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The Body Shop Tea Tree Concealer

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Hello everyone! I hope you guys are having a good day; we got blasted with another winter storm today and thus classes were cancelled and outside looks like a winter wonderland! I’ve been meaning to review this concealer but wanted to wait until I’ve used it a lot so I’d give a thorough review of it.

I bought this when I bought a bunch of products from the Tea Tree Line from The Body Shop. I needed a new concealer because I’ve been using my MAC Studio Fix as a concealer (it works better than you think) since I ditched my Stila concealer. I was surprised because this concealer comes in a lipstick tube and is shaped like a lipstick itself. At first the smell was a bit off putting, it smelled kind of like old makeup and I could get faint hints of tea tree here and there. After getting over the initial smell, I decided to try it and I ended up really liking it. The consistency is very good and it’s very creamy and easy to blend. It has medium-full coverage and it’s very build-able. I got mine in Shade 02 which is darkest of the 2 shades that The Body Shop offers.

Image                                            Here’s a swatch of it on my hand

It’s kind of hard to see but the consistency really sinks into your skin. One of the reasons why I like this concealer so much is because it is very hydrating and creamy. So if you try to apply it on blemishes or dry patches on your skin, it does a good job of moisturizing the dry skin and makes it pretty invisible to the naked eye. This concealer is also very easy to apply; it’s just like applying a lipstick. Take off the cap wind the tube up and start marking away. I like that I can just hold the tube and dab it on areas that need concealing and just use my finger to blend. It really is a no-fuss application.

The main point of this Tea Tree Concealer is that it contains tea tree oil which helps to heal blemishes and reduce redness. Since most people concealer blemishes and breakouts with regular concealer that may contain additional oils and parabens, I think this is a very genius idea to have a concealer that contains a blemish fighting ingredient so it acts as a spot treatment as well as a concealer. I know regular spot treatments cannot be worn with daily makeup because they are usually white gels or tinted and don’t blend with makeup; therefore this is a great alternative that could be worn when going outside.

Pros:

– Very blend-able

– Creamy and hydrating consistency

– Helps heal blemishes and conceal redness

– Easy application

– Very travel friendly

– Medium – Full coverage

– Affordable

Cons:

– There are some issues with winding the tube

– People who are sensitive to smells will not like it

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Stila Brighten and Correct Concealer Review

ImageWhen I ordered this from Stila, I had pretty high hopes that it would do all that everyone who raved about it said it would do. I thought it was interesting that the concealer itself was made up of swirls of two colors that would mix to give your intended shade.Image On the box, it says that the coverage is medium and that it blended to a velvety finish. I like that it is formulated without parabens, oil, lanolin and fragrance. It wouldn’t irritate sensitive skin like mine. But I hated how I had to brush it over what I wanted to cover up, (blemishes) and would have to keep using the same brush head even when I didn’t have any blemishes; which would transfer oil and bacteria and all that other good stuff, and result in clogged pores and more blemishes. Kind of seems like a never-ending circle, no?
Image I got this color in Tan because Deep was incredibly dark for my skin-tone and the Light was way too light. So Tan seemed like a good choice. Upon taking it out and testing it, it has a twist cap so you’d have to twist and twist and twist until you see the brush head become tinged with makeup. This actually look a long time and a lot of twisting. But that’s understandable since it was brand new and never used. However, I noticed that I’d have to twist a lot to get even a bit to come out everyday. Now the tip of the concealer pen is a brush with very plastic-y looking bristles. It was weird when the concealer came out that I’d have to either dab the brush on my hand or put it directly onto my face, which turned out to be a problem. The colors never mixed well enough and so I ended up having to manually mix it with my fingertip, then apply it onto my face, which in the process, used up most of the concealer and I would end up having to use more. 

Also, I noticed that the coverage wasn’t all that great, the color didn’t really mesh well with my skin and so it would leave the spots I was trying to conceal looking reddish-brown; anything BUT tan…which I think is because the colors never swirled and came out properly out of the pen. I like the concept and idea of this concealer pen but unfortunately it would take a lot of tweaking to actually perfect it. The brush head is way too soft so when you try to apply it on the skin, the concealer just kind of goes back into the bristles. You guys know what I’m talking about? And the shade selections aren’t all that great as well; very few people would be able to use the shades Deep, Tan and Light without having to mix with another concealer. All in all, I ended up getting so frustrated with this concealer that I started using my MAC Studio Fix powder as concealer…and it ended up working out as so much better! If you guys really want to know how I did it, I’d be glad to share 😉 

Rate: 2/5 

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Sephora Intensive Instant Moisturizer Review

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This has been such a long awaited review ever since I got my Sephora haul ages ago. I’ve been completely swamped with midterms and school that I couldn’t devote much time and attention to my blog. Honestly speaking, ever since the 2nd week of school there hasn’t been one week where I didn’t have a midterm. Crazy I know. This is finally the first weekend I’ve had where I don’t have a midterm the following week. And to tell you the truth, it feels SO damn good to sit around and catch up on all my TV shows and shop online and just…do NOTHING. Anyways, let’s get right into the review! 

This moisturizer is the thicker more hydrating version of the Instant Moisturizer, which I have previously used before and loved. It was perfect for spring and summer because it moisturized well and didn’t feel heavy on the skin. However now that the weather has took a drastic turn (It snowed really hard last week already) I needed to up my skincare routine and go for a more hydrating moisturizer. This moisturizer did win out over the Josie Maran Argan Oil Light and the original Argan Oil! For starters, it smells really good! However, when you apply on your skin it absorbs and doesn’t leave your face smelling like Sephora. It is very hydrating; it’s perfect for oily/combo skin that need moisturization as the weather gets colder.  

It is pretty gentle on the skin, as it says on the box, it doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin. It has little iridescent particles in it that kind of leave a shimmer on your skin so it illuminates, but it is a VERY subtle effect. You’d have to stare at yourself up close and personal in the mirror to tell. It is non-comedogenic and formulated without parabens and oils so it hasn’t made me break out. I can always trust Sephora brand products to not break me out because they don’t contain any parabens and other harmful ingredients. Also, it’s thick enough to be worn as a night cream and light enough to be worn during the day. It all depends on how much you put on.

It comes in a jar container without a spatula, so it’s not as hygienic as pump moisturizers or the ones that do come with spatulas. However, I always put my moisturizer on as soon as I get out of the shower, making sure that my hands don’t touch a lot of surfaces to collect bacteria. 

All in all, I really like this moisturizer. It’s affordable and it moisturizes well if you have oily/combo skin. It doesn’t leave your face oily or tacky and doesn’t feel heavy. 

Rate: 5/5

 

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Stila Haul!

Hey guys do I’m back with another haul and I’m so excited to share all of these goodies with you! So Stila was having their incredible Fall sale and I couldn’t resist getting my hands on these!ImageSo I picked up their long wear lip color in Serenade, Coquette, Flushed and Lover.ImageI also got the prime pot in Taffy. This stuff literally doesn’t come off after you put it on!IMG_2908-tileAnd since I recently ran out of concealor, I grabbed their Brighten and Correct ConcealorIMG_2931And a white smudgestick waterproof eyeliner and convertible eye colorIMG_2929 Here’s what the lip colors look like out of the boxIMG_2924-horz

And of course, here are the swatches of everything except for the concealor (will be doing a review of it later on).IMG_2935The colors are amazing. Lover is so pigmented but I personally love Flushed and Coquette. I think they’re perfect for Fall and Winter when you don’t want to be wearing really bright colors on your lips. Super natural and moisturizing as well!IMG_2920Stila was also kind enough to throw in a samples of their skincare set and a sample of their color balm lipsticks.IMG_2919Overall, I’m happy with this haul. Can’t wait to use all of these products now!

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MAC Lipsticks Review/Swatches

ImageToday I’m going to give my two cents on these two lipsticks right here. MAC is home to an amazing collection of lipsticks and cosmetics. Among these are the two shades featured in this post, which are Russian Red and Cozy Up. Both are complete opposite shades as one is a bold red whilst the other is a subtle nude peachy color.
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                                   These are the shades swatched out on my arm.

Now Russian Red is something serious; it leaves quite the stain even after most of the lipstick has rubbed off. It’s something you would want to wear if you’re going to be out all night partying. Cozy Up, on my skin, is very nude almost to the point of blending into my natural skin tone. Therefore, I don’t think this is the right shade of nude for me. However, if I layer a gloss over it, the color shows up better.

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Etude House Precious Mineral Bright Fit BB Cream Review!

Hello everyone 🙂 Today I’m going to be reviewing my go-to BB cream (sorry Missha) which I’ve come to love. Image

Since my Missha Perfect Cover was running out I looked into buying a new BB cream and came upon Etude House’s Precious Mineral BB. One of the biggest pros of this BB cream is that it comes in 4 different shades, which caters to a more wider range of skin tones. I debated between getting the W15 (Sand Beige) and the W24 (Honey Beige) and ended up going with the W24. ImageThis BB cream boasts of 3 effects: Whitening, Anti-Wrinkle and Sun Protection. It contains SPF 30 PA++ which is pretty good for a BB cream. However, you have to know that a little drop won’t give you the sun protection that you need. When applied correctly, it does the job well. One thing I like about this BB cream is that it has a dewy finish, which makes the skin look like it’s fresh-faced and glowing. As an oily, acne prone person who usually stayed away from dewy cosmetic products, this BB cream actually worked for my skin. It doesn’t contain any mineral oil and did not break me out at all. My only qualms about Missha’s BB cream was that it does contain mineral oil, which probably contributed to my frequent breakouts. It also has a very pleasant smell. Image                                              Here’s a tiny drop on my arm.Image                                                                    Swatched out

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Another thing I like about this BB cream is that you need less than one full pump to get cover your entire face. Actually, a mistake I made the first few times was to squirt a whole pump out to use and that ended up being WAY too much BB cream for my face. I always wear one layer of BB cream and then set with a powder so if you wear more than one layer maybe one full pump suits you. For a dewy BB cream, the lasting power is great. Most people say it fades around 6 hours but I’ve worn this BB cream for 12+ hours, while blotting 2-3 times throughout the day and it didn’t wear off until 8-12 hours after the first application. However, I think that if you touch up during the day with a powder you can prolong the lasting power. The coverage from this BB cream is great as well, it covers fading acne marks but for pesky little spots or blemishes you still need to go over with a concealer. True to what it says, it does make your complexion brighter and healthier. Even after taking it off in the evening, my skin looks refreshed and brighter.

The pump is easy to use once you figure out how much pressure you have to apply and blending is a BREEZE. Literally all I need are a couple dots on my cheeks, forehead and chin and I can effortlessly blend everything in. The consistency is sort of liquid-y and not cakey at all.

Pros:

– SPF 30 PA++

– Easy to blend

– Makes complexion brighter

– Cheaper than most BB creams (Around $16-20 USD)

– Good coverage

– Dewy finish

– Comes in 4 different shades

– Non-comedogenic (for me)

– Pleasant smell

– Decent lasting power (8-12 hours) More if you touch-up periodically.

Cons:

To be quite honest I can’t really think of any cons of this BB cream. I have no complaints and I’ve been using this for months. Of course, this is just according to me and I’m sure others have complaints about it.

Has anyone tried this BB cream before? What are your thoughts about it? 🙂

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Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream Review!

For starters, I love Asian BB creams more than Westernized BB creams, and I always will. I think one of the reasons why Westernized BB creams aren’t doing it for people who use/have tried Asian BB creams, is that they lack a ton of things that Asian BBs contain and the consistency is a bit different. Pretty much the best thing (in my opinion) that Westernized BB creams have going for them is the fact that they come in various shades, which most Asian BBs do not. I however, really like L’Oreal’s Magic Skin Beautifier and if they added SPF into the formula, I would be completely head over heels. But, let’s get down to business. Image

This BB cream contains SPF 35 which is a very good thing, especially since spring and eventually summer are right around the corner. Now it claims to be a 5-in-1 ‘miracle worker’ to Prime, Hydrate, Perfect, Protect and control oil. The protection part I can get because it contains a nice dose of SPF to protect your skin from the sun. The other 4 claims are a bit far fetched however. To be honest I don’t think any makeup product that is not a Primer primer will be able to effectively prime your skin for makeup, that goes for Asian BB creams as well. But being someone who’s never used primer before foundation or BB cream (except for special occasions like weddings and parties), this claim doesn’t even matter to me on a daily basis. Perfection wise, this BB cream has a very liquid consistency, almost a bit too watery to be honest, in fact it sort of isn’t very easy to blend well when using your fingers because it’s very liquid-like and streaks. However, when you do get to blend it in and it sets, it does leave a matte finish. However, on your face it feels like a good ol’ tinted moisturizer, NOT a BB cream. 
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Here we have a bit dotted on my arm.

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A swatch shows that it looks shiny, but there is no gray cast.
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 When it is blended in it looks almost invisible.

Now, the coverage of this BB cream is light, as in it has the consistency of a tinted moisturizer and not of a BB cream. Actually, one can already tell it would be like a tinted moisturizer because on the description it says “this revolutionary tinted formula…” Now what else would that remind you of? On top of that, it smells like SPF 100 sunscreen on your face, meaning it smells too strong for my liking. There’s no other fragrance that I can detect in this BB cream that doesn’t smell like sunscreen. So if you’re someone who is sensitive to smells, beware. Now it claims to visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles after 4 weeks but how? In order for that claim to be true, there has to be a generous amount of anti-ageing ingredients in the formula. Upon scanning the list of ingredients there just seemed to be a ton of chemicals, some plants and fruit extracts, caffeine and…urea. Now, the skin and nail benefits of urea all sound well and good, butttttttt do you know where urea comes from? URINE.  Urea is dissolved in the blood and excreted as a component of urine, where it gets its name from. Do you know what else urea is used in? Pesticides, fertilizer, flavors for cigarettes and so much more.  I don’t know about you but I for one, am not a fan of putting urea on my face, regardless of the benefits. I guarantee you I can find another product that does the same, but does not contain urea. Also, the ingredient list is incredibly long when compared to Missha Perfect Cover’s list, Skin79’s  list of ingredients and L’Oreal’s, two of which are Asian BB creams.

Let’s list it out:

Pros:

– SPF 35

– Might help with anti-ageing because it has SPF 35 in it

– Light coverage, if that’s what you’re looking for, however it doesn’t feel lightweight when applied to the face

– Evens skin tone

– Doesn’t look cakey when applied

Cons:

– Feels watery when applying

–  Light coverage in case you want medium-full coverage

– Kind of hard to blend because of the consistency

– Smells like too much sunscreen

– Has that tinted moisturizer feel when on face

– Doesn’t really control oil

– Contains urea. >.>

In short, I would not purchase this BB cream in the full size at all.

Rate: 2/5

Has anyone tried this ‘BB’ cream before? What are your thoughts?

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Holiday Gift Guide: For Her!

Hello all! Since Christmas is in exactly 15 days, I’m pretty excited. For those of you who have been procrastinating your Christmas shopping because you simply don’t know what to get someone in your life, here’s a few ideas!

What I always go to is Fragrance. BUT, it can be a hit or miss because sometimes something that smells incredible to you or on you, just doesn’t smell that way for someone else. So unless you know what sort of scent this person likes wearing, I suggest you tread carefully in this territory. 🙂

1. Burberry Brit EDP ryr This is my absolutely favourite scent ever! In my opinion, this is one of Burberry’s best fragrances EVER just because of how classy and sexy this scent is. Since it’s an EDP it will be strong but the dry down is amazing and it just smells delicious. It’s perfect for nighttime and daytime if you can work it. A little bit goes a long way. It doesn’t lean on the floral side or on the fresh aquatic side, which I know are turn offs for many people. I personally don’t like overly floral perfumes, I impulsively bought Lola by Marc Jacobs after smelling it in the store and after a few weeks hated the scent and so had to give it away. But, Brit is a sure keeper. It’s young enough to be worn by people in their early 20s all the way until late 30s I would say. If you’re  daring, then you can probably rock it way into your 50s. 😉 Gift set is $95. Regular 1.7 oz bottle is $72. Best suggestion is to add a few bucks more and purchase the gift set.

2. Burberry London london

This is my second scent by Burberry for women who will like a more stronger, feminine and mature scent. It definitely is a mature and sophisticated scent that is more suited towards nighttime but if used sparingly, can be used during the day. It doesn’t have the fresh quality of Brit, but it has notes of sandalwood, patchouli and different flowers. That being said, this is a fragrance that leans more onto the floral side, so for anyone who digs floral perfumes, this might be the one for her. Also, the bottle is very pretty, it doesn’t look cheap and it embodies the essence of Burberry. (The picture does the actual bottle no justice.) I would say this a scent for women in their late 20s going all the way well into their 50s. The 1.7 oz is $69.

3. Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy

vivalajuicyOne can never go wrong with Viva La Juicy. This scent is a mixture of honeysuckle, berries, caramel, vanilla, sandalwood, and much more. It’s a sweet scent but it doesn’t smell like candy. The blend of different ingredients create a very unique scent that many, many people find hard to dislike. It’s perfect for younger girls who are teenagers up to the age of 25. Many places sell the gift sets for as low as $30 if you can find it!

Accessories:

4. Watchesexpress2-horz

You can never go wrong with giving someone a really nice watch. Maybe you don’t want to break your bank by shelling out for a Michael Kors but these 3 look and work just as well! The first two watches are from Express, which I really love because they look simple yet very elegant. They’re not too flashy and don’t look cheap as well. The 3rd watch is from ASOS and I think the face is absolutely gorgeous with the union jack. All 3 look very classy and are boyfriend watches (which I am in love with) with big faces and bracelets. They stand out but not in your overly accessorized studded designer watches. The first two could probably be given to anyone of any age, but the 3rd might be better suited for teens and people in their early 20s. The first two watches are $138 and the ASOS watch is $52.

5. Jewelry

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These two pieces of jewelry are ridiculously pretty in my opinion. The bracelet from Express looks minimalistic yet dressy at the same time. And the necklace by Zara is just so pretty! Perfect to wear with a plain dress or outfit to add a pop to it. The Express bracelet is $26.90 and the Zara necklace is $39.90.

Beauty and Skincare

6. nakedplatte

If someone is an avid eyeshadow lover, you cannot go wrong with the Naked palette by Urban Decay or the Naked 2 palette. The color selection of the Naked palette is great and very warm, which is perfect for the holidays! Also, these eyeshadows are very pigmented and you get 12 shadows plus an eyelid primer by Urban Decay for a solid $50.

7. Obsessive Compulsive Lip Tar Setpbsessivecom

If you keep up in the beauty community, you should have heard by now about the Obsessive Compulsive Lip Tars which are being sold at Sephora. These ‘lip tars’ are incredibly pigmented and are easy to apply. Not to mention, they are very long lasting and a little bit goes a long way! It has the finish of a lipstick but it goes on like a gloss and has both the textures as well! This set is at Sephora for $50.

8. korres

If you know someone who likes taking care of their lips this is the perfect lip palette to get them. Korres lip butters are so moisturizing and they’re tinted so you get the hydrating properties of a balm but the pop of color that you’d get with a lip tint. These also last forever! I’ve had my Korres lip butter since April and I’ve still not hit the bottom of it yet. This set is on sale at Sephora for $19.

9. Ole Henriksen the naked TRUTH setole

This skin care set works to even out skin tone and to brighten the skin. It contains a truth serum which is a collagen booster and a truth creme which is a hydrator. It’s perfect for someone who’s being introduced to a brand to see if they will like any of the products or no. The truth serum is supposed to be the bomb! This set is at Sephora for $22.50.

10. ohshofab

This exclusive skin care set available at Sephora contains an Ultra Repair concentrate, a Detox Eye Roller and 60 Facial Radiance Pads all for the price of $40. The Ultra Repair Concentrate moisturizes and hydrates while the eye roller helps reduce the appearance of dark under eye circles and under-eye puffiness. The facial pads contain lactic and glycolyic acid so they tone, brighten and exfoliate your skin after application.  Overall, an incredible deal for only $40. This is a perfect gift for someone of any age.

Handbags

11. Guess walletguessThis wallet also doubles as a wristlet and comes in 3 different colors: Black, Blue and Taupe. Out of the 3 colors, this blue has to be my favourite because it’s a very pretty color and it will definitely add a pop of color to whatever you’re wearing. This is available for$32.99 at Macys.

12. asos

This is a really pretty clutch if you’re shopping for someone who goes out a lot. Especially since it’s the holiday season, there are a ton of parties and family gatherings going on and what better gift to give someone than a clutch bag. I love the design and the tassels. This bag is from ASOS and is $24.63.

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MAC Studio Fix Powder Review

I’ve got to say that this is the only powder that has touched my face for the past couple of years. To me, it’s THAT good. I can’t get over how amazing the coverage and feel of this pressed powder is. I know a lot of people are into mineral powders and stuff but for me this pressed powder is fantastic! I apologize in advance for the look of the compact, it’s been through some rough times haha. I have a medium olive skin tone and so my shade is a NC 35. What I like about MAC Cosmetics is that they carry tons of shades for warm AND cool skin tones. My skin tone is warm which is why I’m a NC instead of an NW. Apparently, NC means Not Cool and NW means Not Warm.

This powder has incredible staying power, it doesn’t melt or smudge or look cakey at all. On some days, if I’m having a really good skin day and only need to run a quick errand, this powder is all I need. What I also like is that the coverage is buildable and you put as much as you want if you blend it in properly. Also, one compact has lasted me for more than a year and I’ve used it on a daily/regular basis. So even though it may seem pricey, you definitely get your money’s worth.
Like all MAC Cosmetics, the studio fix has a sleek black design and is quite minimalistic and to the point. Nothing flashy and pretty but it gets the job done.

Here are the pros and cons summarized:

Pros:
– Great coverage
– Easy to blend and apply
– Long staying power
– Lots of shades
– Doesn’t look cakey
– Is non-comedogenic (doesn’t break you out)
– Buildable coverage
– Lasts for a very long time
– Compact is durable, doesn’t break easily.

Cons:
– Can be considered pricey (however, you get your money’s worth!)

Where you can buy: The MAC counter in Macy’s, the MAC store anywhere and the maccosmetics.com website. I’m sure there are a lot of other retailers that sell it but these are a few popular ones.

Has anyone tried this powder before or any other MAC powder? Let me know what you think!

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L’OREAL Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream First Impression Review!

Ever since I heard that drugstore brands were coming out with what they called ‘BB Cream’ I was a bit curious. If they could replicate the wonders that Asian BB creams did for your skin, it would have been a hit. But, when the products hit the stores and I read the reviews of many, they seemed to be a dupe. Not like BB cream and more like tinted moisturizer. But since I got my hands on a sample from a magazine, I thought, why not try it. So, me being stuck at home because of the weather conditions, decided to play around with this BB cream. What I discovered was something totally unexpected.

When I dotted this BB cream on my face and started to blend, it felt like silk on my fingertips. The texture and consistency was beyond amazing and left a great finish. It was so easy to blend because it literally, felt like silk. And afterwards I felt like I wasn’t wearing anything on my face because of how lightweight this BB cream felt. What a complete shocker, I put it on expecting it to be some oily tinted moisturizer and it turned out to be the complete opposite. It left a matte finish that seemed to control oil and I was blown away. The BB cream states that it can smooth your skin’s texture, even out complexion, hydrate, and hide imperfections. And it actually did every single one. For a drugstore product, and even a beauty product in general, it’s hard for them to live up to their claim. The coverage of this BB cream was also something I was very surprised at. I expected the coverage to be very light and translucent but it turned out that it gave about a light medium/medium coverage instead.

This BB cream also comes in 4 different shades: Fair, Light, Medium and Deep. One of the reasons why Americanized BB creams blew up in North America is because of the variety of shades that they came in. As we all know, Asian BB creams come in very select shades and are yellow or gray toned. Aside from a few brands like Missha and Etude House that carry more shades, it can be difficult for women who have pink undertones and/or are darker than a NC/NW 40 to find their perfect shades. This BB cream comes in 4 shades, which is probably 2 shades more than most Asian BB creams.

 What I found interesting about this BB cream was that it’s color is white, but when you blend it in on your face it sort of adjusts to its supposed color. 

 When swatched lightly, you can see some of the actual ‘color’ start to set in. 
 And when completely blended, it left a natural finish.

However, just because it’s not a tinted moisturizer doesn’t mean it’s a BB cream yet! Yes, it primes, corrects, hydrates and covers blemishes, but…where is the SPF? The one and only thing that turned me off about this BB cream is that there was no SPF in it. Everything else was perfect, the coverage, the oil control, the feel and texture and durability but alas there was no SPF. Not even a smidgen of SPF 15 😦 I don’t mind wearing a moisturizer that contains a SPF in it, but they tend to break me out and just aren’t as good as some moisturizers that do not contain SPF.

Which is why I wouldn’t wear this BB cream as an everyday go-to. For nights, it would be perfect, especially if you’re taking pictures and such. But, when it comes to going out in the sun, I’ll stick to my Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream with SPF 42 PA+++.

Pros:

– Medium coverage; your natural skin still shows

-Controls oil and mattifies

-Smooths the skin and feels like silk

-Very lightweight and breathable

-Doesn’t dry out your skin

-Comes in different shades

Cons:

-No SPF

-Doesn’t ‘brighten’ like Asian BBs

-At $16, you can add 4 more dollars and buy an Etude House, Holika Holika or Skinfood BB which do a whole lot more for your skin

But, I really like this BB cream and I would purchase a full size if I were out of my go-to BB cream.

Rate: 4/5