I can speak for most makeup wearers when I say that the perfect foundation can seem elusive. You want something that feels light, but you want to know that those imperfections are covered just as you like. I have been a fan of Bare Minerals powder before, but they were not the brand I turned to for foundation… until now. Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue was recommended to me in Jade Kisnorbo’s masterclass, and I wasn’t about to question a recommendation from a professional makeup artist. Here is my review of the Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue.
The Benefits of Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue
As the name suggests, this product makes you feel bare-faced. It is so light and soft on the skin, but gives you a decent glow and good coverage. The reason the product appeals to so many is that it’s pitched as three products in one: a moisturiser, a foundation and 30+ SPF. Some beauty bloggers have stated that the launch of this product was ahead of its time being launched in 2015, as full face coverage was more the rage rather than a tinted gel moisturiser. Now, tinted moisturiser is a very popular option for people wanting a lightweight glow.
The tinted moisturiser shades
If you have ever found yourself between two shades, then you know how frustrating it is to find a product you love and see they only have a limited shade variety. The Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue has twenty shades, and you are able to go in-store to Mecca to see which shade is the best for you. I ordered my Bare Minerals online which is always a risk, but the Bare Minerals website has a ‘Shade Finder’ quiz on the website so they can understand what your shade is and which one is best for you.
By completing the quiz and reading more about the product, I was able to determine that my colour was Birch 1.5 and I placed the order. Each of the shades is accompanied by photos but also a summary of what skin would suit that shade. for example, Birch 1.5 is ‘for fair warm skin with a yellow hue’. There are also shades that cater to pink, red and peach hues across fair to dark skin tones.
The ingredients and benefits of this Bare Minerals classic
Ok, so why is the Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue got such a following, and how does it differ from other tinted moisturisers? Bare Minerals is cruelty-free and has been for a very long time, which is how they have carved out such a loyal following early on. The Complexion Rescue is also very hydrating and that’s due to the Squalene which quenches skin all day long, leaving skin looking hydrated and fresh. It’s SPF30+ coverage, and while there are SPF50 tinted moisturisers out there, none of them have the same medium coverage and dewy result. This is not what I would reach for if I was spending a big day out in the sun, but a great everyday option.
How we use the Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue
Another thing I loved about the Bare Minerals foundation is how easily it interacts with concealer. I have used a Bobbi Brown and a NARS concealer and it’s always a beautiful finish. I can also recommend the Stila Double-Ended Complexion Brush for this Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue. It is soft and unlike other brush styles I have chosen in the past. When watching the videos on the Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue, I noted that the artist puts the product on the brush and then applies it – which I know is best practice but I never seem to get around to doing it. This brush is perfect for those who usually prefer their hands, as it glides on very easily.
When I am looking for a little more coverage, you can actually add this on top of what you have on. Just be careful in how you apply it, choosing to tap and press in rather than blend with a brush or fingers. Then you will benefit from the sun coverage and enjoy a nice glowy finish.
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