So there’s a product I’ve fallen in love with—bareMinerals Complexion Rescue, a brand new hydrating tinted gel cream that has completely changed the way I look at makeup. 

I never thought I’d be okay with wearing such little coverage on my skin until I tried this product, but it truly helps to perfect the skin with the tiniest coverage possible. It’s incredible and something I can’t explain. My skin is far from perfect, but this totally does the job for me. 

Not only does it perfect, but it also hydrates in the best way possible. I’ve never been able to use a tinted moisturizer on a regular basis before because, on my combination skin, they aren’t moisturizing enough to use without a regular moisturizer underneath, but they are too moisturizing to use when I do apply a moisturizer underneath. Do you feel my struggle? Well, this is the first product I’ve tried that applies coverage and instant hydration to my skin without the help of any other product! I just wash my face, apply a serum, then apply Complexion Rescue and my skin feels insanely hydrated, but not oily. Of course, if you need more coverage, you can follow up with a second layer or apply your regular foundation just where it’s needed. For everyday use, though, I really don’t think added foundation is necessary after using this. 

I’m not being paid to say this—I swear my skin looks better after using this product for a week or so. It truly combines makeup and skincare like nothing I’ve ever tried before. You can buy Complexion Rescue for $29 at Sephora (The Smoothing Face Brush, that was made to be used with it, is available there, too!). By the way, I’m wearing shade 03 Buttercream.



  1. February 17, 2015 / 5:47 pm

    I'm so glad you did this review! I just bought their serum foundation and I absolutely HATE it. I've tried it for 3 days and I'm so ready to see if I can return it along with the brush I had to buy with it. I'd be willing to try this one instead. How does this one compare to the serum foundation?

    • February 18, 2015 / 3:52 am

      Oh no! What don't you like about the serum foundation? Wherever you bought it should definitely take it back through a return. This product seems to be more "one" with the skin, rather than sitting on top of it, if that makes sense. The serum foundation doesn't last as long as my skin, but this absorbs immediately and gives the same, light coverage all throughout the day. It doesn't just slip off. It's definitely not as much coverage as the serum foundation, but it gives a beautiful effect that I think you would love!

  2. February 17, 2015 / 6:13 pm

    Heaven! We adore seeing you in our robe. So much! Sending hugs,


  3. February 17, 2015 / 6:44 pm

    Hey Megan,

    Your EveryGirl link is not working. 🙁

    • February 18, 2015 / 3:50 am

      They changed the date at the last minute, right after it was supposed to be posted …right after I put up this blog post! It is being featured on The Everygirl tomorrow instead. Sorry about the confusion! xo

  4. February 17, 2015 / 9:00 pm

    I need to get this asap. I have the serum foundation and love it so I can't wait to see what this does for my complexion. Thanks for the review! xo

  5. February 18, 2015 / 5:55 pm

    So glad you did this review! I've been using their liquid foundation during the week but wanted something lighter for casual weekends.

    XO, Nicole
    a dash of gold

  6. March 2, 2015 / 5:03 pm

    Hi Megan! I love your beauty posts. On a related note, where did you get your clear box/tray/container in the above picture? Glamboxes are great, but I want to find something a little smaller. Thank you!!

    Ashley Robertson

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