Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue wants to help you rethink your makeup

Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue and Smoothing Face Brush
Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue and Smoothing Face Brush

Bare Minerals has decided to change what we use on our face in place of foundation. They’ve created COMPLEXION RESCUE which is a Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream. It’s a little bit tinted moisturizer, a little bit BB Cream and a little CC Cream. They’ve all come together to create something new and unique and fabulous. While these are press samples, I’d buy Complexion Rescue again when I use up this tube.bare minerals foundation  colorsCOMPLEXION RESCUE ($29) is available in 10 shades. They have a shade finder to help you select the shade that’s going to be best for you. I chose Opal and it’s perfect for me. It’s rare that I can find a foundation that is light enough but doesn’t look ghostly.

Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue in Opal
Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue in Opal
Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue in Opal
Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue in Opal

The first time I wore Complexion Rescue I wondered if it was for me. The coverage was so light that I worried that throughout the day my redness and uneven skintone would bleed through. I was wrong and I’ve enjoyed this more and more as I’ve had the opportunity to wear it the last few weeks.

There’s so much to know about Complexion Rescue and the Bare Minerals website does a great job of explaining it all but here’s a quick recap-

* this is a fragrance-free gel that contains mineral based broad spectrum SPF30

* Complexion Rescue contains Mineral Electrolyte Complex to help revitalize your skin

* the ingredients are excellent humectants to make sure you get the hydration you need (olive derived squalene, marine botanicals, trehalose and glycerin)

* Heart leaf globe daisy helps protect against the environment

Complexion Rescue facts
Complexion Rescue facts

While you can use your fingers I really recommend using a brush like the Bare Minerals Smoothing Face Brush ($28). This is a new brush created by Bare Minerals to work wonders with this gel cream. It has synthetic dual fibers which give an airbrushed look to your application.

Bare Minerals Smoothing Face Brush
Bare Minerals Smoothing Face Brush
Bare Minerals Smoothing Face Brush
Bare Minerals Smoothing Face Brush

You will need so little of the Complexion Rescue when you use this tool or a similar one that your BB/CC/TM will last you so much longer.

If you are looking for a light, radiant foundation then set your eyes on Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue. It’s not for those who feel they need full coverage though. I’d recommend using a lightweight concealer prior to application to cover redness or undereye circles, use a wonderful brush like the Smoothing Face Brush and notice how much you like it more day after day. Have you tried this new mineral based formula? Do you like it as much as I do? — Marcia

From Bare Minerals: “Formulated without oil, silicone, parabens or fragrance to maintain the integrity of the skin–loving formula, Complexion Rescue combines marine botanicals and hydrating humectants to help refuel thirsty skin, energizing mineral electrolytes to help enhance skin’s appearance, and a skin–protecting antioxidant that acts as skin’s bodyguard to help defend against environmental stressors. A non–chemical, mineral–based, broad spectrum SPF 30 provides superior protection against damaging UV rays.”


Water, Coconut Alkanes, Propanediol, Squalane, Trehalose, Isostearic Acid, Glycerin, Silica, Agar, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Globularia Cordifolia Callus Culture Extract, Salicornia Herbacea Extract, Melilotus Officinalis Extract, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Butylene Glycol, Lauroyl Lysine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Succinoglycan, Polysorbate 60, Cellulose Gum, Polyglyceryl-4 Laurate/Succinate, Sorbitan Sesquiisostearate, Magnesium Stearate, Magnesium Hydroxide, Magnesium Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Calcium Chloride, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides

*sent for editorial consideration


  1. Eugenia | 3rd Mar 15

    I don’t think that would work for my skin but I do want to try that brush!!

  2. Marika Bradley Zemke | 3rd Mar 15

    Just read abut this in Oprah magazine. Now I just have to decide on which color.

  3. Phyrra | 3rd Mar 15

    Thanks for the tip about the concealer underneath!

  4. Aleya Bamdad | 3rd Mar 15

    This sounds amazing!

  5. Nidia | 3rd Mar 15

    I hope this one has better staying power than their last big foundation release. Sounds like it might be pretty awesome for light-coverage fans like myself!

  6. Renu | 3rd Mar 15

    I definitely want to try this! Tinted Hydrating Gel sounds like it will be great for dry, irritated skin.

  7. Brittany | 3rd Mar 15

    I’ve got to tell my Mom about this. She is such a HUGE BE lover and will spend her pennies on just about everything that they come out with.

  8. Anastasia | 3rd Mar 15

    I really like this brush, it works with almost every foundation, not just BE.

  9. Destany | 3rd Mar 15

    I think I need that brush!

  10. Cindy (Prime Beauty) | 3rd Mar 15

    I LOVE this! Vanilla is my perfect match and I use just a touch of mineral veil over it for a flawlesss finish!

  11. Justina | 3rd Mar 15

    I’ve been wanting to try this!

  12. Honeygirlk | 4th Mar 15

    That brush looks like something I would like. Not so much the rescue since I don’t use foundation.

  13. Kath TheFabZilla | 4th Mar 15

    I like that brush, it’s decently-priced in my opinion. I’m skipping this hybrid product because my last experience w/ bareMinerals liquid foundation (I forgot the exact name) was a major letdown

  14. Chrissy | 4th Mar 15

    i want that brush!

  15. Erika | 4th Mar 15

    I am so interested in this. Chemical free SPF and light coverage and moisturizing? Yes, please! I need to get samples, before I purchase. I’m a bitchy shade match. lol

  16. Miranda | Slashed Beauty | 4th Mar 15

    The brush looks great!

  17. Jess Scull | 4th Mar 15

    that brush looks awesome! can’t wait to try this!

  18. Stephanie Louise (@StephLouiseATB) | 4th Mar 15

    I’ve got to try this!

  19. Kimberly | 4th Mar 15

    Going by the swatch photo you shared, I’d say that was right on the money!

  20. betzy carmona | 4th Mar 15

    I love how soft the brush appears

  21. Brooke @ Blushing Noir | 5th Mar 15

    BM foundations never seem to work on me. My skin eats them and it’s like I have nothing on within minutes. =(

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