I just posted a list of my favorites over on the fair complexion thread so trying to avoid repeating the same reply though it fits here as well so you may want to take a look. http://www.thefedoralounge.com/showpost.php?p=1047029&postcount=46 In addition there are many who can not use Bare Minerals due to the Bismuth Oxide, which is a known allergen. I am one that has to be careful so use it sparingly but still usually result in a mild rash. I have found 2 companies that cover just as well but with a much larger selection of foundations and shades. BE is very warm. Go check out Lumiere Cosmetics and Meow Cosmetics both have mineral foundations that omit Bismuth and also foundations that contain it. I have tried all their varieties and they cover well and prefer them over BE. Lumiere is my favorite. They also offer sample sizes so you can try different formulations and shades to find the right one for you. they also offer foundation primers which helps the mineral powder glide on more smoothly so you avoid heavy spots. There are time that I want want heavy coverage for photos and film. And times I rather a light coverage for day to day. I can do both with these foundations. If I need to conceal any blemish or dark circles from tiredness then I will use a bit of Ben Nye foundation in needed areas then come over it with mineral. But for film and photo you typically want to avoid mineral due to shine from the micas which I will come over with the Make Up Forever or Ben Nye setting powder I recommended to cover the shine from the minerals. Anywho...GL!