Even better, basically every time I wear it I get a compliment on my skin—and that’s saying something for a girl who is facing some serious acne breakouts right now.
The foundation in question is the BareMinerals Complexion Rescue Hydrating Foundation Stick (£29). The brand’s very first foundation in a stick, it’s a clean, water-based liquid formula that glides onto your skin to brighten, conceal and protect skin from the sun with SPF 25. Plus, it’s oil-free and non-comedogenic (meaning it won’t clog your pores) so, while it works for all skin types, it’s a really great option if you’re prone to breakouts.
Traditionally, I’ve found stick foundation formulations quite tricky to work with. They tend to be quite hard to blend, can look cakey on the skin and often accentuate breakouts and fine lines rather than cover them. From first use, I was so impressed with the way that this BareMinerals foundation stick melted into my skin. Yes, it won’t cover everything entirely—you can see in the photo above that my natural skin is still shining through—but it helps my skin to look so much brighter and healthier.
It’s available in a fairly decent 20 shades (I’m Birch 1.5 FYI) meaning that not only does it work as a foundation but can be used as a concealer and contour product too. Genius.
I’ve even managed to convert my colleague, Alyss to the foundation after she asked what I was wearing on my skin last week. She loved it so much that she chose it for a wedding at the weekend.
“I like that it’s buildable and doesn’t feel cakey on the skin at all,” Alyss explained. “And it lasted all day at a wedding.”
After an event with BareMinerals in Munich this week, Rosie’s makeup artist Florrie White took to Instagram to give a full breakdown on Rosie’s gorgeous makeup look above. Of course, the main star of the show was the BareMinerals foundation which White used to prep the skin and even out Rosie’s complexion.
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