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