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Hi guys!!! How are you? This week, for Beauty Wednesday, I decided to review a product I don’t talk about a lot on THB: Concealer. I’ve only reviewed one more concealer (this one) and I liked it but it wasn’t exactly love at first sight either. In the end, I didn’t end up using it in my beauty routine on the daily, which is telling (I did LOVE the matching foundation, though, and I still use it every day).

But the concealer I’m reviewing today isn’t an ordinary liquid concealer. It’s this clever stick concealer that has salicylic acid as an ingredient, which means it gets rid of your pimples while you’re wearing it. You guessed it, it’s the Bare Minerals Blemish Rescue Skin-Clearing Spot Concealer. Phew! That’s a mouthful!

If you’re a regular here, you’ve probably seen a few things about acne on this blog: How I started using Curology to fight stress acne, my skincare routine, etc… And although everything has been working really well so far in getting rid of those nasty hormonal breakouts (touching wood), I still have the occasional pimple sometimes, especially if I’m super stressed out or at that time of the month (just keepin’ it real, you guys!). Since I have major PTSD when it comes to acne, I was super excite to be able to try this product…

As a disclaimer, I have to say that the product was sent to me for free by the brand, but that doesn’t in any way influence my review. I also decided to review this concealer on here on my own, and wasn’t asked to do so. I also don’t get any commission should you guys decide to buy it. Now that that’s out of the way, let’s dive right into the review.

The Claims

So Bare Minerals claims that their Blemish Rescue concealer will cover imperfections, “while fighting future blemishes with skin-improving minerals and botanicals”. So aside from salicylic acid, their star ingredients include Kaolin clay, sulfur, mushroom stem and liquorice root extract.

On top of doing what a regular concealer does (covering imperfections) and preventing/healing blemishes, this concealer is also supposed to “help soothe and fade the look of scars”. Since I don’t have any acne scarring, I wasn’t able to confirm that, but after using the product a few times, here’s what I observed:

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The short answer is YES. Once again, I wasn’t able to test this against acne scars, so I’ll be focusing on the coverage/finish of the product, ease of use and packaging, and its effect on blemishes.

First, let’s look at the packaging. The product is sold in a stick, which is super convenient for traveling, since it’s super compact and won’t blow-up/leak. The tip of the stick is quite fine, which makes it perfect to apply it precisely on blemishes. There’s also a sharpener hidden in the other end of the stick. So packaging-wise, I really enjoyed how it was super well thought out.

Now on the actual formula: The texture is creamy and super thick, which is the perfect texture to me, at least for a spot treatment concealer. When you apply it on a pimple, it stays on that pimple. Even if you put foundation on top, even if you blend it out with a Beauty Blender.

I feel like when I try to apply regular liquid concealer to hide a pimple, it usually looks good for 2 seconds, until I start blending my foundation and it starts peaking through again. With this concealer, there’s no fear to have here, because the formula really doesn’t budge.

The colour I got (Fair 1C) is a little too light for me, but I actually don’t mind that, since I use it under my foundation anyways. It comes in 10 shades only, but there’s a great range, and I feel like this is a product that doesn’t have to be the exact same colour as your skin, unlike foundation… So you can probably find a colour that suits you, no matter your skin tone.

As for the results, I actually really loved this product. Since this is a super thick, stick concealer, I wouldn’t use it all over my face, like a regular concealer, but to cover a stubborn pimple, it’s perfect.

It did not dry my skin at all, it stayed put all day, without creasing or fading, and it looked super natural.

As for preventing and healing pimples, I felt that it worked kind of like a pimple patch. Salicylic acid is known to be a really efficient ingredient to get rid of pimples, and this case is no exception.

Altogether, I would recommend this product wether you’re struggling with acne or if you have the occasional annoying pimple, like me. This product is $22 for 0.06 oz, which is pretty standard at Sephora, but a little goes a really long way, and I feel like getting rid of pimples has no price, ha!

There’s also a primer and a powder foundation available in the same collection (all linked below), and I would definitely give that a go if acne is your main skin concern.

Have you guys tried any spot treatment concealer? Did you know about it? Sound off in the comment section below, I love reading what you guys have to say! You can also come chat on Instagram, @thehungarianbrunette.

Love you guys!

Jenny xx