bareMinerals Mineral Veil SPF 25
Last Updated:12.30.2014
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No
Review Overview

This sheer loose powder is great for two things: Boosting the sun protection your moisturizer or foundation with sunscreen provides and absorbing excess oil.

You also can use it alone for sun protection, but you have to apply it liberally and that can look thick and exacerbate dryness. It has a sheer, dry texture and a lasting matte finish on skin. The shades apply translucent, so this will be workable for all skin tones.


Active: Titanium Dioxide (14.4%), Other: Zea Mays (Corn Starch), Corn Starch Modified, Zinc Stearate, Silica, Magnesium Stearate

May Contain: Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides

Brand Overview

Bare Escentuals At-a-Glance

Makeup is what this San Francisco-based cosmetics line is primarily about, and they use the pure and natural marketing angle to entice consumers. Founded in 1976 by Diane Ranger, who left the company in the early '90s Bare Escentuals was one of the first brands to introduce the concept of loose powder foundation. Since then, they have moved beyond it to include liquid foundations and tinted moisturizers and an ever expanding line of color cosmetics as well as skincare products.

The products are sold in most Sephora boutiques and Ulta stores, though the full selection of skincare products is most often found at the Bare Escentuals freestanding stores scattered throughout the United States.

We should note that loose powder makeup does take some practice to get the hang of—yet there is no denying that this type of foundation has its fan base. There is a lot to love about Bare Escentuals, even if mineral makeup isn’t your thing (especially their price ranges, which have remained affordable in comparison to many of their neighbors at Sephora).

Strengths: Good makeup removers; a few well-formulated powders with SPF; some nice eyeshadows and impressive mascaras; some impressive foundations; several elegant brush options; not too expensive.

Weaknesses: Some of the loose powder products have texture and finish concerns; some of the skincare contain potentially problematic ingredients.

For more information about Bare Escentuals, call 1.888.795.4747 or visit www.bareescentuals.com.

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Not bad, but not portable

On the plus side, this powder contains a healthy dose of sunscreen, absorbs oil, and softens the look of Bare Minerals’ powder foundations (which I do like a lot). Sadly, loose powders are no good for touching up on the go. Get a good moisturizer and/or foundation with sunscreen, instead, and check out the pressed powders by CoverGirl, Revlon, and Neutrogena. They’re cheap, portable, just as good for finishing, and much better for touch-ups.

Reviewed by
Jess V
Looks thicker and duller than the original mineral veil

I got the Mineral Veil SPF25 instead of the original one by mistake and unfortunately I was not impressed with it. It does not go on as light as the original one, no matter how light handed I am and it makes my skin look definitely powdered, dry and a bit dull. I would not recommend this over the original one.

Reviewed by
Alice T.
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