Bare Minerals Serum Foundation Review

May 23, 2023
David Sunnyside

bare minerals serum foundation review

A breakthrough tone-correcting mineral foundation and skin care serum in one, this ultra-thin, skin-perfecting fluid provides seamless adjustable coverage, a natural finish and the look and feel of beautiful skin. Formulated with exceptional purity, it is free of oil, silicone, talc, parabens and fragrance. Dermatologist tested and hypoallergenic.

This clean, vegan foundation shows that makeup can be just as good for your skin as skincare, with ingredients like bamboo stem extract to blur pores and imperfections and papaya enzymes to improve skin texture both instantly and over time. And it's sweat-, humidity- and transfer-resistant for 24 hours of non-drying, natural matte coverage.

Mineral foundations like this are often considered better for sensitive or acne-prone skin because they typically contain fewer potentially irritating ingredients than other types of liquid and powder makeup. That's why this mineral-based product is free of oil, talc and parabens, plus it's dermatologist-tested and non-comedogenic (it won't clog pores).

But while this foundation contains more beneficial ingredients than many of the other foundations in our lineup, it still falls short of expectations. Despite the fact that it's free of ingredients like pore-clogging sodium lauryl sulfate and fillers, it tends to feel blotchy and patchy on the skin, particularly when used with a brush or sponge.

The best thing about this product is the list of 'good for your skin' ingredients (papaya enzymes and bamboo stem extract, among others) but, in reality, you can find much better foundations that offer comparable performance for less money.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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