I tried Bare Minerals twice. The first time, I tried it for about 3 months, the second time was for about the same. At first, I liked the product, but then I felt that it didn't do as good of a job of covering imperfections. I found that it was hard to match the color of my skin...it was always either too light or too dark...a problem when you're buying something by phone/online and not in person. I do like mineral makeup, it's all that I wear. I have tried many different brands. In fact, I did like Bare Minerals enough to try it a second time, but overall, for the price and the value, I'd say save your money. In fact, I went to the drugstore in a pinch and found a drugstore brand that I thought was very comparable to Bare Minerals...for only $8!
I have heard from friends that Bare Minerals eyeshadows are wonderful, but I've never tried them personally. My thought is, if I put a good product on for foundation, it's okay if I use cheaper products on top of them. Just my opinion.