PaleIsTheNewTan's review of Skin79 Lovely Girl BB Cream

3.7

17 reviews

52% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

Water, Butylene Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Titanium Dioxide, Clorella Vulgaris Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Lavandula Augustifolia (Lavender) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Syringa Vulgaris (Lilac) Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Angelica Keiskei Leaf/Stem Extract, Rosamarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Althaea Officinalis Leaf/Root Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Sorbitan Olivate, Beeswax, Lanolin, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polysorbate 20, Propylene Glycol Stearate, Propylene Glycol Laurate, Bentonite, Methylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium Edta, Allantoin, Sodium Chloride, Propylparaben, Butylparaben, Cl 77491, Cl 77492, Cl 77499, Fragrance

Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

This is only the second BB cream I've tried; so I'm by no means an expert on BB creams, let alone skin79's offerings. I can only compare this really, to redness recovering products and the relatively average qualirty Marcelle BB I tried a month before this one.


I do really like this BB cream, and it has been a life-saver for long work days. This lasts longer on me than my usual Stila Sheer Color TM, and it's a breeze to apply in comparison to a real foundation. I would say, coverage wise, this is solid, medium coverage - enough that one could skip concealer for mild blemishes/dark circles; obviously, if you have a monster zit, this will not cover it.


I'm still not sold on BB creams; but again, this is a solid product. Like the Marcelle, this does not spread easily. I have sensitive skin, very pale, with some localized redness especially in my nose. My skin is quite dry/dehydrated, but leans more combo in Summer; I can suffer from hormonal acne if I'm stressed or what-have-you. I'm 25, though, so I'm not a 'Junior' as this packaging markets to. This does last a heck of a lot longer on me than any TM did, with a teensy bit more coverage, but I cannot get it to blend even over just moisturized skin. Heavier primers like the Clarins Instant Smooth or LM Hydrating really make this a dream to apply; though if one had oilier skin it would probably blend nicely on bare skin or just over light moisturizer/oil control skincare. I can layer this over the LM or Clarins, throw on some Touche Eclat under the eyes, and a bit of MUFEHD powder and my skin will look just as nice by the end of the day as it did when I first applied it.


Colour-wise, this swatches very grey. However, this does cover redness/flushing very nicely; without making me look like The Hulk like Avene's and Smashbox's green-tinted offerings did. However, it matches my N/NW10 skin very nicely. I'd still like to track down the Misscha Perfect Cover #13 in the city (damn you Dragon City!). but I will be completely happy to repurchase this if I never do find it.


I have removed this with Bioderma Sensibio H20, Nip+Fab Clean Fix & Lancome Huile Douceur, and all managed to take it off effectively, though I do go back with a regular cleanser to cleanse the skin. I have not broken out from this product at all.


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