For the longest time I have always feared the glow that naturally came paired with my oily skin. I embraced mattifying foundations that could keep my oil at bay and carried around powders to blot any areas where a bit of shine could come peaking through. I spent way too much money on primers that would keep my complexion looking barbie matte all day for fear that a tiny bit of oil would leave my face a greasy mess.
Embracing my glow definitely didn’t happen overnight, but I know there are definitely a few steps that led me in the right direction. First of all, I had to come to terms with the fact that glow does not equal grease. Embracing a glowy complexion meant creating a balance between controlling oil and placing shine in target areas. My favorite way to control oil is using the Nivea Men’s Post Shave Balm, see my review here! As a base, this product keeps my makeup on all day while controlling oil. What is so great about this is that I can use whatever foundation I want on top of this primer to achieve my desired finish. This means I can embrace a glowy foundation without having my oil break through and turn my face into a greasy mess.
Long story short, the bareMinerals Complexion Rescue has been my favorite glowy base I’ve tried. It has a lightweight feel on the skin, but is very moisturizing. When wearing it, I never find my skin feeling dry or cakey throughout the day. It has has a beautiful natural glowy finish that I think is perfect for a fresh Spring look. It applies wonderfully with both fingers and a brush and has good enough coverage to cover up my redness without being heavy at all. It’s definitely a great base if you’re looking for something light, easy, and breathable. Another huge plus is that it’s $29, so it’s not crazy expensive like some foundations I’ve tried. So far I’ve been loving it and recommending it to all my friends and family!
So for all those struggling with their oil (like me) or just searching for a light, effortless, and luminous base, look no further than the bareMinerals Complexion Rescue.
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