Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream Surprised Me

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I'm in love with airbrush foundations right now. I am. I don't want to use anything else. Airbrush is fast, it's perfect, it looks airbrushed by definition and it wears forever. So when I received Complexion Rescue, a foundation that claims to be the best of a BB, CC and a tinted moisturizer from Bare Minerals, I was curious to try it. But not that excited.

What makes this foundation different is that it claims to boost hydration in skin by over 200% after one week. That is a lot of hydration. Complexion Rescue is also a gel, unlike most foundations which are creamier in texture.

So how is a gel hydrating? Bare Minerals completely turned the traditional foundation formula on its head. Complexion Rescue features squalane (a rich antioxidant) at its core and minerals-infused water at the outer layer. What this means is skin stays hydrated, plump and non-irritated by dryness. Fine lines diminish along with that tight feeling that us dry-skin girls thought was a normal part of life.

According to the company:

Formulated without oil, silicone, parabens or fragrance to maintain the integrity of the skin–loving formula, Complexion Rescue combines marine botanicals and hydrating humectants to help refuel thirsty skin, energizing mineral electrolytes to help enhance skin’s appearance, and a skin–protecting antioxidant that acts as skin’s bodyguard to help defend against environmental stressors. A non–chemical, mineral–based, broad spectrum SPF 30 provides superior protection against damaging UV rays.

So after researching a bit about the foundation, I tried it for one day. And then another. And another. Some of the redness in my skin calmed down. My skin started to look more and more radiant and fine lines were disappearing. While this foundation won't cover dramatic undereye circles or acne, but it will give your skin a radiant, even glow that won't stop until you take it off. What surprises me the most is that the coverage lasts the entire day without changing, fading, slipping or oxidizing. And it's available in ten shades!

Wearing Opal, the lightest shade.

I'm honestly blown away by how much I like this foundation. If it had a little more coverage, it would be a holy grail contender. Try it yourself for $29. Bare Minerals recommends using their Smoothing Face Brush for a flawless application. While the brush certainly helps, it's not mandatory like the brush is for the BareSkin Formula. This is so close to perfect--stop by a store and check it out for yourself.

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  1. I tried a sample of this and loved it as well. It was so incredibly lightweight, but definitely made a difference. It made my skin look great. Plus, the Fair was a match for my skin.


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