bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Swatches and Review

We Heart This shares the bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream and gives a full review of this product line.Press Sample Affiliate Link

bareMinerals, I Just Can’t Quit You

As grown ups, we’ve all been in relationships that have had moments where we question our love and commitment. In true love and lasting relationships, the final answer is always “I love you more than I ever thought.”

Yes, bareMinerals, I questioned you for two days out of my life, only to realize I love you more than I ever thought.

We Heart This shares the bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream and gives a full review of this product line.

The new bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream ($29) made me wonder if I needed you that much, then it turned my skin around and made me say, “I do” all over again.

We Heart This shares the bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream and gives a full review of this product line.

Complexion Rescue claims to be the best of a BB, a CC, and a tinted moisturizer, increasing skin hydration by a whopping 215% in only a week.

It also claims “naturally radiant coverage” in addition to its obvious skincare benefits. With 100% (100%!) of women experiencing an improvement in skin texture in just one week, it seemed perfect.

But not at first.

Not for me.

bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Swatches – Vanilla and Buttercream

We Heart This shares the bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream and gives a full review of this product line.(bareMinerals Complexion Rescue in Vanilla and Buttercream)

We Heart This shares the bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream and gives a full review of this product line.(bareMinerals Complexion Rescue in Vanilla and Buttercream – swatched)

In winter my roseacea-prone skin is even more splotchy than normal. It’s also oily and even flaky in some spots.

Here in L.A. we have been blessed with a warm winter, but that winter comes with a 30+degree spread from day to night that confuses my skin.

I know, however, that my skin does need moisture…and coverage.

We Heart This shares the bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream and gives a full review of this product line.(bareMinerals Complexion Rescue in Vanilla and Buttercream – blended)

bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Review

The coverage is what made me initially doubt my need for this cream. I first used my fingers to apply.

Once coat didn’t cover much, so I tried two.

Two wasn’t much better, not for anyplace that really needed the coverage anyway.

The gel cream was cool and calming on my face, and the level of hydration seemed good.

We Heart This shares the bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream and gives a full review of this product line.

I really wanted this to work, so I used a brush to buff this into my skin.

The sleek, black Smoothing Face Brush ($28) is recommended to get the best coverage.

This dome-shaped, dual-fiber synthetic brush was made for buffing and blending foundations and tinted moisturizers to a smooth finish.

But even with the gorgeous brush, Complexion Rescue didn’t give me the full coverage I needed.

But I continued to use this along with my bareMinerals Bare Skin Foundation in spots where I needed a little more help.

Oh yes I did.

We Heart This shares the bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream and gives a full review of this product line.

My bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Results

I continued to do this for a couple of days and found that I needed less and less foundation with each day.

My skin tone evened out quite a bit, and my skin appeared noticeably plumper.

After the second day, I put my foundation to the side. Seriously, in two days I went from flaky and splotchy to smooth and even-toned.

We Heart This shares the bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream and gives a full review of this product line.

I’m not sure if it’s the Mineral Electrolyte Complex (meant to energize and replenish the skin), or if it’s the antioxidants present in the heart leaf globe daisy.

Or maybe it’s the humectants derived from land and sea that is responsible for such a quick and noticeable complexion about-face, but whatever it is, its power is awesome.

bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Color Chart

We Heart This shares the bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream and gives a full review of this product line.

I forgot to mention that Complexion Rescue has a non-chemical, mineral-based broad spectrum SPF 30 to prevent UV damage.

Available in 10 shades, there is a shade for every skin tone, a much better range than most BB creams I’ve tried.

Also, there is no oil, no silicone, no parabens and no fragrance in Complexion Rescue, either. It’s ALL good. bareMinerals, I’m ready to renew my vows.

Do you have a review of bareMinerals Complexion Rescue?

Then leave us a note in the comments below!

photos: we heart this, swatches shown on NC25/30 skin tone

sherrishera

sherrishera

Sherri is a writer, dog lover, old movie fanatic, history detective, political junkie, fashion pundit and social media consumer advocate. “A fancy dinner and expensive champagne are better than writing a rent check any day of the week.”
skin tone: NC 25
skin type: oily/sensitive
favorite beauty product: anti-aging anything
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8 thoughts on “bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Swatches and Review”

  1. stef

    Review background: I am using the Buttercream shade (which matches my warm, NC25/30 skin tone very well). And I prefer tinted moisturizer over foundation.

    Moisture and me have a funny relationship. I know I need it, I do. But as an oily, acne prone person, I often shy away from it. I don’t even use mositurizer every day. So, let’s say it often gets overlooked in my skincare routine

    So when I got this and saw it increased hydration so drastically (215% in one week) I mistakenly thought it was primarily for people with dry skin. But, oh how wrong I was!

    This gel/cream formula is so unique. You can tell in the first swatch above, it has a light, bouncy kind of texture. And it provides moisture in the exact amount that my skin needs. I’m never oily, I’m never slick, my skin just looks healthier. How’s it do that?!

    Game changer, folks. This stuff is GOOD.

    1. lipglossandspandex

      Stef just talked me into it. Like @sherrishera, my skin sometimes requires full coverage products, and like @stef, my skin has a funny relationship with moisture. While my acne issues have decreased as I’ve gotten older, I still get really oily skin and am very acne-prone–but I also get really dry flaky spots too! Finding a balance is really difficult for me. This product basically sounds like a miracle worker… I never liked the Bare Minerals powder foundations, but I would love to give this a try.

  2. kellie76

    I really, really want to try this stuff!! I was a little reluctant but your review changed my mind. I think I need it! It really sounds like a winner and not at all what I thought that it would be.

  3. I need to get a sample of this to try. I haven’t encountered the heart globe daisy before, so I don’t know if I’m allergic or not! Neither standard nor Gerbera daisies bother me, but I’ve not smushed them onto my face, lol. If it doesn’t aggravate my allergies, then it does sound like it might become my favourite base product ever.

  4. krista

    I bought this stuff as soon as it came out because I love tinted moisturizer and this sounded like a step above that. I grabbed the Opal shade (I’m fairer than fair) and this was a perfect match on me. This blends well, gives enough coverage to keep me looking healthy, and it makes my skin look like it’s lit from within. Plus, no breakouts! If y’all are in search of a tinted moisturizer for the warmer months, you might want to check this out.

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