Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue – A Review

Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue – A Review

Like many of us make up obsessives, I am constantly looking at ways to make the base of my make up, ie my foundation, the best it can be. I enjoy all levels of coverage in my base products, and choose what Im going to use that day in accordance with my mood and how my skin is. Bucket and trowel was needed the last 6 weeks I can tell you! Bags and dark circles under my eyes like a panda…….(and not in the cute and adorable way)

Dark circles aside, I was after something a little lighter in coverage as I felt I had not really ever found what I was looking for. A base that allowed my natural skin to still be seen, but just gave an even-ness to the overall skin tone. Iv tried a few tinted moisturisers, BB and CC creams, but never really found one I loved.

Well, step forward Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue, its your time to shine!

As many of you know, mineral make up has some great benefits for our skin, as well as being great cosmetic products. (I wrote a post a while back on just this if you would like to have a read, Mineral Make up and its benefits). I am not a huge fan of the Bare Minerals powder minerals, so when I saw this liquid one, I was intrigued. Chatting with the girls on the counter in John `Lewis, they tried a few colours on me, spoke through the benefits of using it, and let me have a play with application myself (I love it when they allow you to apply it yourself, gives a much better idea of the “feel” of the product). I settled on a colour, and made my purchase.

This product is described as a Tinted hydrating Gel Cream. It has spf 30 in it, which is amazing, and feel so light on my skin.The consistency is a cream, but it feels quite cool, like a gel, as its applied, so maybe thats why they call it a gel cream? The company claim that its a “multi-tasking genius” (I never tested its IQ, so cannot comment on that), but its claims that it gives just the right amount of coverage I certainly agree with.

I really like the lightness of this product, but am so impressed with the coverage too. I like to use a brush to apply my bases, and I have found that this product works best for me using a stippling brush. It really works the product into the skin and makes it flawless. I did try it with a sponge, but I felt it went patchy. I also tried it with a flat foundation brush, but the coverage was to heavy. Thats another great point with this cream, it can be built up if you like a fuller coverage. I find it works well with a Real Techniques expert face brush too, but the stippling brush gives me a light coverage, just warming and evening out my skin tone.

So, some of the additional benefits to this base product are;

It helps replenish and hydrate dry skin as it is packed with marine botanicals

It has anti-oxidants to help protect the skin from environmental stress (pollution etc)

They claim it increases hydration by 215% in just one week.

Is cruelty free

Contains active ingredients

 

Im really impressed with this product, and think it will be my go-to for a while. Im keen to keep my hydration levels up as the central heating and weather starts to play havoc with my skin.

If you are a fan of a light to medium coverage, give it a try

Complexion Rescue – £28

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16 Comments

  1. Karen
    September 10, 2017 / 12:09 pm

    I’ve been using this one for a while now, and I love it!

    • kerrylifeandloves
      September 10, 2017 / 1:10 pm

      Thanks for reading Karen. I cannot believe I haven’t discovered it before to be honest! I love it.

    • kerrylifeandloves
      September 12, 2017 / 7:03 pm

      Oh thank you so much! I really am a convert to it, great hydration benefits x

  2. September 13, 2017 / 9:22 am

    This is definitely product for me, I love BB cream type of products, but if this one has more coverage that would be a nice change also. Great review. xo

    • kerrylifeandloves
      September 13, 2017 / 10:47 am

      Thank you, glad you found it useful. I love the versatility of it, coverage wise. Its a great find.

  3. September 13, 2017 / 10:00 am

    Your skin looks so naturally flawless and glowy, rather than a one-dimensional veil that can often happen with foundation. Love it! xx

    • kerrylifeandloves
      September 13, 2017 / 10:48 am

      Ohhh thank you so much! I agree with you on how some coverage can take away the actual look os skin. I even like that my freckles show through a little with this one! Thanks for reading xx

    • kerrylifeandloves
      September 13, 2017 / 1:25 pm

      Hi, thanks for reading. Glad you enjoyed it x

  4. September 13, 2017 / 4:06 pm

    It looks so natural on you and it has spf 30 that’s great

    • kerrylifeandloves
      September 13, 2017 / 7:11 pm

      Ah thank you! I know, the spf is a huge plus isnt it xx Thanks for reading x

  5. September 13, 2017 / 9:45 pm

    This looks absolutely gorgeous on you! Your skin looks absolutely flawless! I love the texture and feel of this, I just wuss the lightest shade was pale enough for me!
    PaleGirlRambling xo

    • kerrylifeandloves
      September 13, 2017 / 10:19 pm

      Thank you so much! Ohhhh thats a shame. Its so annoying when a base product you love just dosent have the right colour for you isnt it. You are so right, the texture is lovely xx

  6. highstreetbeauty11
    September 14, 2017 / 12:08 pm

    Kerry this sounds right up my street – and wow! it looks stunning on you xxx

    • kerrylifeandloves
      September 14, 2017 / 2:09 pm

      Ahhh you are too kind….Thank you xx

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