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How One Product Saved My Beauty Routine

How One Product Saved My Beauty Routine | theprimarilyinspired.com |

I have been involved in a beauty love affair for over three years now…with bareMinerals makeup. I first discovered bareMinerals when I happened to stumbled into one of their boutiques at my local mall years ago. I was at first hesitant because I hate being forced into conversation with sales people and I didn’t want spend hours talking about makeup – something I didn’t put too much thought into, or invest in, at the time.

The mineral makeup trend

It was 2012 and I was curious about this newfound mineral makeup trend I had seen pop up everywhere. Up until then my makeup routine was, at best, a love/hate relationship. I had tried the liquid foundation but found it to not match my skin tone and was walking around with an obvious more tinted face than the rest of my pale body. I tried brands from both drug stores and larger retail stores such as MAC (whose makeup ladies scare me with the amount of makeup they wear), Sephora, and Ulta, which both would cause my skin to break out. However, I took a chance and decided to see what bareMinerals had to offer a girl like me, with no makeup skills or knowledge, and on that very day I had become a true believer.

Giving in to the makeup lady…

I decided to take a chance and let the kind sales lady do my makeup in the chair. I’m thankful I did because I finally learned how to apply and correctly use their makeup each step from foundation to eye shadow. Although there were a few more steps than I had anticipated, I was happy with the lightweight feeling of mineral makeup vs liquid. I was pleased that I had found something that matched, and complimented, my skin tone and was easy to use. Since then I only use, and highly recommend, bareMinerals to anyone who will listen.

Long story short, today I am so excited to share with you the newest bareMinerals addition to my makeup bag, which is their Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Cream!

I first fell in love with BB cream a few years ago and again flirted with it when I received one in my Birchbox. I enjoyed it so much I decided to buy the full-sized bottle. Eventually I used it all and had yet to reorder any. Then on a trip to San Antonio I stopped into one of bareMinerals’ boutiques to pick up a new blush compact and to check out this new complexion cream that they were advertising. I spoke with the sales lady and once again I wound up in the chair and and before I knew it she was helping me pick out my shade and how to correctly apply it.

One fear of mine was this idea that in using this cream I wouldn’t be able to pair it with the mineral foundation I already have because of the fear of looking like I’m pancake-ing makeup on.

Wrong.

I have been using this cream in addition to my normal makeup routine and have found that it only compliments, if not more-so, my overall look without the affect of feeling and looking like I’m wearing too much makeup…especially in the Texas humidity.

What I love about BB and CC creams are:

+ they’re lightweight, so you don’t feel like you’re wearing anything additional
+ it takes the place of some makeup primers
+ you get an overall skin tone correcting affect
+ it’s smooth, non-oily, and perfect for all skin types
+ you only need a drop for your entire face!

Tips to ensure an effortless face every time:

One aspect to investing in your makeup that I cannot express enough is investing in the tools that are worthwhile and important to applying your makeup perfectly every single day. It’s like when you go to the salon and get a $100+ hair cut and style but not thinking about purchasing the styling tools or products to give you the same look once you go home and attempt it yourself.

What exactly are you investing in? The important factor here is that you are able to recreate what the stylist did, but for yourself. Same goes for makeup. Another consideration is making sure you clean your brushes so that it prolongs the life of your investments (and it’s just about being clean too).

I purchased the brush applicator along with my Complexion Rescue because this brush is designed for applying liquid and does a fabulous job at giving my skin that radiance I had been looking to achieve as well as the perfect overall coverage for the problem areas.

Before and after…

Fresh Faced: As you can tell in my before picture, you can see how I suffer from red spots, uneven skin tone, and I should mention that Texas humidity does nothing for your skin #spoileralert. I also tend to break out around my T-Zone and knew I wanted a light foundation that would easily hide these spots without making the problem worse.

Take a look at my results (click to enlarge)
Before and after photos when using bareMinerals’ new Complexion Rescue! Learn more about this product at www.theprimarilyinspired.com
 Just Complexion Rescue: The after photo is just the use of the Complexion Rescue. Isn’t it amazing that in just one step I was able to brighten and soften my complexion AND find a tint that perfectly matches my skin tone? Jackpot.

Full Makeup: The final photo is me with my finished overall look. I personally wear a more natural palette, which is great for the day-to-day. Being a mom, it’s not guaranteed I even wear makeup so having a quick makeup routine helps me look fresh faced even though I’ve had to reheat the same cup of coffee three times.

I promise that ALL of these photos are unedited or altered in any way (talk about courage, haha).

Want to get my natural look?

Like I mentioned before, I’m not a huge makeup person. I don’t have the time or the interest, but I do like a quick routine that makes me feel beautiful without the hassle. Plus, they have free shipping on a foundation purchases!

Here is what I pack in my makeup arsenal:

Mineral Veil | Foundation | Complexion Rescue | Bronzer | Eyeshadow | Blush | Mascara

Thanks for listening about my newest obsession and I hope that if you’re looking for a lightweight radiant look, consider visiting your local bareMinerals boutique and have one of the helpful ladies give you an application tutorial. It’s so worth the time and you learn so many tricks of the trade in the process.

Enjoy, beautiful ladies!

What makeup products are your go-tos? Are there any brands or products that you swear by?

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  • Bare Minerals has become so popular lately. Obviously for good reasons, I see! I will definitely have to try some of their products!

  • You definitely have to try it! It’s the best makeup for my skin and I have yet to be disappointed with any of their products 🙂 But then again, this is my own opinion, haha. What makeup brands do you use and swear by?

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    Ursula aka Blueridge Beauty

  • Right now I'm using Maybeline True Match and previously I used the Maybeline BB Cream. And I've had the True Match for almost a year. So it's time to expand my collection!!! But what I really love is my Tarte (possibly Amazonian) finishing powder. It does a good job of minimizing the shine from my oily skin.