Saturday, 18 April 2015

NOTD: Spring Skittle and first look at bareMinerals Complexion Rescue

I decided to do a mild bit of nail art for today. I actually forgot which colours I used but the gold is Zoya "Richelle"! I am not sure how I feel about the end result, I think maybe the contrast between the colours isn't right? But it'll do for today!

I went to the bareMinerals counter today to try the new Complexion Rescue! I had a nice mini makeover and came away with a sample of both Complexion Rescue and the bareSkin Serum Foundation! Basically Complexion Rescue is a tinted moisturiser, but apparently also so much more. It's a cross of a BB and CC cream but in a hydrating gel cream. It touts a non-chemical SPF 30, minerals, antioxidants and humectants. It's oil-and fragrance free, non-comedogenic and hypoallergenic. It's a sheer to medium cover that's buildable with a second application. All sounds wonderful! But how does it actually apply, look and wear?? Well, that was my little experiment for today.

I recommend going to get colour matched at the counter for this one. On my skin, the assistant tested no's 7 Tan, 6 Ginger and 5 Natural and 3 Vanilla. It was very clear that I was best suited to 5 Natural, but I can actually see come the end of the summer how 7 Tan might work on me. 6 Ginger was a disaster - as with any golden tones it was like putting yellow paint on my face!! 3 Vanilla made me look like a ghost.

I had it applied with the fancy new duo fiber brush bareMinerals brought out for the release of this product. I wouldn't spend £24 on a brush so I examined it whilst I was waiting to pay and it's definitely comparable to my trusted Real Techniques Expert Face Brush. Applying it with your fingers and blending with a stippling/buffing brush should also work. The finish to this product is dewy. Add some Benefit Hoola bronzer and a pop of cream blush and you have a holiday face to die for :) It hasn't emphasised my pores (which are on the large side).

(no product on skin other than moisturiser)

with Complexion Rescue '7 Natural'
To test the wear, after I'd had my mini makeover I went out to survey for amphibians for a couple of hours in blazing sun and nice balmy 15C. We then had a lovely BBQ in the evening sun and then watched a movie. By this point my dear Husband kindly advised me my face was 'shiny', but Complexion Rescue hadn't oxidised or slipped off which was a bonus. No seepage into crow's feet detected either. So I washed it off and it all came off nicely without a arduous double cleanse :)

If you have oily skin or lots of imperfections, pass on this one. It's too sheer to cover anything serious and the moisturising ingredients are too rich for oily skin. If you're more dry or have mature skin, give it a go! But it won't cover more than light redness / small spider veins.

Me likey so far! I've got a sample I hope to get a couple of days wear out of. Then I will decide if I want to spend £26 on my summer face! :)

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