Totally going to girl out in this post. . .
Anyway, I’m totally obsessing over my newest purchase, and I wanted to share it with you guys. I have a bunch of skin allergies, from fragrances to color dyes, just about anything will make me breakout or get hives. So I’m super picky about what I put on my skin, but when it came to my make up, I didn’t seem to care – and lately I’m regretting that.
I have a combination skin (some parts oily, some dry), and I’m totally breakout prone. Once I changed over to the paleo lifestyle my face cleared up immensely, but it still didn’t help my excessive oil. Then over the winter, I decided that I would start wearing more make up. I have a few higher-end eye makeup products from brands like Benefit and bareMinerals, but I was being cheap on my foundation – using drug store brands. I started to break out a ton, and get hives occasionally on my forehead and neck – but instead of changing my makeup, I bought Proactive and tried to fight it that way. Clearly that didn’t work. Plus my face was getting more and more oily, I’d feel like I needed to wash my face every few hours – and nothing stayed for an entire day.
Then a few weeks ago I threw out every drug store brand I had in my make up bag, and had a “treat-yo-self” moment – it was time for big girl makeup. I did a bunch of research online for what products would be best for me, and then I discovered it… the bareMinerals Blemish Remedy line.
“A breakthrough mineral powdered foundation that minimizes the appearance of blemishes to help promote healthier, clearer-looking skin.”
Holy hell. I thought it could be too good to be true, then I purchased it and tried it – now I’m addicted. There are 3 products in this line… the Blemish Remedy Matiffying Prep, Blemish Remedy Concealer, and the Blemish Ready Foundation. Did I mention that this entire line is made with:
- Aspen Bark and Tea Tree Oil: Natural botanicals that help to promote clearer skin.
- Peptide Complex: A unique blend of saw palmetto, reishi mushroom, and a specialized peptide to keep skin looking healthy.
- Oil-Absorbing Minerals: Absorbs oil to help keep skin looking fresh.
Oh, and yeah there is NO parabens in there.
I’ve had it now for over 2 weeks, and its amazing. I bought the clearly medium foundation and medium concealer. (Bye bye hives!). The prep gel, concealer, and foundation goes on light and airy – it never feels like your make up is caked on your face. Plus it lasts all day, which is wonderful.
Here’s a before and after from Wednesday morning, the prior night I spent 10 minutes attacking a blemish on my face ( I think the blemish won). I think you can tell which one is the before and after 😉
Here is a great video on how to apply them.
I hope this excessively long post helped describe this magnificent product line. I totally get that everyone has different skin, but if you have sensitive or combination skin like mine definitely try this out!