BareMinerals Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream Review


BareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream is a mineral foundation product with the claim of “sheer to medium” coverage. It is does not contain silicone, fragrance, or oil, and it has SPF 30. It also does not contain parabens and is said to improve skin over time. I had a little sample packet with more than enough to test this out. I love when there is enough to make a decision on whether or not I like something! 🙂


There are ten shades in the line, and the sample packet had four shades: Vanilla, Natural, Tan, and Chestnut. Natural was the best match for me, being for “medium skin with neutral tones“. Vanilla is the second lightest shade in the line, while Chestnut is the second to last deeper shade.

gel3Vanilla, Natural, Tan, Chestnut

What first struck me about this product is how soft and hydrating it is. I think this would be great for someone with sensitive skin, because it is so comfortable to wear. It has a gel consistency and is very easy to blend. I didn’t use a brush and instead opted to use my fingers, which I think was the right choice. It feels more like a moisturizer than a foundation.

gel5Wearing Natural – no powder

The finish is luminous and gives the appearance of glowing skin. It is very natural looking. I wish I had discovered this product in the winter months when my skin was really dry! Now it is a little more on the normal to combination end of the spectrum since it is warmer outside, so I don’t find myself needing the extra hydration at the moment. Those with dry skin who don’t want a ton of coverage may like this cream.

While I don’t think I will purchase this at the moment, I would definitely check this out again in the colder months.

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