Bare Minerals is well known for its bases that don’t aggravate skin but now they’ve taken it one step further by launching a foundation that helps clear blemish-prone skin. Also, Bare Minerals have gone back to the other thing they’re known for with Blemish Remedy as it’s a loose powder foundation.
The ingredients that mark Blemish Remedy out from standard mineral foundations are Aspen Bark and Tea Tree Oil which control oil and shine and Aloe Vera to calm and soothe skin.
The compact is very sleek and modern looking and inside the powder is released from a small circle opening covered in mesh. This allows you to control the flow of powder really well and prevents it going everywhere. All loose powders should be packaged this way.
The coverage is also very controllable and can be built up from light to full. The finish is a natural matte and it’s particularly good at toning down redness.
Launched at the same time is the Seamless Buffing Brush which makes applying Blemish Remedy a doddle and a pleasure. It’s seriously soft and feels amazing being swirled round the face. I’ve also tried the Seamless Buffing Brush with other powders and not surprisingly it works well with them all.
I think Blemish Remedy is definitely one for people with norman to oily skin and on my dry skin it felt slightly tight on my cheeks (but not T-zone) when I used it without a fair dose of moisturiser first. For those with skin that does veer towards being dry I can highly recommend the Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue (reviewed here) as it makes skin feel super-hydrated and comfortable.