I want to tell you about this new make up I got recently.... bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream with SPF 30. Why? Because I hate liquid foundation... until now.
First, let me tell you about how I stumbled upon this amazing product... I went into Ulta yesterday looking for some self tanner because I am going to Maui soon and every year I look for a new, better way to get a natural "glow" before I go... as I don't bake in the sun anymore like I used to when I was a teenager. I've tried many different ones including Mystic spray booths and professional airbrush tans. I'm still on the hunt to the perfect one.
The young lady who helped me told me about bareMinerals Faux Tan Body Sunless Tanner. She told me that many self tanners actually have the same ingredient in them as Cheetos that turns them the orange color... the same ingredient! Yuck. No wonder some self tanners make you look like a freakish orange color. She said this one does not contain harsh ingredients and gives a more "natural looking tan". Ok, sold. I decided to try it. They have one for face too... but I told her I don't really like the look of self tanner on my face. I hate liquidfoundation. I hate a heavy feeling powder foundation because it's too matte. I've tried BB creams and tinted moisturizers and I like the coverage, but even those look too heavy for me and feel thick and sticky going on,not moisturizing. I end up making my own concoction mixing them with moisturizers! I asked her what would she would recommend... She knew just the thing...
I sat in a chair and she color matched me for bareMinerals Complexion Rescue. Out of the 10 colors, she tried 3 different shades on me before we decided on the right one. "Tan" which was too dark. "Natural" which was too light and a little yellow. "Suede" was perfect. She put it on with a brush that felt very light and moisturizing. She explained how this unique brush's bristles apply this product lightly and correctly and how you can layer it for more, or less, coverage. It felt like she'd mixed it with water, but hadn't. It gave great coverage... without the heavy feel. It left a really nice dewy finish, without being shiny. It's $29, but considering she did my whole face with a small pea-sized amount...this is going to last forever! The smoothing brush is $28, so they get you there...but worth it in my opinion;)
Since I had mentioned my upcoming trip, she also recommended the veil powder in "medium", just to touch up shine because of the tropical weather there. She put it on me and it was very light and didn't make me look too "matte", perfect for just touching up T-zone shine in humidity. Then she showed me what the bronzer could do. When I saw "The High Dive" color... it scared me because it looked way too dark, but when she applied it lightly and sparingly in just the right places... Wow. I looked sun kissed! Way better than face self tanner that looks dark all over my face! It looked great. I didn't see the make up like I've always seen when I've had it put on by someone else in the past... I saw me, just better! The sheer to medium coverage was fantastic, not thick. The bronzer would add the perfect glow for Maui.
So you've heard what I have to say about Complexion Rescue... here's what the company has to say about the product...
What is it: The best of a BB, a CC, and a tinted moisturizer, bareMinerals Complexion Rescue is a whole new way to think about makeup! This Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream SPF 30 formula offers skin-care benefits infused with naturally radiant color--in one easy step.
Who is it for: Formulated for all skin types and complexions, especially anyone looking for lightweight, sheer-to-medium coverage with skin-care benefits and broad-spectrum SPF 30.
Why is it different: Introducing a multitasking genius where hydration meets radiant, healthy-looking coverage. This lightweight, skin-quenching gel cream smoothes on effortlessly with just the right amount of coverage. Instantly, your complexion appears dewy with a healthy-looking glow.
The new dual-fiber Smoothing Face Brush provides control and diffusion for a soft, smooth application.
In a clinical study, 100% of women experienced improvement in skin texture after one week, and again after four weeks, of product use.
In a clinical study, 100% of women experienced improvement in hydration after one week, and again after four weeks, of product use.
How do I use it: Squeeze a pea-size amount onto the Smoothing Face Brush, and apply onto clean skin in a gentle buffing motion. Layer for additional coverage at home or on the go. You can also use fingertips to apply to the skin.
About bareMinerals® Now considered one of the leading prestige cosmetic brands in the United States, bareMinerals offers a full line of makeup and skin care. Every product is designed to bring out your true beauty. They only use the finest-quality ingredients to give you everything you want without any harsh chemicals your skin doesn't need. Their proprietary formulas represent the ideal mix of makeup and skin care. It's makeup so pure, you can sleep in it.
I hadn't tried bareMinerals since they introduced their "mineral" powder foundation years ago...I'm loving their products again. I hadn't realized they'd expanded with so many make up and skin-care products. The fact that their products contain no oil, no silicone, no parabens and no fragrance...I love that.
This short Complexion Rescue Tutorial video helps you see how it appears on the skin and also the difference between the fingertip application and the smoothing brush application...
Watch this short video about the difference between Complexion Rescue and other tinted moisturizers...it's pretty cool. I feel even better about putting this on my skin after watching this. :)
I am turning 43 years old in less than 2 weeks and I'm not one to hide my age from people. My 40's have been the best years of my life yet! I think we, as women should be proud of our ageand not try to hide it. But we do need to update our arsenal of beauty "tools" every so often that enhance our natural beauty... to give us confidence! These products are helping me do just that. I would definitely recommend this Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue to keep your skin hydrated, to provide a broad-spectrum SPF, for sheer to medium coverage with added skin-care benefits... and mostly, to obtain a "natural", healthy look. :)
P.S. If I love the Faux Tan Body Sunless Tanner as much as I loved this product... I'll be sure to let you know;)