I´ve had this tinted cream for a few months now, but it´s not until recently that I kind of "rediscovered" it.
bareMinerals is a brand that I´ve been using ever since it started selling their famous mineral powders, I´ve always liked their products and I´m always curious when they launch new ones.
This cream caught my eyes immediately and even though the price tag sat me off QUITE a bit, I knew I had to get it.
I rarely get the color right when I swatch foundation products in stores.
Even with the help from the ones that work there, getting a return if the color doesn´t match when you get home, is not normal where I live.
I´ve lost count on how many bottles of wrong colored foundations I have in my collection.
But if I´m ever going for either the Oompa-Loompa or the geisha look - I´ve got it covered!
I ended up with the color "03 Buttercream", which blended perfectly with my skin tone in-store.
When I got home I was very frustrated and disappointed the first weeks as it does make me look a little pale, and even though it evens out my skin tone it does not cover my red spots.
It does not look good on blemishes at all, it makes them look more inflamed and I don´t feel using a lot of concealer with this tinted cream goes well together.
It is buildable to some point but does not have a lot of coverage.
On the other hand, it does have a very light feel and it makes me feel like I don´t wear any makeup - which is a good feeling!
It doesn´t oxidize which is good, I´ve had a few creams/foundations that do this and it is beyond annoying!
It definitely gives me a natural, fresh and dewy look. Not to mention a glowing look! Which is probably the best feature in my opinion.
It defintely feels a little sticky and it needs to be set with some kind of powder.
Oh how I wish I had that type of skin that could pull off using JUST this as an everyday foundation.
I believe this is the perfect base for those with perfect skin, with no red spots or scars that you want to cover.
I tried covering the red spots with bareMinerals concealer, but it does not mix well with the gel cream and it just did not look very good.
It made me look patchy and it kind of ruined the whole "fresh-faced-no-makeup-makeup-look".
A lot of people with dry skin are complaining about it, so perhaps this isn´t the greatest option for you.
I´m not sure where to land on this product! I can´t say for sure that I will be repurchasing it, but I will give it another go during this fall and see how it works out for me :)