bareMinerals Complexion Rescue15:22
I thought I'd throw a little beauty review post into the mix of my Santorini posts, as I love trying new products and want to start doing more beauty reviews on my blog, and it sort of fits in with my Santorini posts as I bought this purposely to try on holiday. When it comes to foundation I tend to struggle with my dry and sensitive skin, with most foundations I've tried either completely drying out my skin or causing me to breakout, so for the last year I have been using Seventeen's BB Cream afraid to change to anything that might irritate my skin. I started to run out of this foundation a couple of weeks before we went to Santorini and after hearing about bareMinerals Complexion Rescue I thought it might be time for a change. As someone who really suffers from dry skin I'm always on the look out for a hydrating foundation, especially when I'm travelling. So when I saw that this foundation claimed to increase skin hydration by 215% after just one week, it seemed like a no brainer!
bareMinerals Complexion Rescue is a tinted hydrating gel cream that claims to be the best of a BB, CC and tinted moisturiser all rolled into one. It's a very soft and thin cream, not completely what I was expecting as I imagined a more gel-ish consistency, but it is a supersoft and lightweight foundation that leaves my skin feeling great. Due to it's thin consistency a little goes a long way and it can take a little more time to blend into your skin and not sit on top of it like a moisturiser, but I find this with a lot of moisturising foundations. I normally like to apply my foundation with a brush but I find it best to apply this foundation with my fingertips, as it suggest on the bottle, then once I have blended it as much as I can I just buff it into my skin with my Real Techniques Expert Face Brush for a more flawless finish. I also love how this foundation gives me a nice dewy finish and does not in any way feel cake-y. I would say this foundation gives a light to medium coverage so if you're looking for a full coverage foundation then this is probably not the one for you. However if you're looking for a nice lightweight foundation that leaves your skin feeling soft and hydrated then I cannot recommend this enough. I still get a little bit of a dry forehead every now and then but I have definitely seen a huge improvement in the hydration of my skin. I have been using this nearly everyday for almost 5 weeks now and don't see any signs of it running out any time soon, so I definitely think it is worth the £26 I paid for it.
Have you tried bareMinerals Complexion Rescue? I would love to hear your thoughts or if you have any other hydrating foundation recommendations?