i know it probably doesn’t seem obvious from looking at my blog, but i’m actually really shy in front of the camera! i can be totally comfortable and feeling really good about my outfit or my makeup, but the moment the camera comes out, i suddenly slouch and my face gets stiff and i totally forget how to just act natural. it’s like that scene in 30 rock when jack donaghy has to film a promo video… my hands just start floating upward and into the frame, ha! so a big thanks to bareMinerals for asking me if i’d be interested in trying out their latest product, without which i might not be gracing you all with a bunch of silly pictures of my mug!
as part of my new year’s purging ritual, i recently went through my cabinets and got rid of a ton of stuff. i really like to try new beauty products, but sometimes i forget to be mindful of what ingredients i’m using on my acne-prone and slightly oily skin. if i really want a quick and easy beauty routine, i have to remember to start with ingredients that won’t irritate my skin or clog my pores. so of course, i was pretty excited to get my hands on the new bareMinerals Complexion Rescue, especially since i’ve really been paring down my beauty routine to only the essentials, which includes getting more comfortable with a little less coverage. the new formula is a gel cream which aims to combine the best of a bb, a cc, and a tinted moisturizer with sheer coverage and a very natural finish. i find that it goes much better with my current makeup routine that my usual full-coverage foundation, which was starting to feel a bit too heavy when paired with just a swipe of blush and some mascara. my skin feels comfortable and natural, and i just have to use a dab of concealer here and there to cover up blemishes and dark spots.
as illustrated below, you can either smooth it on with your hands like you would a moisturizer, or use the Smoothing Face Brush for more even application. for this look, i added just a touch of blush on my cheeks, mascara, and a very minimal application of liquid liner.
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Very cool product!
I so identify with this post because I too am shy in front of the camera (and like you would never know it to look at my blog). Also I bought Complexion Rescue and the smoothing brush today because I have been reading so many good things about it. You look great.
haha…I almost bought this yesterday! but decided I should get a sample first. Looks great on you :D
This is something that I wanna check out. It seems like a good one. Plain and simple indeed!
I love BareMineral makeup but find the foundation powder a bit heavy in summer this sounds like the perfect solution! Quick & simple makeup is also essential with a baby to get ready in the morning too!
same! i also find that the powder can sometimes settle into the fine lines on my face. you will like this one a lot, it’s very fresh!
Your skin looks flawless!
My name is Diane and I live in Paris. I just wanted to congratulate you for your blog that I find very inspiring. I think we’re about the same age (I’m 28) and I gave birth to a big baby boy last january too.
And just like you,I felt the need to change my habits in fashion. (Fun fact,I randomly found your blog by searching in google images for a pair of “mom jeans”!)
Just wanted to say hi :)
Keep on the good work!
ah, so glad you found me! thanks for the introduction. :)
Cute post! Im really tempted to try this product!
Hi Erin! So I found your blog through pinterest, and now I’m hooked. This is an adorable post. I discovered BareMinerals only 6 months ago, and it’s a fantastic brand, isn’t it!? I’m on my second tub of foundation/powder.
yes! same here. i started using their new liquid foundation over the summer and have already gone through two bottles!