You know me, I love a light weight base more than anyone. I find it easier to achieve a flawless base using fine layers as opposed to straight up heavy coverage bases. After hearing great things about the Complexion Rescue from Bare Minerals I decided to give it a try. It had a rather tough job considering I was completely obsessed with the Chanel CC Cream at the time (I’m sure that even if you don’t watch my YouTube videos you can tell where this is going…) but I’ve been favouring the Complexion Rescue for a good month now which is pretty impressive!
DRY SKIN FRIENDLY: With it’s gel texture this one seems to smooth over the skin, locking in the moisture and providing long lasting hydration all day long.
LIGHT WEIGHT AND LUMINOUS: One of those – light weight but build-able situations, this is my perfect good/okay skin day base. It’s so easy to blend that it makes up for the slightly strange shade situation where both shade 3 and shade 5 have very little difference once applied to the skin. Potentially one to watch out for if you are either end of the skin tone spectrum. It’s hydrating properties are not only great for dry skin but leave a luminous sheen to the skin which only gives more glow throughout the day.
BEST WITH BRUSHES: Ignore what the instructions on the bottle tell you – brushes are best with this base, creating a flawless complexion that evens out skin tone and texture. For me this makes it less of an “on the go” type of base, so it’s not my number one addition to my travel makeup bag.
NO FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY PLEASE: SPF 30+ makes the CR a great choice for daily wear over the summer months, but not the best for nights out.
It’s definitely not a one stop base for every single occasion, but it’s an excellent day base and my current number one for every day use. If you have dry/normal skin (or oily skin and you really like a glow!) then this is definitely one to grab a sample of asap!