LOVE NOW: NEW bareMinerals Skincare Range

So, for the last few months I’ve been raving on about Aspect skincare for my sensitive, combination, acne-prone (super annoying, forever changing), skin type. Aspect has been a God-send. The results changed my life – literally. My skin went from uneven and flaky with everyday breakouts to hydrated, glowing and little to no breakouts. Last month though, I ran out of my Aspect Vitamin C Brightening Serum  – it was a very sad day indeed.

Instead of ordering another bottle of goodness online, I opted to use a serum given to me as a gift at a recent event. Long story short – bad idea, very bad. The serum did not like my skin and in return I did not like it either, not one bit. Within 24 hours, my cheeks were covered in little bite-like blemishes. I’d been here before – it was a reactive breakout. I thought I’d push the boundaries and give it a few more days, to see if my skin would come to terms with the change. My face wasn’t having a bar of it. So this not so inexpensive serum lost its privilege to make home in my very reputable ‘everyday beauty bag’ and was tossed to the back of the second highest shelf in my beauty cupboard. See ya, not gonna miss ya!


Now what to do, what to do? Well, Mecca to the rescue! As my skin recovered from its self-inflicted trauma (which only took two days, thank goodness!), I received a lovely package from Mecca. Ladies, how did you know I loved bareMinerals? *insert Mecca tagged Instagram posts here raving on about bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Gel.* If you’re not familiar with the Complexion Rescue Gel, it’s a lightweight product like a tinted moisturiser… but so much better! It’s perfect for those with sensitive, acne-prone, dehydrated or cosmetically treated skin. It gives your skin a glowing complexion, even on the dullest of Winter days.

So, when I opened up my newly received bareMinerals skincare beauty bag, my eyes were filled with love hearts. With it’s simple black and white packaging with gold detailing, I had no choice but to give my everyday beauty bag an overhaul – Aspect cleanser – out; bareMinerals cleanser, serum and daily moisturiser – in!

So, what does my new beauty routine consist of?

  1. bareMinerals Blemish Remedy Anti-Imperfection Treatment Gelee Cleanser, RRP $30Simone-Lee-Brennan-Bridal-Wedding-Makeup-Artist-Sydney-Bare-minerals-blemish-remedy-treatment-gelee-cleanser-mecca

 This cleansing gel is oil-free formulated with 1% salicylic acid. It targets active blemishes and prevents future breakouts with its refreshing formula of sea salt, peppermint and ginger, leaving the skin feeling hydrated. This cleansing tube clinically reduces excess oil, heals acne blemishes, calms acne flare-ups and improves skin clarity. I’m using this one every morning and night and there is most definitely a visible difference in the clarity of my skin tone.


  1. bareMinerals SkinLongevity Vital Power Infusion, RRP $72Simone-Lee-Brennan-Bridal-Wedding-Makeup-Artist-Sydney-Bare-minerals-skin-longevity-vital-power-infusion-review-skincare-mecca

This pretty gold pump bottle is an anti-ageing essence that works to enhance skin’s natural luminosity and improve suppleness. It’s hydrating and smoothing properties reawaken skin’s youth and help diminish the appearance of fine line and wrinkles. There’s no doubt that after one use, my skin was left feeling soft, smooth, resilient and naturally glowing. I’m using this one every morning followed by bareMinerals moisturiser.


  1. bareMinerals Bare Haven Essential Moisturizing Soft Cream, RRP $52Simone-Lee-Brennan-Bridal-Wedding-Makeup-Artist-Sydney-Bare-minerals-bare-haven-essential-moisturising-soft-cream-mecca

This moisturiser tailored to normal to dry skin types really does feel amazing on the skin. It’s nourishing and hydrating yet locks into the skin almost immediately with a matte, velvety finish. Enriched with properties to help smooth and soften the skin, refine texture and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, this moisturising cream is perfect for my dehydrated Winter skin. I’m using this one morning and night.

(For those with overly oily skin, I’d recommend using the bareMinerals True Oasis Oil-Free Replenishing Gel Cream, RRP $48)

Come evening, I’m still reaching for my Aspect Dr Exfol A Plus Serum in place of the bareMinerals SkinLongevity Vital Power Infusion. Want to know why I love Aspect Dr? You can read all about it here.

Love, SLB.x

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