Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue in Tan - Review

A picture of the Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue in Tan
When I heard that Bare Minerals were launching their Complexion Rescue I knew I had to get hold of it ... described as a 'tinted, hydrating, gel cream' offering sheer to medium coverage, it is said to combine the benefits of a tinted moisturiser, BB and CC cream whilst giving you a 'hit' of 200% hydration. Apparently a tinted moisturiser is traditionally formulated with hydration in the middle surrounded by pigment - Complexion Rescue is meant to have turned this inside out so the pigment is surrounded by moisture ... it all sounds so technical - don't you just love the science of skincare - I do!  It contains marine botanicals to aid hydration, mineral electrolytes to energise, antioxidant from 'heart-leaved globe daisy' which is meant to help with protection against the environment (I Googled the above plant and the things it is associated with are amazing - we're talking longer living cells, detox and regeneration), together with a non-chemical, mineral based SPF30. It is free from silicone, oil, parabens or fragrance.  After discussion with the Bare Minerals assistant in Boots, I went for the shade 'Tan' and although it looks a little deep in the swatch below, I intend to use it over the summer months when I would normally (hopefully!) lose some of my winter yellow pallor ...! 

A picture of the Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue in Tan















My skin is combination, prone to a bit of oil on the t-zone and dry, sensitive cheeks with redness here and there.  I use after my daily moisturiser, however this is one of the few products I've come across that can be applied hours after - it is just like topping up with additional moisture. I use fingers, although I understand you get more coverage with a brush but that's not really what I'm after from this product.  It has the said gel, cream texture, very light, and is super easy to apply - glides on and has a 'cooling' effect on the skin - I almost feel like you don't need a mirror as it blends in so effortlessly!  You would need to separately conceal any hefty blemishes or red bits etc but it doesn't emphasise/sit in my pores or dry bits and seems to correct and even things out with a dewy, lightweight, natural-looking glow.  Although it doesn't go patchy or streaky, over the day my t-zone does have a tendency to shine through so I usually dust on some Bare Minerals Mineral Veil (I use the tinted one) just on that area but to be honest a bit of shine doesn't bother me so much! I use the Complexion Rescue mainly for days when I want that 'no make-up look' but I have worn it a couple of times to work or to go shopping and have applied my original Bare Minerals Foundation - again mainly over the t-zone and this worked absolutely fine - put it like this I wasn't 'shining like a beacon' whilst shopping in Boots ... and our local Boots resembles a sauna! 

Before, during and after ... you can (hopefully) see that although the colour appears quite dark it's blended in fine. Oh ... and apologies for the miserable face ... must have been thinking about work or something!

A picture of the Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue in Tan



Apparently ... clinical studies have shown that after approx. one week of using the Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue, there is a significant increase in hydration of the skin. I've not used it for an entire 'solid' week' only because ... a) I want to save it for the Summer - think it will be a hit on holiday and during hot weather (what hot weather I hear you scoff!)  b) it costs £26/35ml so although it's not super-expensive, it's not the cheapest - I'm kicking myself for not getting another last week when Feel Unique had 20% off Bare Minerals and c) I'm trying to be sensible and use my other products up! However, it keeps my skin feeling so comfortable and hydrated all day long ... I think this is going to be a definite re-purchase and 'go-to' product for future!

So apologies that this has been a bit of a rave review but you know when you just 'click' with a product and want to tell everyone about it - once I started I couldn't shut up!  Have you tried the Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue? What's your favourite base for Summertime?


Jen x




25 comments:

  1. Great review Jen! I love this product too, been testing it for a few weeks and find that I've been reaching for it instead of foundation 90% of the time! It looks really good on you too. :)

    Faith x

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    1. Thanks Faith! It's a good one isn't it? xx

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  2. Wow, this looks lovely, your skin looks so dewy! I've never tried any BM products before but this piqued my interest a few weeks ago. What is the likelihood in getting a sample from the counter as my skin is not great at the moment & I don't want to risk any more outbreaks :( x

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    1. There's no harm is asking Sarah - I'd definitely have a try if I was you! xx

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  3. It looks lovely, Jenny. I've never tried Bare Minerals but I keep meaning to. Lynne xx

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    1. Let me know if you do Lynne! xx

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  4. Great review Jenny! I'd love to buy something like this for summer - I still have the odd areas though that need some serious coverage and I end up going for heavy coverage products as my safety net! xx

    Ramblings of a Beauty Bird | Beauty Blog

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    1. Thanks Sasha! I'd love to know if you do find something suitable xx

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  5. I do love your foundation reviews. This seems a fab holiday foundation. I hate wearing it when it's hot so tend to use a BB cream. This sounds perfect x

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    1. Thanks Donna! I'm looking forward to using this on holiday! xx

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  6. I reviewed this today too! I'm getting on really well with it, love how it feels on my skin! Didn't know Feel Unique had a sale on last week - I definitely would have picked up a few things had I known!

    Hannah x | hannatalks

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    1. I know I'm kicking myself Hannah! xx

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  7. Oh this sounds lovely Jenny & looks great on you! Nic x

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  8. Oh! this looks promising. I've been looking for something new to try, Think I just found it. Great review Jen. x

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    1. Thanks Lotty - hope you like it! xx

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  9. I love Bare Minerals and am very tempted to try this - but I just worry that it would be too shiny for my oily skin. xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

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    1. I love Bare Minerals too Jessie - I just use Mineral Veil over the tzone and it works fine! xx

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  10. I've heard really good things about this and really want to give it a try. Sounds brilliant, great review! :)
    Maeve // Thrift O'Clock

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    1. Thanks Maeve, I'm a big fan - as you can probably tell! xx

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  11. i've tried this and really like it too!

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  12. I love a lighter base for summer - this sounds ideal! It's great that it's so hydrating :) xx

    Toasty

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  13. This looks lovely Jen & your skin is glowing! x

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  14. I've heard so much about this! Your skin looks amazing. I'm still yet to try bare minerals products!

    M xx

    The CSI Girls

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  15. Interesting about hydration of the skin being noticeably improved over the weeks, I have very dry skin so maybe this is the product for me!
    Han xx
    www.hannahjanewilliams.co.uk

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