A little while ago I tweeted that my skin hadn’t been in such good condition in a long time, and that I was really happy with how clear it was looking.
When I was in my teenage years and very early 20s (I’m definitely still early 20s, okay? haha, I mean earrrrly like 20/21) I struggled with bad skin. It really upset me as I could never go on a night out and be happy with how my skin looked, or just wake up in the morning and not have to worry about putting make-up on to step outside my front door.
Although I had two courses of roaccutane (a long story for another blog post) which completely transformed my skin, I was still left with red marks and scarring and still longing for clear and fresh skin.
In my battle to achieve this, over the past 10 years (wow, I have actually been wearing make-up since I was 13! I first discovered it when I tried out my mum’s eye-liner, with very watery eyes and black smudges under each, I can remember going out to my brother’s summer school fate feeling extremely grown up and thinking that I looked the bees knees, oh how I have come a long way since haha), anyway, back to the point… over the past 10 years I’ve tried so many different foundations to try and cover up my spots but also to prevent further outbreaks, drying and oily skin.
From Rimmel’s Wake Me Up, to Maybelline’s Dream Matte Mousee and Max Factor’s Face Finity, I have tried lots of different types of drug store brands and never found anything that worked.
One day, my mum took me to the bareMinerals counter in Debenhams and they explained that their products really are good for your skin. Something which is obviously hard to believe because the best thing for your face is to wear nothing but your bare beauty. However, bareMinerals speak nothing but the truth.
I have been using their powder foundation (in the shade ‘light’) for years, which gives flawless, weightless and effortless coverage, genuinely giving my skin a healthy glow. Which I thought was amazing enough, until I got my hands on their Complexion Rescue.
When it was first released, I couldn’t afford it at £26 (being a poor graduate and not earning very much), so sadly I had to wait until my birthday when my Mum gave me a tube in the shade buttercream.
My birthday was at the end of September and more recently, I have been wearing the Complexion Rescue as a base for my foundation every single day, and boy am I impressed. I use my finger to rub a pea sized amount into my skin before applying my powder foundation over the top with my bareMinerals brush.
This gives me unrivalled coverage, rehydrates my skin and lasts all day. Plus, it I am in a rush, or just feeling a non-make-up day, then this little beauty answers all my skin healing prayers.
For the first time in my life I can actually say that I am pretty happy with my skin and feel confident even when I am not wearing a single brush or rub of foundation. I have bareMinerals to thank for that, and I honestly can’t recommend their collection enough.
What do you think of the Complexion Rescue? Have you used any bareMinerals products? Which do you recommend? Let me know by leaving me a comment or tweeting me!
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