Beauty, Face, Makeup

The best base for troubled skin days


Since my rant last Wednesday, my skin is already doing a lot better. For a few days, when it was at its worst, my reaction was to cover up as much as possible with a heavy foundation. I used the Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation, which I normally like, but it ended up clinging to my dry skin and looking like a mask. The next day, I wanted to let my skin breathe, so I turned to a trusty favorite, the Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream. I first picked this stuff up last summer after hearing so many people rave about it.

I actually don’t think this is a great product for summer. If it’s hot or humid, your skin will be an oil slick within a few hours while wearing this. If you have naturally oily skin, just stay away from it altogether. The Complexion Rescue really comes through for me on days like today, when my skin is super dry and a little troubled. It’s such a light, yet moisturizing formula that sinks into the skin. You don’t have to worry about it clinging to dry patches or sitting on top of your skin and looking like you’re wearing a mask of heavy foundation. It won’t cover blemishes or dark circles, but that’s what concealer is for! I think when we’re heaving problem skin days, the best thing we can do is be gentle with our skin. Sometimes layering on heavy products can exacerbate the issue.

I highly recommend picking this up if you have dry skin or if you don’t really like wearing traditional foundations!

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