Rated 4.37 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 6020 customers Very nice, light to medium coverage
541KAS from Logan, OH
Second purchase, bought a different shade this time and like it much better.Lightweight on the skin with a light to medium coverage.
Photonut from Folsom
I love how sheer this product is yet cover the imperfections on my skin.
Mickey from Citrus Heights
Goes on evenly, covers flaws. I have used mineral powder for years, but this is actually easier. Doesn't look like I have a ton of makeup on.
5 Star rating
Sandy from Ozark, MO
Great moisturizer for everyday, light cover, not greasy, went back to store to thank sales person for her recommending it.
Light and hydrating
Moni from Washington State
I bought this on a whim and I'm so glad I did! I tend to have very dry skin and so especially for summer I wanted something light and hydrating (and with SPF!). MY HUSBAND NOTICED HOW NICE MY SKIN LOOKED! He didn't even know I got new product but randomly commented. Boom! That's a win in my book.
Cat from Iowa
I thought this would be good for my dry skin but it just sits on top of my skin and then pills…and clings to dry flakes…
Amazing Multi-Purpose Product
Emily from Wisconsin
I have been using this tinted hydrating cream for years. On summer days when it's hot and you don't want to wear makeup, this is your best friend. This cream acts like a makeup while at the same time is sunscreen and moisturizer. My skin always looks amazing with this cream! One of my absolutely favorites.
Saved my Skin!
Em from Atlanta, GA
This product has been my go to since quarantine started. It is a lightweight but buildable coverage and lasts all day! It enhances your natural features rather than masking them like a typical foundation and plays fair with other products!
Please make some lighter shades!
PurpleFrog from Dallas, TX
With COVID I couldn't get shade matched or swatch in store but the associate assured me the lightest shade, Opal, is very light and that I could maybe do the second shade. I got Opal, took it home, and tried it. It is DARK on me- for reference I wear 090 N in Lancôme. Opal also is very peachy toned, and I say that as someone who runs pink/cool. BareMinerals, please expand the shade range and make more shades and undertones in this. So many other brands have started realizing they need a robust shade range, why haven't y'all? Anyways I'm returning it. I gave it two stars because the formula and coverage are super nice, if it matches you.
This is my new go-to!
Ashley Rocks Radio from Morgantown, WV
I ran out of my normal BB cream and decided to give a tinted moisturizer a try. It's difficult to color match with no testers but if you pay attention to the cool, warm & neutral suggestions it works pretty well. Today was my first day wearing to work and WOW it's the first time I have gotten off air (radio) and I don't have makeup settled into the creases of my mouth and makeup that has already come off of my face. The other wonderful thing is that I don't feel like I have on a foundation! I'm so impressed I am going to try some other Bare Minerals products!
YES I will.
Dar from Braselton, Ga
On days I don't makeup, this is really a nice touch.
Not heavy or greasy. Good coverage.
Rstotts from New Jersey
I do t like foundation especially in the summer. This is light, not greasy and provides just enough coverage for the day.
Very moist and right civerage
Jan from Georgia
Very moist. Easy to apply.
I would buy this again. It does everything I want it to.
Lee from west melbourne fl
I wear this product when I walk in the mornings and don't want much makeup on.
Love this product
Megan from Lewisville
Love everything about this product
LOVE!!- So natural looking!
Haylee from Utah
This is my favorite and go to foundation! It's lightweight and looks natural. I apply it with the suggested brush (you can find in how to apply) and then apply the bareminerals BAREPRO performance wear powder foundation overtop. I get compliments all the time that my face looks like butter. Even though this product is light coverage, it's enough to smooth out any imperfections on my face. It also keeps my face very hydrated!! I highly recommend this product!!
I buy this product often
None from Niles OH
I like to use it daily
Great make up for mature skin.
Pollywog from Swartz creek, Mi.
Best foundation I've found. Does not make me break out. Have been using for 5+ years.
BloomMama from Bloomington, IN
I love this stuff. Non irritating for my super sensitive skin. Nice, light-medium coverage that does well on enlarged pores. Good lasting power and fades/wears naturally in a flattering way. (I always set with powder.) Love to mix it with other foundations to give a lighter, smoother finish. I've tried so many high end tinted moisturizers, bb and cc creams, glowy, natural finish foundations...and I always come back to this. It's all I need for summer. The rest of the year I mix it with fuller coverage options. 10/10.
Jill from CT
This tinted moisturizer has sooo many good reviews but I hated it! It doesn't blend well, ESPECIALLY over the nose. All it did was settle into the pores of my nose whenever I tried to blend it. I ended up having to go in with a different foundation to cover my nose. It looks nice at first, very dewy, but quickly becomes patchy and emphasizes dry areas. I think it looked worse with a setting powder, so I would recommend not setting it.
Best Nars TM alternative
Marsie from United States
So I was using the Nars TM for a while. I loved it soo much that I was in denial of how it started to break me out and worsen any existing zits.
Eventually I decided enough was enough and tried changing it out with this TM. My skin literally cleared up and it doesn't worsen any breakouts. I was afraid to try it because of how many people were saying that it broke them out since I have acne prone skin as well, but it goes to show that everyone's skin is different.
I'd go as far to say this is better than the Nars one. It gives my skin a really dewy and glass skin effect and stays on pretty well. This pairs nicely with the bareminerals original liquid mineral concealer. I also recommend using an antimicrobial makeup sponge like the real techniques one!
Love this product!
Jo from Pittsburgh, PA
I use this foundation everyday. I love the way it covers just enough and is not heavy. Added benefits are the hydration and SPF 30.. Gives a natural glow to my skin. I recommend to anyone who doesn't want a heavy foundation.
truly feeling rescued
lorie from san francisco, ca
for years I have been teased for still using powder as my base foundation because any liquid i have ever tried, from the most expensive to drugstore brands, has always immediately caked my face and caused instant flakes. foundation, bb cream, cc cream, all of them have flaked me up. this is the *first* *ever* liquid with any kind of tint that hydrates AND gives the perfect color correction. dewey and flawless looking skin all day. i am truly obsessed
Keeps my skin hydrated!
BeachmominCO from Colorado
My only complaint is that when I opened the tube for the first time at home, the tube practically exploded and I lost a huge amount of product! Maybe it's because of our high altitude.
Patty from Chandler az
Great product hides flaws and protects skin