
answer 13
I would ask the store clerks. They were very helpful in finding me my true color. You could mix a couple of colors to find your skin tone. Sorry, I can't be specific but with a little help and mixing you should find your color and not be disappointed.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
tinkerbell1
(Novato, CA)
answer 14
medium or fairly light. go and try them, that's the best advice!
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
honeygirl80
(New York, NY)
answer 15
buy both shades & blend them... but there are 3 shades of fair/light. Visit a Sephora store to be sure
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
CarrieL
(Springfield, MO)
answer 16
One of my friends has an in between skin tone and the woman at sephora suggested that she purchase a starter kit- that way you can get three colors to see which one works best for you. Or go into a sephora and one of their makeup artists will match it for you.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
jen02
(Brooklyn, NY)
answer 17
I would go with Fairly Light...it will even out your skin tones, but won't be too light or too dark
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
SLgrnr
(St. Louis, MO)
answer 18
My suggestion is to go to a store where they sell Bare Minerals and have them put on several different shades to see which one best matches your skin tone. That worked the best for me.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
tortola1
(San Tan Valley, AZ)
answer 19
I would suggest Fairly Light. That is a nice medium between "light" and "medium".
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
hjrdaisy
(Franklin, TN)
answer 20
Bareminerals has shades for ALL skintones! I advise going to a Sephora store and letting one of the sales reps assist you and your sister. There is a beautiful shade for oriental skin tones! Gorgeous!
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
danielboxer
(Gainesville florida)
answer 21
Probably medium-beige. I have olive skin and medium beige is perfect
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
Margaritaville
(Brick, NJ)
answer 22
You should definately try out the starter kit! It has two different fair tones and you can mix them for better color matching.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
lin4cookielee
(Covington,WA)
answer 23
I was always light, but have some yellow/olive tones. I found Golden medium works very well for me.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
AllergyQueen
(New Hartford CT)
answer 24
When you use bare minerals the greatest part about powdered foundation is how versitile it is! Why not mix the darker foundation with the light until you obtain the correct color? Thats the beauty of this product!
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
Ifeelpretty
(Danbury, CT)
answer 25
I am an extremely pale girl and I use the lightest shade. THe great thing about the starter kits is that you get two shades. If you have a sephora store near you the best thing to do would be to go there and have them try out the different colors on your skin to help you find your perfect color. That's what they did for me! (even though i knew i was the lightest shade). You could also try blending more than one of their shades if it still doesn't match quite right.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
flyhy09
(Wisconsin)
answer 26
The thing I love about BareMinerals is that you can mix the powders. You don't have to stick with just one. I alternate between a lighter color in the winter and I mix it with a darker color in the summer. The darker color by it's self may be too dark, so I just mix-it up myself. You know your skin tone better than anyone else.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
WorkingMommy
(Erie, CO)
answer 27
I have a light skin tone but use the Medium or Medium Beige Foundation. It blends perfectly with my skin so it's not to dark for my light skin. It adds just a bit of color so I don't look as pale in the winter but looks natural with a summer tan.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
LunarPhoenix
(North Ridgeville, Ohio)
Question
what color should i try ?
The SA tried to match me with medium beige but it was kinda light for me. I think i should try something a little bit darker because my skin color is light brown. Should i use medium, golden medium or medium tan?
asked 4 years, 9 months ago
Anonymous
(San Jose, CA)
on bareMinerals Original Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15
22 answers
Answers
answer 1
>>>Test Answer Do Not Approve>>>
Yes this is great for that type of skin
Images for this Answer
(click to see full-size image)
User submitted photo
User submitted photo
answered 4 years ago
tester234
(Austin Tx)
answer 2
I would not use Medium. I use Medium and my skin is not what I would classify as tan. Try a darker foundation color.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
PickeeShopper
(Caldwell, NJ)
answer 3
I have found that mixing a cool and a neutral gives me the perfect shade, so don't be afraid to get both and mix to get what shade suits you best. also this trick come in handy if your complexion becomes darker in the summer
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
KateF
(Lafayette, LA)
answer 4
After using for years, the best thing I have found is that as long as you match up the tone of your skin first, then you can concentrate on the shades. For instance, I am not a pink undertone person, although I have paler skin. So, I use the gold/yellow undertone foundations, but the lighter shades in winter and around my eyes (to make them pop and to cover circles) and then the medium shades in the summer. It sounds like you might have a gold/yellow undertone so only look at shades with this undertone starting in med. It is better to be a little too light than too dark.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
Anonymous
(Las Vegas, NV)
answer 5
I would suggest getting the sample try out kit (18 dollars). It would make a great travel set (the sizes are small but you'll have travel sizes and you can mix the shades to come up with a match). You do not need to use a lot so this makeup will last a long time. If you don't want to invest in the kit, I would try on the golden medium. If it is too dark, you can add some Mineral Veil to lighten it up. Hope this helps!
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
rutgers2
(Leonardo, NJ)
answer 6
I also found that the recommended shade for me was too light.
I would try the Medium Tan.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
TrixieG
(Tewksbury, MA)
answer 7
I would mix two colors together. If the medium beige was a little light for your skin tone try mixing in some medium.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
Kitricc
(Becket, MA)
answer 8
I bet medium tan.
I've got fair skin but can use medium in the summer, so if you're darker I'd definitely recommend medium tan or if you want..get one of the darker shades and blend it with what you have to make it match.
I've done this in the fall to winter months because my tan fades slowly....
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
angelzfyre
(Alabama)
answer 9
I would go with medium. I have worn both and have tan skin. I wear the meduim-beige always. The meduim is just a hint darker but sounds like it would be perfect for you.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
unforgettable1
(Seattle, WA)
answer 10
if your skin is warm go for golden medium. but even better, I'd buy a kit for $60 so you can try out 2 foundations and determine which is best for you. absolutely worth it, since you get the 3 brushes and mineral veil and bronzer.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
sarah20854
(Potomac, MD)
answer 11
Yes I would go for a darker color
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
Coco01
(California)
answer 12
Medium tan.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
PJSC
answer 13
I like to mix medium beige and medium tan by end of the summer. I would say try the medium tan and if it is too dark mix.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
pamanddale
(Ceresco, NE)
answer 14
medium beige has pink undertones

golden medium has yellow undertones (most asians)

medium tan is for tanner complexions

If you're a light brown i would go with the medium tan or even reccomend going with something in the dark family.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
makeupaddic
(Southern California)
answer 15
Medium tan. Unlike liquid makeup bare minerals blends well.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
Misskittypo
(Morgantown, WV)
answer 16
Golden Medium or Medium Tan
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
kmt831
(Davie Florida)
answer 17
I'm a redhead with pretty fair skin and use medium. I think medium would be too light for a browner skin.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
mauigirl1976
(Maui Hawaii)
answer 18
Try comparing your skin look to the pictures. That is what I did and am satisfied with my choice.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
HazelPC53
(Waxahachie, Tx)
answer 19
Go for medium golden, and used the tinted mineral veil on top. I got a tan and had to switch to medium gold because the fairly light was too light for me now but I just got the sample for medium tan and it is way too dark..
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
alfonsina
(El Paso, TX)
answer 20
I have fair skin so always used the fairly light but last year started playing tennis and I got a tan in my body so my face looked like a clown's all of a sudden, too white so I went to the local store to try before ordering it from Sephora and the perfect match was medium golden, I just got a sample of the matte foundation in medium tan and is way too dark.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
alfonsina
(El Paso, TX)
answer 21
I recommend medium tan especially if your skintone has any golden tones to it.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
lisaintexas
(San Antonio, TX)
answer 22
I would suggest medium. I have neutral to warm undertones to my skin and I can use both colors, I prefer the medium even though they say it is cool, Leslie (the founder) says it is for neutral shades and it is what she uses-so I figure she knows best. But I think it is actually a bit darker than medium beige. I slightly prefer medium beige in the winter-and medium in the summer but can use either color all year round-the color coverage is very light.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
moranhe
(Cleveland, OH)
Question
Would this foundation cover existing acne and would it cause more break outs?
asked 5 years, 5 months ago
Wicca5
on bareMinerals Original Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15
21 answers
Answers
answer 1
Bareminerals for me took away alot of my acne. A couple of years ago before I started using bareminerals I had horrible acne from liqued foundation and by miday I could see the oil on my face. Then I started using bareminerals and alot of my acne when away and my face didnt look oily. I love bareminerals because it helped my skin. But it depends on your skin. For some people it causes acne but very rarely. If it does that just return it bareminerals always stand by their products. Also for covering acne or acne scaring use their maximum concealer brush and use the foundation to cover the blemish or scaring. It works better than anything and does'nt cause your acne to become worse like liquid concealer does.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
beautyqueen19
(Akron, OH)
answer 2
all i know is that mine have decreased by 50%
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
pliles
(Beebe, AR)
answer 3
It's never caused me to break-out from wearing it, but everyone's skin is different. My friend tried it also and it made her break out. It just depends on your skin type I suppose. It does a really good job of covering redness from acne though.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
brwniedgrl
(Columbia, MD)
answer 4
If you buy the concealer brush and the face color bisque or darker considering your shade or even just the concealer brush and the color makeup you need . It does not clog pores and it will not cause acne. I had acne bad and it has really helped my skin. I also use the rare minerals line that bareMinerals have the blemish therapy and the powder face wash and I haven't had a break out it 6 months!
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
tat2draven
(Ridgeway, Va)
answer 5
It will definitely cover breakouts and I have been using it for 2 years and I have slept in it work out with it on and it has yet to break me out.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
Anonymous
(Glen Burnie, MD)
answer 6
It covers my pimples pretty well, it kind of dries my oily skin. it caused a little break out when i started wearing it, but eventually it actually made me skin look better the more i used it.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
queenfrostine
(boston, ma)
answer 7
I would occasionally breakout before I started using this product but I have not have a single zit since then. What I've heard from my friends is that it does cover acne and that it actually improves skin.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
Jackie2pants
answer 8
This product is all natural and has never caused breakouts for me. I have used it to spot-cover with a smaller brush. Also, BE bisque is a great blemish hider. Just dot a little on a small brush and dab it on the blemish. Presto! Blemish is gone. Good luck!
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
Karenf
(Downingtown, PA)
answer 9
I think this product does a great job covering blemishes, and will not cause breakouts. I have acne-prone, combination skin, and have used this foundation for almost two years without any problem. Use a bisque that's right for your skin tone/color over or under the foundation for extra concealing.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
melissas08
answer 10
It covers break outs well. Since nothing can stop all breakouts, it is nice to know their is a product that does not cause them. After a year of using this product I have very few breakouts.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
Whitecresentcat
(Glendale, Ca)
answer 11
Yes! BareMinerals is kind to sensitive skin, doesn't irritate, and actually helps promote healing of acne.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
vraiblonde
answer 12
it covers pretty well and i havent had any break outs since using this product
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
gogeek
answer 13
I believe it will cover the acne, and no, it will not cause more breakouts. I suggest using BE Bisque for more coverage if needed. I use it in lieu of what we used to call cover stick. Ick!
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
thequeen
(Independence, KS)
answer 14
I believe it would cover and would not cause any breakouts.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
KMartin
(Raymond, Mississippi)
answer 15
BareMinerals offers great coverage, and not only will not cause more outbreaks, but seems to be god for irritated and broken out skin.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
NANALU
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)
answer 16
For me, personally it does. I have acne scars still healing from my laser treatment, blackheads, dry skin patches, you name it, I have it. This stuff works and doesn't make you look like you are wearing a mask. It doesn't feel heavy at all or melt off your skin.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
Queeny
(Phoenix)
answer 17
It works wonderfully for me. I use the mineral veil under my foundation to help with oil, start with bisque and then the foundation. It washs away very cleanly and NO it does not promote new breakouts! I love it! I wish I had known about this when I was first diagnosed with acne as a teenager over 20 years ago!
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
joellen1
answer 18
I must say I have acne and it covers everything,and my skin has gotten alot better scence I have been yousing bare minerals
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
ducki
(croton on Hudson,NY)
answer 19
Bare Minerals covers my blemishes and age spots. I still have acne and very oily skin. Bare Minerals is the only foundation that I can wear all day and still have foundation on. It does not cause breakouts for me either. I also wear it when exercising and it is still on at the end of my workout.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
Threecats
(Huntingdon, TN)
answer 20
It does cover everything, including acne. And no I have never had a breakout from this makeup it is so light that it does not clog your pores
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
jewels2
(Northfield, MN)
answer 21
This makeup does not cause breakouts and covers very well if you have any skin imperfections.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
lulusmom
(princeton, NJ)
Question
Bare Minerals shade mixing
I have a canister of a shade that is too dark for my skin. Can I mix it with a shade that is too light and end up in the middle? I think that Fairly Light is the right shade for me: I have a canister of Light and am thinking of mixing it with Fair. Will it work?
asked 5 years, 5 months ago
Anonymous
(Memphis, TN)
on bareMinerals Original Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15
20 answers
Answers
answer 1
I have mixed them, just be sure to add a little at a time and mix it well so you don't go beyond the color your trying to achieve.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
stp4
(Boynton Beach, FL)
answer 2
What I would do is start out using the lighter shade and apply it sparingly, making sure you blend well, and see how it looks, If it looks too light, apply some of the darker shade over it, again sparingly. This product really blends well, so I feel that even if you use the darker shade,as long as you use it sparingly and blend it really well, it should look good. Hope that helps!
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
goldie9899
(Brooklyn,NY)
answer 3
It probably will. I have am native american/irish so my skin tone is fairly light with a gold undertone. I use the medium gold and light in the summer time, and the medium beige and light mixed in winter. all I do is tap my brush in the darker shade swirl in the cap and mix in the lighter shade. swirl them together and brush circles over my face.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
tat2draven
(Ridgeway, Va)
answer 4
Yes, you can mix them. I add a little bronzer to my foundation also in the summer just to give you a little bit of a glow.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
Anonymous
(Glen Burnie, MD)
answer 5
I mix my colors all the time depending on the time of year. I keep the mixed colors in a empty jar to use again. I mix eye colors too.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
DORRIE
(CAPE CORAL, FL)
answer 6
I think this will work. Mine is a little too light so I apply the bronzer over my entire face and they mix nicely.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
Jackie2pants
answer 7
I have played around with blending this foundation with no problem - I use one color for summer, as my skin gets a little more tan, and another for winter, when I am more pale. In between these seasons, blending them together works nicely!
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
melissas08
answer 8
I do it all the time. In winter I'm quite fair, but tan well in the summer. I have a light shade of BM, and a darker shade, and I mix them to math my skin tone. Also, I'll add a bit of the Warmth to the lighter shade to create more of a tanned look.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
vraiblonde
answer 9
I mix my medium with light all the time! it works great
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
gogeek
answer 10
Absolutely! if you ever watch Leslie Blodgett, she says to mix what you need for personal color. That's definitely one of the benefits to the product. If you need more yellow tone, that would be one way to accomplish it. I can mix darker for the summer when I'm a bit more tan; otherwise, I use Fair.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
thequeen
(Independence, KS)
answer 11
I would say "yes."
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
KMartin
(Raymond, Mississippi)
answer 12
YES, I MIX SHADES ALL THE TIME, AS I TAN OR IT FADES.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
NANALU
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)
answer 13
I have done that before. If you blend a little of the dark with a lot of light, you will get a natural skin tone. Mix them in one of the tops before every application. Also remember, if you choose to use the light altogether, save the darker color for summer when you get more sun on your face.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
Queeny
(Phoenix)
answer 14
Fair may not work for you, but fairly light will. Just use a little more of the fairly light. Another hint:!!! You can save the light for the summer when you get a little of a tan. That is what I do. I have very sensitive skin and use a factor 30 sunblock, but I still get a little of a tan. And light is the perfect summer shade for me.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
joellen1
answer 15
I am between the shades light and fairly light. I mix them and my color is then perfect.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
Threecats
(Huntingdon, TN)
answer 16
i'm sure it will, bare minerals is very forgiving
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
cmslone
(hindman, kentucky)
answer 17
I've never tried mixing foundation shades, but all bareMinerals products are so light and sheer that they layer expertly, so I don't know why you couldn't mix foundations. It might take a few tries to get the right amounts of each color to creat the fairly light shade you are looking for.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
hibashm
(St. Petersburg, FL)
answer 18
I mix my foundation and feel it works well. Why don't you try it and see if it works for you.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
beckstar75
(Schofield, WI)
answer 19
I've mixed the colors together for use during that transition time between spring/summer and fall to winter with good results. You may need to play with the combo until you get the right "recipe" before mixing too large a batch.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
carriee
(Des Plaines, IL)
answer 20
I mix my two shades right on the brush, I dip it in one and then the other and swirl it around. It seems to work......I like to darken my jawline to minimize the jowls
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
orchardannie
(Port Orchard, Washington)
Question
can mineral foundation be worn to bed?
can the mineral foundation be worn to bed (like the rare minerals) without any unwanted side effects like normal makeup will give you?
asked 4 years, 8 months ago
Anonymous
(New Hampshire)
on bareMinerals Original Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15
19 answers
Answers
answer 1
They say you can, but I think it's always better to wash your face at night.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
Jennyn52779
(Eden Prairie, MN)
answer 2
They advertise that it can but I have never done it. I learned early the "makeup commandment" to never, ever, ever go to bed with makeup on and I never, ever, ever have. That being said, my days are pretty long and I have it on every day for 16 hours with no problems. When I used to wear traditional foundation, I always felt the need to wash my face as soon as I got home (that is, assuming it hadn't already melted or worn off), but not with this. Even though they say you can, I would tell you what I am hoping to teach my 14 year old daughter - clean your face gently but well every night to treat it with care and let it really really breath and rest. Good luck!
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
Anniemouse
(Kansas)
answer 3
People have been known (myself included) to wear this to bed. However, it is not good to make a practice of wearing any make-up to bed. It doesn't cause a break-out like other make-up; but your skin should be cleansed before going to bed. Skin needs to breathe. Sound strange? Not so, the skin is the largest organ of the human body and during rest should be free of any cosmetics. Wearing cosmetics to bed could eventually cause your skin to age prematurely.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
mysher
(Springfield, OH)
answer 4
Yes, it certainly can be worn to bed. I have fallen asleep many a night reading a good book, or watching a movie. It is fantastic.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
mommybear
(East Hanover, NJ)
answer 5
In the DVD you get with the starter kit, they do say that you can wear it to bed... and that's good because sometimes I am guilty of being too lazy to take my makeup off. They don't really back that statement up, though, so I'm not sure why you can wear this to bed as opposed to other makeup.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
turtlegirl97
(Kansas City, KS)
answer 6
I do sometimes, but I mean, it's always better to take off all your make up before going to bed anyways.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
ColorMeRose
answer 7
I've been exhausted several times and have fallen asleep without washing my face with no reactions to my face.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
Sparkly1
(Sacramento, Ca)
answer 8
best results for sleeping in foundation
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
veruca6767
answer 9
I'm guilty of going to bed before washing off my bareMinerals at times, I wouldn't dare do that with other foundations. I've never had any major breakouts since using this product.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
buxomchick
(Bakersfield, CA)
answer 10
It should clog your pores, but it only takes a minute to wash makeup off!
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
erin328
(Austin, TX)
answer 11
i have very sensitive skin (easily breaks out) and i wear it to bed on occasion. i don't make it a regular habit but several times a week i'll sleep with it on and now breakouts!!!!
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
sonz
(phoenix, az)
answer 12
I have worn it to bed on a few occasions. Sometimes you are just way too exhausted! I did not experience a break out. I have extremely sensitive, acne prone skin. I wouldn't recommend wearing it to bed every night... but you don't have to worry about a huge break-out if you happen to pass out on the couch.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
MyReview00
(Florida)
answer 13
Yes it can be worn to bed.I am an avid face washer,but when I had my son I had on my makeup and wore it all night and it still looked great after eight hours of labor and did not break my face out.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
4calli
(Leonard,TX)
answer 14
I believe that it can be worn to bed on occassion. I've done so a few times unintentionally and I had no problems with my skin, whatsoever!
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
hartktx
(Sparks, NV)
answer 15
Yes, I wear mine to bed at times and it does't clog my pores.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
smetheney
(Tulare, CA)
answer 16
if you have to fall asleep in this makeup- that is ok!
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
klwonder
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 17
I wouldn't highly recommend it, because you should probably be cleaning face every night, but I don't think you'll wake up to patch of pimples all over your face.

It's all natural, but it's still a good idea to wipe it off at night.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
yaintime21
(Grosse Pointe, MI)
answer 18
YES!! If I have a pimple that wont budge ill sleep in my bareminerals and in the morning im good to go!!
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
Katie117
answer 19
I can wear this product to bed and not worry about my face being clogged and oily in the morning (though I don't choose to wear to bed, but if I did).
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
Mntngirl
(Bentonville, AR)
Question
which information is right?
It says on the bare escentuals shade finder that "medium is for light to medium skin/cool undertones" and "medium beige is for medium skin/neutral undertones" but in this page, it says the opposite . i dont get it. which one is right?
asked 4 years, 9 months ago
Anonymous
(San Jose, CA)
on bareMinerals Original Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15
19 answers
Answers
answer 1
I bought the Medium Starter Kit, which has both medium and medium beige products. I would call my skin somewhere between fair and medium, but I also have some red blotchy areas (comes with age). I mix the two colors together, about half and half, and get perfect natural looking coverage. You might try playing around with your own mixture. Also use just a little of the bronzer (lightly on checkbones, forehead, nose and chin) before you apply the Mineral Veil, and you will get a healthy looking glow. Hope this answers your question, or at least gives you some new ideas.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
MaryM54
(Springfield, MO)
answer 2
I know it may be a little inconvenient, but go to a Sephora store and try them out. As soon as you find the right shade, you'll be able to buy again over the web. I just don't believe in buying different shades (especially for foundation or blush) without trying it on my specific skin tone. good luck! When you find the right color, it will look great!
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
PickeeShopper
(Caldwell, NJ)
answer 3
Medium beige - has warm undertones (color I use) the medium has cool undertones!
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
rablanton3
(Topeka, KS)
answer 4
I would suggest using the lighter of the two shades or getting one of the kits where you get both. You can mix them together to come up with the perfect match. That is what I did (fairly light/light). This is pricey at first but you don't need much product (less is definitely more) and you won't look chalky or have that dreaded makeup line. I hope this helps.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
rutgers2
(Leonardo, NJ)
answer 5
I feel that both are correct. I mix the two together for the perfect color to match my skin tone.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
Kitricc
(Becket, MA)
answer 6
Medium is for light to medium skin and cool undertones,

Medium Beige is for medium skin with neutral undertones

Golden Medium is for medium skin with golden undertones

Medium Tan is for medium to tan skin with cool undertones
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
angelzfyre
(Alabama)
answer 7
medium beige is the cooler, medium is the warmer. trust me, I use those colors myself. I use the straight medium as my primary foundation and the medium beige for concealer around my nose and in acne spots. It is very flat and cool, so it neutralizes the redness. enjoy! it is great stuff.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
sarah20854
(Potomac, MD)
answer 8
I think of my skin tone as a light to medium. I use medium beige year round and it blends very well. The majority of my friends use the same shade because it is very versatile
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
Anonymous
(Hodgenville, KY)
answer 9
I use medium beige and have neutral to golden undertones. Definitely not cool.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
pamanddale
(Ceresco, NE)
answer 10
If you're medium with more pink undertones to your skin go with medium beige. If you're medium with more yellow undertones (most asian skin types) go with medium golden or medium tan.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
makeupaddic
(Southern California)
answer 11
Med Beige seemed too light for me too. I use med tan and it blends well. It is not like liquid foundation. It blends fairly easy.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
Misskittypo
(Morgantown, WV)
answer 12
Medium Beige
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
kmt831
(Davie Florida)
answer 13
I use the light during the winter and the medium beige during the summer when I have more color
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
KathyWA
(Venice, fL)
answer 14
I am a true TAN, light brown, black woman, with yellow (golden) undertones, but I learned by preffering one shade of the starter kit over the Medium Tan (which made me look ghostly, and of which I would have brought if I did not get two shades to use in the starter kit. Go to the Sephora store nearest you. They have all the colors there to try. I also have to change colors for the summer due to tanning.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
flyguy4
(Wash, DC)
answer 15
I'm a pretty fair skined redhead but have a little color from living in Hawaii and also I have freckles. The medium is perfect for me.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
mauigirl1976
(Maui Hawaii)
answer 16
Though I am considered a Light, I like the golden mediun for myself. Instead of going with a word discription, try comparing your skin look to the pictures. That's what I did and am satisfied with my choice.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
HazelPC53
(Waxahachie, Tx)
answer 17
Don't know if this will help but I find that ALL BE powders, even those they say have neutral undertones, tend very strongly toward the golden undertones. Since I am very fair I can't advise on the medium colors, but thought you might want a bit more info on the "gold" undertones issue as you make a decision. The great news is that if you order a color that does not match as described, Sephora is SUPER at taking it back "no questions asked." So pick one and give it a try or order two different colors and send one back. Another thought...try one of the starter kits which has two different but close shades as well as brushes and Mineral Veil. That way you can try two out and get the brushes for essentially nothing!
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
ncgal2
(Winston-Salem, NC)
answer 18
I have neutral to warm undertones to my skin and I can use both colors, I prefer the medium even though they say it is cool, Leslie (the founder) says it is for neutral shades and it is what she uses-so I figure she knows best. But I think it is actually a bit darker than medium beige. I prefer medium beige in the winter-and medium in the summer but can use either color all year round-the color coverage is very light.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
moranhe
(Cleveland, OH)
answer 19
I use the medium. The medium beige is just a little bit darker, which is probably ok if you have a little sun on your face. I use the medium year-round and it's perfect.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
cclnurse
(Chesterfield, VA)
Question
bareMinerals Foundation
I actually bought the bareMinerals starter kit in the store. The representative said I needed to buy the kit that contained tan/medium tan, so I did. I have used them a couple times but I am very disappointed because these colors are way to dark for my skin so my face ends up looking very tan compared to the rest. Can I buy a lighter shade and mix the foundations or do I just need to return the kit?
asked 5 years, 6 months ago
Anonymous
(Gainesville, Fl)
on bareMinerals Original Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15
18 answers
Answers
answer 1
I like to mix medium beige and medium tan for my perfect color. Then, when I am tanning in the summer I have the tan, and the winter, I have the beige. Together is the perfect in between color. I hope this helps!
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
luckymommy
(Travis AFB , Ca)
answer 2
Do not mix, I once tried mixing a dark color with a light color and it made my face look orange! I guess it's because it's not a cream or liquid foundation, so the colors don't blend as well. I would recommend returning it to the store and finding a color that matches your skin tone;
not following what an employee says.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
missmeliss247
(California)
answer 3
I would return it and ask for a complimentary application in the store. It is such a wonderful product with several shades to choose from. If there is a closer shade to matching your skin I think the results would be even better for you.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
boymama
(Benton,AR)
answer 4
actually, you could do either. I would try adding a much lighter shade, such as fair or light. I've had blushes that were too dark and I combined them with a very pale pink...turned out to be a perfect shade for me when combined. I've also mixed a little darker foundation (I use fair) to mine in the summer for a slightly tanned effect.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
snoots
(Grove City PA)
answer 5
Yes, you can mix the products, including different foundations. I suggest you take it back to the store and ask for an exchange if you can. I mix shades all the time, especially in the spring and fall when I get and lose a little tan. If you mix them, just do it slowly in the one of the lids until you get the color you want, then slowly add what you need to each. You can test it on the inside of your wrist, which is generally the closest skin tone to the fact.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
mileeg
(Annapolis, MD)
answer 6
You can buy a lighter shade and then use the dark one as a bronzer. That's what I do usually when I get a wrong shade.

hope that helps.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
margalik
(Brooklyn, NY)
answer 7
The great thing about this product is that you can mix the colors. Plus in the summer you would need a darker shade if you get a tan and a lighter one in the winter since we're naturally lighter then. I always test out the colors at the store and keep the starter kit because it has the brushes and mineral veil which you will need anyway.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
Ka123n
(Corona, CA)
answer 8
If you are unsatisfied with what you purchased, I think you should just take it back to the store and return it (or exchange it for a lighter color). If the store representative continue to tell you that you are the tan/medium tan color, then you should ask her to try the product on your face and see if it comes out differently then when you do it at home.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
ccwee23
(New York)
answer 9
If you get a tan during the summer I would just buy a lighter shade of the foundation for this time of year. I have the faux tan and I like it. The kit has a lot of goodies in it.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
Anonymous
(Collinsville, OK)
answer 10
If you think the foundation is too dark then exchange it for a lighter product. Sephora stores have been great about that in the past whenever I need to return things. I would also suggest asking for the "best" makeup professional in the store to help you choose the right shade and explain that you weren't happy with the original shade. I'm sure they'd be more than happy to accomodate. Bottom line: don't settle for something you're not completely satisfied with. :)
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
vengagrl
(Ronceverte, WV)
answer 11
I have olive skin, and I bought the medium kit. Since there are two foundations and two all-over colors, you can go as light or dark as you need. I found it easier to buy a little lighter than I thought I needed, so I could add color. I even use the lightest mineral veil, then add blush or bronzer if I feel "pale." Try a lighter foundation/mineral veil, and I think you'll love this makeup.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
NancyJ
(Garland, Texas)
answer 12
Your kit should have included a lighter foundation as well as a darker one. Use just the light product or mix the 2 to get your correct shade. It could be that you are not twirling the brush and tapping off the excess. Try these tips. If still too dark, order a lighter foundation. This is GREAT STUFF!!!! Don't give up.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
Lynn10
(South Florida)
answer 13
The same thing happened to me but in reverse, the foundation shade i had bought was too light. Anyways, all you have to do is buy a lighter FOUNDATION color. The other products that come in the kit (the "warmth" and the "mineral veil" plus all the brushes) are the same for every skin tone. The foundation alone i believe is like $25. Hope this helped, good luck!
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
xtina86
(Miami, FL)
answer 14
I'd return the kit and get the next lightest kit available. I have actually used the tan and mixed it with medium beige for a darker look during the summer months. My skin tone is medium, and I a very happy using the medium/medium beige.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
sunray57
(Newark, OH)
answer 15
Take the kit back to the store where you purchased it and tell them that you need a lighter shade. Don't start mixing, because you'll never get it the same way twice. It's a great product.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
EllenS
(Irwin, PA)
answer 16
If you are using everything in the kit, I would go to sephora & experiment mixing the colors or try a lighter color & exchange the kit for that shade. If you only want the foundation, then return the whole kit & look for the color that matches your skin tone & buy just the foundation & the brush.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
chloenoah
(east brunswick, nj)
answer 17
I had the exact same problem when I first purchased the Medium kit. The Medium kit was too pinkish for my complexion and the Tan kit had been too dark when I tried it at the store. So I kept the rest of the kit (Medium), gave away the two foundation colours to my sisters (whom they suited better) and instead ordered seperately the Golden Medium shade of foundation online (it was new at the time and might be in stores now). Very happy I did this as the new shade is perfect and I love using the Mineral Veil, Bronze, Vitamin primer and brushes that came with the kit. Plus the instruction CD was a big help!
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
SahH
(Toronto)
answer 18
There are 2 things you can do. Mix 1/2 of mineral veil with the same part of the lightest shade in your kit. You will still have a great finish. Or you can order 1 of the lighter shades of bareminerals and mix with the shades you have to customize. I use several shades of bareminerals to accomodate the seasonal changes of my skin color. Good Luck!
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
judyd
(Rochester, MA)
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | ... 64 | ...next