- Value: 17/20
- Functionality: 19/20
- Ease of Use: 18/20
- Aesthetics: 18/20
- Blendability: 20/20
- TOTAL: 92/100
Ever since the sixth grade, I’ve had a love-hate (mostly hate) relationship with foundations, tinted moisturizers and bb creams. Their complexion perfecting, skin tone evening effects? Totally great. Their orangey residue and chalky, stiff feeling on my skin? Not so great.
Which is why by tenth grade, I swore off face makeup completely—save for some bronzer and highlighter. I’m blessed with pretty clear skin, so I stuck with the bare-faced approach until a lucky break a few years ago.
A friend was doing my makeup for a night out (remember those?) and somehow convinced me to let her slather some of bareMinerals’ Complexion Rescue Tinted Moisturizer as a base. Though resistant, I had to admit I was a little impressed by the way it neutralized the perpetual redness on my cheeks and forehead.
Still, I was pretty sure I’d be dying to take a makeup remover wipe to my face as soon as that familiar cakey feeling started to set in after an hour or two. But surprisingly, it never came. The Complexion Rescue felt so comfortable, I forgot I was even wearing it—until I glanced in the mirror and saw how good my skin looked.