Rated 4.39 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review A few tips to make this work
The first time I used this, it was a disaster. Sooooo shiny, with a grayish undercast… I thought I'd made a mistake. But I really wanted it to work - I had been using the Serum, and that wan't working for me. My complexion always looked dull, and it was too time consuming to blend it without streaking. I also didn't want to go back to the powder foundation. My skin is on the oily side, and with the powder, my skin always ended up even oilier by mid-day.
So I persisted with the Complexion Rescue, and now I absolutely love it. My skin has a nice, illuminated appearance, without looking too oily. The level of hydration is perfect for my skin.
I can tell from some of the negative reviews that they are making some of the same mistakes that I initially did, so here are a few tips I found that make it work beautifully.
1. Don't use too much. I can't emphasize this enough. A pea sized amount is all you should use. Think of a pea, and then make that size happen on the brush (Tip 1-a; use the brush). I dot that all over my face and blend until the brush feels pretty dry against my face.
2. After blending, let it soak in for a few minutes. If you try to put Mineral Veil, or Warmth on right away, it gets cakey and messy. Walk away and do something else for a few minutes.
3. Coverage is light to medium. If you have dark circles or red spots, dab on a concealer over trouble areas.
4. I use Warmth and a spot of blush but depending on skin tone, you may not need these. Coverage is pretty sheer, so if you are lucky enough to have some nice, natural color, this product won't hide it.
5. Don't skip the Mineral Veil unless you like super-shiny skin. The mineral-based sunscreen gives a white-ish shine which the mineral veil takes away. But - this is my favorite part - your skin still appears nicely dewey and lit from within after the dusting of mineral veil.
Most Helpful Critical Review Beware: Size is now MUCH smaller
The tube size has been changed significantly, but the price has not. This now costs about $14/ounce MORE than it did previously. This makes the product much too expensive for what it is. I hate how they kept the outside box the same and didn't change the external packaging at all. Seems very sneaky. I've loved the product for several years, but now the hugely increased cost per ounce means I might as well buy a better quality foundation for the price. Sigh. Hate when good things change.
Reviewed by 7428 customers Good coverage and color match, adjustable finish.
Rima from California
Nice coverage and color match. Just one layer leaves some skin imperfections showing through, but that's good if you're going for the, "No, I'm not wearing makeup", natural look. You can go back and spot treat small marks like this is a concealer for a more flawless look. Has a fairly shiny/dewy finish, but you can blot it to make it more matte. I was pleasantly surprised at the perfect color match for my skin, but I recommend trying samples in the store, because the color doesn't come out exactly like the picture on the box. Happy to find an all mineral sunscreen that works well on a deeper skin tone. I already went back to the store to buy more.
Just a nice little tint to this moisturizer with spf 30 too.
Carol from Syracuse, NY
I use this every morning on my face and maybe add a little blush. That's all I need.
Tina from Austin
Love the light coverage this provides. Provides just enough coverage to achieve that flawless skin look, without feeling heavy.
Alyssa from Massachusetts
This is an amazing tinted moisturizer. I find the coverage to be great for every day wear & it's also buildable if you want a little more coverage. It stays put & I'm absolutely in love.
Jasmine from Midwest
I narrowed down my choices of tinted sunscreens between BareMinerals and one by Honest Beauty, but this one had a tool to determine your shade so that sealed my choice and I placed my pickup order for the recommended shade. I drove to the store and applied my product shortly after I arrived so I could have some SPF. BIG NO. The color was completely off! Way too light and I looked ghostly. I drove back to swap my shade and a store associate assisted me and recommended another shade and tested it out on a small section of my cheek uncovered by my mask. It looked fine on that small part. I got my replacement and applied it to my entire face and it still looked ridiculous. I've been trying for a few days and it has a pinkish/greyish cast against my skin which sometimes fades by the end of the day which is not helpful. It is NOT hydrating by any means, and I don't know how much product I'd have to apply/how to apply for it look to look at least halfway decent. Some reviewers recommend using a makeup brush, but I don't have one, I don't want to buy something extra for a product to look "okay" and on the product itself, it instructs you to use your fingertips. I'm tired of wasting my time, my gas, and these products because obviously they'll be thrown out once returned.
looked good but irritated skin
ltc from Las Vegas
Now, I have very, very sensitive and dry skin. I was recommended this one from the Ulta foundation quiz and splurged on it. I tested it out on half my face and did my normal routine on top of it and was initially really in love. It looked natural and soft and set in just right, but an hour or two later my skin was so tender and applying my regular gentle moisturizer burned. I tried it on the other side later on and eliminated any other possibility, but the same thing happened again. If you don't have skin more gentle than a baby's then it would look nice, but it's not for me.
NEW HOLY GRAIL!!!
mandirose from Sarasota, FL
So I will start off by saying that I have been searching years for an effortless makeup routine using a tinted moisturizer, BB cream, CC cream of some kind and have absolutely no luck. Just went I Think I may like a product, I end up breaking out like crazy. UNTIL NOW! Not only is complexion rescue extremely quick and easy to apply, but it is literally so beautiful on the skin with a natural finish, extremely hydrating, weightless, and doesn't cause any breakouts at all. I've wanted to try this product for a couple years now, but have been putting it off due to fear. Listen to me when I tell you that you need this product!! I'll never go back.
Excellent Balancing Coverage for Flushed Cheeks
sydthewitch from Minnesota
I almost never wear a full face of makeup, but I've been looking for a sheer/tinted product that will be kind to my combination skin while toning down the red/pink flush of my cheeks. (I don't have rosacea, but it's a very similar look to an outside observer.) This product is great so far!
I love the care that bareMinerals takes with their ingredients and that skin health is a priority. This provides sheer coverage so that my freckles stay visible but my overall complexion appears more uniform and balanced. And it's super easy to ease - even for a lazy daisy like me!
My only major complaint is that it's dewier than I prefer, but that's an easy fix with some arrowroot or finishing powder.
For outdoor working humans with sensitive skin
Brit, kennel worker. from Pennsylvania
So, I work outdoors all year round and I have a really difficult time taking care of my skin due to harsh winds in the wintertime. I'm literally always wind burnt and red.. even developing acne and or eczema. I'm often itchy, sore, and uncomfortable.. I find that moisturizer creams are just not enough and I don't have time to reapply throughout the day. This, so far, is the only product that actually helps and protects my skin while helping dull the imperfections until they're gone my ENTIRE workday. If you need more coverage, you can apply more of the product and it doesn't look caked on. I buy this product every single year during the cold months and will likely continue to do so. For me, it's worth the money and it really helps save my face.
A great light moisturizer.
Numbers Girl from Overland Park KS
Does not clog pores and is easy to apply evenly over my go to moisturizer
I would buy no this one again. Still figuring it out
Bailee from PA
Beat used with a foundation brush not your finger tips.
I love this tinted moisturizer
Natalyn from oregon
I wear Vanilla 02. It looks great on my skin, no matter the time of year! So moisturizing, applies really nicely, minimal coverage but helps even out some of the redness in my cheeks. I always apply BM products like this with my fingers because they just go on better warmed up. I LOVE Complexion Rescue, and will continue to use as long as they make it!
Nice and light
Summie from NJ
Perfect if you're looking for light coverage. The color matches me well too. I got an 8.5 Terra. In the summer time I mix it with a little bit of 9 which comes in the mini sizes. I set it with some powder then I'm ready to go. Definitely a go to for me.
Buy!! Buy!! Buy!!
Gogogirl from Georgia
I absolutely love this product. It has enough coverage for my skin and gives off such a natural look. It even brightened up some of my dark spots just after a couple of uses. I will definitely be purchasing this product again .. it is a go to. No more foundation for me!!
Was looking for lite coverage, smooth-looking..Got It!
Shirley from Casa Grande, AZ
Bamboo is excellent color for me; bought in store, great and knowledgeable staff, very courteous.
Lydia from Erie
I bought this thinking it would be a good bb cream, but honestly it just looked terrible on my skin. For the price I expected more. There's definitely better products than this one for a cheaper price.
Of I could give more stars I would !!!
Tess H from Louisiana
My number 1 favorite product ! I use it daily with it without makeup ! Evens skin moisturizes and has sunscreen !
I would definitely buy this product again and again it is my
Janet from Mesa AZ
I love how creamy and moist my skin feels after I put it on and it is so share and light weight yet full coverage
Definitely buying forever.
H from Los Angeles
Amazing daily use!
Great for ruddy complexion
Cape Cod Lizz from Cape Cod, MA
I only discovered Bare Minerals products 2 years ago and this is the product that turned me on to them. I have been told that I have rosacea, though I really just have a ruddy complexion, and this product was referred to me by a dermatologist friend. I wear it on the days/weekends that I "don't wear make-up" since it is so light and subtle.
I would buy again
Mg from California
Easy and quick to apply. Very light weight and leaves skin looking glowing ☺️
What am I missing? This isn't good at all
WORSTFINDEVER from Illinois
I am trying this for different times with them the last couple years… I'm doing everything right as far as application I have tried it 15 different ways… It looks good for the first 10 minutes, then it looks streaky and then after about an hour, I looked like I put my face in a bowl of vegetable oil! And I have severely severely severely dehydrated skin due to health conditions… I have tried setting powder to lessen the glow but this is just awful! Will stick with my hey honey
Great To Add Color on Neck
KimberAZ from Arizona
I use this to add color to my neck. I apply foundation on my face, but this gel is perfect for the neck area. I apply setting powder over the top. I have sensitive skin and there is no irritation. Highly recommend.
Heathmarie from Winston Salem
I have super dry acne prone skin. I alternate between the powder and this depending on if I'm oily or dry. I usually just stick with this. The color is perfect. I have not noticed it break me out, I actually break out less compared to any other foundation. The trick with this is to use a setting powder after, looks air brushed and flawless!
I have use this product and would continue to use it
Teacher- from Glenview,Il
I use this product daily and most often do not have to add any foundation at all. I do use it over and moisturizer but in enough itself it is a tinted moisturizer with good coverage but very light weight feeling on your skin. I have been using bareMinerals products for decades.