bareMinerals has come a long way since launch in 1995 – and here is another foundation to add to their already huge range. And I love this one – the new Complexion Rescue Hydrating Foundation Stick SPF25.
To be fair, I am a sucker for a stick foundation. Forget any notions of old 1970s-style panstick – this stick foundation is a brand new innovative formula, which contains over 30 per cent enhanced mineral water. It’s the first clean, water-based liquid foundation in a stick with SPF 25 protection.
It comes in 20 shades and offers medium buildable coverage and a radiant finish. It’s vegan, cruelty-free, glides on easily, and bareMinerals offer various ways to wear it.
AS A FOUNDATION
The coverage level is determined by the number of swipes applied. For medium coverage, swipe the foundation stick one to two times on both cheeks and forehead. Next, blend the foundation with your fingers starting from the centre of the face outwards, using patting and circular motions.
FOR MORE COVERAGE
Swipe three to four times on both cheeks and forehead. And then use the new Dual-Sided Silicone Blender for optimal application. The silicone side helps to stipple and build coverage, while the sponge side offers a smooth, soft-focus velvet finish. Set with any bareMinerals Mineral Veil Finishing Powder. For me, this new silicone blender is quite odd, but it does give you a decent coverage.
AS A CONCEALER
Spot apply to camouflage dark circles, discolouration, blemishes or redness. Swirl your ring finger on top of the stick to gently warm up the product and pat over any areas in need of coverage.
AS A CONTOUR
Depending on the desired level of contrast, select a shade two to three levels deeper than your skin tone. Apply the formula directly below cheekbones, from the sides of forehead and temples, along the jawlines, down the sides of the nose and below the bottom lip. Stipple using upward motions with a foundation brush or a silicone blender. Blend in small circular motions.
All of this from just one stick. The foundation is packed with all sorts of amazing ingredients:
Volcanic Mineral Seawater – filtered through volcanic rock and sourced from Jeju Island off the coast of South Korea, this mineral-rich seawater helps deliver a burst of hydration.
Red Algae – has been shown to possess better hydration properties than Hyaluronic Acid.
Squalane – derived from olives, this nourishing ingredient helps to prevent moisture loss.
Youth Boost Peptide – helps firm and reveal younger-looking skin.
Mineral-Based Sunscreen – Titanium Dioxide provides mineral-based SPF protection.
Pollution Protection Complex – protects against environmental aggressors, heavy metals and blue light.
I’ve been using shade 01 Opal and I love the coverage of this. It also feels super nice on the skin and blends easily. A stick foundation is perfect for touch-ups on the go as well.
bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Hydrating Foundation Stick SPF25, £29, Dual-Sided Silicone Blender, £14, bareMinerals boutiques, bareminerals.co.uk