I've used bareMinerals for over 4 years now and get at least one compliment a day on how great my skin and makeup looks. I hadn't found a product by them I didn't care for until now. The tint of the matte foundation takes on a very "orange" color. If you decide to try it I would suggest to go a shade lighter then what you usually wear. I also found that I had to use more than I would with the normal foundation which also would cause it to feel thick and heavy which also caused my skin to break out. It wasn't horrible... just not the product for me.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend