Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue

My general daily makeup looks is something that looks put together and polished but not necessarily like a full-glam look. This has to be one of my most repurchased products. This product is marketed as a tinted moisturizer and I would disagree with that description (but more on that later). This product is available at Ulta, Sephora or on Bare Minerals‘ website. This product retails for $37 and I wear the shade vanilla. You may be able to find this product at Macys or Nordstrom but I have never looked for it there so I’m not 100% sure.

Despite this product being marketed as a tinted moisturizer, I would say it has at least medium coverage. I would say it gives a very natural finish to the skin. It’s not overly dewy and it’s not a chalkboard matte. It just looks like natural skin. I apply this with a beauty sponge which works really well. It comes in 20 shades total and there seems to be a pretty nice gradient. It’s not the most expansive shade range ever but there’s enough to fit a wide range of skin tones. This product looks beautiful in a number of different ways. The natural finish makes this work great for a “clean girl” makeup look or you can layer bronzer, blush, powder and highlight on top and do a more involved makeup look.

The only person that I think wouldn’t like this product is someone who either wants a very matte look to the skin or someone who wants something that is very full coverage. This provides a solid medium coverage but it wouldn’t be my choice if I was doing a full-glam makeup. I think the finish of the product is just too natural for full-glam makeup.

Ultimately, this is a very solid choice for an everyday complexion product. I have repurchased this several times and I will continue to do so.

Bible Verse of the Day:

Psalm 1:1-2

“Blessed is the man that walkers not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standers in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night”

I can’t even tell you how much truth is in those couple verses. I have noticed in my own life that when I was walking with people who weren’t life-giving, when I was doing things that weren’t life-giving, that there was a void. I would attempt to cover up that void that was put there by doing things I shouldn’t. The things I am referring to are things like gossiping, shopping for things just to impress other people, comparing myself to other people, etc. No matter how much I did or how much money I spent, there was still the same void. Then I found Jesus…

And let me tell you how this works. This works because I was shopping trying to buy things to impress people because I didn’t think I was good enough, but God’s word tells me that I am loved, enough, chosen and fearfully and wonderfully made. Once I started to believe God’s word, I no longer felt the need to do that. In fact, I ended up getting rid of most of the stuff that I bought with that intention because it fills me more to serve the Lord. I was gossiping to feel a sense of connection, but God’s word tells me that a connection with God is always available. Therefore, I let God’s word come into my life and replace the things of the past. The reason people say that the Bible changes lives is because the Bible is the Word of God and the power of God changes lives. Jeremiah 29:13 tells us that if you seek God, you will find Him. God’s love is so strong and powerful that you don’t need the things you were using before. They probably didn’t feel good anyway so they just kind of go away on their own when you enter a real relationship with Christ.

Let me leave you with this one last truth from Sadie Robertson Huff, “if God’s love is not enough for you now, no human’s love will ever be enough for you”.

I hope this encouraged and blessed you.

Until next time,

Samantha xoxo