Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream ($29) is a new, permanent tinted moisturizer slash foundation product that Bare Minerals recently launched for the Spring 2015 season in ten shades.
Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream is a gel cream that promises to combine the best of a BB Cream, CC Cream, and tinted moisturizer with an all in one that increases moisture to skin. I’m dry so I hear moisture and I get excited but I also don’t love the idea of a dewy finish foundation so it also scares me sometimes. Infused with mineral water this promises that your skin will see an increase in moisture up to 215% within a week of use. It’s formulated without oil, without silicone, and without fragrance but does have a host of skin loving ingredients like mineral water, marine botanicals, and hydrating humectants.
Let’s take a look at my review of Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream and see how it did with my drier skin!
Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream
I admit I had my reservations about Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream because I sincerely did not like last year’s Bare Skin Serum Foundation release. But much to my delight I feel like Complexion Rescue is a far much more improved formula that does in fact give a bare skin finish with breathable coverage that perfects and lightly hydrates skin giving it a fresh look throughout the wear. THIS is what I wanted from Bare Skin Serum so I’m delighted that Complexion Rescue gets it right.
I tried Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream in the Opal 01 which was a little light for my skin tone but I still managed to make it work so I could test this out fully for the past month or so. I fell in love with the texture, coverage, and wear of this and can easily see myself using it daily.
This is a gel based foundation that has an easy to apply and blend out texture. The gel texture is cool and refreshing on skin and absorbs easily without laying on top of skin once applied but sinks in and provides smooth, flawless coverage. You can obviously see this is a water based foundation as almost instantly upon application it kinda of “bursts” when it contacts with skin, thins and sheers out, and applies with a very easy glide. It isn’t oily, it isn’t greasy, it is however, very soft, soothing, and lightly hydrating as you apply. I don’t feel like it’s greasy in any way nor does it have a dewy finish. The finish for me is slightly dewy for a few seconds but it sets to a softer, smooth finish that has a second-skin look. It’s very lightweight and feels virtually weightless on skin. It does not cling to drier areas on my face and has a very smooth, even appearance that looks airbrushed. You can see below how well it photographs as it really does have a nice photoshopped look about it (you also see the shade is a little too light for me, sorry!).
They do market this as a sheerer to medium coverage foundation but for me it’s more of a tinted moisturizer coverage. This is sheer enough to even out skin tone, brighten skin, and minimizes the appearance of minimal redness. I find it’s a my skin but better look so it enhances the look of my duller, tired skin and gives a brighter, healthier look. Unfortunately, this isn’t coverage that will hide major issues such as blemishes, acne scarring, or dark spots. If you already have fairly good skin, this will tip it over into the flawless category!
Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream Swatches (Opal 01)
The wear is fantastic at around five hours without setting with powder! It doesn’t fade quickly on me and has a nice hold on skin, melding with it, and creating a second skin look and feel. I wouldn’t call it heavily hydrating but there’s enough moisture here that keeps the foundation looking very fresh on drier skin.
The Bare Minerals Smoothing Face Brush ($28) is a new dual-fiber synthetic brush for applying Complexion Rescue. You can squeeze a little bit on the back of your hand, swirl the brush in, and buff the foundation onto your skin. It’s a great brush and the bristles are super soft which means it sheers the gel out and creates a very picture perfect, soft focused finish on skin. Of course, the brush is optional as I find applying with my fingers works just as great! I kinda wish the foundation came with the brush, that would really be nice but I imagine we might just see that from QVC at some point!
Bare Minerals Smoothing Face Brush
Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream is a very interesting product! This is a nice way to get a my skin but better finish that brightens, eases dullness, and gives skin a more flawless look! I wouldn’t say it improved the hydration levels of my skin through the wear but it is a very nice tinted moisturizer type product that gives skin a beautiful finish! Those who don’t like wearing a face full of foundation will adore the coverage and look of this product.