Lightweight bases were never really my thing. I was always in the illusion that I needed a heavy coverage base to cover my redness and any blemishes. Oh how wrong I was. After dabbling into the world of BB creams I have suddenly became all that interested in those lighter coverage bases. A product I heard rave after rave about was the Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue. A lightweight ‘tinted hydrating gel cream’ launched in time for the summer months. I finally caved into the hype when I saw a sweet deal on Feel Unique and I knew it had to be mine. As I always say foundations and bases can be a tricky field for me. I am usually always left unsatisfied with the exception of Nars Sheer Glow but I think I’ve now found a new winner in my books!
The Complexion Rescue leans more on the tinted moisturiser side of things with a very light but buildable coverage. It works well either blended with fingers or a brush. I tend to use a brush but both options still create a similar flawless result. As I picked it up online I was a little weary of the shade range and what would match me but I decided to go with shade 02 Vanilla which works out as the perfect shade for me. The finish of this base is very dewy. It is like your skin but better. It creates the most radiant and fresh looking skin. It really is the perfect no makeup makeup look. As someone with combination skin it works great on me and for someone with dry skin I can imagine the hydrating properties would also be greatly beneficial. Those with oilier skin types may need to rely on more powder for this one as the dewiness may be a little too much.
The lasting power of this base is also pretty decent. Every time I’ve worn this it seems to hang around for quite a while and even seems to look better as time goes on. It really is perfect for everyday wear and teamed with a good coverage concealer it creates the most flawless base. Also, with the addition of SPF 30 it really is a great base for summer and I really regret not buying this earlier as it would have been perfect for during my holiday back in July. Another great addition to this product (as if there wasn’t enough already) is the quantity. Now this base contains 35ml of product which is little more than your average foundation/base which is usually around the 30ml quantity. I don’t think I can rave about this product anymore, it really is the perfect base and one I can see myself repurchasing again and again.
What is your favourite base product?