I’m no makeup artist — just a regular gal who likes to do her makeup. I’m also a new mom and need to do my makeup quickly (usually single-handedly while nursing), so when I found out bareMinerals was coming out with a water-based BB cream/CC cream/tinted moisturizer, I wanted to try it out for myself. I’ve been wearing it most days at home and about town (not on photoshoot days, though — I want something more full-cover on those days) for the past few weeks.
My verdict is that the Complexion Rescue is a great product for someone on-the-go, preferably with drier skin, who needs light-medium coverage and doesn’t want any scent associated with their face product. I’m a bit on the oilier side of the skin type spectrum, so the first time I applied it over top serum and foundation, my face ended up looking dewier than I typically like. This is likely because it’s a tinted hydrating gel cream. I resolved this by only using a quick-absorbing serum beforehand and finishing off with a mattifying powder, which has been a winning combination for me.
Do you need the brush that goes with the product? Not necessarily (you could even just use your fingers), but it provides for a nice and clean application.
Have you seen my Shop sections above? I regularly update my Women’s, Men’s, Baby, Maternity, & Home sections with items I either currently use or would love to try and think my Bond Girls would enjoy as well!
BEFORE // Clean skin (with eye makeup, eyebrows, and lips done)
As you can see above (click the photo to enlarge), the Complexion Rescue helped blur out texture issues and lightly covered discoloration.
Final Look //
BB Cream (in Natural 05)
Blush (in Orgasm)
Eyeshadow Base (in Painterly)
Lipstick (in Rose Culte)